Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2019 11:44 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2009
Last Online: February 19, 2019
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.


elflady rated for Pass and Paste #57 on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Lovely work Angela. I look forward to working on it. elflady
Response: You're welcome.
Eulegirl rated for Cup(s) PostCard on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: What lovely art! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome.
elflady rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #58 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Lovely addition to the card Angela. I loved reading about your family and your wishes. Farms over here are quite expensive also but a lot of them on the Eastern part of Australia are in drought and cannot feed their stock so people around Australia are carting in food for the animals . Then to top it off the drought farmers in Queensland were hit with massive downpour and a lot of the stock drowned. So it seems farmers never win. elflady
Response: Have fun working on the pc. I think farmers are being hit hard globally, which is always sad. I had to idea about whats happening in Australia.
Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice and colorful Earth Pig Postcard! I like it!!! <3 - Ellen
Response: You're welcome. It was my pleasure.
Holunderfee rated for January Sender's Choice on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Hi Angela, thanks so much for the lovely card!
Response: You're welcome.
sherba31 rated for Fish Postcard on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous fabric fish! I love all the different fabrics and textures you used. Fantastic swap mail!
Response: You're welcome. It was fun to make. I see more fish in my future. ;D
Roxefrox rated for 19 for 2019 on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Angela! Loved all of it :) xoxo
Response: You're welcome.
Basicallyhades rated for Halloween Potion Bottle PC on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for resending!!! It's a shame your original got lost, but now I have two!!!♥ The Christmas one made me and my friend laugh out loud hahah. Thank you for putting so much thought into them!!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad they made it. That seems like so long ago. lol
Jsereg001 rated for Handmade Ornament Swap on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ornament! Sorry for the late rating!!
Response: You're welcome.
gothbarbie rated for Collaboration #65 on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: I'm excited about this swap series! Thanks for hosting. The extra PCs you sent were perfect too! SO fun! Best Wishes!
Response: You're very welcome. Have fun.
user6937 rated for Intl: Here Comes The Sun-Dec on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: One of my favourites!
Response: Glad it made it. And, you're very welcome.
DaisyNY rated for Here Comes The Sun: Makeup on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sunrise cattails.
Response: You're welcome.
Poeprincess rated for Altered Text Mail ART on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for another great PC & poem! Making altered text is challenging, but fun.
Response: You're welcome. I think so also. ;D
MiriamYocheved rated for Triangles Are Great on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: It was so perfect. I am sorry to rate you only now
Response: You're welcome.
Poeprincess rated for Postage Stamp Mail Art on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Penguins are one of my favorite birds.
Response: You're welcome.
BeckyG56 rated for Pass and Paste #53 on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks.
Response: You're welcome.
Eulegirl rated for Tree Postcard on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: How fun. Love the trees, cats, and the sparkly snow
Response: You're welcome.
mjhaertling rated for Scavenger Hunt-January on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: I got your fun card today. You did a great job of incorporating all the diverse elements. I always love the scavenger hunt cards.
Response: You're welcome. I love them also.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Reindeer ATC on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute reindeer ATC and pretty decorated envie! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome.
AmookIslandCreations rated for December Flowers on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful PC! I love all the layers. Happy New Year with Hugs from Alaska. Sherry
Response: You're welcome.

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Lonestarchild on Feb 19, 2019:

SQUEAL! Love the clear envie RAK! These are so fun and the ideas are endless! Thank you very much!

Kathy821 on Feb 16, 2019:

Thanks so much for working on my Pass and paste postcard. It turned out great!

hazelwitch3 on Feb 14, 2019:

Thank you for adding to and sending my Collaborative postcard. I'm really impressed with the result!

BeckyG56 on Feb 5, 2019:

Thanks for adding to my P/P card. You added the eclipse stamp, with Eli Wiesel quote. It turned out great!

AmookIslandCreations on Jan 8, 2019:

Thanks.for the resend of the Key PC! He did make it fine this time! Happy New Year with hugs from Alaska, Sherry

carol on Jan 5, 2019:

Thanks SO much for the bonus Sun swap card! I really love the swaps you host! I hope you continue another in this same vein. It's fun to see all the various interpretations, and to challenge myself to come up with something new as well. Happy New Year!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


AmookIslandCreations on Dec 27, 2018:

Thanks for the "Here comes the Sun" Angel! I love the Egyptian theme! That royal blue really sets off the coppery gold of the figures! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year with hugs from Alaska, Sherry

DaisyNY on Dec 24, 2018:

Angela - thank you for the extra sun pc! You didn't have to - but I'm glad you did. It's a lovely addition to my collection.

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

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