Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2019 6:42 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2009
Last Online: May 25, 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.


PeliKat rated for May Scavenger Hunt PC on May 24, 2019
Comment: Angela, I absolutely LOVE the mail art you sent to me! I laughed out loud at that dinosaur wearing the hat - so funny! And the flower leis around their necks were great and very festive! I liked the way you made the water look like ripples from the dinos moving in it. This one is not only a 'keeper', but will be on display for visiting grandkids to enjoy as well! Thanks so much for making my day! Happy swapping to you!!!
Response: You're welcome, and happy swapping to you too. I actually got the dinosaurs from a box of my grandkids Jurassic park fruit snacks. ;D
RockyBeach rated for Alter A PostCard on May 23, 2019
Comment: Giants! Must be a nice giant, the bridge is still standing. :) Thank you!
Response: Lol You're welcome.
Poeprincess rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-May on May 23, 2019
Comment: Loved your arty PC & so sorry to hear you lost your best furry friend. My sincerest sympathy & understanding—sending you peace & comfort.
Response: You're welcome. And thank you so much.
ScottishLass34 rated for Wavy Wiggly Lines on May 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! It made me think of that scene in the movie Castaway when Tom Hanks’ character is on the raft trying to get home and about to lose hope...and then up out of the water in the moonlight a great big gray whale! 🐳Anyway, lol, love the postcard and it’s gonna be a fun piece to add to my collection. To answer your postcard question: I’m originally from SoCal along the coast of San Diego. 😊
Response: You're welcome. I've always loved the big whales jumping in moonlight....maybe because of that movie. ;D
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #61 on May 16, 2019
Comment: Love this pass & paste...guess I will add bees and dragonflies to mine.....big hugs.... Always love to finish and send home..... many hearts...
Response: You're welcome. xoxo
Comment: Thanks so much for the great swap. I really appreciate you hosting these fun swaps.
Response: You're very welcome.
Christopherpines rated for Mixed Media Challenge #3 on May 10, 2019
Comment: I love the adorable vintage theme! Thank you so much! Nice work!
Response: You're very welcome.
esew123 rated for Twin Art Dolls on May 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic egg fairy twins. The outside of the egg has a neat texture. They look nice and cozy in there. :-)
Response: You're very welcome. It was using a cast (like for broken bone) type of material...you apply it wet and it hardens rock hard.
Noodles84 rated for Unicorn postcard on May 8, 2019
Comment: Such a pretty postcard! Its funny you mention this area being one of your favourites because my husband and i both travel a lot and every time we come home we just are in awe of how much beauty is here. I feel very fortunate!
Response: You're welcome. And, I believe you are fortunate. ;D
Comment: Thanks for hosting this fun swap! I love this Taurus PC! I was just looking at my Skywatch astronomy magazine! Lots of inspiration in there! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome. I bet the sky is just beautiful up in Alaska.
carol rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #62 on May 4, 2019
Comment: What a cool card! I love the envie too. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome.
ktk8 rated for Collaboration #69 on May 3, 2019
Comment: WoW what a FUN card and I shall have fun adding some bits and pieces....wow..... love the Octopus also..... great swap as always!
Response: You're welcome.
ktk8 rated for April Scavenger Hunt on May 2, 2019
Comment: Always fun to send and RECEIVE from you I love this card..... I did something very similar again....but mine was daytime... and in the "hello" on yours..... I read on your card HEAL... isn't that funny.....???? Guess I needed to see heal... Great card thanks and many hearts!!!!
Response: You're welcome. Heal sounds like a great word to see there. ;)
WoodlandBanshee rated for Book ATC on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely atc.
Response: You're welcome.
BeckyG56 rated for Napkin Mail Art on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Another creative PC from you! I liked this swap, thanks for hosting!
Response: You're welcome. :)
MeggyMoo rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your card, Angela, you made me laugh too! Get into the Scandinavian crime, you'll love it!
Response: You're welcome. ;)
GinaVisione rated for TPS: Mail Art - April 2019 on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Love my non-tree-climbing fish :D! “What BIG beautiful eyes you have.” Thanks for the awesome PC
Response: You're welcome.
dyp rated for Starry Night Themed ATC on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: I adore your card. Tytyty happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome.
RooBaRoo rated for Map PC on Apr 28, 2019
Comment: Fun swap! :)
Response: Thank you.
Comment: Love the postcard you made!! Thank you so much :) The Zodiac constellation stamp is very cool and the drip effect of the color is so pretty!
Response: You're welcome.

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JuneRosebud on May 19, 2019:

I think I get this now!

JuneRosebud on May 19, 2019:

Thank You

MaryCheng on May 13, 2019:

Thank you Angela for sending / returning my postcard back to me. I received only recently. Your reference on the postcard was #1653/70/2019. It was part of the Pass and Paste#51 which I started back then. Your contribution to the postcard is fabulous! Thanks again. Mary

Mistyinltown on May 9, 2019:

Thank you for the card for my Mom! Also Happy Birthday!!


BeckyG56 on May 9, 2019:

Happy Birthday, Angela! Have a great day, and blessed year!

sherba31 on May 9, 2019:

Thank you for the angel for your AMA Unicorn Mail Art swap. It eventually arrived about 3 weeks after the postmark. Not sure what happened USPS or otherwise. Hopefully you don't have flaker issues in your group in the future.

EllenWilGraagPost on May 9, 2019:

Dear Angela, I want to thank you for your contribution to my Pass & Paste card! It came home this week and I really love how it turned out! Pass & Paste PC

CurlyTea on May 9, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

elflady on Apr 24, 2019:

Thanks for sending myHD/HP Pass and paste Postcard home to me . I always am so happy to receive them and to see what others have added. A special thanks for your inclusion . Have a great year.Warm Hugs from Tassie. elflady

AmookIslandCreations on Apr 20, 2019:

Thanks for the beautiful comment, you placed on my profile! So glad that you enjoyed the mystery swap and hope you like the next one as well! The dream catcher, that you used, reminds be of a mammoth ivory carving, that I have, that is exquisitely carved with a totem of eagle, bear, goat, and wolf. It is less than 5 inches tall, but so powerful! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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