Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2018 12:27 pm


Date Joined: November 9, 2013
Last Online: February 16, 2016
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

About Me

Profile last updated: 01/19/16

"Follow your Bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls." -Joseph Campbell

About me: Hi I'm Sarah, 32 years old from Southern California. I love books & could spend hours in bookshops & libraries, and pretty much do every week! I really enjoy refinishing & repurposing antiques and vintage treasures that I find at antique fairs/stores, flea markets, & garage/estate sales. I love going to art galleries, farmers markets, coffee houses, etc . I love all animals but cats have a special place in my heart.

I've just started a gluten free lifestyle in an effort to improve my health & any guidance, recipes, or tips any gluten free folks here on swapbot would be willing to share with me would be much appreciated! (I'm hoping to reduce my chronic pain from TMJ, fibromyalgia, & interstitial cystitis).

As I mentioned above I've been living for over 15 years with multiple autoimmune chronic pain conditions, but I don't let it take my joy out of life or make me into a victim. I choose to do all I can to live my life with gratitude and with positivity. I firmly believe our thoughts and feelings shape our lives, and that the more negative you are the more you will attract negative things to you, but on the flip side the more positive you are and the more you have gratitude for the blessings you already have, the more you will draw good things into your life & the happier you will be!

I love making (& receiving!): Mail Art Postcards & Envies, Handmade Jewelry, Handmade Bookmarks, Handmade Tarot cards & hand written spells, Inspiration Cards, Artistic Journal Pages, Creative Writing, Poetry, Smashbooks, Mixed Media Art, etc


ANY CRAFT SUPPLIES, EPHEMERA, SCRAPBOOK PAPERS, & STICKERS featuring any of my All-Time Favorite Themes (as follows):

  • Ocean/Nautical. Mermaids. Starfish. Sand Dollars. Whales. Sea Horses. Fish. Lighthouses. Sail Boats. Bicycles (vintage). Vintage Ladies at Beach.

  • Victorian Era Ladies. Teapots & Teacups. London. Red Telephone Booths & Double Decker Buses. Shakespeare. Jane Austen.

  • Art Deco/Art Nouveau Ladies. Alphonse Mucha artwork.

  • Flapper Girls & Ladies Fashion from the 1920's-1950's. Vintage magazine & newspaper ads. Paris. Vintage Parisian Ladies.

  • Antique Keys. Antique Clocks, Vintage Cars. Vintage Typewriters. Vintage Telephones. Antiques.

  • Flowers of all kinds (especially red Poppies, Daisies, Sunflowers, Wildflowers, Roses, & Dandelions). Vintage Flora & Botanical Images. Green Leaves. Autumn Leaves. Trees. Clouds.

  • Cats, Piglets, Birds. Rabbits. Foxes. Feathers. Butterflies. Dragonflies. Peacocks. Hummingbirds. Bumble Bee's. Ladybugs.

  • Gypsies, Magic. Spells. Fairy Tale Characters (Grimms version); Edgar Allen Poe.

EPHMERA: Anything 'Air Mail'. Vintage Postmarked Stamps. Old letters, theatre programs, travel ads/brochures/tickets/tokens, greeting cards, maps, wrapping paper, unusual or textured papers/stationary, playing cards, mini items, magazine pages/ads, interesting or unusual newspaper clippings, vintage ladies fashion ads & images, book pages that can be used for crafting, book pages with pretty illustrations, vintage dictionary pages. foreign book pages, vintage children's book pages.

COLORING BOOK PAGES (from adult coloring books, please no Disney or kiddie ones)

I also love ANY ITEMS BY Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, K&CO, The Paper Studio; ...or any brand of craft items similar to their styles.

STICKERS! I love stickers, both the flat kind and the layered kind. Sticker themes I use ALOT: Butterflies. Dragonflies. Birds. Peacocks. Lady bugs. Daisies. Sunflowers. Poppies. Roses. Flowers in general. Trees. Green Leaves. Autumn Leaves. Antique Keys. Victorian Era themed. Nautical. Teacups & Teapots. Any vintage themes. Nature Themed. Travel Themed. Air Mail themed.

I love anything BOOK RELATED: Book Pages & Quotes, pictures of people reading books, handmade & store bought bookmarks, magnetic bookmarks, etc. Any items that have: Beatrix Potter characters.

I love ANYTHING that has any artwork by: MONET, John William WATERHOUSE, Pre-Raphaelite Painters; ALPHONSE MUCHA, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Escher, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo,

I love all kinds of STATIONARY, CARDS+ENVIES, letter sets, handmade BOOKMARKS, mail art, POSTCARDS (new or vintage), hand made envies & letter sets, custom address labels, writing pens, postalettes, AIR MAIL themed items, Blank Envie Labels, mini cards & envies, etc

POSTCARDS: Jetoy Postcards, any cat or animal postcards, postcards of vintage women & vintage fashion, vintage travel postcards, Book themed postcards, postcards with famous works of art, postcards with inspiring sayings, Paris, Scotland, beautiful nature scenes, autumn, I love receiving handmade postcards & envies in any theme really!

FAV COLORS: reds, blues, greens, yellows, purples, maroons, peacock blue, Tiffany blue, golds, bronzes, coppers, crisp whites, silvers,black & white, jewel tones. Please NO pastels, neons, orange, or orange & black. I don't mind pink if it's in small doses lol.

NO THANKYOU: I would prefer NOT to receive any of these items: food items or teas; ATC's, friendship bags, loose memo pages; holiday related items (unless the swap specifically calls for it), religious items (pagan items are welcome though!), kawaii or anime of any sort, steamy romance novels, graphic novels or comics, anything with snakes or monkeys, and I think that's it. Thank you for avoiding these things.


FAV TV SHOWS: Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Misfits, Moone Boy, Orphan Black, The Musketeers, Outlander, The IT Crowd, Defiance, Freaks & Geeks, Game of Thrones, Longmire, Poldark, Once Upon a a Time, Mom, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Parks & Recreation, Girls, Grimm, Witches of East End, The Goldbergs,

FAV MUSIC: Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Jet, Ray La Montagne, Sam Smith, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Adele, John Mayer, John Legend, Hoozier, Coldplay, The Fray, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Florence & the Machine, Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Imagine Dragons, Johnny Cash, Maroon 5, She & Him, Matchbox Twenty, Etc

FAV POETS: Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, Eve Ensler, John Keats, Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Sylvia Plath, Yeats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Wordsworth, Christopher Poindexter, E E Cummings, Alfred Noyes, Poe, Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, Christina Rosetti, etc

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Adriana Trigiani, Karen White, Sarah Addison Allen, Marie Bostwick, Elizabeth Berg, Kristin Hannah, Dean Koontz, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Donati, Sara Gruen, Pam Jenoff, Erica Bauermeister, Monica McInerney, Claire Cook, Nicole R Dickson, Sarah Kate Lynch, Jennifer McMahon, Marian Keyes, Gabrielle Zevon, Nicholas Sparks, Christopher Golden, Georgia Bockoven, Harriet Evans, etc.

Thanks for reading about me and the things I enjoy. Happy swapping....

Just a note: I rate the day I receive a swap & mark sent after I've been to the post office.


MariGold rated for WIYM: Inspiration Quote Jar Swap on Mar 8, 2016
Comment: Just got our mail picked up after our month at the beach, and your wonderful postcard jumped right out at me! I love it! Thanks so much. Hope we get to swap again some day!
Karen07 rated for Book Lover's Happy Mail #2-USA on Feb 16, 2016
Comment: Thanks! Love it all! This is fast becoming my favorite swap!
PeggyO rated for Poetry on a Postcard # 16: Love Poems on Feb 13, 2016
Comment: What a wonderful handmade postcard, Sarah! That is my favorite kind--more fun for me to make and send and ( I think) more personal to receive---as long as they are well made.The classic love sonnets were my first thought for this swap, but I've grown to love John Donne so much by having to teach him--never felt I had a good sense of what he was saying as a student. I now love his unusual analogies or similes and metaphors--what I didn't understand until I had to figure him out and explain the poems to a intro to lit class. Thanks for the first handmade postcard I've received for these swaps! Have a nice Valentine's Day!
wolfeagle rated for Paint Chip Mail ARt on Feb 6, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the pretty peacock pc.
Response: Thankyou for the rating and heart and for being so understanding about my unexpected health emerg!
JenRed rated for Kandinsky Circles January on Feb 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Oil pastels are so fun! You did a great job!
Response: Your welcome, Thankyou for the rating. :)
Comment: Love all of the goodies! The hexie envie was the cutest!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I thought the envie paper looked a lil like a quilt pattern. Thankyou for the great rating!
Comment: After waiting in line at the post office, I may have finally got my missing mail. Thanks for a great selection and your patience.
Response: No problem! sorry you had such a hassle with your post office service. I'm just glad they made it to you and I hope you have lotsa fun coloring them! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Created46 rated for ephemera:postal bits #2 on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: wow this is a wonderful postcard, there are so many images and things to look at, but it never felt like each part didn't belong. Thank you for sharing your art with me.
Response: Thankyou for the awesome compliment! That was one of my favorite swaps to make. And thank you for the five and heart!
Comment: Hi Sarah, That was a lot of cutting and gluing.Those little bunnies look hungry and cheerful. Thank you for the Beatrix Potter and winter poem postcard for my collection.
Response: Your welcome, it got to you fast! Thanks for the rating!
MamaMangrove rated for HMPC: Put a "Clock" on it on Jan 9, 2016
Comment: This is hasty because we're under a tornado watch here. Wanted to thank you before I pull the plug on all my electronics!
Response: OH my! Stay safe! And Thankyou for rating me!
TerryF rated for bookimage postcard swap #4 on Dec 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the fun PC! (";)
Response: I'm happy you liked it. Thanks for the great rating. :)
Thisbenikkit rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap- USA on Dec 22, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much! Those photos of the men in the army really made me laugh. The stuff you pick put is just so wonderful. Thank you! Happy Holiday Sarah!
Response: Your very welcome! You may get a lil surprise from time to time in your mailbox as I continue to sort through the ephemera boxes! ;) Happy Holidays to you too!
Comment: Thanks so much Sarah! I was thrilled to find this lovely work of art in my mailbox today. Love it!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the awesome rating!
Comment: Sorry for the late rate. Thanks for your swap! The Queen of Tearling is on my short list of books to read, glad to hear that you enjoyed it a ton! I hope I like it.
Response: Thankyou for the rating. I really enjoyed this swap! I think you will like queen of tearling, it's very unique, the sequel is amazing to, 'invasion of the tearling'. I would say it's in my top five fav books I read in 2015!
Response: Glad you liked it, Thankyou for the rating and heart!
KSENiA rated for CL ~ 10x10 Bookish Things - EDITED! on Oct 27, 2015
Comment: Thank you for sharing, it was fun reading.
Response: Thank you for the rating!
tigerlilly327 rated for Book Page ART! on Oct 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the book page art you sent! I love all the vintage ladies fashion art!
Response: Your welcome, I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Thankyou for the rating and heart. I'm relieved it made it to you safely. :)
Comment: Loved the poem; loved the card. Thank you, Sarah.
Response: Your welcome, Thankyou for joining my swap and for the wonderful rating.

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TereDiane1954 on Dec 24, 2017:

Dear Sarah, thinking of you and hoping you are well and happy. Merry Christmas, lots of love and hugs♥

thriftymermaid on Dec 14, 2017:

Thinking of you, especially as the holidays roll around! I pray you are well in body, mind and spirit. I miss chatting and swapping with you. Big Hugs and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and the happiest of New Years. :o)

ScrapHappyGabi on Jul 10, 2016:


wolviechick121 on Jul 4, 2016:

Happy Independence Day!!!

angelgram on Jul 2, 2016:

☀ ☄☀ ④ᵀᴴJULY ♥ՍՏΑ ♥ ④ᵀᴴJULY ☀ ☄☀


☀ ☄☀ ④ᵀᴴJULY ♥ՍՏΑ ♥ ④ᵀᴴJULY ☀ ☄☀

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

sassafrass on Apr 25, 2016:

I was thinking about you! You are missed here! I hope all is well and you will be around the bot again.

TereDiane1954 on Apr 16, 2016:

Dear Sarah, you've been on my mind lately. How are you? I miss your cheerful presence here! Sending a big hug♥

LittleDonnaGirl on Apr 14, 2016:

Hope you come back soon. You are missed!

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 4, 2016:

star bright

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