Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2017 3:46 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: September 25, 2017
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!

My current love is 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 also like project life- If you happen to have any pieces or parts from the official sets... especially the little sets like christmas

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 crafting.

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 tutus and quilts. I branch out sometimes but always seem to find that I come back to these two. 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.


orneryswife rated for EASU: Wild about WASHI on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Two stunning ATCs! I love them both. Thank you so much! 😘
hibiscus rated for TPD: Mystery Supply Swap #10 on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: This is my favorite swap! And your two atcs blew me out of the "salt water"! I cannot imagine two more perfect for me cards... your technique is wonderful.... no exaggeration ... I am so impressed and pleased... " I need vitamin sea!" How cool is that..your note card and wonderful extras ... wow ... you have brightened this swappers day... thank you so much!
Comment: What fun to receive the home made envelope and set of clear stamps. Happy stamping.
piratecaptainmo rated for Decorated Papers on Aug 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous papers! I especially love the blue one. And also thank you for the fab extras! I'm looking forward to using the stencil!
Comment: Thank you so much they look wonderful x
delonewolf rated for Wrinkle Free Distress on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Very beautifully done card Sarah! Thank you for the extras also.
marymary914 rated for 3 Elements on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Awesome ATC and postcards! Thanks so much!
Response: You are so welcome. I thought you might enjoy a few of them after reading your profile. Thank you for the rating.
03Scarlett rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-July on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful card ... I love it! Thanks so much. : )
Response: You are so welcome. I truly enjoy making these post cards. Thank you for the rating.
Artstamper rated for Diecut lovers ATC on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Love them both, they are beautiful. Thanks so much.
Response: You are so very welcome. Had a good time using a few new products. Thank you for the rating.
drgngirl rated for CC ~ Swap Cards on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: As always, thank you for a great swap! These cards are so stinkin' cute! I love the little hedgehog mailman! He's adorable! You got so much fancier than I did! Lol
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for indulging me and participating in this swap and thank you for the wonderful swap and the rating.
Comment: Your flipbook is absolutely beautiful- I'm keeping it on my desk where I can look at it!
Response: Thank you for swapping with me and for the kind comments. I really have enjoyed this medium. Thank you also for the rating.
luluvision rated for HMPC: Going Postal on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: LOVED what you sent for this swap Sarah! Thank you so much! The stamp is great! I love the embossed Ben!
Response: Wow this month had gotten away from me. But thank you so much for your kind comments and rating.
Comment: You never cease to amaze me with your artistic talent. This is such a wonderful ATC. The time & effort really shows. Simply amazing!! Thank you for the gems for me to use.
Response: I really did have fun making this one. I just really wanted to do a clock on for you that was not too much if that make sense. I enjoyed the main element enough that I made one for myself, but mine has a little bit of glitter! Enjoy. Thank you for the rating.
turtles27 rated for WIYM: 10 die cuts on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful die cuts! I can definitely use them. Lovely envelope and thanks so much for the stamps, too.
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for such wonderful Halloween goodies! I absolutely LOVED everything you sent! Thansks again for doing this swap with me!
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for facilitating the swap and thank you for the rating.
TC rated for Cootie Catcher / Fortune Teller swap on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Sarah, Sarah, Sarah.... do you ever send a swap that's not 1000% over the top?! What an amazing package. I love the cootie catcher - I need those inspirational messages, and the artistry is wonderful. And all those extras are so .... well, words fail me. Your hand made card is going to be framed, I think! Thank you for an exceptional swap. (And sorry I rated so late - I've been out of town, just got home today.)
Response: I am so very glad to know that you got it. I worried that the little plain box made it hard to miss! I have to say this is one of my favorites that I have created this month and it surprised me. When I got it done it sat next to my work station for a while because I really liked the way it finished, enough that you almost received a replacement, but then again it was made for you! Thank you so much for hosting. This was a great swap. Thank you for the rating.
Moeshell rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - June on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I love the green texture. It reminds me of mermaid tails.
Response: You are welcome. I liked the softness of this card if that computes. I have never thought of using the green texture as a mermaid tail but now that it is in my head... Thank you for the rating.
mags142 rated for Pre-Summer Destash Box on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Hey Sarah! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart! I am sometimes a bit afraid of joining "destash" swaps because I get things I mostly don't use....but the fact that you changed the items in the box to accommodate to my likes is extremely sweet of you. This box was perfect for me! It was like opening a Christmas present! Thank you so much for everything and I hope your destash box brings you as much joy! You deserve it!
Response: I am so glad to hear that you could use the items, I was a little worried because so many of them were ATC related and I wanted to send a wider variety. But it was great that I was able to find a home for the items. I agree with you about destash swaps, they are so random. Thank you so very much for swapping with me.
bbsporty rated for MA: Steampunk Postcard on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard! You did an awesome job with it!
Response: You are so very kind with you comments. I am attempting to learn to collage and this seemed like a wonderful one to work on. Thank you so much for the wonderful swaps.
mgallardo68 rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-March on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: It sure, was a long way for this postcard but so worthy the waiting. It is a beautiful creation tailored to my likes... The storm aspect is amazing and of course the lighthouse is beautiful. Thank you for an amazing postcard!!!!!
Response: I am so glad that you got this one. I loved how it turned out. I find it fascinating how mail can take its own sweet time. Thank you for the rating.

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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 : )

user2637 on Feb 15, 2017:

Wow, Sarah, these postcards you made me for the AAtW January wishlist are AMAZING!!! I love them! Thanks ever so much. :) :) I still haventad the courage to try my hello plate but I love being able to hold something gelli-ed. Thank you again!

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