Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2019 6:40 pm


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: November 20, 2019

Country: United States
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A note on sending ... Canada and small 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!

About Me

Hard to believe I've been here over 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 have started to get back to some old crafts I haven't done in years ... crochet, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery and macrame (it's actually cool again lol).

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 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, Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy, 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.)

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

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

Stumptown, Bluff City Law, Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, FBI, Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House (MD), The Blacklist, The Closer, Major Crimes, True Detective, Dexter, Modern Family, CSI (all of them), Cardinal, The Good Place, crafting shows, cooking shows, serial 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, Type O Negative, The White Stripes, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Thirteen Senses, Muse, The Verve, The Cult, Linkin Park, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Sisters of Mercy, Oasis, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Broken Bells, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, HIM, The 69 Eyes, AFI, 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


deerI mark all swaps as sent the day it goes in the mailbox. 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 can go missing. 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.


Comment: It arrived today! What a wonderful package!! I love all of the ways you implemented the patterns...the bottom of the pattern envie..the models...everything! I love the the little thread details behind the embellishments...such a clever way to include! It was also wrapped so nicely with the cardboard envie and the hankie....so great!!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Hello Christine, thank you SO much for this beautiful package that you put together for me! It's all so gorgeous and I adore the way you packaged it and fit everything together - truly a work of art if you ask me. I am so very happy that you joined my swap, as this was probably one of my favorite swaps packages I've ever gotten! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart, because this is a swap that sure deserves that. Have a wonderful rest of your day and thanks again, I hope this comment makes you smile.
djcamp04 rated for VTHS: Washi Decorated Pocket on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: WOW!! I ❤️ it!! This is a gorgeous pocket & I can’t wait to get it in my journal. All the tuck ins are perfect. I think vintage photos are so cool, it’s fun to look at them and just wonder where the picture was taken, their names, their lifestyles way back then. Thank you for such a great swap! ❤️
Fieke rated for ATCO: Song Title ATC #4 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful creation !
Queensmiley2530 rated for OSS: Wishes - October on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Wow!!! I'm so in love with it all! Thank you and this will keep me busy on my vacation. Millions of hearts
aspens rated for Let's Get Healthy PC Swap - June on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks SO much for resending! Got it this time!! Is Fitness Pal an app? Do you just input data yourself? Or does it work with your FitBit? Best of luck on your health journey! <3
Comment: Hi Christine thank you for the beautiful PC re:Papaya 2011. Really beautiful. I like the Marcel Proust quote.So true. I am attempting often to shift my perception and see things with new eyes.I feel like my weight issues are put on the back burner so to speak. Life gets in the way. lol. I'll take your PC as a sign because I have been meaning to check out Noom myself. Happy October swapping. Best of luck to you and me too :) peace love light
Rainydancer rated for ATCO: ATC Kit on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: thank you
Comment: Love this!! Thank you for the pretty envie and goodies!
Eclectonote rated for VTHS: Coffee Dyed Papers on Oct 25, 2019
Comment: What a terrific swap, I loved all the coffee dyed papers and their presentation in dyed cheesecloth, too. I did have a lot of fun with this swap, and after a long week at work and a long day as well it was just the most wonderful thing to be treated to a Great Mail Day!
Bhindblueeyes rated for ATCs Yo on Oct 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, Christine! I just love your ATCs!!! We should do a quarterly swap or something :) Hehehe. Thank you for the extras also! I will be creating (I hope!) this weekend, and they will be useful! So much love for this swap. Thank you! xoxox
Littleroo rated for Spooky Gifts! on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the towel and keep it in my bath.
imrolynn rated for OSS: World Smile Day PC on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: The puppies are the cutest! I definitely smiled :)
likeWHOAAemmy rated for OSS: Washi! on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for resending 💙 I love the samples and how you packaged them is so pretty!
LizzyJo rated for N&T: A Game of Catch ATC on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Game of Catch ATC. Yours turned out great. I love that you used my fave color combination. (And yes, it was a very intimidating swap.)
Comment: Thank you so much! This was a fun swap
Comment: If I could give more hearts I would definitely! Thank you soooo much for all the lovely goodies! The tiny pumpkin notes are so cute! And the fox stamp is perfect for a page I’m making in my sons baby book! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
DeAnnaVarela rated for ATCO: Song Title ATC on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC, card and extras. I look forward 5o swapping with you again.
Comment: Thank You So Much!! I really enjoyed

Rating Overview

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Onaki on Sep 27, 2019:

Thank you so much for the tag: "for the "Postcard question tag"."

I'm scared of airplanes because there's no escape if something happens... so I understand the irrational fear you have lol.

LahDeeDah on Aug 29, 2019:

Hold onto your "Game of Catch" ATC! We'll do the swap again with patterned fabric. That's cute! :-)

bluehairedmary on Aug 4, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Pick 3 PIF tag for me! Your generosity is very touching and I'm not worried about the time! Thanks again!

kiddomerriweather on Aug 2, 2019:

We have a resident raccoon now. Her name is Charlotte. My mom started feeding her. Now she's started bringing her babies around. They're not much smaller than she is. There are three of them. Charlotte comes right up to me now and begs for food by grunting. It still kinda freaks me out. She's a cutie though. My new outdoor cat, Frankie, swats her in the face because Charlotte tries o steal her food all the time.

Bhindblueeyes on Jul 30, 2019:

I had never seen the winged paper dolls until you posted about them. I gave it a go this weekend, thanks for the inspiration! Practice, Not Perfect

VivaLaDiane on Jun 4, 2019:

Strange & Beautiful is an incredibly beautiful song. Sighhhhhhhh. Heavenly song for sure. ♥♥♥

VivaLaDiane on Jun 3, 2019:

It was in that movie that I found "The Scientist" by Coldplay and I just go to that scene whenever I hear it. It's beautiful yet haunting at the same time. I'll have to check on the rest of the soundtrack. ♥♥

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

Sandara333 on May 21, 2018:

I hope you're feeling better my friend.

hope you’re feeling better

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