Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 3:35 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2021
Last Online: December 3, 2023

Country: United States

About Me

Last updated: NOV 27, 2023:

My name is Debora (she/her).

Receiving "happy mail" is always fun, and it is a joy to spread cheer as well.


I love to try all different types of art forms and paper crafts, and often say my hobby is "collecting art supplies." Mail art, card-making and journal-making have been my primary hobbies for the past 20 years. I was published in a few rubber stamping and cardmaking magazines in the early 2000s. My card techniques / styles vary from artsy rubber stamping to simple, clean lines. Gelli printing has been another obsession for about 10 years; I love collage, and I keep several art and junk journals going at once. While always an art enthusiast, I began to take mixed media and fine art workshops later in life.


I am grateful for deco swapping. I have always adored mini book art. The collaborative and ephemeral nature of deco books is appealing. I look for opportunities to create whimsical entries and repurpose found images/backgrounds on my pages. I am inspired by viewing others' pages, and then passing them along to the next person to enjoy and add their creation.

Themed decos are an enjoyable challenge (see below for dislikes), but "open theme" often suits me best.

Art-style decos are my preference. This is because lately it is difficult to include large/bulky/rigid and/or taped decos in swaps - based on either swap requirements or partner preferences.

Please do not send adult-only themed for these same reasons. Snark and Sarcasm are OK!

I truly appreciate all of the wonderful deco book swap coordinators here on swap-bot (you know who you are!) and on Groups.IO.

Please do not send me any deco books with dried flowers, used tea bags or candy wrappers. (Dried flowers can create a customs issue. I have food and scent sensitivities.) Thank you.


  • I try to rate people within a week of receiving the swap (usually on the weekends).

  • Rating me is the best way I will know that you received my swap, and I appreciate the time you take to rate me.

  • Please send me a PM if you do not receive my swap within two weeks of my sent date.


Kindly do not send any scented items, or those that may smell of smoke, or any food or drink items.

Please do not put flashing graphics on my profile. If you do, I will delete the comment. Also, if you have lots of flashing graphics on your profile, please understand that I will not be able to read it. Thanks in advance.

Likes & Dislikes


Favorite color: Purple

Mail art envelopes, Contemporary Art, Unique Notecards, Dogs (especially Shih Tzu's), Birds, Pink Flamingos , Beach themes,watercolor imagery, Botanical Themes, Flowers, NYC, David Bowie, Star Trek (all of them), thank-the-postman stickers, handmade items of all kinds.

My art style is more colorful mixed media than chabby chic/ vintage. However, I enjoy receiving YOUR style.

Themes I like: Animals, nature, beach, flowers, whimsical, colors, secular holidays, open theme.

I love when my swap partners send me images related to the deco book they are sending!


Stuff: Adult coloring book pages, loose glitter, confetti, sports , kid/school stickers, Dollar Tree Stickers and Notecards (I buy them myself), vintage book pages (I have a collection). Believe it or not: Washi tape - unfortunately, it's too hot and humid where I live, and the tape gets ruined. :-(

Themes I dislike: Fall or Winter, Food/Beverage, Persons/celebrities, kiddie, cartoon, fantasy, occult, demons, Satan, fairies, vampires, unicorns, gnomes, dragons, TV, "fandom", horror, comic books, movie franchises, super heroes, sports, rodeo, bullfighting. I can usually do a fantasy page if I receive a book to help keep it moving, but I often "pass" on the Real Life type themed-books. If you have little pix to share that I could use for some of these themes, I would do a page to help keep the deco moving :-)

Kindly avoid sending political or religious items.

Wish List

  • Small stickers suitable for deco book or ATC embellishment

  • Glue book or art journal pages

  • Rubber-stamped images on various backgrounds

  • Anything David Bowie related

Postcard Wish List

I collect new/used postcards with different views of Times Square, Union Square, Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park, Gramercy Park, Flatiron District, Lower East Side or Broadway in NYC- Manhattan. Also any Manhattan scenes from the 70s/80s/90s.

Please do not send

I do not swap: Friendship Books (FBs) , "Sticker Books", Lyrics Books, Slams or label bags, taped decos.

Please do not send any items made with loose glitter, dried flowers , used tea bags or candy wrappers. (Dried flowers can create a customs issue. I have food sensitivities.)

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile!


teejlc rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 12/23 on Dec 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the great decos, Debora! I received them really quickly!
Comment: thank you for the orange themed deco!
Comment: Thanks for sending Rome's open theme mini deco! I can't wait to get it done and return it to her!
9O96O rated for CPG: Pocket Zine - Global #351864 on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: I love your Woman's Day zine, really well put together with the vintage pictures. I knew women who cooked on the weekend and froze meals for the family. I opt for take-out instead. 🤭Also, thanks so much for the Canadian unmarked postage!! I've got more unmarked US stamps, I'll put a couple in the next envelope I send you.
Response: The pictures were from that article from woman’s Day!
Comment: thanks for all the wonderful decos and thanks so much for the extra decos!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Comment: Hi Debora, Thankyou for sending along Shannon’s red themed deco - surprisingly im just starting one myself! ❤️❤️❤️
Mimi7 rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 11/23 on Nov 12, 2023
Comment: Hi Debora thanks for all the great decos to work in and send on. :)
luluvision rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 1 on Nov 10, 2023
Comment: Looking forward to adding to your colorful and sparkly background! Possibilities are endless!!
Comment: Thanks for sharing with me, looking forward to adding a page!
Comment: Thanks for Donnas blue deco!
ccmmsu rated for DB ♥: Letter Rate Decos #8 on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: Ooooh, this is a double awesome deco because it's adorable baby animals AND I get to send it home! I always get this sing-song feeling like "I'm sending a surprise, I'm sending a surprise!" when I get to send a deco home. :) Thank you, Debora!
SFreer rated for CS: Letter-Rate Decos Only #5 on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending Sonya’s used postage stamp deco. What a cute deco! I love what she did to the cover! ❤️
9O96O rated for CPG: ICM Deco #350880 - Global on Oct 31, 2023
Comment: Thanks for Jessica P's unthemed deco. I love your bug page.
ArtsyKarma rated for Flower Deco (International) on Oct 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending me such a fun deco to work on. And yes, I’d love to swap more decos with you sometime.
Comment: Thank you for the black Deco 💕
Comment: Thanks for the great decos you sent! I will get to them soon I hope.
Comment: Thanks for lrm1980's MAJ deco with the abstract cover. I think I might do something abstract for my page. Also thanks for the Postcrossing souvenir PC. I especially like it because the poodle in front of Steinbeck House looks very much like my standard poodle who I shared many happy years with.
Comment: Wow, so much to create with! Thank you <3
Comment: Hi Debora thanks for this wonderful deco. I will enjoy creating art in it and sending it on. :)
TaraBird rated for DB 💙 Deco Frenzy #4 on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the Road Trip, Countries, Reindeer, Oddly Charming and the 2 new ones from you, Owls and Halloween! ♥

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joppagirl on Nov 7, 2023:

Thanks so much for the surprise RAK of paper, I'll enjoy creating with a new selection. You're the best!

Sonya on Nov 4, 2023:

What a lovely surprise, Debora! What I thought was going to be a deco book, turned out to be an adorable, fun book or cool papers! What a brilliant idea. I adore the ones you chose for me. Thanks so much for your RAK. Hugs.

MuggleMom on Nov 4, 2023:

Aww, thank you for the RAK gift!!


colleenbUSA on Nov 1, 2023:

For the CPG Oct wish! I love the card!

MuggleMom on Oct 26, 2023:

Woohoo, the package arrived for "N btw" deco swap!

Thank you!!

lovetherain on Oct 23, 2023:

Thank you for the Halloween card and stickers for the October Wish, in the CPG! Love the stickers!

Whippet on Oct 21, 2023:

Thank you Debora for the wonderful Oct 2024 CPG wish, cute little witch card, stickers, etc. I will be sending you a Halloween card in thanks.

Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 16, 2023:

Got the decos!! Thank you so much!

9O96O on Aug 11, 2023:

Hi Debora. Hotthread's 'Favorite Pet' deco is finished. It was for the last signer (which happens to be me). You contributed a page of your Boo so I thought you might like to see the finished project--link.

MuggleMom on Aug 8, 2023:

Got the much needed ICMs today!

  • Jessica S "Freedom to B U" will be fun for me, along with Lindsay's "Candy" & Aurora's "Unthemed" decos!


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