Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2018 4:39 pm


Date Joined: May 8, 2017
Last Online: June 22, 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


luvmesum20 rated for Blind washi swap - Int'l on Jun 21, 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing envelope
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Ruthless rated for I'm seeing SPOTS! #2 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the great selection of washi! You had a lot and I am so glad you shared so many! I love the envelope to! This was a fun swap. Thanks for making my day!
Response: You are so welcome! It was fun for me, too! Thanks for the heart!
ToujoursMoi rated for IWTS: Washi Pen Pals Swap on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter and the enclosed Washis.
Response: You are welcome! I wish I could remember what I wrote - maybe I should start taking pictures;) Thanks for the heart
PeliKat rated for Ephemera Found & Made on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Christine, what a wonderful assortment of items you sent to me! The variety of different types of items that you included has sparked so many ideas. Maps and game pieces, star charts, play money, paint chip, colored doily, sooooo many things! I especially love the "Pasture-Raised" Butter label! Thank you so much for such a fun swap! I've looked through it several times, plotting and planning my projects with the different items. You made my day!!!
Response: I am really glad you like everything! I love all kinds of ephemera. My husband saved the butter packaging for me. Thanks for the comment and heart. Have fun with your projects!
thequilterslink rated for Paper Bomb on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great paper bomn
Response: YW, Thanks for the heart!
mrsD rated for IWTS: Big Blind Washi Swap #2 (Edited) on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: amazing tapes! thank you for sending so many! and for the cute postcard and envie too! cheers!
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all the cute washi and extras. :)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow you definately went above and beyond for this swap! There was so many goodies that you included that I eill definately be adding to my projects....one day I hope to actually start on a junk journal so these goodies will come in handy :)
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Ellivlove rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Response: You're welcome!
taledo rated for washi 5 on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the washi samples and extra goodies you sent.
Response: YW - Thanks for the heart!
m3i5 rated for Blind washi swap - Int'l on May 24, 2018
Comment: Hi Christine! Thank you very much for the pretty washi selection, lovely selfmade mini card decorated with washi tapes, extra's and beautifully decorated envelope and notecard in pink/green color combination, love those colors :)
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
AZmom875 rated for Ephemera swap...summer on May 18, 2018
Comment: You sure did spoil me. That was a super package of fun items.
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the heart!
MeghanMac rated for IWTS: Why did I buy this? on May 18, 2018
Comment: Its funny how we are so different. I love your "ugly" one and typically like tapes with words!
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of Washi tapes
oetje72 rated for IWTS: Let's Make a Cool Washi Card on May 8, 2018
Comment: Hello Christine i love the card. Feels like spring. I love the washi you used. And the samples, the lama one so cute. Thank you!
chrysotheme rated for WTL: cover my envelope in washi on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the busy envelope & washi samples!
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:)

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