I am a mixed media collage artist from Indiana... I enjoy collecting ATC's, creating altered books, cardmaking, and scrapbooking.....I also like collecting vintage paper ephemera. I work at a rubber stamp, art boutique store in beautiful Brown County Indiana. I'm the inhouse artist and teach classes on occasion. I love snail mail and swaps. I enjoy camping with my horses and meeting new cowgirls when I camp....I love animals, outdoors, creek stomping, painting and spending time with my kids....Who are adults already themselves...I'm really too young for that! I've done alot of different types of "crafts" but really enjoy paper arts and making altered books....I love warm weather, blue skies and sunny days...wow is this the makings of a love song??? Love recieving mail art and Love sending Mail art!!! I love funky artsy swaped things....Not so much into cutsy, babyish ATC's... Forgot to mention I really am in love with Bulldogs....Collect all kinds of Bulldog stuff.
Favorite book of all time; Follow the River by James Alexandar Thom....Great Book based on true story. I've read it 4 times!!! Best ATC How to book is by Bernie Berlin....Took a class from her that the shop I work in offered....She is so awesome and I love her artistic style....She also runs a dog rescue (her passion) Google her it's worth it. Love the new Somerset Magazine "In Love" about Altered Romance style books....me Amore awwwww.
Love all types of music including my son's band! John Meyer, John Mellencamp, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Colbie Callet, Dixie Chicks, Sara Evens, George Strait, Rascal Flats, sugarland, etc....
Grey's Anatomy; American Idol; Oprah; CSI; Sex in the City; Favorite Movies are #1 Anything with Brad Pitt; Legends of the Fall, Lonesome Dove, The Curious Case of Benjamen Button, oh and did I mention anything with Brad Pitt!!!!
I really enjoy swaping ATC's! My passion is altered books. I love searching for vintage ephemra to use in my books....I also love anything vintage western, cowboy, cowgirl. I like searching ebay for all kinds of junk. If I could I would stay in my studio everyday to create and try new products and techniques out on my books or ATC's., That is winter days....I like the outdoors too much to be in in the summer!
Favorite Products to use(so far) #1 Twinkling H2O's...They are so fun and shimmery!... Zutter book binding maching....Love it....Cuddlebug....Maya Road chipboard, Tim Holtz stuff, 7 Gypsies stuff, found vintage ledger pages to use in collage...old sheet music....interesting scrap paper with glitter.....glass beads..German scrap. funky altered rubber stamps...I really love to incorporate some type of old paper ephemera into my projects if it is appropriate.
Things I'm serching for now: Besides love: Vintage, Antique ledger pages that have been written on....Found a 100 yr old farm ledger and my husband won't let me use the pages!! HaHa (go find your own ledger this is gonna be used in the name of ART for Goodness sake) vintage cowboy paper, books, photo's. collage photo sheets, transparencies
I pledge to rate as soon as I tear open the much anticipated swap. I would much rather get a quality product than get a bunch of scrap paper to make up for a thrown together attempt of an ATC. I do like to get little extras but it won't make a difference if I give a heart or not. I love personnal notes! Please rate me too. I like to know if my artwork arrives safely to u too!!! Thanks!