Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2021 7:37 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2021
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

Hello. I am Katie I am a maker/crafter. I love learning new skills which is evident by stepping into my craft room. It is filled with supplies to crochet, knit, embroider, paint, bake, sew, glue and more. 😊 My heart is in mixed media such as junk journals and collage and quilting. I can usually be found covered in glue, paint, or fabric threads.

Found out I am going to be a grandma in 2022 - YAY!

In 2019 I became an empty nester when my youngest went to college and she is finally back there and I am again an empty nester.

I work part time as a substitute teacher and part time at Amazon, definitely a weird combo but I like it.

I took a break from swapping while I was working on another college degree and am currently taking a break from school before I return for grad school, even adults need vacations!

I absolutely love swapping happy mail with people around the world. Whether it is a holiday card, a destach package, or kawaii goodies it is exciting to see the mailbox full of positivity.

With all the weirdness of the USPS it seems every post office is different about pricing, what mine says goes yours might say it needed that extra 15 cents. If for any reason my swap shows up needing postage, please let me know and I will make it right. I prefer using stamps over printouts when possible and may add it up wrong or something... whatever just message me and know I am truly sorry !

Favorite Music

My all time favorite group is Mumford and Sons. I fell in love with their music years before they hit it big and continue to listen to their music almost daily.

Other favs include Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, Imagine Dragons... mostly listen to folk music and other random artists no one knows about.

Favorite Movies

Top Ten in no particular order

  • Harry Potter
  • Twilight
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Shag
  • Lord of the Ring trilogy
  • Ready Player One - the book was better, but the movie is amazing as well
  • Martian - book better on this one too ❤️
  • Star Trek

There are many more as we are a movie family.

I can say that I DO NOT LIKE horror movies. I never have, and I probably never will. I do not generally watch, go to, or buy horror movies. Growing up I did not watch scary movies, and I would even less now that they appear more and more real everyday.

Favorite TV Shows

  • The Walking Dead
  • Game of Thrones
  • Handmaid’s Tale
  • Vikings
  • Chopped / Iron Chef / GBBO
  • Below Deck - all of them - I know it’s trashy but I love it. Lol
  • Tudors

At the beginning of all this craziness I added Boomerang to our streaming lineup and it did not disappoint. There is nothing like turning off the news and watching your favorite childhood cartoons. Check it out!!! Smurfs, Jetsons, Scooby (original and new), etc. I highly recommend for downtime or all the time lately 🤣

Crafting, Cooking, and More.

This is the good stuff...

I have an entire room in my house devoted to my crafting. I make everything from scrapbooks to scarves. I love working with paper and making things.

I love making custom scrapbooks, junk journals, drawing, and drawing zentangles.

I am a quilter as well as costume maker. I love sewing! I even have a sewing machine tattoo on me.

  • I love smash books and junk journals! I love making these and using them!!!

  • If anyone wants to do a private trade for art journals, or ephemera, let me know...

  • MAIL ART ROCKS!!! I love receiving and sending creative mail.


I love to cook and bake! I have always been in love with being in the kitchen. I started cooking at a young age, and never stopped.

I also make candy, and bake.

Christmas time is my favorite time of the year, and I take time every year to make treats and crafts for everyone I know, literally. My girls and I have an annual tradition of baking cookies, and making candies to hand out.

and More

Favorite colors - green, pink, and aqua blue

Washi and decorative tape - where was this stuff years ago, it looks good everywhere.

Anything Tim Holtz style - Does not have to be name brand, it's the grungy style that is cool.

I am also able knit, crochet, and cross stitch.

Postcards - I am open to just about any kind of postcards from artsy to touristy, and in between. If it is a postcards swap, I would prefer they are sent naked in the mail.

I learned how to play DND during 2020 and LOVE IT!! - So anything DND related, tips, hints, help, etc. all welcome!

Wish List

  • washi/deco tape
  • scrapbook stuff - can be odds and ends
  • rubber stamps - can be ones you don't use anymore or stamped images on paper
  • newspapers/magazines from other countrys
  • coffee/candy/snacks from other countrys
  • currency from other countrys
  • maps/ticket stubs/or other ephemera for collage
  • handmade mini journals/smash book stuff
  • Christmas ornaments/decorations
  • ATC materials

  • I love TEA! ... Earl Grey, Tazo Awake, Oolong - I would love to try your favorite!

  • I love Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, and 7 Gypsies and any vintage and vintage inspired items.

My Children

I have 2 beautiful and talented daughters.

My oldest daughter is 24 and no longer lives at home. My younger daughter is 20a nd in college. My daughters kept me very busy when they were at home and now I am learning about myself again.

I also have 3 beloved fur babies - 2 pit bull mixes, Charlie and Stella and a doxiepoo named Ruby. Both of my pit bulls came to me at 4 weeks old as rescues and are like my children along with their pseudo mom the 8 pound doxiepoo. Nothing cuter than seeing a 70 pound dog being scolded by an 8 pounder lol


@maleedawl .. for Newbies - 3 Wishes International Swap -- This was the first swap I did on Swap-Bot.

@kiaurakaylee .. for Children's Swap Package -- Double Whammy - not only did she flake on my daughter, she was the host!

@emcdownald ... for Happy Mail Day is Back

@kittygoth ... for January Monthly Theme - Cold & Snowy

@NurseKelly ... for USA Big Fat Stuffed Envelope #15 .... ANGEL - @WOLFEAGLE

@Maelou .... Decorate a Journal

Ask away..

Send me a message if you have any questions or want to know more about me.


Chechel2 rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar 3&4 on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend! I’ll be saving all this Christmas stuff for this year! 😁
Comment: Well, I finally got your Christmas card in APR21. Thank you!
bb2 rated for Valentine’s Swap on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: It arrived; the one you mailed on Jan. 25 came today. The mail system is crazy. Thank you so much for such a nice card, personal note, and fun extras. You are the best.
IDASHi rated for Valentine’s Swap on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: I recieved you card this time, it's Great! Did you make it? The style in that Jack is great too. Thank you so much for resending, it came really fast this time.
Elliepatterson rated for Valentine’s Swap on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: You mailed your card on Jan. 25 & it arrived Feb. 22. That's why I am not fretting over late mail. I just adored your decorated envie. Who doesn't like to see their name written so pretty?🌻 I thank you for the card, cute papers, heart stickers, & all the generous extras. I hope your V-Day was filled with love❤️ Stay warm
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely goodies. Happy Valentine's Day
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful happy mail! Happy (late) Valentine's Day! Stay safe and much love!
MaryCheng rated for AMA: Zentangled on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Love, love, love your zentangle in the word ART. I must try the beehive looking plant. Zentangles is addictive and calming. I am sticking to the 4 X 4 inch sizes. Later I will add colour after I feel more confident. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you very much Katie for the resend! Love the card & goodies!
Response: Happy you liked it and received it. Hopefully the other will show up on a day you need a smile or in someone’s mailbox who does. ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card!
MauiMami rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #9 on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Mahalo for the card and tuck ins 💝. I love the way you addressed the envie 💌
msrhetta rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #8 on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: adorable swap thanks!
baseri rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #6 on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Happy Valentines Day Katie - thank you for the wonderful card that arrived to brighten up my mailbox today! I loved how you decorated the envelope and thank you for all the goodies inside! Happy Swapping! Dale
Comment: Thank you! I loved everything so much <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the card with lovely note and extras! Jedi's going to be my valentine this year, lol. They really are some of the best dogs! I totally agree!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and stickers and extras it was so sweet 😊
Comment: This actually just arrived this week even though it was postmarked December 10th!!! Thank you for the lovely snowflake ornament!
ajmay rated for CPG Valentines Day Card - Global on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and goodies!

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Casmi on Dec 16, 2020:

Thank you for the CS RAK Christmas card! It is going into my treasure stash for opening on Christmas morning. :)

LadyJo on Dec 14, 2020:

Thank you for the November wishes for my birthday! I love the extras! WW

chimerix on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and the cool Vespa PC! Mele Kalikimaka!

CS: Christmas Card RAK

lovesreward on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you for the RAK holiday card for the CONVID group. I appreciate the postcard - one can never have too many PC's I say! I hope you enjoy postcrossing, I don't do it as much as I used to now that I am on swap-bot but every so often I send out a card to two to keep my profile over there going! Take care and enjoy the holidays!

debbiespoms on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you Katie so much for the CS RAK so pretty Christmas card with postcard! To answer your question, how is your decorating going? We got our fake tree & decorations up before Thanksgiving. As it gets pretty cold here. So, We do everything early. Great to hear, Yours up too!

susieq11 on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the stickers and book list for WW November! Funny enough we had snow yesterday and today! (Which I do not like LOL!) I love the adorable fox envelope and I’ll look into the books! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and enjoy the holiday season!! : )

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