Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2023 7:41 am


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

Hubby and I work together with at-risk kids. We have been in vocational ministry with kids/teens for 20+ years and wouldn't have it any other way.

Our youngest son, 15, and I spend a lot of time together as I homeschool. We adopted one of the amazing kiddos we had in foster care at our previous positions. He is doing so well.

Our other two children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school.

Our youngest, a son, has three children of his own. Our two grandsons have August birthdays like hubby, their daddy and I. Our precious granddaughter was born in March.



Valuable: My Christian faith

Animal: sloth

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis,CRPS and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms and chocolate.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015 and a second time in August 2018. *Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


Candace rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #8 on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: Best wishes on your challenge, and your PT!
Response: Thank you! And thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne, this is super cute! The flowers are 99% intact! After traveling all the way across the USA from Florida to California. I would say that’s pretty good. I don’t mind if it’s a private swap with just you and me. I love making handmade postcards lately!!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I can't private swap this month, but PLEASE remind me in April. I love making them as well. I'm glad flowers made it as I used a sealer as well to make them stick.
mcorbus rated for CPG ~ HMPC Collab Feb '23 on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for the heart. Enjoy working on the card.
2Hearts rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month Feb on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your creation!
Response: Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
TryshaH81 rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ X or Y on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for my extra special postcard!! I love the little piggies!!! I dont have a life verse or verse of the year but now Im looking for one :)
Response: i'm so glad you like your pc. It was a struggle to find one for X or Y. Keep in touch about your hunt for a life verse or a verse of the year.
Comment: Thank you for the asparagus postcard, one of my favorite veggies. Congrats on your progress, keep going!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. Thank you for your words or encouragement.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards! I will get to work on these and send them out next round.
Response: Thank you. I have been out of the coloring swaps for a bit, but thought it would be great to jump back in.
Response: Thank you for rating promptly.
Jillemina rated for CPG One Sheet Minizines #39 - US on Feb 21, 2023
Comment: LOVED this little booklet of your doggos. DARLING! I read it to my grandson :)
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I haven’t been doing zines for long so I’m glad you’re doing well.
Comment: Thanks for the encouragement you posted on my profile page.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the encirclement ❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart and for swapping with me.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Green Flat Envie 2023 - US on Feb 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty green goodies!!!
Response: Sorry I missed responding earlier. Thank you for the heart and nice comment.
Comment: Hi ChrisAnne, Thank you for the card. I’ll message you! At first I thought this was a store bought card it’s professionally made.
Response: Thank you for the sweet compliment and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for your prayer! What a cute postcard :)
Response: My honor to pray for you. Thank you for the heart.
chimerix rated for CPG Ransom Note HMPC #3 - US on Feb 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the PC. I assume it is supposed to say "Snail Mail = Happiness". It came saying "ail Mail = H p s". So, we lost quite a few letters along the journey, but it is a fun and colorful background. Aloha -- You don't need to make another unless you just want to. Thanks for offerieng.
Response: I am so sorry it didn't hold up. Would you like me to make another one and fasten differently. I hate that you didn't get the full message.
JenZen5 rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month Jan ~ USA on Feb 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the January ATC. I also think of snowmen when I think of January, even though neither of us get snow. :) And thank you for hosting a fun swap. Have a great day.
Response: I'm glad you like him. I really appreciate the heart. I too enjoy these themed atc swaps.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ NC/PC Challenge ~ W on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard! Yup, the cold this weekend isn't for wimps! Whew, last night it was cold 11 degrees with wind! We had to go away as well, otherwise I would have hibernated like the bears do! LOL!
Response: Glad you are making it through the cold weather. Stay warm, and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty clusters!
Response: I'm so glad you find them pretty. This was a new type of swap for me. Thanks for the heart.
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #7 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Very nice Note, Will Pray for you and your family.
Response: Thank you for praying.
Comment: Great zine, thank you!! I have the same challenge - it's because the copies are just a little off (either by accident or the copier is off) so it makes it harder to line up! I end up hand trimming them!
Response: Thanks for the tip about trimming them. I actually have designed them all digitally and then just print them out. I'm really enjoying making a bunch of these.

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mizvicky on Feb 16, 2023:

Thanks so much for the encouraging profile bling. ❤️❤️

mchesser12 on Feb 15, 2023:

for: TCHH - Profile Bling - Encouragement

mizvicky on Feb 12, 2023:

TCHH Profile Bling, Encouragement.. HAve a blessed Sunday!!!



DeboraCreates on Nov 29, 2022:

Thank you for the three stunning notecards in the CPG Who Likes Tag Game! Love 'em!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 21, 2022:

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling!




colleenbUSA on Nov 20, 2022:

CPG Tgiving Profile Bling - US

Tricia22 on Sep 21, 2022:

Cheap Postage Tag You're It - US- Thank you for the Autumn Address labels.

MuggleMom on Sep 14, 2022:

Thank you for your kind words about the swap I'm hosting:CPG: HMPC:🔍Scavenger Hunt #2



mchesser12 on Aug 21, 2022:

for: CPG Quickie Dog Days Summer Profile Bling

colleenbUSA on Aug 15, 2022:

CPG QUICKIE:Dog Days Summer Profile Bling - Global

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