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Churchmouse70

Churchmouse70
Date Joined: May 9, 2017
Last Online: August 22, 2017
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

About Me

I am a pastor's wife with 2 sons in college, so I am enjoying my extra time in my craft room right now. I have taught 6th grade and kindergarten, and I ran a homeschool co-op for 10 years. My husband and I, along with our 2 sons, lived in Guinea, West Africa as missionaries. We lived very close to Timbuktu. I love sharing stories about living in the bush with no electricity or running water, so if you want to know what it's like to live in Africa, please feel free to ask me.

I like creating and crafting just about anything. I letterbox and carve my own stamps. I like to make cards and pocket letters. I have big binders full of ATCs and LTCs from swappers. Making friends and meeting new people is the best part of swapping.

I also like to dabble with my essential oils. I make diffuser bracelets and necklaces. I recently started making different balms and lotions with my EOs.

I have 2 rescue dogs; a party mix cocker spaniel named Fluffy. He was sold for crack by a drug dealer when he was just a puppy. We found him chained to an abandoned drug house half dead. He is now fat and happy and spoiled and my baby. Our other rescue dog is an American Bulldog named Glenda. Her previous owner set her on fire and broke her tail in 3 different places. We rescued her before they could put her down. We were told she would never grow her hair back in, but she did. She is now also fat and happy and full of mischief. She is my husband's favorite girl. LOL!

We also have a very spoiled Maine Coon cat named Richard Parker. He runs this house!

I always send on time and I rate the day I receive my mail. If you didn't get your mail from me, something is wrong. Please let me know and I will look into it.

Favorite Books

I love to read!! You will never catch me without a book! Lol!! Every time I start a new book, I pull out a new bookmark to use. I love handmade bookmarks! I love reading my Bible and my favorite genre is Christian Historical fiction. A few of my favorite authors are Angela Hunt, Terri Blackstock, Francine Rivers, Tamera Alexander, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Deanne Gist. I am an early book reviewer for several publishing companies. If you ever need a suggestion for a great book in the above genre, just ask.

I have every John Grisham book and I love them all but "The Testament" is my favorite. Here are a few of my favorite secular books:

Follow the River

The Pearl

Little House Series

Hunger Games

Harry Potter

The Good Earth

The Constant Princess

I also greatly enjoy young adult books. A few of my favorites are: Call It Courage and Where the Lillies Bloom.

Favorite Television

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor!! I'm a huge Survivor fan!! I also like The Amazing Race and Dancing with the Stars. My favorite sit com is Big Bang Theory. I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie and I still love it.

I love to binge on Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfrige, and Poldark. These are my favorite British shows.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts of every kind. Decorated envelopes are my passion!! There's nothing I like more than receiving an envelope with cuteness on it; it makes the happy mail even happier. I try to decorate all my envelopes I send out. ❤️

Here's a few things I'm involved in:

*Card making *Pocket Letters *Stuffed envelopes *Rubber stamping *Carving stamps *Altered books *Homemade tags *Flip books *Embellishments *ATCs and LTCs *Planner goodies esp. paper clips *Creative Bible journaling

I've never collected post cards, but since I've been on swap bot, I'm finding out I rather enjoy them. I prefer to receive them naked and written on. If you have a cool stamp or sticker to decorate it with, all the better.

Goodies I Love

Right now I am enjoying Bible journaling. So if you have any cute stamps, I can always use stamped images in my journaling. I am so thankful to receive anything that is given in love. I'm truly not picky, but here are a few of my favorite things: (I just turned into Julie Andrews) Lol!

-bumblebees, any cute insects but I ❤️ Bumblebees

-handmade embellishments

-rhinestone stickers

-embellished paper clips

-rubber stamps and stamped images

-washi tape

-handmade tags and bookmarks

-die cuts

-handmade envelopes

-homemade soaps

-ATCs

-Ephemera

Ratings

aprilivy rated for Join 8/17, Send PC 8/18~~US on Aug 22, 2017
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FundyGirl rated for Who LOVES happy mail? on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: I LOVE the doggie die-cuts and all the other cool stuff you sent. Thank you so much, it was very happy mail indeed. :-)
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything!!
MsBellaDonna rated for Join 8/15, Send PC 8/16~~INTER on Aug 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I am especially fond of cards with flowers and gardens. They always make me smile! :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
marclively rated for Just Because PC Swap #26 on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Sherri, thanks for the postcard! Marc :)
Response: You're welcome 😊
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Comment: Oh Sherri!! What a package full of love!! The BULLDOGS!!!! OH my goodness!!! I love them! They will be going right into my Bible!! I know the perfect verse!! James 1:17" Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows". Guess what? I love bulldogs because I am from Georgia!! My mom is a graduate of the University of Georgia! On my honeymoon, with Paul, we drove down to Georgia and the most FABULOUS part was going to the Athens and going between the hedges!!! We spent our very last dimes in the UGA bookstore!! A bulldog shower curtain, Tire cover for my Jeep and so the list of purchases goes! The only money we had left to use was our gas charge card!! Oh but, it was an awesome trip! God blessed me so beautifully with our bulldogs! We have had 7 in the last 22 years and our last three were rescued by the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue group! I also love American bulldogs! My friend has three! Thank you so much for the beautiful Bible Journaling treasures! You have blessed me richly! Guess what? My special word for last year was "Joy", so the bookmark you sent is such a perfect reminder for me! And the sunflower!!! Oh yes indeed!! So lovely! The peacock!! So sparklie and pretty! Love her! Everything is so beautiful and I see the love that went into each sweet little envelope! Thank you so very much! I sure hope we meet again! :) Oh!! I am totally cutting out the bulldog with the hearts all around him that you put on the mailing envelope!! Awesome!!! xxoo A million hearts to you!! I can't wait to sit down with my Bible!!!
Response: Wow!! I feel like I've made a friend!! That's what bulldogs do, they spread love all around. I'm beyond thrilled and so blessed that you loved everything so much. I love that verse in James too, and I think it's a perfect verse for your bulldogs. Let me know where you put your peacock. I haven't decided on the verse I want to use it on yet. Lol!! Thanks for sharing about your precious bulldogs and let's keep in touch. 🐶
Jsereg001 rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End July on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies! I LOVE the postcards you sent!!!! Where did you find them? They are beautiful!!
Response: Thank you!! I found them on Amazon. Glad you liked everything!
GuchamusGirl rated for Marie Antoinette Pocket Letter on Jul 21, 2017
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Comment: Hi Sherri! Your fabulous pocket letter was waiting for me when I got home from work this evening. I absolutely love it! You caught the era very nicely and the story tag was a very nice touch. Your note was lovely too. Outstanding!
Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it. 🐝
emilynhr rated for SSUSA: Sender's Choice PC on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard!
Response: You're welcome. 💚
brooklynbunch rated for Downton Abbey PC Swap #1 on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card--I was happy to see O'Brien go--so evil! I just watched a rerun of a couple of episodes of season 1. They never get old. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: I like to turn Downton on when I'm cleaning or making something for a swap. It's great background noise until my favorite scenes, which of course, I stop and watch. 😄
mariewilliams810 rated for Downton Abbey PC Swap #1 on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you
WLB rated for Easy Postcard Swap Intl #8 on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. I adore the postcard. Your flowers sound so beautiful.
Response: You're welcome.
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Comment: What a fun cardinal postcard! Thanks for sharing your facts! I just drove through SC to visit a friend in NC!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the postcard!!
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Comment: Thanks!! I love hippos -- so jealous you got to see them!
Response: They are the number one killer in Africa where we lived. I was terrified of them. Those fat little suckers can run fast!!
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Comment: I love the postcard and most definitely would have to find all the mice. I may in a couple years bring the grandsons and they could hunt with me!
Response: That's a great idea!! There's so much to do here in Greenville.
LacieLove rated for Flower Swap on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: I loved the cute stuff that I got from Sherri from this flower themed swap.
Response: Thanks Lacie
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful, glittery cardinal in winter card, Sherri! I also loved the "world traveler" sticker :) I visited family in Singapore and the Philippines earlier this spring, and unfortunately, Kuting has not yet come home :( My family continues to pray for her safety and to check the local shelters each week. Uling, her daughter, is sometimes lonely, so when we get a bigger place, I am hoping to get her a playmate. I'm glad you also love theatre ♥ The King & I revival production that is touring is gorgeous! I hope to see it with my parents when it comes later this year (and I hope, hope that Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana, two favorites of mine, will still be in the lead roles! Manna Nichols, who is Tuptim, is also superb). I cried to hear the overture played by a full orchestra at Lincoln Center two Halloweens ago. Hope you and yours had a great Independence Day celebration!
Response: It was very nice to hear from you and to hear about your neat travels. I'm thrilled you liked your PC. I'm so sorry about Kuting. My fur babies are loved like my real babies, so I know it's painful. Hang in there.
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard, Sherri! The PC really isn't that ugly! :)
Response: Ha ha!! You're too kind!!😀
Cgscdy rated for A Dozen Different Die Cuts on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: Ty so much! You have no idea how much I am in love with the Tim Holtz birds and cats lol one day I will break down and buy the stamps 😊
Response: I'm so glad I sent you some things you can use!! 😀
AIZYAHT rated for Bookmarks For the Bookworms on Jul 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmark and I love the envelope :)
Response: You're very welcome!

Rating Overview

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Comments

shannonlinde on Aug 15, 2017:

Just checking in to say HEY!! :) :)

Artistic on Jul 8, 2017:

So glad you enjoyed my journaIing pages. I'm doing a Bible study of John, so I'll have some new ones in the next month or so.

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