Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 7:42 am


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: October 6, 2022

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 teenage son and daughter, two cats, two dogs, and two 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


Ikat78 rated for AA Handmade PC: Scrap Paper - Sept on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun landscape you created! It has been raining here all week!! We just put up our Halloween decorations too. Happens every year like clockwork. I’m from WA! I miss the trees/green and the water. Have a great day!
Response: Sending you green energy! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Very pretty, thankyou
Response: Thanks for rating.
Comment: What a cool postcard! It made it. Still has the white puffy circles mostly intact. I love this stamp. It is really neat. Your additions make it really pop. Thank you.
Response: Woohoo I'm so glad! Sending PCs naked sometimes stresses me out. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: It's here and it is beautiful
Response: I'm so glad it made it. Thanks for the heart!
Mistyinltown rated for PRIVATE: 5x7 Art Journal #7 on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I love your spread! So original and I love fall!
Response: Thanks and me too, fall is such a lovely time of year. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Michelle! Oh my goodness--this ATC is AMAZING! I absolutely LOVE the holographic jellyfish. The coral diecut is also amazing, as are the little fish. Many thanks for sharing some of these diecuts with me--I will save them for a very special project! p.s. please forgive the late rating. I had to bring all my unrated swaps with me to California (visiting my daughter's family) and hadn't yet found time for rating.)
Response: No worries at all I'm just happy you got it. And I'm super happy that you liked it - I had such a blast creating it. Thanks for the heart!
lmacdavis93 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #70 on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: Hi Michelle and thank you for the wonderful fall ATC. I assume that you painted this? At least the fox? it's awesome! Perfect fall colors and love the vintage book page in the background and the little "fall" banner at the top. And thank you so much for the extras - I especially love the layered embellishment with the butterflies! Happy swapping!!
Response: I did paint the fox! I had so much fun with this swap and I'm happy you liked it all. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you Michelle for my lovely swap. I love it and everything you enclosed. I love how you did the heart border on the flap. Happy Swapping!!
Response: It makes my day that you like it!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I like the tangle you added to the green arc. Thanks so much for the tiny die cuts. What a nice surprise!
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: For the first time making these, you did an outstanding job!!! Thank you so much.
Response: I had so much fun and will definitely do more. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing a few of the tiny notes/stationery and I love what you created in the journal for “stars”. It’s beautiful!
Response: Thank you, it makes me happy that you like it! Thanks for the rating and heart.
Mimi7 rated for PRIVATE: 5 x7 Art Journal # 6 on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Hi Michelle, I love your pages!! And thanks so much for all the lovely extras too!! :)
Response: Oh my pleasure! I'm happy you liked everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :)
Comment: Wow amazing. Thank you. You showed me how to be more creative on journal s
Response: Ahhh thanks! Thanks for rating and for the heart.
JanHardt rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #68 on Jul 2, 2022
Comment: This is a lovely ATC. I also enjoy the 3 elements series. It gives a starting point if you are at a loss creatively. Thank you for the mushroom stickers. They will certainly get used!
Response: I'm so happy you like it. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the butterfly themed booklet. It will be a great addition to a butterfly journal I plan to make one day…lol. I like that you went with natural colors. Take care and be safe!
Response: I had so much fun creating it for you. Thanks for the heart!
wincejl rated for YTPC :Pocket Folio on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pocket folio. I love the beautiful paper you used and all of the fun goodies! Thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you liked them. Thanks for the heart!
wincejl rated for YTPC: Simple, Simple Pockets on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! The pockets you made are so lovely and I love all the goodies you tucked in!
Response: I enjoy swaps where I can tuck in goodies. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I like your green arc. Thank you for the cool gold butterfly. I have to find the perfect place to put it. I like your tiny envie notes. (Where did you get them?)
Response: Aren't those little envies great! I got them on amazon. Thanks for the heart!
stamparose rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #67 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Love it, it wasn’t bulky to me… great job thank you.
Response: Woohoo I'm glad! It was a total blast creating it. Thanks for the heart!

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wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:


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

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