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Date Joined: May 22, 2010
Last Online: February 9, 2012
Birthday: August 2
Country: United States
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About Me

My Flicker Photos has my ATCs, all are made with a hand carved rubber stamp.

I am a married working Mom of 5, only the last one is still in the nest :) She will be a senior next year, then off to college. We love the outdoors: working in the yard, camping, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, going to the beach, photography, and traveling in general.
Our pets include 2 dogs, 3 cats and a rabbit.The rabbit is the youngest, he's 9 years old.

I am definetly not a "girly-girl", I grew up as more of a tomboy type.

I like things that are "nostalgic" or antiqued, rubber stamping, travel related, postal art, Disney, geometric patterns, journals, textural stuff, cookbooks, postage stamps and postcards.

I have been carving my own rubber stamps for about 4 years, while I am not as good as alot of folks, I am usually pretty satisfied with my work. I like to use them to make ATC's, in my journals, on personnal mail, wherever else needs it.

Favorite Crafts

I love trying lots of different things, especially the newest trends. I like paper crafts the most, rubber stamping, carving my own rubber stamps, scrapbooking, making ATCs and LTCs. I'm liking "Grunge" more and more (not the skulls and crossbones/ crosses, more of the techniques and applications, colors and textures). Many years ago I used to crochet with my Mom and Grandma, I'd like to get back into it, someday. I tend to get all of my craft supplies from Michael;s and Joanne Fabrics. I'm going to "try" to make some crocheted amirgurumi animals :)

Favorite Television

I don't really like TV too much, the amount of commercial time drives me crazy! I like the idea of some of the reality shows, but lose interest if I see too much "scripting". I watch some of the cooking and DIY shows, including Top Chef. Sometimes when I am down about my life, I'll watch those "Real Housewives from XXXX" shows or "Wife Swap" and I feel better instantly about my own family :) I still watch the old sitcom re-runs like: - The Andy Griffith Show - I Love Lucy - Everybody Loves Raymond - King of Queens - Becker - Green Acres

Favorite Movies

I love movies, but not paying the price for theatres. I prefer to watch them at home where I can stop them when I need, and don't have to deal with people talking throughout, texting, kicking my seat, etc. My favorite genre is Drama, with great character developement and story lines. A few of my favorites:

Second Hand Lions. The Green Mile. Thelma and Louise. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

I also love Alfred Hitchcock, war movies, Disney, Pixar, and movies from exotic locations.

Favorite Books

I like to read, just never seem to be able to get to the end :) I mostly collect cookbooks, do-it-yourself books, old books with nice illustrations :) I am really interested in altered books, and have some supplies, I just haven't gotten very far with it. I really love the hardback teaching books for children. they have really cool vintage drawingds.

Favorite Music

I like almost all music, especially rock ( 80's :), pop, and Christian rock. I'll also listen too country, blues, cajun, oldies, and easy listening. I'm just not real crazy about rap, especially the lyrics :(


Some of my favorite sayings:

"Handle with Care"

"Get in a straight line and form a circle"


Lots to mention.... I love food with simple flavors and qualtiy ingredients, fresh herbs, fresh vegetables from the garden, good seafood, fruit desserts (my all time favorite is Blueberry Crumble/Buckle with vanilla ice cream!).

I LOVE lemon and vanilla :)

Anything with chocolate is hard to pass up, I love to cook, but pretty much feel the need to always use a recipe.

I'm not too interested is swapping food items, but if a swap calls for a litttle sweet thing, a little bit is ok, just to try.

I like

home made crafty stuff. (especially sewn or crochetted/knitted)

postcards (stamped and written on)

any ephemera (especially postal) maps photos and albums squashed pennies altered books/journals Asian stuff vintage Valentines and greeting cards postage stamps board game pieces (& Dominoes) playing cards STATIONERY! letter sets

I prefer actually stationery as opposed to notecards. I already have a million notecards. They are easy to find, but letter writing stationery (especially with matching envelopes) is becomming obsolete, so I prefer those :) Surprisingly, I am begining to really like Kawaii stuff, especially the letter set stationery.

My favorite animals:

Snails woodland critters horses rabits lions deer all sea creaures (especially turtles, crabs and sea horses) all birds (especially water wading birds, owls, hawks, and eagles).

I love to go campimg, not primitive, and not in a big fancy RV. We mainly camp at State Parks because they are very afforable and have very nice amenities, and are usually very beautiful. My favorite so far is St. Joseph State Park at Cape San Blas, Florida. It's a piece of heaven on earth!

Favorite colors.....

It really depends on my mood, but: green, turquiose, blue, brown, and gold and red (together). I love lots of colors that go together, especially when they are blended well. All in all, I'd say deep rich colors. I'm not so much of a fan of primary colors, unless it's 4th of July, then I love red white and blue!


Sylvia4647 rated for Valentine's Card Swap on Apr 25, 2011
kymm9901 rated for Private: MishMosh on Feb 16, 2011
Comment: OMG!!! What an AWESOME package!! The kiddos just loved all the stationery and goodies you sent them, and I thank you for the pc's. It was a pleasure swapping with you.
Response: Thanks! Some of it was "vintage", like the Snoopy stationery.
Denise rated for Simple Valentine's Day Swap on Feb 12, 2011
Comment: Sweet card, thank you so much!
marinejean rated for Valentine's Card Swap on Feb 5, 2011
Comment: Thank you! Happy valentines day!!
suemick15 rated for Valentine's Card Swap on Feb 5, 2011
Comment: Michelle, This was one of the cutest, most charming and delightful cards I have ever seen. I see it was printed on an antique press. I love stuff like that. Thank you for the valentine. I love it! Sue
Response: Great! I liked them too :)
LASummer rated for 7 Paper Napkins Swap on Dec 28, 2010
Comment: Thank you Michelle, the napkins are absolutely scrumptious and beautiful! I LOVE them all! My absolute favorite is the napkin with the ticket and stamp and pencil on it! I came so close to buying the red Asian patterned one before our swap! I am not surprised we both did that!
couchart rated for Paper Napkin SWAP on Dec 19, 2010
Comment: Hi Michelle, thanks for the cool napkins! Cynthia
evitake rated for Send me penpall supplies on Dec 8, 2010
Comment: aweeeeeeeeeesoooooooooooooooooommmeee!!
Response: Thank you, glad you like it :)
beinguided rated for Recipe PC Swap on Nov 27, 2010
Comment: thanks...sounds yummy
LeSillyMe rated for Art Postcard Swap on Nov 23, 2010
Comment: First; Thank you so much for re-sending this, I really appreciate it. I was not expecting such a big package and I have to tell you it was so much fun to open. The matchboxes you made me are some of the best matchboxes I have ever gotten on this site! I'm so happy I was the one who got them. Thank you so, so much! If I could give you more than one heart I would, because this package was just amazing! :D :D :D
Response: Yeahhh, it finally got there! I'm so glad you like it, thanks for trading with me :)
Comment: I lived in Pensacola back in the late 70's but it was a bit cold. Thanks for the great card :D
starrgazer rated for HCS - Profile Surprise! on Nov 16, 2010
Comment: Oh my! The best mermaid stamp arrived in my mailbox today! I literally squealed with delight when I opened it. Such a great carve...and she is holding a star! It is just perfect. I was also surprised to see it carved on PZ cut...either you have a stash...or it is back. I will be looking into that. :) Thank you very, very, very much Michelle!
Response: Glad you like it, it was hard to mail her off! I have a really small stash of PZ, less than a sheet :(
aladyde rated for Art Postcard Swap on Nov 8, 2010
Comment: Thank you for your nice postcard. Hope your wish comes true one day.
darzy30 rated for Art Postcard Swap on Nov 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard and pug sticker!
Nightingale rated for Bunny/Rabbit Penpal Swap on Nov 2, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the package! Loved it!!
BuniGrrl rated for Bunny/Rabbit Penpal Swap on Nov 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the stationery! The way you decorated the envelope was lovely too.
mumbles17 rated for Forest Friends Penpal Pack on Oct 31, 2010
Comment: What a lovely collection of stationary!- thank you so much I love it all
Moose rated for Moose & Mish Mosh Private swap on Oct 29, 2010
Comment: What can I say to describe the feeling when I opened your package ? Thank you thank you thank you would not cover it. Only 1 heart to give is way too little too. You really spoiled me with this one, boy, that's the least I can say ! In fact, the package was too big for my mailbox, so I had to go pick it up at the post office ! I can't thank you enough ! Can't put too many exclamation marks either ! I'll be using these goodies in my artwork for sure ! Oh, BTW, there were two little books with stamps (resembling a matchbox book, or how do I call those thingies), what are they normally for ? I was wondering about that, they're so cute and the stamps will come in handy for ATC's or smaller work, but I have never seen those before.
Response: You are so sweet, I'll send you a pm to your questions :)
kannamoon rated for Any Disney Postcard #3 on Oct 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks for your postcard of Princess Aurora. I like the pretty stamps you put on it.

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proudmama on Dec 24, 2010:

Merry Christmas!!

jeansjems on Dec 23, 2010:

Thank you for the wonderful package of paper napkins. I certainly did not expect such a special treat. It was great to swap with you.

emeraldmist on Dec 16, 2010:

Thank you for the return card for the Any USA Capitol Building Swap!Its a beautiful building! Thanks!!!

Moose on Oct 29, 2010:

This comment is to let everyone know that Michelle is the most generous swapper I ever had ! Thank you Michelle !!!

missstamper on Oct 11, 2010:

I got the super cute snail mail in Saturday's mail. I love it, and the one on the front of the package was very cute too! (HCS- tag)

xd0nn4x on Oct 7, 2010:

thank you very much for the postcard you sent to my daughter, she loves 101 dalmatians and was very surprised to see it in the mail.

HollyHox on Oct 2, 2010:

I am sending to you for the 'Apple Penpal pack' and just wanted to say I had a look at your Flickr and love your stamps =)

debapaka on Aug 5, 2010:

Thanks for being an angel for the B&W postcard swap, I really like the turtle and dragonfly, great story too! Deb

NaughtyElf on Jul 9, 2010:

Thank you for the stamp carving supplies you sent me it was so very nice of you I can't wait to get some tools and start trying out designs for some stamps! You are awesome, thank you again!

Ikat78 on Jun 2, 2010:

THANK YOU for the awesome PC. I absolutely love it:) Super Hearts for MishMosh.

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