Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2022 12:06 pm


Date Joined: September 3, 2014
Last Online: November 30, 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


Comment: Your sea-nymph lady is super cool! The tangle you did for her hair fits perfectly! I wish I could do that :) Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart! (And you can totally tangle - go for it!!)
papercraft70 rated for AA.HM.PC: Zentangle Art - Nov on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: It nice to received a piece of zentangle pc from the expert. It look nice with the shading. Thank you for joining my group swap.
Response: I'm happy you liked it and thanks for creating the swap!
Rhino44 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R75 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful art journal you just made! I can't wait to make a spread in the next round.
Response: Oh thank you so much!!!
CookieMomster78 rated for PRIVATE: 5x7 Art Journal #8 on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending Chris’ journal with a bonus playing card pocket for me! I adore it - you’re so clever. The artwork that you added is amazing as well! I can imagine myself sitting under that lovely tree listening to the water run by. 😌 ☮️
Response: I had so much fun creating both the spread and the pocket. I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the Swap, I did get it and I thought I put it in, but I guess I did not, Thank you so so much for reaching out to me
Response: Of course, I've done that myself before. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Michelle! Wow . . . your images turned out beautifully! I will be so proud to use these in my artwork. Mine were really thick and yours are much MUCH nicer! Did you use waxed paper underneath. Mine just would NOT come off. . . haha . . . I'll have to try them again sometime and try to get mine to look more like yours!
Response: I'm so happy you like them! I used a cereal box liner (like the tutorial) and the glue I made was really, I mean really, watery so maybe that's why they were thin? I've never done these before but I absolutely will going forward. Thanks for the heart!!
PaperPassion rated for VF: mini woodland album - USA on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: So cute,I love the woodland deco.Thanks also for the extra,I will have great fun working on it.
Response: Oh good, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing PC!
Response: I'm happy you liked it - I had fun. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow and wow! So lovely. I love them all, but the tiny book is my favorite! Just so pretty. Thank you for creating for me! ❤️
Response: Ahhhh I'm so happy you like them. The book was my favorite too. Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Such a cool postcard! I love the peacocks and color scheme! Thanks so much!
Response: Oh good, it makes my day to know you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
shellbee8 rated for VF: 6 pocket folio - USA on Oct 30, 2022
Comment: This folio was so cute! I love the papers you used and the style! The little note pad u made was adorable! Thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it - I had a great time making it for you. Thanks for the heart!
Snaileditcrafts rated for YTPC: Paper Clip Tag Pocket on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Michelle, I love everything about this swap! The beautiful vintage paper that you made the tag pocket with. The multi-pocket tag and the added embellishments of lace. So beautiful!! Thank you for the beautiful extra tag and the fun dress diecuts. Great swap! Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Woohoo! I'm so happy you liked them - I had such a great time creating them. Thank you for the rating, kind words and heart!
papertreasures17 rated for USAPC: easy book page tag on Oct 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the tag plus one. I love them both. Thank you so much for spending time creating for me. See you in the next swap!
Response: I'm happy you liked them - it was a pleasure. Thanks for the heart!
Stepht rated for CPG: Handmade Notecard - USA on Oct 19, 2022
Comment: Such a cute card, I love it! You did a wonderful job- I like how you can scroll it around! Thanks for the scripture card as well :) Take Care!
Response: Thanks I had fun creating it for you. Thanks for the heart!
lmacdavis93 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #71 on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: Hi Michelle and thank you for this wonderful Halloween ATC #71. I love the witch image that you used and so clever that you put the black cat in the tree! Great colors too. And I cannot thank you enough for the mini art gallery you made for me! It's awesome! You are so talented and each little image is just perfection. I am going to put this in a frame and hang it in my craft room. Thank you so, so much!!
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything! It was a pleasure making them. Thanks for the heart!
Ikat78 rated for AA Handmade PC: Scrap Paper - Sept on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun landscape you created! It has been raining here all week!! We just put up our Halloween decorations too. Happens every year like clockwork. I’m from WA! I miss the trees/green and the water. Have a great day!
Response: Sending you green energy! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Very pretty, thankyou
Response: Thanks for rating.
Comment: What a cool postcard! It made it. Still has the white puffy circles mostly intact. I love this stamp. It is really neat. Your additions make it really pop. Thank you.
Response: Woohoo I'm so glad! Sending PCs naked sometimes stresses me out. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: It's here and it is beautiful
Response: I'm so glad it made it. Thanks for the heart!
Mistyinltown rated for PRIVATE: 5x7 Art Journal #7 on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I love your spread! So original and I love fall!
Response: Thanks and me too, fall is such a lovely time of year. 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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