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Churchmouse70

Churchmouse70
Date Joined: May 9, 2017
Last Online: April 21, 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. Any local postcards 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!

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.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the package! I know I will enjoy opening each envelope!
Response: You're very welcome!!
Kalalinga rated for MAE: Washi-decorated envies on Apr 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the envies - they are lovely works of art! Thanks for the fun extras too.
Response: You're very welcome!
yukikumo2005 rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 18, 2018
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Ryleighsmom rated for TCHH ~ Send an envie of RAIN on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Wow!! What a fun, amazing swap!! I wasn't expecting so much goodness in one swap, but you went above and beyond! The Rice Krispies pocket letter is too cute! I loved every you sent!!
Response: I'm so very happy you liked it!!
aruiteru rated for AN What Makes You Smile? on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card! That sliding rock looks so much fun, I would love to try it :D
Response: You're so welcome!
brooklynbunch rated for Sports Stadium/Ball Park PC on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the card of Fenway Park--I lived in Mass for almost 10 years, and never went to a Red Sox game, although I drove past the park many times. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: You're very welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the SC card and note. I do know about tornados. We had our first watch of the year yesterday with temps in the 80's. Today it is only in the low 40's with light rain. A neice 40 miles west posted a picture earlier today that had snowflakes. Then a cousin in SD had blizzard last night. Just posted a pic of her frozen stock tank on their ranch. It is supposed to be spring needs to warm up and stay.
Response: I agree, it's a crazy spring. 😂
catholicamanda rated for Scattergories PC Series - M on Apr 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
CWarner rated for Random PC International #4 on Apr 13, 2018
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Comment: Nice new lighthouse card for me--thank you, Sherri! You must be very proud of your sons as I am of mine. I really should update my profile, but my older son is still in the CONG and they're doing in state training in anticipation of a bad fire season this year. Wishing you and your family all the best.
Response: I know you are so proud. I'm thrilled you didn't have that lighthouse PC. ❤️
frenchd73 rated for Quick Swap! State Map Card on Apr 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great card and your kind words, thank you so much for the prayers!!
emiiy8 rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap #3 on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Hey Sherri, thank you so much for the swap! The gemstones and the post cards are really nice! :)
catonip rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the washi! I hope your garden grows well this year. <3
Response: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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LoveThis rated for Garden Postcard #6 on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: thankyou very much for the card
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Comment: Thank you! Love the extra, too!
Gigisupernena rated for ENVIES...Handmade!!! Late Oct. on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Love the envies✉️. Thank you so much!💐
Mountainbythesea rated for Weekend Postcard Project on Nov 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards Sherri! They really made my day and I love the bookmark that you made me!! Thank you for such a great swap!!
Kenzie2806 rated for Create two bookmarks on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for my two bookmarks and Christmas tag. They are lovely!
Response: You're welcome 😊
kssunlover1947 rated for T.V. Show PC Swap on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great card. I watched basically all of these shows starting with the original Andy Griffith Show in 1960. I loved Don Knotts as Barney.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!!

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Comments

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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