Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 1:25 am


Date Joined: June 1, 2013
Last Online: September 16, 2023
Birthday: October 29, 1991
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Michelle. I am 31 years old, and live in Tacoma, WA with my husband, cat Ridley, and dogs Otto and Diego.

I am an architect, and I am really interested in the structures around us, both man-made and natural.

In my free time, I enjoy creating things in many different medias: drawing, painting, collaging, knitting, sewing, jewelry design, digital design, cooking and baking. I am an artist at heart, but definitely need some development.

I also like spending time in nature. On weekends, we go for hikes in different parks, to see all wonderful things that Washington State has to offer. I also have adopted 80+ houseplants that keeps the outdoors around me in my home at all times.

I never intend on flaking, so if something does not arrive, please let me know before rating me poorly! I am more than willing to resend if necessary!

Don't be a stranger :)

Things I Like

  • Cats
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Exercise and Yoga
  • Long Walks
  • Elephants
  • Flowers
  • Warm Colors
  • Sweet Things
  • Sunsets
  • Narwhals
  • Salvador Dali
  • Willow Trees
  • Early Mornings
  • Green Tea
  • Bananas
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Lilac Bushes
  • Loud Music
  • Baby Animals
  • Autumn
  • Overgrown Gardens
  • Graffiti Art
  • Thunderstorms
  • Horror Films
  • Traveling
  • Abandoned Buildings
  • Urban Exploration

Favorite Crafts

I've been really into ATCs lately. I love restricting yourself to such a small canvas to make a work of art, and I love looking back on ATCs that I've received and the different techniques used.

I gravitate towards mixed media art and collaging. I also enjoy drawing, mostly with ink and marker, and painting.

I used to be big on knitting and jewelry design, but haven't had the time to pick that up.

I want to start doing rock painting. I've seen photos of people's inspirational rock gardens, with quotes for people to take, and it seems like such a wonderful and positive idea. I want to create a bunch and make my own inspiration rock garden in my neighborhood.

Favorite Books

I have recently started reading a lot more than I used to. There are a lot of books on my "To Read" list that I have not gotten around to reading. I really enjoy futuristic books, especially those depicting dystopian futures. I also enjoy self-improvement books, classic works and poetry.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of television. But I tend to migrate towards comedy and dramas. My favorite show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer (on my 4th time watching the series now). Coming in a close second is "Tim and Eric Awesome Show," mostly because the offbeat humor makes it so great.

Some other shows I love:

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show
  • Portlandia
  • Survivor
  • The Office
  • Arrested Development
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor
  • Breaking Bad
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Futurama
  • King of the Hill
  • Friends

Favorite Music

I like a little bit of every genre of music. I grew up listening to 60's and 70's oldies, country and classic rock. In addition to that, I frequently listen to modern rock, postmodern hardcore, metal, hip hop and rap, acoustic, folk, pop and instrumental. I am always broadening my horizons in music that I listen to.

Some favorites:

  • Silverstein
  • Say Anything
  • Janis Joplin
  • Hotel Books
  • Being as an Ocean
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Paramore
  • Poppy
  • The Killers
  • Matchbook Romance
  • Eminem
  • Aesop Rock
  • Metallica
  • Rise Against
  • Foo Fighters
  • Bayside
  • Muse
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Mika
  • Sigur Ros
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Iron and Wine


I collect the following things:

  • Elephant figures
  • Ugly cat figures
  • Foreign Money and specialty coins
  • Sheila's Houses

Things I'd Enjoy Receiving

  • Miscellaneous papers (textured, printed, colored, plain, for drawing or collaging)
  • Maps
  • Ribbons & Fabric Scraps
  • Miscellaneous playing cards
  • Board game pieces
  • Old calendars
  • Anything vintage
  • Cute notecards
  • Ephemera
  • Embellishments
  • Buttons
  • Book pages
  • Stamps (used and new)
  • Photographs and Polaroids
  • Vintage Photographs
  • Foreign currency
  • Stickers
  • ATC Supplies
  • Anything Horror
  • Toys for my cats

Please Don't Send

Rewards stickers, kids items (no kids in my house), glitter or glittery items, food, scented items, beauty products, religious items, political items, disney


Comment: Love that I got you again because your cards are so cute<3 Thank you for the ADORABLE dragonite :)
Kursed10 rated for Pokemon ATC Series #15 - Ghost Type on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: I love the card you made. How could you not kmow about pumkaboo? He's a Halloween icon!🎃 Also thank you for angeling the pokemon ice type swap. Both cards I got were amazing!
Aleesha rated for Pokemon ATC Series #14 - Rock Type on Aug 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Bonsly atc! Yes, I have received quite a few cards from you in this series, but that’s quite alright! Love every one of them 😊
Trinket rated for Pokemon ATC Series #13 - Bug Type on Aug 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for my little shuckle card, love the drawing and the lightly 3D elements of the card. Great stuff.
Comment: Thank you so much for the card for this swap, have put it in the collection with the rest of the series and am hecking loving the set - gonna catch them all.
Aleesha rated for Pokemon ATC Series #12 - Ground Type on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute Phanpy! So happy to add him to my collection 😁
Aleesha rated for Pokemon ATC Series #11 - Poison Type on Jul 24, 2023
Comment: As usual, I love your work. The Arbok is cool and I love the background too! I’ve really enjoyed the Pokémon ATC series, thank you for hosting these.
Comment: I absolutely love the Makuhita that you made!! Thank you so much 😊
Ceme rated for Mixed Media Supply Flat-Rate Destash #1 on Jul 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome swap - and extra thanks for resending <3
Response: I'm glad it made it to you 😊
Comment: I like these a lot. Thank you so much.
marymary914 rated for Security envelope background ATC on May 23, 2023
Comment: Love the colors! Thanks so much!
Sonya rated for OATC: Geometric ATC on May 20, 2023
Comment: I really love your pattern and color choices, Michelle. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining my swap. Cheers!
Aleesha rated for Pokemon ATC Series #3 - Grass Type on May 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Leafeon ATC, I love the collage style you used!
KellyR rated for Eric Carle style ATCs on May 11, 2023
Comment: Fun card, thank you!
Kitty2cats rated for USATC: Cat ATC Swap on May 10, 2023
Comment: Hi Michelle, I love the kitty ATC you made for this swap! Thank you❤️. The vintage vibes are fun, too. Cute title for the ATC. Love it all.
Lilianders rated for CPG Dolls ATC - Global on May 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc.
Comment: Michelle, omg!! I am in LOVE with this adorable Vaporeon ATC that you made for this swap! He is so darn cute! I am so excited to add him into my collection!! :) I also love the bird card that you sent this swap in! Thank you so so very much<3<3
MissRich rated for Fairy ATC on May 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute Fairy ATC!
CiCiHatter rated for Eric Carle style ATCs on Apr 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this cool ATC!...I like this collage design...I enjoy fussy cutting art and you doing it so small is amazing!....very nice!...cheers!...love the title!
MawBella rated for OATC: Texture, Texture, Texture ATC on Apr 22, 2023
Comment: Love it. Nice job. Thank you.

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CurlyTea on Oct 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

jacianne on Apr 14, 2018:

Hello my dear, I am sooo sorry for not leaving your comment...this was an absolute slip on my part as i am the host...you are an angel for letting me know my error! I did indeed read through your profile and i found that we have a few things in common and now i read it again and i feel like we would have been great buddies if we ever met! i am a lover of nature as well and i wish i could hike more. i just do not have the opportunity right now with my three little ones! i thank you for your kindness and i wish you an amazing night!

Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello, I read that you love buddy, I am coincidentally watching it for the 3rd time as well haha, currently on season 6. Looking forward to getting to know you :)

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:


Great to ready your profile! I love cats too. I have a big old tabby cat named Jesse. He’s my snuggle bunny. I love seeing beautiful old architecture so I can appreciate your desire to be an architect. Shame it takes so long. I also love the Princess Bride but I haven’t seen it in a while.

Rebecca Getting to know you

Jeanb217 on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi, I enjoyed reading your profile. My uncle used to live in Kent, so I sort of know your area. Wonderful place. Your hiking must take you to lovely spots up there. I live in Colorado, so I've hiked a lot. Take care and happy crafting. Jean Blender [email protected]

DRMOM on Apr 1, 2018:


I enjoyed reading your profile, blog, and Instagram page. The photos are beautiful. Your blog is very cool. You seem to be an accomplished photographer. Looking forward to seeing you in swaps.

Swap: Getting to know you DRMOM

CurlyTea on Oct 30, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

CONGRATS on being the 700th member of Inspiration Station! Post cards coming!


RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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