Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2018 2:54 am


Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: April 18, 2018
Birthday: April 26
Country: United States

About Me

01/19/18: Well this year is not starting off well! I’ve got this horrible flu that’s going around. It is the worse I have ever had. I’ve been off work for a week because of it. That being said, I will be a few days late on some things including a couple swaps. Which has never happened and I trust my Swap- not friends will be patient with me as I try to catch up. Thank you.

12/12/17: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my Swap-Bot Pals!. It's been a rough and trying year and I'm looking forward to the New Year! Its a sheer joy being involved with Swap-bot and meeting new friends. Here's to a blessed 2018!

11/05/17: the holidays will be here sooner than we think & im feeling very stressed this year. I can’t really work in my craftroom the way I want as there are some electrical issues. Hopefully that will be fixed soon and I can get to work in my thanksgiving & Christmas items. I haven’t even used my aqua Cuttlebug yet! I have been purging a lot thanks to my wonderful members in my Destash Mania Group. If you would like to either purge your items or stick up on some, be sure to check our awesome group out!

05/07/17: Well I'm back from my vacation. Had a wonderful time. Thank you to all my Officers for their expert handling of my groups. Catching up on all my thank yous for gifts & trades. If I missed you, please let me know but give me this week for catch-up. Changed my avitar to my cat Duchess. Isn't she gorgeous!

04/20/17: I will be on vacation from 04/29 to 05/08 and will only be popping in now and then. All of my Groups will be handled by the Officers. I will have all my Swaps completed before I leave.

11/27/16: I can't believe it's been a year since I joined Swap-bot. What a wonderful experience it has been. I have learned so much and developed such wonderful friendships. Thank you to everyone for their continued support and guidance.

Hi! My name is Sunny. I am active in crafts, scrapbooking & gift baskets. I have my own business called Basket Works where I create customized gift baskets. I don't ship just yet and haven't ventured to the Website deal--but, some day! Although I am not as good as some people at crafting, I enjoy everything I do.

My Mother is my inspiration. She just picked up scrapbooking at 83, and she's quite good at it. My best friend, Teresa, is an extremely talented jewelry maker who also inspires me. Another dear friend, Mari is suffering from Alzheimer's. It's so sad. She was such an extremely talented artist. She made the most beautiful wreaths and floral arrangements and I'm proud to say I have many samples of her work. Also some of her lovely floral paintings. She's in a home now and doesn't really remember me or her skills, but I still love her and hopes she finds some peace soon.

My favorite famous inspiration is Martha Stewart. She's amazingly talented and always trying to come up with new innovative goodies for us crafters to try!

In addition to my gift baskets, I make pin cushions, frame jewelry displays & inspiration boards. My favorite crafting items are: maps; cloth tape measures; sheet music; washi tape; glitter; paint; stencils of any kind; ribbon & lace & frames of any kind! & heart themed items.

I love country music, polka dots, watching HGTV & Homicide Hunter. I can't get enough of I Brake for Yard Sales & Flea Market Flip. I've also just started watching Garage Sale Gold. Oh yes, and I love the WWE.

I collect mini guitars, guitar picks, shot glasses & thimbles. I love cupcakes, polka dots & vintage pictures. I also love WWE Wrestling & watching it with my mother. I recently went to WrestleMania in San Jose. It was amazing.

My favorite colors are teal, aqua & Tiffany blue, yellow & red--but especially the teal, aqua & Tiffany blues. I love things in these colors in tea towels; note cards; pencil cases; note books; storage for small items like sequins; and of course anything handmade by the oh so talented Swap Bot Peeps!

My favorite sayings are: Get over it & It is what it is.

My favorite things are cupcakes (to eat as well as crafting & décor!), skittles, very cherry jelly bellies, Hershey kisses, Andes mints, Minions, My Melody, Tweety and supporting other crafters!

I love to upcycle. This is my new favorite thing. I just love to take something that has been beaten up over time and make it beautiful again.

My favorite thing to alter are frames, whether cabinet door frames or picture frames. There are so many different things you can do with them!

I live in San Francisco--the beautiful city by the bay!. I love it here! The weather is wonderful 80% of the time. Although Fall is my favorite time of year for weather. I swear no matter where I go Fall is beautiful.in every state! However, Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. Love it, love it, love it. Everything about it. From the beautiful lights to the wonderful smells. At work, I decorate my desk (Reception desk) with Christmas & Hanukkah (owners are Jewish). At home, we have a white Christmas tree and we decorate it with red cardinals--love that look. And, although I shop all year round for gifts, I still love to go to the shops throughout the holidays. And, oh my God, those Holiday Craft Fairs! Love them! Always get into trouble. My friends laugh at me when I say I have a certain budget--who am I kidding! Lol!

I love snowflakes & snowmen (& women): ornaments, stickers, crafted items--doesn't matter. I do a holiday wonderland theme in my bedroom/office every year so maybe that's where this comes from. Especially Snowbabies--love these little guys. They are a big part of my display.

I am a fanatic diet Pepsi drinker. I love vanilla lattes & coffee in general. I do occasionally like a good cup of tea, Darjeeling is my favorite. But I also like Earl Grey. I hate fruit flavored ones; however, I used to drink a Strawberry black tea, that was amazing. But, alas, I can't find it anywhere. I also enjoy a good cup of hot cider. Yummy.

I am just starting out with journaling so I would love anything to do with that!

My dislikes: Eucalyptus or apple green smelling things. I don't like coconut or raisins. I love Vanilla. I never get tired of that scent. I hate bullying of any kind.

I am a big supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness; Autism Speaks; the Alzheimer's Foundation & Animal Rights Groups (I will not tolerate violence against animals!).


groundhogstamper rated for Scissors ATC on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: What a special swap...you really sent happy mail! I love the ATC and the matching bookmark. Thank you so very much for this thoughtful swap.
Ukucaitie rated for Meowpril - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: what a sweet little kitten! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you, Sunny!
tam2016 rated for It's Teal Time! on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Sunny, the pocket letter you sent me was so beautiful!! Thank you so much. I love the extras you did to it and the wrapping of it. You are so gifted :)
Response: I’m so glad you’re u liked it. It was fun to put together.
susieq40 rated for TF ~ Bracelet!! on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: They were perfect with my pink and black top to wear to a dinner. .thanks
Response: I'm glad you liked them. I thought they were very cool.
ladyb0369 rated for Tote Bag swap on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cherry bag. I love it.
LavenderSprinkles rated for Cupcake Me! on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute handmade cupcake clipboard. I can surely use this often. Happy swapping.
Response: I'm so glad you like the clipboard. I love making them!
whytewillow rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Omg, you've spoiled me beyond measure. I can't begin to thank you enough for your most generous and kind gift. While I am tempted to use them now, I'm going to relish opening them on Yule and starting out a new year with new pens. Many hearts to you...and flowers, and unicorns. Lol.
Response: I'm so glad you liked your stocking stuffer. I couldn't resist! Santa said you were such a good girl last year and starting off so well this year...just had too! Gotta help the old guy our 'ya know.
Comment: Green Irish Greetings Sunny, Thank you for all the green love you filled my mailbox with. I especially loved the dollar bill, kudos to Mom. I will have to remember that one for next years Paddy’s Day swaps. If you think your weather is ridiculous you should be in Tennessee this past week! We’ve sunshine, snow, wind, you name it. Just moved here from IL last week and still trying to see a weather pattern. There just isn’t one, yet. We don’t do a garden and the HOA probably wouldn’t let us if we wanted to. I knew an ole’ farmer once who said, “when planting seeds you plant one for you, one for Mother Nature, and one for the critters” sounds like good advice. I am busy unpacking boxes for St. Patrick’s Day and I dint do beer, green or otherwise. Is Angry Orchard a beer? Well I do have one of them every now or then. Thank you again for being my partner. And thank you for joining my swap:-) Irish blessings to you and your Moma🍀❤️🍀
clutterfree rated for TF - Give me an M! on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Sunny...WOW...what an awesome find this notebook cover is with tags still...great colors and refillable with awesome pockets in it...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it !! Thank you...Charlene
jenlovespsu rated for I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and goodies! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
craftymimi rated for I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the St. Patty's day card & all the goodies! Ha the dollar was a cute idea!
Ramya rated for I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: You’re too generous! You had plenty of time to send but thank you for the note, lovely card and fun contents! My favorite of all is the greenery washi tape🌱🌿🌱. I hope you have a great St Pat’s Day. ☘️Happy Swaps.
Response: You are more than welcome! I got such wonderful things! This was a great swap!
turtles27 rated for I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Great assortment of goodies! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks so much! Great package, really appreciate all the extra effort you went to!!
StwbyQT rated for Craft Destash #3 on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for everything!
khronicole rated for Christmas Cupcake Swap on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: I received the resend today, thank you so much for all extra cupcake goodies, Christmas card, and the ATC! :) Have a nice day!
rmrascal rated for 9EP-Tea & PL lover Swap-USA on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful 9PL.Its deserves more than 1 heart. It is very thought out and pretty.Thank you so much.
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! I haven’t done a pocket letter in a while but the tea theme made this one a lot of fun!
TIDBITOLOGIST54 rated for Winter Birds: Cardinal on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap and sending me a very beautiful ATC. And I liked the snowflake bookmark as well. Everything is so pretty!!!! <3
MadeByRori rated for Pen de Plume on Jan 5, 2018
Comment: Love the pens you sent and that zipper pouch is great too! Thank you ☺️💌
Response: Glad you like the pens & the pouch. Mailing pens are rather tricky especially since the teal one doesn’t one in a package so I thought of the pouch. Enjoy!

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AZmom875 on Apr 9, 2018:

Thank you for the fun package of goodies for the $1 wish list group for March. I will use all 3 items.

Dsweeny on Mar 28, 2018:

Received ATC card today from you today from the Try It group - IT IS ADORABLE!!!! Oh my gosh "I've got cat-itude" PERFECTION. xoxo

Dsweeny on Mar 27, 2018:

Thank you SO SO much for the great destash package @Basketworks15 I LOVE these, so fun to look through goodies. xoxo

phillaine on Mar 27, 2018:

Thank you for another delightful destash package! I LOVE surprises and always get inspired to start new projects by the crafty things I wouldn't think to buy. I hope you're enjoying the week-- it's absolutely gorgeous here today. ♥

MSturgill87 on Mar 24, 2018:

Thank you for the example of a pocket letter from the Try It group!! I really appreciate it.

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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Jjean on Feb 9, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome RAK package - love it all.

mariamichelle on Feb 8, 2018:

First of all, I really hope you are feeling better. I want to thank you again for all the wishes and tags you sent. I loved everything! Take care.

phillaine on Jan 16, 2018:

Dear Sunny, thank you so much for the package full of lovely surprises you chose for me, and especially the sweet pin cushion that you made just for me. ♥ It makes me smile and think of you whenever I look at it. I'm having a lot of fun working on your binder (super-sturdy 2"), too, and I love your idea of sharing homemade treats especially made for our swap-bot friends. Happy New Year! ♥

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