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theprairiemailbox

theprairiemailbox
Date Joined: March 14, 2021
Last Online: February 25, 2024
Birthday: April 14
Country: Canada
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About Me

Hi! My name is Katherine, I'm a card maker and sender from the Canadian prairies. I love getting happy mail in my mailbox and brightening up other people's days with my cards. I'm a music and band teacher by day, and when I'm not carding I love spending time with my partner, my cat Pepper, and my two kittens Merry and Pippin (okay, they recently turned 2, but they're still kittens to me!)

June 11, 2023 I am going back to school starting this summer to get my post bacc diploma in education (basically the step before my Masters, and something that will get me a nice pay bump once I'm done!) So I will not be on SB as much while I'm juggling classes and working full time, but I'll still check messages and be diligent about sending and rating on time for the swaps I do have time for!

Me on Swap Bot

I've been on Swap Bot over two years now - how the time flies! I recently became the founder of the group Only in Canada - if you're a Canadian swapper, we'd love to have you join!

I'll also take this section to note that YES, even though the US and Canada are geographically close mail can take 3 - 4 weeks to get from me to the US routinely! I've had a few US users ask for resends lately where they've got the original envelope a day or two after I put a new one in the mail. I am not American, please don't expect the quickness of domestic mail from me if you are American!

Likes

Favourite Colours: I love shades of blue and green, and silver!

I love cards (and postage!) featuring:

  • animals (especially cats!), except bugs

  • flowers/florals

  • puns and jokes

  • nature scenes

  • coffee/tea

  • music

Handmade cards are more than welcome!

I am a big Harry Potter fan and a proud Slytherin :)

I love Pusheen (my cat Pepper looks very much like her)

I have only recently started collecting stamps, so I love receiving cancelled stamps as part of packages. If they don't suit my style, I'll use them to pass on and trade with others!

I have no food allergies. I enjoy most kinds of foods, snacks, and tea/coffee, except anything MINT flavoured! Earl Grey is my favourite kind of tea.

Dislikes

My biggest dislike is mint flavoured tea/candy. Just not my flavour!

Stamps

I am pretty new to the stamp collecting game. Currently I am trying to get at least one stamp from as many countries as possible.

I collect stamps from the following countries:

  • Canada

  • Japan

and the following themes:

  • music (especially instruments and composers, but anything music related is great!)

  • handicrafts (cross stitching, quilting, sewing, whatever!)

  • Canada geese

  • Stamps featuring Canada that aren't Canadian stamps

  • magic, especially Harry Potter

I also love stamps that feature Christmas, flowers, animals, and food!

Favorite Crafts

My favourite thing to swap on swapbot is pocket letters (full sized or mini) - I'll always be willing to do a private swap for them, just shoot me a message!

Card making is the craft I spend the most time on. I love trying out new techniques - lately I have been fully in on the gel press craze and have been trying it out a ton. I have a cricut that I love to make unique paper cuts. I love sharing my cards and learning from other card makers as well!

I also cross stitch - lately I have been trying to incorporate that into my cards more!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much for your booklet! I love your typewriter stamps, and it was pretty cool the way your pages are little stair steps!
user6937 rated for Junk Journal Flipbook on Feb 15, 2024
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Comment: Thanks; love the bird extra's!
FieryCanuck rated for Sheetload of Cards Jan 24 on Feb 9, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful cards ..I will be using these immediately! :) Thanks for swapping with me. <3
SFreer rated for Postage Stamp Swap on Jan 31, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the stamp selection and the extras for crafting! (I will admit that I probably have enough for crafting for the rest of my life) hahaha! A private swap sounds great sometime. 😋
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Comment: Thank you for your nice card and your favourite classical songs, I haven’t heard much band music before so that was interesting for me! Nice that you do this as a job, that must be fun ☺️
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Comment: Love the PC, love the stamps. Thank you so much!
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Comment: You made some beautiful hearts. ❤️ Thank you.
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Comment: I love what you created with the swap I love the peacock thank you
Lilianders rated for Private Fussy Cut Booklet Swap on Jan 19, 2024
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Comment: Thank you very much for hosting and sending such a sweet swap. You are very generous!
PapermailandMORE rated for Ugly PC Swap #78 on Jan 16, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for your very special pc 😉. It's not my style either but this is the fun part in this swap, isn't it?
AnneliesV rated for Christmas Postcard - International on Jan 13, 2024
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Comment: Sorry forgot to register, thank you for sending the nice christmascard
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Comment: What a beautiful gold card! Did you die cut that intricate overlay? Of course I wen to the Yule Ball with you and thank you so much for not stepping on my toes while dancing. You must have had a hand in the castle decorations, you have such an eye for beautiful things. I feel honored you "collected" me as your partner! xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Thank you for all of the Christmas stamps; I happily perused them, especially all of the Canadian stamps including the beautiful winter scene on the stamp on the envelope. Thanks also for the Christmas postcard note. Your return address sticker is most excellent!
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Comment: Thank you for your card and great post cards. I love the cat theme. Enjoy Christmas and 2024!
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Comment: Thanks for Tonks' page!
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Comment: Clever pocket letter thank you! I really love the metallic die cuts. I’m kind of obsessed with them and yours are beautiful thank you!
SFreer rated for Postage Stamp Bag #67 on Dec 15, 2023
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Comment: Thank you Katherine. 🙂
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Comment: I ❤️ your pocket letter! Thank you very much!
funstuff rated for Christmas Postcard - International on Dec 10, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard

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Comments

CrystalZ on Aug 5, 2023:

Thank you for the diecut words you sent for the Canada Only swap tag game. They are going to be perfect for the cards I make!

9O96O on Jul 16, 2023:

Thank you for contributing to my pass & paste postcard. It came home on Friday. I love it!

9O96O on May 11, 2023:

Thank you for contributing to my pass & paste postcard. Your 'beautiful winter' section is darling.

simcoe54 on Apr 14, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:

hi

1koolkrafter on Apr 14, 2022:

Happy Birthday! I hope your day has been super fun for you...:)

1koolkrafter on Apr 14, 2022:
heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

meeltje57 on May 20, 2021:

Your envelope for the "I collect...TAG" arrived today. Thank you for the fun duct tape and lovely washi samples.

Caithness on May 13, 2021:

Thanks ever so much for your just because happy mail that you sent me. I loved your envelope and the goodies inside are just perfect for me. :)

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