Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2018 9:17 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2009
Last Online: June 24, 2018
Birthday: May 9
Country: United States
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About Me

My Grandson, William was born March 2015. And, my second Grandson, Mason was born in August 2016. They are both joys. I understand the saying...Happiness is being a Grandparent.

I am so glad that I found this site as I love swapping here on swap-bot. My name is Angela and I live in Northern California. I love to travel. In fact, there are too many places that I want to travel to-hopefully I can do some international swaps with people from other countries. I love adding paper/newspaper/magazine articles that are in other languages to my collages and mixed media art. I also love to collect found objects and any vintage photographs to use in my art. I am a huge animal fan. My dream would be to own a ranch, with many animals. Currently, we have 2 dogs, and 2 cats, though we seem to pet sit a lot for our friends and family. We have had mice, rats, fish, and other four legged animals in the past. Which all just means, you could possibly end up with a few stray hairs in your package-free of charge-of course.
I was lucky enough to meet my best friend and soul mate when I was 16. Over 30 years later, and still the person I want to hang-out with, travel with and chat with. In April 2014, we celebrated our love by getting married in Hawaii. One of my favorite places in the world.
My wife was laid off of her job after 24 years with the same company. We wanted something with a little more flexibility in schedule but still needed income coming in, so she became a driver. She is an Uber and Lyft driver, and absolutely loves it. She would be more then willing to talk to anyone considering driving for these 2 companies. Both companies offer sign on bonuses in most locals. And if you just need a referral code, here is hers.
Uber: dianad3483ue Lyft: diana261251.
I love animals, art, mail art and crafting. I enjoy painting, wood burning, collage, and mixed media projects. I also dabble in mosaics, ceramics, and anything that grabs my attention at the time. I like to try new things, and new processes for art. I also like to recycle or upcycle items. Finding new uses for old items is fun for me.

Favorite Music

I love listening to music-feeling the beat, and letting it take you away. I love tribal drums, chanting, wolf sounds and ocean sounds. And of course, radio music: Rock, Country, Pop-Top 40, Jazz. What I listen to depends on my mood at the time but my dial is usually on rock or country. I love 80's rock bands. Right now I am loving Carrie Underwood's, The Champion This guy is also hilarious Peter Kay

Also Love this video HERE-Same Love.

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite books are childrens stories. I also like to read mysteries, supernatural, crime dramas and some romance like Nora Roberts. If it can scare me or intrigue me, I'll probably like it. I also Love craft books and art magazines. Any Stampington Publication will be treasured. I do love poetry, cooking and baking (very interested in gluten free and vegan books), animals, travel, art, and coffee table books. Especially ocean related and wolves. I'm not a fan of war books, historical themes and period books. I love Stampington magazines...all of them really.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy movies and often think a great job for me would be to be a movie critic as I could watch a movie every day. I like treasure hunting stories like Tomb Raider,The Mummy, National Treasure. Other faves include Super 8, Lord of the Rings, Twilight series, Da Vinci Code, Hackers, The Net, Enemy of the State, Stigmata, Copycat, Aliens, Big Fish, Bourne Series, Timeline, Stargate, Moulin Rouge, Avatar, The Way and many many others. Including kids movies like Aladdin, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, etc. Because I like so many different types of movies, I have many favorite actors.

Favorite Television

I also enjoy many television shows. My favorites include: FaceOff, MasterChef, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Walking Dead, The Good Wife, Banshee, Grey's Anatomy, Sons of Anarchy,, The Originals, Lost Girl, Shameless, Survivor, Game of Thrones, Flea Market Flip and Project Runway.

Favorite Crafts

Some of my favorite crafts include mixed media crafts, anything with fibers, using fabric, felting. I love hand-made ornaments and hand made post cards. Making art dolls is so much fun for me. I like to try different styles and materials. Polymer Clay and Jewelry is high on my list of faves. Things that tell a story or are personal. I can't wait to try encaustic wax paintings. Upcycling/recycling items in to art is a thrill and I often pick up pieces off the ground, like rusted bottle caps and metal bits, and think wow that will make a cool......


I like Steampunk items, Monsters, zombies, ragdolls, horror dolls, mermaids/mermen, driftwood, sea glass, pirates, art dolls, rusty metal, assemblages, mixed media, mail art, ephemera, pottery/ceramics, handmade ornaments, fairies, elves, animals, anything ocean/nautical, asian influenced items, flowers-especially poppies and stagazer lilies, bird of paradise, and orchids, tropical stuff, decorated chopsticks, mini scissors, the ocean, lightning and thunder, lightning bugs, the smell when it rains, music and movies, laughing, holidays, food and candy, 49ers, plants & air plants, texture, fibers, scarves/hats/gloves, reusable grocery bags, jewelry, windchimes, sea turtles and much much more.

Favorite colors include shades of blue thru green-like the ocean, rusty colors, smoky blue, golds, dusty pinks, burnt oranges, reds, metals. Actually I can't think of a color I really don't like. I do like smoky or aged colors over bright colors.

I enjoy getting newspapers/magazine articles in different languages, bottlecaps from around the globe, box-tops, maps from anywhere, ties, barbies and dolls-even broken or just the limbs, art process articles or art books/magazines, broken jewelry/watches, rusted metal will thrill me, hardware like door knobs and drawer pulls, bones and teeth, rulers and tape measures (broken is ok), any unique item, vintage anything, keys, wings, small crowns and embellishments, game pieces, beads and jewelry left overs, doll appendages and patterns, and any art and hand-made items.

For postcards, I love the weird, wacky and unusual. I like art, people, nature scenes and animals. Not in to map postcards or greetings from type postcards. For handmade postcards, please do not put tape over your postcards coming to me.

I love the stuff at Squint Limited especially some of the sofas, chairs and mirrors.

Dislikes: I'm pretty easy going and enjoy most things. However, I do not like the smell of smoke. I prefer silver to gold tone jewelry. And if I can't use something, I will gladly pass it on to someone who can.


I do send my swaps on time and will rate you when I receive yours. Please let me know before you rate me a 1 or 3 as I send all my swaps. I also keep my postal receipts, and will gladly check on any package for you. Please rate me when you receive your item from me and feel free to PM me if there are any questions about any swap I am in or if you would like to do a private swap.
While extras can be fun, I do not rate based on them, I would much rather have a quality swap then a poor swap with many extras.
I also do give hearts on Postcards/cards and email swaps- especially when the sender takes the time to actually write something about themself or they go above what is requested in the swap in someway. This can be as easy as reading my profile and personalizing my swap, decorating the envelope, including a nice note, etc...you do not need to send extra stuff to get a heart from me. I do not give hearts based on the extras but rather on if the sender put effort in to the swap. I will also rate on the swap requirements. I'm always up for trading art, art magazines, jewelry and art supplies.
I do recycle and upcycle items. Including boxes, envelopes and packing materials. It's a small way to help keep more trash out of the landfill.

Save the Earth

I love my swaps and my groups. If you have an interest in any of them or any questions or concerns, just send me a message. As an artist, I have deadlines constantly. To help me keep track of things, I often post swaps early and it also gives you a chance to plan ahead. I look forward to swapping with you.
Crafty Recyclers
Fantastic Art Dolls
Amazing Mail Art

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Flaking is just so rude. Listed below are recent people who have flaked in a swap that I have hosted, or on me personally.

@aquiller Intl Kandinsky Circles and Collaboration PC
@cherrihurt Mail Art V and Mail Art U
@Alisha98119 stole my art by taking a swap I sent her, covered my name and info with paper, then she signed it, and then sent it as her own art for the same swap to her partner. And it's too early for her to be rated yet. Really low.


Angie rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-June on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the bright and fun postcard! Happy summer to you too!
Response: You're welcome.
MissPaula rated for Collaboration #55 on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute TY card. I love your handmade envies, I don't do that enough......Oh, and the awesome vintage postage! Will add something fun and pass her along. Hope your weather isn't too hot up there! = )
Response: You're welcome. And, we definitely couldn't live here without air conditioning. :)
BeckyG56 rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #50 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Cute girl, I'll enjoy adding to your card.
Response: You're welcome.
BeckyG56 rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2018 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Love your print, and fish. I wonder what he's looking at in the water, he seems interested!
Response: You're welcome.
gojenn rated for USA: Here Comes The Sun-June on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Love your washi sun goddess! Totally stealing the concept!! THXNKS!!
Response: You're welcome. ;D
carterj rated for Animal Friends Art Doll on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Angela, OMG I adore my Amanda Louise inspired Creature so very much! I am a huge fan of her work as well! You did a wonderful job! This group is by far my favorite ! Love these swaps! Keep them coming!
Response: You're very welcome. It was my pleasure.
TamiTam55 rated for Pass and Paste #48 on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: I love the quote theme we having going on, now to break out the quotes. :) Beautiful job.
Response: Have fun. You're welcome.
ScrappyCEW rated for Animal Freinds Art Doll Private on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Angela - I love LOVE LOOOOOOVE the octopus! She is absolutely awesome. I bought that same pattern, but it turned out to be way to advanced for me, and you sent me a PERFECT one! I can see the deep purple in the light in my craft shack - and her hat is so cute! I absolutely love her! Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome.
Tamawi rated for Pass and Paste #47 on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I look forward to swapping again with you soon.
Response: You're welcome.
esew123 rated for Junk Mail Mail Art on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Fantastic alterations on the junk mail! Thank you for the postcard.
Response: You're welcome.
tcornell rated for 1 + 1 May on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the acrylic pour background!
Response: You're welcome.
bjmonroe rated for May Inspirations on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Nice pc with lots of colors, l love it. I like your choice for inspiration. Peace, love, laughter. I'll take them all! Thank you.
Response: You're welcome.
whisperwings rated for HMPC: Put a cat on it PC on May 31, 2018
Comment: 💓 Gorgeous cat. Thank you for a great card 💓
Response: You're welcome.
AmookIslandCreations rated for May Flowers on May 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this great PC! Lily of the Valley are my birth flower too and I love their shapes and scent! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome. Me too.
dawnielynn rated for Brown and Blue Mail Art on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard Angela!
Response: You're welcome.
Airam rated for Big Foot or Yeti ATC on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love it! :)
Response: You're welcome. It was my pleasure.
user6937 rated for Intl: Here Comes the Sun-May on May 26, 2018
Comment: Love the different colour!
Response: You're welcome.
CurlyTea rated for USA: Here comes the Sun-May on May 23, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful piece of sun artwork to add to my collection. Thank you
Response: You're welcome. I'm loving this series also.
dawnielynn rated for HMPC: Cancer Sucks on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard Angela - love the colors! My husband's parents live in Lincoln so we go out there often :)
Response: You're welcome. And I would love to live off 80, like NewCastle, Loomis or Penryn, just to get away from the traffic on 65. ;D
Holunderfee rated for Holunderfee & Me Mail ARt on May 22, 2018
Comment: Hi Angela, thanks so much for my first painted artmail card.I love the card. The varietey of stamps is very nice and I`m astonished about the background. That`s really great. I didn`t know that I can use this. I just found Dylusions from Dyan Reaveley and I`m testing her paints now. I think they are a great way to make artmail.
Response: You're welcome. I love acrylic fluid painting. And Dylusions are great to use. Have fun testing them.

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Aladyjackson on Jun 22, 2018:

My dear, sweet Wolfeagle...you overwhelm me. Thank you for sending these collector stamps. My son is VERY much into veteran ephermera, etc and you just rocked his world. He is autistic and these are his first collector stamps. If you could see the joy on his face when he saw those stamps...wow. And you didn’t even have to do that. I’m so grateful. If u ever need anything, I am indebted for this smile you brought to my boy. Many blessings!

Aladyjackson on Jun 18, 2018:

You're so welcome! Glad you got it finally!

BeckyG56 on May 31, 2018:

Thanks for the crocodile drawing on my HD/HP card. Catch you later alligator! Love my card!

AmookIslandCreations on May 30, 2018:

Thank you for this great PC from my Supplies! I love how you used my supplies to make this one so interesting! Amazingly, it made it through the mail in pristine condition! It's going up on my inspiration board. I love the LOVE stamp. Brings back a lot of memories. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

ktk8 on May 21, 2018:

HoWdY friend....thanks for adding the friendship "garden" onto my collaboration postcard.... it arrived home safely.......LOVE IT.....

CurlyTea on May 10, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

HippieChick on May 4, 2018:

I am so glad you like them! I would love to see what you end up doing with them! Enjoy!!

BeckyG56 on Apr 18, 2018:

Thanks for adding your egret picture to my P/P, and loved the story.

RooBaRoo on Apr 10, 2018:

Thanks SO much for your surprise RAK ... Shreyasi is squealing with delight!

ccmmsu on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for working on my collaboration PC! I love it!!


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