Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2017 7:07 pm


Date Joined: October 22, 2013
Last Online: December 14, 2017
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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Hi! I'm Chrissy!



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.

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,

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!)


Firefly / Serenity / Browncoats

Alice in Wonderland


The Walking Dead

The 100





Sherlock Holmes

Game of Thrones

STILL 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,


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


Used 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

Favorite Television

Fringe, Under the Dome, The Walking Dead, The Unit, The 100, Firefly, Outlander, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The White Princess, This is Us

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

Don't Underestimate the Force



Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade card and letter! It sounds like we both have some of the same Christmas traditions :-) Also I LOVE the hymnal pages! These will be added to my December Daily! Again thanks for everything and wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
user6937 rated for MAS - APC! on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Your APC is just perfect, thank you! I like it very much - one of the nicer ones I've seen :)
Response: Thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards and stickers and washi tapes! I love them all but especially the darling card you made! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks, Diane!
AZmom875 rated for AMMM: Thanksgiving APC on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: I loved it. thanks.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: These are priceless. I love the gold on the bookpage.
Response: Thank you! These were probably one of my favorites that I have made in this series...
user6937 rated for MAS group: Handmade Xmas Card on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: What a nice card you've sent me. I love your note.. and, I'd really like to hear the rest of your traditions!
Response: Thank you for the heart...I'm so glad you liked the card...and oh my, I could go on and on about our traditions!
Comment: Your journal was a lot more than I expected! I hope my partner was not disappointed. I am worried, since she hasn't rated me yet. LOL! Thanks for taking the time to make a fun journal! I feel like I should send it back. That's the only thing I hate about making journals; they feel so personal. Happy swapping and have a wonderful December!!
Response: Oh, good, I'm so glad you liked it! I loved putting it together for you. Thank you so much for the heart, and you have a wonderful December too!
Comment: Hello Chrissy, thank you for the beautiful Thanksgiving card and congratulations on your new granddaughter! :)
Response: You're welcome...thank you for the heart and the congratulations wish!
hibiscus rated for All Decked out APC THREES on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: I always get the best swap partners!! Beautiful envelope great extras ( love the green bakers twine!) and four of the nicest owls ever... each individual card was so great and especially appreciated the reveal of each "3" the burnt one ! Great set and thanks very much
Response: ❤️Thank you so much for the heart! And I'm so glad you're not sorry to see my name as your swap partner repeatedly! 😊
Dsweeny rated for SS: Leaves in Fall on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: (((CHRISSY!!)))) Oh my word!!! Not only are the 3 ATC's beyond gorgeous, but the story behind them is priceless!! I loved going to the pumpkin patch when my son was little, and he, too would giggle like crazy at the animals - what a precious moment you have shared with me through your beautiful pictures. Thank you so so much! And the extras - I LOVE the Bible cards, and the note card is beyond precious - it looks vintage with the sweet puppies - this is going to be turned into a deco :) Wonderful swap partner!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed my swap...hopefully we get to swap together again soon!
Comment: Thanks for lots and lots of cards! Great variety, too!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart, Shirley! I received a great variety too...this was a fun swap!
Comment: what a fun package of Hearts. thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: oooh deliciousness coffee!! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart!
PhaloBlue rated for EASU: Wild about WASHI on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: Your ATC is beautiful. I love everything about it. Thank you so much for the ATC and the tea - looks delicious have to brew this afternoon.
Response: You're so very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
RAINDARGON rated for May Senders Choice atc swap on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: I'm so sorry for the late ratting of this swap,I misplace it,but thank you for letting me know about it. It is nice atc and well done.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating!
Winegeek rated for Butterflies/Birds ATC on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: I LOVE all of these ATC's. Had the longest day of work, came home, got the mail and what a wonderful surprise. The card they were in is so beautiful, it was packaged so nice and I love your designs, such great art work. Thanks for a great swap!!! Thank you or the extra card as well.
Response: Thank you for the wonderful rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked what I sent! I hope to swap with you again in the future!
Karmi53 rated for Dark Green Background on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: Hi thank you for a lovely Dark green atc l like the layers of how you made it. And thank you for the extras too. I love the warm weather too. Take care
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, thank you for the heart!
Wildchild rated for Calling all birds on Aug 16, 2017
Response: Thank you for the heart
dally rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - books on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: What a gorgeous book themed PL Chrissy! I can't believe you've only made a couple! I really love how you used classic kids books covers for the back of the pl, and all the great little envelopes and reading related quotes. Sending you a PM with my answers for the tag and the book list!
Response: Ahhh....thank you so much! I will message you back the answers to the tag.
tatntole rated for Pinterest - Writing Paper on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Great board. I followed and pinned a few.
Response: Thank you for the heart!

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ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 28, 2017:


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!

limetteandlove on Feb 26, 2017:

Thanks for the 7 random teabags for the Swap Tag US!

Hell0Z0mbie on Oct 17, 2016:

Got the ATC jam from you today... thanks, it's a nice one! :)

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

daydayhappy on Sep 5, 2016:

I got the angle package and it is just soooo lovely! I really like the minions peeps, they are super cute! You are soooooo generous and thank you so much for angling the swap for me :)

ScrapHappyGabi on Jul 10, 2016:


RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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