Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 9:54 pm


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: October 25, 2021

Country: United States


Until further notice, I have a temporary Canadian address for all outgoing/incoming swaps, so my swapping is a bit limited at this time (sadly!).

A note on rating ... All of my incoming 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 understanding!

If you have not received my swap after a reasonable amount of time (what is that anyways, with covid?!) please let me know prior to rating a 1. I've been here more than 12 years, and I don't flake. I'm more than happy to resend if something's gone wrong and will always extend the same courtesy.

Below are some things about me, things I love, things not so much. This is not a "you must send these things" list. It's to help with any profile related swaps, and to get to know a bit about me. I appreciate everything that is sent to me.

About Me

Hard to believe I've been here more than 12 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 3 hoodlums!) and frequent thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets. I could spend hours upon hours (days? lol) sifting through old treasures.

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, stitching, 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)

Crafty Things

  • Love anything from Tim Holtz, 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!)
  • beautiful scrapbook papers
  • 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!)
  • absolutely LOVE anything from Papaya Art
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • cats on postcards, notes, etc
  • Anything Moomins :)
  • 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
  • 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

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

Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, FBI, Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House (MD), The Closer, True Detective, Dexter, Cardinal, Person of Interest, Bosch, crafting shows, cooking shows, serial binge 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, Brad Sucks, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Garbage, 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, 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


sjbult rated for CPG Paper Clusters - Global on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Alllll of the hearts go to you my friend! Wow, just wow. These are gorgeous and your packaging is gorgeous. I love putting my swaps n cute packaging but you knocked it out of the park. Thank you!!!
Pupullona rated for IPC: Wish List - September on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the items you sent :)
CrystalZ rated for IPC: Let's Build a Tag Journal on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty tag! I like the colours you went with on this one....definately my favourite colours in there :) The background looks pretty fun...did it start out as a bigger master board? I like how you added texture with the little fabric bit as well.
Comment: Picture perfect!! I love the background!! Please PM with how you did it and what inks/embossing powders you used. xxMuggleMom
evanselli rated for ISS: Fall Happy Mail on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks Christine for the swap. I loved everything you sent and I’ll put it to good use😊❀️
Drachenfrau rated for ISS: Wish List - August on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful postcards! πŸ€—
weatherwax rated for IPC: Fall Envie on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: The stamps πŸπŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸƒare beautiful!!! Thank you so much for this lovely autumn envelope :) And I just love your style of wrapping the stickers! Have a wonderful weekend Christine :)
Comment: I always love your mail!! <3 This tag is perfect! I almost didn't want to open the little bag envelopes; they're so cute! :) I love Autumn too.. but I wish we had the bright colours ON has! Thanks for everything! <3
quaisoir rated for IPC: Blind Envelope on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the resend!! I love every part of it. Aww.. Those Halloween themed items are gorgeous. Thank you so so much! The package u sent made me a bit confused coz I thought I ordered something. Lol.. πŸ˜‚
9O96O rated for ISS: ATC -- Sender's Choice on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap CS. Nice to swap Ontario to Ontario. I love your ATC. You have a knack for putting scraps together. The pieces are all so different yet all work really well together. I also like how you decorated the envelope with strips of scrap paper. Very nice.
TexyDeb rated for ISS: Postcard - Weird Holiday on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: I hope it happens for you, be well
chelle523 rated for ISS: 3 PCs in an Envelope on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: I just love the postcards you sent and they're packaged so beautifully! Thank you ❀️
JossieAyame rated for CPG One Word Swap - Global on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies you sent!
Jayofjournals rated for CPG One Word Swap - Global on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely mail! I loved all the things you sent me and it was such a delight to go through everything. Thank you so much again! Stay safe and healthy :)
FieryCanuck rated for IPC: Scrappy Mini Note Cards on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: These are the cutest mini note cards!!! :) Thank you! Always so good to swap together! <3
neea1989 rated for ISS: Wish List - September on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Ooh, these stickers and washi tape are super cute! 😻 Thank you! πŸ˜ΈπŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’•
evanselli rated for ISS: Blind Envelope #7 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. I love all the items you sent and I really like the pocket you put everything in. 😊❀️
Drachenfrau rated for ISS: 3 PCs in an Envelope on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you bunches, Christine! πŸ₯°
Writercat rated for ISS: 3-2-1 Swap on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Christine! Thank you so much for this delightful swap! Wowsers! Just like Christmas with all the wonderful little treats. Love the postcards, the stickers and especially love those cat themed envelopes. Adorable! Thank you so much! Cathy
Writercat rated for ISS: Five Facts Postcard on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Christine! Thanks for your lovely vintage looking postcard. Fun to read all your answers and learn about you. You sound very creative having a studio and shop. We have crazy drivers on our street, too! GRRR! Elevators can be nerve wracking for sure. Glad I don't have to use them that often. All the best! Cathy

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January on Jun 4, 2021:

Oh wow Christine! The pick 2 tag that you sent was absolutely amazing - thank you for your generosity! The items are great and what's more, the packaging and presentation made it so fun and special and exciting to open! It made my week! Happy mail indeed!

jamicam on May 2, 2021:


KitschyDesignsbyKara on Apr 26, 2021:

Hey there friend! Thanks for the nice comment on my profile! Always good to meet someone with similar interests! I checked out your etsy...I need to pick your brain about offering digital items!

sebastian122 on Jan 9, 2021:

Hang in there.

LahDeeDah on Mar 26, 2020:

Paige1900 on Feb 16, 2020:

Wishing all the best! Please keep in touch! πŸ˜ƒ

Sandara333 on May 21, 2018:

I hope you're feeling better my friend.

hope you’re feeling better

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