Swap-bot Time: October 27, 2020 10:19 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: October 27, 2020
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.


WoodlandBanshee rated for 3 Gelli Press Plate ATCs on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your interesting Gelli Press ATC in this lovely little package.
blueseabliss rated for 3 Gelli Press Plate ATCs on Mar 14, 2019
JJcrafty rated for MMPC - "I Believe" ATC on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: thank you for both ATC's. I liked them both very much. I also appreciated the "gelli print envelope and handmade cards and scooby playing card.
amyduff rated for FBF-Hearts & Flowers FB-USA on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the hearts and flowers flipbook! Very well done. I don’t know what happened to the first one you sent? It’s still out in postal land I suppose? If it does show up, I will be sure to let you know. Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Lol yeah sometimes they seem to go on adventures before showing up. Thank you so much for the kind comments and the rating.
TiffanySmart rated for 3 Gelli Press Plate ATCs on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you Sarah! I love her!
Response: Ah so glad to see that it made it to you. I had so much fun, this is my first with those stamps and I have to admit she is pretty cute. Thank you for letting me know!
Comment: OMG! Are you kidding me? THIS IS THE BEST PACKAGE AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ART EVER!!!!! I cannot thank you enough. I framed the AJ Page and hung it up. I adore every single thing you sent. I feel so incredibly honored to have all these wonderful creations from you! A billion and one hearts!
Response: I am so glad that you like it. I was just a bit worried although I did adore the way it finished. Thank you again for swapping with me and for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for this awesome ATC. The background/master board you made is stunning. The colors are so stunning and the texture simply amazing. I also adore the envies you sent. One amazing card and swap which inspired me!
Response: Thank you so very much for the kind comment. I had so much fun playing in the colors you like, and have to admit it was a color combination that I have not played in before, so thank you so very much for the inspiration and the rating.
edgetorn rated for WIYM: Not a Bill on Feb 9, 2019
Comment: Love your gel printed envie! What a wonderful assortment of goodies! I just love the cool die cuts and stickers! Kitty postcards...wesome! And daisy notecard...I love daisies! Thank you for such a fun swap!
Response: You are so welcome. Daisies are such a powerful little flower. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Ganell rated for VTHS: 1-2-3 ATC on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Sarah looooove the atc and thank you for beautiful lace 😊. Love the background papers also!
Response: You are so very welcome. I love spreading lace around, Its just a little bit of goodness in a strange world. Thank you so very much for the kind comments and the ratings.
Gobarb rated for ETHP: Tattered Rose ATC on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Wow, wow, wow!!! I really don't know what to say. your ATC is absolutely amazing and I feel like it's Christmas with all of the extras that you sent to me! I truly love everything! Thank you so very much for all of it! I certainly didn't expect any extras. I just have 1 beef...why didn't you send a cat? You could have used a larger envelope...LOL! 😸 😘 🤗
Response: You are so very welcome. I think that the cat would have to be hand delivered! not that I would be opposed to a road trip. Thank you so very much for letting me know that it arrived.
DawnS rated for Card Candy Handmade Embellishment Swap on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Super cute embellishments! I love the card! Thank you very much.
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for the rating.
bluehairedmary rated for TIAZ - Pick a Theme on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: OMG! That was my exact reaction as I opened your AWEsome swap! You spoiled me with the owl goodies! I especially love the pouch and the owl embroidery transfers! It's been a while since I embroidered, but I may just have to get back to it for these patterns! Thanks again!
Response: I am so very glad that you enjoyed this swap. I did too. Thank you so much for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: Super cute!
Response: Thank you for the rating.
Comment: SO cute! I just love the card, too! tysm!
Response: So glad they arrived and you are so very welcome. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
sdpPaperCrafter rated for Coordinating Card Set Swap on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: My cards were absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much. I love flamingos so it makes it hard to use them. I just want to keep them for myself. What paper did you use? I just love the colors. If you don't mind sharing the info. I might I have to go looking for it.
Response: You are welcome. The paper I used was from the Hunkydory rose gold line. I really enjoyed working with it and new immediately when reading your profile that this was the paper I wanted to use. Thank you for the rating.
Kraftylady777 rated for January Art Envelope Swap 2019 on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you so very much for the rating.
babyblues65 rated for Destash swap on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Hi Sarah!! OMG the package of destash you sent was so amazing, I felt like it was Christmas!!!!! I can't believe all the cool things you put in there!!! Thank you so much, I hope you have a wonderful day!
Response: Oh good I am glad that you got it. I realized after it was gone that I should have packaged the chalk paint a little differently and I hoped that it would make it without opening. I had so much fun getting this package together for you. Thank you for swapping and for the rating.
Cgscdy rated for Steampunk ATC on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: You sent me a steampunk bee LOVE IT! Tysvm! Loved the paperclips and background papers as well! Did you make the dirty pour background paper yourself? I can never get many cells when I do mine no matter what. Anyway thanks again you really made my day!
Response: You are so very welcome, I really had fun with this one, and I knew as soon as I was reading your profile why I had saved that little bee. I think If I redid this swap, I would have focused more the colors more towards amber. But it was pretty with the darker metallics too. I did do the pours myself, I love them. Thank you for the rating and kind comments.
choke rated for THC: Use It Up #4 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Sarah, this dragonfly card is so incredible! The background is my favorite part, I never tried the crackle mediums with metallics, what a unique effect! I'm definitely going to have to try this one for myself! The layers of ribbon and fibery paper and metallic pieces and paper complements it so well. This is already up on my display shelf so that I can admire it everyday I'm in my craft room. Thank you again for such a creative ATC that gives so much inspiration and beauty! I adore it!
Response: Thank you once again for the feedback, swapping with you is always a pleasure and the feed back helps more than you realize. Thank you once again for swapping
choke rated for THC: 10 step ATC challenge #14 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: This is so beautiful Sarah! I love the fine texture and the colors coordinate so well. It looks like a framed piece of art, as it should! Thanks for such an amazing piece of work, I always enjoy your creations and seeing the love you put in to your work!
Response: Lol this one was interesting, and I liked the challenge of using the pear. I did not realize until recently that I really love certain themes and seem to forgot to stretch past them. So this was great. Thank you once again for hosting and for the rating.

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CurlyTea on May 14, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Gobarb on Feb 1, 2019:

Sarah, I want to thank you again for the beautiful ATC and the fabulous RAKs. It was all quite a surprise and I love it! I wanted to leave you a pic of a butterfly because I know that you like them. However, I have had no luck with profile decos even though I belong to that group! ;-)

hamolla22 on Nov 13, 2018:

Hello Sarah, just to let you know that I forgot to put a note inside the “Blind Envie Swap” envelope 🙈 I just realized that! It should arrive next days, it has a bunch of different stamps and decorated with washi and stickers. You should recognize it from the bunch of stamps lol! Get back to me if not and I ll give you more details :)

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!

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