Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2021 10:01 pm


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: January 19, 2021
Birthday: May 8, 1956
Country: United States
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PLEASE NOTE: If I mark a swap as being sent and that day has no mail delivery, it's because I put it in a USPS box by our mail room (which is just down the hall from me).

If it's not in the box by the time the mail comes, it doesn't get picked up till the next day so when I put a letter in the box in the evening or on the weekend and it shows marked as being sent on a Sunday or the prior day is marked sent and the postmark shows the following day, this is why ...

I mark sent as soon it goes into our USPS box because I'm afraid if I didn't, that I'd totally forget and wouldn't mark it sent at all. Old age? Perhaps! lol


For at least the past 6 months (and probably longer than that too but I didn't check as carefully as I do now) ... I seem to end up with quite a few people who do not feel it's important to rate the swaps and then I have to message them and then HOPE that they'll rate me. There have been some who have not even after I messaged them.

If this keeps up, I am tired of having to write and ask (beg?) for a rating and after a certain period of time, I'm just going to start listing non-raters on my profile. There's a rating system for a reason and I thought it was a requirement to do so.

At the same time, any non-raters who do get listed will not be eligible to join my swaps. If I do get them as a partner in a swap that I join then all I can do is hope that they'll rate me and if they do, then I'll remove their name from the non-raters list. I hate to do it but being rated is important to me and I imagine it is to the person who isn't rating but only if they don't get rated themselves I think is when they care about it - not when they won't rate others swaps.

Hi! My name is Debi and am a 64 year old Christian woman and I would love to hear from anyone who was born on that exact same day, which is May 8, 1956. I've looked for years but as of yet have not found anyone on that exact day.

A bit about me, I'm divorced, have 2 kids who are grown and on their own and also have 7 grand-kids and am a GREAT-Grandma to Jax and Kayden, Aimee (age 4) and baby Madilynn was born @ 12:06 a.m., Oct. 25, 2018.

Besides my kids and grand-kids, I have a very spoiled cat named Kyla, who turned 10 on July 22nd (2020) - [Yep, that's her in the picture below!]

Last year when she turned 9, we were actually the same age for a year 'cuz ya see, I've always heard that cats age 7 years to a persons 1 year and if that's the case then when Kyla turned 9, I times that by 7 and voila! Ky and I are were both ... 63 for a year! LOL

No fair, she looked far better than I did at that age! Ha! Ha!


Seeking Business Cards

I am just starting a new hobby of collecting Business Cards but after a very short time I realized that I need to be selective in the ones I collect.

There are a few specific categories that I really want to collect now and those are:

  • Any and all law enforcement business cards (U.S., Canadian and Israeli)

  • I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE any business cards from U.S. police officers or any U.S. military who have a K-9 partner and have business cards with their K-9's name on the card as well as their own.

  • Any and all U.S. military business cards (U.S., Canadian and Israeli)

  • Any sports related business cards (Pro or College Football or Basketball and Pro Baseball)

Aside from these, I'd also love any dance related business cards (such as from ballet studios and such.) And though opera is not my favorite music, I still would love to have an opera business card (silly, I know but ... well, what can I say? Ha! Ha!)

Thanks so much for taking the time to look!

Favorite Crafts

  • Plastic canvas
  • My HAPPY PLANNER (Love it so much!)

I also love vintage photos as well, especially the regular sized pictures of anybody [don't worry, if the photo isn't identified and you don't know who the person is ... I'll give them a name. LOL]

Now, can you just see my daughter going through junque journals after I'm gone and seeing someone in it named Uncle Dan or Aunt Isabelle and her sitting there wondering why I had never told her about them.

Then she'd wonder what side of the family and hey, maybe even look at other family pics trying to find similarities to her "new kin" she didn't know about. Ha! Ha!

Maybe I really ought to tell her about the pics and make sure she knows any in the junque journals and such aren't gonna be family pics. (Hopefully I'll remember to tell her .... lol)

I love paper crafts and pretty washi tape.

My Likes & Dislikes

  • Postcards [or pictures] of carousels

  • Would absolutely love and treasure any postcards of: Swansea,MA; Gone With the Wind; Carousels and any on the Royal Family, Downton Abbey or any other Royal Family around the world (Kings, Queens, Prince and Princesses.)

  • I also would love a card from Yulee, Florida if anyone were to have one AND one from Savannah, Georgia!

  • Even more so, I would love to be able to get a postcard from a plantation house from the south. I fell in love with Tara when I read and then watched "Gone With the Wind" and would love postcards from that type of house - the white pillars and well, a plantation house.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!

  • I also would welcome any and all Happy Planner stickers (especially the small floral ones as I am using the Happy Planner Skinny Classic and they'd fit it better than bigger stickers though if they can be cut down, they'd work as well!)

  • Anything on or about the Royal Family [especially Princess Di, William, Kate and the kids

I really have no special love for Price Charles or Camilla so would not like anything about them and right now I'm not happy with Harry and never did care for his wife

  • I absolutely adore fine nibbed fountain pens and writing with them! Nope, I'm not hinting or asking for any because I have plenty of them, but just throwing in here with my likes, how much I love writing with them. I'd never used one until December 2015 and I immediately fell in love the minute I put the pen to paper!


  • Anything with skulls

  • Anything dark or evil

  • No adult themes

  • Terrible handwriting to the point that I have to struggle to read the letter and a good part of the time, I can't make it all out no matter how hard I try. VERY frustrating!

Hate to do it, but ...


I have put off doing this for a VERY long time but finally it's come to the point that some people just ignore your messages asking them to rate you and well, I've had enough.

@Fabriqueen - "Email swap #1 - coronavirus" Swap ended April 6, 2020. Unfortunately I didn't discover the non-rating until July 19th (2020) in which I sent Diane a message to please rate me. It is now 9/26/20 and though she's been online since - she still has not rated me. If this weren't a continuing problem with her, I probably would have waited a bit longer before posting it on here, but ... enough is enough.

WHEN or IF she finally does rate me, I will update and post the date this swap was rated.


Comment: Thank you SOOO much for taking the time to write a long chatty letter. It arrived earlier today when I was totally worn out with an internet project -- taking time to read it was just the break I needed. Good luck on all your projects. Be healthy and happy.
Comment: Hi Debi! Please forgive me for the late rating. I received the Bible verses several months ago and loved reading them all! Thank you! 💕
NRGordon rated for Email Swap: 50 Random Questions on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Sorry for the delay in rating. I don't know if I should contact my email provider for a third time or just get used to checking my junk mail folder a couple times a week. I had a chuckle at your drinking Folgers. I have a jar of it in the freezer for emergencies. An emergency being my coffee maker or grinder breaking down. I keep it in the freezer because it will keep there better than in my cupboard. It has been in there for more than five years.
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 (and the heart too!) Merry Christmas (even though it won't be like it usually is.) Take care and stay safe, my friend.
Comment: Thank you so much for the verses!! I love them
Response: I'm so glad that you liked them. Thanks so much for the 5 and for the heart! (Hugs)
mchesser12 rated for PC Weekly Goals #4 - USA on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Bob Dylan postcard. I have a garden tub and it's a true task to clean it! I hope you were able to accomplish your goals.
Comment: Heineken smells like fart haha. So I agree with uninteresting
Rbrstmpr rated for Black/White Postcard Swap #74 on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks Girlie! Good to hear from you.
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart. The only thing is - I had numbers cut out to put the #14 on your PC and totally forgot to do it before I put it in the box. (The intent really was there though! 😀)
CANNEKCUL rated for PC Weekly Goals #2 - USA on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Hi Debi. My postcard arrived today! Thank you so much for the vintage inspired PC. Were you able to meet of your goals? I met most of mine but am giving myself a do-over. haha
Response: I'm so happy that you finally got it. What is really strange is the person I received from sent hers 3 days after mine and I just received hers the day before yesterday! lol I met some of my goals but then too, some had changed too so I guess I need a do-over as well. 😂 😂 Sometime in January (I hope!) I hope to start these swaps up again. Have an awesome day!
bluecrayons rated for PC Weekly Goals #3 - USA on Nov 8, 2020
Comment: great list. did you get any completed?
Response: Thanks so much for the rating. Yep, some I did but also I had a big change for plans for the week and along with the plans change, so changed a lot of my weekly list. lol All in all it was a good week!
bluecrayons rated for Email: 15 Minute Challenge #3 on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: these 15 min challenges are helping me out too. im also including a few photos with mine. thank you for hosting.
Response: I'm so happy that they're helping you! 😀 Hey, that's a great idea about including pics in with your swap message or email! Have a good day, friend!
ariestess rated for ESG: October Survey on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Sorry for the late rate. Thought I'd done it already.
Response: Thank you ... Have a good day. 😀
Comment: Hi Debi:-). Thank you for the postcard. I am glad you live in a safe area. I love trails as well. That is very cool that you see deer in your yard. Have a great day and happy swapping!
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart, both are so appreciated! Have an awesome week coming up, oh and ... Happy November! 😀
danatropicana rated for PVT: Email Swap #2 (Dana) on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great email! I really enjoy getting to know more about you and your interests. I hope your postcard project is going well - it's so inspiring that you think about other people so much. I am certain that everyone who gets one will truly appreciate it! I'm looking forward to doing this again but only when you have the time! I hope you're doing well! Thinking about you often, Dana
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart. I love our email swaps as well and hopefully soon will be able to get started on answering your last email. (Hugs)
Murras01 rated for CPG Oct 2020 SC PC - US only on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: That's so cool that you get a special postmark from the train!! Love the card & the facts; thanks so much. Have a great evening!
Response: Hi! I'm so happy that you liked the card and a few fun facts as well. Yes and I don't remember if I told you or not but believe it or not, though I've meant to get some mail postmarked from on the train, I haven't as of yet. And this year of course, with the COVID, it wasn't running. Maybe next year though! Have a great rest of your week. 😀
jandmterry rated for ONE WEEK - ONE LETTER USA #1 on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter. It was like chatting with a friend. 😊
Response: Awe, I'm so happy that you enjoyed reading it. Believe it or not, I have had a lot of people tell me the same thing (that my letters were like chatting with a friend!) I take that as an absolute compliment. Thank you so much! (Hugs) Have an awesome rest of your week! 😀
Rapsy rated for Email: 15 Minute Challenge #2 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: As usual you rocked this challenge Debi! One of the things you said brought back memories for me- of my Nana cutting and cutting and cutting in order to make quilts. Sometimes I would be drafted in to help and I remember thinking "How many more of these pieces can it possibly need?" lol. Take Care :)
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart. You know what - we must think a like because I thought the same thing when cutting the coasters out. lol The cutting is my least favorite part of it. I bet those are good memories for you though, huh?! (Well - I mean about your Nana, not necessarily the cutting part. 😂) Have a good weekend, my friend.
KSENiA rated for ESG: October Survey on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your email.
Response: Hi Ksenia - I'm glad that you liked it though it was a bit long, wasn't it? lol Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. Have a nice week!
Fabriqueen rated for Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Response: Hi Diane, Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. Have a good rest of your week. 😀
riftvegan rated for PC Weekly Goals - USA only on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for hosting this, and I'm very glad to see the series will continue! :) Your goals are surprisingly similar to my goals this week, altho I refuse to deep clean the microwave! Laughs, a good project for the partner. Anyway, I wish you luck completing your tasks... especially the photo one. (yep, I'm going thru photos as well!) :)
Response: Hi! You're so welcome and I love this swap because it really has been helping me to stay on track. I did get my pictures done and the microwave but the other 3, "hopefully" they'll get done. lol
Hoxiedove rated for Scripture Notecard on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your kind words! May god bless you BIG
Response: Thanks so much for the quick rating and for the heart. As for God blessing me big - he's already done that (many, many times!) 😀 Have an awesome day! (Hugs)

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SunflowerRose on Sep 26, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Psalm 28:6-7

“Praise be to the LORD for He has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”

Fabriqueen on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own. (Matthew 6:34)

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

Fabriqueen on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #2

Therefore gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

MollyMcMurphy on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. Psalms 18:28

PegOGood on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3:

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:9-10

Elliepatterson on Sep 25, 2020:

Greetings Debi, Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. The will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #2 blessings, ellie

jaynesmith on Sep 25, 2020:

Mark 9:24: “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #2

Zypdoda on Sep 24, 2020:

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid; neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:10

Mega Profile Bible verse swap #2

God bless ❤️

rarjones on Sep 24, 2020:

Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” Hebrews 13:5 Amplified Bible Version

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap#2

SunflowerRose on Feb 20, 2020:

2020 Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #1

hope you enjoy

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