Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2021 7:14 pm


Date Joined: December 28, 2019
Last Online: March 2, 2021
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

I'm Debbie, a retired bookmobile driver, living with my husband and one old cat on a few acres in the Mojave Desert, and enjoying life. We have two married children and 3 grandsons, who keep us pretty busy. We attend a traditional church with pipe 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 a community 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

Library card pockets

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
  • B - butterflies, Bible, beads
  • C - cats, chocolate, coffee, collage, camping
  • D - drawing, desks, dragonflies
  • E - ephemera
  • F - frogs, fireplace, fall, fountain pens, farm, forest
  • G - gemstones
  • H - hearts
  • I - ice cream, ink
  • J - Jesus, jewelry making, Japan
  • K - knitting, kawaii
  • L - leaves
  • M - mushrooms
  • N - November
  • O - old paper, oil painting
  • P - papercrafts, pumpkin pie, Pusheen, postcards
  • Q - quality, quizzes
  • R - reading
  • S - snail mail, stickers, Snoopy, sweaters
  • T - Thanksgiving, travel
  • U - unusual things, ukulele
  • V - vintage, violets, Victorian
  • W - watercolor, winter, washi tape, writing
  • X - xylophone
  • Y - yarn
  • Z - zoology


Comment: Love this ATC! Thank you for making me something so profile-specific and special to me! Moreover, big hugs of mahalo for these awesome sea turtle, dog/clover stickers and the vintage V-Mail envie!! You really made my heart light up with joy today!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: Using time as something that flies was very clever. Love the ATC. Thank you for the goodies for me to use.
Response: So glad you liked it!
colodad rated for EASU: Whimsical ATC Swap on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC. Love the color choices. What type of black marker did you use for the outline? Thanks also for the stamp. I plan to use your note care for some ATC backs.as well. Thanks for the interesting postage stamps as well.
Response: I used a Neopiko Deleter marker on the ATC (I'm pretty sure). Glad you liked it!
Fifthcorner rated for USATC: Feb. Free Theme ATC Swap on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Super cute ATC! My mom told me to tell you "she loved it even more than I do and she's an artist!" LOL So it is loved all the way around! Thank you!
Response: Thank you - I love making ATCs! I'm glad you liked it!
CrowDancer rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: The birds ATC is really cute! I love the stickers you included, too! You were very nice and friendly throughout the whole resending process as well! Such a pleasure to swap with! Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks - I'm glad you liked it! I hope the first one I sent went to a good home, too.
BicycleUkulele rated for Ukulele Jam Swap - February on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thank Debbie for sharing your ukulele 'ollection & music story with me. I'm glad to hear you will be singing again in your community very soon, this has been such a long absence from our music life & joy. So hopeful for all of us. Thank you for the songs you chose & their source. Ill certainly check it out.
Response: I really do think we'll be able to sing together again, perhaps in the fall. But for now I'll just sing with my family.
thequilterslink rated for AATC's: Senders choice ATC on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks, love the watercolor ATC and extras
Response: Glad you liked it!
coffeef1rst rated for Monthly Planner Swap: March on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies! I will definitely use all of it in my planner and journal too.
Response: Oh good! I'm so glad you liked them.
sweetgypsy rated for EASU: Feb. Free Theme ATC Swap on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: A very lovely ATC you sent me. Thank you! :)
Response: So glad you liked it!
Comment: great ATC! thanks for the extras.
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked it!
Luvslife3 rated for Easy Envelope Swap ~ USA on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: What an awesome surprise your envelope is Debbie!! Thank you so much for everything..I love the Massachusetts postcard and those lady stickers are so cool!! The Halloween miniature and the little house are awesome junk journal things and the papers will be fun to use on atc's!! Love the stamps you used on the envie!! Thank you again for everything!!
Response: I'm glad you liked them!
sjbult rated for Painting in the New Year - US on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous rolling hills in the countryside. I’m anxious to know more about Jo March now too. Thank you, I think you have quite the talent.
Response: Thanks! I'd never heard of her before I took the class. She's quite interesting!
heidiblooms rated for Ukulele Jam Swap on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: I'm envious of your ukulele collection!! Excited to try the new songs :)
Response: Well, I have had 57 years to work on my collection!
fishsteak rated for Chinese Zodiac Red ATC Swap (Ox) on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and extra postcards! Hope this year of the Ox treats you well! It’s always a pleasant surprise to receive mail from someone close by in California.
Response: I'm glad you liked them!
BigSockTramp rated for HD/HP ATC Swap #4 - USA ONLY on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC! I like silhouettes, and the background sets it off nicely
Response: I love doing silhouettes, and I'm always trying out new backgrounds for them.
Comment: Thank you so pretty!!!
Response: Glad you liked it!
amathyst7 rated for USATC: Rainbow ATC Series- Green on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: love the puzzle piece
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: I loved everything! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Hi ...what a Glorious Swap I received from you today..... I just LOVE the ATC..... and the extras are really fun too especially the Rijks Museum Donald.... it is one of my favorite museums in the world... I have an adopted daughter from the Netherlands.... and the stamps on the envelope.... just the total package deserves many many hearts. THANK YOU and Happy New Year!!!!
Response: I saw those postcards in the Amsterdam airport gift shop and I just had to have them!
Kirkdebb rated for GAG: GEEKTASTIC ATCS of GEEKDOM!! on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Very cool ATC! Steampunk is a great genre to use and you made an amazing ATC. I love how you layered the background and aged the papers. GREAT JOB!
Response: I've been a Victorian reenactor for a while, and I've missed being able to play dress-up. So I'm dressing up paper instead!

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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!

denisemichelle on Mar 10, 2020:

Your music lyric ATCs are INCREDIBLE!!! So very impressed! Thank you for participating in the swap.

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