Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 1:21 am


Date Joined: December 28, 2019
Last Online: November 22, 2020
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: Such a cute little Pilgrim!! Thanks for the nice extras as well, I really love the mason jar cut outs😄
Response: Glad you liked them!
Comment: Can I give you three hearts?
Response: Aww, gee thanks!
jannieb rated for EASU: HD/HP ATC on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC to add to my collection. It was great swapping with you. Take care!
Response: You're welcome - I really enjoy making ATCs!
Poeprincess rated for OATCs: Mellow Yellow on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: I like this yellow ATC—your birds are adorable. Thank you!
Response: You're quite welcome!
thequilterslink rated for ABC USA Swaps: on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks, love the Atc...all the things I like 😊. Stay safe!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Wanda rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: What cute little long-legged birds you drew and painted! I love them - and everything you sent! Thank you SO much! And thanks also for using 3 special stamps (vintage!) on the envelope!!!! You made my day!
Response: I love using the old stamps - they add something special to the swap.
marymary914 rated for Woodland Series #9 - TREES ATC on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Beautiful ATC! And thanks for the extras!
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked it!
ginny19590 rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Telephone on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC.......ginny
2Hearts rated for ATC Cleanout #45 (USA) on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: Glad you liked them!
susanaudrey rated for USATC: Silhouette ATC on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Hi Debbie! Thank you for the wonderful ATC. I especially love the bunny. It's a keeper for my collection. :) Also, thanks for the extra stamps - they are so cool!
Response: I love using the old stamps - they're so interesting!
hibiscus rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC #2 US on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: great watercolor birds...so cute and very neat and well designed...such fun and thanks for the note and the extra atc! really deserves a heart
Response: So glad you liked them! The little birds are a lot of fun to paint.
bpl76 rated for AAA: Orange-US on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you Love it all
Response: Glad you liked them!
JenZen5 rated for OATCs: It’s Orange on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Beautiful ATC. I love the rabbit and the blending of different oranges. Thank you for the recipe cards. I appreciate it. Oh and I love the stamps you use. I always save them. Have a great day!
Response: I enjoy using the old stamps - they're actually less expensive than new ones, and I feel like they add a lot to the envelope.
Comment: Thank you - love the ATC - and thank you for all the extras - Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked them!
Comment: Beautiful ATC! I found this swap challenging but you did an amazing job. And thank you for the extras. I love it all. Have a wonderful day!
Response: It definitely was a challenge, but I enjoyed it. I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC! I am going to hang the shoot for the stars one up at my desk at work! For the tree, did you mount canvas paper on matte board? I like how substantial it feels in my hand. Happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! I used 300 lb Arches watercolor paper for the tree.
Comment: Hi Debbie, Got your free themed ATC Loved your birds! So cute.Thanks also for the goodies included.Enjoy the Fall Patt/magicinker
Response: Glad you liked them!
tishttr1 rated for EASU: Sept. Free Theme ATC Swap on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 😊 Really Nice ATC!! ...and Thank You for the goodies Too! 😉
Response: You're quite welcome! Glad you liked them!
Gwillisinc rated for AAA: Bird Theme on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: These doodle birds are adorable!
Response: They're so much fun, too!
lukeyduke rated for OATCs: Far East on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Debbie What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it!

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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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