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luvbird

luvbird
Date Joined: December 26, 2014
Last Online: March 19, 2023
Birthday: April 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I now live in Christmas Valley, Oregon just outside of the Deschutes National Forest where I lived for 17 years (I miss the pine trees!). We are now in the high desert east of Central Oregon. The high desert (4300 + feet elevation) has it’s own beauty and uniqueness which has been fun discovering. I was born in San Diego, CA and lived there my entire life until my husband and I moved to Oregon 17 years ago. Our son still lives down in San Diego and I miss him so much! Happily, our lovely daughter has moved up here in our cute little town and I couldn’t be more pleased. We have such a wonderful time together. She is also a Swapbot member and we enjoy doing our crafts together. I received an Associate's Degree in Science and studied Animal Health and became a Registered Veterinary Technician...I worked over 17 years in that field. I have also studied Medical Transcription. I am an avid bird watcher! I am a very active pinner on Pinterest. I live with my husband, my high-school sweetheart whom I have been married to for over 49 years, and a very sweet, goofy pitbull/lab mix named “Reggie”.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is country...Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert just to name a few.

Favorite Books

My favorite books are Gone With the Wind and The Twilight Series

Favorite Television

My favorites are Games of Thrones, Homeland and Billions. I also love watching This is Us, Animal Planet, Oregon Field Guide, the Food Network, Breaking Bad, Bate's Motel and The Walking Dead.

Favorite Crafts

I have a passion for tole and decorative painting which I did a lot of years ago. I have also dabbled in beginning quilting. Not sure why, but I have gotten away from doing crafts and I want to change that! The crafts that I am excited about doing are decorative painting, quilting, fabric and paper crafts which I am hoping that being a member of Swap-bot will help get me going! I really want to learn how to make wonderful smelling handmade soaps. My latest love is making junk journals or themed journals. Paper, paper, paper is my love! I am also doing lots and lots of collage projects and glue books! My favorite artists are Margarete Miller and Constance Rose whom I get so much inspiration from.

My likes are:

I have a passion for BIRDS...chickadees and robins are just a couple of my favorites.. and wildlife...especially SQUIRRELS, bunnies and wolves. I love California quail! I love vintage and shabby chic. Favorite colors are red, pink, blue, purple. I love the scent of lavender. I love pitbulls. I also love cooking and gardening. I love bird houses. I love all things that have to do with country living...chickens, roosters, barns, canning, picnics, old-fashioned country antiques.

About Me

7/2022 ***JJJ: Let’s Make a Junk Journal Swap series: Vintage Victorian/Shabby Chic theme. Think Victorian ladies, old fashioned ladies’ dresses, shoes, hats and accessories. Images of old, ornate fancy furniture. Pretty background images of gardens and flowers. Vintage floral images…roses just for one example. Would like to incorporate images of beautiful, vintage birds. Love neutrals, pinks, blues, greens as well as jewel tones of blues, maroon, burgundy, darker green. Love the combination of pink and light green. Old book pages, doilies, coffee/tea dyed paper. Old vintage letters and handwriting. Old post cards. Hope this gives you ideas for the swap series. I am really easy going and not picky! Anything I receive will be loved and appreciated! I’m so excited for this swap!

Ratings

IDASHi rated for JJJ: Flips, Flaps & Folds 6 *USA* on Mar 8, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun flip, flap & fold! It will go beautifully in the journal I made for the JJJ make a journal swaps. And the lace extras are so much fun, I have ideas for those too! Thank you so much for the amazing swap, it made my day!
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Comment: Ummm...wow....just wow. I'm speechless. This journal is beyond gorgeous. I almost didn't want to open it because it was presented so beautifully but when I did I was rewarded with so much more. I adore every single page of this journal!!! I'd give a thousand hearts if I could. Thank so much. This makes my week!
dustbunny11 rated for Index Card Collage #12 on Feb 25, 2023
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Comment: Dear Debbie--Your index card is here and it's beautiful! All the elements are perfectly coordinated to make a feast for my eyes! I love it! Thanks for the extra papers as well!
turnsoleluna rated for YTPC: Tatty Birds w/Posh Tails! on Feb 23, 2023
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Comment: Absolutely gorgeous birds! Love the colours and sewing elements. A pleasure receiving your swap :D
tigermousecat rated for Doll House Tag #5 VALENTINE on Feb 16, 2023
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Comment: Love your choice for this tag! These are so fun to make and a nice change from the ATCs. Thank you for the extras!
lmacdavis93 rated for Persimmon Ink Box Card on Feb 8, 2023
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Comment: Debbie - if this color was a challenge for you, you did brilliantly! I love this! The bird the flowers, the little black trim - it's really special. And since this is one of my favorite colors, that makes it even better. Thanks so much for joining and for the great Graphic 45 extras!!
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Comment: Debbie - OMG!!! Thank you SO MUCH for the incredible journal that you sent me. I cannot express how much I LOVE IT!!! It's totally my aesthetic and definitely not too pink or frilly. :-) Your craftmanship is amazing and your attention to detail and all of the adorable touches are just lovely. Thank you so much for putting a huge smile on my face and making my day. Thank you so much for such a thoughtful and wonderful swap. :-)
LinSoles rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #8 on Jan 21, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely piece you've made. I absolutely love it. And thanks for the little extras.
fanfive11 rated for Annual Vintage Santa ATC swap on Jan 5, 2023
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Comment: Beautiful ATC Debbie! Your Vintage Santa is so well done, love the collage background and the tiny details. Everything is perfectly scaled and accented to reflect the Christmas season. Thank you for the wonderful stash of goodies too, so perfect. Thanks also for joining in on the swap, and I look forward to swaping with you in 2023.
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Comment: If I could give you more than one heart I would this journal is absolutely beautiful, I love it. Thank you so much,
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Comment: Thanks so much - lots of fun things and very generous, too. Happy Holidays to you.
donetta rated for AACG: Christmas Tag Flip US on Dec 11, 2022
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Comment: Oh Debbie! I'm not usually at a loss for words, but this beauty...well, I don't know if I can adequately express how much I love it. So much detail! So many gorgeous layers, each completely different from the last! I just...I mean...aargh! Let me just say that it's an incredible piece of artwork, and I will treasure it for years to come. Thank you for it, and also for the pile of Christmas glory you included. Soooo many hearts for you!
Response: Thank you Donetta…I’m glad you liked everything! Merry Christmas and much love for the New Year!
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Comment: What a beautiful, beautiful tag with so many gorgeous details arrived today :)! I’m admiring it in total awe, it has so much beauty to look at. Those children are so darlings and such a festive feel in your work. Lucky me to have this treasure in my collection of houses. Thank you more than I can say and also for the pretty, pretty extras. Have a wonderful Christmas time!
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Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love everything, this was so thoughtful. I especially appreciate you resending, I'm really not sure why the first envelope was marked as a bad address but the second send arrived safe and sound!
Response: You are very welcome! I’m glad you finally got it!
PaperPassion rated for Index Card Collage #11 on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful index card ,Debbie.Your work is always outstanding ,thank you.I enjoy your art so much.
Shellyr rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #6 on Nov 14, 2022
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Comment: I love your swap. These kind of cards are beautiful. Thanks.
1koolkrafter rated for Master Board Part 2 on Oct 28, 2022
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Comment: Debbie… thank you so much for the fun tag that you made for me. I love that black vine trim that you used on the sides of the tag. Thanks also for the enclosed extra goodie.
lmacdavis93 rated for Index Card Collage #10 on Oct 27, 2022
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Comment: HI Debbie and thank you for the wonderful VIA index card collage. You worked in all the elements and then some on this and it looks just perfect! I love the black cat die cut with the words cut into it - I've not seen anything like that before and it's very cool! I'm not a fan of spiders either. We don't see a lot of them here in the desert, but we do get scorpions and lizards. Not sure which is worse!! Thanks again for a fun swap and for all the wonderful extra goodies!!
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Comment: Hi Debbie! What a wonderful surprise to find you in my mailbox! I have SO missed swapping together. This beautiful little journal has stolen my heart. I LOVE all the colors and special pieces you included. Many thanks for a wonderful swap, my friend.
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Comment: I can readily see that you are as much of a fan of Halloween as I am. I, too, love this series and look forward to even more. Thank you for making an amazing addition to my junk journal. I’m looking forward to using the boo-tiful tuck-ins, too!

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Comments

hibiscus on Mar 26, 2021:

Thank you for a great swap and that thoughtful and generous hibiscus paper!!

bringitb on Feb 7, 2021:

Hi! Just made two new swaps in the Washi Tape Lovers group. I’d love to have you join in the fun! =)

hibiscus on Jun 19, 2019:

If there exists a hall of fame in swap-bot for atc’s....your beautiful Edwardian lady deserves a place... gorgeous card!

breezyp on May 14, 2019:

I was just looking again at your birds best pocket letter. So beautiful. The detail is just gorgeous. Thank you again💜

CurlyTea on Apr 15, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

hibiscus on Feb 27, 2019:

Thank you for a very amazing swap! Turquoise and Red is my new favorite color combination!

hibiscus on Feb 27, 2019:
CurlyTea on Apr 13, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

hibiscus on Oct 12, 2017:

The fall colors atc was beyond beyond! Amazing work you create

hibiscus on Oct 8, 2017:

your Dracula was perfection!

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