Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2018 7:24 am


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: August 16, 2018
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


July 20,2018:

Please no extras when sending to me. I have received so many wonderful extras & the love & thoughtfulness is beyond amazing. I have limited craft space here at mom & dad’s. I don’t have the space nor the storage area like I had back home in Kansas. And I’m running out of storage space. Your swaps are not rated on the extras you tuck in, you are rated a 5 & ❤️ for your creativity and art that you create for me..

My profile picture is Sham the Clam made by the awesome @kiddomerrieweather !

June 2018: Time for update.

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 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 2 precious GREAT grand children (boy & girl). Great grandbaby #3 A BOY due Dec 17, 2018. Soooo excited!! 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.

Favorite Crafts

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

About my 3

Nov 2016

I left swap-bot nearly 3 years ago. I Flaked & had a 1. I wasn't proud of it. It has bugged me all the time I was gone. I contacted her to make swap up. It shows from tracking # it was received. She has received the swap & re-rated me. I will keep the 3 to remind me that sometimes life gets me down, but in the end I know to get up, dust myself off and keep going

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!

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.

Sending Tim Holtz ephemera to @elluzki for the PF Grabbie Tag game. (Sent 8/2)


Pandd rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Love this atc! It is super fun and the design deserves a dozen hearts! Thank you for a wonderful atc. Pat💕💕
Response: Thanks, Pat! ❤️ I’m glad you liked it! Thank you for great rating & ❤️
MarHelene rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Loved the random facts card!
Response: Yay! Thanks for great rating!
sunshinesuperman rated for AACG: Pocket ATC on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: This is the most adorable pocket ATC ever. I just adore the layers, the tuck ins and the overall beauty of the card. Thank you for an awesome addition to my collection. Hugs, Mona
Response: So glad you liked it and tuck ins. Thank you for great rating and heart ❤️!
Comment: Thank you for the cute washi samples! I hope you stay safe and cool in the extreme heat you are experiencing.
Response: You’re welcome & I’m glad you liked them! The high heat has moved on west. We’re in the 101-103’s for a few more days. Relief next week. Yay! Thanks for great rating & ❤️
Anettethhjertnes rated for Using a stencil on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: I love everything about this atc and the extras. The atc is so beautiful I think I’m in haven
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! It was a lot of pink, lol! Thank you for the gracious rating & ❤️ I can’t believe how fast it made it to you!! That’s pretty cool!
Poeprincess rated for ATCO: A Touch of Gold INTL on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC, Deb. I never heard of the spray until you mentioned it & I saw it on the card. Thank you.
Response: Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! Thank you for the 5 & ❤️
hibiscus rated for ATC With A Car on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Great card! Loved the vintage look... my dad’s sister married a guy in hudspeth county (on the map). They have a big ranch out there in cowboy country! By the way.., how clever was your key and gears idea?! Great job.., thanks so much also that note card is beautiful
Response: Oh my gosh!! That is so weird. I only chose that piece of the map for the brown mountains! That is 2 ATC’s I’ve sent that you could relate to! Which is really cool! I was cleaning out one of mom’s dressers & found a bag of note cards. There were 3 different ones of those. Only SPECIAL people will receive them 😁! Glad you enjoyed the ATC and thank you for the great rating & ❤️.
BizzyBusMom rated for RED, WHITE AND BLUE on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: I love this background!!!!!! I am hoping to learn different techniques myself.... this was wonderful.I hope you like it when it finds it's way back to you.....
Response: Easy background to do & fun! Because you never get the same design twice. Love using acrylic paint when I can. I’m excited to see how they turn out! Thanks for 5 & ❤️
Comment: These were fun to make weren't they? Love everything you sent! So pretty, love the colours! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Yes they were! I have mine already stuffed with mementos in my journal! I’m glad you liked the book page ones & the happy colored ones! Thanks for the 5 and ❤️!
ChelleHames rated for SS: Handmade Envelopes USA on Jun 26, 2018
Comment: I love all the envies you made!!! My favorite is the cream one with the turquoise blue! I love the washi and medallion you put on it! Thank you so much!!!
Response: So glad you liked them! I love the Mediterranean blue paper, too! Thanks for great rating and heart ❤️
ByJQ rated for Paper Bomb on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Oh man! What a full envelope of paper goodies!!! This was such a fun swap. Thank you for the mushrooms and gnomes - that touched my heart. All the other stuff will be used too! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you liked it!! It was a fun swap to do! Thanks for great rating and heart ❤️
ArtExpress rated for Washi for Paper things on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: thanks for the washi tape n stickers! i like everything :-)
Response: Great!!! So glad you do! Thanks for awesome rating and heart ❤️
luvbird rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #27 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Hi Deb! Thank you so very much for the great ATC card. Thank you also for the great extras.
Response: You’re so welcome!! I’m so glad you liked it. Thank you for great rating and heart ❤️.
Mamabemus rated for WOW: Flowers to Brighten Our Day on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: great tapes thanks
Response: You’re welcome & thanks for great rating! ❤️
colodad rated for EASU: Postage stamp ATC on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Such a great ATC. I have an ongoing joke with a family about a squirrel painting. Can’t wait to share this with them. Your design and the details are amazing. Thanks for the fun extras too
Response: Oh how funny! I sat with so many stamps in front of me trying to come up with something. Then finally choosing the squirrel. Thank you so much for great rating & heart & glad you liked the ATC & extras.
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating & heart! I do hope you liked the washi samples that I picked for you. ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful washi!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for great rating and heart! ❤️
supersquirrel rated for JAM Supply Kit on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Yahoo! I absolutely love all the treasures you included. I'm looking forward to creating with it all. Thank you for the 3 of hearts card and for the cheery yellow envelope too.
Response: Yay!! You’re welcome, I’m glad you liked everything. I’ve never known anyone that collects 3 of ❤️‘s playing cards. Thank you for the lovely rating and ♥️!!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet notecard and letter. You are so thoughtful. Loved reading about your first puppy.
Response: So glad you enjoyed the card & letter! Thanks for great rating and heart ❤️
marymary914 rated for Dictionary page ATC on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC and Stamps!!
Response: You’re welcome! 😁So glad you like it all. Thank you for great rating & heart ❤️

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polyk on Aug 7, 2018:

Happy to get the Pick 2 Tag in my box today! I absolutely love the ATC coins and those washi’s!!! Oh my! The flower scotch is my absolutely fave Washi right now! I bought every roll at the store a couple months back! Hahaha Ty for everything!!!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 27, 2018:

LOVE the new profile picture!!! It wasn't showing up yesterday when I checked. It is great!!!! Thank you for showing Sham to everyone. <3

hibiscus on Jul 26, 2018:

you and swappers like you are the reason I so enjoy this place....thank you so much...and by the way you can hit that "leave comment" button as much as you want ...it made my day week month!

daydreamer47 on Jul 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fabulous Holtz ephemera! I've always wanted some of those film strips 😀

kiddomerriweather on Jul 19, 2018:

Thank you for the AMAZING Halloween ATC for the "Make me an ATC in my favorite theme" PF Tag! It is sooooo great! It has to be one of my favorite ATC's of all time that I have received. I love the jack-o-lantern charm to pieces. The skeleton guy is awesome, too. Thank you so much!

I'm so happy you like Sham the Clam and that he found the perfect home.

hamolla22 on Jul 2, 2018:

I m so happy the kawaii letter sets made their way to you in the end and thank you so much for letting me know 😊❤️

GummiBear on Jun 27, 2018:

Yessssssssss thank you for the stamps for the I wish for tag. Especially the global ones. Yay

VivaLaDiane on Jun 22, 2018:

:D I am just the biggest goof sitting here cheesing it up for being marinated in awesome sauce. I am delighted that you liked everything. It makes my day to have made you smile. Thanks for being you. I dig that! ♥♥

hamolla22 on Jun 18, 2018:

Thank you so much for the cute clear stamps!! 🌹

LauraM540 on Jun 15, 2018:

Awesome Pick 2 tag!! Love the Tim Holtz stuff and the quotes are just perfect!! I will definately contact you about doing a swap for more!! Can't wait to get busy on the Jam too!!

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