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MommaBaxter

MommaBaxter
Date Joined: June 2, 2017
Last Online: October 16, 2017
Birthday: December 31
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello!

My name is Michelle. I live in (mostly) sunny California with my husband and my twin toddlers. I enjoy handicrafts, travel, reading, and MAIL! I have my degree in History of Art and Visual Culture from UC Santa Cruz (GO BANANA SLUGS!), but love working with children. Currently a stay-at-home mom.

I am an avid Postcrosser, LWA member and pen pal. :-)

I love mice, hedgehogs, bumblebees, mermaids, sea horses, otters, maps, stickers, washi tape, and glitter. I'm inspired by a lot of artists from my college studies, especially Klimt, Camille Rose Garcia, Frida Kahlo, Kandinsky, and children's book illustrators.

UPDATE: Our vacation to the Pacific Northwest was great! Thanks to everyone who gave travel recommendations! 😊

I just started working on the weekends at Paper Source again (YAY CRAFTS!), but my time at work will cut down on my crafts and letter-writing at home, so I won’t be signing up for quite as many swaps. This also means I might not check on the status of my sent swaps, so if you have not yet received a swap that I have sent you, please contact me.

Thanks!

Favorite Books

Harry Potter series, The Night Circus, Pride and Prejudice, Where'd You Go Bernadette, Bossypants, Percy Jackson series, The Diary of Mattie Spenser, Anne of Green Gables series, Outlander series, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Hunger Games, Wesley the Owl, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Favorite Television

Master of None, Game of Thrones, Archer, Bob's Burgers, Grace and Frankie, Parks and Recreation, Mozart in the Jungle, The Crown, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Real Housewives of OC/BH/NY, cooking shows

Favorite Crafts

Crochet, Knitting, Collage, Rubber Stamping, Heat Embossing, Making Paper, Sewing, and anything with Washi Tape

Favorite Movies

Amelie, Pride and Prejudice (1995 miniseries), Kill Bill vol. 1 & 2, The Princess Bride, Kingsman, Big Fish, Guardians of the Galaxy, Superbad, Star Wars, Zoolander, Anchorman, Mean Girls, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 10 Things I Hate About You

Favorite Music

Ratatat, Santigold, Phoenix, Justice, Ingrid Michaelson, NERD, Sufjan Stevens, MSTRKRFT, She & Him, Beyoncé, No Doubt, and movie soundtracks.

With my kids I like Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, and Caspar Babypants.

Like to Receive

I am very new to ATC's and flipbooks. If you like making them and I have signed up for an open-ended swap I would love to build my collection of them and get more inspiration on what to make for my own.

If you are wondering what to send me in a swap, I am fairly easy to please. Just show that you put a little effort into sending me something that you yourself would like to receive. I always like hearing why you sent me what you did, something that we may have in common, a strange fact or secret about you, or what you had for breakfast.

I don't have many dislikes, and anything you send if it is something you enjoy will be welcomed. BUT I don't prefer Disney items (unless it's Tim Burton), super feminine or masculine items, or any politics regarding #45.

Always open to direct swaps, just send me a message!

Ratings

thelindblad rated for NH: Postcards x5 on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard! I had heard of these "women in science" postcards but have never before seen one. Super fascinating and awesome to receive. I also love how colourfully and cutely you wrote it. Thanks again!
EllieBeth8 rated for Happy October on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: Michelle!! Too funny! I didn't know you were on this site!! Well thank you for the lovely postcard and I look forward to hearing all about your vacation!! :) Take Care and Happy Oct!! Shelley
Response: I know, right?! I was just as surprised to get assigned you as my partner 😄 Happy October!
kdeorne1 rated for NH: Postcards x5 on Oct 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Response: You’re welcome! 😊
piashlara rated for NH: Simple PC swap on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: Hi Michelle, thanks for the beautiful postcard. I hope you had a great trip to Washington and Oregon <3
Response: I had a great vacation, thanks! Glad the postcard arrived safely. Thanks for the heart!
starmccoy rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Ladybugs on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I love it and the postcards! Yes I will use them, they are awesome!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it and it arrived quickly! Thanks for the heart!
galadkria rated for Snailmail Flip-book Swap on Sep 20, 2017
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Comment: Omg ... The . Best. Flipbook.ever. Such a beautiful creation... Thank you so so so much
Response: Oh yay! I'm glad that you like it! I hope that you will get lots of use out of the goodies I included!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard! One of my new favorites. I love how it is just orange and black.
Response: I'm glad that you enjoy it! I love that set of postcards and save it for people who will appreciate it most :-)
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Comment: Thank you so much <3 We LOVE the postcard ! Hope you guys have a fun time trick or treating - sooooo exciting!
Response: You're welcome! I think we are dressing up my daughters as a unicorn and an elephant...should be great!
Mugsie rated for BLC ~ Magazine Lovers! on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: WOW Michelle ~ I am speechless! That envelope and card is absolutely gorgeous, the card is so beautiful, I love them both! Enjoyed your message too! Thank you so very much and thank you again for joining in!!
Response: You're welcome! I hope that you will consider hosting another magazine-style swap soon!
ccmmsu rated for NH: Postcards x5 on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Welcome to Swap-bot! Thank you so much for the women in science PC. This is the 2nd one I've received from that series, and I am absolutely in love with them!!
Response: I'm glad you love them! Thanks for the heart!
SouthsideTracie rated for I've Been Here! on Sep 9, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards and your lovely note! Hey, an airport has a zip code, so you absolutely have been in Philly!
Response: You're welcome! I hope you'll use some of the postcards. Thanks for the heart!
BizzyBusMom rated for NH: Postcards x5 on Sep 7, 2017
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Comment: Loved the card... Loved the artwork. You go Mary Anning, right?!
Response: Yea! Gotta love smart women in history!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
VivaLaDiane rated for NH: Postcards x5 on Sep 6, 2017
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Comment: WOW. Where to start? I love the postcard. I loved that you used real stamps. Your writing is so pretty!! Thanks for an awesome swap!! ♥♥
Response: Thank you so much! I hope to swap with you more in the future!
kfaye rated for WIYM: Halloween Mini Flip-Book on Aug 31, 2017
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Comment: I tried to only peek at it a little so I can save it until October for openeing, but from what my eyes saw it looks amazing! Thank you :D Happy Halloween!
Response: I'm glad you received it, and I hope that you enjoy it when you decide to open it all the way. Thanks for the heart!
tlemon4 rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Creepy or Cute on Aug 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for an adorable swap. I loved your book, your flips were so cute & creative. Thank you so much :):
Response: You're welcome! I hope you can use some of the goodies with Halloween coming up!
Johkup rated for Happy August on Aug 22, 2017
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Comment: Happy August! Thanks for this nice postcard. I'll give my boys a snuggle from you :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart
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Comment: Ohmygosh Michelle...you made my day with all of the goodies you sent for our private swap. Love EVERYTHING...really, I can't pick one favorite out over the others. That little ouija board and pin are so awesome...and the ribbon, moon/otter pcs, washi-decorated food booklets (yes I'm going to try all of those flavored popcorns!) and last but not least the flipbook with so many awesome flips and goodies. So funny you mentioned Collage...by now I'm sure you have seen that as one of my recommendations. The Wall of Washi is a must visit! I hope you have the best time while you're here! I can't wait to hear about where you went and to set up another swap. Anytime ;-)
Response: I'm so glad you enjoy it! I'm happy that you like the ouija pin--it's one of my favorite finds ever! I was a little worried you would think it simple after I received yours and it was so extravagant! I truly appreciate your Portland recommendations, and hope to do another private swap with you after I get back from my trip!
Chaosfay rated for Significant July on Aug 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for decorating the card! We'll be seeing the full solar eclipse here, and many hotels have been booked for this event two years in advance. Is madness here!
Response: That would be so cool to live near the eclipse path, unless you didn't care and had to deal with all those people! ;-P I'll be taking care of a neighbor's cat this month so they can go on an "Eclipse Vacation"! Best wishes!!
SoloWytch rated for Envelope Flip Book *Free Themed on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: What a wonderful flip book! I have a long way to go in the art of making these but yours was wonderful! I love the dog stuff and well... everything~
Response: Thanks! It was a pleasure to make for you since you have a lot of great interests! Happy August!

Rating Overview

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Comments

EmilyT on Aug 26, 2017:

Whops I had a typo, not pie. Serious pi , it's pizza!

EmilyT on Aug 18, 2017:

Me again...I really need to pause B4 leaving ng a comment...I don't remember the street but on a street near the public market there is a nice map store(yes, more map PCs if intetested) and really near that store is a yummy bar/restaurant with yummy tacos & margaritas and decent happy hour...though it may not be kid friendly restaurant bar...can't remember.

EmilyT on Aug 18, 2017:

Ps-im sending to you in the I've been there swap, I won't send Seattle, lol! Found interesting art PCs at Public Market, decent priced tourist PCs too. Of course other PCs along all the touristy things I did.

EmilyT on Aug 18, 2017:

I've been to Seattle on vacation from Denver. I really liked the botanical gardens and the Space Needle. I also did a boat tour, aquarium & zoo. Had a great time. To eat I really like Serious Pie. Unique crust & toppings, at breakfast they have yummy biscuit & other things. I don't have kids so I'm not sure if it's the right restaurant for them...depends on their taste I guess. Of course people watching & shopping at the Public Market is fun. We did a day trip to Portland, wish we had more time but a stop in Powell's bookstore was great.

Glittermomm on Jun 15, 2017:

Your card was so beautiful! Thank you for it!

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