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kromo

kromo
Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: April 28, 2024
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

Hello. I am Katie I am a maker/crafter. . 😊 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.

I work at Amazon, one of the warehouses - yes I can take breaks and I can go to the bathroom when I want 🙄 I plan on returning to school for my masters at some point but really I wanted to try a simple job where I just punched in and out every day. It’s been nice plus I have time to hang out with my beautiful grandson, except the month of December 😂

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.

I also love EDM, my favorite DJ is Illenium also love Rezz, Zeds Dead, Peekaboo, Boogie T, and Subtronics. I have started going to more festivals now that I don’t have kiddos at home to take care of.

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

  • Don’t watch a lot of tv anymore although I did just finish watching all episodes of Star Trek in order of release, all of them!

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. I love sewing! I have a tattoo sleeve that includes a Singer sewing machine, scissors, needle and thread, the classic tomato pincushion, multiple quilt blocks, and is backed in quilt hexies. I also make my own costumes and upcycle clothes, I do not hem pants 😂

  • 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.

Cooking

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.

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
  • stamped images on paper
  • newspapers/magazines from other countrys
  • coffee/candy/snacks from other countrys
  • maps/ticket stubs/or other ephemera for collage
  • handmade mini journals/smash book stuff
  • MAILART!
  • Christmas ornaments/decorations
  • ATC materials

  • 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 who have grown and moved out on their own. I have 1 amazing grandson who I adore and spend as much time as I can with.

. 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

Personal request for pen pal

My dumping …

*4/28 So my life essentially changed over night! The other half went to the hospital with the some lower half pain and cramping, what we thought was a kidney infection or something. All of a sudden they’re hooking him up to machines and giving him EKGs and we were thoroughly confused until they said they had some concerns about his heart rate. Well turns out his lungs were full of blood clots and he spent a week in the hospital, in addition to the bladder issues. We were referred to a urologist who then said well we need a biopsy…in light of everything going on, we decided it was important to make our union official after almost 20 years 😆 and got married on Easter. He had his biopsy this week and yes, he has prostate cancer. Dr says they have to run more scans before we make the plan of action. I don’t usually throw my stuff out like this but I am clueless on what to do!😳 I mean my dad who raised me had lung cancer but that was terminal so we basically just visited and made the best but this is not what we do here and I am not going to freak myself out and google.

Add to this I got injured at work earlier this year and their solution is giving me steroid shots which sent me flying off the table and giving me pills that make me kinda loopy 😂

Great combo. I’m gonna be a mess. Nothing like a positive request for. Pen pal 😝

Ratings

Dinkyde rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Jun 4, 2024
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Comment: Thanks!!
Eulegirl rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #3 on May 30, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! So sorry for the late rating--I was doing some cleaning and found this one hadn't been rated
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely card. Totally fell in love with your creative font for my address. I was so excited to open. And the goodies are so fun..
debbiespoms rated for SCATTS - S - ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: TYVM Katie for your "S" PC and your "S" words. Was a fun read!
SkaGirl rated for Glittery Easter Card Swap on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! :)
M93185000783578 rated for Mega Easter Card Swap 🐥 on Apr 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and lovely stickers :) The envie is so beautiful!! You made my day :)
vontakk rated for Mega Easter Card Swap 🐥 on Apr 7, 2024
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Comment: Loved this one too!!!
vontakk rated for Glittery Easter Card Swap on Apr 7, 2024
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Comment: I just got both this and oddly enough, the St. Patrick's one you sent on March 4th just got here. Apparently I rated both as one. LOL. I LOVE how you did these envies!!! My Mom freaked out and took photos of them to send to me. I loved everything thank you so much!!
Doreas13 rated for 💌 Mega Valentine Swap 💝 on Apr 1, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome card and goodies. I wish I can write like you can. Your envelopes are so awesome. You are an artist at heart.
jenlovespsu rated for Mega Easter Card Swap 🐥 on Mar 31, 2024
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Comment: Thank you and Happy Easter!
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Comment: thank you and happy Easter.
grammypammy rated for SCATTS - R- ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Mar 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and for your "R" answers. Unfortunately, we didn't match any.
debbee2014 rated for Mega Easter Card Swap 🐥 on Mar 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for such a pretty card. Thank you for taking so much time on the front of my mail, it is beautiful. I will use it in a junk journal to put things to keep in it. Love the card and all the extras. The bunny is so cute. Great job!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute card and goodies!
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Comment: Hi Katie! I am sure he will love the card and stickers! These swaps are making me so Happy! All the best and Happy Easter to you and yours! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
MissPaula rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - March 2024 on Mar 23, 2024
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Comment: Love the USPS truck sticker! Thanks for the cute PC. I love cutesy! ♥
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Comment: Thank you for the St Patrick's Day card. I appreciate the stickers and washi too. I may use the "grass" on my Easter cards
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Comment: Got it! And it is postmarked MARCH 4th as were several other pieces that came in this week. Thank you
Response: Thank you for rating. Crazy that they keep increasing the cost of postage but mail seems to take longer and longer to arrive.
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Comment: Thank you for the Leprechaun card and goodies.
baseri rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #9 on Mar 19, 2024
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Comment: Hi! wow what lovely decorated envelopes you send! really made my day today! :) Thank you for the bonus of a St. Patty's day card and stickers along with the Valentines card with goodies. Happy Swapping!

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Comments

SuperNay on Jan 26, 2024:

Thank you for the AATW birthday card! It was so nice to receive. :)

BusyB on Dec 30, 2023:

Yay! So glad you got my Christmas mail! Happy New Year! Hope you and your family have a good year ahead. :)

debbiespoms on Dec 25, 2022:

Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas ever Katie!

LadyJo on Dec 6, 2022:

Thank you for the birthday card, the ABC stickers for my Elderly project, the fun notecards and remembering for my birthday month! I had a great month of Birthday mail and going to the mountains for the weekend with my family!

warheart on Nov 30, 2022:

Thanks for the lovely snowflake stuff and other goodies for the Nov WW! Love it all!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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lindseyjae on Nov 22, 2022:

Thanks so much for the stuffed envelope full of Christmas goodies! I appreciate you thinking of me this month. Take care and enjoy the rest of your November! (WW Nov.)

kiddomerriweather on Nov 22, 2022:

I wholeheartedly agree! I'm glad you liked the happy mail. =D

debbiespoms on Nov 12, 2022:

I missed your birthday again! But I hope your day was so vert special. Happy belated Birthday!🎈

susieq11 on Dec 6, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving card and postcards for WW November! We had a really nice day and long weekend. Happy to hear you did too! I have someone in mind for each postcard but the elk is mine!!! Thank you for thinking of me! : )

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