Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2018 3:31 am


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: June 20, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a mother, writer, photographer, graphic designer, artist, teacher, and general pursuer of all things creative. I live in Seattle with my husband, my teenaged son and pre-teen girl, two cats, two dogs, and ten chickens.

Happy by nature, I'm a believer that every person can create something beautiful and I love the idea of swapping beauty instead of selling it.

I ALWAYS send my swaps so if you haven't received something from me, please contact me. I also rate as soon as I receive your swap.

Favorite Crafts

  • abstracts
  • ATCs
  • carving
  • drawing
  • mixed media
  • painting
  • paper crafts of all kinds
  • watercolor
  • wood burning
  • Zentangle®

Favorite Movies

There's a lot out there I like but two of my all time favorites are from when I was younger - The Princess Bride and Goonies.

More recently I've enjoyed Begin Again and This is 40.

Favorite Books

There are too many favorites to name but these came immediately to mind: 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; 'Watership Down' by Richard Adams; The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan; Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

I like...

  • purple is my favorite but I appreciate all colors
  • animals esp elephants
  • all things vintage
  • dragons
  • fairies and fairy houses
  • miniatures
  • tea
  • chai
  • candy
  • hand made things
  • fiction
  • butterflies bees dragonflies faces old stamps cling stamps unique paper maps paper punches templates stencils flowers


  • liver
  • fruit cake
  • coffee
  • Disney princesses
  • Barbie
  • mean people
  • extremely cold weather
  • being in large groups
  • glitter in excess


Comment: Thanks, doll!!
Response: My pleasure! Hugs :)
Julybaby59 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R36 on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice pocket spread....really enjoyed it. And the vintage photos...some of them were funny. Thank you
Response: Oh good. Have a great week! Thank you. :)
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a wonderful painting you sent me. I spent ages discovering all the little profile related books on the bookshelves. Thank you so, so much. The one I sent you pales in comparison - I'm so sorry! I wish I could give more hearts!
Response: It makes me so happy that you like it - I really enjoyed creating for you! :-) Thanks for the hearts and I look forward to receiving yours. Cheers!
Comment: Cute!
Response: :) Thanks for the heart!
BizzyBusMom rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard Round 6 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Michelle I feel like I am going crazy..... I did do a rating for this I guess I did not do it right.. crazy, right?! I love your twinchie.... I am envious of the wonderful shading. the dimension is fabulous. And i love the bookmark it is so elegant with the soft hints of color and the gold..... It is wonderful getting a swap from someone so close. I have been going downtown on the Sound Transit (1 hour EACH way) for the past 4 weeks for jury duty!!!!! Why we could have gotten together for lunch. We are still deliberating so I am about crazy. You know how busy downtown by the Superior Court and all. Anywho thank you for the wonderful swap. I will keep it safe for the next round
Response: 4 weeks - just wow, I can't even imagine. Hang in there!!! Thank you for all the kind words and the heart. I'm just glad it made it given all your mail troubles!
dakotadee rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R35 on May 14, 2018
Comment: got the journal and the wonderful extras. thank you
Response: I'm so glad! Thanks for the heart. :)
Comment: Michelle, thank you!! I really like this deco. Also, thank you for the extra tidbits. I will definitely use them!
Response: woo-hoo! I'm so glad. Cheers!
Kraftylady777 rated for TUT ~ J Tangle on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the heart. :)
laterdayze rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #4 on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the deco's and extras! :)
Response: Thank you!
Dsweeny rated for Move along little doggie - US/Canada on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! I love the decos you sent, and thank you thank you thank YOUUUUUUUUU for making me one!!!! I LOVE IT. xoxo
Response: You just made my day! Thank you! :)
Marryth rated for Make Theme Deco for your Partner #1 on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic swap, Michelle - I love everything about it! ♥ The deco book is lovely, and the note card & planner stickers are much appreciated. Even the colors of the planner stickers is perfect! :) Thanks for making my day!
Response: Your comment made my day! I'm so happy you liked it all. Thank you :)!
stiffneck78 rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #3 on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Great books! Thanks, doll!
Response: Woo-hoo!! :-) Thank you!
Comment: Wow this card is really going to be gorgeous! I love all the variations! Thanks so much for the shaman card! What a wonderful addition to my raven collection! I love the Eagle notecard too! We will soon be moving back out to Amook. I can hardly wait! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm happy you liked it all, thank you. Hugs back.
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful swap from the home made envie, to the gorgeous cards you made with the tangles and the extra tile! Excellent job and I love the colors! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so happy you liked it all! Thanks for the heart. :) Cheers from Seattle.
laterdayze rated for Time to Move Those Deco Books! #2 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the decos! You are right, they are perfect for me <3
Response: I'm so glad! Thanks for the heart and rating. Have fun with all those!
TonyaAshe rated for Decos Only - USA March on Mar 15, 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart.
Dsweeny rated for Decos Only - USA March on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Hi Michelle I love love love the deco you sent - it's adorable! Can't wait to do a page. :) And the CHICKEN envie and extra book pages - girl you knocked it out of the park! xoxo
Response: Ah I'm so glad! If I have time I enjoy making envelopes to match something in a partner's profile. :) Thanks for the heart!
Germanbaby77 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R34 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: 0verboard nothing! great job!
Response: :) Yay! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Wow! You do fabulous work!! That found poetry is getting framed and hung on the wall!!!! Thank you!!
Response: I'm so happy you like it! Thank you. :-)

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AmookIslandCreations on Apr 19, 2018:

Thanks for sending my Twinchie Postcard home. I love all the tangles! I have a friend who is starting to tangle her quilt squares. Isn't that a cool idea? Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

institches on Dec 5, 2017:

I abandoned the Christmas ornament from the Christmas Art/Craft Abandonment Swapyou sent to me at the post office today. Someone is sure to love it!

Hell0Z0mbie on Sep 7, 2017:

Looking at your profile bc I'm about to invite you to my new group... No clue if you're interested, but you're one of my favorite swappers so I wanted to try! I just wanted to say Wheel of Time!!! I love it so much and got excited when I saw it on your favorites list. So underrated. <3

Babsmomof5 on Feb 14, 2017:

Sent you a pm, but haven't gotten a response. Just needing to see if you could you please check in to the Winter Wonderland RR Journal thread? Thanks!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 25, 2017:

Hey Michelle! I am hosting a couple of deco swaps you might enjoy… Fits in Envelope Deco and Zentangle Deco - I hope you'll think about joining!! - Emma

Babsmomof5 on Dec 27, 2016:

Thanks so much for the extra ATC you sent me! Your zentangling is beautiful

njstauter on Mar 17, 2015:

Hope you have a great birthday and that this coming year brings you all manner of good things.

anrtist on Jan 22, 2015:

WELCOME to the APDGroup! ;-) Enjoy...plus you are an officer so you may host some fun ARTISTIC PROFILE DECO Swaps for us!
BABY Hippo swap up ;-3

swimming lessons

anrtist on Jan 21, 2015:

I really hope you Enjoy it! ;-)

Blessings, cc

Candyn29 on Nov 3, 2014:


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