Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2018 9:00 pm


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: March 14
Country: United States
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I love my husband, my three kids, art, gardening, reading, sushi, a wide variety of music, three-day weekends, flip flops, long walks on the beach... Wait, What?

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Hi ya all. My name is Candace. I am born and raised in Utah but I am a beach lover at heart. I told my husband that when we retire, which is many years from now, but I told him that I want to retire to a little beach side cottage.

I do enjoy art, gardening, reading and sushi. I would not say I am a girly girl, the only makeup that I ever wear is simple mascara which even that is very rare. I can't stand stuff on my face. My daily attire is jeans, t-shirt, and flip flops at least during the summer, oh who am I kidding as long as I don’t have to walk through snow flip flops are on my feet. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping.

Favorite Crafts

I love art! I have been intrigued since I was a little girl. I took every art class throughout my school years. As an adult, I continue to take classes and learn from others as often as possible. I watch tons of YouTube artists.

Collage seems to be my current art media of choice. I love to rummage through and put unexpected items together. I love recycled and upcycled arts and crafts. Just the process of making something out of junk thrills me and doesn’t break my bank account. I do a bit of sewing, mostly mending my kids stuffed animals or altering their clothes or creating art dolls, dotee dolls, and little projects like that. I make jewelry that I never wear but happily give away. It makes me smile when I see family and friends wearing items that I made for them.

Favorite Craft & Art Supplies

• Washi Tape
• Vintage papers (Book text, sheet music, maps, Bingo cards, clothing patterns, playing cards, library cards, stamps etc.)
• Children's book illustrations
• Various found items like buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys

Favorite Music

I love most types of music. I grew up in a very musical family. My mom was in a bluegrass band, my brother was in a rock band, and my sister was the actress in many musicals. I have no musical talent. I can't play any instruments and I would get booed off the stage if I tried singing. But I love to sing at the top of my lungs in the car and in my basement when I am creating arts and crafts.

My favorite music at the moment is country and rock.

My favorite country bands are:
• Cam
• Rascal Flatts
• Little Big Town
• Sugarland

My favorite rock bands are:
• Queen
• Metallica
• Muse
• Disturbed
• Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
• Five Finger Death Punch

The music I dislike would be rap and that mariachi Hispanic music that is cranked up on construction sites.

Favorite Movies

• All Tim Burton Movies

• Despicable Me Movies (especially the minions)
• The Princess Bride
• Pirates of the Caribbean
• Monty Python and the Holy Grail
• My Fair Lady
• Pitch Perfect
• The Lord of the Rings
• The Longest Ride
• The Vow

Celebrity Crushes

Favorite Books

• The Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder
• The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
• Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (actually all his books)
• Fable Haven series by Brandon Mull
• Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
• Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Looks like I like series.

Other Favorites and Facts

Favorite Colors:
• Black
• Mint Green
• Fire Engine Red
• Florescent Pink
• Black
• Grey
• Turquoise
• Salmon
• Black

Favorite Themes:
• Bohemian Gypsy
• Viking
• Scandinavian Folk Art
• Woodland animals, red and white mushrooms, acorns
• Skulls and Zombies
• Pirates and Mermaids
• Sea creatures, narwhal, starfish, octopus
• Vintage Antique

Things I collect:
• Heart shaped rocks
• Game pieces like dice, tokens, sand timers, pawns, bingo numbers, place markers
• Sea Glass from the beach
• License plates from everywhere
• Various found items like buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys
• Antique hankies, tea towels and linens (especially crocheted or embroidered items)

Don't Like or Want
• Magazines or magazine clippings (I have stacks upon stacks)
• Catalogs (exception if vintage)
• Sports related items (baseball cards, basketball cards, sports memorabilia)
• Coffee (I love the smell but I don't drink it)
• Bacon... or anything that smells like bacon. Yes, I know I am crazy. It makes me sick and is banned from my house.

Swap Preferences

Major Supply Needs - I will private swap for these items
• Washi (I simply can not get enough)
• Paint pens
• Waxed thread for bookbinding
• Carnival tickets, raffle tickets
• Clear coat for sealing projects
• Manilla envelopes (mostly for mailing projects, so padded or not, large and small)

Postcard Preferences
• I love handmade anything and postcards are no exception
• I love a good chuckle, so funny cards are preferred
• Creepy, weird, strange are beloved themes
• Vintage type themes are always welcome
• I do not like free advertising postcards
• I do not like group affiliated postcards (ie: Do not pollute, Save the whales, vegan only)


kaypendragon rated for C.I. ~ Coloring In An ATC on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thrift store scores are the BEST! Thanks for the lovely card!
carterj rated for With Wings Art Doll on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: I do love her! This swap is by far my most favorite! Must add that I loved your packaging as well, so very creative! I have loved all my dolls! But I have a special place in my heart for angels! Thank you!!!!!
Comment: LOL!! I will protect the bunnies! Thanks for a great postcard :)
Response: That must be one of those late night cards that I can never remember what I wrote... They are usually the best. LOL! Thanks for the heart rate.
iamred rated for WOW: • Green Washi Tape Samples • on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: what a fantastic collection of green washi samples! thank you so much! =) ♥
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate
mjhaertling rated for USA-Here Comes the Sun-Jan on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: I can't believe I forgot to rate this swap, even after you asked about it. I love the wonderful collage. I am looking forward to this series of swaps. I enjoyed looking at your art on your Instagram page. I am interested in joining the Creative Collage group, but have not been able to set up a link for my Flickr page.
Response: Yay, glad you could join in the creative collage fun. I am just grateful that you received the card. I really enjoyed making that one. It is one of my favorite collages that I have done. Thanks for the heart rate.
bbsporty rated for AMMM: Stamp slapped PC on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: I love all of the USA stamps! Thanks for a great postcard!
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate
Bananers rated for SS: Send me some punches! on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great assortment of punchies. I really like how you sent them; what a great idea. (Now why didn't I think of that?!?!)
Response: You are so welcome, Thanks for the heart rate
Comment: Love, love this PC!!!! Great job, so glad you were my partner...I showed it off at work. :)
Response: I am glad that you liked it. I just love making these. Thanks for the heart rate
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful Postcard! It glowed in my mail box!!! I love all the washi tape too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I like bright colors, glad I could light up your mailbox. Thanks for the heart rate
jukejan rated for Mixed Media Art Challenge on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Candace the depth of color and transformation from light to dark is really well done! Your layers are great!
Response: Thanks for the feed back and the heart rate.
Comment: Lovely postcard! I ended up mixing some paint too because I didn't have much purple around! :)
Response: I love purple but apparently there is either not much of it out there or I am not drawn to it like I am with other colors. I didn't have much to work with in my stash. Thanks for the heart rate.
bramblefae rated for WOW: Pretty in Pink on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: I loved *all* the washi! Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.
adaywithmom rated for WOW: Pretty in Pink on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty washi & extras. I love them all! I know what you mean about craft area, mine never stays clean for long either. Creativity is messy....lol
Response: Problems of every crafter I am sure. You are welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.
Comment: Thank you for the great card and the card for me. : ) I will color my part and send in the next round. : )
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Playing Cards Mega Swap on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Hi Candace - Thanks so much for all the amazing Vintage Cards. I absolutely love all of them and I am excited to add them to my collection. So many cute doggies!! Thanks for a wonderful swap. Take Care -Vanne
DeidreArt rated for USA-Hearts PC-December on Jan 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely pc to add to my collection.
Comment: Candace, thank you for the fun hearts! You did a great job and these will be fun to use for Valentines :) I think the book page ones are my faves! :) Oh, and the woven one! Very cool!
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rate!
iamred rated for WOW: 🌟 Skinny Washi Samples 🌟 on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: thank you for the great samples and the note! =D sounds like you had a great time!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.
katjl rated for WWOW: I've got the Blues . . . on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the blue washi tapes.😄
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.

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iamdawt on Feb 17, 2018:

Thank you for the darling llama!

jukejan on Feb 15, 2018:

LOve my shepp-llama guy! It made me giggle out loud.

cbzcando on Feb 15, 2018:

Happy Day After Valentine’s Day! ❤️❤️🙋🏻❤️❤️

kiddomerriweather on Feb 15, 2018:

Quiltbutterfly on Feb 14, 2018:

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2018:

Thanks for the cute picture for Valentine's Day! I am unable to post pictures anymore and I have no idea why.

True friends are like diamonds, bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style. Glad to have a friend like you in my life.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Angie on Feb 14, 2018:

Oh my gosh! Your gif made me laugh!

kiddomerriweather on Feb 14, 2018:

Llove you too. Haha! That is too funny! Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

BennysMumma on Feb 14, 2018:

Hedgie valentine

Happy Valentines Day! Thank you for brightening my profile :)

goinjenny on Feb 14, 2018:

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