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DeboraCreates

DeboraCreates
Date Joined: December 2, 2021
Last Online: February 20, 2024

Country: United States

About Me

Last updated: February 7, 2024:


My name is Debora (she/her).

Receiving "happy mail" is always fun, and it is a joy to spread cheer as well.

I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE NICE PEOPLE I HAVE MET ON SWAP-BOT!!

I love to try all different types of art forms and paper crafts, and often say my hobby is "collecting art supplies."

Mail art, collage, card-making and journal-making have been my primary hobbies for the past 20 years. I was published in a few rubber stamping and cardmaking magazines in the early 2000s. My card techniques / styles vary from artsy rubber stamping to simple, clean lines.

Gelli printing has been another obsession for about 10 years.

I love collage, and I keep several art and junk journals going at once. I started "glue books", too, but am finding I am using those creations to make mail art envelopes, or backgrounds for deco book pages.

While always an art enthusiast, I began to take mixed media and fine art workshops later in life.

DECO BOOKS:

I am grateful for deco swapping. I have always adored mini book art. The collaborative and ephemeral nature of deco books is appealing. I look for opportunities to create whimsical entries and repurpose found images/backgrounds on my pages.

Pages made by others inspire and challenge me, and I also enjoy passing them along to the next person to enjoy and add their creation. Basically, it all comes down to sending "happy mail" or "mail art."

Themed decos are an enjoyable challenge (see below for dislikes), but "open theme" often suits me best.

Art-style decos are my preference. This is because lately it is difficult to include large/bulky/rigid and/or taped decos in swaps - based on either swap requirements or partner preferences. ICMs are not my favorite.

Please do not send adult-only themed for these same reasons. Snark and Sarcasm are OK!

I truly appreciate all of the wonderful deco book swap coordinators here on swap-bot (you know who you are!) and on Groups.IO.

As of January 2024, 12 decos have it home to me! I appreciate all of the artists who helped make that happen!


I often have excess decos - please reach out to me if you would like to swap or would like me to send extra if I am assigned as your swap partner.


SWAPPING:

  • I try to rate people within a week of receiving the swap (usually on the weekends).

  • Rating me is the best way I will know that you received my swap, and I appreciate the time you take to rate me.

  • Please send me a PM if you do not receive my swap within two weeks of my sent date.


February 2024 - Please do not send any extra decos for a swap or RAK without asking me first. If you need decos, feel free to send me a PM, I may have extras available.


Important:

Kindly do not send any scented items, or those that may smell of smoke, or any food or drink items.

Please do not put flashing graphics on my profile. If you do, I will delete the comment. Also, if you have lots of flashing graphics on your profile, please understand that I will not be able to read it. Thanks in advance.

Likes & Dislikes


Likes:

Favorite color: Purple

Mail art envelopes, Contemporary Art, Unique Notecards, Dogs (especially Shih Tzu's), Birds, Pink Flamingos , Beach themes,watercolor imagery, Botanical Themes, Flowers, NYC, David Bowie, Star Trek (all of them), thank-the-postman stickers, handmade items of all kinds.

My art style is more colorful mixed media than chabby chic/ vintage. However, I enjoy receiving YOUR style.

Themes I like: Animals, nature, beach, flowers, whimsical, colors, secular holidays, open theme.

I love when my swap partners send me images related to the deco book they are sending!


Dislikes:

Stuff: Adult coloring book pages, loose glitter, confetti, sports , kid/school stickers, Dollar Tree Stickers and Notecards (I buy them myself), vintage book pages (I have a collection). Believe it or not: Washi tape - unfortunately, it's too hot and humid where I live, and the tape gets ruined. :-(

Themes I dislike: Fall or Winter, Food/Beverage, Persons/celebrities, kiddie, cartoon, fantasy, occult, demons, Satan, fairies, vampires, unicorns, gnomes, dragons, TV, "fandom", horror, comic books, movie franchises, super heroes, sports, rodeo, bullfighting. I can usually do a fantasy page if I receive a book to help keep it moving, but I often "pass" on the Real Life type themed-books. If you have little pix to share that I could use for some of these themes, I would do a page to help keep the deco moving :-)

Kindly avoid sending political or religious items.

Wish List

UPDATED January 28, 2024:

  • Vintage stationery sets (I collect them)

  • Fancy notecards with envelopes (I collect them)

  • Star Trek notepaper/stationery/stickers

  • Small items (die cuts, fancy stickers, paper flowers) suitable for deco book or ATC embellishment

  • Decorative vellum sheets

  • Gelli printed papers

  • Anything David Bowie related

Postcard Wish List

I collect new/used postcards with different views of these Manhattan, NYC themes:

  • Times Square

  • Union Square

  • Greenwich Village

  • Washington Square Park

  • Gramercy Park

  • Flatiron District

  • Lower East Side or Broadway in NYC

  • Manhattan Night Life / Clubs (looking for the Limelight in particular)

  • Scenes from the 70s/80s/90s

Please do not send

I do not swap: Friendship Books (FBs) , FS, "Sticker Books", Lyrics Books, Slams or label bags, taped decos.


Please do not send any items made with loose glitter, dried flowers , used tea bags or candy wrappers. (Dried flowers can create a customs issue. I have food and scent sensitivities.)


February 2024 - Please do not send any extra decos for a swap or RAK without asking me first. If you need decos, feel free to send me a PM, I may have extras available.

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile!

Ratings

riviwriter rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 2/24 on Feb 14, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the decos! I'm excited to add to these and pass them along. I love creating the art and seeing what everyone made:)
DParker85 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 5 on Feb 13, 2024
5
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Comment: These cards are so fun! Thanks for the extra blanks
riviwriter rated for DB💙 Deco Frenzy 2-24 on Feb 13, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I am excited to add to these and get to send one home!
5
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Comment: Loved the Decos. Thank you!
teejlc rated for CPG Move Any Deco 26 - Global on Feb 8, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you for sending Sonya's opposites attract deco. Love when I get new and different themes!
5
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Comment: Debora, thanks so much for all of the great decos. Some are challenging and some are my favorite themes, so all in all great selection.
5
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Comment: Thankyou for the Just be you deco
5
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Comment: Thank u for the starter towns with lighthouses! Very fun. Enjoyed the extra printouts too! 💕
Mimi7 rated for CPG Jan ‘24 Move a US Deco - US on Jan 29, 2024
5
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Comment: Hi Debora, Thanks for the great lighthouse deco!!
jeka396 rated for DB ❤️: ART DecoS 1/24 (USA/CAN) on Jan 27, 2024
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for these 2 decos! I’m so happy to finish up the butterfly one and send it home - your pages were great!!
5
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Comment: Hi Debora thanks for all the great decos!! :)
5
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Comment: I loved all four of the decos you sent me very much, as well as the extra ICM we talked about. Thank you Debora
5
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet Farm Animals deco, Debora. I really like PAP - and with the new ones, I have so many choices! Cheers!
Sonya rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 4 on Jan 24, 2024
5
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Comment: What a fun surreal-type PC you've sent me, Debora! This one will be fun to work on. Thanks!
5
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Comment: Thanks for passing along this fun blue themed deco, loking forward to adding to it!
swapwithyi rated for CS: CM's ICM Decos #9 on Jan 23, 2024
5
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Comment: I love the envelops you sent,also thankyou for the pink deco and the purple deco<3
5
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Comment: Deb, I got the resend of two decos! Love your envelope and your additions, especially the bird! Thank you! Btw, I got a package from another swapper after I got her resend, so hoping the other decos show up! Fingers crossed!
Response: I'm glad you also finally received the original mailing as well. Enjoy!
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Vintage Valentine deco that Toni created for Deanie! I’ve gotten 3 Heart/Valentine decos recently, all in Origami style, but it really is the right time of year to pass these along! I enjoy these themes! PS - loved the envie and will definitely be finding a way to use the decorated side!
5
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Comment: Sorry about my delay in rating this swap and the Deco Swappers one! For some reason I put all the books and your notes in the pile of books that were already rated and needed sorting. Ugh, I need a new system!! Anyway, thanks again for another wonderful set of books!
TaraBird rated for Birds deco (INTL) on Jan 10, 2024
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the blue bird deco! ♥

Rating Overview

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5.0000 473 16 18
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Comments

Mimi7 on Feb 8, 2024:

thanks for creating the Santa and the book and puppy page in my Christmas deco It came home really fast I love your page

BeadWingDesigns on Jan 25, 2024:

Debora, you are so patient and kind. Thank you for mentoring me on this website and helping me get rated, and just for your general kindness. This is going to be a fun year!

jamicam on Dec 31, 2023:

hny

Thank you for the sweet note!
Wishing you all the very best for 2024!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:

xmas

Have a wonderful holiday!

BusyB on Dec 24, 2023:

Debora, Merry Christmas from Oregon! Thinking of you.

joppagirl on Nov 7, 2023:

Thanks so much for the surprise RAK of paper, I'll enjoy creating with a new selection. You're the best!

Sonya on Nov 4, 2023:

What a lovely surprise, Debora! What I thought was going to be a deco book, turned out to be an adorable, fun book or cool papers! What a brilliant idea. I adore the ones you chose for me. Thanks so much for your RAK. Hugs.

MuggleMom on Nov 4, 2023:

Aww, thank you for the RAK gift!!

Hugs!!

colleenbUSA on Nov 1, 2023:

For the CPG Oct wish! I love the card!

MuggleMom on Oct 26, 2023:

Woohoo, the package arrived for "N btw" deco swap!

Thank you!!

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