Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2022 3:27 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: December 9, 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.

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 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.

While extras are nice, I really don’t need any more of anything. I can’t even organize the stuff I already have. Please don’t feel you need to send anything else beside the swap items. Thanks!


YooperHill rated for EPUSA - Let's Shake! on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap package! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing work of art that you so generously sent winging my way. I truly appreciate everything! Happy holidays to you and yours!
Response: Thanks for the rating and your kind comments. These were fun to do and I’ve made some more even. I did notice that the holes could use some reinforcement as to not tear when tightening the ribbon. Happy Holidays!
Comment: I thought it was Christmas morning!!⛄ Thank you for the wonderful swap I can't wait to start using everything
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. Happy Holidays!
AuntieBlythe rated for Handmade Thanksgiving Card on Nov 14, 2022
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart.
WoodlandBanshee rated for Hallowe'en Themed flip book on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: aMazing book!
Response: Wow, did it finally get there? Thank you for your comment and heart.
kristenlyns rated for Washi Advent Calendar #2 on Oct 27, 2022
Comment: Christine! This is beautiful! Thank you so much! I am so excited to dig in come December!
Response: Glad it got there okay. Thank you for the rating and heart. I didn’t include in my note that I numbered the envelopes to be opened starting with #1 (rather than counting down from 25). Hope you have fun, and enjoy the holiday festivities.
coolcamaro rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cool card. I really like those vintage style ones. I'm not a fall type of person and certainly not a Halloween person but I do like some of the decorations.
Response: I’m glad you liked the postcard. Thanks for your rating and heart.
SwapwithMisty rated for An Envie of Skulls! on Oct 22, 2022
Comment: Wow! Thank you for this wonderful package!!! Not only was it full of fantastic goodies, it was also an absolute joy to open!! Thank you thank you thank you!! <3
Response: Thanks for the nice comments and heart. Have a great Halloween!
Mistyinltown rated for An Envie of Bats! on Oct 22, 2022
Comment: What can I possibly say but WOW! This was above and beyond, beautifully presented, and amazing! A total delight to open! The transparent stickers are so cool. the bat negative/slide is awesome! I love all of it! Thank you so much! Have a fun Halloween!
Response: Misty, thanks for the nice comments and the heart. Have a fangtastic Halloween!
Comment: You went above and beyond for this swap. Thank you so much much for the goodies. I really liked how you embellished the treat holders. I thought you did a great job, everything was so well made. I'm so glad that I didn't drop out of the swap.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and heart! Glad you didn’t drop out of the swap too.
Tara rated for Halloween Tags 👻 on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: What a great package. You're a skilled crafter, and I love it. I love your shaker card. I haven't made one yet, but it's on my list 😀
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and the heart. Those shaker tags really tried my patience. But I was persistent, and it only took about 4 attempts. 😆
Comment: First of all, I'm so glad to hear you missed the wrath of Ian. Even though I'm inland we took a pounding but no damage, just yard debris to pick up. Hurricanes are so hard to deal with...the unknown, the waiting then the storm and aftermath. Definitely puts a kink in Halloween crafting/swapping season when they hit! As for the tag, I LOVE IT!!!! I'm still a newbie with shakers. I need to make more and practice. Love the envie and extra goodies! Thank you so much!
Response: Julie, I’m so glad to hear you didn’t have any real damage from Ian. Although clean-up stinks…dirt and debris everywhere, including vertical surfaces. Glad you like the tag. Shaker cards/tags are my obsession right now. Enjoy the “fall” weather. 🍂
carfra89 rated for Halloween Washi Swap on Oct 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this swap!! Everything is awesome! :)
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for putting together this thoughtful package for me! I love the pumpkin-themed wrapping you created. The stickers are awesome too! Did you purchase or handmade the huge tag on plywood? I love everything. Hope all is well with you in Florida. It was horrifying to watch the news about the Hurricane.
Response: So glad you like the tag and goodies. I did make the tag with a chalkboard tag from Dollar Tree and an autumn paper pad I found at Joann’s. The leaves were die cut and spritzed with a mica spray. We were so incredibly fortunate with this hurricane as it was originally forecast to come into the Tampa Bay area. I am sick for the communities that were affected all across the state. Thank you for your concern.
ScrappinBud rated for Halloween Washi Swap on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: THANK YOU just doesn’t seem like enough!! First, you’re decorated envelope with all the cool washi tape is fantastic! I just might have to borrow your idea if that’s ok!! Then all the different washi tapes(none that I have in my bunch) and the tag you put them on, did you cut that and where do you get that thin acrylic?? I love the idea of using that for washi tape, they show up so good. And the extra spooky stickers AND the adorable very well done Halloween card (that I have to save and use in my scrapbook) Thank you again and for the sweet words!! Happy Halloween to you too!!🎃
Response: Glad you like the washi tapes. You’re certainly welcome to copy the washi envelope. I would recommend a thin layer of mod podge or clear glue to help seal the tapes. The tag I cut with a tag die from the lid to a deli container. You could easily cut a tag shape with scissors and punch a hole. Thanks again for your caring thoughts regarding the hurricane. We are so grateful that us and our family are safe, but hate that somebody else was affected.
Kitty2cats rated for HEUSA: Handmade Card on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Hi Christine, Yay! I'm crazy about the spooky shaker card you made. Thank you! It's so fun. I enjoyed reading your note and thank you also for the extras♥️
Response: Glad you like the shaker card. I think they’re fun and enjoy making them. I appreciate your comments and heart.
Comment: Thank-you so much for the lovely spooky postcard! I really hope you can get into the halloween spirit soon, all the best! :)
ultracinematik rated for Halloween Witch Postcard swap on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun witchy spell PC. 🧹
Comment: OMG! You deserve a bucketful of hearts. The wallhanging is stunning and the mini folder is beautiful!! I am so grateful you took the time to make both items. I can't wait to use the goodies to make something too. Thanks again. Hugs!
Response: Thanks for your sweet comments and the heart. Warm Autumn Wishes!
Ace330660 rated for Stained Papers on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: I love all of the stained papers you created ! This was such a fun swap. The red cabbage was my favorite. I will have to try that color myself.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and the heart.

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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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