Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2017 3:25 pm


Date Joined: October 16, 2007
Last Online: April 23, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

About Me

30 year old female.

I like to post pictures of my swaps and outgoing mail on my Instagram! You can follow me at CrittertheShell.I'd love to follow other crafters as well!

I am an avid postcard collector and i like to put them up all over my walls.

I like watching foreign films...I'm always interested in any suggestions.

Grey is my all time favorite color, and all of its shades. Orange, Black and Yellow are my other favorites.

I find myself particularly fond of lion artwork and statues.


I rate based on the quality & effort put into the craft swap. I do appreciate extras, but I rate for the actual swap itself and award hearts for that.

Same when I'm sending, I do my best and send out work that I am proud of. When i add extras its because I had something I think they would appreciate and enjoy, but not just because I want a heart. I do love getting hearts, but like them based on what I sent for the swap and not if I did or didn't put extras in.

All that Jazz


Drawing, collages, stamping, statues, drawings, ink outlines

I have a slight obsession with pens and markers. I always go to the pen isle in every store just to look and wish I had the money to buy one of everything


House MD, Project Runway, Top Chef, Amazing Race

Loving True Detective season 2 and Once Upon a Time!

(I am a HUGE fan of netflix for being able to get different seasons of shows w/o actually buying them.)


Wilbur Smith and Philippa Gregory are some of my favorite authors.

Been reading a lot of how and why the brain works the way it does type of books lately.

I read mostly science- fiction and specially historical fiction (NOT ROMANCE novels).

Dogs of Babel by Caroline Parkhurst is my all time favorite book/story ever.

Member of Goodreads.com you can look me up with my name, mine is the profile with the same avatar as here. Feel free to add me!


The Motel, Last of the Mohicans, The 13th Warrior, Twilight Samurai, Dumb & Dumber

I like a good range of them, but I mostly stick to action, Drama and comedies.

I might repeat myself in this section, but I mean for this to be a quick list instead of having to sift through paragraphs.

Likes - Have recently become obsessed with Washi tape!

-The sea, anything to do with sea life and that sort of thing. Any body of water really but the sea is my favorite.

-Lions, lions in art and statues. Cats in general.

-Dragonflies and Sea Horses / Sea Dragons

-Grey, Black, Yellow and Orange are my favorite colors. I also like purple.

-Postcards! Art/statues/landscapes are my favorite. I collect them and put them up on my wall.

-Pens, markers, sharpies...I'm a junkie for these types of things. ha ha

-Pictures of Statues

-Ancient History...of anywhere

-The flat rectangular magnets that museums sell


-Not really a fan of Kawaii things

-I don't celebrate holidays, because of my religion, so if you could kindly not include anything holiday centric that'd be great!

I'm not too terribly picky (at least I don't think so) but if I'm your partner for a swap feel free to ask.


clorinspats rated for 2017 Reading Log - 1st Quarter on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: There's a lot of books here that I've been contemplating reading myself! I think that you've swayed my decision on a few, hopefully I get around to reading them, too!! (ps: thank you for using the awesome bird stamps!!)
Response: Glad you like the stamps, I love to mix them up! I hope you enjoy the books you decided to read based on my reviews! = )
AmookIslandCreations rated for SWL ~ USA Penpal Zine on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for this great zine! You did a wonderful job on your first one! Will be looking forward to seeing your next and many to come! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
pynart2 rated for SWL ~ USA Penpal Zine on Apr 3, 2017
Comment: Loved your take on the Zine, very creative.
Loonstruck rated for SWL ~ USA Penpal Zine on Apr 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely zine! And yay for new kitties.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Pocket Letter and goodies! I loved it!
Loonstruck rated for SWL - Missed Opportunities ATC on Feb 3, 2017
Comment: I'm so sorry about your sweet baby. Thank you for sharing her with me.
aligurl75 rated for 2016 Reading Log - Quarter #4 on Jan 26, 2017
HannahEnilk rated for 2016 Reading Log - Quarter #4 on Jan 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the detailed log! I am glad this swap exists. :) Congratulations on exceeding your reading goal! Audiobooks are wonderful.
loveualatte rated for SWL ~ Getting to Know You #2 on Dec 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you for this great swap ❤. I love all the things you sent me. You have awesome taste 👌 I wish you a beautiful Christmas and a hopeful new year ❤
Comment: Thank you for this wonderful note and gift. I just had a kinda rotten day and this truly kind note could not have come a better time. You write beautifully. Thank you for sharing your gifts with me.
Response: *hugs*
KSENiA rated for 2016 Reading Log - Quarter #3 on Nov 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you for sharing. It's great you like Ilona Andrew's books as much as I do. Thought Innkeeper's Chronicle is my favorite series by far.
Response: I need to get my hands on the Innkeeper's Chronicles for sure!
Comment: Thank you for the post cards, magnet, washi samples, die cuts, loose paper and letter. Have a wonderful November.
fiorellaione rated for 2016 Reading Log - Quarter #3 on Oct 20, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your list, and crongatulations for achieving your challenge! I'm waaaay behind on mine :P
Comment: That book sounds fantastic. And can I tell you how much I love the elephant? Beautiful!
Response: Oh good! I enjoyed making it! Glitter everywhere!
Comment: I love your lists! The bookmarks are the cutest idea I've seen in awhile! I love that your top 5 on tbr pile are all books I have never read. I'm intrigued! And you've made me want to read and see the Martian. That one is on my tbr pile. And I wanted to see the movie AFTER I had read it. Thanks so much! I thoroughly enjoyed your lists.
Response: Happy you enjoyed them! Totally read the Martian first to get the full effect of Watney's excellent humor and will to live, and then sit back an enjoy the movie knowing it does justice to the book. Glad you liked the bookmarks also, they are cute and easy way to send fun stuff to other readers!
kisforkechell rated for ATBR: Add me on Goodreads! on Sep 20, 2016
zebragirlzebra rated for SWL - Sticker Swap #1 on Sep 19, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful stickers!!! 🍒
mellyrose89 rated for ATBR: Add me on Goodreads! on Sep 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you! I have added you :)
Comment: What a wonderful swap! Thank you so very much! It made my day! I had never seen one of these before, but it looked fun! Thanks too for no purple. You must have gotten a subconscious message that I was going to be your partner. I so appreciate your attention to detail. This swap deserves 5 hearts! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Yay! I had a fun time making it and staying away from purple was an interesting yet fun challenge. It made me realize how much I reach for certain colors! = ) I'm happy it pleased you!
tlemon4 rated for SWL - Mini Pocket Letter Swap # 1 on Aug 20, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable pocket letter. I LOVED the girl on the bike, Thank you so much :):) Thank you also for the wonderful goodies, I love that beach line it is so cute!! My sister & her husband are huge Marvel fans as well, & also huge collectors, & they never ever miss the San Diego Comic Con :):) Lol Also it is so funny you called yourself a paper hoarder, my sis & I have a joke that we share because the 2 of us are huge paper hoarders. Lol So funny Anyways thank you again for an awesome swap & happy swapping until we swap again. Hugs Tammy
Response: So happy you enjoyed it! *high-five* fellow paper hoarder!

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allthingsregency on Dec 9, 2016:

Thank you Cayleigh for the beautiful postcard of the Pensacola Lighthouse!!! How sweet of you to send me this. :) Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Blessings to you!

pammykn on Sep 14, 2015:

Thanks for the wonderful summer book journal. I appreciate all the time and creativity you put into this! I just received it and will be reading it through but did a quick scan and Love it!

jaz1yn on Apr 7, 2015:

Thanks for hosting these reading log swaps. I really enjoyed keeping my log and look forward to receiving my partners' logs! Unless I am ridiculously busy I will try to join each swap you host for as long as you continue to host them.

PolkaDotty on Feb 25, 2015:

thanks for sharing with me!

smadronia on Jan 2, 2015:

Thanks for angeling the Quarter 3 book log swap, I appreciate it:)

natasha838 on Mar 25, 2014:

Thank you so very much for angeling the 4th quarter reading log! I really enjoyed your reviews, and as a result ended up adding several books to my to-read list and moved others higher up on the list. I'm looking you up on goodreads. :)

scottishrosefaerie on Feb 15, 2014:

Thanks for the angel of the 2013 4th quarter log. I'm sorry I didn't get to read it sooner! Sounds like you read a lot of interesting and great books in 2013! I will definitely have to check some of them out :)

FunsizeSteph on Oct 31, 2013:

Thank you so much for the angel for 3rd quarter reading log :)

smadronia on Oct 30, 2013:

Thanks for angeling the Third Quarter Reading log swap, I appreciate it. I'm just not getting ready to dive into your list :)

ImzadiRose on Jul 26, 2013:

Thanks so much for the 2nd Quarter Reading Log angel! I really appreciate it tons! They should add angel wings for angels that we can't give hearts to! :)

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