Swap-bot Time: July 16, 2019 2:59 am


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: July 15, 2019

Country: United States
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Flowish swap on my dash is going out in a few days, as agreed with my partner.

A note on sending ... Canada and Int'l swaps get mailed from Canada. There is no mail pick up on weekends/holidays, and also there is no local mail sorting, so it travels extra days to another city to be sorted. Please understand that this can cause the postmark to be very off from the date I click sent (the day I put it in the mailbox).

A note on rating ... All of my mail goes to a mailbox that I can't access after hours. I try to get there at least twice a week and rate as soon as I go through my mail. Thank you for your patience!

CANADA Address

I do have a Canadian address. If you are sending to me from Canada or for an international swap and wish to send to my Cdn. address instead of U.S. please message me :)

About Me

Hard to believe I've been here over 10 years! Time flies :) I love swapping here, and most of my experience here has been amazing and wonderful. I've had the pleasure and joy of meeting a lot of great people from around the world, that I would have otherwise never known.

I design and create metalwork jewelry, and it's my passion and full time job. I am lucky enough to spend my days in my studio, creating pretty things to send to lovely people around the world.

In my spare time, I love to do crafts of all kinds (see below), spend time with my hubby and cats (we have 4 hoodlums!) and frequent thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets.

Favorite Crafts

I love creating so many different things, and can't think of much I have not tried yet.

My current passions are jewelry making, paper crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals, junk journals, ATC's, smash books, altered art, and digital art.

I am determined to get back to some old crafts I haven't done in years ... crochet, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery and macrame (it's actually cool again lol).

Likes & Loves

Vintagy Things

  • old photos, especially Victorian photos like tintypes and cabinet cards. I also love black and whites from the 1920's and 1930's
  • vintage ephemera, old maps, travel stubs, old documents, victorian postcards, vintage postcards
  • tiny vintage bisque dolls and figurines (frozen charlotte/penny dolls, little dogs, cats)
  • vintage and old scraps of lace and ribbons, vintage rhinestone bits, vintage glass and/or rhinestone buttons .. love Victorian era buttons
  • vintage hat pins
  • old skeleton keys
  • old used postage stamps from around the world
  • foreign language book/dictionary pages
  • vintage maps
  • interesting images from magazines (whole pages and cut out)
  • vintage wooden spools (with or without thread)

Food & Drink

I am on a health quest and (sadly!) candies/chocolate/sweets are off limits. I do occasionally host a candy/choc swap, so if you get me for a partner, feel free to send anything you like. My husband will enjoy :) I am a coffee fanatic and especially love pumpkin spiced or any spiced coffees, mocha, etc. Also a huge fan of iced coffees. I also drink a lot of tea and especially enjoy spiced teas, and fruity teas. Some of my faves are from Zhena's. I also love things with a tea motif/theme. Not a huge fan of chamomile or licorice or mint. Hot chocolate (any flavor) as well as cold drink sachets are always welcome too :)

Crafty Things

  • Love anything from Tim Holtz, Amy Tangerine, 7 Gypsies, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, etc.
  • handmade junk journals
  • handmade envelopes
  • Flow/Frankie magazines
  • Things for junk journals/smash books - used bus or metro tickets, interesting candy/sweets wrappers (esp with foreign writing), other little ticket stubs/papers/receipts, little envelopes, takeout menus, etc. I especially like anything that is unique or from a different country, or has foreign writing on it :) I would love air mail labels/stickers from your country
  • chipboard and embellishments of all kinds
  • stickers (words, quotes, vintage style)
  • sari silk ribbons (any colours!)
  • beads - glass beads or natural beads
  • other ribbons (not primary colours)
  • beautiful scrapbook papers
  • love washi tapes
  • rubber stamps (love artsy ones, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, old writing, ornamental, etc.)

Home & Bath

  • candles .. spiced or floral or fresh scents
  • yummy smelling shower things. I prefer floral or light and fresh (rosemary, green tea, cucumber, citrus)

I'm not fussy about smells like vanilla and coconut.

Miscellaneous Random Things :)

  • small shells and beach/sea glass
  • I love postcards of any kind, but do prefer store bought PCs unless the swap is for handmade
  • love anything matryoshkas (they always look so happy!)
  • cute owl things (note papers, cards, stickers, etc)
  • absolutely LOVE anything from Papaya Art
  • love anything with a morroccan style/design
  • bird motifs (natural and/or vintage looking and whimsically drawn)
  • small pretty things
  • aged and worn looking things
  • pretty florals
  • Anything Edward Gorey
  • owls and woodland things
  • Chococat and Deery Lou, although not a fan of Kawaii, otherwise :)
  • I LOVE Halloween
  • Felix the Cat
  • Dr. Seuss the Cat in the Hat)
  • Charley Harper anything :)
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Classic fairytales
  • cats on postcards, notes, etc
  • Anything Moomins :)
  • things with a tea motif/theme
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Somerset style
  • nature inspired things
  • strange things like old pictures/postcards of urban decay, ornamental and unique headstones/cemeteries
  • I love and appreciate anything handmade :)

Fave Colors

  • My favourite colours are black, pinks (not bubble gum) kiwi/avocado/moss/celery greens, turquoise, aqua, teal, and choc or moss brown, jewel tones, fall colors, rustic colors. Not really into primary colors or fluorescents/neons


  • cozy socks (none with toes!) U.S./Canada size 9
  • As far as jewelry, I like things in an organic or rustic style, and chunky :) I love aged looking pieces. I am especially fond of jewelry with natural elements and earthy colours. I have pierced ears and like anything from small studs to big chunky hoops. I also love pieces done in an assemblage style, or vintage style.

Themes I Enjoy

  • whimsical drawings/art
  • Charley Harper
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Felix the Cat
  • Birds in a whimsical or vintage illustrated style (not cartoons)
  • Flowers
  • Woodland
  • Studio Ghibli My NeighborTotoro
  • Architecture
  • Paris, french, and eiffel tower
  • Vintage/Victorian Halloween
  • Alice in Wonderland (classic illustrations, not cartoonish)

Not So Fussy About

I appreciate and welcome everything I receive. The following are just not really my personal taste:

  • sweet sugary smelling things, and vanilla scented
  • primary and bright colours
  • cartoonish/child-like items (except those mentioned above)
  • anime, kawaii, etc. (unless noted)
  • religious items
  • dragons, vampires, etc

Favorite Television

Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Monk, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House MD, The Blacklist, The Closer, Major Crimes, True Detective, Criminal Minds, Dexter, Modern Family, CSI (all of them) FBI, Cardinal, The Good Place, crafting shows, cooking shows.

Favorite Music

I love music and can't get through a day without it! Mostly an alternative/grunge gal, but I'm all over the map really! Some faves:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Type O Negative, The White Stripes, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Thirteen Senses, Muse, The Verve, The Cult, Linkin Park, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Sisters of Mercy, Oasis, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Broken Bells, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, HIM, The 69 Eyes, AFI, Neverending White Lights, Bjork, etc

Movies & Books

Books I most enjoy are mysteries and crime dramas. Some of my favourites being from James Patterson (love the Alex Cross ones!). I also love Stephen King, Stieg Larsson, Kathy Reichs (Bones), Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli and Isles)

I also LOVE craft books and art magazines. Would cherish anything from Stampington/Somerset (even previously loved)

My fave movies are rom coms, comedy, some action movies, and thrillers. Love any and all James Bond movies!

I must admit I am in love with Robert Downey Jr. I know we are meant to be together, and as soon as he realizes this, it will all be good! ;o


deerMissing swap? If you have not received from me, chances are it's gone missing in the mail. I take swapping very seriously, and always send my swaps. If it hasn't arrived, please let me know before rating so that I can make it right. Sadly, it is the mail, and things do get lost occasionally. If something in life happens to cause me to be late with a swap, I will communicate with you before the swap deadline (barring extenuating circumstances), and I appreciate the same.

I do not expect or rate based on "extras", but rather on the actual swap. Most times I do include a few extras in my outgoing swaps if I have looked at my partner's profile and have something on hand that I feel they would enjoy.


paperboats9 rated for IPC: Double Pocket with Goodies on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely double pocket and the adorable goodies. I just love the paper you used for the pocket - I totally dig the lime green and the design!! :) Thanks for hosting this great swap, Christine!
milamilamura rated for IPC: Easy PC on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard, I love it! How cool that you took a Big Picture Class, I always wanted to try taking one (preferably one by Paige Evans lol). And I think layering is by far one of my favorite techniques ever, everything looks so pretty, so dimensional and so professional with lots of layers, I love it! I haven't tried the Scotch brand Quick Dry Adhesive Glue, you mean the tacky one? Looks pretty cool, I'm obsessed with the Multi Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow, it's amazing, I'd recommend it too, but next time I see the Scotch glue I'll give it a try! Have a fun and crafty weekend!
CrystalZ rated for IPC: Small Tag and Mini Kit on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute tag! I like how you did a few different techniques on the tag and with the kit you included I am going to be able to make a couple of fun tags for myself. The word/sentiment stickers are great...I am always seeing folks use them on the YouTube videos but I do not have any for myself so yey now I have some!
LizzyJo rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cool steampunk ATC. I love the mini folder full of profile perfect stickers... especially the hedgie.) I appreciate the little green heart on the envie, too.
Lishmo rated for VTHS: Double Pocket with Goodies on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Christine, this double pocket is amazing, I love, love, love the layered front of it - just beautiful! Thank you! And thank you for all the fun stuff you filled it with. I noticed there were a few that felt specially chosen. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks again, swap-friend.
yellowchicklet rated for OSS: Small Tag & Mini Kit on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the super cute tag and tag kit. I loved it. I loved the color scheme and the layers. I will definitely be able to use everything in the kit. This was such a fun swap. I hope you might host more "kit" swaps in the future. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the lovely die cuts. I've had a blast going through them and can't wait to get creative with them. Thanks also for all of the stamps, I love getting used stamps to use in crafty projects, what a wonderful surprise. Have a great day. Happy Swapping!
MCGalaxy rated for 100 Truths Email on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending your answers This was such a fun swap
ktk8 rated for ATCO: Watercolor ATC on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Oh WoW what a beautiful WATERCOLOR girl...... I LOVE HER.....and thanks for the extras also...the flamingo card will go to Holland to my adopted daughter Chelle.... Big hugs and many hearts.....
purrincup rated for OSS: It's all about Me (and you) on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the PL cards!
Comment: I just love these envelopes! And you packaged everything up so nicely. Thank you! And thanks for the extra little bits too.
Vickyen rated for OSS: Blind Envelope on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Hi Christine! Thanks so much for the awesome envie of goodies! You made my day! I am with you, enjoy these swaps but they can be stressful - we live for excitement! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: thank you - I love b/w vintage photos
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tags.
Comment: Thanks so much for the tags. And the quotes are on target for me too. Thanks for swapping!
Quiltbutterfly rated for YTPC: Flow-ish Journal on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you Christine the journal arrived safely.
fluffyjunk rated for IPC: Happy Mail Flipbook on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely flipbook! ♥♥♥♥♥♥ The papers you used are so beautiful and I have to say, you are the queen of embellishing! How you decorated the pages is amazing and I LOVE all the golden details you put here and there. The goodies are wonderful! Thank you a thousand times!!!!
Comment: You did quite a bit! Nice to get things more organized, isn't it?
Comment: Good Luck with your craft area! Wow! Your space looks so fresh and open now!
Comment: Great job!

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VivaLaDiane on Jun 4, 2019:

Strange & Beautiful is an incredibly beautiful song. Sighhhhhhhh. Heavenly song for sure. ♥♥♥

VivaLaDiane on Jun 3, 2019:

It was in that movie that I found "The Scientist" by Coldplay and I just go to that scene whenever I hear it. It's beautiful yet haunting at the same time. I'll have to check on the rest of the soundtrack. ♥♥

onthecrafttable on May 25, 2019:

Thank you for the vintage ephemera you sent for the 'Cheap Postage Tag International' tag. It was so generous of you to send a bunch. They are absolutely perfect for my next project and I can't wait to use them!

kiddomerriweather on May 23, 2019:

Look! I made my first junk journal last night. I had to cut the "L" off "Little" because it was on the spine. It was so much fun! Still not proficient with the Bind-It-All though. Thank you!!!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 21, 2019:

Lishmo on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you. ((hugs))

Paige1900 on Feb 19, 2019:

I love your new little kitten avatar. ♥

kiddomerriweather on Jan 21, 2019:

No problem. We hope you enjoy it and that it's a success. =D

Sandara333 on May 21, 2018:

I hope you're feeling better my friend.

hope you’re feeling better

adrianaclara on Apr 24, 2018:

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