Swap-bot Time: May 6, 2021 8:09 pm


Date Joined: May 16, 2019
Last Online: May 6, 2021
Birthday: December 1, 1973
Country: United States

About Me

I always appreciate tuck-ins on swaps, but if you’re my partner don't feel it's expected. I'm almost out of crafting storage space!

A few things about me:

  • 47yo, female, married w/ 4 kids (2 grownups, 2 teens)
  • she/her
  • LBGTQ ally
  • atheist homeschooler--no denim jumpers here!
  • I cook several hours a day--all gluten-free and vegan
  • paper addict, esp unusual writing paper
  • washi paper addict as well
  • constantly reading, don’t leave home without my kindle or a book
  • unrepentant potty mouth
  • I love coffee!
  • after 5pm you WILL find me drinking white wine
  • NPR is my jam
  • Most of the day I listen to podcasts or news shows while working, driving, crafting, etc.--I'm always looking for recommendations, so feel free to suggest. There are about 70 podcasts on rotation in my ears.
  • I like to write and receive long, newsy letters, though I warn that I'm not terribly efficient at time management so I might not write for a month then three times the following month. I'm full of surprises that way!
  • Mail art delights me. #NoPlainEnvelopes


  • books! Fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, classics, poetry...I will read pretty much anything except fantasy/sci-fi. I like there to be at least some semblance of realism
  • pen-pal letters
  • sarcasm
  • smart, creative women, especially in the arts and politics
  • Indigo Girls
  • washi tape/stickers
  • colors: olive/jade green is favorite, followed by purple, silver, teal, turquoise
  • bright prints/motifs
  • men in kilts
  • podcasts, especially humorous or political
  • vintage/retro
  • art nouveau
  • art deco
  • mandalas
  • daisies, sunflowers, bonsai
  • botanical images
  • butterflies/dragonflies
  • unusual typography
  • book/magazine pages, especially vintage or non-English
  • kaleidoscopes & similar imagery


  • hair
  • rodents
  • housework
  • stereotypical "girly" stuff
  • animal prints
  • camel toe
  • fantasy/sci-fi
  • traditional holiday stuff; it just seems so artificial, especially xmas
  • anything containing lavender (I'm allergic). Love the color, not the plant
  • sweets/candy
  • ribbon/fabric
  • religious or faith-based ANYTHING
  • “cute” or kawaii
  • kiddie/juvenile stuff


  • out-of-the-ordinary
  • artsy
  • funny
  • eccentric
  • vintage
  • non-touristy


Comment: Oh my! You spoiled me with this one. Such a cute mini booklet and I love all the goodies. The washi samples are beautiful. Do you have a corrugated embossing folder? I love the cover. Such attention to detail. I’m going to buy some magnets so I can do the little bag topper like you did. Thank you so much. I enjoy swapping with you.
Response: I seriously had so much fun with this project! It’s not a folder, it’s an actual little manual machine that you put paper in and twist a knob. I’ve had it for probably 20 years; if I can find it online I will send you a dm with the info. Tip for the magnets—office stores have business card size adhesive magnets that are easy to cut. Flat, small, one pack of 50 will last for years. Thank you for the kind words and heart!
Comment: You did great, thanks so much for all of them!! I love the houses! The stickers are fantastic and I love the holder you've made! Thank you so much for a great swap!
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I wasn't really sure what I was doing, which always means I'm positive I'm doing it wrong. :)
Reisegern rated for AMA: Mapped Mail Art on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Today I received a lovely map-envelope with a great map-ATC and many nice extras. Thanks a lot :)
Response: So glad it finally made it to you!
Comment: All great choices, and thank you for the bonus PC's too!
Response: I love the scavenger hunts for postcards, glad they will work for you!
evanselli rated for YTPC: One Page Pocket Book on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful little book, I loved all the butterflies. Lovely work😊❤️
Response: I had so much fun making it; glad you like it!
montigneyrules rated for It’s in the cards on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: You didnt put the swap name, it took me quite awhile to sort through all my swaps to find your name. Just remember that next time!
Response: Oops, sorry! There should have been a business-card size swap card included; I bet it’s still on my craft table under papers.
dvmac rated for It’s in the cards on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Debbie thanks so much for the cards. And the surprise was fabulous. I loved it. Thanks again.
Response: You're welcome!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Mar on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. Did you paint the envelope? In any case, it's beautiful also.
Response: Maybe? I can’t remember what the envelope was. Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your list. I've tried Kindle Unlimited from time to time and it's been a huge waste for me. One year, on Cyber Monday, I bought a FULL YEAR subscription (it was very discounted, just like $20 or so) and I forced myself to read books through KU - UGH!! Never again. I subscribe to Book Bub's newsletter and Freebooksy newsletter & have found a lot of better cheap or free books through those (both services are free) than I ever did with KU!
Response: I'll look into those, thanks!
Comment: WOWZA Deb...... you really took great care in knowing me through my profile..... thank you for that! I absolutely loved every piece of this happiness! The PC’s, paper and wonderful pin up stickers..... not to mention the envies all so different and I will hate to use them. When I do I hope you don’t mind me referring to you (by swap name) so people can see and connect and maybe even want to join swaps.... thank you sooooooo much
Response: Of course you can mention my name, but I hope you do use them! I love making envelopes and it makes me so happy to make someone else happy. Glad you enjoyed the swap, it was a joy to put together!
Comment: Super awesome swap! Thanks so much. Loved it all and especially like the dried flowers.
Response: My husband actually got me several packets of dried flowers for a "mail enthusiast version of flowers" (his words) for valentine's day. What a guy! I'm sharing some and saving some. :)
Comment: Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for all the awesome non-touristy pcs! You went way above and beyond - so sweet of you! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad you liked them, Vicky!
Comment: Thanks for the great pc! I weirdly didn't read Harriet the Spy until I was an adult. I knew of it when I was young, but somehow didn't read it. I should have!! It's a great book.
Response: You should check out the sequel, "The Long Summer."
jessdraper rated for WTL: Pattern party! #1 on Apr 5, 2021
TamiHope rated for RSC - Birthday Card on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Hi Debbie! Such a pretty birthday card! Thank you very much. And thank you for joining the swap!
Response: Hope you can use it!
bearnbabs rated for ABC'S of Books #4 on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Love the PC. I haven't read any of your books, so I will definitely look into them, Thanks for sharing.Have a great day. bearnbabs
Response: I love seeing others' book recs!
clutterfree rated for MAE Handmade Flower Envies on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Debbie...I so love this swap you sent..what a beautiful presentation on the outside envie and your selection of papers and variety of flowers and sizes of the envies you sent are all great!! And love the extra seals..so thoughtful and generous! ! Happy SPRING and Easter blessings...Charlene
Response: I'm glad you liked them; it was fun putting together!
swapwithjessica rated for Decorated Envie & a Notecard on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Debbie!! Thank you so much!! expect something in the mail from me soon!
Response: It was a fun swap!
Comment: Some days are well captured by this Jane Austen quote.Thanks for the postcard!
Response: It really is a good quote for many days!
pattiairel rated for Huge Stationery Destash on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks Debbie for NICE SWAP♥♥♥
Response: I'm glad you liked it!

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mejulia on Feb 26, 2021:

Thank you for the notecards and understanding my goof. I will enjoy using these cards for my chemo buddy (I send once a week to a woman on IV chemo).

user6937 on Nov 5, 2020:

Thanks for the envelopes - I'm sure I'll be able to use them. (Tags - Help! I Can't Find.......)

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 2, 2020:

Thank you so much for the altered index card for Leola's gift! This has been far better than I ever could have expected and imagined; thank you for being a part of it!!

ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

Lonestarchild on Sep 19, 2020:

What a great variety of randomness for the the CPG: Envie of Randomness Tag. And so generous! There's so much in here to play with -- thanks for a great tag!

ittybittykitty on Sep 8, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Rainydancer on Jun 18, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

TribblesRCool on May 11, 2020:

Hey there!! Just received your post card!! So glad you liked my sticker book, it’s my first time doing this so I was a little nervous :) Yes, I cannot love without COFFEE... I even dye old paper with coffee grounds that I try and then don’t enjoy, HA!! And peeps with Jean somewhere in their names are the best :) HUGS ~Jean

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