Swap-bot Time: February 18, 2020 11:40 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2019
Last Online: February 18, 2020
Birthday: April 3
Country: United States

About Swap-Bot :)

I've been on Swap-Bot a couple of months now, and some things I have taken from it:

  1. I love Swap-Bot
  2. I am grateful for ratings! I LOVE to know that you received something, and that you LOVED it (if you did, and gave me a heart!) If you didn't love it, that's ok too. I'd love feedback tho if you didn't (I believe feedback is healthy, and makes us better in the end!)
  3. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED SOMETHING! I ALWAYS send out my swaps, and always on time. If i was running late, I would let you know. If you haven't received it, it was likely lost in the mail and I'd be HAPPY to resend!
  4. I have learned to approach all swaps with this in mind: Give to give, not to receive in return. I think it's something to live by actually!
  5. I like to remember that in the end, it's only "stuff". I would swap kindness for "stuff" any day of the week! have a heart

About Me

Hi! I'm Sandie. I'm from Long Beach, CA (currently living in Huntington Beach with my mom...my dad passed away in Dec2018, so I've been staying with her). I am a single gal with 2 furbabies (the love of my life, my dog Tulip, who is pictured below...isn't she the cutest!?!?! LOL!...and my fat cat Miny, short for Minerva). I LOVE anything dog related, or anything with octopuses or bees. I have several bee tattoos, and will be getting an octopus one soon too :) I also love travel, and I try to go somewhere every couple months. I've been too financially strapped to do so recently, so I'm using Swap-bot as a way to reach out instead! (Cures my love of adventure AND being creative at the same time!)

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE art of any kind. Fine art, crafts, music, dance, performance....anything! I was raised in a family that valued creativity. My mother was a fine artist by hobby, and a graphic artist by trade. My father was a woodworker. My sister is a ceramic artist, plus she teaches ceramics at the college level, too!. I'm the only one that doesn't work in a creative field! (kinda sad for me!!! LOL) I LOVE to make things tho. I have dabbled in photography, painting, metalsmithing, fiber arts, paper arts, etc etc etc. I have SO MANY art supplies, I thought it would be fun to swap some with ya'll! My current obsession is paper arts, and i'm brimming with old books, old paper, and ephemera! I've been making junk journals, and analog type correspondence. I just love it! and I'm growing a quite impressive collection of washi tapes (teeheehee!)...my preference is for florals, vintage'y looking designs, and abstracts. I've been on a sewing kick too! I've started using scrap fabric to make all types of pouches. My mom, sister, and I made 4 t-shirt quilts with my dad's old t-shirts, and I've been going CRAZY with the scraps! I need to start an etsy shop to deal with the stuff I've been making! LOL!

Favorite Books

I love reading biographies! I'm currently reading about Chernobyl (I remember when the explosion happened...I cried and cried thinking the world was coming to an end!). My next up book is John Doe's second book, More Fun in the New World, about the LA punk scene of the late 70's/early 80's

Favorite Music

I'm a girl of the 80's! I love old new wave and punk. My favorite bands tend to be smaller bands that play at smaller venues. If you've ever watched True Blood, and remember "Fangtasia"...the club where they filmed that is literally 2 blocks from my house, Alex's Bar, and that's the PERFECT place to see music! I've seen all kinds of bands there, and even watched live karaoke there! THAT's my kinda jam! I see X (an LA based punk band) whenever they're in town, and I've been on a huge Mariachi El Bronx kick lately! I also love Foo Fighters, but as I get older I'm not so much into the crowds :) I also love bluegrass, and trip hop! I'm kind of all over the place! LOL!

Things I love...

Just to get an idea of where my head is:

I love dogs (and all animals really)...I love octopuses...I love bees...I love vintage design (from victorian to 70's retro)...I love old paper...I love fabric...I love watercolor paintings...I love shiny nail polish!...I love heart shaped things...I love anatomical hearts too!...I love hand illustrated drawings and paintings of wilderness (bugs/birds/animals/trees/flowers)...tulips, hydrangeas, and pansies are my favorite flowers...I love science illustrations....I love old book covers...I love handmade rubber stamps...I LOVE anything handmade really...i love recycling trash for different purposes...I love craft beer and wine...I love YELLOW..I love washi tape and stickers (NOT words, holiday or religious) and i subscribe to all 3 stickii monthly subs! i'm addicted!...I love milk chocolate with nuts (or caramel)...I love valentines day...I love kawaii...

Things I'm not fond of...

Please don't share your political views on your profile. Keep in mind that there is a WORLD of people out there that may or may not agree with you, and by being openly unwavering on views that someone may not agree with, you're putting people in a bad position when they have to graciously send you a gift (swap). Saying "that's all i'll say" doesn't change that. How about just don't even put it on your profile in the first place! :)

Not a fan of hard candies, or anything that gets stuck in my teeth. I'm not particular to modern country music (but I love ol' hillbilly type stuff and bluegrass!).

Although I love washi and stickers, I'm not a fan of words or holiday washi tape/stickers. I prefer florals, vintage designs, abstract art.

I am not religious, but don’t mind beautiful religious symbols and architecture (just don’t try to sell me:-) But really, if I get something I cannot use, I just pass it on (i stole this from another swap-bot user because i think she just worded it beautifully!)


ISO STICKII BINDER PAGES! if you have any that you aren't using, I would LOVE them!!!

Here's my stickii referral (incase you're looking!): CLICK HERE

I like to post some things to IG! Check it out HERE!

Here are some pics of mine! Check out my Flickr HERE!

My dog, Tulip! Check her IG account too! @tulipsmug tulip's mug


hoosiergirl rated for A TOTE & A NOTE 2020 on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!! I love the entire package. Specifically the "special" bag..... and your story about the sewing machine :-)
Response: Yay! I’m so happy you like it! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow you are fast! Thanks for all the goodies.
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for the heart!!!
IDreamOfAfrica rated for MaE: Wrapping paper rolls! on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃━☆゚.*・。゚ Thank You Sandie for the beautiful handmade wrapping paper envelopes. I 🅻🅾🆅🅴 them! You are very talented. You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: yay! i'm glad you like them!!! XOXOX thank you for the heart!
cloudjun rated for Stationary Giveaway!!! on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: I need to check out that flowish journal swap!
Response: yes! I think she's posting a new swap soon!
Comment: Thank you so much. I will enjoy your goodies
Response: you're welcome! thank you for the heart!
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #35 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
Response: thanks for the heart! :D
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #35 on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the fun envelopes! and so many more than the required amount! I appreciate it! and I love the different sizes! Thank you so much!!
Response: glad you like them!!! i make so many i just sent a bunch! LOL! Thanks for the heart!
savannahsmiles4u rated for Fast Blind Swap 9 on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: A heart is NOT enough for the package you sent me! My gosh, where do you find the time to make and put together everything?? I absolutely love everything!!!
Response: YAY! So glad you liked it!!! :) Thank you for the heart!!! XOXO
Comment: OMGoodness! The utility pouch is the cutest! I LOVE the fabric! It's so pretty. This will definitely come into good use on a big crafting day. Thank you so much! I'm definitely in for another private swap. Just send me a PM whenever you want to do one.
Response: yay!!! so glad you like it!!! :D
Craftymommabear rated for Stationery Sampler #1 on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much 💖💖 must say my favorite where the little hedgehogs tabs and the Simply Gilded Washi samples I dont have any of them💖💖💖🌈 happy mailing
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the hearts!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful library pockets and cards! I love them! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank u for the heart!!! I’m so sorry the washi stuck to them!!! :(. Let me know if I need to replace them!
DRMOM rated for MaE - Map Envelope on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely envelopes 😀 Happy crafting!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
CookieMomster78 rated for MaE: Bags, bags, bags!!! on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your wonderfully made envelopes!!! Even the one you used to mail them in is Awesome!!!
Response: Thanks for the sweet review!!! And the heart!!! XOXO
Comment: Just love, love, love!! Thank you SO much! Looking forward to using these! Happy new year!!
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: Received your swap today and thank you for the fantastic selection of woodland animal washi tape! Happy New Year 2020!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy New Year!
Lisanne rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #35 on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Love the Disney card, thanks! I only been to Disneyland Paris :-)
Response: Omg lucky! I’d love to go there! Happy 2020, and thank you for the heart!
KatKit rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Love the cute Card Sandie. It arrived the day before Christmas... right on time. Happy New Year.
Response: So glad you received it! Hope you had a merry Christmas, and will have a happy new year! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hello Sandie! What a creative envelope! I made sure to follow the instructions on how to open it hehehe. You sent such nice things and I'm so amazed how much care you put into this package for me. Thank you! Happy holidays!
Response: So glad you liked it!!! Thank you for the lovely review and the heart!

Rating Overview

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LoveThis on Feb 14, 2020:

thankyou very very much for sending my last 2 cards back :) one of the card from favoritepostcard.com you can check it, they have grate selection and they sending everywhere :)

LoveThis on Jan 29, 2020:

i received two cards from you, thankyou very much :)

yvonne401 on Jan 25, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



LoveThis on Jan 25, 2020:

thankyou very much for the owl card :)

LoveThis on Jan 22, 2020:

and also thankyou for Dolotov card back :)

LoveThis on Jan 22, 2020:

received i raindier card, thankyou very much for sending my card back :)

LoveThis on Jan 13, 2020:

thankyou very much for sending my card back :)

AZmom875 on Nov 14, 2019:

I am doing a resend for the Ad card abc letter A today. Thanks for contacting me since it should have arrived a long time ago, and the B player got hers already.

CarlyJo on Sep 6, 2019:

I figured it out! Type the @ and then a name and you click to it! @isandie

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