Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2018 10:32 pm


Date Joined: May 8, 2017
Last Online: April 18, 2018
Birthday: October 3
Country: United States

About Me

Third grade teacher in suburb of Chicago. Started a Creative Journaling group for teachers at my school.

Married late in life. No children - except for a beautiful dog (Dogo Argentino) and a beautiful hairless cat!

I love garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores. Collect sugar and creamers, paper ephemera, and dollhouse miniatures.

In the past, I have traveled to many places around the world. Now I go to Door County, WI several times a year.

Have taken tons of art classes and workshops. Can't wait to retire (2021) and be a full-time artist.

Favorite Books

Currently enjoying the My Brillant Friend books by Elena Ferrante.

Love to listen to books on my commute to/from work. Some that I really enjoyed are:

The Woman in White / Wikie Collins

The Forgotten Garden / Kate Morton

The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins

The Blood of Flowers / Anita Amirrezvani

The Painted Veil / W. Somerset Maugham

Purple Hibiscus / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Big Little Lies / Liane Moriarty

The Goldfinch / Donna Tartt

The Invention of Wings / Sue Monk Kidd

The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fritzgerald

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian / Sherman Alexie

White Tiger / Aarivind Adiga

Gone Girl / Gillian Flynn

State of Wonder / Ann Patchett

The Garden of Evening Mists / Tan Twan Eng

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan / Lisa See

Black Swan Green / David Mitchel

I also read non-fiction on art, creativity, and personal development.

Favorite Crafts


painting - acrylics & watercolor




creating mandalas



book arts

upcycle art - like junk journals.

I also have done quilting I have a ridgid-heddle loom.

Favorite Television

The Office



House of Cards

Breaking Bad


Mad Men

American Crime


The Killing

Downton Abby

I Like:

Ephemera - most everything!

Texts other than English

Vintage - anything!

Tea & Coffee stained paper

Sheet music, book pages, illustrations

Labels, tags, bookmarks

Tissue paper, napkins, wrapping paper

Lace, ribbon, fibers

Greeting cards, notecards, stationary, postcards

Washi tape

Found objects


Floral, paisley, geometric


Wizard of Oz


Office Supplies

Art Supplies - pencils, markers, paint, ink, stencils, stamps, pastels

Herbal tea

Essential oils



Caffine, cigarrette/cigar smoke, fruity or food scented items


smadronia rated for WOW: No Thanks! on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I like them all. Isn't it funny how the washi one person doesn't love might turn out to be loved by someone else?
nadithings rated for IWTS: Half & Half Swap on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: thank you! I like the selection, especially the alpaca on the envelope! im sooo going to peeel that slowly and keep it ! xoxo nadi
NatACT rated for IWTS: Animal Theme Washi Tape on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Flamingo's are my favorite I can not thank you enough. My daughter will love the lama tape, I think they are the new 'thing' for teen girls, lol... Thank you so very much :D
Response: You are so very welcome! Thanks for the heart:)
Frizzylizzie rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: I love the samples! They're all so pretty. Thanks!
Response: Glad you like them! Thanks for the heart:)
tatrchips rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: TY
lycheeSpoons rated for Washi Sample Swap on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thank so much for the washi! You gave me so many and they're all so stinking cute!! Hairless cats are fantastic. They've always been one of my favorite types of cat. Thank you again! ♥
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the heart:)
USAFwife rated for IWTS: Big Blind Washi Swap on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the samples! I haven't seen any of them before. :)
Response: I'm glad they were all new ones for you! Thanks for the rating.
Mye rated for Washi pen pals swap on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter and the washi tape samples you are sharing with me! Love them ♥
Response: Thanks for the heart!!!!
polyk rated for IWTS: Big Blind Washi Swap on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Awesome selection! Super glad to add them all to my stash 🙃 thank you!!
Response: Super glad you are happy with them. Thanks for the heart!!!
Chrissiemeade85 rated for Washi Sample Swap on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much and I do absolutely love what you picked for me the cats with the low yarn ball and the perfect I just love the cat one and then you gave me the flowers with the words and the cactuses I love them too so you absolutely nailed my personality thank you so much
Response: I'm really happy that you like them!!!! Thanks for the heart:)
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Mini Washi notes on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Oh, I love your colorful mini washi notes with all the happy words on them! Your presentation was cool too, with the neat washi band around each set.
Response: Thanks Beth, and thanks for the heart!!!
PrettyPeacock rated for Washi Sample Swap on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Christine... thank you. I love the colors of the tapes and thanks for all the extras. I loved the decorated envelope and the sweet notecard. I really appreciate the effort. HUGS.. Bre
Response: Thanks for your nice comment and the heart!!!!!
paperpusher rated for WOW: Show off your spring tapes on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the pretty spring tape samples! Unfortunately, your lovely envelope came apart and was sent to me in one of those clear window USPS envelopes and the playing cards you included must have fallen out. But thanks for thinking of me! =) It's sad but so many of the envelopes I receive that don't have reinforced edges arrive in tatters. The postal system is rough on our mail!!
Response: I'm so sorry that happened! It's no problem for me to resend - and reinforce the edges this time:) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I love the faeries and the Shakespeare snippet was very fitting! Happy swapping♥
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart:)
Comment: What a cute fairy with a Fairy Song! Thanks so much! Cheered my day!
Response: Glad it made you smile! Thanks for the heart!
SniffyCreates rated for Pick 3 Goodies 2018 #2 on Apr 2, 2018
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Jsereg001 rated for Set of 5 Supplies Swap #3 on Apr 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies you sent!! I love everything!
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
jlink rated for WOW: Keep Calm & Washi On! on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: very pretty and thank you for the washi samples!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!
HelenG6 rated for IWTS Theme Swap: Florals on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great tapes. I like the way you decorated the side of the envelope.
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW: Keep Calm & Washi On! on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: I loved your "llama washi card" and my husband did too! :) The colors in that set are really pretty (mint, pink, black). Thanks for sharing some of your new Recollections tapes too, from that recently awesome 60% off Michaels sale! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart, Beth! I learned to make the card from you!

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