Swap-bot Time: July 11, 2020 7:08 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: July 8, 2020
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


thequilterslink rated for MFF: Collaged Bird ATC on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you, I love the ATC, it is so cute. Thanks for the extras also.
Comment: Thanks for your beautifull buterfly page. I allready put it in my journal.
thebragal rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on Jun 5, 2020
Comment: Lovely. Thank you
mcorbus rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Key on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: So pretty, thank you :)
Response: Was that the 2nd one?
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #28 on May 26, 2020
Comment: Just a gorgeous card! That heart is beautiful and a love the generous lace and that sweet image! A special thank you as well for the extras .. so nice of you ...I enjoyed your upbeat note also!
Shuttlebug rated for EASU: Monthly ATC Swap - May on May 21, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thanks for all the awesome stuff you sent! And I love the ATC, too - very imaginative! I get my pens in antique stores, online, at pen shows, and Japanese stationery stores. We live about 2 hours from Los Angeles.
Larina rated for VJP: "Remember This" 5x7 Journal Page on May 21, 2020
Comment: Such a beautiful page you sent! I love it and the colors are amazing. Thanks for the blank page as well. In your note you wrote that you haven't seen me trade on Page by Page since 2018 but I sent you a mermaid page in March for the "Use Your Postage Stamps" and also I was in the swap "Use Three Shapes" in February. They were a lot of fun to create. Thanks so much!
Response: you are so right, I was looking at what i'd sent you! glad you are liking the page. It was different than my usual
Comment: Hi Sandra! Orange! You're the only person I know whose favorite color is orange! I love orange in the fall months. Your page is just lovely--are the pieces from Graphic 45? Really pretty and I especially love the feather accent. Thanks for creating something special for me!
Response: it used to be my least favorite, but now I use it quite a bit! Yes Graphic 45
donetta rated for USAPC: 3 Elements #27 ATC on May 12, 2020
Comment: OMG, it's GORGEOUS! I think dragonflies are magical creatures, and I always feel lucky when I see one in "real life". Love your stitching (I need to experiment with more than the straight and zig-zag stitches on my machine; you've inspired me!), and the moment my eyeballs spied the "imagine" piece, the John Lennon song popped into my head (I hope it stays for awhile). Sandra, think you again for being a wonderful swap partner!
Response: my daughter loves dragonflies & wouldn't you know it "imagine" came on the radio today.
Comment: Sandra, I am mortified at the amount of time it's taken me to rate you for this swap...in the process of moving, I put my mail in a "safe place" so I could rate everyone appropriately. Unfortunately, that "safe place" just revealed itself to me! I love the cute bird you used for this theme, and the only thing I DON'T love is knowing that you would alter your personal style if I am assigned as your swap partner! Sandra! Be true to your own awesome self...if I wanted ATCs (and other little works of art) in only my own "vintage" style, I wouldn't be swapping...I'd be making stuff only for myself. Where's the fun in that? I love your work, and I treasure your friendship...your sweet letter was the real highlight of this swap!
Response: you're the best
Comment: Thank you for the dragonfly ATC.
WoodlandBanshee rated for HMPC: Circle love - April on May 5, 2020
Comment: Oh the texture and colours! I just adore this postcard. Thank you. It is very inspiring.
mjhaertling rated for **PBP …****Add A Photo**”** on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful journal page. There is so much going on here. Is the top paper layer the tyvek? Such an interesting texture, I love the metallic finish too.
Response: Yes the top is Tyvek, just an old envelope from post office for larger items
isabellasnow rated for MFF: Rooster and/or Hen ATC on Apr 17, 2020
Comment: Sandra, this is adorable! Love that saying about who 'rules the rooster'--it's true around here ;=) Love all your layers and the little jewels at the bottom. Thanks for the extra papers and BINGO sheets--I didn't have any of those. The handmade card is also quite beautiful.
Comment: beautiful - thank you!
Jenicat rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet -- D USA on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the adorable dog ATC. I love it! AHS has been in kind of a slump these days for sure. Did you see this last season? Not great. My favorite season will always be the first one 💜
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #24 on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Very creative atc... especially the stitching element... well done! Thank you very much for this small ... only in size...work of art
georgiafae rated for OATCs: “Owl” Be Seeing You on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Great ATC-love how you achieved that rusty wood look and the very colorful owl! I love Valley City-love having lunch at the Pizza Corner and they have got two thrift stores that have great prices and am always able to find treasures there! Snow is slowly leaving here -maybe spring is around the corner!
Rosa1 rated for **PBP …**Use Three Shapes”** on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you! cool design :)
Rosa1 rated for **PBP March ~ …**Egg ”** on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: such a beautiful spring egg page... Love it!! thank you :)

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vanneparis on Apr 7, 2020:

Happy 10 Year SB Anniversary Sandra! Wow, time flies :)

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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