Swap-bot Time: January 29, 2020 11:44 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: January 29, 2020
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

• 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

• 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

• 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 ;-). 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!


Comment: I would give a dozen 5's & even more hearts if I could for this swap. I absolutely adore this card. It would make TH very proud. This is just fantastic. I love the envelope you made to send the card in too. Thank you for all the TH goodies for me to use.
Ellen101 rated for Valentine Heart PC Swap on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the vintage Valentine pc. It's very pretty 💕
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies!
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap! I really like the washi and the extras you sent :)
Lishmo rated for ETHP: Cracked Pistachio ATC on Jan 19, 2020
Comment: I absolutely LOVE this ATC! So much awesome texture, and variation in the color. Thank you!
Comment: Another beautiful swap! Thank you for the beautiful pocket and wonderful goodies! I love the washi samples and the pretty trim. Everything is lovely. So sorry for the late rate!
Comment: I arrived home last night to an awesome package from you. You must be a professional at this gift wrapping/giving thing. Everything was so perfectly packaged and wrapped. And all the goodies! And all the same color scheme. But my favorite are my Squirrel slippers! I hung the art you made on my wall in my swap/writing/craft room and I will ALWAYS remember you and the passion you put into this swap. I hope you get as much in return! My husband was even looking at it all (and that says it all :-) ) Again, thank you so very much. It is certainly raising the bar for me to keep up with in presentations. I just love it all. Hugs and hearts just aren't enough. Have a wonderful 2020.
Response: I guess that Christmas in the gift wrap department has stuck with me. ;-) Thanks so much for your kind rating and heart. I knew when I saw on your profile how much you liked squirrels, I had to do something for Squirrel Appreciation Day. Cheers!
choke rated for ETHP: Bundled Sage ATC on Jan 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC! I'm so happy to have it in my collection! (Sorry for late rating, was just going through old swaps and noticed I wrote the message but didn't click the button next to the 5, oops!)
Comment: thank you for the beautiful Christmas card
guinstar rated for Halloween washi samples INTL on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Sorry for such a late rating! I received this the day after Halloween! Thank you so much. I loved everything you sent. All of the washi samples were new to me as well!
Chocopan rated for Winter Themed Washi Swap on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi! I didn't have any of the designs you sent :)
January rated for SIS: Small Stocking Stuffer on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: Wow, how absolutely gorgeous! I will wear this necklace with happiness. You are so talented - what an excellent piece to send as a stocking stuffer! Thank you so so so much :)))
Response: Glad you liked the necklace. Thanks for the rating and heart. Enjoy your holidays!
Comment: Edit 1/1/2020: Thank you so much Christine!! I absolutely love what you made! They are so delicate and beautiful-great images! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!! --Thank you so much for the beautifully wrapped gift! I look forward to opening everything soon!! Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours!! ❤️🎄🎄🎄🎄❤️
Comment: I received a beautifully handmade TH Christmas card along with the ATC and I think the card is for this swap, it wasn't mentioned but no worries. I adore it!! I love the different layers you created with foam pad and all the funy TH elements in the background and to create the snowy ground! Just fabulous! Thank you too for the fun TH extras, they will certainly get used around here! Merry Christmas!
Response: Yes, sorry for not labeling the card for the swap. Was probably rushing to get to the PO. 😆 Thanks for the rating and heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous card! You nailed the technique beautifully, I just love it!
Comment: Oh Christine, this is such a cool card!!! I believe this is the first 3-D, pop-up card I've received on SB. Thank you so much for the tags, too. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Response: I love pop-up cards and couldn't resist this Snoopy and Woodstock one. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the retro card. It's so cute. I love the gift tags too. Great verse inside the card.
Response: Merry Christmas!
crescendo rated for ETHP: Peeled Paint ATC on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: I love how you used some of the original design elements from the early TH days, the umbrella man, the birds on a wire. The textures are all lovely, and it is one of my fave colors of all time. The presentation envie and all of the goodies are so just beautiful as well!! I carefully studied the envie to see which side I should open so I would be able to hoard it and use it in a journal. Thanks so much for all the fun die cuts and extras, this brings back so many great memories of my TH frenzie days. This was a very thoughtful happy mail package!
Response: I almost got rid of those old TH stamps, but now I'm glad I held onto them as they're perfect for ATCs. I'm liking these color challenges.
Comment: Thank you so very much for great card and goodies
Moxieroe rated for Winter Themed Washi Swap on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful washi! They are so pretty! And thank you for the extra charms. They're very nice!

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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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