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Sonya

Sonya
Date Joined: January 12, 2022
Last Online: June 23, 2024
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
My ATCs & Ink Box Cards
My Christmas Ornaments
My Deco Books
My Tags

About Me

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Taking the time to understand someone’s profile or preferences before creating art for them is a thoughtful and considerate gesture. I very much appreciate it!

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I've been creating art since I can remember and actually had a painting of mine hang in the deYoung Museum in San Francisco for 3 years when I was 5 years old, thanks to my kindergarten teacher.

I'm an avid traveler and have been to all 7 continents (Antarctica was the last in Jan. 2023), and 41 of the 50 USA states...still working on the final 9 (Dakotas, Carolinas, and some midwestern states), then I can check that item off my Bucket List.

I absolutely love when people push themselves and explore outside their comfort zones! I'm always up for a challenge and seek out new artistic endeavors, so I look for those types of swaps and I try to host swaps that may be different or challenging for some but very rewarding once completed.

If you are in the USA and passionate about ATCs, come check out our very active group USA ATC SWAPS.

This is a photo of my craft room in our previous home in Oregon, cleaned up for house sale photo shoot. Now we're back in sunny California and I've set it up all over again (phew).... but I doubt it will ever look this tidy again!

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NO THANK YOU:

  • vintage people images on ATCs (I loathe the Tim Holtz vintage people!)
  • meat or seafood related images (I've been vegetarian for decades)
  • religious content
  • child-like subjects (i.e., dolls, kids playing, toys, etc.)
  • people-type ATCs (i.e., movie stars, vintage folks, kids, etc.)
  • holiday themes (unless specifically the swap requirement)
  • Disney (I like many movies, but don't collect)
  • patriotic or political themes
  • superheroes
  • cutesy things (i.e., teddy bears, dolls, gnomes, etc.)
  • stickers with white outline
  • foam stickers
  • paper dolls
  • horror
  • anime, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, etc.
  • small bits of paper "extras" - please, nothing smaller than ATC size
  • no food/drink items, please

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YES PLEASE:

  • abstracts
  • astrology
  • audio books / books
  • art deco
  • bling
  • collage
  • celestial
  • colorful
  • colors: purple, turquoise, chartreuse, teal, red
  • die cuts
  • dogs / puppies
  • fairies / faeries (not kids w/ butterfly wings!)
  • foreign language book pages (esp non-Latin/Roman alphabet)
  • fortune telling
  • geometrics
  • glittery things (please adhere/seal that glitter well!)
  • hand drawn / hand painted
  • interactive ATCs
  • metallics
  • mid-century modern
  • mixed-media
  • mushrooms (to admire but NOT eat!)
  • mystical
  • rain
  • sci-fi
  • sequin waste (aka punchinella)
  • SF 49ers
  • tarot cards
  • travel
  • UFOs
  • Vicki Sawyer napkins
  • watercolor
  • whimsical (i.e., off beat, playful, quirky, etc.)

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Favorite Crafts

I've been painting abstracts and geometric art for many years with acrylics on canvas or wood. I started painting with watercolors a couple of years ago and absolutely adore it! I am very fond of using metallic paints in either acrylic or watercolor. My most recent exploration is using alcohol inks! 🎨

Creating ATCs is a favorite of mine and I create HD/HP, 3D mixed media, collage, embossed, fussy-cut, or interactive ATCs mostly and spend a lot of time and energy on my creations and appreciate the same in return. I'm usually not a big fan of people ATCs (think: vintage people and kids w/ butterfly wings) unless super quirky! Please visit my ATCs folder if you'd like to see some of my ATCs (may be spoilers). I'm also into creating ink box cards, tags, inchies, and twinchies. 🖌️

Paper-crafting is another favorite. I prefer modern & colorful, but you do you! I have a "Spellbinders" die cutting machine and am still collecting dies. Each year I create my own holiday cards and send a homemade ornament or painting with each of the dozens of cards I send out. ✂️

Deco books are super fun and I love seeing creations from all over the world! Please visit My Deco Books website if you are interested in seeing some of these books. It took exactly 365 days for my first "homer" deco to be returned to me...it can take years from creation to coming home (if it ever does). I dislike bulky, heavy decos w/ big baubles. Please keep decos flat as possible when decorating/making as it keeps postage costs down. I rarely keep other's decos more than a month - I move decos pretty quickly. NO EXTRA DECOS, PLEASE. 📚

I've just started making/trading collaborative art postcards (i.e. pass and paste). I do NOT collect any store-bought postcards.

Homemade Christmas ornaments are a must-do each year. Please visit My Christmas Ornaments if you'd like to see a small sample of my 2023 creations.

Past artistic endeavors were quilting, mosaics, soap making, jewelry making, beading, sewing, woodworking, silversmithing, leather tooling, stained glass, ceramics, and many more!

Smoke-free and pet-hair-free household (although I adore dogs). 🐕 🐾🐕‍🦺

Art was always my favorite subject in school. 😍

More Importantly...

I will NEVER flake on a swap unless something serious happens to me. Please message me or send an email if you haven't received something from me in a timely manner.

I rate every swap. I give hearts for items that show maybe you read my profile or put a lot of thought, creative energy, and/or time into its creation, but not for extras. I really don't need any extras, so no need to include.

Thanks for swapping with me! ✌️

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Ratings

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Comment: Thanks Sonya for the Rose deco and Toni's pocket deco! They're both super cute, can't wait to add to them!
Response: I'm always glad to hear a deco recipient liked the themes of the booklets I send. I appreciate the 💚
123Poggy123 rated for CPG - Mystery Supply #2 - USA on Jun 22, 2024
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Comment: I love the idea of putting a crown on a bird. The queen bird holding the staff on a queen of hearts card was just brilliant. Great ATC. Thank you for the little sparkles for me to use.
Response: I am so happy you liked the fun card, Jackie. I enjoyed making it for you. Seems we've partnered up a lot lately! Look for more ATCs to come. LOL TY4 the ❤️
vlhafer54 rated for AATC: Bee's ATC on Jun 22, 2024
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Comment: WOW - This is fantastic - Thank you - Happy Swapping!
Response: You're so welcome, Vicki. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the ❤️
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Comment: This was a beautiful postcard, but I am not giving a star as this is a US only swap and you sent a postcard I have to send to Canada. The swap you sent this for requires postage to be on the pc by the original swapper, and this one does not have postage.
Response: My sincere apologies, ChrisAnne, for overlooking the USA only. I'm sending a replacement and a SASE for you to return it to me. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Lobo816 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 11 on Jun 19, 2024
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Comment: Sonya love how the specialty papers and seashells combine with the background. Nice look!! Thanks for the mulberry papers!!💕
Response: You're welcome, Lori. Thanks so much for the sweet comment and ❤️
Aleesha rated for DB ❤️: ART DecoS 6/24 (USA/CAN) on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the fun Corset & Bones art decos!
Response: Wow! You received them so quickly! I hope you like the themes. TY4 the ❤️
Poeprincess rated for OATC: 2 ATC Coins (2:1) on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: Love your backgrounds, colors, and embellishments you used. Very pretty!
Response: That's great to hear, Dianne. I'm so pleased you liked them. TY4 the ❤️
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Comment: Honestly, you should have a pop-up shop of your art at the local farmer's market - I would buy your postcards and then brag about it to all the other people around! ❤️❤️your masterpieces! xxMuggleMom
Response: 😍😘 Only if you will be my sales and marketing manager, Toni! Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm blushing. Hugs!
marymary914 rated for USATC: ATC with Prompts 6/24 on Jun 16, 2024
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Comment: I love this! Such a great interpretation of the theme! Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome, Mary. That one def took a lot of time to lay out and execute. I appreciate the heart and am so glad you like it.
marymary914 rated for USATC: "C" is for CORRUGATED on Jun 16, 2024
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Comment: Love this! So much texture!
Response: I'm so happy you liked the ATC, Mary. I've always liked purple and green together. The white corrugated is a fun product! TY4 the <3
amparolewis95 rated for MAE: ATCs with a Twist #24 on Jun 15, 2024
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Comment: Sonya, thank you for the lovely ATC's. I love anything Summer! -Gracias!
Response: You're very welcome, Amparo. I love summer if it's not too hot! LOL I appreciate the heart.
marymary914 rated for AATC: VINTAGE ATC on Jun 13, 2024
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Comment: I love love love the sewing theme! And thanks for the punchinella!
Response: I'm happy you liked the sewing theme, Mary. As someone who used to sew clothes and quilt, I also have a love of the craft. Thanks for the heart...until next time (I just sent you 2 more swaps!) LOL
Aleesha rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 6/2024 on Jun 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of decos! Love the themes and can’t wait to work on them.
Response: You're very welcome, Aleesha. I'm glad you liked those themes (me too!). Also, thanks for tracking my Lemons deco too. Cheers!
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Comment: Postcard received! What glittery goodness! :-) Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, Lisa. I hope you enjoy creating the next square! TY4 the <3
PrincessLeia rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 9 on Jun 11, 2024
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Comment: Hi Sonya, Thanks for sending Allegrae’s collab PC and cute stickers!❤️❤️❤️ Have a great year of the dragon! 🐲🐉🐲🐉🐲
Response: You're welcome, Julie. Thanks so much for the heart. Cheers!
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Comment: Thank you for Debra's fab Mardi Gras-themed deco, can't wait to add my own piece and send it on!
Response: You're welcome, Rachel. It's a beautiful book and coming along nicely. Have fun creating your page. Cheers!
Artteacherjen rated for OATC: Leaf / Leaves ATC on Jun 6, 2024
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Comment: Wow! What a pretty collage! Love the gold!
Response: That's great to hear, Jennifer. I'm glad you like it. TY4 the heart. :)
9O96O rated for DB ♥: Small Deco #358338 on Jun 6, 2024
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Comment: Ooooo a PAP. They are always a nice change to the game. Tracy's tree PAP is looking good.
Response: I agree, Rome. I love PAP decos. They are not only fun to create in, but I love seeing the variety of art that comes along with them. Thanks for the heart.
Poeprincess rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #94 on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: Sparkling fun! Thank you for another great swap.
Response: You're welcome, Dianne. I adhered that glitter well so it wouldn't be a mess when you opened the envie. LOL TY4 the <3
ch23 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 10 on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: What a pretty card to work on! Thank you for the Star Wars card and scrapbook paper. Have a nice day!
Response: It's a fun PC for sure. I loved the cat made up of postage stamps and wanted to keep her theme. TY4 the <3, Cathy.

Rating Overview

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Comments

spotteddogs on Jun 23, 2024:

Thanks for sending me the lovely ATC for hosting the Mystery Supply Swap - you did a great job! So glad you joined these swaps!

9O96O on Jun 18, 2024:

Hi Sonya! Thank you so much for contributing your cute talking fruit page to my deco. The finished deco was a delight to receive. 🤗

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9O96O on Jun 16, 2024:

Thank you again Sonya for sending another homer. You're the best!

bblue on Jun 12, 2024:

Hello! Thank you for the decos you sent me via Deco Books! They are great.

bbpolymath on Jun 11, 2024:

A surprise ATC. Thanks so much for the unexpected loveliness.

bbpolymath on May 28, 2024:

My Daisy origami-fold DB came home today. I am thrilled with it. Thanks.

Larina on May 13, 2024:

Thanks so much for the Pass & Paste! It turned out beautifully!

9O96O on May 7, 2024:

I love how my collaboration postcard turned out. So surreal. I love the shimmer background and the alien ship abducting the cows. Thanks for contributing!

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DeboraCreates on Apr 29, 2024:

Happy Belated Birthday!

Mimi7 on Apr 28, 2024:

thanks for returning my deco home and for your lovel cat art work!! I love it , you knew I would, I love anything cats!!

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