Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2018 6:07 pm


Date Joined: November 11, 2014
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Cari. I'm a Biology teacher and an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up. I've been happily married for close to 15 years. I have two fur babies (dogs) and one snake. I found out about Swap-Bot through some friends that I scrapbook with.

******updated as of 11/5/17***** Moved into a new town house the 1St of october. Had a total hysterectomy to remove the cancer. But.....normalization is not happening. Went back for post opportunity on Oct 21, and found out that I have to undergo chemo & radiation. This was unexpected and even surprised my doctor. However, he said it is a curative chemo, so that is positive. I had my port put in on Friday. It hurts worse than my hysterectomy did. Chemo starts this Friday 11/10/17.

*****updated as of 9/17/17***** On top of filing for divorce, having to move out of my rental by the end of the month, and being diagnosed with Uterine Cancer; a Nor'Easter followed by Hurricane Irma hit Jacksonville, FL and wreck havoc on everything. Major flooding, power outages, trees down, etc. The city has been completely shut down for a minimum of 3 days. Grocery stores are out of just about everything. This is by far the worst hit Jacksonville has taken by a hurricane. Needless to say Swap-Bot has been the furthest concern from my mind the past two weeks. Right now I'm finishing up a Swap that was suppose to be mailed out on the 13th. From here on out - till things start to normalize - I will only be working on the Wings & Things APC Deck.

Favorite Books

The Hobbit, The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin; All of the Jack Reacher Novels by Lee Child. I am a huge fan of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's books whether they are stand alone, series, co-written or individual. They're cowritten books include Relic, Dance of Death, Gideon's Sword.

I do not like Romance Novels....However my friend has me reading Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters.

Favorite Television

Doctor Who, The Game of Thrones, The Flash, and Sleepy Hallow.

Favorite Movies

Labyrinth, Legend, Empire Strikes Back, Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Harry Potter Series; X-men; any of the Avenger's movies; Hook;

Favorite Crafts

Although I've dabbled around in all types of crafting, I especially enjoy anything to do with paper-crafting: Scrapbooking, Cards, 3D paper projects, and I've just recently started to get my feet wet in the mixed media world.

I became a certified to teach Intermediate Copic classes in February 2017. Here it is November 2017 and haven'the really done what I set out to do with that certification. I think I'm going to use my time in chemo to start setting up a monthly class for a local Stamp Studio, and quite possible an art store.

Odds & Ends

My favorite color is Purple. I'm really starting to get into designs that involve Steampunk and metal especially wrought iron. I love nature including dragonflies and butterflies. I also like to take pictures.


I do not like Romance Novels. I am not religious in the least bit, but don't take it the wrong way. I am a very spiritual person.

Taped Envelopes!!! Please don't send me envelopes where not only is it sealed with washi tape, but every edge is also washied!!! I admit that they are very pretty, but it's almost impossible to open these envelopes without tearing the contents. I find it extremely annoying!

Sticker Slapping - especially on ATC. A stands for artist. I take that seriously. Stickers are okay as an accent, but it is suppose to be ART!


According to Swap-bot, Hearts were never meant for EXTRAS, so please DO NOT SEND EXTRAS.I do not need any more STUFF. I have also stopped adding extras to my swaps unless they are related to the swap itself.

I give hearts for work that 1) looks like you put a little extra effort into it; 2) it was obvious you read my profile; 3) I find it to my liking.


I have banned the following from my swaps for flaking:

@Violethare - sorry but I don't think the post office would lose ALL those letters or packages. If so, I'd report them for mail fraud.


emeraldawn rated for Recipes: Fingerfood on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: These sound so good. Even if the crackers have an hourglass figure LOL
Response: They are addicting and can ruin an hourglass figure! lol
aligurl75 rated for Recipes: Fingerfood on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the delicious sounding recipes! I can't wait to try the Bacon Corseted Crackers..hahahahaha! You made my day with that tip!
Response: lol I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it! But in truth, that is what they look like! lol
cllfdl rated for Recipes: Fingerfood on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: these look like somettnhing my guys and grands would love! Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: They are awesome! I love them! The Strawberry Cheese cake dip is light and makes a nice snack.
blueseabliss rated for ATC: Crazy Chicken on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: By far the greatest crazy chicken ATC EVER! Thank you so much! I absolutely love it!!!!
Response: So glad you like it! I was quite pleased with it!
Anettethhjertnes rated for All decked out APC 7s on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: I realy loved this one's, thank you a million
Response: Really glad you liked these!
mjhaertling rated for All decked out APC 8s on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: The APCs were simply beautiful.I love the backgrounds and the embellishments. Thank you so much.
Response: Glad you like them. I really liked how they turned out myself. I'm really enjoying this Altered Playing Deck. Can't wait to get the 9's started!!!
Comment: Thank you for the holiday happiness card and the just for you tag. .
Response: Glad you like them. However, that is not a tag. It is a Gift Card holder. If you slide the top out of the present, there is a place for a gift card with tabs to hold it in place!
evanselli rated for All decked out APC FIVES on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: thanks for the wonderful APC's. I can't pick a favourite, I love them all!
Response: Glad you like them!
Anettethhjertnes rated for All decked out APC FOURS on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Wow, love them
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you do! I'm really enjoying this swap. Can't wait till the deck is complete!!!
CharlieChick86 rated for All Decked out APC THREES on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: I love these thank you so much!
Response: So glad you love them!!! This swap is the going to awesome when we have the completed deck!!!
crystalite rated for All decked out APC ACES on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: The cards are beautiful, thank you! I hope you're doing well!
Response: Glad you like them. I'm treading water, Thanks!
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the awesome ATC's! The mermaid is my favorite. Your comment of " if you don't like them you can always send them back"...You don't know how many times I've wanted to say that with an ATC I've sent out. LOL
Response: That's how a swap is suppose to be! Make something that is hard to let go of. I'm really glad you like them!
AZmom875 rated for All decked out APC TWOS flamingos on Aug 18, 2017
Comment: You did a super job on the flamingo cards. Great variety.
Response: Thank you and Thanks for hosting this swap. It's the first time I've ever done APC, and can't wait till I have the whole deck!
karli rated for Fish ATC on May 3, 2017
Comment: Cari, this was the loveliest fish atc I have ever gotten! Thanks so much! karolina
Response: So glad you liked it.
AZmom875 rated for Pretty TEAPOTS atc swap on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you this is a very pretty teapot.
Response: Glad you like it. Sorry you never received the first one, but I think the second one was better anyway!
donetta rated for AQUATIC THEMED TAG on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Cari, this tag is ah-mazing! I love all the gorgeous plants (are they did cuts?), and the seahorse is incredible. You really put your heart into this swap, and I appreciate it more than I can say. And the card! Someone put an enormous amount of time into the sweet Julie Nutting doll Easter card...it's adorable!
Response: Thank you. I really loved this tag, and I'm glad you like it too! As for the card, I belong to a local scrapbooking group and we swap Julie Nutting Doll Cards every other month. Last year we did Doll Tags for every major Holiday. This year we decided to do cards. Glad you like both the card and the tag!
Sagebrushs rated for Easter Holiday Card on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the very nice card, Happy Easter.
Response: Wow, you got that really fast! Glad you like it. Happy Easter!
Comment: I loved this! Don't know if it was deliberate but you made one of my fave themes! Thank you for joining my swap.
Response: Glad you like it. I had a lot of fun making it.
Comment: Thank you for the cool distressed ATC of the girl in Burgundy!!! Love the crackle too! Have a great day!
Response: Glad you got it. After I dropped it in the mailbox at the PO, I was worried that maybe I should have added extra postage on it! Glad you liked it!
MAGALA rated for USATC: Paper Piecing ATC Swap on Feb 20, 2017
Comment: Wow what an Outstanding ATC............Love it Love it Love it. Your creativity far and beyond!!!! Thank You soooooooo much for this Beautiful ATC! Happy Swapping and looking forward to having you again for a swap.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!

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CurlyTea on Jan 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

mjhaertling on Jan 28, 2018:

Just read your profile. You certainly took some hard hits at the end of 2017. I hope things are looking up for 2018. Stay strong!

Sherry71 on Jan 19, 2016:

Hi Girlie!

Karmi53 on Aug 21, 2015:

Happy Swapping l hope you are having fun. Take care

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