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Created46
Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: September 26, 2022
Birthday: May 13
Country: United States
Pintrest

About Me

First I would like to say thank you to all of the amazing artists that I have met on this site. As I have been exposed to different mediums and seen others art I have been amazed at how much my own art has expanded. I never thought I was the kind of artist that would own oil paints, watercolors, acrylics, chalks, and various other mediums and now I have the start of a set of many different mediums and I am using them. It has been amazing to see how much my art has expanded and I love all that I have learned so again thank you!

Update: 12/ 17.It is so crazy to me how much my art had grown since I joined this site. My current favorites are Note cards, Mixed media cards and I am now learning how to make junk journals. I also adore my gelli plate. I still enjoy the items I had listed in 2015; mini scrapbooks and altered items. I am just starting to create art/junk journals and would love anything to further this ambition! (my family is not sure what they think of my new desire to collect items that would otherwise end up in the recycle bin)

I have been learning what I can do with soda cans, cardboard boxes, ink and gesso. I love taking all the peices that are left over or that most people see as trash and transforming them into something beautiful that I can use in my mixed media pieces.

This site has been fantastic in opening up new ways to express myself. I now enjoy swapping altered anything, mail art envies, postcards and ATC's.

P.S. IF you have an ATC made by me that does not work in your collection or that you dont want you can send them back to me!

My favorite flowers are gerber daisy's. I also love windmills and lighthouses and butterflies.

I also love to sew quilts. I branch out sometimes but always seem to find that I come back to this. When I quilt I am usually doing window quilts.

I love to hang out with my dh, garden and spending time with my cats!

I love to travel and have explored most the western United States. I am looking forward to exploring the eastern half of the US and branching out to other countries so if you have any suggestions of places to go I would love to hear them!

Favorite Books

I adore reading, finishing four or five a week. My favorites right now are anything to do with history, or law both fiction and non fiction, and crafts . I also enjoy romance books (but they really have to have a story, and I prefer the setting to be more historical than modern). My all time favorite books are Anne of Green Gable series. I will read current trends but usually I am a year or three behind. (new books are hard to get your fingers on at the library!)

Interests and themes for swaps

-Stencils if you have them and don't want them anymore! for art journals or when I use my mists and my gelli plate. I am looking for design stencils at this time and would be willing to set up a swap for them as they are hard to find where I am. I am looking for stencils with patterns or designs over specific objects or words although any are very welcome

-I really enjoy bright colors, almost jewel tones, deep/bright reds, greens, yellows, blues and purples, but my favorite color is orange. I prefer the deep or bright colors over neon or pastel if at all possible. if if doubt my pintrest account is a good indicator if you have time!

-scrapbook items (bright colored papers, holiday themed papers even out of season, grungy prints, kid prints, cut outs, cat themed items, washi tape, ribbons, fibers, and stickers) I use Tim Holtz, close to my heart, prima, Blue Moon, K&Co, and other similar brands- I also use cheaper/store brands as long as the product doesn't look like it is falling apart or more importantly as long as I can not see the glue lines or it does not look like it was put together by a child.

-cards (any form, I love getting the blank ones to finish, card parts and already finished cards)

-embellishments- I am also looking for unusual embellishments or ones with deep color in them. (by embellishments I am talking about flowers, rosettes, ribbons, string, fibers, buttons, chipboard pieces, stickers, brads, charms, any metal pieces ect) I also enjoy any of these types of items that are hand crafted! PLEASE do not send glittered items to me.

-anything metal or metallic (ideas but not limited to large metal pieces from earrings, frames, embossed sayings, flowers, tiny metal parts, charms and beads)

-vintage items, especially lace

-any button but I like them in pairs as this is how I usually use them!

-anything paper (but love black and white and bright colors)

-any type of paper flowers

-stamps, I enjoy all kinds but particularly like sentiments or quotes (stamps for stamping images or images from stamps you have stamped on a plain paper!)

-Flocking and embossing powers

-charms of any type but especially metal charms

-brads and eyelets

-any thing with cats

-I am now looking for any type of pin up items particularly paper based. I would love old ones or high quality printouts of old images.

-anything Halloween, even when it is not a holiday themed moment or swap I am always excited to see halloween items.

-I am slowly collecting postcards, I love the bright postcards, funny postcards, and postcards that make you pause. I also adore the ones with a good or funny quote or saying.

-Big Hunks are my favorite candy! I cannot eat chocolate but I enjoy when it is included because my dearest gets to be included without him feeling guilty (more below)

Things I dislike

I only have one food allergy... caffeine, if you send me tea it must be an herbal tea or decaffeinated. I do not drink fruity drinks or teas. I dont drink coffee at all. This also means that I cannot have chocolate but if you wish to include a good chocolate bar my DH thinks it is fantastic.

-Skulls except in halloween stuff- I prefer the cutesy skulls (nothing to creepy/gory)

-I love halloween and halloween related items but at the same time I still to this day cannot and have not watched an entire horror movie. I know weird. So not super creepy/ gory Halloween items please.

-cowboy themed items, I have a lot and don't seem to use them without taking them apart and altering them

-Unless it is ephemera, I do not need any more small (less than 3 inches) paper scraps.

Arts and Crafts and Creativity

I know I posted part of this above... I enjoy all kinds of embellishments, flowers, ribbon and trims and 3D stickers. I also really enjoy working with high quality rub-on stickers. I am learning how to create my own pearl and crystal swirls to embellish with. I enjoy the bright colors,created with the pearl dusts, as well as the tattered steampunk looks. I am not a big fan of pastels usually.

In regards to fabric I love bold prints, cotton, flannel are my favorites. I usually pick out solids after I find the prints, and I love love minky.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! Just received it today, though it's postmark says 21 Mar 22. It arrived in a USPS bag. I wonder where it has been? Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: This is the post card I messaged you about, that my post-master put it in the bag when I explained that I didn't have a clear package for it. So crazy that it took that long to get to you. Thank you for waiting and letting me know it arrived.
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Comment: Thank you for making me an amazing altered notebook and matching greeting card. I L-O-V-E, love the “duplicate” backgrounds that you sent too! OMG! They’re all just beautiful!!! Of course, postage is always handy too ;-). Thank you so much. You always make my heart full and mailbox happy 😊 I’m ever grateful for your creativity and kindness. ❤️
Response: I really enjoy these swaps and am so glad to be able to participate in them. Thank you so very much.
kristenlyns rated for 3 Bookish Things on Apr 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful swap! The cards are beautiful! Loved all the things - thank you!
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for swapping with me.
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Comment: Sarah... fabulous and super fun Leprechaun Recycled ATC ornament!! Where did you get the tiny doily! I can't wait until Christmas to put it on my tree!! Thank you for joining me in the swap. I hope you will join the Easter one this month. Thank you also for the cool envie and 2 HM/HP postcard extras! Nice job!💙
Response: oh my goodness one of my friends gave them to me because they were "too small" but it is a set of dies so if you would like some I would love to send you a few. Thank you for the rating.
colodad rated for EASU: Grungy ATC on Mar 29, 2022
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Comment: Lucky me that you did not think the purple was grungy enough. As a result i receive tow FABULOUS ATCs!! Love the balloons, where did you get them ,or how did you make them? Your backgrounds are impressive. I hope to emulate your style. Great phases for the fronts and fun titles for each piece. My wife and daughter were quite impressed as well. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me.
Response: Ok so I had to go back to the little store I got them from but they still had a pack or two so I picked them up for you! I will send them along soon. Thank you for swapping with me.
rkassman rated for HMPC: Botanical love - March on Mar 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for BOTH gorgeous postcards!! They are truly beautiful and I feel lucky and spoiled to have been your swap partner :)
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Comment: Sarah you spoil me! Thank you for the beautiful cards, my friend! I really love the little gelli-book and awesome ATC as well. My mailbox & heart are happy because of you!
KaliOya rated for AMA: Create Backgrounds on Jan 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the backgrounds. They are lovely. I really love the one that is glossy and has gold in it. How did you create this one? Happy swapping in 2022!
YooperHill rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC on Dec 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the VERY nice swap ! Happy New Year!
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Comment: Nice choice of art! I love the night sky! Merry Christmas friend!
MaryCheng rated for AMA: Get Stitched on Oct 18, 2021
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Comment: Just love your stitched envelop and postcard. You have given me some ideas to explore! Thank you for the extras too. I love the window pocket and hope to make some.
Response: Thank you for the kind comments and the rating, This swap was so much fun.
bostianh rated for YTPC :Folder and coin pocket on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Oh my goodness you went WAY above and beyond. This was one of the best swaps I have ever received and being that it's a replacement for a lost one it is so incredibly above my expectations. This was the first swap I got at my new address and it absolutely made my day.Thank you so much for the effort, time, and amazing sauce you put into this. The craft itself is beautiful and all the extra goodies are so amazing. Again thank you.
Response: You are so welcome. I hate it when swaps go sideways. And I think its a lot of fun to make a stellar swap for you. Thank you for working this one out, and thank you for the rating.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard on Sep 23, 2021
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Comment: WOW! Thank you for the awesome dinosaur postcard! The background is beautiful!
Response: You are so welcome. I have been wanting to make some dino cards, so this was just the perfect excuse. Thank you for the rating.
papercraft70 rated for HMPC: Bird love - June on Sep 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC.
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for the rating.
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Comment: I love these cards so much!!! They make me happy! Thank you for them! <3
Response: You are so very welcome. I had so so much fun making them. Thank you so very much for swapping and for the rating.
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Comment: Awesome butterfly embellies! Love them! Thanks for the awesome swap, loved the extras too!
Response: You are so very welcome. I was hoping that you would be able to incorporate them into one of your current projects. Thank you for the rating.
Aeon rated for HMPC: Put Wings On It on Aug 13, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard!
Response: I am really enjoying swapping with you. Thank you for being such a wonderful swap partner. Thank you for the rating as well.
sunrising42 rated for USATC: Metal Works ATC on Aug 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for such an awesome Metal-y ATC! (and for helping me find what Migraine Me lost in my brain).
Response: I am just so glad that you got it because I really liked this ATC a lot. I hope that you have many more headache free days, I know that they are not fun. Thank you for the rating.
Artteacherjen rated for Free Themed ATC Swap #5 - USA on Aug 5, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful ATCs! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
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Comment: love the postcards and the envelope!! TY
Response: I was so excited to get to make something for you. Thank you for the rating.

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 28, 2021:

HNY

Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

bbsporty on Sep 30, 2021:

OMG Sarah! I was so excited when I opened your envie yesterday!! These are the best dinosaur postcards I have ever seen! The backgrounds are so colorful and cool! Thank you so much! You are a gem!!

ChrisAnne on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK of cross stitch goodies! I can't wait to get creating!!!

wolfeagle on May 4, 2021:

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Thank you so much for the postcards and stamps, and for participating in this AMA: Mystery Supply swap.

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! 🎄💗

CurlyTea on May 14, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Gobarb on Feb 1, 2019:

Sarah, I want to thank you again for the beautiful ATC and the fabulous RAKs. It was all quite a surprise and I love it! I wanted to leave you a pic of a butterfly because I know that you like them. However, I have had no luck with profile decos even though I belong to that group! ;-)

hamolla22 on Nov 13, 2018:

Hello Sarah, just to let you know that I forgot to put a note inside the “Blind Envie Swap” envelope 🙈 I just realized that! It should arrive next days, it has a bunch of different stamps and decorated with washi and stickers. You should recognize it from the bunch of stamps lol! Get back to me if not and I ll give you more details :)

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