Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 8:23 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: August 21, 2019
Birthday: April 26
Country: United States

About Me


03/12/19: Update. Still dealing with the stress of caring for an ailing Mom, but taking it day by day. Nothing major going on, which is a blessing. Mostly I wanted to say how much I appreciate all the Love & Support I have been giving from all my Swap-Bot friends. Even those of you who are going through your own turbulence, are taking the time to reach out and send me some much needed support. I truly, truyly appreciate it and am humbled by it. THANK YOU!

11/12/18: I sit here and I write this in total disbelief.is that I am slowly losing my Mother and Best Friend. The Alzheimer's that is raging inside her. Her personality is all over the place and her concept of time is non-existent.

I will probably need to take a leave of absence from work to deal with all this. That being said, if I need to take time away from Swap-Bot, I will let you all know.

10/25/18: Finally have a chance to update this! I have been so busy working; setting up crafts for assorted craft & Christmas shows; getting ready for the holidays and running my many groups and swaps here at Swap-Bot. Organizing my craft room is on-going. My Mother is suffering from Alzheimer's and unfortunately it is getting worse. But I'm trying to be positive and have a good time.

As we move forward this year, keep the less fortunate in mind and be kind to one another. Kindness is a protective state of mind that should be held with open arms.

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!).


Jjean rated for ABC's of It! on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: What lovely stickers.... Thank you so much....Fun swap...
Lisapotterylady rated for Its Teal Time on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: This is such a great idea! I AM enjoying seeing the different teal fashions through history.
kittyhahahotbot rated for CUPCAKE ATC PLUS SIZE! on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: NOw thats the first "ATC" that ever smelled of yummy candy. lolol Smells good and oh so cute n' sweet too! You sure do have access to the cutest cupcake bags! Such a pretty presentation!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisapotterylady rated for Teal-ing For You on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the goodies, especially the washi tape and glittery ribbon! The fuzzy heart is so cute and so soft!
Comment: Thank you for the writing pen! Your package just arrived yesterday, hence the late rating! Thanks again!
Response: OMG! It took almost 4 weeks! That’s crazy! Anyway, glad u like the pen.
tam2016 rated for Bookmark Me! on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Sunny, once again you made me smile. I really love when I get you as a swap partner. I LOVE the items you send. Thank you for the very special leaf bookmark.
phillaine rated for All that teal!!! on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun variety of teal treats! I'm especially excited to try the "perfect pearls," since I've heard such good things about them and never used them. Have a lovely day. ♥
LisaLaughs rated for Coffee Ephemera on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Hi Sunny - thank you for the amazing envelope of coffee love!!! Everything was so cool and I love the bookmarks!!!
papercraftkath rated for Mother's Day Stickers on May 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the stickers! I hope you had a nice Mother’s Day!
tampagirl rated for CPG: Easy Postcard on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Haha. Thank you, so cute!!
soccer8s rated for KKL: Kitty Katt postcard on Apr 23, 2019
tam2016 rated for Its All About the Green! on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you !!!!
JudalineZ rated for Crafty Destash on Apr 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cool stuff
tristitia rated for Just Randomness on Apr 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I especially like the striped eraser- very 70s 😁
Comment: The pretty cupcake bag was just too inviting so I opened it. lolol Thank you for all the darling goodies. Ya just cant go wrong with cupcakes, huh? Thank you!
TIDBITOLOGIST54 rated for BIRD ATC CARD on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you as always for a beautiful ATC. We will have to swap again soon!!!! Very pretty....
Comment: hello. I could not read a single word you wrote in your note, so I am rating you a 5. Have a great day and happy swapping. I received your resend today (4/18/19). I do appreciate your resending the swap, but that wasn't necessary, since it wasn't late or anything. I also thank you for typing out your letter to me. I could read that. Sorry if I sounded snarky about your hand-written note. I wasn't being that way, I was just simply stating a fact. I didn't mean to offend you. I hope you have a wonderful Easter and that Spring is in full swing where you live..... Happy swapping....
Response: So sorry about that. Sometimes my tendinitis is so bad, my writing comes off worse than it is. I thought it was legible though...🤔. I’ll drop another note off to you—typed! Lol! 04/18/19: I wasn’t offended; you were just stating a fact. I need to pay more attention to that which is why the resend. Thanks for the heart.
angelgram rated for CC: CupCakE postcard! on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: All my cupcake wishes came true with your postcard A baker's dozen + 8. Enjoyed your note and always a pleasure to swap with you. I got another PC from you today with an adorable Panda Bear with a cupcake. It made me smile. Thank you so much , Mary
Response: It’s always fun when the topic is cupcakes! 04/19/19: Too funny. I ran out of Cupcake postcards and ordered more. I thought I had not sent one; so I sent again. Lol! Oh well, can't have too many postcards. Besides the Panda Bear is so cute!
kfaye rated for Gemstone pocket letter on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Wonderful swap partner! I am just amazed at your work, thank you!!!
Response: Thank you so much. It was fun to do!

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Autist on Aug 20, 2019:

Thank you for my wishing star - wedding stickers! I love them! 😍

debbiespoms on Jul 11, 2019:

Thank you so much Sunny, for the box of tea bags peach mango, from $1 wish list June. I love that flavor!

tam2016 on May 27, 2019:


CurlyTea on Apr 26, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

xninolax on Apr 25, 2019:

Thank you so much for your wonderful surprise birthday card and stickers! How super thoughtful of you! Wshing you all the best of luck with your mother. I lost my grandmother last month to dementia, at the age of 90. I am happy for my mum that it is all over, but so sad for her to lose her mum like that. It was killing. Wishing you all the strenght needed to deal with this awful disease. Xx from a rainy Netherlands, Nina

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 22, 2019:

yvonne401 on Apr 20, 2019:

Thank you for my birthday card and stickers! Thank you for thinking of me!


Yvonne (WIYM group)

angelgram on Apr 19, 2019:

☑ Panda Bear Շ o.o Զ with ◌ cupcake post ◳ card was so cute to receive and so sweet of you to send me as an extra for the swap. A real day ☼ brightener Thank You ❣

debbiespoms on Apr 15, 2019:

Wanted to thank you for $1 wish list wish for Bic gel pens from Amazon. I so love them ! I got them today.

thisismeAXiD on Apr 4, 2019:

Happy birthday month

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