Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 1:17 pm


Date Joined: January 22, 2010
Last Online: September 14, 2019
Birthday: July 7
Country: United States

What i like love like:

I LOVE HEARTS! I put my best effort into every swap and ALWAYS read my partners profile for inspiration. I'm here to send things that will make people HAPPY!

Themes I enjoy:

-Astrology, crystals and galaxy

-Succulents, cactus and flowers

-Vintage lace, floral and tea time

-Gothic, spooky and Halloween

-Travel, Asian art and maps

-Books, hand lettering and letters

-Dessert, foodie and sweets

-Paris, Marie Antoinette and frippery

About Me

I really enjoy Swap-bot for inspiration, connecting with pen pals and trading art. Art Journaling and mixed media are my favorites right now for swapping.

Some of my hobbies are letter writing, reading (sci fi and the classics), crocheting, travel, dancing, shopping and stamp carving.

I look like a party on the outside- but I've always kind of been a little old lady on the INSIDE - things even out more each decade : )


I'm currently living in the San Francisco area and there are MANY MANY opportunities to take classes and join groups for any kind of hobby or interest. Since moving here I've taken lots of amazing mixed media workshops, joined great groups of crafters that meet up monthly and have access to lovely shops and artist markets!

Some Favorite Artists I've learned from in person:

-Julie Balzer

-Traci Bautista

-Kelly Kilmer

-Seth Apter

-Pam Carriker

-Dina Wakley

Favorite Movies

I am in LOVE with the TCM channel, old movies from the 1920's-1950's make me so happy. The clothes, the style, the refinement, the actors and actresses, the singing and dancing, the magical sets they created - all of it adds up to a world of glamour that this world lacks in the current day.

Anything with Bettie Davis, Marlene Deitrich, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Rosalind Russel, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, Marilyn Monroe or any other glorious gentleman and ladies that graced the screen!

Favorite Music

Goth, Industrial, Synthpop, New Wave, Rockabilly and Psychobilly. Some favorites in no particular order - Orange Sector- Leaether Strip- Funger Vogt- Faderhead- Lana Del Rey- She Past Away- Die Krupps- Doris Day- Fink- The Andrews Sisters- I AM X- The Faint- Panzer AG- Prince- Madonna- Red Flag- She Wants Revenge- Radiohead- Wolfsheim- Covenant- oh i could go on and on and on...

Favorite Books

Science Fiction/ Fantasy and the great literary classics are my two favorite genres.

If you have suggestions for authors similar to the following favorites - I'd love to hear about them!

-Sharon Shinn

-Carol Berg

-Kim Harrison

-Jim Butcher

-Patricia Briggs

Swapping with me

I love to find new penpals from all over the map. I'm a wordy penpal, so I appreciate people who have a lot to say.

I love doing long term journal swaps, message me if you're interested. When I do these, it's really about the writing part of journaling and less about the art part.

I really enjoy seeing handmade creations. I love ATCs and art journals because each person makes one of a kind art when they sit down and create. Handmade postcards are awesome.

I'm interested in the following types of swaps: Mixed media art, ATCs, Handmade Journals, Art Journaling, penpal and I'm thinking of starting a swap series for advanced/experienced card maker pen pals. I'd really enjoy seeing what some other card makers are doing and it's only fair to exchange something that takes that much time and effort to create for an equal effort.

If you want to send along vintage ephemera it's my new obsession! I will put it to good use!

Ideas for flat items I'd enjoy: ATCs, Stamped Images, Ephemera, Washi tape in my favorite themes, used postage stamps, gelli printed papers, postcards, handmade cards or postcards, vintage book pages.

Dislikes/ Do not send


-#1- please don't send ANIMAL anything - dogs, cats, goats, horses - no thank you. I am afraid of animals and i have nightmares about them, and am also allergic. (of course i am not allergic to hello kitty!)

-Don't send things smelling of SMOKE - allergic to this too

-NO Country Cutesey, rustic, Mary Englebright

-NO Outdoorsey sportsman type things

-NO Sports things

-NO Patriotic, Americana, Armed Forces etc.

-NO Religious Themes

-While i AM indeed GOTH - i am NOT into yucky bloody gory realistic horror stuff - I don't want to know about serial killers.

[added extra "NO"s for skim readers, I swear I've gotten envies filled with just my dislikes - lol]


Comment: WOW Sara! This was simply magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me. I absolutely adore every single thing you made and sent. I'm especially looking forward to adding a new centerpiece to my word wall. I'd love to hear about your printing techniques sometime. All the hearts! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Response: I am SO GLAD I got you as a partner for this one! Your profile instantly inspired me and I had so much fun creating the items for you : ) Now the joy is complete - you liked everything! YAY! Let's swap again soon : )
LinseyB rated for GB / LB Handmade Card and a Letter on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card. I hope you have recieved mine as well! Hopefully intill future swaps :)
Response: I'm so happy to hear that you like the card : ) I was happy to host this one-on-one to get you started here on Swap-Bot!
thebragal rated for Handmade Card Penpal on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome letter. I’ll try to reply soon.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the happy heart rating!
elflady rated for Pass and Paste #64 on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: What a great addition you have done to this postcard. Well done .elflady
Response: Aw, thanks for the sweet compliment! This PC is one of my favorite I've seen so far! Have fun with it! : )
DaisyNY rated for Collaboration #74 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: This is a lovely card so far - hope I don't mess it up.
Response: I'm sure you'll make it EVEN BETTER! Thanks for the sweet rating!
Comment: Wow, what a wonderful selection of stamps and the ones one the envie are fantastic (and all unfranked!). Thank you ☺️
Response: Glad you like everything! Thanks for the lovely rating! : )
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #41 Add postage on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Hi Sara, Thanks for joining these swaps and thanks for your postcard to add to and send on its way!!
Response: I have SO much fun with these collab post cards! Thanks for the fabulous rating!
Meba rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R45 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Wonderful!
Response: Happy to share! Thanks for the sweet rating!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Art Collab #40 Add postage on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the extra PCs and the wonderful stamps you used. The art collab is looking really pretty.
Response: I love this series : ) Thanks for the happy rating!
e2java rated for CPG Aug '19 Senders Choice PC - US on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: I loved this postcard. Thank you so much and good luck with your reading goals.
Response: I'm getting there ; ) Thanks for the lovely rating!
Tessssssa rated for Collaboration #73 on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, I will ad and send on!
Response: Thank you!
GabySkye rated for Art Collab #39 add postage on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: You sent over a great base! I can’t wait to add to it!
Response: Thanks for the compliement and the kind rating!
Comment: Disney-twinsies!
Response: Happiest place on earth! : ) Thanks for the sweet rating!
watercolorgirl rated for Pass and Paste #63 on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Love your bold post card and envelope. Will be fun to continue this theme. Happy summer in CA.
Response: Thanks! I had fun with it, hope you throw some fun and color at it too!
Comment: Love the pc! Thanks!
Response: You are very welcome!
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Art Collab #38 add postage on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: very pretty! I love the way it is turning out!
Response: I really liked this one too! Everyone is doing a great job on these! Thanks for the sweet rating!
mjhaertling rated for Collaboration #72 on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Sometimes it is hard to determine what direction to take, but I like what you did with the card. Is this Mrs. Lovett, Sweeny Todd 's neighbor, perhaps?
Response: maybe! you might have solved the mystery : ) Happy arting!
nisforneville rated for WIYM: Send Me A Postcard!! on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a cool postcard and the gelli printing tip!
Response: You're very welcome : ) Happy to share my sci-fi love!
Response: Glad you liked it ! : )
Allegrae rated for Art Collab #37 add postage on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: You did a lovely job with the gold embossed coral! What an elegant card! I think Donna will be thrilled to receive the finished art. I'll never complain about an ocean theme!
Response: Thanks for the sweet compliment - I've been really into using my embossing powders lately - they add so much to a project!

Rating Overview

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phillaine on Sep 14, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

January on Aug 18, 2019:

Thank you for the gorgeous spreads you added to my MiniJournal - and for sending it back safely to me!

CurlyTea on Jul 10, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

thisismeAXiD on Jul 7, 2019:

Happy birthday month

WoodlandBanshee on Jul 4, 2019:

Hello! Thank you for finishing up my collaboration postcard and sending it back to me! The embossed bits and the swirl stamps you added are a wonderful addition to the undersea theme that octopus promoted ;)
All the best to you and happy swapping!

Vickyen on Jul 3, 2019:

Hi! Thanks so much for getting my Art Collab pc sent out to me - I love everything that was added to it and these swaps have been great fun! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Frickenjazzed on Jun 8, 2019:

Thanks so much for adding to my Art Collab PC!

Love your name stamp, too!

smmarrty on May 15, 2019:

Thanks so much for your contribution to my Art Collab PC - it's awesome!

DaisyNY on May 14, 2019:

Thank for putting the finishing touches on this Collaboration PC. Did you put the pink border on the back to match the stamp? That was a lovely touch!

AMA - Collaboration May2019 DaisyNY_GothBarbie_PrairieKittin_LuckyLynnL

smmarrty on Apr 9, 2019:

Thanks so much for my cool rock 'n' roll postcard. The retro lady with pearl texture paste is the bomb!

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