Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 8:50 pm


Date Joined: January 1, 2014
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States

About Me

***I am aware of the cards that were not received from the swaps in 2015 and I have tried to make contact to resend and clear these up. I really feel bad. I should have checked to make sure. I am so sorry they weren't received. I have PM'd, responded and commented on 2/25/2018 with no reply. She read the message on 2/27/18, but not been back online since then. I did send another message on 3/7/18, but it is unread. I resent to one on 3/10/18 and it was international. ***

  • Well, it's been a couple of years since life got pretty rough for awhile. I seriously stayed most of the time behind my locked bedroom door. It is two years of unbelievable lol so I won't write a book, but we are now the custodial grandparents of a 5 year old Mason and his 2 1/2 year old sister Alexis. They were abandoned by my daughter and her boyfriend to pursue a life of drugs (meth). it's been hard and I wouldn't post, but I disappeared for two years. It's been hard and even harder for Mason. My daughter graduated with a 4.11 GPA and two diplomas from high school. It's hard to type even now. I have no idea where she is, but she is waiting trial on 7 felony indictments. I follow through the courts. *

    I can't for the life of me get a graphic to post. Does it have to be on something like photo bucket. I can't remember. **

My name is Kathy. I am married to the Steve, love of my life. I have 5 grown children (ages 35 - 26) and 8 grandchildren (14 - 2 1\2). We now have custody of my daughters children. Mason is 5 and could definitely use your prayers. Losing his parents has been tough on him. Alexis is 2 1/2 and she doesn't know them since she was still a baby. We have 2 cats. Puffy is 18 & Sassy is 11.. We also have a chiweenie (Dachshund/Chihuahua) named Gracie.

I love being outside. We enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing. I love to work in the yard and garden. I love the smell of Gardenias, Honey Suckle and Magnolias when they start blooming, but plant many flowers in my yard and really enjoy visiting botanical gardens or seeing wild flowers when we hike.

I also love crafts of any kind. I sew, make ATCs, scrapbook, cross stitch,do plastic canvas and crochet mostly. I love patterns and material, of course. I enjoy browsing the local thrift or "antique" stores. We love to travel and see new places. Life has taken somewhat of a change. Since we're parents again and Mason is in 4K we are more tied down.

I love Jesus so anything with a scripture is always a favorite. His goodness never ceases to amaze me. Most of the reading that I do is books by Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado, Joel Osteen, Beth Moore and similar. I am currently doing a bible study by Beth Moore The Quest.

Favorite Music

I listen to Contemporary Christian like Sidewalk Prophets, Jaime Grace, Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Natalie Grant, Lauren Diagle, King & Country, Hillsong, Crystal Lewis, and many more. I love to sing! I love music. I love 70s & 80s music and a little country at times. I got Barney down pat again too!! Alexis adores to sing and dance.

Favorite Television

I love This is Us, Criminal Minds, Law & Order SVU, Greys Anatomy, NCIS and Scandal. I enjoy watching Joyce Meyer and Jesse Duplantis too. I really am enjoying Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

Misc Likes & Random Thoughts

I love all kinds of animals, including cats, dogs, bears. I love to watch the birds at the bird feeder from my sun room. I love cardinals & hummingbirds. I have several hummingbird feeders around the yard. I love flowers, butterflies & dragonflies.

I collect angels, cats, thimbles ~ Hubby says I collect everything.

I like: Postcards Coffee Tea Notecards, Notepads, Stickers & Washi tape. .

Recipes, especially healthy ones and those fun for kids, recipe cards. I don't like anything too spicy hot. I still bake for my kids, grandkids and other gatherings, but try to find healthy alternatives whenever possible.

Dark Chocolate (I generally have two pieces with coffee each afternoon). I also like sugar free mints or hard candy when I exercise. I occasionally enjoy caramel, sea salt chocolate, peanut butter M & Ms.

Emphera for ATCs, scrap booking or other crafts. I like Vintage graphics. Stamps & stamp pads. I love to hear about interesting techniques you have used in your creations.

Fat Quarters or material pieces, ribbon, lace or interesting buttons.

Charms, and beads

I love anything homemade. Something else to try lol.

Mary Engelbreit, Debbie Mumm, Sue Dreamer & Precious Moments

My kitchen colors are burgundy, gold, with a little green & blue.

I like to walk in the early mornings when everything's fresh and crisp or at twilight when there seems to be a hush over things. This doesn't happen often right now lol.

I like to chat with a neighbor I meet walking or working in the yard. I can talk to about anyone that I meet. I tend to be positive, upbeat and a little playful. Getting back there right now. God is faithful and I trust Him

Trying to find our new normal. There's school, sports, playgrounds, potty training, bedtimes & baths again. Most our age aren't used to having a 2 year old tag along any more.

I don't like dragons, realistic snakes, bugs( except for the cute ladybug type) or rodents, AC, witches, sorcerers, wizards, skulls, dark or gothic type things. After Gracie found a skunk, not so crazy about them. I am not a big fan of Halloween except maybe the lighter side like the children, candy or cats ( I love giving out candy and seeing their costumes and excited faces). I celebrate fall instead. I do like light steampunk that's not dark or revealing.


Please PM and let me know if you don't receive a swap from me. I won't ever flake! I will always be glad to resend. I want my partners to enjoy being my partner and have a great experience, that is part of the fun.

I am pretty easy to please and will promptly send swaps. Please let me know if there is a problem. If I have missed something you need to know, just message me and I'll be happy to answer....and give you plenty to read since I can "talk" your ear off rofl!

My Grandchildren

Mason (5) loves Paw Patrol, Spiderman, Teenage Ninja Mutant turtles, Legos, Batman, cars, trucks, motorcycles, candy, stickers, coloring and most of the normal things 5 year old boys like. His favorite color is green. He's so smart. He's already reading and doing addition. He's in 4K this year.

Alexis (2) loves babies, (Lala babies & Fruitcake meaning Lala Loopsie and Strawberry Shortcake are her favorites, but she hasn't met one she didn't like), My Little Pony, Barbies, Dora, coloring, stickers, singing, dancing. She's ribbons & bows one day and camo & boots the next! She has a big time sweet tooth!


Comment: Thank you for the penguins postcard
KarenFife rated for Ugly PC swap #3 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you Kathy! I know it’s an ugly postcard, but for some reason I like it and similar ones. But I wouldn’t actually buy it!!
Response: I know, right. It actually came in a box of postcards that I bought off Amazon. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart!
craftyone rated for Theme: Flowers on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Oooh, love, love, love this - thank you.
Response: Thanks so much. I am so glad.
Saguarita52 rated for Meowrch - Postcard Swap (USA) on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. I am sorry about your Maine Coon. I had one myself, and he was my world.
Response: You're welcome. She is a sweet one and will definitely be missed. She's really taken up with Mason over the last month.
pennypuppy rated for Adult Coloring PC #68 USA on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Ooh laYou are the first of my partners to color the background and I am so pleased. I think it makes a big difference. I also like markers since I like my colors to be vibrant. Your handwriting is just fine, I read it with no snags whatsoever, lol!
Response: I totally agree most of the time. It would have seemed like I had left part of it blank lol.
Comment: Sounds like a busy day!
Response: It usually is. Thanks for the heart.
JanJak rated for How's The Weather Today? PC INT March on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your lovely giraffe pc. Enjoy your grandchildren :)
Response: You’re welcome. They’re a handful. Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and note!
Response: Your welcome. I'm glad that you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
MarHelene rated for Random PC International #3 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Look up "Fitness Marshall" on youtube and start slow. He has a lot of really neat videos. It's how I got started with dancing and Zumba! I love the elephant card!
Response: Thank you so much. I will do that. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment: Thanks so much for the resend.
Response: This is a 2015 swap rated in 2017. I am so sorry that you didn't receive your Christmas card. I had family issues and life got pretty rough there for a bit. I am now a custodial grandparent to two preschoolers and would like to make this up to you if you would send me your address. Thank you so much! I was just about to give up swapping. My emotions are still all over the place and I literally sat down & cried 30 minutes ago!
Whippet rated for TPP: Holiday/Christmas PC on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Hello Kathy, I received your resend of PC for the swap: "TPP: Holiday/Christmas PC," rating changed. Thank you for the PC.
Response: I can't figure out how to send you a message. I would love to send this to you even though it is so very late. it's been an interesting road. Long story, but I'm now a custodial grandparent of two preschoolers. Not able to PM, or comment. Tried 2\25\2018 In touch and resend 3/7/2018. You're welcome. Thank you very much for letting me resend & changing the rating.
marhod5 rated for EASTER GREETINGS on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice card. Your plans sound lovely.
Response: You welcome. Thank you. I am looking forward to it.
Comment: Fun note cards. Thank you for the note card you gifted. Hope the little one is feeling better. My guy is now 28 and wap sitting is far away in the past. :0)
Response: My oldest is 35 so I do know what you mean. Your welcome. Hope you enjoy them.
IronHorse rated for Bible Study on Time on Mar 12, 2018
Response: Thank you! Hope you weren't hit bad by the winter storm.
LadyJo rated for EASTER GREETINGS on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute Easter card! I also love the note card of the Effiel Tower! It is so beautiful with the pastels used on it. Also thank you for the tea as well. Happy Easter!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Happy Easter.
thebeholder rated for Random PC International #3 on Mar 12, 2018
Response: Thank you. Have a great week.
Lainey1121 rated for Theme: Easter on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for the card and goodies you sent for this swap. I enjoyed the tea you shared with me, and will have to find it in my local store. Your plans sound like fun and I hope you all have a Happy Easter! :-)
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you liked it. Happy Easter!
Ramya rated for How's The Weather Today? PC US March on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Siamese cats postcard! Love it. My Saturday is damp- it’s raining! Yay! We had 80° weather during the week so what a change! I’m glad you’re enjoying your weather. Happy Swapping ❤️
Response: I’m glad you liked the PCD. It turned cool here & it’s raining so I envy that 80 degrees. Have a great weekend and thanks for the heart!
Artistic rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ Flowers on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of blossoms.
Response: You're welcome.
bellanonna rated for Garden Postcard #8 on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks Kathy for the bright, beautiful garden flowers PC. 😊
Response: You’re very welcome. Thank you for he heart. I wish that were my garden!

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Whippet on Mar 13, 2018:

Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for your kindness. I received your lovely spring envelope with Easter card & extras. You sent me my first Easter card of the season. Hope you have a Happy March!

Whippet on Mar 6, 2018:

Hello Kathy! TC alerted me that you tried to contact me. Please go ahead & do resend. When I receive your PC for "TPP: Holiday/Christmas PC" I will change my rating.

dalbright on Mar 5, 2018:

As a foster mom my heart goes out to you, so thankful those two kiddos have you in spite of it all. Looking forward to your verse postcard swap, thank you for hosting. Best of luck of being able to resend and mend your account.

shannonlinde on Mar 1, 2018:

Hi Kathy! I hope you are able to come back soon. I loved swapping with you. I am praying for your family and if you would like to do a private swap, I would love to do that with you!

TC on Feb 26, 2018:

It's good to see you back. So sorry to read about your difficult circumstances. :(

anrtist on Feb 13, 2016:

Heirloom on Jan 7, 2016:

paraxparaxnoia on Dec 28, 2015:

CPG New Yrs Bling Up Your Profile - Global

Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!


mushka2010 on Dec 28, 2015:


anrtist on Dec 13, 2015:

THANK YOU so much for the lovely Happy Mail that made me jump up & down!!! ;-)

Blessings, cc

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