Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:39 pm


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: October 12, 2022
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: Thank you! Love the assortment and thanks for the extra napkins!
dvmac rated for WED: Sticker Swap - US on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Candace. Thanks for the stickers. The Coffee is so funny! Thanks again.
lovenita rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #2 on Apr 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: These are great! Love the printed papers and the stamps too…will definitely incorporate all of this into collage! Can’t wait! 😊 Thank you!
craftynut rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #2 on Mar 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for some new designs to add to my collection.
Comment: Hi Candace and thank you so much for the beautiful supply of napkins. And thank your for sending only the single layers - saves me the trouble of stripping them myself! I have never had a project that called for anything but single layers anyway. Love all the samples you sent and will be sure to be using them in future! Thanks again for a great swap.
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.

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yvonne401 on Dec 23, 2022:

Wishing you a safe and fun Christmas! May you have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Nov 24, 2022:

Hi Candace!

Wishing you a fun and safe Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

susiescottsdale on Sep 12, 2022:

HEY Curly! It’s me, Jasper ☺️ I was pretty sure you had to be the same curly tea as the one on YouTube :) so glad to see you again on SB ! Wow it’s been quite awhile. Swap bot is my 1st love, later YouTube. But YT doesn’t have same sense of community here. It’s just different. I really really really miss doing swaps! It’s so cool to know you’re the same Curly! Are u going to host any Halloween swaps? I will join for sure 😊 Take care and see you around! ✌️💕☺️

yvonne401 on Sep 5, 2022:

Hi Candace!

Hope you have a fun and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2022:

Hi Candace!

Wishing you a safe and happy July 4th!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2022:

Hi Candace!

Wishing you a safe and fun summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 29, 2022:

Hi Candace!

Wishing you a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 17, 2022:

Dear Candace,

Easter represents the rebirth of life. I wish you and your family a new beginning, love, and happiness. Have a Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2022:

Happy Spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 13, 2022:

Wishing you a Happy and Fun Valentine's Day! I appreciate your friendship!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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