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BelfryBat

BelfryBat
Date Joined: October 8, 2015
Last Online: September 19, 2020
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, my name is Chriss and I live outside Seattle. I love the rain but hate coffee - I'm not sure why they allow me to stay in the state. :)

I'm looking to join some new groups as a lot of swap themes that I'm interested in seem to be few and far between and several of my current groups haven't had swaps in ages. Recommendations always welcome!

I have been a paper-crafter for years (mostly cards and some ATCs) and dabble in drawing, painting, quilling and clay. I enjoy learning new techniques and would love to learn how to knit or crochet. I'm working on my mixed media skills (why does everything have to touch!?) and am inspired by other SB artists.

I've been swapping handmade items in other forums for quite a while - ATCs, Inchies, Coasters, Matchboxes, Magnets, altered puzzle pieces and I just discovered Pocket Letters! I love to send cards to my friends based on their favorite movies and television shows.

I'm 50 and live with my husband of 23 years and our 6 cats and 3 dogs. All of our animals are rescues and we try to support a variety of animal charities. One of our dogs is from Tijuana! Our latest addition is a cat named Ragnaros - his mom got a new boyfriend that is allergic, so she was going to let him go. He's ours now! I'm officially a crazy cat lady.

I am amazingly socially awkward in person and email!! So sometimes my communication can come across as a little strange - my friends say I'm quirky, but honestly, I'm probably just odd. I have a very dark sense of humor, which doesn't help my case but I'm friendly and always want to make people smile.

I collect bat items - jewelry, drawings, sculpture, figures, statues, stuffed animals, toys, dishware, anything! BATS!

Look at that little face!

Look at that little face!

Things I LOVE

Bats, bats and more bats! I traveled to Australia in 2007 to volunteer at a bat hospital and I'm still just as enchanted. I love everything to do with them, regardless of the species. BAAAAAATS!!!

So sweet!

Crafting: Embellishments, flowers, clips, charms, metal findings, Halloween papers, patterned ribbon, ATCs, Inchies, handmade cards, drawings, clay figures, small art objects, pocket letters, matchboxes, puzzles and tags. Really, any supplies!

Anything Halloween - it's my favorite time of the year! So, bats (of course), skulls, bones, bloody stuff, ravens, tombstones, etc. I enjoy cutsie Halloween as well.

All other animals, particularly ravens, rabbits and lambs for some unknown reason (hmm, one of these things is not like the other!). I've recently become fascinated with stags and their horns.

Horror Movies/Monsters - I love vampires that don't sparkle, werewolves that eat people, as well as Aliens, Predators and the like. I have a soft spot for the Creature from the Black Lagoon too. Really, anything that will eat your face.

I also collect Funko Pop figures - I'm trying to get all the monsters and characters from my favorite tv shows and movies.

Anything to do with Mythology, particularly Greek, Roman or Egyptian.

Conan the Barbarian - my father gave me the 13 volume set by Robert E. Howard for my 13th birthday and I've been hooked every since.

The colors grey, blue and purple.

Dragons, Unicorns, Pegasus, Mermaids, Fawns and other Fantasy characters.

Dinosaurs - Woolly Mammoths, Raptors, Stegosauruses.

Captain America and the Winter Soldier.

Favorite Other Things

TV Shows: Lethal Weapon * Elementary * Lucifer * Hannibal * Supernatural * Westworld * White Collar * Stranger Things

Movies: The Omen Trilogy * Aliens * Predators * Dredd * Doom (my favorite to play while I'm crafting) * The Avengers (I have a soft spot for Captain America, the Winter Soldier and Hawkeye) * Dracula Untold * Jurassic World... the list goes on

I have a terrible weakness for B movies - Tremors * Big Trouble in Little China * Fright Night (both versions)

Music: Panic! at the Disco * Fall Out Boy * The City Drive * Augustana * BSB * *NSync * a LOT of 80's music - Rick Springfield and Duran Duran being first and foremost.

Books: Watership Down * The Leandros Brothers series * Conan, The Destroyer series * Dresden Files * original James Bond * Percy Jackson. I love fantasy series.

Other: My sense of humor is absolutely inappropriate and I love NSFW items, be it journals, postcards, etc. Yes, I'm a horrible, horrible person.

Things I DON'T Love

Please do not send me:

Any Stickers that are reward or teacher-themed

Hello Kitty, Anime, Kawaii, Manga

Food/edibles

Scented items - candles, lotions, etc. or items from a smokey home.

Scrapbooks

Religious items

In Closing

I'm extremely excited to start swapping and meeting new people.

I will always rate and I will always send my swaps. Please let me know if you have any concerns about a late swap before you rate and I will resend. I promise to do the same for people sending me swaps.

Thank you!

Bye!

Ratings

tcornell rated for Big 4-0 Paper Party on Nov 22, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for so much fun papery goodness!
dcp0112 rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: LOVE your skeleton ATC....it one of my favorites so far!!
Rosa1 rated for Halloween Mini Ornament - Bats on Oct 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Oh my gosh! I opened the box and saw the bat package and thought that was the ornament & I loved it! Then when I picked it up I realized there was something inside ~ and I loved it even more!! Thank you so much :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Halloween pocket letter. I loved each one of the pockets. If I had to pick favorites I would choose H with the skeleton, L with the layered embellishment, and O with the confetti shaker... but I really want to pick them all! Thank you for sending such a nice project!!
kfaye rated for Halloween Grab Bag on Oct 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you :)
lockerelf rated for Halloween Bag Flip!!! on Oct 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Oh, wow! You did an amazing job on this swap! I just kept pulling stuff out of it! lol Thank you so much for everything you put into this and the effort you put in to this! Happy Halloween!
5
rating
Comment: I love it! What a great idea for this swap, so creative and thought provoking! I love all your packaging as well.
user2148 rated for USAPC: Halloween Tag on Oct 22, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Such a gloriously rich tag! All the yummy embossing, the three dimensional embellishments, and the ribbon... all of it is just amazing. Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap!
Response: Thank you for the great comments and the heart!!
5
rating
Comment: This ATC is amazing its pretty and very funny you did great :D
Response: Yay, I'm glad you liked it; thank you for the rating and the heart.
paperlover rated for SUSA - Send 3 Butterfly ATCs on Oct 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for resending the butterfly ATC's. They are so pretty. I appreciate the skills too. I will be making them into ornaments for my Halloween tree.
Response: I'm so sorry that you never received the first ones (I'm following up with the post office still, so fingers crossed!). Thank you for the rating and the heart.
CraftyCathy31 rated for Halloween Envie swap on Oct 5, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the creative tags and the outpouring of bits and pieces for Halloween. What a TREAT!
Response: Whoot! You're so welcome; it was fun putting it all together. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful ATC! So excited to have my page complete!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!
CatieCat388 rated for SUSA - Vintage Image Witch ATC on Sep 27, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Very nicely done. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for the rating.
5
rating
Comment: Hi Chriss . . . these are awesome! You put so much work into these--embossing and tons of layers. My absolute favorite is the one with the rib cage--that's such a neat image. Oh, an that spider is so spooky! Thank you so much for these--I love them ;+)
Response: You're so welcome! I had a blast making them. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for swapping with me and for sending all these fantastic goodies!
Response: Thank you for putting up with my crazy! LOL!
5
rating
Comment: Hello :) Thank you for the beautiful dragon pc! <3 <3 <3
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
ittybittykitty rated for Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art on Sep 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Oooh I like these, thanks so much for the Profile Deco!
Response: Yay! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Arabella rated for Halloween ATC open theme on Sep 17, 2018
5
rating
Comment: love your raven atc, Chriss! And the background is incredible! Thank you so much! Happy Halloween, neighbor!
Response: Whoot! Glad you liked it. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
lauriew rated for 9LP~Mini Pocket with Halloween Coins on Sep 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: The coins are awesome! The whole mini PL is wonderful. Thank you - it gets me in the mood for Halloween.
Response: Yay! So glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating and the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 115 2 2
Completed Fives Threes Ones
91 123 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
8 15 68 0
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Comments

Mimi7 on Dec 4, 2018:

Hi Chriss, Thanks for the wonderful completed jam.

BelfryBat on Sep 8, 2018:

Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art

I went with sculptures:

Erika Sanada

Erika Sanada - I love her stuff; it's cute and creepy at the same time.

Beth Cavener Stichter

Beth Cavener Stichter - another great artist who does weird fabulous things.

Cameron Stalheim

Cameron Stalheim - his most famous piece is a merman, but it doesn't lend itself to the 300x300 format.

Xooang Choi

Xooang Choi - Does some weird shit.

Enjoy!!

fluffyjunk on Sep 7, 2018:

For our T.I.T.S. swap "Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art" I found these gems:

This one actually makes me really mad because it is called art...

I have no idea who made this:

And this one is Vertumno from Giuseppe Arcimboldo (I like his portaits):

ittybittykitty on Sep 7, 2018:

Tanya Schultz (Pip & Pop)

Weird Profile Deco #3 - Art

Nellie1 on Sep 7, 2018:

places i'd like to visit profile photos

Bora Bora, French Polynesia alt text

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Norway alt text

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astrodogg on Sep 4, 2018:

Places I'd Like To Visit Profile Photos

Mail Deadline: Sep 7, 2018

ID: astrodogg

The Louvre

The Eiffel Tower

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile

BelfryBat on Sep 3, 2018:

APDG: Places I'd Like to Visit

Egypt:

Egypt

Inside

Greece:

Greece

Greece2

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle, Romania):

Bran Castle

Bran Stairway

ittybittykitty on Sep 2, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

SuZignomeMoM on Sep 1, 2018:

places I'd like to visit profile photos

Hello Kitty House in Shanghai Japan

Die Katze kindergarten is between the Baden-Württemberg,Germany and Alsace, France.

This unique piano house is in An Hui Province, China.

So you see it is not so much about the place as the unusual architecture.

draco on Sep 1, 2018:

moscow

jerusalem

petra

rome

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