Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 8:40 am


Date Joined: October 22, 2013
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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Hi! I'm Chrissy!


Updated: 3/6/2018

Getting caught up! Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding! You are a wonderful group of people!

My mom just passed away suddenly from flu complications I've had to travel out of state to take care of things and plan to be back home March 4, 2018. I apologize for any late swaps, and I will keep in contact with my partners. If anybody has any questions, please feel free to pm me. I'll be checking in periodically this week.


Swapping is a fun, creative outlet for me. Swap-bot gives me a place to learn new techniques and try new ways to express myself. I've never had a lot of technical "artistic" skill, but I try very hard on every swap to make something that is good quality.

I promise that I will always fulfill my swaps and rate fairly. If you haven't received something from me, or you feel my swap doesn't meet requirements, please contact me before rating, and I will gladly re-send. I will also do the same for you.

If I have somehow missed rating you, and you feel that a reasonable time has passed, PLEASE contact me. I don't want you to worry about your rating, and I won't be offended by your reminder.

Check out my Instagram to find out more about me, but, spoiler alert....I may have pictures of my current swaps located there!

Favorite Books


Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, cookbooks, Mary Jane's Farm Magazine, Urban Farming Magazine, Grit Magazine and Cook's Illustrated. Books on Prepping and/or Survival are among my top picks too.

I love reading good series. Some of my favorites: OUTLANDER, A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), Ender's Game, Inheritance Cycle, Hunger Games.

I read all the time. ALL THE TIME. I also like putting my thoughts down on paper, nothing terribly formal, mostly just simple journaling and possibly some bad poetry I'm too scared to share.

Favorite Crafts

Collecting wild herbs and making herbal remedies.



Altered books.


Favorite Music

Rich Mullins, U2, Passion Worship Band, Chris Tomlin, Lindsey Stirling, Johnny Cash, Twenty-one Pilots, Tom Petty, Lord Huron, Amber Run, Fleurie, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Mazzy Star, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and The Beastie Boys (I know, I know...it's a guilty pleasure left over from my years of teen-age angst.)

About Me

Homeschooled all my kids from birth. The oldest went to public school for 1/2 kindergarten plus first grade, otherwise they have all been educated at home. This is something I'm very passionate about!

My oldest three have graduated, but I'm still homeschooling my youngest boy, age 18.

I work part-time as a Biofeedback Therapist and weight loss coach at a family-owned alternative health center. My husband is a children's pastor in a large church located in a small town in Northern Indiana. As a Biofeedback Therapist, I run bio-energetic scans on people and educate clients on natural health options they can use to get their body into balance. Currently working towards certification in Traditional Naturopathy.

I love pretty things...shabby chic and floral themes are my favorites. I also love anything vintage and anything antique-looking. And butterflies! I love butterflies!


I do consider myself a Christ-follower, but please don't think that I am here to judge anyone. I have quite a few planks in my own eye that I need to work on before I start digging at anybody else's "splinters." I really do believe that "love is the whole, and more than all." (e.e. cummings--one of my favorite poets!)

I'm completely fascinated by MBTI theories. I am an INFJ who is always trying to overcome the aloof first impression I seem to make on people. I think I have a pretty good sense of humor, but again that darn INFJ madness keeps it pretty well hidden until I know who you are.



Firefly / Serenity / Browncoats

Alice in Wonderland


The Walking Dead

The 100





Sherlock Holmes

Game of Thrones

ALWAYS looking for address labels!! If anyone could make me some pretty address labels with butterflies or colorful flowers, I would be eternally grateful! I don't have access to a color printer to make my own at this time. I'd love to do a private swap for some! Several wonderful swappers have made me beautiful labels, but with all the swapping I do, they don't last forever, so I always need them.

I love collecting stickers, various ephemera, pretty papers, ribbons and anything else for use in scrapbooks, altered books and ATC's.

How could I forget? I collect pigs, especially quirky piggy banks.

Some people might say I'm a little obsessed with coupons...but they probably don't save as much money as I do. UPDATE: we've changed our shopping habits and buy very little processed foods anymore. So I'm really just looking for baby, make-up, personal hygiene and cleaning product coupons.

I am very interested in all aspects of natural and alternative health.

I'm looking for a certain type of paper, I'm not sure how to explain it....if anyone knows the name of what I'm looking for, please tell me what it is! I'm looking for paper that isn't glossy, it's a little but thick, and your pen just sinks into it when you write. I don't know what to call it, but I want to make a hand-made journal out of it.

I love anything hand-made. I love seeing different techniques used by other crafters, especially paper crafters. There is just something very special about receiving something hand-made just for you. I'm not interested in perfection, but I really would like to see your personality in your work! :o)

Favorite Movies

Romeo & Juliet, The Gladiator, Braveheart, The Patriot, Pitch Perfect, Coming to America, Gangs of New York, Lawless, Transformers (all 3), Despicable Me 1 & 2, The Revenant, The Greatest Showman


For Profile-Based Swaps I Am Always Happy to Receive:


Used postage stamps (anything except US Flags)

washi tape

clean stickers

Hand-punched tags of any size

ribbon (especially sheer-colored)

Address labels ( Thank you to those who have already sent me some beautiful labels! This is something I always run out of!)

smash-journal items

homemade envelopes (all sizes)

Black or brown ink-stamped images on white, tan or beige colored-paper

ABOUT EXTRAS: Sometimes I send "extras," and sometimes I don't. But I don't expect them, and I never rate up or down according to "extras." I rate based on the swap alone.

Other things I like to receive (I'm sure that I will keep adding to this list!):

Post cards (any kind of art print, black and white, your hometown, homemade, vintage with or without writing, Pennsylvania-especially Lycoming and Sullivan Counties)

ATC Sleeves


MY FAVORITE ATC THEMES: Butterflies, Vintage, Books/Authors, Faces, Quotes, Fairy Tales, Flowers, My Favorite TV Shows/Characters, Christmas, Hand-drawn, Hand-painted.

FOR TEA SWAPS I prefer fruit-flavored, mint, and herbal/medicinal teas. I'm not a huge fan of Earl Grey, or any regular black tea, but I do like Oolong tea.

Favorite Television

Fringe, Poldark, Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, The Unit, The 100, Firefly, Outlander, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The White Princess, This is Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace

I'm looking for some good NetFlix, Starz!, Amazon TV or Hulu series...if you have any you particularly enjoy, PLEASE SHARE the titles and a brief description! THANKS!

Don't Underestimate the Force






PeliKat rated for MJS: Journal Supplies Scavenger Hunt on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Chrissy, thank you so much for the wonderful package of goodies you sent for this swap! The beach items were much appreciated, as were the vintage photos and advertisements. The handmade Babar envelope is adorable, and the turkey card was hilarious! You obviously had checked my profile when you were putting this together and I really appreciate you taking the time to do that! Great swap!! I hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks again!
Comment: Chrissy, thank you for an amazing package of journal fodder! You had everything organized so beautifully, it was like opening a series of gifts! My absolute favorite item is that sweet Babar envelope (I think it's Babar) -- SO cute. I really appreciate all you sent and will enjoy using it all!
ktk8 rated for AAAMA~ Decorated envelope on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: hi and thanks for the beautifully decorated envelope and the goodies on the inside.... I feel like we have become good friends with all the trading we have been doing.... Big hugs and many hearts.....
AZmom875 rated for RM: ATC Book #2 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Your bird book is so well done. I love the effort you put into it. Thank for all the extras, I might go use them real soon.
RAINDARGON rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Cupid on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your great atc and extras,love the evil queens post stamps. Also have a happy weekend
Comment: loved the postcard and the quote, the stickers are adorable
gothbarbie rated for RM: Art Journal Page - Love on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you Chrissy! I really love the page you've made! Sending you good thoughts and best wishes. Take care!
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap! I got the envie with the beautiful stamps today... ♥♥♥ The tag you made is super cute - and the Mod Podge finish gives it a very fine look. I really like the Valentine theme you chose (the little girl is sooo cute!). We celebrate it here in Germany a little bit. I get flowers from my hubby every year. One year he even sent a giant bouquet to my office at work! :D And thank you for the kitty extras! :D They are adorable!
Star7Lily rated for Napkins to Decoupage II on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I feel blessed, these are adorable. I will have fun using them!
Comment: Thanks for the fun envelope and cute photos and the notecard!
Comment: Thank you!
Artstamper rated for Mini Magpie #3 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: I love this! Just the right amount of decoration and space, thanks so much.Thanks also for the lovely note cards
RooBaRoo rated for CL: Traveling Book Card - Round 4 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Hello Chrissy! Received the book card, it will be forwarded :) Thanks for actually writing, that's so rare in swaps! I'll definitely take your reco for the Princess bride - wow, from 10 std!! Thanks for the extras, the owl card I really like, & yes, my daughter does like Minnnie Mouse! i hope you had a great time with your awesome family at the Great Wolf Lodge !!
Angie rated for APCs - First swap! on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Awww. Lovely card. Thank you so much. Thanks too for the little extras and the note. I'll look into the book you mentioned. I love short stories especially science fiction. The card you painted on is really cool. What is the theme of that deck? All around wonderful. THanks again!
Wooper rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #45 on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card! I'll finish it soon and send it home! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras! Very nice swap!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! :) Sorry for the late rating, it arrived a few days ago.
Comment: Hi Chrissy! Yay to having things in common with someone you've never met! Thank you for the beautiful card and lovely extras! I'm going to use the stickers in my Bible art journaling!
Comment: Outlander greetings, Thank you for the neat ATC. It is going with my Outlander Pocket Letters. Also thanx for hosting this great swap.❤️❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the the heart and for joining the swap. I hoping to run another Outlander ATC swap again soon!
CraftyCari rated for All decked out APC 7s on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: As usually, I love the APC's. You always do such great work!
Response: Thank you, Cari!!

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Poftoffel on Feb 27, 2018:

My condolences for the loss of your mother <3

PrairieKittin on Feb 22, 2018:

Thank you for adding to my Collaborative postcard!

Bhindblueeyes on Feb 5, 2018:

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your Random Flat Envie Tag!! After a super bummer of a day, this sure did brighten it. Everything inside is loved and will be put to such good use! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

mgallardo68 on Jan 25, 2018:

Thank you so much for your sweet message. You have no idea what it means that to me!! So glad it arrived and that the certified service worked lol... Your mail person is a good one because it is what it should be done in all the cases but barely few ones do it (I hope you like what I did)...

RiverTopanga on Jan 1, 2018:

Hello! Profile Check for Postage Stamp Art ATC. Welcome to the swap! Enjoy making your creation. :-)

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2017:


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Tigerlilyknotwise on Sep 30, 2017:

Hi :) I got the finished ATC jam with the lighthouse! Thanks - it looks great!

hibiscus on Jul 5, 2017:

I just had to say .. your envelope of wonderful was much appreciated ... the art of the swap ... and that lovely note... yes I love the beaches of Florida and I am hoping to see that state park it sounds amazing... thank you so much!

CurlyTea on Jul 3, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday!

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