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Date Joined: October 30, 2020
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: January 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, my name is Katie. I live in Michigan. I have been a long time crafter and discovered junk journaling & bullet journaling durring the shut down. It has been a great way to use up my long ignored scrap-booking stash and helps me relax after work. I enjoy finding creative ways to upcycle old books and non traditional crafting items. And bullet journaling helps keep me organized and on track with my goals while giving me a chance to draw and doodle. Recently I have been trying some watercolor painting and gel plate printing as well. My other hobbies include weaving, cooking, gardening, and yoga. I especially like cooking healthy meals from the vegitables that I grow.

I also enjoy traveling, but don't get to do it very often. I hoped to go to Colorado for a yoga retreat. I hope to eventually visit every state in the US. I enjoy visiting National parks when I travel. I spent a semester after college studing art and French in Paris, but I still don't speak French. It is still a skill I would love to learn.

I joined this forum as a way to connect with other crafters and swap some happy mail. I'm not interested in swapping tea or food. I am loving reading peoples profiles and trying to find or create things that I think they will like. I also enjoy working the contents and envelopes from swaps I recieved into my junk journal. A nicley decorated envelope often makes it into the signatures of my journals.

There are a few swaps that I have sent but have not been rated. I understand that stuff happens. Things get lost, people get busy. If you did not receive my swap, please let me know, I am always happy to resend.

Things I like

Flowers and botanicals




Bees (save the bees)



Hermit crabs


Tropical fish


Tree frogs

Art Nouveau

Mid century modern


Die cuts




Thriftng and Garage sales

Black and white old photos

hand made paper


Days of the week stickers for bullet journaling




Wild animals



Earthy and/or muted pastel color palettes

Purples, pinks, blues, greens, beige, Brown's, off white, grey

I am trying to build my stash of lace and ribbons or other unique and vintage looking fiber bits. I am starting to get comfortable adding them into my paper collage.

Favorite Television

I tend to watch a lot of nature or cooking shows. I don't really watch any new series, I used to love Project Runway and What not to wear. Now I watch a lot of YouTube. Some of my favorite channels are CHACHA NOTE asmr, Gaile Agostinelli, 49Dragonflies, Luise Heinzl, Good Eatings, Mic the Vegan, Plant Based Bride, Pick up Limes, Shayda Campbell, Tiny Acorn, Wheezywaiter, Yoga with Adrienne.

I guess that just shows that I like to learn new thing about my interests.

Current projects

My current junk journals are a vintage floral and botanical themed gratitude journal and a "Into the forest themed art journal, where I am exploring more mixed media. I'm still attempting to finish reading The Quantum and the Lotus. For work I'm reading Extreeme Ownership and when I finish, I will take a break with a cozy mystery.

JJJ-Let's Make a Junk Journal

Cottage Garden Theme - it's cottagecore garden, flowers and herbs, I might even sneak in the occational vegitable plant if it looks good in the garden design. In garden planning there is a theory to put the things you would use in your home, planted closest to your house. So your herb garden just outside your kitchen. In my dreams I have culinary and medicinal herbs and flowers just outside my kitchen so I can pick them and bring them in to brighten my food and my decor. Butterflies, bees, humming birds, and rabbits would be frequent visitors.


Kitty2cats rated for USA URCF Recycle a Postage Stamp on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: Hi Katie, Thank you so much for the 2 really cute crafts you made me for the postage stamp swap❤️ A nature theme with florals and butterflies is always a favorite. I like how you layered the elements. Very fun!
Comment: Your note was so nice! And your add-ins were very thoughtful. Thank you ☺️
Comment: I love this pocket and the tuck-ins! The paper you used is very pretty and will go great in the butterfly journal! Love your envelope too! Thank you so much for the swap!
Comment: Hi Katie. Thank you so much for a very lovely swap. I love the tag, fits nicely with the theme.
Jillemina rated for USA-URCF Recycle Craft on Feb 16, 2023
Comment: Love! Thank you so much for the great tags and I adored reading your letter. Thanks for bringing some sunshine to my day.
Comment: ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Thank you very much for the beautiful and artsy envelopes! So talented you are. Love the added items (whale stickers!) Thank you for reading my profile - cat postcards I do not keep, but this envie will go to a cat lover!
Response: I had so much fun making this and was so happy with how this project came out! I'm glad it got there and you enjoyed it.
ericabella rated for would your rather pc 2 usa on Feb 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cool bird postcard! Happy swapping!
chimerix rated for CPG Just a Note + Tuck In #21 - US on Feb 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the St. George & the Dragon magazine image. I will put it in my dragon journal! And thanks for the octopus stickers and die cuts. Aloha
Comment: The junk journal arrived today and I'm blown away by your artistic flair! I absolutely love the cover with the scarf! I also love the painted bits so much and the tuck ins sections. You gave me a lot of ideas. Thank you so very much for this thoughtful journal. Very pleased! ❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚
Chickaree rated for CPG Collaged Envie + Ephemera - US on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautifully decorated envelope :-) I love the New York State grapes! Where in the world did you find that? Pretty cool! Also, thank you very much for all of the items that were in the envelope. The pretty papers especially a hand-painted one. I love all the stamped images and the stickers.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. The grapes I cannot take credit for, it came to me in a swap and it was beautiful. It was just waiting for me to find the perfect project to include it on..
suepier rated for TELL ME #8 on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your favorite shows with me.
Comment: Oh my god! This mail was so georgeous! Thank you so very very much for all the great stuff! Merry X-Mas to you and your loved ones! Best wishes! Alexandra
TryshaH81 rated for CPG Just a Note #17 - US on Dec 10, 2022
Comment: Hope you have a joyous holiday!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Ty so much
squince rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #109 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #109 on Nov 12, 2022
Comment: Ooo, I love the postcard that you sent for this swap! I too wonder who lives in the apartment highlighted in the picture! It looks like the building is sitting on the bank of perhaps an ocean and I could imagine sitting on the balcony feeling the ocean breeze caressing my skin as I relax in the sun!
myancey rated for TELL ME #8 on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: Katie thanks I love roadrunner and loved fraggle rock
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package :)
Comment: Thank you so so much for the lovely things you sent! I love it all! Thanks, also, for letting me know about my links. They're fixed! Blessings and Shalom!

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simcoe54 on Jul 8, 2021:

Vintage Ephemera -- Thanks for the amazing package of vintage ephemera. Loved going through it and the postcards are a welcome addition to my collection.

user6937 on Jul 5, 2021:

Your wonderful assortment of vintage ephemera has arrived - the TV guide alone will keep me busy for hours, and I was wondering what car I'd use for a swap I've joined! Love the pennies, too - thanks for wanting to share this bounty of miscellanies❣️

lovesreward on Jul 3, 2021:

Thank you for the amazing RAK of vintage ephemera from your uncle - so many treasures in this envelope for sure. The Steve Allen TV guide, the postcards, the pennies, the map (wow, that's an old one!) - wow, thank you thank you, you made my day! :)

supersquirrel on Jun 29, 2021:

Oh Katie - I'm having so much fun with your vintage ephemera RAK. A Dinah Shore TV Guide??? I'm dating myself but this sure brings back memories!! I can't believe your Uncle saved all this wonderful ephemera and thank you so much for sharing these treasures. Thank you for your two cents too!!

browneyedmurmur on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely and generous box of yarn! I can’t wait to throw some on the needles and knit!

Lubado on Nov 23, 2020:

Hi Katie :) If you ever want to swap ATCs in a private swap just send me a PM. I can set up a trade for any date we want and choose ourselves a theme or just make the best we can.

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