Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2019 8:26 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: November 13, 2019
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States

About Me

A graphic designer by trade, 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 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

• Newbie Watercolorist

• ATCs/Tags

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

• 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

• White/Ivory and Kraft

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 ;-).

Thanksgiving: acorns, leaves, rustic pumpkins, wheat sheaths

Christmas: vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, snowmen and ladies, glittery villages. 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 did not receive anything from me, please let me know. I want you to be happy swapping with me. ;-)


Comment: Wow! My mermaid package arrived and it is fabulous. Thank you so much for the very generous and beautifully wrapped surprises. I really felt spoiled as I opened them...yes I opened them! I needed a pick-me-up today and there it was in my mail box. This was a special swap ~ love it!
Response: Sometimes things happen for a reason, and getting your stocking stuffer was meant to brighten your day. Hope all is well. 😊
lilmermaid rated for HE-USA- Quick Halloween Cards on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: thank you very much
Rabbitfreedom rated for HE-USA- Quick Halloween Cards on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: I absolutely love this card! thank you!
broogann rated for HALLOWEEN POSTCARD SWAP on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: I love the postcard you've sent! Happy Halloween!!
darkpeppermint rated for Halloween Playlist on Oct 25, 2019
Comment: Great mix of 80's new wave / post punk with modern!
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Halloween Playlist on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great playlist! :) ♥️ Jill
Eulegirl rated for 13 Things Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: All the hearts!! I've been slowing unwrapping packages to reward myself for grading. I'm enjoying every single one of them!! Thank you so much!
SantaMonicaBingoGirl rated for Halloween Playlist on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing a spooky creative playlist🎃
NRGordon rated for Halloween Playlist on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great list in the fun format.
Rose8990 rated for Halloween Playlist on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Love the format! Some of the songs on there I was like (oh yeah! I forgot about that song!) Lol thank you very much
Comment: Well, you have left me totally speechless and it has taken a few days to process this ultimate swap. Never have I seen so much detail in every aspect from the tags to the boxes made and the beautiful orange bows. I have placed all the packages on my buffet just to savor them for a day or two. I have opened 3 so far and I am so incredibly blessed with your generosity and most perfect goodies. It is hard to open one a day but I love coming home to a surprise each day, Even the card is so awesome and artistic. Girl, you rock and I can never say thank you enough to let you know just how much I love it! There are not enough hearts!!!! Hugs, Mona
Response: Hey, Mona. Having not done this swap the past couple of years, I probably got a bit carried away. I think we have very similar tastes/style so it was difficult reigning it in. In fact, I probably got one for myself of just about everything I sent you. 😉 Thanks for glowing rating. ❤️
Comment: OMG!!! I had to open something from the big box so I talked myself into at least the bag filler. It is gorgeous! What a fabulous job on the miniature, you are a master. Thank you for making this a class A swap and sending something I will display forever in my art room and remind me always of loving Halloween every day. Thank you again. Now to start on the big box Saturday! Hugs, Mona
Response: Hee, hee…I figured you would appreciate the skelly. Happy Halloween!
marymary914 rated for Hinged ATC Spell Book on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Wonderful little spell book! Thanks so much! And thanks for all the extras!!
Response: It was fun to put together…glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and heart.
nancylee rated for Things in a cemetery... on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Love the package and all the eerie assortment inside! Happy Halloween
Response: Thanks, Nancy! Happy Halloween.
Comment: Thank you! This is in my stocking & saving for Christmas... I love the way it's wrapped. Have a Happy Halloween!
Response: Christina, thanks for the rating and heart. My brain wasn’t thinking stocking stuffer, more like trick-or-treat bag filler. The items are more Halloween/Fall than Christmas. Just wanted to let you know if you wanted to open early. 😉
nancylee rated for Jack 'O Lantern on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Great envelope! I loved everything from the envelope tag to the fun assortment inside. Happy Halloween!!!
Response: Hope your Halloween is filled with all treats and no tricks. 🎃
mey rated for Spooky Gifts! on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable swap Christine, I love them all!
misscorina rated for Halloween postcard swap on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Halloween card and joining this swap, I love the card!
pat5036 rated for 🎃🍬Candy Corn ATC INTL on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Such a cute candy corn ATC! Thank you! And thanks for the wonderful extras! I love all of them. Do you mind telling me how you printed up the really neat address label? I love it too.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I got the candy corn label off of the Avery website, and then added the addresses in Adobe Illustrator. Happy Halloween!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for HS: Halloween Junk Journal USA on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: You've sent me into a Halloween tizzy cackling like a witch over my bubbling cauldron with this incredible journal! I don't even know where to start. From the wrapping to the back cover this is one of the best things I've ever received on swap bot. I can't wait to ooze over every detail. Thank you so much for this extra generous swap.💜
Response: Oh, I am so glad you like it! Like I mentioned, I struggled and hoped it would be something useful. Happy Haunting!

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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

knclodge on Mar 26, 2012:

Your beautiful Vintage ATC is now on my YouTube channel, you can get there thru my profile, Hugs, Candace

blueackerson on Mar 2, 2012:

Yes, everything was in one piece and was perfect.

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