Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2017 12:31 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: May 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.


Comment: SARAH!!!!! OMG!!!! I love the ATC! I LOVE all the extra goodies... I feel like I won a postage stamp LOTTERY!!! SO GENEROUS! so much appreciated. I adore the stamps!!! Thank you to the moon and back!!!
Lucine rated for TPD: April 2017 Handmade Notecard on May 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice note in the card and the extra card:) I agree with you on the garden, SUN and water; hope you managed to do as you planned. How is business going?? Oh, and congrats with your nephew;)
Poftoffel rated for TPD - Mystery Supply Swap #9 on May 3, 2017
Comment: Oooh I love flipbooks! And this one is so cool! You used all the things I love, hearts and polka dots and black and white! And those key charms are amazing! Thank you for this thoughtful and sweet swap! <3
Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed the flipbook, I was a little unsure but its the one thing that I kept coming back to. I am glad that I followed my instincts. Thank you for the rating.
smmarrty rated for ABES: Send 6 FLOWERS on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all of the goodies - your package will be on the way tomorrow.
Response: You are so welcome, I am so excited to swap with you. Thank you for the rating.
doulakk rated for Meander Mini Book on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Wow, this book is very well made!! 5 hearts to you!!! Thank you so much for it and all the extras...you really didn't have to do that! Wow...just wow.
Response: Thank you very much. I had a lot of fun making this one, and you lent so much inspiration! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: First of all - beautiful card!!! I absolutely love it! Then the note - I totally agree with your outlook and can relate to what you said! Thank you too for the washi and twine!!! Great swap xx
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. Its great to find that there are others from completely different places that have similar outlooks! Thank you for the rating.
roosje rated for Intl-Hearts PC-April on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Hi, I'm confused: you send me two postcards? I really love them both, and loved the metallic effect in your backgrounds. You are so creative! Thank you so much.
Response: Sorry, I didn't mean for you to be confused. I did send two. I couldn't decide between the small hearts or the one large heart. Thank you for your kind comments and the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much!! This swap is incredibly thoughtful and so ME.. You put in great effort here and it shows. I truly appreciate that!!
Response: You are so very welcome. I had a lot of fun getting this all together. Thank you for the rating.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-April on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard! The background and butterfly are beautiful!
Response: You are so welcome. This one was one of my favorites. Thank you for the rating.
Vickimac rated for Mini-Pocket Journal on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Oh Sarah. This has to be one of the best swaps I have ever received. I love the colors that you chose for the booklet, and how you did the ribbon, and all the fun things you made for me in the pockets- Those swap cards are AWESOME- and the tags- GORGEOUS- and the fun washi and all the bling. THEN, you go and send me some fun stuff for my smashbook, and decorate the envelope so cool. You just did such an outstanding job of everything, and you made me feel so special. This swap deserves more than a heart. Thank you!!!!!!
Response: You are so very welcome. I really enjoyed creating this journal. Its interesting to me how I can start with such a wonderful idea but run into a snag or two while creating it. But I have to admit I really liked the way it finished off. Thank you so very much for the rating.
marymary914 rated for EASU: Splatter Paint ATC on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: I love this owl ATC!! And thanks for the owl embellishments. :)
Response: You are so very welcome, I was happy when I realized that I could send them to someone who could use them. Thank you for the rating.
donetta rated for EASU: One Word ATC Swap on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Sarah, thank you so much for sending such a wonderful ATC...I particularly love how the key is also the body of the butterfly. I hope at some point the entire world realizes that we need to "find peace"! And oh...those wonderful old German book pages...and the beautiful beads...such a fabulous swap package! Many hearts, dear Sarah...and many thanks!
Response: You are so very welcome. I think I saw the key idea on Pintrest and I made it my own. Thank you for the rating.
deblew rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC Swap on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC! I love it. And thank you for the fun extras... especially love the book pages! Such a happy mail day for me!
Response: You are so very welcome. I had so much fun pulling it all together. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Just beautiful! Thank you so much!
Response: You are so very welcome. I had a set all made up and when I read your profile, they were everything you didn't like. I loved the colors in these though. Thank you for the rating.
Gwillisinc rated for Add words on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Love Graphic 45! thank you so much for a great Collage. I love Tuesday Morning also.
Response: You are so welcome. I really enjoyed making these for you. It was fun re finding these older papers. Graphic 45 makes such wonderful paper. Thank you for the rating.
joybells2426 rated for AMA: Butterfly PC on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! It is perfect. You used my two favorite colors! What do you use to seal your work? It arrived in perfect condition.
Response: I loved they way the butterflies matched so perfectly. I seal my postcards with liquitex clear medium. They come in a tube that looks like acrylic paint. Thank you for the rating.
Peaches12 rated for TJK: Flip Book Journal on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome flip book journal. They really are fun to make and I like all of the things you added. Where did you get those clear plastic envelopes? I really like them cause they are a heavier weight than most. Also, thank you for all of the extras you sent, especially the flowers.:)
Response: So the envelopes are sold by fun stampers journey and they are a couple of dollars for ten envelopes. The entire back is covered in an adhesive so they are very easy to apply and I adore them in the flip books. Thank you for rating.
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2017 on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for both the awesome pieces! I love the sock monkeys, and also the awesome (hehe) postcard! Thanks also for joining my swap! :)
Response: Lol, you are so welcome. I realized that I need to not buy the bubblewrap envelopes if I want to gelli them, they just didn't work out very well. I am thinking the larger tough envelopes and I will wrap the items in bubble wrap afterwards. But learning right. Thank you for the rating. I really had fun finding and making the little flip book for you.
doulakk rated for ✄Two New✄ on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: WHOA! Sarah!! You went way beyond what I expected!! Thank you so much for the great package!! I will enjoy using all of it!
Response: You are more than welcome. Thank you for hosting the swaps and for the rating.
tortagialla rated for NH: Easy sticker swap March on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending me the package - appreciate it so much :) Sorry postage was so high - I will have to send you some happy mail!
Response: You are so sweet. And you are very welcome. I thought that it might be fun to have a selection. And I don't mind the postage cost, its fun thinking about how a little package can bring a bit of joy anywhere in the world. Thank you for the rating.

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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!

isabellasnow on Feb 8, 2017:

Thank you VERY much fulfilling TWO wishes from my January AATW wishlist! The lovely Valentine card kit came just in time and the postcards you sent are so nice! I was really touched to receive such a lovely 'hybrid' wish ;+)

Lila84 on Feb 4, 2017:

Thank you for the fun valentine's day card kit for January's aatw wishlist :)

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