Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2022 4:25 am


Date Joined: February 3, 2013
Last Online: April 2, 2022
Birthday: August 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Just a note on the 3 that I received. Please do not associate the 3 with being a bad swapper. The recipient of a swap I sent out did not like what I sent and claimed that it did not meet the swap requirements. The coordinator and many other people in the forums supported me and what I sent. I am not angry, disappointed yes, because this will effect the swaps I can participate in. But, I can't change it. So, as someone suggested, I wear this 3 with pride.

I have been on this site for over a year now! And am really enjoying myself. I am so humbled by the items people have sent me! What beautiful artwork and embellishments I have received! Wow!

If we have swapped before... THANK YOU for all of the beautiful things!

I am a mother of three "adult" children, 22, 20 & 18 and married to a wonderful man going on 25 years this September! We live in a suburban area with our two bunnies, and a shy cat. We have a lot of fun together.

I go by the full name Kathleen. so many people like to shorten it to Kathy, but that just isn't me! So, I love to be called Kathleen... some call me Rose for my user name too and that's ok too... thanks!

I do upcycled art and I especially like to work with paper and glass.

Can't wait to start swapping!

Something I've learned while swapping Please include some kind of small note with your swap. It makes the swap so much more special!! Thanks!

Favorite Crafts

So I am an upcycle artist... which means I love to take old stuff, and I mean stuff and create cool stuff with it! Paper is my favorite kind of stuff, I collect old books, stickers, labels, ephemera if you will, postcards of people and cartoons, old photos, vintage classroom handouts and worksheets/books, board game pieces and cards. ModPodge is my best friend!

I shop the Thrift stores looking for cut glass and colored glass... so much fun! Check out my Flickr to see what I've done.

Favorite Books

I love mysteries. I always start an author and read through their entire series before I go onto the next. I get into the groove of the author's style and feel like I'm more involved in the stories by being so familiar with the characters, settings or just the author's style of writing. I just finished MC Beaton's series with Hamish McBeth. I have also read Lee Child with Jack Reacher (no I don't want to see the movie), John Grisham, and Mary Higgins Clark. I'm onto Laura Childs new Cackleberry Cafe series.. I've read all her other series... I've seen the swaps for these books I'd like to get in on one! I have discovered Tony Hillerman! Needless to say I love my local library.. I have met some fantastic people who work there and also it's a great place to get hold of discarded books for my crafts!

Favorite Television

Ok, You're going to laugh.... I love all the ghost stuff on tv. Ghost Hunters would be my favorite, then Destination Truth, Dead Files, Paranormal Witness, Ghost Mine and of course Supernatural. Anything about the paranormal either fictional or "real".
Things on the National Geographic Channel and History Channel too... We no longer have extended cable, so I am resorting to Netflix and Hulu... I have become a "binge" watcher! I just binged on 'Lost'... loved it!! Finished Haven and am now two episodes away from finishing 'Once Upon A Time' 3rd season... I'm stalling to make it last longer. And yes... I am hooked on 'The Walking Dead'... who knew! I have to wait for season 4 to get to Netflix! Loved 4400... such a shame they cancelled it...

Favorite Music

Wow... I love lots of music. My daughter listens to Pandora so she plays some great Indie music... love it! I have discovered Raggaeton! Los Lonely Boys, Rihanna, Bob Marley, The Doors, Willie Nelson, ELVIS!, Train, Usher, Santana, Maroon 5, Stevie Nicks, Beatles, .... everyone has sung something that I like...

Favorite Movies

I really like the Hallmark Channel movies... yes, chic flicks. Yes, I do drag my husband to them at the theatre... but also the scary ones too! Just NO slash and gore! I love... Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Harold and Maude, Bourne Identity with Matt Damon, Secondhand Lions (too cute!), Hello Dolly, Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Nanny McPhee, The ghost and Mrs. Muir, Miss Marple Emma, Pride and Prejudice.......

If you've read this far...

If you are reading my profile to find out more about me, take a look at the swaps I have hosted. I think the swaps I have created say a lot about me! I love to explore new ways of doing things and I can't resist making something new out of something that would be discarded!
Candy wrappers, plastic milk jugs, Sunday comics, party napkins, etc. It's just too much fun! So, thanks for reading all the way down here! Happy Swapping!


Senia rated for Itty-bitty book on Aug 14, 2015
Comment: This was beautiful. I love the nice colors and the pink paper. Simply lovely
Sylvia4647 rated for Bi-fold ATC on Jul 29, 2015
Comment: I loved your unique way of making a mailing envelope. Loved the Janis Joplin stamp as well. She, too, was quite unique!!! The closing of your bi-fold atc was extra special. You have a great imagination. Yes . . . "Sylvia's Mother" is a catchy tune!! I look forward to meeting you at the mailbox again sometime soon!!!!
Artsynerdgirl rated for Blind Contour with color on Jul 10, 2015
Comment: Love it! thanks for joining and giving it a whirl. :) It is a fun technique. BTW, you have wonderful handwriting!
Response: Aww...shux! Thanks so much! Can't wait to do another of your swaps!
MsKuky rated for USAPC: Ballpoint Pen Hand Drawn ATC on Jun 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you Kathleen for my ATC's, loved the B&W, you do wonderful work. Have a wonderful month of June.
Response: I am so glad you like them! I am hoping that the first one will eventually make it to you! Thanks fire the great rating! ♡♡♡
Comment: Thank you!
CalyD rated for Five Elements - Wood on Apr 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you. That was a very cool use of the subject matter. Happy Swapping to you!
jannieb rated for Holy Cow! ATC USA on Apr 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
Margo rated for ATC, offbeat/unusual, USA only on Mar 31, 2015
Comment: YOU ARE SUCH AN ARTIST! I don't know if you usually work in 3 dimensional items, but this is good! I'm a 2 dimensional... I struggle with 3D... Please make more... and if we need to, private swap. DEFINITELY!
Response: Thanks Margo! What sweet things to say! You're definitely a motivator! Welcome to Swap bot! I hope you have as much fun as I have! I'll keep trying in 3D! Thanks for the rating!! :)
tlemon4 rated for Bottle Cap collection 2: Birds on Mar 25, 2015
Comment: Thank you for a great swap!! Sorry about rating late Tammy
Response: Thanks for the heart!!! Glad you liked the swap!
MomOfPoms rated for Lyrical ATC **US ONLY** **EDITED** on Mar 25, 2015
Comment: great artistic work on this. loved the way the colors blended and the abstract drawing. thank you!
Response: Thank you for your comments!
bookley rated for Lyrical ATC **US ONLY** **EDITED** on Mar 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you so very much
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: You are welcome!!
Comment: Thanks for hosting a fun swap! beautiful work :)
Response: Thank you! Thanks for joining!!
goodjessie rated for Bottle Cap collection 2: Birds on Mar 12, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for joining!
BeeCuteDesigns rated for Rain Related ATC on Feb 21, 2015
Comment: WOW! That is one beautiful ATC card. Thank you so much. I am really impressed with the detail and the color and the texture! It's so neat. :D
Response: Thank you for the rating!!!! :)
jesslynne rated for Handmade Christmas Card Swap on Dec 9, 2014
Comment: Gorgeous card! I love the rose colored glitter paper and the pretty reflective snowflakes! Thank you for sending! I will definitely be putting it to use! <3
Response: Thank you!
Comment: I couldn't help myself! I peeked and I love the bird!!! Saving the wrapped ones for Christmas morning!
Response: LOL!!!! Yay!! You got it! I saw that and after reading your profile I couldn't help myself! I HAD to get it for you!! Merry Christmas!
WendyTVee rated for Street Art ATC on Nov 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Street Art ..This was a fun swap. I loved the vivid colors you used.
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for joining the swap! Hope you have a very wonderful Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!!
Response: Thanks for the heart!! :)

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ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 13, 2016:

Knock, knock!
I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have a AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.
Come join in on the fun!
Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

Artsynerdgirl on Jul 10, 2015:

I was going through the blind contour swap to send reminders to send their pieces and was about to "remind" you when I realized I had just rated you for the swap. lol Make sure to mark it sent so I don't try to "remind you again". Thanks for my cool angel!

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 24, 2015:

Thank you so much for the cool address labels, What a nice surprise! 😊 Laura

bjmonroe on Feb 20, 2015:

Good morning

myshoesdontmatch on Feb 3, 2015:

Happy Swap-Bot anniversary!!

Hart on Sep 8, 2014:

Thank you for the note you left on my own ( a little too empty) profile. Yours is very personnal and I really enjoyed reading it!

barbieloufromKY on Aug 10, 2014:

Happy Birthday from the USAPC group!!

LauraAust on Mar 17, 2014:

Sherri9 on Mar 16, 2014:

Just checking to see if my Happy Spring Envelope arrived. Glad to see Cameron is home!

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