Swap-bot Time: June 7, 2023 9:33 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: June 6, 2023
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Christine and I like to make stuff. My pursuits generally are paper-crafting, but I've dabbled in jewelry-making, fused glass, glass enameling, assemblage, and photography. It's nice to be able to swap creations with other creative types.

Favorite Crafts

• Mixed Media

• Altered Books/Art Journals

• Junk Journals

• Flip Books

• Gel Plate Prints

• Photography

• Card-making

• ATCs/Tags

Favorite Things

• Vintage/Flea Market items

• Clocks

• Old cameras

• Old Photos/Cabinet Cards

• Vintage Buttons/Trims

• Vintage Millinery trims

• Vintage papers

• Vintage Children’s books

• B&W Photography

• Travel

• London

• Typography (anything with letters and numbers; particularly the ampersand)

• Old Typewriters

• Letterpress

• Rulers/Measuring Tapes

• Locks/Keys/Skeleton Keys

• Wings

• Dresden Trims

• Vintage Jewelry (I will use broken pieces in my projects)

• Vintage Industrial Rusty Things

• Animals

• Dogs (we have two Australian Shepherds)

• Mermaids (not super cutesy)

• Seahorses

• Narwhals

• Sea Turtles

• Starfish/Urchins/Coral

• Beach/Shells/Sea Glass

• Halloween (my favorite holiday!)

• Damask patterns

• Steampunk

• Krampus

• Tim Holtz

• Martha Stewart

• Rifle Paper Co.

NOTE: I am scent sensitive, so please nothing heavily fragranced.

Favorite Colors

• Ocean Colors: Blue, Teal, Aqua

• Neutrals

• Vintage Grunge

• Black and White

• Navy and White

Holiday Likes

Valentine's Day: Conversation Hearts, vintage Beistle Honeycomb cards, vintage valentine postcards, hearts, more pink than red, probably the only time I like things a bit more frou-frou

Easter: rabbits, chicks, eggs, vintage postcards, Cadbury mini eggs, jelly beans

Halloween: vintage Halloween collectibles, paper-mache candy buckets, crows/ravens, witches, Poe, vampires, candy corn, B&W decor, spooky chic. I like macabre, but not over-the-top gorey...Edward Gorey is good though ;-). I have a small feather tree I put up, so mini ornaments are a great addition.

Thanksgiving: acorns, leaves, rustic pumpkins, wheat sheaths

Christmas: vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, D56 Dickens Village Historical Series, Radko glass ornaments, vintage Christmas decor. I don't do the traditional red and green decor, I mostly decorate with navy, silver, and white with pops of green. Since I live in Florida, beach or nautical themed Christmas items are perfectly fitting.

Swapping Philosophy

I strive to go beyond the swap requirements, and only send items that I would be thrilled to receive myself. I'm appreciative of other swappers that have obviously put thought, time, and effort into their swap packages.

I always send out my swaps. If you do not receive anything from me, please let me know. I want you to be happy swapping with me. ;-)

While extras are nice, I really don’t need any more of anything. I can’t even organize the stuff I already have. Please don’t feel you need to send anything else beside the swap items. Thanks!


DragonflyDaisy rated for Gilding Flake Memorydex Card on May 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty gilding wax MemoryDex. So creative to use alcohol inks to color your flakes.
Comment: These inkbox cards are beautiful. Thank you for the lovely card enclosing them as well.
Response: Ha, I was working on the replacement cards, so I’m glad the originals showed up. Thank you for your rating and heart!
shellbede rated for YTPC: Book Page Vellum Pockets on May 25, 2023
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! The whole package! I love all the little details you put into each pocket and bookmark. Thank you!!
123Poggy123 rated for Colorize dies on May 25, 2023
Comment: I love the colors you used for these die cuts. I look forward to using all of them. Thank you!!!
addieixmarie rated for Mixed Media Memorydex on May 24, 2023
Comment: Christine, WOW! This Memorydex is incredible!! I am just in complete awe right now of how gorgeous it is and how all of the elements you used came together so nicely! I also wanted to mention that I love the card and envelope that you sent this swap in! Everything is truly perfect, thank you so so very much<3<3<3
Response: Mmm, you received the Mixed Media Card before the Shaker Card which I mailed a week earlier. I don’t understand the post office sometimes. I’m glad you liked the Mixed Media card—I wasn’t sure if I perhaps did a thing too many. 😆
Comment: Love the Rolodex card you made! Thank you very much! And what an awesome find with the spiderweb die! 👍👍 The card you sent it in is really cool, btw. I really like the texture and white skull...you made my day brighter!
mspandatrain rated for WIYM: Rubber-Stamped Book Pages on May 14, 2023
Comment: WOW!! What a great package and so thoughtful. The folder was stunning.! I agree it was tough to stamp images on book pages. I love the idea that you embossed a few of them. I received an embossing starter kit for Christmas and didn't even think about using it. I need to get it out and purchase other ink colors. I feel badly for the person who received the package I sent, yours was wonderful! Now I have new ideas to try. Thanks bunches!
TerryEO321 rated for Die Cut Swap - US only on May 4, 2023
Comment: WOW! Christine there are so many gorgeous dies you sent, especially those beautiful butterflies! Thank you so much for what you sent and how you packaged and with notes - you are so sweet to take the time to do that! I love them all and can't wait to start using them. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thanks for the kind comments, and I’m glad you liked the diecuts I sent. It’s hard to know what might be of use or not. I appreciate your rating and the heart.
Comment: Christine, Your Cascading Journal cards are adorable. I love the scalloped edges on the cards, the butterfly theme, and the inspirational words on the backs. Thank you so much for an excellent swap.
Response: Thanks for your rating. Hope you’re able to use it in a journal.
Comment: I love them all! So beautiful! Thank you!
Response: So glad you like them. Thank you for your rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the incredible tag holder!!! I wsh I could give you more than 1 heart. I love BEES. This is perfect.
Response: I liked the bees too—I’m probably going to need to make myself one. Thank you for your kind rating and heart.
ElenaMaz rated for FPG: Paper Scavenger on Apr 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely papers ans extras. I loved the elephant washi on the envelope. You are right! I would not recommmend TJ to get an idea of Mexico but Puebla is a very beautiful city, with the right combination of history and modernism. Hope you get to visit it someday!
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart!
PaulaF rated for ETHP: Scrap Clusters on Apr 20, 2023
Comment: Christine! A gorgeously collaged envie was in my mailbox today from you! Once again, your presentation is absolutely outstanding and delightful. I love the tag you wrote the note on, and the clever vellum folder with eyelets—and of course, each little cluster-gem you tucked into it. The stitching adds so much to these; since I don’t sew, I really appreciate this finishing touch. Thanks again for hosting these cool swaps, and for being such a generous swap partner! I’m really happy I’ve met you through these. <3
Response: I don’t really sew either, but I do have my mother’s old machine. It works well enough to add some stitching. I’m getting better at making a straight line.
PaulaF rated for ETHP: Stamped Image Exchange on Apr 7, 2023
Comment: Christine. Your envelope is here. (Squeeeeee!!!!!) I actually said "OoooOoooOO!" as I took it out of the mailbox--it was so handsomely designed and had such heft! The presentation of the contents was absolutely stunning...immaculate stitched bags with custom labels just hinting at the beauty inside. As I opened each one, I slowly savored each image as I sifted through them, admiring the different colors, stamping treatments, and substrates you used. I adore them all. I must say, Christine, this is easily one of the very happiest mails of all the happy mail I've ever been privileged to receive. The care and preparation you put into this swap is so evident and absolutely stunning. I feel like it was a stroke of fortune to have you as my partner, and I'm quite humbled at your generosity and the attention to detail you lavished on me. Many, many, many thanks. I wish I could leave you a hundred hearts.
Response: Awww, Paula, you flatter me so. I’m glad you’re happy with the images, and it brought some joy to your day.
Comment: Thank you so much! This is by far the best swap I’ve received in a while!! I love everything you made
Response: Thank you for your generous comments! I’m so glad you’re happy with it. I appreciate your rating and heart.
Comment: Fabulous I love it, great work, Thank you
Response: Thanks for your comments and rating.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG: Mini envelopes - global on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful swap! I love all the envelopes you sent, what a great assortment of sizes and shapes! And thank you for all the fillers - so cute to have each one with an item!! Just a lovely swap, many thanks!
Response: Thanks for your sweet comments—mini envelopes are so much fun. I appreciate your rating and heart.
Bellalesa rated for Everyday Handmade Cards #3 on Mar 27, 2023
Comment: thank you . everyone is so talented
Bellalesa rated for RED: Vintage ATC Swap #3 on Mar 27, 2023
Comment: Excellent...Love your creativity thank you
Response: Thanks for your comments and rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for creating such a pretty swap. These are just stunning and live the goodies. And yes, I will put them in a journal. Perfect!❤️
Response: I’m glad you’ll be able to use them. Thanks for your rating and heart.

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Mistyinltown on Feb 22, 2023:

Thank you so much for this Lovely handmade card you sent my Mom! I am so sorry for the late thank you, but she loves this card, and I get my love of Halloween from her!💕

KarenFife on Feb 13, 2020:

Thanks much for the cute Valentine postcard. Getting surprise mail is always “sweet!”

captkristi on Feb 11, 2020:

Thank you so much for the PC for Roulette!! Can't imagine seeing dolphins out of my yard!!! What a treat. Have an awesome day!!

njstauter on Jun 22, 2016:

Got the Trick or Treat - September surprise when I returned from my trip. I might try to make a bag from the spider fabric and tucked the wrapped gift in my stocking to open for Hallows. You are amazing. Thanks

ChinaCat on Oct 6, 2015:

Hi! I'm LOVING opening my Halloween envelopes each day! The printed readables are wonderful and will make a great book at the end of the month when I put them all back in the envelope book. The gifts are awesome too!!! This is so much fun - thank you!

njstauter on Jul 31, 2015:

We are in the Countdown to Halloween swap together though may not be assigned as partners. I am reading profiles of folks in it with me as I make up my 30 envelopes. I know that writing something for each of them will take time and it feels worth it to me.

VioletLove on Aug 10, 2014:

Hello :) I sent to you for the Halloween mini banner swap. I forgot to mention in the note that I used glow in the dark glitter. Hope you like it!

snoop on Sep 18, 2012:

Who is Christina Edwards? You? Omg what a super package! A beautiful purse charm,A gorgeous decorated box!! An Arsenic Treat bag I just love even though its paper.stickers for halloween, and the tag omg i adore the tag with the hollowgram face,its super. and a stamp for halloween, empherma i never seen before. wished some of my swaps were this nice. what a surprize. well let me know if this was you on the purse charm or i need to thank someone else. made my halloween thanks so much,, snoop

pandessa on Sep 18, 2012:

Thanks so much for the WTA it freaking rocks!

thefancyladygourmet on Aug 25, 2012:

thank you soo much for the vampire WTA i love the bracelet! it fits perfect and i love your packaging

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