Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2022 1:51 am


Date Joined: December 28, 2019
Last Online: May 24, 2022
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

Update - I'm back! I have a new address, finally, after 4 months of living in the motorhome.

I'm Debbie, a retired bookmobile driver, living with my husband on 43 acres in the Ozarks, and enjoying life. We have two married children, 3 grandsons, and two granddaughters who keep us pretty busy. We prefer to attend a traditional church with piano, organ, and hymns - I love the old ways.

I collect antiques and fountain pens, and I have way too many hobbies. My husband and I travel frequently, on cruise ships or in our motorhome. We both like camping, hiking, kayaking, antique and thrift stores, singing and playing instruments.

I pride myself on being prompt, so please let me know if a swap does not reach you in a timely manner. Also, please tell me if I make a mistake in fulfilling the requirements of a swap, and I will be happy to make it right.

Favorite Crafts

Currently, my favorite craft is making ATCs, especially hand-painted or collage. I put a lot of time and effort into making them, because I love doing it. I'm open to private ATC trades as well, if you have some that you've worked really hard on and want to get something worthwhile in exchange.

I'm also into spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, paper crafts, watercolor, oil painting, journaling, letter writing, beadwork and jewelry making, and more!

I always say that I don't want to start any new crafts, but that never works...

Favorite Music

I like many kinds of music, especially if I can sing it. I especially like classical, folk, classic rock, bluegrass, hymns, and even some opera. I sing in a community choir, and also play ukulele.

I don't like heavy metal, rap, or modern country music.


Likes: I'm old fashioned (and old, too), and I love anything vintage or antique. Fancy stationery, fountain pens and inks, vintage postage stamps, and old postcards are some of my favorite things. I love all the Victorian colors - rose, cream, gold, dark/dusty greens, blues, purples, browns and grays, and black. My favorite animals are cats of all kinds. I also like everything Japanese, especially the more traditional styles of art and fashion. I love tea, coffee, and chocolate - all kinds. I have no allergies (Yay!) and I'm not terribly picky, either.

Dislikes: I'll happily accept any swaps that meet the requirements, but I'm not a fan of neon colors, glitter, graffiti-style art, etc. And definitely no profanity - that will go straight into the trash.

Things I'm looking for

Anything Tim Holtz - especially embellishments

Small flattish embellishments that I can use on ATCs - I'm having a hard time finding them around here!

Tiny (1/2" or so) paper or silk flowers

Old maps or pieces of them

Genuine vintage ephemera

Old paper of all sorts

Planner stuff - I'm using a personal sized Filofax ring planner.

Anything Snoopy or Pusheen

ABCs of Me

I've seen this on several other profiles and thought it was cool -

  • A - antiques, apples, art, ATCs, autumn
  • B - butterflies, Bible, beads, blue
  • C - cats, chocolate, coffee, collage, camping
  • D - drawing, desks, dragonflies, die cuts
  • E - ephemera, earth tones
  • F - frogs, fireplace, fall, fountain pens, farm, forest
  • G - gemstones, grandkids, green
  • H - hearts, homemade
  • I - ice cream, ink, irises, inchies
  • J - Jesus, jewelry making, Japan, junk journal
  • K - knitting, kawaii
  • L - lace, leaves, library, leather
  • M - mushrooms, mountains
  • N - November, nature
  • O - old paper, oil painting, Ozarks
  • P - papercrafts, pumpkin pie, Pusheen, postcards
  • Q - quality, quizzes
  • R - reading, Renaissance, rain
  • S - snail mail, stickers, Snoopy, sweaters, sunsets
  • T - Thanksgiving, travel, tickets, teapots
  • U - unusual things, ukulele
  • V - vintage, violets, Victorian, Viking
  • W - watercolor, winter, washi tape, writing
  • X - xylophone
  • Y - yarn
  • Z - zoology


bbsporty rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Black & White Collage on May 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome black and white apcs.
Response: Glad you liked them - they were fun to do!
Comment: Thank you for resending. It arrive and it is very cute:) Also the gems are very pretty! Happy Swapping! I will let you know if the first one ever arrives - sorry that happened- the mail can be unpredictable many times.
Response: Glad to hear that you received it! It's not the first time I've had trouble with the mail, and I'm sure it won't be the last. But I'm always happy to make it right!
Softawoo rated for 2 for 2: Florals on Apr 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Debbie! These are cool APCs and I love the extra floral playing cards, too! :)
Response: Glad you liked them!
Comment: Great APC! And thanks for the cool stamp!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
katjl rated for USAPC: One Dimensional Collage Strips on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Great job on the strips and I love the extra NYC postcard folder! Thank you so much! 😃
Response: You're quite welcome!
ittybittykitty rated for CPG: EASY Paper bag clutch on Mar 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty clutch and the goodies inside! I really like the paper you chose for the outside, and the book pages on the inside. And I especially love the goth bookmark!
Response: Glad you liked it!
lylanni rated for JLU: Art Journal Page 3 - Paint on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap and for the painting, I love it and I can't wait for the beach! Bring on the sunshine :)
Response: You're quite welcome!
stamparose rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #12 on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you great card and for the extras.
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you Debbie for the great glue page.I love it.
Response: I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and altered playing card, as well as the coffee washi. I love seeing what others create! 💌
Response: Glad you liked them!
Sonya rated for Inchies on an ATC #4: Time on Mar 20, 2022
Comment: Very cool shattered clock. Love it!
Response: It was lots of fun to make - glad you liked it!
amyduff rated for JLU: Ephemera Swap on Mar 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks Debbie for the ephemera, it will be fun to use in journaling.
Response: You're quite welcome!
Comment: Oh my! What an adorable painted notecard! I just love it and the stickers are beautiful. Thank you for making this such a sweet swap ❤️❤️❤️
Response: So glad you liked it!
skwerl81 rated for Inchies on an ATC #2: Emotion on Mar 7, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card and quote, and the extras as well! <3
Response: I had fun making it - glad you liked it!
skinny52 rated for 3 Vintage City or Town Postcards on Mar 7, 2022
Comment: Wow! Thanks so very much for the generous swap! I definitely appreciate everything that you sent me! Ps great postage stamps too!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the pieces of lace! I can always use lace, love it.
Response: Glad you liked it!
Tverne05 rated for JLU: Art Journal Page 1 - Collage on Mar 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the butterfly collage journal page and extras that you sent. I will add it to my butterfly stash. I’ve been thinking about making a butterfly journal so I can use up some of my butterfly ephemera stash. Take care and be safe!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: My first dragonfly ! (my new icon for 2022). Thank you. And such beautiful (love geology!) little envelopes.
Response: Dragonflies are so cool! They remind me of little helicopters.
DollyDotBoo rated for USATC: Art Swap on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!!😀😀😀
Response: You're quite welcome!
sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: Funky House ATC on Feb 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for my adorable row houses! I love collecting several and putting them together. Love all the postal goodies! Hugs, Mona
Response: Glad you liked everything!

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Poohtat on Jan 10, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely envie of randomness form the CPG group. Lots of great things to play with in here.

ccmmsu on Dec 28, 2021:


So glad to have you with us!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


vanneparis on Nov 4, 2020:

Hi Debbie! I just wanted to tell you how much I love how the beautiful Bird JAM turned out. Thank you so much!! Talk to you soon. -Vanne

Gobarb on Sep 2, 2020:

Hi Debbie. I just want to thank you for sending the second ATC out to me so quickly. I'm sorry that you had to send the second one so soon but I am glad because I really like them both, so much! I hope we get to be partners again soon!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


hibiscus on Jun 14, 2020:

Just another thank you for a great “flower power” atc swap and I really appreciated those three postage stamps you took the time to use!

supersquirrel on Apr 24, 2020:

Thank you for sending our finished Jam home. You did a great job. I'm happy to be included in one of your first Jams. Take Care ^+^

Shuttlebug on Mar 11, 2020:

Thank you - I had a great time making them!

denisemichelle on Mar 10, 2020:

Your music lyric ATCs are INCREDIBLE!!! So very impressed! Thank you for participating in the swap.

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