Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2020 6:40 pm


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: October 25, 2020
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


9/18/2020: The mail service is really weird right now! July 24th I sent a destash envie to Houston TX (4hours south) it did not arrive until September 1st!! August 24th I sent 2 priority envelope swaps, one to Oregon & one to North Carolina. The one to Oregon arrived in 4 days, the one to NC is sitting in a distribution center in Coppell, TX and has not been updated since Aug 29th. It says it’s in transit, but investigation on it shows it’s still in Coppell. UPDATE: I received a text that this package was delivered today 9/21/2020!! Three weeks to arrive! And in a “postal body bag” TOTALLY EMPTY!!! Photos on my Flickr & Instagram My poor partner. We take a chance every time we send our mail. 😳 I will gladly resend if you don’t get your swap. I will also send you a tracking # on larger packages I mail. Hopefully it will get better soon.

9/1/2020 I am home!! With a nice assortment of meds. I’m feeling much better. I can now walk from one end of the house to the other without stopping halfway feeling like I’m going to pass out. Hubby & sister taking care of me and making me take it easy. That works for me. Looking forward to a good nights sleep tonight.

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

When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks. But celebrate them with glad cries of “me too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your Tribe.

Be around the light bringers, the magic makers, the world shifters, the game shakers. They challenge you, break you open, uplift & expand you. They don’t let you play small with your life. These heartbeats are your people. These people are your Tribe.

I’m still looking for my tribe.

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
*All Holidays Valentines, Easter, Halloween & Christmas

•Lime Green
*Colors of Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter

•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.


Zomac rated for Zoe & Deb Junkin’ on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: If I could give you a 10 I would! Along with A+ and a galaxy of stars and a string of hearts! Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Comment: Deborah..what an amazing side layered pocket!🥰 I love it, thank you😘😘
Comment: I loved everything about my envie of goodies! Thank you so much for your carefully thought out bundle of perfection! Excited to use it all.
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #34 on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Deborah, for the lovely leaf ATC & all the nice extras that you sent. I love the fox washi tape that you used on your envelope!!
Comment: Wow thank you very much for the beautiful swap!! I love this even more than the first one! Halloween and Autumn are my favorites!! Everything is so nice and special handmade goodness! Hard to choose a favorite, love it all. Can't wait to play and add to my journal. You are so talented Deb. Thank you for sharing with me! Many ❤️ s for you. Happy Autumn and hope you are doing well!
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #32 on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: Love the atc!! Thank you!
BusyB rated for Art/Junk Journal supplies on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Deb thank you so much for all the handmade goodness you sent to me!!!! 💙💙💙 Where do I begin? Lol, I enjoyed your creative note too. Everything is so lovely and some of my favorites are the clips and the journal jewelry (I'm putting one on a JJ that another swap-bot member made for me in a JJ swap a few years back, sad she left) Oh and the pockets!! I have several journals I can use these gorgeous items in. You have inspired me! MANY ❤️'s to you my friend! Stay safe. Hugs, Bonnie
Comment: Ahh... so peaceful... I've been to SPI, it is very relaxing - now I can pretend I'm there again with my mama (who lives near there) :-) Thanks!
dakotadee rated for Summer jam starter on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: love the popsicles. Now to decorate the next layer. You gave me a challenge. :)
LinSoles rated for Mystery Supply Swap 6.20 on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. I love how you made fish out of the tickets. You are so creative. I will treasure it.
LadyJo rated for My pretend summer vacation postcard on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Love your pretend vacation! Sounds lovely too me! Thank you for the beautiful post card too!
Comment: It’s always a pleasure to find a mailing from you in my mailbox. Thank you for such a charming/detailed envelope and tuck-ins. As usual . . . I loved it all!
Comment: Thank you for the care and effort you put into this swap! I appreciate it!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Journal Tabs 10 Ways US on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Christmas in August for me! Wow! You made so many lovely tabs. I love them all and can't wait to use them. The leaves are simply gorgeous; I LOVE the vellum tabs and I am crazy for the Tim Holtz file folders you sent with them. What a wonderful swap! Many thanks, Deb, and I hope we get to swap together again soon!
Response: Glad you liked everything! The file folders are actually made with my we are memory keeper file folder punch board. I’m loving it. I have only made the tiny (small) folders so far. I need to try the Med & Lg sizes Thank you for the great rating, 5 and ❤️j
Comment: Thank you for the post card!It was so cute! I had fun doing this one too.
Response: I’m happy you liked the postcard. It was a fun swap! Thanks for 5 and ❤️
luv2kraft rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #31 on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Wonderful! Thanks
Response: You’re welcome. Glad you liked it! Thanks for 5 and ❤️
Comment: I like making envelopes to. Nice job on yours I really like the paper you used
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for 5 and ❤️
Comment: Wow! So many cool things you found and created! Those mini handmade folders are so neat! I looooovvveee the bookmark you made and the inclusion of the matching flamingo cards! Thank you for all the extras. Yes, I'm super lucky to live at the beach. No bugs, never really gets into the 80s, never really freezes in the winter. But as a housecleaner I work all through the nice weather, so I almost never get to the beach except in the off season when it's raining, lol. But I get to see it from the windows of many nice houses 😄. Happy summer! And thank you again! 🏖️
Comment: OH My Goodness I just love it ...Its absolutely beautiful and all the cute inserts/tucks your amazing ..PS hope you get the pool..lol
Comment: Love the beautiful pockets you sent. And the paperclips are an added bonus. Hope you are staying safe at this time. Thank you!

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BusyB on Sep 17, 2020:

Hi Deb, Just wanted to tell you I'm so glad to hear you are doing better! I missed the memo about your illness. Take good care of you and stay safe! Hugs, Bonnie ❤️

shirleyinCA on Sep 13, 2020:

I read you like Red Beer - is it for real? How much tomato juice in how much beer? Is there a reason it needs to be Bud Light or will any beer do? I dislike beer but thought I'd serve it to my sons sometime!

shirleyinCA on Sep 13, 2020:

Just letting you know all the ATC Jams from CPG arrived! Thanks - I've added to your new one and it is getting mailed along tomorrow.

sassafrass on Sep 8, 2020:

So glad to hear you are on the mend! Take care of yourself, Deb!

susieq11 on Sep 8, 2020:

Really happy to hear you’re home and doing well!!

Kristipye on Sep 2, 2020:

So glad to hear that you are home. Praying for a quick recovery for you.

Heirloom on Aug 31, 2020:

Sorry to hear you're in the hospital. Get well and stay safe! :-)

Poeprincess on Aug 31, 2020:


So sorry to hear you are laid up, but you are in the right place. I sometimes think you can tell how old someone is by the number of pills they take (I’m taking 7). You will feel much better when your meds kick in & realize just how sick you were. Best wishes & prayers for your speedy recovery & return to your “botter” pals!

sassafrass on Aug 31, 2020:

Thinking of you, Deb! I hope you are doing better and on the road to recovery. Hugs xo

LiliLuv on Aug 31, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know! I'm glad it arrived and that your Dad had such a nice birthday month! 🙂

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