Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2021 2:21 am


Date Joined: April 2, 2019
Last Online: June 1, 2021

Country: Canada
My Etsy Store


APRIL 2021: Hey everyone! Just a heads up that I'll be slowing down on swaps in the spring and summer. I've got some big projects coming up, and spend the rest of my time camping or hiking, and checking the mail isn't very frequent. Looking forward to swapping again in the fall!

MAY 2021: I'll be emailing everyone from my April swaps, as it seems most of them never arrived? I apologize for the delay and appreciate everyone's patience as I re-send everything!

Hello! I'm Katelynn.

Born and raised in Canada at the edge of the Rocky mountains, I opened an Etsy store in the summer of 2020 selling handmade bookmarks, and have been expanding my portfolio as an artist. In the summers I pack up my books and art supplies and explore the mountains in my lime green conversion ambulance, and in the winters I hide away and wait for warm weather to return. I drink waay too much coffee, wine, and whiskey, cook recipes with double the required garlic and butter, and live in leggings and baggy sweaters.

Over the years I've been incredibly fortunate to have traveled to many countries in my free time, and after being landlocked to Alberta since Covid I've been even more grateful for the trips I was able to take. My plan in the next year or two is to get a visa and move abroad, learn a new language, and immerse myself in a new country or culture, but until then I've savoured the couch-travelling that postcrossing and swap-bot allow with swaps. I'd love to hear about where you live, what it's like, so if you're wondering what to write I'd love some local travel advice to add to my "to visit" list!

I used to be on swapbot and postcrossing, but have long since lost my old accounts. Sending and receiving beautiful mail art is one of my favourite things at the moment, I enjoy the odd ATC but lately have found myself making more postcard than ATC's. Feel free to message if you'd like to do a private mail art trade!!


  • Anything dark, creepy, black, gothic, or halloween related. My Halloween starts September 1st (no lie).
  • Quotes, Book recommendations, calligraphy, and handwriting
  • Handmade art and postcards (please feel free to send me a handmade postcard instead of a store-bought even if the challenge calls for it).
  • Travel and finding new spots I need to visit. I'd love to know where you would recommend I visit in your area!!
  • Languages. I would swoon to receive a handwritten note or quote written in another language.
  • Stamps and postmarks - if you can get the letter/postcard stamped at the post office it would make my day!
  • Harry Potter (proud Slytherin over here!)
  • Anything and everything fantasy.
  • Anime & manga. Howl's Moving Castle is my favourite movie of all time.
  • Chocolate (without fruit).
  • Coffee over tea everyday.
  • My favourite colour is blue and my favourite animal is a wolf.


  • Kid / child-like items unless I signed up for a kid-themed swap specifically.
  • Religious, sports, military, & political items. There's enough stuff when watching the news, I'd rather keep the fun mail fun.


Despite my likes & dislikes up above, for art and ATC swaps please send things in your own style and of things that make you happy! I have a vast array of likes and dislikes and am not easily offended. Art is meant to be expressed the way you feel it, so please send and make whatever feels right for you!!

The ATC's and Mail Art swaps I will send won't have much, if any stickers. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums - charcoal, ink, scratchart, watercolour, gouache, and acrylic - so I treat each of them as mini paintings or drawings. I hope you're not disappointed by them! I've never been good at scrapbooking or bullet journaling, but my goodness do I admire those who are!!



  • "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley
  • Harry Potter (proud Slytherin! ๐Ÿ )
  • Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  • "A Court of Mist & Fury" by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
  • Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
  • "Paddle to the Amazon" by Don Starkell ๐Ÿ(amazing Canadian true story adventure!)

I'm also a huge fan of Manhwa and my morning routine consists of reading Webtoons with my coffee in the morning. If you have any manhwa you follow please share!!


Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Lost in Translation, Disney (all of them), Studio Ghibli (Howl's Moving Castle & Spirited Away are my favourites, though I love them all)

๐ŸŽญ TV & Series

Doctor Who, Good Omens, Game of Thrones (except season 8), Modern Family, Alone, Love Island (my shameless guilty pleasure ๐Ÿ™ˆ)


Boku no Hero, Dr. Stone, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Slime Datta Ken, Re:Zero, Steins Gate, Jobless Reincarnation, So I'm A Spider, So What?!


quaisoir rated for Cut and Paste Postcard - March on Sep 20, 2021
PrincessLeia rated for Self-printed Postcards on Jun 18, 2021
Comment: Hello Katelynn, Thankyou for the beautiful postcard. You are very talented! I think its a resend - sorry you had to do that, but it hadnt even crossed my radar yet, as ive been waiting about 3 months before contacting partners. PS. i found your etsy shop - beautiful!!
Malliecat rated for Secret Studio Ghibli swap #1 on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh beautiful. It was a lovely surprise to find in my mailbox. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโค๏ธ
Arhel rated for Self-printed Postcards on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Wow, you're really good at painting architecture - a subject I struggle with! Amazing card, thank you!!!
KIllerMal rated for Self-printed Postcards on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard drawn, I always like to see art with other eyes and learn about new places :) Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you.
jessnewson98 rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Your email swaps are just so lovely! Thanks so much for your email, I seriously enjoyed reading your thoughts about what you read! Those books are on my TBR and I keep seeing them everywhere, so it might be time to read them sooner than planned! Have a lovely day :)
Comment: I also didn't know Tolkien day was a thing until now. Your vacation in Ireland seemed like so much fun. Sigh, vacation, it seems like it's been for ages, since the pandemic. I always love to see such photorealistic drawings. Thanks for sharing your amazing swap.
Comment: Love your work on this postcard, so fun and creative! I did a face as well. This has been one of the best swaps and love that you got me for two of them!!! Thank you!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Ugly Postcard Swap #27 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Youโ€™re right! Not ugly at all. I do Love Autumn leaves with snow! Thank you so much!!!
Hyshu rated for Learn About a New Topic #3 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Nice Topic. Thank you
Comment: I love your painting - wow! This will be posted for all to see. I'll have to find that Stephen King book and peruse the quotes, thanks. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Hobbit email - it's always a treat to see what you've been working on--your Kili portrait is looking terrific so far!! The Hobbit Hole BNB also looks amazing--๐ŸคŽ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‘ฃ happy reading!
Hugsie86 rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the book review! Glad you are enjoying that series.
Pupullona rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
lostinavalon rated for Learn About a New Topic #4 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for such a thorough and interesting bunch of info! I always enjoy reading what you write about for these swaps.
Comment: Love the postcard you made, thank you! It is pretty sterile and not my favorite either. You did a lot more research than I did- that's awesome! and thank you for sharing what you learned, it is very interesting!
KSENiA rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2021 on Mar 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing, I am glad you enjoyed your reads so much.
kajsab rated for Learn About a New Topic #3 on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Hi yeah gmail plays up sometimes I found the email by searching for it (10 days later). Thanks for thinking of resending etc I'm giving my rate. It was a beautiful email. Did you know all wikipedia articles finally all trail back to "Philosophy"?
Response: Glad you found it! And I didn't, that's very interesting! I'll be sure to look more into that and why that is! Stay safe and happy swapping! Thanks so much for the heart!
NRGordon rated for Learn About a New Topic #4 on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I also enjoy mythology and found this interesting.

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traceyj on Mar 24, 2021:

Happy Tolkien Reading day!

And thanks for joining my swap :)

hobbit party

captkristi on Nov 19, 2020:

Can't believe no one has left you a message in over a year!!! I am super happy to be able to be first :) Just wanted to say that I am loving your Postcard series and am currently working no my Camden Eye in "your style". I came to read your profile and see that you liked the Kingkiller Chronicles...ME TOO!!! Can't wait to see what the next book brings. Wish it would HURRY UP!! Take care. Kristi

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