Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2021 3:30 am


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: September 20, 2021

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


Comment: Thank you!
Response: I'm so happy it finally made it! Thanks for the heart.
ellie rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #53 on Sep 2, 2021
Comment: I love your interpretation of the challenge thank you for making such a special ATC.
Response: I'm glad it got there. Thanks for the heart!
gothbarbie rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R62 on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: I really LOVE your spread for the stripes prompt! Great color and design! : )
Response: Thanks that makes me happy!! Thanks for the heart.
MuggleMom rated for CPG-Alice in wonderland-USA on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: Super creative Alice In Wonderland art!! And thank you for the extras - especially the Japanese book pages!! The envie was perfection - I love teapots - have a wee collection in my kitchen!! xxMuggleMom
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all. Thanks for the heart!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Triangle Mail Art on Aug 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the everything. I love your artwork.
Response: I'm happy you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my, Michelle. I am in awe of what you did with these paint swatches. They are beyond gorgeous and I can’t take my eyes off of them. You did not create a paper craft…you created art! I am speechless. Thank you so much for the extras and the sweet note. You even double sided the bookmark. The moon was genius…everything amazing! You deserve one hundred hearts for this stunning swap. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: What a lovely rating, thank you - your words and hearts made my day! And I'm so thrilled you liked them. I do love creating!
uiltje rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #98 on Aug 10, 2021
Comment: Welcome to this group and Collaboration swap! It is a great first round. Many thanks for the mail related items. I love the way you represented yourself: pets, kids and then.........your husband ;-) Give him my regards.
Response: Haha! Right - I'll have to look at why I described myself that way ;)! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: What a cool post card; thank you!! This is only my second scavenger hunt post card & you are right; it is fun=)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!! Thanks for the heart too!
Mimi7 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R61 on Aug 6, 2021
Comment: Hi Michelle, I love these swaps, thanks for the journal to work in and send on its way. Thank you so much for the border kitties and the other kitties. I love them! :)
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
user3370 rated for AMA: 27 Minute ATC on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: I love the ATC - I have a soft spot for black cats 🐈‍⬛. Thanks for the extras, too!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart.
dmarie rated for USAPC: File folder flipbook on Jul 28, 2021
Comment: This is absolutely stunning! I feel so lucky! Thank you for sharing your art with me ♥♥♥
Response: I'm so happy you like it, creating it was so much fun! Thanks for the heart.
PrincessLeia rated for AMA: Shaped ATC -Birdhouse on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Hey Michelle, thankyou for the fantastic birdhouse. Its very clever! Thanks also for the bee extras and i also loved the envelope - do you know the name of the book youve used?
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! I don't remember which envelope I created for you but most of the books I use are ones I've found at thrift stores. Thanks for the heart!
EleanB rated for AMA: 7 minute ATC on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gargoyle ATC. I have a small collection of gargoyles on my bookshelf. And I already have plans for the foreign language texts.
Response: That's great. Thanks for the heart!
papertreasures17 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #52 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for the elegant ATC card. Great color choices, textures, and cute tea bag hanging from cup. Also, I love the envie of umbrellas.❣️Thanks again!
Response: Thank you, I had so much fun making that for you. :)
MiekeC rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R60 on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you, also for the extra's. And your Bold page is beautiful.
Response: Thank you so much!
Comment: This was a different type of swap, some swappers only needed two swaps to finish and some needed all three. Thank you for joining the swap.
Response: Thanks!
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #51 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the well made ATC, I love the suitcase, with the Eiffel Tower inside. Thank you for the charms. Excellent job!
Response: I'm so thrilled you like all of it - I had so much fun. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you, you went above and beyond. I love all of the pocket are so beautiful and the goodies insurance absolutely lovely. I am so excited to put these into journals. Thank you for everything.
Response: That makes my day - I love sending a little bit of joy. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for this great pc to add onto! Prairie is going to love your addition! The envie reminds me of MC Escher's work! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for the deco, it is a really beautiful design!
Response: Thanks!

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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

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anrtist on Jan 21, 2015:

I really hope you Enjoy it! ;-)

Blessings, cc

Candyn29 on Nov 3, 2014:


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