Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2022 7:15 pm


Date Joined: March 12, 2011
Last Online: October 18, 2018
Birthday: April 20, 1980
Country: United States

About Me

These are always so nerve wracking to write up. My name is Julia Sanders, I was previously a swapper but due to some unfortunate life changes I had to take a few years off. In am now back and healthy and ready to swap. I am a mother of 3 kids (2 girls and a boy). I live in the Pacific Northwest and love taking advantage of all that this part of the country has to offer.

I focus primarily on altered art but also make jewelry, write, knit and paint. I am sure that I will be adding to this section as my time back as a swapper grows.

Thanks for stopping by, Julia

Favorite Television


Favorite Books

I absolutel LOVE to read. My taste in books is as varied as my moods. I will read just about anything and everything I can get my hands on, and would love suggestions for new authors or books.

Favorite Crafts

As I mentioned in the "about me" section I am particularly drawn to Altered Art (specifically repurposing containers and tins, altering books, and creating ATCs and larger Collage), Scrapping (mainly I create mini albums, I haven't worked in "traditional" scrapping for many years), Jewelry Making (I love to work with wire). I also write a ton and of course knitting.

ATC & ROLO preferences: For the backs of both ROLOS & ATCs I request that my partners please include the title of the card (if it has one, many of mine don't), the real name of my partner, my partners swap handle, the name of the swap, the date, where the piece of art was made (city/country), and if you are comfortable I'd love to have your contact info (an email addy). For ROLOS: I would like the punches to be on the bottom of the cards, and although more is always appreciated, covering the backs with colored or patterned paper is just fine, so long as I can read your into clearly. Thanks everyone!!!


There is so much I could list here that I think it might be easiest to list the companies/themes/eras that have been inspiring me most right now: Graphic 45, 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz, the Victorian era, Steampunk/NeoVictorianism, Lace, Vintage (ephemera, buttons, fiber, sewing patterns, pictures, postcards, ledger books, journals, etc.), Old Cigar Boxes, 19 Century International Ship Travel, 19 Century FootLockers, John William Waterhouse, The Renaissance, Shakespeare

Although I appreciate all things that are sent to me I kindly ask that my partners avoid sending food, scented items, confetti of any kind, Sanrio type stuff (Hello Kitty etc) UNLESS IT IS MEANT FOR MY KIDS) reward stickers, religious items (unless part of a vintage send)...neon, plastic beads, animal print, etc

Favorite Music



I love swapping and almost always have my swaps finished by the send date (unless of course it is a profile swap). I also LOVE to send a little something special with each swap, I joined swap bot to make others smile :)

If for some reason you do not get a package from me OR you feel the package does not meet the requirements PLEASE contact me before rating. Like I said, I joined to make my swap partners smile and I will do whatever I can to fix the situation :)

Thanks everyone and HAPPY SWAPPING

Wish List

  • Anything by Tim Holtz, Graphic 45, 7 Gypsies or any other company that falls in line with their aesthetic
  • Victorian Imagery (preferably people, but scenery is also loved)
  • Trinkets and small found objects (Although these things COULD be found in a junk drawer, I an NOT referring to junk). These things might include porcelain or ceramic miniatures, game pieces, thimbles, small commemorative spoons...etc...
  • Ephemera: this includes.both vintage and new. Things like ticket stubs, train passes, old books and book pages, journals. Basically any paper item that tells a story (or has a story waiting to be told)
  • Tins, boxes, jars, any container that can be altered. I esp LOVE wood cigar boxes
  • Ink. I love ink.
  • Extremely fine tipped pens. My favorite pen right now is by Pentel called Slicci and has a .25 point.
  • ATC backs. I love the different backings there are and would love to have more options!
  • Lace and doilies
  • Tattered Angeles glimmer mists in all colors
  • Industrial Chic
  • Lockets
  • Big Chunky Charms
  • Watch gears and parts
  • Yarn (natural fibers only please).
  • Moleskin journals
  • Somerset Publications ALL


AddictWithAPen rated for Heart ATC on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Hasn’t been connected since before the swap so I guess it’s over. If I ever receive anything I will happily re-rate
CardsZania rated for ~Free Theme ATC~ on Feb 19, 2016
Comment: 3+ years and finally getting a rating to you! I do feel bad and I am embarrassed about it also. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and I am hoping that it has finally came to an end. Life is not always fair. But we will survive! A while back, I promised myself to make right all the people and ATC's I have neglected to complete. It has been bugging me, as this has never been how I usually handle things. A few days late possibly, but always completed. I am so sorry about this and I do hope that this long awaited rating, will bring your paperwork to a 100% close at for anything I still owe you. If there is something else that you are missing from me, please let me know asap. Again ... Sorry!!!
Comment: Sadly, I have received nothing. I will re-rate if I receive the swap.
phtbtmgrl rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on Nov 27, 2012
Comment: You didn't send me anything, so you deserve this 1. Enjoy.
Ajijic rated for Altered Matchbox Swap (250 ct) on Oct 14, 2012
Comment: I am sorry to give you this poor rating but I have not received anything from you nor do you answer my messages. However I will reverse this if you sent something. Barbara
Comment: I never got this item, she said she would resend mid September and never got anything. Will re rate if/when I do receive it.
LoveToCraftInAZ rated for QUICK ATC swap #84 on Oct 3, 2012
Comment: I emailed 3 weeks after swap deadline. No response. I will re-rate if swap arrives. I hope everything is ok.
Comment: Thank you for your swap. Your extras earned you the heart!
Comment: Absolutely beautiful APCs! Thank you so much for the gorgeous cards.
jannieb rated for EASU: That's the Ticket ATC Swap on Sep 26, 2012
Comment: You didn't answer my PM's. Hope every thing is OK. Will re-rate if ATC is sent.
Marsha907 rated for ~Free Theme ATC~ on Sep 17, 2012
Comment: I never got the 1st Atc that was marked sent. I asked for a resend, was going to happen she said on 9/4. Still nothing. Will change rating if I receive it.
Comment: Thank you - thank you - thank you! When I saw your wonderfully decorated envelope in my mailbox I know that I had a special treat waiting for me :-) WOW - I love your two stunningly beautiful APCs, and the gorgeous homemade card you send me. What an awesome gift. Thank you also for all the extras.
Response: Wow. I really appreciate the rating and the heart, but most of all your comments!!! What an amazing thing to say. Thank you so very much. I hope we meet again and get a chance to swap!!!
SnickersMama rated for Love Theme Card - USA only on Sep 14, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the great card...And the extra goodies! Can't wait to use them...
Response: So glad you liked it!!! Happy swapping!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and all the great goodies you enclosed.
Response: Thank you so very much for the rating and the heart! This was such a fun swap.
coleenfranks rated for QUICK ATC swap #77 on Sep 13, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the ATC, Julia. Never got a previous one. You did a great job. Putting it on my frig for a while. Blessings, Coleen, an American in Ukraine
Response: I'm so happy the second one made it to you! Hopefully someone's enjoying the first one (or they are utterly confused about what it is, LOL). Thank you so very much for the rating and the heart!!!
jessann rated for August Tag Swap on Sep 10, 2012
Comment: This was by far the best I have ever received! What a blessing! You are awesome!
Response: WOW! Thank you so much. There really is nothing better then having something you've made get received so well. Thank you again!
Lydsquid rated for Altered Text ATC on Sep 9, 2012
Comment: Loved everything you sent! Fantastic atcs and extras,thank you!!!! Thank you for the book recommendation also- plan on looking it up very soon. :)
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!!! I'm so glad you liked everything! Hope you like that book, too.
owl rated for Wings on Things ATC on Sep 6, 2012
Comment: Love your style of art. Tim Holtz has wonderful designs. I met him at a stamping convention in Carsom, Califrnia. Thank you for all extra's of Tim's designs.
Response: So glad you like it :D How fun to be able to go to conventions and meet people who design and create for a living!!! Someday, maybe. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart, glad the extras might come in handy :D
kasade rated for Altered Cigar Box 3 on Sep 5, 2012
Comment: AMAZING!!! Thank you!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like it! It turned out a bit different then I planned, but I just kind of went with it... Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! It really means a lot!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic cabinet! I feel very privileged to be the recipient of such a high quality work of art. Thank you very much.
Response: Wow! What an absolutely wonderful comment!!! Thank you doesn't seem to say enough, but thank you for the rating and the heart and of course for your kind words!!!

Rating Overview

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4.8022 154 12 14
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148 172 2 8
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anrtist on Aug 26, 2012:

HEY! I sent u an invite to the LLL~Location, Location, Location Group.
I hope you join in & check in occassionally to see who's swapbotting in your area!!! ;-)
It 's for all Swapbotters, so u can invite anyone too, ENJOY ;-) Blessings, cc

JBromeling on Jul 23, 2012:

Thank you soooo very much the the absolutely amazing set of 5 ATC's you made for me. Your talent speaks volumes and I will proudly display these ATC's on my craft wall favorites. I am glad you are back and that I was fortunate enuf to have you as a sending partner. Thanks again and have a great week. Judy B

Serenity84 on Nov 9, 2011:

Thank you so much for the purple magnet book mark. Also I really love the owl stamp.

Leashah on Oct 30, 2011:

outsideartist on Sep 24, 2011:

Julia made me a beautiful Box...... I love it and a second to boot.... THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I WILL keep them forever..I love the inside clips. linda

JuliasAlteredArt on Sep 8, 2011:

Hi. My name is Kelly and I am Julia's younger sister. A couple of weeks ago my sister was in a pretty severe car accident that left her in the hospital for almost two weeks. Thankfully she is going to be okay, but she has a long road to get there. She is at my parents home now, to recuperate. At this time I am handling as many of her emails and phone calls as I can. I don't really know how this works but hopefully I am leaving this comment in the right place for people to see it. Thank you all for your understanding.

MizzKodak on Sep 7, 2011:

Ive been waiting to hear from her fro more than two weeks

CarrieZee on Sep 7, 2011:

Just heard from Julia's sister, Kelly, that Julia was in a bad car accident a few weeks ago. She was in the hospital for almost 2 weeks and is now home recuperating. I just wanted people to know in case they were waiting to hear from her. I'm sure she will get back to us when she is able.

CarrieZee on Sep 7, 2011:

Hi there-Can you please touch base with me about the Somerset Style Summer Challenge? I was the host of that swap. Thanks!

MizzKodak on Sep 7, 2011:

Thanks for letting me know you received my sexy kinky erotic ATC

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