Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2021 10:00 pm


Date Joined: August 22, 2008
Last Online: May 4, 2018
Birthday: February 24, 1970
Country: United States
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First and foremost I find myself away from here for long periods of time sometimes because life gets too busy for me. I do apologize but I never abandon a swap. There are just large chunks of time where I don't do any crafting at all. That makes me a sucky group admin, sorry.

I'm 47, married, have 3 little dogs and I'm an animal and bug lover. All my house plants have some sort of bug or animal decoration hanging off or sticking out of them ;) My favorite animated movie is Nightmare Before Christmas and my favorite "character" is Zero the little white ghost dog (probably because I have an all white jack russell terrier). I also love and collect dragonflies. I have a bathroom decorated with them. I also love beach themed things. I have another bathroom decorated in shells and beachy stuff :)

Confession: As much as I love making swaps, I am a terrible procrastinator when it comes to mailing it. I always want to get it out early for my partner but printing up the address, finding the right packaging materials and getting it all together is so tedious. Sorry partners, I am trying to get better!

I spend way too much time on Pinterest and just love how information about everything I could possibly ever want to learn is organized and stored in one, amazing place!

I'm a freak for the holidays. I absolutely cannot wait for Halloween, Valentine's day (love hearts) and Christmas and I love to decorate my house for each holiday. I wish I could be about 12 years old for Halloween so I could go trick or treating and run around the neighborhood with the other kids like a total candy spaz.

I love hand making things and love to make gifts and spoil friends and family. The great thing about this site is finding other like minded people who love to give and receive! I'm big into beading but also enjoy rubber stamping, card making, cross stitching, crocheting, baking especially around Christmas and making things with polymer clay. I can't sew anything more than basic stuff so would love to receive sewn items - a bag, an apron, etc. I also can't knit, would flip out over a knitted and felted bag.

I love jewelry. I wear a lot of pendants, bracelets and rings - a lot are handmade and beaded. I just love that unique, original look of handmade things. I'm addicted to making beaded leather wrapped bracelets so am always on the look out for pretty and unusual shaped buttons for clasps as well as leather cording and cool focal beads.

As far as a wish list:

  • Like I said unusual buttons, focal beads, pretty colored twins, super duos, tilas and size 6 and 8 seed beads. I don't mind at all if they are not "new in package" if you want to recycle something that isn't your taste.

  • I also don't mind pre-owned bead (and craft) magazines especially Beadwork.

  • Any jewelry making supplies.

  • Tuff Cord, dying to try it for leather wraps.

  • I'm a lefty so anything lefty specific.

  • Card making/ paper craft supplies such as brads, grommets, eyelets, washi tape, die cuts, things to help me get started with ATCs (new to making them).

  • Candy/chocolate especially international or local to you. Favorite flavors are cherry, cinnamon, anything sour, pickles and anything pickled, anything unusual, I'll try it! and of course chocolate. I lived in Scotland for 4 years and LOVED Jaffa cakes which are like an orange gummy/jelly center covered in chocolate which is weird because I seriously dislike orange flavoring but these are like real orange flavor and not so much candy flavored.

I love deep colors as opposed to pastels. Purple is my favorite.

Things that aren't "me": religious items, key chains, baby/kid items (my step kids are grown), notepads/notebooks (my handwriting is hideous and I type everything up)... if it's pretty or funky (as opposed to cutesy) I will love it.

Lastly, I am very open to private swaps. I have a huge amount of rubber stamps many of which are awesome Stampin' Up sets that I just don't use. I also have so much cross stitch stuff (charts, kits, fabrics, specialty flosses, etc etc) that it would take 2 life times to finish it all and I haven't touched any of it in years. I would be interested in swapping for similar quality beads or fabric swatches for Teesha Moore inspired patches.

Favorite Music

I like top 40 stuff, adult alternative, etc.

Favorite Books

I'm a huge Stephen King fan. I've read almost everything he's written. I'll read just about anything except for spy stories. I just don't have the patience for all the double and triple agent stuff!

Favorite Movies

I love movies especially going to the theater to see them with extremely buttered popcorn mmmm. My all time favorite movie is Say Anything (hey, I'm a girl of the 80s) but my friends always know they can get me to see anything LOL.

Favorite Television

I love sci fi and reality TV. I never miss Walking Dead, The Strain, Big Brother, Survivor, Amazing Race, Greys Anatomy, Dancing With The Stars, Bachelor, etc!


Nevermore rated for After Christmas Crafted Gift on Feb 21, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas card and earrings
hazelwitch3 rated for Three Small Stocking Stuffers on Nov 27, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the handcrafted cards and ornament and for the extra craft items!
Comment: Thanks for this great pumpkin and all the extras too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Cute bee! thanks so much :)
ktmcg82 rated for BC: Kit and Create (Part 2) on Sep 21, 2015
Comment: What a great swap idea you put together Deanne! I loved being able to try new crafts that I've never made before, as well as receiving an end product that I've never seen before! This was my first dotee doll and it was definitely a fun find when I opened my mail today! I love her crazy hair and beaded tail! You did a great job! Thanks so much! :)
Response: Thanks for joining the swap(s)! It was really a lot of fun and I'm so glad everyone else got into the spirit of it. Glad that crazy looking dotee has a great home lol xoxo
Brystrgrl rated for BC: Kit and Create (Part 1) on Sep 8, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much! I received the kit today! I must say I got a bit nervous when I saw beads, but I am confident I can do it!!! Thanks for the extras too!😀
Houstonsgal rated for BC: Summer Flowers ATC on Sep 2, 2015
Comment: Arrived today....thanks. Am sending you a PM too.
nannydino rated for BC: Summer Friendship Bracelet! on Aug 18, 2015
Comment: Hi Deanne, thank you so much for the beautiful bracelets. I love the colours and they are very fancy! Also, big thanks to you for sending the hand dyed cotton thread. So pretty. Happy summer swapping :)xx Take Care
Beach722 rated for BC: Skinny Mask -arade on Jul 30, 2015
Comment: Very pretty. Thank you. I really like it.
nannydino rated for BC: Felted Pendant Animal Themed on Jul 22, 2015
Comment: Hi Deanne, thank you so much! I love my whimsical bird (with the dear little heart & flower shaped button! ) It's so cute...happy summer swapping. take care :)xx
TexyDeb rated for Spring Rubber Stamped Card on Apr 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful, calming Spring handmade card. The gifts tags are cool. Happy Spring! Oh and the postage stamps are cool too, I haven't seen them before.
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful paisley pendant! I love the colors and the freestyle way you beaded it. I will have fun wearing it! Thank you too for the hand-dyed embroidery floss! That's one thing I haven't learned to do yet. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Minxy1964 rated for BC: Cross Stitch Scissor Fob on Mar 23, 2015
Comment: Oh it's soooo cute! I love the little beaded bee. And the hand dyed thread is gorgeous. Thank you xx
Response: Yay I'm glad you like it!I haven't cross stitched in years so that was the prefect size to jump back in. Hugs!
jennylee60 rated for BC: Pinterest and Inchies! on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you it was really fun checking out you board. I really like all the textures you found. I also like the Christmas applications.
rarjones rated for BC: Pinterest and Inchies! on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: thanks for sharing:)
Solstice3 rated for BC: Pinterest and Inchies! on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: Thanks for a great selection of pins :)
TereDiane1954 rated for Needle Book on Mar 10, 2015
Comment: Deanie, I love this pretty little needle book! Thank you also for the hand dyed embroidery thread. It's lovely!
Response: Yay glad it all made it! Thank you so much for a fun swap!!!
Comment: Deanne...Thank you for the fun multi-layered book mark using many recycled materials....this was a new medium for me as well to use mod podge...I'm not usually a stickler but this particular swap did specify in bold type that it was to be 2 X 7 inches completed that is the only reason I did not give the heart...sorry :( I'm enjoying your group and trying new to me crafts!!
grammag rated for BC-Butterfly ATC on Feb 23, 2015
Comment: You did a very nice job on your very first ATC!! I love making ATCs. They don't take much to make or much space to make them in! Thank you very much.
Response: You are too kind thank you for the rating and heart <3
Created46 rated for BC-Altered Matchbox on Feb 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you so very much for the little matchbox. I had never thought of using a flower for the pull but it is a fantastic idea.
Response: Thanks for the heads up about the postage. Sorry about that, will get it to you.

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BlueberryLady on Sep 4, 2018:

Hello miss you on here and in our Group !! Hope to hear from you soon.

BlueberryLady on Dec 26, 2017:

Hope you had a Wonderful Christmas !! !

Amace on Apr 5, 2015:

Happy Easter!

♥From the FRIENDLIES : ) GROUP!♥

Snuggles555 on Apr 1, 2015:

Glad you are back. You were very missed by all of us in your group. Sorry you are having to move all that stuff. Good thing you took vacation before hand huh? ;-)

Whippet on Mar 29, 2015:

Wow, saw the photo of your so cute doggies, all snuggly in bed -- where is "Mommy?" Brings tears to my eyes as I remember back in time when I had all 3 of my Whippets in bed with me (king - size bed I made my late husband buy for us.) They've passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Never forget the unconditional love & hope love will come again in future. - Kathy

Snuggles555 on Mar 26, 2015:

Welcome back from vacation! How was it Sweetie?


Susan ♥

Amace on Mar 19, 2015:


♥Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.♥

Snuggles555 on Jan 30, 2015:

I loved the red earrings that I received in last night's mail Deanie - thank you so much!! :-)

Snuggles555 on Jan 8, 2015:

Deanie: We've chatting in the group forum of your new group Beginners Crafting - you should pop in & add your two cents.

beadeful on Apr 1, 2009:

Please stop in at Jazzy Jewelry and Beading Group and check out our Monthly Themed Color Quick Turnaround Swap. MAY (Shades of Pink and Purple) has been posted, with plenty of time to sign up.

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