Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2022 3:33 pm


Date Joined: November 5, 2008
Last Online: June 28, 2015

Country: United States

About Me

I love Origami and any type of paper folding art. Kusudamas Forever!

I also enjoy creating keepsake boxes out of stained glass and weaving (my loom -48" wide & 8 treadles)

I consider myself to be an envelope making madwoman! I find making envies to be quite relaxing and an almost meditative act- LOL.

Pisces is my astrological sign

I am coulrophobic= I have a fear of clowns (I find them to be extremely creepy and at the same time very annoying. Whenever I see a clown, I feel the conflicting impulses of needing to run from them and wanting to slap the crap out of them.)

I will never send/swap anything in a quality I, myself, wouldn't want to recieve

I never flake If you do not receive from me please PM me first before jumping to any low rating conclusions, and I will do the same for you.

I only mark my swaps sent until after I have physically taken my swap items to the USPS, plus I always send a PM to my recipients to notify them I have sent out my swaps.

I also rate as soon as I receive. I feel that if someone has taken the time and trouble to make and send me something the courteous and considerate thing to do in return is to let the sender know as soon as possible their swap arrived safely.

Favorite Television

The Walking Dead

Pushing Daisies was a great show and I will remain forever ticked off with ABC for cancelling it.

Firefly was another awesome show that needlessly ended too soon. Boo! Fox! Boo!.

Favorite Books

Stiff by Mary Roach- Funny and informative

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series (Eagerly waiting to find out how this epic fantasy will end- Write! George! Write! Write like the wind!)

Stieg Larrson's Salander/Blomkvist trilogy- Wish I had Lisbeth's mad computer skillzZz

Dublin's Murder Squad crime series by Tana French

Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

Unsaid by Neil Abramson

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

The Bird Artist by Howard Norman

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Favorite Music

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Weezer, Phish, Billie Holiday, Fiona Apple, Bob Marley, Mishka, Nina Simone, Sean Hayes, James Taylor, Joe Cocker, Iron & Wine, Hank Williams, Edith Piaf

Favorite Chocolate

l like all chocolate but I love dark chocolate-The darker the better!

I HATE white chocolate and I'm slightly suspicious of anyone who does like it - If it doesn't have cocoa/cacao powder in it, it's not real chocolate.


Comment: Kirsty, Thanks so much for the lovely selection of envelopes ( so many and so beautifully packaged, as always ) and the enclosed ephemera. Which one to decorate and return to you, oh dear, what a choice to make, LOL! Thanks once again for another wonderful swap :o)
Comment: Ohmigosh! I'd give you more than one heart if I could. Your envelope was perfect -- the cloud envelope with washi that looked like rain. And the umbrellas you made were adorable. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the floral card you made. BEAUTIFUL!
Comment: What a BEAUTIFUL piece of mail! It definitely made my day finding this in my mailbox and the matching card is just beautiful too. Oh and the butterfly scared me to DEATH when it flipped out into my lap and started jumping around!
Comment: What a beautiful card. That butterfly SCARED the beejezze out of me! TY :)
Rbrstmpr rated for USAPC: Washi Hello (Edited) on Mar 23, 2015
Comment: Great card. Great envelope. Thanks.
Rabbitfreedom rated for USAPC: Washi Hello (Edited) on Mar 22, 2015
Comment: Lovely card! Thanks for the super samples!
Comment: Awesome card - thank you so much!
Giddyanni rated for EE: Easter/Springtime 2 Part Swap on Mar 13, 2015
Comment: Hi Kris and thanks so much for the truly amazing package! Your envelopes are always fantastic; they are a real joy to receive :o) Thanks too for the Easter stickers, we don't get anything like that here. You deserve many hearts for the package.. thanks again!
kalikei rated for FTLOW: Washi Fishy on Mar 11, 2015
Comment: Oh my goodness! What an amazing swap!! First, the envelope was absolutely beautiful! I didn't want to even open it for fear of destroying your artwork. Then the card that you made was so fun. I love all of the layers you made with washi. And then to the fish that you designed... they were so beautiful! I have them hanging up. And then to top it all off the tea was so thoughtful. Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap!!
ArtyBeth3 rated for FTLOW: Woven Washi Note Card on Feb 21, 2015
Comment: WOW! I received your AWESOME washi card today, but the envelope was equally AWESOME - almost too pretty to open it. I love all your layers on both envie & card. The "I heart washi" on front - perfect. Thank you also for the cute handmade mini cat envies. It was a WONDERFUL mail day for sure!! :)
JanHardt rated for WIYM: Wonderful Winter Mail-Art on Feb 21, 2015
Comment: A beautiful envelope with so many interesting elements. Thank you for the sweet note and notecard.
Comment: Wow! I love the envelope you sent. It is the definition of Sparkle, Shine & Shimmer.
Comment: Thanks for another lovely card and stickers. And those mustache valentines are cute! You do such a great job layering your washi. I need to get better at that!
Comment: Kristen - You always AMAZE me with your swaps - from the clever packaging (LOVED those felt heart buttons), to the materials you use, to all of the BEAUTIFUL little tiny envies! To my wonder and surprise, in EACH tiny little envie was the cutest little card, beautifully made to match! You are the best! It's funny, because I am always nervous sendint to *you*!! Thanks for hosting my favorite swaps on the Bot! Hugs-
lavendarcat rated for Fun & Easy Holiday Card Swap on Dec 15, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and butterfly. The butterfly made me jump!
Comment: WOW! I'd say you really went above and beyond on this card and envelope...thank you so much for sharing your time and creativity with me.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas washi card and envelope!! :)
PurpleButterfly rated for It's a Theme Swap! Turkey on Nov 27, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envelopes!!! Such nice designs. I will try and think of something nice again... and I will let you know once it is in the mail :-)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card. It was beautiful. The butterfly was really neat. It scared me when I first opened the card. I briefly thought there was a bug in it.

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racheljohnson on Apr 24, 2015:

Wow!!! Thank you so very much for the AMAZING birthday card and for your kind words welcoming our new baby Kenneth!! (I am so sorry this note is many months late... I am just now sorting through lots of mail.) And I love the doggy embellishment! So cute. You are too kind. xoxox

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

kirstyenarno on Feb 11, 2015:

Thank you soooo much for the awesome EE part two Valentines envie you made me. I hardly recognise my envelope!!! Lol, and what an awesome card! Wow. My sons love the tattoos, thank you <3

Giddyanni on Dec 1, 2014:

Hi Kris, I love what you did to the Christmas envie for the second part of the swap! All those details make it really special😍 Thank you so much and thanks too for the Christmas card( the first of the year ) and the sweet note you enclosed. It's always a pleasure to swap with you. It's hope that you will have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year🎄🎅

spotteddogs on Oct 22, 2014:

I LOVE that gorgeous fox card - laughed pretty hard!!! Thank you for the beautiful B & W envie in the second part of the swap and for the sweet note! It is always a delight to get stuff from you. (BTW, you have great penmanship!)

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 6, 2014:

I want to say one more time how touched I was to rcv the awesome butterfly envie thats been sitting in your special stash for a while waiting for me:))))))

clillebakken89 on Jun 28, 2014:

Thank you so much for the washi tape from the rak. Love it. Also love the cute memo notes. Thank you. :)


sherheart on Jun 21, 2014:

I really appreciate how you decorated the red envie. It was really fun to receive such a lovely piece of mail on a day that I didn't feel quite so well. I was very startled at first when the butterfly flew out then, got a good laugh. Thanks for the nice card and note. I do hope I can swap with you again. We in TPD will miss you.

Jess79 on Jun 20, 2014:

WOW! Thank you so very much for the wonderful RAK package! What a great selection of washi tapes : ) Also, who told you that I have been on the search for a camera stamp?! The crocodile notepad is adorable and I love the ransom note style letters-THANK YOU very much for your kindness <3

tiggerkitn25 on Apr 14, 2014:

Thanks for the return TPD: yellow envie swap! I love the honeybee theme you choose and the card is super cute too! I also love the stickers. =)

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