Swap-bot Time: March 27, 2017 5:30 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: March 26, 2017
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
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About Me



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


“Maturity is when you no longer get the urge to make snow angels in mud season” ― Josh Stern


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.

Jazmin is our youngest granddaughter is 11 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 find a place for or can’t use.

LOVE * 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

Need Rating for Snow ATC: karenjev Mailed Dec 7 2016


PeachyDoll rated for Easter non religious atc swap on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute chick atc :) I really like the colour combination!
Comment: Thank you so much Sandra for the very beautiful page! I love the quote!!!!!
Peaches12 rated for Add words on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the extras. My furbaby is a flame-point siamese and he's a sweetie! Thank you also for the birthday wishes.
mgallardo68 rated for Pretty TEAPOTS atc swap on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ATC!! Thank you so much for a fantastic treasure!! I love it!!! PS... I really love your work and feel honored you sent me such a great ATC ♥♥♥
kaypendragon rated for **Swappin USA ~ Egg ATC** on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card and the note!
3rinn rated for WIYM: Atc with a Postage Stamp on Mar 15, 2017
LisaE rated for AMA: Butterfly PC on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Wonderful PC, I love the quote!
Comment: I know of 2 other swappers in Jacksonville. I wonder if you were sending to one of them. :)
Taliesyn rated for VC: Vintage Clock on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC you created for me. I really enjoyed your sincere note and appreciate the patterned ATC blanks you sent as extras.
123Poggy123 rated for Add a key on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: I really like this ATC & the wonderful key you used.
debtea2 rated for SI USA ATC St Patrick's Day on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: thank you so much love the ATC so cute.. and your letter..love snail mail
Response: So glad you like my little leprechaun! Thank you for rating, comments & a heart.
Drvr337 rated for Fill My Stocking - February on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty present. It is going in my stocking to open in December.
Response: you are welcome, thank you for rating
mrscharlesallen rated for USA ATC SWAPS St Patty's Day on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC. Actually I did retire in 2014, and you are so right I think all the time how did I do everything and work too. I swear I got more done when I worked now all I say is oh I will do it later. Later really means a few weeks. Thank you for swapping.
Response: Glad you are enjoying retirement & my little leprechaun card. Thank you for rating, commenting & heart
Ac2052 rated for Love ATC on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and extras!! It's just my style!
Response: So happy, sometimes they are hard to give away. Thank you for comments, rating & a Heart!
scrappycats rated for Dragonfly on Feb 14, 2017
Response: thank you for rating & heart
LowRain rated for Torn Paper on Feb 6, 2017
Comment: love the ATC-thank you! And your note made me smile. :)
Response: so glad you liked it. Thank you for rating, heart & for your comment
scrapingd rated for SWL ~ Handmade Valentine on Feb 5, 2017
Comment: ty for such a nice thoughtful letter as well <3
Response: You are so welcome, thank you for rating, comment & for a heart!
ladybegood rated for USATC: Feathered Friend ATC Swap on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun atc-I love the glitter!
Response: Thank you I loved the little bluebirds. Thank you for comments, heart & for rating
jannieb rated for EASU: Heart Themed ATC Swap on Feb 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap & for the lovely ATC. Happy Hearts Day!
Response: Happy to join your swap, happier for comments, rating & a heart! Thank you
Comment: Oh gosh!! You sent me a beautiful piece!!! And the tag is gourgeous, thank you for adding a verse by Ben Howard, one of my favorites!!! But you know what, I loved your card, very touching and gentle!! Will write you longer via PM!!! Thank you for an amazing swap!!
Response: Oh, so happy that you loved it. That was a hard one to give away. Wish they all turned out so well. thank you for your comments, rating & heart

Rating Overview

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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:


BeckyG56 on Aug 25, 2016:

It was nice to have lunch today and to meet you and Troy. Hopefully others will join us next time.

bluesky on Aug 10, 2016:

yes, sorry - we dont really celebrate xmas, but I love surprises in the mail :) guess I could wait for our holiday in december (hanukka) but somehow I dont get it, mail really helps me (as you noticed ;-)

RyeRye on Jul 20, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

ARTG33K74 on May 25, 2016:

Sent you a super, super special ATC. I hope it gets to you soon! :3

anrtist on May 24, 2016:

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