Swap-bot Time: April 2, 2020 11:43 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2019
Last Online: April 1, 2020
Birthday: April 3
Country: United States

About Swap-Bot :)

I've been on Swap-Bot a couple of months now, and some things I have taken from it:

  1. I love Swap-Bot
  2. I am grateful for ratings! I LOVE to know that you received something, and that you LOVED it (if you did, and gave me a heart!) If you didn't love it, that's ok too. I'd love feedback tho if you didn't (I believe feedback is healthy, and makes us better in the end!)
  3. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED SOMETHING! I ALWAYS send out my swaps, and always on time. If i was running late, I would let you know. If you haven't received it, it was likely lost in the mail and I'd be HAPPY to resend!
  4. I have learned to approach all swaps with this in mind: Give to give, not to receive in return. I think it's something to live by actually!
  5. I like to remember that in the end, it's only "stuff". I would swap kindness for "stuff" any day of the week! have a heart

About Me

Hi! I'm Sandie. I'm from Long Beach, CA (currently living in Huntington Beach with my mom...my dad passed away in Dec2018, so I've been staying with her). I am a single gal with 2 furbabies (the love of my life, my dog Tulip, who is pictured below...isn't she the cutest!?!?! LOL!...and my fat cat Miny, short for Minerva). I LOVE anything dog related, or anything with octopuses or bees. I have several bee tattoos, and will be getting an octopus one soon too :) I also love travel, and I try to go somewhere every couple months. I've been too financially strapped to do so recently, so I'm using Swap-bot as a way to reach out instead! (Cures my love of adventure AND being creative at the same time!)

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE art of any kind. Fine art, crafts, music, dance, performance....anything! I was raised in a family that valued creativity. My mother was a fine artist by hobby, and a graphic artist by trade. My father was a woodworker. My sister is a ceramic artist, plus she teaches ceramics at the college level, too!. I'm the only one that doesn't work in a creative field! (kinda sad for me!!! LOL) I LOVE to make things tho. I have dabbled in photography, painting, metalsmithing, fiber arts, paper arts, etc etc etc. I have SO MANY art supplies, I thought it would be fun to swap some with ya'll! My current obsession is paper arts, and i'm brimming with old books, old paper, and ephemera! I've been making junk journals, and analog type correspondence. I just love it! and I'm growing a quite impressive collection of washi tapes (teeheehee!)...my preference is for florals, vintage'y looking designs, and abstracts. I've been on a sewing kick too! I've started using scrap fabric to make all types of pouches. My mom, sister, and I made 4 t-shirt quilts with my dad's old t-shirts, and I've been going CRAZY with the scraps! I need to start an etsy shop to deal with the stuff I've been making! LOL!

Favorite Books

I love reading biographies! I'm currently reading about Chernobyl (I remember when the explosion happened...I cried and cried thinking the world was coming to an end!). My next up book is John Doe's second book, More Fun in the New World, about the LA punk scene of the late 70's/early 80's

Favorite Music

I'm a girl of the 80's! I love old new wave and punk. My favorite bands tend to be smaller bands that play at smaller venues. If you've ever watched True Blood, and remember "Fangtasia"...the club where they filmed that is literally 2 blocks from my house, Alex's Bar, and that's the PERFECT place to see music! I've seen all kinds of bands there, and even watched live karaoke there! THAT's my kinda jam! I see X (an LA based punk band) whenever they're in town, and I've been on a huge Mariachi El Bronx kick lately! I also love Foo Fighters, but as I get older I'm not so much into the crowds :) I also love bluegrass, and trip hop! I'm kind of all over the place! LOL!

Things I love...

Just to get an idea of where my head is:

I love dogs (and all animals really)...I love octopuses...I love bees...I love vintage design (from victorian to 70's retro)...I love old paper...I love fabric...I love watercolor paintings...I love shiny nail polish!...I love heart shaped things...I love anatomical hearts too!...I love hand illustrated drawings and paintings of wilderness (bugs/birds/animals/trees/flowers)...tulips, hydrangeas, and pansies are my favorite flowers...I love science illustrations....I love old book covers...I love handmade rubber stamps...I LOVE anything handmade really...i love recycling trash for different purposes...I love craft beer and wine...I love YELLOW..I love washi tape and stickers (NOT words, holiday or religious) and i subscribe to all 3 stickii monthly subs! i'm addicted!...I love milk chocolate with nuts (or caramel)...I love valentines day...I love kawaii...

Things I'm not fond of...

Please don't share your political views on your profile. Keep in mind that there is a WORLD of people out there that may or may not agree with you, and by being openly unwavering on views that someone may not agree with, you're putting people in a bad position when they have to graciously send you a gift (swap). Saying "that's all i'll say" doesn't change that. How about just don't even put it on your profile in the first place! :)

Not a fan of hard candies, or anything that gets stuck in my teeth. I'm not particular to modern country music (but I love ol' hillbilly type stuff and bluegrass!).

Although I love washi and stickers, I'm not a fan of words or holiday washi tape/stickers. I prefer florals, vintage designs, abstract art.

I am not religious, but don’t mind beautiful religious symbols and architecture (just don’t try to sell me:-) But really, if I get something I cannot use, I just pass it on (i stole this from another swap-bot user because i think she just worded it beautifully!)


ISO STICKII BINDER PAGES! if you have any that you aren't using, I would LOVE them!!!

Here's my stickii referral (incase you're looking!): CLICK HERE

I like to post some things to IG! Check it out HERE!

Here are some pics of mine! Check out my Flickr HERE!

My dog, Tulip! Check her IG account too! @tulipsmug tulip's mug


fortannam rated for RSS: Mug Rugs! on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: So fun to get this with the flip book! Two for one swap prize day for me! It’s lovely! The heart is great, and I’ll start using it today in my work-at-home office!! A zillion hearts to you!!
Response: Glad you liked it!!! Thank you for the heart!!! XOXO
fortannam rated for RSS: Pocket Page Mini Album Swap on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: So fun! I love it!! I like the tabs!! And the paper for the envelope is fun too! And all the goodies!! A zillion hearts to you!!
Response: Thank YOU for the hearts!!! After I received yours I had all sorts of new ideas to make one! Yours was beautiful! Thanks again!!!
Phenyx rated for Sewing Business on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: The pouch and the envelope you sent me were absolutely beautiful. That little pouch keychain was adorable. Thank you so much for agreeing o this swap with me. I loved the fabric of the pouch, the most. ❤️
Response: Yay! So glad you received safely and that you love it! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for the heart!!!
oldsoul rated for RSS: Tiny Dollie on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Sandie! I LOVED your dollie! How awesome — we must do this again. And all the little details, not just on the doll, but the packaging and the small goodies too! You are awesome - stay that way. And lets swap another time too! I send you lots of love ❤️
Response: YAY! I'm so glad you got her!!! I was so worried she'd get lost in the mail!!! All the love to you too!!! XOXO Thanks for the heart!
thatsmemyk rated for Swap #3!!! on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Loved everything!!! Thanks so much for all the wonderful stationery bits and hand-made items. I'll enjoy using them very much (if I can stand to part with them!).
Response: i hope you like them! i'm so self conscious after receiving yours! LOL! yours is SOOOOOOOO good!!! thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love the pouch...perfect for my shears. Thank you for the extras and the mail art envelope. I like the homemade evie.
Response: i hope you can use it!!! :) thank you for the hearts!
amylunt rated for RSS: Unlocked Creativity on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: You have some great talent! I love it! My 18 year old daughter also thinks it is so cute! Thanks so much!
Response: thank you!!! and thanks for the heart! :)
cbr rated for Filled envelop #6 on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: Very nice.Thanks again for resending the swap.
Response: yay i'm glad you received it! thank you for the heart!
shellybuckmeier rated for Just Randomness on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies you sent! I love the washi! :)
Response: glad you like it! thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for all the great items. Love the big pocket, I just learnt on how to do this with envelopes, only I use glue , I don’t have a sewing machine. Thank you for the thoughts on the fire and our poor animals. Where I live we only have cyclones and wet weather at the moment, but I was travelling our wonderful country at this time and experienced heatwaves, smoke pollution and floods in a matter of 6 weeks. Good to be home.
Response: I'm glad you're in a wet area! and I'm glad you received the swap ok and love it :) thank you so much for the heart!!! XOXO
Eulegirl rated for Calendar Envies on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all of the lovely envies!!
Response: glad you like them!!! thank you for the heart!!! XOXO
Comment: Thanks so much! I love it.
Response: yay!!! glad you like it!!! thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely FQ! I love the color. And I love the envelope you made!
Response: I'm glad you like it!!! Thank you for the heart!!! XOXO
Phenyx rated for IPC: Send 2 on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: I can't thank you enough for this resend. I absolutely love the idea of the envelope opening into a little folder. Every little thing was just beautiful from the assortment of doilies to papers to recycled envelopes. I read your note and thought you meant TN for the envelope itself. And just now I was happily surprised to see the cute little mister (TN) you made me. I love it ❤️❤️ You have absolutely spoiled me.
Response: yay!!! super happy you love it!!! thank you for the heart!!! :D XOXO
fortannam rated for RSS: Sew an Envelope! on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: So great to get more envelopes from you! Thank you for the beautiful ones - and they are not the same fabric! And the extra goodies too! Let’s do it again... I love this swap!
Response: Yay!!! I'm so happy you liked them!!! YES! Let's do some more!!! XOXO thank you for the heart, btw!!!
hoosiergirl rated for A TOTE & A NOTE 2020 on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!! I love the entire package. Specifically the "special" bag..... and your story about the sewing machine :-)
Response: Yay! I’m so happy you like it! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow you are fast! Thanks for all the goodies.
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for the heart!!!
IDreamOfAfrica rated for MaE: Wrapping paper rolls! on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃━☆゚.*・。゚ Thank You Sandie for the beautiful handmade wrapping paper envelopes. I 🅻🅾🆅🅴 them! You are very talented. You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: yay! i'm glad you like them!!! XOXOX thank you for the heart!
cloudjun rated for Stationary Giveaway!!! on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: I need to check out that flowish journal swap!
Response: yes! I think she's posting a new swap soon!
Comment: Thank you so much. I will enjoy your goodies
Response: you're welcome! thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 135 21 21
Completed Fives Threes Ones
107 146 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 46 59 0
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sherba31 on Mar 30, 2020:

Thanks for the mug rug RAK! I love the fabric collage I can use as a model. The way you packaged this too was great - clear envie, cool calendar page...Thanks a bunch and take care.

LoveThis on Feb 14, 2020:

thankyou very very much for sending my last 2 cards back :) one of the card from favoritepostcard.com you can check it, they have grate selection and they sending everywhere :)

LoveThis on Jan 29, 2020:

i received two cards from you, thankyou very much :)

yvonne401 on Jan 25, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



LoveThis on Jan 25, 2020:

thankyou very much for the owl card :)

LoveThis on Jan 22, 2020:

and also thankyou for Dolotov card back :)

LoveThis on Jan 22, 2020:

received i raindier card, thankyou very much for sending my card back :)

LoveThis on Jan 13, 2020:

thankyou very much for sending my card back :)

AZmom875 on Nov 14, 2019:

I am doing a resend for the Ad card abc letter A today. Thanks for contacting me since it should have arrived a long time ago, and the B player got hers already.

CarlyJo on Sep 6, 2019:

I figured it out! Type the @ and then a name and you click to it! @isandie

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