Swap-bot Time: May 5, 2021 9:22 pm


Date Joined: June 20, 2015
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Birthday: June 5
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Denise.

PLEASE NOTE: I have made up one of my 1’s. I have messaged the other but she is currently inactive. I am trying to redeem myself. I am starting with small simple swaps. Please give me a chance to make it up to the SwapBot community.

I recently survived a baseball sized brain tumor. It certainly has given me a whole new perspective on life.

My goal in life is to move back to my hometown of Lawrence KS. GO KU!!

I'm one of those annoying, happy, cheery morning people that non-morning people love to hate.

People tell me that I am pretty optimistic. One of those the-glass-is-half-full kind of people.

I love science fiction (especially Star Trek), astronomy, books and the great outdoors. I also spend a lot of time in museums, art and historical.

Favorite Books

I read all the time. That may be a little exaggeration, because I have to sleep sometime. My favorite authors are Douglas Adams, Christopher Moore, Richard Kadrey, Jasper Fforde and Sherri S. Tepper.

I read mostly science fiction, some mysteries, novels and non-fiction history, science and memoirs. No romance, yuck.

Favorite Movies

I love movies. I could live in a movie theater and be happy. I can never pick just one when someone asks for my favorite.

I love old monster, B-movies from the 50s and 60s, like The Crawling Hand or The Thing with 1000 Eyes.

I like old musicals.

I re-watch 80's movies all the time.

Two movies I never get tired of watching, no matter how many times I have seen them: Dogma and Spaceballs.

And, I will watch anything with Simon Pegg.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite is recording memories in my smash journal. I've been keeping one since my teenage years. I often refer to my journals as a junk drawer. It’s full of crap I want to keep and otherwise have no idea what to do with it. Full of ticket stubs, playbills, photos from outings, candy wrappers, used PCs or whatever else I can cram in there. I use all kinds of printed papers, die cuts, stickers, ephemera, photos, and more. I like using watercolors, pastels (chalk and oils) and charcoal. It's like journaling, but with a little art and collecting thrown in.

I recently added a bunch of pictures of different journal pages to my Pinterest and Instagram if anyone wants to see.

Themes and other things

Favorite Animals: turtles, pink flamingos, penguins, bugs and insects

Favorite Comics: Tank Girl, Fables, X-Men

Favorite Colors: orange, pink and green

Favorite Flowers: Shasta daisies, black eyed susans, sunflowers. Any daisies really.

Other stuff I like:

Sailboats, hot air balloons, bicycles and wagons

Plaids, polka dots and paisley

robots, aliens, spaceships and rockets

Old barns, silos and windmills

Colorful, antique, strange, fanciful or unique doors

mythical creatures ie: dragons, Bigfoot, sphinx, banshees....

Random Things

I can always use die cuts and ephemera for my journals.

I hand draw mazes.

I hate the cold, so late spring to early fall is my favorite time of the year. I try to spend as much time outdoors as I can.

One day I would really love to go to Russia.

I have a fascination for conspiracy theories. The weirder the better. I just like to figure out how they got started, where they came from and other random information.

Do you ever get a really great rating with a wonderful comment, then wonder, wait, what did I send? I'm pretty forgetful. Maybe I should write this stuff down.


blubutterfly rated for Found Image Postcard - INTL on May 5, 2021
Comment: Hi Denise:) What a great image on the card! I wish I was there right now, it would be lovely to sit out and have a tea and perhaps write a letter, or watch the birds. It’s slowly warming up here so hopefully I can get outside and do that soon, in the meantime I will enjoy imagining it! Thanks for the PC! Hope you are having a great week:)
Response: I’m glad you saw the same things I did. Sometimes I can imagine just being there.
Winklet rated for Send 10 Stamped Images #2 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Excited to use these 😊
Comment: Thanks for the French Painting postcard.
karli rated for Celestial/Galaxy/Space Theme PC on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Love these old space postcards, thanks! Karolina
Comment: If you notice that, you can always send blank in envelooe to save money!. My favorite way to receive postcards!
squince rated for Non- Touristy Postcard Swap USA #28 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Neat, thanks!
Cynfully rated for Desk De-clutter #1 (USA) on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thank you for all the great stuff.. I was like a kid in a candy store!
loverofpostcards rated for Bit of History PC #12 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: What a great postcard! My husband died in July of Stonach cancer and my brother has just informed ne ge gas lung cancer!!
Response: Cancer is insidious. Sorry about your husband. I hope your brother gets the care he needs. Sending prayers.
magicinker rated for “Lightbulb” tags on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Denise, Loved your lightbulbs! Way cool ! This was my 1st swap creating for a journal..So fun..Thank you bunches,,,Patt/magicinker
AceInBeautyland rated for “Teabag” tags on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: I love them so much! You did an amazing job hand painting them, I will treasure them! Thank you!!!
Jangonz rated for Blue for your partner on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the amazing goodies.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. I'm going to guess that #2 - going sky diving - is the lie. Am I right? 😀
Response: It is, but I have it scheduled for next month. I can’t wait!
Crazipurplelady rated for Purple for your partner on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: I love the little things you sent, especially the smaller name badges. Never saw them that small! Sad though, wondering what happened to the Asia 45 record. Thanks for all the interesting items, the large flower is making me think of where to place it A LOT!!!...Oh, but a note or small card with your name & the name of the swap included in the swap would be appreciated.
tam2016 rated for Things with Wheels on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the variety of "Things with Wheels" I am sure I will be able to use all of them.
teresats rated for Paperback Book Postcard on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Denise, Thanks for the Paperback Book Postcard! I hope that your daughter's study of forensic science is all she expects it to be and turns it into a fulfilling career!
Fabriqueen rated for Things from Books on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful pages you sent! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: This postcard is so cool!! Thanks Denise!
Comment: I love this postcard! Also, thanks for the Hot Wheels postage stamp!
Response: I had to order those Hot Wheels stamps online because my post office didn’t have them, they are pretty cool.
kittyhahahotbot rated for Scrap monster on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: LOL I think about my scrap monster most everyday. LOL Then today brads popped into my head. Evidentially its a good idea cuz I rcvd your monster today and the brads work. Glad I got your monster first to help me make mine. Love your little guy!
CapitanSmirk rated for Scrap Monsters on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the scrap monsters! I love that the penguin pirate can flap his wings! So fun!
Response: That penguin pirate was so cute, I kept the first one. Then I made a second one for you. 😛

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savannahjan on Apr 29, 2021:

Postcard Tag PIF - US

Thank you for the Mount Rushmore PC. I took a trip there with my best friend back in 2010, and really loved it.

K8thecrafter on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you so much so sending me the angel package for Red For Your Partner. This was the first time I've been flaked on, but you turned a negative experience into one of the best swaps I've had! Thank you so much! I can tell you went through my profile and picked out some wonderful items for me.

takehimaway on Feb 20, 2021:

I wanted to do the shoe swap, but the timing didn't work so well for me.

jamicam on Dec 12, 2020:

Thank you for the nice letter! I enjoyed reading about your relationship with your daughter. It sounds like you are adjusting well to being an empty nester. Take good care!


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doulakk on Feb 13, 2017:

Welcome to our group!
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tcornell on Oct 25, 2016:

flamingos Hello! Just dropping by to say "Hi!". Hope all is well your way and wishing you an amazing week!

RyeRye on Oct 13, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

tcornell on Oct 10, 2016:

Thank you for stopping by my profile and checking on me- I am actually on the Gulf side of Florida, rather than the Atlantic; so we just had a bit of wind from Matthew over here. I appreciate your concern though! Hugs, Tracy

damilola on Oct 7, 2016:

Thank you bunches for the great Random Envie from the Manic Magpies group ! I am in a crafty mood and it came at the perfect time !

tcornell on Sep 24, 2016:

Thanks for stopping by my profile ;)

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