Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 7:16 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: November 27, 2022
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.

I am a grandma!!! My grandson was born January 8th - mom and baby are both happy and healthy. I was blessed to be able to be there! Still can’t believe it!

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.


KarlaKC rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #5 on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Katie, for your Christmas card. I can't believe it took 10 days to arrive to Georgia from Iowa! Your postmark was the 16th and I received on the 26th. 😳 I'm very grateful that it arrived though. I will begin opening all Christmas cards soon. But your envelope is so beautifully decorated and I love your lettering that I'm giving you a heart now! Thank you! ♥️🎄... Karla, 11/27/22
Swan rated for CPG-Christmas count down 4 -us on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful envelope, even my husband was impressed. I can’t wait to open it in December.
Mindy82671 rated for CPG-Christmas count down 4 -us on Nov 26, 2022
bluerose3 rated for CPG 2022 Envelope Advent - US on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you. I'm so excited to start opening these in December. They are all so pretty.
Comment: Hi Katie, thank you for the nice postcard, we started to get the house decorated the day after turkey day. Not ready for xmas yet! Merry Christmas. Dale
Comment: Thanks for the card. I am soooo jealous that you have a long arm person. I quilt mine on my regular machine.
LadyJo rated for CPG T'Giving '22 Card + Tuck In - US on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Thanksgiving card along with the fun extras! We still celebrate on Sunday.
Panda1122 rated for FTLOC#1-Christmas count down 4-US on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you 💟
EchoLima rated for FTLOC#1-Christmas count down 3-US on Nov 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! Your envelope was hands down the best one I've gotten! The snow globe you made was so creative and beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to make this and share it with me! I absolutely loved it! Also those postcards were so cool! Thank you again and merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for my sweet card with nice message and little enclosures. The envelope is a pice of artwork. Did you take a class in calligraphy?
Comment: Thank you. Love your envelope!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and stickers! Happy Thanksgiving!
bluerose3 rated for CPG-Christmas count down 3 -us on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Envelope was ripped open and in the clear "we care" postal bag.
Comment: Happy Holidays and thank you.
EchoLima rated for CPG-Christmas count down 3 -us on Nov 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card, ornament, notecard, and stickers! I loved them! Happy holiday season!
Comment: Thank u for the card and xtras I love them
SuperNay rated for CPG-Christmas count down 3 -us on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: I'm looking forward to opening the envelope you sent me. Thank you. :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the washi tape! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Comment: Your envelope was so cute! Thank you so much for the goodies and the encouragement! I've finally got my tree up and I'm slowly taking over the rest of the house! lol
Elliepatterson rated for Halloween Card with a Ghost on Nov 14, 2022
Comment: Boo greetings, Thank you for the glittery card and extras. My mailbox thanks you as well for the happy mail. 🌻🎃🍁 ps Very artsy decorated envie! Love it!

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


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! : )

Cgscdy on Dec 5, 2021:

Tysm for the beautiful fox ribbon! Not sure if I can part with it to actually use 😂!

bethe on Dec 5, 2021:

Thank you so much for the cute little address labels. I can definitely use either size! I love your address label as well with the sweater and your festively decoded envelope :) I totally went to Avery and made some of my own with the same image as soon as I saw yours :). Thanks again and happy swapping! November WW.

debbiespoms on Nov 17, 2021:

Happy belated🎁 Birthday Katie! I hope it was extra special! 🎉

SeleneW on Nov 6, 2021:

Thank you for the Halloween Card! Very sweet of you!

Ikat78 on Nov 3, 2021:

Thank you for the cute Halloween card and nice note! (WW Oct) Hope you had a nice visit in OR. 😊

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