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CraftyChristina

CraftyChristina
Date Joined: August 11, 2018
Last Online: September 24, 2018
Birthday: July 25
Country: United States
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Stitching George Washington...I am panel #77

About Me

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Follow me on Instagram! Link above ( please note I do post ATCs there that I make...may be spoilers )

***Don't forget to rate a heart for special or well-liked swaps...if it makes you smile, give a heart is my thought! ***Don't forget to rate coordinators...they work to make successful swaps for all of us!

*** PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE CAROLINAS. ALTHOUGH MY TOWN WAS NOT HIT HARD, AREAS ALL AROUND US WERE. MASSIVE FLOODING AND POWER OUTAGES. PRAYERS NEEDED AND DONATE TO HELPING ORGANIZATIONS IF YOU ARE ABLE.

I'm Christina and I'm 45 years young ( but tell that to my body lol). I l ive in rural North Carolina, I love nature and all things crafty!!

I am the founder of the group "Cross Stitch Lovers". Let me know if you would like an invite. Group is new!

My style is a bit bohemian/hippie/eclectic. I love sparkle and spiritual and nature and mystical and poetic...I am a deep thinker and I like to see beauty in all the things around me (usually the natural-occurring things).

I live with chronic pain but I do my best to not let it get me down! My family and my faith in God are very important to me.

Laughter is the best medicine.

Creativity is the inspiration of life and I could not live without it!

Things I Love

I LIKE:

Word and phrases stickers for ATCs

Stencils or rubber stamps for ATCs

sea horses

dragonflies and butterflies

birds

mermaids

faeries

woodland elves ( LOTR )

flowers

Teas ( I like a variety of teas-check dislikes section for the ones I DON'T like)

mosses

beautiful script, cool fonts, handwriting

really pretty bookmarks

old paper/books/reading nostalgia

beautiful paper, stickers, stationary

fav colors- gold, dark red, dark teal, and all the colors of nature...colors aplenty :) sparkly and shiny things make me happy :)

hummingbirds

happy mail

STICKERS!! ( it bears repeating)

crows and corvids

Makeup, bubble baths, and nail polish/nail art

Sea turtles!!I

Ziggy!! I just love that little guy

Artsy and we'll-made ATCs for my collection

Embellishments for making ATCs ( buttons, lace etc)

WISH LIST

Word and phrases stickers for ATCs

Stencils or rubber stamps for ATCs

Artsy and we'll-made ATCs for my collection

Embellishments for making ATCs ( buttons, lace etc)

Art images or drawings of faeries, Tolkien's woodland elves, Elvish imagery or script, crows or birds, Counting Crows inspired art, or butterflies and dragonflies, sea turtles

Inspirational quotes or Bible verses written in beautiful fonts, script, or calligraphy (preferably on small card stock or something so I can use it in card making or crafting)

Scrapbooking/planning/specialty designer stickers

***cross stitching wish list see below

Favorite Books

I love reading!!! I collect books way faster than I can read them. I like all kinds of genres but it must be well-written. I like award winners, drama, crime, thriller, etc. Favorite books include: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon, Phillipa Gregory Tudor series, and have enjoyed nearly every Oprah book club book I have read.

Favorite Crafts

I love all things crafty!!! I add this into my pen pal letter making as well. Favorites include: CROSS STITCHING!!!!!! happy planner and bullet journal, crochet and knitting, making ATCs, painting and so much more.I just learned to Zentangle and I really like it.

My newest crafty obsession is making ATCs and I want to make high quality ones...if you receive an AT C from me and are an experienced AT C maker, will you please message me privately with any thoughts of advice on how I can make them better? Thanks!

I do have terrible carpal tunnel so this limits me! I just keep trying and plug away at whatever numerous projects I have going 😬😎😌😳

Dislikes

Gory images( creepy or Halloween/ghostly stuff is OK and I rather like...but bloody or demonic NO,just NO, zombies and horror films also a no (although I do enjoy reading Koontz and Stephen King)

Teas I dislike - any with licorice, berry flavors, and not a fan of chamomile

Anime

Country music

Award stickers

Hate or judgement, intolerance

Phobia: camel crickets, random, I know

Favorite Music

I am OBSESSED with and a lifelong fan of the Counting Crows. I have seen them 3 times in concert. The music, the lyrics...touches my spirit.

I love folk rock, hard rock, acoustic rock, hair band music etc.

Cross Stitch wish list

Evenweave or linen fabric, metallic threads, hand dyed threads, any type of specialty threads really, Just Another Button Company buttons, favorite pattern themes: nature, whimsical/faeries etc, bookmark or mini. Needle minders, beading needles

*** DO NOT COPY PATTERNS. PLEASE RESPECT THE HARD WORK AND COPYRIGHTS OF DESIGNERS

Thank you

Thank you for reading my profile. I do my best to share joy with others through my swapping. I love reading comments and getting good ratings. Good vibes to all!

Ratings

Kathy821 rated for CSG ~ Encouraging Notecard Swap #1 on Sep 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much. The card you made is beautiful. The verses are perfect and I love the verses that you enclosed. Wonderful!
Response: I am so happy you loved it! This was a fun swap to do!
Emro rated for Profile ATC on Sep 21, 2018
5
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Comment: I received your envie today! Thank you sooo much! Everything is amazing! 😍 I love the owl ATC and the handmade extra card is awesome too! Thank you again! The heart is more than deserved! ☺ Also, it was the first mail I've got since joining swap-bot. And as I'm still a beginner with ATCs would you maybe be willing to tell me which techniques you used making it?
Response: I am so happy you loved it! For the Owl ATC background I used various washi tape and masking tape torn into strips and haphazardly layer across, then painted with acrylic Dollar Store paints with cotton balls I think BC I don't have any sponges or fancy paints..a little fine sparkly glitter dust. For the owl I drew it and cut out, painted it and glittered. Used back ground scraps to cut out eyes and wings. I forget what else I did, but remember to paint or marker the edges of the card and to add detail. Hope this helps...he was a cutie!!!
Anettethhjertnes rated for Zentangle with tessellation on Sep 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the well made zentangle. Thanks also for all the nice extras
Lierne99 rated for NH: Easy Washi Tape Samples on Sep 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the samples.
Response: I hope you let liked them...you are welcome. Don't forget to give a heart for special or well-liked swaps.
Klbbird2 rated for NH Dog ATC on Sep 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Love the card!! Thank you!
Response: Thank you. I am glad you liked it. I only made one so it's one of a kind!
5
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Comment: Awwwwww I loved the LOTR stationary I've never seen anything like that! Thank you
Response: It is paper I the took out of a Hobbit Journal that I have had for years and just never used. I thought I would use it more as stationary. Glad you like it.
vick302000 rated for Postage Stamp ATC on Sep 17, 2018
5
rating
Comment: A thousand hearts to you. Thank you for the great ATC. You did not have to send extras but thank you. I can use anything you can use on an ATC. Thank you again.
Response: Thank you! I am so glad you liked it!
loveistea rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! Sept on Sep 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! Loved the goodies. (: Perfect timing for my birthday too!
Response: Thank you. Don't forget to rate a heart as well for special or well-liked swaps.
vontakk rated for Mega Washi Sample Swap! on Sep 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the washi and stickers! I pray your home and your loved ones are fine!!! Let me know!! I know it didn't hit like the media made it seem, but I've seen tons of flooding and I know how scary that is. I sat through Harvey last year! We didn't intake any water in our home, but came scarily close!
Siljec94 rated for World Letter Writing Day on Sep 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the goodies, too! :)
Response: You are welcome!!
crochetjunkie rated for Fantastic Washi Swap! on Sep 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I love the cussing!! Thank you for nice washi and other goodies!!
Response: 😅😅😅 lol so glad you enjoyed it
5
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Comment: Thank you for book love ATC and the extras. I really appreciate them. I can't wait to use them on future projects.
Response: Glad you like it!!
banjobraids rated for One Stamp Happy Mail #1 on Sep 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Ahhhh! Thank you so much for an awesome swap! I think the PO was just jealous and kept the first one to themselves. I'm so excited about these ATC supplies as I just started making them. Don't blow away in the hurricane. My DD is actually here from SC bc of it. Cheers!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you FINALLY received it!! Happy that you like it :)
jeka396 rated for IU: SOC_September on Sep 13, 2018
5
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Comment: Really enjoyed reading your SOC letter, nice deep thoughts! Envie was a beautiful blue and thanks for the little goodies too.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
mothermarge rated for World Letter Writing Day on Sep 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your wonderful letter - it really made my day and I really appreciate all the love and time you put into it! I will be in touch very soon! PS I hope you are safe and sending big hugs to all in NC
Response: Thank you...we are all anxious here waiting for this storm!!
TC rated for NH Mail Art swap on Sep 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: WOW! What a cheery, bright envelope to find in my mailbox! I just loved it. Thanks for joining and for sending a great swap.
Response: Thank you for rating! Enjoy!
LindaW rated for Handmade Autumn Bookmark - USA on Sep 10, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Autumn bookmark cute tuck-ins.
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
Ktasticaz rated for MAE - Leaves of Fall on Sep 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Wow!! Your handmade envelopes are beautiful and don't think for a minute they aren't perfect, because they are! The artistic details you added are so impressive to me. I don't think I can pick a favorite. I keep changing my mind. Great work! Oh, and you have beautiful handwriting too. ❤❤❤
Response: You just made my day...thank you 😀
5
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Comment: thank for the LOTR paper and stickers loved it!
Response: You are welcome, glad you like them.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice items! The puffy emojis crack me up!!
Response: Lol I love those! So funny! Glad you like them 😀

Rating Overview

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Comments

RiverTopanga on Sep 19, 2018:

I am so happy to hear that you made it through the Hurricane with no trouble. I am worried about your friend though. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose everything. I would lose all my photos and albums, all my crafts... and yes, I would lose all that, because my 2 birds would come first. Please tell you friend that I am sending love and light their way.

RiverTopanga on Sep 18, 2018:

Did you make it through the hurricane okay?

viza on Sep 18, 2018:

Hello)! Thank you for creating cross stitch lovers group! Hope to have some nice swaps there)

yvonne401 on Sep 6, 2018:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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