Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2021 11:31 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2019
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: April 3
Country: United States

About Swap-Bot :)

Welcome! Just a couple of my feelings about swapbot:

  1. I love Swap-Bot

  2. I am grateful for ratings! I LOVE to know that you received something, and that you LOVED it (if you did, and gave me a heart!) If you didn't love it, that's ok too. I'd love feedback tho if you didn't (I believe feedback is healthy, and makes us better in the end!)

  3. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED SOMETHING! I ALWAYS send out my swaps, and always on time. If i was running late, I would let you know. If you haven't received it, it was likely lost in the mail and I'd be HAPPY to resend!

  4. I have learned to approach all swaps with this in mind: Give to give, not to receive in return. I think it's something to live by actually!

  5. I like to remember that in the end, it's only "stuff". I would swap kindness for "stuff" any day of the week! have a heart

About Me

Hi! I'm Sandie. I'm live in Huntington Beach with my mom...my dad passed away in Dec2018, so I've been living with her since. I am a single gal with 2 furbabies (the love of my life, my dog Tulip, who is pictured below...isn't she the cutest!?!?! LOL!...and my fat cat Miny, short for Minerva, who isn't very nice LOL!), and 3 jumping spider pets: Pearl, Timmy, and Canela. I LOVE anything dog related, or anything with octopuses or bees or jumping spiders. I have several bee tattoos, and will be getting an octopus one soon too :) I also love travel, and I try to go somewhere every couple months. Of course, travel has been on hold since COVID-19 hit, and I am JONESING TO GO SOMEWHERE!!! LOL!

Favorite creative outlets...

I LOVE art of any kind. Fine art, crafts, music, dance, performance....anything! I was raised in a family that valued creativity. My mother was a fine artist by hobby, and a graphic artist by trade. My father was a woodworker. My sister is a ceramic artist, plus she teaches ceramics at the college level, too!. I'm the only one that doesn't work in a creative field! (kinda sad for me!!! LOL) I LOVE to make things tho. I have dabbled in photography, painting, metalsmithing, fiber arts, paper arts, etc etc etc. I have SO MANY art supplies, I thought it would be fun to swap some with ya'll! My current obsession is paper arts, and i'm brimming with old books, old paper, and ephemera! I've been making junk journals, and analog type correspondence. I just love it! and I'm growing a quite impressive collection of washi tapes (teeheehee!)...my preference is for florals, vintage'y looking designs, and abstracts. I've been on a sewing kick too! I've started using scrap fabric to make all types of pouches. My mom, sister, and I made 4 t-shirt quilts with my dad's old t-shirts, and I've been going CRAZY with the scraps! I need to start an etsy shop to deal with the stuff I've been making! LOL!

Random things I love...

I love dogs (and all animals really)...I love octopuses...I love bees...I love jumping spiders...I love vintage design (from victorian to 70's retro)...I love old paper...I love fabric (especially groovy vintage prints!)...I love watercolor paintings...I love shiny nail polish!...I love heart shaped things...I love anatomical hearts too!...I love hand illustrated drawings and paintings of nature (bugs/birds/animals/trees/flowers) and of architecture...tulips, hydrangeas, peonies, and pansies are my favorite flowers...I love science illustrations....I love old book covers...I love handmade rubber stamps...I LOVE anything handmade really...i love recycling trash for different purposes...I love craft beer and wine...I love YELLOW..I love washi tape and stickers (EXCEPT tape with words, holiday or religious themes) and i subscribe to all 3 stickii monthly subs! i'm addicted!...I love milk chocolate with nuts (or caramel)...I love valentines day...I love kawaii...I've recently started collecting mid-century typewriters, so your label is probably typed on one!

I do love me some tea, too...

I have a heart condition, so I can't drink too much caffeine. I prefer fruit teas and teas that have caramel notes (flavor wise), but i appreciate any type of herbal or decaf tea! However, if you only have regular old caffeinated tea, that's fine! I can send it on to someone else in my next tea swap!

Things I'm not fond of...

I don't care to see political views on profiles. Keep in mind that there is a WORLD of people out there that may or may not agree with you, and by being openly unwavering on views that someone may not agree with you on, you're putting people in a bad position when they have to graciously send you something nice. Saying "that's all i'll say" or "it's my right!" doesn't change that. So, how about just don't even put it on your profile in the first place! :)

Not a fan of hard candies, or anything that gets stuck in my teeth. I'm not particular to modern country music (but I love ol' hillbilly type stuff and bluegrass!).

Although I love washi and stickers, I'm not a fan of either with words or holiday washi tape/stickers. I prefer florals, vintage designs, abstract art.

I am not religious, but don’t mind beautiful religious symbols and architecture (just don’t try to sell me:-) But really, if I get something I cannot use, I just pass it on (i stole this from another swap-bot user because i think she just worded it beautifully!)


I like to post some things to IG! Check it out HERE!

Here are some pics of mine! Check out my Flickr HERE!

My dog, Tulip! Check her IG account too! @tulipsmug tulip's mug


Petaltea rated for Deco Envie With Washi Tapes on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Your envelope is beautiful! Thank you for the washi samples and cute animal cut outs! Have a great weekend!
Cauti92 rated for MAE - 3 different envelopes on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love that you plastic sealed the envelope so that I can use that one too!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
Response: You're welcome!!! Thanks for the heart!
danatropicana rated for Notecard Swap #6 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful selection of cards! The envelope is lovely and I really enjoyed opening the package - what a fun experience! Take care!
Response: yay! glad you liked it! thank you for the heart!
SydneySix rated for RSS: Easy Scrappy Pencil Pouch on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the mailing mixup! The pencil pouch is so adorable, and thank you for the added art tools!
Response: i'm so glad you liked it! i'm glad it finally got there LOL! dang PO! ;) thank you for the heart!
rkassman rated for Notecard Swap #6 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much Sandie for the lovely notecards - I particularly love the mouse on a sunflower,so cute! And thanks for hosting the swap :)
Response: I'm glad you liked them! That mouse one is vintage! :) Thanks for the heart!
Honeyloveart rated for Notecard Swap #6 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: I loved the envelope you sent this in and the creative way you made it reusable!!! Thanks for the cards as well!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!
carrotkate rated for Pocket Notebook Swap #3 on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh!! I'm so excited to finally get my paws on one of these letterpress books. The one you sent is so perfect for me. TYVM!
Response: Yay glad you like it! Thank you for the heart!
m3i5 rated for Tea For Thee # 87 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Hi Sandie, I received your resend envelope, thank you very much for the tea samples! :) 10th July: hi Sandra, I just received your first pretty decorated envie and pretty stamps with 4 yummy tea bags! It has a sticker on the envie/cellofane with "Return to sender".
Response: oh good!!! I'm glad it got there so quickly! Thank you for the heart! :)
Ltiernan rated for Washi Sample Swap #2 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap! The washis are gorgeous and I love the big leaf things, but the bit I was most excited about was the note. I’m a typewriter enthusiast too, and I’ve never seen the script font first-hand! Thank you so much for this swap <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!!! I love my little typewriter collection! :) Thank you for the heart too!
sleepingrover2010 rated for Notecard Swap #5 on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Sandie, Thank you for the 4 beautiful notecards you sent me for this swap. The notecards you sent me will be a Great Addition to my Notecard Collection. Each one has to do with flowers which I love, tulips are my favorite flower. I also appreciate the stars, stickers, and paper bear you sent along as extra goodies. I appreciate you sending the swap to me and I hope we get to swap with one another again. Happy Swapping! Colorado mail is still slow both in and out of the state. Please be Patient! Thank You! Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! Tulips are my favorite too!!! :) Thank you for the heart!
user6937 rated for ManE INT: Origami Paper Envelopes on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: These are so nice - I love that they're made from patterned origami paper (I only have plain). Thanks for the interesting leaf shaped notepaper and for enclosing the envelope so that I can use it!! I used to have a typewriter, but I "loaned" it to somebody and never got it back! Weather isn't bad here (finally).
Response: I'm glad you like them!!! Thank you for the heart! :D
Lucinka rated for Isandie-Lucinka private tea swap on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much...I love the teas you send to me. And you put a lot of eford to pack it. I really aprisiate the kinds!! Thank you so much!! Looking forward for new swap.
Response: yay i'm glad you finally received!!! the mail takes so LONG! :) thank you for the heart!
MailLover69 rated for Notecard Swap #5 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: I loved the cards you picked for me :)
Response: oh good! i'm so happy you love them! thank you for the heart!!!
Bookaunt rated for International Chocolate Bar Swap #5 on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the chocolates. I needed that this week.
Response: You're welcome! I know what you mean...me tooooo!!! Thank you for the heart! XOXO
MellowOda rated for Notecard Swap #5 on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for such a great selection of notecards, as well as the stickers. You did a great job on the typewriter! Better than I could have (I already made a few typos just typing this out!).
Response: yay! I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart!!! XOXO
Comment: Thank you for your splendid envelopes and delicious tea. Also thanks for hosting a great swap.
Response: Thank you for being so kind and awesome!!! And for the heart!!! ❀️❀️❀️
suepier rated for Valentine’s Swap on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Valentine card and stickers.
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Teesha Moore patch. I have also been in a creative slump - I'm trying to gather some hand sewing projects to get my mojo back. Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating and heart!!! I hope we both get out of this slump! :D
Aeon rated for Sweet Tea Sweeties... on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sweet teas! Yes, this swap was right up my alley! I love sweet teas! I am excited to try the vanilla chai and blood orange. I haven’t seen those before! 😍 I bet the blood orange is good both cold and hot.
Response: I'm excited you like them!!! I swear I'm going to buy Trader Joes out of the blood orange one! LOL! Thank you for the heart! XOXO
Petaltea rated for MMHWH - Washi Sample Swap #4 on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely washi tapes!! I love them!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!!! XOXO!

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DRMOM on Mar 2, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK Birthday Card. It totally brightened my spirits. I love the collage envelope and will save it for my art journal. Wishing you well and thanks again. Zoe @drmom

oldsoul on Dec 27, 2020:
CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

LahDeeDah on Oct 31, 2020:


LoveThis on Aug 12, 2020:

thank you very very much for sending my card back :)

user6937 on May 7, 2020:

The round stickers you sent me have arrived; I'm going to use them lovingly - great envelope, too (I looked up that tea website, but the shipping to me is twice as much as the tea, sadly).

sweetgypsy on Apr 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for sending me the round stickers & the unique envelope they arrived in!! :)

Kirkdebb on Apr 11, 2020:

Thank you so much for angeling the sew a pouch from recycled material swap. I love the pouch you sent me! I had so much fun making mine. I love this style of bag and have made several more to give away. I'd love to join in another swap like this.

lou on Apr 10, 2020:

Happy Birthday Month!

cindygroet on Apr 3, 2020:

Happy birthday to you! Make it a nice day. πŸŽ‚πŸŽ†πŸ°πŸŽˆπŸ’“ Cindy πŸŽŠπŸ’•β˜ΊπŸŽˆ

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