Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 11:22 am


Date Joined: July 30, 2020
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: July 14, 1983
Country: United States

About Me

If you have my traveling notebook or traveling sticker book, please send me a message! My address has changed and I'd like to get it updated in my books

Hello swappers, I'm Katie! I'm 39 years old and I live in northern Virginia, near Washington D.C. I love all things creative and crafty and I usually spend my free time knitting, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, practicing calligraphy or attempting to draw. I also enjoy long bike rides and walks with my dog. And snail mail of course!

I always read my partners profile and try to send things they will like, even when it's not required. I've discovered that I enjoy sending more than receiving! My goal is to create a beautiful piece of mail that will put a smile on my partner's face. I've received some truly special swaps that the sender has clearly put a lot of thought and effort into and it absolutely makes my day β™₯

If you haven't received a swap from me in a timely manner, please let me know and I will be happy to resend. I will never flake and I always send my swaps on time!! That being said...I understand that life gets in the way sometimes, so if you need a little more time to send just let me know.

I'm open to private swaps and I'm hoping to find a few regular pen pals!

What Makes Me Happy

  • My favorite colors are beige, taupe, and blush pink. I really like soft, muted, dusty colors
  • Brown kraft paper
  • Watercolor
  • Vintage illustrations (plants, animals, scientific type illustrations)
  • Snail mail/air mail/postal themes
  • Floral themes, especially roses
  • Botanicals and houseplants
  • Forest or wilderness themes
  • Birds, especially owls
  • Bears, raccoons, squirrels, squid/octopus, moths
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Mushrooms
  • Fall
  • Christmas
  • Favorite scents: rose, lavender, vanilla, eucalyptus
  • Favorite flavors: rose, vanilla, mint, butterscotch, cinnamon, lemon, pineapple


  • Bright, neon, or primary colors
  • Planner stickers
  • Disney

My Wishlist

If you need ideas for what to send me, these are the things I use most often:

  • Vintage book pages/cut outs
  • Vintage or vintage-style ephemera
  • Vintage postage stamps (used or unused)
  • Handmade paper
  • Pressed flowers
  • Letter sets, note cards, non-touristy postcards
  • Envelopes (mailable size)
  • Memo pads/pages
  • Grid washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Rub-on/print-on stickers
  • Printed tissue paper and napkins
  • Paper doilies (neutral colors)
  • Anything Pepin Press or Rifle Paper Co.
  • Tea--chai, oolong, roobios and herbal teas
  • Anything related to Travelers notebooks. I just started using one and I love it!!

For gift type swaps...I like sheet masks, lip balm and other bath/beauty stuff, soft cover journals, candles, gummi candy, tea, hot chocolate.

J is for Junk Joirnal

For junk journals my favorite themes fall into two categories: 1) roses and other florals, lace and doilies, basically shabby chic and 2) industrial, steampunk, and a bit of grunge. I love to combine the two!

I love to play with antique and vintage ephemera and papers, especially map pages, music sheets, ledger pages, stamps and postmarks.


Comment: Wow Katie, thank you so much. I love all the stamped images. 😊
Comment: Thank you so much! Your journal is gorgeous and I enjoyed reading about your life! Oh, and thanks for the extras! 😊
Comment: Great entry! Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!
cmalaina rated for October Journal (2022) on Nov 18, 2022
Comment: I love how you did I am going to have so much fun reading through it
Response: Thanks! Happy journaling 😊
Comment: Thank you. I finally made it to my Pobox. You have an interesting job ;)
Comment: Thanks.
Comment: So sorry that I have not been able to rate you sooner! The notebook arrived safe and sound, and I love the pages you have created! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Thank you! I will definitely have fun using these Autumn themed goodies!! All of these goodies will go to great use! So much xx Gabi
Comment: Thank you so very much for this lovely mail!!! ✨🦌 Have a wonderful 2022✨
Comment: Thank you! It's lovely! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hi Katie, thanks for your wonderful decorated envelopes with nice surprises! I very much enjoyed opening one every Sunday of Advent! Have a merry Christmas and a happy 2022!
Comment: Thankyou so much for another gorgeous envie and all the goodies πŸŽ…πŸ»β›„οΈπŸŽ„ xx
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely decorated environment and goodies 😊❀️ Merry Xmas πŸŽ„
alittledabble rated for Gummed Postage Stamps #1 on Dec 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for such an amazing, thoughtful swap! Such incredible stamps that were perfect for me! And what a pretty card. All the hearts! ❀️
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for making this card. It is hard making in the smaller sizes, but lots of fun.
Comment: I love the way you decorated the envelope and the postcards inside! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Lovely Dex! What I couldn't figure out is whether the German text background is a German form of Lorem Ipsum, lyrics or something else.
Response: So glad you liked it! I have several of those pages, but no idea what book they are from and sadly I can't read German. I just love that font!
Comment: Thank you for this great envelope. Merry christmas to you!:)
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for this lovely envelope. Merry christmas!
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas!

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Poohtat on Jan 2, 2021:

Thank you for my LSRUS Dec wish for a napkin and teas. The teas sound yummy!

Honeyloveart on Dec 30, 2020:

Katie thank you so so so much for the surprise travel themes envelope- I love EVERYTHING you sent and really appreciate the thought! Happy new year!!!

Swan on Dec 24, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas surprise for my LSRUS December wishlist that arrived today, just in time for Christmas! Alphabet stickers are always great.

CariahCreates on Dec 10, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely wish from my November LSRUS wishlist. I love getting Christmas cards and I do love that brand of face mask!

takehimaway on Dec 8, 2020:

Andddddd now we both left.

takehimaway on Dec 8, 2020:

Are you in the mood for a private swap? We signed up for one of the same ones, but I swapped with alllllll the other people in it in the last two weeks already, except you.

eshasketch on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the amazing November wish from LSRUS! I absolutely adore all the vintage ephemera you’ve sent! ❀️

kromo on Nov 21, 2020:

Omg! Thank you so much for the steampunk envie of goodies for LSRUS wishes. I can’t wait to use all of it. I love it ❀️

PrincessP on Oct 23, 2020:

Thank you SO much for one of the sweetest happy mails I have ever received, I adore everything you chose for me x ~Lovely Swappers R-Us: October Wishlist~

pinklilly on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Sept wishes you sent me, you are so generous!! I love the flowers, Tim Holtz and envelopes!! So kind of you to surprise me!! Have a great day!!

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