Swap-bot Time: April 11, 2021 12:20 am


Date Joined: May 30, 2019
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: December 22
Country: United States
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About Me


Partners...there continues to be issues with the USPS that I keep hope, hope, hoping will be resolved sooner rather than later. I have had letters returned to sender, returned undeliverable and other weird things - when I check in with people they indicate there is nothing wrong with their address. I resend and it shows up fine. I usually send closer to the deadline than the assigned date since I participate in 40 or 50 swaps a month. However, I have been cutting back over the last month. It's hard not to sign up for every swap that looks fun - but it's stressing me out with the mail. And swapping isn't supposed to be stressful, right!?!

PLEASE let me know if you are missing something. I am always happy to resend swaps that don't look like they are going to show up. Thanks so much for visiting my profile

I love all things art!! About 4 years ago I got back into Zentangle. I let it push me beyond the things I thought I could do and I am so happy that I committed to making art and believing in my talents. These days I am drawing, painting, collaging, lots of wonderful art making and feeling confident in my creations.

For my day job I am a pediatric mental health therapist (clinical social worker) in Nevada. I have two dogs that I absolutely adore - they are super active so they keep me going!! I also have a flock of chickens that I am frequently adding and subtracting from. My dad and I "trade" chickens as I am a vegetarian and wouldn't hurt a spider (literally). All my chickens have names and one in particular follows me around and calls for me when she's getting hungry. She also comes when I call her name. It's SO funny!


I am a lover of colors! Rainbows and happy, bright colors are the best. I tend to lean towards turquoise, pink and purple - but, truly, I LOVE colors!! I don't know that there is a color that I would say I don't like.

I like inspirational quotes - especially handwritten little art pieces. Botanical Line Drawings, florals, fun characters - any art artistic endeavor or watercolor paintings/prints/postcards are awesome! I have started to move into the world of ATC, paper crafting and painting with watercolor. So ephemera is always appreciated. Samples of watercolor paper are a lovely surprise.

Watching movies is one of my favorite things to do - if I have a strong coffee in hand I am basically in heaven. I am a Capricorn, so productivity is my superpower :D I am known for going non-stop from morning until evening and then I hop on the couch and draw while I hang out with my best friend, my dogs or both.

I have had lots of changes in my life in the last year - who hasn't, right!!?? I have almost entirely stopped watching TV since my boyfriend's schedule is the opposite of my own. We aren't often home together in the evening so it's not as fun to watch movies and TV. Instead I usually paint/draw/listen to Audible/watch tutorials on YouTube.

I love to cook vegetarian meals, bake homemade bread (the smell?!?! oh my!) grow things (houseplant addict over here) and spend time with my friends and my pets - and sometimes my family. But honestly - art and swapping are my two favorite past times currently.

Let me see - what else. Social Work is my passion and I treat children with mental health struggles in my private practice, Journey Within. I am spiritual but definitely not religious. I am big into the "mystical" (I can't really think of any other way to put it) and I am a GIANT tree hugger.

Favorite Books

currently reading - Detective Ian Rutledge crime series (I am a sucker for British whodunit) by Charles Todd

Stephen King is my favorite author. I wouldn't say that I am typically a horror person. I am easily spooked, but King's writing style is phenomenal ...so, yeah, I love him!!

I have an hour long commute to and from work, so I am an avid Audible listener. I have also been listening to books while I paint in the evenings and have been averaging 3 books a week (seems insane to me but I am reading much more than I am watching TV these days!)

This year I finished the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski. A recommendation from my little brother. Excellent series. Some of the other books I have read in the past year include: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood; The Institute (S. King); I revisited the Cormoran Strike novels written by JK Rowling's pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. The 5th novel in this series was recently released so I wanted to go back and read them all again. These are really good crime novels - if you are into that genre you should check these out The characters are so full and wonderfully rich.

Hard to say what my very favorite books are. The Stand is my all time favorite story. I also love a well written series where you can follow characters for more than one book. - Narnia books; The Time Quartet, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Hunger Games -


I had to add some things as I have found in my first year as a Swap-Bot swapper that there are some things I don't like that I wouldn't have necessarily thought of before.

I prefer not to receive teacher/reward/kiddie stickers. If they come on a roll, I don't really have a use for them. I don't have kids and prefer a more grown up aesthetic. Also I don't use catalog/magazine cutouts or random photos of things in your life (Polaroids are an exception). If you use those things in your handmade PCs I don't mind at all. I just don't need them for myself.

No food or tea/coffee please. I have specific stuff I eat and drink and probably won't drink the tea that gets sent my way.

I don't like creepy, dark stuff. And don't like anything that's hateful, based on bigotry or superiority.

I don't really like adult cartoons. I would say I don't like crude humor, but I am not sure that's what you call it. I love Step Brothers the movie, don't like American Dad and King of the Hill stuff.

ABC of Me

Saw this on a couple of profiles and thought it would be fun. Allows some prompts to help give ideas of things that I like and/or that I would enjoy receiving should you be looking for ideas. bold for faves {work in progress}

A: huge animal lover; art; ATCs; astrology; Amazon and Audible; Americana decor; Australian accents; argyle; authenticity

B: books; (old) book pages; best friends; botanical art (drawings, stickers, etc); bravery; berries; (my) backyard; board games; bees

C: cussing; cooking; chickens (alive!); cuddling; Corgis; old country music; (actual) cowboys; children; COFFEE (so much coffee); card games; cactus

D: dogs (especially my own); dreams; the desert; dinosaurs; dancing; dolphins

E: ephemera. vintage especially; elephants; eggs; Earth; energy fields; envelopes; empowering others

F: frogs; fish; farmhouse aesthetic; festivals; flames; friends; folk/indie music; funny people

G: girls (we rock!); ginger; glass; galaxy theme; getting lost with someone I love; gerbera daisies

H: herbs; healthy food; horses; home; helping others

I: indigenous tribes; ink; imagination; ivy

J: journaling; joking around;

K: knights; Kratom; kites;

L: lilies; learning; laughter; leaving work early; life, love and light {borrowed this from a fellow swapper because it was such a wonderful answer and definitely applies to me!}

M: Mexican food; masks (beauty kind); mentoring other therapists/interns; Mason jars; maps; mysteries; melon; movies

N: nature and a natural aesthetic nests; narwhals; never give up outlook; (finger) nail wraps/polish strips

O: organ donor; owls; origami; oceans; opportunities; outer space; ocean animals

P: pebbles; Primitive stuff; postage that's unique; Plants

Q: quiet times in the morning before the dogs get out of bed; questions; quirky sayings

R: rain and rainbows; rebels; robots (cute kind as well as functional housecleaning kind) Rooster decor

S: stickers; sunsets (Nevada sunsets are incredible!!); sharing; Starbucks; Superman and other Superheroes; sloths; Subaru (have a new Crosstrek and I love it!!!)

T: therapeutic everything (I love learning about, talking about, engaging in - I love everything about being a therapist); turtles

U: underwater things; upcycling; Unicorns; underappreciated little pleasures of everyday life; the Universe as a living entity that is constantly responding to all the stimuli that is life

V: vast spaces; vintage everything

W: warm water, warm clothes out of the dryer, warm bread - WARM ANYTHING :) the Spirit of the West; weekends; women; whales

X: X-MEN; XCITEMENT; X-tra special surprises

Y: yellow; yelling (it's fun sometimes); Yosemite NP

Z: Zentangle; zen feelings; zesty oranges haha


Comment: Thank you for the great card!
MsMarvel rated for I <3 NTP 3 (International) on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card! And as always, I love your pretty handwriting! :) Hope you're doing well, and hope to hear from you soon!
Risna rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #13 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the fun happy mail! I love the decorated envelope and all others items too. Thanks for a wonderful swap. Take care and stay safe! (And thank you for hosting this swap!)
Comment: Thank you for your great pie postcard! I need some pie NOW! :)
Comment: Happy spring!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
Gobarb rated for EASU: HD/HP ATC on a Book Page on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Hi Kristi. I finally received the resend for the book page. I am so glad it finally made it. I really like what you made. It all ties in very nicely. I also like the book pages. I certainly use them. Thank you...
Response: Thank goodness!! Thanks for the rating Barb. I am sorry it was SO delayed!!
bizzles rated for SSM: March Stickers on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for hosting and sending such an amazing swap! I absolutely loved every single sheet you sent! TO answer your question, we can grow most of the year here in Florida though only tropicals can easily survive our hot summers. I am learning as I experiment each season. We have so many pests to contend with here, and humidity too so sometimes it just takes finding certain strands that are resistant to certain things to make it work. I can't imagine only having a handful of months to really grow things, although I would happily trade this summer heat for anything else lol! Thank you again for such an amazing swap. I appreciate your kindness.
jannieb rated for EASU: March Free Theme ATC on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: OMG!! I am in love with the orca ATC you made for me. It is so awesome :) It looks so professional...like one you'd buy on etsy for $25 - LOL! It means a lot since you the time to create an ATC that you know I would LOVE!! Also, thanks for the utterly cute cow ATC. It is so cute & cam out wonderfully! You really made me smile :)
Response: Eeeeee! I am SO glad that you loved it. I wanted you to, of course. It took a but of practice to get it right, but it was totally worth it! Someday maybe I will sell my paintings ($25 for that small thing!?!) but for today I get to share with friends like you. Take good care and thanks so much for the rating. Made me smile back :)
Comment: Thanks for your brick envelope and gorgeous lettering - wish I could do that! Very fun that you made the library pocket to match; ocean themed washi is delightful, greatly appreciate the big letter city and Disney postcards! Thanks for reading my profile to make this a terrific swap!
Response: YAY! So glad it arrived and brought you some happiness! It's nice to make someone's day. Thanks for the kind rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for your swap - i love the envelope, so pretty, and the stickers are perfect :) I love the zodiac animal ones especially. Have a great day!!
Comment: Yay, I got your wonderful packages! It was a super awesome private swap, later we should definitely do it again! ❤❤❤
diesel101 rated for SSM: QSCP #20 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Hi Kristi! Thank you so much for the beautiful “peony” postcard! It’s always a pleasure receiving snail mail from you :’) Take care and stay safe x
Comment: Thank you for the re-send!! I really appreciate it and I love the rainbow over the city!
Comment: LOL! Love spring time also! Thank you!
mchesser12 rated for Scatts PC - N - Round 7 - US Only on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the narcissus postcard and sharing your N answers.
Comment: Love the postcard and your favourite colours. Thank you!
Comment: Hello again Kristi! It’s always a pleasure to swap with you. I love the Jane Austen card, space goodies(!) and lovely note. I don’t know that series—I’ll have to check it out.
9O96O rated for SSM: Handmade Postcard - February SC on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Beautiful lemon watercolour postcard. Truly fresh. It will look nice in my kitchen.I'm very glad you put it in the plastic sleeve to prevent marring. It arrived in great shape. And such a nice note to me. I'm really glad we were paired together too! 🤗
Comment: Thank you so much for the card, the blessing, and all the goodies! Everything was so fun!

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traceyj on Mar 14, 2021:

Hi Kristi,

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Pi Day! and thank you for joining my swap!

pie time

Jillemina on Jan 12, 2021:

I just saw your comment on my page. Message me your address and I'd love to swap Nevada stories! Thanks for the invite to the group. I will definitely look at it!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Heirloom on Dec 24, 2020:

CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

postmarkd on Nov 20, 2020:

Aha thank you for being my first comment!! I signed up last year but have really only been active since August. :P

I'm fine waiting for the third book because the first two were amazing - and you can't rush perfection! Have you read the Dresden files?? That's a long series that could keep you busy and entertained, it's amazing. Two books released this year (haven't read them yet) and apparently it's just heartbreak and brilliance!

&& I'm so glad you're enjoying the swap series!! Thank you for being a regular participant! Hopefully we get each other in future swaps. (I have you for the "Your State/Country Shape PC" and I can't wait to finish it for you!).

jannieb on Sep 12, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely compliments regarding my ATC's. That is so nice to hear. You put a big smile on my face :)

CookieMomster78 on May 30, 2020:

Happy First, My Lovely Swappin’ Friend!!!

MsBellaDonna on Mar 19, 2020:

Hi Kristi, I've been meaning to thank you for the wonderful Game of Thrones postcard you sent me - I love it! I have it on the refrigerator and it always brings me a (much needed!) smile... many "hearts" to you! Be safe and stay well - MsBellaDonna

Fullsteampowell on Feb 11, 2020:

Thankee for the extra postcard roulette card! It was a lovely surprise.

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