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BelfryBat

BelfryBat
Date Joined: October 8, 2015
Last Online: June 5, 2021
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, my name is Chriss and I live outside Seattle. I love the rain but hate coffee - I'm not sure why they allow me to stay in the state. :)

I have been a paper-crafter for years (mostly cards and some ATCs) and dabble in drawing, painting, quilling and clay. I enjoy learning new techniques and would love to learn how to knit or crochet. I'm working on my mixed media skills (why does everything have to touch!?) and am inspired by other SB artists.

I've been swapping handmade items in other forums for quite a while - ATCs, Inchies, Coasters, Matchboxes, Magnets, altered puzzle pieces and I just discovered Pocket Letters! I love to send cards to my friends based on their favorite movies and television shows.

I'm 52 and live with my husband of 25 years and our 6 cats and 3 dogs. All of our animals are rescues and we try to support a variety of animal charities. One of our dogs is from Tijuana! Our latest addition is a cat named Ragnaros - his mom got a new boyfriend that is allergic, so she was going to let him go. He's ours now! I'm officially a crazy cat lady.

I am amazingly socially awkward in person and email!! So sometimes my communication can come across as a little strange - my friends say I'm quirky, so lets go with that! :D I have a very dark sense of humor, which doesn't help my case but I'm friendly and always want to make people smile.

I collect bat items - crafty items (of course), jewelry, drawings, sculpture, figures, statues, stuffed animals, toys, dishware, anything! BATS!

Look at that little face!

Look at that little face!

Things I LOVE

Bats, bats and more bats! I traveled to Australia in 2007 to volunteer at a bat hospital and I'm still just as enchanted. I love everything to do with them, regardless of the species. BAAAAAATS!!!

So sweet!

Crafting: Bat items, embellishments, flowers, clips, charms, metal findings, Halloween papers, patterned ribbon, ATCs, Inchies, handmade cards, drawings, clay figures, small art objects, pocket letters, matchboxes, puzzles and tags. Really, any supplies!

I just started doing wax seals - I have 6 different stamps and I'm loving it!

Anything Halloween - it's my favorite time of the year! So, bats (of course), skulls, bones, bloody stuff, ravens, tombstones, etc. I enjoy cutsie Halloween as well.

All other animals, particularly ravens, rabbits and lambs for some unknown reason (hmm, one of these things is not like the other!). I've recently become fascinated with stags and their horns.

Horror Movies/Monsters - I love vampires that don't sparkle, werewolves that eat people, as well as Aliens, Predators and the like. I have a soft spot for the Creature from the Black Lagoon too. Really, anything that will eat your face.

I also collect Funko Pop figures - I'm trying to get all the monsters and characters from my favorite tv shows and movies.

Anything to do with Mythology, particularly Greek, Roman or Egyptian.

Conan the Barbarian - my father gave me the 13 volume set by Robert E. Howard for my 13th birthday and I've been hooked every since.

The colors grey, blue and purple.

Dragons, Unicorns, Pegasus, Mermaids, Fawns and other Fantasy characters.

Dinosaurs - Woolly Mammoths, Raptors, Stegosauruses.

Captain America and the Winter Soldier.

Favorite Other Things

TV Shows: Prodigal Son * Elementary * Lucifer * Hannibal * Supernatural * The Pretender * White Collar * Stranger Things

Movies: The Omen Trilogy * Aliens * Predators * Dredd * Doom (my favorite to play while I'm crafting) * The Avengers (I have a soft spot for Captain America, the Winter Soldier and Hawkeye) * Dracula Untold * Jurassic World... the list goes on

I have a terrible weakness for B movies - Tremors * Big Trouble in Little China * Fright Night (both versions)

Music: Panic! at the Disco * Fall Out Boy * The City Drive * Augustana * BSB * *NSync * a LOT of 80's music - Rick Springfield and Duran Duran being first and foremost.

Books: Watership Down * The Leandros Brothers series * Conan, The Destroyer series * Dresden Files * original James Bond * Percy Jackson. I love fantasy series.

Other: My sense of humor is absolutely inappropriate and I love NSFW items, be it journals, postcards, etc. Yes, I'm a horrible, horrible person.

Things I DON'T Love

Please do not send me:

Any Stickers that are reward or teacher-themed (except the little sparkly stars, I love those!)

Hello Kitty, Anime, Kawaii, Manga

Food/edibles

Scented items - candles, lotions, etc. or items from a smokey home.

Scrapbooks

Religious items

In Closing

I'm extremely excited to start swapping and meeting new people.

I will always rate and I will always send my swaps. Please let me know if you have any concerns about a late swap before you rate and I will resend. I promise to do the same for people sending me swaps.

Thank you!

Bye!

Ratings

goosey rated for OMAE: Funky Shack (USA) on Jun 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: chriss, i love your house and home art! the two pieces are perfect ... thank you so much for this charming whimsical mail!!
jannieb rated for USATC: Bird ATC Swap on Jun 4, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thanks for joining my swap & for the great ATC. Happy Swapping!
KarenLaneWV rated for EPUSA: Colorless ATC on May 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Nice! Thank you.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC! Now I'm craving some IHOP. :p
Response: I just want to eat their pancakes until I pop!! If you don't have any sugar issues, try their caramel drizzle - it's to die for. Mmmmmm... Thank you for the rating and the heart!
michlove rated for SSM: Stamped images #13 on May 26, 2021
5
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Comment: This swap was such a delight to receive. I LOVE your stamp selection. They are so unique. Where do you get them? I have nothing like what you sent in my collection, it's refreshing. Thanks so much. Hope we get to swap again.
Response: Yay! So glad you liked the images. Most of them are just red rubber from stamping conventions (do they even have those any longer?) - I tried to send ones that I like but don't ever seem to have the opportunity to use. I love the rabbit woodcut, but it's just not the right size for ATCs so I never get to use it. Hit me up if you want to do a private swap! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Kaitlynsansi rated for USATC: Dog or Cat Themed ATC on May 21, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so so so much! I absolutley loved everything!
Response: So glad you got it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
magicinker rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Coin on May 14, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Hi Chriss, Great job on the ATC coin..I so .Loved it ! Thank you so much !! Patt / magicinker
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Gobarb rated for ACTs: Frog Coin on May 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute Frog Coin. I really thought it was great how you used the fruit to make the lily pads. Good job!
Response: Glad you like it - that is actually a lily pad stamp but you’re the 3rd person who has thought it was fruit. Maybe I need to color it differently? Thank you for the rating and heart!
captkristi rated for OMAE: Bookish HMPC on May 3, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much! This was a great look. Interesting. I left it on my table and found myself checking it out several times. I love the book page background.
Response: I used actual pages from the book as the background - I have 3 different copies because I love it so much and sacrificed one for art! LOL! Thank you for the rating and the heart
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Atc, great choice of favorites!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Kalalinga rated for USATC: April Free Theme ATC on May 1, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you immensely for the lovely atc featuring Eiffel Tower. I just love it!
Response: Yay - When I saw you liked the Eiffel Tower, I knew exactly what image to use! Thank you for the rating.
warheart rated for OMAE: Handmade Envelopes (USA) on Apr 17, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Super fun envelopes!! Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Poftoffel rated for OMAE: Sender's Choice ATC - MARCH on Apr 11, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Wow what a cool technique you used for this atc! I’ve never seen anything like it before! Thank you so much :D
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it. I'm trying to expand my comfort zones and work with new techniques. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
JenZen5 rated for USATC: ATC with a Gear on Mar 31, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Beautifully made ATC. I love the butterfly and the light, faint ribbon. And i appreciate you following up with me. Take care!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! Glad you liked the ATC!
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you. I like the wax details!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! Glad you liked the ATC.
5
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Comment: Ok, I freaking love this ATC! I love the dimension the raising of the lily pads gives, the mix of distress ink, water colors, paint, and stamping is just perfect! I've been staring at the rings in the water trying to decide if they are showing through the background from behind, or if they are same colored light stamping, they blend so well! And I love the frogs, they're tree frogs but whatever, today they swim 😆💖💖💖 🐸. I think this ATC is really cool, thank you!
Response: Omg! I thought all frogs swam! Lol! Yes, today they swim! I’m so glad you liked it. I did dozens of the lily pads and then didn’t know what to do with them so I build the ATC around that. The water rings are stamped with the same ink that I used in the background. Thank you so much for the comment and heart/rating!
supersquirrel rated for USATC: Any Animal ATC on Feb 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC. A delicate piece of art! Yes, weather has been interesting and I'm so ready for spring too. Have you been watching Clarice?
Response: So glad you liked it - thank you for the rating and heart! I hate to admit that I’m a Hannibal purist now after the show with Mads, so I’ve never watched it. Is it good?
dartha rated for Hallowtine Flipbook on Feb 4, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Chriss, Such an adorable Valentine/Halloween flip book - thank you so very much and I can't wait to use the goodies in this year's halloween journal. Thank you, darla
Response: Yay! Glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating and heart.
tcornell rated for Big 4-0 Paper Party on Nov 22, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for so much fun papery goodness!
Response: I’m so sorry I never responded to this comment! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
dcp0112 rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: LOVE your skeleton ATC....it one of my favorites so far!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 132 2 2
Completed Fives Threes Ones
110 141 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
8 16 86 0
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Comments

Rainydancer on Apr 13, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

yvonne401 on Apr 1, 2021:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Mimi7 on Dec 4, 2018:

Hi Chriss, Thanks for the wonderful completed jam.

BelfryBat on Sep 8, 2018:

Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art

I went with sculptures:

Erika Sanada

Erika Sanada - I love her stuff; it's cute and creepy at the same time.

Beth Cavener Stichter

Beth Cavener Stichter - another great artist who does weird fabulous things.

Cameron Stalheim

Cameron Stalheim - his most famous piece is a merman, but it doesn't lend itself to the 300x300 format.

Xooang Choi

Xooang Choi - Does some weird shit.

Enjoy!!

ittybittykitty on Sep 7, 2018:

Tanya Schultz (Pip & Pop)

Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art

Nellie1 on Sep 7, 2018:

places i'd like to visit profile photos

Bora Bora, French Polynesia alt text

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Norway alt text

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astrodogg on Sep 4, 2018:

Places I'd Like To Visit Profile Photos

Mail Deadline: Sep 7, 2018

ID: astrodogg

The Louvre

The Eiffel Tower

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile

BelfryBat on Sep 3, 2018:

APDG: Places I'd Like to Visit

Egypt:

Egypt

Inside

Greece:

Greece

Greece2

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle, Romania):

Bran Castle

Bran Stairway

ittybittykitty on Sep 2, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

SuZignomeMoM on Sep 1, 2018:

places I'd like to visit profile photos

Hello Kitty House in Shanghai Japan

Die Katze kindergarten is between the Baden-Württemberg,Germany and Alsace, France.

This unique piano house is in An Hui Province, China.

So you see it is not so much about the place as the unusual architecture.

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