Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2017 1:39 am


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: November 22, 2017
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


Nov. 7, 2017

Hello and welcome! My name is Deborah, but go by Debbie or Deb. 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! It’s been a trying year on us with him staying at our home in Kansas & me here in Texas. But in just a couple of months he will be retiring & moving here. I’m a mom to 2 daughters (2 son-in-laws), a Mimi to 6 grandkids (1 grand-daughter-in-law) and 2 precious GREAT grand children (boy & girl). And a mom to one fur baby Skeeter, a Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix. He’s ROTTEN! But he has been a real emotional support this year. I am my parents main caregiver. Mom has Alzheimer's & dad has Parkinson's. Mom was put on Hospice in May & is in the final stage. 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.

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.
❤ Bling! Bling! And More 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


bramblefae rated for WOW: Latest Washi on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: I love *everything*! Thank you so much for all the washi!! <3
Response: You’re very welcome!! Happy to know I DID send it! Thanks for great rating and ❤️
Coco26 rated for junk journal supplies - in the garden on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: What an amazing package of goodies! I wish I could give you 5 hearts! Thank you so much!!
Response: You are so welcome! Enjoy using them in your journaling!! Thank you for the wonderful rating & ❤️
Comment: Lovely Notecard, it was so so s cute and the extra washi sample was cuteeee.
Response: So glad you liked it!! So super easy to make, too. I’m sad I forgot to take a picture of it for my Flickr 😕 It got there super fast! Thanks for great rating and ❤️
Comment: I enjoy your little note:) and the card is so spooktacular cute:) thanks!
Response: So glad you liked it. It was a fun card to make. Thanks for the 5 & ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC. Good use of tacky items. I appreciate the extras too.
Response: Totally a challenge! Thanks for great rating & ❤️
Comment: Love your take on this ATC, and I can totally relate to the life is a zoo quote as well. Thank you! :)
Response: They were a challenge! But fun. Thanks for great rating & ❤️
MsLee rated for Pvt Halloween ATC’s on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Dear Deb, I'm so happy to have one of your ATC'S. I love it!. Thanks for the wahii tape and for decorating my envelope, that najrs the swap so special. Let's do this again ✌
Response: So glad you liked the ATC and washi. I’m all for swapping again! Thanks for great rating & ❤️
Comment: I love the ATC you made, supper cute! Thanks for the washi samples! This was a fun private swap! Would love to do more!
Response: You’re welcome! Glad you liked it and washi’s. Thank you for great rating & ❤️
harlonation rated for Private Lotsa washi swap on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note, and all the gorgeous washi Deb! I really aporeciate you making this swap with me and helping a newbie out. Your one awesome lady! Xo
Response: You are so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for great rating & heart. Hope to swap with you again. ❤️
Akanksha23 rated for Lotsa lotsa Washi on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank u for some awesome Washi samples..
Response: You’re so welcome, thanks for great rating! ❤️
Lablauri57 rated for Halloween Card US #4 on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card. I really like the spiders. Fun to craft with!
Response: Paper spiders are the only ones I like, lol. Thank you for the great rating & ❤️. Glad you liked it
hufflepuffle rated for Private Washi swap on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: thank you for all the lovely washi samples & for doing a private swap with me!!! i love them all!
Response: You’re welcome! Glad you liked them & I enjoyed doing the swap with you. I’m always open to do private swaps. Thanks for the great rating and ❤️ .
hibiscus rated for AACG: Pick 4 Halloween Themed ATC on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Ahh the pretty perfect Halloween atc!! Great fence and that "black grass!" Wonderfully spooky... great card and those extras are so super now I need to find a good Halloween swap! The purple note with silver writing was like a secret coded message... such fun and thank you so very much
Response: The “black grass” came just in time. It was a cool Tim Holtz selection of Halloween goodies! Glad you liked the ATC & purple card. Thanks for great rating & ❤️
luvbird rated for AACG: Button Fairy ATC on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Deb, thank you so much for the darling button fairy ATC card. I just love it... so sweet. The little fairy is so cute and I love the colors and the saying! Sweet extras too...thank you so very much for such a great swap.
Response: You’re so welcome! I really enjoyed making it for you. Happy you liked her & and the goodies tucked in. Thanks for great rating and joining swap. ❤️
Comment: Wow! This one deserves multiple hearts!!❤️❤️❤️ Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the little tags and flip up skirt - such a fun page! Thank you for the amazing little inclusions as well - you certainly spoiled me!! 😁❤️🌸
Response: Thank you!! So glad you liked it. Flip up skirt was last minute idea when I had glued the boots & legs on I realized there was no place left for you to journal. Thanks for joining & hope to see you in future mini page swaps. ❤️
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
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for joining swap and the 5 & ❤️!
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! ❤️

Rating Overview

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4.9950 381 66 69
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hibiscus on Oct 18, 2017:

Wonderful wonderful pick 4 halloweenie atc!!

Paige1900 on Oct 3, 2017:

Just dropping by to say hello

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. ^.^

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