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Date Joined: August 15, 2007
Last Online: May 27, 2008
Birthday: November 26
Country: United States
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About Me

Hey everyone. Just want to let those of you know I am back in town after the latest and hopefully last emergency trip. I was in a place with dialup and thought it was just my aunt's connection that would not let me connect to swap-bot. Then I found out swap-bot had some major issues.

My cousin is in re-hab and she and the baby are doing ok at the moment. She 6 months along. Hopefully this is a wakeup call for her to change her life.

I and the other 3 children arrived at my home last night. OMG....I'm playing psuedo-mommy! I'm not sure who's more frightened, me or the kids. But I think with the support of folks around me, we can make it through the summer.

My swaps are in a mess...I'm not sure who has still not received what. Everything should have been mailed out, but again I've had to rely on others and I'm not sure they think getting these packages out for me has been a priority.

If you are missing a package from me, please PM me. I will be taking a few more days off work trying to get the kids settled in daycare and summercamp. I will be going through my list and contacting everyone that hasn't rate me to see if my packaged arrived or not.

I'll also be going through my packages to rate you all....at least they got picked up from the PO like I asked.

Thank you all for being so supportive during this time.

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I am coffee lover and will drink a cup just before bed and drift right off to sleep...weird huh.

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Note to swap partners: I plan to start uploading pics of the swaps I receive, just because I want to show off the great stuff I get. If you don't want me to upload the pics of the stuff you send, please pm me. But be warned, you're gonna have to give me a good reason ;)

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Polymer Clay scarf over Plaster of Paris mask.

Favorite Music

I love all music but listen to a lot of smooth jazz and R&B. However I loooove 70's disco and funk music. Put on a Parilment song and watch me hit the floor grooving.

Favorite Television

I tend to watch a lot of nature and science programs. I also "how did they do that" type show. My current fave is "How It's Made". Dirty Jobs (I've got a crush on Mike Rowe), the Planet Earth series, CSI...any of them, Numb3rs, My Name Is Earl, Without A Trace, House.


Edited 10/15/07. Ok, I'm getting the hang of the swap thing now and realize I need to throw in a list of likes. (Sorry to those of you that got my name before. I really didn't have enough info listed)

-Shoes, shoes, shoes. Shoes I can wear {Whispers, size 8) Anything with shoes on it...I also collect miniature shoes. My favorite collection is "Just the Right Shoe" by Raine. And boots...I love them too.

-Colors: in any form or fashion, bright colors, muted colors, contrasting colors, totally funky color combinations...it doesn't matter. But if I must pick a favorite, it is burnt orange.

-Color combinations: pink & brown or Burnt orange & brown,

-textures: I love to run my hand across different types of textures

-Autumn: I love everything about about autumn, the colors, the temperature, the smells.

-Christmas: I am Christmas decoration obsessed. I start working on my decorations for the next year even before the this year's season has started.

-Gummies: Ummmmm: love the sweet or chewy texture.

-Afro: I love anything with an afro picture on it.

-Polymer Clay and polymer clay related tools. The tools can be store purchased or even better, hand made. I love making mokume gane with PC an experiment with putting different inclusion into the slabs.

-Earth scents. I like scents like musk, patchouli, spices.

-Coffee and tea

-Margaritas....I realize you can't send me a margarita in the mail. LOL! But I love to try new recipes.


-Oh did I mention Shoes!

-I have recently learned I like matchbox swaps...I like them a whole lot!

-I like embossing powders too.

-And ribbon...especially Christmas ribbon.

-Don't forget I like shoes too....the higher the heel the better.

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Catwalk Green by Kjell Engman of Kosta Boda


-I am a Christian. If you are sending me religious items, I prefer that they be Christian related items only.

-Flower or fruity scents.

On the fence about

Kawaii stuff....I'm not into the cute type stuff...but something in me kinda likes this...I think...still trying to make up my mind. If it is sent to me, I'll probably give it to one of my God-daughters...they love it, so feel free to send it, it will go to good use.

Home Decoration Style

Definite modern and contemporary. I like some antiques...scattered here and there...just not a whole room full of them. Not that into country decor, but everytime Frank on "Trading Spaces" does one of his country inspired rooms....I love it.


Forum Tags

Ok, since I have discovered the world of Forum swapping, I need to set up a sections to remind myself that I owe someone something from the Forums. I am adding those who tagged me not to call them out, but to keep things straighten out in my crafty cluttered mind. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ATC Pay It Back

  1. I owe Melydia a mathematics ATC.

  2. andysbabycakes agreed to make me a Shoe ATC...yea! I am putting her at the top of my superb people list! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Polymer Clay Swappers

I have started a Polymer Clay Swappers. All good swappers are welcome, whether you are regually digging polymer clay from under your finger nails or even if you have never stopped by the polymer clay section in your local craft store. Come on in learn more about this wonderful medium.


twobluecrows rated for Inchie Charm Swap on Dec 10, 2008
Comment: Very late rating, it may not do any good, but I tried! Cyn
zigg13pra rated for GHI Alphabet Matchbox on Nov 26, 2008
Comment: I'm sorry but it has been a really long time
rebeccaljames rated for Inspiring Women on Aug 15, 2008
Comment: When I receive something I will change the rating.
Comment: I will cheerfully change this rating when I receive your card. Elaine
Lunaria rated for Mini Diorama In A Matchbox! on Jul 26, 2008
fandrea rated for Favorite Shoes Swap on Jul 17, 2008
Comment: Hi, thanks for the e-mail. Sorry for delay. Greetings, Andrea
fandrea rated for Favorite Purse Swap on Jul 17, 2008
Comment: Hi, thanks for the e-mail. Sorry for delay. Greetings, Andrea
TeaNi rated for 4th of July Matchbox - 32 ct on Jul 15, 2008
Comment: Dez, I hope your family is doing well. I am leaving a 1 for my records to archive the swap, but truly hope to see you back here someday. Take care.
123Poggy123 rated for GHI Alphabet Matchbox on Jul 14, 2008
Comment: I will gladly change this rating if I receive this swap.
Comment: I have never recevied anything yet. I think you have enougth time.This is 2nd swap that you haven't sent out to me. Is there something going on?
Comment: So sad....I gave her the extra time she wanted but she never even answered the emails.
agonysdecay rated for KLMNO is for...ATC swap on Jun 30, 2008
Comment: Gosh Dez, I hope your o.k. over there. I hate leaving you 1's. The wonderful host of this swap is going to angel me these cards. Again, I'll gladly change this if you ever send them. :(
agonysdecay rated for What's your name ATC swap on Jun 26, 2008
Comment: Dez, I'm so sorry to rate you a 1, you've always been one of my fav. people to be paired up with. I have sent you PM's which have gone unanswered and I'm assuming its because all you are going through, but you could at least respond to them. If and when you send this swap out, I will gladly change your rating. Take care of you ♥
Littlelina rated for Motivate Me, Baby! on Jun 23, 2008
Comment: Hi there, I don't really want to give a bad rating, but I still havn't received anything even though it says it was sent out on the May.01.08 and it's been more than a month. I know it might take time to get to Australia..but I'm really sorry, I will definitely change the rating if I get it..I hope things are going okay for you...
Comment: I never got anything. Will change if I do
riah11479 rated for Wild Women Matchbox on Jun 19, 2008
Comment: I will be more than happy to change rating if I ever receive anything for this swap.
Comment: I haven't received anything yet or heard back from you - I pmed you about 2.5 weeks ago. I hate leaving bad feedback because I realize you're going through such a rough time. I will definitely change this if I receive anything in the future.
Comment: I hate having to leave a bad rating... But I sent you a PM on May 28th and it's still unread. I understand that you're having problems, but maybe you shouldn't get involved with swaps then... I hope everything gets better soon and I'll change my rating if I get the package!

Rating Overview

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Magpieandluna on Oct 28, 2008:

Happy Halloween! Alt text here

mic1 on Jul 9, 2008:

Dear Dez, Hope you are well, I am not used not having feedback from you. Please inform me if you have received my Blue ATC's. Thanks Michal.

anapinkfairy on Jun 24, 2008:

Hi Dez.. I drop by seeing you haven't mark sent for my matchbox and mini atc. I know you a good swapper since I've once received a good work from you. Hope everything OK with you.

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RogueArtist on Jun 19, 2008:

getting worried about you ... drop a line soon :)


jennyknitstoo on Jun 19, 2008:

Dez, I hope you're ok.

You haven't marked your blue, or green ATC's as sent. The deadline has passed for both of them. If you are unable to send please let me know. Thanks

Drachenfrau on Jun 18, 2008:

Hi Dez, could you please pm me, if you recieved my package for "City Celebration Matchbox Swap - Your City"! Thanks! :-)

TeaNi on Jun 4, 2008:

Please stop by the Christian Swappers group and check out our new swap, "Lamb of God". I hope you'll consider joining!:)

jennyknitstoo on May 28, 2008:

Hi, I haven't seen you around too much lately, and wanted to make sure you were ok. :)

HardCandy on Apr 28, 2008:

Hey! I see you like ATC's - Come join the Pin-up girl ATC swap in the Wild Women group :-)


sultrypeacock on Apr 19, 2008:

Thank you for joining my GISG swap!

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