Swap-bot Time: April 26, 2017 8:10 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: April 25, 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.

Jazmin is our youngest granddaughter is 11 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 find a place for or can’t use.

LOVE * 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

Need Rating for Snow ATC: karenjev Mailed Dec 7 2016


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
MissPaula rated for CC: Dog ATC on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Sandra, for the pretty ATC and little extra goodies. Very cute. Some of my favorite treasures came from Ohio. Auctions caused me to fill my car up with stuff! California doesn't have so many auctions like the MidWest does.....probably a good thing! Lol ♥ = )
Prismcat rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - E - USA on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Erie PC. I've been there on vacation and it's a pretty lake to visit.
Response: Really? that's great, well all the greatlakes are beautiful. I love the water. Thank you for rating, comments & heart
Comment: Thanks for the great journal page. Love all the animals and background.
Response: turned out it was a fun page to do. I'm sure yours is very creative. thank you for your comments, rating & heart
Germanbaby77 rated for Fish ATC on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: very nice job with your ATC. i also enjoyed reading your letter.
Response: I love fish cards, thank you for your comments, rating & a heart!
mermaidery rated for USA ATC ~ Easter Rabbit ATC on Apr 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the super cute ATC and extras! I love the water, too! I always tell the MR that if Mermaids are ever proved to be real, I'm going to be really mad that I got stuck as a land person, lol. Everything is just better when you're in the water.
Response: from one mermaid to another, I thank you for taking time to rate, comment & of course a heart
debrbrts rated for USAPC ~ Rabbit ATC on Apr 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC
Response: thank you for rating, & heart
Comment: I received the swap today. Such a wonderful page! I have not put the pages into a journal yet. Thanks for all the great extras. Your swap id is so awesome and I love the Chinese papers. Can't wait to use them in some art.
Response: I will never believe it was sent to me instead of you, not once but twice. 3rd times must be the charm. thank you for nice comments, heart & rating
PeachyDoll rated for Easter non religious atc swap on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute chick atc :) I really like the colour combination!
Response: I liked that chick too. thank you for the nice comment, heart & for rating
Comment: Thank you so much Sandra for the very beautiful page! I love the quote!!!!!
Response: glad you liked it! I thought it was a great quote. Love your heart thank you for rating
Peaches12 rated for Add words on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the extras. My furbaby is a flame-point siamese and he's a sweetie! Thank you also for the birthday wishes.
Response: thank you for rating, comments & heart. again, happy Birthday
mgallardo68 rated for Pretty TEAPOTS atc swap on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ATC!! Thank you so much for a fantastic treasure!! I love it!!! PS... I really love your work and feel honored you sent me such a great ATC ♥♥♥
Response: One of my favs also. thank you for being so kind with comments, heart & rating
kaypendragon rated for **Swappin USA ~ Egg ATC** on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card and the note!
Response: thank you for rating
3rinn rated for WIYM: Atc with a Postage Stamp on Mar 15, 2017
Response: thank you for rating
LisaE rated for AMA: Butterfly PC on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Wonderful PC, I love the quote!
Response: Thank you for comment, heart & rating. glad you liked it
Comment: I know of 2 other swappers in Jacksonville. I wonder if you were sending to one of them. :)
Response: thank you for rating & the heart
Taliesyn rated for VC: Vintage Clock on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC you created for me. I really enjoyed your sincere note and appreciate the patterned ATC blanks you sent as extras.
Response: Thank you for rating, heart & comments. You are so welcome for the blanks

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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:



kielpo on Aug 31, 2016:


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!

ARTG33K74 on May 25, 2016:

Sent you a super, super special ATC. I hope it gets to you soon! :3

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