Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2018 2:12 am


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: October 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
  • 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: Lovely drawing, I am displaying with my Halloween collections thank you!
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!
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. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Sandara333 rated for TheDen: Spooky Shrine on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the spooky eyeballs diorama. Very freaky! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘€
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! Itโ€™s my 1st one! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅจ๐ŸŒฎ 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?
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate!
Tifflovestocraft rated for Paper Doll on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for my Frida paper doll. I love her. ๐Ÿ˜ She is imaginative and wonderful. I'm excited to give ATC circles a try. Thank you for the backgrounds. XOXO
Response: I am so behind on responding to these. I am so glad that you like her. I look forward to our next swap. Now get your cute self down here and lets craft!
stephiedee rated for CUCrew: One Shape - Triangle on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Awesome collage, Candace! Yep, I โค๏ธ the colors too...and the black lines setting off the triangles are perfect. Thank you for another piece of great collage art!
Comment: Thank you for your fun pc my friend! I do love that skeleton washi too!!
Comment: I love him. He is cute and creepy. ;)
ScottishLass34 rated for Black Envie Mail Art-USA on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Such amazing and beautiful artwork on your envie, and awesome goodies inside to! Thank you!!!๐Ÿ˜Š
karategirl46 rated for USA:Here Comes The Sun-Sept. on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: I love this card! One of my favorite in the series. Thank you so much for this little ray of sunshine.
smadronia rated for Cardboard Bestiary on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: SO CUTE! I love him! He just seems, so happy. I think he's a Fred, and Fred is going to go up on my wall as my personal monster :) Thanks for the resend and the neat extra goodies :)
ttbishop rated for Get to Know a Weirdo on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: So cool! Loved how you divided the page, and your lettering is just great! Thanks!
Response: I am so glad that you like it. I hope the flower made sense. It is from Alice in Wonderland. Thanks for the heart rate!
ttbishop rated for CUCrew: August Collage Kit on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE!!! YAY!! Thanks so much!!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate!
bjmonroe rated for Back to Swapping Handmade Postcard on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: Fun postcard. Thanks for making it for me. Love that the background is gelli prints
Response: I am so glad that you like it. Thanks for the heart rate!
heatherkm rated for Nesting Doll ATC on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Oh my gosh, thank you for the nesting dolls. They are so cool and I love how they fold on top of each other. Great job ๐Ÿ‘
Response: I am glad you like them. Thanks for the heart rate!

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tcornell on Oct 19, 2018:


stephiedee on Oct 8, 2018:

wolfeagle on Sep 29, 2018:


Thank you so much for the Awesome Frank postcard.

makestuff on Sep 19, 2018:

Thank you for all the nice things you post on my profile! I hope you have a great day!

MissPaula on Sep 7, 2018:

stephiedee on Aug 31, 2018:

CajunLady on Aug 30, 2018:

wolfeagle on Aug 20, 2018:


jukejan on Aug 17, 2018:

Thanks for my cuteness on the sidebar!

Artstamper on Aug 16, 2018:

I'll try to remember my wings, thanks for the colorful reminder. It brightened my day!

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