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Churchmouse70

Churchmouse70
Date Joined: May 9, 2017
Last Online: June 28, 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. 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 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. โค๏ธ

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

I've never collected post cards, but since I've been on swap bot, I'm finding out I rather enjoy them.

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!

-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

Ratings

piratewithtea rated for Little Variety Envelope on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: Oh gosh where to start!!! This is such a lovely mail! I agree that sunflowers are a beautiful flower, I wish I had a garden to grow them in! Better Call Saul is even better than Breaking Bad I agree completely with your husband and sons lol and my husband would too! Thank you for the tea and goodies and just wow. The drawing is cute too and I relate so much to your secret, my husband and I do the same thing!
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Comment: I'd love to go zip lining! So adventurous! Thanks for the ideas.
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Have fun!๐Ÿ˜„
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Comment: Hi Sherri, Thank you for your Myrtle beach pc! Don't feel bad, it's part of the swap ;)
Response: Thank you for that. I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Comment: Thank you for the ugly postcard haha!
Response: I know it was terrible! I feel so bad giving that to you.
SassyChicken rated for Paperclip/Bookmark Swap on Jun 26, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the fun paperclips and the extras! (It's nice to meet a fellow letterbox!)
Response: You're wry welcome!
kathiann rated for Date Night Ideas Postcard Swap on Jun 26, 2017
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Comment: The mice on main thing sounds like so much fun! Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're so welcome. Have a blessed day.
Pameeann64 rated for Travelers Rest Notecards on Jun 25, 2017
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SewFun2 rated for Paperclip/Bookmark Swap on Jun 25, 2017
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Comment: Wow, a fellow letterboxes! Thank you for the card with the stamp you carved. You did a very nice job on it. I know that story well, Jesus feet being washed with her tears and dried with her hair! And you even added the little bottle of oil she anointed his feet with. Really great! Oh yes and thank you for the fun paper clips!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked my stamp. I miss carving them. I think that was my favorite part of letterboxing. Enjoy!
Judykkm rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #58 on Jun 24, 2017
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Comment: Hi Sherri! Wow, that sounded like a great show! I've never seen any musicals but I bet the Lion King would be a great one! Thank you for sharing and the cute card making ephemera. Have a great weekend!
Response: You're so welcome! Have a wonderful day!!
dustcollector rated for Beach Themed PC Swap on Jun 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. I love mountains. We don't even have hills here.
Response: You're so welcome. I am very blessed to have beaches and mountains nearby.
Wildchild rated for Randon PC International #3 on Jun 22, 2017
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Comment: LOL Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
pansdaughter13 rated for Tourist Postcard Swap on Jun 19, 2017
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Comment: Ah, the beach! I wish we didn't have to drive through L.A. to get there...
Response: I totally understand. Happy swapping!!
petercure rated for Randon PC International #3 on Jun 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card!(*^_^*)(โ‰งโ–ฝโ‰ฆ)
Response: I'm so glad you received it! Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Beautiful card, thank you! also, hooray for literary cat name club!
Response: Thank you.
Soaksupthesun rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 15, 2017
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Comment: thank you! i love all the bird cut outs perfect for ATCs
Response: You're welcome.
RiverTopanga rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 13, 2017
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Comment: OMG! I am so sorry... I could have sworn I rated you already. I got back from vacation on the 3rd and I've been so busy, trying to squeeze everything in! I love the 2x4 Swap you sent! Everything is fabulous! Even the buzzard card is awesome! The flamingo is perfect! And I adore all the birds! I've been wanting to invest in the Tim Holtz birds...but I haven't been able to justify it yet!! If I could give you more hearts, I would! Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
Response: You're so sweet. I'm thrilled you liked everything. Yes, def. get the Tim Holtz crazy birds. I love the dogs too!
Suncloud rated for Stamped Images and Flat Surprise on Jun 12, 2017
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Comment: A very lovely package of stamped images and goodies. I especially like the image of the three mice. Thank you.
Response: You're very welcome.
LowRain rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jun 10, 2017
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Comment: Love it. Thank you. *no whales were harmed in the making of this card. :) Happy Swapping
Response: LOL! Absolutely not!
Judykkm rated for Happy Notecard June #1 on Jun 9, 2017
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading you note :) Thank you for the crafty supplies too! I will definitely put them to good use on cards! And yes, I've never seen this postcard before. Great for my collection! Real cute card you included too! Thank you so much! Have a great weekend!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. Thank you!
pinkrenegade rated for Christian Notecard #1 on Jun 9, 2017
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Comment: Sherri, thank you so very much for the note card (such a nice one) and items you sent. Yes, you would reflect our Lord. These women who go into the mosque surely need our prayers to be able to let them know of the freedom we get from Jesus. Bless you. โ™ฅ
Response: Thank you for the sweet words.