Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2019 6:01 am


Date Joined: May 5, 2011
Last Online: December 15, 2019
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States
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About Me

President of Sunflower Harbor Homeless Outreach. Starting a home for Vets and displaced people has been my dream and I'm finally living it!

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 2 sons, 2 daughters, 13 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

Camper/ RV

Flowers, especially sunflowers








Favorite colors

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

A special long term pen pal. Must not mind multiple day long rambling letters about everything including my health, finances. Ext ext. Some will be pretty and decorated. Not all. Some will take a while, some will be fast. .

Want to trade junk journals, mail art, bookmarks, 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. Also, check out the group newbie helpers. They are amazing and their forums have a ton of helpful articles!

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!


Comment: Congratulations on the Sunflower Harbor Homeless Outreach Center! On all the hard work you've put in & achieving a dream. What a great & lovely thing you are doing. Really shows where your heart is.
Comment: Congratulations on the launch of Sunflower Harbor Homeless Outreach Center! That's awesome! What a great collection of photos to showcase the hard work you put into this project and the lives you are and will impact!
Response: Thank You! This is such an amazing time in my life! Finally fulfilling my dream! Its been so fun and rewarding!
WJThomas rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #6 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Good luck on your home for vets. Such a beautiful thing you're doing.
Response: Thank you! It's so fun and I'm so excited to finally be doing it!
suepier rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #4 on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great multiview Dallas postcard. We visited there a couple of years ago. it's nice to have this postcard.
Response: Thank you! Just moved 4 hours from Dallas. Wouldnt trade it, but I miss Dallas like crazy!
Comment: I'm still reading your letter (thanks for the magnetic bookmark!). I'll send you an extended reply to it when I finish it. I just wanted you to know I received it :-)
Response: Thank you! Hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed having you with me to write to!
aspens rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #4 on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: Got the resend! Thanks so much! Dallas has such a pretty skyline.
Response: Awesome! I'm so glad! That's the 2nd card gone missing lately. I'll be sending from a different post office from now on! Let me know if your get the orginal, please.
basykes rated for Horse Postcard Swap USA on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Loved the horse. Thanks!
Response: Thank you! Glad you liked it!
tristitia rated for Journal June on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: I got it! Now, maybe I'll have a chance to take a peek inside sometime this weekend :) Looking forward to it! Thank you!
Response: Awesome! Thank you! Hope you enjoy!
Merimax rated for E swap photo on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Kristy, nice photo. I can only imagine how you feel every time you pass by. Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you!
SunTradeToo rated for Coloring postcards May 2019 on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Got it this time! Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
Response: Awesome! Hopefully, you'll get the other soon!
aspens rated for Tourist PC June on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Hi Kristy! I've never been to Dallas but going up the Reunion Tower is on my list for when I do visit!
Response: You should! It's so cool up there!
kssunlover1947 rated for *PC scavenger hunt July on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Dallas cards. Especially the History card as I remember that day very vividly. I was 16 years old and a Junior in high school. Just like 9-11 I will never forget that day and the days that followed.
Response: Thank you! The museum is surreal to walk through. In a history class I took in college, we took a bus on the route they took that day and the instructor pointed out where and told what happened. It never seemed as real as that day. She had trouble keeping herself together even that many years later.
AliCrafter rated for Lickety split letter July on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: So fun to meet a swap partner again! Thank you for your newsy letter and you'll receive one from me soon.
Response: Thank you! I'm looking forward to it!
Margothecat rated for Horse Postcard Swap USA on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I can't stand the heat and humidity, either!
Response: Thank you! I'm enjoying the ac whenever I can for sure!
Littleroo rated for Postcard Destash RAK on Jul 5, 2019
Response: Thank you!
Cgscdy rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #3 on Jun 26, 2019
Response: Thank you.
Justjada rated for Sticker Destash RAK on Jun 25, 2019
Response: Thank you!
mandigutterrose rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #4 on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Love the Marvin Gaye stamp. We visited Dallas about five years ago. I enjoyed the aquarium there.
Response: Thank you! I adore the aquarium. Haven't been in ages.
AvianAine rated for Childhood Memory Postcard Swap on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Such a beautiful memory, Kristy! I hope you kept on singing!
Response: Thank you! And thank you so much for the heart!
reader44ever rated for ESG: Organize Your Space! on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: I can't imagine living in a 23 ft. RV or on just 200-250 carbs a day! Although, to be honest, not being required to watch my carb intake, I don't rightly know how many carbs I eat on average in a day. And I could probably live in a 23 ft. RV, so long as there was room for all of my 1,000+ books! I'll have to check out that Trello app you mentioned. It sounds and looks very interesting! I was a wee bit disappointed at only seeing one dog in your photos. (I love dogs!) How many do you have? Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: Thank you! It's been a big adjustment for sure! I have so much stuff in storage! I have 2 dogs, but Jazz is a service dog and doesn't cater to the camera. I don't have many pics of my trusty sidekick. He usually walks away when I start pointing a camera at him. Lol I think I may have a shot or 2 of him on my Flickr.

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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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