Swap-bot Time: May 14, 2021 6:57 pm


Date Joined: June 20, 2015
Last Online: May 14, 2021
Birthday: June 5
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Denise.

PLEASE NOTE: I have made up one of my 1’s. I have messaged the other but she is currently inactive. I am trying to redeem myself. I am starting with small simple swaps. Please give me a chance to make it up to the SwapBot community.

I recently survived a baseball sized brain tumor. It certainly has given me a whole new perspective on life.

My goal in life is to move back to my hometown of Lawrence KS. GO KU!!

I'm one of those annoying, happy, cheery morning people that non-morning people love to hate.

People tell me that I am pretty optimistic. One of those the-glass-is-half-full kind of people.

I am an LGBTQ supporter. I have a trans niece that I love and support like my own daughter. So, Please do not send anything anti- of any kind.

I love science fiction (especially Star Trek), astronomy, books and the great outdoors. I also spend a lot of time in museums, art and historical.

Favorite Books

I read all the time. That may be a little exaggeration, because I have to sleep sometime. My favorite authors are Douglas Adams, Christopher Moore, Richard Kadrey, Jasper Fforde and Sherri S. Tepper.

I read mostly science fiction, some mysteries, novels and non-fiction history, science and memoirs. No romance, yuck.

Favorite Movies

I love movies. I could live in a movie theater and be happy. I can never pick just one when someone asks for my favorite.

I love old monster, B-movies from the 50s and 60s, like The Crawling Hand or The Thing with 1000 Eyes.

I like old musicals.

I re-watch 80's movies all the time.

Two movies I never get tired of watching, no matter how many times I have seen them: Dogma and Spaceballs.

And, I will watch anything with Simon Pegg.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite is recording memories in my smash journal. I've been keeping one since my teenage years. I often refer to my journals as a junk drawer. It’s full of crap I want to keep and otherwise have no idea what to do with it. Full of ticket stubs, playbills, photos from outings, candy wrappers, used PCs or whatever else I can cram in there. I use all kinds of printed papers, die cuts, stickers, ephemera, photos, and more. I like using watercolors, pastels (chalk and oils) and charcoal. It's like journaling, but with a little art and collecting thrown in.

I am more eclectic or bohemian then vintage or shabby chic.

I recently added a bunch of pictures of different journal pages to my Pinterest and Instagram if anyone wants to see.


Themes and other things

Favorite Animals: turtles, pink flamingos, penguins, bugs and insects

Favorite Comics: Tank Girl, Fables, X-Men

Favorite Colors: orange, pink and green

Favorite Flowers: Shasta daisies, black eyed susans, sunflowers. Any daisies really.

Other stuff I like:

Anything to do with the 80s: movies, music, clothes, mtv...

I like eclectic or bohemian, not really into vintage or shabby chic.

Sailboats, hot air balloons, bicycles and wagons

Plaids, polka dots and paisley

robots, aliens, spaceships and rockets

Old barns, silos and windmills

Colorful, antique, strange, fanciful or unique doors

mythical creatures ie: dragons, Bigfoot, sphinx, banshees....

Random Things

I can always use die cuts and ephemera for my journals.

I hand draw mazes.

I hate the cold, so late spring to early fall is my favorite time of the year. I try to spend as much time outdoors as I can.

One day I would really love to go to Russia.

I have a fascination for conspiracy theories. The weirder the better. I just like to figure out how they got started, where they came from and other random information.

Do you ever get a really great rating with a wonderful comment, then wonder, wait, what did I send? I'm pretty forgetful. Maybe I should write this stuff down.


Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Your maple tree js really majestic :D
stephiedee rated for PVT: ImnotDorothy & stephiedee on May 9, 2021
Comment: Denise, you absolutely sent a bunch of fab stuff...this is all going to make great fodder for upcoming gluebooks. The 45 single sleeves are amazing...I might have to make a book just for them, ha! Thank you so much for the generous envelope, I appreciate it all. I went a little bit overboard with your envelope too, just hope I nailed it as much as you did (if not, I will send you more!).
Response: I’m glad you liked everything I sent. I tried to share some of my favorite things.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful beach postcard from Ontario.
BusyB rated for CH -10 Non photo book pages on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you Denise, love using book pages in my art and journals. I really like the non English ones as I don't have but 3 books myself with a different language so I'm happy you sent those. Have a great day!
Aurora1 rated for Rothko-Inspired Minizine on May 7, 2021
Comment: What are you talking about? Your Mini Zine made me gasp out loud when I opened it! Rothko is super hard to "copy". I kind of cried when I made my zine. But I loved your color combos and especially the Tulip. Aurora
Response: You are so kind. Thank you. I’m just hard on my own work.
brooklynbunch rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #66 on May 7, 2021
Comment: I like the lion and giraffe card! I haven't read Richard Kadrey but I like weird and funny. Thanks. Susan (brooklynbunch)
blubutterfly rated for Found Image Postcard - INTL on May 5, 2021
Comment: Hi Denise:) What a great image on the card! I wish I was there right now, it would be lovely to sit out and have a tea and perhaps write a letter, or watch the birds. It’s slowly warming up here so hopefully I can get outside and do that soon, in the meantime I will enjoy imagining it! Thanks for the PC! Hope you are having a great week:)
Response: I’m glad you saw the same things I did. Sometimes I can imagine just being there.
Winklet rated for Send 10 Stamped Images #2 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Excited to use these 😊
Comment: Thanks for the French Painting postcard.
karli rated for Celestial/Galaxy/Space Theme PC on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Love these old space postcards, thanks! Karolina
Comment: If you notice that, you can always send blank in envelooe to save money!. My favorite way to receive postcards!
squince rated for Non- Touristy Postcard Swap USA #28 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Neat, thanks!
Cynfully rated for Desk De-clutter #1 (USA) on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thank you for all the great stuff.. I was like a kid in a candy store!
loverofpostcards rated for Bit of History PC #12 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: What a great postcard! My husband died in July of Stonach cancer and my brother has just informed ne ge gas lung cancer!!
Response: Cancer is insidious. Sorry about your husband. I hope your brother gets the care he needs. Sending prayers.
magicinker rated for “Lightbulb” tags on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Denise, Loved your lightbulbs! Way cool ! This was my 1st swap creating for a journal..So fun..Thank you bunches,,,Patt/magicinker
AceInBeautyland rated for “Teabag” tags on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: I love them so much! You did an amazing job hand painting them, I will treasure them! Thank you!!!
Jangonz rated for Blue for your partner on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the amazing goodies.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. I'm going to guess that #2 - going sky diving - is the lie. Am I right? 😀
Response: It is, but I have it scheduled for next month. I can’t wait!
Crazipurplelady rated for Purple for your partner on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: I love the little things you sent, especially the smaller name badges. Never saw them that small! Sad though, wondering what happened to the Asia 45 record. Thanks for all the interesting items, the large flower is making me think of where to place it A LOT!!!...Oh, but a note or small card with your name & the name of the swap included in the swap would be appreciated.
tam2016 rated for Things with Wheels on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the variety of "Things with Wheels" I am sure I will be able to use all of them.

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supersquirrel on May 11, 2021:

...and thank you for the 🌞 in my 📫

supersquirrel on May 11, 2021:

Hi Denise - Your envie of blue prints arrived and I'm so glad I tagged you. These will be fun and interesting to collage with. Thank you so much 🐿️❤️🐿️

savannahjan on Apr 29, 2021:

Postcard Tag PIF - US

Thank you for the Mount Rushmore PC. I took a trip there with my best friend back in 2010, and really loved it.

K8thecrafter on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you so much so sending me the angel package for Red For Your Partner. This was the first time I've been flaked on, but you turned a negative experience into one of the best swaps I've had! Thank you so much! I can tell you went through my profile and picked out some wonderful items for me.

takehimaway on Feb 20, 2021:

I wanted to do the shoe swap, but the timing didn't work so well for me.

jamicam on Dec 12, 2020:

Thank you for the nice letter! I enjoyed reading about your relationship with your daughter. It sounds like you are adjusting well to being an empty nester. Take good care!


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doulakk on Feb 13, 2017:

Welcome to our group!
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tcornell on Oct 25, 2016:

flamingos Hello! Just dropping by to say "Hi!". Hope all is well your way and wishing you an amazing week!

RyeRye on Oct 13, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

tcornell on Oct 10, 2016:

Thank you for stopping by my profile and checking on me- I am actually on the Gulf side of Florida, rather than the Atlantic; so we just had a bit of wind from Matthew over here. I appreciate your concern though! Hugs, Tracy

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