Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2019 11:30 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: April 19, 2019
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 teaches pre-school here in town.

Our youngest, a son, has two children of his own both with August birthdays like hubby and I.

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!


Comment: Another great word Scavenger hunt of fun things! I love these swaps! Keep hosting them! The Die cuts are my favorite! Love the umbrella and teapot! Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you like your goodies.
LadyJo rated for NH ~ Fill 'Er Up Purple ~ USA on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice purple envie of things! I for some reason don't have a lot of purple in my stash! I am glad to add to it.
Response: I’m the purple princess as everything here is purple.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Nice to be Noted on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Wow! I feel blessed, an encouraged by the sweet note you sent to me! I will save this to my notebook full of Swap-Bot memories. Thank you!
Response: You deserve every bit of encouragement I can provide and more.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Send your Sunday Bulletin on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing about "Love". It is fun to see other church''s ideas for a bullentin. I enjoyed the doodles! I pray the next ministry will go for you! Thanks for hosting this swap and I think you should do it again!
Response: Thank you so much for praying for us. Hubby and I have an interview Wednesday at lunch. Thanks for the heart.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG: USA Flat Decos - US Only on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a fun selection of decos - can't wait to get to work on them!! Thanks for swapping!
Response: Grace, I'm glad you like them. Here's hoping you can get away from life for a bit to work on them.
lindseyjae rated for NH: Corny Joke PC - US Only on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: hi! thanks for the nice postcard! the corny jokes made me smile, loved how cheesy they were!! thanks so much!!
Response: Glad I could make you smile. That postcard is from a set I found at a thrift store, aren't they great?
Jjean rated for PP ~ Journal Cards on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much - really will enjoy using them.
Response: Thank you. I’m glad they made it safely.
Comment: Thank you for the two Deco Books you sent to me for the swap. I'll enjoy decorating a page in each book, then send them on in other swaps. Happy Spring!
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and heart.
Dsweeny rated for DBL ~ Move One, Make One ~ USA on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Glad you’re okay.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ I'll pray for you. on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the typed letter! I will pray for these requests! It wouldn't be easy! God sees the big picture but sometimes it just doesn't make sense why!
Response: You are right; it isn’t easy. But our God is in control.
joppagirl rated for Decos Only - USA March on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: The swap was marked sent March 4 and 2 weeks passed without receiving the swap. When I received it, the metered postage that was bought and printed at the post office is dated March 12. The due date for the swap was March 7. I normally don't pay much attention to postmarks but since it was sent so late, it was obvious. There were no communications prior to receiving. I have communicated with ChrisAnne about the swap and she gave her reason for sending late.
Response: Thank you for understanding the delay. I am truly appreciative. Her account is factual. I look forward to swapping with you again soon.
Comment: Thank you for the polka dot address labels :)
Response: Thanks for rating. I'm hoping you enjoy using them.
mags142 rated for Decos Only - USA February on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the envelope and I'm so excited to decorate a page in the Disney deco! Yay! Happy swapping :)
Response: Thanks for the heart. Enjoy!
SeleneW rated for Decos Only - USA March on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the deco books.
Response: Thank you for rating promptly. I appreciate the heart.
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH ~ Send An Envie of GREEN on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Really Cute little bags or envie you tucked each one of the GREEN items in !!! Love the acrylic stamp- cactus and the red Ribbon and ready for a Cup of Green Tea.. and the little word Extras... Everything !! Thank you Very Much, Hugs from Cold and Windy and Yep we had Snow today.. ( 34* feels like 25*)
Response: In so glad you loved it! The variety of items in these swaps is so much fun!
Whippet rated for FS ~ Un-Birthday Card on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Wow! You sent me an enormous envelope, with fabulous surprise inside of so cute French Bulldog! Thank you so much ChrisAnne for the ASPCA 2019 calendar! I have put this calendar up by in my bedroom. And the cats, beautiful! Gorgeous UnBirthday card you sent me I will save for my June birthday. Fun swap!
Response: I'm so glad you were blessed!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Mail Art-Theme Sender's Choice on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the flower Mail Art! Yes I enjoy flowers! Waiting for the tulips to peak threw!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I haven’t done a lot of mail art swaps before, but I’m loving these.
SeleneW rated for CPG Feb '19 US Decos Only - US only on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the decos.
Response: Thanks for the heart. I have more ready to send to you tomorrow!
Rosekoala02 rated for Decos Only - USA February on Mar 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you ♥
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and the heart.
RetroChik rated for PP ~ Sticker Stash Swap on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap and for all the great stickers. :)
Response: Thanks for the heart. Hope there are lots of stickers you can use!

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HappyMom on Apr 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for granting my April wish on AWG! I really appreciate it :)


Whippet on Apr 8, 2019:

Thank you ChrisAnne for the two Deco Books RAK you sent to me. What a pleasant surprise to find large envelope with two Deco Books to decorate. I'll enjoy. Hope you have a Happy Spring! - Kathy

susieq11 on Apr 1, 2019:

Hi ChrisAnne! Not an April Fools’ joke like you said! Thank you so much for the tag that took exactly 8 months to find me!!??!!! Where did the PO hide it all this time!!?

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


anrtist on Mar 20, 2019:

HAPPY SPRING!!!! yay YAY yay SPRING is finally here! LOL ;-)

Blessings, cc

CariahCreates on Mar 1, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes-AWG Feb WL

Fabriqueen on Feb 17, 2019:

TCHH ~ Profile Scripture ~ Encouragement

May the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone. 1Thessalonians 3:12

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

I hope you feel God's blessings poured out for you today! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

24Donna on Feb 12, 2019:

TCHh~Profile Encouragement~ Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the GOD of my salvation; my GOD will Hear me.

Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

God bless you! Sorry for the misunderstanding!💞. Praying for you

24Donna on Feb 12, 2019:
Fabriqueen on Feb 11, 2019:

TCHH ~ Profile Scripture ~ Encouragement

"The Lord will watch over you, coming and going, both now and forevermore." Psalm 121:8

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

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