Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2021 6:10 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2010
Last Online: October 20, 2021
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
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About Me


If anyone has Tim Holtz or Dylusion stamp sets & would like to pass on some images -I would not complain.


Mission statement: Rethink Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.


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Hello, my name is Sandra, and I am a hoarder of craft supplies. I lived in Ohio for all my life. Retired from medical billing, due to fibromyalgia.

My husband & I met & married after 8 weeks. . He had 5 children, I had two. Together we have 18 grandchildren and working on 5th great grandchild

I like my postcards to be 4x6".

ATCs I like to be able to fit into my binder, which has 9 pocket pages. I prefer they not be chunky. Sturdy backgrounds, if it flops in the wind, don't send.

Also, if i'm in your "Fill my Stocking" swap, nothing needs to fit inside my stocking.

Jazmin is our youngest granddaughter is 13 going on 31. She spends a lot of time with us, hoping she will catch a crafting bug. I need to pass my supplies onto someone, right?

Oh, and Bonnie & Clyde are those two cute Boston Terriers in the photo, they are a little frosty now, in 2018-kinda like me.

I am a mixed media artist. I started out doing sewing as a child in 4H, ceramics when I was in my early 20s, and have always taken photos.

The digital age has made taking all the photos I want so much fun.

I bought crafting supplies, thinking after I retire, I would not be able to afford them anyway. Maybe I have too much stuff, or my craft room is too small?

I have thin dies, for my Spellbinder machine. If you need something I can help you with, let me know.

I send extras, but extras come with new swaps. I thought I would scrapbook, but that has not happened yet, except a few for family members.

I consider Swap-Bot fun, and do it because it's fun, not for you all to provide me with more "Stuff". ย

The Page by Page group is nice because I dislike mailing a whole journal due to postage & wondering will it get to its destination. Maybe the receiver dislikes my type of workmanship? So a page is perfect, we all get variety that way

Love Comments when you rate are appreciated good or not so great. I don't understand people that don't rate. I don't understand flakers either. No one makes you sign up for swaps.

I'm going to read your profile; I'm going to check your links out. It's nice to know something about the person you are sending to.

If this is our first swap together i'll write you a note. It will not say,"Here's your swap, hope you like it". I like knowing you put an effort into your swap

When I was younger I read books all the time but-no longer read except the internet, minimal-commitment reading & directions-just not enough hours in the day

Rethink Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle Becoming more environmentally conscious is all about changing your consumption along with your habits. The average American creates 1,600 pounds of trash each year.

Yes, I reused packing material, and pass things on I just can't find a place for or can't use


  • Favorite Era: Art Deco

  • Graphic 45 anything

  • 7 Gypsies

  • Charms

  • German Victorian Style die cuts

  • Fall Colors rich, saturated colors

  • Vintage Anything

  • Dogs over Cats

  • Paper Scraps (not trash)

  • Anything that Sparkles

  • Coffee over Tea

  • Nature

  • Botanicals

  • Craft Magazines

  • Buttons, Lace, broken jewels

  • Any music, except vulgar, stuff that makes no sense


  • Ocean

  • Photography

  • Quotes

  • A Good Laugh!

  • Die Cuts or Punch Out You May Have Left Over

Not So Much

  • Hello Kitty

  • Disney

  • Teacher Stickers

  • Smoking

  • Scented Anything

  • SciFi

  • Baby Anything


Barbara rated for VJP: Paper Doll Journal Page on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Sandra, thank you for your "Full of Adventure" paper doll collage page. The stitching adds a special touch and I like how you use collage balance and techniques I am still trying to learn. Your TN vacation sounds so fun! Happy holiday season to you and your family.
Response: He was a hard one for me to let go of, I hope I can make another! Thank you for rating & heart
Twishlow rated for ATC int #19 - Autumn on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you Sandra for the lovely Autumn ATC!! Have a lovely autumn season!
Response: thank you for rating & heart, I too love the fall, it's so colorful
addieixmarie rated for EASU: Halloween ATC on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Sandra, thank you SO much for this beautiful and festive Halloween ATC! I adore how you put everything together and how all of the components tie together! I am so beyond grateful and happy to have this in my ATC collection! I also love The Stand as well, one of Stephen King's best I think. I also know how it feels with birthdays being so close to Christmas, so I know how your mom felt! Thank you so much again, I am so grateful and appreciative of you! Have a wonderful Halloween:) Addie<3
Response: Why thank you for your kind comments, heart & for rating. I think The STAND was his best
Comment: I love this page, and I especially love the quote you included on it! Your art is beautiful. Thank you so much! Oh, and thank you for the Uncle Seth Sez article. I love those kind of homespun articles in papers. I wish there was more of that and less of the bad news. :)
Response: I love those type stories also. Glad you liked the page & quote, thank you for rating & heart
Rockmask rated for ATC int #19 - Autumn on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC! This whole mail was so fun to read, I canโ€™t wait to try out that recipe as well!๐Ÿ–ค
Response: Thank you for heart & for rating Glad you liked it
Comment: Hi Sandra, it has been awhile! So glad to add another of your beautiful atcs to my collection! And this one is amazing! The cats are so cute and I love the leaf cutout moon!! Thank you so much and do hope we are partners again soon!
Response: Thank you for rating & heart it was a fun one to make
Comment: This is a beautiful page! I am so excited to add it to my art journal collection -- after it sits out on my desk for awhile so I can admire it. :) Thank you so much!!
Response: Youโ€™re very kind - thank you for rating & heart
SunTradeToo rated for HMPC: Put a House on It on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you โ™ฅโ™ชโ™ซ*ยจ*โ€ข.ยธยธโค ๐Ÿ“ฌ
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #54 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful "apple" ATC! My mom loves Boston Terriers, she used to have a couple of them when I was growing up!
Response: Glad you like it - I love fall cards - thank you for rating & heart
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Bird love - August on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Hi Sandra! I love your bird pc! Ms. Greta is doing great - she is 8 1/2 months old now and gets sweeter every day! She loves to travel and has already been to CO and back, we are blessed with that as our previous fur babies hated traveling! The last two nights we have left her out of the kennel to just sleep on the couch and again (knock on wood), she has done great! Hopefully I will not regret bragging a bit on her! LOL! All the Best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hope Greta is still doing well. Thank you for rating & heart
alittledabble rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #8- US Only on Aug 20, 2021
Comment: This was such a creative swap! I especially like the way you painted the pink and blue on the back. So cool! My dog is a little terrier mix. Have fun at the balloon rally!
Response: Thank you for rating & heart. I just use cereal boxes & cut to size
sera rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #8- US Only on Aug 20, 2021
Comment: Love your postcard art, Sandra! Thank you so much! Is is funny that Iโ€™m allergic to pineapple and born and raised in Hawaii, isnโ€™t it :โ€™D I have always really wanted to try Dole Whip. Thanks again!
Response: Thank you for rating & heart. I love those dogs!
CookieMomster78 rated for YTPC: ATCโ€™s X 4 USA on Aug 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your ATCs and note of kind words. My military service was an honor I am happy to have experienced and youโ€™re welcome. Thank YOU for expressing your gratitude too. I know there are so many others who wouldnโ€™t have that decency and take their freedoms for granted. So, thanks a million for recognizing those who serve(d) and sacrifice(d).
Response: Again thank you for your service, rating & heart.
Aseret25 rated for Used Postage Stamps on a Postcard on Aug 9, 2021
Comment: Hello from Cincinnati! Nice to "meet" another Buckeye on here. :) Thanks for the used postage stamp postcard - it was such a fun way to use up some cool stamps!
Response: it was a great way to use the stamps. I also covered a Composition notebook with them too
Comment: Love the page. The raised elements make it. Hope all is well with you and yours. Thanks for hosting all these swaps!
Response: so glad you liked it, I've had those letters for too many years. And i believe we all need to Bloom where we are planted
mummsie rated for MMPC: 3 Layer ATC - #1 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Oh I think your lady is sooooo pretty. I just love her.
Response: Thank you for nice words, rating & heart
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #52 on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Hi Sandra - Great design! I love your Tea Time ATC...and I feel for your sister. My lawn is dead and my flowers are just holding on ๐Ÿฅ€๐Ÿฟ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ€
Response: Thank you for rating & heart Glad you liked my card (jealous you know how to add images to your comments)
sunrising42 rated for USATC: You're A Star ATC on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for rating & heart
jannieb rated for USATC: Something Fishy ATC on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for another awesome ATC. I love your art! Happy swapping!!
Response: that's great to hear, since yours is pretty awesome also! Thank you for rating & heart
sunrising42 rated for Butterfly ATC - USA only on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: This is a really pretty ATC. I like the dyed lace - that's a cool touch!
Response: it was a pretty butterfly. Glad I don't have to chose just one butterfly, they are all so pretty. Thank you for heart & for rating

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mummsie on Jul 31, 2021:

Thank you for your kind words today!

LavenderSprinkles on Sep 26, 2020:

Congratulations on winning my LSRUS: 1000 Hearts Giveaway! Your envie was mailed today!

vanneparis on Apr 7, 2020:

Happy 10 Year SB Anniversary Sandra! Wow, time flies :)

Arabella on Dec 27, 2018:

Best swap host ever!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas you sent me for the SUSA swap!! (My sweet partner did get one finished and sent to me!) - now I have two great atcs to add to my collection!! Thank you so much and look forward to more of your great swaps!

isabellasnow on Oct 9, 2017:

Happy October Birthday from the WIYM Group, Sandra! So happy to have you in the group.

Lucine on Aug 29, 2017:

Thank you, Sandra for the nice art journal page. It was a surprise and I'm happy to receive this page. Thank you for angelling:))

donetta on Jun 26, 2017:

Sandra, thank you so MUCH for the beautiful handmade postcard! I can see the time and attention you spent on this beauty, and I appreciate all of it! You are indeed a wonderful swap friend.

jjhere on Apr 9, 2017:

Oh, we have a lot in common! I enjoyed reading your profile and it gave me some good ideas for the ATC I'm making for you. ;)

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


nannydino on Nov 8, 2016:

Oh my goodness Sandra. I was so surprised to open the package you sent me. I absolutely love love the doodling book you sent, it's the most awesome ever! I'm really overcome with emotion...such a generous thoughtful gesture...I'm just grinning like a crazy fool lol...I feel so blessed. Thank you so much, words cannot express my gratitude and joy.

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