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crystalite

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

THANKS FOR READING!

Updated July 9, 2016

Dear friends, I want to let you know that I'm not really feeling so great right now. I've slowed down on my swapping for a bit to try to get my bearings straight.

Depression and anxiety have been two things that I have struggled with since my teen years. Medication, healthy eating, and exercise generally keep the demons at bay, but when life gets overwhelming, I have a hard time.

Since my mom passed away in February, it has been one thing after another. 2 weeks after her death, my FIL suffered a brain injury which led to surgery and a stroke. He was in a coma for a long time, and still isn't out of the woods.

Normal people could handle these things right?

Unfortunately, my in-laws live 10 hours away, and our relationship with them over the years has been strained. Now with what happened to my FIL, the rest of the family expects us to swoop in and fix everything, take care of everything, etc. Including my drug-addicted SIL who has a warrant out for her arrest for abusing my MIL and stealing her money.

So, I'm just having a hard time, so please forgive me. I usually write Thank you's for every rating I receive...I just can't get caught up with them. Please know that I am grateful for every rating. I appreciate the time you take to leave them and the kind words you say.

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.

SENDING AND RATING:

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

DarthVader

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.

Scrapbooking.

Cardmaking.

Altered books.

ATC's.

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 AM A QUOTE-COLLECTING FANATIC.

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.

AwkwardLinus

SWAPPING FAVORITES

Firefly / Serenity / Browncoats

Alice in Wonderland

Fairies

The Walking Dead

The 100

Butterflies

Steampunk

Vintage

Outlander

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

LIKES

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

ATC's

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

Maps

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

THE MOST TRAGIC CHARACTER IN THE HISTORY OF ALL LITERATURE:

DarthVader

DID I MENTION THAT I LOVE OUTLANDER?

OutlanderJamie

Ratings

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Comment: What a beautiful sunset! I like that you thought outside the box in making this very nice tag for me. Happy belated b-day - sounds like it was (happy)!
Response: Thank you for the birthday wishes and the heart! So glad you liked the tag!
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Comment: Thanks for the thoughtful page and I LOVE the extra goodies! Fun swap, it was my first experiment with the paste also. = )
Response: Thank you, Miss Paula, for the nice rating and heart!
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Comment: Chrissy ~ your grand children are gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining in and being my partner and sending wonderful pictures of your loves!! Hope you got mine too!! Thanks again! XO Kelly
Response: Thank you, Kelly! It was a fun swap...I love my grandchildren so much!
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Response: Thank you for the rating!
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Comment: dear chrissy, thank you so much for the book card and the gorgeous stationary you send me, i love it! and i will pass the card on :)
Response: You’re so very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Chelle rated for ISF: 30 Stickers Trade on Jun 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely stickers, and I really loved the stamps!!! :)
Response: You’re welcome, and thank you for the heart!
Kathy821 rated for ISF HANDMADE PC on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Great job. it's really cute and just like summer! Thank you very much for the card and for hosting!
Response: You’re welcome! Glad you liked it, and thank you for the heart!
HelenG6 rated for Thick Washi Samples! on Jun 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice colourful washi. They're beautiful!
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Aladyjackson rated for Stickers OK! ATC on Jun 1, 2018
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Comment: Loved everything! Thank you so much for this beautiful ATC
Response: Great! Thank you for the heart!
Anettethhjertnes rated for MAS: 1 for All - Clown Kids on May 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank's for the lovely atc and the extra paper
Response: You’re welcome and thank you for the heart!
mjhaertling rated for Collaboration #54 on May 25, 2018
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Comment: This will be fun to add to. I understand what you mean about the confusion between P&P and Collaboration postcards. I used to be confused all the time so I don't join P&P swaps anymore.
Response: Whew...thanks for understanding! And thank you for the heart!
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Comment: I just sent my reply after finals and my black belt test. Sorry
Response: Thank you for the rating.
HannahsMommy07 rated for ISF: 2 Notecards Swap on May 23, 2018
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Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.
MarianPater rated for MJS: Random Goodies Swap on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Chrissy, I love it, I love it so much!!!!!!!!! All the goodies are so great! Greetings from the Netherlands, Marian
Response: I’m so happy you were pleased!! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Love it, Chrissy! Thank you so much! I thought the envelope was beautiful too!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m so glad you liked it...thank you for the heart!
RooBaRoo rated for CL: Traveling Book Card - Round 7 on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Right in time! (To join round 9!) Mind? Of course not! In fact, this book sounds more fun than I have come accross in a while ... I'm going to search it NOW! Is that PC from "GoodNight stories for Rebel girls"? Thanks for the pretty paper, I appreciate nice paper even though I do not do "formal" layering papercrafts :)
Response: Love swapping with you, RooBaRoo...thank you for the heart! I have a new-ish group, maybe you’d like to join? I can’t figure out how to invite people yet...it’s called International Swapping Fun. Please join if you’d like!
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Comment: Thanks Chrissy - love your sentiment stamp!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Chrissy - Thank you so, so much for such a beautiful tag and your wonderful note. I'm so glad we "met" through this site. xoxo
Response: Thank you for such a nice rating and for the heart...I’m so glad to have met you through this site too...I love making new friends with wonderful swappers!
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Comment: Pretty tag - thank you for your great work on it! So nice to add to my collection of the year!
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you so much for the heart!
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Comment: It is super cute, I love all the trash. Thanks for the gift of the note card.
Response: Yay! Glad you liked it...thank you so much for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 418 18 21
Completed Fives Threes Ones
379 450 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
8 87 284 0
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Comments

MissPaula on Jul 18, 2018:

Thank you for finishing the jams I sent. I love them! I will add and pass yours along. I like the paper wrapping you did, I always forget to do that, it makes them much sturdier!

Mimi7 on Jul 18, 2018:

LOve the ATC jams you finished and sent back to me and also the silver starter set. Thanks so much. :)

ChrisAnne on Jul 10, 2018:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home listed as The Christian Homestead. Please jump right in to the swaps and forums. Let me know if I can help in any way!

CurlyTea on Jun 22, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

Tessssssa on May 29, 2018:

Thanks for adding to my hd/hp pass andnpaste postcard.

ktk8 on May 21, 2018:

HeLLo friend.... thanks for adding the water color to my collaboration postcard.....wow it looks nice and made it home......

Chelle on May 15, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely tag package!

BeckyG56 on Apr 18, 2018:

Thank you so much for the kite drawing, and the story for my P/P. The finished card is great!

carol on Apr 6, 2018:

Thanks so much for the cool lighthouse! I love the different interpretations. The card came out super cool!

Poftoffel on Feb 27, 2018:

My condolences for the loss of your mother <3

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