Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2018 4:22 pm


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: February 23, 2018
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.

Missing Ratings

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


cabaute rated for AACG: Winter Fantasy Mini Flip Book on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Oh my gosh, Deb... This book is MAGNIFICENT. I love everything in the envelope - the little hand made, gorgeous detailed note card, the envelopes, fantastic embossed tags, sweet ATC, lace and details everywhere... These teas look amazing... I just can't thank you enough. I feel so lucky and honored to receive your very first work of art!!!
Response: Oh, wow, thank you for the wonderful compliments! I was so nervous about this swap. I enjoyed putting it all together for you. Thank you for the awesome rating & ❤️!!
123Poggy123 rated for Private for djcamp04 & Poggy on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: These sayings are just so funny. I can tell I am going to have to order one or 2 more sets. Thank you!!!!! They will be perfect with my old people stamps.
Response: Yes, they are hilarious! I love these stamps! Thanks for doing this swap with me. I’m coming up with some cute ideas of the old people images you sent me. I talked to my Aunt this morning & she got her card today. She loved it! Said she couldn’t wait to show her son when he came to visit. Thanks for the 5 & ❤️!
Comment: Thank you, thank you for the oodles of colorful & awesome washi tapes!! :)
Response: Glad you liked them all! Thanks for great rating and ❤️
JenniferB rated for Stamping on text on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Hey there Deb...my apologies for late rate. Have updated my profile with explanation. Thank you so much for you’re lovely ATC. I actually have the peacock stamp but not used it. I do love how you presented it, along with the stamped extras! Yes we are in the middle of summer here. Funnily though, today has not stopped raining, im in heaven. ;) Hope you’re Chrissie & New Year went well. 😊🙏🦋
Response: I’m so glad it arrived and you liked everything. Keeping you in your family in my prayers. We are under a winter storm watch tonight. Sleet & snow ❄️ ❄️❄️ ! But I have plenty of groceries stocked up and some fun swaps to work on! And plenty of Chai Lattes for my Kuerig! I think I can handle it. Christmas & New Years was good & quiet for us. Thank you for the great rating & ❤️
Onyx rated for CPG Fav Winter Recipes - US Only on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the yummy recipes and lovely cards.
Response: You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Thanks for 5 & ❤️!
kathiann rated for Snowman atc on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: So sorry this has taken me so long to rate! This ATC is adorable! I love that he's all fluffy. I don't get much snow where I'm at either, it's usually hit or miss if it does snow, and we're getting near record highs this year, so it's not likely to happen. Thank you for sharing!
Response: I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for great rating and ❤️!
Pikkis rated for AACG: Pick 4 Christmas Theme on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely sending :)! First of all, the ATC is so beautiful and you´ve managed to include so many of the listed elements on it without it being too crowded. And it fits my pocket sleeves just fine. And the TH-ephemera is a great surprise, thank you a lot.
Response: You’re welcome! I’m so happy it fits your sleeves. I know I have some that are just too chunky to fit in mine. They are beautiful ATC’s and I had to find a way to display them separately. I’m glad you liked the TH ephemera. Thank you for the lovely rating & ❤️!
Cgscdy rated for Surprise ATCs - December on Dec 27, 2017
Response: Thank you for the rating & ❤️. I am assuming you liked the ATC & extras included in with it.
ChelleHames rated for SS: Are You Kitten Me? ATC on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: What an absoutely adorably cute and funny ATC! Tim Holtz crazy cats? Meowy Kitmas!!! Love it!! And those die cuts are amazingly beautiful! Love the Crazy Birds too! Awesome swap! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Yes, TH crazy cats. I’m glad you liked everything. Thanks for the gracious rating & ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the super cute envelope. Snowmen are my favorite! I loved the vintage style ephemera as well. Thanks again!
Response: You’re welcome! Snowmen are my favorite, too. I collect ornaments for my Christmas tree of them. Glad you liked everything. Thanks for great rating and ❤️.
Comment: I love your tiny book. It is already up on my shelf in the studio. Very Tim Holtz. I used Timmy’s present stamp on my cover and was not thrilled with it. Yours is gorgeous. Thank you. Pat💕💕
Response: I’m so happy you loved it! I enjoyed making it. I hope I left plenty of space for you to add to it. Thanks so much for the gracious rating and ❤️!!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the crazy birds! It should keep me busy for years to come, haha. I really appreciate all the sayings.They will be great to use on future projects.
Response: Yep, quite a few birds flew your way, lol. Have fun with them. Glad you liked it all.
Comment: Thank you for the super cute card and washi! As I was opening your card, I thought, "Wow, this is some cool washi." haha. Awesome. Have a wonderful holiday season.
Response: You’re very welcome! Glad you liked it. Thanks for great rating and ❤️! Merry Christmas to you!
Mustluvdoggies rated for Christmas ATC on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: LOVE the beautiful ATC you made! So many beautiful elements! The background is so neat! All the wonderful layers are gorgeous! Love the Santa Claus and the metal Merry and bright! Great job! Love it! Thank you for the great extras!
Response: I’m glad you liked it. Thank you for such a great rating & ❤️! And you’re welcome for the extras.
Comment: Beautiful page.. Thanks and Happy Holidays
Response: Thanks! Merry Christmas to you, and thank you for great rating and heart ❤️
Comment: Beautiful card , thanks
Response: You’re welcome, I think she makes beautiful cards too! Thanks for great rating & ❤️
CurioussCass rated for Pick 3 Swap on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: These stickers are adorable! Thank you! I will definitely enjoy using all of the items you sent.
Response: I thought they were, too!! Glad you liked them. Have fun with everything! Thanks for the great rating & ❤️
em1023 rated for PRIVATE CHRISTMAS ENVELOPES SWAP on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: I received my envelopes yesterday and I love them ALL! I’m excited to put them to good use. And thanks for the extra washi samples :) thanks for doing a private swap with me!!
Response: Happy you liked them! Washi is always fun to get! You’re welcome for the swap. Thanks for the great rating & ❤️
apryl rated for Pvt 5 christmas envelopes☆ on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Wonderful envelopes! Thanks so much for swapping with me!!! ♡♡♡♡♡♡
Response: I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for swapping with me, too!!
Comment: What beautiful envelopes! I particularly like the green A-7 that has the holly and bells. . . The placement of the image is perfect!!!!! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them! I thought the holly was really cute too. Thanks for great rating and ❤️

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OrigamiGrace on Feb 10, 2018:

Thank you for the Valentine's Day card from tag in the public forum!


JenniferB on Feb 4, 2018:

Thank you for leaving the lovely message of your prayers Deb, much appreciated...
JenniferB 🙏🦋💜

djcamp04 on Jan 26, 2018:

Thank you Becky! Aka @patchworkchickadee

jukejan on Dec 17, 2017:

CPG random grabbie was chock a block of goodness! Thanks so much!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2017:

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". 😇❤

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