Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2023 4:10 am


Date Joined: May 19, 2012
Last Online: September 19, 2022
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Christina and I'm from Rochester, New York, USA. I'm a 50 something rockin' grandma who's been with my soulmate for 40+ years! What can I say, I mate for life ;)

**UPDATED 7/25/22

I enjoy swapping and I LOVE Swap-bot!

Graves Warrior


INFJ Pisces


Happy Swapping!

I pledge to other swap-bot members to:

--Rate for every swap I take part in.

--Rate quickly

--Rate Fairly

I do not flake! -- I can only imagine how disappointing that is, and I wouldn't want anyone to do that to me, so... If you haven't received my swap item within 5 days of the swap deadline, please send me a message and we can look into it. I usually send items out as soon as possible after partners are assigned. If there is ever reason for delay, I will let my partner(s) know asap, and I would appreciate the same courtesy.

I am a creator~DRUMMER~Healer~thinker~PAINTER ~observer~reader~EMPATH~knitter~quilter ~wanderer~GYPSY SPIRIT~Wise Woman~ARTIST~crafter~star gazer~cake baker~booty shaker~reader~writer~COOKIE BITER~veggie lovin' babies G'mama



Favorite Crafts

-- I love working with mixed media, ATC's, collage, ZINES!, altered journals, art quilts!

--I love paper and papercrafts of all kinds

-- I love painting with watercolors and mount many of my ATC's on my watercolor backgrounds.

--Collage Collage Collage! Love it :)

-- I dabble in sewing and enjoy making clothing for my children & grand children. I love to quilt and collect beautiful fabrics and fat quarters.

-- I am a novice knitter and yarn snob...I prefer organic yarns over synthetic and I love knitting needles and now, crochet hooks. **I've also recently taken up crochet and I LOVE it! **Synthetic yarn actually has it's place...perfect for Amigurumi!

--I am fascinated by "repurposing" things to make them useful once again.

--I have tried almost every "craft" under the sun and I'm always up for a challenge.

Favorite Music

-- I love listening to all types of music and enjoy exploring new genres. My choice of music depends on my mood at the moment :)

-- I am a hand percussionist and use the Djembe drum, native to Africa, and the middle eastern Dumbek drum. (Sadly, neuropathy has taken my ability to drum :( )

-- One of my favorite places to be is around a bonfire, drumming with like minded spirits :)

Favorite Books

-- I LOVE to read...My favorite books include Historical Fiction, Autobiographies, Fantasy, Personal Growth, and the classics.

-- Some authors I like: Stephen King, Janine Kalogridis, Cassandra Clare, J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, Patricia Briggs, Wilber Smith, Paulo Coehlo, Anita Diamont, Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice, Jean Auel, Anais Nin, Terry Prachett, Alan Cohen, Dr. Wayne Dyer... -- I use GoodReads.Com to track my literary progress...join me! Christina Conner

Favorite Movies

-- I am not much of a movie buff...but some of my favorites include: Practical Magic, Super Troopers, The Princess Bride, Chocolat, Mistress of Spices, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Original Version), Pulp Fiction, Snatch, O'Brother Where Art Thou, Harry Potter, Fight Club, Good Fellas, Popeye, and pretty much anything with Johnny Depp...yum.

-- It's rare that I can sit still through an entire movie.

Favorite Television

--I rarely watch television...but when I do, it's usually the Food Network! I love Chopped, Diners Drive-ins and Dives, and The Pioneer Woman. I enjoy the History Channel as well as
--The Office --Vikings! --Peaky Blinders --Game of Thrones -- Big Bang Theory

My guilty pleasures...

--Ru Paul's Drag Race --- Drag Queens inspire me! -- Spongebob Squarepants

What I Like

-- Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love leaves, trees, Fall colors and PUMPKINS! Pumpkins make me happy :) Really good things happen in the Fall.

-- My favorite colors are: Pinks, Dark Reds, Burgundy, Oranges, Greys, Watery Blues/Greens, Teal & Turquoise.

-- I LOVE to cook! I am a foodie at heart and I'm always trying new recipes. I have an extensive collection of electronic recipes.

***FYI...I have extreme sensitivities to many food additives, so I avoid eating processed foods and candy and I am very careful about what I eat :)

-- I prefer organic items, especially if they'll be used in or on the body.

** Scents I like:

Light florals




Pumpkin Spice




A crackling fire on a chilly autumn night

...nothing too heavy or perfumey as I get migraines.

-- My tastes run towards the eclectic and unusual, weird and funky.

-- I love collecting little bits and pieces, ephemera...feathers, stones, crystals...and incorporating them into my art. I believe feathers found are gifts from our flying friends.

-- I like pens, pencils and paper, pads and journals, rubber art stamps & ink pads.

-- Scrapbooking and all its accessories.

-- I like vintage prints.

-- I love anything that glitters!

-- Gnomes ROCK! It's something about the pointy hats...

-- Fairies and all fantasy type creatures!

-- Stars Stars STARS! Love everything about them.

-- I love polka dots and polka dotted things!

-- I love cupcake designs...anything cupcake related.

-- I collect stickers (no 'teacher' related, I have no use for them :) and postcards (I love them all!).

-- I love mushrooms...especially whimsical ones.

-- I like those tiny food shaped erasers...I have no clue why :P

-- I love birds.

-- I LOVE to grow things! Flowers, Veggies, Herbs.

-- My favorite flowers: Columbine, Rose, Sunflower, Bee Balm. I can name almost every flower by sight.

-- My favorite veggie: Beets! Swiss Chard

-- My Favorite herb: Basil, Rosemary, Mint

-- I like playing word games such as Words With Friends, Scrabble, Word Search. Not much of a Crossword fan, though.

--My Favorite Pastime: Second Life

-- I'm a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™

My Passion

-- I am PASSIONATE about wellness through good nutrition and I'm on a constant quest to learn as much as possible about finding health and balance through eating whole foods, and sharing that knowledge with those interested.

-- I live daily with neurological and autoimmune issues that make life very challenging at times. I'm managing by keeping a good attitude by making healthy choices.

My dream is to be a... -- Wellness Coach...and this journey is leading me on to become a healthier, more balanced person.

-- I practice natural healing modalities that include Reiki, EFT, Meditation, herbalism, prescriptive nutrition, aromatherapy with essential oils.

  My Philosophy:

EAT well MOVE daily HYDRATE often SLEEP lots LOVE your body LIVE life

My Dislikes

β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™ --I am a very open-minded person and I celebrate diversity in all of its many facets...that being said:

I have no tolerance for judgmental people! We are all fighting an unseen battle, salute your fellow warriors!

I do not care for Christian propaganda, literature or images, etc. ~ Thank you for respecting that :)

Close-minded attitudes or racial intolerance...it's 2022, get a grip already.

I dislike the smell of cigarette/cigar smoke...yuck!!!

I dislike coffee and the taste of coffee...it's just not my thing.

Favorite Quotes

β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™ "I walk in stride with people much taller than me, partly it's my boots, but mostly it's my Chi" -- Shuvani

"I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back into the womb, spend your last nine months floating... and you finish off as an orgasm." - George Carlin

"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself." -- Maya Angelou

"To flog a horse, if not dead, is in mortal danger of expiring." -- Tom Hanks, Lady Killers

"Sticking a feather in your ass does not make you a chicken." -- Tyler Durden, Fight Club

"They were threatened by my intelligence and too stupid to know that's why they hated me" -- Sheldon, Big Bang Theory



Comment: SO sorry it took me so long to rate you! Love your postcard and the colors you chose! And the perfect quote too! Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad you like it .:) It was such a fun experience... Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
wordlesspoetry86 rated for Weird or Creepy ATC Round 6 on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: Such a special swap! Thank you for both awesome cards. I love them.
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you enjoyed my weirdness:)
Comment: Well done and well packed!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Nicely done! This one’s a keeper!
Response: Thank you!
Yakins rated for Interactive ATC #3 - USA/CAN on Jul 16, 2022
Response: Thank you!
Sonya rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - T on Jul 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful Tiger Lily ATC. Your packaging was so special, and I will use the watercolor ATC blanks for sure!
Response: Thank you!
magicinker rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for nothing ! Such a cute swap...
Response: LOL you're very welcome :) Thank you for playing.
Comment: Thank you for your card!
bblue rated for Stickers and a Haiku on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the haiku. The decorated envelope was great!
paperlvr rated for Fortune cookie ATC on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Very cute ATC! Thank you for sending!
Comment: wow.. your the third one with the Ann as a middle name.. :)
Ilovemybabies7 rated for Me from A to Z on Jan 31, 2019
AnitaHames rated for Simple Swap #8: Blind ATC on Apr 28, 2014
Comment: That was an awesome technique! Great job! Thanks for the extras, too!
Response: Thanks! So glad you liked it :) Happy Swapping!
LeahTees rated for Random Acts of Happiness for a Jar. on Apr 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome...Happy Swapping!
natasa20 rated for Random Acts of Happiness for a Jar. on Apr 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much! Look forward to reading them on my bad days :) lots of love xx
Brackee rated for Random Acts of Happiness for a Jar. on Apr 17, 2014
Comment: Thanks for your little notes of cheeriness. Look forward to reading them :)
Comment: Yey!! i was so excited when i opened my swap and i have a cupcake sticker! The quotes are special and i also like the quote on the paper as well. THANK YOU =)
Response: You're very welcome...so glad you liked it! Happy Swapping!

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RiverTopanga on Jul 8, 2022:

Welcome to the Artisan ATC group. Happy to have you aboard!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

tengu2 on Oct 25, 2012:

Welcome to the hand drawn/painted ATC group. Happy swapping.

ixykix on Sep 18, 2012:

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schin on Aug 26, 2012:

Thanks for your lovely comment on my profile! :) <3 <3

tengu2 on Aug 25, 2012:

Welcome to swap bot and to Goddess Reborn. I hope you enjoy your time with us and I look forward to getting the chance to swap with you. If you have any concerns or ideas please privet message me . I am not a forum girl. Happy swapping

MichelleWillow on Aug 20, 2012:

Aww! Maybe next time you'll get zentangled PC. Already sent one yesterday for you. ;) BTW, I run a serial of zentangle swaps and you're welcome to join. ;) You can find them on my profile under "Currently Hosting" swaps.

MichelleWillow on Aug 19, 2012:

Hello Alidda! And welcome to Swap-bot! :) I'm your partner for Any Postcard swap and since, as I can see, you don't have any postcard preferences on your profile, you will really get any postcard! LOL I always like to send something people added in their likes lists but still, I hope you'll like the one I'll pick for you! Happy swapping!

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