Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2020 7:29 am


Date Joined: December 26, 2010
Last Online: September 23, 2011
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States

About Me

About me: I have two children - one at home and one grown and moved out! I had my first child at 20, so I'm young for my eldest and old for my youngest who is only 6 (going on 30 she thinks!!) I live in the country and drive into the "city" for work everyday. Most people I meet tell me that they'd hate the driving I do but I use it to "decompress" at night and to plan in the mornings! I have a post graduate degree and I'm currently working in my field of study - counseling. As with most counselors, people are fascinating to me and I tend to help anyone in need - even when I'm dead tired!! I love learning and reading - which coincide - but due to a heavy work schedule I don't have much time to read any fiction like I would like to - esp. some good historical fiction! Things that I like to collect include: penguins (funny and unique characters that they tend to be!), anything hand crafted and thereby inherently unique, pottery, displayable art pieces, plants of almost all kind, and anything else that strikes my fancy!!! I love stationary of all kinds and I love shopping for it! I'm always open to new ideas and love to meet and interact with people of different backgrounds. I also tend to buy things from either local businesses or businesses that give back to their communities or help the needy in some way. So that's a quick look at me and some of my likes....I'm sure I'll be back later to add to this as the need arises!!! Have a great day and happy swapping!!!!

Favorite color: melon (some call it coral) - similar to the color inside of a cantaloupe but less orange! some people call it coral.......you really can't go wrong with pinks in general and any color combination that looks great!

Favorite music: all kinds - EXCEPT: old country music, acid rock, rapp, and anything that I can't really distinguish the words or meaning in!!!! Other than that I really am very eclectic in my tastes - anywhere from Pink Floyd to Santana to Indie Arie to Enya!!!

Favorite movies: Pretty Woman (a great older movie!), Any of the Narnia series, any movie at all with Vin Diesel in it :) I also love any movies that center around dancing of any kind - I'm not a dancer but I love to watch others who are good at it :)

Craft likes and dislikes: I've done everything from knitting, crocheting, latchhook (lol), cross stitch, embroidery, some scrapbooking, some card making, and dabbled with too many to note down......but I am new to ATC's and alot of the crafts mentioned on swap-bot, so I'm looking forward to trying new things!! I am absolutely not a freehand artist of any kind....so please don't make me draw anything!!!! I'm also interested in friendship books - but it seems a little difficult to get involved with this since most of the swaps indicate you have to be experienced and already swapping :( Matchbox art appeals to me because I have always loved little containers that hold things - of all shapes and sizes!!!!

Dreams for future projects include: mosaics - of the tile nature, ATC's of course, FB's, and making personalized envelopes.......that should do for a start!!

When sending items to me, please keep in mind: you can't go wrong with just about anything.....I'm open minded and like things that other people pick out - esp. the thought that goes with picking things out for others! I'm not overly religious, but appreciate subtle religious motivations.......just think original when you pick something out for me and I'm sure I'll love it!!!!

My wish list includes...........

*original envelopes - whether handmade or bought

*lace or ribbon - the more feminine the better - think classic and clean looking....

*deco tapes

*anything stamp oriented - love stamps but just getting into using them :)

*pretty much any misc items used to embellish ATC's

*patterns for making small and interesting boxes - to include matchboxes

*all things that have dramatic floral images - such as sunflowers, daisys, and beautiful brightly colored flowers - again, thinking classic and clean but certainly not gaudy :)

*anything with penguins on it :)

*bookmarks that are original - handmade or store bought

*some kind of original return address labels

*bling of any kind - I love to decorate with shimmers, bling, and anything "fancy"

*3D stickers of just about any kind!!!

*I'm very much into altering small boxes at the moment - so paints, painting related items, velvet papers, and fun embellishments would be great :)

*buttons.....a new interest of mine.....send anything unique and/or fun!!!

*any instructions or unique ideas for craft projects......

*if sending something with my daughter in mind, she loves to color and create with just about any medium - she's very girly and loves pinks and reds for sure! She is 6, but is a fairly mature crafter for her age - I'm sure she'll be much better than I am at many crafting methods :)

My please don't send list is short........

*food and/or candy....I'm kind of picky about that kind of stuff - mints, gum, and that type of thing would be great, but anything else you would probably be better off sending to someone else :)

*please no make-up....again, I'm a little picky and would like to make sure things don't go to waste when they're sent to me!!!!

On a final note......if you don't receive something from me I'll either be sending you a pm to check and see why I haven't heard from you and/or you can pm me - because I never want anyone to go without due to me in any way - if we decide something is permanently lost, I'll send you something again myself - I want everyone to be happy that swaps with me :)


Patpereira2009 rated for Surprise Surprise Revival!!! on Aug 24, 2011
Comment: Hi!!! What a beautiful package!!! Thank you so very much for all items! Have a great week.
Comment: As always, a fantastic assortment of goodies - You totally spoiled me! Hope we can do this again soon! <3
Comment: What a AWESOME package! Made my day and thanks for the great extras:)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating/heart!
Comment: Thank you for the envies. What a nice job making them. I had a hard time opening it but that's okay. I didn't want to mess the outside one up. Thanks for the goodies in the little one.
Response: I'm glad you got it open - and I'm glad you liked them!! Thanks so much for the rating/heart!
Bub rated for Decorated Tags - April on Jun 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the pretty tag.
Response: You're welcome :) Thanks so much for the rating/heart!!
Comment: Oh my goodness; you spoil me so much in our swaps! I adored how you sent the items in that lovely glass jar (which unfortunately got a big crack in it during its' journey here) that you decorated with an E. :D I love those little extra touches! As always I'm very grateful for the gorgeous Glimmer Mist (fantastic color too! I love this stuff!) and all of the beads were absolutely perfect! In fact, the black ones with blue dots on perfectly match my favorite band hoodie, so they'll be made into some cool earrings soon. :D You're totally bluffing when you say you know nothing about what beads are the right ones to buy though - just admit it! ;D Anyway, I'll PM you tonight about another private swap. :)
Response: I'm glad you liked everything.....im me whenever you want!! Thanks for the rating/heart!!!
joppagirl rated for 3 x 3 Friendship Books - #5 on May 20, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the fbs. You sent me one back I'd just signed. lol
Response: Oh! I'm so sorry!!! Thank you for the rating/heart!
aprilk rated for 3 x 3 Friendship Books - #5 on May 20, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful FB's. I love your swap card.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating/heart....and the compliment....I just had them made to make things easier :)
Lois63 rated for Something Pretty and Pink! on May 12, 2011
Comment: Christina, Thank you so much for the wonderful package. You are more than kind. I am afraid that I no longer have the box you made! when my 4 year old granddaughter saw it she just knew it was for her it now sits in a place of honor on her dresser with her 3 pairs of earring inside. Hope you don't mind but you made one little girl very happy. Thanks again. Lois
Response: I'm glad that your granddaughter liked the box lol - as long as it gets used/appreciated that's all that matters!!!! Thanks for rating/heart...hope we swap again!!
clutterfree rated for EOTPF CoLoR BuRsT ~ THINK PINK on May 10, 2011
Comment: Cristina...thank you for my fun burst of "PINK"...a really nice variety of items and the homemade tag is awesome!!!! :) Can't wait to use my goodies!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything - thanks so much for the rating/heart!!!
Lucine rated for Decorated Tags - April on May 6, 2011
Comment: I love the girly pink colour. Thank you for the beautiful tag. Heart for the nice extra card and the pocket.
Response: Your welcome - glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating/heart!!!
katera34 rated for Decorated Tags - April on May 4, 2011
Comment: I love it and thank you very much. My mailwormen said she loved the tape you have on it.. gave her a smile for a day and how good is that as she is walking in the rain all day. Thanks again and wishing you a day full of smiles !
Response: I'm happy to hear that the mailwoman appreciated it - I wonder sometimes what people think lol!! Thanks so much for the rating/heart!!!
lovesmail rated for Profile Surprise Swap :) on May 2, 2011
Comment: What a beautiful and awesome journal! I loved the box too! Thank you for such a special swap; you made my day. =)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it - I thought if you had too many journals you could just give it away :) Not sure if I remembered to tell you or not, but the bookmark inside is plantable - just take the ribbon off and plant in soil - soak the soil to get started :)
demoiselle rated for mail art envelopes (no. 3) on Apr 26, 2011
Response: Thanks for the rating/heart!!
ReaderChris rated for mail art envelopes (no. 3) on Apr 26, 2011
Comment: WoooWheee! Love 'em, Cristina. How can I ever bear to USE them? And thanks for the bookmark, too. I had one heck of a time getting into the outer envelope, you sure packaged everything well. WHAT FUN! Thanks again.
Response: I'm so glad they arrived safely and I hope you do use them :) Thank you for the rating/heart!!
CRaven rated for Post my surprise up!! on Apr 24, 2011
Comment: Amazing! It was like Christmas - thanks! Carol
Response: I hope you can use atleast one of the things I sent :) Thanks for the rating and heart!!!
dodothefairy rated for "Name" Surprise :) on Apr 20, 2011
Comment: Thank you for your nice box!
Response: I'm glad you got it!! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
kayler00 rated for cnslrandmore & kayler00 on Apr 14, 2011
Comment: i loved everything! and loved how you packaged everything. thanks so much. you do a really great job on your stamped cards & envelopes. i have so many rubber stamps but always want more! i'm glad we did a private swap & i hope you like everything just as much as i liked your stuff you sent me!! <3
Response: I liked experimenting with my stamps - glad you liked everything :) Thanks for the rating/heart - hope we'll swap again sometime!!!
luckypenny rated for PINK, PINK, PINK. on Apr 14, 2011
Comment: thank you, loved the package is was so fun to open!
Response: I had fun putting this together for you :) Thanks for the rating/heart!!!!
Strawberry rated for Your new best friend swap!!! on Apr 14, 2011
Comment: Oh my lord.. where do I start with this amazing package?! Once I picked up my jaw off the floor (honestly, I spent most of the time saying 'oh my god!' while looking at what you'd sent! :D) I was so excited imagining all the wonderful projects I could start with what you sent me. The book about jewelery is amazing - can't wait to make some of those lovely pieces! The glittermist.. oh my gosh! I never actually thought anyone would send me this stuff (I've been eyeing the shelf of them in store longingly for ages) - they're really expensive here! The beautiful glass & shell beads - ah! - I can't wait to use them (I adore the blue/green teardrop ones.. so lovely!). Ahaha.. listen to me gushing! :D The little containers, tags and notepad.. so sweet! I'll spare you anymore praise - lol - except to say that this package has been one of the most incredible I have ever received and I hope I get you as a partner again in future! Thank you so very much - one heart isn't nearly enough!
Response: Well I definitely enjoy swapping a whole lot more when someone lets me know that they really liked what I sent :) Thank you for the kind words, rating, and heart!!!

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JensTreats on Aug 6, 2011:

Hello there~ I never THANKED you appropriately for such a wonderful Secret Sister R&R package- it was AwEsOmEEE!! Thanks so much. Xoxo

JensTreats on Jul 20, 2011:

THANKS SOOOO MUCH for my Secret Sister R&R package- it was divine! LoVeD every last bit of it, what a joy! You are my new sister BFF :-))

nermalski on May 5, 2011:

you silly. You didn't have to send it priority. I didn't realize I didn't send my addy to ya.

The March WTA for the CC group you sent is so wonderful. The blue envie with the ribbon is so pretty. I love the sizes you sent, too. The variety is such a nice gesture. Thankyou so much for my happy mail day.

KraftsByKeri on Apr 13, 2011:

WoW....what a great selection of stickers you sent me for the EOTPF WTA #1 Stickers! Thank you so very much!!

kirstykai on Mar 26, 2011:


Hi I sent the above swap today but in my rush to the Post Office before it closed I forgot to include a note. Hopefully you will know its all from me because its pink :0)

Have a great weekend


kayler00 on Mar 17, 2011:

WOW!! Love the random envie you sent me. Thank youuuuuuu so very much! best one i've gotten so far! <3 =)

birdiepoop on Feb 27, 2011:

Hey guys!

So ive set up the page for my first swap that i am to host: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/84994

and now all i need are participants :D its international, and you have to send a box of stuff :D check the page out!


Prismcat on Feb 15, 2011:

Hi, I just sent out your "Random Flat Envie PIF - Rated US Swappers Only" at the PO - enjoy!

aykra on Feb 14, 2011:

I'm so happy you and your daughter liked all the items! I added a little bit of everything from my Kawaii collection ^.^

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!


joshsmama05 on Feb 14, 2011:

I'm glad you like them!!! I have fun making them! Those would have been even better if my little guy hadn't crashed out in the same room I was crafting in....I was trying to be crafty AND quiet! lol

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