Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 9:49 am


Date Joined: January 8, 2019
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: August 8
Country: United States
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About Me


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 & Kawaii

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


  • Silver Smithing
  • Scrapbooking
  • Papercrafting


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


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


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


Favorite 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


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.


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!


  • 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
  • sbr9000 - For Book Swap February 2019 - Last on April 9th (sent twice, second time with confirmation # that showed it's arrival)


-None - Let's keep it that way!


Cobweb rated for Hinged ATC Spell Book on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: It is beautiful. Love the simplicity, it has a place of honor on my home altar.
Response: My aesthetic is very simple so I'm always a little nervous sending it out in a world of frills lol I'm delighted you liked it enough to place it somewhere special and hope it brings you a smile every time you see it. <3
zurdoswifey rated for Boo Box is back! on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the box and the goodies...can’t wait to try the lush...smells so good and the patch was perfect for a project I’m doing
Response: You're very welcome!
AbeRex rated for Private - Halloween - Pastel Twist! on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: Such a great ATC and all of the extras were adorable!!!
Response: So happy you liked it! <3
Comment: Your use of the landscape with all the cards together is so cute! I love it. Now to figure out how to store them right... lol Thank you!
Response: I really enjoyed tying all the cards together that way, might try and ATC series that's similar.
Comment: I am the Queen of Candy Corn! But this little squirrel can be my candy corn king cause he's so cute! Thank you! <3
Response: You're welcome lol I realized I had a hard time ensuring I was in the pastel color range XD
LauraM540 rated for HS: Halloween Junk Journal USA on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Love Love Love this! I am honored to be the recipient of your first Junk Journal! If you had not told me I never would have known!
Response: Delighted you loved it, I had my breath held! <3
BluePixie rated for Disney Princesses swap- Mulan on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: I loved this! absolutely beautiful. I currently have this cardhanging on my vanity its so beautiful. i also hung the postcards. the one of the "honor to us all scene" is perfect! I love that scene so much. The post its ive kept for a perfect special occasion. Thank you so much for this. it was perfect.
Response: Aww, I'm ridiculously pleased that you like it so much, I admit it was SO hard to send this one off. You're very welcome and thank you for hosting such a delightful series!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderfully wrapped presents! Can't wait to open them!!
Response: Hope you like them all!!! (I'm so excited for the 19th!)
lockerelf rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap! on Oct 4, 2019
Comment: Super cute! I loved the skeletal cat!
Response: SO happy you liked it, I knew it was perfect for ya!
Comment: Oh my gosh, the wrapping paper! I can't wait til Christmas to open this guy up. Thank you!!
Response: Yessss I knew you would appreciate it
Comment: Thank you!! Great Black cat PC!
Response: So happy you liked it!
Changeling rated for Halloween Bag Flip!!! on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Came home after a long day to find the Halloween Bag Flip and I am jumping for joy just like the skeleton on the back of the bag! Loving the vintage Hallowee ephemera, Thai tea and Lovecraft postcard, along with everything else. Thank you!!! Happy Halloween.
Response: I always love sharing tea with fellow enthusiasts, and Halloween is a great time to sip a little witchy brew as I call it lol!
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard! edited 10/3 double hearts for the second card! My favorite classic monster is Dracula, of course. And my favorite modern one is Jack Skeleton!
Response: You're very welcome!
FLWAVE rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap! on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Love the Poe postcard! He’ll be posted in my Poe’s corner. Thanks!
Response: So happy I could find something you'd like!
debbiespoms rated for Simple Halloween Postcard Swap! on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Oh Oh Oh, Thank you for the Eerie black postcard! I love it !! Am a big fan of black cats and have had some in the past years. I now have a Calico cat. But she has a lot of black in her. She's a beaut and I love her too pieces!
Response: Yes, I adore black cats and Calico's are gorgeous! So happy the PC got to you safe and sound lately they seem terribly prone to being lost in the mail!
Spice rated for Spooky Taxidermy on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: OH MY GOSH!! You did a wonderful job. Mine was just a skull decorated and mounted on a canvas board (decorated of course). Mostly I feel inadequate compared to you. I signed up then chickened out doing what I wanted to do.
Response: I'm SO relieved you liked it, I messed up and mounted it a little too low and honestly he looked a little TOO gruesome at first. I added a collar and more fur to make him a little more spooky and less horrifying lol. Never feel inadequate it's always a delight to see different people trying different things! Hope you had as much fun with it as I did <3
Kskollections rated for ATCO: Halloween in August ATC on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Love it! I love bats!
Response: I love them too, such cute faces and so helpful pollinators and bug eaters! Glad you liked it!
Emro rated for HA: Wizarding Schools - Uagadou on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for this wonderful piece of art! It's really amazing and you totally captured this aspect of the school perfectly! :)
Response: Aw thank you, I'm glad you like it, I loved the idea of a whole team of animagi transfiguring together!
stiffneck78 rated for TITS: Inappropriate PC on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
kfaye rated for Halloween Wall Decor on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Very cute :) Thank you
Response: You're welcome ^.^

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 1, 2019:

Thank you so much for the cute address labels from my September wishlist at CPG! Much needed and appreciated!!

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.

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