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babyblues65

babyblues65
Date Joined: April 27, 2018
Last Online: January 20, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

Hello everyone! Happy 2020 and now I'm 55 years old!! About 9 years ago I discovered the world of art journaling, junk journaling, gelli printing, ATC creation and just anything that goes along in this realm. I love sharing with others and love receiving their works of art!! I also love learning from others through this process! I work a full time job in the Department of Defense and hate every minute of it even though I'm grateful for a job. So I counter that with doing art in my free time. I love to garden and have so much fun in the spring time bringing my backyard to life. I have 3 dogs and a cat, a husband of 6 years and 2 grown children. My son is a brain cancer survivor and I have journals that reflect my emotions going through that. My daughter is a beautiful 24 year old that is an amazing and accomplished artist, I'm totally jealous of her talent :-) but so happy she has it. We as a family love to travel, and we frequently can be found shopping at estate sales finding the best junk and crazy items that I can add to the piles in my art room and ephemera, I love WEIRD ephemera and old Vintage Books. My latest count was 52 of them, then I have hard time using them! LOL! I started out art journaling by going to Michael's and Hobby Lobby, but now I'm in the alley ways and thrift stores, the cheap or free or weirder the better! Ha ha ha!!

I travel a lot for work. Last year I traveled to Lebanon, Ireland, Germany and was deployed to Iraq for 6 weeks. Of course 2020 has put a halt to that and I look forward to travel opening up again. I love that I get to travel a lot, but it really cuts into my Swap Bot Time!! :-) Looking forward to retirement one day so I can craft when and where I want! I did bring a small art journal kit with me and its challenging to use only what you have around you.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are art journaling, ATC's, Junk Journal and Travel Journals. I'm big on unusual ephemera and the Gelli Plate is the BOMB! Out of all of these, art journaling is my favorite because there are no rules and you don't have to be organized. One of my favorite mediums is watercolor. Other crafts I do on a limited basis is repurpose old furniture into new and I also love to garden with flowers, I consider that an art. At one time in my life I was an AVID scrap booker. I documented from the time my children were born until my son got sick, I lost my heart for it through that and never picked it back up. I then discovered art journaling after that.

Favorite Books

I read really fast and I read a lot!! I have my Amazon Prime Unlimited for this reason, it's worth the money to me to be able to find interesting books at a moments notice. I read anything and everything from non fiction, historical, fiction, dramas, poetry. I love to read about natural health, nutrition, finance, blogging, gardening and a good murder mystery. The one genre I do not care for anymore is romance, maybe because I'm old. LOL! I used to like romances when young, but slowly they became boring to me. I also do not care for deep sci fi, no interest. I proudly proclaim I've never watched Star Wars. Hey, no judgement for others that love it, I just don't. My favorite life time book is definitely Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel.

Favorite Movies

When it comes to movies, once again they reflect my book choices. I really love all of those genres but also love supernatural, crime. Planes Trains and Automobiles is my all time favorite movie to make me laugh and feel better when I am sad or upset. Don't know why, but it is. Maybe because I travel so much and have experienced similar travel stories. I also love any movies that make me feel or make me think, make me grow as a person, the same with music. If I like a song, I don't care the genre. So I like something about everything, no matter the genre.

Favorite Television

We only have Netflix and so I watch Netflix series mostly. My husband does like to watch Survivor on the internet but television is not what it used to be and I'm OK with it. Now that I don't watch much of it, I get so much more done in my life!!

Things I Like

I love receiving glittery beautiful things. Different Teas of all kinds. I like hot chocolate. I looovvvee coffee!! ....My favorite thing in the world are feathers, flowers, butterflies, birds and all things natural. In saying that, there is NOTHING that someone has made that I won't love. I'm the most unpicky person in the whole world. I love seeing where other people live, I love receiving ANY kind of mail, I love receiving something from a long time artist or someone starting out because I was there too. I don't have a preference for any kind of tea or extras, I love it all. My favorite colors are blues and greens, I love bling, pinks and reds, yellow when it is super bright and in general happy colors. I do have an appreciation for darks too though, especially Halloween, I love Halloween. It's so much fun to be weird and make Halloween stuff. I like Christmas, don't love it, but it is beautiful and I participate because others love it so much. NOTE: If you send me something and it doesn't meet the requirements of the swap but I can tell you put a lot of love into it, you will not be rated low. I'm here for the joy of giving and receiving, period. I haven't been flaked on yet so maybe that changes folks tunes. Also, if you ever have to pay postage on something, I will make it right!!! I always take my packages to the post office now, but even still I have had a few that don't have enough postage.

If you made it this far in my profile, thank you for reading it!! Have a wonderful day!

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Comment: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful gift! I was blown away by the bracelet, the beautiful washi and the art journal! I have never been given (or made) an art journal before and I am in love! xoxoxo
stephanieshaw rated for Magic Box Destash-- November on Nov 17, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for a wonderful assortment of fun goodies. Such lovely hand painted papers and handmade collage cards!
bpl76 rated for LSRU-Move my excess quick on Nov 17, 2020
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Comment: AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!Love it all thank you 100000 hearts for you
LisaRea rated for LSRUS-6 things for fun#2-USA on Nov 14, 2020
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AnneC rated for Spookify a Christmas Card USA/Canada on Nov 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous card and the creative art project!
2Hearts rated for Make Me Happy With Happy Mail #36 on Oct 28, 2020
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Comment: Absolutely the BEST swap I have ever received! WONDERFUL! So much fun! Thank you!!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed it!! I love sharing all of my stuff with others who can use and appreciate it! Have a very happy Holiday season!!
susanaudrey rated for Interesting craft paper on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Hi Deanna! Thanks for the great selection of papers, I love them all and will use them in my crafty adventures. The notecard, which I'm assuming you made, was so cute and awesome too! Happy swapping :)
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Comment: You’ve shared so much! My goodness thank you. These stickers are perfect for a project I’m working on now and the clear stampers are super inspiring me to crack out my ink pads again. What fun! Thanks again for sharing your stash with me!
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Comment: Eek - I opened it a bit early!!! I loved it so much though <3 All of the envelopes were so special and I loved everything inside, and hearing about your Halloween memories. Thank you for this very special package!!
DowneastArtisan rated for Magic Box Destash--September on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: TY for the awesome box of goodies!
Scarlett3639 rated for Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for an amazing swap!!
NeronNebula rated for 🎃Halloween Treat Bag🎃 on Sep 5, 2020
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Comment: aww! I loved everything! Thank you so much for the goodies! ^ u ^
Jocecrafts rated for Halloween Tag Swap on Aug 28, 2020
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Comment: This was so beautifully done! I loved everything about the tags: from the choice of color scheme to the various textures used! Thank you for joining and participating in my swap! 💖
Sequoia183 rated for Usa Camp Happy Mail #5- Farewell on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: I want to come and see these estate sales! The ones here are very boring, you have some amazing finds! Thank you for cluttering my craft room (like it was uncluttered priorly) and I do so enjoy your gelli prints
ChristyClark1970 rated for Halloween Tag Swap on Aug 26, 2020
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Comment: Super cute tags and extras!
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Comment: This wasn't my first skinny card swap and I love the card you sent! This may be my new favorite! Thanks for all the butterfly extras too! I love them!!
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Comment: UPDATE: Thank you for the original pkg with the card and goodies and the follow up pkg with the missing card. i loved it as much as the first! :)
Response: Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry!! I found it on my craft desk! I am sending it in a separate envelope. LOL! That's what happens when you are disorganized!!!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Art/Junk Journal supplies on Aug 7, 2020
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Comment: WHOA! 10,000 HEARTS!!! You certainly went above and beyond!! SO much in this package I can't even believe it! Thank you SO much! I love all the artsy handmade bits, the metallic paper, the ephemera, omg the epehemra!! The antique (not just vintage!! ANTIQUE) Book pages, lists, oad of paper, collage papers (did you make these? They are beautiful!OMG) the embellishments, stickers, listspads, books.. BOOKS!!! words and all of this amazingness!! I love it ALL!! Thank you so much it will all go to great use and I'm so excited to sit down with my junk journals today and PLAY!!! HUGS!!!!!
PeliKat rated for F-Bomb ATC Swap #1 on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Deanna, I absolutely LOVE the packet I received from you for this swap! Your F-Bomb ATC was hilarious and I loved the treatment you gave it; the bit of sparkle and the way you did the edges was so cool and the expression went with the test perfectly! And the extras you included were so much fun! The 'shoe fits' cracked me up! The kitten prints will make great cards for my granddaughters who love cats, and the pug card has a future in a project for a pug-loving friend. I also loved the little butterfly book - so cute! And who would have that that a piece of brown paper could look so nice! Your touches of red glitter on the lace really sealed the deal on that! Thank you for all the thought you put into this swap and for including so many things that I just love. Best wishes to you and stay safe!

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Comments

2Hearts on Oct 28, 2020:

Today on this gloomy, cold day I received a package stuffed to the brim with wonderfulness! I have looked through it 3 times now and it has inspired me to create! You are SO GENEROUS to share all of these goodies with me for "Make Me Happy With Happy Mail #36" and I am thrilled.... and................. H A P P Y! Thank you!!

jinxspinx on Apr 13, 2020:

Personally msged but wanted to post here too - I wanted to thank you for the STUFFED RAK box!! I had a BALL going through everything and I can use it all!! junk journals and junk windchimes!! AHHH you made my day!! Sharing with my mother in law too!! We THANK YOU!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

NWPlannerNaMa on Dec 24, 2018:

Thank you! So much....

Sherry71 on Nov 8, 2018:

I am hosting a public swap if you would like to join :) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/271507

babyblues65 on Oct 25, 2018:

Gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you!

Sherry71 on Oct 10, 2018:

I Hope you like these feathers lol I will be sending out your package tomorrow with some feathers and some other stuff off your list.

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