Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2022 11:31 pm


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: January 24, 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


CookieMomster78 rated for 5 x7 Art Journal USA #1 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Your journal is lovely 💡 and I’m eager to add a spread to it before our next round of the swap! Oh, and thank you for sharing one of your zine’s with me! It’s cool ;-)
Response: Thanks I'm glad you liked them both. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Awesome journal and extras! I love your package - thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you liked them! Thanks for the heart.
chimerix rated for AAA: Tea atc with 2 teas USA on Jan 4, 2022
Comment: I love the Mad Hatter ATC! It is just wonderful. And I look forward to trying the teas you sent. Aloha!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. When I read your profile I knew what I had to do! Thanks for the heart.
Cryptid rated for AMA: Blobimals Mail Art on Dec 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the adorable doggo! He's so cute, and I love the colours. Thanks for including the stages of how he was created as well, it was very interesting.
Response: You're so welcome and I'm happy you like it. Thanks for the heart!
Mimi7 rated for Mimi7 and Shellbede private swap on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Michelle, I love the envelope pages you created.The one where you pull is so neat, is there a die for this or how did you make it?? Love them all but love the hugs one also. Thanks for the extras and for working in my journal and sending it home.
Response: I'm so happy you liked my spread! Yeah, there's a die for the pull up which is so fun!
Comment: Loved the Atc, Thanks much for it and the extras. Merry Christmas
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Absolutely love what you did with all if my cats. Very clever. Happy Holidays to you.
Response: Ah good! I had so much fun making that. :) Thanks for the heart!
lrm1980 rated for PnS: Who am I? on Dec 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcard and nice note!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my gosh! So beautiful!! Thank you so much!
Response: It makes me so happy that you like it! Thanks for the heart.
Meba rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R64 on Nov 11, 2021
Comment: I received the new journal and love the art on the first page. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you too. :)
Aseret25 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #100 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for passing this postcard on! I'm looking forward to working on it. And thanks for the little gnome and the tiny envelope - your drawing skills are impressive!!
Response: Thank you - I'm happy you liked them. Thanks for the heart!
DRMOM rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R63 on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: You and I had similar ideas for our spreads, however, your execution was much more successful. Beautiful and thanks for the goodies. Happy crafting.
Response: I'm sure yours was great - we're all so hard on ourselves. Thanks for the heart!
Sequoia183 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #55 on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Wow! I love this...thank you for sharing your talents
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, Thanks for the heart!
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.

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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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