Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2021 7:16 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: October 22, 2021
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

I'm married, no children, unfortunately. I'm the youngest of 6 children. I have many nieces, nephews and even great nieces and nephews.

I have been a professional nanny for many years. I've taken care of children in some capacity for most of my life. It's a blessing to help children grow and learn.

I like to do volunteer work. I currently help in our local chapter of Birthright. It's a free, confidential service for pregnant girls and women. I also help out at a women and children's crisis center.

My Bible, going to Mass, Adoration, and my walk with Jesus are very important to me. I've recently come across Bible journaling. I'd like to get one of these Bibles and try it out!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy working with different media. I like to find ways to recycle interesting items I find/receive. Then I came across ATCs. The cards first and then more recently the coins. I haven't tried art journaling yet (or smash books), but I do want to try that. I've done altered books (LorriMarie Jenkins style), and I enjoy this very much. I've done scrapbooking, Zentangle, cross stitch. I am always looking for new ways to express my creativity. I'm interested in learning the art of stamping and quilling. I'm getting into drawing now too.(mostly trying the human figure, face, etc., but want to get into landscapes), want to try crochet too (have instructions but haven't tried it yet)

Favorite Books

LOVE to read! The only thing I don't really read are westerns and not much heady romantic novels (like Harlequin romance) or graphic novels. Haven't gotten into any biographies either, but if anyone had any suggestions, I might.

Favorite Movies

Adventure, Psychological thrillers, suspense, comedies, dramas, romance, etc. Love to see a good movie! some examples: Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga, Lord of the Rings, The Mirror has Two Faces, Pirates of the Carribeanโ€ฆ, Hallmark films, love the series and movies of Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

Favorite Television

Shows I used to watch: Supernatural, Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order: SVU, Without a Trace, Lost, Heroes, Friends, X-Files, Angel, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Fringe, Bones, Firefly, Castle ('course I just love that Nathan Fillion!), Once Upon a Time. Elementary (sad that it ended), Shows I currently watch: The Rookie, God Friended Me (now sadly, this show is in the past. The series ended.), and Blue Bloods.

Favorite Music

My radio station is Contemporary Christian Rock- Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, etc.. I like uplifting/Christian/inspirational music. I like Jazz as well, but don't listen to it often. Big Band music for when my husband and I can go Swing dancing. I still do listen to 80's music every now and then, Bon Jovi is my favorite.

Passionate about

Dolphins-sea and ocean life, crafting, Ireland/Irish heritage; love, pens, pencils, markers, interesting papers; the color purple (any shade); butterflies; love to Swing dance, and Ballroom dance...and dance in general.


photography, lilies (Stargazers, mostly), anything Celtic/Irish, hearts, dogs (smaller breeds mostly, but love Huskies); going to garage sales/thrift stores and finding treasures to create with; also like the colors red, dark or "hot" pink, blue, green; bookmarks (but I have enough right now, PLEASE don't send any more at this time), stamps


any violent/sexually graphic items; the color orange (except as pertaining to fall); anything depicting prejudices (unless it's to prove a point artistically); not really a house cat person, but like wild cats like tigers, panthers, cheeta, etc.; no perfumes or coffee; nothing WICCA, Tarot, or cult related; Hello Kitty; anime

Items I'm looking for

any embellishments, ideas/instructions on stamping & quilling or different techniques on making background papers, lace, eyelet brads, brads, buttons, vintage anything, miniature anything (envies, game pieces, etc.), punched shapes-flowers, hearts, circles, scalloped circles, butterflies, etc.; washi tape; old art magazines, esp. from Stampington (like their art journal magazine); paper napkins with designs; interesting images for focal points-such as vintage type pictures of people, butterflies, birds, dragonflies, gears and other machinery and mechanical devises, fashion magazine faces, pictures of jewelry and various cosmetics or perfume bottles; Tim Holtz style anything, but especially his paper dolls; inspiring quotes, esp. from Scripture; stamped images


Jinnypiff rated for ATC's in homage to Teesha Moore on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous! I put them in the atc card mat I'm going to frame.
Response: I'm so pleased you like them. I feel honored to be "framed". :)
stamparose rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #8 on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Very nice and thank you for the lovely letter. Feel free to message me anytime if you like.
Response: I'm glad you like it. You're very welcome. Thank you, I may message you sometime. Blessings.
JenZen5 rated for USATC: ATC with Texture on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: I love your textured ATC! I love the colors and the collage of shapes and textures. And thank you for the lovely extras. I appreciate it and will definitely use in my garden journal. And thank you for following up with me to make sure I received it. Have a lovely day!
Response: I'm so pleased you like it! I'm also glad to hear you can use the extras in your journal. You are very welcome.
Meba rated for 3 Layer ATC #4 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: I love the Louisiana ATC. I'm from St. Louis, another French city, and I see the fleur de lis everywhere and have always loved the symbol.
Response: How wonderful! I love when things work out without being planned. It fills my heart. So glad you like it.
hibiscus rated for A.I. - ATC using Envelope windows on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Hiโ€ฆ Iโ€™m a kathy too! So there really was three! In h.s. There were 5 of us in my class and three of us were great friends we went by last namesโ€ฆ by the wayโ€ฆ loved your card and the Rick rack pattern in the windowโ€ฆ very smart! Thank you so much
Response: So glad you like it. You are very welcome. I enjoyed this swap. It was fun to use something different.
ellie rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #8 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: I love your collaged index card for this swap. thank you
Response: You are very welcome. I'm so glad you like it. I made a similar one for myself afterwards. (I'm thinking of creating one for each month of the year to put in a journal.)
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the ATC! I love it when I receive crafts with different textures. The envelope you placed it in is a lot of fun. I was really excited to open it! I hope all is well with you.
Response: You are very welcome. It was fun to make. Yes, I love texture too!
renmagpie rated for USATC: Mixed Media ATC on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this very cool ATC! I liked what you did with this card. And your brother lives in the next town over from me! : ) Thank you, too, for the sweet note. xoxo
Response: My pleasure. I'm so glad you like it. It's a small world. Stay safe, Kathy.
HoorayForHappyMail rated for Musical ATC on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for my ATC and the very sweet note, Kathy!
Response: You are so very welcome on all accounts.
PaperPassion rated for Altered Paint Swatch on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Really beautiful,I love what you did with the paint chip. Thanks so much.
Response: You're very welcome! I enjoyed making it, so I'm pleased you like it.
wincejl rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #6 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: This is so cool! Thanks!!
DragonflyDaisy rated for TA: Birthday Fun! on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Kathy thank you for the beautiful canvas creation and for making my birthday swap so fun! ๐Ÿ˜
Response: So glad to know you finally received it, and more excited to know that you really enjoy it! You're very welcome. Many blessings to you, Kathy.
bluerose3 rated for CPG Zentangled PC - US on Jun 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Love how you did this. Not sure of what percentage of my heritage.
Comment: Love this butterfly coin and quote!! Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome. It was my pleasure.
PaperPassion rated for Altered Puzzle Piece on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: The puzzle piece is wonderful, thanks so much
Response: You're very welcome. So pleased you like it.
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Meliknives rated for USATC: 6 Element ATC Swap on May 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love the way it came out, even better that you had fun making it!
LauraM540 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Coin on May 2, 2021
Comment: Cool Coin, thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you Kathy, for the prayers, the profile comments, and the envie of goodies. God Bless!
Comment: These pages are awesome!! I love the blue wallpaper print, i can never think of what it's called. All the things you made for it are amazing! The teabag booklet is so cool.. all of it is! Thank you so much, i cant wait to put everything together!! โ™ฅ๏ธ

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grammypammy on Jul 25, 2021:

From: G.I.F.T. Swaps

You were made new when you were baptized on this day in 1971. Blessings to you!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jul 12, 2021:

From G.I.F.T. Swaps

May God richly bless you today!

Hugs, Pam

Zypdoda on Feb 28, 2021:

Thank you, Kathy, for your kind words on my profile. โค๏ธ

Zefaniya on Feb 28, 2021:

I hope you have a fantastic week!

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

Amelia on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm here to decorate your profile with cuteness!

ChrisAnne on Sep 25, 2020:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead. We are happy to have you aboard.

Amelia on Aug 17, 2020:

Hello, fellow Catholic :)

LindaW on Jul 31, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday blessings. I had a nice day celebrating with my hubby.

stormofangels on Jul 16, 2020:

Happy Belated Birthday!

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