Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2023 8:51 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: September 29, 2023
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- 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! PLEASE do not send glittered items to me.

-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: Thank you for the wonderful swap,I love it ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ
Ac2052 rated for CPG Shades of Purple ATC - Global on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for not one, but TWO amazing ATCโ€™s! I would love to be friends with you on Duolingo - my username is amanda874618. We can encourage each other on our Spanish journey!
Comment: OH MY GOSH what a fun package to open! I love the ATC you made! I really like cards that are 3 dimensional, so this ATC is right up my alley. And so are all the greeting cards and postcards you included as extras. Stunning! Thank you for everything. So I'm beginning to see that I'm behind the game on techniques. How did you do the base background for all these cards?
Gobarb rated for AATC: Add something with wings card on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the 2ATCs. These required one is just perfect for the swap and the extra cat one is a wonderful surprise! That was really sweet of you to make mea Kitty ATC extra. Thank you also for the ATC blanks. You really made my day!! ๐Ÿค—
Comment: Thanks for an amazing swap, Sarah! Your clusters are gorgeous and I loved the fun extra cards as well!
Sonya rated for EASU: Texture, Texture, Texture ATC on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: WOW! Fabulous ATCs, Sarah! Thanks so much for the extra fairy ATC...both are stunning. You are more than generous with the added lovely greeting cards and foreign (to me) book pages. Such a well thought out swap! Hugs.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely note and the wonderful postcards and notecards!!! Let me know if you come to the Cities and we could meet in person?!! I'm not from here and my knowledge of ND is driving from Fargo to Winnipeg.
Comment: Omg I loved it thank you so much Iโ€™m looking for mail art pen pals if youโ€™re interested btw ty ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you feel better xoxo
Response: You are so very welcome. I would be a mail art pen pal. I love seeing decorated envelopes in the mail. Just adds a little cheer to the world. Also thank you for swapping.
Comment: I am so sorry about your mom. I lost my father in law on April 14 and my dad on the 25 of April. Thank you! Sending strength your way.๐Ÿ’œ
Response: Thank you for your kindness. Its just weird learning how to move forward with the grief. I hope that you are doing well in you journey through losing those you love as well. Thank you for swapping with me.
mysmashbooklife rated for Pinkish envie swap #1 on Aug 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love all the stickers you send me. The little jars are so cute! I can't wait to use them!
Response: Wow that traveled fast. I was a little worried it would get hung up in customs. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating and for swapping.
Comment: You did it again, Sarah! Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork and taking time to write to me. Iโ€™m thrilled with everything that you sent including these ocean themed ATC. Youโ€™re the best!
Response: As always, I just love swapping with you. Thank you for the rating and for being a person that I can "go over the top" with.
JanHardt rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - July on Aug 4, 2023
Comment: Sarah, Your postcards are lovely. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. I was so excited to dig out the sewing machine again. I forget how much I like this look. Thank you also for the rating and for swapping.
DaisyNY rated for AMA: Triad of Colors -July on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: What a gorgeous triad you sent! Beautifully done - quite professional. It's hard to get a jewel tone brown - except for topaz and those ridiculous "chocolate diamonds". I also enjoyed this combo more than I thought I would. Thank you for this package.
Response: Thank you for the kind comments and the rating. This one was fun.
2Hearts rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art-07 on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: WOW! What a lovely package to receive! The pocket letter and the cards are all incredible! Thank you so much!
Response: You are so welcome. I was a little worried because I had never sent a pocket as mail art but I thought it was so pretty. Thank you for swapping and for the rating.
luv2kraft rated for AATC: Add lace ATC on Jul 28, 2023
Comment: Love these ATCS.Thank you for the bonus ATC. I will certainly enjoy using the backgrounds.once again,thanks.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for swapping and for the rating.
Comment: Wow! I am just speechless. How lucky am I to have received this beautiful swap. The cards you have included are all so gorgeous. I love the bits of gold that are on each of them. Really just beautiful work. And then you included the additional dies? Thank you! You are so incredibly generous.
Response: You are so welcome. Those are some of my favorite word dies so I got a few extra for those starting out after the were no longer being sold! Thanks for swapping and for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully handmade gifts! Everything is so wonderful. First, I unwrapped the greeting cards (lovely). Next, the postcards (adorable). Lastly, the most perfect journal (love the embellishments and everything else about it). It felt like Christmas morning for me. lol Thanks again. I love all of my gifts.
Response: You are so very welcome. This was such a fun swap and I had so much fun trying to see if I could make a few bits and bobs that you would enjoy. Thank you for the rating and for swapping.
Savannahrandons rated for Pick me up July on Jul 17, 2023
Comment: OMG!! Thank you for the wonderful things you sent me for this swap. I love your handmade cards, they are beautiful!! The steampumk stickers are awesome. You really gave me a good Pick Me Up for July!!!
Response: You are so very welcome. I just thought this swap was such a lovely idea. Thank you for the rating and for swapping.
LinSoles rated for YTPC: Scrappy Notebooks on Jul 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notebooks you made. they are so elegant and perfect. Almost a shame to use. They will get a special place somewhere.
Response: I am so glad that they made it to you. This was a fun swap, I learned a few new things. Thank you for the rating and for swapping.
TeaNi rated for WIYM: Just swap something! on Jun 17, 2023
Comment: Oh my goodness- I wish I could give you many hearts on this swap! I am SO thrilled to have the mini paper cutter and bone tool, the cute little butterfly clips, and of course the stamps! Thank you so very much for a thoughtful, generous, and delightful swap- you made my day! :)

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OrigamiGrace on Feb 13, 2023:


For the nicest swap I've received this year (and probably last year!!) I love your handmade Valentines Day cards and I am floored at the lovely and generous extra you sent - truly made my entire day! Your thoughtulness and generosity are much appreciated!

wolfeagle on Dec 28, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

bbsporty on Sep 30, 2021:

OMG Sarah! I was so excited when I opened your envie yesterday!! These are the best dinosaur postcards I have ever seen! The backgrounds are so colorful and cool! Thank you so much! You are a gem!!

ChrisAnne on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK of cross stitch goodies! I can't wait to get creating!!!

wolfeagle on May 4, 2021:


Thank you so much for the postcards and stamps, and for participating in this AMA: Mystery Supply swap.

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’—

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! ;-)

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