Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2017 5:39 pm


Date Joined: July 12, 2010
Last Online: March 26, 2017
Birthday: April 13, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

last profile update 17 March 2017

My Environment
My home is kitty-loving and smoke-free.

I've been married since April 1998 and I have 2 boys, 2 girls, and 1 cat.

My Identity
I'm a nerd, and I love books and words. I declared an English major in college (didn't finish, though). I'm your stereotypical Shakespeare-loving, dictionary-reading nerd. I'm slightly techy/geeky, Hibernophile that is proud of my Irish heritage, and very, very tired.

I live with Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Fibromyalgia, which is why I have been sticking to Pinterest swaps for the last two years. The depression and pain have left me unsure from day to day if I will be able to do what I set out to do, and I don't want to let anyone down. I am slowly adding in a flat mail swap here and there because I miss receiving happy snail mail.

I'm fascinated by tattoos and their stories. I gave myself my first tattoo as a birthday present for my 39th birthday. It's a triskele on the inside of my left wrist.

My Activity
I generally love to crochet, craft, read, and play Scrabble and Words With Friends (username 3stairs - feel free to start a game with me!). Lately, I especially love to nap!

I lead a multi-level Girl Scout troop that includes my daughters and serve on the Committee for my son's Boy Scout troop.

I enjoy giving gifts - that's why I joined Swap-bot. Nothing makes me happier as a swapper than when a partner is thrilled with what I sent. I'm open to private swaps; just send me a message with your swap idea!

My Philosophy
I believe in Scouting. I think MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Operation Christmas Child are incredibly awesome organizations.

I like to learn about other religions. Please feel free to share your beliefs with me so I can get to know you more. I am Christian, and I respect your right to your own beliefs. I read profiles for religious preferences, and usually don't send anything religious unless you state that you are Christian.


crochet, cardmaking, papercrafting (bookmarks, cupcake toppers, recipe cards, valentines), ATCs, digital ATCs Note: Swap hosts, please indicate digital ATC acceptance in your swap descriptions! Thank you! I sometimes create digital ATCs, taking several hours to perfect them. They will usually be printed and mounted on cardstock or recycled packaging ATC backs without further embellishment.

I currently bullet journal in a spiral, lined notebook between A5 and A4 size. I like to use washi tape, stickers, ribbon bookmarks, and anything else that is in arm's reach to decorate it. I have a special affinity for puffy stickers.

puffy (I love the ones that smell like pool float vinyl - I'm weird, I know), three-leaf shamrock, Irish, Hello Kitty, fall or woodland themed (owls, foxes, hedgehogs, deer, trees, leaves), sketch style (reminiscent of Beatrix Potter), plaid, American patriotic


  • muted, rustic greens in light and dark shades - (AKA cypress, thyme, moss, lichen, putty, olive, avocado - Here's a Pinterest board that illustrates the greens I like. The picture below captures the range of greens I like - pretty much anything but lime and neon/fluorescent. ;)

  • pale gray, beige, khaki, and white to go with the greens

My Greens

Teas: Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Irish Breakfast, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Mint Medley, Sleepytime

Candy: KitKat, Andes Mints, Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs, Dark Chocolate and raspberry, Peanut M&Ms, Mr. Goodbar, Kit Kat, Ferrero Rocher

ATC Themes: Seuss, Owl, Irish/Celtic, JW Waterhouse, Kinkaid or similar cottages, Doctor Who, Zentangle

Metals: silver, antiqued silver, copper, gunmetal

Jewelry: tiny stud earrings, charms for a charm bracelet

Scents: vanilla, french vanilla, apple cinnamon, cucumber melon, green apple

Sports: Dallas Cowboys football, Mineola Yellowjackets football (my alma mater - colors are citrus orange and white), Texas Rangers baseball

Music: Piano, Celtic, Contemporary Christian, Glee Cast, Style similar to: Mumford & Sons, Grace VanderWaal, Fun, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Plain White T's, Adele

Books: Non-fiction, Christian Non-fiction, MOPS, Classics

Movies: The Princess Bride, Empire Records, Sense & Sensibility, Anne of Green Gables (Megan Follows), National Treasure, National Treasure 2, When Harry Met Sally, Serenity

American Television: Glee, Arrow (I ship Ollicity), Flash (I love Cisco), Once Upon a Time (I ship Captain Swan and have a twisted crush on Mr. Gold), Reign, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Big Bang Theory (I love Leonard), Firefly (Mal and Kaylee are my favs), Shakespeare Uncovered

British Telly: Merlin (love Merlin and have a crush on Mordred), Sherlock (Sherlock's curly hair does me in), Doctor Who (11 is my favorite, Rory is my favorite companion, love the TARDIS and River's journal)

BritComs: Black Adder (the Third is my fav - couldn't really get into Goes Fourth), Red Dwarf (I love Kryten and the male Holly), Waiting for God (oh, to be so sharp as Diana!), Vicar of Dibley (Jim and Owen keep me rolling), Keeping Up Appearances (poor Richard!), Are You Being Served? (Mrs. Slocombe), Mr. Bean (Rowan, naturally.), Chef (the insults!), As Time Goes By (Dame Dench)

Likes and Wishes

Tea, Cats, Yarn, Argyle, Dr. Seuss, Floorplans, Old Aprons, Scrabble tiles, puffy stickers, Cottage Style, Celtic knotwork, Old handwriting, Mary Engelbreit, Miniature anything, Plaid (think tartans), Renaissance Faires, J.W. Waterhouse images, Thomas Kinkade cottages, Cables in knitting or crochet, Tiny floral or vine print fabric, Storybook or Cotswold architecture, Shamrocks (prefer three-leaf to four-leaf), garden roses (NOT florist roses), Graphics Fairy images, Hello Kitty (not Kawaii, just Hello Kitty - I grew up with and love Sanrio Hello Kitty), Triskeles

Wish List
lockets, Irish charms, Doctor Who charms, puffy stickers, washi tape (samples or rolls), Barry's Irish Tea, Sanrio Hello Kitty, Dr. Seuss, Celtic knotwork, Triskeles, Mary Engelbreit, pictures of Thomas Kinkade cottages, Scrabble tiles (especially "C" - altered or not), Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Soother

Make my heart soar wishes
tea wallet (sweetly made by @luluvision - thank you!), Amigurumi creature (especially owl, monkey, or cat), locket with multiple pages like this one

New to me, but I'd like to see
Button Fairy

No, thank you
strong smells - I'm sensitive to them and get headaches, chai or spice tea, make-up / perfume, neon colors, Halloween / gore / horror / scary, Happy Bunny, reward stickers

My Family

Michael (hubby)

  • Favorite Shows: Persons of Interest, The Blacklist, Gotham, MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Star Trek (all series), Big Bang Theory, X-Files, Doctor Who, anything apocalyptic or dystopian

  • Interests: chess, science fiction, dystopian movies, apocalyptic movies, diabetic treats

  • Favorite Color: royal blue

Brandon (born 2000)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Star Trek (TOS, TNG), Star Wars, Doctor Who, Super Mario Brothers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adventure Time

  • Interests: drawing, video games

  • Favorite color: Kelly green

Sarah (born 2002)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Best Friends Whenever, Casey Undercover, Bunk'd, Spongebob Squarepants

  • Interests: art, coloring, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets

  • Favorite colors: turquoise, light blue, hot pink

Bethany (born 2005)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Hello Kitty, Winne-the-Pooh, Aristocats (Marie), My Little Pony, Pingu

  • Interests: stickers, coloring, rubber stamping, drawing

  • Favorite color: pink, purple

Samuel (born 2011)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows: Signing Time, Little Einsteins, Paw Patrol, Octonauts, Blue's Clues, Pocoyo, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Tom & Jerry, Woody Woodpecker

  • Interests: cars, trains, stickers, drawing


Altered Composition Notebook flaked on by Mom2Alex2008

Altered Mini Composition Book Swap flaked on by unvlmom

Pick from the list Edited US/Can flaked on by AlphaChick

Send Something - The Color of Autumn - USA/Can: flaked on by Emawee0307 angeled by @Teani - thank you!

Fun Alphabet Email Quiz Swap: flaked on by Shanna1717

profile surprise and assorted buttons
Dotee Doll
Hello Kitty surprise & Profile surprise


Comment: Thank you for the swap!
scrapingd rated for Flat Envelope Planner Swap! *USA* on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful Earth-saving ideas!! :)
Lunatictictic rated for Knit and Crochet Pinterest on Mar 23, 2017
Jjean rated for Pinterest - Woodland & It's Creatures on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Comment: Fab boards, thanks.
astrodogg rated for Pinterest Ireland on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Great recipe i will have to try it out!
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful board! Your pins are so different in style than mine. I really enjoyed it and pinned a few too!
Natalka rated for Favorite Flowers on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for stunning flowers <3 I really love them. Have a nice day Crystal! Did you heard the song "K" - Cigarettes After Sex? "Krystal, come right back..." :D I associated it with your name, but I don't know if the pronunciation is the same. Take Care ;)
AlienBabe rated for Pinterest Ireland on Mar 19, 2017
AlienBabe rated for Pinterest Brownies on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Beauty and the Beast board! I hope you don't mind if I repinned a few... or a lot! Lol
Response: Not at all! I'm glad you liked it!
marlak2008 rated for Pinterest Brownies on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: I love your board. You really went above and beyond with the number of brownie pins. I can't wait to try the Snickerdoodle Brownies. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies and I am sure the brownies are going to become a favorite as well!
Jjean rated for Pinterest Brownies on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Oh, so good looing....pinned the famous NM . Thanks for sharing.
Comment: As a person who loves raisins, I can't WAIT to try this recipe! Thank you for the printable version as well! :)
Response: The original recipe didn't have raisins, but I can't imagine it without them!
Comment: Hi Crystal Thank you for the yummy recipe Spicemom
Wildchild rated for Knit and Crochet Pinterest on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Wow lots of boards! Can't wait to explore them all
Response: I hope you enjoy them! THANK YOU for my one thousandth heart! <3 <3 <3
bluecrayons rated for Knit and Crochet Pinterest on Mar 17, 2017

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drgngirl on Mar 24, 2017:

Be A Disney Princess!- MERIDA

I love Merida! How independent she is and how she risks everything to be exactly who she wants to be! Her relationship with her mother reminds me of my daughter and me; how it's a bit broken, but they work together to make is better and compromise together. Thank you for joining my swap!






Sahnetoffee on Mar 20, 2017:

Thanks for joining my swap" Favorite Flowers!"

miablancs on Mar 18, 2017:

Favorite Flowers Swap

Happy Saturday and here are the flowers I have for you .....ENJOY =D

tiffkay on Mar 17, 2017:

EF # Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!! I hope you have a great day!!

tiffkay on Mar 15, 2017:

EF# Happy St Patrick's Day Sorry, im trying to post a happy St Patrick's Day image to you, but I can't quite figure out how haha.

tiffkay on Mar 15, 2017:


Vickimac on Mar 15, 2017:

This was supposed to attach and didn't, and its the best one!!!

Vickimac on Mar 15, 2017:

EF Happy St. Patricks day!



CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Mar 15, 2017:

EF# Happy St Patricks Day Mail Deadline: Mar 19, 2017

Hello, I hope you like the decos I chosen Have a great St. Pat's Day

Sorry I did this twice I added more to this one. :)

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Mar 15, 2017:

EF# Happy St Patricks Day Mail Deadline: Mar 19, 2017

Hello, I hope you like the decos I chosen Have a great St. Pat's Day

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