Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 8:29 pm


Date Joined: July 30, 2017
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States

About Me

I am a wife and the mother of three kids that are mostly grown. I work full-time as a medical transcriptionist. I enjoy crafting, reading, camping and spending time with family and friends. Some of my favorite times are spent crafting with my BFF and/or shopping for craft supplies! We make a yearly adventure of going to the scrapbook expo near us. I am a member of a card making club that meets monthly to make cards. I am a Christian and believe in God and in my Savior Jesus Christ. Although we all have different beliefs, I believe that we can respect each other and get along with each other.

I like songs from all music genres, but I would say my favorite is that awesome 80's music!

I enjoy reading. One of my favorite authors is Amy Harmon. If you haven't had a chance to read anything she has written, you are missing out and need to give her books a try!

The only movies I don't enjoy are horror movies; otherwise, I am up for a good movie!

I am a TV junkie! I have a favorite show for every day of the week and love to use my DVR! I usually craft while watching one of my shows!

My favorite craft is card making. I send most of my cards at Christmas and enjoy making and sending Christmas cards. I enjoy crafting and being creative. I like to try new techniques. My newest craft hobby is bookfolding which I have really enjoyed. It looks harder than it is, although it is time consuming. I also enjoy doing ATC's, inchies, altered Rolos/MemoryDex cards, and tags. Mixed media art and collage fascinate me, but I am still learning the process of letting go of the clean lines and having things "perfect" and just going with the flow and embracing the creative commotion!

Some of my favorite things are dragonflies, butterflies, hummingbirds, lady bugs, flowers, leaves, anything fall, snowflakes, anything winter/Christmas, steampunk, paisley, owls, peacocks, feathers, keys, fairies, gnomes, mushrooms and woodland animals like fox, deer, elk, moose, bear, hedgehogs, etc. I honestly don't have a favorite color and basically like them all equally. I love texture and like to touch things. Needless to say, I don't like signs that say, "Do Not Touch!" I love quotes and words!

Although I am a Christian, I would prefer not to receive images of crosses. I do not drink alcohol or coffee and would prefer not to have items with these themes. Also please do not send me crude or inappropriate things.

I basically have two hobbies ~ crafting and collecting things to craft with. I enjoy collecting everyday ephemera to upcycle/recycle to incorporate into my crafts such as stamps, packaging, junk mail, envelopes, pop cans, material from old clothing, lace, fibers, leather from old belts and purses especially if it has an embossed design, jewelry, watches, and cool tags off of things I have bought ~ I have even bought a shirt because I loved the tag that was on it so much! ;) lol

My favorite season is fall and I wish it would last longer. I just love the crisp fall air and beautiful fall colors, but who doesn't love a fresh snowfall in the winter, a spring rainstorm or a cool breeze on a hot summer day! There is something to enjoy every day!

EXTRAS: Although extras can be fun, please don't feel you need to include them to receive a heart. I would rather you take the "extra" time working on the swap for me than you taking time to look for "extras" to include with your swap!

I only push the sent button after I have dropped the swap off at the post office or the blue mailbox. If you do not receive a swap marked sent, it is lost in the mail. Please message me if this happens, and I will resend. Also please let me know if one of my swaps ever comes owing postage, so I can send you money to cover it. I don't always go inside the post office to have them weigh it because I have a scale and do my best to put adequate postage on, but I have noticed at my own post office different postal workers are more strict and require more postage than others.

I also have two USA only groups here on swap-bot if you would like to check them out to see if they interest you and to see if you meet the qualifications to join. They are:

Technique Adventures click here

USA Upcycle/Recycle Crafting Fun click here


bb2 rated for Recycled/Upcycled Christmas Card on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: I'll never get tired of receiving your beautiful cards. You do such a nice job, even with recycled materials. I do like the popular red truck with tree design. Merry Christmas to you and yours, also.
sweetgypsy rated for Make a shaker. on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Christmas shaker card and the little tags! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too! :)
thequilterslink rated for Christmas Tags on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags! Fun swap
RiverTopanga rated for Christmas Embellishments on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Oh My Gosh, Michele! These are so beautiful! I have never been able to get the hand of making shakers.. they always stick on the sides of the tape used to raise them. Ugh! You will have to share your secret sometime :-) The snowflake one does have a soft texture.. so cool! Must have been a beautiful office party invite! And the green swirl is fascinating on the tree one! I keep looking for the black swirls on it :-) THANK YOU. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Awww - thank you for the kind words. I am so happy you liked the shakers. The trick to help them not stick is to use an embossing buddy or baby powder on the sides. The powder makes it not sticky anymore and it also helps to reduce static on the acetate just wipe it clean after you powder everything up. Hope the tip helps. Happy crafting! πŸ˜ƒ
AmyMarie rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #7 on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful puzzle piece!!! I am glad you wrote how you made it because there is no way to tell otherwise. I appreciate the author recommendation - I'm always looking for another good book to read. Yes, I love dragonflies and this is a great addition to my puzzle. Thank you!
Response: So happy you liked what I made for you. Thank you for the kind words and the heart! πŸ˜ƒ
Frickenjazzed rated for Offset Triple Stamping on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: I love your stamped card and the matching envelope! Thank you so much! Extra thank you for the tags. I look forward to using them. I also love the card you put everything in to! Did you make that one, too?
Response: I am so happy you liked what I made for you! I can't remember the card that I sent everything in since it is my crazy card sending season and I have been sending so many they all run together- lol πŸ˜‚ but chances are it is one that I have made or received here on swap-bot. Thank you for the kind words and the heart! Happy crafting! πŸ˜ƒ
paperlover rated for EP - Frosty the Snowman Card on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: I love the snowman card. It's so cute, I love the wobbler. Thanks for the extras too
Response: I am happy you liked what I made for you! β˜ƒοΈ
bb2 rated for RSC - Christmas Card #4 ~ MUSIC on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Wow! The music card and the one you wrote in are beautiful. Do you have a die that cuts and embosses the nativity. It is outstanding and will be displayed for the whole season. Thank you for joining the swap and making me something so special.
Response: Thank you for the kind words! :) I am happy that you liked what I made for you! Yes, the nativity card was one of my new cut and emboss folders from Crafter's Companion and I was excited to try it out! I really liked how it turned out. If you would like me to cut a few for you to play with, just left me know and I will get them sent off so you can make some nativity Christmas cards too. I also got an angel cut and emboss folder that is beautiful too and that is what I am taking for us to make at my card club this month. Christmas cards are my favorite to make! :)
RiverTopanga rated for RSC- DEER Friend Card on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Michele, such a lovely card! You are very talented! I'm sad you didn't sign the back. I had an art teacher years ago that told me, "Always sign your work".. so I will put your name on the back for you :-) Credit goes to the designer and creator when the card is sent. Thank you for the cute little tags, too! Happy stamping! <3
Response: I always debate back and forth whether to sign the back or not - thanks for the advice! πŸ˜ƒ And thank you for kind words. I am happy you liked what I made for you! πŸ˜ƒ
BeckyG56 rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #6 on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Your puzzle piece actually came today, probably late because of the move. This is so beautiful and will be a gorgeous addition to my puzzle. Thanks for the extras,too. I'll keep the author recommendation in mind. Survivor... I'm horrible with names,but I like the idol twist. Lots of drama, but i like the Olympic swimmer,and the 4th grade teacher. It takes me a while to find a favorite. Enjoy watching!
Response: You are very welcome! Good luck with the move!
rarjones rated for RSC - Christmas Card #3 SNOW on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: thank you for the beautiful SNOW cards. I love the shiny blue foil:) Have a wonderful upcoming holiday.
Response: You are very welcome! I am happy that you liked what I made for you! πŸ˜ƒ
CiCiHatter rated for SITU - Open Theme Flip Book on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Michele...thank you for this very sweet flip book!!....I love the style and warm colors you chose...just my style, too!...the tags and pockets on the pages in the book are awesome....enjoyed all the quotes..I really like it!!!.....thanks for all the goodies and making this pretty flip book for me...smart to send it open and flat...have to remember that...cheers!πŸ˜ƒ
Response: Awww - thank you for the kind words! I am so happy you liked what I made for you! Thank you for joining my swap. Happy crafting! πŸ˜ƒ
donetta rated for USAPC - Open Theme Flip Book on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Gosh, this is a wonderful little journal, just chock-full of gorgeous tags and embellishments! Thank you so much for being the very best type of swap partner; THIS swap partner appreciates you very much!
Response: Thank you for the kind words Donetta! I am happy you liked what I made for you. Happy crafting! πŸ˜ƒ
Cocoa rated for BL ~ Butterfly Flip Book on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Butterfly Flipbook. I love it!
Response: You're welcome! I am happy you liked it! Happy crafting! πŸ˜ƒ
marymary914 rated for EP - Open Theme Flip Book on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: What a wonderfully colorful and fun flipbook! I love the little tags. Thanks so much!!
Response: I am glad you liked what I made for you! Thank you for the heart! Happy crafting! πŸ˜ƒ
nancylee rated for Altered Tickets: Halloween on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: These are super cute and I'm so glad I joined . Thank you for them, the letter and that little monster with the wobbler, I've never seen one of those before. I hope you have a very Happy Halloween!
Response: I am so happy you liked what I made for you. I hope you have fun making the monster wobbler and that you have a happy Halloween as well. πŸŽƒ
bb2 rated for RSC - Christmas #2 - TREE on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: What a gorgeous card you made. Your stamping is outstanding also. Thank you for joining me in this swap and for the tuck ins, also.
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I am happy you liked what I made for you. Thank you for hosting these Christmas card swaps! πŸ™‚
BLUR rated for Triptych Technique on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the well-made triptych - fun to try new stuff! :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and joining my swap! Happy crafting! πŸ˜ƒ
AZmom875 rated for CSG ~ Bible verse/prayer flip book on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Beautiful
Response: Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ
Kokoxo rated for Quote Flip Book on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Michele! ~ Thank you for the lovely flipbook! You are SO smart to send it flat! I wish I thought of that hehe. My mom was with me when I opened it and she was absolutely in love with it! She loved it SO much she asked to keep it because it brought her so much joy so of course I couldn't say no. Thank you so much for the effort you put into it, my mom has never asked to keep a swap before so it was that special! As always, it is such a pleasure swapping with you and I can't wait for the next one! Happy swapping! xoxo 🌸
Response: I am happy you liked it and that it spoke to your mom's heart too, so of course you had to give it to her - lol! 😁 You are such a sweet daughter and I can tell there is much love in your family! πŸ’ž Just keep being YOU because you are pretty AMAZING my friend! πŸ˜ƒ

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myancey on Dec 6, 2019:

Thank you so much for the great tags. Have a great day!

rarjones on Nov 21, 2019:

Welcome to the Christian Friends Group! I have found it to be a very warm group of ladies and hope you do too:)

hollycm6 on Nov 21, 2019:

Hello!! Welcome to the CF group!! It sounds like we have a lot of similarities :-)

glennasgarden on Nov 20, 2019:

Welcome to our Christian Friends group!

BeckyG56 on Nov 20, 2019:

Welcome to the Christian friends group! You will love our group of women!

wolfeagle on Oct 1, 2019:

Thank you for the great card for the AMA: Mystery Supply Swap. Love how you used the wings.

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! AMAZING! Very clever use of the yarn, and the tag technique is just yummy!

Thank you for playing!

djcamp04 on Aug 19, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome RAK from the Technique Adventures group! Can’t wait to use them!

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