Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 8:35 pm


Date Joined: July 11, 2011
Last Online: February 25, 2024
Birthday: April 10
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Sam!

A brief summary of me:
* pronouns: she/her
* 30-something
* childfree
* partner's pronouns: he/him
* migraineur
* currently no pets (have had cats in the past)
* living in northeastern USA

I have traveled internationally to (and absolute loved):
* all over Greece
* Italy (primarily Rome and Florence)
* Prague

With your swap, feel free to send me recommendations for a book/movie/recipe/etc you think I should check out. Also, if you know Spanish, German, Latin, or Ancient Greek, feel free to write in them even just a little! I'm particularly trying to focus on becoming at least semi-fluent in Spanish.

If you haven't received your swap from me after a reasonable amount of travel time or something's wrong with it, please let me know before you rate down so I can fix it!

I will not rate down for a late send if you communicate with me before the send by date.

Favorite Music

  • Darren Hayes/Savage Garden
  • female-fronted metal/rock bands
  • metal in general (not too screechy/unintelligible)

Favorite Books

  • fairy tale/folklore/myth retellings
  • science fiction
  • fantasy
  • post-apocalyptic
  • young adult nostalgia (e.g. Animorphs, American Girl (especially Samantha), Nancy Drew)
  • list, ratings, and reviews available on Storygraph

Favorite Movies

  • animated children's movies (Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Don Bluth, etc)
  • ghosty movies
  • many, many more
  • list and ratings available on Letterboxd

Favorite Video Games

  • The Sims (especially Makin' Magic from Sims 1 and Strangetown from Sims 2)
  • Fallout (3, New Vegas, 4)
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Strange Horticulture
  • My Time at Portia
  • Stardew Valley


  • witchcraft practice and aesthetic
  • Ancient Greek religion (favorite figures: Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Athena, Hestia, Hermes, Hekate, Medea, Medusa)
  • the ancient Mediterranean
  • sci-fi/fantasy art
  • tea aesthetic
  • steampunk
  • fall/autumn weather and aesthetic
  • winter weather and aesthetic
  • mushroom aesthetic
  • images where buildings and flora combine (e.g. ivy-covered cottage, beautiful garden in front of a quaint house)
  • calla lilies
  • succulents
  • adult meditative coloring books/pages
  • cute animals
  • wolves
  • stairs (especially library stairs and stairs being reclaimed by nature)
  • doors, gates, windows
  • black and white/grayscale images/art
  • categorizing/organizing things
  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • hourglasses
  • Polly Pocket (the original/vintage ones)
  • tiny/mini things
  • Jewish greetings/imagery/items
  • color combinations: brown and green, yellow and gray, yellow and purple, yellow and light blue, black with light/bright color accents
  • colors: amber, brown, bronze, copper, green
  • spirals
  • old-fashioned keys


  • smoke, perfume, and other heavy smells (they trigger migraines)
  • sugar (well, I like sugar, but it triggers migraines too)
  • caffeine (again, migraines)
  • Christian imagery/themes
  • animal abuse
  • spiders and other bugs (cute cartoony ones are fine)
  • generic, cookie-cutter stories, especially in romance and mystery (I'm not bashing it; I've just read so many that I like something new and different ^_^)
  • cultural appropriation, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, queerphobia, ableism, etc
  • overly, unrealistically positive phrases/quotes/advice (e.g. "eat pray love")
  • vintage styles with photos/images of people (silhouettes are fine)

Favorite Crafts

  • sewing
  • paper crafts (journal pages, pockets, die cuts, ATCs)
  • cross stitch
  • painting (acrylics, just started with watercolors)
  • bullet journaling (admittedly more minimalist than artistic)
  • creative writing
  • mixed media crafting


I'm an agnostic/skeptical witch. I view witchcraft practices as extremely useful tools/metaphors for self-improvement and setting intentions.**

My Tarot/Oracle Decks:
* Lubanko
* Shadowscapes
* DruidCraft
* Archeon
* Liminal Spirits
* Embodied Witch
* Seed & Sickle

**This interpretation is what works for me, personally. I accept and respect differing approaches to witchcraft and Pagan beliefs.


Comment: I love those cards, Sam. Great variety. Thank you very much.
Response: You're welcome!
Jillemina rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail USA #5 on Aug 23, 2022
Comment: Lovely! Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap! Everything is so perfect!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you 💖
Response: You're welcome!
PaperPassion rated for Coloring In Tag on May 17, 2022
Comment: Love the tags you made.Thank you so much for joining my swap.
Response: Yay, you're welcome!
AmySue2 rated for SSM: Find four #22 on May 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for such an amazing envie! I'd tell you what my favorite was, but I'm still trying to decide. Thanks again.
Response: :-D You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the stickers and postcard. Love the notecard. We used to have rabbits too. 😊
Response: You're welcome! :-)
Comment: I finally got this swap, hurray! Thank you so much for all the awesome goodies you included - I just love Halloween stuff, probably even more so because we can't source much of it here. I ended up buddy reading The Haunting of Hill House with a friend for Halloween last year and really enjoyed it, your recommendation was spot on. I liked the TV show a lot too, but it's got no relation to the book whatsoever.
Response: Yay, so glad it arrived and that you liked the book! :-)
Ace330660 rated for ART JOURNALING BY 5’S on Mar 7, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pages!
Response: You're welcome!
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #226 on Feb 5, 2022
Comment: Great pcs and extras - thanks
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Just realizing I hadn’t rated this! Thank you so much for the great swap! ❤️
Response: You're welcome!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Stickers - US on Feb 3, 2022
Comment: It arrived!! Yay and thank you!! Despite being postmarked the 10th it looks like, USPS must've sent your envie by way of Mars, lol!! But I love the stickers and thank you!!
Response: Hehe. :-) You're welcome! So glad it made it!
Comment: Sorry for the late rate - January has been an awful start of the year - anyway, it was a pleasure to return home and find this amazing project in the mail - I absolutely love it - the layers, the pockets, the colors! I can't wait to put my book together! Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome!
Chocopan rated for SSM: January Pick 5 postcards on Jan 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection of postcards! I love all of them but the Toy Story one has to be my favorite :)
Response: :-) You're welcome!
tatntole rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #38 on Jan 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and especially the advertising bookmarks.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the stickers Sam! And I pet Chowder for you too hehe
Response: Hehe thank you! :-)
debbiespoms rated for CPG QUICKIE: B&W PC #3 - US on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much Sam, for the beautiful B&W PC of the deer eating leaves off a tree! I so love deer! We have them in our field out back of our house every night. We get field corn & put it out there for them. As our winters are harsh here in PA. You mentioned, you recommend the book Photographing Fairies. Funny thing is, I already have it & bought it some time ago. I love it!😊
Response: Oh I'm so glad you loved the book! Say hi to the deer for me! :-)
young46356 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #226 on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the extras! Happy New Year
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: thank you so much xo
Response: You're welcome!
JaneInSD rated for YTPC: Fold Over Pockets 6x6 Papers on Jan 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute pockets and tuck ins that you made for me. I like the colors and pattern of the paper you chose. :-)
Response: You're welcome! :-)

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wolviechick121 on Dec 11, 2021:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lovers Unite swap group!

susieq11 on Dec 6, 2021:

Hi Sam! Thank you so much for the beautiful RAK of cards and stickers! Even Rugrats stickers!!! These are all so pretty and new to me. I’m so glad I have different cards to send now. I seriously think I find the same few every year! I appreciate your kindness and generosity. You definitely put a smile on my face on this rainy Monday! : )

Rainydancer on Oct 21, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine swasp!

BlueberryLady on Oct 14, 2021:

Welcome to Beginner's Crafting Group!!! Always looking for new Ideas and Hosts..

yvonne401 on Oct 4, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here.



Spencerette on Jul 22, 2011:

Thanks for joining Harry Potter Fans Worldwide.

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