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Date Joined: October 21, 2010
Last Online: April 4, 2017
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States
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Update 4/25/14: Wow, can't believe how long it's been! I took a break from SB to focus on my health and also move to Wasilla, Alaska (an hour away from Anchorage). We enjoy the country life as it's quiet and gives time to reflect and enjoy this beautiful state :) I am still on the kidney transplant list, waiting for the day that I get that call! I've had some recent health scares but am now on the track to recovery. I've missed so many good SB buddies and can't wait to reconnect with all of you :)

Update 11/14/12: "Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever." Margaret Cho

A wonderful group of people put together a book for me, Project Deb, to inspire and support me through my journey dealing with Chronic Kidney disease as well as waiting for my transplant. I cannot thank each one of you enough for the kindness and beauty you've brought to my life. Everyone here has been a tower of strength for me..reminding me to focus on my blessings and to keep a positive, hopeful attitude. I am humbled and grateful beyond words at the outpour of kindness. I can only hope to give to others as I've so freely been given through everyone's friendship here. You all amaze and inspire me and I will never forget your love and comfort. Thank you.

Update 10/11/12: Thank you to everyone for your support and help in meeting my goal of raising $5,000 for my upcoming kidney transplant! This was a huge burden taken off my family's shoulders, it will go a long way paying for my airfare to Seattle, meals and lodging while recuperating the 6+ weeks after surgery. We could not do this without the help of everyone here at Swap-Bot. Thank you so much!

I love to do anything that's creative or artistic... I crochet, paint, draw, sew, bake...just about anything you can do with 2 hands! Check out my Flickr to see what I make..if we're swapping, please know there might be spoilers in there!

I'm a 40 year old mom of four and live in Wasilla, Alaska. I've lived here most of my life, but was raised in Hawaii as a child. I love to spend time outdoors with my family, our oldest son is our biological child and we've been blessed to adopt three more wonderful kids. I love to write and have penned over 25 children's stories and young adult short novels.

I have a bachelors in Elementary Education but do not teach now due to kidney disease. Currently I'm a stay at home mom and excited about meeting people from all over the world!

(bolded are extra fave)

fat fabric quarters! (I love all kinds of crazy, wacky colors and patterns!)

bandannas (I sew and alter these, happy with any kind, regular, crazy, exotic, surprise me!)

zentangles! (I just started making these and I love love love them! There are so many talented artists here, so show me what you can do!)

crocheted or knit items (esp hats, scarves and purses)

colorful things (bright colors- red, hot pink, electric blue, purples)

reusable bags (cloth, yarn, etc)

tropical fruits (esp guava, pineapple, coconut and passionfruit)

charms (for using in jewelry)

butter rum..anything

scrapbooking (papers, pens, cutting supplies)

coconut (smells, flavors, anything!)

fruity candy (strawberry, blueberry, lime, pineapple, apple, watermelon, etc)

black licorice flavored candy (black jellybeans, bridge mix, licorice Altoids, etc- please no red vines or Twizzlers)


tropical items (seashells, sand, ocean scenery, palm trees, coconut oil)

glitter pens and markers (especially acid-free)

celestial sun and moon artwork

Star Trek Next Generation (dvds, actors items, autographs, memorabilia)

Sci-Fi movies/books (nothing with horror or occult themes..more on the level of aliens, superpowers, computers, robots, etc. Love Matrix, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, LOST tv series, etc)

scents- fruity, berry, flowery

70's and 80's pop culture (soda, food, tv shows, cartoons, video games...especially love Mountain Dew stuff, Pepsi, Smurfs, Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Trek)

makeup (LOVE the Hard Candy line..eccentric eyeshadows, colorful mascaras or liquid eyeliners)

fairies (I love Amy Brown's fairy art! Also enjoy Irish-themed with ivy, but don't care for babyish fairies or baby angels..fat little cherubs with arrows aren't my thing, lol)

I wear a size Adult Large for t-shirts, and love 80's retro tees (don't mind if gently used)

I love brights, black and glittery..or what I call "pretty punk" lol

romance novels



tarot cards or horoscope items

red licorice


country kitchen decor

bath fizzies or lotion

gummy bears

collector coins

sports (except for 49'rs stuff..my hubby is a fan and I'd be willing to make that exception)

heavy metal

sweet n sour sauces

decaffeinated tea or coffee (love my caffiene!)

dark chocolate

gloomy stuff

people that don't rate


Jesse, 19- the best teenager you could ask for, gentle, kind and shy. Very helpful and compassionate. He's currently a sophomore in college working to become a Social Worker. Likes technology, gadgets, brain teasers, learning about other countries and cultures, exotic candies.

James, 11- A sweet, athletic boy, loves cars, planes, army men, action figures.

Madison, 10- Spunky, silly and girly girl, she loves loves makeup, purses, small animals, stuffies.

Boosie Baby, 4- Happy, loving girl, she loves everything! :)


I love to take pictures, there is so much beauty around us! Here are some faves I've taken recently:

I promise I will send out all swap items on time!

I put effort into buying or making a nice item, and appreciate my partner doing the same.

Note- I reuse packaging whenever I can..I believe in reduce, reuse, recycle whenever you can!

I look forward to getting to swap with you!


mizvicky rated for Private Journal Swap on May 16, 2013
Comment: What an amazing Journal, Deb. I love it You are so creative and so talented!!!!! Thank you for agreeing to do this with me :)
Response: Thank you for doing this with me, Vicky! I appreciate you getting me into art journaling, you've inspired me and taught me so much!! <3
Comment: Deb, Your just awesome at these, i'm so blessed to get to have one of your journals! Thank you!
Response: I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
mizvicky rated for Junk Journal Junky Bag on Nov 4, 2012
Comment: What an amazing bag of junk journal fun you sent me!!! Thank you Deb for all the goodies <3
Response: thank you sweet Vicky :)
anrtist rated for This is what I make #2-October on Oct 19, 2012
Comment: Awesome Junk Journal! It is just great! Thanx so much... and for all the goodies it holds ;-) I left u a comment at the bottom of the swap too! Blessings, cc
Response: Thank you! Happy swapping! :)
WystericalViolets rated for Halloween Lucky dip! on Oct 12, 2012
Comment: Wow! You should have seen my face when I got your package today! You have super spoiled me rotten! The candy corn may not make it to Halloween. Luff ya XXX
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it, thank you for hosting this swap! Happy Halloween! :)
briwil100 rated for Zentangle on Oct 11, 2012
Comment: Very nice. Thanks
Leashah rated for Daily Thoughts for Sept on Oct 9, 2012
Comment: An absolute treasure, my wonderful friend! <3 I love every little piece, and it's so fabulously evocative of you! So special!!!
Response: Thank you so much for your generous words, I felt honored sending to you! Take care <3
Comment: Thanks for the great swap. I love the postcards you sent. Would love swapping again! Take care and have a great day Love all the maps.... Beth
Response: Oh good I'm glad you like them! Thank you for swapping with me, and let me know if you'd like more. Hugs, Deb
Comment: Thank you.. you have a beautiful family and I love the pics of Alaska.. :)
Response: Thank you for the kind words and heart, I love to snap pics whenever I can. Happy swapping!
Comment: Deb!!!!!! You have done it yet again. Left me speechless! I absolutely love your work. The time and care you put into your journals , it's astounding. I wish I could give you 10 hearts!!' Totally amazing ! I already have ideas flying from my creative bank -again thank you my dear sweet friend <3
Response: Thank you for getting me into this obsession of mine now! LOL I love junk journaling, yours was beautiful as well. Thank you for swapping with me sweetie! <3
Comment: Sorry, thought I had rated you!!! What a wonderful, awesome piece of work I received from you! This was so well put together and so entertaining! You had me laughing and crying!!! Thank you for a wonderful journal I will cherish forever<3
Response: I loved swapping with you, thank you for the heart!
CBreiten rated for Sewing Machine Day email swap on Jun 30, 2012
Response: No problem, you're welcome and have a great day too!
ByNickiG rated for Sewing Machine Day email swap on Jun 21, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you, happy swapping!
tonie2weeks rated for Tote Obsession on Jun 21, 2012
Comment: I recieved the tote you make for me and I love it .. I love the colors, I love the beads and I hope you are well...thanks for trading.... Im going to friend you if that isok
Response: Thank you so much for your kind comment, I'd love to have you friend me! If you'd ever like another tote or any other craft, don't hesitate to let me know :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter.
Response: I'm glad it made the long journey! :) Thank you for the heart, Happy swappin!
Serenityfey rated for Pinterest-inspiration-swap on Jun 16, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the fun ideas!
Response: thank you! Pinterest is so fun!
Comment: Thanks for your lovely hearts.Summer over here didn't started yet.It's rainy and colder then it must be at this time of the year.
Response: Aw, we're having a wet, rainy summer here. I hope your season picks up, thank you for the heart sweet friend.
Comment: Thanks
Response: Thank you!
Bizabeth25 rated for A Note and a RAK on Jun 4, 2012
Comment: I am so sorry to be so late rating you for the WONDERFUL package you sent me... I love everything, and it arrived n my birthday, what a wonderful bonus!!!!! Thanks again, many hearts to you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it, sweet friend :) And what great timing! Happy Birthday!
shellsajerseygirl rated for Send A Postcard on Jun 2, 2012
Comment: I would love to visit your home state. Thank you for the nice postcard =)
Response: I hope you get to come sometime, look me up if you do! Happy swappin'!

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kayler00 on Feb 22, 2022:

<3 <3

Drachenfrau on Feb 22, 2022:

Whippet on Feb 21, 2022:

Prayers for you & your family, please know we thought of you.

myshoesdontmatch on Jun 15, 2015:

Thanks so much for the Altoid Tins RAK! will definitely have fun altering them. ♥

kittylover on Mar 20, 2014:

Sending you some ♥ to let you know I care.

anrtist on Mar 19, 2014:

Blessings to you & YOURS!!!! cc

Fatherted on Mar 1, 2014:

Hey! Hope you are fine! WIsh you all the best!

mizvicky on Jul 25, 2013:

Just wanted to say hello :). Hope all is ok with you & yours :)

choke on Jul 16, 2013:

Hello there beautiful!

Rocktopus on May 10, 2013:

just stopping by to say hello to a wonderful swapper! you crossed my mind today out of the blue, how are you?

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