Swap-bot Time: December 13, 2018 10:45 am


Date Joined: May 19, 2012
Last Online: October 10, 2018
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Chris and I'm from Rochester, New York, USA. I'm a 50 something rockin' grandma who's been with my soulmate for 38 years! What can I say, I mate for life ;)

I enjoy swapping and I LOVE Swap-bot!

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙 ****UPDATE: 9/11/18 - Life has demanded ALL my attention (complete disability/loss of job, loss of my mom :( several moves, transitions galore!)and has finally allowed me to resume my passion....SWAPPING! Can't wait to get back at it!

***UPDATE: 2/14/14 - Happy Valentine's Day! Back to swapping and loving it. So glad this community exists! #feelingblessedtocreate

***UPDATE: 1/6/14 - I'm back and can't wait to get swapping again...I missed it so much!

**UPDATE: 10/16/12 - I just got a new job that will be starting on 10/22/12 WOOT! I won't be swapping much for a month or so until I get all settled into the new position...but I WILL be back! Happy Swapping!

I do not flake! -- I can only imagine how disappointing that is, and I wouldn't want anyone to do that to me, so... If you haven't received my swap item within 2 days of the swap deadline, please send me a message and we can look into it. I usually send items out as soon as possible after partners are assigned. If there is ever reason for delay, I will let my partner(s) know asap, and I would appreciate the same courtesy.

Rating: I will rate as soon as I receive your swap.

I am a creator~DRUMMER~Healer~thinker~observer~reader~EMPATH~knitter~quilter ~wanderer~GYPSY SPIRIT~Wise Woman~ARTIST~crafter~star gazer~cake baker~booty shaker~reader~writer~COOKIE BITER~veggie lovin' babies G'mama



Favorite Crafts

-- I love working with mixed media, ATC's, collage, altered journals, art quilts!

-- I love painting with watercolors and mount many of my ATC's on my watercolor backgrounds.

--Collage Collage Collage! Love it :)

-- I dabble in sewing and enjoy making clothing for my children & grand children. I love to quilt and collect beautiful fabrics and fat quarters.

-- I am a novice knitter and yarn snob...I prefer organic yarns over synthetic and I love knitting needles and now, crochet hooks. **I've also recently taken up crochet and I LOVE it! **Synthetic yarn actually has it's place...perfect for Amigurumi!

--I am fascinated by "repurposing" things to make them useful once again.

--I have tried almost every "craft" under the sun and I'm always up for a challenge.

Favorite Music

-- I love listening to all types of music and enjoy exploring new genres. My choice of music depends on my mood at the moment :)

-- I am a hand percussionist and use the Djembe drum, native to Africa, and the middle eastern Dumbek drum. (Sadly, neuropathy has taken my ability to drum :( )

-- One of my favorite places to be is around a bonfire, drumming with like minded spirits :)

Favorite Books

-- I LOVE to read...My favorite books include Historical Fiction, Autobiographies, Fantasy, Personal Growth, and the classics.

-- Some authors I like: Stephen King, Janine Kalogridis, Cassandra Clare, J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, Patricia Briggs, Wilber Smith, Paulo Coehlo, Anita Diamont, Neil Gaiman, Ann Rice, Jean Auel, Anais Nin, Terry Prachett, Alan Cohen, Dr. Wayne Dyer... -- I use GoodReads.Com to track my literary progress...join me! Christina Conner

Favorite Movies

-- I am not much of a movie buff...but some of my favorites include: Practical Magic, Super Troopers, The Princess Bride, Chocolat, Mistress of Spices, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Original Version), Pulp Fiction, Snatch, O'Brother Where Art Thou, Harry Potter, Fight Club, Good Fellas, Popeye, and pretty much anything with Johnny Depp...yum.

-- It's rare that I can sit still through an entire movie.

Favorite Television

--I rarely watch television...but when I do, it's always the Food Network! I love Chopped, Diners Drive-ins and Dives, and Restaurant Impossible.

My guilty pleasures...

--Ru Paul's Drag Race --- Drag Queens inspire me! -- Spongebob Squarepants -- Big Bang Theory!

What I Like

-- Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love leaves, trees, Fall colors and PUMPKINS! Pumpkins make me happy :) Really good things happen in the Fall.

-- My favorite colors are: Pinks, Dark Reds, Burgundy, Oranges, Greys, Watery Blues/Greens, Teal & Turquoise.

-- I LOVE to cook! I am a foodie at heart and I'm always trying new recipes. I have an extensive collection of electronic recipes.

***FYI...I have extreme sensitivities to many food additives, so I avoid eating processed foods and candy and I am very careful about what I eat :)

-- I prefer organic items, especially if they'll be used in or on the body.

** Scents I like:

Light florals




Pumpkin Spice




A crackling fire on a chilly autumn night

...nothing too heavy or perfumey as I get migraines.

-- My tastes run towards the eclectic and unusual, weird and funky.

-- I love collecting little bits and pieces, ephemera...feathers, stones, crystals...and incorporating them into my art. I believe feathers found are gifts from our flying friends.

-- I like pens, pencils and paper, pads and journals, rubber art stamps & ink pads.

-- Scrapbooking and all its accessories.

-- I like vintage prints.

-- I love anything that glitters!

-- Gnomes ROCK! It's something about the pointy hats...

-- Fairies and all fantasy type creatures!

-- Stars Stars STARS! Love everything about them. -- I love polka dots and polka dotted things!

-- I love cupcake designs...anything cupcake related.

-- I collect stickers (no 'teacher' related, I have no use for them :) and postcards (I love them all!). I PREFER MY POSTCARDS UNWRITTEN ON AND IN AN ENVY, WHEN POSSIBLE...EVEN IF THE SWAP CALLS FOR OTHERWISE, IF YOU DO THAT FOR ME, I WILL STILL RATE 5 AND HEART...THANKS!

-- I love mushrooms...especially whimsical ones.

-- I like the tiny Japanese food shaped erasers...I have no clue why :P

-- I love birds and specifically owls.

-- I LOVE to grow things! Flowers, Veggies, Herbs.

-- My favorite flowers: Columbine, Rose, Sunflower, Bee Balm. I can name almost every flower by sight.

-- My favorite veggie: Beets! Swiss Chard

-- My Favorite herb: Basil, Rosemary, Mint

-- I like playing word games such as Words With Friends, Scrabble, Word Search. Not much of a Crossword fan, though.

-- I'm a proud supporter of the LGBTQAI+ community. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙

My Passion

-- I am PASSIONATE about wellness through good nutrition and I'm on a constant quest to learn as much as possible about finding health and balance through eating whole foods, and sharing that knowledge with those interested.

-- I live daily with autoimmune issues that make life very challenging at times. I'm managing by keeping a good attitude and making healthy choices.

-- Wellness Coach...and this journey is leading me on to become a healthier, more balanced person.

-- I practice natural healing modalities that include Reiki, EFT, Meditation, herbalism, prescriptive nutrition, aromatherapy with essential oils.

  My Philosophy:

EAT well MOVE daily HYDRATE often SLEEP lots LOVE your body LIVE life

My Dislikes

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙 --I am a very open-minded person and I celebrate diversity in all of its many facets...that being said:

I have no tolerance for judgmental people! We are all fighting an unseen battle, salute your fellow warriors!

I do not care for Christian propaganda, literature or images, etc. ~ Thank you for respecting that :)

Close-minded attitudes or racial intolerance...it's 2018, get a grip already.

I dislike the smell of cigarette smoke...yuck!!!

I dislike coffee and the taste of coffee...it's just not my thing.

Favorite Quotes

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙❤️🧡💛💚💙💜❤️🧡💛💚💙 "I walk in stride with people much taller than me, partly it's my boots, but mostly it's my Chi" -- Shuvani

"I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back into the womb, spend your last nine months floating... and you finish off as an orgasm." - George Carlin

"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself." -- Maya Angelou

"To flog a horse, if not dead, is in mortal danger of expiring." -- Tom Hanks, Lady Killers

"Sticking a feather in your ass does not make you a chicken." -- Tyler Durden, Fight Club

"They were threatened by my intelligence and too stupid to know that's why they hated me" -- Sheldon, Big Bang Theory



AnitaHames rated for Simple Swap #8: Blind ATC on Apr 28, 2014
Comment: That was an awesome technique! Great job! Thanks for the extras, too!
Response: Thanks! So glad you liked it :) Happy Swapping!
LeahTees rated for Random Acts of Happiness for a Jar. on Apr 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome...Happy Swapping!
natasa20 rated for Random Acts of Happiness for a Jar. on Apr 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much! Look forward to reading them on my bad days :) lots of love xx
Brackee rated for Random Acts of Happiness for a Jar. on Apr 17, 2014
Comment: Thanks for your little notes of cheeriness. Look forward to reading them :)
Comment: Yey!! i was so excited when i opened my swap and i have a cupcake sticker! The quotes are special and i also like the quote on the paper as well. THANK YOU =)
Response: You're very welcome...so glad you liked it! Happy Swapping!
soyprincesa2 rated for My Fairy Village Zine Round 3 on Apr 5, 2014
Comment: What a wonderful zine. The village sounds wonderful.... do they have room for another resident? I hope you join us for future rounds!!!
Response: I often daydream about running away to The Village at the End of the Path...but alas, it continues to elude me :P So glad you enjoyed my zine :) Happy Swapping!
hibiscus rated for My Fairy Village Zine Round 3 on Apr 4, 2014
Comment: Beautiful little zine... Poetry no less! How cool...love the images the houses are so pretty...thanks so much for this lovely zine
Response: You're very welcome...so glad you liked it! That poem insisted to be included in that zine :P Happy Swapping!
Comment: This swap deserves 5 stars!!! I love your poetry and prose and the drawings are wonderful! I had to read it out loud for my husband! Excellent Job and I love the envelope and note too. I too am a "rich" woman. LOL Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry! I had major "art block" on this one for some reason...and that poem just had to come out! So glad you like it :) Hugs back from NY!
jennylee60 rated for My Fairy Village Zine Round 3 on Apr 3, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the zine, great envie and the funniest stationary!!
Response: You're welcome...Happy Swapping!
Comment: I loved the package, thank you so much!!
Response: You're very welcome...so glad you liked it :) Happy Swapping!
teli rated for Blind Surprise ATCs - Round II on Feb 14, 2014
Comment: Alidda, what a gorgeous surprise I received in the mail. Love the card, love the presentation, and loved the envelope. Thank you!
Response: Thank you! and you're welcome :) I really liked that one myself...she looks so cheeky! Swap on!
JessicaD528 rated for I Heart Washi Tape - 2nd Edition on Feb 11, 2014
aada rated for Altered Text ATC - BLACK on Feb 4, 2014
Comment: The card is lovely! Thank you for the extras. :)
Response: You're welcome :) I'm so glad you liked it...happy swapping!
heritagedecouleurs rated for Little ATC Houses on Jan 31, 2014
Comment: thx ... I was pleasently surprised ...like the little cover around the ATC !
Response: You're welcome...so glad you liked it :) Thank you for the heart <3
liptontee rated for ME: A TO Z on Oct 22, 2012
Comment: This has to be the cutest Halloween ATC I have ever received. The boo bees are adorable, and I so love the envelope you sent too. Thank you for a great surprise in my mail box...
Response: Awww thank you! I'm so glad you liked it:) Thanks so much for the <3
pearlswithplaid rated for Dia De Los Muertos ATC on Oct 9, 2012
Comment: This was beautiful. Thank you
Response: You're welcome...I'm thrilled you liked it :) Thanks so much for the heart ... Happy Swapping!
zoobekka rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 9, 2012
Comment: Very cute Boo Bees, LOL!
Response: Thanks...so glad you liked it :)

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RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

tengu2 on Oct 25, 2012:

Welcome to the hand drawn/painted ATC group. Happy swapping.

ixykix on Sep 18, 2012:

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schin on Aug 26, 2012:

Thanks for your lovely comment on my profile! :) <3 <3

tengu2 on Aug 25, 2012:

Welcome to swap bot and to Goddess Reborn. I hope you enjoy your time with us and I look forward to getting the chance to swap with you. If you have any concerns or ideas please privet message me . I am not a forum girl. Happy swapping

oreon on Aug 23, 2012:


Welcome to Crafty Witches. Please familiarize yourself with our New Member requirements.

Thanks for joining us!

MichelleWillow on Aug 20, 2012:

Aww! Maybe next time you'll get zentangled PC. Already sent one yesterday for you. ;) BTW, I run a serial of zentangle swaps and you're welcome to join. ;) You can find them on my profile under "Currently Hosting" swaps.

MichelleWillow on Aug 19, 2012:

Hello Alidda! And welcome to Swap-bot! :) I'm your partner for Any Postcard swap and since, as I can see, you don't have any postcard preferences on your profile, you will really get any postcard! LOL I always like to send something people added in their likes lists but still, I hope you'll like the one I'll pick for you! Happy swapping!

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