Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2018 9:48 pm


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: September 19, 2018
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hubby and I work together as house parents in residential foster care. We work 16-18 days straight for 24 hours a day and then are off for 6 days.

Our own children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter just graduated college with a degree in elementary education and may head to the mission field.

Our youngest, a son, and his wife serve in the Air Force and gave us our first grand child on 8/7/15.

I love my Lord, my hubby, my family, my kids, and my dogs.

Son and grandson:

My amazing Mommy & Daddy:

My gorgeous and great hubby:

And my beautiful daughter:

My pups even have their own facebook page. Zippo's Zone


Valuable: My Christian faith

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, lupus 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.

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 number two is due in August.

*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.

Due to a recent medical diagnosis, I am no longer allowed to drink any coffee or tea so I would prefer not to receive these.

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!


Bhindblueeyes rated for CS: Derpy Dog on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: What cuties!!!! THANK YOU!!! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart and quick rating!
Response: Thanks for the heart.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Response: Thanks for rating so quickly.
Response: Thanks for the heart and for rating promptly!
Angie rated for CS: Doggie Deco on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Ha ha ha! Flash has his best smile on! Thank you very much for the nice photos. It's a pleasure meeting your pups!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. This is going to be a fun group. :)
Comment: Thanks!!
Response: Glad they made it! Thanks for the heart!
RiverTopanga rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Dots on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Hello ChrisAnne! Thank you for the fun envie of Dot items! The blue gem dots are really neat! Never seen any like them! The dot punch scatter.. what a lot of work! Love the washi, and the papers are really neat too. Thank you so much for everything!! I Promise I will put them to good use!
Response: I'm so glad you love your goodies. I am an avid dot crazed crafter so it was fun to put together!
Bhindblueeyes rated for CS: Doggie Deco on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: What a handsome fella!!!!! I made you an officer - host whatever, whenever! :)
Response: Thanks. He's lucky he's so cute. I fell in love with that underbite!
MSturgill87 rated for TCHH ~ Verse of the Month PC on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Our pastor's message last night was from James 1:2-8, so receiving your postcard and seeing that it was about James 1:12-14 was another one of those times when you just know God is speaking to you! I'd prayed for His guidance on a few issues on Sunday morning before church and He answered my prayer -- I felt His guidance in the morning service's message for one of the issues I'd prayed about and then I felt His guidance again on a separate issue with the night's sermon and your postcard! It's amazing how God works! <3
Response: I just love how God works things together. Thank you for letting me know how He used me to encourage you.
Comment: Another Great swap! I enjoy these types of swaps and what others come up with for each letter. Thank you! Happy Fall!
Response: Happy Fall Y'all! These scavenger hunts are a lot of fun!
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ Fall Harvest on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap of Fall! It was a huge mail day!
Response: Glad to be a part of your great mail day!
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for swapping with me and for the heart.
laterdayze rated for DBL ~ Quick, Move 2 or 3 ~ USA ~ on Sep 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the decos!
Response: Glad they made it!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: 5 days of Snail Mail on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Today, I received the last three items! Thank you for everything! It was a fun swap! Sometime I may try it again and hope others join too!
Response: Yes, please do it again. Maybe during a less busy time of the year. Sometimes October and January work well for swaps like this!
Marryth rated for Time to Move Those Deco Books! #5 on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all of the deco books, ChrisAnne - these'll keep me busy for a while! ♥
Response: Glad you like them. They were fun ones!
Comment: Loved all the striped stuff! Can’t wait 2 use! 😁
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome!
sabbysteg rated for FS ~ PC Me on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I used to know a collie named Spacey, such a sweet dog.
Response: Thanks for the heart. Dogs really are the best!

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Giddyanni on Sep 17, 2018:

Love playing the games too!

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 14, 2018:

CS: Doggie Deco :) I should really number the rounds! Anyways . . . :) Enjoy your doggie decos :)

^^That last one is totally me. I do love me some cake!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Sep 11, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard about Flash! So sorry about his sister :(

AWG August

Basicallyhades on Sep 10, 2018:


Hey there!

This is my dog Ron (the one lying down), and my sister's new puppy Buzz! I took this photo today on their second play date. Ron's a bit old and Buzz full of energy but they got along lovely!!

Hopefully they will become best buds just like these two dogs here!!


CS: Doggie Deco <3

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 10, 2018:

Thank you for joining Canine Shrine! My Radin and I are pawsitively thrilled to have you! :)

Barks and woofs,
Radin & Amy

shinyserra on Sep 7, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely letterset and postalette for the Tag Something US Only tag!

HappyMom on Sep 7, 2018:

Hi ChrisAnne,

Thank you so much for the Happy Mail AWG wish :) The Jesus laughing is one of my favorites too, and I used to have a copy somewhere, but must have passed it on. I'm so happy to have a new one!


123Poggy123 on Aug 31, 2018:

Thank you very much for the box tops RAK.

RooBaRoo on Aug 28, 2018:

You did the right thing in exposing what you think is DANGEROUS. It's the conscientious thing.

AND, You have been civil throughout, which I appreciate just as much. ❤ ... ( I so much prefer your tone "You have not been honest from tbe beginning" to some others' "where is Mr Goody Goody now"...) I know it is a "detail", but details are what make us civilized.

hamolla22 on Aug 28, 2018:

Omggg I just saw your comment on GrumpyBear s profile! I m shocked 😳 😧

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