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shellbede

shellbede
Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: February 5, 2023

Country: United States

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.

2023 Word of the Year: Thrive

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

Dislikes

  • liver
  • fruit cake
  • coffee
  • mean people
  • extremely cold weather
  • being in large groups
  • glitter in excess

Ratings

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Comment: I love the Lovey Dovey postcard! Thank you for an excellent swap. Great idea to use napkins on the book page hearts. They turned out perfectly. I also like the faux stitching.
Response: Yea I'm so happy you like it. I love working with napkins. Thanks for the heart!
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KarlaKC rated for YTPC: Ultimate Envelope Journal on Feb 3, 2023
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Comment: Michelle, I received the envelope journal today and WOW! It's so ME! it's obvious you read my Profile as there's just so much detail in this journal that is personalized to my interests and likes! You did an awesome job! I was so sad to part with the journal I made, planning on creating another one for myself that I could use for February journaling. But I don't need to worry about making myself one now because yours is beautiful and I'm going to use it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'd give you 5 hearts if I could! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️... Karla, 2/3/23
Response: Well this just made my day! Thank you for such a lovely comment. I had so much fun creating the journal and it makes me so happy knowing you like it. Thanks for the kind words and the hearts!
ariestess rated for ZZ ~ Twinchie postcard 2023 on Jan 28, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for sending the Twinchie PC! I am loving how you set it up & can't wait to add to it!
Response: Ahhh thanks! I had fun creating it. Thanks for adding your touch. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Hi Michelle! Oh my goodness, thank you so much for creating something so special for me - I am in love!! All of your homemade goodies and card are just too cute - the kitties made me so happy! Thank you again, xo!! :-)
Response: Yeah! Your lovely rating put such a smile on my face. Thank you for the words and heart!
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Comment: Hi Michelle, and thank you so much for the lovely February journal. I love that you used lots of die cuts--the front cover was just amazing. Lots of room for writing (which I love). Hope to see you in next month's swap!
Response: I'm so happy that you like the journal and I'm definitely signing up for next month. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard! It's so pretty that I had to post it on my bulletin board. I love looking at it and it makes my day. Just the best kind of happy mail! Hope you and your family are well. Take care and keep on swapping...
Response: Ahhh that makes me so happy! I'm so glad you liked it. That's why I love swap-bot - nothing beats happy mail. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Hello Michelle. The swap have no swap bot tittle but it’s ok because the masterpiece said it all! Such a beautifully piece of craft. I love it a lot! And the postcard arrive pretty fast too. Amazing!! ❤️
Response: Ooops sorry about that. I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
lrm1980 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R77 on Jan 15, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for sending your awesome art journal to work in. The nature-inspired card you sent to me is so gorgeous and truly appreciated. Thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you like them. Thanks for the rating and heart! Have fun.
dmarie rated for VF: Collar Pocket with tag - USA on Jan 10, 2023
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Comment: I love this and it fits perfectly in my TN ... it was so nice of you to think of that! Thanks for joining the swap ♥♥♥ I love the moon charm ♥
Response: Well that makes me so happy. It makes my day. Thanks for the heart!
Mimi7 rated for PRIVATE: 5x7 Art Journal #9 on Jan 9, 2023
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Comment: Hi Michelle, Thanks for the journal to work in and send on. Thanks also for the lovely hand made card!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
wincejl rated for USAPC Zig Zag Slim Pocket Folio on Dec 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely folio! I love the theme you used and the little succulent die cuts!
Response: Oh great, I'm so happy you liked it all! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Love the wax seals. Thank you so much
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
DaisyNY rated for TUT~Tangled Tile Using a Book Page on Dec 19, 2022
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Comment: I love the poem you found! Thank you for the lovely tile.
Response: I'm so happy you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Rrush19 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #72 on Dec 7, 2022
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Comment: Michelle, amazing ATC! Thank you so much. I love it!
Response: Yay I'm so happy you liked it! This is a fun series. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Your sea-nymph lady is super cool! The tangle you did for her hair fits perfectly! I wish I could do that :) Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart! (And you can totally tangle - go for it!!)
papercraft70 rated for AA.HM.PC: Zentangle Art - Nov on Nov 27, 2022
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Comment: It nice to received a piece of zentangle pc from the expert. It look nice with the shading. Thank you for joining my group swap.
Response: I'm happy you liked it and thanks for creating the swap!
Rhino44 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R75 on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful art journal you just made! I can't wait to make a spread in the next round.
Response: Oh thank you so much!!!
CookieMomster78 rated for PRIVATE: 5x7 Art Journal #8 on Nov 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sending Chris’ journal with a bonus playing card pocket for me! I adore it - you’re so clever. The artwork that you added is amazing as well! I can imagine myself sitting under that lovely tree listening to the water run by. 😌 ☮️
Response: I had so much fun creating both the spread and the pocket. I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the Swap, I did get it and I thought I put it in, but I guess I did not, Thank you so so much for reaching out to me
Response: Of course, I've done that myself before. Thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:

hny

Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:

dec

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

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