Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2018 1:14 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: May 13
Country: United States

About Me

First I would like to say thank you to all of the amazing artists that I have met on this site. As I have been exposed to different mediums and seen others art I have been amazed at how much my own art has expanded. I never thought I was the kind of artist that would own oil paints, watercolors, acrylics, chalks, and various other mediums and now I have the start of a set of many different mediums and I am using them. It has been amazing to see how much my art has expanded and I love all that I have learned so again thank you!

Update: 12/ 17.It is so crazy to me how much my art had grown since I joined this site. My current favorites are Note cards, Mixed media cards and I am now learning how to make junk journals. I also adore my gelli plate. I still enjoy the items I had listed in 2015; mini scrapbooks and altered items. I am just starting to create art/junk journals and would love anything to further this ambition! (my family is not sure what they think of my new desire to collect items that would otherwise end up in the recycle bin)

I have been learning what I can do with soda cans, cardboard boxes, ink and gesso. I love taking all the peices that are left over or that most people see as trash and transforming them into something beautiful that I can use in my mixed media pieces.

This site has been fantastic in opening up new ways to express myself. I now enjoy swapping altered anything, mail art envies, postcards and ATC's.

P.S. IF you have an ATC made by me that does not work in your collection or that you dont want you can send them back to me!

My favorite flowers are gerber daisy's. I also love windmills and lighthouses and butterflies.

I also love to sew quilts. I branch out sometimes but always seem to find that I come back to this. When I quilt I am usually doing window quilts.

I love to hang out with my dh, garden and spending time with my cats!

I love to travel and have explored most the western United States. I am looking forward to exploring the eastern half of the US and branching out to other countries so if you have any suggestions of places to go I would love to hear them!

Favorite Books

I adore reading, finishing four or five a week. My favorites right now are anything to do with history, or law both fiction and non fiction, and crafts . I also enjoy romance books (but they really have to have a story, and I prefer the setting to be more historical than modern). My all time favorite books are Anne of Green Gable series. I will read current trends but usually I am a year or three behind. (new books are hard to get your fingers on at the library!)

Interests and themes for swaps

-Stencils if you have them and don't want them anymore! for art journals or when I use my mists and my gelli plate. I am looking for design stencils at this time and would be willing to set up a swap for them as they are hard to find where I am. I am looking for stencils with patterns or designs over specific objects or words although any are very welcome

-I really enjoy bright colors, almost jewel tones, deep/bright reds, greens, yellows, blues and purples, but my favorite color is orange. I prefer the deep or bright colors over neon or pastel if at all possible. if if doubt my pintrest account is a good indicator if you have time!

-scrapbook items (bright colored papers, holiday themed papers even out of season, grungy prints, kid prints, cut outs, cat themed items, washi tape, ribbons, fibers, and stickers) I use Tim Holtz, close to my heart, prima, Blue Moon, K&Co, and other similar brands- I also use cheaper/store brands as long as the product doesn't look like it is falling apart or more importantly as long as I can not see the glue lines or it does not look like it was put together by a child.

-cards (any form, I love getting the blank ones to finish, card parts and already finished cards)

-embellishments- glitter is ok if it is sealed. I am also looking for unusual embellishments or ones with deep color in them. (by embellishments I am talking about flowers, rosettes, ribbons, string, fibers, buttons, chipboard pieces, stickers, brads, charms, any metal pieces ect) I also enjoy any of these types of items that are hand crafted!

-anything metal or metallic (ideas but not limited to large metal pieces from earrings, frames, embossed sayings, flowers, tiny metal parts, charms and beads)

-vintage items, especially lace

-any button but I like them in pairs as this is how I usually use them!

-anything paper (but love black and white and bright colors)

-any type of paper flowers

-stamps, I enjoy all kinds but particularly like sentiments or quotes (stamps for stamping images or images from stamps you have stamped on a plain paper!)

-Flocking and embossing powers

-charms of any type but especially metal charms

-brads and eyelets

-any thing with cats

-I am now looking for any type of pin up items particularly paper based. I would love old ones or high quality printouts of old images.

-anything Halloween, even when it is not a holiday themed moment or swap I am always excited to see halloween items.

-I am slowly collecting postcards, I love the bright postcards, funny postcards, and postcards that make you pause. I also adore the ones with a good or funny quote or saying.

-Big Hunks are my favorite candy! I cannot eat chocolate but I enjoy when it is included because my dearest gets to be included without him feeling guilty (more below)

Things I dislike

I only have one food allergy... caffeine, if you send me tea it must be an herbal tea or decaffeinated. I do not drink fruity drinks or teas. I dont drink coffee at all. This also means that I cannot have chocolate but if you wish to include a good chocolate bar my DH thinks it is fantastic.

-Skulls except in halloween stuff- I prefer the cutesy skulls (nothing to creepy/gory)

-I love halloween and halloween related items but at the same time I still to this day cannot and have not watched an entire horror movie. I know weird. So not super creepy/ gory Halloween items please.

-cowboy themed items, I have a lot and don't seem to use them without taking them apart and altering them

-Unless it is ephemera, I do not need any more small (less than 3 inches) paper scraps.

Arts and Crafts and Creativity

I know I posted part of this above... I enjoy all kinds of embellishments, flowers, ribbon and trims and 3D stickers. I also really enjoy working with high quality rub-on stickers. I am learning how to create my own pearl and crystal swirls to embellish with. I enjoy the bright colors,created with the pearl dusts, as well as the tattered steampunk looks. I am not a big fan of pastels usually.

In regards to fabric I love bold prints, cotton, flannel are my favorites. I usually pick out solids after I find the prints, and I love love minky.


Comment: Wow! Your package arrived today and it was over the top awesome!! I can hardly wait till Christmas to open your gifts because the extras you sent were so perfect. I love Tim Holtz and I have been dying for some Nuvo drops and the red brads will be perfect for my upcoming Christmas projects. Thank you so much for being an amazing partner!
coleenfranks rated for ABES: Decorative Napkins #2 on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: Hi Sarah, thanks for the lovely napkins. And even more, thanks for reading my profile. Love all the pretties you sent. Blessings.
Response: you are so very welcome. I was happy I found some that suited your interest. I know that they are more likely to be used that way. Thank you for the rating.
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: PAPER FUN on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: OH WOW! So many fun fun fun papers! Yippee! Can't wait to play with these! Thank you so much! (fyi:I think it took so long to arrive b/c it arrived today in one of USPS envies that says...."inadvertently damaged". It was so full that I can't imagine anything is missing though!)
Response: So crazy because I know I taped it up well. I was glad to see you landed for a bit. Thank you for the rating.
reauk rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #44 - Random package on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for swap did think I rated you 😀
Response: So weird because I know you did rate me because I read it, but was on my tablet and it is hard to respond on that particular device...Strange. Thank you for the rating and the kind comments, I had too much fun with these two swaps. I would love to swap again.
Comment: Dear Sarah thank you so much for the lovely package and I had to open the big box to be able to rate you I have kept the little Christmas bags to open Christmas Day I loved everything it was so perfect if you would like to do a private swap pm me and I hope you keep in touch thank you again
Response: You are so very welcome. finding items for this swap was very enjoyable and I hope that you can use them all. Thank you for the ratings and I cannot wait to swap with you again.
EllenWilGraagPost rated for TPD ~ Card with owls on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Dear Sarah, I LOVE what you made for me!!! And the lovely extra's - really an awesome piece of mail(art) The notecard, lovely stickers, super envie and gorgeous owl-card! Thank you SO MUCH!!! It felt like receiving "Happy Mail, Yay!" :-D 1000's of hearts!
Response: You are so very welcome. I am practicing new techniques and this is one that I think I will incorporate into my other crafts. Thank you for the rating and the kind comments.
DaisyNY rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Mail Art "Fly" on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: I love the mixed media envie, but I'm not so sure about the "icky, crawly" part on the postcard. Sure, **some** bugs are icky but a lot are cool and some are downright gorgeous.
Response: Lol I agree, but do you know how hard it is to find bug items that are positive themed? Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
choke rated for THC: 10 step ATC challenge #8 on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your awesome green cards and the handmade notecard that you sent it, it was so thoughtful of you! I love the crackle that you got in the resist spray, I didn't even think about being able to do that. I'm glad you had fun with it!
Response: You are one of my favorite swappers and your little kindnesses make my day. Thank you for the rating.
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Put a "Book Page" on it on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful blue-greenish card you've created for me! Thank you very much! The bit with the landscape is the perfect center for the card. <3
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
deblew rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC! I just love it! The colors are so vibrant. And thank you for all the extra goodies! They'll be put to good use!
Response: you are so very welcome. Thank you for taking the extras and for the rating.
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #25 - Hand made on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Got them! =) I'm saving them all for December!
Response: Lol me too, makes December such a fun time. Thank you for the rating.
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Mail Art - June 2018 on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous mail art! I absolutely love the envelopes you sent <3 The colors are stunning and I especially like the bits of geometric washi! I giggled when I saw the stickers -- I just bought myself a package of the same ones! As soon as I saw birds AND glitter I knew I had to have them :) So thank you for adding to my sticker stash -- you can never have too many :)
Response: You are so very welcome. This envelope was an experiment. I think it needs just a bit of work but I too really like the washi as an addition. Thank you for the rating.
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Mail Art on Jul 8, 2018
Comment: Hi Sarah - Thank you so much for the beautiful "under the sea" Mail Art. I love it! All the layers and techniques are so pretty. I love all of the goodies that you sent and you are a sweetheart for making me the awesome notecards! Thanks for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I am so glad that this made it to you. And you are so very welcome. Thank you for the swap and for the rating.
carol rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-June on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: What a cool card you made! Thanks for the nice note. It's hot here--even Flagstaff was 90 last weekend! Yikes! Still a dry heat, though!
Response: I have to admit, I was going for more of a book theme but then it morphed into more of well, Not books. I miss the dry heat alot. Thank you so very much for the rating.
marymary914 rated for JJJ ~ Envelope Junk Journal on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Awesome awesome junk journal!! I love flipping through all the pages!!
Response: Aw thank you so much. I really enjoyed the the map/travel theme, and will the colors of it as well so thank you for being my inspiration. Also thank you so very much for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful swap! I love the colors you chose too, and thank you for the stamps, they will be put to good use :)
Response: You are so very welcome. I am so happy to see that this one made it. I hate so much when they go to alternative locations. Sometimes I wonder if someone sees them and just wants a little bit of brightness in their worlds.. But I digress. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: OMG thank you so much for the wonderful package with gifts and so much extra, I will find a great use for all of it , you really made my day <3
Response: You are so very welcome. I really enjoyed getting this swap together for you. Thank you for the rating.
Fieke rated for May Inspirations on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for beautiful postcard
Response: You are so welcome. This was something different for me and afterwards I picked up a couple of books to learn more ways to add variety to my lettering. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: Hello Sarah! Your handmade card is beautiful! AND COFFEE is my favorite so it is perfect! Thank you very much! <3
Response: You are so very welcome. I really adored the way this one came out. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Lady rated for Paper Sampler on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: What an extravagant package! I love paper. I’m trying to declutter. I love paper. No conflict there, right?
Response: You are so very welcome. I really understand the conflict, I mean its not like you will be able to find that perfect paper later when you want it for a project, and it is not out of print.... Thank you for the rating.

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CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

hibiscus on Sep 2, 2017:

Sarah, you are a wonderfully creative swapper and I cannot be more pleased with my mystery supply swap! How lucky am I?!?!

TC on Jul 2, 2017:

Oh, I'm so glad you can use the lace! If you need more, let me know. I have a big box, and with no little granddaughters to sew fancy dresses for, I can't me using it all up any time soon!

shinyserra on Apr 14, 2017:

I received the random paper RAK! Thank you very much. It took quite a journey here but it arrived safe and sound a month after its postmark! I had fun going through everything. There is so much fun stuff to add to my journals!

Mellipenpal on Apr 12, 2017:

Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your wonderful Cards RAK! 😍They're so pretty and so handmade. Love them so much you really made my day!! Have a great day Sarah❤ :)

simcoe54 on Apr 2, 2017:

Thanks for all the paper that you sent for - Envelope of paper RAK. A lot of it with be very useful to me.

Hollycarole92 on Mar 25, 2017:

I received my random paper goodies RAK today!! Thanks so much! It came just in time for me to use some of the Easter-themed goodies. ^_^

sherba31 on Mar 24, 2017:

Thanks a bunch for the RAK of Random Paper Goodies Envelope. First, the gelli print envelope is really cool. You've reminded me I need to get my own plate out and make more paper! There are so many fun things you sent and I look forward to using them in more swaps or as extras for others. Have a great weekend and thanks again!

Mimi7 on Mar 20, 2017:

Thanks so much for all the wonderful cards from the card RAK. They are appreciated so very much.

judgedbyabookscover on Mar 7, 2017:

THANKS A BUNCH for more ATCs to add to my wall!! I'm getting closer and closer I can't wait to post a picture of the finished project : )

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