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Sonya

Sonya
Date Joined: January 12, 2022
Last Online: April 17, 2024
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
My ATCs & Ink Box Cards
My Christmas Ornaments
My Deco Books

About Me

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I'm always thankful to those who read other's profiles before creating a piece of art for them.

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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.

I'm an avid traveler and have been to all 7 continents (Antarctica was the last in Jan. 2023), and 41 of the 50 USA states...still working on the final 9 (Dakotas, Carolinas, and some midwestern states), then I can check that item off my Bucket List.

I absolutely love when people push themselves and explore outside their comfort zones! I'm always up for a challenge and seek out new artistic endeavors, so I look for those types of swaps and I try to host swaps that may be different or challenging for some but very rewarding once completed.

If you are in the USA and passionate about ATCs, come check out our very active group USA ATC SWAPS.

This is a photo of my craft room in our previous home in Oregon, cleaned up for house sale photo shoot. Now we're back in sunny California and I've set it up all over again (phew).... but I doubt it will ever look this tidy again!

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NO THANK YOU:

  • vintage people images on ATCs (I loathe the Tim Holtz vintage people!)
  • meat or seafood related images (I've been vegetarian for decades)
  • religious content
  • child-like subjects (i.e., dolls, kids playing, toys, etc.)
  • people-type ATCs (i.e., movie stars, vintage folks, kids, etc.)
  • holiday themes (unless specifically the swap requirement)
  • stickers with a white outline (YUK!)
  • Disney (I like many movies, but don't collect)
  • patriotic or political themes
  • superheroes
  • cutesy things (i.e., teddy bears, dolls, gnomes, etc.)
  • paper dolls
  • horror
  • anime, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, etc.
  • small bits of paper "extras" - please, nothing smaller than ATC size
  • no food/drink items, please

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YES PLEASE:

  • abstracts
  • astrology
  • audio books / books
  • art deco
  • bling
  • collage
  • celestial
  • colorful
  • colors: purple, turquoise, chartreuse, teal, red
  • die cuts
  • dogs / puppies
  • fairies / faeries (not kids w/ butterfly wings!)
  • foreign language book pages (esp non-Latin/Roman alphabet)
  • fortune telling
  • geometrics
  • glittery things
  • hand drawn / hand painted
  • interactive ATCs
  • metallics
  • mid-century modern
  • mixed-media
  • mushrooms (to admire but NOT eat!)
  • mystical
  • rain
  • sci-fi
  • sequin waste (aka punchinella)
  • travel
  • UFOs
  • Vicki Sawyer napkins
  • watercolor
  • whimsical (i.e., off beat, playful, quirky, etc.)

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Favorite Crafts

I've been painting abstracts and geometric art for many years with acrylics on canvas or wood. I started painting with watercolors a couple of years ago and absolutely adore it! I am very fond of using metallic paints in either acrylic or watercolor. My most recent exploration is using alcohol inks! 🎨

Creating ATCs is a favorite of mine and 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. I'm usually not a big fan of people ATCs (think: vintage people and kids w/ butterfly wings) unless super quirky! Please visit my ATCs folder if you'd like to see some of my ATCs (may be spoilers). I'm also getting into ink box cards! 🖌️

Paper-crafting is another favorite. I prefer modern & colorful, but you do you! I have a "Spellbinders" die cutting machine and am still collecting dies. Each year I create my own holiday cards and send a homemade ornament or painting with each of the dozens of cards I send out. ✂️

Deco books are super fun and I love seeing creations from all over the world! Please visit My Deco Books website if you are interested in seeing some of these books. It took exactly 365 days for my first "homer" deco to be returned to me...it can take years from creation to coming home (if it ever does). I dislike bulky, heavy decos w/ big baubles. Please keep decos flat as possible when decorating/making as it keeps postage costs down. I rarely keep other's decos more than a month - I move decos pretty quickly. NO EXTRA DECOS, PLEASE. 📚

I've just started making/trading collaborative art postcards (i.e. pass and paste). I do NOT collect any store-bought postcards.

Homemade Christmas ornaments are a must-do each year. Please visit My Christmas Ornaments if you'd like to see a small sample of my 2023 creations.

Past artistic endeavors were quilting, mosaics, soap making, jewelry making, beading, sewing, woodworking, silversmithing, leather tooling, stained glass, ceramics, and many more!

Smoke-free and pet-hair-free household (although I adore dogs). 🐕 🐾🐕‍🦺

Art was always my favorite subject in school. 😍

More Importantly...

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

I rate every swap. I give hearts for items that show maybe you read my profile or put a lot of thought, creative energy, and/or time into its creation, but not for extras. I really don't need any extras, so no need to include.

Thanks for swapping with me! ✌️

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Ratings

5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful atcs. You never disappoint.The webbing and gold flake is such a beautiful background.The spare is a sensory delight.
ccmmsu rated for DB: Silly/Funny Decos on Apr 16, 2024
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Comment: lol This deco theme is hilarious! I can't wait to go down the rabbit hole finding just the right picture. :D Thanks, Sonya!
Response: Thanks, Christine! I can't wait to get this one home. I appreciate the heart.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Rotating Circle Card on Apr 15, 2024
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Comment: Sonya, thank you for the beautiful card - what a fun idea! You did beautiful work. 🤩 Thank you for joining my swap and trying this card technique out with me. See you in the swaps again soon! 😃
Response: I'm so happy you hosted this swap, Michele. It was a challenge and I'm always up for that! I'm glad you liked my little solar system card. I have 2 friend's BDs coming up and will make them each a rotating card: one with hiking theme, the other with wine! TY4 the <3. Cheers.
jeka396 rated for DB ❤️: ART DecoS 4/24 (USA/CAN) on Apr 15, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for both the purple themed homer (purple and homers, some of my favorite things!!) and your new PAP fairies deco!
Response: YAY! I'm guessing I did put a purple fairy in that book especially for you. ;) TY4 the <3
Shellyr rated for MAE: ATCs with a Twist #22 on Apr 14, 2024
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Comment: As always beautiful ATC'S. Thanks very much. You are so talented.
Response: Thank you, Shelly. it's very thoughtful of you to say. I'm happy you liked them and ty for the heart.
Gwillisinc rated for MAS: Tic-Tac-Toe - April 2024 on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: First of all, I want to say your penman ship is beautiful.. love that you read my profile & picked colors that I'd like
Response: That's very kind of you to say, Sandra. I'm always saddened to hear that schools have stopped teaching cursive writing. The letters we handwrite today will be tomorrow's vintage ephemera! TY4 the <3
luv2kraft rated for OATC - Flowers on Apr 12, 2024
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Comment: Gorgeous,I love metallics.Thanks so much.
Response: Thanks much, Marie. I'm happy you received them and appreciate the heart. :)
Mystyne rated for CPG: Masterboard ATCs (USA) on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Wow! Thank you. Both ATCs are beautiful.
Response: Thank you, Mystyne. I hope you enjoyed creating your masterboard as well. Cheers!
TerryONB rated for F&N: Pass & Paste Postcard #356734 on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you, Sonya, for Helene Meyers' pass and paste postcard received today. Your metallic paint swatch is beautiful!
Response: You're welcome, Terry. I hope you enjoy adding to it.
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Comment: Thanks for resending - I'll finish Lori's PC and get it on home to her!
Response: I'm glad you received the resend, Rachel. I hope the original send makes it to you someday as well! Thanks for the heart. :)
rkassman rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 7 on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for Rome's collab pc, I can't wait to add the "finishing touches" and send on home! And thanks for the extra goodies <3
Response: You're welcome, Rachel. I love how that PC is turning out and hope to see the final piece at some point! Rome is so good about posting photos! Thanks for the heart.
Lobo816 rated for OATC: Corrugated ATC 4/24 on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Hi Sonya-we sure have been swap partners a lot lately!! I love both ATC’s thanks for treating me to both. They are both so very different and I love both of them. What a great idea to tape the bumpy side to the back of a card. I’ll need to do that!!
Response: Yes, we have been paired up a lot lately! Thanks so much for your kind words and heart, Lori. I look forward to more swaps with you! :)
Mimi7 rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 4/2024 on Apr 9, 2024
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Comment: Hi Sonya, thanks for the wonderful decos!! I love the blue green one for you. I love using my alcohol inks and have some nice blue and green ones. Cheers
Response: You're welcome, Donna. I look forward to seeing your creation someday! TY4 the <3
luv2kraft rated for CPG: Masterboard ATCs (USA) on Apr 9, 2024
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Comment: Om goodness! I'm so glad you sent 2.Absolutly gorgeous! Thanks so much! ♥ ♥ ♥ extra ♥ s
Response: I'm thrilled you like them both, Marie. It's fun to see just how different each of the ATCs can be from the same designed sheet! TY4 the <3
bbpolymath rated for AATC: ATC with a CAT on Apr 8, 2024
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Comment: Love this so much. The cats are wild. Very cool.
Response: I'm so glad the cats brought you a bit of joy, Brigit. I'm starting to make UV resin cats and will hopefully send one or two your way in another swap! TY4 the <3
123Poggy123 rated for CPG: Masterboard ATCs (USA) on Apr 6, 2024
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Comment: Not one but 2 fantastic, beautiful ATCs. There is a lot to look at. I admire your work.
Response: Thank you, Jackie. I wanted my partners to see the visual differences in ATCs from the same masterboard! I'm happy you liked them. TY4 the <3
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Comment: Giddy with happiness!! Your PC is beautiful and I love it! *chef kiss* It's a forever keeper!! THANK YOU🌸🌸🌸xxMuggleMom
Response: Yay! I know you love Japanese themes and I just happen to have the map of Japan I knew I had to use for your PC. Thanks for the chef's kiss! Hugs.
Amy528 rated for CPG Watercolor ATC #2 - Global on Apr 4, 2024
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Comment: I had no idea there were metallic watercolors! I love the ATC and the bookmark - thank you!
Response: You're so welcome, Amy. I am addicted to metallic WCs! I could make paint swatches (like the bookmark) for hours! Thanks much for the heart.
AmookIslandCreations rated for HMPC: Atypical Map PC on Apr 3, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for this fun map of the human brain! Great job! My doc wants me to go in and make sure he got it all! It cost us over $12,000, not counting the medical bills, for February! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so pleased you liked the PC, Sherry. It was so fun to create. I hope you get the "all clear" from your doc! Cheers.
debbee2014 rated for USATC: Tunnel ATC on Apr 3, 2024
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Comment: Was so excited to get this swap. I love it. Love how you put it together. It is awesome. Thank you!
Response: That's wonderful to hear, Debi! I hope you had/have fun making yours. Thanks for joining my swap and the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 781 173 171
Completed Fives Threes Ones
794 807 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

user6937 on Apr 17, 2024:

Oh, dear - I didn't read your profile and sent you TWO ATCs with Tim Holtz people on them - very sorry about that.

MuggleMom on Apr 15, 2024:

I hope your birthday was spectacular!!

xx

MuggleMom

TerryONB on Apr 13, 2024:

Sonya, after I rated you for a swap, I found two butterflies stuck inside the envelope. I'm sorry I didn't see them before giving you the rating. I would have mentioned the them. Thank you for the extras.

spotteddogs on Apr 9, 2024:

Thanks so much for the super-inventive ATC you sent as a thank you for the CPG Mystery Supply #1! I love it!

Mimi7 on Mar 19, 2024:

A free theme deco of mine came home. Thanks for the lovely fox page love it and love the gold trim behind it

wolfeagle on Feb 21, 2024:

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Thank you for the lovely ATC for the AMA: USA Mystery Supply Swap. I love how you used the feather.

9O96O on Feb 18, 2024:

My P&P PC came home. Thank you for contributing to it. 🤗 Nice work on the underwater collage scene. I love how the postcard turned out.

DeboraCreates on Feb 13, 2024:

Thank you for returning the Free Theme Deco that Hell0Z0mbie made for me. It turned out great! I love your page. Thanks for the ephemera sheets as well. It was all such a nice surprise.

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2023:

MERRY CHRISTMAS

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:

MC

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