Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 1:19 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: November 23, 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.

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 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.

With all the weirdness of the USPS it seems every post office is different about pricing, what mine says goes yours might say it needed that extra 15 cents. If for any reason my swap shows up needing postage, please let me know and I will make it right. I prefer using stamps over printouts when possible and may add it up wrong or something... whatever just message me and know I am truly sorry !

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
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Shag
  • Lord of the Ring trilogy
  • Ready Player One - the book was better, but the movie is amazing as well
  • Martian - book better on this one too ❤️
  • 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
  • Game of Thrones
  • Handmaid’s Tale
  • Vikings
  • Chopped / Iron Chef / GBBO
  • Below Deck - all of them - I know it’s trashy but I love it. Lol
  • Tudors

At the beginning of all this craziness I added Boomerang to our streaming lineup and it did not disappoint. There is nothing like turning off the news and watching your favorite childhood cartoons. Check it out!!! Smurfs, Jetsons, Scooby (original and new), etc. I highly recommend for downtime or all the time lately 🤣

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. 🙂

  • 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.


Comment: I'm waiting 'til the day after Thanksgiving to open my Christmas cards..............The outside envie makes me so happy--I love all of the ornaments. Thanks bunches!
Comment: Thank you can't wait till x-mas
Comment: Merry Christmas
TamiHope rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #8 on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Wow Katie!! What a beautiful card and envelope! I love the Christmas tree card, and your envelope is fantastic. So fun! I love all the goodies you included too. Thanks so much for such a wonderful swap. Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: What a cute card and I loved your message. Sounds like you have awesome taste in music ;) I hope you enjoy your holiday season to the fullest! :):):) Ack! Edited to add how COOL your envelope decoration was. I admired it for a long time before I even opened it. Very beautiful! It made me feel like I was about to jump into a pile of leaves. Thanks for a special swap :)
Comment: Thanks for the festive envelope the goodies inside!
Comment: Nice card...loved the tuck-ins...and enjoyed reading your note. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the card and the notecards. Have a nice Thanksgiving.
pascoek rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: thank you so much for the beautiful card and gifts! I absolutely loved the envelope!
vlhafer54 rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card - love the way you decorated the envelope. I was raised on Star Trek and am still a big fan. My husband, who's a bit younger, is a Star Wars fanatic. Happy Swapping!
NaitomeaMinx rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: The envelope is gorgeous, I'm saving the card for December thank you! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Loved the card. Thanks for the goodies
pinklilly rated for CPG Thanksgiving Card - US Only on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the card, postcard and washi samples!! Love how you decorated your envelope!!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and the info on Santa.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope!! Soon the second part of this fun swap will start! Have fun!
Comment: A lovely envelope - I look forward to opening it next month! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. Merry Christmas 🎄
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the beautiful and festive Christmas envelope! I look forward to opening it! It looks like someone found it somewhere on it's route, there was writing on the back, so glad it made it here!
Response: That did take awhile to get there. Glad someone found it and got it to you. Thank you for rating and the heart. Merry Christmas 🎄
Comment: Thank you very much and thanks for participating in this swap series! Merry Christmas!!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. I had fun with this series. Merry Christmas 🎄
AngelOH73 rated for HMH: Halloween card on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card and the washi tape samples. Love the decorated envelope. I've put anything and everything on my profile. Lol. I want you all to know me 😁Welcome back to swap-bot. I know I missed it.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. I’m happy you liked the card and tape.

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Autist on Nov 23, 2020:

Thank you for the WW mask! I will utilize it for sure! Thank you for thinking of me. 💜 Evan

grammypammy on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for the pretty face mask! I love the color!

Hugs, Pam

area51ufo1 on Nov 11, 2020:

Thank yiu so much for your Nov LSRUS wish. Love the letter set,card and sweet note. I leave Halloween up because it’s my favorite holiday . I will put up Christmas soon though.

katierose on Nov 9, 2020:

Thank you for the LSRUS November wishes!! I can never have enough vintage papers and new teas to try ❤

DixieDiane on Nov 6, 2020:


DixieDiane on Nov 4, 2020:

Thank you for my bday envelope. Great knowing we are bday twins

DixieDiane on Nov 4, 2020:
OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2020:

Wowee thank you for an awesome Random Grabbie from tag at CPG!! Love it all - the clothespin and tags are especially nice!! Many thanks!

kizzlets on Oct 3, 2020:

OH MY GOSH!!!! Thank you for the fun filled kawaii envelope for the Happy All Month September swap. It caught me surprised lol. I loved the Sentimental Circus letter sets, thank you so so much!!!

BlueberryLady on Sep 19, 2020:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group!!!!

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