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sassafrass

sassafrass
Date Joined: April 10, 2009
Last Online: March 22, 2019

Country: United States
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Notes

A note on sending ... Canada and Int'l swaps get mailed from Canada. There is no mail pick up on weekends/holidays, and also there is no local mail sorting, so it travels extra days to another city to be sorted. Please understand that this can cause the postmark to be very off from the date I click sent (the day I put it in the mailbox).

A note on rating ... All of my mail goes to a mailbox that I can't access after hours. I try to get there at least twice a week and rate as soon as I go through my mail. Thank you for your patience!

CANADA Address

I do have a Canadian address. If you are sending to me from Canada or for an international swap and wish to send to my Cdn. address instead of U.S. please message me :)

About Me

hello
Hard to believe I've been here almost 10 years! Time flies :) I love swapping here, and most of my experience here has been amazing and wonderful. I've had the pleasure and joy of meeting a lot of great people from around the world, that I would have otherwise never known.

I design and create metalwork jewelry, and it's my passion and full time job. I am lucky enough to spend my days in my studio, creating pretty things to send to lovely people around the world.

In my spare time, I love to do crafts of all kinds (see below), spend time with my hubby and cats (we have 4 hoodlums!) and frequent thrift shops and vintage and antiques markets.

Favorite Crafts

I love creating so many different things, and can't think of much I have not tried yet.

My current passions are jewelry making, paper crafts, scrapbooking, stamping, painting, mixed media art and collage, art journals, junk journals, ATC's, smash books, altered art, and digital art. I am totally loving flip books and pocket letters!

I envy those that can sew well, and knit and crochet. It just wasn't my thing, and I have far too many wonky shaped scarves! Update: I have attempted crochet again and have actually been enjoying it. I have found it to be quite relaxing!

Likes & Loves

Vintagy Things

  • old photos, especially Victorian photos like tintypes and cabinet cards. I also love black and whites from the 1920's and 1930's
  • vintage ephemera, old maps, travel stubs, old documents, victorian postcards, vintage postcards
  • tiny vintage bisque dolls and figurines (frozen charlotte/penny dolls, little dogs, cats)
  • vintage and old scraps of lace and ribbons, vintage rhinestone bits, vintage glass and/or rhinestone buttons .. love Victorian era buttons
  • vintage hat pins
  • old skeleton keys
  • old used postage stamps from around the world
  • foreign language book/dictionary pages
  • vintage maps
  • interesting images from magazines (whole pages and cut out)
  • vintage wooden spools (with or without thread)

Food & Drink

I am on a health quest and (sadly!) candies/chocolate/sweets are off limits. I do occasionally host a candy/choc swap, so if you get me for a partner, feel free to send anything you like. My husband will enjoy :) I am a coffee fanatic and especially love pumpkin spiced or any spiced coffees, mocha, etc. Also a huge fan of iced coffees. I also drink a lot of tea and especially enjoy spiced teas, and fruity teas. Some of my faves are from Zhena's. I also love things with a tea motif/theme. Not a huge fan of chamomile or licorice or mint. Hot chocolate (any flavor) as well as cold drink sachets are always welcome too :)

Crafty Things

  • Love anything from Tim Holtz, Amy Tangerine, 7 Gypsies, My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, etc.
  • handmade junk journals
  • handmade envelopes
  • Things for junk journals/smash books - used bus or metro tickets, interesting candy/sweets wrappers (esp with foreign writing), other little ticket stubs/papers/receipts, little envelopes, takeout menus, etc. I especially like anything that is unique or from a different country, or has foreign writing on it :) I would love air mail labels/stickers from your country
  • chipboard and embellishments of all kinds
  • stickers (words, quotes, vintage style)
  • sari silk ribbons (any colours!)
  • beads - glass beads or natural beads
  • other ribbons (not primary colours)
  • decorative and fancy papers, beautiful scrapbook papers
  • love washi tapes
  • rubber stamps (love artsy ones, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, old writing, ornamental, etc.)

Home & Bath

  • candles .. spiced or floral or fresh scents
  • yummy smelling shower things. I prefer floral or light and fresh (rosemary, green tea, cucumber, citrus)

I'm not fussy about smells like vanilla and coconut.

Miscellaneous Random Things :)

  • small shells and beach/sea glass
  • I love postcards of any kind, but do prefer store bought PCs unless the swap is for handmade
  • love anything matryoshkas (they always look so happy!)
  • cute owl things (note papers, cards, stickers, etc)
  • Mickey Mouse (especially classic Mickey)
  • journal books, notebook, note cards, sticky notes etc
  • absolutely LOVE anything from Papaya Art
  • love anything with a morroccan style/design
  • bird motifs (natural and/or vintage looking and whimsically drawn)
  • small pretty things
  • aged and worn looking things
  • pretty florals
  • Anything Edward Gorey
  • owls and woodland things
  • Chococat and Deery Lou, although not a fan of Kawaii, otherwise :)
  • I LOVE Halloween
  • Felix the Cat
  • Dr. Seuss (esp. Cat in the Hat)
  • Charley Harper anything :)
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Classic fairytales
  • Art by Waterhouse, Klimt, etc
  • cats on postcards, notes, etc
  • Anything Moomins :)
  • things with a tea motif/theme
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • anything from Somerset
  • nature inspired things
  • strange things like old pictures/postcards of urban decay, ornamental and unique headstones/cemeteries
  • I love and appreciate anything handmade :)

Fave Colors

  • My favourite colours are black, pinks (not bubble gum) kiwi/avocado/moss/celery greens, turquoise, aqua, teal, and choc or moss brown, jewel tones, fall colors, rustic colors. Not really into primary colors or fluorescents/neons

Wearables

  • cozy socks (none with toes!) U.S./Canada size 9
  • As far as jewelry, I like things in an organic or rustic style, and chunky :) I love aged looking pieces. I am especially fond of jewelry with natural elements and earthy colours. I have pierced ears and like anything from small studs to big chunky hoops. I also love pieces done in an assemblage style, or vintage style.

Themes I Enjoy

  • whimsical drawings/art
  • Charley Harper
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Felix the Cat
  • Birds in a whimsical or vintage illustrated style (not cartoons)
  • Flowers
  • Woodland
  • Studio Ghibli My NeighborTotoro
  • Architecture
  • Paris, french, and eiffel tower
  • Vintage/Victorian Halloween
  • Alice in Wonderland (classic illustrations, not cartoonish)

Not So Fussy About

I appreciate and welcome everything I receive. The following are just not really my personal taste:

  • sweet sugary smelling things, and vanilla scented
  • primary and bright colours
  • cartoonish/child-like items (except those mentioned above)
  • anime, kawaii, etc. (unless noted)
  • religious items
  • dragons, vampires, etc

Favorite Television

Cold Case, Friends, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Monk, Castle, Bones, Elementary, Sherlock, House MD, The Blacklist, The Closer, Major Crimes, True Detective, Criminal Minds, Dexter, Modern Family, CSI (all of them) FBI, Cardinal, The Good Place, crafting shows, cooking shows

Favorite Music

I enjoy a huge variety of music. Mostly an alternative/grunge gal, but I'm all over the map really! Some faves:

The Fray, Lifehouse, Maroon 5, Thirteen Senses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Type O Negative, The White Stripes, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Muse, The Verve, The Cult, Linkin Park, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, One Republic, Avicii, Oasis, The Offspring, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Broken Bells, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Killers, Neverending White Lights, Bjork, etc

Movies & Books

Books I most enjoy are mysteries and crime dramas. Some of my favourites being from James Patterson (love the Alex Cross ones!). I also love Stephen King, Stieg Larsson, Kathy Reichs (Bones), Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli and Isles)

I also LOVE craft books and art magazines. Would cherish anything from Stampington/Somerset (even previously loved)

My fave movies are rom coms, comedy, some action movies, and thrillers. Love any and all James Bond movies!

I must admit I am in love with Robert Downey Jr. I know we are meant to be together, and as soon as he realizes this, it will all be good! ;o

Swapping

deerMissing swap? If you have not received from me, chances are it's gone missing in the mail. I take swapping very seriously, and always send my swaps. If it hasn't arrived, please let me know before rating so that I can make it right. Sadly, it is the mail, and things do get lost occasionally. If something in life happens to cause me to be late with a swap, I will communicate with you before the swap deadline (barring extenuating circumstances), and I appreciate the same.

Ratings

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Comment: This is such a purrrfect mini-pocket-letter!!! It is one of the most beautiful - if not THE most beautiful - mini-PL I have ever received! I can`t thank you enough for all the cute kitty-cats and the amazing goodies! The bird stamp is gorgeous and all the paper!!! ♥♥♥ I think I have the same addiction with paper... I store mine under my working table in bags (lots of bags) and I LOVE to receive paper scraps! Your mail made my day. The cat-paper.... :D I enjoyed your letter so much! And I am super happy to see new ideas I will try for future swaps. The little tag-pocket for "stuff" is awesome! And our winters are usually with a bit snow and a dry, cold air. But not less than 15°C. This year our winter was way too warm. We only had a few days with snow but it was not enough for the kids to sled. ♥♥♥ Thank you for this amazing craft piece and hosting this swap!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope with great stamps! I love your card and all the postcards - wow! Just perfect for me. Thank you for joining my swap! Hope we swap again soon : )
CreativeCitrine rated for OSS: 3-2-1 Swap on Mar 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much! Wow it is all so beautiful, love the way you packaged everything and made it look so pretty. I am so grateful for all the extras such an abundance of beautiful things! I appreciate so much you sending me all those great goodies and I can't wait to start crafting with them.
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Comment: Thanks for the cool card and what is working. Something I am good at some weeks, others, not so much!
milamilamura rated for IPC: Journal Card Mini Booklet on Mar 15, 2019
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Comment: Oh my goodness! This is seriously one of the pretties things I've ever received in the mail, it's adorable! Thank you so much for sending me such a gorgeous mini booklet, love how creative you are! And also love your style, it reminds me of all the Maggie Holmes vintage stuff everyone's been so obsessed with lately (myself included lol). And I absolutely loved all the goodies you sent along with this swap. The tea looks delicious and the paper goodies and that typewriter stamp! Oh my! Also loved the postage stamps from Japan, they are adorable! Thank you for such a fun, cute and generous swap. I LOVE IT!! And I'll be sending you a message during the weekend to catch up a bit as well :) Have a nice weekend!
mandymo rated for VTHS: Scrap Masterboard ATC on Mar 15, 2019
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Comment: Your Scap Masterboard turned out beautifully. I think I might get started on mine today. I have been saving paper snippets for it. I love the ATC you created and I really appreciate the extras. Thank you so very much!
Victorianna60 rated for OSS: Handmade Card with a Note on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter and extra goodies ! I was through Ferndale as a small child so I do not remember much . I love Victorian homes !
emiiy8 rated for IPC: Happy Mail! on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
jayneblonde002 rated for IPC: One Word Swap on Mar 8, 2019
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Comment: My goodness Christine. The package you put together for me is absolutely outstanding. It was so much fun to open. Thank you so so much. If I could give you more than one heart, I would.
Lucrezia rated for ISS: 3 PC's in an Envelope on Mar 7, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for hosting this beautiful swap. I love everything: the envelope and stamps, the note, the paper in wich you've put the postcards...and postcards of course! :) Thank you so much.
PineappleTarts rated for OSS: Send 2 on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Coco26 rated for VTHS: Send 2 on Feb 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the basic grey papers! I absolutely love them!!
Singske rated for Let's Get Healthy PC Swap - January on Feb 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cat pc😻. I hope we can carry on. Thumps up!
Lishmo rated for VTHS: ATC - Punch It/Use It on Feb 25, 2019
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Comment: Christine, I love this ATC, it's just beautiful. So happy we got to swap with each other. Thank you!
Doon rated for ISS: Blind Envelope #2 on Feb 22, 2019
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Comment: Hi Christine, Your Swap made my day! I am very happy with all of it. (great stamps btw) I share your nervous feelings with blind swaps;) Take care....Doon
dancingDog rated for VTHS: 1-2-3 ATC on Feb 13, 2019
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Comment: Very nice! Thanks for the vintage-y extras also!
manders2280 rated for ISS: Postcard - Funny/Sarcastic on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for a good laugh. I always enjoy Charles Addams' black humor - especially as a teenager when I'd learned to appreciate The New Yorker that landed in our mailbox every week.
user2148 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day #24 on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: Awesome card! It turned out great and I love the little file folder so much! Am a huge AA Milne fan. Thanks so much!!
DRMOM rated for ISS: 25 Questions on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks to a fellow morning person who enjoys Sherlock Holmes....have a super day and happy swapping.
cindygroet rated for ISS: 25 Questions on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your answers. I had to google the cockatiel. They are beautiful birds.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 511 439 460
Completed Fives Threes Ones
604 574 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
8 245 347 4
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Comments

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

MsVal313 on Mar 17, 2019:

I love the Etsy wish you chose! Those papers are so pretty! Thank you thank you for a delightful gift!

Lishmo on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you. ((hugs))

kiddomerriweather on Feb 23, 2019:

Thank you soooo much for the AWESOME Etsy wish from WW February. I love Juniper Moon and was so excited to get one of their possum pins! You really made me happy today! :)

bluehairedmary on Feb 23, 2019:

Thanks for the wonderful Etsy wish for the Wonderful Wishes group! What a surprise in the mail! It was so thoughtful of you!

IsadoraWing on Feb 22, 2019:

Thank you so much for the cute birdie cards from Etsy for the WW group! They are really nice!

Paige1900 on Feb 19, 2019:

I love your new little kitten avatar. ♥

tcornell on Feb 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for my wish this February :) I love the stencil from Etsy! This leafy pattern will so come in handy :) Wonderful Wishes. (Thank you for thinking of me, even though you weren't officially participating this month!)

kiddomerriweather on Jan 21, 2019:

No problem. We hope you enjoy it and that it's a success. =D

kiddomerriweather on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank you for the compliment. It's the first decent selfie I've taken in a loooooong time. Usually I look like I could be an extra on "The Walking Dead." I'm doing pretty well. I just binge watch too much t.v. and don't feel like crafting very much lately. It's become a chore. UGH! I was just talking about you yesterday to my mom. I thought I'd lost the square earrings you gave me, but I found them and was so excited. I ran in the living room to show her that I found them. So yay! They are my favorite. I hope all is well on your end.

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