Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2022 10:54 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: August 8, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me


I am a 49yr old mom of two boys and I have been married 25 years now to a wonderful man who puts up with my crafting. Both of my sons are autistic (ASD). One is 21 and in college. The other is 13 and in 7th grade.

I love butterflies and woodland animals such as foxes and deer. I look forward to going to Disneyland in the future.

My family and I do celebrate secular holidays.

Please message me if a swap is late or gone missing. During this Covid-19 virus time, I am not directly handing my mail over to the post worker as per usual before clicking the SENT on Swap-bot. I am placing the swap in my mailbox and then clicking SENT otherwise I would forget to click SENT if I wait. Depending on when the USPS picks up the mail, it may be postmarked the day after I SENT it. This should not cause a problem as I send my mail off days before the send by date.

Favorite Crafts

I am taking a break from making books. I had a lot of fun making journals, magpie books and deco books but I have moved on a bit from them.

As of late I have been diamond painting, bead embroidery, stitching and might pick up miniatures again.

This is a couple of pictures of diamond painting. The first is using a light pad. It can help quite a bit for those that have difficulty seeing.

I tend to do diamond painting with special rhinestones. I just enjoy all the colors. Similar to what you see below. You can see more on my IG link at the top of my profile.

Favorite Music, TV & Books

I prefer listening to YouTube the most. I will have it on in the background while crafting. I do watch some shows on Netflix but it is on rare occasion. I have been watching DARK and Lucifer as of late.

I have actually never had a favorite book. I used to read lots of books as a teen. As I became older, I just had worse and worse reading comprehension. I read passages over and over and nothing stuck. I found it very frustrating. It took me a while but I found out it is from a symptom of fibromyalgia called fibrofog.

Small Things I Enjoy

I love stickers, except puffy. I subscribed to Stickii and would by all the packs. They are awesome stickers that are non kiddie, non alpha, great for planners. I highly recommend them. Check them out at this Stickii Link

I do enjoy stamped images that I can color in and add to my journals.

I do like Kawaii stationery but I am not picky about it. So if you are in a Kawaii swap that is particular don't worry about what you send to me. I am okay with receiving Diaso, American Kawaii, and cheap Sanrio.

Disney characters, especially Minnie and Mickey. Oh and Stitch.

Postcards - No preferences.


Had a bad day, week, month? Running low on note cards, stationery but want to keep swapping? Message me if you would like a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) and I will see what can be done.


No Thank you, please

Please as a side note, I do not wish to receive anything religious. I am not religious but respect all religions and the people who practice them.

Sadly, candy treats I cannot have. I am on a special diet from my physician.

Please no clothing or house hold items.

I really don't care for glitter.
Please Note: A tiny amount well stuck to the paper such as on a card or sticker is fine.

I don't care for confetti or sequins.

I personally don't use temporary tattoos so they just get passed along.

I personally don't use puffy stickers as they are don't match my aesthetic for journals and so I just pass them along.

I personally don't use classroom reward stickers but I do pass them along to a few teachers that love them.


Comment: Thanks for sending your owl postcard my way and for the two extra cards.
christy102194 rated for July Letter 2022 on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Hi Selene! I got your letter just in time while writing mine to reply~ Thanks for all the diamond painting tips - I am finishing my second large-ish diamond painting [this one is 40x50*] and am soon to start a HUGE one [45x65]. I would love to maybe frame a few of these when I am finished. ^^
Response: You are on a roll! Wow! I did not expect this. Woot! I am glad you are having fun!
mchesser12 rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #6 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sending your postcard my way… I really like how you divided it. And thanks for the extra postcards.
Response: My pleasure. I love sharing the fun!
tatntole rated for CPG Coloring Collab #28 JUNE - US on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: This will be a fun one to color.
Response: My pleasure!
MarHelene rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #5 on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: Love the different style. Will love to color it next.
Response: My pleasure!
mchesser12 rated for CPG Coloring Collab #27 MAY - US on May 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sending this postcard my way. I will finish it and send it home. And thanks for the extra postcards... super cute!
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: Loved your letter!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart! <3
Comment: So glad it wasn't covid... I too feared I had it [a second time no less!] >0< I love a good rain or thunderstorm when I'm at home relaxing - perfect ambience!
Response: We have so much rain so but I rarely have to water the yard!
Comment: I can only imagine how hard it must have been to clean through all that stuff..! >0< I wasn't ready for Easter in the slightest, I was running around like a crazy person the day beforehand.. -.- It came way too quick this year! I used to do polymer clay art! Next package I send you I'll include one of my little kawaii charms - that's what I used to heavily make ^^ It's tedious but so cool once you've glazed them and added details.
Response: I would adore some of your polymer clay art!
christy102194 rated for Letter Swap: March 2022 on May 6, 2022
Comment: I hope the trip was nice :) I am fascinated by Egyptian history, culture, lore.. that must have been so cool to see! I haven't done an escape room in several years, but the one I went to was fun - was a Chicago CTA train car escape, super fun!
Response: I'm a bit jelly of your Chicago CTA train car escape that sounds excellent!
christy102194 rated for April Letter 2022 on May 6, 2022
Comment: It's good to purge and clean, but WOW can it get overwhelming, I feel your pain >0< I struggle with it but I know it needs doing time to time. I love the art idea for your mom's works - super cool! I can only imagine the gas prices out in CA by you... and I thought IL was bad haha! Also don't even apologize for ranting, I'm glad you did! We are all goin' through the most these days ^^ I hope you're having a chance to de-stress after all that work! <3
Response: Still working on it but almost done with the last bit! I burned out a bit and had to take a break!
Comment: Thank you for writing. I really enjoyed your letter! Your cursive is so pretty!
Response: Thank you so much for the sweet complement!
howdyholly rated for Coloring Collab 2022 #4 on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the extra cards to color!
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: Thanks for passing on the card and sending a new one!
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: Great hearing from you! If you find a pattern for dust bunny scarves or anything useful made from dust bunnies please let me know. LOL I have a lot around our place. Thank you for the letter. We have kids and grandkids staying over the weekend and it’s cold with rain. Everyone is indoors and wanting to do something so I am teaching the bigger kids to make ATCs 😁
Response: Dust bunny patterns, hmm. Perhaps dust bunnies on ATCs? :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter! I hope to write you a reply soon 😊
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: YAY! thank you so much for the nice letter. I loved reading it. I've always wanted to try diamond painting, thanks for the idea.
Response: Thank you for your patience with a resend! <3
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. It sounds like you had a lot of fun on your trip.
Response: I did! Thank you for the heart! <3
christy102194 rated for Letter Swap: February 2022 on Mar 25, 2022
Comment: You have quite the stash of diamond paintings! I really like the one you sent me - debating turning it into a cabinet decor ornament or even a Christmas ornament for next year - so pretty~! Also for reading, you could always use a book cover. I think I have a spare one or two I could send your way :)
Response: I did end up buying one book cover but I need to read more. I haven't read all that much. However, I did buy books and more books.
christy102194 rated for Letter Swap: January 2022 on Mar 25, 2022
Comment: Another belated rating from your favorite swap-botter XD~ Sorry again for how bad my procrastination has been with this pile. I'm getting there! Treasure hunting? ooooh sounds like a fun time! I've been gaming a bit, but even more so digging into way too many books. I discovered NetGalley, which allows me to rate pre-released books - like a review in exchange for a digital copy - and I am addicted lol.
Response: Sound like a fun way to read even more books!

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mchesser12 on Jun 25, 2022:

Thanks for contributing to my Coloring Collab postcard.

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Gnoe on Apr 19, 2022:

Thank you for sending me your felt hydrangea project leftovers! So sweet! I may very well be incorporating them in my current visible mending project: a picnic blanket that's housed a garden mouse in winter...

lynnpinkdaisy on Apr 17, 2022:

My coloring collab postcard was received home. Here's an interesting tidbit - I started it in round #2 in February, 2021 and it was completed in round #26 in April, 2022! Such a neat thing to imagine where the postcard has been.

RiverTopanga on Apr 8, 2022:

Thank you for working on my coloring collab in round Feb.

thisismeAXiD on Jan 5, 2022:

Happy birthday month

mchesser12 on Dec 30, 2021:

Thank you for adding to my CPG Coloring Collab postcard in round 21. It was completed in round 22 and was sent home. Happy New Year!

christy102194 on Nov 25, 2021:

Happy Thanksgiving! ^^

OrigamiGrace on Nov 25, 2021:


OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day! Just popping in to say hi!!

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