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Churchmouse70

Churchmouse70
Date Joined: May 9, 2017
Last Online: July 23, 2018
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 along the Niger River so we saw a lot of hippos and monkeys where we lived. At night we'd fall asleep to drum beats in the distance as we lay under our mosquito nets. My husband contracted malaria and dengue fever so we had to come back home to the States to get treatment. 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!

UPDATE: Fluffy passed away on Christmas Eve. We are devastated but trying to get back to normal. He'll always live in our hearts.

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, The Sign of the Beaver, 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 am a loyal "Heartie" which means I love the Hallmark show "When Calls the Heart". 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: *Junk Journals *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 *Bullet journaling

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 adore Bumblebees

-handmade embellishments

-rhinestone stickers

-embellished paper clips

-rubber stamps and stamped images

-washi tape (I use lots of washi)

-handmade tags and bookmarks

-die cuts

-handmade envelopes

-anything for junk journals

-ATCs

-Ephemera

Postcards

I've never collected postcards, but since I've been on Swap Bot, I'm finding I rather enjoy them. I prefer to receive them naked and written on. I really like touristy type cards that tell me where you're from and map postcards. Any local cards from your hometown are welcome. I also like animal postcards. If you have a cool stamp or sticker to decorate it with, all the better!

I have a map of the world that I like to mark where my PC's come from. Please tell me what state or country you are sending from if it's not on the PC. I really appreciate that!

Animals That Have My Heart

Of course I love dogs and cats! We are currently looking to adopt another cocker spaniel. I wish I could take them all home with me. I miss Fluffy so much. I also have a passion for sea turtles. Every time we go on vacation, I must visit the turtles! I've even been blessed to witness the hatching one year on Edisto Beach in S.C. I'm a monkey fan. Lol! My husband and I will take special trips to the Atlanta Zoo just to see the monkeys. The baboons and orangutans absolutely fascinate us. One year we took the boys to Monkey Jungle in Miami, boy do we have stories to tell from that trip. Of course, we were all thrilled to see monkeys in the wild when we lived in West Africa. We stopped on the side of the road one time because someone threw a mango at our car, turns out, it was a mischievous monkey in a tree. It wasn't uncommon to see people riding their bicycles through the village with a small monkey hanging on the back. They were just everywhere.

A, B, C's of Me

A..... animals, apples, Autumn, Africa B.....Bumblebees, Bible, bookmarks C.....Cocker Spaniels, Cricut die cuts, cardinals D.....Disney, decorated envelopes E.....earrings, embellishments F......flamingos, foxes, fairies G.....Gorjuss girls, Graphic 45 H.....hair accessories (decorated clips and bobbi pins), Harry Potter, Holidays I.....ice cream J..... K..... L.....ladybugs, lambs, Little House on the Prairie M.....map postcards, monkeys N..... O.....owls, ocean life P......peacocks, penguins, Prima dolls, postage stamps, Paper Smooches Q.....

Ratings

marinda rated for Scattergories PC Swap - C on Jul 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I really enjoyed your answers. :)
Eclectonote rated for Book Sentence POSTCARD! on Jul 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your book and the for the postcard of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart.
Jonward32 rated for Scattergories PC Swap - B on Jul 19, 2018
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Comment: love the postcard, I ride my bike on the Blue Ridge Parkway every few years.
Response: Very cool!! Thank you for the heart.
Leftie rated for What Are You Reading Notecard Swap #5 on Jul 19, 2018
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Comment: 📖📖🤔....That sounds like it could be intriguing! I am going to put it on my TBR...list!🤔🤔📖📖📖
Response: I promise you won't be disappointed. Thank you for the heart.
mle rated for What are you reading? #8 on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: Nice book! I am going to a talk about Tick Borne Relapsing Fever on Thursday.
Response: Wow! What a coincidence! 🤔
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Comment: Hi Sherri, Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards. I appreciate the effort you took in choosing them. Best wishes, Jenny.
Response: You're so very welcome. 😀
paperlover rated for What are you reading? #8 on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Caesar's Head State Park PC. Looks like a beautiful place.Thanks for recommending Over the Edge. I will see if the library has it.
Response: I promise you'll love it! Thanks for the heart. 😀
purple24 rated for CSG~Scripture Postcard on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard with the scriptures. :)
Isa2020 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #9 on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Hello! i just received your postcards today and thank you so much, I love it !! Bye
tonat80 rated for What are you reading? #8 on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: very interesting! I will have to check it out...
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Comment: Thnk you for such a lovely card.
ericabella rated for Quick Turn Around PC 2 on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Hi Sherri! Thank you for the sweet dolphin postcard. I'll add you on GoodReads. Happy swapping!
Clstew rated for Top Swap PC on Jul 8, 2018
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Comment: Wonderful postcard, love it! here's to the return of your feathered friends with the end of construction :) . Happy mails
Response: Thanks! 😀
kssunlover1947 rated for STATE POSTCARD SWAP on Jul 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the SC peaches card. Our spring was the opposite we had record highs before summer even got here . Finally getting rains the last few weeks but not as much as we need as most of them miss us.
dawnakaulen rated for Scattergories PC Swap - A on Jul 6, 2018
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Comment: Great card, thank you!
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Comment: I love this postcard! My husband was stationed in Savannah at one point so I got to enjoy it for a bit! Saving it for an art journal page 😁 Thank you for the 2nd ser of cards!
Response: Yay!! I'm so glad you liked it. I think that's why I got so caught up in writing to you about Savannah and totally forgot the "prompt" part. That postcard went out in today's mail. It should be there soon. 😜
HappyMom rated for Simply a Scripture Postcard USA #5 on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: Love the lighthouse - prayers for a smooth merger with your church!
Response: Thank you so much! ❤️
dustcollector rated for Quick Turn Around PC 2 on Jul 1, 2018
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Comment: I enjoyed your interesting message. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! 😀
Tracykason rated for Vintage re-print PC on Jun 28, 2018
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Comment: Sweet pc! Thanks for telling me about your social work career and reminding me that it is important work (some days I can really lose this point, depending on how things play out!). Happy swapping.
TangledInMegs rated for Vintage re-print PC on Jun 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and the description, Sherri! :)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart. 😀

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ReadMoreBooks33 on May 13, 2018:

ChrisAnne on Sep 18, 2017:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home. We are so excited to have you. Feel free to explore the forums and more swaps will be posted very soon!

esmy77 on Aug 30, 2017:

Thank you for organizing the Downton Abbey swap! can't wait!!

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mariewilliams810 on Aug 26, 2017:

I received your letter today for the 2nd part of the Bible Journaling Supplies swap. I wasn't able to participate myself due to time constraints, but thanks so much for sharing with me. I love how you used the stamps and stickers. The rhinestones were also a great addition in my opinion. Very pretty.

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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