Swap-bot Time: February 27, 2020 12:11 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: February 26, 2020
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
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About Me


If anyone has Tim Holtz or Dylusion stamp sets & would like to pass on some images -I would not complain.


Mission statement: Rethink Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.


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Hello, my name is Sandra, and I am a hoarder of craft supplies. I lived in Ohio for all my life. Retired from medical billing, due to fibromyalgia.

My husband & I met & married after 8 weeks. . He had 5 children, I had two. Together we have 18 grandchildren and working on 5th great grandchild

I like my postcards to be 4x6".

ATCs I like to be able to fit into my binder, which has 9 pocket pages. I prefer they not be chunky. Sturdy backgrounds, if it flops in the wind, don't send.

Also, if i'm in your "Fill my Stocking" swap, nothing needs to fit inside my stocking.

Jazmin is our youngest granddaughter is 13 going on 31. She spends a lot of time with us, hoping she will catch a crafting bug. I need to pass my supplies onto someone, right?

Oh, and Bonnie & Clyde are those two cute Boston Terriers in the photo, they are a little frosty now, in 2018-kinda like me.

I am a mixed media artist. I started out doing sewing as a child in 4H, ceramics when I was in my early 20s, and have always taken photos.

The digital age has made taking all the photos I want so much fun.

I bought crafting supplies, thinking after I retire, I would not be able to afford them anyway. Maybe I have too much stuff, or my craft room is too small?

I have thin dies, for my Spellbinder machine. If you need something I can help you with, let me know.

I send extras, but extras come with new swaps. I thought I would scrapbook, but that has not happened yet, except a few for family members.

I consider Swap-Bot fun, and do it because it's fun, not for you all to provide me with more "Stuff". 

The Page by Page group is nice because I dislike mailing a whole journal due to postage & wondering will it get to its destination. Maybe the receiver dislikes my type of workmanship? So a page is perfect, we all get variety that way

Love Comments when you rate are appreciated good or not so great. I don't understand people that don't rate. I don't understand flakers either. No one makes you sign up for swaps.

I'm going to read your profile; I'm going to check your links out. It's nice to know something about the person you are sending to.

If this is our first swap together i'll write you a note. It will not say,"Here's your swap, hope you like it". I like knowing you put an effort into your swap

When I was younger I read books all the time but-no longer read except the internet, minimal-commitment reading & directions-just not enough hours in the day

Rethink Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle Becoming more environmentally conscious is all about changing your consumption along with your habits. The average American creates 1,600 pounds of trash each year.

Yes, I reused packing material, and pass things on I just can't find a place for or can't use


  • Favorite Era: Art Deco

  • Graphic 45 anything

  • 7 Gypsies

  • Charms

  • German Victorian Style die cuts

  • Fall Colors rich, saturated colors

  • Vintage Anything

  • Dogs over Cats

  • Paper Scraps (not trash)

  • Anything that Sparkles

  • Coffee over Tea

  • Nature

  • Botanicals

  • Craft Magazines

  • Buttons, Lace, broken jewels

  • Any music, except vulgar, stuff that makes no sense


  • Ocean

  • Photography

  • Quotes

  • A Good Laugh!

  • Die Cuts or Punch Out You May Have Left Over

Not So Much

  • Hello Kitty

  • Disney

  • Teacher Stickers

  • Smoking

  • Scented Anything

  • SciFi

  • Baby Anything


Rosa1 rated for **PBP March ~ …**Egg ”** on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: such a beautiful spring egg page... Love it!! thank you :)
Comment: Hi Sandra, it has been awhile. Thank you for the sweet cat ATC. I'm sitting here picking at it. I've not seen this type of background paper and now I see some sort of round wrapper? Nice layering - I need to quit picking at it but it's so intriguing :)
Comment: postie delivered the fab page this morning- love all the detail..keep finding new things to enjoy
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #20 on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Hi Sandra! Oolala--I love this! Your background is simply amazing--a mixed-media dream! Love those sweet little birds and the oversized crown. Really creative. Thanks so much and hope we get to swap together again soon--it has been ages!!
Response: yes it has been ages, I've been doing more mixed media stuff. I saw your Youtube swaps. Hope to join some when I'm better
Comment: Thanks for hosting all these swaps! The penguin looks so cheery and far more ready for Christmas than I am, lol! As always, thanks for being such a great swapper and host!
Response: Loved your penguin, Hope to see you in more swaps
donetta rated for MFF: Bird, Book Page, and Lace on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: Oh Sandra, this ATC is simply beautiful! Thank you so much for making it special iun every way...and thank you also for the hefty stack of G45 Christmas papers (I will never have "enough" of them)! My favorite part of the entire swap was your lovely note...I felt like we were sitting across a table from each other, drinking good coffee and catching up, as friends do., You are just a lovely swap partner and friend...thank you from the bottom of my heart for being both. (Yikes, your poor back! I have had 7 surgeries in just under 2 years, so I know how much it puts you behind in everything you want to do.)
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: such a cute fox! Love the page. Yes - I see spiders ALL the time. ugh. I've seen people do those diamond paintings. I know I'd be spilling it everywhere.
georgiafae rated for VC: Torn Paper ATC on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: Great ATC-love the vintage lady and all the other elements you added. Thanks for sharing!
Kskollections rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Totally neat
Pikkis rated for MFF: Bird, Butterfly, and Blue ATC on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: First of all, thank you for the really beautiful ATC :)! It has so many lovely details to look at + I like the colors and the composition, great work! And thank you also for the lovely letter and really getting into my profile. The math method I use may look complicated but teaching through it is very logical and a lot of fun and I think it´s a good method for those who have difficulties in math. I have joined a few swaps in PBP-group, but my 5 x 7 journal is a themed-one, so not all the swaps fit into that... So if I may wish, a quote-based pageswap would be great ;)!
mjhaertling rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #16 on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: What a pretty ATC. I love the glittery tulle and the sparkling trim. The stars of the past were so elegant and they didn't expose half (or more) of their bodies.
midteacher rated for HMPC: Halloween Theme on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: It arrived and I do believe it took the scenic rout to get here! No fears, the design stayed intact. I appreciated the classy touch of the forever stamp as well. I did not see those offered at our PO. Thank you for taking the time to create such a wonderful PC!
ginny19590 rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: What a lovely wintry cottage! I even see a kitty in the window. Thanks so much for the lovely page.
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great ATC. I always enjoy swapping with you. Take care!
suzwa rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #13 on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this amazing piece of work! Love the way you put this all togethr
onthesnap22 rated for EASU: 5 Elements ATC Challenge on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: thank you so much! love the ATC and the goodies :)
Rosa1 rated for **PBP October ~ …**Turkey ”**…** on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Beautiful turkey & thanks for the extras also!
Kalalinga rated for USATC: OWL ATC Swap on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love this owl atc so much. I enjoyed your note and thank you for the extras included also.

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Arabella on Dec 27, 2018:

Best swap host ever!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas you sent me for the SUSA swap!! (My sweet partner did get one finished and sent to me!) - now I have two great atcs to add to my collection!! Thank you so much and look forward to more of your great swaps!

isabellasnow on Oct 9, 2017:

Happy October Birthday from the WIYM Group, Sandra! So happy to have you in the group.

Lucine on Aug 29, 2017:

Thank you, Sandra for the nice art journal page. It was a surprise and I'm happy to receive this page. Thank you for angelling:))

donetta on Jun 26, 2017:

Sandra, thank you so MUCH for the beautiful handmade postcard! I can see the time and attention you spent on this beauty, and I appreciate all of it! You are indeed a wonderful swap friend.

jjhere on Apr 9, 2017:

Oh, we have a lot in common! I enjoyed reading your profile and it gave me some good ideas for the ATC I'm making for you. ;)

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


nannydino on Nov 8, 2016:

Oh my goodness Sandra. I was so surprised to open the package you sent me. I absolutely love love the doodling book you sent, it's the most awesome ever! I'm really overcome with emotion...such a generous thoughtful gesture...I'm just grinning like a crazy fool lol...I feel so blessed. Thank you so much, words cannot express my gratitude and joy.

dobie256 on Oct 28, 2016:

Thanks for a fun time yesterday. And for your generous goodie bag. I love clear glue, the fibers are lucious, and the paper ephemera will be fun to use. Looking forward to next month's get-together.

RyeRye on Oct 9, 2016:



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