Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 12:59 pm


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: February 25, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a mother, writer, photographer, graphic designer, artist, teacher, and general pursuer of all things creative. I live in Seattle with my husband, my teenage son and daughter, two cats, two dogs, and two chickens.

Happy by nature, I'm a believer that every person can create something beautiful and I love the idea of swapping beauty instead of selling it.

I ALWAYS send my swaps so if you haven't received something from me, please contact me. I also rate as soon as I receive your swap.

Favorite Crafts

  • abstracts
  • ATCs
  • carving
  • drawing
  • mixed media
  • painting
  • paper crafts of all kinds
  • watercolor
  • wood burning
  • Zentangle®

Favorite Movies

There's a lot out there I like but two of my all time favorites are from when I was younger - The Princess Bride and Goonies.

More recently I've enjoyed Begin Again and This is 40.

Favorite Books

There are too many favorites to name but these came immediately to mind: 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; 'Watership Down' by Richard Adams; The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan; Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

I like...

  • purple is my favorite but I appreciate all colors
  • animals esp elephants, deer, hawks
  • all things vintage
  • dragons
  • fairies and fairy houses
  • miniatures
  • tea
  • chai
  • candy
  • hand made things
  • fiction
  • butterflies and dragonflies
  • bees
  • faces
  • old stamps
  • cling stamps
  • unique paper
  • maps
  • paper punches
  • templates
  • stencils
  • flowers


  • liver
  • fruit cake
  • coffee
  • mean people
  • extremely cold weather
  • being in large groups
  • glitter in excess


joppagirl rated for Bulk Decos Only - 1-2021 on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great swap and also for the cute little card you made for me!
Response: I'm glad it made it and that you like your card! Thanks for the heart.
MiekeC rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R56 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the journal. And also for the extra's. Best wishes for 2021.
Response: Best wishes back to you. Thanks for the heart!
Dsweeny rated for Artistic Decos - 12/2020 on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Hey friend! So great to hear from you and receive the beautiful decos!!! It has been a crazy year, and definitely one for the history books. I love your idea of your kiddos journaling, they will treasure it when they look back and see how they lived history. Bless you and yours and I hope you all have a wonderful New Year.
Response: I was so happy I was sending to you!! Thanks dear. I hope you have a wonderful new year. Bless you too.
gothbarbie rated for Art Journal Swap - SB x GB on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for getting this journal to me! And for your continued contributions to this swap series! You're the best!
Response: Thanks dear!
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R55 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Elephant
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart. :)
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R54 on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Great Grid
Response: Thank you!! :)
Comment: I like the arrangement and the tangles you used on the zine. Thanks for the cool washi samples and for adding a green heart to the envie.
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart!
Artstamper rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R53 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: I received the journal from Raven. Thanks so much.
Response: Thanks for being flexible! You're journal is looking amazing!
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R52 on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Lovely. Thank you
Response: Thanks for the heart! :)
tcornell rated for CPG Handmade Haiku PC - US Only on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Wow- amazing art! Thank you for the postcard and the zentangle, both are awesome!!!
Response: I'm so happy you liked them! Thanks for the heart.
Poeprincess rated for ATC cats on May 26, 2020
Comment: I am super impressed with these cat ATCs! Each tells its own story and together they compliment each other. The envelope is great, too. (P.S. Let me know how you like the book choices).
Response: Oh I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart and I will let you know re the books. I'm excited!
Shuttlebug rated for ATC cats on May 23, 2020
Comment: The ATCs are really cute. A little thin, yes, but fortunately the post office didn't destroy them! And I really appreciate the napkins and flowers - thanks!
Response: I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart!
tlemon4 rated for Trash to Treasure envelope Challenge on May 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool bookmark I really liked it. And thanks for great Swap this was a really fun challenge.
Response: It was a fun one. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you! are you underwater? LOL! That is what I see in the one ATC
Response: Sometimes it feels that way - ha! Thanks for the heart. :)
dakotadee rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R51 on May 15, 2020
Comment: thank you for the fun ribbons. I can't wait to use them in an art project. Love your interpretation of Dolls
Response: Oh good I'm glad you like them! Thanks for the heart. :)
Comment: Thanks for passing on the zine! It looks fantastic! And I love the snake bookmark! Can't wait to start using it!
Response: Oh good!
Meba rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R50 on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: You new journal is beautiful! I have to learn how to do that elastic closure. Thank you so much for the gate-fold ATCs. They will be fun to make. Stay safe!
Response: Thank you, I had fun making the journal. You stay safe too! And thanks for the heart. :)
gothbarbie rated for GB and SB homeward journal on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks again Michelle! This journal collected SO much art! i'm sure Rebecca will LOVE it : )
Response: It is pretty amazing! Thanks for the heart. :)
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful zine and note card in the hand made envie! I will add to it and pass it on. I'll be using the birdies on the inside of the envie to make more art too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Ah I'm so glad! :)
Comment: Mary Ellen is going to love this one when she gets it back! Your page is gorgeous! I will add to the zine and send it on. Thanks too for the extra tiles. They will be fun to tangle. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you! And I hope you have fun with the tiles. :) Cheers dear!

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AmookIslandCreations on Apr 19, 2018:

Thanks for sending my Twinchie Postcard home. I love all the tangles! I have a friend who is starting to tangle her quilt squares. Isn't that a cool idea? Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

institches on Dec 5, 2017:

I abandoned the Christmas ornament from the Christmas Art/Craft Abandonment Swapyou sent to me at the post office today. Someone is sure to love it!

Hell0Z0mbie on Sep 7, 2017:

Looking at your profile bc I'm about to invite you to my new group... No clue if you're interested, but you're one of my favorite swappers so I wanted to try! I just wanted to say Wheel of Time!!! I love it so much and got excited when I saw it on your favorites list. So underrated. <3

Babsmomof5 on Feb 14, 2017:

Sent you a pm, but haven't gotten a response. Just needing to see if you could you please check in to the Winter Wonderland RR Journal thread? Thanks!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 25, 2017:

Hey Michelle! I am hosting a couple of deco swaps you might enjoy… Fits in Envelope Deco and Zentangle Deco - I hope you'll think about joining!! - Emma

Babsmomof5 on Dec 27, 2016:

Thanks so much for the extra ATC you sent me! Your zentangling is beautiful

njstauter on Mar 17, 2015:

Hope you have a great birthday and that this coming year brings you all manner of good things.

anrtist on Jan 22, 2015:

WELCOME to the APDGroup! ;-) Enjoy...plus you are an officer so you may host some fun ARTISTIC PROFILE DECO Swaps for us!
BABY Hippo swap up ;-3

swimming lessons

anrtist on Jan 21, 2015:

I really hope you Enjoy it! ;-)

Blessings, cc

Candyn29 on Nov 3, 2014:


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