Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2018 7:34 pm


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: December 10, 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?

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, 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
  • Acrylic paints, inks, various marking utensils
  • 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
  • Produce stickers
  • 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

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
- 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

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)


Comment: I LOVE lime green! Thanks for all the awesome papers!!!
kfaye rated for Oaxaca Inspired Animals on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: It was worth the wait ;) Beautiful work. Thank you :)
Comment: How could you be on the naughty list with me?! You sent the most wonderful selection of goodies and I love everything! Especially the hand painted/gelli plate? papers! I plan to work in my art journals this winter and I will love using these in my book. Your note made me laugh! lol Thanks again. Hugs, Bonnie
Tifflovestocraft rated for Private - Tiny Journal on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: O.M.G! Girl!! I could cry because this is so sweet, tiny, and beautiful. I will cherish it forever.
Comment: cute - got my stuff today -- fun items - thanks
graciepie49 rated for CUCrew: Tactile Collage on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: My apologies for not rating this right away. I thought I had changed that bad habit, but apparently I have had a temporary (I hope) relapse. . . . . Your tactile collage postcard is very cool! I love the orange wallpapers, but I can't imagine a wall space of any size actually having much of that color. Interesting! The black on orange embossed leopard pattern is neat too.
Comment: Thank you for the yellow papers! These will be so much fun to work with! ...and I love the stamp collage on the front of the envie- how fun!
Comment: What a really fun package of RED. My fav color! Thanks so much for great variety.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great papers! I love collage paper swaps!
Comment: Love the deman postcard! Thanks 😊
Response: I am glad that you like it. Thanks for the heart rate
Comment: Love the witch pc! I keep thinking that I really need some cool Halloween washi! Love the stamps, too!
Response: I am glad that you like it. Thanks for the heart rate
sunshinesuperman rated for USA:Here Comes the Sun-Oct on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard. I love all the color, texture and pattern. Well done! Hugs, Mona
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate!
Comment: Lovely drawing, I am displaying with my Halloween collections thank you!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate!
jukejan rated for CUCrew: Paper Hunt PC on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: I adore the way you used colors of fall and the fun shapes on this pc. So pretty, a friend saw and loved it, too!
Response: I am glad that you like it. Thanks for the heart rate.
Comment: Love it!!! Thank you so much! And you are the first person ever ( or at least that will admit to it lol) that shares my crazy phobia. Makes me feel less of a weirdo now. 😉
Response: We can be weirdos together. Thanks for the heart rate.
Sandara333 rated for TheDen: Spooky Shrine on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the spooky eyeballs diorama. Very freaky! 🖤👁👀
Response: I am glad that you like it. Thanks for the heart rate.
Comment: love how you made it come together. my son went on a schooltrip to Auschwitz when he was 15. he told me it was mindbloving. what he told me he remember most was a room with hair
Response: Yes, the Nazi's cut their hair as one of the many ways to dehumanize the Jews. I find it fascinating and horrifying to to hear what they went through. I'm a weirdo... Thanks for the heart rate.
Kskollections rated for Halloween ARt DoLL on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: I love it! It’s my 1st one! 😊
Response: I hope this is the first of many to come. They are so much fun to collect and see what everyone's take on the theme creates. Thank you for the heart rate.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Frankie postcard. Love all the colors and cool Halloween washi!
Response: I am glad that you like it. Thanks for the heart rate.
stephiedee rated for CUCrew: Head Switch on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Fashion marten is cool! And so is that washi tape! 😃🥨🌮 Thanks for the great collage postcard - I'm really loving all the collage love my mailbox is getting with this group.
Response: FYI - that is a Lady Gaga Marten... hehehe. I cut off Gaga's head. I definitely have a washi addition. Is there an AA meeting somewhere for that?

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BloomingRoses on Dec 10, 2018:

Thankyou for my birthday wishes such a lovely surprise. 😁

goinjenny on Dec 6, 2018:

yvonne401 on Nov 22, 2018:

We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

thebragal on Nov 19, 2018:

Thank you for the adorable profile decorations! You’re awesome! (Id leave one for you but they never work from my iPhone.)

tcornell on Nov 16, 2018:


Sherry71 on Nov 14, 2018:

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

girlpicasso on Nov 13, 2018:

Thanks for the birthday wishes!!❤❤❤

FiveAcres on Nov 12, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday wishes (June 2018). I didn't see them at the time because I was in between houses for three months. We are all settled into our new place now and I just happened to see your comment on my profile.

butterflylady on Nov 5, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday wishes.

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