Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 2:00 am


Date Joined: December 28, 2019
Last Online: May 14, 2021
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

May 14, 2021 Update I'm taking a break from swapping for a few months while we prepare to move. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into it this fall.

I'm Debbie, a retired bookmobile driver, living with my husband and one old cat on a few acres in the Mojave Desert, and enjoying life. We have two married children and 3 grandsons, who keep us pretty busy. We attend a traditional church with pipe 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
  • B - butterflies, Bible, beads
  • C - cats, chocolate, coffee, collage, camping
  • D - drawing, desks, dragonflies
  • E - ephemera, earth tones
  • F - frogs, fireplace, fall, fountain pens, farm, forest
  • G - gemstones, grandkids
  • H - hearts, homemade
  • I - ice cream, ink, irises
  • J - Jesus, jewelry making, Japan, junk journal
  • K - knitting, kawaii
  • L - leaves, library
  • M - mushrooms, mountains
  • N - November, nature
  • O - old paper, oil painting
  • P - papercrafts, pumpkin pie, Pusheen, postcards
  • Q - quality, quizzes
  • R - reading
  • S - snail mail, stickers, Snoopy, sweaters
  • T - Thanksgiving, travel
  • U - unusual things, ukulele
  • V - vintage, violets, Victorian
  • W - watercolor, winter, washi tape, writing
  • X - xylophone
  • Y - yarn
  • Z - zoology


Comment: Fabulous ATC! I love all your choices. It's hard to just pick 3, I agree - thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: I am so sorry! I absolutely swore that I had already submitted this review. This was a glorious gold ATC and I couldn't be happier. And my apologies for my absolutely WRONG assumption that this was already rated.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it - I was starting to worry that it was lost!
Comment: Oo thank you for this lovely envelope stuffed with fantastic goodies!!I LOVE them all and they will definitely go to great use in my journals!! the RED New Year envelope is lovely!! Everything just perfect!!! Thank you so much!!!! x gabi
Response: So glad you liked them!
BusyB rated for VES: A Little of this and that #1 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Debbie, thank you so much for your sweet note and the fantastic and interesting goodies and the vintage stamps on the envie! I'm excited to use it all in my journals and I especially ❤️ the "Lone Star Seed Co" seed packet!! I was born in Texas but my home is in Oregon and has been most of my life. I hope you get to visit the Oregon Coast soon. It really is beautiful here! Stay safe and happy!
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked them!
Gobarb rated for USATC: 5 Elements ATC Challenge on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC. I love how you did the soft background.
Response: Thanks - it was fun to do!
Curiouskitty rated for HDoP Underwater ATC on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Hi, Thank you for Angelfish ATC, you did a great job and the textured backing works well with the underwater aesthetic. Thank you for the extra papers, they are fun. I really appreciate the all the great postage stamps! ♥️
Response: Glad you liked it! I enjoyed painting it.
captkristi rated for USATC: Bunny Ears ATC Swap on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Hey Deb! Sorry I didn't rate you earlier. I thought I had. I loved your cute little girl. Great ATC and thanks very much for the fun extras.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I was starting to worry that it was lost.
Comment: Thanks for the sweet ATC s. I especially like the row houses - so bright and cheery. The extra paper napkin is beautiful and I know I will use it in a future mixed media project. Nice to “meet” a fellow knitter!
Response: Glad you liked them!
WoodlandBanshee rated for JJJ: Spell J U N K on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: This was fun, wasn't it? Thanks for your nice swap envelope! Take care
Response: It was fun! Glad you liked it!
Nehalennia rated for JJJ: Scavenger Hunt #1 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely variety of items you sent me and for the extras as well <3
Response: I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: I love all the really cool stuff you sent me. Especially the sewn Journal card/pocket! Wow that is great I always want to sew on paper and I always do a horrible job of it LOL! I love the travelers stickers and the tea cups and just everything is a great mix of fun goodies. Thank you so much! Hugs, ♥️ Jill
Response: I've never tried sewing on paper - a friend made that pocket! I'm glad you liked everything!
Autist rated for TN: Journal Stickers on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome journal stickers! The adulting ones made me laugh, but the other ones are truly magical!! Where did you find them? Please message me and let me know. I LOVE THEM!! Thanks for the special simple happy mail. Cheers, Evan
Response: Glad you liked them!
boriquaz rated for USATC: April Free Theme ATC on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: I love your birds, thank you so much. I do birds all the time, they are just too cute. Happy Swapping.
Response: Glad you liked them! They're fun to paint.
Jjean rated for DPAF: Fun Planner Goodies #2 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun items........
Response: Glad you liked them!
Comment: Everything about this swap was amazing. From the cool stamps you used on the outside of the envie, to the beautifully creative ephemera you made with maps -- I love it all! Thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you - I really enjoyed making everything!
Comment: Thank you for the card! I especially love how you did the butterfly!
Response: I had fun making it!
Comment: Thank you. Love the ATC you painted. Thanks also for the ATC backgrounds.
Response: Glad you liked them!
Yfletcher rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap #2 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun ephemera pkg :)
Response: Glad you liked it!
fishsteak rated for EATC: Under the Ocean ATSea (ATC) on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the cute extras! I love the textured paint and didn’t know about acrylic gouache. It’s on my list of paints to try now.
Response: Jerry's Artarama is the best place to get it - it's Turner's Acryl Gouache, and they often have sales on it.
Arhel rated for HDoP Flower mail art on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flowery envelope and the super-cute bird ATC! :D
Response: Glad you liked them!

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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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