Date Joined: June 5, 2010
Last Online: March 5, 2012
Birthday: January 22, 1971
Country: United States
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(01-29-11) Please Note: In a couple weeks I will be taking a break from swapping to be able to complete a yearly project that takes up a large portion of my time. If you need to contact me for any reason please PM me through Swap Bot and I will check as soon as I receive the email notification from this site. Group founders and officers please do not delete my membership to the group in question because I will become active as soon as I return. I am hoping to be done with the project early but if not my return date will be Aug. Thanks everyone.
Hello Swap Bot Friends,
Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. My name is Denise and I live in Tennessee, that is how I came up with the nickname that I use throughout the Internet Denise N (in) 10ec (Tennessee). I have been married ten years on October, 21 to the man of my dreams. We do not have children other than our cat Ginger who tries to act human. My job is very rewarding because I am lucky enough to work with adults diagnosed with autism or mental retardation. How many people in the world can say they are paid to put smiles on the faces of others? In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, which is very important to me. If we are not with them you will find us traveling to new places, letterboxing (you can learn more at www.atlasquest.com) , horseback riding, doing photography (which I take an average of 1500 photos per year), hiking to waterfalls, balds, or cliffs. In my alone time you will find me oil painting, using my paint shop pro, or doing one of my favorite crafts.
I love all types of music except country and I know that sounds strange coming from someone that lives in the country capital of the world, but true. What I listen to really depends on my mood, but if I had to pick certain artist I really love it would have to be:
Most of the books I read are non fiction because I enjoy learning new things and the only fiction books that I have found that I enjoyed reading was:
Any Book By Daniel Stelle
Art is one of my all time favorite things. I thought I would list some of my favorite artist of all time and the painting they created that I enjoy the most from their collections. I would love to have handmade cards, ATC's, anything made from one of these artist paintings.
Artist: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema / Painting: The Baths of Caracalla
Artist: Pierre Carrier-Belleuse / Painting: La Danseuse
Artist: John William Godward / Painting: A Cool Retreat
Artist: Lord Frederick Leighton / Painting: Flaming June
Artist: John O'brien / Painting: Victorian Lady III
Artist: Josephine Wall / Painting: Crystal of Enchantment
Artist: Greg Olsen / Painting: Forever and Ever
Artist: Dona Gelsinger / Painting: Prayers of Love
Artist: Johnathan Earl Bowser / Painting: Celestial Apparition
Artist: Mark Arian / Painting: Just For You
I found that Mark Arian was one of my favorite artists by mistake. During a move into our new home I realized when I was putting my art on the walls that 75% of everything I had was signed Mark Arian. I bought all these items at different times/ places because I loved the way they looked (if art could talk this art talked to me) and never paid attention to whom the artist was until the move. I was very shocked to realize I was so drawn to his art.
There is nothing I love better than watching a good movie on a gloomy day. I enjoy everything from a good horror to a great comedy. My all time favorite movies are:
Wizard of Oz
Gone In 60 Sec.
Gone Baby Gone
Any movie that has Morgan Freeman in I am watching.
I very seldom have time to watch television other than a DVD, but when I get a chance I enjoy:
Joy Of Painting
Any Show On TV Land
I love doing all types of crafts and willing to try anything that I have not made before. The only craft I have found that I do not like is cross stitch.
Some of my favorites include:
Carving Rubber Stamps
Finding New And Inventive Ways To Reuse Something
What I am currently working on:
I just recently purchased a new version of Paint Shop Pro (X3) and since the purchase I cannot stay away from the computer. I am spending too much time playing around with this program.
Due to a swap I have learned the joy of iris paper folding and have been playing around with the technique way to much.
I have been and will be working for many more months a magnolia design Amish Snowflaking quilt for my sister. It is sad to say I have been working on this quilt for over two years. The last one I completed only took me three years to complete.
Anything Girly Girl
Short Stories (esp. the ones you need a tissue for)
Color Rustic Red
Cute Little Mice (esp. House Mouse)
Old Pin Up Art or Digital Pin Up Art ( esp. Garv)
Fancy Scroll Work/ Curves or molding
Supernatural Things such as aliens, ghost, etc.
Foam Stickers (really anything made from foam)
Tribal Themed Items
Most "Modern" Decor
Child Like Items
T Shirts/ Jeans/ Socks/ Tennis Shoes (LOL, I promise I don't run around naked )
Anything Fishing Related
Clean Lines (decor)
People who miss swap deadlines and do not send a message letting you know they will be late.
Marking swaps as sent when they have not.
People who refuse to rate after their swap items was received. I would at least like to know it got there.
Please Do Not Send:
I am easy to please, but there are two items I prefer not to receive and that is:
Anything with a Strong Scent
If you are my swap partner and find that it is hard to find items from my list for a profile based swap because we are so different please feel free to send items to my husband (we do not have anything in common other than loving each other). He feels left out when I receive packages in the mail and it would truly makes his day. He is very masculine and likes:
Candy (esp. cherry or chocolate flavored)
Funny T- Shirts (size 3x- he likes them big)
South Park/ or Family Guy
Wood Working Patterns (esp. things he can make for the home that I would love, :-) one of his favorite things also is to make me happy)
DVDs (loves comedy)
Skulls, Snakes, etc
Please understand that my wish list is just that. I did my best to provide a full profile so that any swap partner who wishes to use my profile as a basis for a package will know the real me....what I like, dislike, my interest, etc. to make it easier for them to put a swap together. Never think that you have to send any of these items. I do not wish for anyone to think that I am being rude or demanding because that is not my intention. Just have fun because I think that is what Swap Bot is all about....Having fun and meeting new and interesting people.
Anything From My Favorites List
Old Postage Stamps
Old Charms or Trinkets
Old (50's or Older) Interesting Newspaper Pages
Digital Collage Sheets
Extra Fine Glitter (esp. white & pastels)
Elegant or Cute Stickers
Stamp Ink or Ink Pads
Glitter Gel Pens
Blank "Canvas" Note Cards (similar to artist canvas but are cards to oil paint)
Hand made Note Cards
Jewels (with flat backs to use on handmade journels)
Bind It All Supplies
Anything Bob Ross Related
Nature Photos (for inspiration/ oil painting)
Apx. 8.5"x11" Tin Pictures or Signs
Old Vinyl Records of the 80's (Must have everything from the record, dustcover, jacket, etc. It does not matter if they are scratched because they will be used to make books such as journels, sketch books, etc).
Interesting License Plates (To make journel, sketch books with)
Old Board Games (all parts do not have to be with the game. I use them to make journels/ sketch books, etc.)
Pretty Fabric (have to have at least 3/4 yd to be able to use)
Small Lock and Lock Containers
Camo Duct Tape (for letterboxing hobby)
Flower/ Plant Bulbs
Any tourist info/books, etc. of western North Carolina (We do not live in this state, but we live so close that we frequently take trips to the area and would love to learn of new places or things that we may have missed)
Anything Savannah, GA related, (I am obsessed with this town and would pack my bags up in a split second and move there if it was not for our family living where we do).
Old Interesting Tickets Stubs, Receipts, Programs (That could be used in different projects)
Used Gifts Cards (No $ on them) I use them to make small logbooks for my letterboxing hobby.
Any Item a newbie would not understand without seeing..... By that I mean Slams, Altered Matchbox, etc. Would love to see examples to know if I would have interest in these items.
Current Top Wish:
Coulter Pine Cones
Things I would love to swap for:
I have never seen either of these items and would love to see an example to inspire me to create them for swaps. Clearly you would not be receiving the same item in return since I have never made them, but I could send items you request of equal value.
While being a member of Swap Bot I have been so inspired to try new things that I have never made before. I would love to thank all the people who have created a burst of creativity in different artistic endeavors.
@SilleSix - I was a swap partner of this lady for a Flickr swap where you had to view and comment on different photos in their album. I was so happy to be paired up with this lady because I was so inspired by what I saw I knew I had to try to make a ATC. Later I contacted this lady to see if she would do a private swap after I saw her ATC's and she did not hesitate for a second (I needed to see one in person before starting). Not only did she do a private swap with me, but gave me pointers and tips along the way and even sent items to help me get started. SilleSix is one of the sweetest members I have met and she was so kind to help out not only a Swap Bot newbie, but also a ATC newbie. I wish everyone possessed the kindness this lady does because the world would be a better place.
@andread I had always wanted to try my hand at card making but to be honest I really stink at it. I received a card from this lady in a swap then viewed photos of cards she has made and I am so inspired to try new methods that I would have never thought of. Thanks andread for the inspiration.
@Lauriez I can't really say that Lauriez inspired me to try and new craft but I can say that through her photography she has taught me to look at objects in a whole different light and inspired me to take things at a slower pace so I don't miss those photographic shots that are often overlooked. Thanks Lauriez because you are a true inspiration for one of my favorite hobbies.
I enjoy being a member of Swap Bot and I will always mail my swaps as I believe in being honest and fair. I could only imagine how terrible it must feel to send items to someone and not receive anything in return. If you do not receive a swap from me it is due to being lost in the mail system as I send my swaps within a couple of days (95% of the time, but always by the deadline) of receiving my partner. Please let me know before rating me a one or three and I will check any swap package that does not arrive through the P.O. delivery confirmation receipts for larger swaps and for smaller swaps I will be happy to resend the items to you.
For email swaps I have began taking screen shots of the email swaps sent with the day and time it was sent and saving them because the number of non raters for email swaps are growing larger and larger. I take all swaps serious and at no time do I want anyone saying that I did not send something to them. If you do not find a email swap from me please first look in your spam folder and if it can not be found there please let me know and I will resend at anytime.
I have most letters and packages weighed at the post office, but sometimes when time is limited I will weigh the package myself and add the correct amount of postage stamps plus a little extra then place the package in the receptacle at the nearest post office. At times you will notice that the package is postmarked the day after I confirmed it sent on Swap Bot and this is the reasoning. I will never mark a package sent unless it has been sent.
I will also rate swaps as they are received in a fair manner and would appreciate being rated in return. I like to know that you have received the swap. If I have not rated you yet, it means I have not received it. I rate each swap as it is received. If you feel it's been awhile and the swap should have arrived, then by all means, send me a PM.
Ratings are a BIG part of this swapping site. I believe if you sign up for a swap part of your obligation is to rate. Ratings are very important. Often swappers are banned from swaps due to not having enough ratings, so to be careless or refusing to rate is almost as bad as being flaked on.
I only give a one rating if the swap has not been received and contact from the sender has been avoided.
I only give a three rating if I think the swap did not meet the requirements and the swap partner chooses not to correct the swap or the inital contact for a late swap had to be made by myself.
I understand that life sometimes gets in the way and it may be hard at times to fulfill your obligations, if you are having problems please feel free to PM me and we can work something out. I am more inclined to give a five rating for a late swap if you have communicated with me and made the initial contact, after all it is the senders responsibility to get swaps out on time. Out of kindness I will rate a five for a late swap only if the swap partner contacted me in a timely manner with a new reasonable send date.
I will PM anyone before giving a rating of a one or three. I never feel well about rating anyone with those numbers, but I also cannot stand for people to be taken advantage of. If you have received one of these ratings and would like to have the rating removed please fulfill your obligation for such swap and at that time I will gladly change the rating.
If I have made a mistake in any ways please contact me so that I may correct it and I promise to do the same. I will strive to do my very best in making any partner I have happy with the swap item they have received.
For the reason above I have decided that I will no longer be participating in most electronic swaps. The exceptions are groups that I belong to and an occasional awesome swap idea that I cannot resist clicking the join button. I find that it is very hard to please a partner in an electronic swap no matter how much time and effort you put into the swap and that is the reasoning behind my decision. I would like to let those know that have been in electronic swaps with me that I really appreciate what I have received. I hope we can be in future postal swaps together.
If you are one of my swap partners please do not think that you have to be careful about what you send. I am not a picky or easily offended swapper. Profanity & nudity in art are not offensive to me, so please do not feel the need to censor yourself. Be yourself and have fun with the package you send.
If I have sent anything that is not just prefect for you or you know of someone who would appreciate the item more please feel free to re-gift.
Please include a short note with your swap package with the swaps name and your name so I will know exactly where it came from. I have other hobbies that are similar to this one and it would be very easy to get confused about the items sent without a name to link it to.
One Last Note: When I host a swap I will angel as needed unless otherwise stated, but only after you have rated your swap partner a one for not sending items as required. Please let me know on any swap I have hosted that you have been flaked upon and have rated your partner a 1. I ask you to contact me due to the fact that some people will mark a swap sent when it has not been and it is a little difficult viewing all ratings for each swap I will ban all flakers from any future swaps I may host.
I thought it would be nice to add a section to thank swap members for going above and beyond in a swap I have received. I will be adding more as time goes along. I would like to thank:
@MarieAntoinette - I was surprized when Marie messaged me and ask if I needed a angel not for one swap but for 3. It is very rare when you find a person that is so sweet and giving. As I read through her profile I noticed that Marie angels for many swaps and I am almost certian the other people who had been flaked upon did not ask for a angel either but out of the kindness of her heart she made a offer to correct the wrong of another person. She is a true angel and I am very thankful not only for the swaps I received but also her kindness.
@PaintMyselfPretty - Newbie Niceties #1 Swap- So far this has been the best package I have received since being a member of Swap Bot. PaintMyselfPretty not only sent items that were profiled based and so beautiful, but she even wrapped them in a very elegant way. She went above and beyond to make sure the package was just prefect. Each of us should strive to be more like her. Thanks PaintMyselfPretty.
@regenerate for I'm New To Making ATC Swap ~ USA #2 Swap- I am honered to have received this swap from regenerate. The swap package was just one ATC but the time, effort, and thought put in to the ATC is amazing. She read my profile and based her creation on my likes and also honored my husband and I with the ATC in celebration of our 10th Anniversary (which arrived the day of). It is one of the sweetest gestures anyone from Swap Bot has bestowed upon both my husband and I. What regenerate sent was not a swap ATC but a work of art we will treasure forever. Thanks so much regenerate for making our day even more special.
I hate to even have this section on my profile because if everyone "Did unto others and you would have them do unto you" there would not be a need for such a section.
Flaked on By:
@phillipsmartha25 - GROUP: "Window Views" Shutter Me Up Swap
@Cloverst -Brand New Zentanglers!
Flaked On Other Members For Swaps I Have Hosted:
None to list at this time.
Non Raters (for postal swaps only where all attempts of contact have been avoided)
@daybright for the Envie of Randomness-USA Swap- Postal Service Delivery Confirmation #03102010000200863424
@anichi for Vivid Dream Letter (and Picture)
(Any P.O. #'s are my proof the item was sent and received.)
A smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it can last forever. None is so rich and mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and is nature's best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen. For it is something that is of no value to anyone until given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as the one who has no more to give.