Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2018 3:17 pm


Date Joined: September 21, 2013
Last Online: May 25, 2018
Birthday: December 7
Country: United States
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About Me

** I try to mail ASAP after the swap closes. If you don't receive your package within a few weeks of the deadline please let me know so I can resend pronto. **

SPOILER ALERT: If you click on my links above, you will see my current and past creations. Why do I have two Flickr accounts? I couldn't access one of them and created a new one in frustration. Then, somehow I was able to access the first one again, but not the second one. Then I lost access again. And so it goes...I just keep bouncing back and forth between these two accounts. I'm addicted to ATCs. I love the small format and that, for the most part, I can get them finished in one sitting while The Muse whispers in my ear.

RATING: I love to receive your works of art! Please don't feel you need to include anything other than that (I have LOTS of stuff already) for a heart. If you can't bear to send the swap item alone, I would love a hand-written note telling me a little about yourself.

RESWAPPING: Each person has artsy preferences and if my creations don't fit in your collection please free to send them on their way to a new home. I won't be offended.

I'm married with almost-grown kids and we have an active lifestyle: hockey (my husband), soccer (me), snowboarding/skiing and hiking for the whole family. I am a big fan of the Seattle Sounders (MLS soccer). Vacations for us are usually tent camping by a lake or heading to the beach - we are water people.

My sister told me a while ago that she and her husband were talking about couples they knew and when they came to my husband and me he said, "They're in the sandbox. They'll always be in the sandbox." That describes me (us) perfectly. I'm very in touch with my inner child. In fact, I teach preschool during the day and LOVE my job because I play and get paid for it.

I'm a hoarder of craft supplies (don't tell my husband I confessed to that) because I 'know' I'll be able to find a way to use them on a project. My family also thinks I'm a bit of a recycling nazi. It really pisses me off when they don't put recyclable stuff in the recycle bin and trash in the trashcan. I've been known to snatch something out of there if I think I can use it in my art.

I joke that I have crafting ADD - I'm always trying some new thing and then diving into the next new thing. I used to be a scrapbooker but haven't done much of that in a long time. In my Etsy shop I sell mostly cards and tags but I sprinkle in my new obsessions on occasion.

My favorite holiday, hands down, is Halloween. I prefer creepy Halloween over cute Halloween.

Favorite Movies

Nightmare Before Christmas

When Harry Met Sally

Monty Python movies

I know there's more...

Favorite Television

I watch some reality TV (don't judge!)

The Blacklist

This Is Us (I know. Me and everybody else...)

Favorite Crafts



Rubber stamping

Mixed Media


I like quirky (think Tim Burton), but can go more traditional as well. (You too? Check out The Octopode Factory and Dilly Beans Stamps - good stuff.)

Texture, color, mixed media and recycled/repurposed creations typically catch my eye.

Soccer (Seattle Sounders is my team!)

Outdoors - camping, hiking, beach, mountains


Snarky, tongue-in-cheek humor

Idiom art

Fave Holiday: Halloween

Favorite colors: Can't choose. They all need their moment to shine.

Folk Art like this: https://www.etsy.com/shop/indigotwin



Overly saccharine cutesy stuff - Hello Kitty, Precious Moments...

I'm not religious so please no bible verses, etc.

ATC themes I collect...

Quirky/Bizarre Holidays


Ocean & Sea Life



US 50 states

Quirky/Snarky/Humorous Quotes



user6937 rated for Dictionary page ATC on May 23, 2018
Comment: I lol'd when I saw your card - love it, thanks! That must be a Viva Las Vegastamp - they're great.
Response: Ha ha! Oh good. :D You nailed it - VLVS. Another quirky company I really liked (I think they went out of business) is River City Rubber Works.
Sandara333 rated for MMPC: Make Me Happy ATC on May 18, 2018
Comment: I love it!!! I was super-psyched when I saw a sacred heart. Huge points with me...and your ATC is very well done. It’s on my art wall right now.💖⭐️🌙❤️💘
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like it! It was cool researching the sacred heart. Thanks for the rating and heart!
thebragal rated for Alphabet ATC Series: Dd on May 14, 2018
Comment: D was tricky for me too! I finally did an Arabian scene with a desert, dromedary and diamond dust glitter! Very clever use of the letter on your card. Remember, the standards are lower for the trickier Letters. They are listed in the swap. If you think any more need to be added to the list let me know.
Response: Great D ideas you used! I'm not sure why D was hard. Maybe the stars just weren't aligned for me. LOL. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: This one is perfect! I love the napkin background and the rhinestones all came through the mail just fine! This one brightened my day! Thanks! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you so much, Sherry. I was so excited when I glimpsed that napkin amidst a pile of stuff of on my desk and inspiration hit. I'm so glad you like it.
ktk8 rated for Faux Silk ATC on May 11, 2018
Comment: Hello and I laughed out loud.... I love your sense of humor and I love the little wrinkled lady's portrait on that faux silk..... my lil mamma was really wrinkled....but so far I don't have too many. haha......
Response: Schwoo! I'm glad it made you grin!!
Comment: Great ATC! Gotta love those high school students, even while pulling my hair out!
Response: Ha ha! Isn't that the truth??!!
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: Mail Art - April 2018 on May 6, 2018
Comment: I got this a few days ago and I apologize for not rating sooner. I LOVE the ATC!! Thank you so much! Thank you also for the printed envie and cool extras! Awesome swap! :)
Response: So glad you like them!!
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Sun & Moon ATC Swap on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atcs. The sun is my favorite love the gold edging around it.
Response: I'm so glad you like them. Thanks for rating and happy swapping!
karategirl46 rated for MMA: ATC (Paint) on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for thinking of me when making your color choices on this lovely ATC. And I love trees! Great card all around!
Response: Thanks so much!
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: APC Animal Series-Frog on May 3, 2018
Comment: This is quite possibly the best APC or ATC I have ever received! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with me, I will definitely treasure this!
Response: Wow! That is so sweet of you to say. Thank you!
emiiy8 rated for ISS: Mail Art #4 - Nature on May 3, 2018
Comment: Hey, thank you very much for the envelope. It's really pretty and I love the flowers!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you like it!
rocsina207 rated for Alphabet ATC Series: Cc on May 3, 2018
Comment: I really love your Cat card and its wicked diary entry :) .It's clever.
Response: I'm glad! I have to admit, I kept chuckling to myself while I was creating it.
Comment: HI Julie! Your TH stamped bird is so freakin' cute! Love your background and the little mesh at the bottom. His animal stamps are so fun and this little guy is no exception. And thank you for the extra goodies too! Cheers, Laurie
Response: Wow - thank you for the great comment! They are so much fun to play with and I don't ink them up nearly enough.
Comment: I love this ATC. The background is beautiful.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. :) Thank you for your kind comments.
Comment: Thank you for your atcs with Inspirational sayings and your lovely gelli prints. Very nice.
Response: I love this series. It's such a great way to use up my stash of gelli prints. Thank you for your kind words.
choke rated for Add an inchie on May 1, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, this arrive just before I left for vacation and I forgot to rate before I left :-/ I love how the inchie matches the background, very cool! My only disappointment is that the back wasn't signed. Not sure if you just missed doing it or didn't know to do it, but the back should be signed typically with ATC title, date, and artist name. Thanks all the same though!
Response: Oh no! That's a first for me (as far as i know LOL). Sorry about that! I hope you had a great vacay.
Comment: This is one of my favorite ATCs ever received! And the extra quotes are fantastic! Lol.
Response: I was hoping you would like them!! :) What an awesome comment - thank you!
PeggyO rated for TIM HOLTZ CHALLENGES: BOOKMARK SWAP on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Hi, Julie, I received your bookmark (and/or) tag! I want to hang it in my art room with an group of favorite tags, at the same time, I might enjoy it more as a bookmark, seeing it every time I sit down to read. I'm like you, I thought the bookmark was an easy enough swap that many would sign up. Many had marked that as a preferred swap as it can be done in a smaller version and require one forever stamp. I guess they just may not be regular readers; I usually have 2 or 3 books going at the same time! I may have taken you a bit to figure out/design your bookmark, but you did a great job making it! I think Tim would like it very much! So I thank you very much! See you in another swap soon I hope! Peggy
Response: That's very sweet of you, Peggy. I'm sure we'll run into each other again soon. :) Happy Reading!
rocsina207 rated for Alphabet ATC Series: Bb on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: I really like your piece of art .
Response: What a nice comment. Thank you and I'm glad you like it.
Gobarb rated for EASU: Punny ATC Swap on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Julie. Your ATC was sooo punny! So clever and well done. Thank you so much for sending it to me! I have been checking out your Pinterest and other sites. You are very talented. I hope we get to swap again!
Response: Wow, thank YOU! I have a little bit of an ATC addiction. ;) I just love those small canvases. So glad you like it and that it gave you a chuckle.

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AmookIslandCreations on Feb 25, 2018:

Thanks for your comment about the earthquake. We were not do concerned about ourselves but the people back in our village. I see you love the water and outdoor camping...have you been to Alaska yet? I mean the real Alaska, not cruises or as my husband calls them "the cattle drive." If you love to camp, you need to come up here! If you Google "Amook Island" you can see where I live. My house is on there.
Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

RiverTopanga on Feb 25, 2018:

Profile Check for ST. Patrick's Day Swap- Artisan ATCs. Welcome to the swap! If you find any pots of gold along the road to creating this one... don't forget to share with the other group members :-)

Excited you are hosting now!! Let me know if you would like to host one for the Artisan ATC group..

ladybugluvsstuff on Feb 9, 2018:

thank you so much for the love atc rak, awesome cards!

Dsweeny on Feb 8, 2018:

AHHH!!! I received the gorgeous ATC RAK today! What a beautiful selection of cards you sent - I'm THRILLED with them! They are all beautiful, and I love the Valentine's one you did. Thank you so much for your kindness :) Dina

RiverTopanga on Feb 4, 2018:

Hello, Julie! Welcome to the Artisan ATC group! Like you, I am always open to new ideas and techniques. I hope you will teach me some :-) Sadly, for me, I am also a craft hoarder.. although now it's turned into everything hoarder, as I see potential in almost everything! Let me know if you would like to be an officer and host some swaps. I look forward to swapping with you :-)

btbeth on Apr 18, 2017:

🌈🌺💙🌼💜🌺 Thank you so much for the ATC RAK. I loved them ALL!🌺💙🌼💜🌺🌈

theevidenceisme on Apr 17, 2017:

Thank you for the RAK of ATCs! I always like seeing other people's creations.

shinyserra on Apr 14, 2017:

Thanks for the ATC RAK! These are so cute :)

judgedbyabookscover on Apr 13, 2017:

Thanks for the ATCs RAK!

Watsonc7 on Apr 11, 2017:

Thanks so much for the ATC RAK Julie, that was so sweet! I will have to do an ATC RAK myself one day :)

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