Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2020 10:16 pm


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: January 24, 2020

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, deer, hawks
  • all things vintage
  • dragons
  • fairies and fairy houses
  • miniatures
  • tea
  • chai
  • candy
  • hand made things
  • fiction
  • butterflies and dragonflies
  • bees
  • faces
  • old stamps
  • cling stamps
  • unique paper
  • maps
  • paper punches
  • templates
  • stencils
  • flowers


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


Response: Thanks for the heart!
Kraftylady777 rated for TUT ~ ZIA Collaboration USA on Dec 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Love this cute PC!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow!! Wonderful cover art on this one! Great jewel, too! This is going to be a hard act to follow! :-) Thank you!
Response: That's so nice, thank you!! :)
Comment: Thanks for this fun start! I will add to it an pass it on! Thanks too for the nostalgic papers and pretty handmade envie. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hugs back at ya! Thanks for the heart.
Cosychaos rated for Private Art journal swap on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Hi Michelle, thanks for returning my journal, with some nice extras:). It was l9vely to see the completed spreads everyone did , and your last page was just my kind of thing! :)
Response: Oh I'm so glad! I love sending home completed pieces. :)
Comment: Looks good!! So fun!! Thank you!!
Response: Thanks dear!
Hunbun rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R46 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: What a cool little book, I can't wait to add to it. Also, the mandala ATC you created for me...it's GORGEOUS! Thank you!
Response: Oh I'm so happy you like the ATC! And I've never worked in an angel journal before, it was great. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thanks for sending on the zine! This is looking incredible!
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R45 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: thanks for the extras.
Response: My pleasure - thanks for the heart.
Comment: Wow! Four decos at once, but they are each so different. It will be fun adding to each of them. Thank you for the cute stickers. I love butterflies.
Response: I hope you have fun with them. Thanks for the heart!!
Kraftylady777 rated for TUT ~ ZIA Collaboration USA on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Wow! So amazing! I hope I can do this one justice. Where did you get the cute letter sticky note? I’d love to get some of those
Response: I'm glad you liked it. And I found the letter sticky note at a thrift shop - I was so happy!! Thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I was blown away with your beautiful art work!
Response: Oh thank you!! Thanks for the heart. :)
gothbarbie rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R43 on May 22, 2019
Comment: GORGEOUS! I love the watercolor paintings you did! Gems! My favorite!! Love the card THANK YOU! : ) And thanks for being an awesome participant in this swap series!
Response: Thank you! I love being a participant in this series. Thanks for the heart. :)
Fabriqueen rated for Handmade Bookmark 🔖 - USA only on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, this bookmark is gorgeous! Thank you so much! Thank you for the extras also! Hugs, Diane
Response: Oh fabulous, I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart.
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R42 on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Cool journal. Thank you for the extras!!
Response: Thank you!! :)
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R41 on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: That couple is so cute. Thank you
Response: That was fun. :) Thanks for the heart.
LadyRisa rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R40 on Jan 25, 2019
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
joppagirl rated for DB: Year End Clean Out - US Only on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great decos and extras. I love the butterflies and dragonflies!
Response: Oh good, I'm glad!! Thank you for the heart, Happy New Year!
lynnerfb rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R39 on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Great addition to this book! This is turning into a beautiful book
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: 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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