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Sonya

Sonya
Date Joined: January 12, 2022
Last Online: August 7, 2022
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States

About Me

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PLEASE REMEMBER TO RATE! If you don't rate, I won't know you received it!

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I've been creating art since I can remember and actually had a painting of mine hang in the deYoung Museum in San Francisco for 3 years when I was 5 years old, thanks to my kindergarten teacher!

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LIKES:

  • abstracts
  • art deco
  • collage
  • colorful
  • colors: purple, turquoise, red, chartreuse
  • deo books
  • dogs
  • double-sided cardstock (ATC sized minimum)
  • foreign language book pages
  • geometrics
  • hand drawn / hand painted
  • interactive ATCs
  • map papers
  • mid-century modern
  • mixed-media
  • mystical
  • pagan
  • rain
  • sci-fi
  • sequin waste (aka punchinella)
  • tastefully bizarre
  • travel
  • watercolor
  • weird
  • UFOs

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DISLIKES:

  • meat, seafood (I'm vegetarian)
  • sentiments on ATCs i.e. "Love is good", "Follow your dream", etc.
  • religious content
  • anything related to children
  • brown is my least favorite color
  • people type ATCs (i.e. people w/ wings, kids, etc)
  • sticker slapping
  • Disney (I like many movies, but don't collect)
  • patriotic themes
  • superheroes
  • cutesy things i.e. teddy bears, dolls, gnomes, etc.
  • horror
  • adult coloring book images as art
  • animie, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, etc.
  • too much fu-fu (overly fancy)
  • small bits of paper "extras" - No! No!! No!!!
  • fabric "extras" (I have way too much)
  • no food/drink items, please

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Favorite Crafts

I've been painting abstracts and geometric art for many years with acrylics on canvas or wood. I recently started painting with watercolors and absolutely adore it! I am very fond of using metallic paints in either acrylic or watercolor.

Creating ATCs is a favorite of mine and I'm more inclined toward abstract and mixed media art and not cute characters, sentiments, or hearts & love. I create HD/HP, 3D mixed media, collage, embossed, or interactive ATCs mostly and spend a lot of time and energy on my creations and appreciate the same in return.

Paper-crafting is another favorite. I prefer modern & colorful to vintage. Each year I create my own holiday cards and send a homemade ornament or painting with each of the ~35 cards I send out.

Mosaics are another avenue of creative energy. I mosaic using tiles, beads, and stained glass on all kinds of substrates such as glass, wood, Styrofoam, or anything else that would make a strong base.

Deco books are super fun and I love seeing books and art from all over the world! I'm still waiting for one of my decos to come home...it can take years from creation to coming home.

I've quilted too. I made about 25 quilts and gave most of them away to family members and friends. I think I have 3 that I kept.

I've worked with clay and prefer polymer clay to pottery clay.

Art was always my favorite subject in school.

Just one more thing...

I will NEVER flake on a swap. Please message me or send an email if you haven't received something from me in a timely manner.

Thanks for swapping with me!

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Ratings

riviwriter rated for CPG Move Any Deco 16 - Global on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Yay! I always love it when I get to swap with you <3 Looking forward to adding to this deco and passing it along :)
Response: Aww, thanks so much, Rivi! Have fun creating your art. Best to you. :)
janetr rated for Artistic Decos 8/2022 on Aug 3, 2022
5
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Comment: thanks for the great music deco and extras ::)
Response: You're welcome, Janet. Have fun decorating your page! Thanks and cheers.
Artteacherjen rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - V on Aug 2, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Love how it is interactive! thanks
Response: Thanks for the rating, Jen! Happy summer.
teejlc rated for Deco Deco #2 on Aug 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun eco themed deco, Sonya! I'll have fun with it!
Response: You're welcome, Tracy! I'm glad it's one you'll enjoy working in. Thanks for the rating. :)
LovRasp rated for FREE THEME ATC #32 USA ONLY on Aug 1, 2022
5
rating
Comment: i love the interactive ATC. Hope you had a lovely time in Paris.
Response: Thanks so much, Amy! We loved Paris so much. I appreciate your rating.
JanHardt rated for USAPC: 1 sheet double envie folder on Aug 1, 2022
5
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Comment: You did an excellent job on this folder. I haven’t done mine yet, and it looks like a challenge. I love the papers, embellishments, and all the amazing goodies you enclosed. Thank you so much.
Response: That's so kind of you to say, Jan! It's wonderful that you liked the extras. Cheers and thanks for rating!
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Comment: Your resend arrive today and it is wonderful. Very bright and cheerful with the yellow motif. I plan to enjoy using the papers you included too. Hope you are keeping well this summer.
Response: Oh, that's great! So happy it didn't get damaged again. Yellow is such a happy color! Thanks for the rating!
ChrisD rated for YTPC: Use your scraps - USA on Jul 30, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Sonya, Thank you so much. I love everything you made. The pocket folders are beautiful.
Response: Thank you, Chris. I am so glad you liked everything! Cheers!
MuggleMom rated for Small Deco Booklet #334171 on Jul 30, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Brilliant idea for the small deco and I'm totally doing one also! I've made those types of envies for gift cards but you really found a new way to incorporate it as a deco - so clever!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thanks, Toni! I got the deco idea from someone else's and just loved the cruciform style. I was trying for a very artistic stye deco so made the envie from a YouTube video. Happy swapping!
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Comment: Love your painty cover. Cannot wait to play in it💕
Response: Yay! Glad you liked it. Someday, I'll see what you painted! :D Thanks for the kind rating.
marymary914 rated for USATC: Steampunk on Jul 29, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thanks so much!
Response: You're so welcome. Thanks for the rating, Mary!
grammypammy rated for My Crafty Side #4 ~ USA on Jul 26, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for all the cute and crafty things you sent. I had fun finding all the cute things inside each pocket! I wish I could make some of these pocket things but have never been successful at it even though I've tried. Thank you for joining my swap and I hope to swap with you again sometime! Enjoy your day!
Response: Thanks a bunch, Pam. I'm thrilled you liked your pocket folder. If you have a chance, check out Pinkstrawberryz videos on YouTube.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the deco and the extra! I'm excited to add to these and move them along :)
Response: Thank you, Rivi. Those were some fun ones! Cheers!
teejlc rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #334042 on Jul 25, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Hi Sonya! Thank you so much for the cute little deco! I'll have fun decorating it!
Response: You are so sweet to give me a heart! Thanks, and lesson learned. :D
Rrush19 rated for Mini Art Journal Go-Round #2 on Jul 25, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your booklet. I like your color choices.
Response: You are welcome.
MuggleMom rated for CPG: Small Deco Booklet - Global on Jul 24, 2022
5
rating
Comment: You always send me fun decos! The parrot one is a head-scratcher for me but the universe always gives me a fun idea to play with! Thank you for sending extras!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Anytime, Toni! It's always fun to have a little challenging deco. Thanks for the rating. Cheers!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the extras. The paper is sweet!
Response: I'm so pleased you liked the ATC, Shelley, and that the extra paper will come in handy. Thanks for rating. :)
jeka396 rated for Last Page Deco 7/2022 on Jul 22, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet wedding deco! Your page is a really fun spin on it!
Response: LOL, someone HAD to do it! I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating. Best to you.
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Comment: Wow, you're on top of things! Lovely cards - how did you do the abstract one?
Response: Thanks much, Sandra. The stained glass looking card was done using a technique I learned at a class I took at Art & Soul. It takes a multitude of steps to achieve, but it all starts with a Styrofoam plate!
wordlesspoetry86 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - U on Jul 21, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Such a cool idea! Love it.
Response: Thanks Whitney. I'm happy you like it. Cheers!