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luvbird

luvbird
Date Joined: December 26, 2014
Last Online: June 2, 2024
Birthday: April 13
Country: United States
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About Me

FYI Update 10/23: JUST WANTED MY CRAFTY FRIENDS TO KNOW THAT I WILL BE AWAY FROM SWAPBOT FOR AWHILE DUE TO HEALTH PROBLEMS. I WILL BE HAVING SURGERY ON MY NECK AND BACK IN THE NEXT MONTH. SPINAL PROBLEMS IN MY NECK HAS LEFT ME UNABLE TO USE MY ARMS AND HANDS TO SIGN MY NAME OR CRAFT, UNFORTUNATELY! AS SOON AS I CAN I WILL BE SWAPPING AGAIN…CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THEN!

I now live in Christmas Valley, Oregon just outside of the Deschutes National Forest where I lived for 17 years (I miss the pine trees!). We are now in the high desert east of Central Oregon. The high desert (4300 + feet elevation) has it’s own beauty and uniqueness which has been fun discovering. I was born in San Diego, CA and lived there my entire life until my husband and I moved to Oregon 17 years ago. Our son still lives down in San Diego and I miss him so much! Happily, our lovely daughter has moved up here in our cute little town and I couldn’t be more pleased. We have such a wonderful time together. She is also a Swapbot member and we enjoy doing our crafts together. I received an Associate's Degree in Science and studied Animal Health and became a Registered Veterinary Technician...I worked over 17 years in that field. I have also studied Medical Transcription. I am an avid bird watcher! I am a very active pinner on Pinterest. I live with my husband, my high-school sweetheart whom I have been married to for over 49 years, and a very sweet, goofy pitbull/lab mix named “Reggie”.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is country...Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert just to name a few.

Favorite Books

My favorite books are Gone With the Wind and The Twilight Series

Favorite Television

My favorites are Games of Thrones, Homeland and Billions. I also love watching This is Us, Animal Planet, Oregon Field Guide, the Food Network, Breaking Bad, Bate's Motel and The Walking Dead.

Favorite Crafts

I have a passion for tole and decorative painting which I did a lot of years ago. I have also dabbled in beginning quilting. Not sure why, but I have gotten away from doing crafts and I want to change that! The crafts that I am excited about doing are decorative painting, quilting, fabric and paper crafts which I am hoping that being a member of Swap-bot will help get me going! I really want to learn how to make wonderful smelling handmade soaps. My latest love is making junk journals or themed journals. Paper, paper, paper is my love! I am also doing lots and lots of collage projects and glue books! My favorite artists are Margarete Miller and Constance Rose whom I get so much inspiration from.

My likes are:

I have a passion for BIRDS...chickadees and robins are just a couple of my favorites.. and wildlife...especially SQUIRRELS, bunnies and wolves. I love California quail! I love vintage and shabby chic. Favorite colors are red, pink, blue, purple. I love the scent of lavender. I love pitbulls. I also love cooking and gardening. I love bird houses. I love all things that have to do with country living...chickens, roosters, barns, canning, picnics, old-fashioned country antiques.

About Me

7/2022 ***JJJ: Let’s Make a Junk Journal Swap series: Vintage Victorian/Shabby Chic theme. Think Victorian ladies, old fashioned ladies’ dresses, shoes, hats and accessories. Images of old, ornate fancy furniture. Pretty background images of gardens and flowers. Vintage floral images…roses just for one example. Would like to incorporate images of beautiful, vintage birds. Love neutrals, pinks, blues, greens as well as jewel tones of blues, maroon, burgundy, darker green. Love the combination of pink and light green. Old book pages, doilies, coffee/tea dyed paper. Old vintage letters and handwriting. Old post cards. Hope this gives you ideas for the swap series. I am really easy going and not picky! Anything I receive will be loved and appreciated! I’m so excited for this swap!

Ratings

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Comment: Debbie, this Golden Book journal is simply FANTASTIC! I keep looking through and each time I find new little touches I hadn't seen the time before. I LOVE the book you chose, all the incredible inclusions--the tape, the embossed bags, the beautiful images, the charms--just everything is amazing. I really appreciate you making this even though you were struggling with health issues. Because of that, this just means the world to me. You are the loveliest of partners!
lmacdavis93 rated for Tim Holtz Doll House Tag #8 on Feb 9, 2024
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Comment: Hi Debbie! I love this ice house you created. You even managed to find a background that look likes an actual ice house. How did you make the white sparkly snow? And love the dripping icicles and paper snowflakes. This is just so fun and so well done! And thank you so much for the beautiful extras you sent - such lovely images and colors. And I do hope you are recovering successfully from you back surgery - does not sound fun at all but hoping it will be worth it once you are recovered. Take Care!
cmmaldonado rated for VJP: 4x6 Spring Rabbit on Feb 4, 2024
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Comment: This is so, so beautiful and I love it so much! Thank you!
Sequoia183 rated for MJS: Themed Magpie Supplies: RED on Dec 14, 2023
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Comment: Just beautiful, I hope you are feeling better
sjbult rated for YTPC: Fall Happy Mail - USA on Oct 26, 2023
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Comment: Fall Happy Mail… I should say so! All of the hearts ❤️ This swap is spectacular. Thank you so so much!
Jsereg001 rated for MFF: Chicken Month Skinny on Oct 25, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful skinny! I love it!! 🐓 ❤️
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Comment: Great job, Debbie. Lots of fun stuff and so perfect for the swap season right now since I didn't really have much fall ephemera. Now I have more to pick from. Thanks so much.
dmarie rated for USAPC: Apple Happy Mail on Oct 19, 2023
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Comment: ♥Thank you for the wonderful Happy Mail.i love what you made and the fun paper you used ♥
isabellasnow rated for MFF: Halloween Owl or Raven Tag on Oct 17, 2023
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Comment: Just beautiful! (as I knew it would be with you as my partner, dear Debbie) Love that you chose the owl--I did a raven and was hoping to receive an owl in return. Love all your layers--even the back is beautiful! Thank you so much for a wonderful tag AND for all the wonderful goodies you sent, too! I love having you as a partner, my friend.
LauraM540 rated for MJS: Themed Magpie Supplies - BLUE on Oct 16, 2023
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lmacdavis93 rated for State Fair ATC on Oct 11, 2023
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Comment: Hi Debbie and thank you for the really cute State Fair ATC. I love all the different elements you were able to work into this small space and have it look so harmonious and put together. It's just really so well done. I don't know about you, but memories of the Indiana State Fair when I was growing up are some of my fondest! Thanks for a great swap!
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Comment: OH MY GOODNESS! 5 millions hearts to you! this is AMAZING! It's like a treasure hunt, each page I turn has more and more. Thank you so much for taking the time to make something so special and meaningful! It really brightened my day!
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Comment: Love my little junk journal!!! Love the shabby chic style and all the different kinds of pages and things added into it! Thanks for creating it for me! Take care and Happy Fall!
Nehalennia rated for Index Card Collage #19. on Sep 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for your gorgeous Index Card. I love what you've created <3
Ac2052 rated for VC: Index Card Challenge #1 on Sep 21, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the index card - it is absolutely gorgeous!
dustbunny11 rated for Birdy Tag on Sep 14, 2023
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Comment: Thank you, Debbie, for the gorgeous bird tag. I just love the textured paper you used, as well as the different laces and trims. Beautiful! I will find many uses for the extra papers you sent with the tag. I really appreciate it!
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Comment: Oh my goodness these are BEAUTIFUL and I absolutely love them! Thank you for all the love and care you took into making them!! They are truly special!!!! <3 Thank you for the mushroom ephemera too! I will definitely use them as well! Thank you again! I love love LOVE these gorgeous pockets! xx G
ChrisD rated for YTPC: Autumn Snippet Strips on Sep 7, 2023
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Comment: You did a lovely job on the snippets. I love the colors, texture and all the "fall." Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful signature! I'm so excited for fall weather <3
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Comment: A gorgeous journal, Debbie, full of textures, beautiful pages, lace, and so many goodies. I really appreciate your skills and generosity! Thank you!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9983 1164 7 9
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1262 1191 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

hibiscus on Mar 26, 2021:

Thank you for a great swap and that thoughtful and generous hibiscus paper!!

bringitb on Feb 7, 2021:

Hi! Just made two new swaps in the Washi Tape Lovers group. I’d love to have you join in the fun! =)

hibiscus on Jun 19, 2019:

If there exists a hall of fame in swap-bot for atc’s....your beautiful Edwardian lady deserves a place... gorgeous card!

breezyp on May 14, 2019:

I was just looking again at your birds best pocket letter. So beautiful. The detail is just gorgeous. Thank you again💜

CurlyTea on Apr 15, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

hibiscus on Feb 27, 2019:

Thank you for a very amazing swap! Turquoise and Red is my new favorite color combination!

hibiscus on Feb 27, 2019:
CurlyTea on Apr 13, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

hibiscus on Oct 12, 2017:

The fall colors atc was beyond beyond! Amazing work you create

hibiscus on Oct 8, 2017:

your Dracula was perfection!

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