Swap-bot Time: June 7, 2023 4:26 am


Date Joined: October 30, 2020
Last Online: June 6, 2023
Birthday: January 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, my name is Katie. I live in Michigan. I have been a long time crafter and discovered junk journaling & bullet journaling durring the shut down. It has been a great way to use up my long ignored scrap-booking stash and helps me relax after work. I enjoy finding creative ways to upcycle old books and non traditional crafting items. And bullet journaling helps keep me organized and on track with my goals while giving me a chance to draw and doodle. Recently I have been trying some watercolor painting and gel plate printing as well. My other hobbies include weaving, cooking, gardening, and yoga. I especially like cooking healthy meals from the vegitables that I grow.

I also enjoy traveling, but don't get to do it very often. I hoped to go to Colorado for a yoga retreat. I hope to eventually visit every state in the US. I enjoy visiting National parks when I travel. I spent a semester after college studing art and French in Paris, but I still don't speak French. It is still a skill I would love to learn.

I joined this forum as a way to connect with other crafters and swap some happy mail. I'm not interested in swapping tea or food. I am loving reading peoples profiles and trying to find or create things that I think they will like. I also enjoy working the contents and envelopes from swaps I recieved into my junk journal. A nicley decorated envelope often makes it into the signatures of my journals.

There are a few swaps that I have sent but have not been rated. I understand that stuff happens. Things get lost, people get busy. If you did not receive my swap, please let me know, I am always happy to resend.

Things I like

Flowers and botanicals




Bees (save the bees)



Hermit crabs


Tropical fish


Tree frogs

Art Nouveau

Mid century modern


Die cuts




Thriftng and Garage sales

Black and white old photos

hand made paper


Days of the week stickers for bullet journaling




Wild animals



Earthy and/or muted pastel color palettes

Purples, pinks, blues, greens, beige, Brown's, off white, grey

I am trying to build my stash of lace and ribbons or other unique and vintage looking fiber bits. I am starting to get comfortable adding them into my paper collage.

Favorite Television

I tend to watch a lot of nature or cooking shows. I don't really watch any new series, I used to love Project Runway and What not to wear. Now I watch a lot of YouTube. Some of my favorite channels are CHACHA NOTE asmr, Gaile Agostinelli, 49Dragonflies, Luise Heinzl, Good Eatings, Mic the Vegan, Plant Based Bride, Pick up Limes, Shayda Campbell, Tiny Acorn, Wheezywaiter, Yoga with Adrienne.

I guess that just shows that I like to learn new thing about my interests.

Current projects

My current junk journals are a vintage floral and botanical themed gratitude journal and a "Into the forest themed art journal, where I am exploring more mixed media. I am also working on one as a gift that has a vintage fishing and cigars for the main underlying themes (Marron, greens, yellow/gold). I'm still attempting to finish reading The Quantum and the Lotus. For work I'm reading Extreeme Ownership and when I finish, I will take a break with a cozy mystery.

JJJ-Let's Make a Junk Journal

Cottage Garden Theme - it's cottagecore garden, flowers and herbs, I might even sneak in the occational vegitable plant if it looks good in the garden design. In garden planning there is a theory to put the things you would use in your home, planted closest to your house. So your herb garden just outside your kitchen. In my dreams I have culinary and medicinal herbs and flowers just outside my kitchen so I can pick them and bring them in to brighten my food and my decor. Butterflies, bees, humming birds, and rabbits would be frequent visitors.


Begokschaf rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much
annaliesethegnome rated for TELL ME #34 on May 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much!
Mistyinltown rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much, love the little leaf memo sheets.
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
Fabriqueen rated for TELL ME #34 on May 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool PC and telling me about your favorite holidays! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
NRGordon rated for TELL ME #34 on May 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and your note. I grew up with 14 cousins who we saw a lot. Now, some are gone and most of the others are far away. I miss them.
spicemom rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 20, 2023
Comment: Hi Katie Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
Lovelykarina rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 19, 2023
Comment: thanks
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute window pocket. I agree, the flower turned out well, and I always love stitching on anything. :-) Thank you for the extra page with vintage people - I can definitely use these in my work. :-)
RaspberryRobot rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 14, 2023
Comment: Ty!
Gnoe rated for JJJ: Decorative Napkin Swap on May 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of napkins! That frog one has a bit of the seventies vibe, don't you think? I hope I can find some time to craft this week!
Response: The frog napkin might be from the 70's. I found the package second hand.
Honeybee203 rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 14, 2023
Comment: Ty!
artjournalingheidi rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the notecard, ephemera, stickers and quotes. I especially like the notecard and stickers!
HappyMail4You rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 12, 2023
Comment: I love this so much. I love plants and gardening so this was spot on even though it was supposed to be senders choice. Thanks so much!
TwoTurtles rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for swapping! Love the green items :)
ShellyHammond rated for BIG Flat Send #2 on May 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything! Thank you 😄
Comment: i loved the notecard thank you so much
quaisoir rated for PH: I'll Never Forget... on May 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks!! That postcard does look creepy. But I love it. Park Guell is really gorgeous. I wished I had gone there whilst in Barcelona.. Was too bz exploring and shopping in a tight 2 days trip. Would definitely visit it next time I'm there. It must've been magical.
ldyhawke88 rated for Die Cut Swap - US only on May 1, 2023
Comment: great job . it is hard to try and get the dies you want. They are expensive. You will get there keep swapping
Comment: Thank you

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simcoe54 on Jul 8, 2021:

Vintage Ephemera -- Thanks for the amazing package of vintage ephemera. Loved going through it and the postcards are a welcome addition to my collection.

user6937 on Jul 5, 2021:

Your wonderful assortment of vintage ephemera has arrived - the TV guide alone will keep me busy for hours, and I was wondering what car I'd use for a swap I've joined! Love the pennies, too - thanks for wanting to share this bounty of miscellanies❣️

lovesreward on Jul 3, 2021:

Thank you for the amazing RAK of vintage ephemera from your uncle - so many treasures in this envelope for sure. The Steve Allen TV guide, the postcards, the pennies, the map (wow, that's an old one!) - wow, thank you thank you, you made my day! :)

supersquirrel on Jun 29, 2021:

Oh Katie - I'm having so much fun with your vintage ephemera RAK. A Dinah Shore TV Guide??? I'm dating myself but this sure brings back memories!! I can't believe your Uncle saved all this wonderful ephemera and thank you so much for sharing these treasures. Thank you for your two cents too!!

browneyedmurmur on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely and generous box of yarn! I can’t wait to throw some on the needles and knit!

Lubado on Nov 23, 2020:

Hi Katie :) If you ever want to swap ATCs in a private swap just send me a PM. I can set up a trade for any date we want and choose ourselves a theme or just make the best we can.

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