Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2024 4:22 am


Date Joined: August 14, 2012
Last Online: May 23, 2024
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States

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..Hi everybody.... My name is Kate..... and I am really excited about swap-bot..........enjoy everything I get!!!.. Some of you know me from my Houston address... but I fell in love and moved to N TX and have been here 7 years already....wOw....

giraffes collect me... just LOVE postcards....animals, flowers, beautiful places... MOOMINS.. (wow my favorite Moomin characters are Snork Maiden, Too-ticky, Hemulen and little my)...... cartoons..vintage cards....etc etc etc...

I really like all kinds of MUSIC but especially enjoy FOLK MUSIC & ROCK & ROLL the oldies stuff. Shake Russell ( well Shake isn't old... he is still delighting us with concerts!!! ) ...Jackson Browne.... Neil Young, Neil Diamond... Elvis.....Joan Baez... Mercedes Sosa.... Gyspy Kings... you get the picture.....

I am a part time jewelry maker...I guess you would call me a beader. I love all kinds of beads, glass beads, Czech beads, wooden beads vintage beads....and stuff¦.did I say I like stuff and making ATC's and cards from stuff other people might THROW AWAY¦.. kinda like say holy crap that can be recycled and re used¦.. love this stuff!

I love time spent in Thrift Stores and I just LOVE a good bargain and yes you could call me a pack rat as I have everything ever given to me or collected and I love it.....

OH my favorite COLORS are PURPLE and Turquoise.....

I collect Giraffes!!! and folk type dolls....and all things folk/ethnic related....I was an international folk dancer & a Scandinavian dancer also¦. Have for now hung up my dancing shoes¦..

and I love to spend time at the beach & lake......and WINDMILLS... I just love windmills.....( I don't chase too many though!)

Looking forward to " meeting " you in a swap in whatever capacity.....

I love hand-made things....postcards included! Well someone asked me to write things I would enjoy receiving as "extras"¦. I love paper and postcards and cards and bits of ribbon and yarns I am really easy to please¦.if you wish surprise me!

I take swapping very seriously and NEVER flake on a swap.... so if you don't receive a swap from me in a timely fashion... just let me know..... I am happy to resend. Remember the PO is a bit slow these days esp. for International swaps....

I look forward to "meeting" you at the mailbox. Thanks for reading my profile.....


Neenarneenar rated for CR: Ocean Inspired Mail Art on May 23, 2024
Comment: The almond crack with sea salt made it PERFECT!! thank you
Response: I am so glad you liked it... I love those sea shells...and I love using gesso and recycling boxes for postcards.....thanks so much for the hearted 5!!!
addieixmarie rated for USATC: "A" is for ANIMAL on May 21, 2024
Comment: Katie, oh my goodness!! WOW! Thank you so so very much for this adorable ATC!! I adore it with my whole entire heart:) I am so excited to be able to add it into my collection! It means so much to me that you added things that I adore so much. So happy to see another Dumbo lover!! And also another bird lover too! Albino parrotlettes?! They sound adorable<3<3 It has been rather stormy here as well this past week, looking forward to the sunshine for sure:D Thank you so so very much again for everything. I appreciate you and I am so grateful<3<3
Response: I am so glad you liked the Dumbo A for animal.... I love this series..... Yes the Albino parrotlettes were a HOOT.... big hugs and thanks for the kind kind words and the hearted 5!!!
dabsfree56 rated for USATC: She Sells Seashells on May 17, 2024
Response: thank you for the hearted 5.... Hope you enJOYed the sea shell tongue twister......
georgiafae rated for ETCET: Acrylic Paint & Celery on May 7, 2024
Comment: I believe that's celery as celery can be tricky to use. Love that you made a Sally card for me-wonderful! Does make me smile-thanks for that on this gloomy rainy day here in Fargo!
Response: Hello and THANKS for being so kind about the celery background ..... harumph this was a tough one and didn't work like I pictured it..... glad you liked the SALLY card.... I love her too..... glad it cheered you in Fargo.....big hugs my friend.... see ya at the mailbox again soon I hope and thanks for the hearted 5!
monsbrick rated for AMA Pass and Paste # 114 APRIL on May 6, 2024
Comment: What a super creative postcard this has got to be up there with the most creative. No idea what to add to it though!
Response: Glad you like it..... enJOY adding to it.... thank you for the hearted 5!
user6937 rated for MAS: Tic-Tac-Toe - April 2024 on Apr 23, 2024
Comment: So sweet; love the little note in the envelope, thanks :)
Response: So happy you liked it..... these are so much fun..... and cause my brain to think haha.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: This ATC turned out great. I love that you used the hand carved stamps.
Response: Awwww I am so glad you liked this ATC I liked the way it turned out and I love those MOOMIN stamps that Chelle made for me. Thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thanks for hosting Kate! And thanks for the postcard. I will continue the washi tape theme.
Response: Thank you thank you thank you for joining..... playing art on the cards..... and for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you for the diamond image PC. I'm looking forward to eventually inheriting a set of matching rings from my grandma, mom, and aunt some day.
Response: I have some antique ones.... love the old diamonds..... and it's my birthstone too..... thanks for the 5!
user6937 rated for MAS Theme & Two other Items on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: Lovely! Not warm here, though :)
Response: Thanks for the hearted 5!!! it's gotten chilly here again.....
user6937 rated for MAS Tic-Tac-Toe March 2024 on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: Fun ATC, thanks!
Response: Glad it got to you...... thank you for the 5..... was there something about it you didn't like?
georgiafae rated for ATCET: Acrylic paint on paper ATC on Mar 13, 2024
Comment: Loved the Bee theme on the envelope and the cute little brown bag that held the ATC! But really loved that you chose a Halloween theme for the card-has a black cat on it-and the background uses my favorite color combination! And the great Black Cat card !Thanks for swapping-Take Care!
Response: Awwwww my friend thanks for all the kind words and hearted 5! I love swapping with you and so glad you liked what I chose for you..... big hugs.... and many hearts back.....
user6937 rated for MAS Tic-Tac-Toe February 2024 on Mar 8, 2024
Comment: Love the real fern leaves, thanks!
Response: So glad you liked the ATC.... thanks for the hearted 5! I love using real dried leaves.....
Comment: Will send it on its way to you after I create some pages for you.
Response: So glad you have mine and will add to it..... hope PK got hers and likes what I added.... thanks for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful scene! Yes, I have been to Texas! It's huge, but not as big as Alaska! LOL! In the farmer's market, during the summer, in Anchorage, they even have a booth that humorously compares TX and AK! I hope you are doing well in your recovery! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: And I have been to Juneau.... loved it.... Christmas of 2006 & again for a day on cruise 2010! I sure want to come back.... so glad you liked this snip stick and send.... I love butterfly migration! Big hugs and thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: I love this ATC! little sparkly elements and the fun postage stamp theme-- super love! these ATC swaps are so fun and I love having a little collection of your art!! xx
Response: and I love your art also..... glad you liked the N Netherlands stamps.... I love them...... thank you for the hearted 5!!! thanks for hosting this.....big hugs...
rkassman rated for AMA pass and paste postcard # 112 on Mar 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for your P&P PC, I love the nakpin/tissue theme. I am also definitely ready for spring, flowers, and warm weather!
Response: So glad it found it's way to you... Hope you enJOY adding to it.... Thank you for the hearted 5!
hibiscus rated for MAS Book Page & Two other Items on Feb 24, 2024
Comment: lucky lucky me!! this is just perfection...i am so glad i picked the other two elements...beautiful work...and i am so pleased with it....thank you so much...
Response: Awww I have never had a swap called perfection before.... thanks so much and for the hearted 5!!!! I am so happy you are happy with it....
Comment: I absolutely love the pages you did in my little journal. beside the gnomes..I love the My little cutie pie. Talk about pure attitude :0) Thanks a bunch K.
Response: I am just SO GLAD you liked what I added to your journal. Thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: How fun! I added some letterboxing sig stamps from a retired plant. Gonna be sending it along soon.
Response: Hi this is a fun swap.....looking forward to round 3..... big hugs and thanks for the hearted 5!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you have done..... any new people join yet?

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hibiscus on May 1, 2024:

Happy birthday!

9O96O on Feb 18, 2024:

This is the first collaborative ATC homer that's been returned to me. Very exciting, and I love that everyone used postage stamps. It looks great!

WoodlandBanshee on Jan 12, 2024:

Hello Kate! Thank you for sending home the collaboration ATC. Take care

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


wolfeagle on Dec 15, 2023:


Sending peace, love, prayers and healing thoughts.

9O96O on Nov 7, 2023:

Another pass & paste homer to add to your comment section. :) Thanks so much for your contribution to my fish postcard ktk8. I love how it turned out! Your school of fish collage is great.

9O96O on Oct 31, 2023:

Thanks for contributing to my coloring postcard! Here's how it turned out:

rkassman on Oct 30, 2023:

Thank you so much for your addition (and sending home) of my pass & paste postcard - I love your addition of handdrawn, water-colored trees! <3

-Rachel / rkassman

9O96O on Sep 6, 2023:

One more homer postcard to add to your comments section. Thank you ktk8 for contributing to my Pass & Paste postcard. What a treat to see the finished results. Here's what the finished PC looks like:

9O96O on Jun 30, 2023:

Thank you so much for finishing and returning another pass & paste postcard homer to me!

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