Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2018 11:25 am
www.swap-bot.com

DeAnnaVarela

DeAnnaVarela
Date Joined: March 18, 2012
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: January 3
Country: United States
Instagram

About Me

VG

Hello!

I'm so excited to be a part of swap-bot. I'm a reliable person, good at meeting deadlines, and love to create. If you would like to see some of my work I'm Proff_V @ instagram. I love to do custom private swaps so feel free to message me your ideas.

I'm a professor of Communication, Women & Gender Studies, a mom, and married. I love travel and adventure, creating art, and hanging out with my family and three crazy dogs.

I am currently getting back in to making ATCs and am also working on my sketchbook for The Brooklyn Sketchbook Project as well as the Canvas Project. If you haven't heard of it, check out this link: https://www.sketchbookproject.com/

Here are some more of my interests. Please feel free to message me if you'd like to know more or set up a one-on-one private swap:

Craft Skills & Interests: Photography, Jewelry Making, ATC, Scrapbooking & Card Making, MiniZines, Crafting with "CRAP"; trash to treasure, Painting: watercolor or acrylic, Quilting/sewing [adult throw blankets, funky baby quilts, burp clothes, bibs, purses, aprons, tulle tutus, fabric art]

*Favorite Artists: Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Judy Chicago, Mary Beth Edelson, Lynn Hershman Leeson...to name a few.

*Favorite Colors: black, red, turquoise/colors of the sea [blues/greens]

*Hobbies: arts & crafts, travel, yoga, swimming, scuba diving, writing, collecting Dia de Los Muertos dolls, skulls, and other small items, collecting sea shells, and drinking coffee.

*Favorite Holidays/Themes/Issues: Mermaids, Dia de los Muertos, Eve, Snakes & Apples, Coffee, Halloween, Rosie the Riveter, Virgin de Guadalupe, Cherries, Rockabilly, Tattoos, Vampires, Witches, Dogs, Insects, Travel, Sea/Beach, Sharks, Guitar, Classic Mexico, Caribbean, Indonesia, Recycled Art, Funky colors/patterns of the 60’s-70’s...especially floral, Dark Art, Bad Words, Nudity, Kink/BDSM, feminism/feminist art, contemporary civil rights and social justice movements, activist art. Again, these are my interests and I will never send you anything you find offensive; unless you ask for it ; ) !

Music: Some of my favorite singers/bands are Buckcherry, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, The Killers, Blondie, Tori Amos, Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, Kiss, AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Pop Evil, Portugal the Man; most classic rock and current adult alternative.

TV/Film: I don't watch much tv but I love series such as Six Feet Under, Big Love, True Blood, American Horror Story, Narcos, Orange is the New Black, Dark, Love Sick, Black Mirror...

*Dislikes: Disney, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Kawaii or "cutsie" items/designs, fluorescent colors.

Please note: I ALWAYS send my swaps and I ALWAYS send on time or early. If there is any issue, please contact me here on Swap-bot or at dkvarela@utep.edu

I look forward to learning about you & sharing swaps!

Take care,

DeAnna

MM

Ratings

momma197464 rated for ATC - Free Themed #93 (USA) on Apr 25, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I loved the themed that you choose.
Response: Thanks Michelle!
Rabbitfreedom rated for ATC Kit Challenge #1 on Apr 24, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Wow! What an amazing original design you came up with for this swap! Absolutely gorgeous and I love the paper and the clever clasp you used! Thanks for joining!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I was worried I went too far from the original materials.
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC and the presentation is sweet! I was just saying to myself I haven't used salt in awhile...I was reading about watercolor crystals and wondering if they had a salt effect.
Response: You're welcome. Good question. Let me know if you try them.
gillman rated for MMA: ATC (Messy) on Apr 21, 2018
5
rating
Comment: LOVE the ATC and the techniques you used! THANK YOU!
Response: Thank you!
fairyduster53 rated for Pocket ATC on Apr 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Cute Pocket and wonderful patterns!! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you!
qbee rated for ATC - Free Themed #110 (USA) on Apr 19, 2018
5
rating
Comment: nice job, thank you. Debbie
Response: Thank you!
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #98 (USA) on Apr 19, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much. <3
Response: Any time!
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #114 (USA) on Apr 15, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the peace card!
Response: You're welcome.
georgiafae rated for ATC#11: Month of April on Apr 13, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Great ATC-love how you collaged all the elements together with the stamp as the inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
Response: I'm so glad you like it.
thureris rated for ATC - Free Themed #115 (USA) on Apr 12, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I’m still very new to them so yours is definitely an inspiration. :)
SamiE rated for ATC - Free Themed #112 (USA) on Apr 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love the dolphin. Thanks so much.
Response: Any time!
blueseabliss rated for ATC - Free Themed #113 (USA) on Apr 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Very cool, thank you!
Response: You're very welcome.
blueseabliss rated for ATC - Free Themed #111 (USA) on Apr 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Awesome!
Response: Thanks!
thequilterslink rated for Add an inchie on Apr 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, love the ATC!!
Response: You're welcome.
Allegrae rated for Scissors ATC on Apr 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great ATCs! I think you did a great job on both, but the "Red Tape" card is genius!
Response: Awwww thank you. I'm so glad you like them.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Junker Jane PAPER Doll on Apr 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful paper doll! I can't believe it is your very first one. I am putting her up on my inspiration wall! I love the anatomical pages, you used for her eye an limbs and the needle through the heart is perfection! I hope you keep on doing these! So much fun! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are too kind. Hugs.
bigmamabird rated for Mixed Media Boners on Apr 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun card! I love the flip up design, so cocky!
Response: LOL. You're very welcome.
Kathy821 rated for Cupcake ATC inside and out on Apr 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you. I love everything especially the cute origami cupcake. I’m going to have to try it.
Response: Thank you!
ittybittykitty rated for Halloween Shrink charms on Apr 8, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for all of the cute shrinkies! I especially like the cat and poison bottle :D
Response: I'm so glad!
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #96 (USA) on Apr 7, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the pretty flower card!
Response: Any time!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9920 223 12 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
182 250 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
22 15 145 0
View all

Comments

WritersSoul on Apr 7, 2018:

I never got a chance to reply to your nice message on my wall! You are so welcome and I am glad you liked what I sent. My days have been overly hectic so I am sort of delayed in all my replies. I also saw the lovely message you sent on my youtube. Thank you for the support and I hope that your day is blessed and filled with awesomeness.

polyk on Mar 16, 2018:

Appreciate the group invite! As long as I’ve been around, I’ve yet to begin exploring even an inch of groups on this site 🙃

WritersSoul on Mar 13, 2018:

Hey there! I found a lovely mermaid item at the store today! I'd love to send it to you if you're interested! It's not anything big but I thought of you when I saw it. I guess your profile page is stuck in my mind. haha

nancylee on Mar 11, 2018:

Halloween Profile Theme III: Sugar Skulls!

RiverTopanga on Mar 3, 2018:

Hello! Just wanted to say I'm sorry it took so long to check your profile! Welcome to the Group: Artisan ATC's. I hope you will enjoy swapping with us.. we are great creative collective! BTW: going to check out the sketchbook link.. sounds interesting!

Leslie

Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #13 (so sorry i am late! )

Create your own sunshine!

Unknown

MidsummerDream on Mar 2, 2018:

“Now I realize that there is no righteous path, it’s just people trying to do their best in a world where it is far too easy to do your worst." -Castiel, Supernatural

Profile Quote #14

reauk on Mar 2, 2018:

Profile Quote #14

from reauk

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.

Oliver Hereford

ncnurse04 on Mar 2, 2018:

Profile Quote #14:

"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage." (Georgia O'Keeffe)

Hope you have an awesome day. Michelle

25YearOldGrandma on Mar 2, 2018:

"Good manners. They're forgotten in America. I think it's bad manners to stand around in public with ripped jeans and your hair in a mess, holding a Starbucks." Dita Von Teese

Profile Quote #14

Login to leave a comment now!