Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 12:44 pm


Date Joined: July 20, 2009
Last Online: August 7, 2018
Birthday: January 2
Country: United States
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About Me

⭐I post many of my finished swap items to my flickr account as I finish them. I hope it doesn't spoil your happy mail surprise!⭐

I am...

Krista, liberal, fragile, a mother of two who I could not live without, a wife and lover, 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 straight ally for LGBT individuals, a musician and music lover, a writer, a wine drinker, an illustrator, a mentor, a thing-finder and collector of oddities, a thrift shop and junkyard explorer, a scab-picker, 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)...


Married since 1999, Mother of two amazing teenagers who I could not live without. Our daughter Ariana just graduated from High School and our son Braeden will be a Junior this school year. I am also a Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and am lucky enough to have spent the last 4 years with a wonderful Little Sister named Layla. I recently received the Community Based Big Sister of the Year award that I'm so proud of.

Padji Snorticus

We just lost our beloved shih tsu to kidney failure July 1st (2016) and are devastated. I feel like my heart will never heal.


I am the Adaptive Arts teacher at a local High School for students with disabilities. I also teach Art Journaling classes (middle school to adult) and Art Camps for my local Visual Arts Center for children ages 5-12.


Criminal Minds (Dr. Spencer Reid and Penelope Garcia are my favorite characters), Smallville, Whitechapel, Supernatural, Stranger Things, 48 Hours Mystery, Dateline NBC, CW's TVD and Beauty and the Beast (my most recent two guilty pleasures as far as television goes). I also love my Twin Peaks Gold box set and binge watch the entire series almost every summer. I also used to watch Dexter, Spartacus (Blood and Sand), Snapped, Ghost Whisperer, and X-Files.


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 out for coffee with friends, Read, Wander (especially in the woods), Thrift shop/garage sale shop, Visit Roadside Attractions, Visit Art Museums, Do photography, Go to movies, Volunteer at my local Art galleries and my son just convinced me to start playing Pokemon Go.


Quirky-Cute Indie Films, ❤Watching the Detectives❤, Amelie ♥Edward Scissorhands, Coraline, 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 love being in the woods, I grow succulents and a large variety of Hostas.


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, Karin Slaughter, 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, 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:



  • Examples:


  • ☆ROAD MAPS from your state or country!!!☆
  • ☆Planner stickers, motivation quotes (I have a Create 365 Happy Planner, but other stickers are welcomed too).☆
  • Ephemera (original, not reproduced)
  • STICKERS: stars, glittery, sparkly, scratch n sniff, flowers, 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!
  • Kitschy things from the 60's and 70's
  • "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.


  • Rose scented items, gives me migraines.
  • Drama
  • Anti-gay anything
  • pastel colors or country patterns/themes
  • Coconut in foods, but I like the scent
  • Religious themes (unless Wiccan or New Age)
  • 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. ❤


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!
Comment: Your pocket letter was BEYOND amazing. I LOVED all the thought, work and detail you put into it. And the goodies are awesome!! Everything you included had something to do with the theme 😍 Thank you SO much for a lovely PL!! If I could give you a million hearts I would ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Oh my goodness, thank you! I'm very glad you liked it so much. ❤ If you ever want to do another private swap, let me know. 😊
CHOWEFACE rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap on Aug 23, 2016
Comment: What an awesome card! It's one of my favorite styles to receive :) I wish i could send bigger cards too but they don't really sell them here! p.s. how do you pronounce your town?
Response: It is pronounced wah-sah. We have smaller ones too but I like sending the bigger ones. Glad you like it! 😊
ashmail rated for Homemade Postcard SWAP#2 on Aug 18, 2016
Comment: I love love love love loved this PC. Thank you for your creativity and hard-work to provide such a beautiful swap. Your card is on my fridge and friends have been commenting on how cool it is! :) Much love.
Response: Awe that's awesome! Thanks, glad you like it. I feel honored to be on your fridge. ❤
lyzz rated for Black and White (Anything Goes) on Aug 17, 2016
Comment: Omg i dont have words for how sorry i for the late rating but thank you for the amazing atc i live the boat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!! You did an amazing job!
Response: No worries! I'm glad you liked everything I sent. 😊
Comment: Thanks so much for the image and comment!!
Response: You're very welcome.
Comment: LOVE the images :-)
Response: Glad you like them!
Comment: Oh my goodness! I just checked the mail and I loved everything you sent. Thanks for the music themed paper and all the owl and ladybug stuff. It really made me happy. Thanks so much! :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it all.
deathpony rated for Postcard Quick Send x 3 July *USA* on Aug 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra effort you put into making sure this swap got to me!
Response: No problem!
Cynthia030 rated for FAST Swap -get/improve ratings! on Aug 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely post cards :)!
Response: You are very welcome!
urocyonfox rated for Offensive Atc on Aug 12, 2016
Comment: Hell yeah thank you for the atc and extras! I would love to do a private swap with you some time
Response: That sounds awesome, I'd love to! Glad you liked everything.
Alliwood10 rated for FAST Swap -get/improve ratings! on Aug 12, 2016
Comment: I LOVED my notecards! So Cute! Thank you!!
quirkyish rated for Note: To Do (USA) on Aug 11, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for the typewriter note card! And the rub-on transfers! I can totally relate to not cleaning the art room; mine is always in a state of disarray!
Response: I'm making slight progress in my art room today (and last night). It's a miracle! Glad you liked what I sent.

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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.

leonarasnick58 on Aug 14, 2016:

Making It Right August Profile Deco

Hello from stormy Panther, WV!! At least we hopefully get some relief from all this heat. Hope all is well with you.

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jaimierandolph on Jul 23, 2016:

Profile Check for Homemade Postcard SWAP#2! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

MCGalaxy on Jul 18, 2016:


Keebzler on Jul 15, 2016:

MakingitRight - Profile Decorating Flowers for July

Hi!! I hope you had an amazing week! Lilies and Dahlias are my favorite flowers, so I wanted to share a couple of my favorite types!

Stargazer Lilies

Forever Susan


Have a great weekend!! <3

Hugs --Susan--

GothyVamp on Jul 14, 2016:

Making It Right - Profile Decorating Flowers for July!

Sorry I'm trying to get the others to show and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.




GothyVamp on Jul 14, 2016:

Making It Right - Profile Decorating Flowers for July!

Hi I hope you enjoy these flowers and Have a Great Week!


spotteddogs on Aug 5, 2013:

You are so very welcome! I am glad you liked it!! Have a wonderful week.

Fatherted on Jul 23, 2013:

You're welcome!

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