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katjl

katjl
Date Joined: May 23, 2009
Last Online: December 8, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, Kat in the house. I lived in the West Coast for a year and I’m back. I am missing In and Out burger, Hobees and Daiso! I guess I'll always be an East Coast gal. I'm a foodie and I love cooking and trying out new recipes. That is one of my passions. I watch a lot of cooking shows and tv shows in general. Felix the cat is my favorite cartoon character. I love to drink tea- my favorite is green tea. My favorite brand is Harney & Sons. I like doing arts and crafts. I have dabbled with paper quilling. So many pretty things to make with color paper. I like to do needle felting in my spare time and made alot of felt projects that I'm proud of. I like to sew. I have made purses, keychains, blankets, clothes for dolls, pillowcases and repaired tons of clothes. In my spare time I like doing jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, playing board games, internet games, shopping at antique stores, drawing, painting, going to concerts, fairs, farmer's market, going to movies, reading manga books. I enjoy 5D diamond painting. It is so much fun and relaxing. I love to curl up in the winter time with my cocoa and read a good book. I like Pinterest and spend way too much time pinning although you can get alot of great ideas from there. Instagram is also time consuming but a lot of fun to see how creative people are from all over the world!

Favorites

I listen to all kinds of music - pop, rock, alternative, 80's, freestyle and christian music. Some of my favorites are : Bonjovi, FM static, Westlife, Faber Drive, Skillet, U2, Kutless, Simple Plan. My favorite movie is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Studio Ghibli movies- Ponyo, The secret world of Arrietty, From up on Poppy Hill. Some actors I like - Ben Mendelsohn,Rupert Penry-Jones, Damian Lewis. I watch a lot of shows-Top Chef, Project Runway, Blue bloods, Mayans, Stranger Things, Yellowstone,1883,You, Euphoria, Sex education, Handmaid’s tale, Mandalorian, Black mirror, Outlander, Upload, Emily in Paris, Modern love, Bridgerton, Derry Girls and re-runs of the Golden Girls. British tv shows: Rosemary & Thyme,Happy Valley, MI-5, Killing Eve, and Last tango in Halifax. Some other shows I've enjoyed are: White collar, Life, Nashville, Bloodline, Grace and Frankie, True Detective, Longmire, Burn Notice, Black Sail, Downton Abbey, Narcos, Marco Polo and Shut eye. Korean drama I liked: My love from a star, The heirs, Crash landing on you and Boys over flowers.

Things I like

▪️Tea - love green, white and black tea. Favorites: Genimacha, Chai, Gyokuro, Jasmine green, Matcha, Oolong, Sencha, Pu-erh, Hojicha, Roobios, corn/barley, Buckwheat soba, organic teas, Paris. Brands I drink: Harney & Sons, Fortnum & Mason, Tetley orange pekoe, Tazo, Mighty leaf, Taylors of Harrogate. I prefer packaged tea bags (unopened) over loose leaf. I do not like fruit flavors teas (mango, raspberry, orange, etc..)

▪️Coffee - love me a frappe from Starbucks! I drink coffee once in while. I like favored coffee with almond or hazelnut flavor.

▪️Sewing- fat quarters, linen, burlap, fabric scraps

▪️Felix the cat, Chocokat, Moomin, Afro Ken, Ziggy items

▪️Stickers- I have been collecting stickers since I was a little girl. I like shiny and/or clear stickers the best. Also like travel, birthday, quotes, Felix the cat, mustache, faux postage stamps, Sticko, Jolee's, Chocokat, stars, sun, moon, cooking theme, tea, teacups, music, coffee,cups, turtles, bees, kawaii, vintage, b & w, sewing, buttons, music, scratch and sniff, Afro ken, Little twin stars, Jimmy & Patty, Japanese characters, mail related (Prefer not to get any tiny stickers or planner stickers)

▪️Stain glass ornaments, sun catcher

▪️Animals- I love turtles. I love manatees. Both hold a special place in my heart.

▪️Mutts comics, Archie comics, Pearls before swine

▪️Postcards- linen, landmarks, old maps,Greeting from(state), old postcards with funny cartoons, bridges, anime, cowboys and Indians, art themes, artist paintings, history related, vintage, watercolors, NYC in the olden days, cartoon, comics, St. Augustine, quotes,humor, turtles. I prefer non-tourist postcards.

▪️Postage stamps from USA and different countries, used or unused. I collected stamps throughout the years so I have some old USA postage stamps (the ones you licked). Love to see different kinds of postage stamps on my mail. I heart postage stamps and I heart mail. Enuf said.

▪️Collecting shark teeth and sea glass from beaches. Lived in Florida for a few years so this is my absolute favorite thing to do.

▪️Collecting foreign coins

▪️Washi tape (masking tape). The real deal. Made of good quality. I'm kinda obsessed with it. Japanese MT is my favorite. I do not like fake cheap ones that do not stick.

▪️Craft punch -all designs

▪️Mail art. I love to doodle so I try to draw some art on the envelope to make it look pretty.

▪️Love quotes on my envelopes or postcards. " A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." -Salvador Dali

▪️Art supplies - sticky notes- so many sticky notes, so little time! Also like sharpie poster paint markers, Copic markers, rubber stamps, stencils, erasers, journal pads, tapes, pan pastel, Caran d' ache crayons,Sakura jelly roll pens, zig and micron ink, prima marketing watercolor, muji markers, posca markers, tombow markers, all pencil, watercolor crayons, gouache paint, gesso, stencils, distress oxide, stickles.

▪️Art journaling /junk journals- this has taken over my life right now! I am learning more about it everyday. I have starting drawing, doodling and writing. I enjoy it very much and will continue to explore and create. I’m starting to learn more about mixed media and using my gelli plate in my journals. Please see my IG posts if you want to see what I'm creating. 😄

▪️Bullet journaling - a slow learning process but it's fun. I use this to organize my crazy life. Helps me to stop making lists all over the place and now it's in one book.

▪️Matryoshka

▪️Notecards-tea theme related, art, happiness, sunshine and bright colors.

▪️Zines - I just started doing a few and I love it. I like a good quality one with drawings and the effort put into making it. It’s wonderful how one piece of paper can turn into something so beautiful and creative.

Things I do not like to swap

▪️Cosmetics or any related products

▪️Candies, chocolate, coconut flavoring, food items

▪️Dolls related stuff

▪️Imitation/ fake name brand items

▪️Religious items

▪️Teacher/reward stickers

▪️Holiday theme stuff except Christmas

Swaps

I've gotten some amazing swaps from very kind and awesome people. I am grateful to have an outlet to show my creativity and have fun meeting people in the process. "In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." (-Buddha). Please note that I like to recycle as much as possible. I make a lot of envies with clean paper bags, calendars, books, etc...so please don’t take offense if you get one. It’s important to recycle and as small is it may seem, I want to do my part. Happy swapping! P.S. Don't forget to have a good time.

I am honest and committed when I agree to do something. If you do not receive a swap from me then it got lost in the mail. Please let me know and I will gladly send another one. If you do receive my swap, would you be so kind as to rate me so that I know you received it.

Ratings

Jillemina rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail USA #16 on Dec 2, 2022
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Comment: WOW! I LOVE the pocket you put everything in. I was like opening a little present! THANK you so much for all the fun goodies.
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Comment: Beautiful ornament! Happy Thanksgiving!
chandlerguera rated for UHM: Blank Postcards Swap 💐 on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards, Kat. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Comment: Cute houses! Thanks!
dmarie rated for SMSUSA: Folded treat holder on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great treat holder and goodies ....I love the postcard!!! ...Thanks for joining the swap ♥ I also loved the envie you sent it in!
Wanda rated for CPG Halloween Zine in a Card 2022 - US on Oct 14, 2022
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Comment: Ohmygosh, Kat - your card, envelope, zine and witch paper doll are all WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you so much! The zine lettering is so perfect and such a fun look. And I love the poem and images. The witch is going to go on a shelf and lean against a potted plant for the spooky season. 🎃 🧙‍♀️ 👻🍂
Response: I had fun making it all, so happy you liked it! 🎃
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Comment: Thanks so much for the book, Kat!
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Comment: I loved your colorful zines!!! And these paper dolls are beautiful! You should make a swap for those alone. So pretty!
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Comment: Kat, OMG absolutely spectacular library pockets! They were fantastic, thanks for making the Harry Potter tag. Your envelope was great too, I loved the paper then realized it was from a calendar what a great upcycle. thanks again. Sending you a hug too! L
coleenfranks rated for MAE: Handmade Map Envies on May 16, 2022
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Comment: I like maps too, Kat. Thanks for joining my swap and for the extra envie. You did a great job.
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Comment: Thank you for all the fun stickers - I LOOOOOVE the wine country one you sent:)
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Comment: Love, love the butterflies outside and the special quilling one inside!!! Is that difficult to learn? Thank you also for the whale stickers and postcard.
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Comment: Thank you for the fun stickers and cute "sticker envie".......
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Comment: Thanks, this was an interesting swap. Liked yours
Jillemina rated for USAPC: Waterfall Happy Mail on Mar 10, 2022
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Comment: WOW! What an incredible swap! Not only is it beautifully constructed but the goodies are perfect! I LOVE everything about it. Thanks so much for taking the time to make something so perfect and special for me.
warheart rated for UHM: Envelope Paper Pocket! on Mar 6, 2022
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Comment: Super cute pocket! Thank you!
pegstamps rated for USAPC: Mini Journal on Feb 23, 2022
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Comment: Love youf mini journal so much! Way too cute! Thanks and Hugs, Peg
Linsoid rated for Sticker Advent Swap #2 on Nov 12, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much! Looking forward to opening these next month!!
LadyLizzy2002 rated for Sticker Advent Swap #3 on Nov 8, 2021
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Cgscdy rated for Sticker Advent Swap #1 on Oct 28, 2021
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Comment: Loved them tysm. However might want to not use clear bags for an advent swap 🙃
Response: Oh my gosh, I was thinking about that after I mailed it. Duh! I’m sorry I hope I didn’t totally ruin the surprise. ☺️

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Comments

theshyone on Nov 25, 2022:

Thank you Kat for the Nov RAK #1 - Five assorted blank notecards! As per usual, the notecards you sent were so lovely and thoughtful. I loved them all ♥ Your envie was sooooo cute! I adored it and almost hated opening it, almost ‎♡‧₊˚

Rainydancer on Oct 23, 2022:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

theshyone on Oct 21, 2022:

Thank you Kat for the October RAK #1 - 2oz envie of randomness! Oh my goodness, your envie was stuffed to the brim with so many fun goodies and I am excited to start using them! You were so thoughtful, thank you for your generosity :D

JuneRosebud on Oct 4, 2022:

Aww Thank you so much for September RAK #1 -3 Curious George cards and stickers - drawing 9/21 on RAKS ONLY USA. Curious George is such a cutie=)

chimerix on Aug 29, 2022:

Thank you so much for the awesome package of Sizzix shape! I am going to have so much fun crafting with these. Aloha!!

RAKs Only - Aug

AZmom875 on Jul 25, 2022:

Thank you for the July Rak of textured papers.

Highlander18 on Jul 25, 2022:

Thank you very much for the July RAK #1 ~ 1 oz of textured cardstock paper! A beautiful selection for fun projects!

AZmom875 on Jun 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the planner/bullet journal stencils set. I sure will be able to use these on projects.

colleenbUSA on May 27, 2022:

Thank you for the color it yourself postcard RAK!

BlueberryLady on May 26, 2022:

Very Nice Post Cards to Color from MAY RAK #1 - 4 Color it yourself postcards - received 5/25/2022. Thank you for the Beautiful Cards. ( Jean T). love the map envie..

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