Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2018 12:28 am


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: September 25, 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


graciepie49 rated for TUT ~ Triangle, Circle, Square on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Oh Michelle! 😮 What do you mean, "in case you didn't like one" ?! OMG, the tiles you sent to me are freakin' EXQUISITE! Both of them! Thank you very much for such gorgeous art 💗 And thanks a lot for sending me all the phrase clippings 😊 Cool Beans!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all. I love sending happiness through the mail. :) Thanks for the heart and kind words.
Marryth rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #6 on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the decos, and for the pretty washi tape samples - I especially love the arrow print tape. :)
Response: Oh good! I'll remember that for next time I send you a swap. :) Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi sweety! As ALWAYS your deco is divine! I LOVE it and can't wait to keep it moving. Hugs!
Response: Ah I'm so glad! Your series is inspiring me!!! Thanks dear. :)
thebragal rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R37 on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: Lovely journal! And I love the Paris themed extras. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so glad you liked them and thank you for the heart!
fairyduster53 rated for Deco through the Alphabet - H on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Lovely swap!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
laterdayze rated for Deco through the Alphabet - G on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the deco!
Response: Yay, I'm glad it made it!
joppagirl rated for Deco through the Alphabet - F on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the deco.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks for the deco and extra goodies.
Response: You're ever so welcome. Thanks for the heart!
TeaP rated for Time to Move Those Deco Books! #4 on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great swap. I love your deco pages, you have an amazing talent.
Response: That's so nice - thank you so much!
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! :)

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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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