Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2021 7:53 am


Date Joined: July 30, 2020
Last Online: September 25, 2021
Birthday: July 14, 1983
Country: United States

About Me

Hello swappers, I'm Katie! I'm 37 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 ♥

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

Favorite Books

Two of my favorites are Good Omens and The Book of Lost Things. But I mostly read non fiction covering all kinds of subjects, from nutrition and food politics to philosophy and supernatural phenomena.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are True Romance, Amadeus, Labyrinth, the Big Lebowski, comedies with Adam Sandler, and any John Wayne or Clint Eastwood western. Also weird and thought provoking movies like 2001 and Donnie Darko.


Comment: Thank you so much for the patterned papers and diecuts and stuff. Love it.
Comment: I am excited to create the seed junk journal. I love the lace.
Comment: Thank You Katie! These are great items and i looking forward to using them.
fairypretty7 rated for FLTN: A bit of this and that on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the great items, love all the butterflies.
thefairyoflostthings rated for Journal Signature #1 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Katie, I wish that I could give a BETTER rating than 5 and <3's because I would!! I was ab-so-lutely blown away by your signatures! I REALLY hope you like mine when you get them. The amount of time and attention to detail you put into these shows and I appreciate it so very much! I'll message you when I do the next round!
Response: Woohoo! So glad you like them. I'm so excited to get yours and I'm looking forward to the next round 😊
Camiliann rated for YTPC: Junk Journal - US Only on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Absolutely Gorgeous SO many more pages than required. I am so giddy to have this as mine. You did a fantastic job for your first one!! Definitely your type of artwork!! many many hearts!!!
Response: This made my day! So glad you are happy with the journal. I was a little nervous with it being my first one. I definitely want to make more!
Jbee rated for Put birds on! on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for your wonderful mailart envelop! And all the lovely bird items I found inside. We have a kind of same crafting stile :-) I love to use vintage papers much. There will be for sure other bird swaps we can do! love, Jill
Response: You're so welcome ☺
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap! Everything you sent is amazing! I love these swaps.. you just never know what you might find!! So much history in one envelope!! Have a great weekend!!!!!! xx Gabi
Response: Getting caught up on my comments...you're very welcome and I'm glad you liked everything!
kssunlover1947 rated for July Birthday’s 🥳 on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the postcards. They I had the Virginia but I can always use ones for swaps. The Maine was different then my others so it went in my notebook with other state map cards. Hope you have a happy birthday also.
Response: You're welcome 😊
WoodlandBanshee rated for Ephemera swap #floral on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the variety of items you sent. This is a very nice swap. Take care
Response: You're welcome, so glad you liked it!
amyduff rated for VES: Vintage Ephemera Flat Envie #8 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you Katie for the amazing items you sent me! Love the tickets, invoice, envelope, ledger page, invoice and more! So much fun!
Response: You're welcome 😊
AJ73 rated for Flat Mail Pocket - Open for All on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: You create amazing little works of art! Thank you. I love the pocket and all the wonderful items you included. Sincerely, Alma
Response: Thank you so much! So glad you liked everything ❤
XwattsX rated for Book Pages Swap #5 ✨📜 on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: thank you for such a great selection of pages - i will put them to good use! <3
Response: You're welcome 😊
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Book Pages Swap #5 ✨📜 on Jul 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful book pages! I love them all and the beautiful notecard! And can we just say what a gorgeous envie you decorated! I wish I could give you 10 hearts! You're super!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the nice comment and the heart ❤
Lemonine rated for Tea Themed Flipbook #2 on Jun 21, 2021
Comment: I am BEYOND amazed at how beautiful this flipbook is!! It was so fun to stare at and I absolutely cannot wait to try the teas you have sent me. This is something I will keep for years because it is just so beautiful and gives me tons of inspiration! Thank you!!
Response: Wow, thank you for such a nice comment! I'm so glad you liked it 😊
Comment: Thanks for passing on the journal, now l have two. Thanks alot for using such lovely stamp l will save them in my journal you are to kind. Happy Swapping and take care
Response: You're welcome, glad you enjoyed the stamps!
BrittH rated for 25 Postage Stamps Swap # 4 on Jun 16, 2021

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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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