Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2021 6:37 am


Date Joined: December 28, 2019
Last Online: April 21, 2021
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

I'm Debbie, a retired bookmobile driver, living with my husband and one old cat on a few acres in the Mojave Desert, and enjoying life. We have two married children and 3 grandsons, who keep us pretty busy. We attend a traditional church with pipe organ and hymns - I love the old ways.

I collect antiques and fountain pens, and I have way too many hobbies. My husband and I travel frequently, on cruise ships or in our motorhome. We both like camping, hiking, kayaking, antique and thrift stores, singing and playing instruments.

I pride myself on being prompt, so please let me know if a swap does not reach you in a timely manner. Also, please tell me if I make a mistake in fulfilling the requirements of a swap, and I will be happy to make it right.

Favorite Crafts

Currently, my favorite craft is making ATCs, especially hand-painted or collage. I put a lot of time and effort into making them, because I love doing it. I'm open to private ATC trades as well, if you have some that you've worked really hard on and want to get something worthwhile in exchange.

I'm also into spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, paper crafts, watercolor, oil painting, journaling, letter writing, beadwork and jewelry making, and more!

I always say that I don't want to start any new crafts, but that never works...

Favorite Music

I like many kinds of music, especially if I can sing it. I especially like classical, folk, classic rock, bluegrass, hymns, and even some opera. I sing in a community choir, and also play ukulele.

I don't like heavy metal, rap, or modern country music.


Likes: I'm old fashioned (and old, too), and I love anything vintage or antique. Fancy stationery, fountain pens and inks, vintage postage stamps, and old postcards are some of my favorite things. I love all the Victorian colors - rose, cream, gold, dark/dusty greens, blues, purples, browns and grays, and black. My favorite animals are cats of all kinds. I also like everything Japanese, especially the more traditional styles of art and fashion. I love tea, coffee, and chocolate - all kinds. I have no allergies (Yay!) and I'm not terribly picky, either.

Dislikes: I'll happily accept any swaps that meet the requirements, but I'm not a fan of neon colors, glitter, graffiti-style art, etc. And definitely no profanity - that will go straight into the trash.

Things I'm looking for

Anything Tim Holtz - especially embellishments

Small flattish embellishments that I can use on ATCs - I'm having a hard time finding them around here!

Tiny (1/2" or so) paper or silk flowers

Old maps or pieces of them

Genuine vintage ephemera

Old paper of all sorts

Planner stuff - I'm using a personal sized Filofax ring planner.

Anything Snoopy or Pusheen

ABCs of Me

I've seen this on several other profiles and thought it was cool -

  • A - antiques, apples, art, ATCs
  • B - butterflies, Bible, beads
  • C - cats, chocolate, coffee, collage, camping
  • D - drawing, desks, dragonflies
  • E - ephemera, earth tones
  • F - frogs, fireplace, fall, fountain pens, farm, forest
  • G - gemstones, grandkids
  • H - hearts, homemade
  • I - ice cream, ink, irises
  • J - Jesus, jewelry making, Japan, junk journal
  • K - knitting, kawaii
  • L - leaves, library
  • M - mushrooms, mountains
  • N - November, nature
  • O - old paper, oil painting
  • P - papercrafts, pumpkin pie, Pusheen, postcards
  • Q - quality, quizzes
  • R - reading
  • S - snail mail, stickers, Snoopy, sweaters
  • T - Thanksgiving, travel
  • U - unusual things, ukulele
  • V - vintage, violets, Victorian
  • W - watercolor, winter, washi tape, writing
  • X - xylophone
  • Y - yarn
  • Z - zoology


boriquaz rated for USATC: April Free Theme ATC on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: I love your birds, thank you so much. I do birds all the time, they are just too cute. Happy Swapping.
Response: Glad you liked them! They're fun to paint.
Jjean rated for DPAF: Fun Planner Goodies #2 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun items........
Response: Glad you liked them!
Comment: Everything about this swap was amazing. From the cool stamps you used on the outside of the envie, to the beautifully creative ephemera you made with maps -- I love it all! Thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you - I really enjoyed making everything!
Comment: Thank you for the card! I especially love how you did the butterfly!
Response: I had fun making it!
Comment: Thank you. Love the ATC you painted. Thanks also for the ATC backgrounds.
Response: Glad you liked them!
Yfletcher rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap #2 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun ephemera pkg :)
Response: Glad you liked it!
fishsteak rated for EATC: Under the Ocean ATSea (ATC) on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the cute extras! I love the textured paint and didn’t know about acrylic gouache. It’s on my list of paints to try now.
Response: Jerry's Artarama is the best place to get it - it's Turner's Acryl Gouache, and they often have sales on it.
Arhel rated for HDoP Flower mail art on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flowery envelope and the super-cute bird ATC! :D
Response: Glad you liked them!
Gobarb rated for EASU: 5 Element ATC Challenge on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC. I didn't 't know you could get such small corrugated cardboard. I like the way it turned out.
Response: I've had that cardboard for a while - I think it's from my scrapbooking days. I'm glad you liked it!
fishsteak rated for EATC: Into the Forest ATC on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the woodsy ATC! I love the night theme.
Response: I love the forest at night, and fall is my favorite season.
Comment: Thank you SO much- what an incredible ATC, the mini canvas board is awesome, I love that texture!! And daisies make me so happy!!! It is time for me to plant my daisy seeds. And very cool ATC frame cards, that is a brilliant idea. So many fun uses. You could even make it into a snowglobe type card for Christmas.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with the frame cards.
Comment: Thank you for the card. I love that you picked a theme from my collection list. :)
Response: It was a lot of fun to make!
Poeprincess rated for HDoP Spring Postcard on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the spring themed PC! So nice to see the flowers on it and popping up in our gardens.
Response: Glad you liked it! I rarely paint anything bigger than an ATC anymore, so this was a good challenge for me.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully layered pink ATC with two of my favorites ... flowers and butterflies. The extra goodies are appreciated and will definitely be used. Just lovely!🦋
Response: So glad you liked it!
jannieb rated for EASU: Funky House ATC on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Love the funky house! You did a great job on it. Also, thanks for the whale goodies. You made me smile :) Take care!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was a fun project.
Comment: Debbie, thank you for the beautiful un-birthday card, it’s so pretty! And thank you SO much for those Boston postcards, and telling me your connection to the church. Very cool. Thanks again, take care! ❤️
Response: Glad you liked it! When I saw your profile, I knew I had to send you those.
K8thecrafter rated for Green with Envy ATC swap (USA) on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Fantastic green ATC!! I love it.
Response: Glad you liked it!
1OldfoolPlanner rated for PLANNER STICKERS SWAP! on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, Debbie! I received your swap today and it really made me so happy. I love all the stamps you used on the envelope first of all - and how you decorated the envelope. And then all the goodies inside were so fun! Love the cleaning out the fridge stickers so much! Thanks again for your thoughtful, fun swap! ♥️Hugs, Jill
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I thought those stickers were so cute.
Comment: Awesome! Way to go on your first LIbrary Pocket! And I do love Butterflies! Happy Spring!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!
Shoreart rated for EASU: March Free Theme ATC on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Fun card and thanks so much for the mini journal!
Response: You're quite welcome!

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


vanneparis on Nov 4, 2020:

Hi Debbie! I just wanted to tell you how much I love how the beautiful Bird JAM turned out. Thank you so much!! Talk to you soon. -Vanne

Gobarb on Sep 2, 2020:

Hi Debbie. I just want to thank you for sending the second ATC out to me so quickly. I'm sorry that you had to send the second one so soon but I am glad because I really like them both, so much! I hope we get to be partners again soon!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


hibiscus on Jun 14, 2020:

Just another thank you for a great “flower power” atc swap and I really appreciated those three postage stamps you took the time to use!

supersquirrel on Apr 24, 2020:

Thank you for sending our finished Jam home. You did a great job. I'm happy to be included in one of your first Jams. Take Care ^+^

Shuttlebug on Mar 11, 2020:

Thank you - I had a great time making them!

denisemichelle on Mar 10, 2020:

Your music lyric ATCs are INCREDIBLE!!! So very impressed! Thank you for participating in the swap.

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