Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2023 12:30 am


Date Joined: July 20, 2009
Last Online: November 23, 2023
Birthday: January 2
Country: United States

About Me


My "1" rating is from a swap from 2013. I did reach out to her BUT she has not been on swapbot since 2014. If she ever returns, I will resend.

My "3" rating was from 2016, which she did receive, but the rating remains at "3". I am not sure if the rating can be changed after all this time, but I have contacted her and will hopefully hear from her soon.

I am...

Krista, a mother of 2 and grandma to 2 (#3 due in November 2023), quirky, tattooed, always drinking coffee, an art instructor and exhibiting artist, a comic book collector, a daughter, a friend, a bleeding heart, a believer in equal rights, a recue animal person, art supply obsessed, a mess-maker, empathetic, a glass half full philosopher, a night owl, a musician and music lover, a writer, an illustrator, a mentor, a thing-finder and collector of oddities, a thrift shop and junkyard explorer, curious about the paranormal, a lover of the little things, a supporter of the underdog, mathematically challenged, a wanderer, free spirited, a believer in living life to the fullest, and forever learning and changing.

Art Mediums:

  • Mixed Media painting/paper arts
  • Encaustic
  • Art Journals
  • ATCs
  • Junk Journals & Smash books
  • Assemblage
  • Mini zines
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry & Beading
  • Collage
  • Monoprinting
  • Stamp Carving/Block Printing
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Altered Books
  • Resin jewelry


I am completely obsessed with coffee (addicted?). I collect coffee items (such as: coffee stickers, coffee magnets, artwork with coffee, coffee stamps, coffee paper, quotes and poems about coffee, and any other random coffee ephemera).


I am the proud Mother of 2 adult children (a daughter and son), and grandma to 2 grandsons (and another on the way!!!). I have 2 amazing rescue dogs; Frankie is a chiweenie and was thrown out of a moving vehicle, shattering his back right leg. It is pinned back together and he has some mobility issues, but you'd never know it by the way he plays! Cooper is a terrier mix and the sweetest dog ever. He is SUCH a cuddle bug. He was beaten and left in a parking lot in Texas. Luckily he did not sustain any lifelong physical injuries. Janet is our little black cat and our youngest fur baby. She was rescued from a hoarding situation and when we got her, she was so malnourished that we weren't sure she would make it through the night. Thankfully, she is thriving now. My goal as a rescue Mom is to love them so much, they will forget anyone ever treated them unkindly.


I am currently a youth art instructor (cermaics and art enrichment). Prior to that, I spent over a decade in the Special Education field, as well as 3 years providing Community Treatment for youth and adults with severe mental illness.


Criminal Minds (Dr. Spencer Reid and Penelope Garcia are my favorite characters), Supernatural, Snapped, 20/20, Dateline (and spin-offs), 48 Hours Mystery, American Horror Story, Wednesday, Bridgerton, Stranger Things.


BLACK AND WHITE PATTERNS, Anything glitter, Teal, Raspberry, Purples, Blues, Greens, Jewel Tones, Neon. I'm not fond of holiday patterned paper, but I will happily pass it on to someone who would enjoy it.

I also like to:

Go to the movies, visit local events, visit kitschy roadside attractions, go camping, visit art galleries and museums, PLAY DRUMS (and I am learning how to make my own hand drums), do art swaps and collaborations with other artists, attend music festivals AND CONCERTS, go to thrift stores/antique shops/flea markets and peruse old used bookstores, and I am a HUGE PLANNER NERD (The Create 365 Happy Planner brand).


I mostly enjoy quirky-cute Indie Films, horror movies, documentaries and whatever piques my curiosity at that moment. Some of my favorites include: Watching the Detectives, Amelie, Edward Scissorhands, Coraline, The Conjuring 1 & 2, The Lovely Bones, Murder By Numbers, May, Perks of Being a Wallflower, American Psycho, Beetlejuice, Heathers, The Lost Boys, Super 8, I Madman, Silence of the Lambs, Taking Lives, Pan's Labyrinth, Warm Bodies, Tim Burton movies, David Lynch movies.

Critters & Animals

DRAGONFLIES, RACCOONS, whimsical woodland creatures, GNOMES, SNAILS, Hedgehogs, Squirrels, Fox, PINK FLAMINGOS, Lions


My favorite flower is the Iris (especially the big purple kind with yellow centers). I also appreciate ferns, rocks, crystals, lichen, moss, waterfalls, tiny streams, willow trees and driftwood. I am allergic to the fragrance of roses, but I admire their beauty and especially fancy the "fire and ice" variety.


I mostly read True Crime/Serial Killer Books or murder mysteries. Favorite authors include Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse series), Erica Spindler, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Gardner, Ann Rule, Nancy Bush, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe, Marie Rainer Rilke, Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars), various art books (Traci Bunkers, Keri Smith, Jane Davies, Chris Cozen, Julie Prichard, Suzanne Simantis, etc), and various comics/graphic novels (The Maxx, Amory Wars, Chew, My Friend Dahmer). I have also illustrated two published children's books.


I am OBSESSED with COHEED AND CAMBRIA. I also enjoy Long Distance Calling, The Piano Guys, The Vitamin String Quartet, Black Violin, Mothica, Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI, Fugazi, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Incubus and so many more. I can't imagine life without music.

Wish List:

  • Mechanical and Anatomical diagrams
  • Vintage or modern ephemera
  • Gallery Cards from Art Museums
  • Anything with FRANKENSTEIN or his bride
  • Black cat themed items (paper, stickers, etc)
  • Unique stencils (handmade or store bought)
  • Dragonflies
  • London items, brochures (Victorian or modern), Jack the Ripper or English cemetaries.
  • ROAD MAPS from your state or country!!!
  • PLANNER Stickers (I have a Create 365 Happy Planner, but other stickers are welcomed too).
  • Vintage CIRCUS or FREAK SHOW items.
  • "Hello My Name Is" Adhesive labels
  • TAROT CARDS/images
  • Adhesive name tags (colorful, unique designs
  • Theme: COFFEE (flat paper items, stickers)
  • Tiny botanicals for resin jewelry
  • Vintage PALM READING items/images
  • Death Head moths
  • Journal Prompts
  • Poetry/blackout poetry
  • Animal Crossing New Horizons themed items
  • Tissue paper (colored/patterned/glittery)
  • Mushroom or Raccoon (stickers, flat paper items)
  • NAPKINS (colored/patterned)
  • Foreign language vocabulary cards
  • Postcards (used or new, the weirder the better)
  • Book pages in different languages
  • Incense (Sandalwood and Musk are faves)
  • I'm super open-minded and do not get offended easily. As long as it's not anti-gay, sexist or racist, we are good.


  • Castles
  • Cemetaries (black & white photos especially)
  • Coffee, Coffee shops
  • Art, Artists
  • England/UK
  • Creepy (trees, dolls, ghosts/haunted places)
  • Horror/Scary movie
  • Sci/Fi
  • Dragons, Fantasy theme
  • Dragonflies, moths, ladybugs
  • Flowers: Irises, blue roses, botanical diagrams
  • Funny, silly, sarcastic, inappropriate language
  • Tabletop RPG (Dungeons and Dragons, polyhedral dice, geeky themes)
  • "Greetings from" (especially weird places/museums, roadside attractions)

  • Send me anything. If I can't use it, I will happily pass it along. But...


  • rose scented items trigger migraines
  • yellow food coloring


  • I take my swaps seriously and put care into them.
  • I rate when I receive a swap (right after I open them).
  • If you haven't received a swap from me, please message me and I will gladly resend.
  • Questions, or for a private swap, message me!


DParker85 rated for Rainbow Mail #6 on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a wonderful, sparkly envelope! I love all these handmade papers! I laughed so hard when I saw the painting, I love it so much! I started collecting tiny figurines and tiny gemstone weens, but as people send me paintings and artwork my collection is expanding from the shelf to the wall and it makes me so happy 😂
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed it; I had SO MUCH FUN putting it all together. The look on my boyfriend's face when I showed him the painting was priceless. Happy swapping!
aphinney rated for Rainbow Mail #5 on Oct 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! Loved it all, especially the decorated envelope!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you liked the mail art; I had fun with this one.
SamanthaJane rated for Rainbow Mail #4 on Oct 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of goodies! Did you make the envelope? It's so pretty! I love your fancy writing...I wish I could do that! Thanks again for everything! Happy swapping! 🙂❤️
Response: Yes, the envelope was handmade using scrapbook paper and embellished with all sorts of mediums. Thank you for the kind words.
lefisher9227 rated for Blind horror swap #1 on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: thank you :)
Response: You're very welcome.
inventacharm rated for Horror themed slapped postcard on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Love the stickers you used, thank you for the cute pc!! P.S. your bf has good tase :D
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I have so many Halloween stickers, it was a challenge because I wanted to put more on! Lol And I'd have to agree... my bf is a keeper.
RadiateJoy rated for Rainbow Mail #3 on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: Omg. How cute was your swap. ❤️. Mini file folders???? I’m in love. Definitely want to be pals. Letter coming your way.
Response: Yay! I'm glad you liked everything. I'm looking forward to being pwhpals!!!
LadyGuenevere rated for PC ME #13 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! It was great to be partnered with you. Wishing you happy swapping and a great start to Autumn! - Alayna <3
Response: You're very welcome!
cheewla rated for Letter To 2 Partners #10 on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your letter! I enjoyed reading your letter! I do relate when you write you felt 'nothing' much to do when you are younger, I was thinking the same a year ago 😂 when actually I can find little happinesses around me and do small things that can make me or others happy! I love your letter sm! Thanks for the cute NDS sticker as well 💖
Response: I'm glad it found you well and enjoy the little surprise.
emcki rated for Cats! on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: i love black cats! thanks for sending.
Response: I'm so happy you liked it.
hodye rated for Letter To 2 Partners #10 on Aug 16, 2023
Comment: Great envelope! And thank you for the stickers!
Response: You are so welcome!
asgardianthunderer rated for Rainbow Mail #2 on Aug 9, 2023
Comment: Absolutely loved all the items! Thank you so much 😊
Response: Yay! Very happy to hear that.
Comment: so cool, thank you so much!!
Response: You are very welcome!
adawndria rated for Glittery Find and Send on Aug 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all of the sparkly goodies! Love your attention to detail and the kitties!
Response: I was SO excited and had a great time with this swap. Yay for glitter!!!
Pyrhulla rated for postcards for happiness 😊 on Aug 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! I also adore the decorations and the stamps :)
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed this PC. I am totally addicted to stickers and use them on everything (it gives me an excuse to buy more hahaha).
Stampalia rated for postcards for happiness 😊 on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool mushroom postcard. They remind me of the skinny mushrooms that grow during autumn in ACNH.
Response: Yes! They reminded me of that too. I am obsessed with that game, lol.
Comment: Thank you! Pretty mail art. Happy swapping!
Response: Glad it made it!
Comment: Hi there Janet ! Nice to meet you, you sound like a very handsome cat ! I'm sure you are mom & dad's favorite, but I'm also sure your dogs brothers are also super nice ! Have a wonderful day and thank you for the postcard !
Response: Janet and I are both happy you received it!
Mamakoala2017 rated for PC-Sticker Bomb 1 on Jul 20, 2023
Comment: Literally couldn't have picked better stickers! Love all of them!!!! ♥️♥️♥️
Response: I'm so glad! I have so many and love to share. Some I've had since I was a kid!
Comment: I can not tell you how absolutely giddy I became when I opened your letter and those stickers fell out. You're the first wild one among the fence Ive ever met.
Response: I'm always up for private swaps. Coheed-related or otherwise!

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Mistyinltown on Jun 1, 2023:

Hi! I saw your question about what PDT labels were. They are please deliver to labels usually printed with a theme or holiday so you can have fun/pretty labels to put your send to address on. 😊👍

duckymorgan on Sep 4, 2018:

I think I found the perfect image based on your profile - a tattooed man in uniform with coffee! Enjoy!

alt image

Profile love - September

turtlelove84 on Sep 3, 2018:

Profile Love - September

"Life happens...Coffee helps."

(If you like, you can delete my previous comment, it didn't select the correct size GIF, I'm sorry.)

turtlelove84 on Sep 3, 2018:

Profile Love - September

Life happens...Coffee helps. name for image

NannaBanana on Sep 3, 2018:

Oh, the first picture apparently is a little too big..

I don't know how to fix that but this is what it says:

Coffee [kof-ee] ; noun. A magical dark substance that turns 'leave me alone' into 'good morning, honey.'

NannaBanana on Sep 3, 2018:

Profile Love - September

Hi, I found you these pictures, I hope you like them!!

koffie anchor

Have a great week! Nanne

bluecrayons on Sep 2, 2018:

ok so my pic was in preview but when i hit leave comment it disappeared, so here it is again i hope.

profile love-september.

bluecrayons on Sep 2, 2018:

profile love-september. i to am obsessed with coffee,

Autumn5 on Sep 2, 2018:

Profile Love - September


"Coffee makes a sad man cheerful, a languorous man active, a cold man warm, a warm man glowing. It awakens mental powers thought to be dead, and when left in a sick room, it fills the room with a fragrance…. The very smell of coffee terrorizes death." - Cleo Coyle

angeliclizard on Aug 16, 2016:

I hope your summer is going well! Mine has too much work and not enough swimming for my liking! Happy Swapping!


-Making It Right August Profile Deco

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