Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 7:53 am


Date Joined: September 27, 2017
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Birthday: November 23
Country: United States

About Me

I live in central Texas with three precocious cats. I enjoy
* reading,
* paper crafting,
* journaling,
* planning,
* essential oils,
* knitting,
* gardening/xeriscaping,
* coloring,
* yoga,
* memory keeping smash book style,
* snail mail/pen palling/happy mail/postcards, and
* Bible journaling and study.

I read and write English.


I have always loved to read. I especially like mystery/thriller types of novels (John Grisham, Dean Koontz) and the occasional romance.

My non-fiction shelves consist primarily of Bible studies & theology, yoga, and genealogy & history reference.

I always have one hard copy fiction, one audible fiction, and 1-2 Bible studies going at a time.

media favorites

I enjoy television more than movies because I appreciate the talent it takes to keep the audience involved for years in a plot. All time favorites include Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Alias, LOST, Big Bang Theory, and x-Files. I may have been a Survivor fanatic since it started. :)

I get hung up on fascinating podcasts sometimes. So much so that I want to take notes on them. Like Serial, Undisclosed, etc.

I spend too much time pinning things I'll never do on Pinterest or in craft swap Facebook groups.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy knitting (I can only do parallelograms - nothing fancy! - but I'm all about the scarves and potholders) and genealogy.

I'm still trying to find my paper crafting niche....I'm experimenting with making cards, pocket letters, embellishments, flip books, etc. I also love playing with paint. I use journaling cards, stickers, ephemera, etc. in my journals and planners. I use napkins for Bible journaling. So many napkins and bits and pieces that I love...I need to get into collages and glue books!

journaling & planning

I love memory keeping (smash book style, a little Project Life style) and planning. I've had a paper planner all my life and I love seeing more people getting involved in it. Some of the things I'm currently using:

  • Hobonichi cousin avec - memory keeping
  • Happy Planner classic - swap and pen pal logs
  • Happy Planner classic - scripture writing & gratitude
  • standard midori TN - planner
  • standard midori TN inserts - Bible studies, errand runner, craft supply inventory (it's a problem that I even need this)

favorite things

I collect/hoard journals and notebooks and office supplies and paper crafting supplies and napkins. It's an obsession.

I also collect mouse figurines and images, Gorjuss girl mini stamps, and location/vacation spoons.

I love butterflies, dragonflies, cats, and mice so they show up in my crafting a lot.

snail mail stuff

POSTCARDS! I love collecting postcards around the world and am a postcrosser! Please write a little about yourself... what makes your town special, what you're currently reading, what your plans are for the weekend. anything!. I love them addressed, written on, stamped, and well traveled!

PEN PALS! I love snail mail and would love to have more pen pals, especially outside the United States.

sending/receiving swaps

I mark items sent once I leave in an outgoing mail box or the post office itself. If you don't receive, please PM me before rating. I may have a tracking number or other information to locate it and I am always willing to resend.

I rate upon receipt because that what I want people to do for me!


Comment: Thanks for the Deco! <3
art3osb rated for Pinterest - Painted Rocks on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Such a beautiful card!!! Your Thanksgiving sounds like it's gonna be wonderful!! Hopefully the weather will hold and you will have a comfy spot inside! I'll be working, but we are having potluck at work, so I'll get a bit of a Thnaksgiving dinner at least!!! (My family will save me a plate!)
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card, washi, and snowflakes! I really needed those too! Happy Holidays!
rarjones rated for Pinterest - Painted Rocks on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: thanks for sharing:)
vickysounio rated for Pinterest - Painted Rocks on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
TheGreenApple rated for QUICK Pet Photo swap #11 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: I'm sorry for your loss. She was a beauty! Thanks for sharing :)
tatntole rated for Pinterest - Thanksgiving Art on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Great board, thank you for sharing.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed! Thanks for the heart rating!
aspens rated for crafty penpals on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful little parcel! I will write you back tonight. And I like that you still put in a lot of effort despite thinking it might have been in vain. However, if I didn't write to people who weren't very much like me, I'd have no pen friends, haha! I imagine I could learn a lot from you, even though we are wildly different people, so please anticipate my letter to arrive soon. :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it and I look forward to the letter!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Awesome PC's ! Thank You !!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Your card arrived! Strawberries are my favorites!
Response: Yay! Thank you!
emmajane rated for QUICK Pet Photo swap #11 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: I am sorry Talia passed away. It sounds like she was a fighter. From what I can tell cats tend to be that way! She is very pretty, I love the way maine coons look. Thank you for sharing I love hearing these pet stories! :)
Response: She was a beauty AND she knew it. Thank you for the heart rating!
StwbyQT rated for QUICK Pet Photo swap #11 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: It was lovely hearing about Talia! :)
Response: Thank you and thank you for the great heart rating!
BizzyBusMom rated for Create two bookmarks on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you Christy... so cute. The seal is just fine 👍🏻😊. Love the caterpillar 🐛 too.
Response: Great! Happy reading! And thank you for the heart rating!
jaimierandolph rated for Quick Profile Hello #1 on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the Quick Profile Hello!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
southerndevil rated for Quick Profile Hello #1 on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: so sorry for the late rate, I been very busy getting my swaps together. Thank you so much for the bible verses and the goodies. Have a Happy Holiday season
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the great heart rating!
Katiebrb rated for Quick Profile Hello #1 on Nov 3, 2017
Fawnofglory rated for Altered Book Page on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much the book page is beautiful!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!

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Poohtat on Nov 17, 2017:

Happy Birthday!!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 7, 2017:

Thank you for a wonderful, awesome and delightful Random Envie from tag in the public forum!! Really lovely!!

isabellasnow on Nov 5, 2017:


PinkFluffyUnicorn on Nov 3, 2017:

Quick Profile Hello #1

I also love the TV series LOST! My husband was on short term leave due to minor surgery in August. While he was home we re-watched the entire series on Netflex. I had forgotten how much I loved the series and I was sad for the second time to see it end. In 2004 when the series was being filmed in Hawaii my husband and I were in Hawaii on our honeymoon. All the locals were talking about this new show being filmed and at the time no one knew what it was about...it aired for the first time a month later. Little did we know it would become one of our favorites. Enjoy the images below and have a great weekend!





kdm1181 on Nov 3, 2017:

Hello! I'm sending you best wishes from up north in Michigan! We have already had our first snow flurries of the year and I totally wish I could escape to the warmth down in Texas. I also love to collect postcards and have pen pals, I've never been to Texas but I'm sure it's fantastic! Happy early holidays as well! Quick Profile Hello #1

Hopes on Nov 3, 2017:

Hello from York, PA! I'm originally from Houston, yay Texas! Nothing beats Texas BBQ!

jaimierandolph on Oct 3, 2017:

Profile Check for: Washi tape swap #1 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy the swap and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping!!!!!!!

jaimierandolph on Sep 27, 2017:

Profile Check for: 10 list pad sheets!!!! #2 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy it!
Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

P.s. Welcome to swap bot! I am sure that you will love it here!

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