Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2020 8:27 pm


Date Joined: May 9, 2017
Last Online: July 16, 2020
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!

UPDATE: Fluffy passed away on Christmas Eve. We are devastated but trying to get back to normal. He'll always live in our hearts.

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

My husband and I have started watch Boston Legal on Netflix. We think it is hilarious! 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 am a loyal "Heartie" which means I love the Hallmark show "When Calls the Heart". 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: *ATCs *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 *Bullet journaling

Goodies I Love

Right now I am enjoying creating ATCs. So if you have any cute stamps or die cuts, I can always use these in my crafting.. 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 adore Bumblebees

-woodland animals

-handmade embellishments

-rhinestone stickers

-embellished paper clips

-rubber stamps and stamped images

-washi tape (I use lots of washi)

-handmade tags and bookmarks. I adore handmade bookmarks because I read so much!

-die cuts

-handmade envelopes




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 and map postcards. Any local recipe cards 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!

I have a map of the world that I like to mark where my PC's come from. Please tell me what state or country you are sending from if it's not on the PC. I really appreciate that!

Animals That Have My Heart

Of course I love dogs and cats! We are currently looking to adopt another cocker spaniel. I wish I could take them all home with me. I miss Fluffy so much. I also have a passion for sea turtles. Every time we go on vacation, I must visit the turtles! I've even been blessed to witness the hatching one year on Edisto Beach in S.C. I'm a monkey fan. Lol! My husband and I will take special trips to the Atlanta Zoo just to see the monkeys. The baboons and orangutans absolutely fascinate us. One year we took the boys to Monkey Jungle in Miami, boy do we have stories to tell from that trip. Of course, we were all thrilled to see monkeys in the wild when we lived in West Africa. We stopped on the side of the road one time because someone threw a mango at our car, turns out, it was a mischievous monkey in a tree. It wasn't uncommon to see people riding their bicycles through the village with a small monkey hanging on the back. They were just everywhere.

A, B, C's of Me

A..... animals, apples, Autumn, Africa, ATCs B.....Bumblebees, Bible, bookmarks, bears C.....Cocker Spaniels, Cricut die cuts, cardinals D.....Disney, decorated envelopes E.....earrings, embellishments F......flamingos, foxes, fairies, frogs, fruits G.....Gorjuss girls, Graphic 45, gorillas, gnomes H.....hair accessories (decorated clips and bobbi pins), Harry Potter, Holidays I.....ice cream J..... K..... L.....ladybugs, lambs, Little House on the Prairie M.....map postcards, monkeys, mushrooms, mermaids, marine life N..... O.....owls, ocean life P......peacocks, penguins, Prima dolls, postage stamps, Paper Smooches Q..... R.....Recipe postcards, raccoons S.....Sea Turtles, starfish, stamped images T..... U..... V..... W.....Woodland animals, woodland fairies


Hyshu rated for Anything goes~CARD MAKING SUPPLIES!! on May 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything! What a fun envelope! I love all the gnomes!! Thank you for joining my Swap!
Poohtat rated for 1,000 Hearts! on May 19, 2020
Comment: Love your explanation!
Fullsteampowell rated for ATC Bag #70 (USA) on Aug 22, 2019
kelliegirl6 rated for ATCO: Halloween in August ATC on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the super cute atc & ghosty animal pictures! I’m a big Halloween lover, too! πŸ‘»
Response: You’re so welcome! 😘
Comment: What a cute ATC!! Thank you! Thank you also for giving Glenda such a loving home after such a rough start out in life! Poor baby girl! I am so happy that the two of you found each other! :D
Response: You’re welcome! 😜 I’m so glad you liked it!
vick302000 rated for ATC Bag #68 (USA) on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Browsing to make sure I did not miss rating anything in last 10 swaps cause I try to do it right away. I must have been worse off than I thought. I knew I wrote to you in a message but did not seem to rate on the swap. You KNOW I loved your card!!!! Funny Lady. Doing much better now. Here is old message:Churchmouse: I loved the card you sent me. IT IS FABULOUS!!!!! Although I liked what I sent you, it wasn't for everyone and just did not stack up to yours!!!!! You will have to give me a little time but I will try to send another to surprise you one of these days. Having a bit of a down time. Just got diagnosed with breast cancer [again!] and am trying to come to grips with it. Snuck away to NY to celebrate 50th anniversary and both got sick as a dog and had to abandon trip, massage and golfing plans. Laying low and trying to feel better as I await surgeon's plan on the 21st.Then I'll pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. Thanks for playing. Lynn
Comment: Great swap!
Tverne05 rated for ATC #2: MONTH OF JULY 2019 on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: OMG! I just love the dog deco envelope, the note card, and the awesome ATC. Amazing! Thanks so much!
Response: You’re very welcome! 😘
BizzyBusMom rated for ATC Bag #69 (USA) on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: This was truly a happy mail day..... thank you, such beautiful ATC’s too. Your are wonderful, love the mermaid πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Response: I’m so glad you were happy with the bag. πŸ˜€
jannieb rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for another wonderful ATC. I love it! I also love the cow & cat ATC's that you sent for me & Grayson...he was so excited to add it to his collection. I opened it with him on video chat b/c he is at his Grandma's house in Amarillo. Thank you for the stamped images too. You are just the sweetest :) Take care my friend β™₯
Response: That makes me so happy that you and Grayson enjoyed your happy mail! πŸ₯°
Comment: Great answer!
Comment: I LOVE Goodreads! I haven't heard of librarything so I'm off to google that one.
Comment: Thanks for playing! ^^ Feel free to join my round 2! http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/283303
Kskollections rated for ATCO: July Sender's Choice ATC on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Love it! Love the llama theme!
Cgscdy rated for ATC - Free Themed #40 (USA) on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Tysvm for the awesome mermaid very beautiful! Loved the extras as well.
Response: You’re very welcome 😊
Comment: Hello Sherri, thanks for the lovely Mermaid AtC!! Also the the extras.... great job!!!πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈβ€β€β€
Response: You’re so welcome. I’m glad you liked it. 😜
Comment: Hi Sherri, I love them all, thanks so much!! Thanks for the extras and thanks for a wonderful swap. We will have to swap again soon.
Response: I’m so glad you liked them. 😜
Kalalinga rated for USATC: Stamped ATC Swap on Jul 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the mermaids ATC. I love it!πŸ’ž
Response: You’re welcome πŸ˜‰
nannycat rated for ATCO: Sender's Choice June on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: wow thank you for the A,T,C,its beautiful ,love the colouring and the setting well done .warm regards Wendy
Response: I’m so glad you liked it. πŸ₯°

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Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi, I see you like turtles, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining Scales 'n' Tails? We currently have a turtle ATC swap which sounds perfect for you!


OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


CurlyTea on Nov 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 13, 2018:

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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