Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2021 4:31 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2009
Last Online: May 17, 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


uiltje rated for AMA: Bird Mail Art on May 16, 2021
Comment: Ooh, I love the PC you sent for this swap! I like the way you let the paint flow down. I received it a couple of days ago, but I don't know the exact date. I got my Covid vaccination last Monday. My arm was painful (still is a little bit), little headaches, flu symptoms and fever. I am still tired.
Response: Thank you. I don't use my stamps enough, so I'm trying to use them more. Here in California, they just announced if you are fully vaccinated, you can go without a mask, in public. Hopefully your symptoms have subsided and you are comforted by knowing you are now protected.
Hunbun rated for AMA: Mapped Mail Art on May 14, 2021
Comment: What a creative postcard! Did you draw the swashbuckleress? She's gorgeous! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. No, I didn't. But I agree she's a great digi stamp.... from Julia Spiri on Etsy.
Comment: What a precious puzzle piece to be #12. Hard to believe that we are finished with this swap. It has been so much fun. Yes I know Whisky Lullaby well and it is a favorite of mine.
Response: You're welcome. I know its an oldie, but still such a good one. ;)
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Altered Postcard on May 6, 2021
Comment: Oh Angela, thank you for the TWO cards! The academic dog lake doesn't bother me at all! It is indeed a great imagination. And the second mexican art card looks now like the eyes should be in there in the original too, haha. I will answer your question in a postcard!
Response: Oh good. And, you're welcome.
Singske rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Apr on May 5, 2021
Comment: Oh how I like the technique you used for the postcard. I would like to know more about it, never tried it. The colours are my cup of tea, thank you so muchπŸ’Œ~~~ thank you for the information, I will check it on youtube. Have a great weekend
Response: You're very welcome. My wife and I have been enjoying acrylic paint pouring for about five years now. It's probably my favorite style of painting, and what I do most of, off of swap-bot. [Here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ARF_FEg_9Y) is one of my favorite you-tubers that shows a variety of methods used in this style of painting. I made your postcard using the flip cup method. It is definitely fun, and each painting is so unique.
nancylee rated for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art -Mar on May 2, 2021
Comment: OOps think I forgot to rate- thank you
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: What a fun postcard! Way to think outside the 'hexagon' lol
Response: You're welcome.
KarenLaneWV rated for AMA: USA- With One Image -ApR on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: This was fun...we have wild rabbits here, too...at one time, we had some pet rabbits as well. The most interesting ones were the angora rabbits!! When I was a teenager, my younger brother had a Dutch rabbit that would walk on a leash. It played with our dog and lived a long time. Rabbits are fascinating animals.
Response: You're welcome. That's funny. My mom walks her cats on a leash. And my neighbor, has a pig they walk on a leash. ;)
Curiouskitty rated for AMA: What's Your Word 2021-Apr on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Hello! What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! Thank you so much. I love it and appreciate the time you put into making it especially for me. I love the postage stamps you used as well. Definitely use my word next year, there is room for all of us to Thrive!β™₯️
Response: You're very welcome.
DaisyNY rated for CR: Intl- Dragonfly Mail Art on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: This is more mermaid mail art than dragonfly - which seems a bit like an afterthought. However, it is beautiful. Thanks!
Response: Thank you. And just so you know, it was Not an after thought. I specifically picked that mermaid image, and specifically found a dragonfly that was not opened winged to look like its landing on her flower, as, I think the open winged ones can be predictable and over done. I'm glad you liked it, even with the mermaid.
ktk8 rated for CR: USA- Dragonfly Mail Art on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: BEAUTIFUL recycled dragonfly postcard... I love love love the mermaid....getting ready to head for the bay to celebrate my birthday so am salt water bound.....many many hearts to you.....
Response: Happy Birthday! Enjoy the salt water. And, you're very welcome.
luluvision rated for AMA: Easy Mixed Media PC on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the pirate postcard and the crochet pattern!! That is so kind of you! I'm a slow crocheter so if I start now, maybe it will be ready for the fall! LOL
Response: You're welcome. Enjoy.
Coss rated for AMA: USA- Mystery Supply Swap 2021 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the interesting postcard. I agree, stencils are hard to use and I can never seem to find a way to include them on a regular basis. I have a brick one I use often with the paste, but not too many of my others get used much. Fun challenge>
Response: You're welcome.
MissRich rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #1 - USA Only on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: I love this little Pirate ATC! I wish I was a traveling pirate too lol
Response: You're welcome.
jinxspinx rated for AMA: USA Collaboration Puzzle #11 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome.
BeckyG56 rated for AMA: Egg Shape ATC on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Beautiful egg! I love the texture,and colors.
Response: You're welcome.
witchelm rated for AMA: Anthropomorphic Mail Art on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great anthropomorphic art, the bird looks so dashing & proud!
Response: You're welcome.
wombatlady rated for CR: USA- Fortune Mail Art on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Great interpretation of the theme! Thanks so much. :-)
Response: You're welcome.
Rainydancer rated for AMA: Face Time ATC -Apr on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome.
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.

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bblue on May 4, 2021:

Thank you for contributing to my collaborative art card (with the colourful-haired girl)!

chimerix on Apr 16, 2021:

I'm glad you liked the sun catcher. It was the first thing I thought of. Thanks so much for hosting! Aloha

AmookIslandCreations on Apr 15, 2021:

Glad they both made it to you! These are such fun to do! Thanks so much for hosting! Looking forward to the pic yo see what everyone else made!

Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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

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