Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2019 9:20 am


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: November 14, 2019

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 teenaged son and pre-teen girl, two cats, two dogs, and ten 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


Hunbun rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R46 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: What a cool little book, I can't wait to add to it. Also, the mandala ATC you created for me...it's GORGEOUS! Thank you!
Response: Oh I'm so happy you like the ATC! And I've never worked in an angel journal before, it was great. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thanks for sending on the zine! This is looking incredible!
lynnerfb rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R45 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: thanks for the extras.
Response: My pleasure - thanks for the heart.
Comment: Wow! Four decos at once, but they are each so different. It will be fun adding to each of them. Thank you for the cute stickers. I love butterflies.
Response: I hope you have fun with them. Thanks for the heart!!
Kraftylady777 rated for TUT ~ ZIA Collaboration USA on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Wow! So amazing! I hope I can do this one justice. Where did you get the cute letter sticky note? I’d love to get some of those
Response: I'm glad you liked it. And I found the letter sticky note at a thrift shop - I was so happy!! Thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I was blown away with your beautiful art work!
Response: Oh thank you!! Thanks for the heart. :)
gothbarbie rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R43 on May 22, 2019
Comment: GORGEOUS! I love the watercolor paintings you did! Gems! My favorite!! Love the card THANK YOU! : ) And thanks for being an awesome participant in this swap series!
Response: Thank you! I love being a participant in this series. Thanks for the heart. :)
Fabriqueen rated for Handmade Bookmark 🔖 - USA only on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, this bookmark is gorgeous! Thank you so much! Thank you for the extras also! Hugs, Diane
Response: Oh fabulous, I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart.
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R42 on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Cool journal. Thank you for the extras!!
Response: Thank you!! :)
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R41 on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: That couple is so cute. Thank you
Response: That was fun. :) Thanks for the heart.
LadyRisa rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R40 on Jan 25, 2019
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
joppagirl rated for DB: Year End Clean Out - US Only on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great decos and extras. I love the butterflies and dragonflies!
Response: Oh good, I'm glad!! Thank you for the heart, Happy New Year!
lynnerfb rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R39 on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Great addition to this book! This is turning into a beautiful book
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you!
Dsweeny rated for Deco through the Alphabet - J on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: For some reason it won't let me give you a heart, but you sure deserve it! Thank you for always sending such beautiful things. :)
Response: Thank you dearie!
Dsweeny rated for Time to Move Those Deco Books! #6 on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you sweety - you always send such lovely decos!
Dsweeny rated for Deco through the Alphabet - K on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you sweety! What a cool coincidence that we had each other for multiple swaps! Everything you sent is gorgeous and I can't wait to decorate and move them along. Thank you for the fun autumn extras as well!
JustMeCreating rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R38 on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Michelle! I love the zendala card you made for me! Thank you so very much for taking the time to do that. ♥️♥️♥️ You made a lovely entry in this art journal, I think you even used a real teabag, or am I imagining the smell of tea? 😁 Thank you for a great swap! ♥️
Response: I did use a real tea bag!! It was such a fun page to create. Thank you for the heart. I hope you have a great day!
graciepie49 rated for TUT ~ Triangle, Circle, Square on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Oh Michelle! 😮 What do you mean, "in case you didn't like one" ?! OMG, the tiles you sent to me are freakin' EXQUISITE! Both of them! Thank you very much for such gorgeous art 💗 And thanks a lot for sending me all the phrase clippings 😊 Cool Beans!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all. I love sending happiness through the mail. :) Thanks for the heart and kind words.
Marryth rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #6 on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the decos, and for the pretty washi tape samples - I especially love the arrow print tape. :)
Response: Oh good! I'll remember that for next time I send you a swap. :) Thanks for the heart.

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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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