Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2019 9:31 pm


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: May 19, 2019

Country: United States
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A note on sending ... Canada and Int'l swaps get mailed from Canada. There is no mail pick up on weekends/holidays, and also there is no local mail sorting, so it travels extra days to another city to be sorted. Please understand that this can cause the postmark to be very off from the date I click sent (the day I put it in the mailbox).

A note on rating ... All of my mail goes to a mailbox that I can't access after hours. I try to get there at least twice a week and rate as soon as I go through my mail. Thank you for your patience!

CANADA Address

I do have a Canadian address. If you are sending to me from Canada or for an international swap and wish to send to my Cdn. address instead of U.S. please message me :)

About Me

Hard to believe I've been here almost 10 years! Time flies :) I love swapping here, and most of my experience here has been amazing and wonderful. I've had the pleasure and joy of meeting a lot of great people from around the world, that I would have otherwise never known.

I design and create metalwork jewelry, and it's my passion and full time job. 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 cats (we have 4 hoodlums!) and frequent thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets.

Favorite Crafts

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

My current passions are jewelry making, paper crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals, junk journals, ATC's, smash books, altered art, and digital art. I am totally loving flip books and pocket letters!

I envy those that can sew well, and knit and crochet. It just wasn't my thing, and I have far too many wonky shaped scarves! Update: I have attempted crochet again and have actually been enjoying it. I have found it to be quite relaxing!

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
  • vintage ephemera, old maps, travel stubs, old documents, victorian postcards, vintage postcards
  • tiny vintage bisque dolls and figurines (frozen charlotte/penny dolls, little dogs, cats)
  • vintage and old scraps of lace and ribbons, vintage rhinestone bits, vintage glass and/or rhinestone buttons .. love Victorian era buttons
  • vintage hat pins
  • old skeleton keys
  • old used postage stamps from around the world
  • foreign language book/dictionary pages
  • vintage maps
  • interesting images from magazines (whole pages and cut out)
  • vintage wooden spools (with or without thread)

Food & Drink

I am on a health quest and (sadly!) candies/chocolate/sweets are off limits. I do occasionally host a candy/choc swap, so if you get me for a partner, feel free to send anything you like. My husband will enjoy :) I am a coffee fanatic and especially love pumpkin spiced or any spiced coffees, mocha, etc. Also a huge fan of iced coffees. I also drink a lot of tea and especially enjoy spiced teas, and fruity teas. Some of my faves are from Zhena's. I also love things with a tea motif/theme. Not a huge fan of chamomile or licorice or mint. Hot chocolate (any flavor) as well as cold drink sachets are always welcome too :)

Crafty Things

  • Love anything from Tim Holtz, Amy Tangerine, 7 Gypsies, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, etc.
  • handmade junk journals
  • handmade envelopes
  • Flow/Frankie magazines
  • Things for junk journals/smash books - used bus or metro tickets, interesting candy/sweets wrappers (esp with foreign writing), other little ticket stubs/papers/receipts, little envelopes, takeout menus, etc. I especially like anything that is unique or from a different country, or has foreign writing on it :) I would love air mail labels/stickers from your country
  • chipboard and embellishments of all kinds
  • stickers (words, quotes, vintage style)
  • sari silk ribbons (any colours!)
  • beads - glass beads or natural beads
  • other ribbons (not primary colours)
  • beautiful scrapbook papers
  • love washi tapes
  • rubber stamps (love artsy ones, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, old writing, ornamental, etc.)

Home & Bath

  • candles .. spiced or floral or fresh scents
  • yummy smelling shower things. I prefer floral or light and fresh (rosemary, green tea, cucumber, citrus)

I'm not fussy about smells like vanilla and coconut.

Miscellaneous Random Things :)

  • small shells and beach/sea glass
  • I love postcards of any kind, but do prefer store bought PCs unless the swap is for handmade
  • love anything matryoshkas (they always look so happy!)
  • cute owl things (note papers, cards, stickers, etc)
  • absolutely LOVE anything from Papaya Art
  • love anything with a morroccan style/design
  • bird motifs (natural and/or vintage looking and whimsically drawn)
  • small pretty things
  • aged and worn looking things
  • pretty florals
  • Anything Edward Gorey
  • owls and woodland things
  • Chococat and Deery Lou, although not a fan of Kawaii, otherwise :)
  • I LOVE Halloween
  • Felix the Cat
  • Dr. Seuss the Cat in the Hat)
  • Charley Harper anything :)
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Classic fairytales
  • cats on postcards, notes, etc
  • Anything Moomins :)
  • things with a tea motif/theme
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Somerset style
  • nature inspired things
  • strange things like old pictures/postcards of urban decay, ornamental and unique headstones/cemeteries
  • I love and appreciate anything handmade :)

Fave Colors

  • My favourite colours are black, pinks (not bubble gum) 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


  • cozy socks (none with toes!) U.S./Canada size 9
  • As far as jewelry, I like things in an organic or rustic style, and chunky :) I love aged looking pieces. I am especially fond of jewelry with natural elements and earthy colours. I have pierced ears and like anything from small studs to big chunky hoops. I also love pieces done in an assemblage style, or vintage style.

Themes I Enjoy

  • whimsical drawings/art
  • Charley Harper
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Felix the Cat
  • Birds in a whimsical or vintage illustrated style (not cartoons)
  • Flowers
  • Woodland
  • Studio Ghibli My NeighborTotoro
  • Architecture
  • Paris, french, and eiffel tower
  • Vintage/Victorian Halloween
  • Alice in Wonderland (classic illustrations, not cartoonish)

Not So Fussy About

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

  • sweet sugary smelling things, and vanilla scented
  • primary and bright colours
  • cartoonish/child-like items (except those mentioned above)
  • anime, kawaii, etc. (unless noted)
  • religious items
  • dragons, vampires, etc

Favorite Television

Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Monk, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House MD, The Blacklist, The Closer, Major Crimes, True Detective, Criminal Minds, Dexter, Modern Family, CSI (all of them) FBI, Cardinal, The Good Place, crafting shows, cooking shows

Favorite Music

I enjoy a huge variety of music. Mostly an alternative/grunge gal, but I'm all over the map really! Some faves:

The Fray, Lifehouse, Maroon 5, Thirteen Senses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Type O Negative, The White Stripes, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Muse, The Verve, The Cult, Linkin Park, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, One Republic, Avicii, Oasis, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Broken Bells, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Killers, Neverending White Lights, Bjork, 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 also LOVE craft books and art magazines. Would cherish anything from Stampington/Somerset (even previously loved)

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


deerMissing swap? If you have not received from me, chances are it's gone missing in the mail. I take swapping very seriously, and always send my swaps. If it hasn't arrived, please let me know before rating so that I can make it right. Sadly, it is the mail, and things do get lost occasionally. If something in life happens to cause me to be late with a swap, I will communicate with you before the swap deadline (barring extenuating circumstances), and I appreciate the same.

I do not expect or rate based on "extras", but rather on the actual swap. Most times I do include a few extras in my outgoing swaps if I have looked at my partner's profile and have something on hand that I feel they would enjoy.


dchance rated for OSS: Bird Postcard on May 16, 2019
Comment: Oh I just love this birdie postcard. I recognized the artist/company right away - Papaya! I put it up in my office so I can see it lots. Thank you so much!
sharmison33 rated for ATCO: Song Title ATC on May 12, 2019
Comment: This was such a fun swap! I love your ATC!
Comment: Thank you so much for my Paper pack items. I been eyeing it for a few months and now I can not wait to make some crafts with it.
Jjean rated for OSS: Send 2 #2 on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful items - just back from vacation & picked up today - IF swap bot ever gets fixed, you will get a "heart" from me also.
stonekeepers rated for ATCO: Gimme Texture ATC on May 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC. I love the crackle paste. I can’t wait to get home and actually touch it. (My sister sent me pics of mail).
Myself333 rated for OSS: Funny Postcard on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: It's funny, I used to have this same PC haha! Nice. We kind of have seasons here, but the difference between them isn't as severe. Our winter this year was colder than usual, and lasted longer. It's just starting to get pretty hot out again now. Please take some of the sunshine haha! I love the warm rainy days the most. :)
Response: That's funny about the PC! We are having warm rainy days the last week. Definitely better than knee-high snow lol! Thanks for swapping and for the awesome rating!
Comment: Wow! Beautifully done!! I know the perfect person to send it to!! Thank you for the great card & extras!! ♡♡
nannydino rated for Let's Get Healthy PC Swap - March on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Hi Christine, thank you for the Anne Taintor PC these are always a nice surprise in my mailbox.Really nice to get a star trek postage stamp returned :) I wish the best to you also. I am failing dismally in keeping a food journal, but I am enjoying the sunshine :) Happy Spring swapping peace love light
ccmmsu rated for VTHS: ATC Coins on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Oooh, I love the coins you made!! Thank you so much! This was my first time trying coins, and I am officially hooked. :) I'll keep my eye out for more of these swaps. Thanks so much for founding this fun group and hosting great swaps for us!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating! I'm so glad you love the coins. I too find I'm getting hooked on them, so there will definitely be more group swaps. Thanks for swapping and being in the group!
Comment: Your swaps are always so awesome, so pretty. Thank you so much for the pretty envelope and the goodies, how cool are those vintage caps?!
Response: So nice of you! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap :) I managed to get a couple bags full of those old vintage caps, and knew I had to send you a few. Hope you will have fun with the goodies!
Heirloom rated for UHM: Etsy surprise ($5 or less) on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: O.M.G. Christine. Thank you SO much for the fabulous Etsy item from my wish list (plus extras)! What a wonderful surprise on this Monday afternoon. Happy swapping! 🌹🌹🌹
marymary914 rated for VTHS: Stencil Smooshing ATC on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC! Hopefully the list office behaves and doesn’t lose our art again!
neca84 rated for IPC: Criss-Cross Pocket Folder on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: so cute, thank you very much
Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad it made the journey safely and happy that you like.
Paige1900 rated for OSS: Altered Postcard on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Great Postcard. 😁 Thank you...And yeah you would have thought after this long we would have swapped at least once before.
Response: Thank you for the awesome rating! Yes, it's so funny we've both been here so long and never swapped :) Thanks for joining!
luvbird rated for YTPC: 4 Floral Tags: Linda Israel on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Christine, oh my gosh! These tags are so gorgeous... I just love them! Just so beautiful! The napkin, embellishments and sentiments are lovely. Love the ribbon you used. And, the stitches around the edge of the tag is great! Thank you so very much for the tags and the pretty card and journal cards. Very nice swap!
Response: So glad you like everything! Thank you for the lovely rating :)
sweetgypsy rated for YTPC: Tartanite Tag Dolls on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Received today! Love it, thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Your tags are BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them :)
Sylvia4647 rated for VTHS: Criss-Cross Pocket Folder on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the unique items that you sent winging my way. I truly appreciate the time you spent putting everything together just for me! I love it . . . love it all. It seems that we like many of the same things. You made my day special!
Response: I'm so glad you love everything! I had so much fun with this swap. We definitely do share some things in common :) Thank you for swapping!
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for rating! I hope you will enjoy.
Artstamper rated for YTPC: Tartanite Tag Dolls on Apr 2, 2019
Comment: I really like what you did with this swap! The face is so sweet and I really like the background. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating!

Rating Overview

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kiddomerriweather on Apr 21, 2019:

Lishmo on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you. ((hugs))

bluehairedmary on Feb 23, 2019:

Thanks for the wonderful Etsy wish for the Wonderful Wishes group! What a surprise in the mail! It was so thoughtful of you!

Paige1900 on Feb 19, 2019:

I love your new little kitten avatar. ♥

kiddomerriweather on Jan 21, 2019:

No problem. We hope you enjoy it and that it's a success. =D

kiddomerriweather on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank you for the compliment. It's the first decent selfie I've taken in a loooooong time. Usually I look like I could be an extra on "The Walking Dead." I'm doing pretty well. I just binge watch too much t.v. and don't feel like crafting very much lately. It's become a chore. UGH! I was just talking about you yesterday to my mom. I thought I'd lost the square earrings you gave me, but I found them and was so excited. I ran in the living room to show her that I found them. So yay! They are my favorite. I hope all is well on your end.

mgallardo68 on Jul 15, 2018:

Hello! Hope you're doing better! Sent you a message :-)

Sandara333 on May 21, 2018:

I hope you're feeling better my friend.

hope you’re feeling better

adrianaclara on Apr 24, 2018:

Paige1900 on Mar 8, 2018:

You are without a doubt totally...

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