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DeAnnaVarela

DeAnnaVarela
Date Joined: March 18, 2012
Last Online: May 17, 2022
Birthday: January 3
Country: United States
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About Me

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Hola fellow swappers!

Thank you for visiting my profile. Here is a little 411 about me; I'm a reliable person, good at meeting deadlines, and love to create. If you would like to see some of my work I'm Proff_V @ instagram. I'm always up for private swaps so feel free to message me your ideas.

I'm a feminist scholar and professor of Communication, Women & Gender Studies. I love travel, adventure and the outdoors, creating art, and hanging out with my family and doggos.

My favorite swaps are ATCs, ATCoins, and DAJs, but once in a while I'll participate in others depending on the topic/theme.

Here are some of my other interests:

Craft Skills & Interests: Photography, Jewelry Making, ATCs, Scrapbooking & Card Making, Postcards, MiniZines, Crafting with "CRAP"; trash to treasure, Painting: watercolor or acrylic, Quilting/sewing [adult throw blankets, funky baby quilts, burp clothes, bibs, purses, aprons, tulle tutus, fabric art]

*Favorite Artists: Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Judy Chicago, Mary Beth Edelson, Lynn Hershman Leeson...to name a few.

*Favorite Colors: black, red, turquoise/colors of the sea [blues/greens]

*Hobbies: arts & crafts, travel, yoga, swimming, scuba diving, writing, collecting Dia de Los Muertos dolls, skulls, and other small items, collecting sea shells, mermaid art, and drinking coffee.

*Favorite Holidays/Themes/Issues: Mermaids, Dia de los Muertos, Eve, Snakes & Apples, Coffee, Halloween, Rosie the Riveter, Virgin de Guadalupe, Cherries, Rockabilly, Tattoos, Vampires, Witches, Dogs, Insects, Travel, Sea/Beach, Sharks, Guitar, Classic Mexico, Caribbean, Indonesia, Recycled Art, Funky colors/patterns of the 60s-70s...especially floral, Dark Art, Bad Words, Nudity, Kink/BDSM, feminism/feminist art, contemporary civil rights and social justice movements, activist art. Again, these are my interests and I will never send you anything you find offensive; unless you ask for it ; ) !

Music: Some of my favorite singers/bands are Buckcherry, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, The Killers, Blondie, Tori Amos, Amy Winehouse, In This Moment, Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, Kiss, AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Pop Evil, Portugal the Man; most classic rock, current adult alternative, some R&B, and a little pinch of hard rock.

TV/Film: I don't watch much tv but I love series such as Six Feet Under, Big Love, True Blood, American Horror Story, Narcos, Orange is the New Black, Dark, Love Sick, Black Mirror...

*Dislikes: Disney, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Kawaii or "cutsie" items/designs, fluorescent colors.

Please note: I ALWAYS send my swaps and I ALWAYS send on time or early. If there is any issue, please contact me here on Swap-bot, email [email protected], or on instagram @ proff_v

I look forward to learning about, and swapping, with you!

Take care,

DeAnna

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Ratings

babyblues65 rated for The Dark Side DAJ 8 on May 16, 2022
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Comment: Hi DeAnna, why, I LoVE your beautiful name!! I even often wish my mom had spelled mine like yours, it leaves less guessing when others are trying to figure out if I go by "Dina, Deann, Dianne...." ha ha! I've been called it all! :-). I love this swap!! So much fun to put them together. I can't wait until I get through the whole series and bind it into a book!! It's gonna be so COOL!!! Your work is amazing, I loved all pockets and the side tuck! Also thank you for the paper clips....I need to experiment with that, I've not learned how to make them yet!! All the cute ephemera in it!! I love it all, it's hard to then "use" it. Have a wonderful summer and thank you for putting on the swap!!!
tatntole rated for Alphabet Gruel: M, N, O on May 7, 2022
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Comment: Awesome, thank you.
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Comment: Thanks for the private swap ! I love what you created ! Sorry it took so long for me to rate !
Response: No worries! I'm glad it reached you.
Begokschaf rated for Alphabet Gruel: J, K, L on Apr 30, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you again for hosting!love your coins
sunshinesuperman rated for The Dark Side DAJ 7 on Apr 26, 2022
5
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Comment: Yeah! My first one and I love it. It is so jammed with goodies and I adore the back so much. Thank you for helping me understand better how to do this right. Thank you!!! Hugs, Mona
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Comment: Thank you so much! I'm not home right now but my husband showed me what you sent. Love love love it!
Response: I'm so glad you like it (from a distance, lol).
Mistyinltown rated for Alphabet Gruel: G, H, I on Apr 23, 2022
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Comment: These are great! Thank you for hosting all these awesome swaps! I really like the Haunted House one!
Response: I'm so glad! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bat ATC and cute skeleton playing card! Also for hosting these fun and unique swaps πŸ’› hope to see you around! :D
Response: Awwwww, thank you!
Psychopomp rated for Alphabet Gruel: A, B, C on Apr 14, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome ATC coins. I think my favorite is the A! Sorry for not rating sooner!
Response: No worries. I'm happy to hear you received them.
Mistyinltown rated for Alphabet Gruel: D, E, F on Apr 6, 2022
5
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Comment: These are great! Thank you so much, also thank you for hosting this series, its been so much fun.
Response: I'm so glad you're enjoying it! Thanks for joining.
AceInBeautyland rated for The Dark Side DAJ 5 on Mar 27, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap.
Response: Any time!
ittybittykitty rated for The Dark Side DAJ 6 on Mar 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the DAJ page - it’s so elegant and creepy! I especially love the flowers and eyes tuck in and background, (where did you get that??) so cool :)
Response: You're welcome! The paper came from Michael's halloween pads.
user7949 rated for Dark Paperclip Dangles on Mar 16, 2022
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Comment: WOW, your Dark paperclip dangles blew me away. Thank you so much.. Exquisite and so freaking cool. They'd make great necklaces, too. LOVE Them!!!
Response: Thank you! That's a great idea.
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Comment: WOW DeAnna these are so beautiful!! Thank you for making sure wonderful note cards for me.
Response: I'm so glad you like them. I was worried they were over the top.
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Comment: Ahhhh it's PERFECT. The creepy vampire girl gives me the willies. The ANCIENT GREEK everywhere, be still my classics major heart. The embracing of witchiness, the clever and gorgeous tuck spots, the sweetgrass dangle... These pages have found a safe and loving home with me. Thank you so much!!!
Response: I'm pleased that you like it. It's one of my favorite DAJs I've made so far.
Mistyinltown rated for The Dark Side DAJ 4 on Jan 8, 2022
5
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Comment: I love it! I love all the purple! Thank you for having these swaps!
Response: I'm so glad! I read on your profile that you like purple πŸ’œ
5
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Comment: I loved both specimen cards and all the extra goodies you sent! They are so cool. Many thanks!
Response: Awesome! Any time.
sandyponey rated for The Dark Side DAJ 2 on Nov 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Wow! Outstanding work. It is hyper creepy for reals. Thank you so much. It's awesome!
Response: Awwwww, thanks! I hope you continue with the series. The next sign up deadline ends tonight!
tristitia rated for Creepy Cool ATCoins: Set 3 on Nov 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Love your coins! They're so fun and you use such interesting materials - what did you use for the spilled blood?
Response: Hello, and thank you! It's wax. I bought a set of colors on Amazon. Let's see if this link works: 24 Pieces Antique Sealing Wax Sticks with Wick for Postage Letter Retro Vintage Wax Seal Stamp,Assorted Colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078WMBY3Z/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_HB8H2MB0YHY4DGJ8R0DD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
5
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Comment: Oh, these are just so wonderful! Thanks so much for the fantastic work you've done - I want to incorporate these coins into the DAJ when I finally put it together!
Response: Thank you! That sounds like a great idea!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 483 50 50
Completed Fives Threes Ones
411 531 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

user6937 on Feb 19, 2021:

Thanks for the Red Planet ATC (love the "stars"), as well as the astronaut ATC; came today :)

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

debtea2 on Nov 29, 2020:

HippieChick on Nov 29, 2020:

Sometimes the pressure is what breaks the funk! Haha! Glad you like the card. It was a fun one to make. :)

ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:

halloween

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

vanneparis on Oct 27, 2020:

Awesome completed Frankenstein JAM!! Thank you so much for working on it. Happy Halloween!! Thanks DeAnna. -Vanne

HollyBear on Oct 19, 2020:

Thank you for your awesome additions to the witch's hat starter. I love how it turned out!!

vanneparis on Aug 12, 2020:

Hi DeAnna! I just wanted to let you know how much I love how the "priestess" JAM came out. Your embellishments are always so perfect. Thank you so much for working on them. Talk to you soon -Vanne

supersquirrel on Jun 27, 2020:

Hi DeAnna - Hope you've been doing well. Received and will do. Thanks for thinking of me ^+^

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