Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 9:51 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: September 28, 2023
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

Hello. I am Katie I am a maker/crafter. . 😊 My heart is in mixed media such as junk journals and collage and quilting. I can usually be found covered in glue, paint, or fabric threads.

I am a grandma!!! My grandson was born January 8th - mom and baby are both happy and healthy. I was blessed to be able to be there! Still can’t believe it!

In 2019 I became an empty nester when my youngest went to college and she is finally back there and I am again an empty nester.

I work part time as a substitute teacher and part time at Amazon, definitely a weird combo but I like it.

I took a break from swapping while I was working on another college degree and am currently taking a break from school before I return for grad school, even adults need vacations!

I absolutely love swapping happy mail with people around the world. Whether it is a holiday card, a destach package, or kawaii goodies it is exciting to see the mailbox full of positivity.

With all the weirdness of the USPS it seems every post office is different about pricing, what mine says goes yours might say it needed that extra 15 cents. If for any reason my swap shows up needing postage, please let me know and I will make it right. I prefer using stamps over printouts when possible and may add it up wrong or something... whatever just message me and know I am truly sorry !

Favorite Music

My all time favorite group is Mumford and Sons. I fell in love with their music years before they hit it big and continue to listen to their music almost daily.

Other favs include Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, Imagine Dragons... mostly listen to folk music and other random artists no one knows about.

I also love EDM, my favorite DJ is Illenium also love Rezz and Griz. I have started going to more festivals now that I don’t have kiddos at home to take care of.

Favorite Movies

Top Ten in no particular order

  • Harry Potter
  • Twilight
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Shag
  • Lord of the Ring trilogy
  • Ready Player One - the book was better, but the movie is amazing as well
  • Martian - book better on this one too ❀️
  • Star Trek

There are many more as we are a movie family.

I can say that I DO NOT LIKE horror movies. I never have, and I probably never will. I do not generally watch, go to, or buy horror movies. Growing up I did not watch scary movies, and I would even less now that they appear more and more real everyday.

Favorite TV Shows

  • Don’t watch a lot of tv anymore although I did just finish watching all episodes of Star Trek in order of release, all of them!

At the beginning of all this craziness I added Boomerang to our streaming lineup and it did not disappoint. There is nothing like turning off the news and watching your favorite childhood cartoons. Check it out!!! Smurfs, Jetsons, Scooby (original and new), etc. I highly recommend for downtime or all the time lately 🀣

Crafting, Cooking, and More.

This is the good stuff...

I have an entire room in my house devoted to my crafting. I make everything from scrapbooks to scarves. I love working with paper and making things.

I love making custom scrapbooks, junk journals, drawing, and drawing zentangles.

I am a quilter as well as costume maker. I love sewing! I even have a sewing machine tattoo on me.

  • I love smash books and junk journals! I love making these and using them!!!

  • If anyone wants to do a private trade for art journals, or ephemera, let me know...

  • MAIL ART ROCKS!!! I love receiving and sending creative mail.


I love to cook and bake! I have always been in love with being in the kitchen. I started cooking at a young age, and never stopped.

I also make candy, and bake.

Christmas time is my favorite time of the year, and I take time every year to make treats and crafts for everyone I know, literally. My girls and I have an annual tradition of baking cookies, and making candies to hand out.

and More

Favorite colors - green, pink, and aqua blue

Washi and decorative tape - where was this stuff years ago, it looks good everywhere.

Anything Tim Holtz style - Does not have to be name brand, it's the grungy style that is cool.

Postcards - I am open to just about any kind of postcards from artsy to touristy, and in between. If it is a postcards swap, I would prefer they are sent naked in the mail.

I learned how to play DND during 2020 and LOVE IT!! - So anything DND related, tips, hints, help, etc. all welcome!

Wish List

  • washi/deco tape
  • scrapbook stuff - can be odds and ends
  • stamped images on paper
  • newspapers/magazines from other countrys
  • coffee/candy/snacks from other countrys
  • currency from other countrys
  • maps/ticket stubs/or other ephemera for collage
  • handmade mini journals/smash book stuff
  • Christmas ornaments/decorations
  • ATC materials

  • I love Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, and 7 Gypsies and any vintage and vintage inspired items.

My Children

I have 2 beautiful and talented daughters who have grown and moved out on their own.

. My daughters kept me very busy when they were at home and now I am learning about myself again.

I also have 3 beloved fur babies - 2 pit bull mixes, Charlie and Stella and a doxiepoo named Ruby. Both of my pit bulls came to me at 4 weeks old as rescues and are like my children along with their pseudo mom the 8 pound doxiepoo. Nothing cuter than seeing a 70 pound dog being scolded by an 8 pounder lol


@maleedawl .. for Newbies - 3 Wishes International Swap -- This was the first swap I did on Swap-Bot.

@kiaurakaylee .. for Children's Swap Package -- Double Whammy - not only did she flake on my daughter, she was the host!

@emcdownald ... for Happy Mail Day is Back

@kittygoth ... for January Monthly Theme - Cold & Snowy

@NurseKelly ... for USA Big Fat Stuffed Envelope #15 .... ANGEL - @WOLFEAGLE

@Maelou .... Decorate a Journal

Ask away..

Send me a message if you have any questions or want to know more about me.


denisedecker58 rated for Halloween Card Swap 1 on Sep 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and the enclosures! Loved everything!
CajunLady rated for Halloween Card Swap 2 on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Cindymt rated for Happy New Year Card - Global on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks πŸ™ Hearts πŸ’•
MsBellaDonna rated for Happy New Year Card - USA on Feb 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun card and goodies! xo
kayebubbly rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Hope you had a wonderful holiday season!
Peaches12 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Jan 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card and for reading my profile! My favorite part is my address on the envie. I like the lettering and being colorful. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you!
QueenHannie rated for Christmas Card Swap on Jan 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this adorable Christmas card! I love it!
Comment: Thank you for the super cute card and the notecard you tucked in! I don't know why the USPS took so long to deliver this one, but I am happy it arrived. I'm not ready for Christmas to be over so it was a nice surprise in my mailbox today!!
Comment: Thank you for the card! I hope you will be able to visit family in future as often as you want!
fighterangel rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Jan 2, 2023
Comment: Your card was delivered late! Blegh! Anyways- thank you so much for your beautifully decorated mail and adorable card! OMG, please tell me more about your barbarian D&D character! I would love to hear more. And thank you SO MUCH for the kawaii tuck-ins! That was so kind of you. I hope you had a wonderful holiday, and here's to an amazing year!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Hi Katie! I am so sorry to rate this a bit late. My mum grabbed it with her mail a d brought it in her room. Luckily, I had to look for the water bill (which she also absconded with... found your card with it!! I adore the Gnome card! Our turkey day was low key. I can't stand or mo e around d enough to make a turkey dinner. I've never shopped on Black Friday - always worked that day. No shopping this year, either. Christmas is Crazy at Disney! Make sure to stay there and use the complimentary shuttles for the park πŸ™‚ I have never been to Disney here. Only CA, over 40 years ago. Thanks for the adorable card, the washi samples, and the sticker flakes πŸ˜ƒ Extra hearts for you! πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ€πŸ’›πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ§‘
aprilivy rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Dec 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card :)
squince rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap #2 - USA on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Ha! Love it! Yes, I hang my cards on a wall too!
squince rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #13 on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: LOVE the sweater card, adorable!
Comment: I JUST got this card today. It’s dated 12/3. It took the scenic route. Which is crazy because I’ve gotten other swaps from you that you sent after this one. I always recognize your cards from the creative way you address them. My Christmas glue book has several that you’ve done. I enjoy adding them so I can look at them again and again. Looking forward to swapping Christmas cards with you again next yearπŸ€—πŸŽ„Thank you
Mistyinltown rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and have a Happy New Year! Your tattoo sounds awesome!
thehappycow rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Dec 28, 2022
Comment: Santa must have dropped your card off somewhere else because I just received this today! πŸ˜‚ Thankyou for the wonderful card I loved it!

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debbiespoms on Dec 25, 2022:

Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas ever Katie!

LadyJo on Dec 6, 2022:

Thank you for the birthday card, the ABC stickers for my Elderly project, the fun notecards and remembering for my birthday month! I had a great month of Birthday mail and going to the mountains for the weekend with my family!

warheart on Nov 30, 2022:

Thanks for the lovely snowflake stuff and other goodies for the Nov WW! Love it all!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


lindseyjae on Nov 22, 2022:

Thanks so much for the stuffed envelope full of Christmas goodies! I appreciate you thinking of me this month. Take care and enjoy the rest of your November! (WW Nov.)

kiddomerriweather on Nov 22, 2022:

I wholeheartedly agree! I'm glad you liked the happy mail. =D

debbiespoms on Nov 12, 2022:

I missed your birthday again! But I hope your day was so vert special. Happy belated Birthday!🎈

susieq11 on Dec 6, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving card and postcards for WW November! We had a really nice day and long weekend. Happy to hear you did too! I have someone in mind for each postcard but the elk is mine!!! Thank you for thinking of me! : )

Cgscdy on Dec 5, 2021:

Tysm for the beautiful fox ribbon! Not sure if I can part with it to actually use πŸ˜‚!

bethe on Dec 5, 2021:

Thank you so much for the cute little address labels. I can definitely use either size! I love your address label as well with the sweater and your festively decoded envelope :) I totally went to Avery and made some of my own with the same image as soon as I saw yours :). Thanks again and happy swapping! November WW.

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