Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 7:58 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: May 9
Country: United States
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My Grandson, William was born on 3/12/15. And, my second Grandson 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. I have 2 dogs, and 2 cats currently, though we seem to pet sit a lot for our friends. 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 25 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. Watching and hearing something like The Evolution of Dance on youtube just cracks me up. Here This guy is also hilarious Peter Kay

Love this video HERE-Same Love and also this thrift shop one (has swear words don't watch if you are offended by cursing) Thrift Shop Here

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 Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, etc. I have many favorite actors, like Matt Damon and Johnny Depp. Of course, beauties like Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio capture my attention also. Favorite actress is Sandra Bullock for sweet...Angelina Jolie for kickin butt, and Emily Blunt for everything else.

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, Castle, The Originals, Lost Girl, Orphan Black, Shameless, Survivor, Game of Thrones, 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, lip balms, 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.

@SMBee Mixed Media House
@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.


mjhaertling rated for USA-Hearts PC-December on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the bright and beautiful card. This has been a fun series of swaps. I'm looking forward to suns now.
Response: You're welcome. Me too.
PrairieKittin rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #44 on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Yay! I get to send this one home. I have just the thing for it. I'm sending her home with a little girl! :-)
Response: Awesome. Thank you.
Gwillisinc rated for HMPC: Put a "Number" on it on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: This is a great PC love the the face
Response: You're very welcome.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Intl-Hearts PC-December on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous PC! This has been a fun series and thanks so much for hosting it! Looking forward to the next! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're very welcome.
Lantana149 rated for HMPC: Dog Postcard on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: The PC Is lovely, l love the cute doggies! Thank you.😍
Response: You're welcome.
Myself333 rated for Naked Nudie Swap on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Happy New Year!
Response: To you also.
Wooper rated for Pass and Paste #43 on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for another wonderful card! Have a great year 2018! :)
Response: You're welcome.
mjhaertling rated for USA-Hearts PC-September on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Sorry for this very late rating. I was going thru my Heart PC's & found that I had not rated this one. Love the very bright heart & the green background.
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: I can't figure out what the elf is up to Angela, but I like the PC.
Response: You're welcome. In my mind, he tore up the christmas papers. ;D
MakersgonnaMake rated for Christmas Postcards USA on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC! Wish you and your family a merry christmas and all the best in 2018!
Response: You're welcome.
RiverTopanga rated for Reindeer ATC on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Reindeer ATC! It is very Holiday-ish!
Response: You're welcome.
Jamnj rated for IS: Merry Christmas Card on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great Christmas Card. It’s got snow and cools me off😀I absolutely am crazy about the ATC you included. I ❤️❤️❤️❤️It! That little doggie is just precious! That little snow outfit and hat is just to cute! Thanks so much. Have a great holiday!
Response: You're very welcome. Happy Holidays.
isabellasnow rated for Recycled Ornament on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Angela, for TWO pretty ornaments for my tree! I love love love the one you painted. My hubby even said, 'did someone paint that?' I really like the size, too. It's actually hanging on my daughter's tree since we're celebrating Christmas with them in San Francisco. Love the Santa, too. This was such a fun swap. Happy Holiday!
Response: You're very welcome. I'm so glad it made it. Merry Christmas.
karategirl46 rated for Krampus on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Your ATC of Krampus is fabulous! Thank you! I really enjoyed this swap 😁
Response: You're very welcome. I did as well.
BeckyG56 rated for IS: Merry Christmas Card on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you. You too.
ccmmsu rated for Pass and Paste November on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Rec'd. :) Love the acrobatic frog!! And I will send the other home ASAP. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Happy Holidays.
kpfree rated for Collaboration PC #48 on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks Angela for the pass and paste #42. Got them mixed up in the swap. but got both of them. Interesting! Have a great holiday season with your family! Loved the envie as the quote said that everything is LOVE! Yes indeedie!
Response: You're welcome. Happy Holidays.
Comment: This is a beautiful interpretation of the challenge!!! THANK YOU!!!!! Many Christmas cards gave themselves to this card!!!!
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful christmas postcard - so cute ❤️ - and the great stamps! Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!
Response: You're welcome. Happy New Year.
Dasha rated for AMA Sender's Choice -DEC on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for yout ATC. I really appreciate all the stamps!
Response: You're welcome.

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djacesong on Jan 13, 2018:

does understand the calculation or measurement of a ATC card! simple bye

whisperwings on Jan 11, 2018:

Thank you Angela for the New Year greeting. The world really does need Peace and Love and lots of it ¸♥♪♫¨•.¸¸❤

ktk8 on Jan 10, 2018:

Hi and THANK YOU for working on my zen tangled postcard.... I love the ornament..... Happy 2018 and Happy Swapping.....

mgallardo68 on Jan 3, 2018:

Dear Angela, what an incredible surprise!! I received your beautiful card today and it was, definitely; a lovely extension of Christmas!! THANK YOU so much!♥

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

Whippet on Dec 31, 2017:

Thank you Angela for the beautiful Wild Birds Holiday card - "Peace On Earth." Wishing you Happy New Year - '2018!

anrtist on Dec 28, 2017:

THANK YOU so Much for the JOY Christmas card!
Blessings, cc

cookies37 on Dec 27, 2017:

Hi Angela!
Thanks so much for the Awesome Santa Christmas card, gotta love Mr. Claus! I'm hoping you had a great Christmas. Also, I wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year!

2018 ~ Unreal

I really appreciate your thoughtfulness!! Judy ~ cookies37

PrairieKittin on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the New Year's card!! I love it!!

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

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