Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2017 3:25 pm


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: June 24, 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)


starhiker rated for TSJ: Thriftstore Art à la Calder on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: I love beads! Lovely piece of work thank you so much. Its hanging already. ♥♥♥♥♥
Vickimac rated for UHM: Blind Washi Swap on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: I really like the measuring tape washi, but of course the pink one is my favorite :) You decorated the envelope really cute too, thank you!
Comment: Thank you, I love how you made this!
tigerlilly327 rated for Create a Small Art Doll on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: I love the little art doll you made me! Domino ( I'm keeping the name) looks like a little Dia de los Muertos ballerina with a blue bead tutu. :) Thank you so much!
Response: I thought it would be fun because you can bend Domino into different poses. It makes my day when you love my creations. Thanks
Ajijic rated for IS: Prayer flag - USA on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful prayer flag you created for me, I love it. Thank you so much.
Response: I am so glad it arrived and that you like it. I was a little nervous since it was the first one I had ever made.
wolfeagle rated for USA-Masterboards in May on May 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you. I totally need to clean out my craft room also. Every time I go to start cleaning, I start crafting instead. ;D
Response: Yeah, that is always a struggle. I am a much better crafter then organizer.
georgiafae rated for USA-Masterboards in May on May 30, 2017
Comment: Love the color combinations on this piece of masterboard-neon and black-so striking! Thanks for sharing!
Response: I love neon and black. I am so happy that you like it too.
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween Washi Tape Swap on May 30, 2017
Comment: thanks for the lovely tape!
Response: I am glad you like them.
Comment: I absolutely ADORE my little bunny. Everything from the fabrics to the 'staining' on her is perfect! She truly looks like a child's much loved on old best friend. The ears off to the side just kill me! I have her on a shelf in my living room with the pirate doll I got in the last swap, and every time I see her she makes me smile. Thank you so much! ( sorry again about the late rating)
DaisyNY rated for Forest Friends Art Doll on Mar 31, 2017
Comment: This bunny is adorable! Very charming in a well-worn somewhat grungy way...Also thank you for the calico and the pink cluny lace. Wonderful presents on a rainy, dreary day.
Artstamper rated for CC: Bit of Yellow 2017 USA on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Your lovely Postcard has arrived! Thank you.
camelsamba rated for CC: Bit of Red 2017 USA on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard. The subtle touch of red is so well done! Good luck on the remodeling project :-)
Comment: <3
camelsamba rated for CC: 3 piece collage portrait USA on Feb 26, 2017
Comment: fun postcard - thanks!
Comment: This was sooooooo gorgeous, and so well made, and so much fun to go through! And so many yummy goodies too! I loved how you made your pockets, and the visual appeal it had. Now I feel so bad about mine, because yours was just so well done! I hope all goes well with the remodel, but I'm soooooo going to miss our swaps while you're away!
TwoTurtles rated for ATP: Any Washi #5 on Feb 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the washi!! Really like the extra items you sent! :)
kiddomerriweather rated for LBoE - Superhero Ninnis! on Feb 11, 2017
Comment: I immediately knew who the superhero you made for me was: Raven from the Teen Titans! I love her so much. You did an excellent job and I can definitely tell that you did your research. Thank you for my awesome new Ninni and the extra paper goods that you included in the package. I can't wait until we get to swap again!
Comment: What fun goodies! Mail from you always makes my day, thanks so much!!!
Comment: Thank you for the nice Valentine message and all the fun surprises.

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teresa110 on Jun 23, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday wishes.

BennysMumma on Jun 6, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday wishes :)

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anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

MissPaula on May 22, 2017:

The waving Panda is a cutie! Hope you are having a Good Day!

Sahnetoffee on May 21, 2017:

joybells2426 on May 18, 2017:

Hello to you too!

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jukejan on May 18, 2017:

Thanks for my little panda!

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