Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 11:02 pm


Date Joined: July 30, 2020
Last Online: May 15, 2021
Birthday: July 14, 1983
Country: United States

About Me

Hello swappers, I'm Katie! I'm 37 years old and I live in northern Virginia, near Washington D.C. I love all things creative and crafty and I usually spend my free time knitting, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, practicing calligraphy or attempting to draw. I also enjoy long bike rides and walks with my dog. And snail mail of course!

I always read my partners profile and try to send things they will like, even when it's not required. I've discovered that I enjoy sending more than receiving! My goal is to create a beautiful piece of mail that will put a smile on my partner's face. I've received some truly special swaps that the sender has clearly put a lot of thought and effort into and it absolutely makes my day β™₯

If you haven't received a swap from me in a timely manner, please let me know and I will be happy to resend. I will never flake and I always send my swaps on time!! That being said...I understand that life gets in the way sometimes, so if you need a little more time to send just let me know.

I'm open to private swaps and I'm hoping to find a few regular pen pals!

What Makes Me Happy

  • My favorite colors are beige, taupe, and blush pink. I really like soft, muted, dusty colors
  • Brown kraft paper
  • Watercolor
  • Vintage illustrations (plants, animals, scientific type illustrations)
  • Snail mail/air mail/postal themes
  • Floral themes, especially roses
  • Botanicals and houseplants
  • Forest or wilderness themes
  • Birds, especially owls
  • Bears, raccoons, squirrels, squid/octopus, moths
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Mushrooms
  • Fall
  • Christmas
  • Favorite scents: rose, lavender, vanilla, eucalyptus
  • Favorite flavors: rose, vanilla, mint, butterscotch, cinnamon, lemon, pineapple


  • Bright, neon, or primary colors
  • Planner stickers
  • Disney

My Wishlist

If you need ideas for what to send me, these are the things I use most often:

  • Vintage book pages/cut outs
  • Vintage or vintage-style ephemera
  • Vintage postage stamps (used or unused)
  • Handmade paper
  • Pressed flowers
  • Letter sets, note cards, non-touristy postcards
  • Envelopes (mailable size)
  • Memo pads/pages
  • Grid washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Rub-on/print-on stickers
  • Printed tissue paper and napkins
  • Paper doilies (neutral colors)
  • Anything Pepin Press or Rifle Paper Co.
  • Tea--chai, oolong, roobios and herbal teas
  • Anything related to Travelers notebooks. I just started using one and I love it!!

For gift type swaps...I like sheet masks, lip balm and other bath/beauty stuff, soft cover journals, candles, gummi candy, tea, hot chocolate

Favorite Books

Two of my favorites are Good Omens and The Book of Lost Things. But I mostly read non fiction covering all kinds of subjects, from nutrition and food politics to philosophy and supernatural phenomena.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are True Romance, Amadeus, Labyrinth, the Big Lebowski, comedies with Adam Sandler, and any John Wayne or Clint Eastwood western. Also weird and thought provoking movies like 2001 and Donnie Darko.


Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful papers, notecard, and washi! I’m a little obsessed with this washi tape actually, they’re so beautiful! πŸ₯° Also, the envelope is so pretty! I think I’m going to put it in one of my junk journals ❀️ Thanks again!
Jenny345644 rated for Traveling Sticker book #27 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much 😊
Comment: Thanks again Katie! I'm replying now!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I'll be writing you back soon πŸ™‚
Comment: thank you Katie! This is such a beautiful swap, starting with the envelope it was all tucked into so nicely!! Everything you sent is lovely! I will use it all with a smile!! thank you again.. I love the polaroid of the DC Cherry Blossoms!! the lace trim , the postcard, mulberry papers and the stamped book page! Thank you!!
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you liked it 😊
Selewis91 rated for Traveling Sticker book #28 on Apr 29, 2021
Autist rated for ITW: Mushroom Swap on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Beautiful Envie!! And lovely stuff inside too!! Thank you for participating! I loved everything!
Response: Yay, so glad you liked everything ❀
lefisher9227 rated for Vintage Envelope #2 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: thanks so much for the awesome envies you made. They are beautiful!!!β™₯β™₯β™₯
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you! I will write back soon!
Response: You're welcome, looking forward to hearing from you 😊
kizzlets rated for Put flowers on # april 2021 on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Great stuff, thank you!
Response: You're welcome 😊
Newlybird17 rated for Traveling Sticker book #25 on Apr 4, 2021
kizzlets rated for put red/rose on! # march on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Hello, much appreciated for the happy mail! Happy swapping and thank you for brightening my mailbox!
Response: You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it 😊
babyblues65 rated for Bits of Paper Goodness on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Hi Katie!! Thank you for the beautiful papers you sent! I am in love with all this texture!! Can't wait to play with them! Have a Happy Easter!!!
Response: You're welcome 😊
kizzlets rated for Bits of Paper Goodness on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much, the envelope arrived open, I don't know how that happened.
Response: Oh no, hopefully nothing fell out!
Hyshu rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #10 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for awesome cards
Response: You're welcome 😊
Hyshu rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #17 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards!
Response: You're welcome 😊
teejlc rated for Traveling Sticker book #26 on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for passing on the sticker books to me! I love the pages you added and look forward to adding my own stickers too!
Response: You're welcome. Happy stickering 😊
BooksPaperNature rated for Put birds on #2021 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Katie, thank you for this beautiful mail! I love the creativity in your selection of bird themed items. The birds of North America postcard is a real treat. Take care and stay safe!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you liked it 😊
SciFiSama rated for Traveling Sticker book #24 on Mar 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you Katie! I loved the stamps you used :)
Response: You're welcome!

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Poohtat on Jan 2, 2021:

Thank you for my LSRUS Dec wish for a napkin and teas. The teas sound yummy!

Honeyloveart on Dec 30, 2020:

Katie thank you so so so much for the surprise travel themes envelope- I love EVERYTHING you sent and really appreciate the thought! Happy new year!!!

Swan on Dec 24, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas surprise for my LSRUS December wishlist that arrived today, just in time for Christmas! Alphabet stickers are always great.

CariahCreates on Dec 10, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely wish from my November LSRUS wishlist. I love getting Christmas cards and I do love that brand of face mask!

takehimaway on Dec 8, 2020:

Andddddd now we both left.

takehimaway on Dec 8, 2020:

Are you in the mood for a private swap? We signed up for one of the same ones, but I swapped with alllllll the other people in it in the last two weeks already, except you.

eshasketch on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the amazing November wish from LSRUS! I absolutely adore all the vintage ephemera you’ve sent! ❀️

kromo on Nov 21, 2020:

Omg! Thank you so much for the steampunk envie of goodies for LSRUS wishes. I can’t wait to use all of it. I love it ❀️

PrincessP on Oct 23, 2020:

Thank you SO much for one of the sweetest happy mails I have ever received, I adore everything you chose for me x ~Lovely Swappers R-Us: October Wishlist~

pinklilly on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Sept wishes you sent me, you are so generous!! I love the flowers, Tim Holtz and envelopes!! So kind of you to surprise me!! Have a great day!!

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