Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2018 9:52 pm


Date Joined: October 22, 2013
Last Online: February 24, 2018
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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Hi! I'm Chrissy!

THANKS FOR READING! Updated: 12/21/2017


Swapping is a fun, creative outlet for me. Swap-bot gives me a place to learn new techniques and try new ways to express myself. I've never had a lot of technical "artistic" skill, but I try very hard on every swap to make something that is good quality.

I promise that I will always fulfill my swaps and rate fairly. If you haven't received something from me, or you feel my swap doesn't meet requirements, please contact me before rating, and I will gladly re-send. I will also do the same for you.

If I have somehow missed rating you, and you feel that a reasonable time has passed, PLEASE contact me. I don't want you to worry about your rating, and I won't be offended by your reminder.

Check out my Instagram to find out more about me, but, spoiler alert....I may have pictures of my current swaps located there!

Favorite Books


Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, cookbooks, Mary Jane's Farm Magazine, Urban Farming Magazine, Grit Magazine and Cook's Illustrated. Books on Prepping and/or Survival are among my top picks too.

I love reading good series. Some of my favorites: OUTLANDER, A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), Ender's Game, Inheritance Cycle, Hunger Games.

I read all the time. ALL THE TIME. I also like putting my thoughts down on paper, nothing terribly formal, mostly just simple journaling and possibly some bad poetry I'm too scared to share.

Favorite Crafts

Collecting wild herbs and making herbal remedies.



Altered books.


Favorite Music

Rich Mullins, U2, Passion Worship Band, Chris Tomlin, Lindsey Stirling, Johnny Cash, Twenty-one Pilots, Tom Petty, Lord Huron, Amber Run, Fleurie, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Mazzy Star, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and The Beastie Boys (I know, I know...it's a guilty pleasure left over from my years of teen-age angst.)

About Me

Homeschooled all my kids from birth. The oldest went to public school for 1/2 kindergarten plus first grade, otherwise they have all been educated at home. This is something I'm very passionate about!

My oldest three have graduated, but I'm still homeschooling my youngest boy, age 18.

I work part-time as a Biofeedback Therapist and weight loss coach at a family-owned alternative health center. My husband is a children's pastor in a large church located in a small town in Northern Indiana. As a Biofeedback Therapist, I run bio-energetic scans on people and educate clients on natural health options they can use to get their body into balance. Currently working towards certification in Traditional Naturopathy.

I love pretty things...shabby chic and floral themes are my favorites. I also love anything vintage and anything antique-looking. And butterflies! I love butterflies!


I do consider myself a Christ-follower, but please don't think that I am here to judge anyone. I have quite a few planks in my own eye that I need to work on before I start digging at anybody else's "splinters." I really do believe that "love is the whole, and more than all." (e.e. cummings--one of my favorite poets!)

I'm completely fascinated by MBTI theories. I am an INFJ who is always trying to overcome the aloof first impression I seem to make on people. I think I have a pretty good sense of humor, but again that darn INFJ madness keeps it pretty well hidden until I know who you are.



Firefly / Serenity / Browncoats

Alice in Wonderland


The Walking Dead

The 100





Sherlock Holmes

Game of Thrones

ALWAYS looking for address labels!! If anyone could make me some pretty address labels with butterflies or colorful flowers, I would be eternally grateful! I don't have access to a color printer to make my own at this time. I'd love to do a private swap for some! Several wonderful swappers have made me beautiful labels, but with all the swapping I do, they don't last forever, so I always need them.

I love collecting stickers, various ephemera, pretty papers, ribbons and anything else for use in scrapbooks, altered books and ATC's.

How could I forget? I collect pigs, especially quirky piggy banks.

Some people might say I'm a little obsessed with coupons...but they probably don't save as much money as I do. UPDATE: we've changed our shopping habits and buy very little processed foods anymore. So I'm really just looking for baby, make-up, personal hygiene and cleaning product coupons.

I am very interested in all aspects of natural and alternative health.

I'm looking for a certain type of paper, I'm not sure how to explain it....if anyone knows the name of what I'm looking for, please tell me what it is! I'm looking for paper that isn't glossy, it's a little but thick, and your pen just sinks into it when you write. I don't know what to call it, but I want to make a hand-made journal out of it.

I love anything hand-made. I love seeing different techniques used by other crafters, especially paper crafters. There is just something very special about receiving something hand-made just for you. I'm not interested in perfection, but I really would like to see your personality in your work! :o)

Favorite Movies

Romeo & Juliet, The Gladiator, Braveheart, The Patriot, Pitch Perfect, Coming to America, Gangs of New York, Lawless, Transformers (all 3), Despicable Me 1 & 2, The Revenant, The Greatest Showman


For Profile-Based Swaps I Am Always Happy to Receive:


Used postage stamps (anything except US Flags)

washi tape

clean stickers

Hand-punched tags of any size

ribbon (especially sheer-colored)

Address labels ( Thank you to those who have already sent me some beautiful labels! This is something I always run out of!)

smash-journal items

homemade envelopes (all sizes)

Black or brown ink-stamped images on white, tan or beige colored-paper

ABOUT EXTRAS: Sometimes I send "extras," and sometimes I don't. But I don't expect them, and I never rate up or down according to "extras." I rate based on the swap alone.

Other things I like to receive (I'm sure that I will keep adding to this list!):

Post cards (any kind of art print, black and white, your hometown, homemade, vintage with or without writing, Pennsylvania-especially Lycoming and Sullivan Counties)

ATC Sleeves


MY FAVORITE ATC THEMES: Butterflies, Vintage, Books/Authors, Faces, Quotes, Fairy Tales, Flowers, My Favorite TV Shows/Characters, Christmas, Hand-drawn, Hand-painted.

FOR TEA SWAPS I prefer fruit-flavored, mint, and herbal/medicinal teas. I'm not a huge fan of Earl Grey, or any regular black tea, but I do like Oolong tea.

Favorite Television

Fringe, Poldark, Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, The Unit, The 100, Firefly, Outlander, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The White Princess, This is Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace

I'm looking for some good NetFlix, Starz!, Amazon TV or Hulu series...if you have any you particularly enjoy, PLEASE SHARE the titles and a brief description! THANKS!

Don't Underestimate the Force






Comment: Thanks for the fun envelope and cute photos and the notecard!
Comment: Thank you!
Artstamper rated for Mini Magpie #3 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: I love this! Just the right amount of decoration and space, thanks so much.Thanks also for the lovely note cards
RooBaRoo rated for CL: Traveling Book Card - Round 4 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Hello Chrissy! Received the book card, it will be forwarded :) Thanks for actually writing, that's so rare in swaps! I'll definitely take your reco for the Princess bride - wow, from 10 std!! Thanks for the extras, the owl card I really like, & yes, my daughter does like Minnnie Mouse! i hope you had a great time with your awesome family at the Great Wolf Lodge !!
Angie rated for APCs - First swap! on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Awww. Lovely card. Thank you so much. Thanks too for the little extras and the note. I'll look into the book you mentioned. I love short stories especially science fiction. The card you painted on is really cool. What is the theme of that deck? All around wonderful. THanks again!
Wooper rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #45 on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card! I'll finish it soon and send it home! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras! Very nice swap!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! :) Sorry for the late rating, it arrived a few days ago.
Comment: Hi Chrissy! Yay to having things in common with someone you've never met! Thank you for the beautiful card and lovely extras! I'm going to use the stickers in my Bible art journaling!
Comment: Outlander greetings, Thank you for the neat ATC. It is going with my Outlander Pocket Letters. Also thanx for hosting this great swap.❤️❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the the heart and for joining the swap. I hoping to run another Outlander ATC swap again soon!
CraftyCari rated for All decked out APC 7s on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: As usually, I love the APC's. You always do such great work!
Response: Thank you, Cari!!
kittyhahahotbot rated for AMMM: Spell it out on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: What a awesome selection! Cant wait to try that tea too! Thank you!!!!!!!!!
Response: Yay! Glad you were happy with the selection! thank you for the heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the card! Have a nice day, Katrin
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the timely rating!
DorothyH rated for Napkins to Decoupage II on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sending the napkins Chrissy. again I am sorry about getting this swap messed up. : }
Comment: I so much enjoyed your Magpie Journal! Full of fun and thank you so much for the little enclosures. That was an unexpected surprise! Well done!
Response: Thank you so much, I'm really glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart!
MuddyPuddle rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #44 on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Received your card and I know exactly what I'm going to add!
Response: Yay! Thanks for the quick rating! I look forward to seeing your addition.
Comment: Love this tag! It really conveys the feeling of the long dark winter. Thanks for the sweet stickers too!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it, and that exactly what I was trying to convey. January is so dark to me! Thank you for the heart!
blueseabliss rated for EASU: One Little Word 2018 on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: I adore your handwriting, thank you for the letter! I love the ATC too, the word is perfect.
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you were pleased!
Ganell rated for Postage Stamp Art ATC on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Charlie Brown Atc. Love love looooove it! And thank you for the extras!
Response: You're welcome and thank you!
wonderingmindfield rated for Surprise ATCs - December on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the the lovely ATC. Love it and the decorated envelope and the very cute card. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for such a nice rating and the heart...I'm so glad you were pleased!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 376 14 14
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336 406 0 0
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PrairieKittin on Feb 22, 2018:

Thank you for adding to my Collaborative postcard!

Bhindblueeyes on Feb 5, 2018:

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your Random Flat Envie Tag!! After a super bummer of a day, this sure did brighten it. Everything inside is loved and will be put to such good use! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

mgallardo68 on Jan 25, 2018:

Thank you so much for your sweet message. You have no idea what it means that to me!! So glad it arrived and that the certified service worked lol... Your mail person is a good one because it is what it should be done in all the cases but barely few ones do it (I hope you like what I did)...

RiverTopanga on Jan 1, 2018:

Hello! Profile Check for Postage Stamp Art ATC. Welcome to the swap! Enjoy making your creation. :-)

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2017:


ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 28, 2017:


Tigerlilyknotwise on Sep 30, 2017:

Hi :) I got the finished ATC jam with the lighthouse! Thanks - it looks great!

hibiscus on Jul 5, 2017:

I just had to say .. your envelope of wonderful was much appreciated ... the art of the swap ... and that lovely note... yes I love the beaches of Florida and I am hoping to see that state park it sounds amazing... thank you so much!

CurlyTea on Jul 3, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday!

limetteandlove on Feb 26, 2017:

Thanks for the 7 random teabags for the Swap Tag US!

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