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denisemichelle

denisemichelle
Original Member
Last Online: July 14, 2020
Birthday: April 20
Country: United States

About Me

It has been YEARS since I've been on Swap Bot- but I am needing to exercise those creative muscles that haven't been used in a while.

New interests- ATCs and inchies, I struggle with "art" vs. craft, and find that I am less intimidated/self-critical and enjoy artistic ventures on a small scale.

I am loving the wide variety of ATCs I have received. I look forward to displaying my favorites when I can finally return to my office. Please share any ideas of clever ways to display them!

Recently moved back to the Midwest, bought my first house (mid-century modern that needs some TLC). Empty nester, patiently waiting for grandkids. Have a geriatric dog and three cats. We feed the squirrels at the front window for the cats' entertainment (and ours).

Many career shifts - genetic/neuroscience research > academia > healthcare administration > quality assurance for healthcare software. Quite unintended journey.

HOSTING SWAPS:

If I am hosting a swap, I will angel for it. I don't specify this in the swap descriptions, but do not hesitate to contact me if you did not receive your swap item.

For single ATC swaps I usually lower the rating limit and allow new, unrated swappers to give people a chance that need it, knowing that I am able to angel a single ATC quickly, even for multiple people. For more time intensive swaps I raise the rating limit so that it is less likely I will need to angel for multiple people.

I do screen regardless of rating limits to see what most recent history has been.

If you have concerns about any swap I am hosting, please message me! I am happy to try to resolve things, or get needed feedback.

Favorite Crafts

Photography
Embroidery
Beaded jewelry (simple)
Recycled crafts
Trying out new crafts

Swap Ideas

Seed Packet Swap
Pressed Flower Swap
Snarky T-Shirt Swap (or an iron-on swap, no worries about sizes, etc, and cheaper to mail)
Recycle/Reuse Craft Challenge Swap
Photo Challenge Swap
Blank Notecard Swap
Photo Kaleidoscope Art ATC Swap

If anyone wants to take any of those ideas and run with it- feel free, just drop me a line so I can join too!

Wishlist

Really I don't need extras- just getting swaps and getting inspired by other's creativity is such a delight! But if you really want to add something, this is my simple wishlist-.

  • ATCs with quotations and words of encouragement (not religious please)
  • Anything reusable/recycled
  • Ideas for ATCs- add a note about art techniques you like and recommend
  • Any bits that can be used for ATCs that you may have received and doesn't fit your style

Favorite Books

Science fiction/fantasy
Anything by Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Tana French
Guilty pleasures like Nora Roberts' trilogies

Likes

Black licorice
Anything blue
Things from nature
Ideas/inspiration
Anything handmade
Miniatures
Mountains
Succulents
Dark roast coffee
Black tea
Puns
Snarkiness

ABCs of Me

In progress...

A: Art
B: Books
C: Coffee
D: DNA
E: Embroidery
F: Forget-me-nots
G: Genetics
H: Hiking
I: INFJ
J: Jewelry
K: Kaleidoscopes
L: Love
M: Mom
N: Nature
O: Outdoors
P: Photography
Q:
R: Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose
S:
T: Trees (I have so many ordered to arrive in the spring!)
U:
V:
W: Wisconsin
X:
Y:
Z:

Ratings

blueackerson rated for ATC Trade #2 ~ USA on Jul 13, 2020
5
rating
Comment: sorry to be late. I love the ATC's and gifties
craftykathy1 rated for USATC: Your Choice ATC Swap on Jul 11, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the extras.
5
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Comment: TY Denise for the beautiful ATC! The card was pretty too. Did you make that as well?
JenZen5 rated for OATCs: Purple Haze on Jun 29, 2020
5
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Comment: Hello. I love your ATCs and how you always give a nice description/background. I am currently enjoying using watercolors so I especially like these. Thank you and have a wonderful day.
Response: Thank you! Some day I'd like to take a watercolor class, but it is still fun dabbling.
Shuttlebug rated for Upcycled ATC #2 on Jun 26, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the 3 ATCs! I especially like the mountain painting.
5
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Comment: I love the ATC you sent; especially the fox! The extras are so cute too! I adore the plant stickers! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like the fox, I've made a few and think they are just the cutest.
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Meditation ATC on Jun 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Denise! Thanks so much for 2 beautiful Meditation themed ATCs. I hope you had fun with the theme. Thank you for joining. -Vanne
Response: I really enjoyed the theme! Thanks for hosting!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the two great cards!
craftykathy1 rated for Upcycled ATC on Jun 14, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much. I like the use of recycled material. The eye on the "I see stars" is cool.
Shuttlebug rated for Butterfly ATC on Jun 12, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for resending - I really like the ATCs and the tag!
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the pretty ATCs :) the jokes are really cute XD
lsmahutchin rated for Inchie Surprise Swap (U.S.) on Jun 6, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating - life is still a bit chaotic here. Your inchies are great! Thanks!
Response: I hope you are doing well!! I am glad they made it alright.
shellybuckmeier rated for Inchie Surprise Swap (U.S.) on May 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I really like your inchies! Thanks! I love making a card and using an inchie as an inspiration.
5
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Comment: OMG... Denise!!! I LOVE your ATC's! I am pushing the deadline on mine, but should have them ready on the deadline day. (I am having a mental block on two of them.) Thank you SO MUCH for these beautiful ATC's that will be going right into my precious collection! <3
Response: Thank you! I am so glad you like them!!
hvpta65 rated for ATC for Beginners - USA Only on May 21, 2020
5
rating
Comment: TY Denise! I love both ATC's. Beautiful work.
5
rating
Comment: I loved how you made the glitter on the strawberries red and the stems green. So cute! Also - thank you for the extra ATC and stickers. :)
jillybeanie rated for 3 Things in an Envelope #1 on May 20, 2020
5
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5
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Comment: Thank you - the tree card is beautiful, and I love your magazine envie!
Response: Thank you! I am so glad you liked them. I was quite happy with how the tree one turned out.
Shuttlebug rated for OATCs: Really Red on May 18, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love both of the ATCs.
Response: I thought the extra one would be more in the color palette you like. Wonder Woman could possibly be considered vintage? 🦸‍♀️
bpl76 rated for ATC Trade #1 ~ USA on May 18, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Amazing works of art, the one you made in April is my fav thank you
Response: Thank you!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 75 20 21
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76 99 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

beachchicken on Jun 11, 2020:

Thank you so much for the angel of the swap you hosted. Pick your own theme ATC! The ATC's are great! I will have to look up the bubble paint technique, it is such a cool background! As soon as I can rate the flaker/double profiler a 1 I will.

Cupcakecalamity on Feb 15, 2008:

Thanks so much for posting the pictures! I never even realized that you had posted the comment until today...haha! man I am terrible with a computer! You totally rock! :)

Queenbee on Nov 1, 2007:

Good morning~

Your Doll house miniature is on the way. It took a little longer than I had planned, but I know you will enjoy it.

Eudocia on Oct 18, 2007:

Thanks so much for the Harry Potter package! That was a great idea and I really appreciated the effort ^_^

Virginia on Oct 17, 2007:

Thank you so much for angeling the Harry Potter series saga swap! It was an unexpected surprise to come home and find the package. Everything you included is wonderful.

hyperoma on Sep 17, 2007:

Please do another Photo-A-Day!!

jstubbs on Jul 27, 2007:

Thank you so much for the note cards that you sent as a replacement for a no send from frogman. This has happened in a few swaps, there are a few slackers out there, but this is the first time a hostess has made up for it. So I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate it and the cards are lovely! If I can ever help you or someone else do this in the future I would love to. It is nice to know that someone was thinking about me, and I would love to pass it on. So again, you are a special lady and many thanks, Joanna aka Jstubbs

mikaela on Jul 10, 2007:

Your "Cheap and Easy!!" swap package is on its way... :D

PostMuse on Jun 10, 2007:

I saw the trailer for Golden Compass and thought it pretty intriguing. No movie is going to be as good as the books, but I think the book and movie can stand alone.

Thanks for the heads up on the daemon. I ended up with a crow, which disappointed me at first, but I am now pretty happy with it.

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