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Date Joined: May 22, 2008
Last Online: September 4, 2009
Birthday: February 27, 1974
Country: United States
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8-30-2009 I've been MIA for quite a while. There are swaps I need to send out and I'll start sending them little by little this week. I don't plan on swapping anymore (or so I say). If I owe you anything you'll get it within the next month. To everyone else, hope all is well. Life is a rollercoaster :)

Well let's see...My name is Sandra and I'm a 35 year old single mommy to a magnificient darling boy, Julian Maximus. He is my little prince and he is the only one with the key to my heart!

I live in sunny California. My main craft interests involve paper. I LOOOVE paper! I can't get enough of it. I like making cards and ATC's and I dabble a little in scrapbooking. I've always been fond of crafts but haven't always had the time to learn things. I love baking, anything from scratch or a box! I admit i have a sweet tooth :)

I love watching good movies. I can't nail down a favorite! I love all genres of movies. I like reality shows. Especially America's Next Top Model. Most of all I LOVE to read books and I love to write! I always keep a journal or two handy. I'm always making lists. Fiction is my favorite type of genre for books.

I work for Los Angeles Unified School District with students who have special needs (autism, down syndrome, etc). People with special needs have a very special place in my heart!

I LOVE cupcakes, it goes all the way back to my childhood. I remember having parties for every holiday in school, and someone's mom always sent cupcakes. To me, they are the perfect sized delicacies. I've always like baking them and decorating them. Now I've passed on my passion to my little boy! I also love to frequent cupcakery's in Los Angeles. I've been to Sprinkle's and a few others. Someday I hope to have a cupcake tattoo. I'm serious!

Favorite Music


I love all kinds of music! Music is in my heart 24/7. I don't limit myself to one type of genre. I'm open to listening to anything new.

Some of the genre's I like are;

  • classical
  • alternative rock
  • reggae
  • hip hop
  • blues
  • latin rhythms like cumbia, merengue and others
  • jazz
  • french jazz
  • classic rock
  • rockabilly
  • disco
  • old school rap and hip hop
  • pop
  • and basically anything that can make dance!



In a nutshell, these are some of the things that I like:

  • My favorite colors are black and different hues of blue, most of all aqua. I like muted tones, jewel tones, and pastels. I love pinks, all shades! Lilac/lavender/purple too. I love the combination of black and white, pink and brown, blue and brown.


  • I love paper! Cardstock, vellum, mulberry paper, any size paper, notecards, postcards, cards (especially handmade) stickie notepads, notebooks, journals, scraps, anything paper related!


  • I love pens, markers, and pencils. Everytime I go somewhere (a museum, amusement park, other state) I always buy a pen or pencil as a souvenir. I need and use black more than anything.


  • I like anything antique looking or old fashioned, especially regarding fashion. I love fashion and anything glamourous from the other decades, 50's and back. I love pin-up girls, victorian age, toile, and anything vintage.


  • I love ribbons, flowers, embellishments, gems, sprinkles for cupcakes, Halloween and Valentines are my favorite holidays!



  • I'm a girly girl, so I like girly things! Pretty things, anything beautiful or feminine. I LOVE make-up and I love images of make-up (stickers, ephemera, etc).



  • last but not the very least, I adore cupcakes! Cupcakes and I go back a looooooong way....I love images of cupcakes. I love baking them. I love to eat them. Anything with a cupcake on it makes my day!


  • I love items from foreign countries. I love matryoshka dolls and I have a small collection. I also like kokeshi dolls. Stamps, pictures, candy, etc from other countries/cultures fascinates me. I love to learn about other people and what life is like in their little corner of the world :)

Favorite Crafts

My current passion is ATC's and inchies. I don't consider myself much of an artist, but I love to try! I've had so much fun making these little things. They're just the right size for me! I also love seeing how creative and artistic other people are.

I love paper crafts, cardmaking, altered matchboxes, making mini notebooks, and scrapbooking.

WHAT I APPRECIATE Everything! Just because I don't do it or don't make it doesn't mean I don't like it. My mother was a TRUE crafter. She knew how to knit, crochet, sew, made jewelry, flower arrangements out of dough, and other things. She also cooked and baked everything from scratch! Because of her I learned to love crafts of all kinds and appreciate them :)

I like to receive things that I myself don't know how to make or can't do. I can't sew, quilt, crochet, knit, or make quilts but I love the art of those talents!



My son Julian is the center of my universe. He's my best friend and constant companion. I couldn't have been given a greater blessing in my life than him.

Julian is 6 years old and just started 1st grade. He's just like mommy, he LOVES crafts! Everytime I sit down to craft he does too! He loves beads, gems, and painting. Whenever we go out to buy supplies he always grabs something too!

Oh, and just like mommy, he LOVES cupcakes! :D

Aside from being an aspiring crafter and cupcake enthusiast, my little boy is a typical boy. He likes cars, trains, and planes. He loves animals, all kinds. He's a huge animal lover. Julian's favorite animals are cats and butterfly's. He just discovred Bakugon and Pokemon.


  • anything extra for my son! Just put a note "for Julian" on it. He's loving all the mail I'm getting but he wants something for him. I usually share with him. He loves anything I like!

  • My favorite holiday is VALENTINE'S DAY! I loooove Valentines day. I'd love anything pink, red, or white that's Valentine's related!

  • cardstock - patterned or non, different colors and sizes.

  • a mixed CD of your favorite music. I'd love to hear what other people listen to :)

  • anything cupcake! I collect all cupcake items.

  • black pens or markers

  • ATC's

  • ATC supplies

  • anything cupcake! did I already say that? oops heehee

  • embellishments

  • mulberry paper of any color

  • most of all, my greatest wish is to receive swaps that have effort put into them. They can be small, but as long as some time and effort is put into it, it brings me lots of happiness! I hope I'm able to do the same with every swap I send out.


Since you can't mail cupcakes, I like chocolate and nuts (especially mixed together!!) I like delicious cookies too. I love sugar free gum (Orbit and Stride are my faves!)

I would love to receive candies from other countries! (customs permitting)


I don't like mint.

I don't like DARK chocolate.

I don't like candy.

I don't like the scent of vanilla or coconut.

That's about it...


angeponge rated for Lift me up swap. on Aug 18, 2010
pandakitty rated for Handmade "Easter Card Swap" on Jun 28, 2009
weeatcrayons rated for Lists of 50....Alter A Journal on May 26, 2009
Comment: I really hate doing this. This ended March 31st and here it is almost the end of may. I did hear from you once that you'll be late but you'll have it out soon. That was back in April. I have pm'd you about this but haven't heard anything back. I will change when I receive the journal.
Comment: Thankyou so much for the wonderful package of goodies!!! Zach absolutely loves his books and the little duck...and the socks are adorable:))) I love the little recipe books....can't wait to give some of these yummy recipes a try!!!!
kthanxbye rated for ATC blanks on Apr 10, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much:)
melissa9903 rated for Blank NoteCard Swap on Mar 26, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: you're very welcome. thanks for the rating and the heart.
qmock rated for Destash Whimsey Jar on Mar 18, 2009
Comment: Thank you Sandra. I received my jar. I especially loved the vintage papers (the pointing finger). The ribbons were also very nice. Hope life settles for you. Susan (qmock)
Response: I'm glad you liked the jar. I knew you'd like the ephemera and ribbon!! :) I'm so glad you did. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Muriel rated for Blank NoteCard Swap on Mar 16, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the notecards. I allready used one of them 8)
Response: great! i'm glad you liked them. It was fun sharing part of my stash. Thanks for the rating and the for the heart!
marshmallowtwist rated for Blank NoteCard Swap on Mar 10, 2009
Comment: I'd like to thank you so much for the wonderful notecards. All of them are so adorable!! They really made my day!!
Response: you're welcome! i'm glad you liked them. It was nice to share part of my stash! thanks for the rating and the heart :)
Janemma rated for My Kid's ATC swap on Mar 9, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much to Julian for the wonderful ATC and all the extras sent - Abigail (7) was so excited to receive your envelope - Abby LOVES to make ATC's too!!! Thank you for taking part in this swap with us :)
Response: you're welcome! he had fun making the ATC :) thanks for the rating and the heart!
BlackWolf rated for INCHIES AND A DIGITAL COLLAGE on Mar 5, 2009
Comment: Wowzers! It really is Inchie Heaven here! Thank you so much for the lovely inchie blanks!! I love them all, and already have dove into them to make some lovelies! Thank you hun!!
Response: you're welcome. glad you liked them
missalysa326 rated for Valentines Day Card Swap on Mar 4, 2009
Response: thanks for the rating and the heart!
Trinket rated for Food With Faces ATC on Mar 3, 2009
Comment: Recieved a lovely envie today with a pretty spiffing card, I love your food with faces card, its so the pride of my Kawaii cards at the moment, Im loving it that much. Thanky hon.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! i had a lot of fun with this ATC swap :) you're welcome! thanks for the rating and the heart.
Alphenquilts rated for Love & Romance Themed ATC swap on Mar 2, 2009
Comment: thanks for the cute card and I love the notecard too!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it :) thanks for the rating and the heart!
senhs rated for My Kid's ATC swap on Feb 28, 2009
Comment: Bentley loves his new ATC!! thank you!
Response: great! i'm so glad. you're welcome! thank you for the rating and heart :)
DebP rated for Love & Romance Themed ATC swap on Feb 27, 2009
Comment: thanks for the cute ATC, and the extra papers.
Response: you're welcome :)
boriquaz rated for TWILIGHT SAGA: VALENTINE ATC on Feb 27, 2009
Comment: thaks so much for the great card, and the extra goodies
Response: you're welcome :) i'm glad you liked it! thanks for the rating and the heart :)
leeler rated for Variety of 50 ATC blanks on Feb 27, 2009
Comment: Thank you for all the great backgrounds, can't wait to use.
Response: you're welcome! i had fun with this swap. i'm glad you liked the variety :) thanks for the rating and the heart.
lolajane rated for Valentine Inchies on Feb 25, 2009
Comment: great work thanks
Response: you're welcome I'm glad you liked them. thanks for the rating and heart!
Angee rated for Send a Valentine! on Feb 24, 2009
Comment: Love the card and special things inside!
Response: aww i'm so glad you did :) thanks for the rating and the heart!

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TeaNi on Jan 2, 2010:

Hey, Chica, miss you, girl!:)

angelinajoliefan on Sep 1, 2009:

Hi right back'atcha ;)

biasbabe on May 29, 2009:

Just thinking of you today, Hope your doing ok. Hugs to you dear.

MrsAnnaSue on May 13, 2009:


We have a couple of swaps going at the Golden State Swappers Group. Come join the fun!

Tell us about your city...

CA Postcard Swap


CraftySenorita on Apr 26, 2009:

Hola! You are invited to join my "Day Of The Dead Make-up Contest" . The winner will get prizes. Read swap page for details.



here ---> http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/35978#comment-208183

nadithings on Apr 25, 2009:

NEW SWAPS from cupcake!! group



cupcake magnet swap

weeatcrayons on Mar 30, 2009:

We have some more new swaps up at Rainbows & Rainclouds. You should come check out what we have up here! Come check out the forums and make your own suggestions for swaps, we have a contest going on!

chincho on Mar 23, 2009:

Thanks for the comment. I'm so glad to know it was a right choise. Enjoy!

AngieTheArtist on Mar 20, 2009:

I am so excited to have you join the Prayers Lifted group. We welcome everyone.

FairySweet on Mar 19, 2009:

Thank you for the cute Valentine package you sent for Wishlist Group! My daughter saw the Valentine alphabet stickers right away. I think she even gasped! Big thanks from both of us. Hope you're feeling much better soon!

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