Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2020 3:40 pm


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: July 2, 2020
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Secretary of Sunflower Harbor Homeless Outreach. Starting a home for Vets and displaced people has been my dream and I'm finally living it! Click my website above to check us out! There is a link on our website to our cashapp.

I live in Snyder, Texas now! If you live nearby me and are interested in meeting for crafts, let me know! I have some friends who meet once a month or you can come over for tea and crafts just you and me.

I absolutely adore postage stamps with people on them!

Hogwarts alumni ravenclaw

I resorted recently as Slytherin, so you may use this, also.

Ilvermorny Thunderbird

About my 3 ratings. They are all fair ratings. I have made up the swap I didn't send and resent 2 that I trusted someone else to take to the post, but the swaps were sent over a year late, a year and a half in one case due to communications and negotiations.

I've learned my lesson and plan my swaps for bordelaire type intrusions now.

November 2019 We did it! We are opening an outreach center for Vets and the homeless! It's been a lifelong dream of mine and we are finally in a position to do it! We still stay in the RV where visit family back home, but we've moved to a house and have another house and 3.5 acres to expand to as we grow our outreach.

JUNE 16, 2019 so excited! I can see to read and for GPS in the car when I drive! They did cateract surgery and one eye near vision and the other far vision. Best we could do without spending an extra couple grand. It's fantastic! I gave up a bit of debth perception, but totally worth it!

Retired from being a live in caregiver. Miss it, but I do not miss the insecurity of homelessness being around the corner all the time.

Doing delivery work when my health will allow. Diagnosed with sjogrens. Explained a lot! But now trying to learn to live with it. More recently they added fibromyalgia to my list of problems. Not sure what to think of that. The only problem I have that doesn't seem to cause problems is my diabetes. I laugh and joke about it all a lot. Not everyone gets the jokes. Especially not my doctors. Dr. Stoic face grumpy pants especially. I rarely see him. I always request my primary instead. Just had cataract surgery which was amazing! Seeing is still trippy to me.

I'm also an online tutor, guest lecturer and syllabus creator for a homeschooling co-op.

I have 3 sons, 2 daughters, 11 grandsons, 2 granddaughters.

Lots of bonus kids.

I rescue pups, so the number fluctuates. Currently, we have 4.

Jazz, my service dog keeps me happy and healthy. He's a black lab and is trained for diabetes and PTSD. He absolutely loves stuffed gray elephants. If you send him one flat, I can stuff it here.

Favorite Crafts

Lots and lots!


paper crafts, most including stickers

Journaling including journal cards

Long letters

Leather work. Mostly unique purses, wallets.

Stuffed animals (also adore receiving them)

Favorite themes

Sunflowers!! My most favorite thing and my outreach is called Sunflower Harbor homeless outreach

Camper/ RV

Flowers, especially sunflowers








Favorite colors

Yellows, Browns, pinks, greens, blues, metallic, glitter

A~Z likes

quick a-z likes A ATCs

B bookmarks, bags, boxes, bamboo, butterflies,

C cello, coloring (with crayons, markers, and gel pens (especially the glitter ones!)), cut outs,

D doll houses, dragons

E embroidery, elves, elongated pennies,

F flute (especially my Kiowa love flute), fairies,

G gypsy, gray elephants for jazzper(stuffed), giraffes, glitter, globes, glittery gel pens, gel pens,

H hunter green, history and all things historical including anything I can use in my classroom for mini lessons for extra credit., harry potter, handmade crafts, hand drawn art,

I ingress (blue resistance faction)

J journals, junk journals, jelly roll glittery pens

K kokopeli

L lined pretty paper, leather work, leather scraps, lesson plan ideas, long letters, lace,

M monkeys, maps, memoirs, metal boxes, monchichi,

N native American, New Orleans, nudity,

O octopus, owls, original art,

P postcards (new and used), purses, postage stamps, pen pals, pixie, pink, pouches, punches, postage stamps with people on them,

Q quills, quilting, quilt squares, quilt scraps,

R rub ons, rain, ribbons,

S sunflowers, spiders, stories, swap cards (to put in my swaps with my username and a place for the swap name on them), stuffies, stamps (postage), stamps (wooden, uncounted, and clear), stamped images, stickers, especially love postage stamps with people on them,

T Tinkerbelle!, Travel, touristy cards with place name on the picture, tin boxes, ty toys(especially the ones with the big eyes and the tiny ones), turtles, trees, especially tree of life,

U used postcards, used postage stamps,

V violins, Voltron,

W wooden boxes, wooden nickels,



Z zentangles

Looking for

Want to trade junk journals, mail art, flip books, pocket letters, and always looking for new creative outlets.

If you are new, PM me with the kind of swap you'd like to do. I'm always up for helping new swappers get established.

If you are a seasoned host and like a swap I post but don't want to join because the timing Is off or my rating too low, or you need something changed, please post your own swap. Copy any part you wish. Invite me if you'd like. I create swaps to do the swap. I don't necessarily want to host them, though I will so that I can play. If you see a series I do and want to take it over, do so. Hosting is hard work. I do it willingly and lovingly, but always willing to share the work!


dorcii rated for ESG: Summer Letter Swap on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your email, it was nice to read about you :)
Response: Thank you!
jledford012 rated for Virtual Photo Journal Week 3 on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: absolutely awesome items thanks so mcuh
Response: Thank you!
Mountaingirl82 rated for Virtual Photo Journal Week 3 on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Kristy, thank you for the pictures you send. Loved to have a glimpse into another life. :)
Response: Thank you! This was such a fun swap!
CherryBlossomLady rated for Pray With Me PC Swap on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the coloring PC! Praying for you to get the job and do awesome!!
Response: Thank you!
margeux rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing all those photo, Kristy! Hooray for a new big bed to fit all the pups! ;) I really enjoyed the sunset and sunflower captures, too. Take care!
Response: Thank you!
JossieAyame rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thank you!
soyprincesa2 rated for Zine- Life during Covid-19 on Jun 10, 2020
Comment: It was so heartwarming to read about how you are taking care of others at this time I loved your zine. Thanks for joining this swap.
Response: Thank you! It's been a joy.
mylove4craft rated for Journaling Cards Give Away #2 on Jun 7, 2020
Comment: Oh my... what did Jeremy do to you?
Response: Thank you for the rating! Long story that ends with ptsd and paralyzing fear of the dark. Thankfully, it was long enough ago that I'm mostly ok now.
AZmom875 rated for Journaling Cards Give Away #2 on Jun 7, 2020
Comment: The question for this electronically swap was a good one, Thanks for sharing your answer.
Response: Thank you!
ayahsantos rated for Journaling Cards Give Away #2 on Jun 7, 2020
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely collage of your photos! You have a lovely view of sunset from the yard ☺️
Response: Thank you! It's our little slice of heaven
oldsoul rated for Zine- Life during Covid-19 on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you Kristy for sharing - I feel honored. You live a life, I could not imagine. I hope you get all the help you and your community need.
Response: Thank you! I'm sure once we get established out here like we're established in Dallas, it'll all be easier.
LiliLuv rated for Zine- Life during Covid-19 on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing about your life during this time! I hope you are able to get by without any struggle and that your household stays healthy. It is so great that you help the homeless and I wish you lots of luck with your program in the future!
Response: Thank you!
Elliepatterson rated for Sip And Pray on May 27, 2020
Comment: It will be my great pleasure to “sip and pray” for all your prayer request. I really liked the tea bag holder you designed for this swap. Thank you for the teas:-) Blessings
Response: Thank you! This was so much fun to do!
Elliepatterson rated for Zine- Life during Covid-19 on May 19, 2020
Comment: Many thanx for your Clovis Zine. It definitely a different time in our lives right now. Time to find a new normal for sure. Blessings.
Response: Thank you!
Poohtat rated for 1000th Heart~GIVEAWAY!! on May 11, 2020
Comment: I love your answer
Response: Thank you!
1OldfoolPlanner rated for 1000th Heart~GIVEAWAY!! on May 11, 2020
Response: Thank you!
anniechan91 rated for 1000th Heart~GIVEAWAY!! on May 10, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating!
Daycie rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - April on May 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing photo's of your happy family! ❤️😊
Response: Thank you!
kasa rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - April on May 9, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed the photos, Thank you . Pleased to see that your kids are with you . That must make you happy. Blessings.
Response: Thank you. We're really enjoying having Aries home

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thisismeAXiD on Sep 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jun 22, 2019:

Hello, i got your letter yesterday I will be writing you back im working on your 10 page letter, give me a week, im getting my tooth pulled hopefully today. What a nightmare

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jun 4, 2019:

I had a total brain fart and didn't realize we are Pen pals LOL I mail my write a letter quick swap #10 to you yesterday and I knew I wrote to you before haha. I rec'd your letter today, I will write you back and mail in a couple of days, Ididn't want another letter crossing in the mail ha ha Glad all is weel with your eyes YAAY!!

user6937 on May 3, 2019:

Thanks for the mixed media paper, envies and 2.5" & 2.25" circles!

user6937 on Apr 16, 2019:

Hope the list I sent helps you make up for the RAK I didn't get in 2017! Please let me know.

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

jamicam on May 24, 2017:

Hope you're having a great day!


From Healthy Journaling

pandessa on May 14, 2017:

Thanks for the great col for your 6 year RAK. It I wonderful!!!!!

shinyserra on Apr 23, 2017:

Thanks so much for the March 1 RAK! I enjoyed reading you letter and the goodies!

Mellipenpal on Mar 24, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Feb 16 RAK! :) ❤❤ I really enjoyed reading your letter. And woahh the penpals papers supplies, I need these so much! Thanks again Kristy. :)

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