Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 10:46 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: December 15, 2017
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


Victorianna60 rated for HMPC: Put a "Pumpkin" on it on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Love the pumpkin PC ! ThankYou !
Response: So you got the 2nd one?
DragonflyDreamer rated for ATC: Dragonfly on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and nice note.
Response: you are so welcome, thank you for rating & comments
yomousey rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Well I couldn't wait. I opened my presents, LOL! Actually I thought it was some supplies I was waiting for and was confused at first and started to open the first one before I realized it was for the swap. Then I couldn't resist opening the rest of them. Thank you so much. I love the ME stuff, yay! I've got an idea for using the eyelets for a Xmas ornament already. Funny, last year I never opened one until Xmas morning and this year this was the first one I touched. Guess I'm getting impatient in my old age. Hope you have a very Merry and a Happy New Year!
Response: oh, you bad girl! I sent a note with it didn't I? I love ME also & happy you can use the eyelets. thank you for kind words, rating & a heart
georgiafae rated for EASU: Dog ATC on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Oh my,my friend-this ATC is gorgeous! Of course you put a scottie dog on it-so sweet and love all the added bling and glitter details! You also know what kind of things to send me-yarn and Halloween! Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season-it's snowing here today-Hooray!
Response: Glad you liked it, thank you for the sweet comments, heart & for rating
Comment: Woo Hoo, another holiday goodie to stash away! My mail carrier delivered it to a neighbor up the street who just delivered it to me. Thanks ever so much!!!! Can't wait til the 25th to unwrap it!
Response: I know, I love wondering what's inside, thank you for rating, comments & heart
Comment: Oh my what a great package came in the mail today!! Loved the journal page. The book will be a fun diversion from other projects. Loved the article about pearls. I'm that way about bracelets. Thank you so much Sandra. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Response: I was hoping that's how you'd feel about that book. I love brooches, with sparkle! & Milk glass too. thanks so much for joing this swap
MsLee rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Sandra sweetie, thank you for a lovely ATC, and the Graphic 45 paper, Loving your card, and I promise ti write to you and answer your questions. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Blessings from Burbank.
Response: I am always happy to hear someone likes my work. it makes me smile, thank you for the heart & for rating too
Comment: Hi Sandy, thanks so much for the atc.......I just love it! And thanks for the extras too! I see you have read my profile......and for that I thank you also! Happy Holidays!
Response: I love to read profiles. Thank you for the nice comments & heart.
Comment: I loved the sugar skull I receive. Thank you!!!
Response: that was a hard one to give away. thank you for heart & comments
EllenWilGraagPost rated for **PBP Nov~ Friends …** on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice page(s) and the extra's! Especially the Halloween ATC is really great! I love it!! :-D
Response: Glad you liked it, you are welcome thank you for heart & letting me know you liked the page
Comment: Thank you for the nice page(s) and the extra's!
Response: Glad they got to you, I hope the first one finds you someday Thank you for heart
WoodlandBanshee rated for Button ATC on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you !!
Response: you are so welcome thank you for heart
Mimi7 rated for Private between Gwillisinc and Mimi7 on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: Hi Sandra, WOW , now I know some techniques to use on a journal page, yours is so AWESOME!! Thanks so much. Mine to you was the first one I had ever done so I hope you like it even though it was simple. I did make the large leaves on my cuttlebug machine. Thanks for the great extras and the note and a lovely swap. Thanks for doing this private swap with me. Happy Autumn!!
Response: Good swapping with you too, thank you heart and heart. Hope to see you in more swaps
LizzyJo rated for **PBP Oct~ Leaves …** on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice leaf-y page, and for hosting this swap.
Response: Your are welcome, thank yo u for heart and nice comments
PaperPassion rated for USAPC: Green Background ATC on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC.It will be a nice addition to my collection!
Response: Thank you for comments & heart
user6456 rated for "Gone Fishing" ATC (USA) on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Your atc is amazing ! One of the best I have gotten in years! Thank you so much. I have an old fashioned clip chip rack that probably was from a gas station or deli and I use it to display atcs and some of my own stuff..in the kitchen.... My husband saw your card and said "that goes to the top of the chip clip!" that is top rating for you my friend. <3
Response: so Happy that it has the 'extra rating" made my day, Thank you so much!
MiekeC rated for **PBP August ~ Bike …** on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your wonderfull journal page and also for the delipaper!
Response: I was starting to worry it was lost. Thank you for rating, heart & comments
joybells2426 rated for Stenciled on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great stenciled PC! I love green and purple together.
Response: I was surprised how well the colors came together, thank you for Heart, comments & rating
lou rated for WIYM: September Stocking Stuffer on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much, Sandra, the pretty jeweled decoration on the package is beautiful, and I hid your gift away!
Response: Great! Hope you are better than I am & can remember where you put it. thank you for comments, rating & a heart
123Poggy123 rated for CC: Bird ATC on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Great ATC. I love the background. I like the little details you added to the bird. Thank you for the vintage images.
Response: it's been awhile since I've worked with stencils, stamps, sprays & die cuts all on one little ATC. thank you for the comments, heart & for rating!

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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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