Swap-bot Time: June 28, 2017 8:52 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: June 27, 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. 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


RadicalRecrafter rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #21 on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you! The ATC is lovely and I really like your clever use of the photo snippet!
Comment: thank you
123Poggy123 rated for Kissing Technique on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: This is a clever ATC. Well done.
SamiE rated for USAPC: RED WHITE BLUE ATC on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Seems I saw this ATC someplace before..... It's really cool. Thanks for it and the papers. It's cooler today (in the 80's)
Response: I hope you saw it when you signed up. it's the same one. glad you received it & thank you for comment, heart & for rating
vanneparis rated for SUSA - ATC with a Dancer on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Hi Sandra! So great to hear from you! I feel like we haven't swapped in a while. Thanks so much for the beautiful ATC. I love all of the layers and I always forget how nice it looks to add a metal charm or two. I want to steal that idea, lol... It was fun reading about all your supplies, I know exactly how you feel; I'm drowning!!! I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: glad you are doing well. thank you for comments, rating & heart
mjhaertling rated for **PBP July ~ Bubbles …** on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Love love love the journal page. I have not decided how I am going to use the "bubbles" theme, but bubble gum never entered my mind. Very clever.
Response: I have had that image for awhile, just found again when looking for an idea for this swap, Thank you for heart, rating & comments
Comment: very nice - love all the texture and pattern going on in this card, Thanks for the extras too. We may have swapped back in 2010 when we both started as your name is familiar too.
Response: ah, thank you for the reminder. Glad you liked the card, & thank you for the heart & rating
deblew rated for Graphics 45 atc on May 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC! I love that paper! And I love the interactive feature! Thanks also for the extra goodies! It was definitely a happy mail package.
Response: it's hard not to love anything G45! Thank you for the heart, rating & the comments
KeriandtheFlock rated for Fill My Stocking - May on May 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer! I'm going to try and wait to open it. :D
Response: Hope you can use it. Thank you for heart, rating & comment
MiekeC rated for **PBP June ~ Book Title …** on May 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the deli paper! Also thanks for your art journal, i love it!
Response: this was a fun one. thank you for rating, comments & heart
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC and your sweet note! I do love watercolors and I did have a maid in a previous life. Cant see spending the money now. Rather spend it on art supplies!
Response: So much spent on Art supplies........thank you for heart, comments & rating
Jamnj rated for I want to go to the Beach atc swap on May 5, 2017
Comment: Cute ATC! Thanks for the extras too. I do want to go to the beach ! Live so close and don't go very often🔆 Will have to try harder.😀
Response: I want to go to the beach everyday..but not too many chances in Ohio. thank you for comments,heart & rating
ritchgirl rated for WIYM: ATC with a Strawberry on May 2, 2017
Comment: Awesome ATC!!!! Thank you so much!!
Response: this was a 'different swap' I love reds thank you for heart, rating & nice comments
BusyB rated for Sewing Theme ATC on May 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome vintage sewing ATC and of course your letter! I always enjoy hearing from you. :)
Response: So fun to make too. Thank you for your comments, heart & for rating
Germanbaby77 rated for Interactive Element on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: LOVE IT!!! Great job! that was a fun ATC!
Response: So glad, I was worried, thank you for kind comments, rating & heart
LauraM540 rated for IS: Stamped Images USA on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun images and the great extras
Response: So glad you liked them! thank you for rating, comments & a heart
isabellasnow rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #20 on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Hi Sandra! Beautiful work on this ATC! I love what you did (embossing?) on the dress form and the color combo is great. That little black heart is a great focal point, too. Thank you for creating something special for me!
Response: the dress form is a Spellbinder's die cut So happy you liked it. Hope we all can do a meet up again soon. thank you for comments, rating & of course, thank you for heart
Shellyr rated for Butterfly PC on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: perfect paper for this swap and like music note bfly too. Thanks for a lovely piece.
Response: she's a special girl, I've been saving for a special swap. Thank you for giving her a heart, Comments & rating
mandigutterrose rated for Fill My Stocking - April on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Beautiful wrapping, cant wait to open.
Response: thank you for rating & heart
makestuff rated for EASU: Splatter Paint ATC on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely ATC. I appreciate the note and the cute pug sticker as well. Yes, Pork Chop thinks he is a big dog. His mission in life is to find anything edible to put in his mouth :) Thanks again!
Response: Thank you for rating, comments & heart. Pork Chop is fabulous

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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.

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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!

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