Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2023 8:37 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2021
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: April 14
Country: Canada
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About Me

Hi! My name is Katherine, I'm a card maker and sender from the Canadian prairies. I love getting happy mail in my mailbox and brightening up other people's days with my cards. I'm a music and band teacher by day, and when I'm not carding I love spending time with my partner, my cat Pepper, and my two kittens Merry and Pippin (okay, they're almost 2, but they're still kittens to me!)

Me on Swap Bot

I've been on Swap Bot over two years now - how the time flies! I recently became the founder of the group Only in Canada - if you're a Canadian swapper, we'd love to have you join!

I'll also take this section to note that YES, even though the US and Canada are geographically close mail can take 3 - 4 weeks to get from me to the US routinely! I've had a few US users ask for resends lately where they've got the original envelope a day or two after I put a new one in the mail. I am not American, please don't expect the quickness of domestic mail from me if you are American!


Favourite Colours: I love shades of blue and green, and silver!

I love cards (and postage!) featuring:

  • animals (especially cats!), except bugs

  • flowers/florals

  • puns and jokes

  • nature scenes

  • coffee/tea

  • music

Handmade cards are more than welcome!

I am a big Harry Potter fan and a proud Slytherin :)

I LOVE Pusheen (my cat Pepper looks very much like her) - I am currently collecting the Pusheen postcards so I would be extra happy to receive one of those :)

I have only recently started collecting stamps, so I love receiving cancelled stamps as part of packages. If they don't suit my style, I'll use them to pass on and trade with others!

I have no food allergies. I enjoy most kinds of foods, snacks, and tea/coffee, except anything MINT flavoured! Earl Grey is my favourite kind of tea.


My biggest dislike is mint flavoured tea/candy. Just not my flavour!


I am pretty new to the stamp collecting game. Currently I am trying to get at least one stamp from as many countries as possible. I also collect the following themes:

  • music (especially instruments and composers, but anything music related is great!)

  • handicrafts (cross stitching, quilting, sewing, whatever!)

  • Canada geese

  • Canadian stamps

  • Stamps featuring Canada that aren't Canadian stamps

  • magic, especially Harry Potter

I also love stamps that feature Christmas, flowers, animals, and food!

Favorite Crafts

My favourite thing to swap on swapbot is pocket letters (full sized or mini) - I'll always be willing to do a private swap for them, just shoot me a message!

Card making is the craft I spend the most time on. I love trying out new techniques - lately I have been fully in on the gel press craze and have been trying it out a ton. I have a cricut that I love to make unique paper cuts. I love sharing my cards and learning from other card makers as well!

I also cross stitch - lately I have been trying to incorporate that into my cards more!


MissBrenda rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #63 on Mar 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you..... Happy swapping...
KIllerMal rated for Fountain Pen Pal Swap on Mar 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter, the ink color you chose is beautiful! *__*
Comment: A lovely pink springtime pass & paste. I've filled in section 2 (a spring theme too) and will move it along asap. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cards and stickers. I specially love the Grogu stickers. I am new watching season 3 of the Mandalorian on Disney+.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Your stamps are cute!
Comment: Fantastic envelope - love all the postage, especially the maps of Canada through time. Thanks also for the postage stamps and the fun artsy stamps which will be perfect for my art journal. Cute stampy postcard, too!
Laurluv23 rated for Everyday Handmade Cards #2 on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: Absolutely beautiful card!! Thank you
Comment: I received the letter. Thank you for the swap.
Ace330660 rated for Faux Stamps on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the nice stamps ! I love the postcard with the heart ! Do you know where it is from?
Lealie rated for WIYM: Handmade Cards - Desserts on Mar 9, 2023
Comment: Oh my, how adorable! Thank you very much. And the removable note is such a good idea! I'll definitely send it to someone else to enjoy at some point.
mb58ca rated for You've Just Been Profiled on Mar 8, 2023
Comment: Oh my dear I am going to miss you so much! I love the contents! Especially the coffee postcard and nautical stickers!!! OMG. Where did you get those? Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked them - both I had received in a recent swap and hadn't even sorted into my supplies yet, so I saw them out on my table and immediately thought they would fit you!
Fabriqueen rated for Everyday Handmade Cards #2 on Mar 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful handmade card! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
lou rated for WIYM: Handmade Cards - Free Theme #4 on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautifully designed and executed card and separate note … we’ve had an intense winter here, much more snow & cold than last year, but closer to average than last year was, too (sad to say)
basykes rated for Talk About Your Pets Letter Swap on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: I loved reading about your cats, and seeing their pictures. You have a wonderful family!
ddoherty6138 rated for CTP: Something in Common on Mar 2, 2023
Comment: Katherine - Thank you for the PCs and your note on the Cat PC. Yes we do have lots in common. I lived in Manitoba for a decade.
IrisDrissen rated for AA.HM.PC: Ransom Quote PC - Feb on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: Katherine, thank you for your nice card. It came on u sunny day, when I went out to the forrest, to see the beauty of nature!
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #61 on Feb 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Cindymt rated for True Crime Letter on Feb 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you. I know that case very well. It is very well known. Side note: I like the stationery you used.
Fuchsi rated for Once Upon A... Dream House on Feb 21, 2023
Comment: Dear Katherine, your dreamhouse sounds soo lovely and I had almost a similiar one, but with the wish of being beside the sea, so I would skip the pool. :-) I'm also currently living with a dishwasher and will never miss one again. It's highly dangerous getting used to one! XD Have a wonderful week and a good time! Yours, Maxi
Writercat rated for WIYM: Handmade Cards - Desserts on Feb 21, 2023
Comment: What a beautiful card you made. MMM! That sundae looks yummy. So pretty and creative. Love it! Thanks! Cathy

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1koolkrafter on Apr 14, 2022:

Happy Birthday! I hope your day has been super fun for you...:)

1koolkrafter on Apr 14, 2022:
heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

meeltje57 on May 20, 2021:

Your envelope for the "I collect...TAG" arrived today. Thank you for the fun duct tape and lovely washi samples.

Caithness on May 13, 2021:

Thanks ever so much for your just because happy mail that you sent me. I loved your envelope and the goodies inside are just perfect for me. :)

user6937 on Apr 20, 2021:

I collect tag - your sentiments have arrived; thank you, I'll definitely be able to use these! I've invited you to play with us folks in the Canadian Swappers, too :)

yvonne401 on Apr 17, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



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