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babyblues65

babyblues65
Date Joined: April 27, 2018
Last Online: January 2, 2023

Country: United States

About Me

Hello everyone! Happy 2022 and now I'm 56 years old!! About 12 years ago I discovered the world of art journaling, junk journaling, gelli printing, ATC creation and just anything that goes along in this realm. I love sharing with others and love receiving their works of art!! I also love learning from others through this process! I work a full time job in the Department of Defense and hate every minute of it even though I'm grateful for a job. So I counter that with doing art in my free time. I love to garden and have so much fun in the spring time bringing my backyard to life. I have 2 dogs, and a new addition, Del Griffith the cat, he's a ham, I love him so much! I also have a husband of 9 years and 2 grown children. My son is a brain cancer survivor and I have journals that reflect my emotions going through that, and I still have days I have to put my rage and sadness somewhere so I put it in journal pages. My daughter is a beautiful 26 year old that is an amazing and accomplished artist, I'm totally jealous of her talent :-) but so happy she has it. We as a family love to travel, and we frequently can be found shopping at estate sales finding the best junk and crazy items that I can add to the piles in my art room and ephemera, I love UNUSUAL ephemera and old Vintage Books. My latest count was 52 of them, then I have hard time using them! LOL! I started out art journaling by going to Michael's and Hobby Lobby, but now I'm in the alley ways and thrift stores, the cheap or free or weirder the better! Ha ha ha!!

I used to travel a lot for work. In 2019 I traveled to Lebanon, Ireland, Germany, Amsterdam and was deployed to Iraq for 6 weeks. Of course 2020 put a halt to that and so far travel for my work is not looking better, but I look forward to travel opening up again. I love that I get to travel a lot, but it really cuts into my Swap Bot Time!! :-) Looking forward to retirement one day so I can craft when and where I want! I did bring a small art journal kit with me to Iraq and its challenging to use only what you have around you because there sure wasn't anything there!.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are art journaling, mixed media, watercolor, ATC's, and Junk Journals. I'm big on unusual ephemera and the Gelli Plate is the BOMB! Out of all of these, art journaling is my favorite because there are no rules and you don't have to be organized. One of my favorite mediums is watercolor. Other crafts I do on a limited basis is repurpose old furniture into new and I also love to garden with flowers, I consider that an art. At one time in my life I was an AVID scrap booker. I documented from the time my children were born until my son got sick, I lost my heart for it through that and never picked it back up. I then discovered art journaling after that.

Favorite Books

I read really fast and I read a lot!! I have my Amazon Prime Unlimited for this reason, it's worth the money to me to be able to find interesting books at a moments notice. I read anything and everything from non fiction, historical, fiction, dramas, poetry. I love to read about natural health, nutrition, finance, blogging, gardening and a good murder mystery. The one genre I do not care for anymore is romance, maybe because I'm old. LOL! I used to like romances when young, but slowly they became boring to me. I also do not care for deep sci fi, no interest. I proudly proclaim I've never watched Star Wars. Hey, no judgement for others that love it, I just don't. My favorite life time book is definitely Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel.

Favorite Movies

When it comes to movies, once again they reflect my book choices. I really love all of those genres but also love supernatural, crime. Planes Trains and Automobiles is my all time favorite movie to make me laugh and feel better when I am sad or upset. Don't know why, but it is. Maybe because I travel so much and have experienced similar travel stories. I also love any movies that make me feel or make me think, make me grow as a person (My Octopus Teacher anyone??? The tears, the beauty, it has it all), the same with music. If I like a song, I don't care the genre. So I like something about everything, no matter the genre.

Favorite Television

We only have Netflix and so I watch Netflix series mostly. My husband does like to watch Survivor on the internet but television is not what it used to be and I'm OK with it. Now that I don't watch much of it, I get so much more done in my life!!

Things I Like

I love receiving glittery beautiful things. Different Teas of all kinds. I like hot chocolate. I looovvvee coffee!! ....My favorite thing in the world are feathers, flowers, butterflies, birds and all things natural. In saying that, there is NOTHING that someone has made that I won't love. I'm the most unpicky person in the whole world. I love seeing where other people live, I love receiving ANY kind of mail, I love receiving something from a long time artist or someone starting out because I was there too. I don't have a preference for any kind of tea or extras, I love it all. My favorite colors are blues and greens, I love bling, pinks and reds, yellow when it is super bright and in general happy colors. I do have an appreciation for darks too though, especially Halloween, I love Halloween. It's so much fun to be weird and make Halloween stuff. I like Christmas, don't love it, but it is beautiful and I participate because others love it so much.

NOTE: If you send me something and it doesn't meet the requirements of the swap but I can tell you put a lot of love into it, you will not be rated low. I'm here for the joy of giving and receiving, period. I haven't been flaked on yet so maybe that changes folks tunes.

Also, if you ever have to pay postage on something, I will make it right!!! I always take my packages to the post office now, but even still I have had a few that don't have enough postage.

If you made it this far in my profile, thank you for reading it!! Have a wonderful day!

Ratings

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Comment: This is really fun, thank you so much!
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Comment: Love the PC! Thank you
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Comment: Thank you for your fun collaged card! Happy swapping!
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Comment: Wow, these are so neat, never heard of a master board until this. Thank you so much I really enjoyed receiving this 1.
Dibrittain rated for A SPOOKY PARCEL on Nov 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for all the cute and fun items. I looked at them while at the house. I will get to use some of the craft items as soon as I move next year and set up a craft room. Loved everything.
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Comment: Oh Deanna. What a wonderful box of treasures. Where do you find this stuff? I have only quickly looked through the box, but am looking forward to hours of happiness as I treasure it all. Thank you so much. ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I hope you can find some things you love. Have a peaceful and joy filled Thanksgiving!!
sunshinesuperman rated for The Dark Side DAJ 12 on Sep 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great DAJ. I just adore your work and creativity. I learn something each time and so happy to have learned about them. Fabulous job! Hugs, Mona
BrazenIntrovert rated for The Dark Side DAJ 11 on Aug 28, 2022
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Comment: This was my first swap and you set the bar pretty high. :) Thank you for being a great swap partner.
Response: This DAJ series has been a favorite of mine! I don't know about yours, but my first one was "interesting" to say the least. LOL! It's gotten easier and better the more I've done and I've learned from the others! Can't wait to put the book together!
KathleenHope rated for YTPC: Halloween Journal US ONLY on Aug 28, 2022
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Comment: ❤️❤️WOW❤️❤️WOW❤️❤️Can you please be my forever swap partner?❤️❤️ You must have mailed the second partners were assigned - just like me! I thought what I made my partner was pretty cool, your work is spectacular, LOVE the metal edges!!! ❤️❤️ Thank you for a memorable swap! Kathy
Response: Awww, you are so sweet!!! I just LOVE working in journals!! Don't you? I'm so happy you liked it! Yes, I tend to send as soon as it's open, lest I forget for one thing, and this time, we were getting ready to go on a cruise and I didn't want to wait until I got back! So happy you liked it!!!! Have a wonderful fall/Halloween!!!!
jjhere rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #18 on Aug 14, 2022
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Comment: Wow, Deanna! The envelope was a work of art and then I opened it to reveal more works of art. Thanks so much for the beautifully collaged card, the paper it was wrapped in and the postcards. I feel like it's my birthday. 😊
Tverne05 rated for July 2022 Journal Swap on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: OMG! Your journal is full to the max…lol. I received it but I have not read the whole journal yet. I just wanted to go on and rate you. I can’t wait to finish reading the whole journal. After I’ve gone through the entire journal I will come back and update. Once again thanks!
Cgscdy rated for The Dark Side DAJ 10 on Jul 26, 2022
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Comment: Tysm 🎃
Jjean rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #16 on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Such a lovely card - Love it and that is truly "sweet"...... Thank you for the cute note - the paper you wrote on is very neat & different.....
Kitty2cats rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #17 on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: Hi Deanna, Thank you so much for the index card collage #17! It’s so unique and fun❤️ Also loving the little booklet you made, the kitties and other pieces of ephemera.
lmacdavis93 rated for USAPC: Faux Postage Stamps on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Deanna, this little booklet you made for me full of faux postage stamps is adorable! And you sent me 10 stamps! Each one different in theme, color and size - I love them all. Wasn't this a fun swap? I loved making these and love having the ones you made for me to use in my junk journal and other projects. And thank you for the vintage recipe cards - those take me back a few years!
Response: Faux stamps are my go to when I want to create but not get too involved. Lol!! So fun! Happy summer!!!
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Comment: Deanna! This was the most amazing giant bag of vintage goodness, ever! I can’t even pick a favorite, but maybe the old Delta playing card and the handwritten pages & cards!
wincejl rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #15 on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: I cannot love this enough! From the painted envelope, to all the extra cards (wow!), To the cute ninja turtle notes...and of course the actual swap card...I love it all! Thank you!!! 💓💓💓
starmccoy rated for The Dark Side DAJ 9 on Jun 6, 2022
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Comment: THANK YOU! What a fun package! You are too generous! Where di you get all that? So fun, can't wait to get my journal started!
Response: I definitely "collect" ephemera.....its a problem. So says my husband! Ha! Enjoy!
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous painting, and the extra goodies! The painting looks like it was fun to do.
Cindymt rated for Journal Prompts for 31 Days on May 25, 2022
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Comment: Wow! I would say I am impressed but "impressed" is an understatement. I do not have the skills you have! I wish I had the CONFIDENCE to try to make something like you did! I loved it! I wish I could give you 30 hearts! Thank you for joining my swap :)
Response: It was so fun!! Thank you for such kind words!!! I’ve built the skill I have from watching lotsa YouTube! Lol! I do love working with paper!!!! We are always learning!! Have a great summer!

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Comments

2Hearts on Oct 28, 2020:

Today on this gloomy, cold day I received a package stuffed to the brim with wonderfulness! I have looked through it 3 times now and it has inspired me to create! You are SO GENEROUS to share all of these goodies with me for "Make Me Happy With Happy Mail #36" and I am thrilled.... and................. H A P P Y! Thank you!!

jinxspinx on Apr 13, 2020:

Personally msged but wanted to post here too - I wanted to thank you for the STUFFED RAK box!! I had a BALL going through everything and I can use it all!! junk journals and junk windchimes!! AHHH you made my day!! Sharing with my mother in law too!! We THANK YOU!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

NWPlannerNaMa on Dec 24, 2018:

Thank you! So much....

Sherry71 on Nov 8, 2018:

I am hosting a public swap if you would like to join :) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/271507

babyblues65 on Oct 25, 2018:

Gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you!

Sherry71 on Oct 10, 2018:

I Hope you like these feathers lol I will be sending out your package tomorrow with some feathers and some other stuff off your list.

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