Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2021 6:52 am


Date Joined: October 22, 2013
Last Online: July 11, 2021
Birthday: June 21
Country: United States
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Hi! I'm Chrissy!


Updated10/24/2019 Moved to Missouri in April...slowly getting back into Swapping!

Updated: 9/29/2018 On vacation out of the country until October 7. We’ve had another death in our family, so I’m slowing down for a little while. Just really tired. I have two Trash to Treasure Journals that I’m working on, in case anybody is wondering. I thought I had one done, and just realized it isn’t. So, when I get back, finishing my pages in those and sending them out will be my priority.

2018 has been a hard year so far! My son, Silas (19), has called it the "Year of Loss."

Lately, with my work schedule, I've been having a difficult time getting to the post office, so I've been dropping my swaps in the blue drop-off boxes. If anything comes to you with postage due, please just let me know, and I'll definitely make it up to you.


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


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.



Altered books.

Rubber Stamping


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!

All four have graduated now, but I'm helping a little with my granddaughter.

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 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.



Firefly / Serenity / Browncoats

Alice in Wonderland






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, magpie journals, 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


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


Used postage stamps (anything except US Flags)

washi tape

clean stickers (no children's stickers please)

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)


Anything you personally create--your art

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, Firefly, Outlander, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The White Princess, This is Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, The Sinner

I'm always 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





NOTES FOR MYSELF Magpie Journal Starter Kit RAK: Mailed to BBSporty on Aug. 2, 2018.


Comment: Thank you so much! I loved going through your magpie journal, it was very interesting and I love seeing items from other countries!
Comment: I absolutely love this tag! Thank you so much - and for the beautiful note and enclosure too. Please do keep in touch outside of here! You're one of my favourite people on the 'Bot! xoxo
dancingtiger rated for **PBP OCT Elf…** on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: I had forgotten about 'elf' so it was a lovely surprise when a magical elf page arrived this morning- I appreciate the time and talent that went into creating it..thank you x
Comment: Lovely journal! Thanks so much, Chrissy!
suzwa rated for ATC CHINESE VALENTINE on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: OMGoodness! How cute is this ATC! Thank you so very much for the adorable card and the extra goodies!
groundhogstamper rated for ATC Sunshine (ISF) on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! and the washi tape you sent.
user6937 rated for One on One Swap #1 on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Chrissy; the first swap has arrived! Thanks for the blank cards/envelopes and journal thingy, too :)
HannahsMommy07 rated for Handmade PC 2 (ISF) on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!
user6937 rated for OOO: Pick Your Prize on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I like how you keep the Washi from moving around in the envie :)
sherylk3 rated for Pretty Paper Exchange on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: What an awesome envelope to unpack - love everything, especially the ATC. The playing card is great, it's going in my junk journal I have for swaps. Love the note card too! Wish I could give you more than 1 heart :)
doodlebugdezines rated for Collaboration #58 on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Lots of people sitting on those sidewalk benches in St Petersburg, FL in 1953!!! I’d rather be soaking in the view of the ocean while lounging on the beach. LOL
ktk8 rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #52 on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: WoW GREAT SWAP and great postcard I shall finish and send it home.... AN absolutely GORGEOUS envelope also with all the butterflies inside and out.....THANK YOU.....
HannahsMommy07 rated for ISF ATC Free Theme on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU for the awesome AtC and all the GOODIES!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the sunny tag - nicely done! And for the sheet music (love to use that) and the mini journal - very kind of you :)
renmagpie rated for ISF: Flat Profile Surprise on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Chrissy - Thank you so, SO much for this book! And the hauntingly beautiful postcard too. I'n so happy and grateful to know you here. xoxo
Mimi7 rated for 2 starter sets with theme of Autumn on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Hi Chrissy, Thanks for the lovely starter sets, I can hardly wait to add to them. Thanks for the scripture card, the unicorn and cat stickers are great. Thanks for a great swap!!
Kskollections rated for It isnt easy being green on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Simply fantastic! Love them!
marymary914 rated for Summer Farmers Market ATC on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Awesome ATC and extras!! Thanks!!
bbsporty rated for APCO: Pocket APC on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Oh I just love your APC! The origami makes such a beautiful pocket! And your embellishments are spot on! Thank you for taking the time to make something so pretty and for the extra goodies!
Mammybarnes rated for ATC - Free Themed #143 (USA) on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Hi Chrissy I received your ATC and love the pocket on the ATC. Really nice swap thank you.♥️

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CurlyTea on Jun 21, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


ktk8 on Sep 18, 2018:

Thanks for working on my Collab 58 PC adding the fragile stamp and roses....it turned out so pretty! Many hearts to you......

MissPaula on Aug 31, 2018:

Thanks for the 'Boo' on my pumpkin PC. I appreciate seeing the supplies used listed on the card. Love it! = )

AZmom875 on Aug 6, 2018:

Gorgeous vintage lady for the act jams

bbsporty on Aug 6, 2018:

Thank you for the magpie journal RAK! I've never made one before and look forward to using all the goodies you sent to start one!

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!

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.

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