Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 9:55 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: January 23, 2018
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hubby and I work together as house parents in residential foster care. We work 16-18 days straight for 24 hours a day and then are off for 6 days.

Our own children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter just graduated college with a degree in elementary education and may head to the mission field.

Our youngest, a son, and his wife serve in the Air Force and gave us our first grand child on 8/7/15.

I love my Lord, my hubby, my family, my kids, and my dogs.

Son and grandson:

My amazing Mommy & Daddy:

My gorgeous and great hubby:

And my beautiful daughter:

My pups even have their own facebook page. Zippo's Zone


Valuable: My Christian faith

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015, and number two is due in August.

*Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

Due to a recent medical diagnosis, I am no longer allowed to drink any coffee or tea so I would prefer not to receive these.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


Paula71 rated for PP ~ Themed Tape Samples ~ January on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great wintery washi!
Response: Thanks for the heart and prompt rating.
TC rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a wonderful gift from your foster kids. Did you cry? I would have cried.
Response: Yes, ma'am. I cried like a baby! Thank you for the heart.
starrycat rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC on Jan 20, 2018
Comment: That was so sweet of your foster kids, Chris! I love hearing about inspiring acts of selflessness like that! I'm managing several charters for Dicks Sporting Goods on Monday, so I'll guess we'll find out tomorrow if the Vikings make it to the Super Bowl or not. I am not a sports fan, so I have no vested interest in anything... lol
Response: Thanks for your encouraging words and for the heart. I’m really enjoying this group.
WayUpInAlaska rated for FS ~ Getting to know me PC on Jan 20, 2018
Comment: what a cool PC ! Sounds like will be a great year...except doesn't sound like Steelers are in the running anymore...
Response: No, my Steelers are out, but I can still cheer against the Patriots. Thanks for the prompt rating.
daydreamer47 rated for PP ~ Post card Journals on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne! Your imaginary friend sounds really neat, I wish I had someone to encourage me to exercise haha. The postcard is freakin gorgeous too. Thank you for the card and for hosting! I hope you do more of these.
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I will keep trying this swap once a month. Hopefully they will catch on and more will join us!
24Donna rated for TCHH ~ An envie of WINTER on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Fun swap trying to come up with things that start with the letter! So enjoyed all you sent, going to try the SOAP (cleaver). Have a blessed day! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: So glad you enjoyed it. I love these letter themed swaps and will have at least one a month.
Butterfly1974 rated for TCHH ~ Christmas Card on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card
Response: Thank you for the heart.
DaisyNY rated for FS: December Debris Mail Art on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely debris!
Response: Thank you got the quick rating and heart.
Comment: These are so fun and creative! Thank you!
Response: Oh, I’m so glad you like them. This was a first for me.
Comment: That scripture in Isaiah is one of my favorites too! Thank you for sharing it with me.
Response: I’m so glad it blessed you.
TwinMom rated for TCHH ~ New Year, New You? on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I am so happy you were my partner in this swap. I found you letter so interesting. I enjoyed reading about your word for the year. I like that. I will be praying for you! Hugs, Christina
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart. Always praying for you too!
Fabriqueen rated for TCHH ~ Christmas Card on Dec 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling Christmas Card and tag! Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the rate and the heart! Have a blessed new year!
Comment: Thank you and happy new year!
Response: Happy 2018 to you too!
Comment: Haha I love the bears!
Response: Thanks! They made me smile too.
Karen07 rated for SHARED JOURNAL EXPERIENCE SWAP #9 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks, I'll get it on it's way. Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks for rating promptly and for the heart! Hope you enjoy reading through the journal.
Stacy97 rated for PP ~ Christmas Cards ~ USA on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! So sorry for the late rating. The month of December just got away from me.
Response: Thank you for remembering to rate and for the heart. Here's to a great 2018.
Comment: What a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining my swap. =D Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks for hosting and thanks for the heart! I'm not being indoctrinated, but at least now I understand the craze.
MawBella rated for TCHH ~ Christmas Card on Dec 24, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas 🎄
Response: Merry Christmas to you too! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: It sounds like you had a wonderfully fulfilling year! What a great set of accomplishments! I hope that 2018 treats you even better. Thank you for the card, and for hosting this swap! xoxo
Response: Thanks for the quick rating and kind words. Have a very merry Christmas and an awesome 2018!
Leistessa rated for SHARED JOURNAL EXPERIENCE SWAP #8 on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the late rate it gets Cray cray this time of the year! I enjoyed your entry, I'm entirely new in this traveling journals, but I think I can rate you based on what you wrote right? Happy Holidays!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Merry Christmas and you are correct about rating. Rate based on the person sending to you meeting the swap requirements.

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Paige1900 on Jan 17, 2018:

Thanks so much for the pick 2 tag. Everything was great! :)

manders2280 on Jan 11, 2018:

I received a wonderful envelope of postcards and kawaii from you. Is it a RAK, not a swap? I didn't see a swap name.... In any case thanks ever so much!

pkpeace on Jan 10, 2018:

They're fantastic!! Thank you SO much!!! xo

OrigamiGrace on Jan 10, 2018:

thank you

for angeling the random envie I was flaked on!! Loved all the goodies!

piratecaptainmo on Jan 9, 2018:

I just checked out your Puppers facebook page. OMG, what cuties!

jukejan on Jan 9, 2018:

We sure are having fun with eggplant! I laugh all the time.

orneryswife on Jan 8, 2018:

Thank you for granting my wish for January. The Rolodex is so cute!

Marryth on Jan 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pretty Project Life cards and the fun planner stickers for the 'I Collect...' tag - they're much appreciated! ♥

fbresnah on Dec 31, 2017:

Received your card for Draw This Word tag. Thanks! Loved your definition. Posted the real meaning in the forum.

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2017:


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