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Churchmouse70

Churchmouse70
Date Joined: May 9, 2017
Last Online: June 26, 2019
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

My husband and I have started watch Boston Legal on Netflix. We think it is hilarious! 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: *ATCs *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 creating ATCs. So if you have any cute stamps or die cuts, I can always use these in my crafting.. 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

-woodland animals

-handmade embellishments

-rhinestone stickers

-embellished paper clips

-rubber stamps and stamped images

-washi tape (I use lots of washi)

-handmade tags and bookmarks. I adore handmade bookmarks because I read so much!

-die cuts

-handmade envelopes

-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 recipe 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, ATCs B.....Bumblebees, Bible, bookmarks, bears C.....Cocker Spaniels, Cricut die cuts, cardinals D.....Disney, decorated envelopes E.....earrings, embellishments F......flamingos, foxes, fairies, frogs, fruits G.....Gorjuss girls, Graphic 45, gorillas, gnomes 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, mushrooms, mermaids, marine life N..... O.....owls, ocean life P......peacocks, penguins, Prima dolls, postage stamps, Paper Smooches Q..... R.....Recipe postcards, raccoons S.....Sea Turtles, starfish, stamped images T..... U..... V..... W.....Woodland animals, woodland fairies

Ratings

Sizzle rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-JUNE on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the “strange” postcard! Although pizza on the beach in the Carolinas seems pretty great to me! Have a good summer :)
debrbrts rated for ATC - Free Themed #33 (USA) on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great atc!!
debrbrts rated for ATC - Free Themed #32 (USA) on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for thecute snowman ATC
makestuff rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap - June on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: I just checked the mail today and got your lovely mermaid ATC. Thank you so much! It's so pretty!
Response: Thank you! 😀
AncientPlanter rated for EASU: Hand Drawn ATC Swap on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely watermelon and flowers ATC! It does bring to mind easy summer days. And I think I'll head over to the grocery since I seem to be craving watermelon now ;-D
Response: I’m glad you liked it! 🍉
sweetgypsy rated for USATC: Hand Drawn ATC Swap on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the watermelon & flower with quote ATC. :)
Response: You’re welcome 😉
Rainydancer rated for CPG Fruity ATC - Global on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: This is amazing! Lemons are my favorite fruit-thanks!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it. 😀
Cobweb rated for ATC Bag #67 (USA) on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Lovely selections!
SwedishMum rated for AAA - Sender's Choice on Jun 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the beautiful card I got! I love the flower and its colours. Happy swapping
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #24 (USA) on Jun 7, 2019
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Comment: Your peacock card is so lovely, thank you so much for taking the time to make this card and to join my swaps! :)
Response: Thank you so much and you’re welcome! I ❤️ Your swaps!
Wykyd rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap JUNE on Jun 7, 2019
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Comment: Wow! That's beautiful! Thank you so much... You put SO much effort into this and the ATC and the card are both just lovely!
Response: I’m glad you liked it! 😘
georgiafae rated for JUNE ATC #1 - 2019 (USA ONLY) on Jun 7, 2019
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Comment: I love the vintage campers. You are creative-that's so cute with the puff of exhaust coming out the back-you are on your way to the beach. Hope the weather and the area you camp in is nice. That was an interesting card you sent your swap in,too. One can learn something new everyday and I learned about the Buxus Microphylla!
Response: Thank you and I’m so glad you liked it! 😀
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty lighthouse PC. My parents best friends own a home in Tybee Island. Enjoy summer with your boys!
Response: Thank you! 😀
smadronia rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
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Comment: Can't have Kelloggs bran cereal in the swap! I was in Battle creek once, though.
Wykyd rated for Trash BOMB RAK, aka desk clean off on Jun 2, 2019
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Comment: I LOVE the cactus ATC you drew for me. I am so proud to add it to my collection. Your art is wonderful! I am sending you an invite to my other ATC group. Hope you'll join. Take care & happy swapping!
Response: Thank you so much! I am honored to join your group. Thank you!😀
sherig47 rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
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Comment: You wouldn’t be able to join my swap either I eat post and kellog cereals too lol. Hope you enjoyed reading all the posts too.
Lady rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
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Comment: no cereal pictures in my profile! My kids say "go oatmeal!"
KarenFife rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #8 on Jun 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Happy Mail today! The cute handmade envelope, postal stamps, plus three super postcards made it a great mail day!
Response: I’m glad you liked your happy mail. 😀👍🏻
Drachenfrau rated for ATC: Sloth Style on Jun 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the most gorgeous Sloth-ATC, Sherri!!! I so love it!!! :-)
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! 😘

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Nov 19, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

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!!

snail mail by esmeralda3

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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