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Bybruton

Bybruton
Date Joined: February 18, 2014
Last Online: March 26, 2018
Birthday: May 29
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello there! I'm Michelle and I'm new to this party!

Guess I've always been a scrapbooker! I'm the one who still has her HS Yearbook/Photo album complete with pictures, napkins, pressed coursages, matchbook covers, etc. from Prom, Graduation, Friend's weddings, etc.

When I went to a Precious Memories party, I was hooked and have been Scrapbooking since 1998. That love developed in to creative cards, altering, ATC art, THoltz Tag Challenges and most recently "Mail Art". There's nothing like a jar of mod podge, a pretty magazine pics and an envelope to get my creative juices going.

I've learned a variety of techniques watching Youtube demos. I always wondered how these folks got into "swaps". Most were designers for various stores, products, etc., so I figured you had to be a "semi-pro". Then, someone mentioned "swap-bot" during their video, so I decided to try it out and join in on the fun.

I love getting packages in the mail and can't wait 'til I get my first.

Thanks for letting me join in on the fun.

Happy swapping!

About Me

Looking around the site, it appears as though my profile is a little thin, so here's more about me. What I like: I'm a closet "Victorian". Huh? "What on earth does that mean Michelle?" I love "shabby" and "lace", but in small doses. Love vintage pictures, but those statues missing arms are kind of scary. I'm intrigued by "Steampunk", but didn't know it existed until I tripped and found Tim Holtz -12 Days of Christmas in 2011. Had to go to Wikipedia to find out it was actual it's own genre. I love making and sending cards for holidays and special occasions and even share a card rack with a fellow crafter at a neighborhood pharmacy. Although I started this journey, "mad about scrapbooking", I fell of the wagon when my kiddo hit HS. I have a pile in a corner, determined to make her a personalized HS Years book. Wish me luck. Guess I like the ATC swaps, because I can feed my need to create, without committing to a daunting project.

Favorite Music

Really enjoy Neo-Soul, Jazz, Latin Jazz, R&B and Pop. Favorite artists today: John Legend, Adele, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott.

Favorite Books

Started reading Donna Leon mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti. Love getting a glimpse of Venice while the characters figure out the mystery.

Favorite Movies

Enjoy a good chick flick; 27 Dresses, Just Right, Devil Wears Prada, Bride Wars, Joy Luck Club and animated wonders like Princess and the Frog, The Incredibles, Meet the Robinsons, Lilo and Stitch, etc.

Favorite Television

Downton Abbey, Bones, CSI, Criminal Minds, Scandal and the like.

Favorite Crafts

Started "Paper Crafting" scrapbooking, but have moved into mini albums (tp roll, coffee sleeve, etc.) card making, mixed media art, mail art, art journaling, and altering anything that doesn't move.

Ratings

pcmiminini rated for Favorite Color Junk Journal on Aug 31, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the super nice junk journal! I love the chachka bag you sent. My family swarmed over and turned the paper clips you sent into a necklace:) The journal is the best swap ever! Is the cover made out of duct tape? Also, I saw a lot of pictures in the journal; are those pictures of you? My favorite pages in the journal are the ones with little lace patterns at the edges and are light blue. Thank you so much! You deserve a thousand hearts!
Response: So glad you liked your journal. Way out of my usual color pallet. I'm an earth tone / vintage gal. The cover was made from a dollar store grocery bag that had that waterproof outside. No pics of me in the journal, but the one in the back is the closest. ;-) Oh, I used the Martha Stewart edge punch. You're so very welcome. Happy Crafting!
rmrascal rated for Just to say HELLO on Jul 26, 2016
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Comment: I love your note and card
Wanda rated for Just to say HELLO on Jul 24, 2016
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Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for the wonderful Mary Engelbreit card and note inside the lavishly decorated envelope. I love it all! Sure, I would like to try penpalling again! I will get a letter written and send it in the next week or so. :)
Roxannya1 rated for Just to Say Hello #8 on Jul 23, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the card and note! That's awesome that your daughter is a three-peat and she'll love it out here!
Hag53 rated for *** Christmas ATC *** on Dec 7, 2015
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Comment: thank you so much for this atc. Thank you for doing it in snowmen. It is perfect for my Mandy Collection. And yes I finally find crafting therapeutic...I'm finding that deep grief like this is a process and I find new ways to be comforted as time passes...
Mindy82671 rated for Happy Holidays ATC and Card Swap on Dec 2, 2015
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Comment: Thank you. Love the card and ATC!
melissanichole2 rated for Inchie Trio - B on Nov 2, 2015
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Comment: Wow you did an amazing job! Great Job!
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Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter filled with goodies.
dragonfly rated for POCKET LETTER INTERNATIONAL on Aug 14, 2015
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Comment: thanks so much for the wonderful pocket letter. it was so thoughtful of you to include dragonflies and mini postcards. I've been trying to figure out how to do them.
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Comment: The pocket letter you sent it lovely! I love the artwork - especially the alcohol inks. And I can't wait to try the tea! Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked the PL. Tried to mix it up and not do all 4th July, but I love those TimHoltz stamps! Happy Swapping!
Ajijic rated for Destash Pocket Letter - USA Only on Jul 18, 2015
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Comment: You put a lot of thought in creating this pocket letter, thank you so much. Love your envelope as well. By the way here in Reno we are at 5.200' above sea level, just about like you in Denver. Hope we'll be partners again. Have a nice summer! Barbara
Response: Thanks and glad you got the PL. would love to do a future swap. We could do a private PL. happy swapping.
Sabatine rated for Tea Time - Pocket Letter on Jul 15, 2015
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Comment: Just your luck. Making a beautiful PL and then you receive a partner who does not like brown. Anyway, I love your PL anyway!!!!! Wow, you made a really great one. I immediatly tried the Bombay Chai and it is great!
Response: Thanks and Happy Swapping!
vanneparis rated for Josephine Baker ATC on Jul 1, 2015
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Comment: Hi Michelle! Thanks so much for such a wonderful package of goodies! I love the Josephine ATC; she really came out pretty. You are a sweetheart for sending so many special goodies! I love everything! I hope you had fun with the swap -Vanne
Response: Glad you liked the ATC and Chachkas. When I read your profile, I wanted to do something nice to add to you Josephine collection. Happy Swapping!
charletsweb rated for Feminine pocket letter on Jun 22, 2015
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Comment: Loved the shaker tag and the lavender satchel is such a great idea!
Response: Sorry for the late response. Glad you liked the Pocket Letter. Having a blast making the embellishments for PL's. Happy Swapping!
curlykirsten rated for Stuffed Envelope Swap on Jun 17, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much :) font know what happened to the other one but I received the one in a purple envelope. Loved it :)
Response: Just glad you received the package. Thanks for the<3, even though it's late.
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Comment: Thank you so much for my beautiful pocket letter. I just came home to this beautiful envelope and was so excited to open it! Gorgeous <3
Response: Hope you got a kick out of the left bottom corner pocket, especially with your profile in mind.
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Comment: Michelle, Thank you so much for the very special pocket letter! I love every pocket and enjoyed reading your letter very much. I can see you put a lot of thought into this and it was full of special surprises. Thank you so much! My favorite part is the "sweet" banner. This was my first pocket letter swap too and I learned a lot from what you did! I am close in age to you with the same interests and born in Denver! Thanks again! And your envelope was a work of art!!! :) Sharon
Response: So very glad you enjoyed it. I've been glued to YouTube watching all of the various takes on PL creation. Really had fun.
Margo rated for Collage ATC #3 USA on May 4, 2015
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Comment: I love the ATC!!! Permanently added to my collection! And you are so sweet and creative with the extras! well chosen and lovely! Thank you!
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Comment: Beautiful ATC, Michelle, and thank you so much for the "Chachkas" !! <3
Fry rated for ATCs of Spring series-#8 on May 1, 2015
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Comment: Love love love this envelope stuffed with goodies! The ATC is awesome too! I love that you used real flowers. I just might have to use this one as a bookmark! The word Chachkas is interesting... works though, doesnt it? lol! Happy swapping friend!

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