Swap-bot Time: June 6, 2023 4:04 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: June 5, 2023
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hubby and I work together with at-risk kids. We have been in vocational ministry with kids/teens for 20+ years and wouldn't have it any other way.

Our youngest son, 15, and I spend a lot of time together as I homeschool. We adopted one of the amazing kiddos we had in foster care at our previous positions. He is doing so well.

Our other two children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school.

Our youngest, a son, has three children of his own. Our two grandsons have August birthdays like hubby, their daddy and I. Our precious granddaughter was born in March.



Valuable: My Christian faith

Animal: sloth

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis,CRPS and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms and chocolate.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015 and a second time in August 2018. *Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


MichelleKemper rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #11 on Jun 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your lovely note!
Artistic rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month ~ MAY on May 30, 2023
Comment: Hi there! So glad to hear from you. Did @shannonlinde tell you we met up in Louisiana for a crop?
Response: That's awesome! What fun.
Comment: thank you for the learning experience!
Response: Glad you joined us. And now you can post pics any time you want. The same procedure works for adding pictures to your profile. Thank you for the heart.
Response: Thank you for the quick rate and the heart. I hope you enjoyed the zines.
Comment: Thanks for sharing Philippians 4:8.
Response: You're welcome. Have a blessed day.
Comment: Good Morning! CHRISANNE!!! :) Thank you!! I absolutely love my postcard! Such a creative and beautiful piece of art! I am going touse it in my Art Journaling Bible, as a Tip In I think!! Love it!!! :)
Response: I'm so glad you like it. It was fun to make.
Comment: Thank you! I love the teeny tiny envelope!
Response: I'm glad you like your goodies. Thank you for the heart.
mcorbus rated for CPG ~ HMPC Collab April ~ USA on May 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart and for rating so quickly.
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #10 on May 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the note and sharing your new definition of “to be blessed”. Prayers for your son.
Response: Thank you so much for your prayers. They mean so much to us.
Jafferty rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month ~ April on Apr 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! Cute ATC. Love the rain boot!
Response: Glad you like it. I was finally able to get my Cricut out and play a bit which is where the boot came from. Thank you for the heart.
jessiedau rated for ChrisAnne and Jessiedau on Apr 27, 2023
Comment: ChrisAnne, thanks so much for the gorgeous card you sent me!!! I really enjoyed this swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart and the kind words. It was fun to get back into making cards a bit.
Lobo816 rated for CPG~ N ~ Fill 'Er Up Orange ~ USA on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne- thank you for the orange goodies!! I love them all!! I can’t believe you even had that pretty orange bag to put it all in!! And the envelope!! I love it & assuming you made it from a National Park piece of paper!! It’s so unique and such an added touch!! Thank you!!
Response: Yes, I did make the envie from paper I had on hand. I'm so glad you enjoy your goodies. Thank you so much for the heart!
TryshaH81 rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ Z on Apr 1, 2023
Comment: I love you amaZing card!!!
Response: ThankZ so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the red goodies! I especially loved the rose envelope it came in.
Response: Glad you liked it all! Thank you for the kind words.
Tynkerbelle rated for CPG Rainbow ATC - US on Mar 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the rainbow art...and the little note..much appreciated..happy swapping
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. You are quite kind.
heliogal rated for CPG-N: Hello Postcard - US Only on Mar 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool vintagy playbill postcard and your lovely message! I can not remember how I found swap bot but I am so glad I did!!
Response: Thank you for your kind message and heart! I appreciate them both.
e2java rated for CPG ~ Homemade PC ~ Collab ~ March on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you - can't wait to start my section.
Response: Thank you for the heart. Enjoy creating.
e2java rated for CPG QUICKIE: Ugly/Unloved PC - US on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: Yes - this was truly weird! I thought "corn!" but then not sure what I'm seeing. Thank you!
Response: I haven't figured out what it was either which is why it is now your PC. Thank you for the heart.
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ Just A Note # 9 on Mar 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the note. I didn't know about about astronauts eating tortillas.
Response: Isn't that a cool little tidbit of info.
Candace rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #8 on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: Best wishes on your challenge, and your PT!
Response: Thank you! And thank you for the heart.

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LadyJo on May 26, 2023:

Thinking and praying you will be better soon! Hugs!

mchesser12 on May 18, 2023:

for: TCHH - Profile Bling - Favorite Verse

MissChief on May 8, 2023:

MissChief on May 8, 2023:

James 1:2

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

MissChief on Apr 21, 2023:

I never knew how profound the book of James was until we studied it with the book Joy for Today by Daryl Kraft. I think it is now my favorite as well!

mizvicky on Feb 16, 2023:

Thanks so much for the encouraging profile bling. ❤️❤️

mchesser12 on Feb 15, 2023:

for: TCHH - Profile Bling - Encouragement

mizvicky on Feb 12, 2023:

TCHH Profile Bling, Encouragement.. HAve a blessed Sunday!!!



DeboraCreates on Nov 29, 2022:

Thank you for the three stunning notecards in the CPG Who Likes Tag Game! Love 'em!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 21, 2022:

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling!




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