Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2018 11:25 pm


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: March 23, 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 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. :-)
stiffneck78 rated for Gorjuss Deco on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Oh wow! This is a beautiful deco!! You are very talented and creative. I absolutely LOVE it and the envelope you made. So cool!!! It's a keeper, for sure.
Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it all. :)
Comment: Thanks for the Deco and the little extras!! <3
Response: Thank you and my pleasure!
colleenbUSA rated for Decos Only - USA February on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: I love the doggie theme! Thank you!
Response: I was hoping you'd like that! Thank you! :-)
marianne81 rated for TUT ~ G Tangle on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautifull G-Tangle I love it how you used al those tangles :)
Response: Thanks and you're so welcome! I had a lot of fun. :-)
Rosekoala02 rated for Decos Only - USA February on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: I love cute owl envelope and got the deco Thank you! :)
Response: Oh good! Thank you. :)
Comment: Thank you for the deco book and coloring postcard! Will move it along!
Response: Thank you! :)
LunaMoody rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard Round 3 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: 💜 💜 💜 Thank you. I look forward to working on it. 😊 💜 💜 💜
Response: Woo hoo! :-) Thank you.
Kalalinga rated for Newbie and Seasoned Deco - Jan #2 on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: What a pretty cover on this deco book. I like the theme too! Thanks very much!
Response: Thank you. Have fun!
gothbarbie rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R33 on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: What a lovely tree for the Nature prompt! Also thank you for the fun little tea set stickers - I DO love them! : ) Thanks for sharing your art!
Response: Oh I'm glad the stickers were good. :-) And thank you - drawing that tree was so meditative.
Comment: Hello to a fellow family historian!! I received your beautiful postcard today and absolutely love it! The background colors really set off the dark mushrooms in the foreground, and those little white highlights on the mushroom caps are just the perfect touch! Thank you so much for the love and energy you put into this creation!
Response: :-) I'm so happy you liked the card. Thank you dear!
institches rated for Christmas Art/Craft Abandonment on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: What a fun ornament! Someone is sure to love it!!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: I've never had a partner who quilled ! I have quilled since I was a teenager, or shockingly 30+ years ago. Your card is lovely, and I thank you for your time and care. The only problem with quilling it doesn't always make it through the mail unscathed, but I sort of plumped up some of the quills. I have it hanging above me at my desk. Blessings to you and your family--Alissyn
Response: Darn I was worried about that! I'm just beginning to explore quilling and am having fun. Blessing back to you. :)
stiffneck78 rated for Dog Deco on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you, dear.
Response: Oh my goodness I'm just happy it finally arrived!! :)
lynnerfb rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R32 on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: your art work is great! thank you so much for the Runes this is something I did not have. Now ill have something to learn.
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked them! Thank you. :)

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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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