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Last Online: July 23, 2024
Birthday: June 5
Country: Canada
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June 12/24
I really enjoy watching Music, Travel, Love - two wonderful Canadian singers who travel to beautiful parts of the world, sometimes singing with people from that country. This song was sung in my province :)

May 31/24
I hate getting two email messages about swaps; in fact, I've stopped the emails telling me about new swaps, if the founder of the swap always sends a pm.

I've asked my groups if they get notifications about new swaps and the few who answered said they did. So, I've decided not to send out a message about a new swap; no sense you getting TWO messages when one is sufficient.

If you don't get notification and depend on the pm, please pm me and I'll tell you how to get new swap emails.

April 14/24
My knee is healing pretty good, I think. Tuesday will be one week and I'm walking on it - I was surprised to learn that it's expected to be able to put your full weight on it asap. There is pain, of course but meds are given to you. I have exercises to do, and I'm pretty good at elevating my leg to keep the swelling down. I'll be taking off my bandages (for the second time) tonight, and I'll be able to have my first shower tomorrow.

I used the walker the first day or two, but don't anymore (I do stay inside) and I don't depend on my cane, either. I never did use the crutches, or the elevated toilet seat. I doubt I'll use the bathtub seat tomorrow - I was able to stand and help prepare lunch today, so I think I can shower w/o it.

March 30, 2024
Thanks to all the nice folks who have sent me their well wishes for my surgery, and stories about your own, or your loved ones, experiences - I'm overwhelmed by your kindness!

March 26, 2024
On April 9, I'm having knee surgery; I went to the information session yesterday and it doesn't look like I'm going to be very mobile for a few weeks. For three hours a day (45 minutes x 4), I'm going to have to keep my leg raised (I'll be able to read a lot!), and then I have exercises I need to do, also 4 times a day. Sitting for long periods of times won't be encouraged, which is what I do now. I'll have to be on the computer sometimes for my p/t job, so feel free to pm/email me.

I'm going to try to get the swaps on my dashboard done in a week. After that, I won't be able to host my regular swaps, so I'll have to take a break. I should be up and about by the middle of May, in time for camping season. :)

Jan 12, 2024
I love this idea for storing embellishments and whatever you've "lost" in your drawers and bins!

Jan 2024

A niece of mine has posted something on FB that is a great idea.

Write down something nice that happens each day, and put it in a jar. On New Year's Eve, bring down the jar; read each slip of paper and remember the good things.

Don't forget to mark the date on the paper. Or, is that important? Maybe not.

Oct 2/23

I love this song

March 3/23

Hi, my name is Sandra and I live in Calgary, Alberta.

My profile is updated whenever I add something to it. The list of map postcards are updated every time I get a new one that isn't in my collection. Same for the coins and shaped paperclips.

Sept 8/22

The Queen has died. It's going to be very different to hear "Long Live the King" and "God Save The King" - I was raised with the Queen always being there. My husband also noted that all the stamps and money will have to be changed; that will be an undertaking - her image has been on stamps and money in many countries for many decades.

Sept 2/22

I've complained to my American friends, when mail is late, that the "invisible line" that separates our countries seems to make it impossible for mail to cross. Well, it's NOT an invisible line after all.

See this article

It's VERY visible, lol.

A waste of time and money? What do you think?

June 30, 2022

I can't believe that I FINALLY understand what a junk journal is - I love doing collage and stumbled across this video by Margarete Miller showing how to start one. She's the artist who's helped teach me how to collage better.

James Blunt makes me emotional.

After the horrible discoveries of over 5000 bodies (and climbing) at Native residential schools across Canada, I recommend reading a book by former Chief Bev Sellars called "They Called Me Number One". It's about three generations of a family who were forced to attend a residential school and how it affected them and their families. It's a real eye opener, and is relevant for many countries.

This is a video of a wonderful cat we had, and a funny surprise my daughters discovered one night!

I get a newsletter from a website that sends me very interesting & informative things. See if you like it.

"I am just a tiny person but there is a place for me, and for everybody, to sit down on this earth and touch it and call it their own."
- from a book called The No. I Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

The only thing I ask of my partners is don't send me pink - I just don't like it and I never have. I'm not a girly girl in the slightest way possible. I like BRIGHT over pastel any day!



I've always had a love of foreign (to me) coins and banknotes, so would love it if you could help me increase my collection.

When sending me coins, please let me know what they're called in their country - as much as I'm appreciative in getting them, I'm not very knowledgeable with what the currency / name is.

Whenever we go on vacation, I try to find pressed pennies. If you have extra's you don't want, they'd be loved. Again, please let me know where they came from.

Trades would be a welcome option!

UPDATED every time I get a new coin

US Quarters (state&park):

AL (1&0), AK, (1&2), AZ (3&0), AR (0&1), CA (1&0), CO (1&1), CT (2&0), DE (1&0), FL (0&2), GA (3&0), HI (0&2), ID (0&2), IL (0&2), IN (0&2), IA (1&1), KS (1&0), KY (1&2), LA (1&0), ME (1&0), MD (1&0), MA (2&0), MI (1&0), MN (0&1), MS (0&0), MO (0&0), MT (0&0), NE (2&0), NV (2&0), NH (3&1), NJ (0&1), NM (2&0), NY (1), NC (3&2), ND (2&1), OH (0&0), OK (0&1), OR (2&0), PA (1&0), RI (3&0), SC (0&0), SD (1&0), TN (1&1), TX (2&2), UT (1&2), VT (1&0), VA (2&1), WA (0&1), WV (1&1), WI (1&0) WY (1&0)

Northern Mariana Islands - (1&1)
American Samoan Fruit Bat (2)
District of Columbia with Duke Ellington (1)
District of Columbia with Frederick Douglas (1)


The Drummer Boy (2)
Sacawajwea gold $1 coins (2)
Maya Angelou (1)

Updated each time I get a new coin

Canadian quarters all are 1867-1992, except AB which all are 1905-2005 coins (I have an 1867-1992 one now - thanks, Nitisha!) & one of the SK ones which is also 1905-2005:

BC (1), AB (5), SK (5), MB (1), ON (1), QC (3), NB (2), NS (1), PEI (1), NL (1), YK (2), NWT (1). Nunuvut (NU) didn't become a Territory until 1999.

Would LOVE to get the 2012 dinosaur quarters I just found out about - they glow in the dark!


On January 2017, I made a list of the map cards I have. The list is updated whenever I get a new map card.

The number beside the country/place is the number of pc's I have of different mapcards; duplicates aren't indicated (but are loved), nor are partial scenes of a particular place (except the Florida Keys).

World (10), North America (2), South America (1)

Canada (7): British Columbia (3 full, 7 partial), Alberta (3 full, 1 partial), Saskatchewan (3 full), Manitoba (1 partial), Ontario (2 full, 2 partial), Quebec (1 full, 1 partial), New Brunswick (2 full), Prince Edward Island (5 full), Nova Scotia (2 full, 1 partial), Newfoundland (0) and Labrador (0), the Atlantic Maritimes (1) and 1 of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & PEI together.

Territories: Yukon (0), Northwest Territories (0), Nunavut (0).

United States (8): Alabama (3), Alaska (10), Arizona (7), Arkansas (2), California (10), Colorado (4), Connecticut (4), Delaware (4), Florida (5), Florida Keys (2), Georgia (4), Hawaii (5), Idaho (3) Illinois (3), Indiana (5), Iowa (3), Kansas (7), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (5), Maine (2), Maryland (2), Massachusetts (4 & 5 of the Capes), Michigan (7), Minnesota (6), Mississippi (4), Missouri (10), Montana (4), Nebraska (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (3), New Mexico (3), New York (2), North Carolina (6), North Dakota (1), Ohio (4), Oklahoma (3), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (6), Rhode Island (2), South Carolina (4), South Dakota (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (8), Utah (3), Vermont (1), Virginia (3), Washington (2), West Virginia (6), Wisconsin (7), Wyoming (5), (Territories): Guam (0), Puerto Rico (0), Virgin Islands (1)

Australia (7)

New Zealand: (18) North Island - Wairarapa, Hawke's Bay, Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula, Wellington & Kapiti Coast, Waikato, Auckland,

South Island - The "Top of the South", Canterbury, Southern Scene


UK: I have a lot of "parts" of places in England - have a couple of Scotland, a few of Ireland and a couple of Great Britain.

Mexico (0)

Central America (0): Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama

South America (1): Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil (1), Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile

Europe (4): Austria (0), Belarus (0), Belgium (1), Czech Republic (2), Denmark (1), Finland (5), France (4), Germany (4), Greece (0), Holland (5), Italy (1), Norway (0), Poland (0), Portugal (1), Romania (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (2), Sweden (0), Ukraine (0)

I'd love to have a postcard from each individual province in any European country that has them!

Others: Iceland (1), Greenland (1), Turkey, Africa (1 of the continent, one of S. Africa), India, China, Malaysia (1), Japan (1), Russia (3), Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica (1), etc etc etc.

I have Bermuda, Tortola, and two of the Caribbean Sea. I have one of the West Indies.

Postcards I've never heard of, and would love to know more about:

•Anderson Design Group
•Art of Instruction
•Belle and Boo (have 1)
•Blue Cats
•Boo and Stu (have 1)
•Cavellini (have 1)
•Flags of the World
•Inga Palster
•Inge Look (have 1)
•Kaj Stenvall
•Ken Brown
•Lou Paper
•Spirit of the Dog

Ones I know about, and love to get:

•Alice in Wonderland
•Anne Taintor
•Charley Harper
•Coca Cola
•Edward Gorey
•Harry Potter
•Jetoy •Lantern Press
•Naughty Little People (LOVE)
•New Yorker •Norman Rockwell •Picatso •Route 66 •Vanity Fair

More postcard likes are down below (I like to receive my postcards blank and in an envelope - not written on).


August 20, 2020 - I received an order of shaped paper clips today, and organized them with the others I have. I thought I'd keep track of them here.

I keep this list updated as I get more.

  1. HUMANOID: head (2), body (1), heart (6), foot (5), hand (2), moustache (1), breast cancer ribbon (1), conversation bubble (2), eyeglasses (1)

  2. PETS: dog (11), bones (5), cat (17)

  3. FARM: horse (3), pig (6), rabbit (5), goat (1), yak (1), mouse (2), spider (1)

  4. ANIMAL (LAND): stag (3), deer (1), elephant (2), giraffe (2), hedgehog (1), bear (7), rabbit (1), mountain (1), sloth (1)

  5. ANIMAL (WATER): alligator (5), turtle/tortoise (13), dolphin (10), fish (4), whale (5), manta ray (3), shell (1), seahorse (3)

  6. ANIMAL (WINGS): penguin (3), swan (1), butterfly (5), owl (1), bat (1), bird (2), flamingo (7)

  7. FANTASY: yeti (3), dinosaur (11), mermaid (4)

  8. SEA & SKY: anchor (1), airplane (10), planet (11), astronaut (1), rocket (1), spaceship (1)

  9. FOOD: apple (4), pineapple (6), lemon (1), pear (2), cherry (2), grapes (1), strawberry (3), peach (1), blueberry (1), carrot (1), peas (1), ice cream (9), banana (1), cupcake (1)

  10. PLANTS: flowers (15), cactus (2), leaf (1)

  11. HOUSEHOLD: light bulbs (23), envelope (15), coffee mug (3), camera (2), telephone (1), wine goblet (2), clothes hanger (1), clipboard (1), jewel (2), key (2), present (1)

  12. TO WEAR: bow (1), witch's hat (1), dress (1)

  13. MUSICAL: notes (3), guitar (2)

  14. SHAPES: star (3), circle (9), square (11), triangle (2), arrows (12), Xmas tree (15)

15: NUMBERS: 0-9

  1. WORDS: cafe

  2. Xmas: Xmas tree (15), bell (1)


Please be patient with mail! Even between Canada and the States, mail can take over a month. I had one swap take 39 days to get to me from the States, and now a swap of mine took 40 days to get to my partner there - the same day I resent (naturally).

UPDATE: Apr 17/21 - the longest for a swap from me to the States has been almost 2 months (from Feb 7 to Apr 4) - she got two swaps the same day! The second one was sent Mar 8/21.

Just recently, I received a swap from New Zealand that took 4 months to get here - her resend only took a month! This, of course, is because of COVID.

We need to be patient.


The updates on my profile show both the date AND year, which is a bonus everybody likes. Wish everyone would do this.

Please - update your profile, especially if you join profile-based swaps. I sometimes wonder - are you/your husband/kids still sick? Have you moved? How's the new job going? etc etc. :)

Most of the statements on my profile are from the early days of SB (November 29, 2008), which many SB'ers will know.


Fave Books/Music


November 4/22

In late January or early February, I started keeping a list of the books I've read (or didn't read because I just couldn't finish it).

I'm on 240 now.


Try radiogarden.com! You can listen to music from all over the world.

I love the blues and, what I think is called, "alternative" music. I like rock, easy listening, and swing (think "In the Mood" by Glen Miller), too - I listen to a station you can log onto on the web: CKUA.com (Friday nights from 9 pm and Saturday from 3-5 pm they play the blues - Sunday AM they play swing). But, the station plays everything, and it's listener sponsored, so you don't hear ads. I hear music played by people I've never heard of and I LOVE (most of) their styles. Try it out.

I don't like classical, jazz or rap, so I do have to change the station sometimes :).

Favorite Movies

I don't see a lot of movies anymore. I did when I was younger - living on an Air Force base in Germany, I went to a movie every Saturday with my 25 cent allowance. A movie (15 cents) and a bag of fries (10 cents) is what that bought.

I watch a few on my laptop now. I have Amazon Prime and I'm a Geek Squad member, so I get a free movie from them once a month.

Favorite Television

I don't watch TV anymore, except Netflix.


Haven't had Netflix for about a year now.

I found Northern Exposure again (from the 80's) on APTN. I watch it each weekday.

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking ruled once upon a time (I actually finished an album), but because card-making is so fast, I finish them more often than any of the albums I dream of having someday (there's no way I can give anybody a "store bought" card anymore)!

Since discovering Swap-bot Nov/08, ATCs rule these days! I spend so much time making these little gems, that everything else has been put on the back burner!


I love Collage and host a Collaged Index Card in the Skinny Swappers group. Come and join us!

2018 - ATCs, APCs and postcard making is what I mainly do now. Mixed media and collage is awesome!

2024 - saw my great nephew a couple of days ago. He's 25 now and was 10 when we took him on a road trip; when we saw him he mentioned how it's one of his great memories. It WAS a great trip.

About Me

My first swap: X~Mas Card Swap International Nov 29/08 - there was over 400 people who signed up, with about 15 people who never sent.

I think I joined SB before this date (is that why I'm an "original member"?), but was banned from a recipe swap, because my profile wasn't long enough (HA, that changed, didn't it)!

I shrugged my shoulders and forgot all about SB; then I found it again! Haven't looked back.

Personal stuff:

I met my husband in 1992 and we married exactly 5 years later. We have a few children between us, all of them grown now.

I'm a camper - my husband and I have an acre sized campsite about an hour and a half away from the city and visit it every weekend if the weather allows. My parents had a place there before us, and that's where we got married.

I would love to have an acreage. Have always dreamed of living on a farm.

I'm an Air Force brat, so travel is in my blood - plan to see more of this planet. When we lived in Germany, mom and dad took us camping all over Europe - lucky us. When I was in Germany a few years back, I understood just how brave my folks were - they didn't speak German, but they took us camping everywhere we could go. They were social people and made friends with the ones who spoke English.

Have always had an interest in photography, but don't apply myself.

July 5, 2011 - last day of my "real" job. Husband retired 2013 and we're content to putter around at home, or the campsite. How did we find the time to do things when we worked??


Likes & Dislikes


I like bright colours - red, yellow, and the different kinds of blue there are.

I like having little kids around, teaching them to cook or do crafts - expand their world. With babies, the first thing I do is have them touch something - usually a plant.

Love the vintage look; things that are old. Things from old books, old tickets, pictures. I like sorcerer pics, dark, mystical visions. Love the steampunk look!

The following likes could be for anything to do with rub-ons, stamps, die-cuts, etc.

I like: faux stitching, doodles, trees, wild animals & bugs, birds, ocean stuff, travel, nature, ducks (the real ones, not the rubber ducky ones), horses, grass, lighthouses, fairies, mushrooms, dinosaurs. dragons, pin-ups, tasteful nudes. I'd love to get some decent punch-outs or die-cuts - unusual ones, not hearts and squares (who doesn't have those?)

If somebody wants to trade some punch-outs or die-cuts with me I have a cool carousal (horse) punch, and others (wings) - I can send a list of what I have. Just pm me.

Feb 25/17 - Since this was written, I have a ton more die-cuts to share!

I like pictures that could be incorporated into an ATC - kind of off the wall, or macabre, quirky, not cutsey. Dragons, mermaids, Boris type art.

I like Native art, and masks.

I'd really like it if you wrote a bit about what you're sending me - why you like it and what you'd like me to know about it. Or even just something about yourself!

I don't wear jewellry, but I'd like to get "parts" that I could use - I'm getting into Steampunk art.

I love "Classic 45" scrapbooking paper, Zetti, the grunge look, Tim Holtz.

If you're from another country, I'd love it if you'd send me a coin or two from where you live. I've started to collect all the specialty quarters that I've just learned about on our trip to Florida this year (Apr/18)! Or a postcard (especially a map card), or a postage stamp (used is fine), or anything else different from what I'm used to seeing here.


PINK == though I don't mind fuchsia. I don't care for pastel colours. I still remember, as a child, my bedroom walls painted a pale green! So, bright colours, please.

Disney, cutsie, lots of small anything, pet things, stuff for kids (mine are grown), wedding items, stickers with sayings on them, religious themes. Crayon drawings of "cute" things. I'm way too old to appreciate them - I'll give them to the young folk in the family :)

I don't need stickers - don't use the ones I have, so please don't send any. I don't like too much glitter, but I use Wink of Stella. I don't like stickers on the art you send me. Unless it's so nice, you can hardly tell it's a sticker! You know what I mean.

If you're sending me a recipe (food or drink), I don't like coffee, coconut, tequila or scotch. I'm not an adventurous person with many types of seafood (oysters, sardines & mussels), though I like fish and prawns (large shrimp).


November 4/13


Store bought pc's: I'd like mine sent blank/unwritten on, in an envelope, if it's allowed in the swap (or even if it isn't).

I don't join many "naked and stamped" postcard swaps - I like blanks ones so I can send them on when needed (themed swaps, more than one in an envelope, etc). I also keep many, just because I like them so much.

If you sent the following, you'll be just fine:

map cards, map cards, map cards!! If you have any Canadian map cards, I'd love them. Please take a look at the list of map postcards I have but, again, I don't mind duplicates because I like to join map postcard swaps!

steampunk, retro ads, nudes, naughty, fairies, dinosaurs, sci-fi, fantasy, monsters, old comics, movie posters, some movie stars, space (stars), water (rivers, waterfalls, lakes, ocean - I love water), lighthouses, tropical (palm trees, beaches), ships (rocket, sailing, etc), muscle cars (I used to have a 1972 Challenger - I rue the day I sold it), aboriginal scenes/portraits (from any country), art, bright and colourful (NO PINK or PASTEL for me).

I don't care for touristy postcards (but LOVE map cards). I don't care for reconnoissance art, but I do love Toulouse Lautrec art.

No kittens, puppies or cute things, unless it's a human baby. I do like horses. Not crazy about vintage postcards, unless it's something to do with the above likes. I don't like them just because they're old. I was sent a vintage pc of a Hula dancer - that was fine. Hawaii is a place I've been to and loved.

Handmade postcards: please (if you can), keep them 4 x 6" so they'll fit (10 x 15 cm) in my storage place. These can be sent naked OR in an envelope.


Blister powder or other type that you add water to and the colours are brilliant
Art By Marlene stamped images, die-cuts, stencils, etc.
Canadian map postcards
shaped paperclips
foreign money (bills / coins)
pressed pennies
US specialty quarters
magazines I'd love (no matter how old): Art Doll Quarterly; Cloth, Paper, Scissors; Stampington & Co.; and, mags like that
1 1/4 in circle punch
word dies or die-cuts
gnome dies or die-cuts
envelopes that a postcard will fit into (4.5 x 6.5" at least)
plastic sleeves for handmade cards or postcards
unused low denomination CDN postage stamps (3 cents, 6 cents)
Posca paint markers
bat die(s) or die-cuts
Silhouette spatula
cigar bands (or wrappers)
numbers (smallish)
Braille paper


December 11, 2016

I always rate and I don't flake. If I ever do, I'll take this statement off.

Because, why would I want to earn that 3, or (shudder) 1?

If you get my swap, I'd appreciate a rating. If you didn't, please let me know so I can fix the problem. After a month or so, I will pm if I haven't been rated to see if my item made it to your house.

Postal workers in Canada don't work on weekends, so if the send date is a Saturday/Sunday, they won't be postmarked until Monday. I try to have it done before the w/e in those cases. I always give extra time for things - especially overseas, before rating (and will check before giving a 1 or 3). Even crossing the Canada/US border seems to take forever sometimes. See the top of my profile!

I will sometimes put something in the closest mailbox on a w/e, and hit "sent" that day, but it won't be picked up until the next p/u day. I don't worry about it, if it isn't due. If it's DUE to go out that day, I take it to the post office, so the stamp will have the correct date on it.

I don't automatically give a heart because of extra's. Except for postcard swaps - if you've given me an extra one, from my profile likes, on top of sending me great cards, then why wouldn't you deserve a heart? I always send an extra postcard, and hope my partner does, too.

If something makes me say "wow", you'll get a heart. Even if it has pink in it, you might still get a heart, but you'll know it's your art that got it for you. Hope you'll do the same for me.

November 4/22

I appreciate getting a heart as much as anyone - when you give me one, I hope you love what I've sent.

THINGS FOR ME (and you, if you want):

Hosting Help

Markdown help


MamaMangrove rated for AMA Altered PC #17 on Jul 23, 2024
Comment: Great altered PC, Sandra! Those added elements worked perfectly. Thanks for hosting this swap. I love to alter postcards so was pleased to participate. I'm sending a scavenger hunt swap to you soon. Hope you're enjoying summer.
Response: Thanks, Linda - I've always liked that postcard. Hope to receive an altered pc from you one day, but will look forward to the scav. hunt. Thanks for the heart! You people in FL won't believe how hot it is here this summer (probably not as hot as there, though, lol).
ellie rated for SS: Collage with prompts #2 on Jul 22, 2024
Comment: I love the lady in the tree! Thank you so much.
Response: So glad it got to you today - I'm very happy you like 'Jane'. TY for the heart :)
marclively rated for NYUP: Dino's and More on Jul 18, 2024
Comment: Many thanks!! I loved this swap, you sent great cards and enjoyed the story behind them. I hope we trade again
Response: You're welcome, Marc - thanks for the heart rating :)
RiverTopanga rated for CO: Surreal Collage #10 on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Got the adorable chipmunk on mushrooms with fish and antelope Surreal Collage. Love it! Thanks so much! Would give you more hearts, but... well, here. Hope these will do 💗🧡❤💛🤎💙💚💜 😁
Response: Those are wonderful hearts, thank you - so happy you're pleased with the collage :)
Comment: Sandra, these are the best Christmas coins EVER! The open coin with stars is in the top 10 swaps I personally have ever received…and that’s a lot of swaps! You outdid yourself with this one, and I’m so happy it came to me!
Response: I have to admit that it's one of my faves, too, Donetta - your compliment is very appreciated 🥰
Comment: Sandra, nice job on the ATCs! I can't believe you rushed them. excellent doodle flowers-i need to try some! Card 5 of spades, looks more like it's part of the opposites FDC 1 - #31 & 32. Very pretty with the yellow texture paste and the bird stands out really well. If you find yourself in the same predicament...just pm or email me and let me know you will be a few days late... as long as I know, I'm good with that. Thanks for the beautiful atcs 😀
Response: Thank you for your lovely comment and rating, Leslie; glad you like the cards I've sent. :)
simcoe54 rated for CH: Two Coins + a Surprise #5 on Jul 6, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the great coins, stamps and notecard!
Response: Happy you like them, thanks for the heart rating :)
Poeprincess rated for SS: Collage with prompts on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Lol! I got your lovely theme compliant index card & love what you did. However, being less than cognizant of the new computereze, I used a UPC code in my swap rather than a QR code. I will know what a QR code is after this! 🤪
Response: My partner did, too; I think using what you have is important, so I've added that into the swap description - so happy you like what I made you and for joining something new :)
Comment: Hey gf, got the cards. I hate to say it, but you had more trouble than you think. I can't read the number or suit on either one! Wasn't it decided that ghost would be visible for these swaps? I've always thought it was, so I always send mine thatway...even though Shana says it doesn't matter. The mushroom one is beautiful...wish the mushroom was smaller so I could see more background on it though. what I can see is pretty! Pink and all 😆 lol. I didn't have 6 buttons, so I used some round, puffy, iridescent dots from the dollar tree. It came out nice, and "almost" like hers! The elephants are adorable. I've heard of pink elephants, and blue elephants, but never yellow! There should be more yellow elephants in the art world!! That's some seriously wide mushroom washi tape!! I don't think I've ever seen any that wide. would have made my atc easier!! I totally understand your frustrations. I've had to use brand new cards sometimes because I've messed them up so badly! thank goodness for 5 Below (the decks I sent you that Lloyd confiscated!). I have one that I use for "mess ups". Thanks for sticking with them and getting them to me! Here's hoping the next round will be easier 🙂🙏
Response: Thanks for much for the heart rating, Leslie - sending you a message :)
Comment: All three of my Christmas coins are wonderful...thank you for your attention to detail, Sandra! My favorite bit is the crocheted edging on the mittens coin...but I'm betting you knew that already! And poor little Axel! I wonder how much money the vintage Santas collect each holiday season...it can't be enough! I know it's a weird analogy, but the "lights" coin reminds me of a photograph I saw of Prince Harry and the dreadful woman he married, walking into a building with a large umbrella in the rain, with all the photographer's lights behind, beside, and in front of them...probably the most magical photo I have ever seen of them. I can't wait to see this month's coiins!
Response: I don't think I've ever seen that picture you're referring to (I'm not a follower), but it does sound magical. I'm always happy to hear which one is a favourite, too. Yes, you're right - I can only imagine how many crying children there must be for all the Santa's to put up with, lol. Thanks for being a wonderful partner :)
YooperHill rated for AMA Altered PC #16 on May 13, 2024
Comment: FunPC! Thank you
Response: Happy you like it! Thanks for the great rating :)
Comment: Im so sorry it took me so long to rate you. The coins are wonderful as always. So far I have only been putting them in the nine sleeve binders The other ideas are definitely worth thinking about ,
Response: I'm very happy you like them, Vicky - thanks for the nice comment and heart rating :)
Sonya rated for MAS: Tic-Tac-Toe - April 2024 on Apr 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thanks for signing up!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards and for continuing to host this swap series! I love how they both turned out! Thanks for your note... sometimes things just don't work the way we intended, but as Bob Ross says, "there are no mistakes, only happy accidents!"
Response: Or, a way to fix things, lol. Bob Ross was pretty smart - thanks for the nice comment and heart rating!
Singske rated for CO: Collage #2 on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Hey Sandra, I hope all goes well? Thanks for the very nice collage! I must say I love every single bit of it❤️
Response: Yes, I'm good, TY - home yesterday and glad to be here - so happy you're pleased with the collage!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards. These guys were waiting in the mailbox for me when I got home; thankfully they didn’t get lost. Woohoo!
Response: Woohoo is the absolute right response, lol - I'm SO happy you got them. Thanks for the heart rating 🥰
RiverTopanga rated for JLG: Surreal (1:1) on Apr 6, 2024
Comment: Sandra... the Surreal image you sent me is great. I love the dress, and huge flowers (pink is ok, not as good as purple, but still ok!!) Th huge flowers are really neat and add to the surreal loo of the entire ournal card. The poor girl though, she's got quite an ugly face, eh? Haha 🤪 Thanks for creating and sending.. I love it 🙂 Did your friend get a favorable response from the airlines for suggesting those horrible accomodations? If your like me, those bug bites are completely gone yet... here's to cortisone and calamine lotions - Cheers! 🍾
Response: Glad you like the surreal woman! Yes, the bites have lessened their itch, thanks. Thanks for the heart rating, my friend :)
Myself333 rated for Girl Power on Apr 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards and your lovely note. And I absolutely love the extra dinosaur bones PC! I'm envious of your Cuba vacation but not so much about the foot of snow upon returning home. Sweet of your husband to take care of the shoveling though! Hope you had a relaxing weekend in the warmth of your home!
Response: I'm glad you're happy with what I've sent you - such a nice comment - it's still snowing (albeit with some nice days in between). Yes, it's always nice to be home, isn't it?
LaureAndLucky rated for Boy Power on Apr 4, 2024
Comment: How fascinating ! Here in France only doctors can take the ATLS course in their 3rd year of studies. I have the dumb AFGSU 2 certificate and I would actually LOVE to study first-aid more ! Unfortunately nurses don't have a better certificate.. Anyway thank you so much for your letter and for this amazing Oppenheimer postcard ! B&W postcards have something special to them, right ? Have a nice day ! :)
Response: I absolutely love it when somebody tells me what they especially liked in a swap - how could I have known the Oppenheimer pc would be that one? I didn't, of course, but am so pleased you let me know. Nurse Practitioner's in Canada are "almost" doctors and there are Physician Extenders (Assistants) who can also take ATLS. I'm afraid I don't know what AFGSU means.
hibiscus rated for MAS Theme & Two other Items on Mar 28, 2024
Comment: Made to order and much appreciated!! I have started to like the layering of paper pieces and am now using this as well.. like how you made the little pink bird! Nice card! Thank you
Response: Your comment and rating is much appreciated, thank you!

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Gamanana0022 on Jul 22, 2024:

Thankyou so much for the postcards you sent for the “who likes” tag and for the “this or that” tag. They are all awesome:)))

justmesks on Mar 6, 2024:

Sandra I am glad the cards are arriving. Our mail has been so messed up lately. Yes, I am making a small dent. Well, it's probably a larger dent that I realize but I'm just happy I can share them with others and not have to throw them in the trash! Enjoy your week.

tcornell on Feb 20, 2024:

The postcards are awesome that you sent me for PH: Dec WTA- thank you!!!

CrystalZ on Feb 16, 2024:

Woops totally NOT for MAW Feb wishlist! The stickers and journalling cards were sent for the "I wish for..." tag game in the public forums. Sorry about that!

hibiscus on Feb 6, 2024:

Thank you for that amazing tornado collage!

Melogee on Feb 3, 2024:

Thanks so much for the CPG: Pick 2 where you sent me a Euro coin (they didn’t have the Euro yet when I was there) and some washi samples. Thanks for helping me with my foreign coin collection. It’s tiny compared to yours. I’m looking forward to using the washi on some fun decos.

LadyJo on Jan 22, 2024:

Thank you for the CPG tag pick 2 Global. I always enjoy your notes, explaining things! I also like the Chile money and wonderful postcards! Thanks so much!

bblue on Jan 11, 2024:

Thanks so much for the Surprise Tag! Take care!

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