Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2022 3:34 pm


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: December 4, 2022

Country: United States
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Hey, I'm Christine and I love swapping :) I put a lot of thought into my swaps and always send on time. I usually rate a couple times a week as I pick up my mail.

It's fall! My most favorite time of the year. I am finding this year that I miss my Step-Dad a little bit more (October is his birthday month). Just trying to enjoy the beautiful colors, falling leaves, and the pumpkin spice!

** If you are sending to me, I also have a Canadian address if you prefer **

If you have not received my swap after a reasonable amount of time please let me know prior to rating a 1. I've been here 13+ years, and am very serious about swapping. I don't flake. I'm more than happy to resend if something's gone wrong and will always extend the same courtesy.

Below are some things about me. This is to help with any profile related swaps, and to get to know a bit more about me. Please don't feel this is a "must send" list. I always appreciate everything that is sent to me and the thought behind it.

About Me

I'm a wife and cat mom :) I'm a huge animal lover, but especially fond of cats. We lost our 3 seniors (17.5 and 18 years old) within about half a year of each other, but we have one monster left and an outdoor feral who now comes into the house occasionally for a snoop :)

I design and create metalwork jewelry, and it's my passion and full time gig. I am lucky enough to spend my days in my studio, creating pretty things to send to lovely people around the world.

In my spare time, I love to do crafts of all kinds (see below), spend time with my hubby and binge watch our fave shows. I love going to thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets and could spend hours upon hours (days? lol) sifting through old treasures. I am part of a group that sends cards to seniors and that's something I really love to do! This year I hope to get back to crocheting scarves for homeless shelters. I'm painfully slow at it, but I try my best ;-)

Favorite Crafts

I love creating so many different things, and can't think of much I have not tried yet.

I love paper crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals, junk journals, ATC's, smash books, gelli printing, stitching, woodworking, altered art, and digital art. I've begun trying out more painted and dyed papers and loving that. I've now begun getting back into more woodworking, beyond farmhouse signs and it's so exciting! Hopefully I will keep all my fingers hah!

During lockdowns, I started to get back to some things I hadn't done in a long time ... crochet, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery and macrame (it's actually cool again lol).

Proud owner of a Sizzix Big Shot, Cricut Air Explore, Cricut Maker, Cricut Easy Press. If you have some fave cricut crafts, let me know!

Likes & Loves

Vintagy Things

  • old photos, especially Victorian photos like tintypes and cabinet cards. I also love black and whites from the 1920's and 1930's
  • RPPC
  • vintage ephemera, old maps, travel stubs, old documents, victorian postcards, vintage postcards
  • vintage hat pins
  • old skeleton keys
  • old used postage stamps from around the world

Crafty Things

  • Love anything from Tim Holtz, Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, Crate Paper, etc.
  • handmade junk journals
  • handmade envelopes
  • Flow/Frankie magazines
  • Things for junk journals/smash books
  • chipboard and embellishments of all kinds
  • sari silk ribbons (any colours!)
  • rubber stamps (love artsy ones and vintage style)

Miscellaneous Random Things :)

  • small shells and beach/sea glass
  • absolutely LOVE anything from Papaya Art
  • birds
  • pretty florals
  • botanicals
  • Anything Edward Gorey
  • owls and woodland
  • cats
  • Moomins
  • Somerset style
  • nature inspired things
  • I love and appreciate anything handmade :)

Fave Colors

  • My favourite colours are kiwi/avocado/moss/celery greens, turquoise, aqua, teal, and choc or moss brown, jewel tones, fall colors, rustic colors. Not really into primary colors or fluorescents/neons

Not So Fussy About

I appreciate and welcome everything I receive. The following are just not really my personal taste:

Heavily scented items, primary and neon colours, cartoonish/child-like items (except those mentioned above), anime, kawaii, etc. (unless noted), religious/political items, dragons, vampires, etc., snakes, sloths, those yellow smile face stickers (yes, I'm weird lol)

Favorite Television

Ghosts, Alaska Daily, Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, FBI, Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order (the original, not the reboot), Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House (MD), The Closer, True Detective, Cardinal, Dead Like Me, Person of Interest, Bosch, Only Murders in the Building, crafting shows, cooking shows, serial binge watcher of Investigation Discovery channel.

Favorite Music

I love music and can't get through a day without it! Mostly an alternative/grunge gal, but I'm all over the map really! Some faves:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Stripes, Brad Sucks, Garbage, Thirteen Senses, Muse, The Verve, The Cult, Linkin Park, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Sisters of Mercy, Oasis, The Offspring, Broken Bells, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, The 69 Eyes, AFI, Neverending White Lights, etc

Movies & Books

Books I most enjoy are mysteries and crime dramas. Some of my favourites being from James Patterson (love the Alex Cross ones!). I also love Stephen King, Stieg Larsson, Kathy Reichs (Bones), Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli and Isles)

I'm a bit obsessed with craft books and arty magazines. Forever growing collection of Stampington/Somerset mags is my favorite.

My fave movies are rom coms, comedy, some action movies, and thrillers. Love any and all James Bond movies!

I must admit I am in love with Robert Downey Jr. I know we are meant to be together, and as soon as he realizes this, it will all be good! ;o


Just notes for me:

Sent ISS: 3-2-1 swap to @eevalah (with tracking) and the envelope has now been returned to me with Finnish post return label on it. I have contacted her, but she has logged in and not responded to my message. Also sent email to her and not gotten a response. I will re-send if/when she does decide to come back and provide the appropriate Information. Pic of envelope is on my Flickr.


dmarie rated for YTPC: use your PL cards - USA on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: ♥♥♥ These are adorable, creative and perfect !!! THANKS SO MUCH! I love the sewing details and the papers and everything! Thanks for joining the swap...
Bhindblueeyes rated for MF: Notecard Outlining A Goal on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Def some good goals! I am good at tracking but terrible, TERRIBLE at planning. You got this!!!! :)
Response: I need to start with basics! :D Thank you for hosting this! It really helps make me more accountable to write it down and share it with someone.
LiisaS rated for VES: Send Something ... on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you Christine for this lovely envelope with all the vintage things inside🥰 can't wait ro use them in my projects.
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating! I hope you will enjoy :)
Chickaree rated for Junk Journal Scrappy Bags on Nov 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much! I love everything especially the brads :-) I really enjoyed this swap.
Karmi53 rated for YTPC: Stamped Labels from Book Pages on Oct 19, 2022
Comment: Wow great job l love all of the tags and the sewing looks good on there. The stamp you used to make them are all very cool thanks. Take care stay safe
Comment: Thank you for this lovely swap, I love the little pouch with goodies ! Sadly for me, the stamps arrived pencancelled and my heart is bleeding from it but what can we do about it ? ♥
Response: So glad you love it! That's too bad about the cancelling of the stamps. I feel the pain :) Thank you so much for the lovely rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for such an awesome swap!
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: Absolutely love it !!!! thank you sooo much
Response: I'm so glad you love it! Thank you so much for the wonderful rating and comment.
Kitty2cats rated for SMSUSA: Use your scraps tags on Oct 3, 2022
Comment: Hi Christine, OMG! I love the tags you made! Thank you♥️I squealed a little when I saw that you used MH paper,(love)...the black stitching,(yes), and the fabric ties at the top, (brilliant) Can you tell I'm crazy about this swap? I love the little flippy holder and of course the MH ephemera extras😊
Response: Thank you so much! When I saw you were a MH kindred spirit, I knew my mission lol. I enjoyed creating everything for you and so happy that you love everything!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!
Response: Thank you so much!
Comment: Love the package of goodies you got me!! Love Tim Holtz! Thank you so much :D
Response: Thank you for the rating! So glad you love everything
Comment: Thank you for the lovely photos - I am really interested in the ICAD challenge, I might have to look into that! And thank you for sharing the lovely story about Batman. it is so rewarding when animals put their trust in us <3 Hope you have a great September :-)
Response: Thank you! It really is rewarding :) You should definitely try ICAD. It was a lot of fun and something good for me to focus on!
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Scrap Envelope - August 2022 on Sep 8, 2022
Comment: OMG, this is done so well! I love the stitching you added. What do you call the tuck in? Such a cute idea. I love it! Thank you, thank you, thank you and thanks for joining!
Response: Thank you so much! I really had so much fun putting this together for you. So glad you love it!
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - August on Sep 6, 2022
Comment: Awesome photos - I'm so glad that Bat kitty is more comfortable there. So sweet! Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Wow! 61 straight days?! That’s amazing! I saw a lot of amazing index cards. Great job!!! And your cat is adorable! TYVM for sharing!!
Comment: Beautiful ATC! We got second time lucky. "Make art and your soul will listen" - holding on to these words and I move forward with more creative projects. Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and your patience! I'm glad the words will be inspiring for you :)
Comment: Christine! Your beautiful mail is finally here. Thank you so much for taking out time and sending it my way a second time. Happy creating and swapping!
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: Thank you for the rating! Glad it reached you safely.
tendersores rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 11, 2022
Obstminkerl rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 4, 2022
Comment: What a cute kitty! Thanks for sharing!

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kiddomerriweather on Nov 12, 2022:

Thank you so much for the ephemera pack from my Etsy faves you sent for my October WW! I never have real vintage ephemera so I am thrilled to finally have some! You rock!

LadyJo on Nov 10, 2022:

Thank you for the WW October wishes of Nature and Woodland die cut assortment! It is neat artwork and colors! I will enjoy using this in my crafting, journal, and scrapbooking! Sorry for the delay, since I was away when it was delivered! Your thoughtfulness didn't go unnoticed!

lindseyjae on Nov 8, 2022:

Hi!! Thanks SO much for the washi and sticker sheet you picked out to send to me for my WW November wishlist!!! I am in LOVE with both of these things, especially the cute washi tape roll!!! So kind of you to send this happy mail to me. Thanks again! <3

susieq11 on Nov 7, 2022:

Thank you for the wishes for Make A Wish October! I love the notecard and stamps you used - and what a surprise to see the Snoopy stamps inside! I loved hearing about all your cats. It is so hard to lose pets - they truly are family members. I have my first kitty ever and he is just amazingly sweet and fun! I am allergic to him but it's fine by me, ha ha ha!! Thank you SO much!! Hope you are doing well! xoxo

anicka22 on Nov 1, 2022:

Wow, thank you so very, very much for the awesome etsy surprise for my october wishlist. It is really amazing and so much mor awesome in real!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making my day great.

isabellasnow on Oct 25, 2022:

. . . for the simply wonderful wish from my AATW October wishlist. I'm so touched by your thoughtfulness!

debbiespoms on Oct 22, 2022:

TYSVM Christine for the October AATW wish, of Forever stamps! I love them and they will come in very handy! TYSM too, for being a part of my group and granting wishes for others!😊

kiddomerriweather on Oct 22, 2022:

I'm so glad. =D Your comment made my day!

hazelwitch3 on Oct 5, 2022:

Holding you in my thoughts. You're obviously facing some scary days but you'll come through. Hugs and love.

debbiespoms on Aug 27, 2022:

Hello and welcome to my group "All About The Wishes". So happy to have you here and thanks so much for joining!😊

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