Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 2:11 pm


Date Joined: July 11, 2011
Last Online: December 1, 2021
Birthday: April 10
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Sam!

A brief summary of me:
* pronouns: she/her
* 30-something
* childfree
* partner's pronouns: he/him
* migraineur
* currently no pets (have had cats in the past)
* living in northeastern USA

I have traveled internationally to (and absolute loved):
* all over Greece
* Italy (primarily Rome and Florence)
* Prague

With your swap, feel free to send me recommendations for a book/movie/recipe/etc you think I should check out. Also, if you know Spanish, German, Latin, or Ancient Greek, feel free to write in them even just a little! I'm particularly trying to focus on becoming at least semi-fluent in Spanish.

If you haven't received your swap from me after a reasonable amount of travel time or something's wrong with it, please let me know before you rate down so I can fix it!

I will not rate down for a late send if you communicate with me before the send by date.

Favorite Music

  • Darren Hayes/Savage Garden
  • female-fronted metal/rock bands
  • metal in general (not too screechy/unintelligible)

Favorite Books

  • fairy tale/folklore/myth retellings
  • science fiction
  • fantasy
  • post-apocalyptic
  • young adult nostalgia (e.g. Animorphs, American Girl (especially Samantha), Nancy Drew)
  • list, ratings, and reviews available on Goodreads

Favorite Movies

  • animated children's movies (Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Don Bluth, etc)
  • ghosty movies
  • many, many more
  • list and ratings available on Letterboxd

Favorite Video Games

  • The Sims (especially Makin' Magic from Sims 1 and Strangetown from Sims 2)
  • Fallout (3, New Vegas, 4)
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey


  • witchcraft practice and aesthetic
  • Ancient Greek religion (favorite figures: Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Athena, Hestia, Hermes, Hekate, Medea, Medusa)
  • the ancient Mediterranean
  • sci-fi/fantasy art
  • tea aesthetic
  • steampunk
  • fall/autumn weather and aesthetic
  • winter weather and aesthetic
  • mushroom aesthetic
  • images where buildings and flora combine (e.g. ivy-covered cottage, beautiful garden in front of a quaint house)
  • calla lilies
  • succulents
  • adult meditative coloring books/pages
  • cute animals
  • wolves
  • stairs (especially library stairs and stairs being reclaimed by nature)
  • doors, gates, windows
  • black and white/grayscale images/art
  • categorizing/organizing things
  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • hourglasses
  • Polly Pocket (the original/vintage ones)
  • tiny/mini things
  • Jewish greetings/imagery/items
  • color combinations: brown and green, yellow and gray, yellow and purple, yellow and light blue, black with light/bright color accents
  • colors: amber, brown, bronze, copper, green
  • spirals
  • old-fashioned keys


  • smoke, perfume, and other heavy smells (they trigger migraines)
  • sugar (well, I like sugar, but it triggers migraines too)
  • caffeine (again, migraines)
  • Christian imagery/themes
  • animal abuse
  • spiders and other bugs (cute cartoony ones are fine)
  • generic, cookie-cutter stories, especially in romance and mystery (I'm not bashing it; I've just read so many that I like something new and different ^_^)
  • cultural appropriation, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, queerphobia, ableism, etc
  • overly, unrealistically positive phrases/quotes/advice (e.g. "eat pray love")
  • vintage styles with photos/images of people (silhouettes are fine)

Favorite Crafts

  • sewing (a recent addition to my repertoire!)
  • paper crafts (also a recent addition; journal pages, pockets, die cuts, will add more as I discover them)
  • cross stitch
  • painting (acrylics, just started with watercolors)
  • bullet journaling (admittedly more minimalist than artistic)
  • creative writing
  • mixed media crafting


I'm an agnostic/skeptical witch. I view witchcraft practices as extremely useful tools/metaphors for self-improvement and setting intentions.**

My Tarot/Oracle Decks:
* Lubanko
* Shadowscapes
* DruidCraft
* Archeon
* Liminal Spirits

Here are my lists on witchcraft and religion books with my ratings/reviews so you can get an idea of my interests, what works for me, and what doesn't.
* Witchcraft
* Religion

**This interpretation is what works for me, personally. I accept and respect differing approaches to witchcraft and Pagan beliefs.


Singske rated for AMA: Scrappy Mail Art on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Hey Sam, first of all i wish I could sew like you. I just love the coaster you made me, so neatโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜ Also thanks for the extras, I can see you took the time to read my profile, I appreciate that. Your envelope was a pleasure to receive.โญ๏ธ
Response: I'm so glad you like it! :-D
dmarie rated for VF: Flipbook with shaker -USA on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous swap! I love the papers! Thank you for joining the swap and creating this for me ---I love the postcards too โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ
Response: You're very welcome!
dmarie rated for SMSUSA: Folio 6pockets 1 pg wonder on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Sorry I realize you are sending me 2... I started the wrong one...I will rate again when I get the 2nd
kittyhahahotbot rated for MMPC: 3 Layer ATC - November on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: lOVE loVe, l0vE your ATC! I've always loved the "eye" theme. Very cool! And thank you for all the extras; the stickers and the decorated envelope! Oh, and how cool you reused a bookmark! Krafty. and, and, and I keep coming back and adding to the comment....and thank you for using one of your cool Halloween stamps! LOL tHANK YOU!
Response: You're so welcome! :-D
Groku143 rated for Holiday Fun - December on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Fun washi! And thanks for the stickers, too!! ๐Ÿ˜˜
Response: You're welcome!
SatisHuman rated for Send 3 From the List #19 on Nov 25, 2021
Comment: I love it all! Perfect picks! I lived in Greensboro for a couple years and I liked it. Moved to Durham for a job. Not too bad here either.
Response: Yay! Very cool!
Comment: Cute card! My fave time of year too! ^^ Hope you had a nice Halloween!
Response: I got to dress up at work for Halloween, so it was fun. :-) Have a great day!
elflady rated for Autumn Glue Page on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for posting to me. I love it and it goes nicely with my other glue pages. Stay safe and well. elflady
Response: You're welcome! I'm so relieved it arrived safely!
Comment: Thank you for the stickers and postcard! ๐Ÿ’•
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you! I like the stickers a lot, thanks a lot for the book recommendations as well! I've been advertised Monstress already, I think now I need to actually pick it up sometime, haha.
Response: You're welcome! :-D I hope you enjoy Monstress!
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Hanukkah Card on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap. Awesome stickers. I will put them in my journal. I am so happy for Hanukah this year. I am preparing as we speak. shopping never ends.
Response: Haha, so true! You're welcome!
yvonne401 rated for Hanukkah Cheer on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the Hanukkah goodies! I loved the stickers!
Response: You're welcome!
rkassman rated for 3 Layer ATC - #5 on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and bonus stickers!!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for this so generous swap! I love the diving dolphin with its pearl air bubbles! Thanks too for all the extras and the pretty decorated envie! They will be put to good use in future swaps! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you like it!
ariestess rated for NaNo Mascot USA 2021 on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: OMG THANK YOU! No one has given me a lighthouse as a mascot before! And a "working" one at that! This is so awesome! It's a wee bit banged up, but I'm okay with that, as it makes it more seasoned looking, which fits perfectly for me. I'm still working out where I want it to sit by my desk, but I am thrilled to add it to my mascot collection. And sorry about the late-ish rating. November has been far more hectic IRL for me than I was expecting.
Response: Yay, I'm so glad you like it (even banged up)! Happy writing! :-D
YolandiLetters rated for ~~~Stickers~~~ on Nov 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome!
STUFFellaneous rated for Black and White pc swap #97 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Love the cute card! And thanks for the book recommendations!!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for great items, and the extra PC and little coffee stickers too! ๐Ÿ’Œ
Response: You're welcome! :-)
babyblues65 rated for MMPC: 3 Layer ATC - October on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Hi Sam!! I got my cute little card today and I love it!! Thank you for making it so special! Also, I love the extra goodies! Have a wonderful holiday!
Response: Yay, you're very welcome!

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Rainydancer on Oct 21, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine swasp!

BlueberryLady on Oct 14, 2021:

Welcome to Beginner's Crafting Group!!! Always looking for new Ideas and Hosts..

yvonne401 on Oct 4, 2021:

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



Spencerette on Jul 22, 2011:

Thanks for joining Harry Potter Fans Worldwide.

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