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Last Online: August 24, 2019
Birthday: November 3, 1967
Country: United States
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About Me


I have been a member of Swap-bot since March of 2007

Hi my name is Syndee and I live in the High Desert of Southern California, about 3 hours south of Las Vegas, NV, 3 hours north of SanDiego and 2.5 hours east of Los Angeles. I live at the northern base of the San Bernardino mountain range as well. I could eat breakfast in the mountains then lunch at the beach with supper in the city and home by 10pm. Prime location if you ask me. Some of the benefits of living in SoCal. Ü

I am a born again Christian who loves the Lord and I strive to live for Him the best that I can by His grace!!

I'm a mother of 3 daughters ages 29, 25, and 23 and a wife of 32+ years. I work with special needs kids as a teacher's aid. I love it! These kids are amazing. I love the hearts of these kids. I Clean house for an elderly couple once a week, they are just precious people. As a third part time job, I'm overseer of the nursery at our church. My heart is for the babies!! I seem to be in there more than in the service! So as you can see I am a very busy woman. Summers I get a break from my school job so that's when I get to swap!! Yay!!!


A note about extras and hearts

I give hearts for the actual swap and not for extras. If the swap puts a smile on my face, you will receive a heart. I always rate fairly and always leave a comment. I do not send extras unless it's something I know you will really love. I hope you will rate my swaps the same.

Favorite Books

My all time favorite book is "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

When I have time to read, I enjoy Christian romance, and mysteries. I don't much care for books that have graphic sex or foul language in them.

Updated 6/10/15

With my busy schedule I've become quite addicted to audible.com. I am able to listen to so many more books than I would have time to read! Some books I've recently loved are:

Sara's Key

The Secret Keeper

The Night Circus-loooooved this one!!

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Water for Elephants

The Girl on the Train

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Before We Were Yours

I am currently listening to: Uniquely Human I am anxiously awaiting the new Grisham novel and the new Kate Morton novel.


I love scrapbooking supplies, paper, cupcake themed items, clear stamps, stamp pads, hearts, **the color pink, gingerbread men, popcorn, flavored ground coffees, fibers, buttons, ribbon,vintage sewing notions, antique mason jars, 1940's kitchen (especially the green of that era) stuff, adhesives (I'm an adhesive junkie!), chocolate, beads, baskets, bows, handmade cards, prima flowers, sunflowers, Gerber daisies (especially pink), just about anything pink. I love candles that have fruity or home cooked scents such as Pumpkin spice, Butter Cookies etc.

Favorite Crafts

Some of my favorite crafts are:

Cake Decorating (Don’t have time for this one anymore)

Card making

Junk journals (new found love summer 2019)

Pocket Letters

Baking ( I LOVE to bake!!)

Making mini scrapbook albums

Making ATCs

Book altering

Altering just about anything



Collecting craft supplies (can you relate? Ü)

tatting (haven’t mastered this but my desire is there)

I really love learning new techniques and new crafts. I'm always surfing the internet looking for new ideas and new things to try.


I dislike:


Rude people


Moochers and

Gossip hounds

Nasty pictures

Pagan or Wiccan items

Vampires (They creep me out most of all)


Anything with a dark, or horror theme

I am allergic to strong floral scents so please keep that in mind when putting together a swap for me. I don't take baths (don't worry I shower daily! ;D ) so bath salts, bubble bath etc. are not useful to me.

Favorite Television

I Love Lucy


Andy Griffith

Mary Tyler Moore

Dick Van Dyke


Amazing Race


Master Chef

Hell's Kitchen

The Next Food Network Star

Worst Cooks in America

Flip or Flop

Fixer Upper

Other home improvement shows


Tags I Owe

Tags Owed me


Jenicat rated for YTPC: August Paper Clip: 'Tiles' on Aug 24, 2019
Comment: I love these! They are so adorable 💜 Thank you for them and the little stamps and Alice tickets.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart! Ü
Comment: I love your little tags!! I'm not even sure I could choose a favorite! I think I will add them to the journal I am making to use as a "book reporting" journal. And the poem by S.B. Browning will go in it, too! Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you liked this swap. I had so much fun with it that I made myself a set of these tags too! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Ü
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly window tag and super fun lenticular Halloween Postcard! I love them both! Thank you so much for swapping!
Response: Thank you for the kind words and the heart! Ü
Comment: I love the roses, and I love that you kept them flat so I will actually use them - thank you! Your cherry- juice dyed envelope is very pretty, and I have to admit to sniffing it to see if it smelled like cherries 😂
Response: I’m so glad you liked them. I admit to smelling the cherry paper sometimes too! Lol Thank you for the rating and the heart!! Ü
Comment: Thank you so much - I love the beautiful cards and all the ephemera! What a wonderful package to receive!
Response: Yay!!! I’m so glad you liked it!! Thank you so much for the comment and the heart! Ü
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap. The vintage pattern items are great. Thank you so much also for the foreign language pages. (shorthand is foreign to many, including me).
Response: You are very welcome! Shorthand is foreign to me as well but I remember my mom learning it when I was a kid. I need to ask her if she still remembers it. Thanks for the rating and the heart! Ü
institches rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #4 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Great tip! And you smell good too!!
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Hi Syndee and thank you for the cute little card catalogue journal spots. I had not started mine when I received your two in the mail and after looking at them could not wait to get started! What a fun little project and the two you made turned out wonderfully. I was glad I had some old card catalogue cards on hand to use but did not have any of the pretty sheer lace fabric that she used in the tutorial. So I had use some netting which was the best I could come up with, and you gave me that idea - so thanks! And thanks for a fun swap.
Response: Yay!! I love improvising! Thanks for the heart! Ü
JBlackwood rated for Envie of Ephemera on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: LOVE!
Response: Awe thanks Ü
Comment: wow, some stuff you've got... Delightful. I don't think mine compares? UGH.
Response: Awe I’m glad you liked it! Ü
Comment: So cool and so many layers! Thank you! I can tell a lot of time and effort went into this. I enjoyed doing this project!
Response: Thanks! Thanks for the heart too! Ü
Comment: Ooooh, Syndee! I LOVE LOVE LOVE yours clips! I like yours so much better than the ones I created. I think it's the beautiful copper wire you used--the spiral of the twisted wire is simply gorgeous and I'm IN LOVE with the larger flower one. I'm going to try to make more tomorrow that look like yours, haha! (No, I'm serious ;+) Thanks bunches and thank you for that sweet foldover note. Did you know that style is called Garden Fantasy? I had a set, too, because I used to correspond with my great Aunt Hortense (who raised my father). Hortense--what a name, huh? Do you collect vintage seal 'n' sends? If so, let's trade some; I have lots.
Response: You are just too sweet! I don’t collect this stationary and had no clue the name of the style so thank you for that! I just found a bunch of different pkgs of old stationary that I had saved from when I was a kid and wrote to my grandma all the time. I feel sad as my kids will never truly know the joy of sending and receiving handwritten letters. Thank you for this lovely rating!! Ü
Comment: Beautiful! And thanks for the extras!
Response: This was a fun one. Thank you for the heart! Ü
Comment: Thank you so much..love the double tag..and thanks for the extras 😊
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart! Ü
Jenicat rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day 2019: Day 1 on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ICAD and extras. Love the colors and your bee looks great 💜
Response: Thank you!
tigermousecat rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket Tag on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a plethora of tags within a tag! Lovely floral set, what paper pack is it? Thanks so much for a generous swap!
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the heart! Ü
Comment: Wonderful index folders! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Ü
Leen rated for A postcard from your town 2 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the two beautiful postcards, mailart and extra. I really enjoy reading your letter. The wildlife seems amazing!!!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart! Ü
Comment: I'm so lucky to get you as my partner again! I love this design and the way you echoed the flower pattern from the envelope to the tag. Love the doily accent and the sewing you did on the tag--that little maroon tab really sets it off beautifully. Your work is always so nice! p.s. Many thanks for the extra goodies; I will put them to good use!
Response: Thank you! It was a very fun swap! Ü
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Book Page Pouches on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Hi Syndee! Ooooh . . . these are so good! I love them both. I have tried (unsuccessfully) to use burlap in my design before; how did you keep it from unraveling? It's the PERFECT background for your piece. Love the layering and that sweet little paper clip you created! Thanks bunches for another wonderful swap!
Response: Awe thanks so much!! I just put a dab of wet glue around the edges to keep it from fraying. I have 6 very large burlap bags I have not been brave enough to cut up for that very reason. I gave one to a friend and she soaked it in a solution of half white glue and half water. Then payed it on a flat surface. It makes the fabric stiff and easier to cut and work with. I’ll be trying that soon! I’ll probably be sending burlap pieces to everyone who wants some! Lol

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CurlyTea on Nov 5, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

bb2 on Nov 3, 2018:

Birthday Blessings!

glennasgarden on Nov 3, 2018:

Happy Birthday~ Have a fun day!

LindaW on Nov 2, 2018:

Happy Birthday to you on Saturday! Have a fun-filled day!

rarjones on Nov 2, 2018:

Happy Happy Birthday to YOU! Many blessings on your special day:)

BlueberryLady on Nov 2, 2018:

Giving you Birthday Hugs and Blessings (Nov. 3 )!! Hope your Day is Special and filled with Love and Smiles!!!

Lexidh on Jun 10, 2015:

Thank you so much for the Kindle book for my wish in the Wishlist group! =) Got to love that super fast delivery for wishes!

mejulia on Jun 13, 2014:

The wonderful package for my June wish list came today. Thank you so much, I enjoy everything. You are so thoughtful. I lived in Palmdale though would love to live in your area. I love collecting gingerbread people and would love to exchange stuff with you. I don't have any cupcake stuff but I can look for it. As for giraffe stuff, I don't collect it. I am a chemo angel for a person who likes giraffes so I enjoy finding small, easy to mail giraffe stuff. The card you sent is perfect. I would be happy to exchange for other small mailable notes or items. Thank you again for the great wish list package.

harleygirl on Feb 17, 2012:

Thank you for the pink parcel. Love it all, as usual. :)

emilystrange123 on Jan 28, 2012:

Hello! I got your package today for the WTA for Altered Arts. I love everything in it; it's great! Thank you!

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