Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 8:26 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: July 18, 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


marciagodin rated for Newbie ATC on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
RooBaRoo rated for **PBP August Wave…** on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: It's so cheerful, neat & 3-D !!! Is the lighthouse from the 3-D model puzzles? Is the colourful thread part of the page? If not, what is is called? Thanks for the cute extras & the mail tag!
Comment: I love the Circle ATC!
Comment: Love the coin you made for me thanks so much.Great new addition to my collection.Thanks so much.
Comment: Pretty butterfly coin! Thank you! :) #203 has a way of popping up in my life. I have lived at at 3 different houses which all happened to have that house number & it is my birthday too! 2-03
Arhel rated for Newbie ATC on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Wow, thank you for the lovely ATC and the extras! :)
hibiscus rated for EASU: ATC featuring Circles on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Nice creating! I really appreciate all the different circles on this atc... great variety! Nice colors as well.. thanks so much also for the extras and that cool Elvis stamp... and this last week was very hot here as well!
supersquirrel rated for USATC - Farm Animal ATC Swap on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Hi - Thank you for the darling sheep!! Totally cool background paper too. Did you make it? I love the texture.
Response: Yes, I made the background with papers & Inks, I thought he was pretty cute too. Thank you
Artstamper rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #27 on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: This is a beautiful ATC! Thank yo so much. I know about the Flicker problem just can't seem to fix it.
LunaMoody rated for **PBP July FAIRY…** on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Larina rated for A.I. - A 5 x 7 #4 on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful artwork and the amazing extras!!! I'm going to frame this card, its so pretty!
EllenWilGraagPost rated for **PBP June ~ Balloons…** on May 24, 2018
Comment: Wow, the gorgeous example was (is) for me! I LOVE it! Thank you so much!!! (also for the extra's)
Comment: Hi Sandra thanx for the lovely ATC. Love the little key.
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!

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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:



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