Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 7:40 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: August 21, 2019
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


Comment: Hi Sandra, Got your lovely,oh so cute Dog Days ATC..I so loved it...Thanks a bunch...Patt/magicinker
Comment: Thanks for a lovely squirrel. He very cute. Sadly I have had less than happy experiences with squirrels especially when they chewed through my telephone lines leading into our apartment.
Response: yes, mice, rabbits & squirrels don't realize they are really wire cutters!
Comment: Thanks so much..love the Atc..it is beautiful.
Comment: Thank for this nice art journal page and nice ephemera to use. Thanks!
choke rated for OATCs: Number Series Swap #4 on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Hi Sandra! Sorry for the late rating but thank you very much for your ATC and note. I'm glad you enjoyed my longwinded writing on my profile - lol!
Comment: Thanks for your cute flag journal page.
sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: Robot ATC Swap on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my cute little guy! He is ready to do some business! Love him. Hugs, Mona
Comment: I love the card you sent. Thanks for hosting this swap - I learned about "Fade Away Girls". I had fun making my page. Sorry for the late rate.
ShabbyJules rated for VC: Embellished Safety Pin on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: AWW HOW SWEET MY PIN IS PINNED ON MY CRAFT NOTICEBOARD SO I CAN SEE MY FAV SWAPS DAILY THANK YOU just teceived an extra swap from you love it thank you so much
Response: Thank you for sharing & heart”- I sent you another one too
Michelle0329 rated for OATC: Number series No. #3 on May 29, 2019
Comment: Your ATC is absolutely wonderful!! Thank you so much!! I love the embroidered flowers!! THANK YOU!!
Response: Something different, right? thank you for heart & kind words
Michelle0329 rated for OATCs: Number Swap #2 on May 16, 2019
Comment: Your ATC was absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much!! I love swapping with people that I have so much in common with it makes for a great swap!!! Thank you!!
Response: You are so welcome, I love that color combo
Comment: LOVE this page! Really, I had glanced thru Flickr and saw the page and I said 'I really like that design'....and to my surprise, I opened your envie today and said to my son 'It's mine!' Thanks! So lovely in person, the texture is great! Thanks for a great swap! β™₯
Response: I love it when that happens to me too- glad you’re happy
BLUR rated for OATC: Number 1 on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: So lovely! Thank you for a beautiful collage! #1 β™‘
Comment: This time a much quicker delivery:) Thank you.
Comment: A late delivery on Saturday. I hope you haven't resent yet. It is a beautiful art journal page, thanks. 10th April 2019: I've received the resent today. It's very nice and whymsical colourful. It is sad that you had to send twice. Thank you so much for the extra effort;))
Response: Yes resent- glad it’s not lost
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely page :)! It has so many layers and details, itΒ΄s beautiful and makes me wish I was there in Paris for real!
drgngirl rated for USAPC: Things with Wings ATC on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the adorable birdie ATC! I like that you used a real feather on it. Gave it more dimension! Funny that you mentioned CSI:! I have the first 4 seasons and I started watching it Sunday! Lol
Pandd rated for VC: 3 Elements #28 ATC on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Love the Irish ATC. Great design. Thank you for a wonderful swap and the extras. Cuba was great. I would go back. The Achilles' tendon is better, but my leg is really swollen. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
Mimi7 rated for **USA ATC SWAPS-Valentine** on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Hi Sandra, I received your lovely ATC today!! I love it, it is so pretty, thanks so much. Yes I guess it has been a while since we swapped. Hope to see you around in more of the same swaps. I enjoyed this swap of yours. :)
Arabella rated for **USA Paper Crafts-Valentine** on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: I would never get tired of having you for a partner!!! I don't even need to open your envelope to know I will love your atc!! And this one is over the top!! Love the krinkly background and the jar of hearts is so adorable! Thank you so much, Sandra! Hope your day is full of warm Valentine hearts and, of course, chocolates!!

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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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