Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2021 4:20 pm


Date Joined: July 30, 2020
Last Online: February 25, 2021
Birthday: July 14, 1983
Country: United States

About Me

Hello swappers, I'm Katie! I'm 37 years old and I live in northern Virginia, near Washington D.C. I love all things creative and crafty and I usually spend my free time knitting, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, practicing calligraphy or attempting to draw. I also enjoy long bike rides and walks with my dog. And snail mail of course!

I always read my partners profile and try to send things they will like, even when it's not required. I've discovered that I enjoy sending more than receiving! My goal is to create a beautiful piece of mail that will put a smile on my partner's face. I've received some truly special swaps that the sender has clearly put a lot of thought and effort into and it absolutely makes my day β™₯

If you haven't received a swap from me in a timely manner, please let me know and I will be happy to resend. I will never flake and I always send my swaps on time!! That being said...I understand that life gets in the way sometimes, so if you need a little more time to send just let me know.

I'm open to private swaps and I'm hoping to find a few regular pen pals!

What Makes Me Happy

  • My favorite colors are beige, taupe, and blush pink. I really like soft, muted, dusty colors
  • Brown kraft paper
  • Watercolor
  • Vintage illustrations (plants, animals, scientific type illustrations)
  • Snail mail/air mail/postal themes
  • Floral themes, especially roses
  • Botanicals and houseplants
  • Forest or wilderness themes
  • Birds, especially owls
  • Bears, raccoons, squirrels, squid/octopus, moths
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Mushrooms
  • Fall
  • Christmas
  • Favorite scents: rose, lavender, vanilla, eucalyptus
  • Favorite flavors: rose, vanilla, mint, butterscotch, cinnamon, lemon, pineapple


  • Bright, neon, or primary colors
  • Planner stickers
  • Disney

My Wishlist

If you need ideas for what to send me, these are the things I use most often:

  • Vintage book pages/cut outs
  • Vintage or vintage-style ephemera
  • Vintage postage stamps (used or unused)
  • Handmade paper
  • Pressed flowers
  • Letter sets, note cards, non-touristy postcards
  • Envelopes (mailable size)
  • Memo pads/pages
  • Grid washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Rub-on/print-on stickers
  • Printed tissue paper and napkins
  • Paper doilies (neutral colors)
  • Anything Pepin Press or Rifle Paper Co.
  • Tea--chai, oolong, roobios and herbal teas
  • Anything related to Travelers notebooks. I just started using one and I love it!!

For gift type swaps...I like sheet masks, lip balm and other bath/beauty stuff, soft cover journals, candles, gummi candy, tea, hot chocolate

Favorite Books

Two of my favorites are Good Omens and The Book of Lost Things. But I mostly read non fiction covering all kinds of subjects, from nutrition and food politics to philosophy and supernatural phenomena.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are True Romance, Amadeus, Labyrinth, the Big Lebowski, comedies with Adam Sandler, and any John Wayne or Clint Eastwood western. Also weird and thought provoking movies like 2001 and Donnie Darko.


Comment: Hi Katie, this was truly a happy mail for me! I love all the little things you’ve included for me and the Sammy details you added πŸ˜†πŸ˜†would love to know where you got those handmade petal papers from as I feel like I’m gonna be needing more!
chendaleh rated for Put winter on! 2021 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful stuff and the decorated envelope
Fawnofglory rated for Floral/Nature Themed Swap #5 on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: One of the best swaps I've ever recieved!! Thank you so much!
minajapan rated for Put winter on #2021 on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Hi, Katie. Your swap has arrived. Very elegant swap! I love what you sent me and it was nice to read how you spend the winter. :) Sincerely thank. I hope you have a good week. -Mina :) :) :)
AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 25 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice playing cards. I really appreciate the space-based postage stamps you used on the envelope. A fun swap to receive. Take care.
Kaitlynsansi rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap #1 on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: This was a beautiful package! I loved it so much, thank you!
Comment: Hi Katie, Thank you for the beautiful Valentine's Day card that you sent for this swap. I plan on cutting out the special stamp that was placed on the envelope at theLoveland, Co Post Office. I enjoyed this swap. This is the first time I have ever done it and I have been participating in Swap-bot since 2007. It was a pleasure to have you as a partner for the first time on Swap-bot. I hope we have many more times to swap with one another. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!! Colorado mail in and out of the state has been slow at keeping tasks as well as I am also awaiting a special form of low back surgery to keep my chronic pain at a Level that is tolerable. I am sorry for the delay. Barb B. sleepingrover2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the mushroom goodies πŸ₯Ί
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful book pages I absolutely love the images of flowers that you included.
Response: You're welcome! Those are my favorite 😊
Comment: Happy Valentine's Day :)
Response: Happy Valentine's Day to you too! 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the really adorable and thoughtful care package! Super loved everything, and I hope your Valentines Day is extra amazing!
Response: So glad you liked it! Happy Valentine's Day 😊
Comment: I got my card!! I'm so excited!! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Happy Valentine's Day 😊
WoodlandBanshee rated for YTPC: Doily Pocket + Hearts on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this great little package!
Response: You're welcome 😊
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome 😊
quaisoir rated for Happy Mail: Travel Themed on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Wow Katie! What a wonderful swap! It took like 2 months to reach me but its worth the wait. Love the map themed items. They are all gorgeous - every single item. I love travelling and missed it terribly. Ur lovely swap definitely brightened up my Monday. Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome! So glad it finally arrived safely! Thanks for being in my swap 😊
Ashzaller rated for Traveling Sticker book #23 on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: passed along! thanks for being in my swap
Response: 😊
wyrdfae rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 23 on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you thank you
Response: You're welcome 😊
saellys rated for Themed Envelope #1 Vintage on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: What a treat to get your beautiful envelope on my birthday! I will put all of the ephemera to good use. Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome 😊
Comment: Hi Katie! Such a treat to receive your letter. Thank you so much. The mail has been so slow this January so receiving your letter really brightened my day. I will reply soon! All the best! Cathy/Writercat
Response: You're welcome! Looking forward to hearing from you 😊
bluerose3 rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice variety of items. It all will be quite useful :)
Response: You're welcome 😊

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Poohtat on Jan 2, 2021:

Thank you for my LSRUS Dec wish for a napkin and teas. The teas sound yummy!

Honeyloveart on Dec 30, 2020:

Katie thank you so so so much for the surprise travel themes envelope- I love EVERYTHING you sent and really appreciate the thought! Happy new year!!!

Swan on Dec 24, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas surprise for my LSRUS December wishlist that arrived today, just in time for Christmas! Alphabet stickers are always great.

CariahCreates on Dec 10, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely wish from my November LSRUS wishlist. I love getting Christmas cards and I do love that brand of face mask!

takehimaway on Dec 8, 2020:

Andddddd now we both left.

takehimaway on Dec 8, 2020:

Are you in the mood for a private swap? We signed up for one of the same ones, but I swapped with alllllll the other people in it in the last two weeks already, except you.

eshasketch on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the amazing November wish from LSRUS! I absolutely adore all the vintage ephemera you’ve sent! ❀️

kromo on Nov 21, 2020:

Omg! Thank you so much for the steampunk envie of goodies for LSRUS wishes. I can’t wait to use all of it. I love it ❀️

PrincessP on Oct 23, 2020:

Thank you SO much for one of the sweetest happy mails I have ever received, I adore everything you chose for me x ~Lovely Swappers R-Us: October Wishlist~

pinklilly on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Sept wishes you sent me, you are so generous!! I love the flowers, Tim Holtz and envelopes!! So kind of you to surprise me!! Have a great day!!

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