Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 2:19 pm


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: August 19, 2019
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


Please, no extras in swaps you send. I don’t rate you for the extras, I rate your swap.

June 2019

Hi & welcome to my profile! I’m a down to earth Texas country girl. Grew up in small town & now living in the country. Where you can sit on the porch at night and listen to the coyotes & watch the fireflies. I am married to the love of my life that actually supports all that I do, be it shopping online for craft supplies to being my parents caregiver! In January 2018 he retired from his job in Kansas, packed most of our stuff, locked the house (we actually have someone looking out for the place) and came to Tx. I’m so glad to have him here!

I’m a mom to 2 daughters (2 son-in-laws), a Mimi to 6 grandkids (1 grand-daughter-in-law) and 3 precious GREAT grand children (2 boys & girl). And a mom to one fur baby Skeeter, a Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix. He’s ROTTEN!

I am my parents main caregiver. Mom has Alzheimer's & dad has Parkinson's. Mom was put on Hospice in May 2017 & is in the final stage. She has really deteriorated in the last month. Very few coherent word are spoken, not able to bear weight on her legs (can be hard on my back sometimes), eating less and sleeping more. Since November 2017 Dad is no longer able to walk. He can stand holding on to something but can’t move his legs. He’s 6’ 3” probably 260+. With their personal care, meal preps, feedings, laundry, housework, by 10 pm I fall in bed, lol. I have a couple hours of "free time" during the afternoon while they nap that I can sit down and work on crafts. My stress relief.

Crafts I love to do

Handmade cards
Handmade envelopes
Altered art
Junk/Art Journaling
Sewing/Rag Quilts

ATC’s are my favorite craft to work on. I LOVE making and receiving ones with a 3D effect. I love the demension, the textures any raised element brings to that little 2.5” x 3.5” work of art. I have an awesome collection of both flat & 3D and I love them all. If anyone else shares this love, I’m up for private swaps. I try to match ATC’s to partners profile likes, but if it’s stated senders choice I’m usually going to do that.

Papercrafts: handmade envelopes (all sizes), cards, flip books (new love), journal pockets, and mini books are some of my latest “ohhh I like making these!” crafts. I’ll search YouTube for different tutorials to try out. I have the We Are Memory Keepers Envelope punch board, the WAMK mini envelope, the tag and pocket punch boards. I use them often.

Journaling: Junk & art are more or less for me. I jot down things that mom or dad might say, something the hubs did to lift my spirits or something hilarious he said (he’s really good at keeping me laughing these days). I can’t draw to save my life! I doodle good 🤣, but give me ephemera, stamps, Coptic markers, glue & embellishments and I’m a happy journalist! I also love to swap small art pages with others to add to my journals.

Besides having a large assortment of Tim Holtz products my newest addiction is Graphic 45! OMG, their papers & ephemera is gorgeous! So far I have:
Fairie Dust
Winter Wonderland
Lost in paradise (New collection)

I’m up for private swaps on any of the above crafts

Postage & how I send & Ratings

We live in rural area. I am only able to leave the house once a week when I have someone to come sit with mom & dad. So I have bought a postal scale & stocked up on stamps. And if I'm in doubt on amount I will add extra stamps. So if EVER you get postage due from me please please let me know & I will send you stamps to cover. I will put my swap in the mailbox in the mornings, mail runs between noon & 3pm. I will not mark sent until any swaps have been picked up by postal carrier. Our PO closes at 3:30. So anything picked up at our rural mailbox will not be post marked til next day for those of you that check dates. And anything picked up Saturday will not be post marked til Monday. I keep track of my swaps when I send & start worrying after about a week when they are being sent in US. You may get a message from me when I feel like it's been an ample amount of time to arrive just checking with you. That way I can start on a resend. I rate as I open my swaps the day they arrive. If I haven't rated you, please contact me. It either means I got sidetracked with caring for my mom or it hasn't arrived. Ratings are important to all of us. I ask the same from you upon receiving from me. Thanks.

Likes & Dislikes

•Most flowers, Iris’ & Sunflowers are my favorite
•Vintage anything
•Tim Holtz products
•Fun clear stamps

•Lime Green
(Not a fan of orange)

•Red Dirt Country
•70’s & 80’s Country
•70’s & 80’s Rock

•Good ol’ home cooking
•Big Red
•Red Beer (Bud Light & tomato juice)
•Water, lots & lots of water!

Ideas for profile surprise/wishes

Pieces of lace 1” to 3”
Die cuts ATC size
Small punched images: hearts/birds/flowers/etc
ATC sleeves
ATC info papers for back
Note cards
Memo pads
Vintage photos or ephemera
Stamped quotes/words/images
Anything from my “likes” list

Missing Ratings & Flakers

Still waiting on a rating from:
@thevioletgypsy for January 2017 senders choice ATC.

My Flickr photos

As I finish my swaps I will upload pictures to my Flickr account. So if you want to be surprised don't peek. But I would like any and all comments on pictures.

Tags to send & waiting for

Tagged @stephielentz 7/17 for journal cards and washi samples in Pick Two! Tag game. I don’t think she will follow through.

Angeled 5 altered paper clips for @Jsereg001 who was flaked on by @shellbee8 (Mailed 4/6) ETA: Received & message of thanks sent.

Mailed Happy mail to Grayson Bowen 6/5/19.

Open Tags: Tag you’re it Sending to @meeltje57 when she returns from holiday.
Mailed OMAE Paper Bomb tag to @joybells2426 on 7/23.


Comment: Such a cute flip book! Thank you so much!
Tverne05 rated for OATCs: Sequential Number Swap #5 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks Deb for the cool ATC in the middle of our TX heat. I actually felt a cool breeze when I took it out the envelope...lol or maybe the AC had just switched on. It was the ATC and not the AC.🤪 Nevertheless I love it and the wonderful envelopes. I need more envies that size for smaller swap items. I appreciate them because I haven't taken the time to make any lately. Thanks a bunch!
luvbird rated for USAPC: Tiny Tag Embellishments on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh, these tags are so cute... I love them. Each one is very darling! Thank you so very much for the tags and all the little sweet extras!
Lantana149 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #9 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Such a pretty ATC, and love the little envelopes. Thank you for a great swap and flamingo envelope!!!
Response: I’m so happy you liked the ATC & envelopes! Your flamingo envelope was fun to make! I wish I had taken a picture before I mailed it! Thanks for great rating, 5 & ❤️.
jeka396 rated for Washi Embellishments on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, I really enjoyed your flag and feather designs!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked them. Thank you for the 5 & ❤️
PaperPassion rated for Pop Can Lid Embellishments on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Deborah,Love,love,love the embellishments you sent to me.You have inspired me, thank you so much for all the thought and time you spent on them,I appreciate it.
Response: I’m so glad you liked them! They were fun to make & I enjoyed searching my stash just for the perfect tiny pictures. Thanks for the awesome rating, 5 & ❤️
DragonflyDaisy rated for Paperclip Charms on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: WOW! Oh my goodness, the charms you made for me were soooo dang cute! And thank you for the extras too! This was definitely happy mail! 😃 Thanks for being a great partner!
Response: You’re welcome! I really enjoy making the paperclip charms! I’m so glad you liked them. Thank you for 5 & ❤️
skwerl81 rated for ATC with a Logo on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: I love your ATC! Thanks so much for it, and for the extras. Too funny about the squirrel partners! Lol :)
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for joining the swap & I’m glad you liked your happy mail! Thanks for 5 & ❤️
fiennesgirl rated for pretty pink flamingos on an ATC on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and lovely goodies! I think i’ll be hoarding those little cards for a while!
Response: You’re very welcome! Thanks for the great rating! ❤️
magicinker rated for OATCs: Number Series Swap #4 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Deborah..Got your very creative ATC today..I so loved it.Thanks ever so much..Happy Swapping. Patt
Response: I’m very happy you liked the ATC. Thanks for the 5 & ❤️!
Comment: Deb, you did such a lovely job on your accordion book. Makes me feel so summer vacation. And thanks for those darling decorated clips.
Response: Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. And thanks for the wonderful rating! ❤️
BluePixie rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: I LOVE this ATC! It was so cute and creative. it'll be on display with my favorite ATCs for sure.
Response: Yay! I made it to a favorites display. 😁 I’m so glad you liked it! It was a fun ATC to make. Thank you for the great rating & ❤️
scrappermama rated for ATC RRR Categories on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: Beautiful mz. Deb! Glad you saved that paper towel! You sound like me... A hoarder!! 😬 Happy 4th of July! Keep kewl!!
Response: Lol...I prefer calling it adding to my crafting stash instead of hoarding 🤣. Glad you enjoyed the recycled themed ATC, it was fun to do. Hope our 4th is quiet because of the 2 dogs that go bonkers over the fireworks/thunder/gun shots. Makes for some sleepless nights. Thanks for the 5 & ❤️!
choke rated for ETHP: TH Style Flip Book - US Only on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: I didn't want to open this until I had finished mine and I am sure glad I waited! This is incredible! I can barely stand to touch it, it's so precious! Every little nook and cranny is chocked full of so my TH yumminess, oh my! The paper dolls, tags, labels, ephemera, washi tape, hurray! I'm not even sure I have found it all yet. My favorite parts, well let's say I'm glad there isn't a character limit here. The diamond diecut on the front immediately caught my attention. I love the effect of the glossy accents on the cut-outs in the pattern, genius! The charms on the binding were made with so much care, wow! And this is just the beginning! Each page is full of pockets and flips and stamps and inks and texture and charms and bits and bobs! I also love the double flip pockets on the back page, so creative! I just can't stop admiring it! I am definitely going to leave it as is for awhile and just enjoy the yummy feel to it. Bit by bit I may start to unload it and pack it with my creations, but it is a treasure I will enjoy for a good time first! Thanks so much for everything, suggesting the swap, joining with me and going way above and beyond to make this so nice for me! Can't wait to try it again sometime!
Response: You are so welcome! I enjoyed working on it every chance I got! When I put the diamond cut out on the front I was like,”Ummmm, no.” But I had already glued it, I walked away from it and thought what to do to add a pop of color to match the saying on front. Then it hit me! Paint & stamp paper, recut the die and use the cut out! Woo hoo! Like a puzzle, lol. To me they looked almost like pieces of turquoise after the glossy accents. I’m glad you do like it and maybe you can do a little journaling in it. I thank you so much for trying this swap with me! I learned a few new crafty ideas. I will gladly join another flip book swap! It was great! Thank you for the awesome rating and ❤️!!!!
Sylvia4647 rated for VTHS: Double Pocket with Goodies on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you soooo very much for such a great swap. Your envelope was full of a multitude of treats. I appreciate the time and effort that you put into this mailing. I love it . . . love it all!
Response: I’m so glad you do!! It was such a fun swap to do. And when I start adding to pockets I just see another something to add! Thank you for the awesome rating and ❤️
ginny19590 rated for OATC: Number series No. #3 on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You’re welcome!!
Ac2052 rated for CPG Ephemera Scavenger Hunt - US Only on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the fun goodies! I love the pocket you made; I’m definitely adding it to my junk journal!
Response: You’re very welcome! So glad you enjoyed my scavenger hunt goodies & the “extra” pocket. I love making those! Thank you for the 5 & ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! :) I loved the altered playing card that you made for me and I was so glad you put the washi tape around the envelope because that is the only thing that kept the contents inside because both sides and the bottom had split all the way open and was only holding on by the washi, but thankfully it made it to me - yay! :)
Response: Oh my goodness!! I’m so sorry! I usually reinforce any envelopes that look like they might need it going through the mail. I’m glad nothing fell out and that you liked the playing card. Thank you so much for the great rating and ❤️!
jannieb rated for USATC: ATC with Wings on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: I love the ATC you sent. Your cards always come out so great. I am happy to add this to my collection. Hugs!!
Response: I’m glad you liked the Garden Fairy! I really had fun working on her. After several unsuccessful attempts with different techniques with her wings I decided the embossing was the best. Thank you for the great rating & ❤️
choke rated for ETHP: 10 step ATC challenge #5 on May 21, 2019
Comment: I don't know what the heck took so long, its clearly postmarked April 29 and arrived in pristine condition. I'm glad it's hear though because it is stunning! I love the colors you chose, they perfectly compliment the ephemera and scene you created. The personalized envelope with my name an MI license plate was a sweet touch too! I enjoyed reading your note about your creative process and the dragonfly card itself was so beautifully created. Thank you so much Deb! It's always a pleasure to find you in my mailbox!
Response: I am so glad it finally made it!! And didn’t arrive in “postal body bag”, lol. Who knows where it spent the last three weeks! I think the card was from another swap I received, if it was, she did a beautiful job! I’m happy you like the ATC, I enjoyed creating it for you. Thank you for such a great rating & ❤️!

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joybells2426 on Aug 9, 2019:

Thanks again for the great paper bomb! I especially love the little paper pocket/envelopes and the stamped words. Love it!!!!

LilysMama on Aug 6, 2019:

Received your card for Holly today, thank you for contributing to a special birthday for her :)

gooseberry on Jul 21, 2019:

Thank you for the sweet welcome back. :)
That thread was one for the ages. lol.

supersquirrel on Jul 15, 2019:

Thank you for the most wonderful Tim Holtz Grabbie Tag. The gears you made look so realistic - I will experiment. Thanks for the JAMS too and the yellow envelope too :) :)

kiddomerriweather on Jul 6, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes and the wonderful envelope full of paper goodies. I can't wait to use them in my projects. Well, I've already started using some of them in a magpie journal. LOL!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


GabySkye on Jun 12, 2019:

thank you

Thank you so much for the random envie! I loved absolutely EVERYTHING, especially the envelopes and washi! I could tell you put a lot of thought into this. ❤️

kiddomerriweather on Jun 10, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jun 4, 2019:

Awesome, I'm so glad! Thanks for your kind comment. :)

ScottishLass34 on May 30, 2019:

Yay! The pick 2 Tag arrived today! Thank you for the gorgeous journal pockets, and the extra pocket you sent as well! I'm so in love with the way you decorated the two embellished journal pockets and love the varies sizes, and thank you for such a wide array of awesome washi samples! So fun! Cant wait to get crafting with my new goodies! :) Sarah

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