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Date Joined: February 14, 2010
Last Online: March 12, 2013
Birthday: March 15
Country: United States
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I PUT A LOT INTO MY SWAPS! It might not look like it to you, but I aim to please and sometimes that just doesn't work in my favor, but please know that I tried. I hate to disappoint people and it truly hurts my feelings to know that they think my swap was crap. Please talk to me and I will try and make it better. I hate that I can be so hurt, even by people that I do not know and will never know.


I am a stay at home mother of 3 kids 2 boys (9 and 4) and my youngest is a baby girl. I work with a local magazine called Darkfaery Subculture. We are still trying to get it up and running and that can be a little stressful at times, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I run the Darkfaery Girls who are basically the spokes models for the mag. Along with this I am also a paranormal investigator with my husband for our husband/wife team called Oklahoma Studies of the Unexplained or OKSU. We look for evidence of not only the normal paranormal things, but also the cryptology part, like Bigfoot.

I am also very interested in History and love to go to Antique stores to see what I can find. This last visit my niece found an old Grimm's Fairy Tales book that she got for me. It is a great book and it is surprising to see how dark the fairy tales are compared to their Disney counterparts. The thing that saddens me about the Antique stores is the forgotten family history of people, like old photos. Are there really people who don't care about their family members of the past enough to keep their images. I would never dream of getting rid of anything with family history to it unless maybe it was to donate to a museum or something.

Also for another past time I like to spend time at cemeteries in search of loved ones graves for people who have contacted me through findagrave.com. It is a nice feeling to help them out to see a loved ones final resting place that they would otherwise never see. Alt text

Favorite Music

Music is a big thing for me. I'd rather go without a tv than my music. I can listen for hours if my kids would allow me to. These are just a few of my favorites.

HIM, A Perfect Circle, The Used, The Birthday Massacre, Kill Hannah, AFI, Aiden, The Schoolyard Heroes, The Crannberries, Skillet, Korn, Deathcab for Cutie

My favorite composers for movies are Danny Elfman and James Horner. I like others but those are my top faves.

Favorite Books

Jeff Lindsey's Dexter series. Anne rice books, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Leslie Rule's books of Ghost Stories, Alice Seabolds books (especially The Lovely Bones).

I love books about History, mainly Civil War and early pioneering. Oh ya and the Titanic is a big thing for me.

Favorite Movies

Tim Burton Movies, His Nightmare Before Christmas is my all time favorite. Shawn of the Dead, Zombieland, Titanic, The Crow, and Mallrats to name a few. Alt text

Favorite Television

Dexter, Lost, The Mighty Boosh, Ghost Adventures and the other Ghost shows. Alt text

Favorite Crafts

I would say easy crafts. I have made church dolls and I love that they are simple and they are something that have a lot of history to them. I make block quilts, but don't like that they take awhile to do. I have made rag doll like things that look similar to The Little Big Planet guy. I have made baby food jar pincushions for my sisters from material for my mother dress, that seemed fitting since she also loved to sew.

I enjoy scrap booking but need to do it more. Well it might help to get my pics developed to do that.

I am trying to make new things all the time but sometimes they just don't turn out how I envision them.


These are things that I enjoy to collect or I like.....

I LOVE anything Tim Burton!!!!!

I collect My Little Ponies all types but love the old ones the most. I don't really like the rip off ones though.

I collect ghost toys and figures.

I love the art of Lady Heather called pur imagination and Jasmine Becket-Griffith called Strangling.

I like the kawaii stuff mainly the stuff more Goth looking though.

I am a sucker for journals and notebooks. There's just something about a book full of blank paper that I just absolutely love.

I like ribbons. I use those in some of the crafts I make.

I like yarn I use it to make hair falls.

I love different kinds of fabrics. Scraps are okay.

I love make up.

I really like Amigurumi. That actually makes me want to learn how to crochet.

I like Scrap Book paper. I even like scraps. I am sure I can find something to use them for.

I love pages from old books. I just can't get myself to pull the pages out myself so I love when those are sent to me.

I am really interested in anything to do with the Civil War and things from that time period.

I like used stamps.

I just got a new puppy named Alice and I would love to have things to give her.


Sports! I don't care for anything sport related. But that does not include the extreme sports, those I do like.

I don't like tea much but don't mind receiving it.

Things I can swap.....

I can make church/plantation dolls to swap or trade for something else. Alt text

postcards ( I have a lot of postcards from the movie Legion if anyone is interested)

atc's (still new at them)

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pincushions made from baby food jars Alt text Alt text

I can also do whimsy jars with baby food jars.

I have Twilight New Moon mini posters if anyone knows a good way to ship them without it costing a lot.

a few pencils

I also make and swap Friendship books.


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Comment: ooooh...such a wonderful envie of goodies! The image in your ATC is def dark...and i love that Jordyn shared hers with me too-her drawing really caprtured the fear and confusion in their faces! I adore the little hair bows-SO creative/cute! The cat Ouiji board & vintage girl/peacock cards are WAY cool and i know i will find good use for them! WOW! You went all out-you're a doll, thanks sooooo much for making my day! xo!
Response: I just knew you would enjoy all of it, and it make me so happy that I was right! Yay! I am glad I made your day.
JenL rated for BEETLEJUICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) ATC on Aug 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and for the extras included! The New Moon items were great and got my daughter out of bed faster! LOL
Response: I can just envision a teenager jumping out of bed to go see the new goodies. lol. I have so many of those posters and was so glad to find a home for some of them.
Comment: Thanks! =)
mindfracture rated for Cute Zombie ATC on Jun 22, 2010
Comment: Yay! So cute!
nickers76 rated for ATC's for N00bs - Watercolor Class on Jun 13, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC, love the colour of the flower.
GothyVamp rated for NO SPENDING SWAP #3 on Jun 12, 2010
Garrent rated for Creepy ATC: Robots on Jun 8, 2010
GingerChewRaccoon rated for Creepy ATC: Robots on Jun 7, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the Grr-bot ATC!
Comment: Thanks so much for my ATC (and participating in my swap!) Buffy has been one of my favorite shows since it aired. Oh, and the Brian magnet- he is my favorite FG character. :)
west rated for Creepy ATC - Monster! on Jun 3, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC! I love Jack Skellington, too!
StupidEyed rated for Cute Cupcakes ATCs on May 29, 2010
blubrrymffin rated for State facts postcard swap #5 on May 28, 2010
Comment: I can read your pc just fine and thank you for teaching me a bit more about Oklahoma! :-)
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Cute Cupcakes ATCs on May 28, 2010
Comment: thanks!
leilx rated for State facts postcard swap #5 on May 27, 2010
Comment: Love that song, thank you.
Response: I am so happy that you liked it.!
Jex rated for Character ATC #3- The Cheshire Cat on May 24, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the ATCร‚ยดs and the bookmark! =)
Response: Your very welcome!
Marsha907 rated for ATC's for N00bs - Watercolor Class on May 20, 2010
Comment: Trista, Thanks for the cool ATC. Loved the buttons. Thanks so much. Enjoy the day.
Response: Your welcome. I really enjoyed making it. Not bad for my first watercolor I'd say.
Comment: Thanks! I love that song! :)
Response: I am glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks for the atc and extras
Response: Your welcome!

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Jex on Sep 7, 2010:


Iร‚ยดm hosting a swap in the Alice in Wonderland Group - Disney Cheshire Cat ATC

Please join us, itร‚ยดs going to be fun!

mountaingirl101 on May 14, 2010:

Welcome, welcome, welcome to our little Blood Countess ATC swap! Hope you have fun with it! I've been working on mine for a few days and it's wicked!

stringofviolets on Apr 22, 2010:


Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland Group!

mware on Apr 14, 2010:

Thank-you so much for the journal ( beautiful ) and all the goodies WOW, my 11 year old confiscated the candy!!

KrissyTwisty on Apr 6, 2010:

HUGE Thankyou! We just received the RAK for our birthdays! I wish you could have seen the girl's faces!!!! You made it such a special day! Torre is 5 today and she screamed when she saw the candy :0) THANK YOU! You are so so so very thoughtful.

Lauriez on Mar 30, 2010:

Hi Trista, I have you in a swap. Just wanted to tell you that i live close to Brandon Lee's grave if you'd like a pic. I also have a friend who knows Kill Hannah pretty well-her son's band has toured with them. And if you ever wanna come to the Pacific Northwest to search for Bigfoot, you can hang with me! I am into antigue/thrift stores, cemetaries, old photos, faeries & paranormal too! and i just watched "A Night To remembe" for the first time the other night! (have never seen "Titanic" though)You sound really cool! I'm gonna check out all of your websites today. take care!

Megbomb on Mar 11, 2010:

Check out "lapbooks" on flickr. Maybe the visual will help! :)

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