Date Joined: November 9, 2010
Last Online: September 26, 2015
Birthday: October 26, 1983
Country: United States
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"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
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
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
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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!
A RAK to end all RAKs. They are divine. Thank you beyond words. Hugs and best wishes to you. Happy New Year.
Received my envie full of ATCs today. You are awesome!!!!!! Thanks you ssoooooo soooooo sooooooo soooooo much!!!!!
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Hope your week is stress free and it brings many happy thoughts.
Have a Wonderful New Year!