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Rbrstmpr

Rbrstmpr
Date Joined: July 4, 2014
Last Online: February 27, 2021
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Linda and I'm a mixed-media artist, instructor, and designer, teaching mostly to women, but occasionally men. I specialize in paper arts, but also books & journals, dolls, wearable art, and assemblage projects. I live in a small town in NC, and love to travel & shop at antique stores for supplies to use in my class kits. I also love to crochet, making blankets for rescue animals to take to their new homes, hats for the homeless, face scrubbies, pot holders, stuffed animals and toys.

Things I Collect

I've been collecting rubber stamps for 40+ years, and prefer wood mounted over cling, though I own thousands of both.

I love sending & receiving decorated and handmade envelopes through the mail! Everything leaving my house is in a decorated envelope whether it's going to the IRS or a donation to the SPCA.

More fascinations I collect: handmade envelopes, foreign vocabulary cards, vintage postage stamps, antique ledger books, Tarot cards and assorted ephemera like old tickets, receipts, letters, deeds, and postcards to use in my art. I also own 5 vintage manual typewriters and have never used any of them.

I especially enjoy swapping postcards of all kinds. Those are some of my favorite swaps, especially vintage and b&w PC's.

A favorite collection: my old black & white photographs, mostly of women and groups of women, laughing and doing silly things, that I use on my journal pages, adding captions of witty sayings.

I love making journals of all shapes and sizes and then filling them with cheerful as well as unusual ephemera and rubber stamped images. I have multiple smash books, junk journals & art journals and love all the new, bright, cheerful supplies and pockets to adorn my pages.

Travel

I do a great bit of travel to teach classes, but also because we love sightseeing. We bought a new 2017 Mercedes Winnebago so we get to see far more of this great country. Road trips here we come!

I've been to England 3 times and France once. Would love to visit England again.

Favorites

My favorite number is 14. Do me a favor. If you've read this far down my profile, please include the number 14 on whatever you send me. Write it, stamp it, cut the numbers off the page of a magazine or book. Tape it down, use a glue stick, or slip it loose in an envelope. Sending a PC? You can still add it on there somewhere. Let's see if I'm clever enough to find it and mention it when I rate you. Wanna play?

I love to read, preferring mysteries or humorous fiction.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I like both cute and scary.

Christmas means snowmen, lots & lots of snowmen!

Favorite color: Yellow Every room in my home is a shade of yellow, mostly a creamy butter shade of the palest yellow.

I collect unique pigs: multiple wire pig baskets that hold face clothes in the guest bath & plants in the kitchen. My favorites are pig wind chimes my brother sent me from his 25 years in England.

I also collect snowmen. My tree is decorated with mostly snowman ornaments and stuffed, large, handmade snowmen decorate my hearth.

This and That

I have a 700+ sq. ft. studio filled with art I've made, far too many supplies, and art I've received. Since joining swap-bot my boxes of mail art are overflowing, which is a good thing!

I'm now making envelopes from old topography maps, calendar pages and scrapbook paper just to keep up with the amount of mail I have going out daily.

I own more than a dozen different sets of alphabet rubber stamps and use those often on my mail art.

My love of swapping!

Oh my, it's now been six years of incredible swapping! Thanks to everyone who has sent me fabulous swaps and rated me graciously when you've received one of mine that meant a lot to you. Here's to another great year!!

I always mail my swaps on time and I always rate the day the mail arrives.

Wish List

I love anything handmade! I've received coasters and a tote bag that I treasure from partners on Swap-bot. I don't sew and therefore love that someone would take the time to make me a gift with their talents.

In winter months I like plain hot chocolate and keep mini marshmallows on hand for a cup most evenings, and I like warm & fuzzy socks.

I love vintage linens such as mismatched napkins and tablecloths that we can use when we're camping. I love the little scented sachets I see on Pinterest and etsy made from vintage linens but don’t own any.

We have a one year old male black Scottish Terrier named Beemer after hubby’s BMW so anything with the black Scottie motif is always welcome.

And if you make decorated bookmarks, pockets or layered embellishments, I’d love to be the recipient of your talents!

Ratings

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Comment: Linda, this is AMAZING! I can't believe all the beautiful items you included in this swap! So clever to use that plastic notebook pocket as a little 'purse' to hold all the goodies. What a wonderful swap--many thanks!
Response: I just love those zipper pockets and thought you might too. Tickled pink that you were pleased. I thought you might like to be spoiled a bit and I have so much to share I couldn’t resist. Thanks for the rating Girlie.
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Comment: Thank you for the card, wish PO would take better care. Great loves about Swap-bot.
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Comment: Thank you so much! Your letter was fun to read! I enjoyed the flats as well!
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Sharing the L❤️VE (USA) on Feb 18, 2021
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Comment: WOW!! Thank you SO much for all the goodies! I loved all of it and can't wait to use them :D
Response: Great! Thanks for the comment and rating.
laterdayze rated for Brighten My Day Notecard on Feb 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! Yes, I can use some of those photo's. I like them for ATC's so they need to be fairly small. I'm sure I can find a use for the bigger ones or I'll just pass them on. Thank you so much for reading my profile! :D
Response: Thanks Girlie.
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Comment: Loved all the coasters. Thank you, extra yarn is so cute.
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Comment: 2 presents. Thank you so much. I will open them during Advent in December. Enjoy the celebrating of all holidays in 2021.
LaughingVixen rated for [YA] Rainbow everything 🌈 on Feb 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love all the items you sent. While I usually use acrylic yarn I do enjoy a nice cotton yarn. Thanks so much 8)
dakotadee rated for YA ~ Let's Make Hot Pads - USA! on Feb 5, 2021
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Comment: love the hot pads. Plus a bonus of coasters too. I'v seen the crochet pattern you did before...gonna have to try it when weather is warmer. Tomorrow here in SD to very cold. subzero..brrrr
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! How funny that I'm your partner for 3 swaps! Well, this is the first one I received...so we'll see which comes next! :D
Response: Glad to know all 3 swaps to you arrived safely and truly appreciate the ratings.
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Comment: Beautiful coastline and loved the note. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you. It's tempting to open now but I want to wait until December. I love the coaster you made I can use now :)
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the wrapped gifts. I've placed them in my gift trunk to be opened in December 2021. Let's talk about the awesome card with a candy cane letter C--so pretty. I totally love the Christmas card with the dogs and Christmas tree. Thank you so much!
Response: You’re so welcome and thank you for the kind words and rating.
armadillogal rated for SMSUSA: Twofer Time! on Jan 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the neat stickers and postcards!
MsMarvel rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: Linda, I loved everything you sent me so much. I really enjoyed reading what you wrote, as much as the articles! The textiles in my home most definitely reflect my favorite colors. In the design article she really has a good point, that bringing color back into our homes is something spectacular, especially after spending so much time within our homes. Honestly this really resonated with me because a few months into quarantine I started ordering a ton of prints to hang, all incredibly colorful. These huge white walls were just too much for me to stare at all day! haha :) I also really enjoyed reading the Dress like a box of crayons, It was well written, and I liked hearing that no matter how far she progressed in life she still wore what she wanted, and I thought it was really cool that it made moments in her life stand out. Once I read your letter, and your articles I immediately had to read your profile (14) and I really enjoyed that too!! Your envelope really made my day, and when I read that you send your mail to EVERYONE in beautiful envelopes it made me think how you must make so many peoples days! Thank you again for the articles, the letter and the beautiful handmade card!! It's lovely! <3
Response: My articles in this swap were meant to make you feel joyful and uplifted, but your comments of enjoyment have brought me more pleasure than the original articles ever did. So so happy you were pleased!!! Thanks for the #14, for the rating, and for your very kind words. Hope we meet again through the post.
addieixmarie rated for Goodies swap #6 on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: Linda, Thank you so SOO much for this wonderful swap! Oh my goodness, it just put the biggest smile on my face! I just adore every little thing and I appreciate it SO much!! I for sure know what it feels like to still have Christmas cards and such in my craft space, I am the same way, LOL! Again, thank you so much for everything. I truly appreciate you and I am so grateful for this happy mail you sent me. Sending hugs! -Addie<3
Response: Woo Hoo! So very very happy you loved it all. These are some of my favorite swaps. Many thanks for the lovely comments and for the rating. Hope we meet again through the post.
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Comment: Hi there, sweet friend! I fear that some of your mail did in fact get lost in the sea of craziness but I'm thankful that a few of them did arrive, including the INCREDIBLY SWEET last package. It felt like Christmas all over again! I'm so sorry that some things got lost but maybe they'll resurface and I'll get a sweet surprise! ;v; Thank you so, so much for everything. Please stay in touch!!!
Response: So glad to hear the the big goodie bag arrived. Fingers crossed for the rest of your snail Mail. And thanks for the rating!!
beachchicken rated for SF~Simply Send Something! (US) on Jan 13, 2021
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Comment: Yay! The resend made it to me! Thank you so much for all the goodies! I love the paper bird stencil, it is awesome, I can't wait to try it out. I will let you know if the other envelope ever gets here. So cool you are in NC, if you come to Pine Knolls Shores in the spring or summer you should visit the farmers market, I would love to meet you. Also, if you want to do a private small art swap let me know, it would be fun. Happy Day! Update- 1/21/21 The original just showed up today with its November post mark. Lol, the mail sure was slow for that one. Thank you so much for everything! The space stamps are beautiful! Thanks again for the resend!
Response: Yippee! So glad the holiday rush is over and mail is getting back to normal. Glad you were pleased.
1OldfoolPlanner rated for 2021 Goals PC on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card! Hope you and your family are staying healthy and enjoying the new year. Happy swapping! ❤️ Jill
Response: Thanks Girlie.

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