Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2020 3:30 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: September 24, 2020
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

Hello. I am Katie I am a maker/crafter. I love learning new skills which is evident by stepping into my craft room. It is filled with supplies to crochet, knit, embroider, paint, bake, sew, glue and more. 😊 My heart is in mixed media such as junk journals and collage and quilting. I can usually be found covered in glue, paint, or fabric threads.

Update: 2020 I became an empty nester last year when my youngest went to college only to have her come home early like most parents and my oldest daughter lives on her own close by. Like many people I have spent a good part of the year at home. I wish I would’ve began swapping at the beginning of quarantine as it would have been more productive lol . I did grow my first garden and it is currently producing very successfully..

I know it has been some time since my last swaps but I can assure future swappers that I have always taken great care with my swaps no matter what type they are. I have an art room bursting and I love making.

I absolutely love swapping happy mail with people around the world. Whether it is a holiday card, a destach package, or kawaii goodies it is exciting to see the mailbox full of positivity.

Favorite Music

My all time favorite group is Mumford and Sons. I fell in love with their music years before they hit it big and continue to listen to their music almost daily.

Other favs include Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, Imagine Dragons... mostly listen to folk music and other random artists no one knows about.

Favorite Movies

Top Ten in no particular order

  • Harry Potter
  • Twilight
  • Goonies
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Shag
  • Lord of the Ring trilogy
  • Martian
  • Star Trek

There are many more as we are a movie family.

I can say that I DO NOT LIKE horror movies. I never have, and I probably never will. I do not generally watch, go to, or buy horror movies. Growing up I did not watch scary movies, and I would even less now that they appear more and more real everyday.

Favorite TV Shows

  • The Walking Dead
  • Criminal Minds
  • Vikings
  • Chopped / Iron Chef
  • Suits
  • Tudors

Crafting, Cooking, and More.

This is the good stuff...

I have an entire room in my house devoted to my crafting. I make everything from scrapbooks to scarves. I love working with paper and making things.

I love making custom scrapbooks, junk journals, drawing, and drawing zentangles.

I am a quilter as well and more recently a mask maker. πŸ™‚

  • I love smash books and junk journals! I love making these and using them!!!

  • If anyone wants to do a private trade for art journals, or ephemera, let me know...

  • MAIL ART ROCKS!!! I love receiving and sending creative mail.


I love to cook and bake! I have always been in love with being in the kitchen. I started cooking at a young age, and never stopped.

I also make candy, and bake.

Christmas time is my favorite time of the year, and I take time every year to make treats and crafts for everyone I know, literally. My girls and I have an annual tradition of baking cookies, and making candies to hand out.

and More

Favorite colors - green, pink, and aqua blue

Snowmen!!! I adore snowmen..

Washi and decorative tape - where was this stuff years ago, it looks good everywhere.

Anything Tim Holtz style - Does not have to be name brand, it's the grungy style that is cool.

I am also able to sew, knit, crochet, and cross stitch.

Postcards - I am open to just about any kind of postcards from artsy to touristy, and in between. If it is a postcards swap, I would prefer they are sent naked in the mail.

Wish List

  • washi/deco tape
  • scrapbook stuff - can be odds and ends
  • rubber stamps - can be ones you don't use anymore or stamped images on paper
  • newspapers/magazines from other countrys
  • coffee/candy/snacks from other countrys
  • currency from other countrys
  • maps/ticket stubs/or other ephemera for collage
  • handmade mini journals/smash book stuff
  • Christmas ornaments/decorations
  • ATC materials

  • I love TEA! ... Earl Grey, Tazo Awake, Oolong - I would love to try your favorite!

  • I love Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, and 7 Gypsies and any vintage and vintage inspired items.

My Children

I have 2 beautiful and talented daughters.

My oldest daughter is 23 and no longer lives at home. My younger daughter is 19 and in college. My daughters kept me very busy when they were at home and now I am learning about myself again.

I also have 3 beloved fur babies - 2 pit bull mixes, Charlie and Stella and a doxiepoo named Ruby. Both of my pit bulls came to me at 4 weeks old as rescues and are like my children along with their pseudo mom the 8 pound doxiepoo. Nothing cuter than seeing a 70 pound dog being scolded by an 8 pounder lol


@maleedawl .. for Newbies - 3 Wishes International Swap -- This was the first swap I did on Swap-Bot.

@kiaurakaylee .. for Children's Swap Package -- Double Whammy - not only did she flake on my daughter, she was the host!

@emcdownald ... for Happy Mail Day is Back

@kittygoth ... for January Monthly Theme - Cold & Snowy

@NurseKelly ... for USA Big Fat Stuffed Envelope #15 .... ANGEL - @WOLFEAGLE

@Maelou .... Decorate a Journal

Ask away..

Send me a message if you have any questions or want to know more about me.


wolfeagle rated for Art Journal Pages-September on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome pages to add to my journal. Love that quote also. ;D
kizzlets rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH September on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Hi kromo! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!! I absolutely loved your two decked out envelopes with washi tapes especially the kawaii one haha, it's a work of art! I managed to not rip or cut these two envelopes because I think it's beautiful lol. Thank you for the variety of items you sent me too from the oversized notecards and postcards and my fave (the variety of kawaii letter sets you sent me). Take care!
Comment: The gnome mummy is so cute! What a great idea! Thanks for the stamped images as wellπŸ€—
MamaD rated for Monster Mania Mail Art Series #5-Frank on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC! Your little "franken-gnome" is ADORABLE!
Comment: Thanks so much, waiting to open on a Halloween movie night! πŸŽƒπŸ¦‡πŸ‘»
Comment: Thank you for all the fun Halloween stuff. Love how you packaged and presented everything. Also, that was a cool witch on the envelope!
Comment: Love the black cat on the card! Thanks bunches. The note pages and stickers are great, too!
Comment: Thanks~
Comment: Happy halloween
krose03 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!
simplyjeannette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #26 on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thank You - I loveee everything. thanks for sharing a piece of your daughter day
Comment: How did the salsa turn out? Homemade salsa is the best! Thank you for the swap!
denisedecker58 rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: ILOVE the little suitcase and all the goodies in it!! This is so much fun to go through and play with!
Comment: That's funny that you got my name for both poetry swaps. I love both of the PCs that you made; they're great. Thanks!!
Dinkyde rated for CPG Blackout Poetry HMPC - US only on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Great job on this PC; thanks!!
Camiliann rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard
kizzlets rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 10, 2020
middleearthtraveller rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely, vintage-y card! Road trips are my fave.
nsciambi rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I love the Super Awesome series!
Response: You’re welcome.

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BlueberryLady on Sep 19, 2020:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group!!!!

BusyB on Sep 15, 2020:

Katie! Thank you so much for all the great goodies in the CPG Random Grabbie Tag! I can always use note cards and postcards. I love the little "Oregon" definition ephemera cut from a dictionary. It will go into my pandemic journal. So many cool things in the envie. Enjoyed going through it all. How are your family and friends in Southern?

BusyB on Sep 10, 2020:

Katie, Thank you for sending my hubby an awesome space postcard for his birthday month! We walked together to the mailbox and I handed him an envelope and said "hmmm this is for you" He was puzzled! Then I handed him two postcards and he figured it out! Lol It made him smile! ❀️ I have been thinking of you and hope your family and friends are safe in Southern Oregon. Hugs, Bonnie

Rainydancer on Aug 25, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

mrsD on Dec 1, 2013:

oooh la la! norman! :D

BusyB on Nov 24, 2013:

Thank you so much for being an angel for the 25 Days of Christmas inchies! Love them all and the snowman greeting! You should have received your swap and angeled inchies from me by now as well. Please remember to rate me. :) My thoughts are with you and your family.

LauraAust on Oct 31, 2013:

I am so sorry about your dad - you and your family are in my thoughts.

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

CourtneyAnne on Sep 10, 2013:

Thank you SO MUCH for the outstanding mail art madness themed envie from the US Tag Aficionados group!

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