Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2024 9:27 pm


Date Joined: December 28, 2019
Last Online: April 1, 2024
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

Update - I'm back! I have a new address, finally, after 4 months of living in the motorhome.

I'm Debbie, a retired bookmobile driver, living with my husband on 43 acres in the Ozarks, and enjoying life. We have two married children, 3 grandsons, and two granddaughters who keep us pretty busy. We prefer to attend a traditional church with piano, organ, and hymns - I love the old ways.

I collect antiques and fountain pens, and I have way too many hobbies. My husband and I travel frequently, on cruise ships or in our motorhome. We both like camping, hiking, kayaking, antique and thrift stores, singing and playing instruments.

I pride myself on being prompt, so please let me know if a swap does not reach you in a timely manner. Also, please tell me if I make a mistake in fulfilling the requirements of a swap, and I will be happy to make it right.

Favorite Crafts

Currently, my favorite craft is making ATCs, especially hand-painted or collage. I put a lot of time and effort into making them, because I love doing it. I'm open to private ATC trades as well, if you have some that you've worked really hard on and want to get something worthwhile in exchange.

I'm also into spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, paper crafts, watercolor, oil painting, journaling, letter writing, beadwork and jewelry making, and more!

I always say that I don't want to start any new crafts, but that never works...

Favorite Music

I like many kinds of music, especially if I can sing it. I especially like classical, folk, classic rock, bluegrass, hymns, and even some opera. I sing in the church choir, and also play ukulele.

I don't like heavy metal, rap, or modern country music.


Likes: I'm old fashioned (and old, too), and I love anything vintage or antique. Fancy stationery, fountain pens and inks, vintage postage stamps, and old postcards are some of my favorite things. I love all the Victorian colors - rose, cream, gold, dark/dusty greens, blues, purples, browns and grays, and black. My favorite animals are cats of all kinds. I also like everything Japanese, especially the more traditional styles of art and fashion. I love tea, coffee, and chocolate - all kinds. I have no allergies (Yay!) and I'm not terribly picky, either.

Dislikes: I'll happily accept any swaps that meet the requirements, but I'm not a fan of neon colors, glitter, graffiti-style art, etc. And definitely no profanity - that will go straight into the trash.

Things I'm looking for

Anything Tim Holtz - especially embellishments

Small flattish embellishments that I can use on ATCs - I'm having a hard time finding them around here!

Tiny (1/2" or so) paper or silk flowers

Old maps or pieces of them

Genuine vintage ephemera

Old paper of all sorts

Planner stuff - I'm using a personal sized Filofax ring planner.

Anything Snoopy or Pusheen

ABCs of Me

I've seen this on several other profiles and thought it was cool -

  • A - antiques, apples, art, ATCs, autumn
  • B - butterflies, Bible, beads, blue
  • C - cats, chocolate, coffee, collage, camping, cards
  • D - drawing, desks, dragonflies, die cuts
  • E - ephemera, earth tones
  • F - frogs, fireplace, fall, fountain pens, farm, forest
  • G - gemstones, grandkids, green
  • H - hearts, homemade
  • I - ice cream, ink, irises, inchies
  • J - Jesus, jewelry making, Japan, junk journal
  • K - knitting, kawaii
  • L - lace, leaves, library, leather, lavender
  • M - mushrooms, mountains, music
  • N - November, nature
  • O - old paper, oil painting, Ozarks
  • P - papercrafts, pumpkin pie, Pusheen, postcards
  • Q - quality, quizzes
  • R - reading, Renaissance, rain, realistic
  • S - snail mail, stickers, Snoopy, sweaters, sunsets
  • T - Thanksgiving, travel, tickets, teapots, typewriters
  • U - unusual things, ukulele
  • V - vintage, violets, Victorian, Viking
  • W - watercolor, winter, washi tape, writing
  • X - xylophone
  • Y - yarn
  • Z - zoology

JJJ - preferences

I'm not too picky - any size from 3x5" to 6x9" is fine. I like anything vintage style, shabby chic, Victorian, etc. I prefer muted dusty colors and earth tones - no neons or super brights.


mchesser12 rated for Only ATCs: Free Theme September on Oct 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cute singing birds ATC and all the great stickers!
Response: You're quite welcome!
Lyndylou5 rated for OATC: Sun ATC on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: I was going through my outstanding swaps tonight, and matching them up with ATCs I've received. And I discovered I never rated you for this swap, and I do have the card you sent me. I am SO sorry! The ATC you sent me is a beautiful oil on paper desert sunset. I love it!
Response: Oh, I'm glad you got it! And liked it, too.
Lyndylou5 rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #30 on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: This is a great APC, thank you so much! And I don't have any of the extra playing cards you sent, so it's wonderful to get these.
Response: Glad you liked them!
Jangonz rated for SMSUSA: August Happy Mail: Autumn! on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks Debbie. The fall papers & stickers were great (and so were the pink girly items). Have a great Fall this year.
Response: Glad you liked them!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
luvbird rated for JJJ: Floating Book Page Pocket! on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Hi Debbie! Thank you so very much for the lovely floating pockets…I love them! I can’t wait to put them in my special journal! Very nice swap!
Response: Glad you liked them!
Arabella rated for USATC: Free Theme September on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Your little house turned out beautifully! Thank you!
Response: You're quite welcome!
JKartstuff rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: These cards are beautiful, Debbie! And 2 of my favorite colors 💚💙 thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked them!
mjhaertling rated for APCO: Full Deck APCs #9 & #10 on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: I am trying to organize my craft area and sadly have come across some unrated swaps. I like the stitching and the sparkly trim on the vellum pocket. I enjoyed doing the weaving for that card. "Bloom where you are planted" is a favorite saying of mine. Thanks for using it on your card.Sorry for the late, late rating.
Response: Thank you for the kind rating!
wolfeagle rated for USATC: Put a House on It on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Love this ATC made with your cool gelli print. Thank you so much.
Response: You're quite welcome!
Robin1969 rated for USATC: Partner Profile ATC 8/23 on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: I love the church ATC, thank you so very much and for the little extras!
Response: Glad you liked it!
boriquaz rated for EASU: Found Poetry ATC on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: i did the same thing i couldn't choose so sent two. i love them, they are wonderful.
Response: Glad you liked them!
ItaliaGirl863 rated for USAPC: Use your Scraps - AUG on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks Debbie!! I love all of my little goodies you made for me! Very cute!
Response: So glad you liked them!
Comment: Wow! What a beautiful card and such a great idea for opposites. Thank you so much and also for the special goodies. Love it all!
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked it!
KathleenHope rated for EASU: Wax Seal ATC on Aug 20, 2023
Comment: I love the ATC, great colors
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC and recipe card!
Response: Glad you liked them!
Allegrae rated for USATC: One Fish Two Fish on Aug 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Dr. Seuss-inspired ATC! I adores it! I've been reading his books for the first time to my two-year-old niece, and she'll love seeing the card. Thanks, too, for the great extras!
Response: You're quite welcome!
boriquaz rated for OATC: 6 Inchies on 1 ATC on Aug 15, 2023
Comment: Always love anything Beach related. Thank you love them. Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome - it was fun to make!
KathleenHope rated for EASU: Circles ATC on Aug 15, 2023
Comment: What a delight to find your swap in the mailbox this morning! I love 3-dimensional ATC's! I can use the extras you sent in the envie!! Thanks so much! ❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked them!
Lyndylou5 rated for APCO: Sender's Choice on Aug 13, 2023
Comment: What a fun swap to receive! Both the ATCs are wonderful! And the playing cards are too. Those ice cream shape cards, and the mini card are simply adorable! Thank you very much for everything you sent, I love it all.
Response: Glad you liked them! I had fun picking everything out for you.

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YooperHill on Jul 1, 2022:

Thank you for the return of the latest mystery supply swap! I like what you did!

Poohtat on Jan 10, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely envie of randomness form the CPG group. Lots of great things to play with in here.

ccmmsu on Dec 28, 2021:


So glad to have you with us!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


vanneparis on Nov 4, 2020:

Hi Debbie! I just wanted to tell you how much I love how the beautiful Bird JAM turned out. Thank you so much!! Talk to you soon. -Vanne

Gobarb on Sep 2, 2020:

Hi Debbie. I just want to thank you for sending the second ATC out to me so quickly. I'm sorry that you had to send the second one so soon but I am glad because I really like them both, so much! I hope we get to be partners again soon!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


hibiscus on Jun 14, 2020:

Just another thank you for a great “flower power” atc swap and I really appreciated those three postage stamps you took the time to use!

supersquirrel on Apr 24, 2020:

Thank you for sending our finished Jam home. You did a great job. I'm happy to be included in one of your first Jams. Take Care ^+^

Shuttlebug on Mar 11, 2020:

Thank you - I had a great time making them!

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