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Date Joined: September 21, 2013
Last Online: February 22, 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. **

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.

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!)

Arrested Development

The Blacklist

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

Favorite Crafts



Rubber stamping

Mixed Media

Art Journaling


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/Humorous Quotes



Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC. Love it!
Response: I'm so glad! :D
Comment: Such a cute ATC. Thanks for the extras.
Response: So glad it arrived. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: It was so cold today, I am ready for spring! It was great to get you ATC and the fun extras. Thank you.
Response: Spring will be here before you know it! I'm so glad you liked the ATC and die cuts. Take care!
jannieb rated for EASU: Hearts on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: I love the ATC you sent. The technique is great. Very creative. Yes, we have swapped ATC's before. I am founder of the EASU group as well so maybe that's where you saw my name? Thanks for joining my swap. Happy ♥ Day!
Response: I knew it! Glad I'm not losing my marbles. ;) So glad you like the ATC. Happy V Day!
Comment: Very cute ATC! thank you so much!
Response: Glad it arrived. :) Thanks for rating!
bombardiette rated for Stamping on text on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Julie, thank you so much for such an AWESOME ATC. I absolutely love it and it's definitely going on my display board for the special ones. You made my day with this! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts. xoxo
Response: Wow, you made MY day! I'm so glad you like it. When I read your profile and saw your 'likes' I knew immediately in which direction I needed to go. :D Wishing you all the best in 2018!
Comment: thank you for the cool snowman atc!
Response: Glad you like it! Happy Winter!
wombatlady rated for Background stamping on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: I don't think you have sent me an ATC before, but I love this one! Very cool use of the technique. Thanks so much!
Response: I'm glad you like it!
Comment: Your ATC is beautiful. Birds are one of my favorites . Thanks for the extras too.
Response: I'm so glad you it, Shelly!
jammum3 rated for HD/HP Creepy ATC on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Well, I don’t have coulrophobia, but clowns kinda freak me out-thanks Stephen King! So this definitely fits the creepy factor for me. Nicely done ATC! Thank you.
Response: LOL...I haven't seen 'It' yet, but my kids swear by it. Glad it's creepy, but not TOO creepy. Happy Week-After-Halloween!
Pandd rated for Wrinkle Free Distress on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Love how this technique turned out. Everyone of them is very different. Love your design. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Response: I love that about Distress Inks - the same products can look so different. Thanks, Pat!
Comment: Great job! Love the image.
Response: I had fun making it. Thanks, Paula!
Comment: Very Nice Thank You.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating. :)
Comment: Love the flower atc!
Response: Thanks, Trini. Glad you like it. :)
Germanbaby77 rated for Mothers day on Apr 28, 2017
Comment: Excellent job with the ATC! Love it!! Where did you get that cool stamp with all the ways to describe mother?
Response: Thanks! I'm so glad you like it. I've had that for a long time. I think I got it at one of the big box stores - JoAnn's or Michaels probably.
Gwillisinc rated for Interactive Element on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: So original! of course that's it's a dog makes in better!
Response: The pic of your pups on your profile inspired me. :) I had never made one of those before so it was fun to try something new. Thanks for rating!
Comment: Julie-THANK YOU! I love the prints you made-the designs are fabulous-and I love the colors you chose as well. Thanks for swapping!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you like them. I experimented a little. ;)
Comment: Julie, thank you so much for the darling atc card...very cute...love it!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for prints-they are all very interesting and i love all the textures. Thanks again for participating in the swap!
Response: I'm a smidge addicted to gelli prints. :) Thanks for hosting!
MAGALA rated for Add a key on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: Wow what a great key ATC very creative. Love your art work. Thank You, and Happy Swapping!
Response: That's really sweet of you to say; glad you like it. Thank you!

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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 :)

123Poggy123 on Apr 10, 2017:

Thank you very much for the RAK of ATC's. This was so nice of you.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Feb 24, 2016:


Thank you for the ATC RAK! I like them all, but the green butterfly one is my fave!

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