Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 12:20 am


Date Joined: January 12, 2022
Last Online: September 28, 2023
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
My Website

About Me


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


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, then I can check that item off my Bucket List.

I absolutely love when people challenge 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.

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 it will never look this tidy again!



  • abstracts
  • art deco
  • bling
  • collage
  • celestial
  • colorful
  • colors: purple, turquoise, chartreuse, red
  • dogs
  • fairies / faeries
  • foreign language book pages
  • geometrics
  • 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.)



  • 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)
  • sticker slapping
  • Disney (I like many movies, but don't collect)
  • patriotic themes
  • superheroes
  • cutesy things (i.e., teddy bears, dolls, gnomes, etc.)
  • paper doll & vintage people images
  • horror
  • anime, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, etc.
  • small bits of paper "extras" - please, nothing smaller than ATC size
  • no food/drink items, please


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 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 Website 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 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! 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. 📚

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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jeka396 rated for CS: CM's ICM Decos #7 on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for both the ‘pink and purple’ and ‘words of love and gratitude’ mini decos! I love how many different things you have going on the pink and purple page!!
RAINDARGON rated for USATC: Cool Cats ATC on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful atc. Sorry about giving you a rate for this atc,l misplaced it
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap. I love the ZIG ZAG and IF I WON THE LOTTERY decos you made. They both have a lot of fun, interesting texture on the covers and will be challenging themes!
Response: I'm glad you like them, Debora. I know your artistic contributions will be beautiful as usual. Thanks for the rating and heart. :)
CMBOND rated for CPG Halloween 2023 ATC - US on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this fantastic Halloween atc! Love the pumpkin man!
Response: You're welcome, Cynthia. I'm so happy you liked the pumpkin man too! I wish I had more of those guys. LOL Thanks for the heart. <3
samsstuff rated for DB ❤️: ART Deco 9/23 (Int'l) on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for passing along the Starting with letter M by Silvia Johnen for Maren Haha & the little extras!
Response: You're welcome, Shelley. I hope you enjoy creating your page. TY for the <3 Cheers!
Comment: Love them! Thank you
Response: You're welcome, Rebecca. I'm pleased you liked them.
Lyndylou5 rated for ABC: Mystery Supply ATC/APC 9/23 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: I LOVE the purple dragonfly ATC you sent me, and the bird/music card is wonderful! Thank you so much. I got my mystery supply, but I'm waiting for some paint I ordered to get here, before I make my cards. I have an idea in mind. This is a super fun swap! The idea of a mystery supply makes it extra fun. Thanks for hosting.
Response: I'm so happy to hear you liked your ATC and the mystery supply. I can't wait to see what you create. Thanks so much for the heart.
MuggleMom rated for USATC: Apron ATC on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Love your painter apron & you really did a fantastic job on the paintbrushes!! Your pencil - holy cow, I swear it could be used it looks so sharp. Where did you get the snail sticker on the envie - adorable! Thanks for hosting such a unique and creative swap. Makes me wonder what other unique-shaped ATCs can be done. Let me know if you ever host one of the arch or window ATCs.Or just a free-for-all-odd shape ATC. Let the creativity shine, I might host one in another group. xxMuggleMom
Response: I'm so glad it got to you in one piece w/o the pencil lead breaking! LOL I've hosted a couple of triptych swaps and was just in a corset swap. If you check out my Website (link in my profile) you can see them and other shaped ATCs. @wolfeagle also hosts some shaped ATC swaps. Thanks for the heart and I can't wait to get your apron! Hugs.
Robin1969 rated for OATC: 6 Inchies on 1 ATC 9/23 on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: I love my 6 Inches on a ATC, those are amazing, thank you!
Response: Thank you, Robin. I'm happy you liked the mini mandalas. I appreciate your rating and heart. Cheers!
lrm1980 rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 9/23 on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the 4 decos!
Response: You're welcome, Lindsay. I hope you liked the themes. Best to you.
Comment: Thanks for the 2 great decos!
Response: I'm happy you liked them - have fun creating your pages. Cheers!
Camiliann rated for AACG: Magical Mushrooms ATC on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: thanks so much, i love the dimension. its fabulous
Response: Aww, thanks Wendy!! Aren't mushrooms the coolest thing? They fascinate me, but I can't eat them. lol Much appreciated. <3
Comment: Thanks so much for the PAP seasons deco and Shelley’s unthemed book!
Response: Thank you, Jessica. I always love a good PAP deco - hope you do too! Cheers!
watercolorgirl rated for AMA: Inkbox card - fish on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: I can't say enough about your interactive ink box card. It is the best ever that I have received. I love the blow fish and the sparkly bubbles. Then pull on the tabs and I get even more coolness. Thank you so much for making this very special swap indeed.
Response: That's super sweet of you to say, Julia. I'm so honored by your words and kind rating. It's always a pleasure to make someone happy. Thank you. Hugs!
hibiscus rated for MAE: 3 ATCs with a Twist #15 on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: wow just wow...i love lovei love these three cars....the french one is very dear to me...jut a gorgeous image of my favorite place...the lace and heart...so lovely...the artist's one with the quote ...so nice....but that yellow blue and white...ooh lala ...how did you think of it..and how did you put it together...just an amazing card...i wish everyone could see it...you are something...quite an artist..i am privileged to swap with...thank you for such a treat!
Response: You are so thoughtful, Kathryn! Thanks so much for the glowing review. I really appreciate it. :) The corset I've made in the past several times. Most recently via a swap here. There's a lot of fun ones on Pinterest. I couldn't send you ANOTHER beach card! LOL
hibiscus rated for USATC: U Name It -Sept ‘23 on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: perfect!! what is grit paste?? so realistic...and yes this card is everything i asked for and more...love sand dollars starfish and especially that gorgeous purple sea urchin ...and the darling whale...very very creative work...so happy and that card,,,that's a picture of what i love when i got to stuarts beach in galveston...an umbrella a view of the waves and two beach chairs...thank you for another wonderful swap...
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you liked the ATC, Kathryn. Grit paste is like a modeling paste with sand or beads or other additives that give texture. For your "sand", I used the Tim Holtz grit paste. Thanks so much for the kind rating and hope you get more beach time in before winter!
GummiBear rated for CPG: "AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES" ATC on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Beautiful Work!!!
Response: Thank you, Kayla. I'm happy it pleased you. Cheers!
Comment: Wow! These are beautiful! And thank you for the extras too. This was my first time making these, and after seeing what you sent me I'm a bit embarassed of what I sent my partner. Mine were nice, but a lot smaller. I like the size you made because they're the perfect size for making postcards. How did you get them off the cereal bag (or whatever you used) with such clean straight edges? I did a couple like that and had to scrap them because I couldn't get them off. Thanks for hosting, I love learning new things!
Response: I'm so happy you liked the ones I sent you, Lyndy. I made mine on freezer paper and they peeled right off. You really have to make sure they are 100% dry before trying to peel. Perhaps it was your water to glue ratio? On some, I didn't bunch up / roll the edge; I just used the tea bag's edge as is. I love it when people are up for a new art challenge! Thanks for joining my swap and kind rating. :)
debbee2014 rated for USATC: Put a House on It on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: I love the way you put so many houses that were so colorful on the atc. You are an awesome artist. I had to display your card. Thank you!
Response: That's so sweet of you to say, Debi. I love using watercolors and am fairly new to them. Thanks so much for your rating sand heart. Cheers!
jessica rated for EASU: Texture, Texture, Texture ATC on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Despite it being a bee, it is beautiful. It makes me wish I wasn't afraid of them.
Response: Aww, I didn't know you were afraid of bees...but rest assured, this one won't sting you! LOL Thanks for your rating and heart. :)

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MuggleMom on Sep 18, 2023:


So happy to see you in the Purple Craze group!



wolfeagle on Aug 30, 2023:

Thank you so much for the corset shaped ATC and goodies. Everything is lovely and I cant wait to use them. But I don't see what swap this is for, and want to make sure I rate you properly.❤️❤️❤️❤️

jeka396 on Aug 14, 2023:

Thanks so much for sending home my pastel florals deco book! It turned out really cute!

CookieMomster78 on Aug 2, 2023:

Thank you again for coordinating the mystery supply swap. I received mine and will begin working on cards this weekend 🧜🏽‍♀️

CookieMomster78 on Jul 25, 2023:

Thank you for the beautiful specimen card you made using our "mystery supply" from round 2 of the ABC group swap!!! I completely adore it - the shade of green is very pleasing to my eye and has perfectly delicate gold accents to give the card an elegance that I love. Very well made, indeed!! I'm proud to add another of your unique creations to my ATC collection. Thanks again for participating. I'm looking forward to being a participant in your swap too!

Hotthreads on Jun 3, 2023:

Thank you so much for the extra Decos! They will be back into circulation this week! I appreciate you thinking about me. Good luck on your future endeavor! 💕

hibiscus on May 15, 2023:

That gloss and bead technique on the geometric atc was excellent! Thank you

jeka396 on Mar 13, 2023:

Thanks so much for the 5 Art decos for our private swap!!

CookieMomster78 on Mar 7, 2023:

I completely love the snowflake ❄️ homer card that you sent me! Thank you for another beautiful ATC to add to my collection! 💙

rkassman on Feb 1, 2023:

Thank you so much for the awesome ATC you created through our Buddy Jam, I love it!

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