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DeboraCreates

DeboraCreates
Date Joined: December 2, 2021
Last Online: December 3, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

Last updated: November 28, 2022


My name is Debora (she/her).

I am someone who has always had pen pals from a very young age. Receiving "happy mail" is always fun, and it is a joy to spread the 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 arts and crafts.

The past few years I have always made cards and envelopes. I still do.

Most of my swaps the last few months have been art-style deco booklet swaps. I prefer small/thin to large/bulky. I am enjoying the creative challenge of a theme, but often "open theme" suits me better because I can use what is in my current craft stash.


Swapping:

If you believe I am late with a swap, kindly reach out to me to resolve the issue.

Please also reach out to me if there is any postage due.

I mark my swap items "sent" on the date I put them in the mailbox...it may or may not match the date it is postmarked.


Reduce/Reuse/Recycle - I recycle bubble and large envelopes. I also save and re-use all the thin plastic packaging from craft supplies, often to protect my swaps.

I often turn mail art envelopes received into art journals or collage backgrounds.

Lately I've been repurposing blueberry containers to be small storage containers for paints, washi, collage fodder, etc.


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Rating me is the best way I will know that you received my swap, and I appreciate it.

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


I try to rate people within a week of receiving the swap (usually on the weekends), so please include the name of the swap or tag (thanks in advance).

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy various styles of cardmaking, art journaling, bookbinding, gel press printing, collage, collecting art supplies, and experimenting and repurposing things into art or other things.

I bought a sewing machine and hope to incorporate sewing into my journal making, collage and cardmaking...but it's still in the box!!

Lately I love to swap handmade cards, zines, and art-style deco-booklets. Please PM me if you would like me to set up a private swap.

Likes & Dislikes

Likes:

Unique Notecards, stationery, Dogs (especially Shih Tzu's), Birds, Pink Flamingos , Beach themes, Palm Trees, watercolor imagery, Botanical Themes, Flowers, NYC, David Bowie, Star Trek (all of them), thank-the-postman stickers, humorous and feminist (nonpolitical) notecards, and items handmade by YOU!

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

Love to receive little notes from my swap partners!


Dislikes:

Adult coloring book pages, loose glitter, confetti, sports , kid/school stickers, Dollar Tree Stickers and Notecards (I buy too many myself), children themes, fantasy themes/images, horror, comic books, super heroes, cats (except for Hello Kitty !), circus, rodeo, bullfighting. Kindly avoid sending political or religious items.


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


Important: I am neuro-sensitive, so kindly do not send any scented items, or those that may smell of smoke, or any food or drink items.

ALSO - Please do not put flashing graphics on my profile.

*** Thanks for reading this. ***

Extras / Wish List

I am trying to get organized, so no extras are needed! Anything I cannot use, I will re-gift.

*** My wish list: ***

  • I always love unique (non-occasion) notecards as I collect them
  • images cut from books, or stamped images that would make good collage or card focal points; stamped on various backgrounds ok
  • junque journal "clusters", borders, pockets / faux pockets made by you - I have a journal to add them to!
  • the holiday season is terribly quiet for me and I would love some more deco booklets to keep me busy if you have excess - PM with questions

Favorite Music

70s/80s rock, post-punk, new wave, synth pop, new-romance: David Bowie, Duran Duran, Erasure, Devo, Depeche Mode, The Police, The Clash, Joe Jackson, Talking Heads, REM, XTC, New Order, The Smiths, (if you know who I'm talking about, you get the drill), also classic rock like Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones...and ...David Bowie!

Favorite Movies

British rom-coms (think Hugh Grant and Colin Firth), Bridget Jones Diary, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Simon Pegg movies, especially Shaun of the Dead, Harold and Maude, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn, Star Trek IV, Bad Santa, Mission Impossible, Bourne.

Postcards

I collect new/used postcards with different views of Times Square, Union Square, or Broadway in NYC. Also looking for new/used PCs of Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Prague, Paris, Vienna, San Juan, Sydney.

Misc -Mailing / USPS

I am finding lately that washi tape is coming off envelopes in the mail, or torn by machines. I love mail art envelopes but I do not recommend using washi on the envelopes. Same goes for wax seals, as lovely as they may be.


Mailing in the USA - ZIP+4 is important: Here is a link to properly address an item so the USPS "optical character recognition" equipment can read the address:

Postal Addressing Standards

Favorite Books

To Read:
Books about contemporary artists. With lots of photos! Instructional art books for watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, etc.

To use in craft:
books such as botanical, scenery, modern art with very large photos that I can create into envelopes. I also love big calendars for this as well.

To collect:
Large Pop-Up books, and David Bowie Books

Thank you

Thank you for reading my profile!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you - looking forward to adding my bits.
9O96O rated for DB ♥: Small Deco Booklet #338595 on Dec 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Debora for the tiny free theme deco by Alex for Hell0z0mbie, and for Patterns by Aeon. The tiny deco inspired me right away and I've finished my page. Your pansies doodle on page 2 is charming.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the autumn themed last pager as well as the new astronomy deco you created! As always, the pieces you created are beautiful!
Hotthreads rated for Deco Deco #10 on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: Loved it! Thanks so much!
asunset4me rated for Deco Deco #11 on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the deco. I do fondly remember the 1980's. Still can't believe we wore the hairstyles that we did.
teejlc rated for CPG Move Any Deco 19 - Global on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending the pretty unthemed deco! I’m hoping to have time over the holidays to work on lots of them too. I loved the pretty envelope and stickers too!
Response: Glad u liked it all - thx 4 the heart! Happy thanksgiving!
9O96O rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #338113 on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for Sonya's Poisonous Plants deco and Apelser's Flowers & Bees deco. I really like that poisonous mushrooms page.
Response: Glad u like them - I try to be silly sometimes. Thanks for hosting the swap!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable space-themed deco!
Response: You're welcome - I love all of her decos! Thx for the heart. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Comment: Thanks for the 4 lovely deco books! The Thanksgiving one is very timely too :). I enjoyed your alcohol ink envelope even if you considered it a failed attempt 😃. Thanks for the border stickers too, they will definitely get used on deco pages!
Response: Glad u liked it all - thx 4 the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for sending on Jesse's woodland critter deco! Great theme to add a page to.
Response: thank you for the nice rating - enjoy!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and stickers will pass it along!
Response: thank you for the nice rating - enjoy!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun deco. I like sea and beach themed items. They remind me of calm walks along the beach. Apologies for the tardy rating. Happy swapping 😁
Response: : Thanks for rating me glad u liked the theme
MuggleMom rated for DB ♥: ART DECOS 11/22 (Int'l) on Nov 12, 2022
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Comment: Yeah, I'm the last signer for Jen's wildflowers deco. Thank you for sending it to me! xxMuggleMom
Response: glad u liked it - thx for the heart :-)
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Comment: Teia is going to love this gorgeous deco you made for her! I can't wait to see what comes home to me someday too! Thanks for the extra- anything book related is always a win for me.
Response: so glad u liked it all - thx for the heart :-)
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Response: Thanks for rating me
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Comment: Thank you so much
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for rating me and thanks for the heart
lrm1980 rated for DB ♥: Small Deco Booklet #337706 on Nov 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending Sonya’s Adventure is Waiting deco!
Response: thanks for the heart
9O96O rated for CPG Move Any Deco 18 - Global on Nov 2, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the deco made by Rebecca in Sweden. You're page looks great. I like your style. Also, thanks for the nice note. I feel the same way about deco swaps, they are a lot less stressful than ATC swaps. I'm doing well, healed up and hearing better. Thanks for asking. :)
Response: Glad u liked it, thanks!
Shellyr rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #337705 on Nov 2, 2022
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Response: thank you
Hotthreads rated for Deco Deco #9 on Oct 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fall themed deco. Loved the cute stickers. Have a great week!
Response: Glad u liked them - thank you and thanks for hosting!

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Comments

9O96O on Dec 2, 2022:

Thank you for Hell0z0mbie's lovely Mushroom deco RAK!

It's so nice of you to send it.

9O96O on Nov 29, 2022:

Hi Debora. Thanks for the 2 MAJs (my flora MAJ and purtygirl's MAJ). I'll get them moving in other rounds. I really appreciate that you sent them on to me.

OrigamiGrace on Nov 29, 2022:

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for the nice envies from Swap Tag - Rated US Swappers! Perfect color for holiday cards!!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 24, 2022:

So many carbs! LOL

Sonya on Nov 24, 2022:

HAPPY THANSGIVING to you too, Debora! Thanks much. Cheers!

explore on Nov 24, 2022:

MuggleMom on Nov 24, 2022:

I am grateful for wonderful artists and swappers like you!

xx

MuggleMom

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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lindseyjae on Nov 15, 2022:

Hi! Thanks so much for the nice Christmas stickers you sent me for my CPG November wishlist! You are so kind!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 14, 2022:

Thank you so much for the atc pages from my November wishlist at CPG! Your timing was impeccable - I just ran out this weekend. Thank you for sending me a wish this month, much appreciated!

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