Swap-bot Time: June 29, 2022 3:16 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: June 27, 2022
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States

About Me

I am a serial crafter, and like to try just about anything. I haven't really gotten into the whole sewing/knitting/fiber arts area, However, I would like to try creating a stitched fabric journal. I do like paper crafts, mixed-media, assemblage, jewelry-making, etc. I am trying to spend more time with my photography, both digital and analog.

Favorite Crafts

• Mixed Media

• Altered Books/Art Journals

• Junk Journals (currently working on a vintage botanical theme and a steampunk, grunge Halloween theme)

• Assemblage

• Photography

• Card-making

• ATCs/Tags

• Trying out watercolor

Favorite Things

• Vintage/Flea Market items—interesting things that you don't find at the big box store

• Wings

• Clocks

• Old cameras

• Old Photos/Cabinet Cards

• Vintage Buttons/Trims

• Vintage Millinery trims

• Vintage papers

• Vintage Children’s books

• B&W Photography

• Travel

• London

• Typography (anything with letters and numbers; particularly the ampersand)

• Old Typewriters

• Letterpress

• Rulers/Measuring Tapes

• Locks/Keys/Skeleton Keys

• Dresden Trims

• Vintage Jewelry (I will even use broken pieces in my projects)

• Mercury Glass

• Vintage Industrial Rusty Things

• Animals

• Dogs (we have two Australian Shepherds)

• Mermaids (not super cutesy)

• Seahorses

• Narwhals

• Sea Turtles

• Starfish/Urchins/Coral

• Beach/Shells/Sea Glass

• Halloween (my favorite holiday!)

• Damask patterns

• Steampunk

• Krampus

• Tim Holtz

• Martha Stewart

• Rifle Paper Co.

• I'm a coffee drinker, and love flavored coffees.

NOTE: I am scent sensitive, so please nothing heavily fragranced.

Favorite Colors

• Ocean Colors: Blue, Teal, Aqua

• Black and White

• Navy and White or Silver

Holiday Likes

Valentine's Day: Conversation Hearts, vintage Beistle Honeycomb cards, vintage valentine postcards, hearts, more pink than red, probably the only time I like things a bit more frou-frou

Easter: rabbits, chicks, eggs, vintage postcards, Cadbury mini eggs, jelly beans

Halloween: vintage Halloween collectibles, paper-mache candy buckets, crows/ravens, witches, Poe, vampires, candy corn, B&W decor, spooky chic. I like macabre, but not over-the-top gorey...Edward Gorey is good though ;-). I have a small feather tree I put up, so mini ornaments are a great addition.

Thanksgiving: acorns, leaves, rustic pumpkins, wheat sheaths

Christmas: vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, D56 Dickens Village Historical Series, Radko glass ornaments, vintage Christmas decor. I don't do the traditional red and green decor, I mostly decorate with navy, silver, and white with pops of green. Since I live in Florida, beach or nautical themed Christmas items are perfectly fitting.

Swapping Philosophy

I strive to go beyond the swap requirements, and only send items that I would be thrilled to receive myself. I'm really appreciative of other swappers that have obviously put thought, time, and effort into their swap packages.

I always send out my swaps. If you do not receive anything from me, please let me know. I want you to be happy swapping with me. ;-)

I will also try to rate quickly upon receiving a swap package so you know that I got it. I know the mail can take a while, and I will often be wondering if my packages have been received, particularly larger package swaps. Thanks for sending out that Happy Mail!


Comment: Oh my gosh! I feel like such a failure after receiving your tag today! Thank you so much for such a beautiful tag. Such a beautiful card too! 1,000 extra 🧡💗💜❤💙💚💛's.
Comment: I LOVE this tag! It's awesome! I love the way the cardboard background looks, and the ghosts! Also the vacuuming up a ghost and sending it to its ex wife is hilarious! Have a great week!
BoniJam rated for Wax Seals Swap #4~USA~ on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thankyouuuu, everything is so pretty and the presentation is lovely!! (✿´ ꒳ ` ) I feel inspired to make something similar for another swap. (◍•ᴗ•◍) ✧・:◃*⭑✧*:。
Comment: OMG, Wow!! Can't thank you enough for this amazing tassel!! And thank you so much for the wonderful owl goodies!!
Sonya rated for Pocket Waterfall Album on Apr 2, 2022
Comment: I love that you made the paper with gelli prints. That was special. Thanks much! P.S> my husband wants it! lol
Pikkis rated for ETHP: Using TH people ATC on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: I´m sorry to say, but your lovely envelope arrived torn and open inside of another envelope by US Postal Service with apologies that the sending had been damaged during the mailing process. The only thing that was left inside your envelope was the beautiful notecard, but the "little fellow" that you had enjoyed making was gone :(! It´s not your fault, of course, I´m just sad that your work and effort vanished this way and it would have been nice to see what you created for me. But I´m giving you this rating on the grounds of that beautiful notecard, I´m sure the ATC would have been as lovely. Edited on the 26th of April: Thank you soooo much for your kindness in re-sending this swap :)! LOVE your cute ATC, it´s so neatly made on both sides. Plus all the lovely extras and your gorgeous card, you really made my day. I´d give you ten hearts, thank you so much!
Response: Oh, no, how horrible! I feel bad that you didn’t get the ATC. I will send another one off to you. Thank you for your rating and heart in spite of not receiving it.
123Poggy123 rated for ETHP: Distress Stickles on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: Wow, The Stickles really made the whole ATC pop. I really like it & on the card too. Thank you for the black & white images for me to use.
Begokschaf rated for Dark Paperclip Dangles on Mar 21, 2022
Comment: I love what you sent! Thank you so much!
Comment: I like the card!
Wended rated for Green Blind Envelope on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: What an extraordinary swap. I absolutely love everything you sent. The enclosed card and the envelope it all came in are beautiful. Thank you..
Comment: These are absolutely amazing! I love them all, and the anatomy films are awesome! This entire package made me so happy from start to finish!💕
Rabbitfreedom rated for The Dark Side DAJ 5 on Mar 9, 2022
Comment: Oh, this is amazing! One of my absolute faves of this series! I've sent you a message in regard to your technique on this one - I have questions!! Thanks so much for a wonderful piece of art!
Comment: Wonderful green postcard! I love all the texture! Thanks so much!
manders2280 rated for Cover an Envelope with Washi on Mar 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful envelopes, inside and out
squince rated for 4 to 4 Washi - US Only - February on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: Love these!
mkaylee455 rated for 4 to 4 Washi - US Only - February on Feb 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the super cute washi! Happy swapping!
Ikat78 rated for 4 to 4 Washi - US Only - February on Feb 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Christine, WOW, thank you for the awesome washi. I LOVE it!!!!! I sent you a swap today too. 🤗 Also washi themed. Have a great day!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous washi and thoughtful note, I really appreciate your sweet words and love the washi. ❤️
turtles27 rated for Halloween Happy Mail Fun on Feb 14, 2022
Comment: So fun to receive Halloween goodies on Valentine's Day!! I love them! Yes, I cringe every year, is a hurricane going to ruin Halloween decorations? Still better than putting a Winter coat over a Halloween costume to go Trick or Treating!
Comment: Beautiful handmade card! Thank you so much! Love the enclosures you included too. Happy Valentine's Day!

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KarenFife on Feb 13, 2020:

Thanks much for the cute Valentine postcard. Getting surprise mail is always “sweet!”

captkristi on Feb 11, 2020:

Thank you so much for the PC for Roulette!! Can't imagine seeing dolphins out of my yard!!! What a treat. Have an awesome day!!

njstauter on Jun 22, 2016:

Got the Trick or Treat - September surprise when I returned from my trip. I might try to make a bag from the spider fabric and tucked the wrapped gift in my stocking to open for Hallows. You are amazing. Thanks

ChinaCat on Oct 6, 2015:

Hi! I'm LOVING opening my Halloween envelopes each day! The printed readables are wonderful and will make a great book at the end of the month when I put them all back in the envelope book. The gifts are awesome too!!! This is so much fun - thank you!

njstauter on Jul 31, 2015:

We are in the Countdown to Halloween swap together though may not be assigned as partners. I am reading profiles of folks in it with me as I make up my 30 envelopes. I know that writing something for each of them will take time and it feels worth it to me.

VioletLove on Aug 10, 2014:

Hello :) I sent to you for the Halloween mini banner swap. I forgot to mention in the note that I used glow in the dark glitter. Hope you like it!

snoop on Sep 18, 2012:

Who is Christina Edwards? You? Omg what a super package! A beautiful purse charm,A gorgeous decorated box!! An Arsenic Treat bag I just love even though its paper.stickers for halloween, and the tag omg i adore the tag with the hollowgram face,its super. and a stamp for halloween, empherma i never seen before. wished some of my swaps were this nice. what a surprize. well let me know if this was you on the purse charm or i need to thank someone else. made my halloween thanks so much,, snoop

pandessa on Sep 18, 2012:

Thanks so much for the WTA it freaking rocks!

thefancyladygourmet on Aug 25, 2012:

thank you soo much for the vampire WTA i love the bracelet! it fits perfect and i love your packaging

Peacewytch on Aug 10, 2012:

Christine!!! I was WOWED by your generous, incredible quality package of goodies!! I felt like a bit of a heel allowing you to send stamps in the first place but you took it to a point I just have to say, well lucky me! Enormous thanks for something you didn't even have to do. I'll be sure my partner is as happy, and I hope we partner up one day. I thank you and my Halloween stash thanks you! :OD

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