Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2020 12:15 pm


Date Joined: January 8, 2019
Last Online: September 21, 2020
Birthday: August 8
Country: United States
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About Me


Call me Dezi, I'm an open minded eclectic 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

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Themes: Victorian, History, Gothic, Halloween, Disney, Maps, Pinup, Old West, 50's

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

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

Kawaii: Chococat, Sentimental Circus, Shirokuma, Neko, Obake, TarePanda, & Kutusita Nyanko.

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!

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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 - Animals, Alberto Vargas, Anise Flavoring

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 - Kawaii & 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


  • 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!


Comment: I LOVE these ATCs so much! You did an amazing job. The external use only embellishment made me lol on the poison skeleton one. Absolutely LOVE the card and extras as well. I've never seen a pinup like that. Thank you for noticing the alliteration of my name! Nobody ever notices that! It's one of the reasons I loved changing my name to my hub's. My maiden name was Parkinson, which doesn't trip off the tongue as well. ;) THANKS for a great swap. These will hang on my office wall and I'm thrilled :):)
Response: I'm delighted you enjoyed everything. I laughed to myself, but you're never sure how things will end up being interpreted so it's great to share a bit of humor!
Mindy82671 rated for HEUSA-Halloween Mini 3PL on Aug 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the PL. it had a vintage vibe to it. I loved it.💕
Response: So happy you liked it, my sister saw it and wanted to keep it lol but I told it her it already had a home!
JazD rated for Halloween / Spooky Postcard Swap on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Halloween is just around the corner. I'm so excited.
Response: I'm excited as well, stay spooky!!!
DeAnnaVarela rated for Halloween ATC series (3) L & L on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the two “L” Halloween ATCs. I love and appreciate that you hand drew them. Hugs, DeAnna
Response: Tried to match your likes so happy they hit the nail on the head! <3
fairyduster53 rated for Batty for Bats! ATC + goodies on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Lovely swap!! Love everything!! Thanks so much!!
Response: Delighted you liked it!
Comment: Thanks for being part of my ATC challenge - I love what you've created! Hope to do this again soon!
Response: Thank YOU for being such a great host and I'm delighted you liked it. I LOVED the challenge and hope to see it again!
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Vintage Inspired ATC on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: OMG!! Dezi, it came out so cute!! I love the Pin Up Girl and it is so cool how you incorporated the Beach background. Thank you so much for a very special swap. Talk to you soon -Vanne
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for always being such a great hostess!
Kirkdebb rated for CPG Ransom Note HMPC - US Only on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank for the awesome pc! I love that you based it on sea turtles! It was a very happy surprise in my mailbox!
Response: Turtles are great!
dartha rated for Halfway to Halloween PC swap on May 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween post card and very cool that you are doing things virtually - not the same, but it's better than nothing I guess. Happy Halloween, darla
Response: Not the same but we're trying!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Dezi. =) Cute dog sticker.
Response: Glad the sticker didn't shred the card!
Kalalinga rated for Swaps ~ Lace ATC on May 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely lace ATC. It's perfect for me. I also appreciate all the nice extras which are also perfect for me. This was a great swap! 💕💓💖
Response: So happy I found things that suited you!
vanneparis rated for VS - Old West ATC on May 11, 2020
Comment: Hi Dezi! I hope you had a great weekend and wonderful Mother's Day. Thank you so very much for the beautiful Cowgirl ATC. I love the image that you chose and the whole design is so reminiscent of the Old West. Thanks for a very special swap. Talk to you soon -Vanne
Response: Delighted you liked it, I adore the old west so it was very fun!
vanneparis rated for JAMS Starter Set w/ Tinkerbell on May 8, 2020
Comment: Hi Dezi - Wow!! Thank you so much for the adorable Tinkerbell Starters. I always love hand-drawn and they came out so pretty!! Thanks for joining the swap and being part of the group. -Vanne
Response: The hardest part was making them as identical as possible! I'm delighted to be in the group, can't wait to see what lovely tinkerbell atc's come my way.
Comment: Thanks for my fantastic "Mucha Medusa!" I love it! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I breathed a huge sigh of relief that it got to you safely, even though it was a PC I had to put it in something because I was so afraid it would get damaged. I'm delighted that you love it, I had a blast painting her!
Comment: Thank you for the mini pl. I love the vintage Christmas images💖
Response: Delighted it got to you safe and sound and so happy you liked it, it was such fun!
Comment: Love the ATC! Wonderful job!! 💙
Response: Glad you liked it and it arrived safely!
Comment: The two (!) ATCs are marvelous works of art and just the right kind of naughty. I love the dirty trading cards and postcard!
Response: I'm delighted you liked them, it was such fun and a great mental break.
georgiafae rated for Halloween ATC Series (2) - A on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: What a great ATC-you really did capture some POE elements. I'll put this in my Poe corner as the rest of the word Halloween has been cancelled! Loved the encvelope-the matching postage stamps-wonderful Halloween themed extras and the fabric! Great swap partner-thanks for sharing!
Response: I tried to sneak quite a few in there, sorry about the rest of the word being cancelled. Hopefully when things get back to normal we can pick it back up.
Frickenjazzed rated for Private H is for Halloween ATC on Feb 21, 2020
Comment: I love your ATC and how you not only made a gorgeous letter H but also the adorable Halloween images around and behind it. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Sorry the series isn't continuing!
Comment: Thank you!! Super cute ornament! :)
Response: Delighted you liked it and it got to you safely! (Thought I'd replied to this earlier, but apparently not!)

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shellimakes on Aug 5, 2020:

Thank you for returning the finished "Windmill Song" ATC jam. I like how it turned out, too. The postage stamp you used on the envelope is going straight into my collection, so thanks for that cuteness, as well!

miyi on Nov 5, 2019:

Glad you got the package fine! I might just send you Disney stuff randomly hahaha :)

CarlyJo on Oct 23, 2019:

<3 thank you for the comment to me in the public forum, Halloween ATC Rak regarding my OCD. I'm extremely happy that it is in the background and just a whisper these days. I will gladly and gratefully accept all congratulations :) ty much!

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. ♥♥

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