Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2017 5:23 am


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: August 17, 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)


Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful letter and the papers. I love spring for the same reasons.
Comment: Thank you! Cute goodies!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
moM rated for Crappy Creations: Clothespin on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: This is absolutely adorable! I love that you glued the two halves together - very clever! She now lives on the magnetic board next to my work table. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for all the great ephemera and nice letter. I'm just getting into ATC making so I'm especially excited to get the papers.
Candyn29 rated for EASU: Something Fishy on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: I really like your card tyvm
Comment: Thank you for the letter and ephemera
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: What a lovely piece of art! Thank you for sharing it with me ❤️
shinyserra rated for MOMMA: 1~2 oz Ephemera Swap on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun ephemera!
Comment: I've already got an idea...will have to work on it a bit and see if it's feasible but I'm loving what you sent!
Comment: I'm in LOVE with the postcard you sent! The game controller bustier is my favorite part. You make exactly the kind of collage I'm into, and for that, I thank you :-)
Response: That was my favorite part too. I am thrilled that you love the card.
pkpeace rated for MOMMA: 1~2 oz Ephemera Swap on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great "vacation" ephemera! Great addition to my stash!
Response: You are so welcome. It was an added bonus to my vacation.
petaluda rated for A.I.- Cancelled Postsge Stamp on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the interesting ATC with the galaxy and for explaining to me how you achieved this effect :)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rate.
Comment: Thanks for the Happy mail. It was so nice to learn a bit more about you! The papers were also much appreciated!
Angie rated for CC: Sender's Choice July 2017 USA on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty collage! I love all the elements!
Response: I am glad you liked it and thank you for the heart rate.
LowRain rated for I.S. - ATCS are for Trading! on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC's.....they are super cute! Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the heart rate!
Response: Thank you for the heart rate.
Lishmo rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome swap! I love the whimsy pocket, it's beautiful, I really like the way you closed up the bottom with wire. Very cool. And I will put your Grandmother's ribbon to good use.
Response: Thank you, I had so much fun rummaging through my stash to put it together.

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limetteandlove on Aug 14, 2017:

Belated thanks for the birthday wishes :) !

CajunLady on Aug 10, 2017:

Thank you so much for the awesome Star Trek atcs and vintage pcs!

LizzyJo on Aug 1, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday wishes.

anrtist on Aug 1, 2017:

HAPPY National Girlfiends Day! Aug 1st!!!

Enjoy your month & Blessings, cc

bluehairedmary on Jul 31, 2017:

Thank you so much for the chatty note and lovely stickers for my AWG July Wishlist! I love all the washi you used on your envie too! Thanks again!

MaryJosie on Jul 28, 2017:

yvonne401 on Jul 22, 2017:

THANK YOU @CurlyTea for the AWG JULY WISHES of coloring postcards and butterfly images!

Babsmomof5 on Jul 16, 2017:

Hag53 on Jul 15, 2017:

Thanks for the Hello!!! Nice to know there are people out there somewhere!

grandmaroro on Jul 13, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday wishes. It perked up my day.

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