Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2017 11:21 pm


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: October 22, 2017
Birthday: March 14, 1979
Country: United States
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I love my husband, my three kids, three-day weekends, high heels, art, gardening, reading, sushi, long walks on the beach... Wait, What?

Let me start over...

HI ya all. My name is Candace. I am born and raised in Utah but I am a beach lover at heart. I told my husband that when we retire, which is many years from now, but I told him that I want to retire to a little beach side cottage.

I do enjoy art, gardening, and reading. I have actually given up on wearing high heels but still admire them at the stores.

I would not say I am a girly girl, the only makeup that I ever wear is simple mascara. I can't stand stuff on my face. My daily attire is jeans, t-shirt, and flip flops (at least during the summer). I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping.

Favorite Crafts

I love art! I have been intrigued since I was a little girl. I took every art class throughout my school years. As an adult, I continue to take classes.

I have been trying to focus all my efforts into my art. I have been working on an art journal. I am practicing so that I can make some larger pieces to go in my house. Maybe even start selling artworks.

I also make jewelry, recycled crafts, sewing, upcycling clothing, and various crafts with my kids.

Favorite Craft & Art Supplies

• Brushes, sponges, pallet knives
• Washi Tape
• Vintage papers (Bingo cards, clothing patterns, playing cards, library cards, stamps etc. )
• Children's book illustrations
• Inks, dyes, paints, sprays
• Pens, markers, pencils of all kinds
• Stencils, stamps
• Book text, sheet music
• Maps, travel, items from other countries
• Ribbon, lace and fabrics
• Shrinky Dinks
• Buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys
• Found items and ephemera

Favorite Music

I love most types of music. I grew up in a very musical family. My mom was in a bluegrass band, my brother was in a rock band, and my sister was the actress in many musicals. I have no musical talent. I can't play any instruments and I would get booed off the stage if I tried singing. But I love to sing at the top of my lungs in the car and in my basement when I am creating arts and crafts.

My favorite music at the moment is country and rock.

My favorite country bands are:
• Cam
• Rascal Flatts
• Little Big Town
• Sugarland

My favorite rock bands are:
• Queen
• Metallica
• Muse
• Disturbed
• Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
• Five Finger Death Punch

The music I dislike would be rap and that mariachi Hispanic music that is cranked up on construction sites.

Favorite Movies

• All Tim Burton Movies

• Despicable Me Movies (especially the minions)
• The Princess Bride
• Pirates of the Caribbean
• Monty Python and the Holy Grail
• My Fair Lady
• Pitch Perfect
• The Lord of the Rings
• The Longest Ride
• The Vow

Celebrity Crushes

Favorite Books

• The Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder
• The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
• Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (actually all his books)
• Fable Haven series by Brandon Mull
• Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
• Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Looks like I like series.

Other Favorties and Facts

Favorite Colors:
• Black
• Mint Green
• Fire Engine Red
• Florescent Pink
• Black
• Grey
• Turquoise
• Salmon
• Black

Favorite Themes:
• Scandinavian Folk Art
• Woodland animals, red and white mushrooms, acorns
• Skulls and Zombies
• Pirates and Mermaids
• Sea creatures, narwhal, starfish, octopus
• Vintage Antique

Things I collect:
• Heart shaped rocks
• Flower frogs
• Dice and other game pieces
• Sea Glass from the beach
• License plates from everywhere
• Vintage buttons
• Antique hankies, tea towels and linens (especially crocheted or embroidered items)

Don't Like or Want
• Magazines or magazine clippings (I have stacks upon stacks)
• Catalogs (exception if vintage)
• Sports related items (baseball cards, basketball cards, sports memorabilia)
• Coffee (I love the smell but I don't drink it)
• Bacon... or anything that smells like bacon. Yes, I know I am crazy. It makes me sick and is banned from my house.

Swap Preferences

Major Supply Needs - I will private swap for these items
• Washi (I simply can not get enough)
• Good quality colored pencils
• Alcohol inks and sprays (I have very few)
• Triangular makeup sponges (I use them for stencils)
• Gel pens to write on dark colors, particularly florescent and pastel
• Double sided sticky tape.
• Clear coat for sealing projects
• Manilla envelopes (mostly for mailing projects, so padded or not, large and small)

Postcard Preferences
• I love handmade anything and postcards are no exception
• I love a good chuckle, so funny cards are preferred
• Creepy, weird, strange are beloved themes
• Vintage type themes are always welcome
• I do not like free advertising postcards
• I do not like group affiliated postcards (ie: Do not pollute, Save the whales, vegan only)


Germanbaby77 rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #4-USA on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: thank you for the wonderful ATC! Very nicely done. Love the stamp also!
Manurnakey rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #4-USA on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: I see why you fell in love with that skull stamp - it is awesome! Thanks for sending me a couple to play with :) I love your ATC.
Artstamper rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #4-USA on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: This is such a fun swap! Wish I had found it sooner. Loved the tombstone ATC, (all of the ones I have received are different). The stamp is awesome and I do appreciate you stamping some for me.Thanks for everything including the swap.
sandyponey rated for Halloween ART Dolls on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: I LOVE THIS DOLL! :-) You did such a great job creating it. Unusual, but totally adorable in that spooky Halloweeny kind of way. Love that you gave her a name and story too. Wonder if she'll find out what her key goes to someday. Thank you so much. Halloween Hugs, Sandy
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard. I love that you made him like a pinup model it really made me laugh I am so sorry for the late rating. I love the swap series thank you so much for doing them
Tigerlilyknotwise rated for An Autumn Dotee Swap! on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: What a cute Autumn dotee! I love that she is corduroy! And she has such a look of peaceful contentment - perfect for Fall :) Thank you!
Comment: I thought I rated you for this, sorry for the delay. This swamp creature is awesome! Very creepy and cool, I was in awe of your work ~thank you!
Comment: Thank you, what a cute postcard!
Comment: What an awesome ATC. Thank you so much.
Jenicat rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #3-USA on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the graveyard ATC. This was a fun swap! Happy Halloween 🎃
bigmamabird rated for Zine Swap on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Your wonderful zines arrived today and let me just say for a first timer they were awesome! A little secret--they always fold a little funky and those who fold them perfectly have some kinda born-with-it gift! As for themes, it'll come, especially if you just do what you like to do..!
Tigerlilyknotwise rated for Ghostly Dotee Swap! on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Love this little ghost! It's so adorably spooky! It's currently haunting my living room 😂😁👻
Babsmomof5 rated for It's a Scary Swap! on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Oh wow! What a find, and I loved the finished product you came up with. It's already hanging up in my kitchen!
Germanbaby77 rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #3-USA on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: nice ATC. I'm happy to add this to my collection!
pkpeace rated for Halloween Fun Swap on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Candace! WOW!!! What a wonderful package to receive! I had such a sad day and this really soothed my soul. Everything is so beautiful... you added so much detail and I love it all! I will cherish each piece forever.... the embellishments are wonderful and I cannot wait to use them! Thanks so much!
luv2kraft rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #2-USA on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Very pleased with the presentation of an outstanding tombstone.
moM rated for Trash to Treasure #2 on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: This is adorable! I do like bright colors but I adore vintage too! (I just don't personally do it well! Lol) How sweet to include some lace from your grandmother. I have often wanted some for a given project and now I have some!! Thanks again!
mrscharlesallen rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #2-USA on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: I love swapping with you the tombstone is the very best I have seen. Thanks for swapping
Germanbaby77 rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #2-USA on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: thank you for the tombstone. very well done! I love how you painted it!
Comment: Candance, oh my goodness!! What an amazing pocket letter. I love everything about it! And it's your first one?!? Keep it up, you've got talent and a real eye for design. The goodies were great too. Thank you for joining my swap and for sending me such an amazing Pocket Letter! It's my favorite holiday too! :) Shannn

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juliedro on Oct 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the b-day wishes!

ToujoursMoi on Oct 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes ❤️

ChelleHames on Oct 16, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!!!

Bohochick on Oct 10, 2017:

Thanks so much for the stickers and notes for my fairies! The kids will love them!

rayce on Oct 3, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday wishes :)

goinjenny on Sep 26, 2017:

I thought I posted this yesterday but it didn't take,

Thank You for the birthday greeting!!

Babsmomof5 on Sep 22, 2017:

Babsmomof5 on Sep 21, 2017:

Oh my goodness! Girl, seriously, before I even read the note you sent I pulled out the tags and thought Wow, these are perfect to stick in my go bag for doctors office visits!" And the humorous quotes were so funny I had to share them with Mom, Dad, and moms daytime caretaker. You truly made my day today with your kindness!

Bohochick on Sep 14, 2017:

I can't even tell you how much I love the junk journal you sent me for AWG!!! It absolutely made my week! I was excited by the envie before I even opened it and found that fabulous little journal!! Thanks so much!! 😍

cmdunderground on Sep 13, 2017:

Thanks very much for the birthday wishes. Much appreciated ❤️❤️❤️

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