Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2021 7:22 pm


Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: February 25, 2021
Birthday: May 13
Country: United States

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.


Csomma827 rated for YTPC: Teeny Pocket Inserts USA on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: OMG you absolutely outdid yourself. The color were spot on and everything was so lovely and packed! Bunches of hearts.💕💕💕💕💕💕
Comment: What a wonderful swap! Your ATC is just beautiful. I appreciate how you explained your technique. The result is amazing. And the extras you sent are so appreciated. I love the envelopes and postcards. Everything was just amazing. Thank you for putting so much into this swap and making me smile. Have a fantastic day!
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap. LOVE LOVE both of the ATCS you made. And all the goodies you sent it was like a package not just an atc swap! They are both very well made and you can tell a lot of thought, care and time went in to your art work! I am so pleased to have them in my collection! Hope to swap with you again!!! Have a wonderful day!
Response: So glad it made it to you. I really enjoyed this swap, thank you so much for hosting it and for the kind comments.
stiffneck78 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Jan on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: (((SARAH))) Oh girl!!!!! This is one of the coolest swaps I've ever received. Thank you for this plethora of treasures you sent. I can't get over these amazing Tim Holtz goodies....IN THE PACKAGE! What??!! You are amazing!! I cannot thank you enough for this swap. This mixed media envie is outstanding!! I love it. Thank you, again.
Response: This swap was so much fun to create for your. I love it when I am sure that I can send a little bit of happy to someone else, especially now. Thank you for swapping with me it was a lot of fun.
Comment: Thank you so much fort the great ATC, FANTASTIC! Love the colors you used. Also, thank you for all the great extras. Love all the cards which I use to write little notes to staff that were caught doing something special. Great swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: Lol I also really enjoyed this swap, perhaps because I too really love the colors used. I had just the most fun finding a truly hidden heart, and was surprised once I started looking how many things are in that "general" shape. Thanks for the kind comments.
Comment: Sarah, one big thank you for this great swap. What you did with the tags, journal cards, bookmark is so well crafted and beautiful. Also thanks for the extra goodies, the old baby picture, lace, vintage book papers, you really spoiled me. So much love in one big envelope. It was also a joy reading your note, that day I’ve been watching CNN all day, I hope things will get better from now on. A big hug and thanks again for this great swap♥️♥️♥️
Response: I am so happy that you like them, I was a little worried, well because I am learning this craft still so there were bits that I thought that with a bit more practice, I could do with a little more finesse. But I really enjoyed this swap. Thank you for the kind comments.
Comment: OMG! You went above and beyond. what a nice surprise!!!! Thank you so much. This stationary is magical i love all the postcards and the lanyard badge! <3 this was amazing. thank you,.
Response: I am so glad that you received this. I was excited to find someone that enjoys old stationary as much as I do. This was so much fun to put together for you. Thank you for swapping.
Comment: Sarah, what a wonderful surprise I received in the mail today. An extravaganza of goodies! Thank you so much for every single gift. You went above and beyond. I have several valentine swaps that I'm in, and will enjoy using these goodies. The mini bags are decorated so lovely,and fun stuff inside each bag.
Response: Thank you so much for letting me know that it arrived and for the very kind comments. I am happy that you will be able to use the "filler" items. Valentines just seems to be such a happy celebration!
Tara rated for Angels Mail Art on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Wow. If I could give you 1000 hearts, I would. What a beautiful package and amazing book. I am so grateful that you chose to do a Buddhist thing. It was very thoughtful. Thank you, thank you
Response: Tara, I am so very happy that you liked it. I had such a fun time making both the book and the envelope, and I learned a little bit about the deities, while doing the research. Thank you for your kind comments.
vcox rated for Holiday Card with flat paper surprise on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: You went well beyond for this swap. Thank you so much for the handmade cards in sage and mint green. The notecards were super cute. I would love to do a private swap or for you to join my swap-bot group (I will send you an invite) if interested in either. I appreciate the work you put into this swap. Happy New Year!
Response: You are so very welcome. I would like very much to do future swaps with you. Thank you for the kind words and the rating.
Comment: LOVE your notecards you mailed as a flat paper surprise. And golly, was it a surprise. Thank you so much for spreading joy to this lady. Merry Christmas
Response: You are so very welcome. I was excited to swap, and there were so many possibilities. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome goodies. I love everything!!!! The ATC is awesome...are those egg shells? How cool! The greeting card & PC are both fabulous! Thank you for making me smile. I really needed it & it was so sweet of you to think of me & save these goodies for me. You made my Christmas!! Grayson is so excited to open his package too, but wants to wait for Christmas Eve. I'll message you after. Merry Christmas!!
Response: You are so very welcome, I really enjoy swapping with you. And yes your profile said that you would like an eggshell ATC and I just happened to have a couple of eggshell backgrounds.... Thank you for swapping and the rating.
michlove rated for WIYM: Gelli Plate PC #4 - USA only on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Love your design. Did you use stencils for the filagree and flowers? Very cool! Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the kind response. I did use stencils, but the main design is a rub-on. I love how they adhere and make a focal point.
klover rated for Christmas Mini Embellishment Box on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully decorated box. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and pick embellishments accordingly:-). You sent so many great things. A big thank you for the extras that didn't fit in the embellishment box, especially the Tim Holtz Christmas ephemra! And....The Alice In Wonerland blue and gold themed paper pad!!! After the holidays I am sending out thank you cards with a surprise. I have added you to the list:-). Big thank you for sending me smiles across the miles. The last six months have been rough for me. I needed to smile. Thank you for being so thoughtful. Hugs and a ton of hearts for this swap.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️........
Response: Thank you so very much for the kind comments, I was so excited to find someone I could pass the paper-pad onto. And you are very very welcome for the smiles.
123Poggy123 rated for ETHP. Distress Ink Background on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: I can not tell you how thrilled I am with this swap. The envelope you made to send it is the prettiest I have ever seen. Just gorgeous. Then not one but two beautiful, very well done ATC's. Love them both. And last but certainly not least, are 5 postcards made by you that I can not wait to send. This swap went way beyond & I wish there was an option for over the top swaps!!! Thank you so very much.
Response: You are so very welcome. Loved this swap because your profile inspired me to make new postcards for this year. Thank you for hosting it was fun.
WoodlandBanshee rated for 3 Gelli Press Plate ATCs on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your interesting Gelli Press ATC in this lovely little package.
blueseabliss rated for 3 Gelli Press Plate ATCs on Mar 14, 2019
JJcrafty rated for MMPC - "I Believe" ATC on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: thank you for both ATC's. I liked them both very much. I also appreciated the "gelli print envelope and handmade cards and scooby playing card.
amyduff rated for FBF-Hearts & Flowers FB-USA on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the hearts and flowers flipbook! Very well done. I don’t know what happened to the first one you sent? It’s still out in postal land I suppose? If it does show up, I will be sure to let you know. Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Lol yeah sometimes they seem to go on adventures before showing up. Thank you so much for the kind comments and the rating.
TiffanySmart rated for 3 Gelli Press Plate ATCs on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you Sarah! I love her!
Response: Ah so glad to see that it made it to you. I had so much fun, this is my first with those stamps and I have to admit she is pretty cute. Thank you for letting me know!

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wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


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❤ :)

simcoe54 on Apr 2, 2017:

Thanks for all the paper that you sent for - Envelope of paper RAK. A lot of it with be very useful to me.

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