Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2021 4:59 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: January 18, 2021
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States

About Me

I am a serial crafter, and like to try just about anything. I haven't really gotten into the whole sewing/knitting/fiber arts area, However, I would like to try creating a stitched fabric journal. I do like paper crafts, mixed-media, assemblage, jewelry-making, etc. I am trying to spend more time with my photography, both digital and analog.

Favorite Crafts

• Mixed Media

• Altered Books/Art Journals

• Assemblage

• Photography

• Card-making

• ATCs/Tags

• Trying out watercolor

Favorite Things

• Vintage/Flea Market items—interesting things that you don't find at the big box store

• Wings

• Clocks

• Old cameras

• Old Photos/Cabinet Cards

• Vintage Buttons/Trims

• Vintage Millinery trims

• Vintage papers

• Vintage Children’s books

• B&W Photography

• Travel

• London

• Typography (anything with letters and numbers; particularly the ampersand)

• Old Typewriters

• Letterpress

• Rulers/Measuring Tapes

• Locks/Keys/Skeleton Keys

• Dresden Trims

• Vintage Jewelry (I will even use broken pieces in my projects)

• Mercury Glass

• Vintage Industrial Rusty Things

• Animals

• Dogs (we have two Australian Shepherds)

• Mermaids (not super cutesy)

• Seahorses

• Narwhals

• Sea Turtles

• Starfish/Urchins/Coral

• Beach/Shells/Sea Glass

• Halloween (my favorite holiday!)

• Damask patterns

• Steampunk

• Krampus

• Tim Holtz

• Martha Stewart

• Rifle Paper Co.

• I'm a coffee drinker, and love flavored coffees.

NOTE: I am scent sensitive, so please nothing heavily fragranced.

Favorite Colors

• Ocean Colors: Blue, Teal, Aqua

• Black and White

• Navy and White or Silver

Holiday Likes

Valentine's Day: Conversation Hearts, vintage Beistle Honeycomb cards, vintage valentine postcards, hearts, more pink than red, probably the only time I like things a bit more frou-frou

Easter: rabbits, chicks, eggs, vintage postcards, Cadbury mini eggs, jelly beans

Halloween: vintage Halloween collectibles, paper-mache candy buckets, crows/ravens, witches, Poe, vampires, candy corn, B&W decor, spooky chic. I like macabre, but not over-the-top gorey...Edward Gorey is good though ;-). I have a small feather tree I put up, so mini ornaments are a great addition.

Thanksgiving: acorns, leaves, rustic pumpkins, wheat sheaths

Christmas: vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, D56 Dickens Village Historical Series, Radko glass ornaments, vintage Christmas decor. I don't do the traditional red and green decor, I mostly decorate with navy, silver, and white with pops of green. Since I live in Florida, beach or nautical themed Christmas items are perfectly fitting.

Swapping Philosophy

I strive to go beyond the swap requirements, and only send items that I would be thrilled to receive myself. I'm really appreciative of other swappers that have obviously put thought, time, and effort into their swap packages.

I always send out my swaps. If you do not receive anything from me, please let me know. I want you to be happy swapping with me. ;-)

I’d love it if swap coordinators followed up on the participants list for any non-senders…kinda goes along with the responsibilities of hosting a swap. We all know things come up, and a little communication goes a long way.

I will also try to rate quickly upon receiving a swap package so you know that I got it. I know the mail can take a while, and I will often be wondering if my packages have been received, particularly larger package swaps. Thanks for sending out that Happy Mail!


Mindy82671 rated for HEUSA-Halloween Tags on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: I love the tags you made!!!! And the stickers are so cool. Thank you so much💖💖💖
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween postcard. Love the tombstone you drew around my address.
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard, love it. In 60's here In Pa.
Response: Aargh! Rub it in—it’s 87 with 77% humidity here today. Just miserable, and so unfall-like! Enjoy the lovely temps and changing leaves.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful fox card!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Mindy82671 rated for Halloween Love on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Your envelope was awesome! Thank you so much for the Halloween goodies! I can’t wait to use them in my paper crafting!
ChristyClark1970 rated for Halloween Die Cuts Swap on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Love Love Love the envelope the address label and all the amazing goodies inside!!!
denisedecker58 rated for Halloween 2020 Postcard #1 on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! Loved it!
HappyMailMel rated for Art/Junk Journal supplies on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: WOW, Christine!!! I am completely in awe! It felt like Christmas going through your AMAZING package! Did you save anything for yourself? LOL! I was afraid I would wake up and realize I was dreaming... you sent SO MANY of my favorite things! I can't get over it! Thank you so, so much! You put a HUGE smile on my Face! Bless you!
Response: Yea! Glad you liked it. And I have so much stuff for many lifetimes, I'm very happy to share. Hope you're able to get in some creative time.
amyduff rated for Halloween Themed Embellishments on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you Christine for my amazing embellishments. I love the way you packaged everything and thanks for the extras! I love those vintage stickers you used to decorate the box! So cool! Happy Halloween!
sebastian122 rated for HS: Goodie Bags!! on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Honestly, I'm not sure I can bring myself to open this masterpiece! What an amazing envelope!! I can't praise it enough. And having bitten the bullet, the guts are as gorgeous as the skin. Wow wow wow!!!!!
Response: Phew! Glad it finally got there. Hope it gets you in the Halloween mood. ;-)
WoodlandBanshee rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: This perfect card is already hanging up. Thank you.
denisedecker58 rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Loved the postcard!
kydestar rated for Sharp Shooters: April color: BLUE on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you loads for the brilliant photographs which totally made my day (grey skies & rain in England) I love the views from the sea (pretty jealous you get to use a boat). Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for waiting for my rating. Thank you for this cool postcard. I haven't seen one before.
choke rated for ETHP: Tumbled Glass ATC on Apr 23, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, Christine. Your ATC is wonderful! I love all the different elements that you used to complement this beautiful shade. I don't think tumbled glass gets enough love, but you sure did it proud!
Nnd482 rated for Loaded Tag Flip on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: So beautiful!!!! Thank you so so much!! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️
Poeprincess rated for ETHP: Mermaid Lagoon on Apr 10, 2020
Comment: This is a lovely ATC. Love your embellishments, Thank you.
patricia8288 rated for Junk Journal -Newbie/Mini on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: You are an awesome swap partner, I love your creation/ creativity, my day is so much happier because I received your generous box. Thank you for your generosity and hope we can swap again. Big heart for you ❤️

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KarenFife on Feb 13, 2020:

Thanks much for the cute Valentine postcard. Getting surprise mail is always “sweet!”

captkristi on Feb 11, 2020:

Thank you so much for the PC for Roulette!! Can't imagine seeing dolphins out of my yard!!! What a treat. Have an awesome day!!

njstauter on Jun 22, 2016:

Got the Trick or Treat - September surprise when I returned from my trip. I might try to make a bag from the spider fabric and tucked the wrapped gift in my stocking to open for Hallows. You are amazing. Thanks

ChinaCat on Oct 6, 2015:

Hi! I'm LOVING opening my Halloween envelopes each day! The printed readables are wonderful and will make a great book at the end of the month when I put them all back in the envelope book. The gifts are awesome too!!! This is so much fun - thank you!

njstauter on Jul 31, 2015:

We are in the Countdown to Halloween swap together though may not be assigned as partners. I am reading profiles of folks in it with me as I make up my 30 envelopes. I know that writing something for each of them will take time and it feels worth it to me.

VioletLove on Aug 10, 2014:

Hello :) I sent to you for the Halloween mini banner swap. I forgot to mention in the note that I used glow in the dark glitter. Hope you like it!

snoop on Sep 18, 2012:

Who is Christina Edwards? You? Omg what a super package! A beautiful purse charm,A gorgeous decorated box!! An Arsenic Treat bag I just love even though its paper.stickers for halloween, and the tag omg i adore the tag with the hollowgram face,its super. and a stamp for halloween, empherma i never seen before. wished some of my swaps were this nice. what a surprize. well let me know if this was you on the purse charm or i need to thank someone else. made my halloween thanks so much,, snoop

pandessa on Sep 18, 2012:

Thanks so much for the WTA it freaking rocks!

thefancyladygourmet on Aug 25, 2012:

thank you soo much for the vampire WTA i love the bracelet! it fits perfect and i love your packaging

Peacewytch on Aug 10, 2012:

Christine!!! I was WOWED by your generous, incredible quality package of goodies!! I felt like a bit of a heel allowing you to send stamps in the first place but you took it to a point I just have to say, well lucky me! Enormous thanks for something you didn't even have to do. I'll be sure my partner is as happy, and I hope we partner up one day. I thank you and my Halloween stash thanks you! :OD

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