Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 12:52 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2021
Last Online: September 28, 2023
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States

About Me

Hi. I am Kristen and in my 40s from the Boston area. I've had penpals my whole life and am getting back into paper crafting after several years away.

I will be traveling July - November 2023 and am currently using a virtual mailbox. I will rate all swaps, but it may just take a little longer.

Please don't send religious things.

Favorite Books

To Kill a Mockingbird, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, The House of the Spirits, Rebecca, The Dutch House, Just Mercy. I love fiction and non fiction.

Favorite Television

I've recently watched Good Girls, Parenthood, Ozark, Breaking Bad, Schitts Creek, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Love is Blind (don't judge), Better Call Saul, and Imposters.

All time fave is Parks and Recreation.

Favorite Crafts

Paper things. I like scraps and washi tape and glue and staples. I hope to start a collage/gluebook soon. I like to fiddle around with zines. Just started working on ATCs. I am so in awe of people's creativity with them.


I love washi tape, stickers, stationery, notecards, ephemera, postcards, etc.

Other loves: coffee, coffee shops, travel, friends, getting lost and finding my way, pandas, sunshine, daisies, libraries, meeting new people, connecting people, inspirational quotes, zines, the color purple, mermaid colors and themes, collaging, writing letters, plants, postage stamps, etc etc

Dislike: Goth stuff, sci-fi, paranormal stuff, the color orange, bananas, religious things, vintage things


PLEASE message me if you haven't received a swap from me! I take a pic of all the mail going out for the day. I know the mail is slow lately, so I do ask for patience.

I RATE ALL SWAPS! And I hope you do as well. I rate them as I open the envelope or read the postcard. I give swappers the benefit of the doubt and will give about a month after mail date before I reach out about missing a swap.

I am currently using a virtual mailbox for my swaps. The swap will go to this address and then I will have it forwarded to my address of where I currently am. Please keep this in mind when you are looking to see if I received your swap. It may take an extra week or so!


Traveling is my favorite thing to do. I seriously want to go everywhere!

Avid traveler - both domestic and international. My bucket list is to visit all 7 continents and all 50 states. I have 2 continents left (Africa and Antarctica) and 6 states (Alaska, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama).

Playing Cards

I just recently started getting into trading playing cards. I just completed my second frankendeck. so fun! i love all cards but especially the ones with animals or from specific cities or countries.


I am okay with any postcard you wish to send as long as it fits the swap guidelines. If you want to send something I would especially like, then pandas, flowers, mountains, and waterfalls are my favorites. I am not really into the vintage postcards so will usually send those on when I receive them as extras in a swap.


KeKet82 rated for PCS: Random playing card swap #3 on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cards and stickers. Thank you also for letting me join.
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap and the extra! Jacke
jeka396 rated for CPG Sept 2023 SC PC - US on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the PC- the postage stamp design was a fun one, all animals with the serval prominently displayed, yeah!!
Lyndylou5 rated for PCS: Random playing card swap #2 on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun playing cards. The steampunk one is my favorite. And the stickers are great too. How amazing that you were in Tumwater! Did my profile do it justice? The falls are beautiful, especially now when the salmon are running. There are built in fish ladders, but there are always some fish who didn't get the message, or ones who just like to show off, and insist on jumping up that big waterfall at the top. Lol
ScrapHappyGabi rated for WIYM: Happy Postcard Swap on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: I hope you had a good visit at the Pony Express museum!! Enjoy your travels!! ~ Gabi
julebear rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #129 on Sep 12, 2023
Pyrhulla rated for Postcard - Not Your Country on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard. I adore the stamps too! :)
SkaGirl rated for Postcard - Not Your Country on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you! :)
fbresnah rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #127 on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card will pass it along! And thank you for the extra!
Candace rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #127 on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: It has arrived safely, just in time for the next round!
Karen07 rated for PCS: Random playing card swap #1 on Aug 27, 2023
Comment: Great cards, thank you! Stickers are appreciated as well!
Dustzappa rated for Strange / Ugly Postcard Swap on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Hi Kristen, Thank you for your postcard. I kind of like it.
sleepykitty rated for PH: 4 Postcards in August on Aug 19, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great, unusual postcards -- my favorite kind! I especially love the silo ad card. That one is going straight into my unused card collection! πŸ“¬πŸ’ŒπŸ˜Š
Comment: Lucky you - your summer vaca sounds lovely!! Than you for the nice pcs! If you got to Santorini, I hope you looked Texydeb:) Thanks for another great swap!
Comment: Tx for the extra PC ~
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for a wonderful swap and for having joined my swap! Love the PC's!
jeka396 rated for CPG Aug '23 Senders Choice PC - US on Aug 12, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the Turkey PC! Hope your cruise was great! I tend to buy way too many PCs too :)
jessiedau rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #51 on Aug 10, 2023
Comment: Kristen, I love πŸ’– the postcards you sent me! Thanks so much! ☺️

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Whippet on Jun 23, 2023:

Thank you Kristen for surprise "Happy Halloween" postcard you sent to me for CPG June wish. Yes, I love Halloween too, & have bin full of cards, arts, crafts for Halloween I'm saving to work on starting in August. Yes, it may feel weird to send anything Halloween thru the mail out of season. Its OK. I enjoy the distraction of Halloween. Hope you enjoy a Happy Summer! - Kathy

simcoe54 on Aug 5, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!

Fabriqueen on Apr 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for sending my Traveling PC home! I love seeing all the places they go before coming back home. Have a wonderful day and an awesome Easter! Hugs, Diane

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 10, 2022:

Thank you for angeling the swap you hosted, 3 Highlights of 2021 in a notecard. Enjoyed reading about them.

9O96O on Jan 22, 2022:

Kristen, did I ever email you the pdf copy of my Zine Go-Round "Little Book of Texture"? If not, send me your email address.

9O96O on Dec 7, 2021:

Hi KristenCat,

Thanks so much for sending back my "Little Book of Texture" zine! How great to see it filled up with fabulous creative pages. This was a great ZMAC swap go-round.

samjowers on Sep 6, 2021:

Just letting you know that your bucket list zine for zine go round 5 is heading to misskittyhello in California! :)

grammypammy on Aug 5, 2021:


Enjoy your day! Hugs, Pam

BlueberryLady on Aug 4, 2021:

Wishing You a Wonderful birthday!!!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 1, 2021:


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