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babyblues65

babyblues65
Date Joined: April 27, 2018
Last Online: June 1, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello everyone! Happy 2019 and now I'm 54 years old!! About 8 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 22 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. This year I have gone to Lebanon, Ireland, Germany and have just been deployed to Iraq for 6 weeks. 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!

Ratings

LavenderSprinkles rated for Weird Stuff Swap on May 29, 2020
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Comment: The things you sent me were very weird as the swap suggested. The devil picture was unappealing as I am very religious. At any rate, your swap did meet the requirements for this swap. The items you sent me truly were meant to be weird and your swap had the creepy feeling to it. I was like oh man....this is so creepy. So, at any rate have a lovely day. Happy swapping to you.
dakotadee rated for Junk Journaler's Dream on May 21, 2020
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Comment: WOW, I can't believe all the items in the package. I been looking and looking. How do you find things like what you sent? My journals will be more arty than junk now. thank you,thank you
nanadiana rated for Poetry Postcard on May 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fiesta postcard and Robert Frost poem. I do appreciate it. Stay safe!
Camiliann rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on May 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of ATC s i found some to keep in my collection!!
kecarls rated for $10 Amazon Wishlist Swap on May 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! A heart because you choose something I especially wanted!
PerArduaAdAlta rated for I <3 Ephemera Swap on Apr 27, 2020
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Comment: ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Omg!!!! I was so surprised to receive your ephemera swap!! You hoped I would be able to use some of it, but I freaking love ALL OF IT! There are no words to express my gratitude and astonishment and excitement! And how inspired I am looking at some of the things you made and collaged! And can't wait to use all these materials! We all have our own styles, and I can't wait to experiment with some of your styles! I think you are an amazingly creative artist and you have truly inspired me, and I am so, so, so, so thankful for everything you sent! All the hearts for you!!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
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smartymartyky rated for Let's share our Pinterest's! on Apr 18, 2020
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Comment: You are amazing!
shalvorsen rated for Let's share our Pinterest's! on Apr 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
banjobraids rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #3 on Apr 9, 2020
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Comment: Wowww, Deanna! There are so many treasures here!! The envelope is beautiful, as is all the lovely bird-themed work. Thank you for sharing your art with me, it's wonderful! I especially love your use of lace and aging the paper. The fabric is lovely and I'll definitely use the ATC blanks. They're almost complete ATCs in themselves! THANK YOU! Hope y'all are healthy and doing great. :):):)
Jamnj rated for Ephemera swap! USA ONLY!!! on Mar 11, 2020
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Comment: HOLY MOLYโ—๏ธI am in awe at you selection of ephemera that you sent me! As I looked at each piece I envisioned new creations to come . You sent me a little of everything. I couldnโ€™t have received a better swap in the whole world! You deserve a community of hearts for this one. THANK YOU โค๏ธ
Ilovemybabies7 rated for Junk Journal Swap on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: It was fun to get your journal. I loved it. Thanks so much!
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the very lovely butterfly items that you chose for me. Iโ€™ve had a not so good week, so tonight when I opened this package it just made my evening so much better. ๐Ÿ™‚. From the handmade envelope to the handmade postcard, perfect! I absolutely love the vintage Cagney and Lacey card, in addition to the dragonfly and butterfly fabric, the butterfly trim, and the beautiful stamp collection. You are spoiling me. โค๏ธ Thank you so much for this happy mail
twileteyes rated for Blackout Poetry ATC - Spring 2020 on Feb 29, 2020
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Comment: I love your ATC! Thank you!
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Comment: Did you use a paper napkin to decorate the envelope? I love it! Thank you for all the goodies inside too.
Response: Yes, I'm glad you liked it! It was my second attempt! LOL! Happy Spring!
JenZen5 rated for Loaded Envelope US on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the amazing goodies you sent. I love the ribbons, fabric, vintage book pages and the watercolor dragonfly. The dragonfly and the handmade journal are my favorites. Thank you for the wonderful, generous swap. I feel inspired to create something wonderful. Thank you for that.
JJcrafty rated for CPG QUICKIE: Green Envie - US only on Feb 19, 2020
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Comment: I love all of my green stuff! Thank you so very much for everything.
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Comment: Deanna, thank you very much for the awesome goodies! I will enjoy using it all <3
captkristi rated for Sending stuff in twos! #18 on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Got my envelope today. Thanks so much! Those cross stitched player's cards were very unique. I have never seen those before!! Just a heads up, the name of the swap was no where in the envelope. I just had to guess and saw your name on the Sending in 2s Swap.
ToujoursMoi rated for Sending stuff in twos! #18 on Feb 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for the great envelope full of lovely things. I really like what you have picked for me - thank you

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Comments

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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