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Date Joined: July 11, 2016
Last Online: February 8, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

I'm currently going to school for court reporting. l love peacocks, bumble bees, red/white/blue, journaling, pocket letters, deconstructed art journal, art journals, stars, unflavored black teas, crosses ... and I don't know what else to write so I will add more as I go

Favorite Music

mostly 80's the rest is rather eclectic: John Newman - Love Me Again The Lacs - "Kickin' Up Mud" The Lacs - Wylin' ft. Bubba Sparxxx Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home AWOLNATION - Sail Imagine Dragons - Radioactive Love And Rockets - "No New Tale To Tell" Sam Smith - Stay With Me 2 Cellos Lindsay Stirling Pentatonix AC/DC Luke Bryan - That's My Kind Of Night Yo Gotti - "Law"

just to name a few ...

Favorite Books

Law Civil & Criminal Voice Writing Medical Terminology = school related stuff

otherwise I prefer: Historical Fiction Mystery

Favorite Movies

The Last of the Dogmen Father Goose Gigi Lethal Weapon movies Fast & Furious movies The Patriot Braveheart Rob Roy The Bone Collector Pretty in Pink Valley Girl

NO HORROR though suspense movies are great

Favorite Crafts

painting letter journals wood crafts pocket journals deconstructed journals just about anything


Bumble bees


Anything red, white & blue


Black unflavored teas

Unflavored coffee

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Sugar skulls

Art journals

Deconstructed art pages

Dottie Dolls

Dark chocolate



Anything made by you!

Brightly colored items

Bottle caps

Ribbon, lace, fabric scraps


Crosses or other religious items (any religion is fine)

Unique papers - Gelli prints, drop paper, ads, etc

Front page of newpapers from where you live - small local pages are so cool (showing name, date, headline)


Postcards from where you are - local to you or major museums, landmarks, obscure is okay!


Personal note from you - even if you just say Hi!

Altered journals

Pocket letters

ephemera (especially stuff that comes from where you are located - shows other states/countries/languages, etc)

football items - for like scrapbooking but NOT for a specific team - general, non generic stuff


Dislikes/No Thank you

anything smokey smelling

sloppy thrown together items

Disney or Disney related items - I really don't dislike Disney, I just don't have a use for it

I have short hair so I don't need hair things


Heavily flavored teas

Green tea



Orange flavored things

the color orange

no floral scented items (allergies)

Wish List

Altered journals (any size)

Altered or deconstructed art pages (any size)

Anything made by you!

Postcard or note from you

Yarn, fabric, ric-rac, any bits & pieces


Something from where you are

Wax tarts in berry or cinnamon or frankincense and myrrh or clove

Giftcard ideas: Smoothie King Taco Bell Chick-fil-A Zaxby's Chipolte

Jo-Ann Wishlist

I've created a small Jo-Ann's Wishlist:



Ajijic rated for Wreck this Composition Book #2 on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: This was an amazing Composition Book you sent to me, I keep looking at it and just can't put it down. It is awesome ... thank you so very much. Barbara
Comment: It's here, safe and sound. Thank you. The shape is cool.
Comment: Fun, love Junior Mints. Happy mails!
jaceslave rated for Dotee doll on Nov 6, 2016
Comment: Did not receive dotte doll.(was not send) coordinator angeled
bbbhill6 rated for 10 Things I Should be Doing on Oct 31, 2016
Comment: I really hate having to do this and the only reason that I am doing this is that it's not fair for the person who coordinated the Swap she angels for you do to you not sending I hope all is well nothing bad has had happened when you do decide to come back to swap bop and if you would like to resend I'll be more than happy to change the rating. again I hope all is well and I wish you all the luck and hope you come back soon
JaneInSD rated for Randomness Journal on Sep 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful journal! I loved the cover, and the little dangles are very nice. My favorite dangle is the one with the black feather on it. I really liked how you were able to glue many pages together without making the journal too wrinkly, and I also really liked the pink distress you put on the pages. Thank you so much! This is one of the best swaps I have ever received!
Response: We might need to schedule another one of these soon as we both seem to enjoy each others work.
Lorie rated for Journal Page - Open Theme on Sep 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the whimsy Halloween journal page, it is so cute. I really am looking forward to the tea, I have never tried that kind before. Our weather is changing here, the winds are cold today, had to bundle up this morning.
Response: I'm jealous of your cooler weather!!! Please send it this way - we've had over 30+ of straight 90+ degree weather with the humidity being over 85% each of those days also = by the time you walk outside and get in your car you need another shower. I hear Wisconsin already has snow, I think I'd like to visit there ;-) I will warn you that the tea is usually better cold Ir ice than hot.
Taliesyn rated for Ephemera Swap ~ Multi Theme on Sep 9, 2016
Comment: Thank you. I got your extra journal page today what a pleasant surprise! I'm looking forward to trying the hibiscus tea with my daughters. Thanks so much!
Comment: Gues what arrived today Crystal? LOL Amazing papers! I love what you've done using the gelli plate...(I'm yet to get one of those I think!). I love all the different textures you can create with it. As for the trucking stuff, I told my hubby when he rang from afar tonight, about them-I don't think I'll be able to use them just yet. He's a truckie too and is very interested to read/see a different aspect compared to his log books etc. Thank you so much, also for hosting, cheers! 😊❤️
Response: I am soooo glad you got them!!! Tell your husband that mine usually uses a "Callcom" - "Qualcom" = not sure of the spelling but it's mostly digital now. The books and papers you have are his fall back papers when he is in a bad area with no internet coverage.
Comment: Thanks so much for the monsters - I will add them into my journals. Thanks also for the tickets - I have been using a lot of them lately. Happy swapping!
Taliesyn rated for Halloween journal page on Sep 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Bella0166 rated for Ephemera Swap ~ Multi Theme on Aug 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the paper goodies!
Kvwanderlost rated for Pick Ten on Aug 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the box of goodies! What a lovely swap. I do like "scrappy critter" very much and the handmade postcard is very pretty! And you are so right, simplicity is so nice sometimes in our very chaotic world :D Thanks again and have a great day Crystal!
Comment: Crystal, thank you for the backgrounds.
Response: You're welcome! I hope you enjoy
Comment: I love the papers! Thank you for the dream catcher kit. I have always wanted to make one myself!
Response: The dream catchers are pretty east after you do the 1st one and fight with it a bit! lol
Comment: Thank you so much! The Gelli prints are fantastic! Aren't those fun to make? I spend like an entire day making them!
Response: I know! I get addicted to the papers and loose complete track of time when I get making them.
Comment: Thank you very much for the papers and extra goodies . I shall try the tea tonight . I am glad I got some papers first , before I mailed mine , since I was worried I may not be doing the right thing and the swap did not meet requirements The host lovingly reassured me, but still ..... I have yours ready :)
Response: I know exactly what you mean about not sure if what your sending is right. Glad to hear you liked the papers and hope you enjoyed the tea!
Comment: I love this journal! So creative and fun to read!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Wreck this Composition Book on Aug 9, 2016
Comment: this is my first wrecked book. Thank you for the wonderful insight and I have an idea on how I will use this "book" Thank-you.
Response: I'm so glad that you like it! I think I have now created a monster and have become addicted to them!

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paperfilia on Oct 19, 2016:

Hi CrystalMarie, Can you please leave me a rating for Day of Dead/Sugar Skull Art Journal Page, which you hosted? Thank you.

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