Swap-bot Time: May 30, 2020 5:39 am


Date Joined: May 30, 2019
Last Online: May 29, 2020
Birthday: December 22
Country: United States
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About Me

I love all things art!! Zentangle has been such an enlightening experience and pushing me beyond the things I thought I could do - now I am drawing, painting, collaging, lots of wonderful art making!!! For my day job I am a pediatric mental health therapist (clinical social worker) in Nevada. I have two dogs that I absolutely adore - they are super active so they keep me going!! I also have a flock of chickens that are fun to watch and interact with - bonus, they also provide fresh eggs pretty much year round.


I am a lover of colors! Rainbows and bright beautiful colors make me happy. I tend to lean towards turquoise, pink and purple - but, truly, I LOVE colors!! I don't know that there is a color that I would say I don't like.

I like inspirational quotes - especially handwritten little art pieces. Botanical Line Drawings, florals, fun characters - any kind of art is definitely on my LIKE list. I have started to move into the world of ATC, paper crafting and watercolor as well. So ephemera is always appreciated. Samples of watercolor paper are a lovely surprise.

Watching movies is one of my favorite things to do - if I have a strong coffee in hand I am basically in heaven. I am a Capricorn, so productivity is my superpower :D I am known for going non-stop from morning until evening and then I hop on the couch and draw while I hang out with my best friend, my dogs or both.

I have recently finished Goliath, Fleabag (wow this was good in an unexpected way!), Bosch, Carnival Row, and now we are watching Southland. I remember watching it here and there way back when it was on TV. I liked it and love watching from start to finish.

I think superheros are pretty cool (the older XMEN movies got me hooked). I love to cook vegetarian meals, grow things and spend time with my friends and my pets - and sometimes my family.

Let me see - what else. Social Work is my passion and I treat children with mental health struggles in my private practice, Journey Within. I am spiritual but definitely not religious. I am big into the "mystical" (I can't really think of any other way to put it) and I am a GIANT tree hugger. This isn't as uncommon as it used to be :)

Favorite Books

Stephen King is my favorite author. I wouldn't say that I am typically a horror person. I am easily spooked, but Stephen King's writing style is phenomenal ...so, yeah, I love him!!

I have an hour long commute to and from work, so I am an avid Audible listener. I have also been listening to books while I paint in the evenings and have been averaging 2 books a week (seems insane to me!)

I just finished up the 7 book series featuring DC Smith as a detective in the King's Lake area of England (by Peter Grainger). Some of the books I have read in the past year include: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood; Dervla McTeirnan's Irish crime series; The Casual Vacancy; The Institute; the last Cormoran Strike tale; AND the first 2 Kingkiller Chronicle books by Rothfuss (over 50 hours of listening!!!).

Hard to say what my very favorite books are. The Stand is my all time favorite story. I also love a well written series where you can follow characters for more than one book. - Narnia books; The Time Quartet, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Hunger Games -


I had to add some things as I have found in my first year as a Swap-Bot swapper that there are some things I don't like that I wouldn't have necessarily thought of before.

I prefer not to receive teacher/reward/kiddie stickers. If they come on a roll, I don't really have a use for them. I don't have kids and prefer a more grown up aesthetic. Also don't use catalog/magazine cutouts or random photos of things in your life (Polaroids are an exception)

No food or tea/coffee please. I have specific stuff I eat and drink and probably won't drink the tea that gets sent my way.

I don't like creepy, dark stuff. And don't like anything that's hateful, based on bigotry or superiority.

I don't really like adult cartoons. I would say I don't like crude humor, but I am not sure that's what you call it. I love Step Brothers the movie, don't like American Dad and King of the Hill stuff.

ABC of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought it would be fun. Allows some prompts to help give ideas of things that I like and/or that I would enjoy receiving should you be looking for ideas {work in progress}

A: huge animal lover; art; ATCs; astrology; Amazon and Audible; Americana decor; Australian accents; argyle; authenticity

B: books; (old) book pages; best friends; botanical art (drawings, stickers, etc); bravery; berries; (my) backyard; board games

C: cussing; cooking; chickens (alive!); cuddling (although I am currently single); Corgis; critters of all kind; children (do they count as critters?) COFFEE (yum!); cacti; card games; Crosstrek (I just bought one and it's so wonderful.)

D: dogs (especially my own); dreams; the desert; dinosaurs; dancing; dolphins

E: ephemera. vintage especially; elephants; eggs; Earth; energy fields; envelopes

F: frogs; fish; farmhouse aesthetic; festivals; flames; friends

G: ginger; glass; gifs; green; galaxy theme; gerbera daisies; girls (we rock!)

H: herbs; healthy food; horses; home; helping others

I: indigenous tribes; ink; imagination; ivy

J: journaling; jeeps; Jamberry (nail products); joking around;

K: knights; Kratom; kites;

L: lilies; learning; laughter; leaving work early; life, love and light {borrowed this from a fellow swapper because it was such a wonderful answer and definitely applies to me!}

M: Mexican food; masks (beauty kind); mentoring other therapists/interns; Mason jars; MAPS! (can't seem to find them anymore); mysteries; melon; MOVIES!!

N: NATURE!!! nests; narwhals; never giving up

O: organ donor; owls; origami; oceans; opportunities; outer space

P: pebbles; Primitive stuff; postage that's unique; PLANTS (I have so many!!)

Q: quiet times in the morning before the dogs get out of bed; questions; quirky sayings

R: rain and rainbows; rebels; robots (cute kind as well as functional housecleaning kind) Rooster decor

S: sunsets (Nevada sunsets are incredible!!); sharing; stickers; Starbucks; Superman and other Superheroes; sloths; Subaru

T: therapeutic everything (I love learning about, talking about, engaging in - I love everything about being a therapist); turtles

U: underwater things; upcycling; underappreciated little pleasures of everyday life; the Universe as a living entity that is constantly responding to all the stimuli that is life

V: vast spaces; vintage everything

W:.WARM anything!! the West; weekends; women; whales

X: X-MEN; XCITEMENT; X-tra special surprises

Y: yellow; yelling (it's fun sometimes)

Z: Zentangle; zen feelings; zesty oranges haha


fortannam rated for SSM: Find four #5 on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies!! I ❤️ the stickers and postcard! Plus all the other stuff I will use on projects soon!
ToujoursMoi rated for SSM: May washi and sticker swap on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for another great swap. I love being on the receiving end of your swaps. Makes my day always very special
craftykathy1 rated for Mer-May ATC on May 26, 2020
Comment: You're right. It didn't need anything else. The mermaid with the pearl in the shell is perfect as is! Thank you so much. Sometimes, clean and simple is best. I love the color of it too. Thank you for the background papers. Did you make them?
Response: I am so glad you liked it the way it was!! Yeah I made the background papers. Some are bleeding tissue and some are watercolor if I recall correctly which ones I sent!!
NRGordon rated for Notecard poetry #1 on May 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the fun note card. I loved your poem. I can handle dark. I'm fairly used to it. :-)
Response: Neal, I was waiting to see your thoughts on the poem. Thanks so much for the kind words and heart!!
Comment: Thanks for the great swap. I agree...Stephen King, more fantasy, not so scary. 💜
STUFFellaneous rated for Hand made watercolor postcard on May 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! Love sunflowers!!
CraftyShana76 rated for Handmade Envelope Swap on May 24, 2020
Comment: I love the envelopes! TYSVM!!!
jannieb rated for EASU: 3 Random Things ATC Swap on May 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the ATC & goodies. Take care ")
kittyfun rated for Just Randomness on May 22, 2020
Comment: Hi, sorry so late but I loved all the goodies, thank you!
Comment: You TRIED to paint a gerbera??? Girl, you succeeded beautifully! This is one of my favorite cards of all time and I have hundreds! Thank you so much for truly making this extra special <3
Response: Oh my goodness!!! This is the best comment ever!!! Thank you so much. Wow. I am honored to be a favorite - especially for something so special to you. Thanks again. *glowing over here!!*
Comment: Its beautiful!! I love your lettering too!
Response: Aw thanks so much!!
FeltPrincess rated for Five Sticker Sheets on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! I love the mini animal sheets. They are all animals I like. <3 I liked everything you sent.
Response: Thank you for the heart!! I am really glad that you liked everything!!!
CookieMomster78 rated for USATC: Custom ATC Challenge! on May 19, 2020
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Thank you so much for the postcard with my name on it, American flag decal, and MOST EXCELLENT SQUIRT ATC!!! Not only do I ❤️ your watercolor, pen and ink techniques, but the seaweed too! Such a cute and clever “finishing touch!” You make me smile from ear to ear! Thank you for sharing and always going above and beyond the swap requirements to bless my life and encourage my heart! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Aw. Harmony I am a little teary reading this!! You are SO welcome. I was over the moon when I was nominated for I&B by you. GIANT thank you!! It's so wonderful to make someone happy - and for them to notice the effort put forth to bring happiness. Here's to many more swaps!!!
AZmom875 rated for Happy Mail Swap on May 19, 2020
Comment: What fun envelope, of inspiring stuff. I also loved your encouraging note. I will work on the atc Jams.
Response: YAY!! Glad you liked it!!!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Ink ATC on May 18, 2020
Comment: thanks so much! I love it!
Luciie rated for SCATTS PC Swap - V - US Only on May 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and thank you for participating in the SCATTS swap!
Comment: Good luck!
Vickimac rated for 3 Things in an Envelope #1 on May 14, 2020
Comment: ALL the hearts!!! Thank you for such fun happy mail! I love everything you sent!
Response: You are welcome!! Thanks for the heart. Really glad you liked the envelope of fun!!

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MsBellaDonna on Mar 19, 2020:

Hi Kristi, I've been meaning to thank you for the wonderful Game of Thrones postcard you sent me - I love it! I have it on the refrigerator and it always brings me a (much needed!) smile... many "hearts" to you! Be safe and stay well - MsBellaDonna

Fullsteampowell on Feb 11, 2020:

Thankee for the extra postcard roulette card! It was a lovely surprise.

Babycakesxo on Sep 27, 2019:

N°6 profile decorate My little pony


Kirkdebb on Sep 27, 2019:

N°6 profile decorate My little pony

KSENiA on Sep 11, 2019:

N°5 Profile decorate "Care bears"

Enjoy! <3

Babycakesxo on Sep 10, 2019:


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