Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 2:21 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2021
Last Online: September 24, 2023
Birthday: April 14
Country: Canada
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About Me

Hi! My name is Katherine, I'm a card maker and sender from the Canadian prairies. I love getting happy mail in my mailbox and brightening up other people's days with my cards. I'm a music and band teacher by day, and when I'm not carding I love spending time with my partner, my cat Pepper, and my two kittens Merry and Pippin (okay, they recently turned 2, but they're still kittens to me!)

June 11, 2023 I am going back to school starting this summer to get my post bacc diploma in education (basically the step before my Masters, and something that will get me a nice pay bump once I'm done!) So I will not be on SB as much while I'm juggling classes and working full time, but I'll still check messages and be diligent about sending and rating on time for the swaps I do have time for!

Me on Swap Bot

I've been on Swap Bot over two years now - how the time flies! I recently became the founder of the group Only in Canada - if you're a Canadian swapper, we'd love to have you join!

I'll also take this section to note that YES, even though the US and Canada are geographically close mail can take 3 - 4 weeks to get from me to the US routinely! I've had a few US users ask for resends lately where they've got the original envelope a day or two after I put a new one in the mail. I am not American, please don't expect the quickness of domestic mail from me if you are American!


Favourite Colours: I love shades of blue and green, and silver!

I love cards (and postage!) featuring:

  • animals (especially cats!), except bugs

  • flowers/florals

  • puns and jokes

  • nature scenes

  • coffee/tea

  • music

Handmade cards are more than welcome!

I am a big Harry Potter fan and a proud Slytherin :)

I love Pusheen (my cat Pepper looks very much like her)

I have only recently started collecting stamps, so I love receiving cancelled stamps as part of packages. If they don't suit my style, I'll use them to pass on and trade with others!

I have no food allergies. I enjoy most kinds of foods, snacks, and tea/coffee, except anything MINT flavoured! Earl Grey is my favourite kind of tea.


My biggest dislike is mint flavoured tea/candy. Just not my flavour!


I am pretty new to the stamp collecting game. Currently I am trying to get at least one stamp from as many countries as possible.

I collect stamps from the following countries:

  • Canada

  • Japan

and the following themes:

  • music (especially instruments and composers, but anything music related is great!)

  • handicrafts (cross stitching, quilting, sewing, whatever!)

  • Canada geese

  • Stamps featuring Canada that aren't Canadian stamps

  • magic, especially Harry Potter

I also love stamps that feature Christmas, flowers, animals, and food!

Favorite Crafts

My favourite thing to swap on swapbot is pocket letters (full sized or mini) - I'll always be willing to do a private swap for them, just shoot me a message!

Card making is the craft I spend the most time on. I love trying out new techniques - lately I have been fully in on the gel press craze and have been trying it out a ton. I have a cricut that I love to make unique paper cuts. I love sharing my cards and learning from other card makers as well!

I also cross stitch - lately I have been trying to incorporate that into my cards more!


HelenG6 rated for OIC: What I Did This Summer on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your nice note card and stickers. It looks like you had a busy Summer! Enjoy Fall. =P
FieryCanuck rated for CMF: Happy Fall on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: always good to get a card from you! thanks for the beautiful fall one! <3
HelenG6 rated for WTL: Halloween-themed washi on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice tapes and stamp used.
Comment: thank you! i loved it!!
Comment: Thanks for peachytea's cute postcard. I've filled in my spot and will be moving it on today.
Comment: Thanks for the cool resend! Love it!
Jbondbull rated for CTP: Let's Trade 4 Postcards on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Awesome, Awesome, Awesome.
simcoe54 rated for CTP: What's Your Area Famous For? on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great pc and for sharing what your area is famous for (which I didn't know).
Stampalia rated for PH: 3+ Stamps on a Postcard #3 on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much I love the stamps you chose especially the dragonfly. The snail mail witches are adorable and I agree 100% about year round Halloween.
KrystalCook84 rated for Pocket letter swap on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: thank you for the lovely pocket letter. it was really nice! I love fall
uuvuttaa rated for Sticker slapped PC - Yellow on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: thanks!
DPClamavi rated for IS: Harry Potter Journal - Fawkes on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Ty for the cute page ! I thought this one was either than Dobby for instance :) love the raspberrypaper card ♥
captkristi rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #64 on Sep 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much! I haven't swapped with you in awhile. Great seeing you in the mailbox :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC, handmade card as well as the stickers! :)
Comment: I agree, it's interesting how Lealie divided her postcard into seasons. I love your winter section. I'm going to pick autumn because I love the colours of autumn. ---Also, I noticed the postage stamp - the Chi-Cheemaun ferry. I was on it a few years ago. What a surprise to see it commemorated in a postage stamp.
Response: I love those new ferry stamps - I've never been on a ferry myself, they're not terribly common in Manitoba, haha! I would love to go on one someday.
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for 6"x6" Paper Craft Swap! on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: Aww Katherine, what an adorable card and pocket with goodies!! I love Vivienne and her creations...it was so fun to get one inspired by her :-) Thank you so much for the cute happymail!
marclively rated for 25 used postage stamps #17 on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: Many thanks! Marc
Comment: Thanks for WoodlandBanshee's postcard. It's a nice one. I've finished my section (continued the flower theme) and will have it moving asap. ----P.S. I like your return address cat label. :)
Comment: Thank you Katherine for the beautiful card and sharing details about Pepper and the kittens! I feel lucky to have received one of your cards!
Tessssssa rated for IS: Harry Potter Journal - Dobby on Aug 31, 2023
Comment: As soon as I saw the socks on the envelope I knew it must be Dobby page!

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CrystalZ on Aug 5, 2023:

Thank you for the diecut words you sent for the Canada Only swap tag game. They are going to be perfect for the cards I make!

9O96O on Jul 16, 2023:

Thank you for contributing to my pass & paste postcard. It came home on Friday. I love it!

9O96O on May 11, 2023:

Thank you for contributing to my pass & paste postcard. Your 'beautiful winter' section is darling.

simcoe54 on Apr 14, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

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1koolkrafter on Apr 14, 2022:

Happy Birthday! I hope your day has been super fun for you...:)

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meeltje57 on May 20, 2021:

Your envelope for the "I collect...TAG" arrived today. Thank you for the fun duct tape and lovely washi samples.

Caithness on May 13, 2021:

Thanks ever so much for your just because happy mail that you sent me. I loved your envelope and the goodies inside are just perfect for me. :)

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