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Date Joined: May 4, 2010
Last Online: November 23, 2014

Country: United States
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About Me

I've been making art since I could hold a crayon, and drawing and sketching as long as I can remember. I've been trading ATCs since... 2003, or so. They are a consistent favorite, and something I always seem to return to from whatever other interests consume me from time to time! I most often work in Prismacolor colored pencils and/or watercolor paints, but am exploring collage and mixed media as well.

Favorite Crafts

As mentioned above, I do ATCs - I'm also exploring altered books and journals. .

Things I'd enjoy receiving...

I'd be delighted to receive any of the following:

  • paperdolls, esp. old ones.
  • Notecards for sending swaps
  • Little pitchers (not the kind with big ears :D
  • Handmade...potholders, Christmas ornaments, clothespin dolls, dotees, other little stuff (nicely made)
  • Miniatures (dollhouse things)
  • EZCut blocks for carving
  • 100% cotton fabric for quilts and crafts
  • Canceled postage
  • Odd embellishments like old jewelry
  • Fortunes from fortune cookies
  • Unused US postage, if you're feeling really generous :) any denomination is dandy
  • Interesting collage papers
  • Inspirational (wise, witty and whimsical) quotes

I don't really need any...

I'm pretty easy to please, but here are a few things I don't have much need for...or just am not into:

  • Stickers
  • Kid stuff
  • Cosmetics
  • Recipes/recipe cards
  • Anything patriotic
  • Anything kawaii/anime (except maybe Hello Kitty...! )
  • Most religious things, some vintage or visually interesting collage elements are good (joss papers, saint cards, etc)

ATC themes I like:

  • Alphabets/letters/numbers
  • Birds and Butterflies and things with wings
  • Collage: houses especially
  • Fabric
  • Innovative techniques
  • Journeys and journals
  • Maps and postage stamps
  • Steampunk
  • Trees
  • Textures
  • Text as a design element
  • Vintage; maps and travel, family photos and snapshots, portraits, illustrations
  • Witty, whimsical, wise quotations
  • Windows and doors
  • Words

Favorite Books

Anything by Elizabeth Goudge. Rumer Godden. Norah Lofts. The Brother Cadfael books by Ellis Peters. Alison Weir's historical stuff (not so much the novels)

And I love Jane Eyre!

Favorite Colors

Color is a passion for me: I love most any color, or combination of colors...neutrals, pastels, brights, earth tones, jewel tones... not so much into neon, or glittery (especially in fabrics), although metallic silver/gold accents are fine.


Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and ATC. I love it.
Comment: Never received anything..She sent me a message on Jan 22 saying she had misread the due date, But she would have it out that day or the next....I contacted her on Feb 1st after not receiving it...... She wrote back on the 5th saying she had not mailed it, but that she would mail it asap.. Still have not received it...So I have no choice but to rate you a one... If I ever get it I will change the rating.....
starhiker rated for Scrap Christmas Ornament Swap on Dec 31, 2013
Comment: The resend arrived sorry the 1st one is still lost I guess. Thankyou so much She is beautiful! Exactly what I meant for the swap to be.
dyp rated for HD/HP ATCs Everything Christmas on Dec 25, 2013
Comment: Martha, I got my card on Christmas Eve and opened it on Christmas morning. I LOVE it. I adore ornaments and your drawing is so happy! Oh thank you so so so much! This was great for Christmas morning :)
lv2paint rated for HD/HP ATCs Everything Christmas on Dec 24, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the GORGEOUS Christmas still life
Comment: It's wonderful! After a truly crappy day, opening your card was a wonderful treat!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with me!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable snowman atc this was a fun series,
pennypuppy rated for Using Punches on Dec 3, 2013
Comment: Very pretty and wintery; I really like your collage! Thanks for the extras too. The border punch is beautiful.
RetroChik rated for Open Theme #12 - USA on Nov 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. :)
pat5036 rated for Open Theme #12 - International on Nov 21, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the woven ATC. I haven't tried that! I love the vintage pictures. Where did you get them? Thanks also for the ribbons.
Comment: Thank you, I love it !
Comment: Thanks for the great Santa ATC. IT's my first Christmas decoration now up. I appreciate all the extras too. Happy holidays.
Karmi53 rated for Postage stamp ATC on Nov 7, 2013
Comment: Thank you for a very lovely card l like birds. And thank you for all the extras too. You take care of your self.
Comment: Thanks! My favorite is the one with the smaller trees and has Merry Christmas on it. The extras were nice too. :)
vick302000 rated for Not a pretty atc on Oct 24, 2013
Comment: Great ATC.
ransom rated for Mulberry Paper on Oct 22, 2013
Comment: Hi Marthy, what a very sweet ATC. Also, I would have never thought of making a tree out of the paper. What a super idea. And you giving me some extra papers allow me to try the same. Thank you so very much!! Many hearts to you.
123Poggy123 rated for Mulberry Paper on Oct 21, 2013
Comment: I adore the ATC you sent. Really nice job. Thank you for the papers for me to use. I am excited about them because I do not have those in my collection.
SwissChallet rated for Washi Tape Sampler on Oct 21, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the samples and the rather psychedelic napkin, Martha! Wrapping washi tape around playing cards is a very cool idea ;-)
Karmi53 rated for Open Theme #11 - International on Oct 17, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card in the color l like and thank you for the note and card too Happy Swapping
beinguided rated for 1 on 1 - ready for Christmas #1 on Oct 11, 2013
Comment: love the handmade paper and the pc..thanks so much

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Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

Sulieen on Nov 8, 2013:

Thank you so much for the washi tape samples, from the tag 54321 in the PIF! :)

marthy on Oct 4, 2013:

Darida, I did get it, and love it!! I've just rated you...thank you so much! (...and sorry for not rating sooner)

Darida on Sep 30, 2013:

hello, I hope you got my ATC iI sent a while ago. thankshttp://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/157702

LoveToCraftInAZ on Sep 23, 2013:

Thanks for the nice selection of ATCs in the Forum 5 ATC Tag. Also for the extra from you. No worries on the time. Things happen. Thanks again! Have a great week. :):)

BennysMumma on Sep 22, 2013:

Thank you so much for all the goodies to make dotees with! There's so much in the package; will definitely be able to use it all, thank you!

drgngirl on Aug 27, 2013:

beach ...for the great fibers and ATC backs from the Pick 2 Tag on Tags Addicted! They are awesome!

Pawprints on Aug 21, 2013:

I'm glad you liked the notecards! :D

Ronya on Aug 19, 2013:

I received the scrapbooking stickers for the Global Swap Tag today. They were a pleasant surprise especially as I had given up on them quite some time ago. Thank you very much!

neekahbelle on Aug 19, 2013:

Thank you so much for the super cute ATCs - I LOVE THEM! Hugs, Nika :)

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