Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2017 9:33 pm


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: September 21, 2017
Birthday: March 14, 1979
Country: United States
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I love my husband, my three kids, three-day weekends, high heels, art, gardening, reading, sushi, long walks on the beach... Wait, What?

Let me start over...

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, and reading. I have actually given up on wearing high heels but still admire them at the stores.

I would not say I am a girly girl, the only makeup that I ever wear is simple mascara. I can't stand stuff on my face. My daily attire is jeans, t-shirt, and flip flops (at least during the summer). 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.

I have been trying to focus all my efforts into my art. I have been working on an art journal. I am practicing so that I can make some larger pieces to go in my house. Maybe even start selling artworks.

I also make jewelry, recycled crafts, sewing, upcycling clothing, and various crafts with my kids.

Favorite Craft & Art Supplies

• Brushes, sponges, pallet knives
• Washi Tape
• Vintage papers (Bingo cards, clothing patterns, playing cards, library cards, stamps etc. )
• Children's book illustrations
• Inks, dyes, paints, sprays
• Pens, markers, pencils of all kinds
• Stencils, stamps
• Book text, sheet music
• Maps, travel, items from other countries
• Ribbon, lace and fabrics
• Shrinky Dinks
• Buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys
• Found items and ephemera

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 Favorties and Facts

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

Favorite Themes:
• 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
• Flower frogs
• Dice and other game pieces
• Sea Glass from the beach
• License plates from everywhere
• Vintage buttons
• 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)
• Good quality colored pencils
• Alcohol inks and sprays (I have very few)
• Triangular makeup sponges (I use them for stencils)
• Gel pens to write on dark colors, particularly florescent and pastel
• Double sided sticky tape.
• 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)


Comment: Thank you for my goodies.
susiqz rated for Crappy Creations: Button on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Love my little flowers and tin. Thank you!
Comment: I love the ATC! Such a great series!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful post card! Very creepy!
bbsporty rated for HMPC - Receiver's Choice on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! It's perfect!
Comment: Collage at it's best little missy! You have a great eye and this one is really balanced and fun. Thanks so much for making cool mail art.
Response: Thanks. I am so glad that you like it. I just love collage!
luluvision rated for Outer Space Handmade Postcard on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Oh my gosh Candace!! I LOVE how your galaxy came out!! It's terrific! Thank you so much!! Definitely hanging yours up! :-)
Response: Awe, thanks!
Comment: It's cool that you're writing letters! It sounds like you had fun on your family vacation :) Thanks for the swap, happy Swapping!
Response: It was pretty hard to come up with enough to talk about to fill a whole page. I am not a big chatter. This was a real stretch for me. Thank you for the heart rate.
RockyBeach rated for Doodle Bombs on Sep 4, 2017
Comment: Haha, I never thought that I ever would say that I like Miley Cyrus. :) But yours is very cool! Love it! Thank you.
Response: I hear ya. I think she is a nut case. The girl is talented but she makes such horrible choices. I really like how the doodle bomb turned out.
camelsamba rated for CC: Solar eclipse collage on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: cool postcard - very interesting amalgamation of colors and textures!
Response: Thanks. I am glad that you liked it.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC and the extras!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.
makestuff rated for EASU: Monsters ATC on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the super cute green monster!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.
DaisyNY rated for Wooden Spoon Art Doll on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Nicely done! I'm happy to have a Frida doll. It made me laugh because of the curve - I'm guessing it was a right-handed tasting spoon. Thank you so much for this wonderful package!
Response: I am glad that you like it. I thought it was just a warped spoon... lol. Can you tell I spend absolutely no time in the kitchen? My husband (who does all the cooking) doesn't like wooden spoons. So I made a quick trip to the thrift store to pick out some random spoon to use. Thank you for the heart rate!
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful letter and the papers. I love spring for the same reasons.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.
Comment: Thank you! Cute goodies!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rate.
moM rated for Crappy Creations: Clothespin on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: This is absolutely adorable! I love that you glued the two halves together - very clever! She now lives on the magnetic board next to my work table. Thank you so much!
Response: I keep thinking of making myself one. I am glad that you like her. Thanks for the heart rate!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for all the great ephemera and nice letter. I'm just getting into ATC making so I'm especially excited to get the papers.
Response: Awesome. I am glad that you can use them. Thanks for the heart rate!
Candyn29 rated for EASU: Something Fishy on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: I really like your card tyvm
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart rate!

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Babsmomof5 on Sep 21, 2017:

Oh my goodness! Girl, seriously, before I even read the note you sent I pulled out the tags and thought Wow, these are perfect to stick in my go bag for doctors office visits!" And the humorous quotes were so funny I had to share them with Mom, Dad, and moms daytime caretaker. You truly made my day today with your kindness!

Bohochick on Sep 14, 2017:

I can't even tell you how much I love the junk journal you sent me for AWG!!! It absolutely made my week! I was excited by the envie before I even opened it and found that fabulous little journal!! Thanks so much!! 😍

cmdunderground on Sep 13, 2017:

Thanks very much for the birthday wishes. Much appreciated ❤️❤️❤️

Adriann on Sep 13, 2017:

I had a lot of personal issues that prevented me from following through on the Scrap Mail swap.

Please send me your address and I will send out to your ASAP. No need to re-rate, as it is deserved.

Have a great day!

ladydy5 on Sep 12, 2017:

Always glad to have you in my group swaps.

Margothecat on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card and funny postcards! AWG September wish list!

RyeRye on Sep 10, 2017:


janski48 on Sep 10, 2017:

Thanks for the birthday wishes! 😊

luluvision on Sep 7, 2017:

You're very welcome!! I hope you have fun with the images!!

orneryswife on Aug 28, 2017:

Thank you for all the buttons!! August wishlist AWG.😘

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