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Created46
Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: May 13
Country: United States
Pintrest

About Me

First I would like to say thank you to all of the amazing artists that I have met on this site. As I have been exposed to different mediums and seen others art I have been amazed at how much my own art has expanded. I never thought I was the kind of artist that would own oil paints, watercolors, acrylics, chalks, and various other mediums and now I have the start of a set of many different mediums and I am using them. It has been amazing to see how much my art has expanded and I love all that I have learned so again thank you!

Update: 12/ 17.It is so crazy to me how much my art had grown since I joined this site. My current favorites are Note cards, Mixed media cards and I am now learning how to make junk journals. I also adore my gelli plate. I still enjoy the items I had listed in 2015; mini scrapbooks and altered items. I am just starting to create art/junk journals and would love anything to further this ambition! (my family is not sure what they think of my new desire to collect items that would otherwise end up in the recycle bin)

I have been learning what I can do with soda cans, cardboard boxes, ink and gesso. I love taking all the peices that are left over or that most people see as trash and transforming them into something beautiful that I can use in my mixed media pieces.

This site has been fantastic in opening up new ways to express myself. I now enjoy swapping altered anything, mail art envies, postcards and ATC's.

P.S. IF you have an ATC made by me that does not work in your collection or that you dont want you can send them back to me!

My favorite flowers are gerber daisy's. I also love windmills and lighthouses and butterflies.

I also love to sew quilts. I branch out sometimes but always seem to find that I come back to this. When I quilt I am usually doing window quilts.

I love to hang out with my dh, garden and spending time with my cats!

I love to travel and have explored most the western United States. I am looking forward to exploring the eastern half of the US and branching out to other countries so if you have any suggestions of places to go I would love to hear them!

Favorite Books

I adore reading, finishing four or five a week. My favorites right now are anything to do with history, or law both fiction and non fiction, and crafts . I also enjoy romance books (but they really have to have a story, and I prefer the setting to be more historical than modern). My all time favorite books are Anne of Green Gable series. I will read current trends but usually I am a year or three behind. (new books are hard to get your fingers on at the library!)

Interests and themes for swaps

-Stencils if you have them and don't want them anymore! for art journals or when I use my mists and my gelli plate. I am looking for design stencils at this time and would be willing to set up a swap for them as they are hard to find where I am. I am looking for stencils with patterns or designs over specific objects or words although any are very welcome

-I really enjoy bright colors, almost jewel tones, deep/bright reds, greens, yellows, blues and purples, but my favorite color is orange. I prefer the deep or bright colors over neon or pastel if at all possible. if if doubt my pintrest account is a good indicator if you have time!

-scrapbook items (bright colored papers, holiday themed papers even out of season, grungy prints, kid prints, cut outs, cat themed items, washi tape, ribbons, fibers, and stickers) I use Tim Holtz, close to my heart, prima, Blue Moon, K&Co, and other similar brands- I also use cheaper/store brands as long as the product doesn't look like it is falling apart or more importantly as long as I can not see the glue lines or it does not look like it was put together by a child.

-cards (any form, I love getting the blank ones to finish, card parts and already finished cards)

-embellishments- I am also looking for unusual embellishments or ones with deep color in them. (by embellishments I am talking about flowers, rosettes, ribbons, string, fibers, buttons, chipboard pieces, stickers, brads, charms, any metal pieces ect) I also enjoy any of these types of items that are hand crafted! PLEASE do not send glittered items to me.

-anything metal or metallic (ideas but not limited to large metal pieces from earrings, frames, embossed sayings, flowers, tiny metal parts, charms and beads)

-vintage items, especially lace

-any button but I like them in pairs as this is how I usually use them!

-anything paper (but love black and white and bright colors)

-any type of paper flowers

-stamps, I enjoy all kinds but particularly like sentiments or quotes (stamps for stamping images or images from stamps you have stamped on a plain paper!)

-Flocking and embossing powers

-charms of any type but especially metal charms

-brads and eyelets

-any thing with cats

-I am now looking for any type of pin up items particularly paper based. I would love old ones or high quality printouts of old images.

-anything Halloween, even when it is not a holiday themed moment or swap I am always excited to see halloween items.

-I am slowly collecting postcards, I love the bright postcards, funny postcards, and postcards that make you pause. I also adore the ones with a good or funny quote or saying.

-Big Hunks are my favorite candy! I cannot eat chocolate but I enjoy when it is included because my dearest gets to be included without him feeling guilty (more below)

Things I dislike

I only have one food allergy... caffeine, if you send me tea it must be an herbal tea or decaffeinated. I do not drink fruity drinks or teas. I dont drink coffee at all. This also means that I cannot have chocolate but if you wish to include a good chocolate bar my DH thinks it is fantastic.

-Skulls except in halloween stuff- I prefer the cutesy skulls (nothing to creepy/gory)

-I love halloween and halloween related items but at the same time I still to this day cannot and have not watched an entire horror movie. I know weird. So not super creepy/ gory Halloween items please.

-cowboy themed items, I have a lot and don't seem to use them without taking them apart and altering them

-Unless it is ephemera, I do not need any more small (less than 3 inches) paper scraps.

Arts and Crafts and Creativity

I know I posted part of this above... I enjoy all kinds of embellishments, flowers, ribbon and trims and 3D stickers. I also really enjoy working with high quality rub-on stickers. I am learning how to create my own pearl and crystal swirls to embellish with. I enjoy the bright colors,created with the pearl dusts, as well as the tattered steampunk looks. I am not a big fan of pastels usually.

In regards to fabric I love bold prints, cotton, flannel are my favorites. I usually pick out solids after I find the prints, and I love love minky.

Ratings

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Comment: Awesome ❤️💕❤️💕❤️
jeka396 rated for CPG Gelli Printed HMPC - Global on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for this beautiful PC! The yellowtail orange background was really pretty and I liked the flowers/butterflies too!
Kellpepper rated for Card Making Challenge #83 on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: You are so incredible! Thank you for the great cards.
Response: Thank you. I had fun making them. I almost lost the one I made for the swap, you know when you set it down and then it is no where to be found? But I did and I was excited to send it along. Thank you for the rating.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous card! I almost don't want to send it, it's so amazing. I appreciate the extra goodies you sent, as well. 😃💜
Response: You are so very welcome. I laughed for a second and wondered if I was going to swap with you for the next blind swap too. Thank you for the rating.
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Comment: I am absolutely blown-away by your amazing swap! Holy-ravioli! Where do I begin? First, I L-O-V-E - love everything from your handmade note and post cards, to the ATC - which is definitely a new favorite to add to my collection. Second, I am awestruck with your gifts of continued happy mailing over the next several months. You’re without doubt the kindest, most generous and caring person I’ve had the pleasure of crossing paths with here in Swapbot land! My soul feels full of light now. My cup runneth over. Thank you with all my heart for curating a swap that’s simply heavenly.
Response: Oh I am so very happy that it got there. I was so excited to find another big hunk enthusiast. And I was so excited to be able to share a little bit with you. Thank you.
Shuttlebug rated for EASU: 5 Element ATC Challenge on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: Wow! Thanks for the awesome ATC and all the extras! What a nice surprise!
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you so much for the rating.
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: JJ Pockets: You Choose 2 on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sarah! Your pockets are just beautiful! Love the color palette you used and all the lovely little details on each (stitching, lace, punched edges). You chose the most perfect little tuck-ins for each pocket--they're already in my latest journal. And you have absolutely spoiled me with the generous extras you included along with the swap. I'm so touched at all the beauties you sent (the paper! the flowers! everything ;+) Thank you for a wonderful swap, Sarah, and I hope we'll be partnered again very soon.
Response: You are so very very welcome. I love having you as a partner, you inspire my creativity. Thank you for the rating.
LaughingLoon rated for Handmade Card Swap! on Mar 29, 2021
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Comment: Wow. Wow. Wow! These cards are gorgeous - you inspire me to be in touch with some people I need to contact - you’ve blessed them with your talent as well.
Response: You are so very welcome. I had so much fun creating this swap for you. Thank you for the rating and kind comments.
neca84 rated for Card Making using a tutorial #5 on Mar 28, 2021
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Comment: lovely card thank you, sorry I am late in rating whoops wrong card rated but the tutorial one arrived today and I love it with the sewing machine, AWESOME. also thanks so much for the cat note cards, love them too
Response: You are so welcome. I was not worried about them yet, I know it takes time to travel the world around. Thank you so much for the rating and the kind comments.
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Comment: I wish I could give this wildly creative and generous swap package more hearts. These are so beautiful and I feel lucky that you included them both in the package. I look forward to a day when I send to you and can return your kindness! Take care.
Response: Oh I am so glad that they made it to you. I really loved the way they both turned out. I get caught up in a project sometimes and forget that I need to make sure I have the specifics but I really had fun creating these for you. Thank you for being a great swap partner and for the rating.
paperlover rated for Handmade Card Swap! on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous cards. Love love love the owl cards. The camera card is really nice too. I appreciate the pearl embellishments, I will definitely use them on future projects.
Response: You are so welcome. I was so excited to find someone I could use a little of my owl stash for. Thank you so very much for swapping and for the rating.
LPasternacki rated for Things from Books on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety of book pages.I love it all.
Response: You are welcome. It is always so fun to see the variety and how much they can travel due to swaps like this. Thank you for the rating.
Istalksnape rated for Things from Books on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for these papers!
Response: Thank you for swapping and you are welcome. Also thank you for the rating.
howdyholly rated for Junk Mail Envelope Recycle on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: These are beautiful! Thank you! So many wonderful things!
Response: II really had fun getting this one all together. Thank you for being a good swap partner, and for the rating.
123Poggy123 rated for UHM: Senders choice card on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: You absolutely blew me away with this card swap. Each & every one of them is fantastic. I was oohhhing & awwwing each & every time I picked up a card to look at it. Then I looked at them again. If there was a possibility to give more hearts, I sure would. I was having a good day but, you just made this a GREAT day. Thank you very much!!!!!!
Response: 123Poggy123. You are so very very welcome. I had so much fun creating a card for this swap for you. I am looking forward to swapping again. Thank you for the rating.
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Comment: That was an awesome swap packet! Thank you so much 💜 🌟
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for swapping and for the rating.
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Comment: Hi Sarah! I am just overwhelmed with joy at this swap . . . your pockets/tags are gorgeous (is that Craft Consortium paper--I LOVE it!) Your workmanship on the pockets is so beautiful and precise. And those extras! I was over the moon for them! I just can't wait to use all those sweet embellishments! Many thanks, Sarah; I hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: Oh I am so glad that you enjoyed these. I was a little worried that they were not "busy" enough, but decided that sometimes when something is done its done. The whole less is more concept. Thank you so much for creating and hosting this swap, and for the rating.
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Comment: Sarah, your book page tags are just beautiful! I love the background pages, the flowers, the die cuts, and that lovely green organza ribbon at the top. Lovely collage work and many thanks for the metal art discs you sent as an extra--I LOVE those! Hope to swap together again soon.
Response: So glad that these made it to you, I usually do not send that large of an envie without tracking. I really enjoyed this swap a lot. Thank you for hosting and for the rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC - I loved it! Probably my favorite! Thanks for the goodies too!
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for swapping and for the rating.
colodad rated for Corrugated ATC on Mar 2, 2021
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Comment: Even my postal carrier knew your envelope was special. The rest of my mail was just tossed into the box, but your envelope was placed right up front, nice and straight. And what a great envelope!! Your ATCs are fabulous! such great element you included and a perfect layout and over all design. These fall into best ATCs received category of my collection. Thanks for sharing your creativity with me.
Response: You are so very welcome. I felt a little bad that I did not have the time to write a longer note to you, but sometimes life meets deadlines. I had so much fun creating these for you and I loved working in the themes you enjoy. Thank you so much for the opportunity and for the rating.

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on May 4, 2021:

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Thank you so much for the postcards and stamps, and for participating in this AMA: Mystery Supply swap.

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! 🎄💗

CurlyTea on May 14, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Gobarb on Feb 1, 2019:

Sarah, I want to thank you again for the beautiful ATC and the fabulous RAKs. It was all quite a surprise and I love it! I wanted to leave you a pic of a butterfly because I know that you like them. However, I have had no luck with profile decos even though I belong to that group! ;-)

hamolla22 on Nov 13, 2018:

Hello Sarah, just to let you know that I forgot to put a note inside the “Blind Envie Swap” envelope 🙈 I just realized that! It should arrive next days, it has a bunch of different stamps and decorated with washi and stickers. You should recognize it from the bunch of stamps lol! Get back to me if not and I ll give you more details :)

hibiscus on Sep 2, 2017:

Sarah, you are a wonderfully creative swapper and I cannot be more pleased with my mystery supply swap! How lucky am I?!?!

TC on Jul 2, 2017:

Oh, I'm so glad you can use the lace! If you need more, let me know. I have a big box, and with no little granddaughters to sew fancy dresses for, I can't me using it all up any time soon!

shinyserra on Apr 14, 2017:

I received the random paper RAK! Thank you very much. It took quite a journey here but it arrived safe and sound a month after its postmark! I had fun going through everything. There is so much fun stuff to add to my journals!

Mellipenpal on Apr 12, 2017:

Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your wonderful Cards RAK! 😍They're so pretty and so handmade. Love them so much you really made my day!! Have a great day Sarah❤ :)

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