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Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: September 9, 2021
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.

Permanent Wish List

Major Supply Needs - I will private swap for these items

  • Elmer's X-TREME Glue Sticks
  • Washi Tape (I simply can not get enough)
  • Vintage papers (Book text, sheet music, maps, Bingo cards, clothing patterns, playing cards, library cards, stamps etc.)
  • Children's book illustrations
  • Black and white images (book images, magazine images, or even photographs)
  • Carnival tickets

Totally Free - Used/Recycled items I use

  • Security envelopes
  • Candy/Bubblegum wrappers
  • Clothing tags
  • Smashed bottle caps (usually found on the side of the road)
  • Colorful aluminum cans (cut the ends off and mail them flat for cheap shipping)
  • Colored aluminum can tabs (Not the silver ones)
  • Bread bag tabs
  • Produce stickers
  • Produce mesh bags
  • Chopstick wrappers
  • Various found items like buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys (playgrounds are the best places to find random treasures)

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
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Muse
  • Disturbed
  • 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

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 enjoy series.

Other Favorites and Facts

Favorite Colors:

  • Black
  • Purple
  • Mint Green
  • Fire Engine Red
  • Florescents
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Turquoise
  • Salmon
  • Black

Favorite Themes:

  • Bohemian Gypsy
  • Viking
  • Scandinavian Folk Art
  • Whimsical, Strange, Unique
  • Skulls and Zombies
  • Pirates and Mermaids
  • Sea creatures, narwhal, starfish, octopus
  • Vintage Antique
  • Abstract Art

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)
  • Anime Japanese cartoons/comics
  • 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

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: Hooray! A handsome Vampire arrived at my door! Thanks for Drac, he's very cool......♥
Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating!
Comment: What a cool envelope! Thank you for the great zombie ATC, which I freakin love by the way. Thank you for the vintage ephemera also. That will always get used! This envie will make it's way into my journal. Score.
Comment: Great mummy ATC-taking a selfie-no less! How funny is that! Thanks for the extra and varied papers you sent along-love them too-thanks for sharing and Happy Halloween! Great decorated envie,too!
Comment: I love the werewolf atc you made! Very fun and spooky! Thank you!
AmyMarie rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #5 on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: What a great envelope and postage stamps! I like the bling-y puzzle piece and all the fun vintage extras. Thank you!
Comment: Fun!! And thanks for the decorated envie too! ♡
Comment: Beautiful ATC.
Tverne05 rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #4 on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Ooh! I like the design you chose for the puzzle piece. Thanks! Thanks for the book pages.
phillaine rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #3 on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: I just opened this, and I can't stop giggling. It actually works out extra-fabulously because he's upside-down, which I enjoy. I love it. Still giggling. :D Also, thanks for the extras-- especially excited to use the little booklet to make a flipbook. Thanks again! ♥
Tverne05 rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #2 on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the puzzle piece with a purple design. I like. 🤗
wolfeagle rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #1 on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun puzzle piece.
Comment: Thank you. I did not understand what a journal was, now I do! Interesting! You did a fine job, I hope you had fun making it, that's lots of cutting and pasting. . I guess I will learn.
vick302000 rated for ATC Cleanout #21 (USA) on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice selection. Love the envelope and the stamps you used. Thank you again.
Artstamper rated for CUCrew: Collab ArtBook, Part 3 on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for this fun part 3 of the art book. Also for the extras. The school valentine is neat!
Tigerlilyknotwise rated for Winter Dotee Doll on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: EEEEK! This little yeti is so freaking adorable! Thank you very much. I have hung it up so that it greets me whenever I come in the door :) Very cool....now we just need Spring ;) LOL
Comment: Great picture! Thanks for the extras too :)
Artstamper rated for OMAE: Arty Envelope (USA) on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Awesome envelope!!! Thank you so much.
Bananers rated for CUCrew: Collage Images on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great cutouts! What sorts of magazines did you use? You sent such fun pictures! And that sticker on the envelope, OMG!! Where in the world did you find it?
Response: I am so glad that you like them. They are from some lighting magazines that I get from my workplace and fashion magazines like Marie Claire, Glamor, and Bazaar. I honestly can't remember what sticker I used on the envelope.

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yvonne401 on Nov 25, 2021:

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives.

I'm thankful for a lot of things, but I'm most thankful for you.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 22, 2021:

"Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful." - Unknown

Have a fun and safe fall!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 6, 2021:

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

TakenByChance on Jul 14, 2021:

Thank-you so much for the birthday wishes 💕💕
I love my birth-date with its 7/7 numbers. I see that you also have a pretty fantastic birth-date too! I cannot help but ask if you eat Pi or cake, on your birthday? 😄

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2021:

There are no perfect words which can describe the feeling of gratitude I feel towards my country. Proud to be an American.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

Wishing you a happy first day of summer!

May it be a healthy and safe one!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2021:

Wishing you a Happy Spring! Let your hearts sing as flowers bloom this spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 31, 2020:

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

May 2021 be much better than 2020 for everyone in this world. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2020:

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! May the coming year be a better one than this year. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Nov 25, 2020:

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving! May your life be filled with happiness. Stay healthy and safe during this difficult time.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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