Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 5:10 pm


Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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A little about Me


Please, no extras in swaps you send. I don’t rate you for the extras, I rate your swap.

June 2019

Hi & welcome to my profile! 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 parents caregiver! In January 2018 he retired from his job in Kansas, packed most of our stuff, locked the house (we actually have someone looking out for the place) and came to Tx. I’m so glad to have him here!

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

I am my parents main caregiver. Mom has Alzheimer's & dad has Parkinson's. Mom was put on Hospice in May 2017 & is in the final stage. She has really deteriorated in the last month. Very few coherent word are spoken, not able to bear weight on her legs (can be hard on my back sometimes), eating less and sleeping more. Since November 2017 Dad is no longer able to walk. He can stand holding on to something but can’t move his legs. He’s 6’ 3” probably 260+. With their personal care, meal preps, feedings, laundry, housework, by 10 pm I fall in bed, lol. I have a couple hours of "free time" during the afternoon while they nap that I can sit down and work on crafts. My stress relief.

Crafts I love to do

Handmade cards
Handmade envelopes
Altered art
Junk/Art Journaling
Sewing/Rag Quilts

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. I use them often.

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

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
Memo pads
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.

Flaked on this swap by @PeggyO She was the host, so no one to angel it.

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.

Mailed Happy mail to Grayson Bowen 6/5/19.

Open Tags: Grabbie Taggie- US ONLY


choke rated for ETHP: TH Style Flip Book - US Only on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: I didn't want to open this until I had finished mine and I am sure glad I waited! This is incredible! I can barely stand to touch it, it's so precious! Every little nook and cranny is chocked full of so my TH yumminess, oh my! The paper dolls, tags, labels, ephemera, washi tape, hurray! I'm not even sure I have found it all yet. My favorite parts, well let's say I'm glad there isn't a character limit here. The diamond diecut on the front immediately caught my attention. I love the effect of the glossy accents on the cut-outs in the pattern, genius! The charms on the binding were made with so much care, wow! And this is just the beginning! Each page is full of pockets and flips and stamps and inks and texture and charms and bits and bobs! I also love the double flip pockets on the back page, so creative! I just can't stop admiring it! I am definitely going to leave it as is for awhile and just enjoy the yummy feel to it. Bit by bit I may start to unload it and pack it with my creations, but it is a treasure I will enjoy for a good time first! Thanks so much for everything, suggesting the swap, joining with me and going way above and beyond to make this so nice for me! Can't wait to try it again sometime!
Response: You are so welcome! I enjoyed working on it every chance I got! When I put the diamond cut out on the front I was like,”Ummmm, no.” But I had already glued it, I walked away from it and thought what to do to add a pop of color to match the saying on front. Then it hit me! Paint & stamp paper, recut the die and use the cut out! Woo hoo! Like a puzzle, lol. To me they looked almost like pieces of turquoise after the glossy accents. I’m glad you do like it and maybe you can do a little journaling in it. I thank you so much for trying this swap with me! I learned a few new crafty ideas. I will gladly join another flip book swap! It was great! Thank you for the awesome rating and ❤️!!!!
Sylvia4647 rated for VTHS: Double Pocket with Goodies on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you soooo very much for such a great swap. Your envelope was full of a multitude of treats. I appreciate the time and effort that you put into this mailing. I love it . . . love it all!
Response: I’m so glad you do!! It was such a fun swap to do. And when I start adding to pockets I just see another something to add! Thank you for the awesome rating and ❤️
ginny19590 rated for OATC: Number series No. #3 on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You’re welcome!!
Ac2052 rated for CPG Ephemera Scavenger Hunt - US Only on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the fun goodies! I love the pocket you made; I’m definitely adding it to my junk journal!
Response: You’re very welcome! So glad you enjoyed my scavenger hunt goodies & the “extra” pocket. I love making those! Thank you for the 5 & ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! :) I loved the altered playing card that you made for me and I was so glad you put the washi tape around the envelope because that is the only thing that kept the contents inside because both sides and the bottom had split all the way open and was only holding on by the washi, but thankfully it made it to me - yay! :)
Response: Oh my goodness!! I’m so sorry! I usually reinforce any envelopes that look like they might need it going through the mail. I’m glad nothing fell out and that you liked the playing card. Thank you so much for the great rating and ❤️!
jannieb rated for USATC: ATC with Wings on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: I love the ATC you sent. Your cards always come out so great. I am happy to add this to my collection. Hugs!!
Response: I’m glad you liked the Garden Fairy! I really had fun working on her. After several unsuccessful attempts with different techniques with her wings I decided the embossing was the best. Thank you for the great rating & ❤️
choke rated for ETHP: 10 step ATC challenge #5 on May 21, 2019
Comment: I don't know what the heck took so long, its clearly postmarked April 29 and arrived in pristine condition. I'm glad it's hear though because it is stunning! I love the colors you chose, they perfectly compliment the ephemera and scene you created. The personalized envelope with my name an MI license plate was a sweet touch too! I enjoyed reading your note about your creative process and the dragonfly card itself was so beautifully created. Thank you so much Deb! It's always a pleasure to find you in my mailbox!
Response: I am so glad it finally made it!! And didn’t arrive in “postal body bag”, lol. Who knows where it spent the last three weeks! I think the card was from another swap I received, if it was, she did a beautiful job! I’m happy you like the ATC, I enjoyed creating it for you. Thank you for such a great rating & ❤️!
choke rated for ATCE&T: Add a die cut to your ATC on May 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful bee ATC! I love all the diecuts you used to create the bee-autiful scene! Very creative, wow! I always love receiving swaps from you :-)
Response: You’re very welcome! Hopefully the original will show up, too! Thanks for 5 & ❤️
Coffeeegal rated for Black and white ATC on May 19, 2019
Comment: So creative I love it and Disney was a blast and now I’m exhausted LOL
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for great rating and ❤️
luvbird rated for USAPC: Inchie Book on May 18, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh! What a darling little Fairy Inchie Book...so stinkin cute! I love the colors with all the sparkles. What shimmer spray is that? The little fairy illustrations are so sweet. And, the paper clip dangle just makes it perfect! Love the extra papers and the 3D rooster note card. Thank you so very much for such a great swap!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! I loved making it!! The sparkles on the wings & fairies was done with a brush glitter pen I got in one of my monthly Card making kits. I’m really going to be sad when it is empty. There’s not any identification on it, so I haven’t a clue where I could get another. I may have used a little Glimmer Mist on the background twinchies. The covers I used Tim Holtz alcohol pearl inks, i 😍 these!! This was a fun swap, thank you for the 5 & ❤️.
palmettogirl727 rated for Private: A one for a one on May 14, 2019
Comment: Love the one bug in a jar idea! Thank you for swapping and the Tim Holtz extras you included. I look at those often in the store, but hadn't splurged on them. ☀️
Response: I’m so glad Bug in a jar arrived safely! You’re welcome for the TH goodies, I splurge every once in a while, I don’t know what I’d do without Amazon, blitsy or JoAnn’s online shopping! Great swap between us! Thank you for 5 & ❤️
ginny19590 rated for OATCs: Number Swap #2 on May 11, 2019
Comment: What a lovely ATC and I can use the extras. I'm going to clarify the 3D ATC thing I don't mind it being slightly raised due to using some kind of gloss or very small little embellishment that are a little raised. I just do not like the thick large raised items for my collection, like huge buttons or thick raised sticker type embellishments. Thank you for considering that in my profile. Thank you so much for a great ATC that fits well into my collection.......=)
Response: I’m so happy you liked the ATC! I have received some ATC’s that had huge embellishments on them. If they didn’t get scratched coming thru the mail (which it did because no protection inside envie) then they don’t fit in my binder. Thank you for the great rating!
Comment: Thanks you for another great swap. I always love the coins you make me :)
Response: Awwww, Jannie thank you! I’m happy you liked it. I enjoyed making it for you. Thanks for 5 & ❤️
scrappermama rated for OATC: Number 1 on May 9, 2019
Comment: Yaaay! Got the resend mz. Deborah! It was so worth the wait! Thank you very much. I'll let you know if the original ever makes it. Be well!!
Response: So happy the resend made it! And I’m glad the USPS finally turned the other one loose from holding and delivered to you!! Thanks for 5 & ❤️
colodad rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap - APRIL on May 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your extra effort on the ATC you create for me. great overall design and each element is executed so well.
Response: Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for great rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! Tones of orange work perfectly for me! You got excellent coverage with this technique and it looks beautiful in the oranges! Thanks as well for the beautiful white diecuts! They will make beautiful embellishments on a card! I thought that envelope looked familiar! I like to make my envies big enough to send a handmade card in, as that's mostly what I do!
Response: You’re very welcome! I’m glad you liked it, as I knew you loved orange I wanted to try those colors together. I’m not a fan of orange myself but I really liked how that technique turned out with those colors combined. Thanks for 5 & ❤️
sdpPaperCrafter rated for Flower Card making on May 7, 2019
Comment: I am so sorry. I am usually on here every day, but I have been super busy lately, I did get your card. It was great. I just love all of the roses. Thank you so much.
Response: Glad it arrived & you liked it! Thanks for the 5!
Comment: What a sweet bunny coin, it is quite LOVEly too! Thank you so much. ;)
Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for 5 & ❤️!
Comment: Gorgeous sparkle ATC and matching envelope - you slay me!! I LOL at the die cuts - they are so cute and unique. Thank you for my 3 of hearts too - great swap :)
Response: You’re so welcome! I’m glad you liked the ATC & bonus goodies. I always think of you when I come across a 3 of ❤️‘s playing card. Thank you for the great rating and ❤️
debbee2014 rated for Graphic 45 ATC on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you Deb... I took the atc out of the envelope and thought great minds think alike. I used the elephants you used and i also glossy accented there ears, also raised them off of the paper. lol I just love what you did with the smaller elephants ears... Can't wait to see what graphic 45 atc you will want to do next. So glad it finally showed up. Thanks Debi
Response: I am so glad it finally showed up. That’s awesome that we chose the elephants and then did them almost exactly alike. How cool is that! I’m ready to do another G45 ATC! Thanks for joining, and thanks for the great rating & ❤️

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GabySkye on Jun 12, 2019:

thank you

Thank you so much for the random envie! I loved absolutely EVERYTHING, especially the envelopes and washi! I could tell you put a lot of thought into this. ❤️

kiddomerriweather on Jun 10, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jun 4, 2019:

Awesome, I'm so glad! Thanks for your kind comment. :)

ScottishLass34 on May 30, 2019:

Yay! The pick 2 Tag arrived today! Thank you for the gorgeous journal pockets, and the extra pocket you sent as well! I'm so in love with the way you decorated the two embellished journal pockets and love the varies sizes, and thank you for such a wide array of awesome washi samples! So fun! Cant wait to get crafting with my new goodies! :) Sarah

choke on May 28, 2019:

Hi Deb! Guess what showed up today!?!? Yep! The original ATCE&T: Add a die cut to your ATC swap! I can tell it was hand cancelled in April but can't make out the date. Only the corner of the envelope was torn a little but otherwise it's in perfect condition. Of course I trust that you sent it when you said you did, never doubted you for a moment! The ATC you created is stunning as always. I don't mind the flowers and lime green one bit, you did wonderful with it! I am super happy to have it in my collection and am sorry you had to resend. I will get one back to you to make up for it though, no worries at all. I mean - me? have a problem making you a TH ATC? pfft, easy peasy and lots of fun! Hope you have a great week!

debbee2014 on May 11, 2019:

Thank you for finishing the ATC... It really got my day off to a great start.

Mimi7 on Apr 22, 2019:

HOpe you had a wonderful Easter!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 21, 2019:

Paige1900 on Apr 21, 2019:

sassafrass on Apr 15, 2019:

Thank you SO very much for the thoughtful and very generous TH Random Envie for Wonderful Wishes group March wish. I am just in awe of everything you sent, and can't thank you enough!

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