Swap-bot Time: August 14, 2022 4:45 pm


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: August 14, 2022

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


Mimi7 rated for PRIVATE: 5 x7 Art Journal # 6 on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Hi Michelle, I love your pages!! And thanks so much for all the lovely extras too!! :)
Response: Oh my pleasure! I'm happy you liked everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart. :)
Comment: Wow amazing. Thank you. You showed me how to be more creative on journal s
Response: Ahhh thanks! Thanks for rating and for the heart.
JanHardt rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #68 on Jul 2, 2022
Comment: This is a lovely ATC. I also enjoy the 3 elements series. It gives a starting point if you are at a loss creatively. Thank you for the mushroom stickers. They will certainly get used!
Response: I'm so happy you like it. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the butterfly themed booklet. It will be a great addition to a butterfly journal I plan to make one day…lol. I like that you went with natural colors. Take care and be safe!
Response: I had so much fun creating it for you. Thanks for the heart!
wincejl rated for YTPC :Pocket Folio on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pocket folio. I love the beautiful paper you used and all of the fun goodies! Thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you liked them. Thanks for the heart!
wincejl rated for YTPC: Simple, Simple Pockets on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! The pockets you made are so lovely and I love all the goodies you tucked in!
Response: I enjoy swaps where I can tuck in goodies. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I like your green arc. Thank you for the cool gold butterfly. I have to find the perfect place to put it. I like your tiny envie notes. (Where did you get them?)
Response: Aren't those little envies great! I got them on amazon. Thanks for the heart!
stamparose rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #67 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Love it, it wasn’t bulky to me… great job thank you.
Response: Woohoo I'm glad! It was a total blast creating it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Michelle! Wow . . . just wow . . . a quilled lily-of-the-valley . . . how lucky am I to receive this beautiful tag! I'm so impressed with the tag; the sky-blue-with-clouds background is lovely, the little corner stamps are such a nice touch, and the quilling? Amazing! Many thanks for a wonderful tag.
Response: You're so welcome, I enjoyed creating it! Thanks for the heart.
luluvision rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R70 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Journal received! I love your spread!!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sending along the PC! I can't wait to add to it and send it along next month! And thanks for the lovely extras!
Response: You're so welcome. Thanks for the heart!
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #66 on May 26, 2022
Comment: Lovely ATC, thanks for the time it took you to put this together. I love using modeling paste with stencils, it looks great. I like the flowers on the envelope too. : )
Response: Oh I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Camiliann rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #65 on May 24, 2022
Comment: arrived well, thanks for the extras, cute ATC
Response: Thanks for the heart and rating!
Mimi7 rated for 5 x 7 Art Journal USA #5 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Hi Michelle I love your self=care pages in Hollys journal!! thanks for the lovely extras, roller skates and cats, great and the giraffe is great also.
Response: Ah thanks. I had a really great time creating that spread. Thanks for the heart!
Shellyr rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R69 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Cute page
Response: Thanks and thanks for the heart!
Mistyinltown rated for 5 x 7 Art Journal USA #4 on May 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I love the journal you made for yourself!
Response: Thanks - it was definitely different for me but I had fun making it. Thanks for being a guest artist in it. ;)
BusyB rated for CPG Filled Easy Origami Pocket - US on May 6, 2022
Comment: Hi Michelle! Oh I LOVE my pockets! Especially the "Fur-ever Friends" Absolutely adorable! And so colorful. I appreciate the time you spent coloring in the rubber stamp images. Just beautiful! And those die cut chickens! Thank you so much for an awesome swap. Many ❤️'s for you!
Response: It makes me so happy you like them. I had a great time making all of the 'fur-ever friends' elements. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Woo Hoo! Love my mail!!! A handmade envelope with a pig on it earned you a heart and then I open it up to find one of my 2 double pockets filled with pigs. Yowza Batgirl! And a bonus envie made with the 3 little pigs! Call me spoiled and loving every minute of it. And then the second double pocket filled with old b&w photos told me you read my profile and again, wishing I could reward you with an abundance of hearts. The slumber party photo of the gals with the curlers as big as orange juice cans is truly from my teen years so it will go in a frame on the wall. I simply adore you!
Response: Thank you for such a glowing rating! It made me laugh out loud and will make my heart glow all day. Truly - thank you!
Comment: Thanks for this cute ACT, decorated envie and extras! Your art brightened this gloomy day! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hey Sherry! I'm so glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart!
papercraft70 rated for PnS: Postage Stamps Bomb On PC on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: I love all the vintage stamps on the postcard! It is so nice to look at and I admired it a lot. Thank you for joining my swap. Have a good day to you!! ❤️
Response: I'm so happy you like it - I had a great time creating it. Thanks for the heart!

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wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:


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

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