Swap-bot Time: October 30, 2020 12:28 am


Date Joined: July 20, 2009
Last Online: October 27, 2018
Birthday: January 2
Country: United States
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About Me

SPOILER: I post many of my swaps on my flickr account. Hope it doesn't ruin the fun of receiving anything from me!

I am...

Krista, liberal, fragile, a mother of two who I could not live without, quirky, tattooed, always drinking coffee, a book worm, a comic book collector, a daughter, a friend, a bleeding heart, a believer in equal rights, a dog person, art supply obsessed, a mess-maker, empathetic, a glass half full philosopher, a night owl, a musician and music lover, a writer, an illustrator, a mentor, a thing-finder and collector of oddities, a thrift shop and junkyard explorer, curious about the paranormal, a lover of the little things, a supporter of the underdog, mathematically challenged, a wanderer, free spirited, a believer in living life to the fullest because you just never know, a prolific swear word user and ever-changing.

Art Mediums:

  • Mixed Media painting/paper arts
  • Encaustic
  • Art Journals
  • ATCs
  • Junk Journals & Smash books
  • Assemblage
  • Mini zines
  • Fimo/Polymer clay
  • Jewelry & Beading
  • Collage
  • Monoprinting
  • Stamp Carving/Block Printing
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Altered Books
  • I am trying out altered bottles and bottle dolls, so any snippets of black or colored lace trim or jeweled trim would be wonderful (enough to fit around a wine bottle).


OBSESSED WITH COFFEE, coffee items, coffee stickers, coffee magnets, artwork with coffee, coffee stamps, coffee paper, drinking gallons of coffee (lol)...


I am the proud Mother of 2 adult children, ages 18 and 20, and a NEW GRANDMA of a sweet little boy named Vincent (my pride and joy). I was married for over 20 years when my husband left in March of 2016 to pursue a woman from work. Needless to say, I was devastated! Did some major soul-searching and work on myself, but I am pleased to say that I met an amazing man named Matt who treats me as if my happiness is his goal in life. He calls me beautiful more than my actual name. I guess its true that when one door closes, another one opens and everything happens for a reason!

Cooper Atlas Warren:

I am the proud new doggy mama to a sweet terrier-mix rescue dog that was saved from a kill shelter in Texas. Last Paws Rescue, based in Wisconsin (where I live) travels down to the Lone Star State once a month and rescues dogs from kill shelters and fosters them until a suitable family is found. Cooper and I BOTH have a second chance at life, so it was a perfect match.


During the traditional school year, I am a para-educator in a room for high school students with severe autism. This will be my 12th year in Special Education, however I am looking for a different career path now that both my children have graduated AND due to injuries sustained last year from yet another student meltdown. During the summers I am the program coordinator and lead instructor for my local center for the visual arts. My students range from ages 5 through 12 and I absolutely LOVE doing it!!!

Paranormal Investigation:

I was on a professional Ghost Hunting team for a year as an investigator and historical researcher. We have traveled all over Wisconsin and to Iowa and Virginia, investigating factories, schools, asylums, and private residences. Whether you're a believer or skeptic, it is a favorite hobby of mine. I am in the process of starting my own team and am super excited for future locations to investigate. Ed and Lorraine Warren, pioneers of paranormal investigation, are such inspirations to me and I hope to emulate their techniques and be as knowledgeable as them someday.


Criminal Minds (Dr. Spencer Reid and Penelope Garcia are my favorite characters), Supernatural, Snapped, Paranornal State, Ghost Adventures, Stranger Things.


Bright Olive Green, Blues, Greens, Purples, Magenta, Black and White patterns, Polka Dots, Jewel tones, and GLITTER (that's a color, right?!). I'm not fond of pastel colors or country patterns.

I also like to:

Go to the movies, visit festivals and local events, visit kitschy roadside attractions, do guerilla art and random acts of kindness, volunteer and attend hockey games for my city's hockey team, hike, go camping, visit art galleries and museums, PLAY DRUMS, read, kayak, GO FISHING and boating, attend music festivals AND CONCERTS, go to thrift stores/antique shops/flea markets and peruse old used book stores.


Quirky-Cute Indie Films, Watching the Detectives, Amelie, Edward Scissorhands, Coraline, The Conjuring 1 & 2, The Lovely Bones, Murder By Numbers, May, Perks of Being a Wallflower, American Psycho, Beetlejuice, Heathers, The Lost Boys, Super 8, I Madman, Silence of the Lambs, Taking Lives, Warm Bodies, Tim Burton movies, David Lynch movies.


Critters & Animals

DRAGONFLIES, RACCOONS, whimsical woodland creatures, GNOMES, SNAILS, Hedgehogs, Squirrels, Fox, PINK FLAMINGOS, Lions


My favorite flower is the Iris (especially the big purple kinds with yellow centers). I'd much rather receive a bouquet of handpicked flowers or a bright variety of flowers from a farmer's market than a bunch of roses or expensive arrangements. I love being in the woods or by the water.


I mostly read True Crime/Serial Killer Books or murder mysteries. Favorite authors include Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse series), Erica Spindler, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Gardner, Ann Rule, Nancy Bush, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe, Marie Rainer Rilke, Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars), various art books (Traci Bunkers, Keri Smith, Jane Davies, Chris Cozen, Julie Prichard, Suzanne Simantis, etc), and various comics/graphic novels (The Maxx, Amory Wars, Chew, My Friend Dahmer). I have also illustrated two published children's books.


I am OBSESSED with COHEED AND CAMBRIA. I also enjoy Puscifer, Ghost, The Hives, Pixies, Long Distance Calling, Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI, Fugazi, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Incubus, Bob Marley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Beastie Boys, Sparta, Dredg, The Distillers, Young Love, Faith No More/Mike Patton anything.

Guilty Pleasures:



  • Anything with an ANCHOR on it!
  • Dies and embossing folders (Sizzix BigKick)
  • Unique stencils, handmade or store bought
  • Examples:


  • GHOST, cemetery or haunted house related items (stickers, cutouts, Ghostbusters anything)
  • ROAD MAPS from your state or country!!!
  • PLANNER STICKERS, motivation quotes (I have a Create 365 Happy Planner, but other stickers are welcomed too).
  • BOB ROSS anything
  • Ephemera (original, not reproduced)
  • STICKERS: stars, glittery, sparkly, scratch n sniff, flowers, ghosts/Halloween, dragonflies, Vintage Strawberry Shortcake (especially Purple Pie Man), sugar skulls, creepy stickers, alphabets, hearts, snails, pink flamingos, and coffee anything (even from coffee shops/ads). DISLIKE: Teacher/reward stickers and Lisa Frank style. Thanks!
  • "Hello My Name Is" Adhesive labels
  • TAROT CARDS/images
  • LOTERIA CARDS/images
  • ANATOMICAL items/images
  • Vintage PALM READING items/images
  • Journals (blank or lined, any size)
  • DAY OF THE DEAD anything
  • SMASH BOOK supplies
  • Collage images, especially vintage
  • COFFEE items (stickers, stamps, etc)
  • VINTAGE MAGAZINES/images (original)
  • Journal Prompts
  • Poetry
  • Tea tags
  • Tea (minty teas are my fave)
  • DOLL PARTS (especially heads/eyes)
  • Tissue paper (colored/patterned/glittery)
  • Things with MUSHROOMS or RACCOONS
  • NAPKINS (colored/patterned)
  • Foreign language vocabulary cards
  • Anything STAR shaped or HEART shaped
  • Book pages in different languages
  • Incense (Sandalwood and Musk are faves)
  • I'm super open-minded and do not get offended easily. As long as it's not anti-gay, sexist or racist, we are good.
  • Send me anything. If I can't use it, I will happily pass it along. But...


  • Rose scented items, gives me migraines.
  • Drama
  • Anti-gay anything
  • pastel colors or country patterns/themes
  • Coconut in foods, but I like the scent
  • Teacher/reward stickers


  • I take my swaps seriously and put care into them.
  • I rate when I receive a swap (right after I open them).
  • If you haven't received a swap from me, please message me and I will gladly resend.
  • I reuse and recycle whenever possible.
  • Questions, or for a private swap, message me!

Flaked by:

  • @erica03817 for Washi Tape Bookmark Swap #2. Contacted her, no message in return.

I am trying to repair my poor ratings back from 2013 when I was going through a tough personal health issue and appreciate your compassion and patience.


peaceandlove rated for What's your favorite holiday? on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I loved all the special goodies. The snowman Xmas card is adorable !🎅🏼🎃❤️😍💀😈👻🎃
Comment: Eeee! Love the postcard and your answer!! Thanks again for resending!!
Response: Thank YOU for allowing me the courtesy!
mariewilliams810 rated for Mermaid Postcard Swap #1 on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card! We do have a lot in common. PM me anytime.
Corazon rated for Krista and Connie--Private Swap on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Received yesterday. Very impressive! Thanks!
Comment: Oh dear oh dear i totally had a challange opening your envie haha but i must say it got to me very savely haha with all that tape around it, i totally love how you organised the inside and it gave me an idea hot to package my own swaps when there are multiple items thxx for everything and the many extra's who fitted my profile perfect <3
Response: You're very welcome. I've had multiple swaps ravaged by the elements, so now I get a little nuts with the tape. Glad you liked everything!
PeliKat rated for Map Art Swap - Private on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Krista, I received your map art and I love it!!! I really like the texture you got on the edge of the ATC, and the stamp and ribbon were perfect touches! I'd like to "explore" the technique you used to get that raised up textured edge! The collaged envelope map was terrific! And thanks also for the extras; those beachy silhouettes will come in handy on some of my future projects! And the "peeps of dune" cracked me up! Let's do this again with another swap sometime!!! Thanks for the fun!
Response: So glad you like everything! Used embossing powders for the edge of the ATC; just gives projects a little extra something. I love layers and textures. I'd LOVE to swap together again.
peaceandlove rated for Happy Postcard with a Prompt on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Perfect postcard! Made me giggle!
tampatha rated for Private Swap #1 Coffee Themed ATC on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: I really loved the ATC, especially your back ground!
Comment: ACK! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart! Your zines are amazing! I loved everything you sent and can't wait to use them. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! I had so much fun putting this together for you. Thanks again for hosting this for us. Happy swapping AND coffee drinking!
MitchR rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: I love the Flash pic. Just think of him hyped up on coffee. Its awesome. Thanks!!
Snailermailer rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the comment 😊
Jippiefant rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your quote and lovely picture
TinySleepyfox rated for Profile Love - September on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: An amazing and indeed fitting quote for me and swapbot and a lovely rainbow thanks <3
Response: You're ever so welcome.
ashmail rated for Mail Art Envelope swap! on Nov 27, 2016
Keebzler rated for MakingitRight - July Mail Art on Oct 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much!! I am soo sorry this rating is late... I thought I had already rated you. :) Huggs!!
Comment: Thanks for resending!
Response: September 2016: Glad you got it and really appreciate being allowed to resend. July 2016: Have contacted (sent messages July 6th, 17th, 18th and 19th) and am anxiously awaiting a reply. 😊 Update: Have talked to her and she has accepted a resend. *happy dance* Resent swap with tracking number.
Comment: Thank you so much Krista! I love your pocket letter!!
Comment: Thank you for sending,I absolutely love the atcs and all the extras. You are so sweet and a wonderful and talented swapper!
Response: Update (Aug 6, 2016) she has agreed to a resend. Sending out an extra special swap this week! 😁 Sent message (July 2016) offering a resend. Waiting for a reply. Has not been active since May 2016.
SJ1 rated for Mail Art Envelope swap! on Aug 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much I loved everything. I do not celebrate day of the dead I am not Catholic, but I do find the artwork very beautiful :)
Response: Glad you liked everything! I saw on your profile that's one of the things you enjoy, so I went with that theme.
Comment: Thanks!

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duckymorgan on Sep 4, 2018:

I think I found the perfect image based on your profile - a tattooed man in uniform with coffee! Enjoy!

alt image

Profile love - September

turtlelove84 on Sep 3, 2018:

Profile Love - September

"Life happens...Coffee helps."

(If you like, you can delete my previous comment, it didn't select the correct size GIF, I'm sorry.)

turtlelove84 on Sep 3, 2018:

Profile Love - September

Life happens...Coffee helps. name for image

NannaBanana on Sep 3, 2018:

Oh, the first picture apparently is a little too big..

I don't know how to fix that but this is what it says:

Coffee [kof-ee] ; noun. A magical dark substance that turns 'leave me alone' into 'good morning, honey.'

NannaBanana on Sep 3, 2018:

Profile Love - September

Hi, I found you these pictures, I hope you like them!!

koffie anchor

Have a great week! Nanne

bluecrayons on Sep 2, 2018:

ok so my pic was in preview but when i hit leave comment it disappeared, so here it is again i hope.

profile love-september.

bluecrayons on Sep 2, 2018:

profile love-september. i to am obsessed with coffee,

Autumn5 on Sep 2, 2018:

Profile Love - September


"Coffee makes a sad man cheerful, a languorous man active, a cold man warm, a warm man glowing. It awakens mental powers thought to be dead, and when left in a sick room, it fills the room with a fragrance…. The very smell of coffee terrorizes death." - Cleo Coyle

angeliclizard on Aug 16, 2016:

I hope your summer is going well! Mine has too much work and not enough swimming for my liking! Happy Swapping!


-Making It Right August Profile Deco

bluecrayons on Aug 14, 2016:

making it right- august profile deco.

hi, how are you? hope your weather is more summer then mine. we are getting rain daily.

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