Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2022 9:42 am


Date Joined: January 7, 2016
Last Online: June 21, 2020
Birthday: February 24, 1965
Country: United States

About Me


IF FOR ANY REASON u r unhappy with my swap or have concerns PLEASE come to me first so we can work it out and get it resolved asap- i am all about making friends and crafting/swapping with others- if u do not tell me- i can't fix it- hugs--

***i live very remotely and hence i put my items in the mailbox ( our driveway is almost 1/2 mi long- lol ) at night or in the morning and mark item as sent- but i ALWAYS get it out by the due date- now whether our mail lady can get her car up our road or not to the mailbox all depends on the weather lol

i am a former army wife and traveling nurse for traumatic brian injury- lucky enuf to be a mom of 7- meemaw of 9- i have 5 amazing dogs- live on a the border literally on a river that seperates west virginia and kentucky, nestled between 2 mountain tops -and have lived in every state cept hawaii - and spent most of life in europe- am 1st generation america- my house is decorated in prairie country- think from the early 1900's- basic color through out whole house is a light buttery cream- i change my curtains in the house place 4 times a year- lol my kids and family is my life and my soul. my mom lives with me as well as one son.

Favorite Music

i love all types of music cept for rap - i am partial to music from the 40's some from the 50's n 60's- 70's can get my feet tapping- country makes me silly- 80's-90's n current are my main genres- jazz and lounge jazz inspire my computer time and classical or new age for sleep- and of course my cranking music is zztop- double trouble stevie vaughn and other groups like them-- i almost always have the radio on and love to sing along to it. granted my singing makes the dogs howl and people in other cars stare- but i don't care-- its fun and makes me happy!

Favorite Books

i love to read- autobiographies- periodical novels- fiction and fantasy- the older i get the more i find myself reading romance novels- i don;t know why- but gimme one ( especially a periodical one ) and a bar of candy n i am set! lol

Favorite Movies

i will watch all types of movies EXCEPT for horror or thrillers- they make me nervous- but i do prefer christmas movies ( my favs are a christmas story its a wonderful life and white christmas ) and i do have a secret favorite----don't laugh but i love movies like the godfather and casino or goodfellows-

Favorite Television

am an avid fan of the tv series vikings, blue shield, outsiders and beowolf--- but i also enjoy watching baking with martha or farm house rules or jeopardy- and i LOVE bbc!!!! just depends on my mood-lol

Favorite Crafts

i love to ,make christmas ornies and swapping them- i make them all year long- it makes me happy- i decorate with older more vintage type of decor - and i LOVE santas! ( ok- i am a well known christmas fanatic! ) love to crochet - especially straight stuff- like scarves, afghans, potholders ect- and have never done any sort of stuffed animals or such- i love to bead jewelry and dream catchers- i learned to bead while living in alaska and had a small business up there for that- i can do printed embroidery and have always wanted to learn to do plastic canvas and counted cross stitch- i can not knit n do not wish to learn to do so- lol- i am always learning to try a new craft, esp for holidays- those are the best!!!


i love to bake n cook and can my own food - i make cookies trays at the holidays that weigh about 30 lbs each with normally about 20 different types of cookies n candies on it all homemade by me and my girls - i love to bake cakes as well but have no idea on how to decorate them-i prefer to mostly do italian or german baking- lol-
i love chocolate- all kinds- i never turned down a chocolate i didn't like-


i love to swap goodie boxes- seasonal, crafting, cooking, hot beverages, cookies, ect--- its always so much fun to get to know someone and shop for them! i have run for several years different exchanges on yahoo and facebook for past several years with great success-

~~THINGS I LOVE TO COLLECT~~ owls, old time santas, or vintage christmas crafting items, any kid of crystals or stones, gnomes, goddess related items ( including figurines/statues ), norse related items ( pagan of course- lol ), and dragons.


i am pretty easy going and love anything made with effort ( we all have different levels of artistic talents ) BUT i do have dislikes as well--- i am not a sweet fruity scented or a floral flavored type of person ( give me migraines and hurts my tummy bad ) nor am i into people who have "bertha better then you" attitude when you ask them a question or for help- the last time i checked or knew we are ALL students as well as teachers- so if YOU can do a craft or talent and someone asks- TELL them and i WILL do the SAME for when asked- HOW ELSE TO BETTER spread talents and knowledge!!!! i am all for learning a new talent or craft but if i have NEVER done it before and you'd like to surprise and share me with it PLEASE send me not only the patter/info but maybe a small sampling of items needed to complete the craft ( think of it as making a mini survival craft kit!) other then that ASK me and i will tell you if you may be worried about sending me something!


i am NOT a sweet fruity scented or floral flavored person- i can NOT stress that enough- sweet scents give me migraines and floral flavors give me a tummy ache- this does not mean i do not like sweet foods- just the scents in candles, wax melts, perfumes, ect and i do NOT like spicy HOT foods ( no hot peppers or heavy curried foods for me ) other than that i pretty much am willing to try it all!


hesedetang rated for ZIA #66 - Holistic Hollis ATC on Aug 29, 2021
Comment: I didn't get anything and she seems not to have logged in in a long time. I will change this rating if I hear from her later.
featheredneststudio rated for Christmas Mug Rug on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: I unfortunately didn’t receive anything, which seems very unlike you with all your great ratings! I hope you are okay. I will gladly change the rating if you reply to my messages and send something.
CheyanneB rated for AAA: Coin + Card #1 on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: I’m so sorry I missed rating for this! Thank you so much - they are wonderful!!
chimerix rated for AAA: Quick Coin #4 on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: I have messaged, but my message sits unread. I never received and the swap has you as not having sent.
theevidenceisme rated for Vintage Circus ATC - USA on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and Extras!
Comment: Thank you for the happy sunflower ATC and the art happy mail included! Hugs, Chriatine
JenZen5 rated for Vintage ATC on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and I just love your inspiration. I appreciate the extras. I love the colors. Stay well!
Comment: Thank you for the eclipse Coin & sunny ATC.
Gobarb rated for ACTs: Make a Mandala Coin on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the very colorful mandala. I really enjoyed doing this swap! Take care and stay safe!
jannieb rated for USATC: 2 Partner ATC Coin Swap: SUN on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the awesome ATC coin. Take care :)
WoodlandBanshee rated for Christmas Coin swap on Jun 10, 2020
Comment: Very nice. Thanks for the extras too.
vanneparis rated for VS - Vintage Lady w/ Wings ATC on Jun 3, 2020
Comment: Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much for the beautiful Lady with Wings ATC. I love it! I hope you had fun with the theme. Thanks for joining. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and the extras. It was especially interesting to me that you shared where you found the inspiration for the ATC.
wordlesspoetry86 rated for ATC: Time on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me. I feel honored with the personal details.
Poeprincess rated for Woodland Series #4 - OWL ATC on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for my perky little owl!
Shebacca9037 rated for Seasons of ATC Summer #3 on May 30, 2020
Comment: Such a beautiful card and I love how your envelope matches your theme along with being awesome enough to where I can reuse it! Great idea for the plastic cover for the atc and thanks for the extra little pieces of paper for future uses!
Gobarb rated for HD/HP Spring Flower Coin on May 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the rose ATC. Very nice. Don't forget to write the swap info on the back of the Coin. I didn't rate you down for it. 🙂
Gobarb rated for ATCCT: Coin with a animal on May 30, 2020
Comment: Hi Cynthia. Thank you for the Animal Coin and extras. This is the second swap that I received from you in 2 days! Take care...
AnnaL rated for VS - Travel ATC on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you Cynthia for making this lovely travel ATC & what a great inspiration you had on making it. Also, enjoyed the goodies as well. Be well & craft on! Anna L.
rubberduck rated for USATC: MAY Monthly ATC Swap on May 29, 2020
Comment: thanks for the fun atc and extras love the stars

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bjmonroe on Feb 12, 2017:

njstauter on Jan 23, 2017:

bjmonroe on Jan 16, 2017:

Thanks for hosting in Crafting Queens. You're the best!

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

bjmonroe on Nov 29, 2016:

Hope today is a good day

bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

bjmonroe on Nov 6, 2016:

Have a beautiful day!

bjmonroe on Nov 5, 2016:

Thank you for hosting swaps in Crafting Queens

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