Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 11:12 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: December 15, 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.


mrscharlesallen rated for VTHS: #8 Christmas Gift Tag on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great tags and the extras
Comment: Sarah, thank you for the homemade Christmas card and lots of goodies. Love the 2 lighthouse postcards which I did not have. Shirley
Comment: Thank you =)
Comment: Waiting until December to open!! Thank you!! Merry Christmas!!! 🎄🎀🎁 I LOVED everything!!!!! Thank you so much!!
Comment: Oh boy!! Fat mail!! Can't wait to see what you sent in your card!! I hope you & yours will have a really happy holiday season=)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and ephemera💕🎄
choke rated for TPD~Changing projects on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: These thank you cards are FABULOUS! I love what you did with them. I could stare at the bits of colors and swirls and layers all day. These will be very hard to use and give up, thank you so much for them!
MaisieMay rated for Swap a Tag 🏷 #2 on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: i really loved all my tags but the mittens are my favorite thanks so much.
sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: ATC with Numbers on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Wow Sara, what an amazingly beautiful ATC. I love all the colors and the layers used, so brilliant! Thank you. Also I love the postal tags you included!!! Hugs, Mona
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. I really had a lot of fun creating this one. Thank you so very much for swapping with me and for the rating.
PrairieKittin rated for HMPC: Put Some "Texture" on it on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Love it!! That picture is fabulous!! Thank you!
Response: Lol thank you, I really like it as well and it was in my "I am saving it for something special" pile. Your profile has inspired growth in my art so thank you for that and for the rating.
colodad rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: I need to add steampunk to my profile. Thank you for the great ATCs. I love your design and the creative use of materials on both,
Response: Your are so very welcome. Thank you for rating.
YooperHill rated for AMA Sender's Choice-October on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: LOVE. Your art! Thank you.
Response: You are so welcome. I was a little bit worried when I started because I was not sure if I was going in the right direction but I have to admit I loved the way these postcards turned out. Thank you so very much for swapping with me and rating me.
Comment: Thank you =) I won't be swapping next year =/ Too much other stuff going on!
Response: You are very welcome. I am sad to hear that the swaps will be more limited with you as I very much enjoy swapping with you but I am so excited that you have other things to focus on. Thank you for the rating.
marymary914 rated for JJJ: Gel Printed Mini Journal on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Love love love!! Thanks for the great journal and extras!!
Response: Awe thank you so much for the kind comments. I really enjoyed this process, so much so that I made another five books. It was such a great way to use up some of the hundreds of prints I have created. Thank you so much for the rating and for swapping with me.
toni rated for Homemade card with goodies #1 on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Love the card and love the extras! Thanks so much!
Response: You are so very welcome, I really had fun picking out a few things to send your way. Thank you for the rating
Comment: Thank you very much 😊
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for the rating.
BabyBee78 rated for Homemade card with goodies #1 on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: That card is so beautiful. I really like the colors. You outdid yourself on the goodies. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you so very much for the kind comments. Its so much fun to spread a little joy. Thank you also for the kind comments.
Comment: Super cool box! Thank you :D & Happy Halloween!
Response: You are so very welcome. I look forward to this swap every year and was excited to see you were my partner. Thank you for the rating.
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!
Response: Its crazy but this swap was when it hit me how close we are getting to the holidays, and I really enjoy sending a little bit of joy in a package. Thank you so much for the rating.
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.

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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 :)

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.

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