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KatrinaKatrina

KatrinaKatrina
Date Joined: August 24, 2018
Last Online: January 16, 2019

Country: United States

Updateables

01/02/18- I’m out of town, but only for a short trip this time! I will be back Sunday :). I have 3 pieces of mail that are past the deadline so if you’re one of them feel free to message me if you don’t see it, but consider emailing bc I can’t open this site from certain area I’m sent to. As always, there’s extras in it to make up for the time :). My smiley mail swap is all sent out, I had 10 envelopes so that was so fun to put together! I was worried about missing one but believe everything got out for that one in time!

REAL LIFE

So, I do have a life. lol, believe or not many of us go to work, have families to take care of, and have things to take care of outside of swapping. I know many of you are lucky to be able to just stay at home or have time to concentrate on this hobby 24/7, but I do not have that luck. I work 6 nights a week, 12 hour shifts, leaving 1 day and the hours in between to be able to do fun stuff. I don't agree with only participating in 1-2 things at a time as I am a busy person, like to stay busy, and like to always have things going on. Truly, I am more likely to miss my swaps when I only have 2 to focus on lol.

About Me

WHY I'M HERE

I really love sending mail and creating things. It helps me in my life and just adds an incredible happiness to my day. I work 6 nights a week, 12 hour shifts, but I'm always, always (trying) to do something crafty at work to keep me sane, lately it's been hard to do that though.

This idea of swapping is incredible fun to me! I have a lot of fun reading through your profiles and really try to match things in your likes, even if the swap isn’t specific for it. It makes it fun for me and just as fun for you!

HOSTING

omg I flippin' absolutely love hosting swaps! I hate banning people and I normally will not because I am more than happy to angel for people anyway! Especially small things like postcards and stickers, I'll be happy to send away :). If it's in the middle of a big swap and something happens to someone's partner, I normally will create a private swap for myself and the flaked on and swap the items, or just angel for the person period.

WORK

I'm a cardiac nurse at the hospital I pretty much live in. I actually graduated in 2010 but didn't pursue the actual job until 2016 I think. I go out of town way too much for work, and sometimes I wish it wasn’t so. I love flying but time is also flying by. (I wish I could consider traveling a job lol). I also used to work as a bartender, gogo dancer (not stripper!), though I did bartend at strip clubs before haha. I was a wedding photographer, a door to door AT&T sales person, I used to show senior citizens how to use tablets and cell phones and I used to teach toddlers soccer. I had to drop out of my masters' program this year for family reasons but eventually I hope to be able to teach nursing classes one day and/or get into nursing forensics as well. As you can probably tell, my mind is all over the place haha.

Right before this job, I was a daycare teacher for a class of ten 2-year olds, who I miss so, so much. I used to cheer whenever my toddlers would poop and pee, and now I do that for adults! I don't have any kids of my own, so I will gravitate to any friend who has a baby or child under 3 haha. I do have 3 siblings younger than me who are still in college, and I'm the only one with the big kid job so far. I try to help out my dad as much as I can but the bills seem to be more than my normal paychecks... but, 'tis life. :)

I really am lucky I work with the people I do because I have to pick up so many shifts, it makes is a tad more do-able to work with awesome people. It's my first nursing job and though we are the lowest paying state in the country, here I am! Haha.

More more!

WHERE I'VE LIVED

I was raised in California, and I used to live an hour from the mountains, an hour from the beach and an hour from Disneyland. IT WAS PERFECT! lol I moved to Texas for a few years and now I live in Kentucky! I was only intending to move here for 2 months but 4 years later, I'm writing this from Kentucky :).

LIKES

I love soccer, playing more than watching. Dancing is another love of mine. I love to travel, although overseas is still on my list :). I love foods, desserts especially and mac & cheese, also pot roast. I babble a lot so I pre-apologize for postcards that are just ramblings from me :).

Disney!

My number one is Disney anything all day everyday lol. I love all things Disney except for tsum tusm stickers lol (got too many).

I used to study AT Disneyland in college! It was only about half an hour away when I lived in CA so it was only logical to study there when I was stressed in nursing school :).

I really love anything related to the castle, Aladdin/Jasmine, Lilo & Stitch, Peter Pan, Mulan, Little Mermaid, Boo from Monsters' Inc, Alice in Wonderland and the baby Oyster, Malificent, Chip & Dale, Chip from Beauty & the Beast, Mickey and Minnie characters and things shaped like their heads, haha.

General Likes

A: avocado (cartoon/drawn) images/stickers, Aladdin

B: BMO from adventure time, blankets, Boo from monsters inc!

C: Charmed, Camera images or prints with them on it, castles, California, clocks

D: dolphins, Daria, die cuts, (cute/kawaii) dinosaurs, Dot from a bugs life

E: Egypt

F: Flipbooks, fairy tales

G: Groot, glittery things

H: handmade projects big or little, HOCUS POCUS ANYTHING, hermoine, Harry Potter

I:

J: journals of all sizes, gravitate toward the hand sized, jack jack from incredibles

K: Katrina’s name on it, keys

L: little things

M: Miniature things, maybe cuz I’m little lol, mermaid themed anything, Mulan, MAILBOX themed

N: notebooks

O: Once Upon A Time

P: Precious Moments anything, project life cards, postal pictures/images (pictures/stickers with envelope images or mailboxes)

Q:quirky things/sayings

R: rugrats

S: socks with cute prints/patterns, stuffed envelopes, swaps!

T: tombow pens, tote bags, travel themed anything

U: unicorn themed anything

V:

W: writing prompt books, Wonder Woman

X: Xena

Y:

Z:

Swap likes

POSTCARDS

Of course Disney, haha. Also I really like Egypt and the pyramids, as well as castles! Mermaids are fun, but I appreciate everything that comes into my possession, so I'm truly not picky if these are not things you have right away. If it’s easy access, the above or something awesome from where you’re from, I'll be happy to receive it! Anything quirky or snarky too or anything at all regarding what you see on this page haha.

COLORS

glitter, blue, pink, gray, gold, rose gold, red. Hahahha thats almost all of them 😂

RECEIVING

I only recently discovered the word ephemera! AND I LOVE THEM!! haha. Of course I gravitate toward the vintage themes like older clothing styles, the mannequin thing to hang dresses on, older clocks/keys that kinda thing. I love hand-lettering! Please consider sending a random piece of paper with my name written on it by you lol.

CRAFTS

Pocket letters and flipbooks! Currently learning of new others :), but I have not had any time to make them :(

TINY THINGS

I love little tiny images that resemble stickers or are the size of it.

OTHER

I love to swap pages of stationary or memo sheets! I use them in my journals (don't ask me how many haha). I just like everything in general really :D

Issues/Updates

ON BEING LATE

I WILL sometimes be late more often than I would like, but I do usually fix things by sending more than what was required when I can figure out what is happening lol. I highly appreciate every single person who has been patient, kind, messaging me, and just incredibly sweet when it comes to re-sending or re-doing, or just waiting. You are lovely people that deserve more stickers and more ephemera that you can handle. I've only run into one butt-face on here amongst the millions, so I have been lucky. I don't and will never claim to send every piece of mail out on time. I go out of town so much for work/life, I send from different states/cities, I've had un-expected mail rain ruin my mail and outgoing mail, my mail get sent to 3 different addresses from a move FOUR months ago (still happening) -_-. and I just deal with more than what the average person deals with in a different way. However, I always get things fixed when there is room to :)

MISSING SWAPS

I appreciate so much of your patience to those who message me about missing things. I have no problem at all being bombarded with reminders/messages as I do realize by now some of my things don't get sent out depending on what city/state I've mailed from. Either that, or what normally happens is your name is repeated in our swaps and when I think I've recalled sending to you, it's actually your swap from 3 swaps ago! I didn't realize how many times we end up seeing each other's names get repeated in these swaps so, ah! I'm learning this as we go :).

HOSTING/1 RATINGS

Just as when I host things, I don't see the purpose in banning someone who has 300 swaps and like 3 "1" ratings. I see that some issues took place but I don't neglect the amount of positive swaps the person has. That's ridiculous to me so in my own swaps, I don't ban them for that. Only when someone is really, obviously not sending a multitude of things and are doing nothing to help the situation. There's a huge difference between people who have a great track record with a few nicks versus someone who is an actual flaker or scammer, so please understand that when you see these 1's and 3's.

If you're real nit-picky about ratings, I've got a whole section on them at the bottom lol.

POSTCARD MAILING

When it comes to postcards, I'm always going out of town and mailing from every post office box, hotel, wherever I can reach. Some places, mail is not as reliable as others- as some of you have discovered. So please let me know if you realize you didn't receive mine. 1. I'll send it from somewhere else, haha. 2. Postcards are so simple to mail, there's no reason for me to not send more than one.

I go out of town a lot, as I live in one place and have family in 2 states AND work sends me out of town. So between everything I’m pretty much out of town every month, and many times not by choice and last minute :(. Sometimes my mail is on hold at the post office, other times I have family pick it up for me at the house so I don't lose it. If you don't have ratings from me, please send me a message so I can look into it! I get paranoid about my mail and I know we all are concerned whether people receive ours or not. Please feel free to ask me about them at any time!

12/09/18 I'm back in town :). Trying to play catch up on any mail I have missed, incoming or outgoing. Please message me if you're missing anything from me. Being here is a part of the "good" parts in my life, so please don't feel like you're bothering me when you message!

If you don't see me logged in here for longer than 3 days, please email if you'd like about anything missing. Some of my workplaces I go off to don't allow certain websites and by the time I get back to where I'm staying I'm too tired to even look at anything fun. My emails get checked fairly FAIRLY often and I can check them at work too ;)

11/15- Hello! I'm currently out of town for work. It was such a last minute choice to send me out that I can't even get my crafty things together to lug along with me. Plus with losing my luggage of craft items in the past, I doubt I would like to do that anyway :(.

Ratings of 1!

12/27/18- Newest 1 rating for the mermaid swap- completely my fault! I thought my swap was both receiving and sending to the same person. I received a swap and thought it was from her and saw that I had purchased the same items for them and wanted to re-do my swap. This particular person I actually did NOT receive from (a different 2 folks was sending to me). But of course I'm late with with it by now with trying to re-do it, plus the holidays so there it is lol. I'll be sending it, it's just past the due date

Other 1 rating- Gets explained to hosts in the swaps :)

Swap-bot shows your "1's" but not how many times you have angeled :)

Ratings

marhod5 rated for International Washi Swapping #1 on Jan 16, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool, washi!
shellbee8 rated for International Washi Swapping #1 on Jan 12, 2019
5
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Comment: I loved the washi you sent! I can't imagine the other tapes you have! Thank you!
Kraftylady777 rated for Smile Mail on Jan 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much
AlishaK rated for Sticker Swapping Your Extras on Jan 7, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great stickers. Love the Disney Villians.
montigneyrules rated for Smile Mail on Jan 5, 2019
5
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Comment: Oh My. This is one of the best swaps Ive ever gotten. I love it so much! Even my hubbie who listens to all my swapbot adventures without realllyyy understanding said this one has to get a heart haha.
Soapboxgirl rated for Smile Mail on Jan 5, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies! I loved how you put notes about yourself on my profile. That's so cool! and that you wrote my name and cut it out! I'll use those for sure! WOW!! You made my day! <3
arimails rated for Smile Mail on Jan 4, 2019
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Comment: Wow this really was a great smile mail! I love everything you sent but my favorite part was my profile page that you annotated. It is so nice to see swappers take the time and read through profile to get to know each other. So happy to see you like all things Disney too :) I added you on Instagram as well @arimails
babsohio rated for Smile Mail on Jan 4, 2019
5
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Comment: Love the name cutouts you made. Thanks
LowRain rated for Smile Mail on Jan 2, 2019
5
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Comment: so personalized--I LOVED it. I love the idea of printing out the profile and adding notes to it. Thank you so so much! Happy Swapping!
Doodlefingers101 rated for Smile Mail on Jan 2, 2019
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Comment: Oh my you stuffed it so much. I loved everything You sent me. And you are so funny 🤣 . Thank You
Cupcake436 rated for Smile Mail on Jan 2, 2019
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sunshinesuperman rated for Just Randomness on Dec 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the envie of goodness. All your calligraphy made the swap extra special. I am going to use them in my journaling! Many blessings for a happy and prosperous 2019. Hugs, Mona
CiCiHatter rated for Disney Postcard Swap on Dec 29, 2018
5
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Comment: that is so wild!!....our same traveling adventures....what are the odds??...so you did the college thing at Disney....so cool...I recently watched some vids on YT about college programs at Disney....looked fun for the most part...have a happy new year!!
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Comment: OH MY GOODNESS YES! Totally out there LOL, it's rather hard to look at. Good choice hahaha! Happy New Year Katrina!
RetroChik rated for Surprise Ephemera 4 on Dec 28, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much. Happy New Year!
Response: You're welcome!! It was fun to put together :)
kfaye rated for Mermaid Swap! on Dec 27, 2018
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Response: Hi Kimberly! I sent you 2 messages about this trying to find out if you got it. I know you responded to the first one, but I sent another one in error thinking it was yours I received for my own swap, with the message saying I wanted to re-do yours since we had similar things to send to each other. I assume I messed up and switched people around if you have't gotten it yet; I'll double check that yours wasn't one I had to fix last week :) <3
Fairydollmilk rated for Mail Based On Your Likes #2! on Dec 23, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks. Cute work.
Response: You're welcome! It was fun to make :)
NRGordon rated for Join 9/26, Send PC 9/27-US ONLY on Dec 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card. The little ones are a bit trying sometimes... 4 year-olds often, but at the end of the day, they always leave me with a smile.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for being so patient with me! I absolutely loved trying to figure out what to send you <3
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Comment: Hi Katrina, I just received your card. Thank you for your thoughtfulness! I like A Goofy Movie and Mulan too! I’ve watched them both dozens of times :)
Response: You're welcome! I'm happy you at least got part of your Disney stuff! lol :)
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Comment: You are so nice ..glad to hear from you:) Israa

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Comments

RightNowIDontKnow on Nov 23, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #14

Hello there. How are you? How was your Thanksgiving? Did you get to do any shopping on Black Friday? I hope you have a good night.

Typicalfemale on Nov 19, 2018:

Profile hello #14

Hello

I see your fairly new here. Hope your having fun and enjoying yourself. Have a great day.

Mishi on Nov 19, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #14

Dana78 on Nov 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #7

Hi. How are? I was wondering how you cope with so many things to do! Don't forget to take care of yourself too. Daniella

bluecrayons on Nov 9, 2018:

newbie friendly- profile hello #7 Bluecrayons

i understand your mailing issues, i have had some the same.

Poohtat on Nov 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly Profile Hello #7

ksperline90 on Oct 25, 2018:

Thank you SO much! You are very sweet to send my little girl her own envelope! ❤️

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