Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2020 4:55 pm


Date Joined: August 18, 2009
Last Online: June 22, 2016
Birthday: March 24, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

NOTE: If you want your swap or tag to be a surprise don't look at my Flickr pics until you get your swap! I don't always get them posted right away but you take that chance if you peek ;)

Hi! My name is Angela. I'm the mother of a beautiful 19 year old daughter. I have been a Para-educator (teacher associate) for the past 9 years. The first 4 years I taught at the Catholic School in Kdg. and 1st grade along with teaching Pre-K Spanish. My 5th year I taught ELL (English Language Learners) at the public Middle School and Elementary school.Now I'm working in the Special Ed classroom with level 3 students, which means students with profound disabilities. They are high school students and I wasn't sure about HS but it has been great. And my students are absolutely wonderful! Who knew HS students could be so polite, respectful, and well-mannered. Ha! I LOVE my job!

I'm an honest and caring person. I have a strong belief in my faith. I like the simple things in life and find joy in such things.

I love crafting. My main crafts are beading and making jewelry and re-doing items to make them new again! I also love paper crafts - ATCs, inchies, and Matchboxes!

I put my heart into ALL my swaps and expect the same in return. I promise to rate fairly. If you have contacted me that you will be late BEFORE the send by date, than a five is still deserving, but if I don't hear from you and you are late I will rate accordingly. I'll give a heart if I really like your design and see that you put forth a good effort in the swap. I don't think I should give everyone a heart just for sending something extra. If you took the time to look at my profile AND if you take the time to write a little something with your swap, like how or why you made what you did or tell me a little something about yourself you will make my day. I think swapping is personal, so personal touches always please me most. I always take care to do the swaps to the best of my creative abilitiy and I always include a note/letter with my swaps. I would like the same in return. (A simple "here's your swap - hope you like it", does not count.) I also take care in email swaps, personalizing each one and when I receive a simple 5 with no comment on a swap, even an email swap I think it's just plain RUDE. I take pride in my ratings and my hearts - if a swap doesn't make it to you let me know because I SENT it and will re-send if necessary. I ALWAYS send on-time and I ALWAYS rate - I usually rate the day I receive my package =)


“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

“Life is like a day at the beach; if you’re not careful you’ll get burned, if you’re too careful you won’t have any fun.”

“Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them.”

“A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in a little thing is a big thing.” ~Hudson Taylor

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” ~Stephen Covey

“Some days are just a waste of make-up.”

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.”

“If life gives you limes make Margaritas!” ~Jimmy Buffett

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” ~Robert Byrne

Favorite Crafts

My main craft has been jewelry making. I love beads and sparkly things. Since finding Swap-Bot I have been doing lots of paper crafts and have found a new love of multi-media crafts. I love all crafts though. I have my own craft room and try my hand in all types of mediums. I love the huge variety of craft papers on the market. I do a little with polymer clay. My latest obsession is re-purposing items. I even started a Facebook page with a small business with this. I prefer to make gifts for people rather than buy something that anyone can get. I love words, sayings, and poems. I write some of my own poems now and then and words are a huge inspiration in many of my other crafts.

Favorite Books

I don't know that I have a favorite book per say. But I do love to read. I've belonged to a book club and got to read a variety of books. That's what I really enjoy about being in a book club. I read books that I may not have chosen on my own and I've really enjoy them. I used to read romances when I was a teen then moved on to Stephen King books, now I like a variety of topics. A few years ago I read the series Left Behind. It was so interesting and thought provoking. Other books I really loved was The Divinci Code, and The Hunger Games Series (which I read before it became so popular and the movie has nothing compared to the book). Here are books I have enjoyed: The Divinci Code, The Left Behind Series, The Road, The Stand, Kite Runner, Change of Heart, The General's Daughter, Sarah's Key, The Charm School, The Hunger Games, White Oleander, and so many others to numerous to list :) Just a few of my favorite authors: Jodi Picoult, Nelson DeMille, Dan Brown, Lee Child, & James Patterson.

Favorite Television

I do love my T.V. shows. In the summer I don't watch much T.V. but when I do watch I almost always have it on HGTV or the History channel. I love craft and decorating shows. I loved Design Star. But in the Fall and Winter season I love all the CSI's, Criminal Minds, NCIS, SURVIVOR, The Amazing Race, Two Broke Girls, Scorpion, Mike & Molly,The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, Under teh Dome,The Mentalist...*Favorites that have disappeared - Cold Case, Heroes, Ghost Whisperer, Jericho :-(

Favorite Music

I love rock and alternative music. Anything from oldies rock-and-roll to 70s and 80s rock and hard rock. GnR is my all time fav! And Love Hinder, The Frey, the Eagles, the Beatles, Billy Joel, Pink, Kid Rock. I also love church/Christian music and Christmas songs! Absolutely HATE country/western music and not fond of rap or techno either. One of my all time favorite songs is "Seasons in the Sun".

What I love!

MY DAUGHTER! Family and friends. My dog (she is a chihuahua). Reading, being creative, jewelry making, vintage jewelry, vintage art, rings,re-purposing, a glass of wine with friends, Margaritas!, the smell of vanilla, apples and cinnamon, coconut, and clean fresh scents. I love craft and bead books and magazines, words, sayings, and quotes, things written in foreign languages, empheria, altered art, cute and pretty (not cutsie or childish), nature art/flowers/landscapes, butterflies, handmade glass beads, magnets, photos, the color BLUE, home decorating, board games, working with kids (teaching), mountains, warm clothes just from the dryer, vanilla coffee, Dove dark chocolates, crosses, Christian religious images, antiques, flee markets, auctions, flowers - daisy (my fav), tulips, sunflowers, wildflowers, vacations, shopping, Christmas, Christmas ornaments, the Season Fall, purses, angels, photos, taking pictures, my laptop, and MORE!


Country music, swearing, asian interior design, overly modern design, uncomfortable - high heeled shoes, cutsie things (Hello Kitty, Kawaii, cartoons, stuffed animals), doing dishes, smoking, unorganized people, crafters who rush to make their swaps, FLAKERS (getting really tired of these people), receiving swaps solo with nothing written or letter telling me a little about the swap or the swaper themselves, non-raters, NO COMMENTS AFTER RATING, people who are always saying "poor me", people who drive when using a cell phone, loud neighbors, loud cars/trucks, re-runs on TV, peppers, the smell of cooked cabbage, liars, cheaters, scary gothic art, most animal art in my home- (anything from deer, wolves, pigs, cows, owls (ok there are some cute owls, but the real ones creep me out, and I don't want them decorating my home, tigers....but love dogs, but I don't decorate with them). I hate country western design, kids acting like adults, spam, solicitors, people who don't recycle, those who throw garbage on the side of the road, people who go out in public in their pajamas, people who are always on their cell phones or texting, parents who don't discipline their children, graphic t-shirts, And more........


old coins

coins from around the world



saint and scripture cards and charms/medals



vintage papers

old & vintage jewelry


antique dish ware, plates, vases

old flower dishes/plates


bead and crafting books and magazines

Things I'd like to receive

magnets from different countries

magnets of all kinds

Christmas Ornaments

word stamps

vintage paper/books

handmade bookmarks

Christian related items



coins from other countries

textured papers

beads (not plastic and no seed beads)

unique stickers

Anything Paris, Italy, or Mexico related

Unused scrabble tiles, dominoes or matchboxes

Altered Scrabble tile and Domino pendants/necklaces

Stamped images/words from your own stamps (mostly black or brown ink please)

Paper punches from your own punches

Note for Jewelry swaps:

I wear everything - rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets. I like size 8 rings. Bracelet size 7 1/2" to 8"! I usually wear dangly earrings - an inch is plenty long. Nothing to big. I do NOT like chandelier earrings. I love all colors in jewelry but I guess I mostly wear blues and earthtones(greens/browns), oh and I wear a lot of black for work (school colors are red and black). My favorite stone is turquoise, but I dislike the southwestern style jewelry - there is so many other ways to use this lovely stone besides that way. I prefer silver over gold. I also like some of the other metals like copper and gun metal too.

Swaps - Questionable Swappers

Flaker and NON-RATER: @robotgranny (double profile - partially suspended) - She never rated me on the "Make it up Flaker Swap" and she flaked on her partner too!

FLAKER: @barbaraSTL (partially suspended) -for "Opposite ATC Swap" - angeled by @Bexs - Thanks:)

Flaker and NON-RATER: @KatKen (partially suspended) - She never rated me on the "Sleighride ATC" which I sent Dec. 10 and the deadline was Dec. 14. She has never sent this swap out.

@Bexs - Never let me know if she received my tag. Sent numerous messages, no reply. Noticed she signed up for lots of tags. Now I see she is suspended! So Surprised by this!

FLAKER: @duskxxx never received ATC for the Inspriational Words ATC #2 Would LOVE to have an angel:)

FLAKER: @LindaBartlett (Shame on You!) Didn't receive swap for The Kiss ATC Contacted numerous times by PMs and email. Never a response. MIA - I received a RAK during this swap from @circa45 and I received an ATC of this in the Make it up Flaker Swap from @Raksava

FLAKER: @mom2sammy - Didn't receive swap for the Totally 80's Famous Quotes ATC. Shows sents Feb. 28, but it's now March 19th and still nothing. And now I see she is missing in action. Errrr - this is getting old. - angeled by @Tjrenee - THANKS!

FLAKER: @K8ty - flaked on the 54321 TAG International - angeled by @TerryF - Thanks :o)

FLAKER: @RavenMiller flaked on May Kindness Swap - angeled by @missstamper - Thank you!

Flaker and NON-RATER: @SJsCraftyMom flaked on Body Part Inchies Swap & I angeled it! She was also my partner, thus I was never rated by her :(


lorisue rated for Religious Christmas ATC on Jan 10, 2013
Comment: Dear Angela- Thank you for the wonderful ATC's! I was honored to receive two of them. I think you did a great job with the hand drawn one - keep it up! I Love the hand cut fiures and the star details on the blue one. They were definitely worth the wait! I appreciated the nice letter you wrote to me in the card. We got a nice dump of snow now that it is January. Our Xmas was white too, but not like usual. A very happy New year to you- Lorisue
Response: You're so welcome. Finally you got it! I was wondering :) I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thank you and Happy New Year ♥
pearlie rated for Private Swap - angkb and pearlie on Dec 26, 2012
Comment: I owe you big time! This was such a cute swap - you went all out! My local swap-bot friend and I were loving it when I opened it today. cute, cute, cute.
Response: Oh I'm sooo happy you liked it! It's Christmas - I love to go "all out". I'm thrilled you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for the rating ♥
schin rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 10, 2012
Comment: It is a pleasure to read your card :) You seem like a very grateful and wonderful woman.
Response: Awww... thanks for your kind words! Have a joyous holiday!
gusmom2000 rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 10, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and letter!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you♥
millie52 rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 8, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the funny card. Yeah, Neil Diamond is the best!
Response: You're welcome! Merry Christmas and thanks for the rating ♥
pearlie rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for your card and note. I loved reading it. I used to raise white doves so the image really struck me too. Merry Christmas!
Response: Wow! How perfect then :) Raising white doves?! That sounds interesting. Merry Christmas! and thanks for the rating ♥
JKropf16 rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 6, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the nice note inside! At times it can be rough but her DNA donor is not in the picture at all, I don't like it for her sake but its a safety issue so it is for the best. She loves the gingerbread house sticker kit. Thank you for the card and everything included!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad she like the Gingerbread Sticker house! Enjoy your Christmas and thanks for the rating ♥
Candyn29 rated for 12/3 Sender's Choice ATC on Dec 6, 2012
Comment: I love the reindeer atc, the way christmas lights are all over his antlers! he's fantastic!!!!
Response: Awww.... thanks so much. I'm glad you did like him :) Thanks for the rating♥
smilesalot7 rated for Cute Chunky House on Aug 6, 2012
Comment: Love it
Response: I'm so glad! Thanks for rating♥
AusKate rated for Zentangle inchies on Jul 16, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the inchies :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating♥
mlookyloo1 rated for Zentangle inchies on Jul 9, 2012
Comment: love them
Response: Oh I'm so glad! Thanks for the rating♥
PrincessB rated for Collage a Cross on May 23, 2012
Comment: Beautiful cross, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you liked it :) Thanks for the rating♥
TerryF rated for TPD: Fabergé Egg on Apr 26, 2012
Comment: Oh my, your blue and mauve egg is so beautiful! Thx! Hugs, Terry (";) (I always suspected that about hard work. lol)
Response: Oh I'm so thrilled you like your egg :) Thank you♥
Comment: such fun inchies to get in my mailbox. thank you for the beautiful work. tommie
Response: You're so welcome. I'm glad you liked them. And thanks for the reply to my letter. Thanks for rating♥
Gofeen rated for Mini Button Book Swap on Apr 17, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the lovely little book and the bookmark. I've never seen a bookmark made that way. It's given me a great idea.
Response: So glad you liked the swap. It was my pleasure to put together. I love doing the little books! Thanks for the rating♥
sunnyblueskies rated for Public: Button Book Swap on Apr 12, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the very sweet button book and for hosting a wonderful swap! I agree that more people should have joined in! I also appreciate the lovely note and kind words you sent my way. Thanks too for the adorable pin-back button from boygirlparty--I love the little bird! Oh, and I did just check your Pinterest--you do have a lot of pins! I'm now following your craft ideas board :)
Response: Ha :) You're so welcome. I'm glad you liked the book and pin too! And Pinterest is just so fun!!! Thanks for the rating♥
Fritosmom rated for Rainbow Inchies on Apr 6, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the Awesome Rainbow Inchies and lovely note. Yes I love the blue and I plan to use the idea:-)
Response: So glad you liked them and you're very welcome :) Thank you♥
cbzcando rated for 3/26 Sender's Choice ATC on Mar 27, 2012
Comment: I love the King card! And I'd gladly walk in public with a blue mask & curlers if they'd only - finally! - worship me as they should :) Hahaha (PS I've used the knobs for fridge magnets/decor)
Response: Oh I'm glad you liked the ATCs! thanks for the rating and heart. And... duh! I read you use the knobs for the fridge door, so I'm thinking - huh? kinda strange... then I see for magnets and DECOR! HA HA!... now that makes sense!
Comment: Love it, love it, love it!!thank you so much for the lovely book and all of the wonderful goodies. I have always wanted something with a scrabble tile. Once again, your swap rocks!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it all :) And you are so welcome! Thanks for the wonderful rating and kind words♥
paperbutterflywings rated for TPD: Valentine Inchies on Feb 19, 2012
Comment: They are delightful! Thank you so much for the inchies =) The frog one is my favourite I must admit!
Response: You're welcome :) I'm so glad you like them! ♥

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bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

TerryF on Jan 11, 2012:

TerryF on Dec 26, 2011:

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. ~John Updike

Thank you for being one of the "other people". (";) The rest of your swap is coming...

TerryF on Dec 10, 2011:

Thx for being a TPD member - Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Terry (“;)

aprilagain on Dec 8, 2011:

Thanks so much for the LOVELY earrings you made for the Handmade earrings for the holidays swap! I really appreciate you going out of your way to send to me when you know our shared partner has been absent. I especially love that fact I got TWO new pairs of pretties! Santa will be good to you this year I hope :) Thanks again and have a very merry Christmas and a lovely peaceful New Year :)

Lauriez on Nov 21, 2011:

Great big thank you hugs for creating such a beautiful advent calendar for me! You really went above & beyond and your lovely creation will have a very special place among our holiday decor! I'm excited to start opening each days envelope and see what sentiments you shared! Thank you again SO very much! ~xo~

TerryF on Oct 16, 2011:

Thx! (";)

2planetearth on Oct 13, 2011:

Just wanted to drop a note and say hello- I dusted off my shrines for Dia de los Muertos and smiled again when I came across the beautiful one you made. I display your shrine with my brothers belongings whom had his life taken from him a few years ago. I think he would agree it's beautiful! Great big (((hugs))) to you and yours. xo Joanne xo

naturenerd3 on Sep 18, 2011:

Thank you, thank you so much for the body part inchies! Thank you so much for angeling this swap. These are amazing!!!

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