Swap-bot Time: April 12, 2021 6:39 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2009
Last Online: April 12, 2021
Birthday: May 9
Country: United States
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About Me

For my What's Your Word Partners: My word choice for 2021 is: LOVE

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, including old photo slides. I am a huge animal fan. My dream would be to own a ranch, with many animals. Currently, we have 2 dogs, and 3 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.
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 AndraDay




And this one SomeoneyouLove


Also Love this video HERE-7Trolls

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, the Bourne Series, Timeline, Stargate, Moulin Rouge, Avatar, The Way and many, many others. Including kids movies like Aladdin, Hotel Transylvania, 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: The Resident, Lucifer, FaceOff, Songland, MasterChef, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, The Walking Dead, Survivor, Vikings, Flea Market Flip and Project Runway/Making the cut.

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 Mail Art and Art Dolls, Monsters, Space and Science, Fairy Tales, Myths and legends, Steampunk, zombies, ragdolls, horror dolls, mermaids/mermen, driftwood, sea glass, pirates, rusty metal, assemblages, mixed media, 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, rain, rainbows, lightning bugs, the smell when it rains, music and movies, laughing, holidays, food and candy, 49ers, plants & air plants, texture, fibers, reusable grocery bags, jewelry, wind chimes, 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 and mail art, please do not put tape over your postcards or envelopes coming to me.

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. Please do not send me food or drink packets, as I will not use them. And if I can't use something you've sent, I will gladly pass it on to someone who can.


I send my swaps on time and I will rate you when I receive yours. Please include your swap and user info in your swap, so that I can rate you. Please let me know before you rate me a 1 or 3 as I send all my swaps. I also photograph my swaps, and 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 based on the swap requirements, not the extras. 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.

Reduce Recycle ReUse

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


Comment: Thanks for these beautiful springtime pages! I love them! I think a couple of our foxes are going to have kits soon! They look pretty big! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome.
PostMuse rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #93 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: I love what you added. I will add my bit then send it back to you so you can get it back in rotation for two more additions.
Response: Thank you. Good luck with work.
Rainydancer rated for AMA: Scavenger Hunt PC -Mar on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome.
PaperPassion rated for AMA: Anthropomorphic Mail Art on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: So cute.I agree "those boots are made for walking"Thanks so much for a great postcard
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Got it! It's mah-velous darling!! Ty! Yes, yaaay for spring! Perfect time for the butterflies! TY! TY! This puzzle will soon be complete BUT always looking forward to the next one 😬! TY so much for hosting... you're the best!
Response: You're welcome.
PrincessLeia rated for CR: INTL- Heart Mail Art on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Hi Angela, It has arrived! I love it! The stitching is very cool!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you have good week.
Comment: Thanks for this pretty palm tree! I forget how red the earth is there sometimes! Have you ever heard of the "original dirt bag?" Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome. I had to look up the dirt bag, but I've seen shirts, etc. made from the red clay dirt. I actually like that color. ;)
megan1230 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Mar on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable postcard!
Response: You're welcome.
wombatlady rated for CR: Intl- Fortune Mail Art on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Very cool, love the interpretation of the theme!
Response: You're very welcome.
Aseret25 rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #104 on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Ooo, what an interesting take on sectioning out the postcard! I'm looking forward to working on this one!
Response: Thank you. And I'm looking forward to see what you create! Have fun.
Reisegern rated for AMA: INTL- With One Image -Mar on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Hi Angela, thanks a lot for your lovely postcard! It's great to see what others made of this image. The wording next to that not-morning-person makes the card especially great! In the "Show Us Your Mail Art" topic in the forum you can see what I made with the image you chose for this swap, if you like to ;) I'm looking forward to the April swap of this series :) Thanks for organizing this group and this swap!
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for participating!
AmookIslandCreations rated for AMA: Art with Arrows on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: I love this Foxy PC!!! When my husband came out here in 1996, the first things he saw, was all the wild life. There were deer and foxes running around, unafraid, eagles flying, and whales in Uyak Bay. As soon as he showed me the video, I said SOLD! LOL Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You too. And, you're welcome.
YooperHill rated for AMA: USA- With one Image -Mar on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: Ha ha! I am an early morning person! Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. ;)
olenaspicer rated for AMA: Triangle Shape ATC on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the triangle shaped ATC - I love the Egyptian theme! Really enjoyed reading your note as well. I will have to think of some ideas! And ouch - hope the dentist appt went well.
Response: You're welcome. And, thank you.
Tara rated for AMA: What's your Word 2021-Mar on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: I love the bracelet. It’s on my wrist now. Thank you ❤️
Response: You're so welcome.
Tverne05 rated for USA: Block Art Doll on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Hi! First I would like to thank you for hosting this swap. Participating in this swap opened up a whole other artistic and creative side of me. I love the doll you created for me which represents the both of us. I enjoyed reading your message and I love the thought process of your creativity for making the doll the way you did. The floating head and the way it sits and turn inward to me it also represent the inner man hiding behind the outgoing personality. It’s the shy/reserved part that doesn’t want to have to deal with people or let them into our hearts. Thanks so much for your creativeness. Take care and Be safe! 💖❣️🤗
Response: I'm so glad. And, you're totally right. Hope you have a great week.
mjhaertling rated for AMA: Scavenger Hunt PC-Feb on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: What an endearing little gnome. I love how you included all the scavenger hunt items in your drawing.
Response: Thank you and you're welcome. I love the scavenger hunts...for me the fun is figuring out what to add for each item, and of course, seeing how my partner interprets everything also.
camelsamba rated for HMPC: Bird love - February on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the owl painting! (And coincidentally, I have one of those 4cent postcard blanks, too!)
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Thanks for this evocative PC! We used to catch fireflies too when I was little and put them in jars. That was at a time, where there was not so much light pollution and you could see the stars! That's why I live here now! No fireflies here though! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome. Hugs.
lylanni rated for AMA: Art Journal Pages -Feb on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: Angela! I absolutely love the pages you sent me! And..I'm glad I'm not alone in my loathing of seafood!
Response: You're welcome. ;)

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traceyj on Mar 21, 2021:

Hi Angela,

This is just to thank you for participating in the AMA:US HC PC Tree swap, and also a big THANK YOU for hosting all those other AMA swaps (I will try to coordinate some more in the future, I think lots of us members don't realize we are actually officers and have that ability).

Have a lovely week!

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watercolorgirl on Feb 27, 2021:

Thank you so very much for fixing up my puzzle. All the pieces fit now. I can't wait for the other pieces to be added to it. Thanks for making this swap so much fun. You are the best :0)

bblue on Feb 4, 2021:

Thank you for the fantastic HANDPAINTED stickers you sent for the "Send to the person above you" tag. I like the painting on the other side as well!

ktk8 on Jan 25, 2021:

hi and THANKS for working on my HD/HP postcard with the trees..... I love the owl and idea of intuition saying.... getting thru the darkness...... many many hearts to you.....

carol on Jan 18, 2021:

Thanks so much for sending my poor lost HD/HP P&P #42 back home and glad your partner finally sent it on to you! Wow! that has been so long, I'd forgotten about it. Kind of fun to see how much I've improved! Maybe there's hope for me yet!

USAFwife on Jan 9, 2021:

Thanks so much for sending the stamps. It was a nice surprise, as I didn't ask for anything in exchange for the journal RAK I sent to you. Thank you for the RAK! :) Cindi

CatBrouille on Jan 3, 2021:

Hi my friend thank you for your comment with a gif you do on my profile I wish you an happy New year take care xxx

AmookIslandCreations on Jan 2, 2021:

You precious, precious woman! May this next year be the best yet for you and yours! We will prevail! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

jamicam on Jan 1, 2021:

May the new year bring goodness to you and yours!


Inesrv on Dec 31, 2020:

Happy new year

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