Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2018 5:09 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: May 22, 2018
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
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About Me



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


10/5/17 Still in recovery from back surgery, but getting better everyday. Can't wait to join more swaps



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. In 2018 we will celebrate 25yrs . He had 5 children, I had two. Together we have 18 grandchildren and working on our 3rd & 4th great grandchildren.

I like my postcards to be 4x6".

ATCs to be able to fit into my binder, which has 9 pocket pages. I prefer they not be chunky.

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

Jazmin is our youngest granddaughter is 12 going on 31. She spends a lot of time with us, I’m 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.

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 a joy.

I bought supplies, thinking after I retire, I won’t 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 hasn’t happened yet, except a few for family members.

I consider Swap-Bot fun, and do it because it’s fun, not for “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’re sending to.
If it’s 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. The best thing you can do is to reduce the amount of trash and waste you and your family generate. 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


MamaMangrove rated for CC: Fish postcard - USA on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the colorful fish card. I just got back from the Florida Keys where I saw lots of tropical fish & entirely too many fishermen!
georgiafae rated for Map PC on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Yes! I do remember we have the same birthdays-but you are a year older! Fun to swap with you again! Love the Mary E. illustration on this postcard and the little quote! I can relate about not being able to find something so the Libra in me has been on a organizing of my craft supplies lately with my trusted label maker in hand! Thanks for sharing and swapping!
mjhaertling rated for **PBP May ~ Adventure** on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great journal page. The background and the woman on the bicycle remind me of some of the British shows I've been watching. The characters ride thru the countryside on their bikes, not so much in cars. Thanks for the extras, the strawberry print paper is so cute; can't wait to use it.
RooBaRoo rated for **PBP April ~ Enchanting** on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thoroughly enchanting! It's ... well, it's a truly complete piece of art, & I'm so happy I get to keep it! I'll keep it in my office diary, where I need the enchanting :)
Response: thank you, Glad you liked it.
Ac2052 rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Feather on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Love this ATC! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for rating & heart
laterdayze rated for Dog With a Heart on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Love the ATC, thank you so much! You know, I live hear the Middle of Nowhere Creamery, but I haven't been there. I like this other place called Little Rhody Ice Cream that's in the next town over! To answer your question, I live about 25 minutes from the Ocean. :)
Response: sounds like a great place to go, thank you for rating & the heart
Comment: I really like your St. Patrick's Day atc, Sandra! Cute image, great quote and love the way you did the background! Thank you!
Arabella rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Sweet atc, Sandra! Love the puppies! Thank you so much!
Response: I thought they turned out cute also, thank you for rating & a heart
Comment: Thanks s much Sandra. It was cute!
123Poggy123 rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Great ATC. I love the TH birds & yours is adorable.
FiWebster rated for CC: Year of the Dog on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: I like what you said about Zetti, and you made a fine doggy postcard with a great quote from Dean Koontz: thanks!
Response: I do love quotes, thank you for the heart & for rating
Cocoa rated for St. Patrick's Day ATC on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and the extras ♥
Response: you are welcome thank you for rating & heart
LadyJo rated for Fill My Stocking - January & February on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the gift! I will put this away till December. Makes me wonder what it is!
Response: I plan on doing the same, thank you for the heart & rating
Comment: Thanks for the journal!
Response: you are welcome, thank you for rating
Comment: I love the ATC! Thank you so much. :)
mjhaertling rated for **PBP March ~ Weather…** on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: What a great journal page. The use of the overlay is so creative. Your work is always wonderful and I llucky to be your partner.
cinlan rated for Love = Hearts on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the heart ATC...its great. Thanks for the extra also. Hearts all the way around for this swap. Thanks for the birthday wishes also. Our house is complete but still lots of unpacking to do. Things don't go back in how they come out. I am a member of postcrossing but slowed down a bit so I could get back to swap-bot and ATCS for all swapping. Shoot me an email if you see something in my ebay shop you want.
skydancer rated for PBP ONE* 5x7 PAGE : **Wish** on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Great page! I really like the variety of mediums you use. Thank you!
skydancer rated for **PBP Jan~ Bridge …** on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: This is such a lovely page. I like the variety of media and the creativity. Thank you so much!
Comment: Sandra, thank you for the steampunk atc! I love the look and really enjoy making and receiving steampunk items! I missed the Steampunk Challenge and hope they have another one! And yes, our grandmas are to blame!!

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isabellasnow on Oct 9, 2017:

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

CurlyTea on Oct 2, 2017:

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:



kielpo on Aug 31, 2016:


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