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DeboraCreates

DeboraCreates
Date Joined: December 2, 2021
Last Online: June 19, 2024

Country: United States

About Me

Last updated: May 2024:


My name is Debora (she/her).

Receiving "happy mail" is always fun, and it is a joy to spread 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 art forms and paper crafts, and often say my hobby is "collecting art supplies."

Mail art, collage, card-making and journal-making have been my primary hobbies for the past 20 years. I was published in a few rubber stamping and cardmaking magazines in the early 2000s. My card techniques / styles vary from artsy rubber stamping to simple, clean lines.

Gelli printing has been another obsession for about 10 years.

I love collage, and I keep several art and junk journals going at once. I started "glue books", too, but am finding I am using those creations to make mail art envelopes, or backgrounds for deco book pages.

While always an art enthusiast, I began to take mixed media and fine art workshops later in life.

DECO BOOKS:

I am grateful for deco swapping. I have always adored mini book art. The collaborative and ephemeral nature of deco books is appealing. I look for opportunities to create whimsical entries and repurpose found images/backgrounds on my pages.

Pages made by others inspire and challenge me, and I also enjoy passing them along to the next person to enjoy and add their creation. Basically, it all comes down to sending "happy mail" or "mail art."

Themed decos are an enjoyable challenge (see below for dislikes), but "open theme" often suits me best.

Art-style decos are my preference. This is because lately it is difficult to include large/bulky/rigid and/or taped decos in swaps - based on either swap requirements or partner preferences. ICMs are not my favorite.

Please do not send adult-only themed for these same reasons. Snark and Sarcasm are OK!


I truly appreciate all of the wonderful deco book swap coordinators here on swap-bot (you know who you are!) and on Groups.IO.


As of MAY 2024, 20 decos have it home to me! I appreciate all of the artists who helped make that happen! It is also noteworthy that most of the ones returned to me were the smaller decos!

I have returned 26 decos so far this year. Last year I returned 56! It has been a positive experience.


I often have excess decos - please reach out to me if you would like to swap or would like me to send extra if I am assigned as your swap partner.

I am often open to accepting extra decos in swaps, but art decos only. Kindly ask first.


SWAPPING:

  • I try to rate people within a week of receiving the swap (usually on the weekends).

  • Rating me is the best way I will know that you received my swap, and I appreciate the time you take to rate me.

  • Please send me a PM if you do not receive my swap within two weeks of my sent date.


Important:

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

Please do not put flashing graphics on my profile. If you do, I will delete the comment. Also, if you have lots of flashing graphics on your profile, please understand that I will not be able to read it. Thanks in advance.

Postcard Wish List

I collect new OR used postcards with different views of these Manhattan, NYC themes:

  • Broadway
  • Times Square
  • Union Square
  • Greenwich Village
  • Washington Square Park
  • Gramercy Park
  • Flatiron District
  • Garment District
  • Lower East Side or Broadway in NYC
  • Manhattan Night Life / Clubs (looking for the Limelight in particular)
  • Scenes from the 70s/80s/90s
  • Views of the Staten Island Ferry

Please do not send

I do not swap:

Friendship Books (FBs) , FS, "Sticker Books", sticker slams, washi books, Lyrics Books (LYRIX), Slams or label bags, taped decos.


Please do not send any items made with loose glitter, dried flowers , used tea bags or candy wrappers. (Dried flowers can create a customs issue. I have food and scent sensitivities.)

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile!

Ratings

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Comment: Oh the card you sent me. Hysterical. Thanks for the giggles. I'll get the homer home.
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Comment: Thanks for Diane's light deco. I always enjoy seeing paper piecing.
bbpolymath rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 6/2024 on Jun 11, 2024
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Comment: Always love getting a package from you. Thanks.
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Comment: Thank you for the decos! Love your girl stickers! See you in the mailbox soon!
Lobo816 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 10 on May 30, 2024
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Comment: Debora I think you did an awesome job of choosing fish for Rachel’s beautiful background!! I love how you found fish to match the colors also!! I will find some other ocean things to add and send it home then start a new one for round 11.
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of decos! Looking forward to working in them.
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Comment: Thanks for both the chocolate and American history decos - I have a great book to find pieces for the American history one! Also loved your inner envies to distribute the weight- I’ll certainly be reusing them!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! The water looks so clear! Have a beautiful weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for sending me Magdas flower deco. It will get done & out hopefully soon!
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Comment: Thanks so much for this wonderful swap! I liked your take on the theme and am planning to do the “hands” page. I have some good movie ad postcards for it. The metric ruler was a very sweet addition to the package. I have no idea why absolutely none of my rulers have a centimeter side! Your envelope has given me a good idea on how I can repurpose the copious amounts of paper shopping bags I have…. Thanks again for everything; I appreciate you!
luluvision rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 9 on May 17, 2024
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Comment: Oooh! Look forward to adding to this one! Love the textures and splatters of color!
Sonya rated for DB ❤️: ART DecoS 5/24 (USA/CAN) on May 16, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the 2 art decos, Debora. Both are themes I can work with. I haven't seen your Tim Holtz zine and would love a copy! His products are good, but those vintage people seem to be EVERYWHERE! Gads. Hugs
papercraft70 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 8 on May 16, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for sending me the collab PC. Your added vintage lady was a cool piece.
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Comment: Loved the variety of fun!💕
Aleesha rated for Private Deco Swap Aleesha & Debora on May 13, 2024
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Comment: Very nice deco's. Thank you for hosting this swap!
jessica rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 5/2024 on May 10, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the thin decos for this swap! I prefer them so much more lately.
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Comment: Thanks for the Letter F deco!!!
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Comment: Pretty deco, I look forward to working on it.
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Comment: Thank you for the Birdhouse deco.Will enjoy working on it.
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Comment: Your deco work in this is just beautiful! That’s such a cute elephant and I like the color of that lace. Did you do the water coloring on the background? This is such a pretty deco, thank-you!

Rating Overview

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Comments

LadyJo on Jun 19, 2024:

Thank you for the CPG Junes wishes! Great notecards to use to send Happy Mail!

9O96O on Jun 18, 2024:

Hi Debora! Thank you so much for contributing your citrus fruit page to my Fruit deco. The finished deco was a delight to receive. 🤗

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swapwithyi on Jun 14, 2024:

Thankyou for ypour package, it really help me a lot. Many thanks

Hotthreads on May 1, 2024:

Thank you for hosting Deco Frenzy. You’re the best!💕📬💕

Aleesha on Apr 30, 2024:

Thank you for all your help explaining decos to me and doing a private swap to help me get started!

Sonya on Apr 29, 2024:

Thanks for the BD wishes and gratitude message for hosting in DB. Hope all is well with you and you're hitting the beach in style once again! Cheers!

Mimi7 on Apr 28, 2024:

Hi Debora got a deco back, you did Naples, FL very nice I love it. thanks so much

joppagirl on Apr 14, 2024:

Thanks so much for making an Apple Deco for me via ODAH. I received the finished deco home yesterday!

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 22, 2024:

Thank you for the awesome gnome deco you made for me June 2023! I absolutely love it!

Mimi7 on Mar 19, 2024:

Hi Debora, I have already received 2 finished decos of my own. Thanks so much for the lovely fox page in this deco!! Love it!! :)

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