Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2019 2:29 am


Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: July 9, 2019
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me


UPDATE: I am back to doing what I truly think I'm called to do, being a nanny. (well as of today 1-4-2019, I'm looking for a new nanny position)

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy working with different media. I like to find ways to recycle interesting items I find/receive. I love to scrapbook! Then I came across ATCs. I thought this would be a great opportunity to use my scrapbook techniques on a smaller scale. I am always looking for new ways to express my creativity. I've done cross stitch. I'm interested in learning the art of stamping and quilling. I'm getting into drawing now too.(mostly trying the human figure, face, etc., but want to get into landscapes), want to try crochet too (have instructions but haven't tried it yet) I've discovered Zentangle and am totally enjoying it! It's relaxing and a good creative outlet. Newest discovery is AT Coins...I've been out of the crafting realm for awhile. Also discovering art journaling/smash books and altered books (LorriMarie Jenkins style)

Favorite Books

LOVE to read! The only thing I don't really read are westerns and not much heady romantic novels (like Harlequin romance) or graphic novels

Favorite Movies

Adventure, Psychological thrillers, suspense, comedies, dramas, romance, etc. Love to see a good movie! some examples: Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga, Lord of the Rings, The Mirror has Two Faces, Pirates of the Carribean...

Favorite Television

Shows I used to watch: Supernatural, Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order: SVU, Without a Trace, Lost, Heroes, Friends, X-Files, Angel, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Firefly, Castle ('course I just love that Nathan Fillion!), Once Upon a Time. Shows I currently watch or will get back into: Elementary, The Rookie, God Friended Me, and Blue Bloods.

Favorite Music

Although I would define my tastes as eclectic, I'm an 80's girl so almost anything from this era! My favorite is Bon Jovi. I don't care for heavy, violent/graphic rap! I like some "country". I've been getting into some Christian Rock lately-especially Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Lauren Daigle. I like uplifting music... Almost totally listen to Christian Contemporary now.

Passionate about

Dolphins, scrapbooking, Ireland/Irish heritage; being with family/friends, love stationary/office supplies, pens, pencils, markers


photography, lilies (Stargazers, mostly), anything Celtic/Irish, hearts, did I mention dolphins! & ocean/sea life, dogs (smaller breeds mostly, but love Huskies); going to garage sales/thrift stores and finding treasures to create with; purple (any shade) is my favorite color, then red, dark or "hot" pink, blue, green; bookmarks, postcards, stamps, butterflies


any violent/sexually graphic items; the color orange (except as pertaining to fall); anything depicting prejudices (unless it's to prove a point artistically)

Items I'm looking for

any embellishments, pretty/cool papers, ideas/instructions on stamping & quilling or different techniques on making background papers, ribbons, stickers (esp. vellum and epoxy), lace, rub-ons, jewels/beads, eyelet brads, brads, vintage anything, ephemera, miniature anything (envies, game pieces, etc.), punched shapes-flowers, hearts, circles, scalloped circles, butterflies, etc.; washi tape


Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #23 (USA) on Jul 1, 2019
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Speedy Found Image #3 on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks bunches! Love 'em both!!! Great theme!! xx G
Response: So glad you enjoy them. You're very welcome!
Comment: Kathy! Your ATC is wonderful. It's one of the nicest ones I've received while I've been on SwapBot! I love that you told me where the shells and sand are from, and how amazing you made it before you knew who your partner was and yet you made the perfect one for me! So lovely you were able to go to Ireland. I would love to go. Thank you so much! 🌻☘️
Response: You are very welcome. My pleasure in making it and being your swap partner. So glad you enjoy it! 😄 Ireland is a beautiful country and the people are so friendly. I'd love to go back some day.
sharmison33 rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 19, 2019
amlwin19 rated for 3x5 ocean themed skinny card on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: So cute. I love the penguins. Thank you for my card.
Response: I'm so glad you like it 😊 You're welcome.
tam2016 rated for Just Randomness Giveaway on May 30, 2019
rklemons rated for ATC THESE #3: DUCT/DUCK TAPE on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC...I loved the beaded "bookmark" accent!
purple24 rated for ATC Cleanout #20 (USA) on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the ATC’s. I absolutely love the letter you wrote. So nice to hear of people who have the same interests and passions as me. God bless you too.
Tverne05 rated for Make a Card from an ATC #2 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks Kathy! Craftykathy1 certainly does suite you. LOL. I love the card you make from the ATC coin. It is lovely! You tied everything together. Thanks so much for the tags. Thanks for sharing about your wedding and the butterfly reference.
aurelas rated for USA Recycle Those Christmas Cards! on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Your ATC is just gorgeous, and what a wonderful message! Thank you for the playing cards--it' funny that they're both 9s because 9 is "my" number. And ocelots are one of my favourite animals! It's like you could read my mind! I think the artist trading coin idea is an interesting one but I could never use that adorable cat POG for that--it's going to go in my smashbook or become a magnet! Thank you so much, and I hope you have a lovely 2019 :D
Response: I'm so glad you enjoy everything. I'm happy to know that things I chose were your favorites. God works in wonderful ways! I hope the POG works out well as a magnet or for your smashbook. Is that like a Wreck this Journal type thing? It was wonderful creating for you! Take care.
CbFlynn rated for What's In a Name ATC Swap #1 on May 8, 2013
Comment: Received the package, thanks for all the effort you put into the ATC
Response: Thanks so much for your understanding with my injury. Don't be surprised if you get a little something in the future though. You're welcome! :)
roaddummy rated for Zentangle on Mar 22, 2013
Comment: I found it today!! Sent you a message. I apologize. I love it and will put it with the rest of my collection!!!! I feel bad that I misplaced, but I can be a little scattered sometimes!!!
ZzMonstruozZ rated for Six Word Memoirs - ATC #5 on Mar 14, 2013
Comment: Hi Kathy! ^_^ Thank you soo-o much for your beautiful ATC. I have really enjoyed it!
Response: I am so pleased you liked it!Blessing to you! <3
beckyluvsnkotb rated for Twilight Time - USA Only on Feb 28, 2013
Comment: Got it today, the charm fell off in transit :( Good idea using a playing card, never thought of that before.
Response: Sorry that the charm came off :( Hope you were able to get it back on. Yeah, I like to recycle whenever/wherever I can.
kgeslab rated for Zentangle on Feb 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you. Your work is wonderful and I've gotten some really good new ideas and patterns to try.
Response: I'm so glad to hear that. That's what I always hope for in doing Zentangle swaps, to get new ideas.
primrose rated for Scavenger Hunt ATC # 5 on Feb 15, 2013
Comment: Very cool card. Took me a while to find the moon!
Response: Glad you liked it. My inpiration was the I spy books!
ValerieM rated for Zentangle Journal Series: #1 on Jul 5, 2012
Comment: Amazing journal, love the tangles
pandakitty rated for Sea Creatures # 5: Whales on May 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. You did a great job
Artstamper rated for Zentangle Z ATC on Apr 23, 2012
Comment: Great Z . Thank you.
babynavyblue rated for Zentangle Y ATC on Apr 18, 2012
Comment: The zentagle is a little too simple but nice.

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Nandin on Apr 19, 2011:

Please consider joining the swap I'm hosting "For the Love of Zen- Handmade Zentangle Postcards". http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/88715 I'm desperate to find another person who zentangles to make it an even swap! Thanks for considering!

Simone on Sep 12, 2009:

Join Uplifting Prayer


DecoPalace on Jun 27, 2009:

I have a swap that is about to end soon on paper quilling. I did a search here on Swap Bot and your profile came up. I hope to see you in the swap which can be found on this link.. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/33277

Have a wonderful weekend.

katrinainaz on Dec 8, 2008:

thank you for the card. i love the weaving you did. It's soo pretty. I would leave a heart but I don't have that in my key board. hehehehe Katrina in AZ

sewcrazy on Oct 6, 2008:

I wanted to thank you again for the lovely Four Seasons ATCs. I don't rate my partners on when I receive the swap, so being late didn't influence one way or the other. I love the cards, you did a fantastic job and again, thanks for everything.

Ang73 on Aug 24, 2008:

Thank you for joining my QuickFix Inchies swap.Enjoy!

Josietai on Jul 27, 2008:

Thanks for joining Four Seasons ATC!


Have fun!


ladydy5 on Jun 15, 2008:

Welcome to ABC swap. Maybe those camp kids can join in and you will have the whole alphabet done. Thanks for joining

raven on Jun 15, 2008:

Welcome to Swap-Bot and Thank you for joining my Newspaper ATC swap..I hope you have fun ...


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