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Created46
Date Joined: January 6, 2013
Last Online: February 24, 2024
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: It is an absolutely lovely PC. I plan to reuse it into other art. Thanks.
isabellasnow rated for WIYM: Scavenger Hunt US on Feb 19, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much, Sarah, for joining the swap and for sending a great one! So nice to swap together again.
Sweetrizzo44 rated for CPG: Pen Pal Gift Swap on Feb 17, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely gifts! It sure made my day to receive this happy mail. All of the things you sent me will be put to good use! Thank you again and keep on swapping...
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Comment: This was such a joy to receive!! You are an are an amazing crafter and I love the handmade cards you made and sent! I feel so lucky to have been the recipient of these!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard. I am also starting to look at garden catalogs. The nice day yesterday had me straightening out my greenhouse. Come on growing season!
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Comment: Hello Sarah, Wow 🤩 Thank you so much. I really appreciate the gelli prints. I’ve never tried gelli printing but I need to now. Yours look so neat and the texture is great. The Valentine’s Day card you sent with your note inside is so lovely, and then 2 extra cards that are so unique and beautifully made! I love all of it and can’t wait to use some of the extras you sent for crafting. The amount of joy that this hobby brings is just too precious. Thank you for bringing sunshine to my rainy day. ☀️ Happy Valentines Day! 💌
marinda rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Nice Stickers - US on Jan 25, 2024
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Comment: Sarah, thank you so much for the beautiful stickers you sent to me! I love them. The birthday card was very special, too. Thank you for thinking of me!
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Comment: Love everything! Thank you so much.
SFreer rated for SOHC: sCrap Bomb: US/Can on Nov 17, 2023
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Comment: Sarah…what an incredibly generous package! I was sure not expecting it. Thank you so much! ❤️
Coffeeegal rated for YTPC: Side Pockets on Nov 15, 2023
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Comment: Thank you foe all the goodies. Will be using these in my Christmas junk journal
marymary914 rated for EASU: Fall Inspired Inkbox Card on Nov 14, 2023
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Comment: The inkbox cards are very pretty and thanks for the extras! 😊
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards. I like your fun styles. I have been busy making my cards for the season - I won't make any more than 10 of any one design, and I am shooting for 120, so I like seeing new things to inspire the next batch. Happy Holidays!
wincejl rated for YTPC: Stackable Pocket USA on Nov 9, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much! They are so beautiful and I love the things you tucked in. The card you made and included is also gorgeous! Thank you for such a wonderful swap!
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Comment: I love your clusters, Sarah!!! So jolly and sparklely!! I think I will use them on the Christmas cards I send to my sisters - they know I am in Swap-bot and they love to see the crafts I get in my swaps!! Thank you so much!! (I think I will keep the stocking one for my journal, tho!! Love it!!)
AliCrafter rated for YTPC: Mini Pocket Folder USA on Oct 31, 2023
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Comment: The peacocks are stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing them with me. I have a whole book devoted to peacocks, and those are going straight in. Thank you for making such a thoughtful swap. 😊
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Comment: I finally got it, thank you, I loved it all!
chimerix rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - September on Oct 4, 2023
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Comment: OMG!! I love the octopus PC you made for me. I am going to put it in my octopus junk journal! Thank you and Aloha
Response: I just love how smart they are, and its rare to find someone that also likes/loves them as I do, so I just had too. Anyhow, thank you for the understanding about the back of the card, and for the kind comments and the rating!
vlhafer54 rated for Happy Mail Therapy on Oct 3, 2023
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Comment: WOW!! What a package! Some many goodies - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Happy Swapping!
Response: You are so welcome. I hope that you find a happy placed for each of them. Thank you so very much for swapping and for the rating.
Oneartcookie5 rated for Happy Mail Therapy on Oct 3, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for this outstanding happy mail. This is one of the best swaps I have ever received. I was kind of in a creative slump, but now I'm excited and want to use all the fun and pretty things you sent. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Response: Oh, thank you for the kind comments, and you are so very welcome. I love it when a few bits inspires and new project. Happy creating and thank you for the rating.
ChickenSoup rated for Happy Mail Therapy on Oct 3, 2023
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Comment: So many fun journaling stickers! Absolutely can't wait to use these for my bullet journal, Thank you!
Response: Oh goodness I am glad that you are pleased. Thank you for swapping and for the rating.

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:

xmas

Have a wonderful holiday!

Arabella on Nov 6, 2023:

I love all the cards you included in your envelope!!! Crows and skulls and steampunk - "these are a few of my favorite things"!!!! Above and beyond a heart rating!!!!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 13, 2023:

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For the nicest swap I've received this year (and probably last year!!) I love your handmade Valentines Day cards and I am floored at the lovely and generous extra you sent - truly made my entire day! Your thoughtulness and generosity are much appreciated!

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!! 🎄💗

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