Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2020 3:15 pm


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: July 4, 2020
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


We (myself, husband & dad) are doing the self quarantine/social distancing to keep safe from Co Vid 19. We still see dad’s aide & weekly nurse visit, but I’m seriously thinking of stopping aide visits. I have stocked up on stamps and will be keeping my mail to the swap item & note for now to keep my postage down to one or 2 stamps. I will hold off joining any international swaps for the time being. That way I can have mail picked up at our home mail box & hubby does not have to take it to post office.

💜In loving memory of Mom 2/27/38-9/9/19💜

Taking a little time to update my profile. Hey there, Hi, Howdy 🤠 and hello. Nice to meet you, and glad you stopped by. My name is Deborah, but prefer to be called Deb or Debbie. My hubby is the only person I know that actually calls me Deborah, dad calls me Deb & mom always called me Debbie.

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 Dad’s caregiver!

I’m a mom to 2 daughters (2 son-in-laws), a Mimi to 6 grandkids (1 grand-daughter-in-law & 2 grandsons-in-laws) and 4 precious GREAT grand children (3 boys & girl). 💙💙💙💝 And a mom to one fur baby Skeeter, a Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix. He’s ROTTEN!!

Crafts I love to do

Handmade cards
Handmade envelopes
Altered art
Junk/Art Journaling
Sewing/Rag Quilts
Handmade embellishments/pockets/tags
New love!! Making Junker Jane type dolls!!

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 and the mini ABC punch board. My daughter picked up the flower punch board at Tuesday Morning for me, I’m still waiting for her to bring or send it to me.

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!!

I have a Cricut expressions and a huge assortment of cartridges, a Cuttlebug and Sizzix Big Shot. I’m slowly building my cutting dies collection. I have been using the Big Shot more recently than my cricut. I’m always up for a swap of die cuts. Message me if interested & I can send a list of dies & cartridges I have for you to choose from.

12/19. I love the Junker Jane monsters! I have a board on my Pinterest with a lot of them pinned. I want to try making one. If you have any suggestions, I am certainly open for them. Also if anyone would like to do a private swap with me, I’d love to do one after the holidays. Just send me a PM & we’ll set one up. Thanks!

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.


Comment: Love the beautiful pockets you sent. And the paperclips are an added bonus. Hope you are staying safe at this time. Thank you!
Mimi7 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #25 on Apr 12, 2020
Comment: Hi Deb, We are safe and well here, good to know you are also. I love this bunny ATC so much, made my day to receive it. Thanks so much. Thanks for the lovely extras, they will come in handy as I am now into Trash to treasures or junk journaling. Take care
Comment: Beautiful journal spots.I love them both.thank you for all the time and effort you put into them.
Zander rated for YTPC: Long Notebook Pocket on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for these beautiful notebooks, they are so pretty. The butterfly one is my favourite and I appreciate all the extras ❤️
Comment: Wow Deb, your card is beautiful! Very inspiring! Thank you for the extra goodies, and the lovely letter. It was nice to get to know you through your letter. I plan to respond soon. Thank you again for taking a chance on me :-) Stay safe, and all the best to you and yours!
Response: I’m glad you liked it & I hope it arrived ok. I was happy to get your ratings started. Thank you for the 5.
Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rating, things have been crazy here and I'm just now getting to the past couple weeks of mail! I absolutely love your ATC - I love graphic 45 papers, but am always at a loss as to how to use them - you've done something really amazing with them! Thank you!
Comment: WOW, Deb! Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC and well stuffed pocket! I wish that I could give you more hearts! Thank you and stay well!
shirleyinCA rated for YTPC: Transparent Pockets on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: Wow! Such gorgeous pockets and then wonderful, perfectly coordinated goodies inside, plus the bigger matching items! I, too, love Graphic 45 and don't have these sets. I love your solution to closing the pocket with the tiny velcro. You created such lovely layering on the pockets. Thank you for such a special swap - love the little dragonflies you added to the beautiful envelope, too.
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #23 on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: Hi Deb; Thank you so much for the lovely ATC & the great envelopes. Very nice swap & I appreciate everything=) I am ready for spring, too, it is my fave season...
LinSoles rated for YTPC: 6 Pocket Booklet/12x12 Paper on Feb 23, 2020
Comment: Wow, thank you very much for a lovely swap. I loved everything, from the envelope, to the booklet and the goodies. Thanks for the time and love you've put into it.
Comment: These are drop dead gorgeous! Love what you did with them. I will use these in little pockets rather than stick them on a page. Thanks so much!
Gwillisinc rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #20 on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: what a beautiful Pink card, so delicate! & wonderful extras, thank you so much
Comment: The paper clips are just darling.Thank you so much.I appreciate all the thought and work you put into them.
orneryswife rated for EASU: Puzzle Piece on an ATC on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Love this! Thank you also for the beautiful die cuts!
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #19 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Love this!! Love how to put together all the elements! Also love the pocket tag and goodies! Thank you!
Comment: This is so special and I will treasure it. Thank you for the Pecos Diamonds ATC. The ATC is gorgeous and I loved hearing about how you came upon them. Thank you for all the cuts from your Christmas present too. They are adorable +heart+heart+heart+
warheart rated for VTHS: Christmas Card with a Goody on Dec 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Wow Debbie...what a great package I received from you today! I love the ATC (the little keys are adorable). I most definitely can use the shell die. I was just thinking of doing a sea card of some sort. This will help me get started. I also like the papers. What a wonderful package! Thank you so much...
suzwa rated for OATCs: Sequential Number Swap #9 on Dec 18, 2019
Comment: What an adorable idea! Thanks so much!
user6937 rated for MAS & MORE: Halloween! on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Wonderful swap, thank you for everything!

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OrigamiGrace on May 26, 2020:


Hope you're well!!

supersquirrel on Mar 26, 2020:

Hi Deb - Thank you so much for the amazing lot of ephemera and journal cards (pf tag). Wonderful assortment of beautiful items and in a cheery yellow envelope ^+^ I'm glad you are staying safe at home. We are on "stay home, stay safe" orders here in WA.

stephiedee on Mar 20, 2020:

💖 You're welcome, Deb! I'd been saving it to send to someone since I made it, so I'm glad it has a happy home now. I did sign it, a little discreetly with just my initials (under the owl). 😉

simcoe54 on Feb 17, 2020:

CPG: January Wishes -- Thanks for the pressed pennies and granting me a wish. Can't wait to add them to my collection.

Soph on Feb 12, 2020:

OMAE January RAK Attack!

Many thanks for the lovely animal related envelope and a variety of pretty goodies. I'll enjoy using them.

bigmamabird on Jan 21, 2020:

Wow Deb, your paper bomb blew my socks off! What a lot of goodies to play with! Many thanks for sharing so generously... I haven't even looked at everythig yet, but I'm sure to use most all of it sometime... Cheers, C

OrigamiGrace on Jan 21, 2020:


for the CPG January wish! The brads are perfect!!

colleenbUSA on Jan 17, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful envelopes for CPG January wishes!

Queensmiley2530 on Jan 16, 2020:

Thank you for my wish of Valentine's day envies. Love them. If you ever want to trade for some let me know:)

noname13 on Jan 15, 2020:

thanks a lot for the envelopes from my CPG January wishlist!

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