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KatlynAva

KatlynAva
Date Joined: April 25, 2009
Last Online: May 22, 2017
Birthday: April 18
Country: United States
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About Me

USA postage for sale, $17.50 for $20 in stamps or $41 for $50 in stamps, with other amounts available as well, just ask. Free shipping. PM me if interested!

I will be on vacation May 29- June 12. During this time my mail will be held and I will not have reliable internet access. All swaps I'm in due during that period will be mailed on time.

I'm Kat (not katlyn) ★ I love being outdoors & anything to do with nature ★ I don't like flowers, but I love ferns, mosses, greenery, and trees ★ I adore astronomy and cosmology ★ I'm really frugal and love dumpster diving & freebie hunting! ★ I have two kitties named Cloudy (mine) and Orpheus (my hubby's) ★ Wine is my favorite drink! ★ I make my own teas, tinctures, and herbal products ★ I love fermenting foods and drinks! ★ I'm into Shamanism and psychedelia ★ I am obsessed with the Atomic Age style ★ Ethnobotany is one of my passions ★ Astral projection and lucid dreaming are something I focus on ★ I ♥ vintage postcards! ★ I am mostly atheist and only worship nature as a higher power ★

~If you have any issues with a swap I've sent, contact me before rating. I enjoy sending more than receiving and do not join swaps I cannot fulfill!~

I'm married to an awesome nerdy guy and we have a 1 year old little boy named Atlas!

Small things I love receiving for flat/random envelope swaps:

  • used postage stamps (vintage or international)
  • sent vintage postcards
  • usable paper scraps (I make a lot of ATC's and collages)
  • gothic/black things
  • anything unique or unusual
  • vintage ephemera
  • die cuts
  • embellishments
  • anything that can be used for paper crafts

Favorites

People:

  • Timothy Leary
  • Terence McKenna
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Jim Morrison
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Salvador Dali
  • Trent Renzor
  • Tim Burton
  • Sandor Ellix Katz
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Magnus Nilsson
  • Lucille Ball

Music:

  • new wave
  • postpunk
  • darkwave
  • industrial
  • electronic

Some of my favorite bands are: The Faint, Funker Vogt, Depeche Mode, Abney Park, Ashbury Heights, Deine Lakaien, Covenant, Pink Floyd, The Doors, VNV Nation, Aphex Twin, Apoptygma Berzerk, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, Project Pitchfork, Neuroticfish, System of a Down, Bella Morte, and Dresden Dolls.

TV Shows:

  • Archer
  • I Love Lucy
  • Gilligan's Island
  • American Dad
  • Squidbillies
  • Superjail!
  • Futurama
  • Arrested Development
  • Whitest Kids You Know
  • The Golden Girls
  • The Munsters
  • Addams Family
  • X-Files
  • Fraiser
  • Reno 911

Likes

  • Colors: teal, turquoise, blue, green, purple, silver, black

  • horror movies

  • Handmade things

  • Mail Art

  • ferns

  • trees

  • mushrooms

  • trippy/psychedelia

  • steampunk

  • vintage items

  • ephemera

  • Gothic

  • Industrial

  • Victorian

  • H.R. Giger Artwork

  • Vintage things that are politically incorrect by today's standards

  • nature themed/natural items

  • ATC's

  • rubber/acrylic stamps

  • sex, drugs, and rock & roll

  • peacocks

  • pens, markers, and sharpies

  • Atomic Age/ Nuclear Age

  • nautical themed things (especially octopus & the deep sea)

  • anything unusual or unique

  • sushi

  • herbalism

  • incense

  • 420/ weed related

  • wine/cider/alcohol

  • things with 'Atlas' on them (my son's name)

  • unique papers for collaging or making altered art

  • giraffe and octopus items

  • gothic/black baby things (18 months and up)

  • pens and markers for the hubby who loves drawing

  • herbal items, like incense, essential oils, smudge sticks, etc.

  • I LOVE ALTERED GOTHIC/HORROR DOLLS!!!!

  • handmade pottery

Dislikes/ Un-needed Items

  • RELIGIOUS THINGS (mostly monotheistic based)

  • CENSORSHIP!!! FUCK IT!

  • washi tape

  • note cards

  • memo pads, list pages, or sticky notes

  • food items, like candy or chocolate

  • warm colors, red, orange, and yellow

  • "keep calm and carry on"

  • pastel colors

  • disney/pixar, and 'kids' stuff in general

  • celebrities, brand names

  • holiday items (especially christian based ones)

  • shorthand/ text speak/ bad grammar

  • tea, as I have WAY too much currently!

Postcards

I collect the following topics:

  • Vintage!!! The older the better! I adore collecting these in ~any~ topic!! I even love receiving used vintage postcards (in an envelope).

  • black and white photography

  • graveyards and morbid themes (mortuaries, autopsies, serial killers, anything along those lines)

  • nature scenes with no people or buildings

  • Gothic, Victorian, Punk, Alternative, etc.

  • weird (interpret this however you'd like, if it makes you think WTF, I'll probably like it)

  • industrial & mechanical

  • dark or occult

  • giraffes

  • sea creatures (cephalopods!)

  • nudity/obscenity

  • gore

  • horror

  • national parks (retro preferred, but any are great)

  • art deco/ art nouveau

  • well-created handmade

I'm not crazy the following topics:

  • religious

  • holiday (of any kind)

  • multi-view

  • ones with a lot of text, or only text

  • flags

  • people, famous or non

  • ad/free unless I am in a swap specifically for that

  • tourist-y (unless vintage 80's or older)

  • vintage reproduction, I am just not into faux vintage things. I like the real deal.

ATC's

Anything that fits my profile is always welcome!

So that means I love ones that are:

  • collaged and mixed media
  • vintage
  • nature
  • gothic
  • dark
  • black and white
  • morbid
  • cool colors (blue, green, purple)
  • ferns and mushrooms
  • trippy/ psychedelia
  • profile favorites

Not so much into:

  • drawn, unless profile specific
  • religious
  • sports
  • poorly created
  • sticker slapped

Hosting Info

Thanks for joining my swap! Here's what you can expect:

I try to be lenient and understanding. Life isn't always predictable, so unless someone is a serial flaker or late sender I like to give people another chance.

Newbies are welcome in ~most~ of my swaps, because I understand that people have to start somewhere to acquire a few ratings. More intense and time-consuming swaps will require slightly stricter guidelines.

I HATE people who critique every last detail, like postmarks that are a day or two "late", or measuring things to find them to be exact. If you do this and I find out you will be BANNED! Swapping is for FUN not critiquing every last detail!

To me a "filled out" profile is at least 2-3 sentences, or a paragraph. Some people aren't picky about what they get, and might not have a lot to say. I do not allow people with 'blank profiles', but If this bothers you, do not join my swaps.

If you are flaked on I will gladly send you something! I always expect people in my swaps to receive something. No one should feel left out! Send me a message and I'll take care of you! JUST BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW!

I DO NOT DO DRAMA. All drama queens will be blocked and banned. This includes people who argue about swap "types" and are generally nit-picky, or annoying to deal with in swaps. If you're gonna be a bitch, no one will want to swap with you! ;D

Once I block someone it is FINAL! I block people for a reason (usually because I have had a negative experience with you, or someone else has and I don't want to join that shit show). I do not remove blocks, do not get your friends to message me about it, thanks!

I typically assign partners within 24 hours of sign up deadline (3 am EST). If partners are not assigned within this time, feel free to PM me. I always try to get swap partners assigned as soon as possible, but we all have lives to live and cannot be online 24/7.

If you don't agree with how I do my swaps DON'T JOIN THEM! Simple as that. You will NOT be missed by anyone =D

Ratings

squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 38 on May 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
KristenG rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 23, 2017
5
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5
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theevidenceisme rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I used to have friends in college who dumpster dived, but most places now have locks on the dumpsters here. Congrats on the heart catch. Thank you for the card!
JaneInSD rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the card. I hope Mr. Sassafrass is doing well.
5
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Comment: Hello kat, Thank you for the neat postcard of Pompeii. The quote of Archimedes is one that I use often in conversation when appropriate. Thank you for reminding me about it again. Barb sleepingrover2010
Mantia rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the neat card and great old stamps!
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 37 on May 21, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank u! :)
kayebubbly rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 21, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love the stamps! Thnk u!
zurdoswifey rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 21, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the PC 😊
iamred rated for Postcard Swap #23 (USA) on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: fun card! however, that deer postage stamp, i love it so much! ♥
Katiekay rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the postcard
nsciambi rated for Lots of mail: Naked Postcards #3 on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
nsciambi rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
christy102194 rated for BIG SWAP #18 on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Small world, huh? It seems like everyone has a Matt in I.T! My friend is also dating a Matt in I.T haha!
changeling316 rated for Drunk Postcard -USA- on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard 😋 Collioure looks like somewhere I should visit one day and have a drink or three. 🍺🍷🥃
wolfeagle rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. Off to do what's next. ;D
TriniH rated for Lots of mail: Naked Postcards #3 on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Great card!
TriniH rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! Great card! I've been waiting for summer so we can go garage saleing. Have fun!
goinjenny rated for USA Blind Postcard MEGA Swap on May 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you

Rating Overview

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Comments

makestuff on May 14, 2017:

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cbzcando on Apr 28, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely splattered nail polish ATC! It's a pretty abstract. Thanks also for the beauty sample and for using such great old postage stamps on the envelope. You brightened up my mailbox! :)

slamophile on Apr 6, 2017:

Thank you so much for the stamps - I remember some of them, but, most of those old gummed stamps, I have never seen. Amazing. Love them all. Thanks again - Great bargain.

HannahEnilk on Dec 19, 2016:

Thank you for sending $50+ of vintage postage for under face value! I love the selection and am looking forward to using them in future swaps!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 17, 2016:

Welcome to AMMM!

Maapz on Oct 5, 2016:

I'm so happy you received my mail and that you like it so much :) You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me know! Best wishes and have a great day!

SunTradeToo on Jul 6, 2016:

Hello KatlynAva ! I wanted to share a Quick friendly Profile comment!. Reading your profile I see we share the same love for the Cosmos! I find it fascinating since I was a little girl. I too cannot stay inside all day, because I feel like being in confined! I specially like sitting in my swing in the back porch at night and watch the sky!

mandigutterrose on Jul 6, 2016:

Read My Profile And Leave A Comment: Isn't it so difficult to find black/punk baby items?! Spencer's has a nice line but they're like $22 for a single onesie! Now I'm support curious about chocolate tea, I've seen caramel tea but never tried it, I've never heard of chocolate tea, it sounds disgusting lol.

hamsterfarm on Jul 4, 2016:

Thanks for joining Vinyl Stickers <3

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RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

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