Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2019 5:32 am


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: April 24, 2019
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


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. Since last November in my last update 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

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

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.


debbee2014 rated for Graphic 45 ATC on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you Deb... I took the atc out of the envelope and thought great minds think alike. I used the elephants you used and i also glossy accented there ears, also raised them off of the paper. lol I just love what you did with the smaller elephants ears... Can't wait to see what graphic 45 atc you will want to do next. So glad it finally showed up. Thanks Debi
Response: I am so glad it finally showed up. That’s awesome that we chose the elephants and then did them almost exactly alike. How cool is that! I’m ready to do another G45 ATC! Thanks for joining, and thanks for the great rating & ❤️
Comment: I love, love, love your swap...from the envie to both of your cards and the envie inside. It was so fun to find this in my mailbox and I have looked at it over and over again. Wish I could give you lots and lots of hearts! Thank you!
Response: Thank you so much for the awesome rating & ❤️! I’m very happy you liked everything about the swap! I enjoyed working on it until I thought is was just right. So I have a nice stash of acrylic block stamped backgrounds that will come in handy for cards & ATC’s 😁
Lazydaisy0104 rated for ATCO: Bike atc on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Well this has gotta be the cutest little bike I’ve seen!! 😍😱 The little kitten in the basket?! And the luggage?!! Adorable!!! The extras was a wonderful surprise!! Thank you for everything! If I could give you 100 ♥️ I would!! 😊🥰
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the great rating & ❤️
Arabella rated for ATCO: ATC Coins - Open Theme on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Love these coins, Deb! The mermaid one is so beautiful and the TH bird one is so cute!!! Thank you so much!!! Take care!
Response: I’m so happy you liked them! I enjoyed making them both (I got to use new supplies on them). I love the transparent texture paste! Thanks for great rating & ❤️.
Comment: Thanks for the nice envelopes and the extra bits!
Response: You’re welcome! Glad you liked them, thanks for 5 & ❤️
margaeli rated for USAPC: Things with Wings ATC on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a super cute owl!! He asks a very important question!! Happy swapping.
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad he arrived safe and sound. Happy you liked it. Thanks for the great rating and ❤️!
OrganizedHere rated for ATCO: March Free Theme ATC on Mar 30, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful peacock! Thanks for thinking of my love of them!! And your green envelope with unique stamp and pink note cards were a nice addition! This was a perfect swap!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it and the added goodies. I enjoyed making it for you. Thanks for great rating & ❤️
colodad rated for USATC: Monthly ATC Swap - ANIMALS on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the two great ATCs. The details and layers of features make each a treasure.
Response: Well that was super fast! Glad you liked them. Thanks for great rating & ❤️
RiverTopanga rated for ATC Challenge #2--2019 on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Deb! I really love the note you sent me.. I love "meeting" the people I swap with! I totally agree with your daughters and family in Grand Island. I was sick of the cold and snow in Oct. after our first storm!! We were lucky it almost all vanished in 2 days of rain... which brought, as you know, it's own form of disaster in the form of a ton of flooding and devastation. It's so sad and disheartening. Now.. on to the swap... I LOVE the TH ATC you created for me!! It is awesome. I'm no longer married, but that would be my new mantra is I was looking :-) I need to start investing in some Tissue. There is so much on a roll, I think I will die before I use it all!! So, I haven't invested yet. Very creative coloring the flowers. I would never have thought of that. Thank you for taking so much care while creating this ATC for me. I appreciate it very much. I would give you 20 hearts if I could. :-)
Response: This was such a fun ATC to make! It was like, “Ok, let’s see if I can make it 99% TH!” I’m so happy you liked it! I hope we can swap again sometime! Thank you for the wonderful rating & ❤️!
mrscharlesallen rated for VS - ATC w/ a Cowgirl on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Deb I have to tell you the atc is one of the greatest I have ever received I sure am glad it wasn't lost. I love the background and Stink eye Sally she sure is a hottie. You have a lot of talent .I hope to swap with your again soon. Your Swap Pal Brenda Allen
Response: Thank you, Brenda! After much fretting & thinking about what I sent to PO with hubby, I knew it was on it’s way to you. And I’m so glad she made it & even more that you liked her! Thank you so much for the awesome rating & ❤️!
Bananers rated for Medical Flashcards Challenge on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Loved it! What's hilarious is that I used the same song on one of the ATCs that I made as well...lol!
Response: Creative minds think alike! Love it!! Thanks for 5 & ❤️
AZmom875 rated for Medical Flashcards Challenge on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: I laughed my sacrum off!!!! AWESOME!
Response: I’m glad I could spread a little laughter with the ATC’s! Loved working on that challenge. Thanks for hosting those great (maybe weird) challenging swaps! I love them! Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: Oh my, oh my! I love the paper clips. They are just gorgeous. Thank you so much for spending the time creating for me and including the notecards. ❤️
Response: I’m so glad you liked them!! Thank you for such a great rating and ❤️!
MSturgill87 rated for Stamps = Amazon on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! Enjoy & treat yourself!!
Comment: This is a beautiful ATC! I love the design and the colors you chose. Thank you!!!
Response: I really enjoyed working on that ATC! My daughter was here for a visit (she lives in Nebraska) & she and I had the best afternoon talking & laughing while I worked on the ATC. She picked the background paper & coordinated everything else around the paper. I’m so happy you like it! Thank you for the great rating and ❤️
Anettethhjertnes rated for ATCE&T:White Glue Crackle on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Your atc is realy beautiful. Thank you for the gift. Sounds nice to get a blanket from you. I ges they are AS beautiful AS your paperwork
Response: Thank you for your sweet rating. The blankets were sewn with lots of love & babies are using them 😊. The last of 3 new babies arrived this morning, she is beautiful! And born on her great grandmother’s birthday (my mom’s 81st b’day today ❤️). I’m glad you liked the ATC, I enjoyed creating it for you. Thanks for the ❤️!
PineappleTarts rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thank You
MeHeartsQuilting rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: LOVELY POSTCARD! I just reeaally love it, thank you soooo much! Hopefully I dont become like my mother HAHAHA :D
tristitia rated for EASU: Bookpage Heart ATC Swap on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC and all the extras!
TurtleLove rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Deb thank you SO much for the awesome Pick 3 items you selected for me! I know a friend who will love getting that morgage postcard...and your packing tip on how to send the metal charms wraped in the tape inside the folded fabric was BRILLIANT! I've often wanted to send charms but they always break through the packaging. The itty bitty washi bonuses are going to be perfect in my mini planner. THANKS
Response: I’m so glad you liked everything. I had the charms in a little plastic zip top bag & it made the envie uneven and lumpy, lol. So I thought I would try taping them to fabric. It worked. They were safe & no lumpy envelope! Thanks for 5 & ❤️

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Mimi7 on Apr 22, 2019:

HOpe you had a wonderful Easter!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 21, 2019:

Paige1900 on Apr 21, 2019:

sassafrass on Apr 15, 2019:

Thank you SO very much for the thoughtful and very generous TH Random Envie for Wonderful Wishes group March wish. I am just in awe of everything you sent, and can't thank you enough!

Mimi7 on Apr 9, 2019:

We are having lovely weather and I hope you are too!! Enjoy the day!! :)

CurlyTea on Apr 5, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

bluehairedmary on Apr 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for the wishes granted for the Wonderful Wishes group! I love washi samples and stamped images!

susieq11 on Apr 1, 2019:

Thank you for your note and the postcards for Wonderful Wishes March! I love them! Wishing you a great month of April! : )

susieq11 on Mar 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is amazing!!!! Save me a piece of cake!! : D

CariahCreates on Mar 27, 2019:

Thank your for the lovely papers from my WW March WL. They are perfect!

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