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Sonya

Sonya
Date Joined: January 12, 2022
Last Online: December 1, 2022
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
My Website
My Etsy Store

About Me

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PLEASE REMEMBER TO RATE! If you don't rate, I won't know 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 6 of the 7 continents (Antarctica will be the last in 2023), and 41 of the 50 USA states...still working on the final 9, then I can check those two items off my Bucket List!

Please Note: Just because it's on my "Dislike" list, doesn't mean I won't create it for YOU if it's something YOU like! For instance, if you love the color brown, I might make something for you in brown!

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LIKES:

  • abstracts
  • art deco
  • collage
  • colorful
  • colors: purple, turquoise, red, chartreuse (lime green)
  • dogs
  • double-sided cardstock (ATC sized minimum)
  • foreign language book pages
  • geometrics
  • hand drawn / hand painted
  • interactive ATCs
  • map papers
  • mid-century modern
  • mixed-media
  • mystical
  • pagan
  • rain
  • sci-fi
  • sequin waste (aka punchinella)
  • tastefully bizarre
  • travel
  • watercolor
  • weird
  • UFOs
  • Vicki Sawyer napkins!!!

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DISLIKES:

  • meat, seafood (I'm vegetarian)
  • sentiments on ATCs (i.e., "Love is good", "Follow your dream", etc.)
  • religious content
  • child-like subjects
  • brown is my least favorite color
  • people-type ATCs (i.e., people w/ wings, vintage folks, kids, etc.)
  • 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 & people images
  • horror
  • animie, 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 recently started painting with watercolors and absolutely adore it! I am very fond of using metallic paints in either acrylic or watercolor. I just started my Etsy Store so there isn't much there yet, but you can use the link at the top of my profile to take a look.

Creating ATCs is a favorite of mine and I'm more inclined toward abstract and mixed media art and not cute characters, sentiments, or hearts & love. 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. Please visit my "Website" link above to see some of my ATCs.

Paper-crafting is another favorite. I prefer modern & colorful to vintage. 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.

Mosaics are another avenue of creative energy. I mosaic using tiles, beads, and stained glass on all kinds of substrates such as glass, wood, Styrofoam, or anything else that would make a strong base.

Deco books are super fun and I love seeing art from all over the world! I'm still waiting for one of my decos to come home...it can take years from creation to coming home. I dislike bulky, heavy decos. Please keep decos flat as possible when decorating/making.

Zines! Such fun little booklets - you never know what you're going to get! I prefer to make funny, uplifting type zines. I don't care for any type of political zines, thanks.

Art was always my favorite subject in school.

Just one more thing...

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.

Thanks for swapping with me!

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Ratings

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Comment: I loved these! Thank you!
Response: Thanks, Deanie! I'm happy you liked my Migrating Winter Birds deco. Can't wait to see what you create!
Hotthreads rated for CPG: ICM Decos #338349 - Global on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: Love them! Happy holidays!
Response: I hope you enjoy being inspired by Washi! Once I did one, I had to do more! lol Thanks much!
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Comment: Thanks for the journal and extras! Please let me know if you want to swap again.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and taking some extras, Erica. Looking forward to swapping with you again. cheers!
stamparose rated for APCO: Steampunk Themed on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome, Rose.
9O96O rated for CPG: ICM Decos #337998 - Global on Nov 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for your two new ICM decos, Sonya! "Beam Me Up" and "Handwritten Letters". I love that little envelope with the theme inside. Also, those deco slip covers are a nice touch, especially the one with the vellum window.
Response: Thank you, Rome, for always having nice things to say about our swaps! You're very thoughtful. Happy holidays!
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Comment: TYSM for resending, I love it, the red/green poinsettia paper is so so gorgeous. You're very talented !
Response: Great. I'm glad you liked this one, Cecile. Happy holidays.
jeka396 rated for AMA: Deco booklet #338681 on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for the little hand-drawn/hand-painted deco! I’m a bit nervous for this one as I’m a collage person, but haven’t passed on a deco yet!
Response: I get it! But I wanted folks to just give it a go, regardless of doodles or stick figures! I hope you have fun with it and thanks for the thoughtful rating! Happy TG!
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Comment: Thanks for this wonderful sparkled playing card and the extra sticky notes too! It turned out perfectly! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and rating, Sheery! Happy Thanksgiving to you.
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Comment: Great cards! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
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Comment: ThNk you so much for this flip book I love the vintage travel theme
Response: I'm so happy you liked the theme, Charlie. Thanks for the nice rating. Happy holidays!
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Comment: What an adorable sparkly snowflake cruciform deco! I was punching out snowflakes for another swap so I'm already prepared, lol! xxMuggleMom
Response: There we go again with serendipity! I'm so pleased you liked my sparkle! Have a wonderful TG, Toni and thanks for the rating. :)
MuggleMom rated for CPG: ICM Decos #338616 - Global on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sending me J & Lindsay's free theme deco's. One is pretty funny with the pages already added!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thanks for the nice rating, Toni. Enjoy making your art! Cheers!
mspandatrain rated for CPG-Christmas count down 1 -us on Nov 20, 2022
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Comment: WOW! What a great envelope and goodies, Thanks for resending. I love the way you used a paper bag as an envelope that is genius. I opened it right away and I meant to wait until December. :o). Have a great holiday season.
Response: I'm glad it finally made it to you BEFORE Christmas! lol Thanks for the rating and I'm happy you liked the goodies!
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Comment: Thanks for the 3 decos! I can't wait to work on them. The corn one is possibly my favorite thing ever, your page.... 🤣
Response: LOL! Thanks so much, Laura. I'm glad to see your sense of humor is going strong! Happy Thanksgiving...I'm serving corn!
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Comment: Thank you so much. These are lovely. And the little envelope is fun. Definitely going to use that idea myself ;)
Response: I'm very pleased that you liked them, Angela. Thanks so much for the rating. :)
wincejl rated for APCO: Specimen Card on Nov 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful specimen card!
Response: You're welcome, Jessica. Thanks for the nice rating!
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Comment: Thanks for the decos!
Response: You're welcome, Tamara. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Cheers!
mjhaertling rated for APCO: Full Deck APCs (or not) on Nov 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautifully altered playing card. The cheesecloth adds a very nice texture.
Response: Thanks much, Martha. Happy holidays!
CookieMomster78 rated for ABC: Sender's Choice #22 on Nov 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I’m looking forward to working with your starter set this weekend.
Response: Great! I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up creating! Cheers!
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Comment: I really enjoyed this creative swap. Thanks for taking the time to make these special. The little envelope with goodies in it was a delight to find 🥰
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed this swap, Amy! I really did too. Thanks very much for joining/rating and I hope you find a good use for the border strips. Happy holidays.

Rating Overview

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Comments

Poeprincess on Nov 29, 2022:

Harmony forwarded ABC #22 Swap return to me & I love what you did with the elements you added! Thank you so much.

DeboraCreates on Nov 24, 2022:

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DeboraCreates on Sep 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for your RAK of deco books and the ATC you made. Love them all!

MuggleMom on Sep 16, 2022:

Got Deanie's recycled deco & Carmen's museum deco in the mail today. Happy to send Carmen's home to her! Let's play TAG again soon!!

xx

Toni

jeka396 on Sep 12, 2022:

Thanks so much for the decos for the bulk exchange we organized via PM! I loved the variety you sent, and it was so exciting to see so many of them that had many pages filled out! So happy to get a bunch of de is moving :)

MuggleMom on Aug 19, 2022:

Thank for the kind words on hosting my first deco swap!!

xx

MuggleMom

jeka396 on Jun 17, 2022:

Thanks so much for the deco books for the tag game! Always love a good garden/flower theme!

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