Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2018 2:46 pm


Date Joined: October 22, 2013
Last Online: June 17, 2018
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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Hi! I'm Chrissy!


Updated: 3/6/2018

Getting caught up! Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding! You are a wonderful group of people!

My mom just passed away suddenly from flu complications I've had to travel out of state to take care of things and plan to be back home March 4, 2018. I apologize for any late swaps, and I will keep in contact with my partners. If anybody has any questions, please feel free to pm me. I'll be checking in periodically this week.


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






Chelle rated for ISF: 30 Stickers Trade on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely stickers, and I really loved the stamps!!! :)
Kathy821 rated for ISF HANDMADE PC on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Great job. it's really cute and just like summer! Thank you very much for the card and for hosting!
HelenG6 rated for Thick Washi Samples! on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice colourful washi. They're beautiful!
Aladyjackson rated for Stickers OK! ATC on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Loved everything! Thank you so much for this beautiful ATC
Anettethhjertnes rated for MAS: 1 for All - Clown Kids on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thank's for the lovely atc and the extra paper
mjhaertling rated for Collaboration #54 on May 25, 2018
Comment: This will be fun to add to. I understand what you mean about the confusion between P&P and Collaboration postcards. I used to be confused all the time so I don't join P&P swaps anymore.
Comment: I just sent my reply after finals and my black belt test. Sorry
HannahsMommy07 rated for ISF: 2 Notecards Swap on May 23, 2018
MarianPater rated for MJS: Random Goodies Swap on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you Chrissy, I love it, I love it so much!!!!!!!!! All the goodies are so great! Greetings from the Netherlands, Marian
Comment: Love it, Chrissy! Thank you so much! I thought the envelope was beautiful too!
RooBaRoo rated for CL: Traveling Book Card - Round 7 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Right in time! (To join round 9!) Mind? Of course not! In fact, this book sounds more fun than I have come accross in a while ... I'm going to search it NOW! Is that PC from "GoodNight stories for Rebel girls"? Thanks for the pretty paper, I appreciate nice paper even though I do not do "formal" layering papercrafts :)
Comment: Thanks Chrissy - love your sentiment stamp!
Comment: Chrissy - Thank you so, so much for such a beautiful tag and your wonderful note. I'm so glad we "met" through this site. xoxo
Comment: Pretty tag - thank you for your great work on it! So nice to add to my collection of the year!
Comment: It is super cute, I love all the trash. Thanks for the gift of the note card.
palmettogirl727 rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Apr 2018) on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: Hi Chrissy-I received the Holiday Inn PC...thank you ♥️. What was on the other one? I may have overlooked it.
ktk8 rated for Collaboration #53 on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Oh what fun... I love swapping and receiving from you..... I can't wait to add to your postcard....I already have ideas..... so much potential..... thanks for the extras.... and big hugs......
apryl rated for RSC: Three layer card on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Beautifully crafted thanks so much!
Arabella rated for MAS: Unlikely friends ATC on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Love the frog and lobster friends, Chrissy! So cute! Thank you so much! And thank you for the Halloween stamped images! I'll have to check out the movie ticket website!
carol rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #48 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: I love how this one is turning out! Thanks for the extra stamp and cool PC!

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Tessssssa on May 29, 2018:

Thanks for adding to my hd/hp pass andnpaste postcard.

ktk8 on May 21, 2018:

HeLLo friend.... thanks for adding the water color to my collaboration postcard.....wow it looks nice and made it home......

Chelle on May 15, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely tag package!

BeckyG56 on Apr 18, 2018:

Thank you so much for the kite drawing, and the story for my P/P. The finished card is great!

carol on Apr 6, 2018:

Thanks so much for the cool lighthouse! I love the different interpretations. The card came out super cool!

Poftoffel on Feb 27, 2018:

My condolences for the loss of your mother <3

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. :-)

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