Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2019 9:46 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: December 11, 2019
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Patience Please Since Tinypic is no longer a hosting option for my photos, I am in process of switching to another host. This is not as easy of a process as I thought it would be. I'll get it done as soon as I can.

Hubby and I work together as cottage parents with at-risk kids. We work specifically with middle school-aged boys and love it!

Our own children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school.

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


Valuable: My Christian faith

Animal: sloth

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,CRPS 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 and chocolate.

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 a second time in August 2018. *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.

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!


redeemed rated for TCHH ~ Names of God on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: I loved your name choice. It is so wonderful to know that GOD is like a diamond. HE has so many characteristics that apply to anything we are going through. I to have returned to Florida(home) this year & I am feeling completely out of my element. I am used to decorating eVeRyThInG for CHRISTmas . But I am living in someone else's home & Florida lacks a certain winter chill- it just doesn't feel like Christmas. But GOD!
Response: I completely agree that it just doesn't feel like Christmas in Florida. We had a big Thanksgiving and I still can't believe that is over already. I don't miss the snow a bit from up north, but I miss the winter vibe.
YooperHill rated for CPG ~ Home made PC ~ Thanks ~ USA on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for understanding and for the Heart!
carfra89 rated for TCHH ~ Send Me An Envie of NOVEMBER on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you everything! I love the cute postcards and envelopes!
Response: I’m so glad you like my selections. I look forward to swapping with you again.
Comment: Thank you for the yummy recipe! Can't wait to try it!
Response: Thanks for swapping with me. I hope this series catches on.
Comment: We usually make this a couple times a year.. We add Chopped onion, sometimes Chopped Green Pepper and kernel Corn and Sour Cream and there is not much left over. !! thanks for Recipe on the Thankful Recipe card..
Response: Would you like me to send another recipe since you already make this one? It is a big family favorite.
Comment: Sounds so yummy! Thank you, ChrisAnne. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Enjoy. It is a family fave at all holidays.
Comment: I love your homemade recipe card! You give me inspiration. (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃━☆゚.*・。゚ Thank You.
Response: I’m so glad you like it. I love creating my own version of things other people buy.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Scripture PC ~ Acts on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Awesome postcard with a great verse! Thanks for sharing it! It is great to know he is there along the way in the good days and bad!
Response: Amen!
Comment: Thank you!!!
Response: Thank you for remembering to rate promptly.
Comment: This is a fantastic PC! Your choice of embellishments is great & I love your creative use of the tape. Thank you for being my partner.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I was so nervous about the embellishments staying on so I actually laminated it. Glad it made it safely.
Comment: Thanks so much for the PC of Jesus laughing dated 1977 which was the year my first son was born The lovely bible verse Deuteronomy 6:15 I do love the Lord my God with all of my heart soul and strength!
Response: My aunt gave me a giant pile of those pcs many years ago. I just love them! She gave us a large matted and framed one as a wedding present.
Comment: So your food made me hungry, I LOVE your numbered cups and I'm glad I'm not the only one that felt weird taking a pic of a stranger 😂.Love it all thanks for putting me out of my crafty comfort zone with such a cool swap.
Response: Let me know if you ever want to try a private swap with a different list. And thank you again for allowing me the extra time.
Comment: Thank you for the verses you posted on my profile for this swap! Much needed for me this week.
Response: So glad they blessed you!
LindaW rated for TCHH ~ Scripture Profile ~ Acts on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing the three verses from Acts. My pastor is teaching Acts on Sunday mornings.
Response: I love how God ties together different people through His word.
Ryleighsmom rated for TCHH ~ JULY Scavenger Hunt on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: So sorry for the late rating! Thank you so much! ♥️
Response: Thanks for following up.
grammypammy rated for TCHH ~ Profile Scripture ~ John on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: I just realized I never rated you for this swap. Thank you for the beautiful scriptures!
Response: Thanks for jumping back in to rate me. I appreciate you doing these swaps with me.
Comment: What a super fun swap this was! I would join one of these again! I hope you do it again! The photo is adorable of your grandbaby. Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I will host it in TCHH soon.
Fritosmom rated for TCHH ~ Send Me Your Bulletin on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the interesting Bulletin-why kind of church is it and how long have you been going there? I am Baptist and attend Bethel Baptist in Bethlehem-about 30 active members. Love small churches. God Bless
Response: Church At The Cross is a Southern Baptist church. There are about 5,000 members between the different services and ministries.
Barbara rated for TCHH ~ Homemade PC ~ Stripes on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Wow I really like the tie dye style of your postcard. Beautiful stamp for my stamp collection too. Thank you ChrisAnne.
Response: I’m so glad you like it. I love playing with new mediums and techniques.
kokoloc rated for TCHH ~ Send Me An Envie of SEPTEMBER on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun "September" swap! I always love to see what other creative ideas people come up with for the letters. For E's, I did envelopes as well, plus encouraging words/quote. But I can't remember my other E! I just remembered! Ephemera was my last E!! 😊
Response: Thanks for the heart. My sending partner sent a bunch of die cut E’s for one of them.

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sherba31 on Dec 10, 2019:

Thanks so much for the Wonderful Wishes December Happy Birthday pin. I love it! Of course I will wear it with pride as we ring in the New Year and celebrate my day.

LadyJo on Dec 10, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful envies you made for me! I am glad you sent these wishes for AWG Dec. 2019.

kiddomerriweather on Dec 6, 2019:

Thank you for the December WW! I love the shaped brads you sent. So many neat ones I hadn't seen before! Thank you for thinking of me.

MamaD on Nov 29, 2019:

Thank you so very very much for the wonderful envelope of goodies from the WW group! I love it all!!! ❤❤

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 15, 2019:

Thank you so much for the envie for Leola!! It arrived today, and I know she will just be thrilled!

LilysMama on Nov 13, 2019:

Thanks so much for the Washi and Orange envie from the Pick 2 tag! Love them!

grammypammy on Nov 7, 2019:

Thank you so much for all the nice “B” wish items from my November wish on WW.

LadyJo on Nov 6, 2019:

What a wonderful Birthday surprise! I like the print too! Thank you for starting my celebration early! AWG wishes for November

VioletLove on Oct 27, 2019:

Thank you for the October wish for my Wonderful Wishes wish list. The fabrics are perfect and just in time for a Christmas gift that I am working on. Thanks!!!

bluehairedmary on Oct 21, 2019:

Thank you SO much for the washi samples! I absolutely love the squirrel washi! When I saw it on the envelope, I admired it and when it was IN the envelope, I squealed! Thanks! ~WW October Wishlist

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