Swap-bot Time: June 16, 2024 11:27 pm


Date Joined: August 19, 2012
Last Online: December 28, 2019
Birthday: June 4
Country: United States

About Me

Hi fellow Swappers and Happy Mailers

My name is Sabine, I'm a 30something Gal from Germany now living in Texas with my husband and 3 stepdaughters, and I Am A Child Of God. Yup... I love Jesus and he loves me. I enjoy spending time studying the bible, journaling what I discovered and, since I just discovered Bible Art Journaling / Illustrated Faith, I'm turning some of that into art. I also love worship and prayer time at home and in my church community. I'm very involved at my church volunteering in the kitchen cooking for events and co-leading a youth group.

I also have two groups of my own. They are called "Shameless Chocoholics and Candylovers" and "Faith heART Swaps". I think the first one doesn't warrant an explanation. The second group is for all people who love to praise God through their creativity, through Bible art journaling, prophetic art, illustrated faith,... . So if you want - come and check us out and I would be delighted if you joined us.

shameless Chocohlics and Candylovers

Faith heART Swaps

some of the things I like to do: - Baking, Traveling, some crafts, especially bible art journaling, Crocheting, baking, cooking, sports, did I mention baking yet? just to name a few. I'm also very involved in my church, a non denominational church here in Texas.

Favorite Music

  • Worship music
  • MercyMe
  • Hillsong
  • Jesus Culture
  • Tenth Avenue North ...

Favorite Books

The Bible, Any book by Charles Martin, John Eldredge and Francine Rivers. I also like historic novels, and well written and cute and funny children books. Astrid Lindgren is just amazing

Favorite Movies

  • Courageous
  • second hand lions
  • despicable me
  • ice age movies
  • disney movies especially: "the sword in the stone", "the emperors new groove", "brother bear", "meet the robinsons", "tangled", "big hero 6"
  • some like it hot
  • roman holiday
  • pride and prejudice
  • dan in real life
  • we bought a zoo
  • miss potter and a few more

Favorite Crafts

  • bible art journaling
  • smash book
  • crocheting
  • some sewing
  • some cardmaking
  • bead weaving bracelets or dog collars
  • DIY projects - especially when power tools are involved

helpful swap facts

Things that might be helpful:

  • in postcards I'm not a huge fan of the touristy postcards (picture of landmark and in big letters the name) I prefer more artistic landscape photography I also like anything with food, funny quotes, proverbs, pictures of people(especially: babies pregnant women, mothers with babies) and riddles, puzzles and mazes

Things I enjoy:

  • crazy socks especially holiday themed socks (christmas socks make me very happy!!!)

  • Funny or pretty paper napkins

  • Anything that has to do with midwifery (pregnancy, babies,...)

  • I'm a big circus fan. Not really the animal acts but acrobatic and especially clowns. My favorite is almost any show by cirque du soleil. I like vintage circus themed stuff too.

  • Sakura Gelly Roll pens bright, glittery or pastels

  • micro pens with super fine tips in black for sketching and writing

  • scrapbook paper

  • stamps: alphabet, nature (foliage) and season (spring, summer,...) designs, vintage or shabby chic designs And you would make me so happy if you'd send me pretty Christian faith based (acrylic) stamps

  • stickers but not childish or kawaii

  • thickers or other alphabet stickers

  • rub ons (they are almost impossible to get here)

  • Buttons (mainly for art) in all shapes colors and sizes

  • characters I like are: Calvin& Hobbes, Peanuts, Disney characters (but not the princesses), People of the Bible

  • washi tape

  • bakers twine in all colors

  • Christian things

  • cute cupcake liners

my favorite colors are : aqua, Hot pink, white, dark blue, I like the combination of these colors too

and to be honest I like all bright happy colors

I love trying new recipes, especially old family recipes, traditional foods from your region and even more if it's for something sweet!

Things I don't really care about:

  • Mangas

  • The Simpsons

  • Hello Kitty, and other Kawaii or overly cutsie stuff

  • most ephemera, like monopoly money or magazine clippings, or tiny paper scraps, unless it's vintage tag's or something unique that fit's my other likes or personality

  • Kawaii and other ubercute and childish designs

  • Skulls, Vampires, Ghosts and other "scary stuff"

  • anything adult themed paganism, witchcraft, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam,... I'm a Christian and I hope you will respect that

  • bath salts, bath oil, bubble bath,... anything to use in bath tubs - Besides rubber duckies :-) I don't have a bath tub and even if I did I probably wouldn't use it. I am one of those weird females that doesn't looove taking baths.

Food Swaps

I've been doing quite a few food swaps, so I decided to put my food related likes and dislikes in one convenient location.


I like...

...pretty much anything but some fav's include:

  • peanut butter filled candy
  • chocolate covered cherries
  • black licorice (I like it best pure)
  • caramel or natural raspberry filled chocolate
  • and my new addiction: salted caramel anything

I always wanted to try:

  • Saltwater Taffy (the fresh kind)
  • maple syrup candy
  • any regional things that can only be found where you live... I love getting exposed to new unknown tastes.

I dislike:

  • Coffee flavored anything
  • nougat (makes me nauseous)
  • red licorice
  • mint chocolate combination and Chili chocolate combination
  • Bubble/chewing gum
  • very artificial tasting or looking things...


I like almost anything here as well but you will make me very happy with: - spicy - beef jerky - unusual unique things

Not to keen on...

  • onion flavored things
  • soup mixes or similar, and anything that has glutamate in it - my stomach can't handle those very well.


The only thing I'm not a fan of (besides coffee) is green tea

With all the dislikes above please note: I have plenty of family and friends who really enjoy these things, so if you send it, I won't rate you down at all!

Baking supplies:

No dislikes here :-)))

But I like/need especially basic things that are hard to get here, like chocolate/peanut butter chips (all forms and sizes), pumpkin purée or graham crackers.

I know those are heavy and make it expensive to ship, so don't worry about it if it's not in your budget!!!!

Private Swaps

I do enjoy private swaps a lot.

So if you wanna swap for anything or looking for something special/particular from Texas, just let me know.

If you are a newbie and have 3 swaps or less I'm happy to help you out with a private swap to get some ratings. I then only ask you to send first and I send mine out once I received your package.

and then there was...

... the subject of packaging, sending and rating:

Packaging: I do reuse packaging. Why? because A) I think its a waste of material not to, and B) I'd rather use the money, that I would have to spend on boxes and (padded) envelopes, to be able to join more swaps and/or make the packages more special with extras.

Sending: I vow to send on time or let my swap partner know in advance if I will be delayed.

Rating: I always Rate the day I have received and opened my swap mail. And I will not rate a 3 or a 1 without contacting my swap partner first.

Happy swapping everyone!


tmma27 rated for SCAC - Post Easter Candy Swap on Apr 11, 2016
Comment: I just received your package. Thank you so much. My daughter immediately went for my chocolate. I also dont want to share my Kinder Country. lol Those were my favorite growing up.
Comment: Hi Sabine!! Oh my what a fun swap!! Thank you so very much for the goodies!! I just got a new journaling bible and will put everything to good use! Such pretty treasures you sent! I hope we can swap again! Blessings to you! Shannon :)
Response: I'm so glad it got to you safely. Thank you for the heart and have fun with all of it.
Comment: Thanks for the pictures!
Response: you are most welcome! and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for this very full envelope full of the most awesome chocolates ever! I loved it SO much! I whished I could give you like 10 hearts :D
Response: Thank you of rate heart. I'm so glad it got you safely and that you enjoy what I sent.
Comment: Beautiful pictures. Peacocks are beautiful
Response: I agree, they are just gorgeous!
Comment: colorful is right! beautiful pictures!
Response: I know.. I don't think I'll ever stop being fascinated by them
rguldy rated for APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks ;-) on Mar 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful peacock pictures on my profile.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed them! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful peacocks! ♥
Response: You are very welcome. thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful images! You include sooooo many fun images, but the last one with Mark Wahlberg was my absolute fav, lol!!!
Response: Aww! Thanks for the heart! <3 I'm glad you enjoyed them and they made you smile! that was the whole idea behind it for me!
Arhel rated for PBS-Food/Snacks on Mar 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful gift package! :) Sabine, was du mir da ausgesucht hast, ist einfach genial! <3 Du hast es geschafft, Sachen zu finden, die ich noch gar nicht kannte. Ich hab keine Ahnung, was Grissini sind, aber sie sehen wie leckeres Knabbergebäck aus. :) Vielen, vielen Dank auch für die Extras! Steine und Bastelmaterial... Ganz wunderbar... Ich freue mich riesig!!! <3 <3 <3
Response: Yeah! thanks for the heart! I'm glad I managed to find all things you haven't tried before! Crissini sind knabberstangen, die kann man super dippen in verschiedene Dips und sausen oder mit Schinken oder Käse umwickeln. werden viel in Italien gegessen. Ich freu mich auch dass dir die extras gefallen. Den Opal hab ich auf ner Mineralienmesse gekauft, Ich hab einen in meiner Handtasche weil ich die einfach gerne anschaue und mich das irgendwie runterholt wenn ich mal angespannt bin. Viel Freude mit allem!
Apelser rated for APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks ;-) on Mar 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely peacock pic additions to my profile. I absolutely love it.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed them... i'm in love with my comment section right now!
Comment: Thank you so much! Enjoyed the first one and thank you for the one for my daughter! She hasn't opened it yet.
Response: Oh Yeah! I'm so glad you finally got it! I was beginning to get worried... thank you for the heart! I hope you both will enjoy your happy start into your day(s).
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful profile pictures, and I love the Mark Walburg one :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! He kinda sticks out between the all the blues and greens but I found it so funny!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous peacock pictures, very colourful! And Mark Wahlberg made me laugh. :D
Response: Hehe me too! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Nice variety of peacocks! Thanks!
Response: This one was so fun. Loved ging through all those pics on the web to find the ones iI like best.
anrtist rated for APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks ;-) on Feb 29, 2016
Comment: THANX YOU So Much for the lovely PEACOCKS on my Profile!!!!! ❥ ♡💗 💘 💛 Beautiful!!!! Just Gorgeous!!! Blessings, cc
Response: I think they are the most amazing display of God's creativity and sense for beauty.
Keebzler rated for APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks ;-) on Feb 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all of the great peacock pics! They were all beautiful! :)
Response: I think they are just stunning. Glad you enjoy them.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful peacock images!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I had a blast searching for and finding those images.
Comment: Sabine, thank you so much! Your package arrived today, and I am feeling moody. You helped to cheer me up. I love how you decorated the envelope, and really like everything you chose to send. Thank you so much for working so hard on this one. It was very sweet. :) And I love your name!
Response: Aww. I'm soo glad it did what it was supposed to do... I had fun putting it together and drawing on the envelope.
Comment: Hi Sabine! I got the super cute Sweet PC today, I love it, the little bear is so cute. It made me smile. Thank you.
Response: Thank you. I really enjoy drawing with watercolors so i had fun painting it for you.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 37 6 6
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25 40 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 13, 2016:

Knock, knock!
I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have a AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.
Come join in on the fun!
Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you!

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

Welcome to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

Coriander on Mar 6, 2016:

APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks ;-)

Artists Celebrate the Peacock

...sorry about the false start below -- it looked ok in the preview...

Flying Geese


Window Art


Coriander on Mar 6, 2016:

APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks ;-) swap

Capturing some work by other artists:

jesslynne on Mar 4, 2016:

Good Evening, This is for the APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks ;-) swap. I hope you enjoy the images :)

Happy Swapping!


xxsquigglesxx on Mar 3, 2016:

APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks

Peacocks are such beautiful creatures! I hope you enjoy the images I picked out!

ChrisAnne on Mar 3, 2016:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead group which is actually a merger of the the original Christian Homestead and Bible Study groups. We wanted to change the name to Christian Heart and Home, but we aren't able to formally change the name. Please jump right in and check out the swaps and forum threads.

Babsmomof5 on Mar 2, 2016:

Hi! When I started, I just couldn't stop myself! I'm including ALL kinds of peacock images for you to enjoy for the APDG swap...Enjoy!!!

And last but definitely not least, Check out this tiny peacock made by fellow swap-bot alum @FeltPricess

Apelser on Mar 1, 2016:

GROUP: APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Peacocks ;-)

I think peacocks are really such beautiful birds. I hope you like the selection I made.





Trader1244 on Mar 1, 2016:

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