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Disneydezi

Disneydezi
Date Joined: January 8, 2019
Last Online: August 22, 2019
Birthday: August 8
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello!

Call me Dezi, I'm an open minded person who loves to create, share, and learn.

I’ve dabbled in almost every art medium and I love traditional mail!

I was born and raised with California sunshine, Disneyland, books, and a passion for history.

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I love to travel and when I can’t I enjoy sending mail to places near and far. I’ve been to much of North America, Europe, and South America as well as 46/50 States in the US. I really hope to hit those last four states and then maybe Asia.

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Disclaimer! I’m a huge Disney fan and love sharing crafty ideas with other Disney fans. My favorite pastime is visiting Disney parks with my husband and making memories. I know Disney can be considered 'childish' by some and that's okay, I enjoy the hopeful childish dreamy aspects of the company as much as the hard reality of what it cost to create an empire that created such a deep cultural impact on the world. I have studied, read about, and written essays on everything from the engineering aspects of certain park rides to comparing original literature to it's 'Disneyfied' counterpart so feel free to hit me with more than the average princess sticker!

Additional Disclaimer! Just because I love Disney don't worry, if it's clearly not your cup of tea I do have many other interests and I'm happy to share those with everyone as well.

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Disclaimer on Religion

I’m not a religious person but respect whatever gives people what they need to get through the blows life deals. That said I have no problem receiving or sending religious messages if that’s what inspires people’s creativity. I've studied various versions of The Bible extensively both old and new testament for school and respect it and all texts holy or otherwise. I do have very religious family members and happily pass such sentiments to them when they are in need.

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Likes & Dislikes

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Love ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Themes: Victorian, History, Gothic, Halloween, Disney, Maps, Western, 50's

Food & Drink: All Types of Tea (partial to White), Honey, Coca Cola, Dark Chocolate, Meat/Jerky, Cakes, & Candy

Animals: Dogs, Wolves, Cats, Big Cats (especially Jaguars), Horses, Opposum, Skunks, Badgers, Bears, & Deer

Misc: I love LUSH bath products, I love odd candles (those that try to capture scents of places like libraries), This might sound odd but I don’t mind getting scrap metals ( copper, brass, silver) I can usually melt them down and use them to create something new!

I like my Postcards naked, it gives them character!

☹ ☹ ☹ ☹ No Thanks ☹ ☹ ☹ ☹

Themes: Bright Rainbow/Highlighter Colors, Politics

Food & Drink: Spicy Anything, Kale

Animals: Insects, Arachnids, Amphibians

Misc: Please nothing from Bath and Body works the scents they use are usually so strong and chemical that they give me a headache. I have a very sensitive nose so things that smell of nicotine are to be avoided as well.

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I've no known allergies so that's not a concern but hubby hates when I get mail with glitter in it, so please go easy on it if you use it.

Alphabet

A to Z What Pleases Me

A - Anise & Animals

B - Bottles, Baking, Black, and Boardgames

C - California, Confections, & Coca Cola

D - Disney & Dragons

E - Eight Balls

F - Food & Fairytales

G - Green (My favorite color!)

H - Halloween (year round!) & History (All Periods)

I - Indiana Jones

J - Jaguars (and Jaquins!)

K - Knights

L - Leather & Libraries

M - Mythology (Nordic, Egyptian, Indian, etc) & Meat

N - Naughty Things

O - Old West

P - Pin Ups

Q - Quetzals (and Phoenixes)

R - Rottweilers

S - Slytherin & Silver

T - Tea

U - Underworld (and the God of the dead/riches below/Pluto/etc)

V - Vintage

W - Wolves

X - Xystus (tree lined walkways)

Y - Yesterland (I'm super nostalgic)

Z - Zorro & Zoos

Favorite Crafts

Favorites:

  • Silver Smithing
  • Scrapbooking
  • Papercrafting

Like:

  • Woodworking
  • Beading
  • Miniatures
  • Sewing
  • Origami
  • Scultpting

Dabbled:

  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Printing
  • Macrame
  • Wire jewelry
  • Leather-working
  • Embroidery
  • Painting
  • Calligraphy (My handwriting is awful!)

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Favorite Books

While I’ll read almost anything thrown at me I have a soft spot for history both fiction and non fiction, fantasy, and romances. Romance might seem cheesy to some but I love a guaranteed happy ending.

Some of the books and series that have a special place in my heart include:

  • The Dark Series by Christine Feehan
  • The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (& Brandon Sanderson)
  • The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
  • The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffery
  • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede
  • Mouse Tales by David Koenig
  • Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

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Favorite Movies

Movies

I enjoy Disney movies, psychological thrillers, horror, and a sprinkling of romance or comedy.

Random 10 from my movie library

  1. Beauty and the Beast (animated)
  2. Gone with the Wind
  3. Indiana Jones 1-4
  4. Scream 1-4
  5. Planet of the Apes (original)
  6. Lady and the Tramp
  7. Miss Congeniality
  8. Kill Bill vol 1 & 2
  9. First Knight
  10. Waterworld

Favorite Music

I have somewhat eclectic tastes and my favor usually extends only to single songs not entire albums or groups.

Random 10 from my music library:

  1. Something About Us - Daft Punk
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  3. Duchess - The Aristocats
  4. Greensleeves ( on Piano)
  5. Spooky Scary Skeletons (Remix) - Living Tombstone
  6. The Flame in the Flood - Chuck Ragan
  7. Son of Flynn - Tron Soundtrack
  8. I Can’t Help (Falling in Love) - Elvis
  9. We Got Annie - Annie Soundtrack
  10. Such Great Heights - The Postal Service

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Genres I enjoy: Disney Soundtracks, Country, PMJ, Classic Rock, 20's-50's, Musicals, and more.

Music usually has to speak to me, often I'll enjoy a song because it's lyrics hit something or because I associate that song with a certain memory or moment in time.

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Favorite Boardgames

I'm a boardgame lover and collector, the strategies, the art, the fun we have playing with our friends are all things I love about gaming.

Our collection is quite eclectic with a mix of things we each love and gifts from friends and family.

Current Top Played Games:

  1. Betrayal at House on the Hill Legacy
  2. Villainous
  3. Forbidden Skies
  4. Nuns on the Run
  5. Cards Against Humanity

On Ratings...

When it comes to ratings (and life) I believe the key to everything is proper COMMUNICATION!

PLEASE communicate with me if something has/hasn't arrived, if there's an emergency/natural disaster, if you're hoping for something specific from a swap. Tell me, if you don't tell me I won't know and can't help/accommodate/respond.

I rate the same day I receive, if you haven't gotten a rating from me it's because I haven't received anything from you.

I understand the postal service can be crazy, so I usually give a one month benefit of the doubt grace period. That doesn't mean you can send a month late without ever contacting me and expect a 5, it means if you sent out on the right date and your parcel is delayed up to a month that's how long I'm willing to be patient for before rating a 1.

International is always given a bit more benefit of the doubt since I know with customs and such things can be held up for longer periods of time.

Likewise, if you haven't received something from me PLEASE tell me! I keep tracking numbers for everything I can and if something was lost in the mail I want the chance to re-send it to you! 90% of the time I take my swaps right to the post office to ensure they arrive as smoothly as possible with no postage due snags and such.

Wonderful People

  • TreeAnn629 - Angeled Mini Pocket Letter swap for me.
  • stephiedee - Sent me a lovely ATC RAK
  • Fairdollmilk - Sent me a bunch of bags so I could get a feel for how they worked
  • NaitomeaMinx - Sent me a WONDERFUL RAK box full of romance novels!

Non-Raters

  • KatrinaKatrina - For The Simple Disney Swap USA - Last on Feb 23rd
  • 5050girl - For Harry Potter Pocket Letter - Last on March 11th
  • ArtsyEm - For Mini Pocket Letter Sender's Choice - Account Deleted

Flakers

-None - Let's keep it that way!

Ratings

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Comment: Oh. My. Goodness!!!! You done such a good job!! What an amazing artist you are! I love my post card also!! Thanks friend! 💓
Response: I'm delighted you liked it, Figaro and Cleo's song is one of my favorite little tunes to hum.
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Comment: Thank you for such a nicely written (and presented) letter! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your HP experiences and how the House crest of Slytherin perfectly suits you. I imagine we would be good friends too, as I am a Hufflepuff. The paper still smells of coffee, so I assume you made it look vintage with some good ol’ grounds! Excellent idea - love it! The washi on a plastic tag is another super idea and I am loving this tape A LOT! Didn’t have this washis with spells or spirit animals on it yet 😉 I’m excited to add a strip into my journal! Happy swapping❤️
Response: So happy you liked it and yes that was my first time ever coffee dyeing something!
Frickenjazzed rated for HA: Design Your Patronus HMPC on Aug 11, 2019
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Comment: I love your drawing of the black mamba! The scales look very real. Thank you!
Response: I loved working with white on black.
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Comment: I specifically liked the greeting card that was send as an extra, I really love the designer collection and jasmines design in that collection is pretty cool Thank you so much for that ^-^
Response: Happy it made you happy
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Comment: Such a gorgeous card! I love your layering technique. Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked it, getting that wispy effect was fun.
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Comment: Awesome cards! I love seeing your technique change 💜
Response: I love trying out new things!!!
Emro rated for Private Makeup: Mahoutokoro ATC on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: I like your ATC very much. It's really gorgeous! Thank you so much (for the lovely extras too)! ☺
Response: I'm SO glad you liked it!
dvmac rated for Dicks in Disguise II on Jul 30, 2019
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Comment: So fun, Dez! Wouldn't want to stay in that motel though. Thanks.
Response: Me neither! I'm glad you liked the ATC though it was fun to design.
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Comment: Thank you for my PC. we just got back from Disney & we got to eat breakfast in the beast castle. it was neat.
Response: Ohhh which room? I LOVE the tower! Hope you had A BLAST!
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Comment: I think all of your statements are plausible! What to do? What to do? I HOPE the horse statement is a lie because that does not sound like fun, but I'm picking the luggage on the alpaca. Great job! Fun swap :-)
Response: Sadly the horse statement is true (but I still love riding). The luggage is in fact the lie but not TOO much of a stretch as we saw people using alpacas as their pack animals while in South America. Glad you had as much fun with it as I did!
sunshinesuperman rated for Halloween Whimsy Pocket on Jul 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute whimsy pocket, I love it. I too am excited for Halloween. Love all my little treasures you sent! Hugs, Mona
Response: So glad you liked it! We're getting so close to the spooky!!! <3
ginny19590 rated for VS-Fabulous 50s ATC - USA on Jul 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC......=)
Response: So glad you liked it!
ChinaCat rated for Haunted Houseplant on Jul 15, 2019
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Comment: My potted pumpkin flowers arrived today, safe and sound. Thank you so much for the cute Halloween tree ornament! I like the way you attached the string hanger - very unique!
Response: I was inspired by those old fashioned macrame plant holders. I'm SO glad it got to you safe I was holding my breath lol, glad you liked them!
4Friends rated for ATD: 5 favorites : Aladdin on Jul 3, 2019
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Comment: I LOVED my Aladdin post card! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you did, fun series getting to gush over favorites!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute extras.
Response: Glad you liked them! <3
Dibrittain rated for Halloween Wine Cork Ornament on Jul 1, 2019
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Comment: Cute wine cork ornament. Thanks for the sticker sheet and post card. Now to work on making a Halloween tree.
Response: Glad you liked it! I use one of those decorative branches, it looks like a spooky dead tree.
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Comment: ACK YOUR CARDS ARE ALWAYS THE BEST. I was so happy when I saw I got to get another card from you! id give more hearts if I could!
Response: Aw that's so sweet, thank you. I always like playing around with a bit of everything watercolor/collage/acrylics/etc. Thanks for hosting such a lovely series I'm enjoying getting to explore each princess!
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #40 on Jun 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and I know what you mean about those darn twins! thanks so much, darla
Response: You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!
jazzyheart rated for Starbucks Swap - Gift Cards on Jun 26, 2019
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Comment: I would give Demi two hearts if I could! The first envelope never made it and she sent a second one.
Response: So glad they finally got to you! <3
Cgscdy rated for NH: Coffee or Tea ATC - US only on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Love it it will fit in with my Alice atcs perfectly!! Tysm and for the lovely stamps they are too cute!
Response: I had hoped it would! <3 Glad you liked it!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 124 3 4
Completed Fives Threes Ones
130 135 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 52 75 0
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Comments

BluePixie on Aug 11, 2019:

Im glad you like your Belle surprise! I hope you continue to enjoy my swaps!

rainbowfizz on May 21, 2019:

Thanks for the advice re. Florida/California Disney worlds. My husband was keen to do the California one so I think that will be our choice!

MelTayl on May 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for the post card you sent for the post card tag game. That was a lot of fun!

stephiedee on May 5, 2019:

I'm happy black kitty found a good home! Thank for letting me know. That was one of my first arched ATCs. They were fun and perfect for Halloween themes.

Swan on May 3, 2019:

Thank you for the Carousel coloring book! It was a nice birthday surprise.

VivaLaDiane on Apr 23, 2019:

I for one am also not too old for fairy tales. Thanks for sharing a beautiful moment with us. ♥♥

Dorkydactyl on Mar 29, 2019:

I just received your 3 Hot Drinks with a Twist tag, and Oh. My. Goodness. You've spoiled me! I am absolutely in love with the little ATC you made me, and the little black bear matches a tattoo I have on my wrist! This was such very special package, not even to mention the teas and all the little extra candies and memos you sent me! I can't thank you enough!! <3 I wish there were a rating system for tags!

NaitomeaMinx on Mar 26, 2019:
bjansen on Mar 7, 2019:

Omg love the Sleeping Beauty ATC. It was amazing. I would love to have you in any of my swaps :) Got super sick for awhile and it might of been why I didn’t respond back. Beautiful ATC though.

nancylee on Jan 18, 2019:

Squirrel Appreciation Day Profile decorations decorations- bonus round :) Thanks for joining and have a fun day!

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