Swap-bot Time: June 6, 2023 3:10 pm


Date Joined: May 1, 2013
Last Online: August 16, 2022
Birthday: July 21
Country: United States

About Me

Thought I would update my profile....I was told by one swapper I needed to add more. Guess I am easy going. I have a BA in Fine Arts so I am always trying new techniques, projects etc. Currently I am loving junk journals. So I have been collecting bit of stuff everywhere I go. My husband thinks I am crazy since I get upset if he throws things away. Like my avocado skins I was saving to dye paper. LOL I am also into dyeing paper. Did Balsamic paper...loved it! I am incorporating sewing into my projects and love adding the extra interest . I can scour craft stores, thrift stores and estate sales for that special ephemera.


I am pretty easy going...I am always exploring new ideas and items. But here is a few items that I like

crabs, birds, vintage, bohemian items...working on a junk journal, Steampunk items...love doing some of this style, people's faces....the more interesting the better, old photographs, old letters, postage stamps, scraps of lace or unique fabrics , sewing trinkets...like buttons, old lace, unique ribbons, old advertisements., international memorabilia ...like newspapers, postcards, etc, old book pages,

I love trying new techniques so if you send something you make ...I like to know how you do it or youtube sites to check out.

Favorite Books

I use to read quite a bit....I enjoy Rollins, Lee Child, Dean Koontz but then occassionally I will read books like the Friday Night Knit club. I am currently reading the Lady in the Attic about a mystery cross stitch found by her granddaughter in a small New England town. I am enjoying the woman in the book.


This section is devoted to my family: My husband Walt is a wood turner and is a wonderful husband....he certainly puts up with me. I have two sons, Andrew who is an automechanic. He owns a beautiful German Shepard that I adore but she is much to big to handle sometimes. She thinks she is a little dog. My son, Matthew just finished his degree in Linguistics. He wanted to go live in Japan and teach them English. When he gradutated he got cold feet and decide not to go. Of course the recent Tsunami didn't help. I own three dogs, a toy Poodle, Rosco, an engergetic Jack Russell...Bandit and a mixed rescue dog named Rusty who has more hang ups than any dog that I owned. My most beloved dog was Harley a boxer who was put down 3 years ago. My heart still aches. I am a family person and dog lover. I also love feeding my wildlife feathered friends.


Since I started swapping I have been flaked on and while I understand life can get complicated a simple message to me goes a long way. I also understand different degrees of art and love everything I get. With that being said, receiving a sticker on a card really doesn't do it for me.
I don't like child like items like hello kitty, or such. If I get it I pass it along. I really don't need scraps of paper unless it was hand dyed... Overall, I am pretty easy going.


Artstamper rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R35 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Loved what you did with this collage prompt. Thanks, can't wait to work in this journal.
Response: Thank you....I have done a similar spread in a journal before and just love the way it comes out....
Comment: Got your journal today! I cannot wait to work on it! Lovely things inside! Posting on the swap now that i received it :) TY!
Response: I can't wait to see it ....I gave a mix of stuff to use.
ladydy5 rated for A.I. Create a Tag on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Beautifully done but they were suppose to be blank on back to use as a note when sending a swap. Thank you for extras too.
Response: Sorry....I read it wrong. cover the back with paper....
LadyRisa rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R34 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for all the journal extras! I look forward to utilizing all of my new goodies. Thanks again.
Response: You are welcome....maybe we can do a private junk journal swap. I recently started doing them.
BrendaB rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great collage ATC! I want to start incorporating sewing in papercrafts. The awesome extras are going in my Vintage junk journal file. :D
Response: Thank you...and yes love sewing on my projects...and I incorporate material as well in my art...especially a dyed muslin...frayed material etc. Enjoy
Gobarb rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Debbie. Thank you for the interesting Collage. A good mix of things for the collage.
Response: Thank you and have a great day...
Comment: This is an amazing journal, Debbie! I love the vintagey look and all the cute little pockets with goodies and notes! The steampunk pages are so cleverly done with so much detail! Love the "Mad for Lads who use Aero Shave:" ad! And all the stitching - so much work and adds such a lot of interesting detail! The Dia de los Muertos pages are beautiful! I didn't have the Wisconsin map postcard - nice to add to my collection! And lastly - the cover is just so beautiful! Love the ink stained cloth with beautiful stitching and handwriting! Thank you sooo much for sharing this lovely journal with me!
Response: You are very welcome. I had a lot of fun making the journal. It provides me with opportunities to try new things ...Enjoy
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful magpie journal!
MiekeC rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R32 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the extra's.
Comment: Thank you Debbie, Love the japanese lady, she will be a special page in my A5 journal i will make up. thank yo for extras too, lots hearts
Response: I am glad you liked it....have a great day.
mle rated for A.I. - collage #3 on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for the tile and the goodies :)
jn6754 rated for Just Randomness on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: I am so thrilled with your package. I can use everything in it. Thank you!
Response: I am glad....Enjoy!
cja rated for 5 Different Junk Journal Item Swap on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks! I really like the assortment of stuff, especially the vintage black and white photo.
Response: glad you liked it....I love using old photos as well
shellbede rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R31 on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Totally fun geometric spread!
Response: Thank you...it was my first geometric page.
SuZignomeMoM rated for A.I. Use those Backgrounds on Aug 26, 2017
Comment: ♥ Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC. Yes it looks like handmade paper with inclusions (plant material, fibers in the paper). I see you sent this way back in July. I never gave up hope that it would make it and it finally has, although a bit worse for wear. I am guessing it came on the back of a real snail to have taken this long. So glad it did because I really like your work. Thanks for the extras as well.
Comment: Thanks so much for the magpie journal ! I love it ! I appreciate all of the time and effort you put into that ! I enjoyed flipping through every page. Hope to swap with you again soon ! Do you have an etsy store?
Response: Thank you and yes this was my first journal. I did join the other swap again...I do not have a etsy store...I do this to relax and have fun. If you ever want to do a private swap let me know. Happy creating!
teresa110 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R30 on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you
janineureka rated for A.I. - Use a playing card APC on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: LOVE the mermaid queen! And the extras, thanks for the great swap.
Larina rated for A.I. Use those Backgrounds on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the free spirit ATC! I love it and I also love all the little goodies you gave too! Thank you so much!

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LadyRisa on Jul 14, 2018:

Thanks for your addition to my journal & all the wonderful goodies sent throughout this swap.

grandmaroro on Dec 1, 2016:

Thank you so much for the fantastic spread on Janis Joplin that you did in my Stamp Journal. I absolutely love it. Thanks for contributing. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

ladydy5 on Feb 18, 2015:

For all the nice responses and hearts you get on your art swaps I am so glad to have you in my group Artistically Inclined.

ItsKim on Nov 13, 2014:

I absolutely LOVE the art journal pages you did for me! Thank you so much! Have a great day :-)

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

nycphotog on Sep 22, 2013:

thank you so much for angel-ing the work of art-senders choice swap. i love that atc and am crazy about owls! thank you so much :)

TC on Aug 1, 2013:

Tomorrow is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! I'm sending you this greeting a day early so you can get the necessary items to celebrate tomorrow. :)

BennysMumma on Jul 23, 2013:

Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday! :)

tazangelbabydes on Jul 8, 2013:

thank you for the offer but fabric is one of the few things i dont have any of. never been very good with that kind of thing lol.

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