Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 11:48 pm


Date Joined: December 26, 2009
Last Online: December 9, 2019
Birthday: December 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello Fellow Swappers! My name is Kristy, crafting is my favorite pastime and I love all things handmade.

I love shopping online and aliexpress should get a line item in our budget ;+)

I absolutely love being a swap-bot member! I've been here 9+ years and have met so many lovely people. Crafting and swapping give me such a lift. When I'm creating, the hours just fly by!


Here are some of my favorite themes:

  • Botanicals and Wildflowers

  • Animals. especially bears, foxes, and other woodland critters (not a fan of monkeys)

  • Nature

  • Trolls & Gnomes

  • Cats

  • Birds

  • Halloween

  • Koi

  • Snails--especially things that say, 'Snail Mail'

  • Vintage Paris & shabby

I love receiving postcards in any of the themes listed above as well as:

  • Fotofolio cards

  • Inge Look cards

  • Nouvelles Images cards

  • Elephants

  • San Francisco (especially Alcatraz!)

  • Unusual images

  • Zoo and Aquarium cards

  • Map cards

  • Interesting black & white images

  • Sumo wrestlers!

I'd also love to receive:

  • Heart-shaped things

  • Vintage stationery (especially Current!)

  • Used postage stamps

  • Pretty papers

  • Layered embellishments

  • Snippets of textiles


Short and sweet here:

Foam crafts or stickers

Color-your-own anything (including postcards)

Scented products (I get a headache!)

I do not like user profiles with a HUGE "do not like" list--some of these are more detailed than my family's Christmas lists! haha!

Favorite Movies

Some favorite movies: The ORIGINAL Fright Night, Prometheus, The Talented Mr. Ripley (this is probably my favorite movie of all time), Aliens, Last of the Mohicans, Hocus Pocus, Shawshank Redemption, White Oleander, Terminator series, Blood Creek (LOVE Michael Fassbender), Stephen King's It, The Thing. I love well-made scary movies! Not a fan of romantic comedies. My movie & tv choices might not seem to "fit" with the rest of my profile but I have always loved science fiction and scary movies!

Favorite Television

I'm a fan of: Homeland, Top Chef, Silicon Valley, Project Runway, The Monsters Inside Me, Castle Rock, The Great British Baking Show, and more. So sad that both Penny Dreadful and Banshee have ended ;+(

I think (ok, I know) I watch too much TV but there is a TV in my craft room so I'm not likely to stop any time soon.

Favorite Crafts

Mail art is one of favorites. I love to jazz up all my envies before sending--fun, easy and what's more fun than a colorfully decorated envie in your mailbox? I especially love the postoid rubber stamps--the ones that look liike a postage stamp but say something funny. I have quite a collection!

I love paper of all kinds and, along with the beautiful papers, papercrafts.

ATC's! I used to hate them and be consistently irritated at how many ATC swaps there were here on swap-bot. Now I love them! Also love twinchies and other paper crafts.

Love creating junk journals using vintage ephemera and I'm crazy for using vintage books in all my work.


I LOVE to read but am super fussy about what I choose to read. If you are an avid reader and read anything in the suspense/thriller/horror genres, please send me a recommendation! With so many book choices available, a recommendation from an avid reader is worth its weight in gold. Just finished Stephen King's, 'The Institute,' and am reading Leigh Bardugo's, 'The Ninth House.' Both are good--not great ;+(


Hubby and I are nearly retired. I'm trained as a middle school language arts, social studies, and math teacher. I still tutor for reading comprehension. Hubby was a park ranger. In our nearly-retirement, we 'work' for my daughter and son-in-law, overseeing several of the apartment buildings/houses they own.

I am a mom of four grown children and a granny to seven adorable grandchildren (Noelle, Xander, Lucas, Evan, Kristopher, Aaliyah, and Londynn). Unfortunately, my sweet Noelle and Lucas live in San Francisco ;+(--much too far away from their granny.

My hubby is the light of my life (we met on match.com and have been married for 12 years already!). We are so lucky to be able to spend a lot of time together. I love my life and count my blessings every day.

I am an only child and have always wanted a sister to share with. I love that I have some crafting 'sisters' here on swap-bot!

My four-legged furbabies are: Mizzy and Junebug Mizzy was a shelter cat and my daughter found Junie abandoned in a cart in a Target parking lot in mid-December. She had a collar mark around her neck, so she was someone's pet who was just dumped. I truly enjoy the company of cats. For me, a house is not a home without a pet.


I'm not a stickler about postmarks; in fact, I've never checked a postmark in my life! I do understand the need for rules and regs within this swapping community, but if you're going to be late in sending a swap to me, just be courteous and let me know. Although I take my role as swapper and host very seriously here, I will never engage in public shaming of other swappers or have a 'Flaker List' on my profile. Let's be kind to each other!

I'm consistently puzzled when swappers say they 'hate' a specific color. I want you to be inspired to create something special for me, so use whatever color speaks to YOU. It's not my job to ban a color that might spark your creativity. I appreciate anything created with love and inspiration and if it's not one of my favorite colors? It must be one of yours and that's good enough for me.

In a community of inspired, thoughtful, and artistic swappers, I believe we should show each other kindness, grace, and understanding on this site for creativity, sharing, and making new friends. We all have enough stress in our lives outside of swap-bot--let's not let swap-bot become a source of stress and negativity instead of the joy it is meant to be!

I appreciate kindness in any form. One of my favorite quotes is from the Dalai Lama: "Be kind whenever possible . . . it is always possible."


Eulegirl rated for PH: Choose 5 Letter Animal Words on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks! Sorry for the late rating!
renmagpie rated for YTPC: Mini-Christmas Book on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for such a beautifully done swap! I loved the book and where did you find those lovely bags you packaged everything in? xoxo
Response: You are most welcome! The bags are a set from Cavallini sold on amazon for $14; I get them every year!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #82 on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Great package of postcards. Thanks
donetta rated for YTPC: Christmas Embellishments #2 on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: An envelope chock full of crafty deliciousness, that's what I received! I had a hard time getting started on these; I don't know why...they are so stinkin' adorable when finished. Yours, of course, are a cut above, with the medallions and the little cut-out decorations and all the sparkle! Thank you so much for always sending such amazing and thoughtful swap envelopes, my friend...I always know that an envelope from you equals joy for me!
edgetorn rated for YTPC: Ephemera Folder on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Love your creativity! Gorgeous folder...love the papers and stamps and the decorated envie! And thank you for sending extras of your cool stuff! Hearts galore!
Comment: Hello Kristy! If I could give you more hearts I would! Your package was so perfect! Thank you for taking the time to make me address labels! You are so sweet in all your packaging and thought in your swaps, thank you so much :)
Comment: thank you so much for all the great items, I especially appreciate the address labels ! They are so cute :D
Comment: Love your take on these!! All the little details make them extra special - but your artwork could stand on its own! Beautiful! Thanks for the extras and the fun envie as well - love to see an envie from you in my mailbox! ❤️
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Love these so much!! ❤️❤️❤️ I’m thinking my craft room deserves it’s own little tree to display all the glorious ornaments I rec from swaps! 😁 Thank you so much for the additional ephemera- you always spoil me! ❤️❤️
amyduff rated for YTPC: Flowish Journal #2 US Only on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you Kristy for this amazing flowish journal! I love the papers and items you sent.
Comment: Beautiful as always.Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and the wonderful extras.I just love everything you sent to me.
MamaMangrove rated for PSH: 5 Card PC Hunt #3 on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Kristy, Kristy, Kristy -- who but you would send doubles of EVERY category & then add extras to top it off? But more than the abundance, it's the thought & care you use in choosing such perfect cards. I'm stunned by your ability to surprise me with perfectly suited cards I've never seen before. I love them all - the ones that blew me away with their beauty; the ones that made me laugh out loud; the ones that caused me to sigh in wonderment at the amazing complexity of our vast complicated planet. Thank you, my friend. Thank you so much.
Zander rated for YTPC: Fold-Out Booklet w/Tuck Spots on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Thank You so much for the beautiful Fold-out Booklet love the rose theme, gorgeous!!
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies...especially the address labels! Lets see...next time...I want a (???????) on the label...LOL!
bluerose3 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #19 on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Great choices :)
Comment: My cup of tea EXACTLY! Such fun mail! I don't know how you do it, but you always pick out the BEST stuff for me! Thanks so much for another FAB swap!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful items, i especially like the address labels and stamps.
Comment: What a wonderful package of "Happy"!!! I love everything you sent. Thank you for always being a great swapper.
LadyJo rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #81 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of postcards you picked for this swap! Love the pink floral mail art too!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! The little tabs are so cute. Thank you for all the little extras too! You always make your swaps so special! Ü

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thisismeAXiD on Dec 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

phillaine on Sep 14, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

isabellasnow on Nov 7, 2018:

PurpleEars on May 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for the birthday graphic!

Kimmi50 on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you for the “Birthday Wishes” you are amazing!!!😀💕🆒🌷

thedreamer on Apr 9, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!! :)

yvonne401 on Apr 4, 2018:

Thank you for the belated birthday wishes!



djcamp04 on Mar 22, 2018:

OMG!!! Thank you so much for the dies!! I love everyone of them. Can’t wait to use them. ❤️💐❤️

janski48 on Mar 14, 2018:

Tha is so much for the wonder package you sent! I love all the stamps!! Hugs!!

bbsporty on Mar 4, 2018:

Thank you for the RAK of all the embossing folders and stamps!! You are so generous!

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