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Date Joined: August 11, 2018
Last Online: June 24, 2021
Birthday: July 25
Country: United States
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About Me

*****Book is DONE--in the process of the first edit--I will now be doing more swaps. Check out the Book Lovers Swap going on!!

I've been very busy writing articles for Medium and writing articles for my local newspaper so I don't swap as MUCH as I used to--but I am still here :)

I'm Christina and I'm 45 years young ( but tell that to my body lol). I l ive in rural North Carolina, I love nature and all things crafty!! It is my hope and prayer that my crafting bring joy to others. I also look for swaps that challenge me creatively. I host swaps and since I am fairly new here I don't have a lot of participation. Please join my swaps and ENJOY THEM πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€!!!

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I am the creator of the group CROSS STITCH LOVERS ... Check out our group and join if you love stitching!


Things I Love

ABCs of what I like 😊😊😊

  • A: ATCs and things to make them
  • B: butterflies, books, Bible verses, birds
  • C: cross stitch, crows/corvids, colors, Counting Crows
  • D: dragonflies
  • E: elvish writing, ephemera
  • F: faeries
  • G: ghost stories
  • H: holidays, honesty
  • I: inspiration, inclusion
  • J: junebugs, joy, Jesus
  • K: kindness
  • L:πŸ’˜, ladybugs
  • M: makeup πŸ’„, mermaids
  • N: nature, news
  • O: ocean and ocean creatures
  • P: Pegasus, poetry, pen pals
  • Q: quotes
  • R: respect
  • S: spiritual, seahorses, 🌞, stationary, space, seasons, sea turtles
  • T: Tolkien characters, teas, Tree of Life
  • U: unicorns
  • V: Vintage
  • W: writing, waterfalls, weather, whimsy, woodland elves
  • X: X-stitch
  • Y:
  • Z: Ziggy


ATC focal pieces in SETS OF THREE to use for jams!

  • Word and phrases stickers for ATCs
  • Stencils or rubber stamps for ATCs
  • Artsy and we'll-made ATCs for my collection
  • Embellishments for making ATCs ( buttons, lace etc)
  • Art images or drawings of faeries, Tolkien's woodland elves, Elvish imagery or script, crows or birds, Counting Crows inspired art, or butterflies and dragonflies, sea turtles
  • Inspirational quotes or Bible verses written in beautiful fonts, script, or calligraphy (preferably on small card stock or something so I can use it in card making or crafting)
  • Scrapbooking/planning/specialty designer stickers

***cross stitching wish list see below

Favorite Books

I love reading!!! I collect books way faster than I can read them. I like all kinds of genres but it must be well-written. I like award winners, drama, crime, thriller, etc. Favorite books include: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon, Phillipa Gregory Tudor series, and have enjoyed nearly every Oprah book club book I have read.

Favorite Crafts

I πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– all things crafty!!! I add this into my pen pal letter making as well. Favorites include: CROSS STITCHING!!!!!! happy planner and bullet journal, crochet and knitting, making ATCs, painting and so much more.I just learned to Zentangle and I really like it.

My newest crafty obsession is making ATCs and I want to make high quality ones...if you receive an AT C from me and are an experienced AT C maker, will you please message me privately with any thoughts of advice on how I can make them better? Thanks!

I do have terrible carpal tunnel so this limits me! I just keep trying and plug away at whatever numerous projects I have going 😬😎😌😳


  • Gory images( creepy or Halloween/ghostly stuff is OK and I rather like...but bloody or demonic NO,just NO, zombies and horror films also a no (although I do enjoy reading Koontz and Stephen King)
  • Teas I dislike - any with licorice, berry flavors, and not a fan of chamomile
  • Anime
  • Country music
  • Award stickers *Hate or judgement, intolerance
  • Phobia: camel crickets, random, I know

Favorite Music

I am OBSESSED with and a lifelong fan of the Counting Crows. I have seen them 3 times in concert. The music, the lyrics...touches my spirit.

I love folk rock, hard rock, acoustic rock, hair band music etc.

Cross Stitch wish list

  • Evenweave or linen fabric
  • metallic threads
  • hand dyed threads
  • any type of specialty threads really
  • Just Another Button Company buttons
  • favorite pattern themes: nature, whimsical/faeries etc, bookmark or mini
  • Needle minders
  • beading needles


Thank you

Thank you for reading my profile. I do my best to share joy with others through my swapping. I love reading comments and getting good ratings. Good vibes to all!


Comment: Thank you so much for the cute little book atc it’s adorable. πŸ₯° ❀️
mim rated for Book Lovers ATC #8 of 9 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. I saw the movie but never read the book. The dragon was cute, thank you.
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty ATC and the book recommendation!
RooBaRoo rated for Book Lovers ATC #6 Favorite Author on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: Hope you are all well now. Thank you for the ATC, thanks for the extras & thanks for hosting the series :)
Comment: What a beautiful stitched dress! It's like a piece of art! I love it! Thanks so much! Thanks for the extras too! Happy stitching!
Tara rated for Book Lovers ATC #6 Favorite Author on Apr 28, 2019
Comment: Awesome card and thanks for the stickers :)
Comment: Hey Christina! All the Best for your goal, & thank you for all the Mail art, I love it all ! :)
Response: Thank you...I put up the next Book Love ATC one...I am hosting that and a swap for my cross stitch group. Glad you like your ATC ABOUT 3000 MORE WORDS TO GO AND THE FIRST DRAFT OF MY BOOK IS DONE. SO EXCITED!!!
Kskollections rated for ATCO: Free Theme February on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Cute!
Response: Thank you
Comment: Thanks for the colourful bookmark. elflady
Response: You are welcome
CraftyElf rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Green on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the extra bits. Much appreciated. Hugs Ann
Response: Glad you like it
Comment: Thank you very much for your ATC. I have never heard of that book before so I had to look it up - thanks for teaching me something new πŸ˜‰
Response: oh gosh...it is GREAT. You have to read it!! Glad you enjoyed your ATC.
roxymtl rated for WIYM: Cactus/Succulant ATC on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Nice work
Response: Thank you
LowRain rated for WIYM: Do What You Want on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the swap! Loved everything! Happy Swapping to you!
Response: Glad you like it. Happy Swapping to you too
NTEOWL rated for WIYM: Do What You Want on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I really love the "plot twist" quote. It definitely resonates with me. Anchorage, AK isn't too cold today, thankfully! Happy swapping! :)
Response: I am happy you like it.... It was 75 degrees here today...IN FEBRUARY???
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: Do What You Want on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Oh how fun!! Cross-stitch AND Nancy in one envie. So fun for me! Thank you so much!!
Response: Oh I was glad to have things I thought you might like! Glad you like it!
OrganizedHere rated for AAA: Sparkle ATC on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Love your unicorn atc and the decorated envelope. Thanks for the stickers-now I can decorate an envelope that I am sending.
Response: that one was fun to make!!
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely gorgeous ATC you made for me. It's beautiful!
Response: On I am so glad you like it!
DaisyNY rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Pink on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: That's a lot of pink! And kawaii is on my list, too.
Response: I'm glad you like it 😊
Germanbaby77 rated for Steampunk ATC on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful ATC you did a great job. Thank you
Response: I am so glad you like it!
outofdarkness rated for USA: Holiday Card and an ATC on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Ho ho ho, Happy Kwanza.....thanks to the USPS, I have had to put off my greetings to you. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome!

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Emro on Jul 11, 2019:

I hope you are feeling much better! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Emro on Jul 10, 2019:

Congrats on the book being done! What an achievement!

Does that mean you'll host Book Love ATC #8 soon?

iowa05 on Jan 26, 2019:

Hi Christina! I am one of your swap partners for "Do What You Want." Do you have any favorite colors? :) Thanks!

RooBaRoo on Jan 1, 2019:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :) :) Do let us all know when you host Book Love ATC # 3 !

Gatzcat on Dec 23, 2018:


Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Christmas Day πŸŽ„ & New Year!!

From your friend in Idaho,


supersquirrel on Dec 8, 2018:

Thank you for the finished "Let it Snow" ATC. It turned out so pretty.

Mimi7 on Dec 4, 2018:

Hi Christina, Thanks for the wonderful snowy sparkly ATC jam, I love it. This morning here in southern Illinois we woke up to a dusting of snow, so pretty. Merry Christmas to you!!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

CraftyChristina on Nov 11, 2018:

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