Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 2:34 pm


Date Joined: October 30, 2020
Last Online: November 29, 2021
Birthday: January 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, my name is Katie. I live in Michigan. I have been a long time crafter and recently discovered junk journaling & bullet journaling. It has been a great way to use up my long ignored scrap-booking stash and helps me relax after work. I enjoy finding creative ways to upcycle old books and non traditional crafting items. And bullet journaling helps keep me organized and on track with my goals while giving me a chance to draw and doodle. Recently I have been trying some watercolor painting as well. My other hobbies include weaving, cooking, gardening, and yoga. I especially like cooking healthy meals from the vegitables that I grow.

I also enjoy traveling, but don't get to do it very often. I hoped to go to Colorado for a yoga retreat. I hope to eventually visit every state in the US. I enjoy visiting National parks when I travel. I spent a semester after collage studing art and French in Paris, but I still don't speak French. It is still a skill I would love to learn.

I joined this forum as a way to connect with other crafters and swap some happy mail. I'm not interested in swapping tea or food. I am loving reading peoples profiles and trying to find or create things that I think they will like. I also enjoy working the contents and envelopes from swaps I recieved into my junk journal.

Things I like

Flowers and botanicals



Bees (save the bees)



Hermit crabs


Tropical fish


Tree frogs

Art Nouveau

Mid century modern


Die cuts




Thriftng and Garage sales

Black and white old photos

hand made paper


Days of the week stickers for bullet journaling




Wild animals



Earthy and/or muted pastel color palettes

Purples, pinks, blues, greens, beige, Brown's, off white, grey

I saw the best idea from someone else's profile, they suggested that people send a picture of the landscape around where they live. I thought that sounded like a great idea, so I'm borrowing it! I would love to see your local landscape.

I am also starting to get into post card swaps and am trying to build a collection of postcards.

Favorite Television

I tend to watch a lot of nature or cooking shows. I don't really watch any new series, I used to love Project Runway and What not to wear. Now I watch a lot of YouTube. Some of my favorite channels are CHACHA NOTE asmr, Gaile Agostinelli, Girl with Quill, Good Eatings, Mic the Vegan, Plant Based Bride, Pick up Limes, Shayda Campbell, Tiny Acorn, Torryn Marie, Wheezywaiter, Yoga with Adrienne.

I guess that just shows that I like to learn new thing about my interests.

Current projects

My current junk journal is made up of envelopes, cards and other bits that people have sent me in swaps or given me because they know I'm doing this hobby. It's kind of like a collaboration project with all my swap partners from when I first started swapping! I am also working on a journal for a holiday gift for my parents. I'm reading The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni. I have decided to challenge myself to watercolor paint 1000 flowers in 2021 to teach myself watercolors. I'm still only on 262 :-/ Maybe when I have some time off for the holidays I can at least make it to halfway.


Cellolady rated for Tourist postcard swap on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the PC. What rare things did you grow in your garden this year? I tried a purple tomato, but it ended up being an orange one! Someone must have been color blind in the nursery!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
heidiblooms rated for Tourist postcard swap on Nov 11, 2021
Comment: Such a pretty Michigan PC, thank you!
Mlhadder rated for Tourist postcard swap on Nov 9, 2021
Comment: Those are some really neat stones. Next time I'm up in that area I may have to go check them out in person!
Moxieroe rated for FTLOC#1-Make someone's day-US-3 on Nov 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap. I just live those stickers. And tour envelope was just gorgeous. Absolutely loved it.
Comment: Wow! Katie! What a fantastic swap! You certainly made my day! Everything you sent is amazing and I love it all! Those space stickers are out of this world ;) and the vintage Nat Geo page is perfect! I also really love the lyrics you sent - I love Collective Soul and "The World I Know" is gorgeous. I'm saving your interpretation of the song because I think you nailed it. I would give you 10,000 hearts if I could, but the system won't let me... Take care! XO Dana
Comment: Thanks 🙏 💕
Comment: Everything you sent was wonderful! I needed loose envelopes to use for an advent calendar swap I'm in right now, so they came in handy. Stickers were an excellent assortment. The vintage papers were a bonus. My favorite is the Autumn tag/bookmark with the cool textured paper used as the background, I'm guessing it was a rub on, love how it was created!
Meisje rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #33 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelop and cards. Really a little artwork ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers. I love the stickers you used.
Comment: Howdy! OMG! I received my package and I CAN’T wait until it’s time to open each item. A part of me wants to just open it all up now…you know just in case there’s something I might be able to use like right now…lol. I love that you wrapped mostly everything in natural paper bag color. The way everything was wrapped certainly spoke Autumn to me. Thanks for the envelope that I could open right away. If it had not been for that I probably would have opened everything up already. Ha, ha! Well, I can’t wait, but I will. Thanks a bunch! Take care!
PaperPassion rated for Embellishments from Scraps on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Love the vintage embellishments thanks so much.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful signature! I'm excited to dive in :)
ThrivingWell rated for DIY Envelops: USA-URCF on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: These envelopes are delightful! Thank you!!! I love the thoughtful care you put into your swaps! It definitely shows! I love the uniqueness each envelope has & the attention to detail you’ve added. That thick wood grain outer envelope is really neat & it’s so cool how you were able to line up the image of the metal brace on the back! Where’d that paper come from? — and the delicate homemade feel of the lightweight crinkly bark-like fiber one? Love it! These are wonderful. I love your letter, too, and how you made it match the envelope. Thanks for the cute origami designed stickers, as well; your swaps are so inspirational. ❤️💕❤️ ~ Z
Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic review. The wood grain paper came from a local independently owned scrap book shop in my area, sold by the sheet.
Comment: Thank you so much Katie! I love the extra you added and it’s good to hear you are doing better!
annanymark rated for annanymark and IDASHi swap on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: I got your package today Katie and I almost started to cry out of joy. Thank you so much for being so generous to me I just love everything and I’m so greatful ❤️
Response: I'm glad to hear it made you so happy. Thank you again for suggesting the swap, I loved everything you sent me and all of your notes, it was so interesting to read and look through! I have already started using some of the papers and I love that they are all in Swedish.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful items - I loved the map envelope and flower stickers, and colorful notecards - especially the one that has a closeup of leaves.
Magenta3 rated for Paper Ephemera Swap on Aug 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the paper ephemera. I enjoyed going through them. I grew up in Cleveland Ohio and I can’t believe that a four bedroom home went for less than 15 K in the Detroit area in 1960! Also, I loved the wide washi tape on the mailing envelope .

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simcoe54 on Jul 8, 2021:

Vintage Ephemera -- Thanks for the amazing package of vintage ephemera. Loved going through it and the postcards are a welcome addition to my collection.

user6937 on Jul 5, 2021:

Your wonderful assortment of vintage ephemera has arrived - the TV guide alone will keep me busy for hours, and I was wondering what car I'd use for a swap I've joined! Love the pennies, too - thanks for wanting to share this bounty of miscellanies❣️

lovesreward on Jul 3, 2021:

Thank you for the amazing RAK of vintage ephemera from your uncle - so many treasures in this envelope for sure. The Steve Allen TV guide, the postcards, the pennies, the map (wow, that's an old one!) - wow, thank you thank you, you made my day! :)

supersquirrel on Jun 29, 2021:

Oh Katie - I'm having so much fun with your vintage ephemera RAK. A Dinah Shore TV Guide??? I'm dating myself but this sure brings back memories!! I can't believe your Uncle saved all this wonderful ephemera and thank you so much for sharing these treasures. Thank you for your two cents too!!

browneyedmurmur on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely and generous box of yarn! I can’t wait to throw some on the needles and knit!

Lubado on Nov 23, 2020:

Hi Katie :) If you ever want to swap ATCs in a private swap just send me a PM. I can set up a trade for any date we want and choose ourselves a theme or just make the best we can.

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