Swap-bot Time: July 24, 2021 12:27 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2009
Last Online: July 24, 2021
Birthday: May 9
Country: United States
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About Me

For my What's Your Word Partners: My word choice for 2021 is: LOVE

My Grandson, William was born March 2015. And, my second Grandson, Mason was born in August 2016. They are both joys. I understand the saying...Happiness is being a Grandparent.

I am so glad that I found this site as I love swapping here on swap-bot. My name is Angela and I live in Northern California. I love to travel. In fact, there are too many places that I want to travel to-hopefully I can do some international swaps with people from other countries. I love adding paper/newspaper/magazine articles that are in other languages to my collages and mixed media art. I also love to collect found objects and any vintage photographs to use in my art, including old photo slides. I am a huge animal fan. My dream would be to own a ranch, with many animals. Currently, we have 2 dogs, and 3 cats, though we seem to pet sit a lot for our friends and family. We have had mice, rats, fish, and other four legged animals in the past. Which all just means, you could possibly end up with a few stray hairs in your package-free of charge-of course.
I was lucky enough to meet my best friend and soul mate when I was 16. Over 30 years later, and still the person I want to hang-out with, travel with and chat with. In April 2014, we celebrated our love by getting married in Hawaii. One of my favorite places in the world.
I love animals, art, mail art and crafting. I enjoy painting, wood burning, collage, and mixed media projects. I also dabble in mosaics, ceramics, and anything that grabs my attention at the time. I like to try new things, and new processes for art. I also like to recycle or upcycle items. Finding new uses for old items is fun for me.

Favorite Music

I love listening to music-feeling the beat, and letting it take you away. I love tribal drums, chanting, wolf sounds and ocean sounds. And of course, radio music: Rock, Country, Pop-Top 40, Jazz. What I listen to depends on my mood at the time but my dial is usually on rock or country. I love 80's rock bands.
Right now I am loving AndraDay




And this one SomeoneyouLove


Also Love this video HERE-7Trolls

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite books are childrens stories. I also like to read mysteries, supernatural, crime dramas and some romance like Nora Roberts. If it can scare me or intrigue me, I'll probably like it. I also Love craft books and art magazines. Any Stampington Publication will be treasured. I do love poetry, cooking and baking (very interested in gluten free and vegan books), animals, travel, art, and coffee table books. Especially ocean related and wolves. I'm not a fan of war books, historical themes and period books. I love Stampington magazines...all of them really.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy movies and often think a great job for me would be to be a movie critic as I could watch a movie every day. I like treasure hunting stories like Tomb Raider,The Mummy, National Treasure. Other faves include Super 8, Lord of the Rings, Twilight series, Da Vinci Code, Hackers, The Net, Enemy of the State, Stigmata, Copycat, Aliens, Big Fish, the Bourne Series, Timeline, Stargate, Moulin Rouge, Avatar, The Way and many, many others. Including kids movies like Aladdin, Hotel Transylvania, Monsters Inc, etc. Because I like so many different types of movies, I have many favorite actors.

Favorite Television

I also enjoy many television shows. My favorites include: The Resident, Lucifer, FaceOff, Songland, MasterChef, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, The Walking Dead, Survivor, Vikings, Flea Market Flip and Project Runway/Making the cut.

Favorite Crafts

Some of my favorite crafts include mixed media crafts, anything with fibers, using fabric, felting. I love hand-made ornaments and hand made post cards. Making art dolls is so much fun for me. I like to try different styles and materials. Polymer Clay and Jewelry is high on my list of faves. Things that tell a story or are personal. I can't wait to try encaustic wax paintings. Upcycling/recycling items in to art is a thrill and I often pick up pieces off the ground, like rusted bottle caps and metal bits, and think wow that will make a cool......


I like Mail Art and Art Dolls, Monsters, Space and Science, Fairy Tales, Myths and legends, Steampunk, zombies, ragdolls, horror dolls, mermaids/mermen, driftwood, sea glass, pirates, rusty metal, assemblages, mixed media, ephemera, pottery/ceramics, handmade ornaments, fairies, elves, animals, anything ocean/nautical, asian influenced items, flowers-especially poppies and stagazer lilies, bird of paradise, and orchids, tropical stuff, decorated chopsticks, mini scissors, the ocean, lightning and thunder, rain, rainbows, lightning bugs, the smell when it rains, music and movies, laughing, holidays, food and candy, 49ers, plants & air plants, texture, fibers, reusable grocery bags, jewelry, wind chimes, sea turtles and much much more.

Favorite colors include shades of blue thru green-like the ocean, rusty colors, smoky blue, golds, dusty pinks, burnt oranges, reds, metals. Actually I can't think of a color I really don't like. I do like smoky or aged colors over bright colors.

I enjoy getting newspapers/magazine articles in different languages, bottlecaps from around the globe, box-tops, maps from anywhere, ties, barbies and dolls-even broken or just the limbs, art process articles or art books/magazines, broken jewelry/watches, rusted metal will thrill me, hardware like door knobs and drawer pulls, bones and teeth, rulers and tape measures (broken is ok), any unique item, vintage anything, keys, wings, small crowns and embellishments, game pieces, beads and jewelry left overs, doll appendages and patterns, and any art and hand-made items.

For postcards, I love the weird, wacky and unusual. I like art, people, nature scenes and animals. Not in to map postcards or "greetings from" type postcards. For handmade postcards and mail art, please do not put tape over your postcards or envelopes coming to me.

Dislikes: I'm pretty easy going and enjoy most things. However, I do not like the smell of smoke. I prefer silver to gold tone jewelry. Please do not send me food or drink packets, as I will not use them. And if I can't use something you've sent, I will gladly pass it on to someone who can.


I send my swaps on time and I will rate you when I receive yours. Please include your swap and user info in your swap, so that I can rate you. Please let me know before you rate me a 1 or 3 as I send all my swaps. I also photograph my swaps, and keep my postal receipts, and will gladly check on any package for you. Please rate me when you receive your item from me and feel free to PM me if there are any questions about any swap I am in or if you would like to do a private swap.
While extras can be fun, I do not rate based on them. I would much rather have a quality swap then a poor swap with many extras.
I also do give hearts on Postcards/cards and email swaps- especially when the sender takes the time to actually write something about themself or they go above what is requested in the swap in someway. This can be as easy as reading my profile and personalizing my swap, decorating the envelope, including a nice note, etc...you do not need to send extra stuff to get a heart from me. I do not give hearts based on the extras but rather on if the sender put effort in to the swap. I will also rate based on the swap requirements, not the extras. I'm always up for trading art, art magazines, jewelry and art supplies.
I do recycle and upcycle items. Including boxes, envelopes and packing materials. It's a small way to help keep more trash out of the landfill.

Reduce Recycle ReUse

I love my swaps and my groups. If you have an interest in any of them or any questions or concerns, just send me a message. As an artist, I have deadlines constantly. To help me keep track of things, I often post swaps early and it also gives you a chance to plan ahead. I look forward to swapping with you.
Crafty Recyclers
Fantastic Art Dolls
Amazing Mail Art


Katastick rated for AMA: Use your Scraps Mail Art on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Love the groovy postcard! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome.
tristitia rated for AMA: FaceTime ATC -July on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: I love that your "face" is an alien! Why didn't I think of that?!? I also love the way you made the background, and the tiny spaceship in the distance! Love it all - thank you!
Response: You're welcome.
Lyndylou5 rated for Postcard Bag Round 1 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: My, what a nice variety of postcards to choose from! I like the postage stamps too :-) Thank you.
Response: You're welcome.
boriquaz rated for AMA: 14 Minute ATC on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Love the card, it's hard doing it timed right? You did a great job, Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome.
carol rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #97 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Hmm, not sure what to do on this one yet, but I'll think of something! I love a challenge! Thanks for the multiple stamps!
Response: You're welcome.
marianne81 rated for AMA: Intl- With One Image -ApR on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Yes! the card finally found its way to my mailbox. I really love it and I'm happy it was send back to you when they couldn't deliver it. But I really have no idea why they couldn't deliver it the first time the address on the card is correct.
Response: You're welcome. It was strange, But I'm glad it made it to you now.
Poeprincess rated for MAS: Dance! on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the peppy "flapper". Your note on your dancing brought back memories of my tap & ballet lessons!
Response: You're welcome.
Mareree10 rated for AMA: 7 minute ATC on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: yes it was fun to do. Yours turned out awesome! Thank for picking those colours.
Response: You're welcome.
bearnbabs rated for AMA: USA-With One Image on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Nice job. You really captured the flowers.and of course my fave color is bliue. bearnbabs
Response: You're welcome.
MaryCheng rated for AMA: What's your Word -May on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: What a lovely surprise of the bracelet with my word for May imprinted on it. Thank you so much, I love it. Funny, I tried losing weight with Noom and gave up, added a kilogram or two of weight then went back to normal, so no weight lost overall! LOL. Been having Miso Soup and more soups and green tea. Less snacking. So far ok. Hope you find what works!
Response: You're welcome. I do need to try to add more tea in my diet. When I was young I could eat whatever I wanted without worry of weight gain...sigh. If only I could make my body think it was 20 again. ;)
MaryCheng rated for AMA: Intl - With One Image on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Love your postcard, so funny! Cute octopus, and colourful background. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome.
monsbrick rated for AMA: Circle Mail Art on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Hi Angela, we haven’t seen that Van Gogh immersive yet. Love this circle postcard you created. I adore the layers and textures and colors!!
Response: You're welcome. I'm ready to go back to SF, just to get away from this heat. ;)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Love all texture you achieved. Its very cool.
Response: You're welcome.
Nnd482 rated for AMA: BarCode Mail Art on Jul 6, 2021
katjalves rated for AMA: Shaped ATC -Birdhouse on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. What a fun way to reuse!! Love it.
Response: I'm so glad. And you're very welcome.;)
Pikkis rated for AMA: Inkbox card - GREEN on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great inkboxcard :)! I love the chameleon and the quote. Also the card is beautiful and it will go into my postcard-collection of books and reading people. Thank you also for the teacher reward-stickers, they will go into use. All the best wishes and stay well!
Response: You're welcome. All the best to you also.
Comment: I have eggs almost every day (yum), lol. I love your lizard (Just Be You). As for the quarters, I just go by the state, so some might be state and some might be parks. One of these days, I'll separate them. The ones you sent are NEW to me :)
Response: You're welcome. And I'm glad they will fit in to your collection. ;)
SilverD rated for Holy sCrap Mail Art on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: I love this postcard! You did an amazing job on it. I also got such a laugh about the moth. Do you want me to tell you where it is or do you want to keep searching? HINT: It's the only blue in the picture. EDIT: The moth is close to the bottom of the photo in the center.
Response: You're welcome. I would love to know where it is.
Comment: Thank you, Angela! This was fun to see in my mailbox!
Response: You're welcome.
ccmmsu rated for AMA: Junker Jane Inspired ATC on Jul 1, 2021
Comment: Oh, you made Alice junkers!! I adore them! Thank you so much, Angela. I'm making an Alice junk journal, so I think these will eventually be tucked into that, but first they'll live on my desk for awhile. I can't stop smiling. :D Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome. They were a lot of fun to make.

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uiltje on May 26, 2021:

My Collaboration PC with the ladybugs arrived 1 hour ago. It really surprised me how all drawings stick to the wallpaper. Thank you!!

bblue on May 4, 2021:

Thank you for contributing to my collaborative art card (with the colourful-haired girl)!

chimerix on Apr 16, 2021:

I'm glad you liked the sun catcher. It was the first thing I thought of. Thanks so much for hosting! Aloha

AmookIslandCreations on Apr 15, 2021:

Glad they both made it to you! These are such fun to do! Thanks so much for hosting! Looking forward to the pic yo see what everyone else made!

Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

traceyj on Mar 21, 2021:

Hi Angela,

This is just to thank you for participating in the AMA:US HC PC Tree swap, and also a big THANK YOU for hosting all those other AMA swaps (I will try to coordinate some more in the future, I think lots of us members don't realize we are actually officers and have that ability).

Have a lovely week!

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watercolorgirl on Feb 27, 2021:

Thank you so very much for fixing up my puzzle. All the pieces fit now. I can't wait for the other pieces to be added to it. Thanks for making this swap so much fun. You are the best :0)

bblue on Feb 4, 2021:

Thank you for the fantastic HANDPAINTED stickers you sent for the "Send to the person above you" tag. I like the painting on the other side as well!

ktk8 on Jan 25, 2021:

hi and THANKS for working on my HD/HP postcard with the trees..... I love the owl and idea of intuition saying.... getting thru the darkness...... many many hearts to you.....

carol on Jan 18, 2021:

Thanks so much for sending my poor lost HD/HP P&P #42 back home and glad your partner finally sent it on to you! Wow! that has been so long, I'd forgotten about it. Kind of fun to see how much I've improved! Maybe there's hope for me yet!

USAFwife on Jan 9, 2021:

Thanks so much for sending the stamps. It was a nice surprise, as I didn't ask for anything in exchange for the journal RAK I sent to you. Thank you for the RAK! :) Cindi

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