Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2021 2:44 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: April 8, 2021
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


tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Bird love - March on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Love the bold and beautiful! Perhaps it should be old lady pants, lol!
JanetLO rated for VS - Vintage Collage ROSE ATC #2 on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you, so pretty!
Response: thank you for rating
Camiliann rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #46 on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Very pretty. The reds and oranges are beautiful together. Thank you
Response: thank you for rating & heart!
Comment: Love the page you sent, thank you so much for all the time and thought you put into it.
Response: I loved that puppy image, I did another page, but hated it so much, i couldn't send it out. thank you for the heart & being in my swap!
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #45 on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Great ATC! I'm amazed by the tiny robins egg! It was nice to hear from you!
Response: the egg was from a brooch I took apart. I could believe it was so easy to break up. thank your for rating & heart
Banjobritches rated for VC: ATC with a Frame on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: I really like the ATC you made for our swap! I love old vintage-y stuff! Thank you! I am going to send you snail mail to answer your questions about living in small cities and banjo picking! Hopefully, I'll get to that in a few days! Happy swapping!
Response: that sound great, thank you for rating & the heart
tristitia rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #44 on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC - I love the "like just goes on" highlighted from the background book page - so true!
Response: We know Bugs live forever! Thank you for heart & for rating
tigermousecat rated for **PBP …**Bunny/Rabbit ** on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for my bunny, very cute! No vaccines here yet, I will be on the secondary roll-out. All is good here, lovely sunshine today!
Response: Thank you, trying to do more like that. thank you for heart & rating
YooperHill rated for EASU: Feb. Free Theme ATC Swap on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Sweetarc! Thank you?
Response: Thank you for heart & rating
Rosa1 rated for **PBP …**Stitching** on Jan 31, 2021
Comment: Such a beautiful whimsical page! And thank you soooo much for the stamp gift also ~ wish I could give more hearts <3
Response: Thank you- I forgot to take a photo of it
JocysMom rated for SUSA - Mixed Media Valentine ATC on Jan 26, 2021
Comment: It's beautiful--thank you!
Response: Thank you
tigermousecat rated for **PBP …***Animal ** on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Love the giraffe! Did you know they make not a sound? Thanks for the extras! It has been so great of you for hosting all these fun swaps!
Response: No i didn’t know that - awesome creature
monsbrick rated for AAA: Wings on Dec 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Sandra, thank you for this ATC! What delicate wings she has! And I appreciate all the extra gifts you sent!!! The texture is nice too very slick.
Response: Thank you
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements #40 on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Your card is gorgeous!! I love the vintage feel to it and am adding this to my book! Thank you and Happy Holidays!!
Response: So glad to know it finally arrived, maybe I'll join more swaps now! Thank you!
donetta rated for VC: 5x7 Birds & Blooms Page on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: For several reasons, I wish I had the option of multiple hearts! The beauty of this piece, with all the layering, the gorgeous textures, and lovely embellishments is mind-boggling. Every time I look at this, I see something new! And let me now mention the gorgeous cotton lace (a treasure!) and sweet kitty applique...my dear friend, this is a one-in-a-million swap package! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Response: You’re still the sweetest lady on Swap-bot
tigermousecat rated for **PBP …***Music** on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Love the page but you forgot to sign it, lol! Is that a napkin you used or tissue? Very pretty.
Response: Napkin- sorry was on my way to Daytona Beach!
Comment: Thanks.
georgiafae rated for OATCs: Mellow Yellow on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Great ATC-I love using postage stamps on my ATC's too-forget and don't do it enough! Cut the border off the note you sent me and glued it in my fall junk journal! Thanks for sharing! And great to greet another October 9th baby"! Hope you had a good birthday,too!
Response: that was such beautiful stationary for fall. thank you, glad you liked it
YooperHill rated for **PBP …Bird** on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: WOW! So beautiful. Thank you very much!
Response: Not my usual type but those birds are so pretty
ktk8 rated for HMPC: Circle love - October on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Hi Sandra.... what a NICE postcard.... I just love Mary E..... very very nice swap... many hearts to you.....

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LavenderSprinkles on Sep 26, 2020:

Congratulations on winning my LSRUS: 1000 Hearts Giveaway! Your envie was mailed today!

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.

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