Swap-bot Time: June 3, 2020 8:42 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: May 26, 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

• 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

• 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: 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 ❤️
Cgscdy rated for Anything goes~MERMAIDS! on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: So sorry this rating is late. I absolutely loved it! A dozen ❤️s for you!
Comment: Thank you so very much for your perseverance in getting something to me. Wish I could give you several hearts. Sorry if this was slow being rated, I'm having trouble getting mail forwarded home till this pandemic is over.
Response: Glad something got delivered to you. Since it was delivered to your PO Box, I didn't know when you might be able to get it, so I wasn't terribly concerned about a speedy rating. Hope you are doing well!
bluehairedmary rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US Only on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the variety of envelopes! So lovely! Hope you are staying safe and well these days!
user6937 rated for HS: Easy postcard swap on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much - great postcards! Unexpected extra's, too :)
choke rated for ETHP: TH Handmade Notecard - Feb 2020 on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Wow wow wow, absolutely stunning! The layers you created are incredible, this is taking front stage on my display for sure. I absolutely love it, it should be on display at Creativation! Truly a remarkable work of art, thank you so much Christine!
evelyn rated for Coffee themed snailmail on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: hello Hi there yes thanks for the great coffee mail
Comment: Thankyou so much for the St Patrick’s Day mini loaded bag, I love these little bags so much that I hope she does these for every single holiday! Love how you decorated the bag with those cute stickers and love all my goodies, can’t wait to wear the light up necklace ☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️
marymary914 rated for ETHP: Peacock Feathers ATC on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Wonderful ATC! And thanks for the extras!!
dvmac rated for CPG Where I Live PC - Global on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: Love it! Brings back fond memories of living in Pinellas Park in the 70s.
Comment: This is gorgeous!
lou rated for SS: February/Free-Form Subject: Heart(s) on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the great photos, fun presentation and your separate letter — really appreciate it all, so glad to have you as my partner!
Comment: It's such a lovely postcard. I'm so jealous you are so close to the shells and I love that you use them in your decor!
Comment: Such an interesting card! and loved the green vellum envie. Thanks, too, for sending in an envie. Wonderful swap!
angeliccat15 rated for SS-: Love for Animals on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for swap and lovely photos x super jealous you have koalas and polar bears at your zoo. I'd see the see both these in person. We only have brown European bears at my zoo.
Response: Thanks for the nice rating and heart. I went to a National Geographic program this week, and the photographer had wild polar bear pics. 😯
Poeprincess rated for ETHP: Pine Needles ATC on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: This is a great ATC! I love all the ways you used the color & different products. Thank you also for the extras—I thought I’d gone to the craft store. Like the stamps on the envelope, too. Just all together a super swap.
Response: Thanks for the nice rating and heart. I’m trying to actually use my products and not just collect them. 😉 I had just gone to Hobby Lobby where they had a number of Tim items 75% off, so I’m passing along my good fortune. Can’t wait for some of the newer items to come in.

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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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