Swap-bot Time: May 31, 2023 1:19 pm


Date Joined: November 9, 2010
Last Online: September 26, 2015
Birthday: October 26, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

"Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look forward and say to yourself...Nothing is impossible." ~Norman VVincent Pearle

Hi! My name is Crystal and I am currentlly 28 years old. I greatly enjoy volunteering with non profit organizations.

I have two nephews which I adore. They are 6 and 7 years old. They love cars, Toy Story, legos, Harry Potter, trucks and all the typical "boy toys".

I have a degree in Recreation and Parks Administration with an emphasis in Camp Administration. I love being outdoors and camping. I also enjoy teaching in the outdoor classroom. I have been a non profit camp director as well. Ive tried many jobs/careers some didn't workout as well as others.

I've been having a hard time working lately due to the disabilities I was born with. I attempted to apply for disability and basically got told i have not case and there is not since in trying. Hmm I kinda need my eyes to work and that is posing to be more difficult.

My vision is going. I have constant double vision. This makes doing tiny details difficult. I am finding that it's getting harder and harder to do my crafting and jewelry making. I still try my hardest to do them but I am limited at how long i can focus on something. Because of this it's harder for me to keep up on my groups but im doing the best that I can.

In October 2011 I suffered from what we think was a herniated disk in my lower back which put me out of commission for about 6 weeks. I couldn't do much of anything for myself and slept on the couch because it was the most comfortable place. I am now all better and working to become healthier and tyring to lose weight.

Hmm...I can be the loud outgoing person at a party but I can also be the quiet shy one in the corner hoping that no one notices me. I have a very close group of friends. We all live across the country but when we get together it was like we were never apart. Actually I consider them more family than just friends.

I run a little Handmade Jewelry Boutique on Facebook called C. Cole Creations. I've turned my long time hobby into a small business and it helps some with the bills. I love making jewelry! Hobby Lobby, Micheals, and JoAnns are my favorite stores.

******FYI PLEASE READ****** I live in a house with two small dogs and two cats. I do everything in my power to insure there is not animal hair in/on any of my swaps, but life happens....the hair floats in the air, sneaks in envelopes and gets stuck in the glue. LOL


LIKES: The color Purple, cats, zentangling (my new found addiction), bright colors, pastels, White and Milk Chocolate, Hot Chocolate, the smell of Coffee, Butterflies, Jewelry, Dolphins, s'more figurines, ATCs, rubber duckies, Christianity

DISKLIKES: Kawaii, Seafood/Shellfish, Dark Chocolate,

Plasitc Easter grass: Please do not use it in swaps that are sent to me...my cats will try to eat it if i accidentally leave a swap lying around and it is very bad for animals to eat...thanks for understanding. :)


OUTDOOR FUN Archery, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Scenic Photography, swimming, Camping

MUSIC The weekly top 40, Lady Gaga, Pink, Katy Perry, Evenessence, Blue Man Group, Manheim Steamroller, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Christmas Music: traditional carols, Many more...but I can never remember the artist names for all my songs.

BOOKS Dee Henderson's The O'Malley Serries and Uncommon Hero Series, Harry Potter Series Audiobooks by Nathan Lowell, Christian Fiction, Inspirational

MOVIES Pirates of the Carribean 1, 2, and 3, Most natural disaster movies, Twister, Armageddon, Dante's Peak, Volcano, Romantic Comedies, Wedding Planner, What Women Want, The Guardian, The Game Plan, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Star Trek: Nemisis, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations

TELEVISION LOST, CSI (all versions), NCIS (both versions), Law and Order: SPecial Victums Unit, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Extreme Home Makeover, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, Wedding cake and wedding dress shows, Dr. Oz Show, Discovery Health Channel, TLC, Style Network, Ellen Degenerous

CRAFTS Handmade Jewelry, Scenic Photograpy, Handmade Christmas Ornaments, Painting, Crafting in general, ATCs, Mstchboxes,


Christmas Ornaments, Dolphins, Quotations, Poems/Books of Inspiration, Craft Projects, Craft supplies, Rubber Ducks, anything that is the color Purple (its my Favorite) Girl Scout Memorabilia

Wish List

LIKES: Handmade crafts: I greatly enjoy the heart and passion that goes into each and every one and it's uniqueness. Recipies: Please no shellfish/seafood/fish ones :) I love jewelry: handmade or unique one of a kind is my favorite. Purple Cut Outs. Embellishments. Ribbon. Usused US postage stamps (currently not working but i love swapping so much) ANything that can be used for jewelry making

  • As much as I love cute papers to make ATCs with PLEASE do not send me any. I greatly appreciate all that I have received but I now have more paper than I know what to do with. Thanks


what I pledged

I pledge to other swap-bot members to:

1.Rate for every swap i take part in.

2.Rate as soon as i am able to get on line after swap is received.

3.Rate Fairly, I will only give a 1 rating if a swap hasn't been received and that no contact has been made from the sender. I promise to pm member first to give them the chance to resolve the situation first.

4.I will only give a 3 if i feel that the swap didn't meet the requirements and that the partner choose's not to correct the swap.

5.I will try and leave a message on all ratings to state what i received and what i was happy with, even if its just a thankyou.

6.I will not use slander or badmouth anyone when given a rating, facts is all that is needed when rating a 1.


I OWE: *NYRCupcake - 5 ATC Tag - sent 12/28/10 : *jannieb - 5 ATC tag - sent 1/14/11, sweetpea 22 - grabbie taggie (stickers) - sent 1/14/11

OWED TO ME: janniebee - 5 ATC Tag - received Dec. 30 2010 NYRCupcake - 5 ATC Tag - received Jan. 4, 2011 sweetp22 - Grabbie Tagie (notecards) - received Jan. 13, 2011


lsmahutchin rated for It's complicated - ATC on May 15, 2012
Comment: Great card! The layering turned out well!
Response: Thank you for the heart and for rating. Happy Swapping
mypoohbear60 rated for Accordion ATC on May 7, 2012
Comment: I am continuously amazed by the ways people create more and more "POOH's", all different and all loved. Thank you.
Response: Im so glad you liked it. Thanks for rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping
diana62167 rated for Zentangle Rubber Duckie ATC on May 3, 2012
Comment: I love it you did an awesome job and it will be a lovely addition to my collection. Thank you =] Diana
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping
mypoohbear60 rated for In the beginning - ATC on Apr 20, 2012
Comment: Thank you, I like the simplicity of the ATC.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Happy Swapping
FunsizeSteph rated for Outdoor/Camping Receipe on Apr 17, 2012
Comment: Can't wait to try it :)
Response: Thanks for rating
Ikat78 rated for Mini Quote Journal *EDITED* on Mar 18, 2012
Comment: Yay! Thank you for the quote journal. Read through them all and like them all as well. Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: Yay! Im so glad you go this one! Thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the neat zentangle. I liked how you did the tangles in the colors.
Response: :) Thanks for rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping
Comment: Cute ATCs, good job :D
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and your zentangle!
Response: Thanksfor rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: very nice zentangle :)
Response: Thanks for rating. Happy Swappping
Elaine47 rated for Zentangle Rainbow Series #6 INDIGO on Feb 4, 2012
Comment: What a beautiful card ... really loved getting this...thank you so much
Response: Im thrilled that you liked it. Thanks for rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping.
madcrazy rated for OTT: Valentine's Day on Feb 3, 2012
Comment: I love the valentine atc. Thank you for such a great OTT! Kathy
Response: Thank you. Happy Swapping
Comment: Thank you, Crystal for the 3 Zentangles! they will def help my collection!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping
mejulia rated for FM: Random Flat Envie Series : Blue on Jan 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thanks for rating.
cynaemon rated for Zentangle Rainbow Series #4 GREEN on Jan 10, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the neat green zentangle, and the green card with the green writing. LOL
Response: :) Thanks for the heart and for rating. Happy Swapping
Comment: thank you for the lovely Zen, love the color blue you used. I also like the card that it was in.
Response: Thanks for the heart and for rating. Happy Swapping
Comment: Love the greeting card from Florida! Merry Christmas to you too.
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart. Happy Swappping
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping
Comment: Thanks for the beautifully done tile. Very fine tangling.
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart. Happy Swaping
Comment: The felt ornaments are so pretty and neatly done (they were supposed to be stuffed) but you did a great job and I am happy to display them-thank you.
Response: Oh I'm so sorry about that. I am thrilled that you love them. Merry Christmas and Happy Swapping.

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Hollycarole92 on Dec 31, 2013:

I LOVE the RAK you sent me! Thank you SO much! I will definitely enjoy all of the fabulous artwork here!! Have a happy and blessed New Year!

grandmaroro on Dec 30, 2013:

A RAK to end all RAKs. They are divine. Thank you beyond words. Hugs and best wishes to you. Happy New Year.

cmdunderground on Dec 30, 2013:

Received my envie full of ATCs today. You are awesome!!!!!! Thanks you ssoooooo soooooo sooooooo soooooo much!!!!!

rachelcdoyle on Feb 21, 2013:

biasbabe on Sep 25, 2012:


From the SWMHC

biasbabe on Sep 25, 2012:


From the SWMHC

MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! ♥

biasbabe on May 1, 2012:


Hope your week is stress free and it brings many happy thoughts.

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

biasbabe on Dec 31, 2011:


Have a Wonderful New Year!

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