Swap-bot Time: April 13, 2021 2:34 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: April 12, 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!


Comment: O-M-G! This DAJ and the envie are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love the color pallette, textures, layers and hand details. Thank you so much! I'm excited to work on yours and get it to you : ).
Comment: Wow! I don't even know what to say about this DAJ! It is absolutely AMAZING! There are so many fantastic elements on this! I am speechless!! Thank you so very, very much! To say I love it, does not even come close!! HUGE amount of hearts!!
Comment: I love the envelopes so much ! Thank you !!! ♥
Kellpepper rated for Mixed Media Tags on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: I got your package slightly damaged, which killed me because your envelope was amazing. Nothing inside was harmed thank goodness. It was all so amazing!
Comment: Love this gelli printed PC! That's a technique I have been wanting to try also, yours turned out fabulous! Thank you!
hellopanda7 rated for Washi Sample Swap #1 on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi samples, I love them all. The animals are super cute and a special thank you for adding more. I love how they all matched and was a mini set.
Comment: Thank you! I love them and the extra goodies! So beautiful! And the card is beautiful too! I don't have any way that I know of to give you an extra 5 and heart, but I wanted to let you know the second set you sent arrived today and they are awesome too! Thank you again!
Comment: Oh my goodness your page is absolutely wonderful! Just the perfect amount of grunge and "dark" to it, without overdoing it! I'm so happy with it, you did a fantastic job! Thank you so very much!! The Virgo cards are perfect as well!! ❤❤❤❤
Comment: OMG, the envelope you decorated is EVERYTHING!! So gorgeous!! I will treasure it!! And the large stickers are so awesome! As is everything else!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful swap!! 💜🧜‍♀️
Comment: Thanks for the cool pc! It definitely made me smile.
PrettyCraftyTales rated for Junk journal kit...spring on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: I LOVED EVERYTHING you sent me!! Thank you SO MUCH!
Response: Yay! Glad it got there, and that you liked it. It can sometimes be difficult picking out things that someone else will be able to incorporate in their style. Happy creating!
Comment: Thanks so much Christine for the nice variety of Valentine's Day washi on the tag, too cute. Have a wonderful week and Craft On ! AnnaL.
Comment: WOW! I rec'd the box and was blown away! INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi!!! I love it!!!
rjdolphin rated for 3 mini envies on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: very pretty. Thanks
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!

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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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