Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2021 12:40 pm


Date Joined: October 19, 2007
Last Online: June 24, 2020
Birthday: March 1, 1980
Country: United States
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About Me


Full-time art student/maker/painter/photographer


Reader/Wannabe poet


Rock collector

Nature lover


age: 37

children: 2 girls (ages 17 and 14) & twin boys (age 10)

places I have lived: Idaho, Washington and Colorado

pet: one sweet kitty named Pixie.

Things I Enjoy Doing

  • attending the University of Idaho as a full time art student and learning as much as I can
  • spending time with my kiddos
  • reading
  • photography
  • drawing/sketching/painting
  • making ATCs
  • browsing Flickr and Instagram- such amazing inspiration
  • bike riding/hiking/camping
  • going to the free book bin at the local recycle center
  • jumping in the car for a spur of the moment roadtrip
  • decorating my home

Favorite Crafts

  • painting (acrylic, watercolor, oil)
  • book binding
  • printmaking
  • ceramics
  • cyanotype prints

Favorite Music

Anything that makes me feel happy, inspired, or reminiscent.

Favorite Books

Too many to list.

Favorite Television

  • Random Netflix stuff
  • Game of Thrones
  • old episodes of Northern Exposure
  • classic tv and cartoons
  • British comedy

Wish list

♥ I don't have one particular style of thing that I like. The best way to see what I like is to look at my flickr photos. I like unique and personal art more than clip art or packaged ephemera. I like classically pretty things and also totally weird things.

♥ ATCs made by you. Hand drawn and/or painted are my faves.

♥ VINTAGE images of men and women-old photos

♥ pretty things with flowers or ♥ HEARTS ♥


♥ coins from around the world

♥ paper and stationery (I am a paper freak and can never have enough) I like to scavage around the recycle center and thrift stores for random papers

♥ pens, pencils, paint

♥ handmade bags/pouches

♥ books

♥ rocks and seashells

♥ handmade jewelry/pendants/charms

♥ journals

♥ skeleton keys and other METAL CHARMS

♥ buttons

♥ used postage stamps


There are only a few things I don't wish to receive: plain ATCs that obviously took minimal effort, tea, foam stickers, cheap scrapbooking supplies, confetti, loose glitter, things that are poorly made.

I really hate googly eyes!

I appreciate quality over quantity and just enjoy swaps that show some thought and time went into them.

My Swap-bot Rating System

  • I never give 3s for late swaps. I know that sometimes things have to be late and it isn't the end of the world.
  • I give hearts for artistry/creativity. If I think an ATC is beautiful or shows extra effort I am more likely to give a heart than if you throw in some extras.
  • Communication is key! If you need more time, are having trouble with a theme or whatever just let me know! I am very understanding.
  • I always try to rate (unless my crazy life gets in the way and I forget) and hope you will do the same.


sillylily41 rated for Red Poppy ATC on Sep 16, 2017
rngstgstll rated for Watercolor 4 on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: I really liked the card that you made, as well as the fantastic modern shapes with the color blending and salt. Great way to use watercolor and pen that I had not thought of before. Thanks!
LadyCyr rated for Watercolor 4 on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: i love the asteroids very cool lots of detail perfect thank you :)
Eclectonote rated for Watercolor 4 on Jul 4, 2017
Comment: Asteroids incoming! Very cool gemlike asteroids; your art inspires me to be more bold with my watercolors. The sewn card is terrific, too. Have a Happy 4th!
kgraca rated for ATC 2017 #24: Book Page -USA- on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Such a wonderful swap partner! Beautiful handmade card, the ATC is stunning! Pus extra goodies.
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
fbresnah rated for ATC 2017# 25: Leaves -USA- on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and all the extras!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
phrenologist rated for ATC with a Tree on Nov 13, 2013
RiittaR rated for Book ATC series #8-Vintage book page on Oct 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your ATC, very nice composition. Thanks for the extras too, will certainly be used.
gillman rated for BC- House ATC- #1 on Oct 20, 2013
Comment: LOVE the ATC- Love the gelli background and the texture you used on the roof. Thank you for swapping with me! Also thank you for all the extra goodies. Love them too!
Fatherted rated for photograph inchies (6) on Nov 19, 2011
Comment: Nothing received. Will rerate if the swap shows up. EDIT 19. November 2011: I received the envelope today. Due date was 8th september, you clicked sent on 11.september. I am struggling here if i should give you a five rating or a 3. I decided for a three rating. Because you did not contact me that you would send 3 days late. You pmed me 25th september that you got the package back and will send it again. On the envelope are two dates: the date you go to the po and filled out the custom form 3. October and it looks like they forget the package on your post office because there are two additional stamps with the date 31. October. So maybe you could complain about it in your po? Your package was really nice, a lot of extras! Thank you! I love the inchies for the swap, you send 12 instead of 6 and they look beautiful. Thank you too for the stamps and the rubons. The pictures you sent are beautiful! Thanks for swapping with me, but please communicate with your partners more when you will send late.
Response: It was mailed weeks ago. I hope it arrives soon. :-) Update: I am very saddened by your response. I thought I communicated with you a lot. There were multiple messages. The problem was that the postal service took almost 2 months to deliver to Germany. I'm sad you gave me a three for a package that you liked.
LeosMom4Life rated for Tick Tock Clock ATC on Oct 11, 2011
Comment: Thank you SOOO much for the GREAT atc !! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it ! Also thanks for the extras !
Camiliann rated for ATC Addicts - Dictionary page ATC on Oct 9, 2011
Comment: Thanks, nice as always
Comment: Thanks!
bluemonkeymama rated for Tick Tock Clock ATC on Oct 7, 2011
Comment: Got the swap yesterday, thank you. The ATC is lovely. And thanks for the extras.
Comment: I really love my bird ATCs! The will be great to add to my bird collection. Thank you also for letting me know about the mailing delay, and for the cool extras you sent (although they weren't necessary, I will have fun using them!).
tinkerbella rated for senders choice atc (3 partners) on Sep 13, 2011
Comment: Lovely, thank you :) xxx
Comment: thanks for the fun filled summer package Shanda :)
Response: I'm glad it finally made it to you!
gillman rated for Zetti House ATC Swap on Aug 28, 2011
Comment: Wow, Shanda-Thank you!! You did not have to send both of them... (but I love them)! Thanks again.
Response: I knew they were going to a good home. :-)
GeekChic rated for Wings on Aug 17, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! (I also love the mermaid from the local swap). :D
HeatherKelley rated for Dictionary on Aug 17, 2011
Comment: Thanks Shanda! I love her devilish look! Fun extras too :-)

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Tiam1980 on Dec 3, 2013:

Hi Shanda:
Have you received the ATC I sent you for the ATC with a Tree swap from the end of September? I haven't received a rating from you and had sent you a message on Oct 20 but it's unread. Please let me know if you received the swap. Thanks!

biasbabe on Mar 1, 2013:


Hope your birthday is awesome

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crescendo on Dec 25, 2012:

Fatherted on Oct 17, 2011:

Hello! I hope to get the Inchies soon! I see them on your flickr and they look really cool. Sorry i didnt pmed you before i left the rating, but i see your rating comment now.

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

stephiedee on Aug 2, 2011:

Yay! I'm so happy you liked the package! I don't often get to put together bigger packages, so I really had fun getting this one together for you. Thanks for giving Holga a new home! I know you'll make good use of her - your photography is beautiful as it is. I can't wait to see what images you come up with! And, the bento box, well...like I said, I couldn't help myself :) If it doesn't work out for lunches you can always use it as storage! ((hugs))

cobaltgypsy on Jul 26, 2011:

I can't wait to get your card for the ATC Elements and Techniques swap --"All Taped Up" that @stitchinwitch hosted! :) It's been forever since we've swapped together! blessings, Gypsy

mamajoy on Mar 7, 2011:

Shanda...thank you for sending the atc back to me. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your understanding. Yes, it will go out on time... Joy

Josietai on Mar 1, 2011:

Hey, Happy Belated Birthday Shanda! Hope it was a blast!

Big hugs from afar,


dmarie on Feb 18, 2011:

please come check out my postcard swap


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