Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 10:48 pm


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


💜In memory of Mom 2/27/38-9/9/19💜.

October 2, 2019:
I will be updating/reconstructing my profile soon. I need to use my laptop instead of phone. Much easier.

September 4, 2019:
It looks like my sweet little mommas battle is about over. This morning when I went in to check on her she felt warm & her breathing was somewhat labored. Her temp was 103.9 & has been going up & down all day. Called hospice & had nurse come out. She is now on comfort care. She has not been awake at all today, I swab cool water in her mouth to keep it moist. Water has started choking her. I knew the time was getting close last month. But I’m not ready to loose her. Nurse will make daily visits now. Her nurses aid just lives about 5 miles away & sent me a text earlier, “If you need me call me”. Oh how I love that girl!! ALZHEIMER’S SUCKS!!! So August was physically & emotionally draining on me and it looks like September will carry it on. Got to be strong for Dad. 💜

August 2019: It’s kicking my butt! More on this later.

June 2019

Hi & welcome to my profile! I’m a down to earth Texas country girl. Grew up in small town & now living in the country. Where you can sit on the porch at night and listen to the coyotes & watch the fireflies. I am married to the love of my life that actually supports all that I do, be it shopping online for craft supplies to being my parents caregiver! In January 2018 he retired from his job in Kansas, packed most of our stuff, locked the house (we actually have someone looking out for the place) and came to Tx. I’m so glad to have him here!

I’m a mom to 2 daughters (2 son-in-laws), a Mimi to 6 grandkids (1 grand-daughter-in-law) and 3 precious GREAT grand children (2 boys & girl). And a mom to one fur baby Skeeter, a Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix. He’s ROTTEN!

I am my parents main caregiver. Mom has Alzheimer's & dad has Parkinson's. Mom was put on Hospice in May 2017 & is in the final stage. She has really deteriorated in the last month. Very few coherent word are spoken, not able to bear weight on her legs (can be hard on my back sometimes), eating less and sleeping more. Since November 2017 Dad is no longer able to walk. He can stand holding on to something but can’t move his legs. He’s 6’ 3” probably 260+. With their personal care, meal preps, feedings, laundry, housework, by 10 pm I fall in bed, lol. I have a couple hours of "free time" during the afternoon while they nap that I can sit down and work on crafts. My stress relief.

Crafts I love to do

Handmade cards
Handmade envelopes
Altered art
Junk/Art Journaling
Sewing/Rag Quilts
Handmade embellishments/pockets/tags

ATC’s are my favorite craft to work on. I LOVE making and receiving ones with a 3D effect. I love the demension, the textures any raised element brings to that little 2.5” x 3.5” work of art. I have an awesome collection of both flat & 3D and I love them all. If anyone else shares this love, I’m up for private swaps. I try to match ATC’s to partners profile likes, but if it’s stated senders choice I’m usually going to do that.

Papercrafts: handmade envelopes (all sizes), cards, flip books (new love), journal pockets, and mini books are some of my latest “ohhh I like making these!” crafts. I’ll search YouTube for different tutorials to try out. I have the We Are Memory Keepers Envelope punch board, the WAMK mini envelope, the tag and pocket punch boards. I use them often.

Journaling: Junk & art are more or less for me. I jot down things that mom or dad might say, something the hubs did to lift my spirits or something hilarious he said (he’s really good at keeping me laughing these days). I can’t draw to save my life! I doodle good 🤣, but give me ephemera, stamps, Coptic markers, glue & embellishments and I’m a happy journalist! I also love to swap small art pages with others to add to my journals.

Besides having a large assortment of Tim Holtz products my newest addiction is Graphic 45! OMG, their papers & ephemera is gorgeous! So far I have:
Fairie Dust
Winter Wonderland
Lost in paradise (New collection)

I’m up for private swaps on any of the above crafts

I’m also a big fan of Dyan Reaveley & Dina Wakley. I’ve started adding a few of their products to my supplies. My favorites right now are the Dylusions spray inks. Though they are a bit messy sometimes, the colors are awesome!!

Postage & how I send & Ratings

We live in rural area. I am only able to leave the house once a week when I have someone to come sit with mom & dad. So I have bought a postal scale & stocked up on stamps. And if I'm in doubt on amount I will add extra stamps. So if EVER you get postage due from me please please let me know & I will send you stamps to cover. I will put my swap in the mailbox in the mornings, mail runs between noon & 3pm. I will not mark sent until any swaps have been picked up by postal carrier. Our PO closes at 3:30. So anything picked up at our rural mailbox will not be post marked til next day for those of you that check dates. And anything picked up Saturday will not be post marked til Monday. I keep track of my swaps when I send & start worrying after about a week when they are being sent in US. You may get a message from me when I feel like it's been an ample amount of time to arrive just checking with you. That way I can start on a resend. I rate as I open my swaps the day they arrive. If I haven't rated you, please contact me. It either means I got sidetracked with caring for my mom or it hasn't arrived. Ratings are important to all of us. I ask the same from you upon receiving from me. Thanks.

Likes & Dislikes

•Most flowers, Iris’ & Sunflowers are my favorite
•Vintage anything
•Tim Holtz products
•Fun clear stamps

•Lime Green
(Not a fan of orange)

•Red Dirt Country
•70’s & 80’s Country
•70’s & 80’s Rock

•Good ol’ home cooking
•Big Red
•Red Beer (Bud Light & tomato juice)
•Water, lots & lots of water!

Ideas for profile surprise/wishes

Pieces of lace 1” to 3”
Die cuts ATC size
Small punched images: hearts/birds/flowers/etc
ATC sleeves
ATC info papers for back
Note cards (handmade are my favorite)
Your personal art 3” x 5” for my art journal
Journal ephemera
Journal pockets made by you
Vintage photos or ephemera
Stamped quotes/words/images
Anything from my “likes” list

Missing Ratings & Flakers

Still waiting on a rating from:
@thevioletgypsy for January 2017 senders choice ATC.

My Flickr photos

As I finish my swaps I will upload pictures to my Flickr account. So if you want to be surprised don't peek. But I would like any and all comments on pictures.

Tags to send & waiting for

Tagged @stephielentz 7/17 for journal cards and washi samples in Pick Two! Tag game. I don’t think she will follow through.

Angeled 5 altered paper clips for @Jsereg001 who was flaked on by @shellbee8 (Mailed 4/6) ETA: Received & message of thanks sent.


Poeprincess rated for OATCs: Makeup Sequential #7 on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Your llittle llamas are llovely. Very creative & I llike the way the background is done. Thank you for the extra llist cards & the heart!
luv2kraft rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #15 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC.
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes. My favorite is the one with boy on horse flying a kite. How fun is that? Thank you for the nice Christmas die cuts too. Happy swapping!
RAINDARGON rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the creepy atc and extras,also I did liked the polar bear note card,as I collected them. And have a great Halloween 🎃💀🎃
suzwa rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap - October on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for this adorable ATC ! Thoughts would never say what an adorable spider but it was really cute! Also, what beautiful extras....can't wait to ink them and get them onto my next project!,,
Sylvia4647 rated for VTHS: Washi Decorated Pocket on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: It was a pleasure to find your envelope waiting for me in my mailbox today! Of course, I was more than pleased with the items you sent winging my way. I especially liked the sweet tag that you created. I've seen the TH thinlit before. It's actually on my ongoing wish list. I'm fond of its unique style. I'm looking forward to meeting at the mailbox again! Thank you much!
Comment: These are so great! You made these a treasure!
RiverTopanga rated for Anything Goes ATC swap on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: Deb... beautiful job with the ATC! Thank you also for the "words" sticker sheet!
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #13 on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: You did a great job on the ATC. Thank you for the stickers, too!
Comment: What wonderful ATC's you sent. Thank you so much. Happy fall.
Sasha42 rated for Just Randomness on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Deb, thanks for the wonderful envelope of randomness!! I love it everything. So fun to receive such a special swap.
BLUR rated for OATCs: Sequential Number Swap #6 on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Love that group of pumpkins with patterns! Nice collage card! ♡ Thanks for the extras too :)
scrappermama rated for VTHS: Winged TH Paper Doll Tag on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: She's beautiful!! So worth the wait. I'm sorry you had to resend. Thank you SO much!! ♡♡♡
CatieCat388 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #10 on Aug 24, 2019
Comment: A beautiful ATC. Love the way the feather came out. I'll have to try it myself. Thank you very much.
Comment: Such a cute flip book! Thank you so much!
Tverne05 rated for OATCs: Sequential Number Swap #5 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks Deb for the cool ATC in the middle of our TX heat. I actually felt a cool breeze when I took it out the envelope...lol or maybe the AC had just switched on. It was the ATC and not the AC.🤪 Nevertheless I love it and the wonderful envelopes. I need more envies that size for smaller swap items. I appreciate them because I haven't taken the time to make any lately. Thanks a bunch!
luvbird rated for USAPC: Tiny Tag Embellishments on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh, these tags are so cute... I love them. Each one is very darling! Thank you so very much for the tags and all the little sweet extras!
Lantana149 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #9 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Such a pretty ATC, and love the little envelopes. Thank you for a great swap and flamingo envelope!!!
Response: I’m so happy you liked the ATC & envelopes! Your flamingo envelope was fun to make! I wish I had taken a picture before I mailed it! Thanks for great rating, 5 & ❤️.
jeka396 rated for Washi Embellishments on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, I really enjoyed your flag and feather designs!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked them. Thank you for the 5 & ❤️
PaperPassion rated for Pop Can Lid Embellishments on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Deborah,Love,love,love the embellishments you sent to me.You have inspired me, thank you so much for all the thought and time you spent on them,I appreciate it.
Response: I’m so glad you liked them! They were fun to make & I enjoyed searching my stash just for the perfect tiny pictures. Thanks for the awesome rating, 5 & ❤️

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pkpeace on Oct 19, 2019:


WOW! Thank you so much for the tag... I LOVE it!!!

kiddomerriweather on Oct 19, 2019:

Thanks for the October WW! I love the beautiful handmade Halloween card and neat journal pockets. I love receiving handmade goodies from you!

goinjenny on Oct 18, 2019:

Thank you for my goodies in Wonderful Wishes October!

bluehairedmary on Oct 12, 2019:

Thank you for the 3-D stickers for my WW October wishlist! Very neat! Thanks!

kiddomerriweather on Oct 11, 2019:

Oops! I put that last comment on the wrong profile. Sorry about that. : /

kiddomerriweather on Oct 11, 2019:

Thank you for the October WW! I was thrilled to get the Shinzi Katoh fairy tale stickers! I love that designer as well. You really made my day!

stephiedee on Oct 7, 2019:

Thank you for the generous paper bomb for the OMAE tag!

Changeling on Oct 5, 2019:

Thank you very much for the lovely and generous Random Flat Envie PIF tag envelope. I will enjoy all you sent!

phillaine on Oct 4, 2019:

for the lovely floral die-cuts you sent me for my September wish list! ♥ They're lovely, and I appreciate you thinking of me.

pkpeace on Oct 3, 2019:


Thank you so much for the awesome T Holtz stencil! I do not have that one and was thrilled to find it inside the envelope!!

Hugs, Patty

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