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Date Joined: December 30, 2010
Last Online: March 22, 2022
Birthday: October 22, 1961
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi what can I say I never know what to say when filling out these things. I'm a SAHW and love it. I'm a child of God. I'm married to a retired soldier who I love more than anything, we have 2 grown kids, 2 grand kids. We have 2 dog. We live in the desert of AZ and I hate it, would love to live up north. I'm a pretty easy going person I'm happy with just about anything and everything. My daughter and grand daughters live with us now. I help with homeschooling which is pretty easy now that they are older. They are the joy of my life. I am also Torah observance meaning we do Passover not Easter, Hanukkah not Christmas. Our faith is very important to us.

UPDATE: For awhile I will be stepping back on my swapping.My DIL is in the hospital waiting on a heart transplant and I really don't think it's going as well as we had hoped. For now it's just a wait and see. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank you.

UPDATE: My DIL received a heart in Jan. and is doing wonderful. She has a life ahead of her now Thank God for his mercy in this. So I'm back swapping.

UPDATE: 2021 my DIL passed away The Father just wanted her to come home.

Things I love

I love the country, small towns, winter, the holidays. I love my crafts I crochet like a mad women, I sew as much as I can anything from aprons to quilts, I love all colors, anything that has glitter, I recently discovered art journaling it's like two things I like to came together card making and journaling, I'm loving it. I also love working in my small kitchen garden about 200 sq. feet so it doesn't take long one day we hope to have land and a very big garden. We really want to be homesteaders.

Things I collect/wishlist

Anything that has to do with winter, snowflakes, snowmen, snow globes, Anything country or handmade. Little village houses, I'm really loving glitter houses, journals and devotionals new or used, and pens in all colors but I hate black, journal jars. Ornaments mostly handmade. Jewish and Christian items. Tea cups as well as mugs. Silk veils and coin belts for belly dancing. Charms, the fancy souvenir key chains souvenir magnets from different states.


My favorite of anything depends on the mood I'm in at the time I listen to all kinds of music and I do love a good murder mystery right now I'm into Joanne Fluke. Loved the Hunger Games. We love to watch a good B film.

Things I don't really like or


OK Thanks to lovely partner I had twice she was determined to show me what ATC could look like and how beautiful they could be she sent me a few from her collection and I'm in love don't know if I'm ready to try my hand at it yet, but my daughter is. So if this is something you want to share with me I'm open to it.

I have been thinking what is it that I really don't like as far a crafts. I have been look around at some of the swaps and groups. I think I found something I really don't like or even get as a craft it's some of these paper crafts. ATC, Slams, FB's or the like. I really don't get these pieces of cardboard with stuff glued to it or painted on it. I am sorry if this is your craft I don't mean to offend you, I just don't get it. Glitter houses, and handmade cards I get, the other stuff I don't. I'm not really into make-up or perfume. I really don't need any more scrapbooking stuff I have tons, I have lots of address labels.


I try really hard to be a good partner and make extra effort to make sure you always get your package that's why I always send with delivery confirmation when I can, so that way I know you got it. I have noticed that not everyone likes to know their package has been sent so I won't be letting you know that it's been mailed if you don't get something from me let me know so I can track it. I love swaps and will always rate my partner I'm pretty easy going. I try to rate the someday I receive. But sometimes life happens or my grand babies are over and life just stops for them :-). If you are not happy with what I send please let me know so I can send you something else.

Things I'd like to get....

It's come to attention that I'm not very clear on this I am sorry about that I'll try and clear it up. Besides all the thing I mentioned in the things I collect I like just about anything holidays, seasons except summer (hate it get enough of it here), forest or country theme, and I LOVE ANYTHING HANDMADE, So here it goes if you see pencils with little fall leaves on it I will love it, if you see a frig magnet with trees, deers, butterflies whatever I will love it, if you see an ornament with hearts, clovers,whatever I will love it, If you see a plaque with God loves you or whatever I will love it. Get the picture I know this is very broad but my reason is simple I'm an artist and as such I want to see want you will come up with. Be creative!!! For me that is the true gift to be able to see your creativity. So when your doing a swap with me go nuts show me what you got. Hope this clear up what I'd like. If not you can always look at my Etsy Favorites or my pinterest to get more ideas of what is more me.

Kaylin and Amber's likes

Sunglasses here in the desert we go through alot of them.

Any hand make stuff toy (crochet, knitted, felt, sewn) any toy I get in a swap they take right away.

Kaylin loves pencils and recipe card, and little journals she loves to tell stories as she writes. She also has gotten into post cards she tells me stories about them. She cooks and love old cookbooks She also takes horseback riding she wants to be Amy from heartland.

Amber loves to color and color books, She has really gotten into writing on the chalk board so sidewalk chalk would be great. Amber has gotten into pottery will spend all day at the wheel if we let her.

I'm looking for......

I'm looking for a pair of Dutch wooden shoes new or used. Will trade I crochet and can make just about anything. Update: Finally found them and they are on their way to me.


Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the seeds and recipes, and the fun colored guitar picks!
Comment: Thank you for the many scriptures to encourage me with I love the one from Isaiah 49. One of my favorite verses.
Comment: Hi Cristal, thank you for this letter. Many things to write you back on! Will try to answer soon!
SunflowerRose rated for Bible Verses Notecard #2 on Feb 17, 2022
Comment: loved the verses and goodies thank you
Comment: Thank you sooo much! Hope you have a fantastic week.
Comment: Thank you, Cristal ... Have a great day! ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน
Comment: I'm so sorry this rating was overlooked! I enjoyed your letter and I will be writing back very soon.๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: When ever you get time I'd love to hear back I'm really glad you got my letter. Thanks for the <3
smallwood rated for Garden Dreams Seed Swap #1 on Jan 28, 2022
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of seeds! Thank you so much for sharing with me. I loved hearing about your garden and homeschool adventures with the grandkids. Thanks for being a great swap partner!
Response: Thanks for the <3
Comment: I love that you believe in BF! Do you have any stories? I'd love to hear them! Bahaha I love your answer to a to-do list! My auntie went to a sloth sanctuary and just seeing the pictures she took made me so happy! :) I loved your letter, thank you so much! It was fun to read. Also, I wasn't sure if my letter was supposed to be the "set" or not, we're in the same boat! Again, thanks so much!
Response: I have a friend that lives up north that has a tribe of them that comes on her land once in a while. I've never seen them but I have felt and heard them.
Comment: Cristal, thank you so much for the lovely swap! I love that the verses are in a small notebook to be able to carry with me and I also thank you and love the cross you sent as well (plus the verses you chose!) If I could give you a higher than 5 rating, I surely would. Thanks so much for joining my swap and for everything else as well. (Hugs)
Response: I'm really glad you liked everything. It's been awhile since I've swapped. I was really glad to do this swap writing the word is something I'm very good at. I'm writing the whole bible I'm up to 1 Kings. Thank you for the heart.
janineureka rated for May Creative Advent Swap on May 7, 2015
Comment: Squee!!! I love your package, I was only going to open one, but is loved the pennies so much I had to open another one (I think I was in a Squee frenzy!). OMG - the cutest bird in the world!!! I love your packaging, too. I'll message you tomorrow after I open the next one. Hugs!!
Response: I'm really glad you liked everything thanks for the <3
DaisyTX rated for April Creative Advent Swap on Apr 7, 2015
Comment: Cristal..........I just got my box in the mail! I am SO excited! The creativity you used to wrap the items is fabulous. I am trying really hard to wait until the date of the gift to open them..........LOL I did open the "Library Month" one and the bookmarks are amazing! Thank you :) I know this deserves a heart even without opening everything......I really appreciate all the time you took on this :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it I wanted to do something different for wrapping so it gave me a chance to work on my origami. I think the boxes came out really good. Have a great day and thanks for the <3
edgetorn rated for Paint A Rock -#8 on Feb 3, 2015
Comment: I love, love, love the glittery, flowery rock you made! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it I enjoyed making it Have a great day Thanks for the <3
ViridianMuse rated for Paint A Rock #7 on Jan 21, 2015
Comment: SOOOO CUTE!!! I love love love it! Thanks so much. I like that you used glittery (nailpolish?) for the background. Very awesome piece.
Response: I'm glad you liked it I put glitter on most of my pieces. I LOVE glitter. Thanks for the <3
whytewillow rated for Paint A Rock - inspired #6 on Jan 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much.
Response: your welcome
DebR rated for CHRISTmas Cards on Jan 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the decoration, I love it. It has only just arrived.
Response: WOW boy that was slow glad you got it. Hope you have a great year. Thanks for the <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card, bookmark & magnet. I love them !! Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorites also !! <3 God bless & Happy Holidays !!
Response: Glad you liked it I was starting to worry that you didn't get it thank you for the <3
TheGraceMartin rated for CHRISTmas Cards on Dec 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and ornament!
Response: Thanks for the <3
Onyx rated for Paint A Rock #5 on Dec 17, 2014
Comment: Wonderful rock! I am totally impressed. And thank you so much for reading my profile. This was my first rock swap and now I want to do more.
Response: I'm glad you liked it this is my favorite swap I have really gotten into painting rocks. Thanks for the <3

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KatShakKreations on Oct 31, 2014:

I was going to wish you a Happy Halloween, but I know you do not care for that Holiday, so I decided to leave you this instead. :-)

LittleDonnaGirl on Oct 19, 2014:

I just wanted to stop by and invite you to join the Box (or envie) of Blessings #1 swap that has been added in the Bible Study group!

anrtist on Oct 8, 2014:

October Prayer Request Reminder ;-)

Blessings, cc

anrtist on Oct 7, 2014:


Blessings, cc

anrtist on Sep 4, 2014:

Sept Bible Study Group Prayer Request Reminder! ;-) Blessings, cc

Stepht on Jul 30, 2014:

Hi Holly! Welcome to Bible Study, looking forward to getting to know you :)

patumma on Oct 7, 2013:

I was having a bad day today so I picked a gift from my bin of advent gifts to open. It happened to be the crocheted nativity figures you made me! Thank you so very much for taking the time to make me something so special! They are wonderful! Hugs...pat

choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

PurpleButterfly on Jul 20, 2013:

Glad you join PRIVATE SWAPS in the USA group, hope we will swap sometime.

tiggerkitn25 on Dec 26, 2012:

I updated a rating for you but I know they can be hard to find after so long. So I just wanted to leave a note and let you know that I loved the handmade items from an Advent Woodland swap. I really liked the squirrels and the cute trees. And you made my daughter items too so that was especially thoughtful. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks again!

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