Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2024 11:08 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2021
Last Online: July 23, 2024
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States

About Me

Hi. I am Kristen and in my 40s from the Boston area. I've had penpals my whole life and am getting back into paper crafting after several years away.

I am currently traveling and using a virtual mailbox. I will rate all swaps, but it may just take a little longer.

Please don't send religious things.

Favorite Books

To Kill a Mockingbird, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, The House of the Spirits, Rebecca, The Dutch House, Just Mercy. I love fiction and non fiction.

Favorite Television

I've recently watched Good Girls, Parenthood, Ozark, Breaking Bad, Schitts Creek, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Love is Blind (don't judge), Better Call Saul, and Imposters.

All time fave is Parks and Recreation.

Favorite Crafts

Paper things. I like scraps and washi tape and glue and staples. I hope to start a collage/gluebook soon. I like to fiddle around with zines. Just started working on ATCs. I am so in awe of people's creativity with them.


I love washi tape, stickers, stationery, notecards, ephemera, postcards, etc.

Other loves: coffee, coffee shops, travel, friends, getting lost and finding my way, pandas, sunshine, daisies, libraries, meeting new people, connecting people, inspirational quotes, zines, the color purple, mermaid colors and themes, collaging, writing letters, plants, postage stamps, etc etc

Dislike: Goth stuff, sci-fi, paranormal stuff, the color orange, bananas, religious things, vintage things


PLEASE message me if you haven't received a swap from me! I take a pic of all the mail going out for the day. I know the mail is slow lately, so I do ask for patience.

I RATE ALL SWAPS! And I hope you do as well. I rate them as I open the envelope or read the postcard. I give swappers the benefit of the doubt and will give about a month after mail date before I reach out about missing a swap.

I am currently using a virtual mailbox for my swaps. The swap will go to this address and then I will have it forwarded to my address of where I currently am. Please keep this in mind when you are looking to see if I received your swap. It may take an extra week or so!


Traveling is my favorite thing to do. I seriously want to go everywhere!

Avid traveler - both domestic and international. My bucket list is to visit all 7 continents and all 50 states. I have 2 continents left (Africa and Antarctica) and just Alaska for the states. I'll get there someday!

Playing Cards

I just recently started getting into trading playing cards. I just completed my second frankendeck. so fun! i love all cards but especially the ones with animals or from specific cities or countries.


I am okay with any postcard you wish to send as long as it fits the swap guidelines. If you want to send something I would especially like, then pandas, flowers, mountains, and waterfalls are my favorites. I am not really into the vintage postcards so will usually send those on when I receive them as extras in a swap.


Comment: Thank you for the piece of happy mail. It made my day to receive this gem. Great to hear that you didn't see any bears. While they might look cuddle from a far, definitely not a creature to have an encounter with. Take care and keep on swapping...
mamajoy rated for PCS: 9s - All Suits on Jul 20, 2024
Comment: Hey, Kristen. Guess what I got yesterday in the mail (postmarked May 30th). Yep, this swap. What the what? Raise the price of postage again! Anyway, thanks for the great cards. Love D,C. and Atlanta cards. Worth waiting for. Joy
Response: FINALLY!! Glad they finally arrived!
Christine6035 rated for PCS: As - All Suits on Jul 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the aces and all the extras!
basykes rated for CPG: ABCs of Me #14 🇺🇸 on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the lists
marclively rated for PCS: Qs - All Suits on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Many thanks!! Marc
minniepic rated for PCS: 10s - All Suits on Jul 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful playing cards and extra playing cards ❤️❤️❤️
mamajoy rated for PCS: Ks - All Suits on Jul 2, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards. Every one is a winner.
marinda rated for WIYM: NAKED FLOWER POSTCARD #2 on Jun 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty flowers!
Comment: Hi Kristen! I just love the cards you chose for me. I'm very partial to bears and that donut card made me drool! Thanks so much for great choices and the little extra special goodies you sent.
Stampalia rated for PH: 4 Postcards in June #2 on Jun 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for four great postcards and an extra too. My favorite is the W. E. B.Dubois quote.
kssunlover1947 rated for PCS: Js - All Suits on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great cards and sheet of stickers.
Lolle rated for AAHMPC: Stickers Slap PC- May on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pc. I really like the frog stickers and the manatee stamp. I live on the south island (maybe you visited little Nelson). Happy swapping from NZ, Carola
Dustzappa rated for CPG-This or That Postcard #7-US on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: I received your card today. Thank you so much.
Comment: TY for my postcard! I love the image! Sounds like a beautiful trip.
Comment: Thank you. I'm a mountain gal, not beaches.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Blind/Naked Postcard on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Great pc. Thanks
Comment: I had never heard of a Porchfest. What a lovely idea! Thanks for the postcard!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG:ABCs of Me #12 🇺🇸 on Jun 9, 2024
Comment: Great answers! Thanks for a fun swap!! I too love Everything Bagels:)
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #262 on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Thanks Kristen!

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Whippet on Jun 23, 2023:

Thank you Kristen for surprise "Happy Halloween" postcard you sent to me for CPG June wish. Yes, I love Halloween too, & have bin full of cards, arts, crafts for Halloween I'm saving to work on starting in August. Yes, it may feel weird to send anything Halloween thru the mail out of season. Its OK. I enjoy the distraction of Halloween. Hope you enjoy a Happy Summer! - Kathy

simcoe54 on Aug 5, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!

Fabriqueen on Apr 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for sending my Traveling PC home! I love seeing all the places they go before coming back home. Have a wonderful day and an awesome Easter! Hugs, Diane

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 10, 2022:

Thank you for angeling the swap you hosted, 3 Highlights of 2021 in a notecard. Enjoyed reading about them.

9O96O on Jan 22, 2022:

Kristen, did I ever email you the pdf copy of my Zine Go-Round "Little Book of Texture"? If not, send me your email address.

9O96O on Dec 7, 2021:

Hi KristenCat,

Thanks so much for sending back my "Little Book of Texture" zine! How great to see it filled up with fabulous creative pages. This was a great ZMAC swap go-round.

samjowers on Sep 6, 2021:

Just letting you know that your bucket list zine for zine go round 5 is heading to misskittyhello in California! :)

grammypammy on Aug 5, 2021:


Enjoy your day! Hugs, Pam

BlueberryLady on Aug 4, 2021:

Wishing You a Wonderful birthday!!!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 1, 2021:


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