Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2017 7:43 am


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: September 24, 2017
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


June 2017: I am dropping several groups. Caring for mom & dad is pretty demanding of my time these days. Staying in the groups that mean the most to me.

I rate with hearts on the swap itself, not that you add extras. I have limited craft space at the moment & if you don't add extras, I am happy! If your swap shows you put your ❤ into creating something for me then you will get a ❤! So please don't add extras at this time.

Jan. 6, 2017 Hello! Let me tell you a little about me. I'm not good at this sort of thing, but I thought my profile needed a little updating. My name is Deborah, but go by Debbie or Deb. I will be 61 this year, oh wow, where did time go!?! I am married to the love of my life, we'll be married 13 years in March. I have 2 daughters (2 son-in-laws), 6 grandkids (1 grand-daughter-in-law) and 2 precious GREAT grand children (boy & girl). I'm a proud Mimi. I have one fur baby, Skeeter. Over the last few yrs. I have become my parents main caregiver. Mom has Alzheimer's & dad has Parkinson's. Starting this year I will be doing 3 month stays at a time. Then go home to Kansas for 2 or 3 weeks (gotta recharge my batteries, lol) then back here. My 2 sisters fill in for me while I go home. By the end of this year it will be fulltime. My hubby is still working in Kansas, he has a couple more years before retirement. When he retires we will be moving in permanently with dad & mom. I hate being away from him for long periods but like he says, "We do what we have to do." I'm glad I have got to spend the time with mom. Because now she no longer knows who I am. There are some days I think she knows me. We can have a week of good days and then a few bad days are thrown in. It is the hardest, saddest, thing I have ever had to face in my life. But, I am getting thru it! That is why I came back to Swap-bot. I needed some sort of crafting outlet. I have a couple hours of "free time" during the day that I can actually call me time. I do love my crafting.
My favorite color is Purple, but I do love all colors!

Favorite Crafts

Handmade cards
Handmade envelopes
Altered art
Junk/Art Journaling

Things that make me happy

❤ small charms
❤ bling bling bling!
❤ small items for ATC's
❤ stamped sayings & phrases
❤ Old B/W pictures and/or vintage images (ATC size) & ephemera
❤ Vintage book pages, pictures
❤ game, puzzle pieces, scrabble letters
❤ teas (green & flavored) hot choc.
❤ easy sewing patterns (copies are great)
❤ tiny blank pocket journals ❤ anything to use in art journals
❤ old keys or spoons to alter
❤ any pictures of birds, flowers, elves, fairies,dragons.
❤ Snickers, Reece's Peanut butter cups & Hershey's w/almonds
❤ Crockpot recipes
❤ Washi samples
❤ The color Purple, soft pink & spring green together, hot pink & lime green together, pink & black or brown together.
❤ Brads, buttons & Bling!

About my 3

Nov 2016

I left swap-bot nearly 3 years ago. I Flaked & had a 1. I wasn't proud of it. It has bugged me all the time I was gone. I contacted her to make swap up. It shows from tracking # it was received. She has received the swap & re-rated me. I will keep the 3 to remind me that sometimes life gets me down, but in the end I know to get up, dust myself off and keep going

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. 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.

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.

Non Raters

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


Comment: Thanks so much, this is an extra special journal page. Glad you told me about the pumpkins as I would not have expected them to be removable
Fabriqueen rated for All cutting Machines swap on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling die cuts! Now I will have to get busy getting some cards made up. Hugs, Diane
Response: Glad you liked them!! Thanks for great rating! ❤️
Sharlie rated for USA ATC Swaps: PINK Background ATC on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for great rating! Glad you liked it! ❤️
Comment: Thank you, it was so fun looking through everything. The tassles add so much to the whole thing... a great idea on paperclips! Your birthday sounds AMAZING!!! Mine is Christmas Eve which is always fun but I never get to "do birthday" really. What did you get with your hobby lobby money??? (watermelon is one of my very favorite foods!) And washi tape! (Need I say more?? Everyone on swap-bot understands!) The yo-yos are so special... I'd love to see a photo. That's going to be really cool. Amazon: You really didn't need to get me a gift card!! That was too generous. I will find something I REALLY WANT to get with it! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. With HL card more craft supplies of course, a cute bracelet with 3 interchangeable charms, another adult coloring book & cricut blades. I'll get my bedspread layed out and get you a picture. Thanks so much for great swap. And I want to know what you get with gift card!! ❤️😁
Comment: Love the art journal page!! Looking forward to the next swap! :-))
Response: So happy you "loved" the art page! I really enjoyed making it. Thanks for the wonderful rating! ❤️
Comment: What a great envelope! Thank you for the extras!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for great rating! ❤️
Jjean rated for USAPC: Themed mini art journal page on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute page - and all the extras...that little feather charm is so cute.....Thank you for hosting such a fun swap.... :)
Response: You're so welcome! Happy you liked everything. Thanks for great rating! ❤️
ValerieM rated for Pearly Mottled Paper on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC What a great creative theme. I love travel. Would love to travel to Paris one day too. Thank you and great job with the powders
Response: Glad you liked it! I have a few travel destinations I would like to make in the next 5 years. Most are here in the US, tho. Thanks for the 5 & ❤
Comment: What a beautiful card! Thanks also for the tape samples. Great job on all the new rolls of tape! 😄
Response: Thank you! So happy you liked it. Hope we do another one soon, I really enjoyed searching for ideas. Thanks for the 5 & ❤
AnitaHames rated for SS: Button Fairy on May 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute button fairy! Great job! And thanks for the bird cage cards!
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart ❤
marymary914 rated for Use 2 TH products ATC on May 24, 2017
Comment: Awesome ATC! Thanks for crazy birds too. :)
Response: Thank you, glad you liked it! You're welcome for the crazy birds! I love those birds! 😁 Thanks for great rating. ❤
Comment: What a awesome thing you have done dear. Everything will be really cool once I print it off. Can't wait. Robin
Response: Enjoy! There are so many cute ones on that cartridge. Thanks for great rating! ❤
Terri07 rated for MAE - Senders choice on May 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envies. I appreciate the extra one too.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the great rating! ❤
PaperMorsels rated for MAE - Senders choice on May 19, 2017
Comment: Deb, thank you for the pretty envies! Sending you strength and hugs as you care for your family!
Response: You're welcome & so happy you liked them! Thank you for thoughts of strength and the great rating. ❤
ChelleHames rated for SS: Tie dyed ATC on May 18, 2017
Comment: You got some beautiful bright color on your tie dye background! I love it! The quote and the colorful gem stones are beautiful and really go with this backing! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap! And thanks for the ATC pockets!
Response: Thank you for kind comment, yours REALLY was much prettier! I never thought of trying embossing! Thanks for joining and the heart ❤!
Comment: Such a beautiful green butterfly ATC!!! I love the green sequins ribbon! So pretty! Thank you for hosting! And thank you for all the fun quotes! They will come in handy when making my ATCs!
Response: Happy to hear that you liked it. I love the sequin ribbon, too, I just don't use it often. I have it in 6 colors 😊 Thanks for joining swap & the great rating!! ❤
DLRodrigues rated for VC: ATC with a Puzzle Piece on May 5, 2017
Comment: Hi Deb - Just got back from the Post Office - your envelope was inside!!! Thank you so much for the great ATCxx Thank you so much too for the washi samples and stamped images.
Response: You're very welcome! Glad it arrived safely. Thank you for great rating! ❤
donetta rated for AACG: Altered Playing Card: Red on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Ah, Debbie, it is simply wonderful to see your name on a swap envelope again! It's great to have you back in our little world...I'm happy that you take the moments you can to work at crafting. Lovely red playing card...off with her head, indeed! Thank you for being such a lovely swap partner.
Response: Thank you so much, Donetta! I do enjoy AACG so much. Thanks, for great rating & sweet comment. Looking forward to next swap. ❤
Comment: WoW what an AMAZING swap.....starting with the envelope..... so much to see & love! Thank you so much and the extras......talk about big smiles......wow.... I needed this little gift today....and Sunday is my birthday so I started the week right.....thank you so much.......LOVE IT ALL.......
Response: That's great! Glad you loved it all! I enjoyed working on the envelope & worried it would all stay going thru USPS! Thank you for such an awesome rating! ❤
georgiafae rated for Stamped ATC #1 on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Wonderful ATC-I'm glad it arrived and worth the wait!! Love the colored background and added details-lovely quote! Thanks for the extras too-I appreciate those! Thanks for sharing! Till next time!
Response: So happy it arrived! And even happier you liked it & the extras. Thanks for great rating! ❤

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9948 366 58 61
Completed Fives Threes Ones
334 387 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 31 301 0
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purple24 on Sep 13, 2017:

Thank you for all the beautiful Autumn themed washi tape. Love all the colors! :) --- USA Paper Crafts WTA #18

tcornell on Aug 28, 2017:

Deb, thank you so much for the beautiful card and thoughtful note to me. SEKS group. Big hugs, Tracy

whytewillow on Jul 24, 2017:

Thank you for an absolutely beautiful double-sided journal page. I doubt that anyone could top the work you did, it was awesome. I'm delighted, and it was so worth the wait. Thanks for being my angel for the "themed mini art journal page". 😇❤

BusyB on Jun 8, 2017:

Deb, Thank you so much for a wonderful envelope of awesomeness! (for the USAPC paper crafts group) You are so sweet and very thoughtful. Enjoyed your note too! Take good care of you! Hugs, Bonnie

biasbabe on May 18, 2017:

Thank you for commenting on my granddaughter. She is 2 and a half now. Got to post pictures. Her hair is nothing but curls.

Kimmi50 on May 3, 2017:

Thank you Deb for completing the "Atc J: Free Themed Starter Set." You did a wonderful job I love the wording and the embellishments you used to complete the set. I love it!!!! 😊👍🌟💖

tiffanyjoy on May 3, 2017:

I love and appreciate every bit of randomness in this envie. Thank you so much! - Random Flat Envie Tag PF

Sazza on Apr 13, 2017:

I have been loving my owl mug rug so much! She is such a delight next to my coffee pot, waiting for me each day. Thank you again for making and sending her to me. ^.^

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 7, 2017:

Easter/Spring "No Sweets" Treat Swap!

Hello this was mailed today

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LMeowkin on Mar 31, 2017:

Guess what I got today! Thank you SO much for the cool envelopes and stamps! What I want to know is, how did you get the seal stuff on the envelopes? I haven't seen that trick before!

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