Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2020 11:30 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: February 17, 2020
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States
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About Me

President of Sunflower Harbor Homeless Outreach. Starting a home for Vets and displaced people has been my dream and I'm finally living it! Click my website above to check us out! There is a link on our website to our gofundme and to our cashapp.

I live in Snyder, Texas now! If you live nearby me and are interested in meeting for crafts, let me know! I have some friends who meet once a month or you can come over for tea and crafts just you and me.

I absolutely adore postage stamps with people on them!

Hogwarts alumni ravenclaw

I resorted recently as Slytherin, so you may use this, also.

Ilvermorny Thunderbird

About my 3 ratings. They are all fair ratings. I have made up the swap I didn't send and resent 2 that I trusted someone else to take to the post, but the swaps were sent over a year late, a year and a half in one case due to communications and negotiations.

I've learned my lesson and plan my swaps for bordelaire type intrusions now.

November 2019 We did it! We are opening an outreach center for Vets and the homeless! It's been a lifelong dream of mine and we are finally in a position to do it! We still stay in the RV where visit family back home, but we've moved to a house and have another house and 3.5 acres to expand to as we grow our outreach.

JUNE 16, 2019 so excited! I can see to read and for GPS in the car when I drive! They did cateract surgery and one eye near vision and the other far vision. Best we could do without spending an extra couple grand. It's fantastic! I gave up a bit of debth perception, but totally worth it!

Retired from being a live in caregiver. Miss it, but I do not miss the insecurity of homelessness being around the corner all the time.

Doing delivery work when my health will allow. Diagnosed with sjogrens. Explained a lot! But now trying to learn to live with it. More recently they added fibromyalgia to my list of problems. Not sure what to think of that. The only problem I have that doesn't seem to cause problems is my diabetes. I laugh and joke about it all a lot. Not everyone gets the jokes. Especially not my doctors. Dr. Stoic face grumpy pants especially. I rarely see him. I always request my primary instead. Just had cataract surgery which was amazing! Seeing is still trippy to me.

I'm also an online tutor, guest lecturer and syllabus creator for a homeschooling co-op.

I have 2 sons, 2 daughters, 11 grandsons, 2 granddaughters.

Lots of bonus kids.

I rescue pups, so the number fluctuates. Currently, we have 4.

Jazz, my service dog keeps me happy and healthy. He's a black lab and is trained for diabetes and PTSD. He absolutely loves stuffed gray elephants. If you send him one flat, I can stuff it here.

Favorite Crafts

Lots and lots!


paper crafts, most including stickers

Journaling including journal cards

Long letters

Leather work. Mostly unique purses, wallets.

Stuffed animals (also adore receiving them)

Favorite themes

Sunflowers!! My most favorite thing and my outreach is called Sunflower Harbor homeless outreach

Camper/ RV

Flowers, especially sunflowers








Favorite colors

Yellows, Browns, pinks, greens, blues, metallic, glitter

A~Z likes

quick a-z likes A ATCs

B bookmarks, bags, boxes, bamboo, butterflies,

C cello, coloring (with crayons, markers, and gel pens (especially the glitter ones!)), cut outs,

D doll houses, dragons

E embroidery, elves, elongated pennies,

F flute (especially my Kiowa love flute), fairies,

G gypsy, gray elephants for jazzper(stuffed), giraffes, glitter, globes, glittery gel pens, gel pens,

H hunter green, history and all things historical including anything I can use in my classroom for mini lessons for extra credit., harry potter, handmade crafts, hand drawn art,

I ingress (blue resistance faction)

J journals, junk journals, jelly roll glittery pens

K kokopeli

L lined pretty paper, leather work, leather scraps, lesson plan ideas, long letters, lace,

M monkeys, maps, memoirs, metal boxes, monchichi,

N native American, New Orleans, nudity,

O octopus, owls, original art,

P postcards (new and used), purses, postage stamps, pen pals, pixie, pink, pouches, punches, postage stamps with people on them,

Q quills, quilting, quilt squares, quilt scraps,

R rub ons, rain, ribbons,

S sunflowers, spiders, stories, swap cards (to put in my swaps with my username and a place for the swap name on them), stuffies, stamps (postage), stamps (wooden, uncounted, and clear), stamped images, stickers, especially love postage stamps with people on them,

T Tinkerbelle!, Travel, touristy cards with place name on the picture, tin boxes, ty toys(especially the ones with the big eyes and the tiny ones), turtles, trees, especially tree of life,

U used postcards, used postage stamps,

V violins, Voltron,

W wooden boxes, wooden nickels,



Z zentangles

Looking for

A special long term pen pal. Must not mind multiple day long rambling letters about everything including my health, finances. Ext ext. Some will be pretty and decorated. Not all. Some will take a while, some will be fast. .

Want to trade junk journals, mail art, bookmarks, pocket letters, and always looking for new creative outlets.

If you are new, PM me with the kind of swap you'd like to do. I'm always up for helping new swappers get established. Also, check out the group newbie helpers. They are amazing and their forums have a ton of helpful articles!

If you are a seasoned host and like a swap I post but don't want to join because the timing Is off or my rating too low, or you need something changed, please post your own swap. Copy any part you wish. Invite me if you'd like. I create swaps to do the swap. I don't necessarily want to host them, though I will so that I can play. If you see a series I do and want to take it over, do so. Hosting is hard work. I do it willingly and lovingly, but always willing to share the work!


lefroggy rated for Newbie friendly minizine swap on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you
Poohtat rated for Depression Talk on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Keeping busy even with the littlest things is always a great help. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Kristy, thanks so much for the great swap - it kind of caught me up on what you've been up to lately! You're a Happy Planner freak? Me too! I "LOVE" my Happy PlannerS (who can have just one? Ha! Ha!) Maybe once I get caught up on the swaps I have going now, we can do a private e-mail swap? I hope so!
Response: I absolutely love happy planners! It's the only planner I've ever made it a while year in. It's perfectly modular! I'd love to do a private swap! Thank you!
Comment: Hello fellow Texan! You have so many pets <3 Thank you for the email, happy swapping!
Response: Hiya! Thank you!
jinxspinx rated for Stationary Giveaway!!! on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Mini zines are fun!
Response: I'm new to them, so they are my current obsession! Thank you!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. 😀 I liked your Harry Potter quote.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: That sounds yummy. My dad used to make something like it, except with tomatoes instead of potatoes. I like mine with eggs.
Response: I have to try it with tomatoes! Sounds delish! Thank you!
kasa rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Kristy, thanks for sharing your photos with me . I love the name Sunflower Harbor Homeless Home. i admire you for making a positive difference in peoples lives. Blessings to you.
Response: Thank you! Having so much fun helping people!
Comment: I love that you made it something special for people going through a rough time. Now they will always have a good memory of kindness every time they eat it.
Response: Thank you! I do hope so.
Comment: Hi Kristy! That sounds like an interesting dish! I've never had it before, though. Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks Kristy :)
Response: Thank you!
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Liked seeing these and wish you much success with Sunflower Harbor and the new puppy!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: These potatoes sound absolutely divine! I may have to try them one day, id love if you would send me the recipe some time! Thank you for sharing
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Sounds yummy!
Response: Thank you!
gardengnome rated for HA your back story January on Feb 1, 2020
Comment: This was great! I really enjoyed reading yours!
Response: Thank you! Yours was great, too!
cynaemon rated for ESG: New Year - New You! on Jan 28, 2020
Response: Thank you
brooklynboo rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #7 on Jan 28, 2020
Response: Thank you
kittyfun rated for Welcome home! on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed reading your letter! Thank you for writing so much!
Response: Thank you! It was nice to talk to a friend about all the chaos and awesomeness!
Comment: Thanks for the super large pc. Wow you have been busy! I hope it slows down for you soon. 💞
Response: Thank you! I'm so excited this week! We graduated one of our vets to permanent housing!
Response: Thank you!

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thisismeAXiD on Sep 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jun 22, 2019:

Hello, i got your letter yesterday I will be writing you back im working on your 10 page letter, give me a week, im getting my tooth pulled hopefully today. What a nightmare

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jun 4, 2019:

I had a total brain fart and didn't realize we are Pen pals LOL I mail my write a letter quick swap #10 to you yesterday and I knew I wrote to you before haha. I rec'd your letter today, I will write you back and mail in a couple of days, Ididn't want another letter crossing in the mail ha ha Glad all is weel with your eyes YAAY!!

user6937 on May 3, 2019:

Thanks for the mixed media paper, envies and 2.5" & 2.25" circles!

user6937 on Apr 16, 2019:

Hope the list I sent helps you make up for the RAK I didn't get in 2017! Please let me know.

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

jamicam on May 24, 2017:

Hope you're having a great day!


From Healthy Journaling

pandessa on May 14, 2017:

Thanks for the great col for your 6 year RAK. It I wonderful!!!!!

shinyserra on Apr 23, 2017:

Thanks so much for the March 1 RAK! I enjoyed reading you letter and the goodies!

Mellipenpal on Mar 24, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Feb 16 RAK! :) ❤❤ I really enjoyed reading your letter. And woahh the penpals papers supplies, I need these so much! Thanks again Kristy. :)

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