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Churchmouse70

Churchmouse70
Date Joined: May 9, 2017
Last Online: December 11, 2017
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

About Me

I am a pastor's wife with 2 sons in college, so I am enjoying my extra time in my craft room right now. I have taught 6th grade and kindergarten, and I ran a homeschool co-op for 10 years. My husband and I, along with our 2 sons, lived in Guinea, West Africa as missionaries. We lived very close to Timbuktu along the Niger River so we saw a lot of hippos and monkeys where we lived. At night we'd fall asleep to drum beats in the distance as we lay under our mosquito nets. My husband contracted malaria and dengue fever so we had to come back home to the States to get treatment. I love sharing stories about living in the bush with no electricity or running water, so if you want to know what it's like to live in Africa, please feel free to ask me.

I like creating and crafting just about anything. I letterbox and carve my own stamps. I like to make cards and pocket letters. I have big binders full of ATCs and LTCs from swappers. Making friends and meeting new people is the best part of swapping.

I also like to dabble with my essential oils. I make diffuser bracelets and necklaces. I recently started making different balms and lotions with my EOs.

I have 2 rescue dogs; a party mix cocker spaniel named Fluffy. He was sold for crack by a drug dealer when he was just a puppy. We found him chained to an abandoned drug house half dead. He is now fat and happy and spoiled and my baby. Our other rescue dog is an American Bulldog named Glenda. Her previous owner set her on fire and broke her tail in 3 different places. We rescued her before they could put her down. We were told she would never grow her hair back in, but she did. She is now also fat and happy and full of mischief. She is my husband's favorite girl. LOL!

We also have a very spoiled Maine Coon cat named Richard Parker. He runs this house!

I always send on time and I rate the day I receive my mail. If you didn't get your mail from me, something is wrong. Please let me know and I will look into it.

Favorite Books

I love to read!! You will never catch me without a book! Lol!! Every time I start a new book, I pull out a new bookmark to use. I love handmade bookmarks! I love reading my Bible and my favorite genre is Christian Historical fiction. A few of my favorite authors are Angela Hunt, Terri Blackstock, Francine Rivers, Tamera Alexander, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Deanne Gist. I am an early book reviewer for several publishing companies. If you ever need a suggestion for a great book in the above genre, just ask.

I have every John Grisham book and I love them all but "The Testament" is my favorite. Here are a few of my favorite secular books:

Follow the River

The Pearl

Little House Series

Hunger Games

Harry Potter

The Good Earth

The Constant Princess

I also greatly enjoy young adult books. A few of my favorites are: Call It Courage, The Sign of the Beaver, and Where the Lillies Bloom.

Favorite Television

Survivor, Survivor, Survivor!! I'm a huge Survivor fan!! I also like The Amazing Race and Dancing with the Stars. My favorite sit com is Big Bang Theory. I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie and I still love it.

I love to binge on Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfrige, and Poldark. These are my favorite British shows.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts of every kind. Decorated envelopes are my passion!! There's nothing I like more than receiving an envelope with cuteness on it; it makes the happy mail even happier. I try to decorate all my envelopes I send out. ❤️

Here's a few things I'm involved in:

*Card making *Pocket Letters *Stuffed envelopes *Rubber stamping *Carving stamps *Altered books *Homemade tags *Flip books *Embellishments *ATCs and LTCs *Planner goodies esp. paper clips *Creative Bible journaling

Goodies I Love

Right now I am enjoying Bible journaling. So if you have any cute stamps, I can always use stamped images in my journaling. I am so thankful to receive anything that is given in love. I'm truly not picky, but here are a few of my favorite things: (I just turned into Julie Andrews) Lol!

-bumblebees, any cute insects but I ❤️ Bumblebees

-handmade embellishments

-rhinestone stickers

-embellished paper clips

-rubber stamps and stamped images

-washi tape

-handmade tags and bookmarks

-die cuts

-handmade envelopes

-homemade soaps

-ATCs

-Ephemera

Postcards

I've never collected postcards, but since I've been on Swap Bot, I'm finding I rather enjoy them. I prefer to receive them naked and written on. I really like touristy type cards that tell me where you're from. Any local postcards from your hometown are welcome. I also like animal postcards. If you have a cool stamp or sticker to decorate it with, all the better!

Ratings

LoveThis rated for Garden Postcard #6 on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: thankyou very much for the card
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Comment: Thank you! Love the extra, too!
Gigisupernena rated for ENVIES...Handmade!!! Late Oct. on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Love the envies✉️. Thank you so much!💐
Mountainbythesea rated for Weekend Postcard Project on Nov 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards Sherri! They really made my day and I love the bookmark that you made me!! Thank you for such a great swap!!
Kenzie2806 rated for Create two bookmarks on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for my two bookmarks and Christmas tag. They are lovely!
Response: You're welcome 😊
kssunlover1947 rated for T.V. Show PC Swap on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great card. I watched basically all of these shows starting with the original Andy Griffith Show in 1960. I loved Don Knotts as Barney.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!!
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards and for the beautifully decorated envie.
Response: You're so welcome!
Sissi rated for WASHI TAPE TIME on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for your washi tape samples and stamps for my boys. All the best :)
Response: You're so welcome!!
Juniebird rated for Big Bang 5 x 5 Swap on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: I absolutely loved your letter! Your answers were great, I especially liked your Sheldon quote. Thanks for all the goodies and thanks for hosting a really fun swap!
Response: You're so very welcome!! It was so much fun!! I really enjoyed my swap also!😁😁
jlink rated for 1 happy pc + 2 new pc USA on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: great letter. I now have cochlear implants which have made a great improvement for me - have you checked into having those done?
Response: No, but I have an appointment coming up to see what can be done. I think they do a simple surgery now that will correct mine. I'm glad you enjoyed the letter.
milkiss rated for pv) Churchmouse70 and milkiss on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Got your lovely cards!! Thanks so much dear :) i enjoyed our swap!
Zefaniya rated for Postcard Swap #38 on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing ;D
shayshay1981 rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! End Oct. on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: Sherri, Thank you for all the lovely goodies! they are awesome!! :-) I love the disney stamps. i keep seeing them and i keep trying to find them and yeah no such luck. Oh well, such as life. Take care and Happy Swapping to you. shannon. xx
Response: You're so welcome!
Spatter rated for Christmas Tags on Oct 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable tags!!
RevisionistPaper rated for Downton Abbey PC Swap #2 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Hi Sherri! Thank you for yet another great swap. Always love reading your letters. Thanks again!
Response: You're so sweet!!
DaiziDruke rated for WASHI TAPE TIME on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Hi, Sherri, the washi samples are perfect! All new to me. Thanks for the extras...the tiny envelope is adorable! 😊
Response: You're so welcome!! I'm glad you liked the envelope too!
CharlieChick86 rated for Handmade Gift Tags on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Theses are so cool thank you so much
Response: You're welcome 😁
marclively rated for 💙Make A STATEment PC Swap on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Sherri, thanks for the great postcard!! I love maps!!
Response: I'm glad you like it. 😁
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Comment: thank you very much for the nice halloween envie, love the paper and the goodies :-) cheers, jill
Response: Boy, you got that fast!! I'm thrilled you liked everything!
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Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap

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Comments

ChrisAnne on Sep 18, 2017:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home. We are so excited to have you. Feel free to explore the forums and more swaps will be posted very soon!

esmy77 on Aug 30, 2017:

Thank you for organizing the Downton Abbey swap! can't wait!!

snail mail by esmeralda3

mariewilliams810 on Aug 26, 2017:

I received your letter today for the 2nd part of the Bible Journaling Supplies swap. I wasn't able to participate myself due to time constraints, but thanks so much for sharing with me. I love how you used the stamps and stickers. The rhinestones were also a great addition in my opinion. Very pretty.

shannonlinde on Aug 15, 2017:

Just checking in to say HEY!! :) :)

Artistic on Jul 8, 2017:

So glad you enjoyed my journaIing pages. I'm doing a Bible study of John, so I'll have some new ones in the next month or so.

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