Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 11:17 pm


Date Joined: September 15, 2015
Last Online: March 21, 2018

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

About Me


I'm just crazy in love with stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


I should be called the obsessive compulsive disordered crafter, when I put a swap together I tend to go overboard sometimes, well, a lot of times. I get obsessed with things, ummm...it’s hard to explain. 😐

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 43 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. UPDATE (12/1/17): Just when I said I wouldn't, I did more ghost hunting...I just returned from doing some paranormal research in Savannah GA, and Charleston SC. Savannah was just beautiful & I got a great ghost photo at the Tybee Island Lighthouse.

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 think I'm obsessed with them. 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. Lately I have been obsessed with single color and color combo inspiration packs.

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... Vintage, Antique stores & items, vintage Victorian gothic, vampires, marzipan, vintage religious rosaries & medals, shabby chic, 💎 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, crows/ravens/magpie, owls, foxes (I love animals, sometimes more than people), French themes, Paris 1920's-early 30's (Henry Miller-Anaïs Nin), England, Jack the Ripper, Scotland, Celtic, Vikings, Steampunk, vintage Russian or French Ballerina images - Vintage or creepy sad clowns (I'm so tempted to send clown imagery to someone that's afraid of them), ghosts, 🌙🌙Moon & Stars ⭐️⭐️, gypsy /fortune telling - 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 ✨

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.

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. If your profile says no extras, I will not send any...I'll try, It won't be easy, but I promise not to send you anything extra. 💕

Dislike... Swappers that spend little or no time on their partner's swap item. Themes I'm not crazy about: Valentine's day, beach & summer. Dislike: animals in cages or zoos, adult coloring books/pages, zentangle, plastic beads, tea bags (I drink loose-leaf tea only). Hate: anything satanic.




Current Mood...

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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: 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! :)
starhiker rated for TSJ: A Book To Teach Yourself US on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Great Books! I love them both thanks so much. I can't give you a bunch of little hearts foe the cute coaster because they tell me thats what messed up this rating prior to this we'll see.
Response: Thanks Andi, you're the best!
PeliKat rated for Color Me Whimsey--PINK on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Sandara, thank you SO much for the fantastic whimsey jar you sent to me! I had such fun opening the beautiful box - that was like a gift itself! - and going through the treasures that you included. It was extra fun because I had a couple of friends with me when I opened it, and each item brought a comment or exclamation from us! The fringe you put around the top of the jar shouted "Party!" and that's what opening it was! Even the lid was decorated beautifully! I don't know how you did that, but the picture and the sparkle around it was fabulous! I loved the ribbons, the washi tape, the sequins, and the buttons. We all chuckled about the line of flamingos, and the pigs on toothpicks. I would love to sit down with you and find out about each item, like the tiny pink bottle of wine... LOL! And the 'diamonds' on the wire - those turned into diamond rings while we checked out everything else... This jar was the most fun I've had in a long time! Thank you so much for all the thought and effort you put into it. You've set a high standard for me to follow and for anyone who sends out a whimsey jar to match. If I could, I'd mark this with a gigantic heart to show how much I loved it. You ROCK!!!!
Response: Oh gosh Kathy, I’m super psyched you enjoyed that pink whimsy Jar. Thank you for such a great rating...😺 My favorite things went in there, and the jar didn’t break—->Yippi 🌟
Created46 rated for VTHS: Choose Your Handmade Swap on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Wow this is stunning and I adore all the little pockets. I am so excited to hang this on display.
Response: It was my 1st snippet roll, glad you liked it. :)
fairyduster53 rated for Recycled Ornament on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Oh My Goodness!!!! This was the most beautiful swap I have ever received!! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas! You know what I love!! Thank you so much!!
Response: Wow! Thanks for the heart and the super fast rating. Hope you have a great Christmas.
Comment: i wish I could rate you more than a five and a heart. What a wonderful magpie journal. Thanks so much.
Response: Thanks for rating so fast!! I'm so happy it's in your hands now. :)
Twishlow rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook vintage on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: Omg!!!! If I could give you 10 hearts I would!! Your flipbook is amazing! Wow......I have to say this is probably the best swap I've received so far.....thank you for the time and effort you put into making it and the extra goodies are awesome! 😘😘😘 thank you!
Response: I love vintage themes so this was too much fun to create, I'm glad you like it.. Thanks for the rating & heart. PS-you have a great Instagram account!
RockyBeach rated for Foreign Papers Mail Art on Jul 4, 2017
Comment: Sandara- I adore your raven! So great how you collaged all the paper bits to match the feathers. I had to look twice to recognize that the raven wasn't printed originally that way. Just love it! And all the goodies! I think I love every bit of it. Thanks so much for making this a special sending!
Response: I'm so happy it arrived so soon! I love Germany!! Thank you for the rating. :)
ChinaCat rated for TSJ: Create a Small Art Doll on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful creation!!! I just love her gothic vibe, like she stepped right off the pages of a Poe or H.P. Lovecraft story. Thank you so much ~ I'll cherish her! And thank you for the bag of awesome little goodies too! xo
Response: Thank you. I was a little worried that it would be too dark, so I'm glad you were okay with it. :)
PrairieKittin rated for Spooktacular May Oddities on May 20, 2017
Comment: WOW!! I love everything in it!! What a great birthday present! I opened the heart box first. Steve and I saw an anatomically correct heart necklace yesterday and we were both saying how much we loved it! The skull oil diffuser is perfect! I love essential oils, and just got a new scent for my birthday, so it's perfect timing!!! (I collect skulls, and this fits right in!) Next I opened the voodoo doll. She is absolutely perfect!! The feather on her head looks like either owl or red tail hawk... both of which are my totems! The heart shaped pin is also the most perfect thing, considering the heart problems we've been dealing with. I love the little pencils and the carpe diem "lottery pull tab". LOL!! So awesome!! I am very, very happy!! Thank you so very much!!!!
Response: I'm shocked at how fast you got it! I was really drawn to this swap & now I know why. :) Thanks for the great rating & heart.
MichelleD11 rated for VTH: ATC with a Party Hat on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Wow! This package blew me away. You hit the nail on the head with everything. I am now wearing the St. Michael metal. The sugar skulls, tea pot charm, the typed note --->so many goodies. It felt like Christmas morning opening the package. Oh yeah ---I forgot to mention the AMAZING ATC! "2 Many Parties." I love it! It sounds like me as a young adult. Many thanks to you for the thoughtful package. I wish I could give you a million hearts. Happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. Yes, that was me too in my 20's..ha..ha. :) Thanks for the super fast rating & heart!
coleenfranks rated for IS: Bottle Cap Magnet/USA on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Wonderful, Sandi. Thanks so much for a lovely swap and thanks for joining my swap. I like making bc magnets too. Love all the goodies. You're a doll.
Response: Thanks for the super fast rating & heart. Plus thanks for posting a great swap!
Comment: I love, love, love the brush you made for me! It is just gorgeous, thank you! The extras you included are absolutely perfect, too. Thank you, thank you! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart!
CAMILES rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook flowers on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: WOW, this is awesome. You did such a great job on it. I Love it. Thanks for the extras. Wish I could give you a 20 rating
Response: Thanks for the rating! I'm happy it made it to your home. :)
homeandheart rated for Mini WINTER Pocket Letter Swap on Dec 30, 2016
Comment: I don't know where to begin!! This is so much more than a simple mini pocket letter. It's a gorgeous piece, no many pieces, of art!! It is beyond beautiful, it is a stunning keepsake that I feel honored to own! You always inspire me. Your artistry and overwhelming talent always amaze me. You take everything to such an extraordinary level. My jaw just dropped. I LOVE it. Even the gorgeous things you included are absolutely perfect!! The necklace is stunning. Your soldering is always so pretty!! The gorgeous tag, the Super cool heart house necklace kit......sigh!!! You take so much time and care with each detail and what you do is so wonderful I pinch myself every time I have been honored to get anything from you!!!! You always go far above and beyond. They are all treasures. It's super thoughtful and perfect! I can't thank you enough. I am truly thrilled and I LOVE everything!!!! Thank you so VERY much!! 💖💕💞❤💖💕💞❤💖💕💟❤💖💕💞❤💖💕 (One heart is never enough!)
Response: Thanks for the fabulous rating Jody, you're too sweet. I really got into this swap and the winter theme. ❄️☃️
mollypop rated for Altered spoon swap on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: Hi Sandi! Thank you so much for an incredible swap! The spoon is beautiful and such wonderful and generous extras. I've been swapping for quite some time now and this is my absolute favorite!!!😄 I can't believe it's the first one you've made. I'm happy to tell you my haunted house story and will send you a typed note (my handwriting is terrible) after Christmas. Wishing you Merry Christmas! Patricia
Response: Thank you for the rating and ❤️ Patricia 🌟I'll be excitedly waiting to read about your ghostly experience. 😃
Comment: Hi Sandara, Thank you for the beautiful icon charm and box to honor St. Michael the Archangel. I will use it devoutly when I pray in my little chapel corner of our house. Check out opusangelorum.org website for some beautiful meditations and devotionals. Their group has beautiful lessons.and prayer cards and books to order.
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart. I just took a look at the website and it looks wonderful. Thank you for letting me know about it. :)
judgedbyabookscover rated for VTH: Vintage in a Ziploc on Nov 19, 2016
Comment: ABSOLUTELY LOVE this package and this swap. I am so glad I got to join. I adore everything that you sent and i'm already working with a few of the pieces. Love the blues in the bunch : ) You shared a bunch of great stuff, I wonder if it was hard to let go of some of these great pieces like the tin ..LOVE.. and the knobs... LOVE... this package truly made my month!!
Response: This swap was too much fun, I LOVE vintage items and had a lot of fun figuring out what to send you. I'm happy you liked them🌟☕️

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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.

sassafrass on Feb 26, 2018:

How are the curtains holding out? Just wondered how things are going with the little terrors 😻

pianoheart on Jan 24, 2018:

Big Mahalo for the destash box for the forum tag. I can use all of what you sent, especially the Pigma pens, which I use all the time. I'm looking forward to trying the paper watercolors as I am not familiar with that type of paint. Thank you for making this destash profile-based :)

RooBaRoo on Jan 9, 2018:

Prayer Flag Jan 2018 send-by date extended to the end of Jan.

anicka22 on Dec 28, 2017:

O wow, I am just speechless... thank you so much for all the wonderful Tim Holtz goodies, so many!!! And I love it all so much! Love to try the distress Mica spray (never sneen in before), those cute pendants are just adorable. all the pretty washitapes, the beautiful stickersheets and I had those die cuts on my wishlist for a long time!!! Thank you, thank you so very much

donetta on Dec 10, 2017:

I was cruising through Flickr (one of my favorite things to do) and once again found your pages, full of the most exciting, enticing, and amazing artwork of all kinds. I have to say it: you are an astonishingly wonderful artist, and your artistic "signature" shines through each piece. You've given me many hours of viewing pleasure!

ChelleHames on Nov 23, 2017:

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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