Swap-bot Time: March 29, 2023 3:16 am


Date Joined: January 12, 2022
Last Online: March 28, 2023
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
My Website

About Me


PLEASE REMEMBER TO RATE! If you don't rate, I won't know if you received it.


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, then I can check that item off my Bucket List.

Please Note: Just because it's on my "No thank you" list, doesn't mean I won't create it for YOU if it's something YOU like! For instance, if you love the color brown, I might make something for you in brown (but...I do draw the line at dolls!)



  • abstracts
  • art deco
  • collage
  • celestial
  • colorful
  • colors: purple, turquoise, red, chartreuse (lime green)
  • dogs
  • foreign language book pages
  • geometrics
  • hand drawn / hand painted
  • interactive ATCs
  • map papers
  • metallics
  • mid-century modern
  • mixed-media
  • mushrooms (to admire but NOT eat!)
  • mystical
  • rain
  • retro magazine images of people (~1940s-1970s)
  • sci-fi
  • sequin waste (aka punchinella)
  • travel
  • UFOs
  • Vicki Sawyer napkins
  • watercolor
  • whimsical (i.e., off beat, playful, quirky, etc.)



  • meat or seafood related images (I've been vegetarian for decades)
  • religious content
  • child-like subjects (i.e., dolls, kids playing, toys, etc.)
  • brown is my least favorite color
  • people-type ATCs (i.e., movie stars, vintage folks, kids, etc.)
  • holiday themes (unless specifically the swap requirement)
  • sticker slapping
  • Disney (I like many movies, but don't collect)
  • patriotic themes
  • superheroes
  • cutesy things (i.e., teddy bears, dolls, gnomes, etc.)
  • paper doll & vintage people images
  • horror
  • anime, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, etc.
  • small bits of paper "extras" - please, nothing smaller than ATC size
  • no food/drink items, please


Favorite Crafts

I've been painting abstracts and geometric art for many years with acrylics on canvas or wood. I recently started painting with watercolors and absolutely adore it! I am very fond of using metallic paints in either acrylic or watercolor.

Creating ATCs is a favorite of mine and I create HD/HP, 3D mixed media, collage, embossed, or interactive ATCs mostly and spend a lot of time and energy on my creations and appreciate the same in return. I am not a big fan of people ATCs! Please visit my "Website" link above if you'd like to see some of my ATCs.

Paper-crafting is another favorite. I prefer modern & colorful, but you do you! 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 art from all over the world! 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. NO EXTRA DECOS, PLEASE.

Zines! Such fun little booklets - you never know what you're going to get! I prefer to make funny, uplifting type zines. I don't care for any type of political zines, thanks.

Smoke-free and pet-hair-free household.

Art was always my favorite subject in school. 😍

Just one more thing...

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.

Thanks for swapping with me! ✌️

I Pledge to Rate


ddoherty6138 rated for JLG: Face It #1 (1:1) on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: Sonya - WOW You created two fantastical faces. Great use of colour and shapes. Wonderfully done. I am so please to have received them. Thank you.
YooperHill rated for CO: ATC sized surreal collage #2 on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: Man, you are really good at this….Thank you!
Response: Thanks much, Yooper! I find "East of Honey" videos have really helped me work on this art form. Thrift store NatGeo's are a great source of fodder. :)
user6937 rated for MAS: Articulated ATC on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: Awesome - so glad you made a bird and not a person; it's beautiful! Hope mine gets to you soon :)
Response: Thank you, Sandra. It was a welcome challenge for me. Thanks for hosting and I look forward to trying this method again. Cheers!
Comment: thankyou for the roses &lace deco created by you<3 I will pass it .It is my first to see this round shape deco,look forward to work on it
Response: Thanks much, Joey, for the heart. I'm looking forward to seeing your creation. All the best to you.
hibiscus rated for CO: Surreal Collage #3 on Mar 22, 2023
Comment: well this was a nice surprise...two for the swap of one...nice stained glass..but that frigid vegas dancer was excellent ...great idea ...all the images were great including the liner...and the answer to the question..is "not cold...it's show business...!" thank you so much...great swap...surrealistically speaking...wow
Response: LOL! Show biz - break a leg! Thanks much for your kind words and generous rating, Kathryn. Cheers!
Itchy rated for CPG: MOON ATC (global) on Mar 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you, love the ATC! :)
Response: You're welcome, Emily, Thanks for your rating. :)
Comment: Thank you for sending me Hazel's tiger deco and Magda's black & white deco. The two themes are ones I haven't done before. The round shape for the black & white theme intrigues me so I think that one I will be adding a page to first :)
Response: You're welcome, Crystal. It is nice to get something out of the ordinary now and again. I appreciate your rating. :)
luv2kraft rated for OATC: Masterboard ATCs on Mar 19, 2023
Comment: Thanks very much for the creative ATCS.
Response: You're welcome, Marie. Thanks for joining my swap! Cheers!
YooperHill rated for EASU: ATC with a HOLE #2 on Mar 19, 2023
Comment: Your corset is a Great idea! TY!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and rating, Yooper. Glad you joined the swap.
laprochaine rated for OATC: Masterboard ATCs on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: I love the bright colors! Thanks for sharing your artwork with me ☺️
Response: You're welcome, Amy. Thanks for joining my swap. I hope you had fun creating your master board. Cheers!
jeka396 rated for CPG Mar ‘23 Move a US Deco - US on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the blue deco! Time to make a tiny page!!
Response: Right? It's the tiniest deco I've ever received; you'll make quick work of it! Thanks for rating. :)
boriquaz rated for EASU: MOON ATC on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Absolutely love this card! You did a really great job with all the textures and design, thank you. Happy Swapping.
Response: Thanks so much, Cathy. I'm very happy you liked it! Cheers!
user6937 rated for CO: Theme #1 - fish on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: You ARE having fun and I'm the lucky recipient - love the log-rolling ladies on Goldie, and I don't mind macabre at all. You're a great fit in the group, Sonya - keep 'em coming!
Response: That's great to hear, Sandra. Thanks so much for hosting and rating. Cheers!
Poeprincess rated for OATC: Masterboard ATCs on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Beautiful Masterboard pieces. Thank you for sending an extra.
Response: You're very welcome, Di. I was feeling a bit like "Spring" was coming, thus the yellow and lighter pallet. Thanks for the nice rating and for joining my swap.
hibiscus rated for MAE: ATC SWAP with a TWIST #9 on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: These three are fantastic.. you are very creative and talented thank you for the blue velvet .. a real blast from the past… the tea bag was amazing will go check that site out .. love using metal charms… and that “green” collage was beyond perfection.. loved what you used… I love this swap..thank you for this trio of eye candy
Response: I'm absolutely thrilled to hear you loved these 3 ATCs, Kathryn! You really made my day. Thanks loads. :)
JenZen5 rated for CPG Paper Napkin ATC - US on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful ATC. I love the colors and the birds are quite lovely. Have a great day.
Response: That's so good to hear, Jen. Vicki Sawyer's art always makes me smile. Would love to visit her gallery one day, . Cheers!
fighterangel rated for AMA: Deco booklet #342319 on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for passing along the homer "Travel the World" by @jeka396 ! I know they will be more than happy to receive it back home.
Response: You're welcome.
watercolorgirl rated for PRIVATE: 5x7 Art Journal #11 on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: What a lovely cover you made for your journal. I look forward to doing a double page project in your journal.
Response: Thank you, Julia. That's "fabric paper" and I'm a little addicted to making it now! Can't wait to see your creation. TY for the rating.
jeka396 rated for DB ♥: ART Deco 3/23 (Int'l) on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the art deco for this swap along with the others for our private swap!
Response: Thank YOU for helping me move so many decos, Jessica. I hope you like the themes. Cheers and thanks for the <3.
paperlover rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card # 24 on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the altered playing card, I love it! I appreciate the extras too
Response: Thanks, Dewanna. The H2O theme was a challenge. Thanks for the rating and <3.

Rating Overview

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jeka396 on Mar 13, 2023:

Thanks so much for the 5 Art decos for our private swap!!

CookieMomster78 on Mar 7, 2023:

I completely love the snowflake ❄️ homer card that you sent me! Thank you for another beautiful ATC to add to my collection! 💙

rkassman on Feb 1, 2023:

Thank you so much for the awesome ATC you created through our Buddy Jam, I love it!

YooperHill on Jan 30, 2023:

TY for returning ABC: SC #23. I love what you did with it!

MuggleMom on Dec 28, 2022:

Best wishes for the upcoming year - here's to circling the sun for another 365 days!



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9O96O on Dec 21, 2022:

Thank you for returning my finished Great Outdoors ICM deco book. What an absolutely beautiful pocket Christmas envelope and thank you so much for your note. Your note is so rewarding and inspires me to keep hosting. Thank you Sonya! 🤗

CookieMomster78 on Dec 19, 2022:

Thank you for returning my homer ATC with the Morton’s salt mascot. Your idea to use bits of silica as rain drops is so very clever! I’m like you in that I save all those little packets. Except I use them to either dry flowers/leaves I press for oshibana or as a “salt sprinkle” on top of watercolors because it leaves a unique textured look on the paper. Now I have a new idea to use! Thanks again for joining the Junque Jams swap!

Poeprincess on Nov 29, 2022:

Harmony forwarded ABC #22 Swap return to me & I love what you did with the elements you added! Thank you so much.

DeboraCreates on Nov 24, 2022:

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