Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 9:27 am
www.swap-bot.com

DeboraCreates

DeboraCreates
Date Joined: December 2, 2021
Last Online: October 2, 2022

Country: United States
My Website

About Me

**** 10/1/2022 - USPS Has a message on their website that CLICK-N-SHIP will be down on OCT 4 for "routine maintenance"....

...Re: Florida Mail Service ....

Due to Hurricane Ian, many post offices and postal processing centers in FL have been closed (list posted online) and that can make mail difficult leaving SouthEast FL. I don't know how my mail enters or leaves the state..... I think mail will be slower for a while.

SWAPs that may be affected:

CPG: ICM Decos #336770 - Global

AATW & CPG Sept Wishes ****


My name is Debora (she/her).

I am someone who has always had pen pals from a very young age. Receiving "happy mail" is always fun, and it is a joy to spread the cheer as well.

I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE NICE PEOPLE I HAVE MET ON SWAP-BOT!!

I love to try all different types of arts and crafts.



Swapping:

If you believe I am late with a swap, kindly reach out to me to resolve the issue.

Please also reach out to me if there is any postage due.

I mark my swap items "sent" on the date I put them in the mailbox...it may or may not match the date it is postmarked.


Reduce/Reuse/Recycle - I recycle bubble and large envelopes. I also save and re-use all the thin plastic packaging from craft supplies, often to protect my swaps.

I often turn mail art envelopes received into art journals.

Lately I have been recycling handmade or other cards received in swaps to use as my swap insert cards! Making happy mail even happier :-)


alt text

I try to rate people within a week of receiving the swap, so please include the name of the swap (thanks in advance).

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy various styles of cardmaking, art journaling, bookbinding, gel press printing, collecting art supplies, collecting notecards and stationery sets, and repurposing things into art.

Lately I've been reunited with decos (the last one returned to me was in 2007) and I've been enjoying that.

I love experimenting with everything - paper, paint and ink!

I bought a sewing machine and hope to incorporate sewing into my journal making, collage and cardmaking...but it's still in the box!!

Lately I love to swap handmade cards, zines, and art decos books.

Likes & Dislikes

Likes:

Unique Notecards, stationery, Dogs (especially Shih Tzu's), Birds, Pink Flamingos , Beach themes, Palm Trees, watercolor imagery, Botanical Themes, Flowers, NYC, David Bowie, Star Trek (all of them), thank-the-postman stickers, humorous and feminist (nonpolitical) PCs and notecards, and items handmade by YOU!

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

Love to receive little notes from my swap partners!


Dislikes:

Adult coloring books, loose glitter, confetti, sports , kid/school stickers, Dollar Tree Stickers and Notecards (I buy too many myself), children themes, fantasy themes/images, horror, super heroes, cats (except for Hello Kitty !), circus, rodeo, bullfighting. Kindly avoid sending political items.


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


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

ALSO - Please do not put flashing graphics on my profile.

*** Thanks for reading this. ***

Extras / Wish List

I am trying to get organized, so no extras are needed! Anything I cannot use, I will re-gift.

*** My wish list as of October 2022: ***

  • lined stationery, any size/design
  • unique notecards with matching envelopes
  • printable stationery, envelopes or printable collage images (PDF files)
  • stamped images that would make good collage or card focal points

Favorite Music

70s/80s rock, post-punk, new wave, synth pop, new-romance: David Bowie, Duran Duran, Erasure, Devo, Depeche Mode, The Police, The Clash, Joe Jackson, Talking Heads, REM, XTC, New Order, The Smiths, (if you know who I'm talking about, you get the drill), also classic rock like Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones...and ...David Bowie!

Favorite Movies

British rom-coms (think Hugh Grant and Colin Firth), Bridget Jones Diary, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Simon Pegg movies, especially Shaun of the Dead, Harold and Maude, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn, Star Trek IV, Bad Santa, Mission Impossible, Bourne.

Postcards

*** I am looking for new or USED postcards with different views of Times Square, Union Square, or Broadway in NYC.***

Misc - Old Sizzix Dies

I have a Big Shot, and I prefer it to the Cricut. When I moved I donated all of my dies to a summer school. So, I AM LOOKING FOR OLD SIZZIX DIES...if you have any you need to unload, please PM me and perhaps we can come to an arrangement where I can buy them from you.

Thanks for reading my profile!!

Misc -Mailing / USPS


Mailing in the USA - ZIP+4 is important: Here is a link to properly address an item so the USPS "optical character recognition" equipment can read the address:

Postal Addressing Standards


I am finding that washi tape on envelopes tends to get caught in the mail sorting equipment.


Favorite Books

To Read:
Books about contemporary artists. With lots of photos! Instructional art books for watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, etc.

To use in craft:
books such as botanical, scenery, modern art with very large photos that I can create into envelopes. I also love big calendars for this as well.

To collect:
Large Pop-Up books, and David Bowie Books

Ratings

MuggleMom rated for DB ♥: Small Deco Booklet #336669 on Sep 30, 2022
5
rating
Comment: You envie arrived today - so where is the one I sent to you? Ugh! I hope it comes back to me soon or land on your doorstep. Love how you upcycled the fall card and I can't wait to put my page down for the "window" deco for Rome (I love what everyone had done so far and yours is up there - perfect!) xxMuggleMom
Response: Hi, glad you liked everything - I thought you'd like the window theme :-) Thanks for the heart.
Cryptid rated for Zines #31 on Sep 25, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cool Bowie zine! :) I like the handmade envelope too.
Response: Glad it made it to Australia. Thanks!
Shellyr rated for CPG Sept ‘22 Move a US Deco - US on Sep 25, 2022
5
rating
 
Response: thanks for the heart :-)
Hotthreads rated for Deco Deco #7 on Sep 23, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap. Hard to believe we will have snowman in a few short weeks.
Response: Thanks for hosting and thx for the heart!
5
rating
Comment: Wow, this got here fast! Love your "Fences" deco & I can't wait to add my page. xx T
Response: Thx for rating so quickly and thanks for the heart!
Doreas13 rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC Sept #1 on Sep 22, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card. Also thank you for the suggestion on my you tube channel name. Girl, I have to write you a letter on what I'm going through with YouTube right now. So, stay tune for a letter coming soon to you. LOL!!!
Response: Thx for rating so quickly and thanks for the heart! Looking forward to your note...
mchesser12 rated for Art Collab PC #107 (USA) on Sep 22, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sending these postcards my way. And thanks for the blank ones too. Kraft or white is perfect!
Response: So glad u liked everything. Thanks for the heart!
joppagirl rated for DB ♥: Small Deco Booklet #336149 on Sep 19, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun theme!
Response: Thx for rating so quickly and thanks for the heart!
Onaki rated for Zines #27 on Sep 17, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I love your zines! I have a small collection going now of them! :)
Response: Thanks, I have a collection of yours, too. I actually sort my collection binder by zinesters in 3x4 pockets. Thanks for the heart.
luluvision rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 16 on Sep 17, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Zine received! Pretty cover! Look forward to adding to it!
Response: Glad u like it, thx for the heart!
5
rating
Comment: This mini deco is super cute! I’ll enjoy the challenge of keeping my artwork tiny! Thank you for sending it my way! ❤️
Response: You are welcome - glad u liked it and thanks for the heart
9O96O rated for Artistic Decos 9/2022 on Sep 14, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Nice work on your moon page for joppagirl's 'Vintage Science' deco. Already finished my page and will move it along at the next opportunity. And thank you for the nice words about my profile page. :)
Response: Glad u liked it - thx for the heart. Also, Thanks for rating me so promptly , glad it arrived within 10-11 days. the last swap I mailed to CA took over three weeks (and it wasn't a bulky swap). Have a good day.
derakisu rated for CPG 1 Sheet Minizine #32 - Global on Sep 14, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for both your zines, "She cooks one day..." and "My obsession with stickers". I love the stickers one so much ! Such a fun idea to use up stickers. I love the enveloppe everything came in too. ^_^
Response: So glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute deco for Beth and whoohoo, I get to send it home! xxMuggleMom
Response: Glad u liked it - thx for the heart
Larina rated for Zines #33 on Sep 11, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the colorful and fun vine!
Response: Thanks for rating me promptly and thanks for the heart! :-)
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the great assortment of faces and phrases! Great job! Love them!!! I know I'll put them to good use in my art journals : ) Thanks again for swapping with me!
Response: Thanks so glad u liked them.
Shellyr rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #335821 on Sep 9, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the heart!
BusyB rated for Zines #32 on Sep 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you my old friend for not one but two zines! I love the 50s 'She Cooks' zine and 'zinevelope' you sent your zine in. That's gonna stick and may have to case that. :) Love my punch board. The "Migraine" zine I appreciate on a different level and you know why. I appreciate you making this to share. Part of life that seems to stay. Still part of Rogers life and rarely happens anymore. When it does he still has to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Now there are no kids, dogs or noisy motocross bikes to disrupt him, less stress, shorter and not as severe. So thankful! Be well and it's great to swap with you again! ❤️
Response: Hi Bonnie, thanks for your kind words. Glad you liked it all.
lrm1980 rated for Zines #26 on Sep 5, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great zine! I really love your painted envelopes, too!
Response: Glad u like it! Thanks for rating me so quickly, and thanks for the heart!
MuggleMom rated for Deco Deco #6 on Sep 3, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I had a planner with the same ladies on your free theme deco! I love it and can't wait to fill a page with inspiration. xxMuggleMom
Response: Glad u like it! Thanks for rating me so quickly, and thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 250 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
196 281 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 82 109 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

teejlc on Sep 25, 2022:

It was such a nice surprise to receive my full Vintage Angels deco in the mail this week! Thank you very much for returning it. It's just so delightful when they come home!

Whippet on Sep 21, 2022:

Thank you Debora for your letter/card & for sending me the "Cat" deco book. I look forward to decorating the book & I'm reading your letter. - Kathy

LadyJo on Sep 12, 2022:

Thank you for the great CPG September wishes! This will be great for Fall!

Tricia22 on Sep 12, 2022:

AATW Sept- Thank you for the profile based pc’s and extra’s, very generous of you!

lunatenchi on Sep 4, 2022:

thank you soso much for the blank postcards! they're just what i needed <333

Whippet on Aug 26, 2022:

Thank you Debora! Wonderful finding in my mail box your gelli-printed mail art envelope full of Deco Books! Yes, you have helped me get thru the end of August. And, yes, we are staying in the A/C, keeping cool. Loving this "Art Therapy" to work on Deco Books, makes time fly. Hope you keep well, keep cool, - Kathy

heliogal on Aug 16, 2022:

Thank you so much for the mermaid happy mail you sent me for the AATW August wish list!! I absolutely loved all the stickers and papers so much!! I have already used some in my crafting adventures!!

Whippet on Aug 16, 2022:

Thank you Debora for the fabulous mail art envelope with your note, the wonderful postcards showing Pompano Beach, FL. My Mom was happy to see the PCs. I will be answering your messages & note. Thankful I have my laptop back, working excellent with new hard drive & operating system. - Kathy

jeka396 on Aug 14, 2022:

Thanks so much for the tulip and water lily themed deco books you sent! Great to exchange decos with you!!

Poohtat on Aug 9, 2022:

Thank you for the AATW July Mermaid mail. This envelope was so fun to go through and discover the goodies. Happy swapping

Login to leave a comment now!