Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 5:07 pm


Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: May 19, 2022

Country: United States
Etsy Faves


May/22 I'm only doing the occasional swaps right now due to family/life. I will rate and answer any messages as quickly as I can.

A note on Rating: I usually rate a couple times a week, as all of my incoming 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.

** If you are sending to me, I also have a Canadian address if you prefer **

If you have not received my swap after a reasonable amount of time (what is that anyways, with covid?!) please let me know prior to rating a 1. I've been here almost 13 years, and am very serious about swapping. I don't flake. I'm more than happy to resend if something's gone wrong and will always extend the same courtesy.

Below are some things about me. This is not a "you must send these things" list. It's to help with any profile related swaps, and to get to know a bit more about me. I always appreciate everything that is sent to me.

About Me

Hard to believe I've been here almost 13 years! Time flies :) I've had the pleasure of meeting so many 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 gig. 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 lost our 3 seniors (17.5 and 18 years old) within about half a year of each other, but we have one monster left and an outdoor feral who now comes into the house occasionally for a snoop :) I love going to thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets and could spend hours upon hours (days? lol) sifting through old treasures.

Favorite Crafts

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

My current hobbies are paper crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals, junk journals, ATC's, smash books, gelli printing, stitching, altered art, and digital art. I've begun trying out more painted and dyed papers and loving that.

During lockdowns, I started 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)

Crafty Things

  • Love anything from Tim Holtz, Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy, 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!)
  • beautiful scrapbook papers
  • washi tapes
  • rubber stamps (love artsy ones, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, old writing, ornamental, etc.)

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!)
  • absolutely LOVE anything from Papaya Art
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • cats on postcards, notes, etc
  • Anything Moomins :)
  • 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

Themes I Enjoy

  • whimsical drawings/art
  • Charley Harper
  • 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

Not So Fussy About

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

Heavily scented items, primary and neon colours, cartoonish/child-like items (except those mentioned above), anime, kawaii, etc. (unless noted), religious items, dragons, vampires, etc., those yellow smile face stickers (yes, I'm weird lol)

Clowns, sloths, and snakes creep me out, so I would be over the moon happy to not find them in my swap :)

Favorite Television

Ghosts, Chicago PD, Criminal Minds, FBI, Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House (MD), The Closer, True Detective, Dexter, Cardinal, Person of Interest, Bosch, crafting shows, cooking shows, serial binge watcher of Investigation Discovery channel.

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, Brad Sucks, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Garbage, 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, 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


Just notes for me:

Sent ISS: 3-2-1 swap to @eevalah (with tracking) and the envelope has now been returned to me with Finnish post return label on it. I have contacted her, but she has logged in and not responded to my message. Also sent email to her and not gotten a response. Not sure if she is still active here, but I will re-send if/when she does decide to come back and provide the appropriate Information. Pic of envelope is on my Flickr.


carterj rated for *Just write* email #2 on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely email, saving turtles is important! I also saved one once many years ago.
mysmashbooklife rated for *Just write* email #2 on May 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your email! I can totally relate to the tv shows. Everything seems to bore me but I loved house as well. Some medical issues are so intresting!
Comment: Yesterday was a happy mail day! LOVE love the clusters and the extra pocket and the PCs are adorable! Lol, agree, the scrap bin seems to never get empty! Thank you for a wonderful swap! ❤️
arimails rated for CPG ATC Coin w/a Word #2 - US on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: A lovely ATC Coin! Thank you :)
arimails rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Jjean rated for ABC USA - One Word Swap on Apr 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the very nice selections from my word....... will use all.....love the prayer card (oldest one I have) & the other religious cards - Different & fun swap...
Curiouskitty rated for MAIL ART - Bright Colors on Apr 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much ♥️
ScrapHappyGabi rated for ABC USA - V is for Vintage on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the amazing antique ephemera! This is such a beautiful swap and yes, I promise it will all be so very loved and taken excellent care of!! The promisary note from the 1850s is phenomenal! The fountain penmanship is exquisite!!! The little cabinet card of the little German boy is so precious ! I love everything you so carefully wrapped and tied with a bow! Thank you SO MUCH!!!
ChrisAnne rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 8, 2022
Comment: Congrats on hubby getting back to work. But an even bigger congrats on letting things go including your SB groups. If there was anyone to hand over my Christian group to, I think I would be doing the same.
HappyMom rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Sounds like you've gotten a lot done so far! Thanks for sharing your list and good luck getting everything finished :)
ÇisnerosV rated for YTPC: Easy Flat Mail Pocket USA on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Loved this swap, so much fun. I loved all the extras.
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful folder. It is amazing! 💕💕💕
mermaidery rated for Email Music Game on Mar 23, 2022
Comment: We picked some of the same songs! Thanks for sharing :)
Cindymt rated for Email Music Game on Mar 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks! I think I also chose The Scientist for Profession.
musiccinme rated for Email Music Game on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: Wow, I loved your playlist, found some new faves and rediscovered some oldies I love! Thanks!
Pei04 rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of songs. Most of them were new to me :)
QuinGem rated for Email Music Game on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Great list. Thanks for sharing!!
Comment: Hi Christine: I got your beautiful index card yesterday and I love everything about it. The soft, muted colors are so pretty. The text additions, as well as the arrangement of the washi tape are perfect! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and tuck ins! Lovely work!
fishsteak rated for USHM: Profile Swap on Feb 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the notebook, stamps, and postcards. I love them all!

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jamicam on Dec 31, 2021:

Wishing you peace, creativity, laughter, and good health for the new year!


LahDeeDah on Dec 24, 2021:

kiddomerriweather on Dec 6, 2021:

Yes, you did tell me about Batman. After I posted that comment I remembered, but I wasn't 100% sure that it was you who told me that. LOL!

kiddomerriweather on Dec 2, 2021:

I'm around. I'm just lurking in the shadows like Batman. lol Thanks for thinking of me. =D

LahDeeDah on Nov 13, 2021:

awww how adorable luv im glad you stopped by hun be thankful for the weekend its rude not to be thankful

P. S. You got me! Hahahahaha!!!

January on Jun 4, 2021:

Oh wow Christine! The pick 2 tag that you sent was absolutely amazing - thank you for your generosity! The items are great and what's more, the packaging and presentation made it so fun and special and exciting to open! It made my week! Happy mail indeed!

jamicam on May 2, 2021:


KitschyDesignsbyKara on Apr 26, 2021:

Hey there friend! Thanks for the nice comment on my profile! Always good to meet someone with similar interests! I checked out your etsy...I need to pick your brain about offering digital items!

sebastian122 on Jan 9, 2021:

Hang in there.

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