Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2022 7:30 am


Date Joined: April 23, 2009
Last Online: December 3, 2018
Birthday: May 2
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

I love making ATCs, small canvases, 4x4s, tags, art journal pages; just creating in general. I often want to try something new but lack the confidence to do so. shrug

Favorite Themes

My favorite themes are:

  • art nouveau
  • Asian
  • books
  • celestial (sun, moon, stars)
  • fruit themes
  • nature (especially leaves and trees)
  • shoes
  • steampunk
  • tattoo art
  • the color green
  • wicca
  • zodiac (Taurus in particular)

About Me

**I am a married mother of 2 fantastic adult children. My husband is amazing and I would be lost without him.

**Both of my children are in the military. One is a Marine, one is in the Navy. Americana, red/white/blue, anything patriotic....these will always be welcome to me.

** I LOVE Broadway showtunes. I firmly believe that I should have gone into musical theatre, not that I can sing or anything. :-)

**I have pets. I try to keep them out of my studio. (2 newfoundland dogs (both female) and 1 white cat with black spots. I have pics of them on Flickr)

**I am a non-smoker.

**I am an online gamer as well as a mixed media artist. I'm currently back to playing World of Warcraft and Diablo 3 while waiting for EverQuest Next to finally get around to being. I have played Rift, Runes of Magic, Star Wars The Old Republic, Elder Scrolls Online, and a handful of others.

**I watch a lot of YouTube artists. I wish I had the courage to do process videos but I don't. I'm just thankful that other people DO!

Likes and Dislikes


  • americana
  • anime
  • astrology
  • cats
  • color (bright colors, muted colors, earthy colors)
  • fairies
  • leaves
  • mythology
  • Newfoundland dogs
  • paganism
  • reading
  • roses (most flowers actually)
  • shoes
  • snowflakes
  • steampunk
  • tarot
  • tea
  • teacups
  • the moon, the sun, stars

Artists I like:

  • Erte
  • Luis Royo
  • Dana Driscoll
  • John William Waterhouse
  • Salvador Dali
  • Daniel Merriam
  • Micheal Parkes
  • Alphonse Mucha


  • coffee
  • mornings
  • Christian symbolism
  • vanilla scent
  • rainy days
  • cold
  • sports
  • beige
  • beer

Artists I dislike:

  • Jackson Pollack
  • Frida Kahlo

Random Favorites


Book: Brave New World by Aldus Huxley
Author: Tanith Lee & Patricia McKillip
Song: Dream Come True by Frozen Ghost
Band: Pink Martini
Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Color: lime green (or dark, blackish greens. NOT Kelly green)
Day: Saturday
Flower: roses & lily of the valley
Month: August
Drink: Margarita
Comfort food: mashed potatoes and gravy
Food: pepperoni pizza


I will always Rate. I tend to rate in batches so don't panic if I haven't rated you immediately. Sometimes it takes me weeks to rate. If you're concerned if I got the swap, please message me.

If I'm going to be late in sending, I will let you know. I personally don't get fussed if someone sends a day or so late.

Please understand that I try very hard to make my cards nice. No globs of glue showing, edges trimmed neatly or covered completely, embellishments secure. I expect the same in return. I think it's SAD that swap coordinators (myself included) have to write "Don't slap a sticker on a piece of cardstock and call it an ATC". I have nothing against scrapbook stickers and I think they are handy. But use them creatively please.


I don't normally give a shout out to things that I want, but if you happen to have extra bits of Graphic 45 paper you'd like to share, I would definitely be interested. I like most all G45 collections but I'm looking specifically for Bird Song & Steampunk Debutante papers. Also anything from the christmas and halloween lines with the exception of An Eerie Tale. I do have a paper pad of the By The Sea collection so don't really need that one. :-) "Need"....I guess I don't really "need" any of it. LOL

As a Swap Host

Regardless if I put these in my hosted swaps or not, these rules will ALWAYS apply to any swaps I host:

**No sticker slapping

**Do your best work; send something you'd like to recieve

**I will always angel for flakey senders. If I have to angel for a flakey sender, said flakey sender will be permanently banned from any of my future swaps and I will name them on this page

**If you receive something that meets the swap requirements, please rate a 5. We do not all have the same level of artistic ability. However, random doodles and a sticker do not count as "meeting the swap requirements"

**If you have any questions, send me a message. It will get a faster response as I don't check Swap-Bot on a daily basis


shinyserra rated for Stamped ATC x 2 on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: I absolutely adore this dog atc!!! Thanks so much
watercolorgirl rated for Stamped ATC x 2 on Sep 13, 2018
PaperPassion rated for SS: Stamped Bookmark on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Love the bookmark you sent me.I have a couple of JN doll stamps and love to play with them.You did a wonderful job thanks so much.
vanneparis rated for RJ - Art Nouveau Rolo on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Leigh - Thanks so much for the beautiful Art Nouveau Rolo. I love it!! I hope you had fun with the swap. Thanks for joining. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Wow Zowie! Thanks for the MOST beautiful inspirations cards! <3<3<3 So much delicious mixed media to enjoy! I like the big brown flower with butterfly and the interesting fiber on the other side. And you picked a great quote. But your green and gold card is over the top! Gorgeous palette, exquisite embossing and stencil work, unique hearts. I will be putting this one on an easel on my art desk and will enjoy it daily. Thanks so much for such inspiring work! <3<3<3
Response: I'm really glad you liked them. I thought maybe I'd gone too far with them; I made individual cards & attached them to illustration board which unfortunately had too rough an edge which is why the edges were covered in washi. :-)
donetta rated for RJ - Tropical Pin-Up Girl Rolo on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Leigh, your rolo is absolutely lovely! I must investigate the Utopia paper pad...I have way too much paper now, yet still I buy more!
Response: Glad you liked it. I'm a big fan of Authentique and it was just the right timing for that collection. :-)
LizzyW rated for ATCO: SteamPunk ATC on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Hi Leigh, Thanks so much for just the loveliest ATC, which I am not sure is the thing to say about a "steampunk" theme, but I just absolutely love it. You have gone to great efforts to create this and I admire the work that was done to achieve the results. Thanks again.
Response: Very happy you liked it. Steampunk is a favorite theme of mine so I always have fun making stuff. :-)
Comment: These are the coolest, most beautiful cards ever! Thank you so much! I am carrying both with me instead of filing them in my book of ATC's....I love them!
Response: What a lovely compliment! I'm very happy you liked it. :-)
Comment: I love love love this ATC. I have all the "good luck" items on my Christmas tree -- birds in a nest, little beaded spiders, a green glass pickle. So your card made me smile! The crackle background is stunning! Thank you for a lovely addition to my Christmas tree ATCs. <3<3<3
Response: Really happy you liked it. It didn't turn out quite as I envisioned! Lol.
Comment: I love these inspiration cards!! The blue, silver, and copper palette is absolutely delicious and your composition is beautiful. I especially love the bird card -- stunning. And both of your quotes are perfect for me. Thank you so much! This pair of cards will be a treasured part of my collection. And the washi tape on your envelope is waaaay cool! Hope to swap with you again soon! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely compliments. I'm happy you liked them. :-)
TIDBITOLOGIST54 rated for Halloween atc Swap on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I really like the colors and the bat!!! And thank you for your lovely handmade card and note. It is beautiful....
Response: Glad you liked them. :-)
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Rolo on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Hi Leigh - Thank you so much for the gorgeous Tropical Rolo. You are a sweetheart for making it special for me! I love it. Thanks for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I'm happy you liked it. :-)
donetta rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Moon on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: When I pulled your ATC from the envelope, I said out loud: Oh, how beautiful! And it is! I love the book page full moon, and also the great background techniques you've used. Thank you for sending such a beauty!
Response: I'm happy you liked it. I enjoyed making. :-)
georgiafae rated for CC: Monochrome ATC-Green on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Very nice ATC-love the sparkly color background-I've never used Lindy Gang stuff but watched a lot of YouTubes on it! Very nice combination of text and textures-very pretty swirl stamped in gold! Nice card saying too-this came on a day when I needed to be reminded of both sayings! Thanks for sharing!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it and that the phrase helped on a rough day. :-)
SwissChallet rated for 7 plus 1 atc time again on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Lovely ATC, Leigh, thank you! It was indeed a challenge to combine these elements, and you did great!
Response: LOL Thank you! Glad you liked it.
SamiE rated for newspaper atc swap on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the darling ATC. Lucky you had the newspaper from Japan. I like your style.
Response: Thank you :-) Glad you enjoyed it.
LadyCyr rated for Dragonfly ATC on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: love what you did with the jewels to make the body i wish i would have thought of that. super beautiful one of my faves that i have received thank you :)
Response: I'm very happy you liked it. It was fun to make.
Comment: Thank you so much for my mushroom apc! I'm totally in love with it!
Response: Glad you liked it. :-)
btbeth rated for Paper Dog Tags #2 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, I LOVE them! Crazy how long it takes for mail, these days!
Response: I'm glad you liked them. :-)
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap. Each card is so special with so much detail. Sorry for the late rate.
Response: Really glad you liked the playing card book. I had so much fun creating it. :-)

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CurlyTea on May 2, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on May 2, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CrystalZ on Jul 22, 2016:

Thank you for the cool "Pear" atc you sent me! It is my first one I received and I will definately be putting it up on my bulletin board.

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

jonhensen on Nov 24, 2015:

Tomorrow I send the sparkle inchies out to you. Hope you got them soon! :-)

mazoak on Aug 3, 2015:

I like your profile- I couldn't agree more about communication and ratings! Thanks for doing the number series- I've been totally enjoying it.

MsKuky on Jun 12, 2015:

Hello Leigh, I thought I was the only one in Swap Bot that dislikes Kahlo's & Pollacks art....glad to know that I'm not alone. Have a great weekend.

JeanetteC on Mar 29, 2015:

Hi Leigh. I wanted to thank you too for the pretty paper you sent me...it will end up some where fun. We have been so lucky here with our weather lately (although I see clouds building this minute outside my window) I do worry we might have a dry summer. Where in SC did your daughter move? I have family there. I agree this empty nest thing is hard.

renmagpie on Nov 5, 2011:

I really thought that I was the only one in the world who just could not see why Kahlo is so loved. Thank you for letting me know (inadvertently) that I'm not alone in my loathing of her works.

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