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Sonya

Sonya
Date Joined: January 12, 2022
Last Online: February 28, 2024
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
My ATCs & Ink Box Cards
My Christmas Ornaments
My Deco Books

About Me

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Please remember to rate. If you don't rate, I won't know if you received it!

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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, 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 my 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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YES PLEASE:

  • abstracts
  • audio books / books
  • art deco
  • bling
  • collage
  • celestial
  • colorful
  • colors: purple, turquoise, chartreuse, teal, red
  • die cuts
  • dogs
  • fairies / faeries
  • foreign language book pages
  • 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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NO THANK YOU:

  • 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 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

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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.

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

marymary914 rated for USATC: 6 Inchies on 1 ATC Feb on Feb 26, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Such a great interpretation of the theme! Love it!
Response: I'm so happy you liked the doily theme, Mary. Thanks for being a regular participant and the heart. Cheers!
JuneRosebud rated for USATC: Something smells fishy... on Feb 25, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Hi Sonya, Thank you for the dictionary page & the neat snow globe fish ATC; very nice=)
Response: Much appreciated, Collette. Thanks for the heart. :)
Lyndylou5 rated for AATC: FREE THEMED ATC on Feb 25, 2024
5
rating
Comment: This ATC is absolutely adorable! I love it so much! I love tiny things, so all these tiny little things are a pure delight.
Response: So glad you like it, Lyndy. Tiny "hobby" things are hard to resist! TY 4 the <3
uiltje rated for AMA: Inkbox card - sheet music on Feb 25, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Such a wonderful inkboxcard. With a lot of glossy gold. I love it!
Response: It was my pleasure, Jose'. It made it to the Netherlands so quickly! I appreciate your comment and heart.
Allegrae rated for USATC: Partner Profile ATC 2/24 on Feb 25, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely sewing-themed ATC! I love all of the layers you've achieved. Many thanks!
Response: You're very welcome, Allegrae. The little spools were fun to make; glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
SatisHuman rated for AMA pass and paste postcard # 112 on Feb 21, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful design! I love it!
Response: Thanks much, Sherra. Looking forward to seeing the final PC! TY 4 the <3
addieixmarie rated for CPG Birdy ATC #3 - US on Feb 21, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Sonya, thank you so so very much for this AMAZING ATC!! It is truly stunning, WOW!! I love the colors, the bird is adorable, the sparkles.... everything is truly perfect! I feel so honored to be adding your gorgeous piece into my collection! I also LOVE the R2-D2 and butterfly cut outs that you sent!! I appreciative you so much:) Thank you so much again for everything! Also, Lemon says "Thank you!" <3<3
Response: Thank YOU so much for your comment, Addie! You are always so generous and thoughtful. <3 Lemon <3 ;)
CMBOND rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #88 on Feb 21, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so very much for this beautiful atc! I absolutely love it ❤️
Response: That's so thoughtful of you to say, Cynthia. It was a pleasure to make. TY 4 the <3
quaisoir rated for MAE: ATCs with a Twist #20 on Feb 20, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Wow Sonya those are really creative works of art! I love the ATCs you made. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you so much, Shareen. I'm glad they made it to Singapore so quickly. I appreciate the heart. :)
5
rating
Comment: They are both gorgeous. Thank you.
Response: Much appreciated, Brigit. Thanks for joining my swap and the heart.
5
rating
Comment: You make the cutest Decos! 💕 I think I’m a prolific Deco signer. I love them and work in many a week. Have a great week.
Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment, Deanie. You are definitely a #1 signer! TY 4 the <3
jeka396 rated for DB ❤️: ORIGAMI-FOLD DECO (INTL) on Feb 18, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the ‘Into the wildwood’ deco book! Time to find a little fairy!!
Response: You're welcome, Jessica. Have fun with your page and thanks for the heart. :)
Lyndylou5 rated for AMA: USA Mystery Supply Swap 24 on Feb 15, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Your ATC is beautiful! And yes, I know what you mean about the huge feather. My ATCs are almost finished, but I'm still trying to figure out how to incorporate the feather, Lol.
Response: Right? I had just received the Fussy Cut Booklet swap and it had the 2 hands with the feather pen stamps in it, so I jumped on those. LOL TY 4 the heart.
Lyndylou5 rated for PC: Handmade Purple Postcard on Feb 15, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the perky purple postcard! I like shiny things, so I loved that it had double shiny stuff on it. :-)
Response: Thanks so much, Lyndy! I'm fairly new to handmade PCs so appreciate the feedback. Cheers and TY!
Gwillisinc rated for OATC: The KEY ingredient on Feb 15, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful card, love the color combo
Response: That's wonderful to hear, Sandra. I'm happy you joined my swap and thanks for the heart.
spacefoxsupreme rated for CPG: ATC "Honeycombs" Intl on Feb 14, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap and thank you for the amazingly pretty bee and honeycombs ATC!
Response: Thank you for hosting, Sarah. I'm always happy to send bees about their business. LOL TY 4 the <3
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the books, They are pretty. Cant wait to work on them.
Response: You're very welcome, Debi. I liked the themes of both books too. Thanks for the heart. :)
luluvision rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 5 on Feb 12, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Oh my gosh! Your collab pc is already gorgeous as is! Whatever will I add to it?! Need a good think on that! :-)
Response: Thanks for the kind words, Lisa. I know there's a lot going on on the PC but know you will come up with something great! TY 4 the <3
jeka396 rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 2/24 on Feb 10, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the variety of decos you sent my way for this swap, plus the few extras that we had discussed! I was glad to see a last pager among them - always love sending stuff home!
Response: You're very welcome, Jessica. Thanks for being so considerate in taking some extras! Thanks also for the <3
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I love them both
Response: Thanks much, Helene. This month's selection line up was a bit difficult! Thanks for the heart. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 723 157 158
Completed Fives Threes Ones
737 748 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 10 725 0
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Comments

wolfeagle on Feb 21, 2024:

hi)

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

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:

xmas

Have a wonderful holiday!

Hotthreads on Nov 6, 2023:

Thank you for sending my full Deco Book home. The Zinnia seeds will be fun this spring.💕

DeboraCreates on Oct 30, 2023:

Your 2023 Christmas ornaments are gorgeous!!

hibiscus on Sep 29, 2023:

you just do amazing work!

MuggleMom on Sep 18, 2023:

WELCOME!!!!

So happy to see you in the Purple Craze group!

xx

MuggleMom

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