Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2018 10:24 am


Date Joined: September 15, 2015
Last Online: December 10, 2018

Country: United States
My Flickr Swap photos are here...

About Me

🌙Hello🌟 Fall & Winter are my favorite seasons. I'm all about festive lighting.


I love garage sales, estate sales and antique markets. Almost every lunch hour I'm in a vintage marketplace looking for more stuff!

I should be called the obsessive compulsive crafter because when I put a swap together I tend to go overboard a lot of times. I get obsessed with things, and if I do, an envelope can turn into a box real quick! LOL. Plus, I'm a pay it forward type of person, I love putting packages together for people, It's one of my favorite things to do.

I’m in a love-hate relationship with Swap-bot. I really care about the swaps that I'm in and I read profiles and I put some time & thought into packages I send, and it's not fun when I run into someone that doesn't. As you can see, I've been here since 2015 and I've only participated in 59 swaps. I don't do a lot of swapping here but I'm always on the look out for an interesting swap (always).

I absolutely love weird & odd swaps, I'm always looking for ghost, dark themes and mysterious ones. I grew up in a haunted house and have been connected to the paranormal world ever since. I don't ghost hunt any longer, but I do miss it. I take a photo of almost everything I've ever sent out here at Swap-bot. If you're my swap partner and you want to see what I'm sending you take a look at my Flickr link. I post a photo pic right after I've gone to the post office & marked my swap as sent.

P.s...I find a lot of iconic religious imagery very interesting and sometimes will use these images in my art work, especially the sacred heart images. I went to a catholic boarding school and had planned on becoming a nun (things took a different turn)! I'm not trying to convert, I just find these images beautiful and sometimes tragically so.

My workplace buddy... Imgur

Favorite Crafts

Altering objects: Matchboxes, altoid tins, tags, spoons, wine corks, book covers, keys, etc. l love fiber arts as well...lots of projects get put under my sewing machine needle (I don't sew much, I just use it for crafting)...Prayer Flags are fun in the spring & summer. I make jewelry and charms out of bits & bobs of found objects, old jewelry pieces, antique finds, yadda, yadda, and soldering things together is so much fun. I used to make voodoo dolls (the real ones) for people, not sure why I stopped.

Paper: I like to make Twinchies, Moos, mini flipbooks, pocket books, sometimes ATC cards (I got burnt-out on them), only if I love the theme or challenge will I join an ATC swap.

My Swap Mentality

Likes... 1950s Retro, The Rat Pack, Cocktails, the strange, the odd, the weird, skulls & more skulls, vintage Victorian gothic, vampires, marzipan, vintage religious rosaries & medals, 💎 bling (rhinestones, swarovski crystals), sparkle, velvet, - German glass glitter & dresden, teal blue, blues, burnt orange, vintage pink & gold, silver, opal, moonstone, oddities, beads, interesting and artsy buttons, unique feathers, Sari & Hanna silk ribbon, birds, 😸cats (Lynx point Siamese cats just steal my heart), crows/ravens/magpie, foxes, French papers...themes, Paris 1920's-early 30's (Henry Miller-Anaïs Nin), England, Jack the Ripper, Scotland, Celtic, Vikings, Steampunk is okay, vintage black & white Russian or French Ballerina images - Vintage or creepy clowns (I'm so tempted to send clown imagery to someone that's afraid of them), ghosts, 🌙🌙Moon & Stars ⭐️⭐️, gypsy/fortune telling - Magic, alchemy, spells & wiccan, vintage Alice in Wonderland, Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo - spray inks - stencils - washi tape - gothic cemetery images - vintage catholic images/prayer cards - ✨St. Michael everything ✨ Current Obsessions (12-07-18):--->Santa Muerte, Vampires, Magic Spells 🍸

I like to rate 💌 If I haven't rated you, I haven't received anything from you. I rate the day I get my swap, if I can't that day then it's always the day after. ---->That's carved in stone. Plus, If you don't rate me after 1 week of receiving my swap, I will contact you.

I collect vintage matchboxes - small boxes - small tins, metal number 3s (basically anything with a 3 on it.), small cigar boxes and odd trinkets & charms. I also have a nice collection of old doll heads (my little friends).

I always try to pop some extras in my package to my partners if there is room. I love passing things on that you might be able to use in your next swap or that you might like. I love getting little surprises in the mail🎁 But yes, please rate me for the swap I sent you not for the extras. And if your profile says no extras, I won't send any.

Dislike... Themes I'm not crazy about: Valentine's day, beach & summer. Dislike: animals in cages or zoos, kid stuff (I don't have kids), adult coloring books/pages, zentangle, plastic beads, tea bags (I drink loose-leaf tea only--->but don't sent me any because that would freak me out). Hate: Anything satanic.


Mood: Do I stay, or do I go...

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The moon is hidden behind a cloud... On the leaves is a sound of falling rain... No other sounds than these I hear; The hour of midnight must be near... So many ghosts, and forms of fright, have started from their graves to-night, They have driven sleep from mine eyes away; I will go down to the chapel and pray.




Comment: Wow what an amazing package, all the great stuff..I love the glasses LOL they are too fun.. and all the other wonderful things.. you are too generous the pin is so lovely It will be used a lot.. thank you so much and Merry Christmas
Response: You’re welcome and I’m really happy that nothing broke on it’s way to you. I was a little worried. Merry Christmas 🎄🍸🎉
esew123 rated for TheDen: Ornament Me on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!! The ornaments are very beautiful. I am always for some bling. I tried to solder some small boxes before. I feel inspired to try again with the cute little flamingos. Thanks again! :-)
Response: I’m so glad you liked the bling! You must try soldering again, it’s worth it.💕🍸
Comment: Thank you for a most splendid package! I adore every little piece of it and once again restores my faith in swap-bot and packages like I remember. The bag is awesome and will be my work bag (nurse here) The small bags are adoptable and will now hold some of my little treasures. All the brads, beads, bottles, ribbon and buttons will keep me creating for some time. I just adore it al!!! I am able to pick out a favorite piece as you stole my heart with the little Poe book. What a joy to add this to my Poe collection! Also the art work rocks and going to the frame shop this weekend for something special. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hugs, Mona
Response: You’re welcome Mona. 🎃💀 I’m so happy you liked that Tiny Poe book necklace. I hope you have a great Halloween.☠️🎃🖤🧡🍸
Heynowokay rated for TheDen: Spooky Shrine on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: You shrine is absolutely phenomenal, and I love it so much that it’s already displayed on my wall! Thank you so much for a beautiful piece and the random goodies. :)
Response: I’m happy you liked that little thing.💀
esew123 rated for Voodoo is a Bunch of Crap on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: Super hearts for this one! It was a fantastic package and voodoo doll. Thank you so much for all the thought put into this.:-)
Response: You're welcome. :)
misumisu22 rated for Be a Doll (altered doll part) on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Oh, I stared at the package for at least 10 minutes!! What a fabulous swap. I love it all. The pincushion is stunning and that grab bag and the dress in the card...I will swoon for days!! 😍😍😍
Response: Wow!! That arrived super fast. I hope to see you in another swap. :)
christywebb rated for Creamy Dreamy Curiosities on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Sandara! It's absolutely beautiful! All of the special items and details - I love love it! Thank you so much!
Response: You’re welcome.😺
Allegrae rated for MMPC: Make Me Happy ATC on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Your ATC is so lovely! Great dimensions and layers! I really appreciate all of the effort you put into it. So happy to add it to my collection!
Response: I had fun with that one, glad you like it. Thank you for the heart.
Allegrae rated for Free Themed Serial Killer ATC #3 on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Your ATC is beyond amazing! So creative! I love the fact that it's interactive. And thanks for the generously filled package, which is a lovely addition. Your work is terrific!
Response: That ATC was my personal favorite and making that evidence box was too much fun. Thanks for the heart. :)
Fabriqueen rated for Bits of Ribbon - US only on May 21, 2018
Comment: Oh My! What a wonderful selection of ribbons! Thank you so much!!!! I love the cards and photos you wrapped them on also. Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you for the rating & ❤️.
butterflystampede rated for Bits of Ribbon - US only on May 16, 2018
Comment: My oh my oh my! What a treat it was to get your package today. I just love every bit of it! Every single thing in the box is something I will enjoy using, right down to the lovely tissue paper you wrapped it all in. You touched my heart with your attention to detail and thoughtfulness... Much love to you!
Response: I’m touched by your kind words. 💗⭐️🌙 🌸
Seacrow rated for Lace and Ribbon Curiosities on May 7, 2018
Comment: Sandara, this is absolutely the most beautiful and generous swap gift I have ever received. It is literally a thrill uncovering beautiful item after item (because I keep going through the lovely package again and again)! I am so grateful to you for your generosity. I had a hint that it would be a true treasure when I first saw the mailing box--so artistic and pretty. Beside myself trying to tell you how much I LOVE the beautiful treats you sent. Wish I could give you the entire Milky Way in stars. You are amazing. Words do not do justice to your thoughtfulness and creativity! Thank you so very much.
Response: Wow, what a sweet and very kind rating. Thank you. 🕊💕🌙⭐️
kfaye rated for Junque Yard Angel on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: I love the angel you made!!! I hung her up in my she-shed :) Thank you for the beautiful tea bag holder too!
Response: Wow, what a fast rating, thanks! You have she-shed, I would love to have one...I’m jealous. 😺✨🌙
CraftyCathy31 rated for Vintage Curiosities on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful swap filled with very interesting vintage curiosities. I cherish them all! You are generous!💖❤️🌹💜💙
Response: You're very welcome. I just loved putting that together for you. :)
RooBaRoo rated for T - Prayer Flag Swap March 2018 on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: So much love!!!! I LOVE your style. Darling, Thank you for a pocketful of magic! Your two-sided prayer flag is so wonderous! Girl, you have printed on cloth, & made it look effortless! Your flag's "unaraveling" looks like magic! Now I'm kind of embarrassed of MY flag :D Thank for the box of magic- my FIRST matchbox !!! (So, I'm going to keep the "first" tag *with* it. Is that charm with the squirrel made from an acorn-top? Wow! How did you know how to transport me into a fairy wood? AND, you are the queen of wrapping. At each layer, I DIDN'T want to unwrap! I love those understated golds & blues ... I wish I get partnered with you every month ;)
Response: Yeah, I wrap my swaps like crazy & tape them to death sometimes. I'm so happy that package arrived to you safe and sound. Oh, and yes, that was an acorn top from my backyard. :)
Lishmo rated for Free Themed Serial Killer ATC on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: This swap package - an absolute treasure! Your attention to detail is amazing, the ATC is gorgeous, dark, and beautiful. All the carefully curated items - a perfect Victorian crime experience ... Thank you so very much.
Response: I was trying to do my best to impress you 😁. Thank you for your kind words. 🌙🌟
allthingsregency rated for Theme: Birds on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: As soon as I saw the beautiful mail art I knew this was going to be an awesome swap and it didn't disappoint! Wow! I can't believe all the wonderful bird items you sent and it's totally my style! Your thoughtfulness and the care you put into this swap was much appreciated and I am looking forward to creating some fun mail with my items. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I greatly enjoyed your long note and how creative of you to include a picture of your cat and feeders. My cats like to watch the birds too, though one of them likes to catch them. :( Thankfully this doesn't happen all that often. I wish you a wonderful spring and I herby shower you with hearts! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Response: What a great rating to wake up to on Saturday morning. I really appreciate your wonderful comments. Thank you. :)
Comment: You have no idea how perfect this award you made me is. Work has been hellacrazy. This was a very cool package, chock full of fun treasures. Love the story that goes with the award. Thank you so much for an amazing swap!
Response: This swap had to be one of my favorites so far, I’m glad you liked it. 😺
Comment: What an amazing swap...from the beautiful packaging to the little box of extras!! Absolutely LOVE the medal and the tin that you displayed it in along with the great backstory:) I had an Aunt Edith and your story about her is amazingly accurate. You are an amazing artist and I want to thank you for sharing your talent with me!
Response: Thank you for those kind words Lu, I really appreciate it. Funny you have an aunt Edith... I googled vintage names and that was the 1st one that popped up. :)
dartha rated for TIAZ: Craftiness in a Bag Int'l on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: OMG what an amazing box of goodies. You are so sweet!!!! I owe you a lunch or something. Thank you so much, darla
Response: Oh hey...a free lunch! :)

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MSturgill87 on Sep 15, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome package of stuff from the PF tags!

ittybittykitty on May 23, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

ChelleHames on May 21, 2018:

Thank you for the comment! After this week at work I think I'm gonna need a massage, even if it is from a squirrel!!!

Rabbitfreedom on May 16, 2018:

Hi Sandi! OMG!! I can't begin to thank you enough - first for agreeing to angel the Vintage Curiosity swap for me and then second, for sending me the most amazing package!! How wonderful after feeling let down for being flaked on, to get this truly delightful package of awesomeness in the mail! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Sending tons of hearts your way.

stephiedee on Apr 27, 2018:

★°☾☆ Thank you so much for the comment ☆☾°★...and checking out my stuff! Your altered art & assemblages are really gorgeous. Those are artforms I really don't work in as often as I'd like to nowadays....the ideas are there, but the motivation is lacking. Maybe we can swap sometime.

Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

New photos up. Black whimsey jar, etc.

RockyBeach on Mar 14, 2018:

Oh my GOSH! What a great surprise to find a little parcel in my mail! Thank you so much for your crafty polka dot kit RAK! You really spoiled me, I just love it! <3

mgallardo68 on Feb 27, 2018:

@Sandara333 posting here so you do not freak out as you cannot reply messages. Just to confirm your package was sorted out days ago but I totally forgot to let you know!!! Sorry!!

sassafrass on Feb 27, 2018:

Aww, they're just crazy little ones 😹 I bet they tear around the house all day, shredding everything in sight, and then you give them hugs and kisses at night lol

starhiker on Feb 26, 2018:

Tried to rate you but the site is being glitchy will try tomorrow again.

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