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smmarrty

smmarrty
Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

RATINGS: I rate each package that arrives. I usually rate the day it arrives. Please do me the courtesy of rating also. It's not so much that I want the rating - it's that I want to know that something I sent has arrived. Thanks.

I am a teacher, sometime grad student, and crafter. I make quilts, cards, envelopes, paper stuff, ATC's, dotees, creepy dolls and other stuffed things. I also love shrink plastic charms and charm bracelets/necklaces. I try to use things I already have and I try to use old stuff in a new way. I have lots of stuff to trade - mint tins, fabric, japanese newspapers and craft/quilt magazines. Email me if you are interested - smmarrt@aol.com. Happy Swapping!

ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BOOKS: I am no longer participating in FB swaps. I'd love to receive any of the ones that I started or were started for me. When I get one, I might rejoin the FB madness.

Favorite Books

I read...alot. I always have 1 or 2 books going at the same time. Right now I read mostly British crime and police procedurals - Stephen Booth, Mark Billingham and Elizabeth George (yes, I know she's American.) I also like Cara Black, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.

Currently, I am taking a break from graduate school for a Masters in Education. I bought a Kindle and I am alternating between e-books and real books. So far, I still carry a real book with me at all times. Too chicken to carry my Kindle around with me in the big, bad city.

Favorite Music

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, all 70's music - good and bad. Current artists the Killers, the Shins, the Raconteurs, Duffy and K.T. Tunstall. And The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley, Ray LaMontagne, and more.

Favorite Crafts

I start quilts (I don't always finish them!), paper stuff - envelopes, ATC's, greeting cards and other stuff. I sew dolls (badly, mostly) but I love making dotees. I just started making charms and learning a little beading. I'll try just about anything...I love my Gocco machine but I've only used it twice.

You should know...

I'm a good friend, daughter, sister, auntie and employee - just celebrated my 20th anniversary at the preschool I work in - teacher and assistant director. Whew!

Wish List

Vintage fabric, Vintage linens - tablecloths in particular, Sewing tools and supplies, Striped tee shirts (that can be cut/sewn into stuffies), Buttons, buttons, buttons, Wood beads,"S" things, Nancy Drew books (yellow spine - 1960's version), Birds and bird things, game pieces, wood dominoes, playing cards, small paper mache boxes for decorating, Cigar boxes, Chocolate - the darker the better! Love, love, love Somerset magazine - most of the editions, foreign language newpapers or magazines, and craft magazines from anywhere. As for colors, I prefer bold, bright colors - think Fiestaware. I do not like pink, peach or salmon. No neon things or cutesy things. I LOVE YOUR HANDMADE ANYTHING.

P.S. If you're sending chocolate - I CANNOT eat most nuts. So plain is good - thanks.

As for themes - I love birds, insects, trees but nothing too cutesy. I prefer 50's, 60's and 70's type of style.

Themes I like/love

Birds, nests and eggs; Reading, books and literature; Food - esp. chocolate and sushi; Sewing, crafts and buttons; Vintage sewing, crafts and buttons; Color - especially bold and bright, think Fiesta Ware; Not fond of pink, peach or salmon; How-to's and instructions for almost anything crafty; Travel, maps and tickets; Craft and sewing magazines and books; For fabric - I love batiks, dots and stripes, birds, leaves/trees, bugs, and any graphic patterns; Humorous - but no kitties hanging from tree limbs; Nothing too cute, no kitties

For junk journaling/ATCs/altered puzzle pieces/all paper crafts - I love vintage paper - ads, greeting cards, postcards and photos. I like yellow pages - especially odd stuff like taxidermy ads or pet photographers. Also love transportation tickets, raffle tickets, origami paper, and newspaper in languages other than English.

Dolls and Animals

For doll swaps - I like JunkerJane, scrappy, raggedy, slightly grungy (but not decrepit), whimsical - things not normally found in nature.

I generally prefer bold and bright colors but tea-stained/coffee dyed is okay too. Black and white is always acceptable and a mix is fantastic.

Animals - giraffes, zebras, badgers, platypus, honey badger, anteater, dogs over cats, elephants, birds, birds, birds, or hybrid animal-humans or bird-humans. Aliens and robots okay, too. Anything wearing glasses is great.

Ratings

CurlyTea rated for FCMA: Handmade PC - USA on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard. I love the colors that you chose.
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Comment: Love the package!
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Comment: I love the eyeball stamp you used and the weird results.. Thanks Susan!
skinny52 rated for FCMA: Shark Mail Art on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: Great shark envelope, I really like the collage background. The movie must have been wonderful with a live musical score!
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Comment: ♥ Thank you for all the lovely things especially the Hell money envelopes. I have a collection of them but none quite like the ones you sent. Love the hedgehogs.
Dasha rated for FCMA: Postcard with map paper on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for a nice PC.
DCasey rated for JJJ: Send 6 Heads, Eyes or Hands on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: They are perfect! Already have some ideas....
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Comment: Thank you so much for the notepads, Susan--I gave one to my mom so she could have one too! Really loved the flower design on them :)
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Comment: Great stuff - I can't wait to use it all! Thanks!
Vickimac rated for JJJ: Mini Flow-ish Journal on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Holy cow Susan! I don't know where to start! The journal is GORGEOUS,I LOVE IT!! And all the extras...wow. Just wow. I can't wait to start using everything. Thank you so much!!
Response: I sent a lot and I do hope some of it is useful. Please share if it's too much. You're welcome.
metammi123 rated for JDP: Send Some - Get Some #1 on Jul 21, 2017
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Comment: WOW that's a lot of pieces ...
Babsmomof5 rated for Pintrest Mail Art Mania on Jul 7, 2017
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Comment: Excellent choices! Now I've got several more awesome ideas!
JoMama rated for Pintrest Mail Art Mania on Jul 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks you!
SuZignomeMoM rated for Pintrest Mail Art Mania on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: ♥ I have been one of your followers for some time now but it is always nice to get an update to pull me back into looking. You have some fabulous mail art on your board. Thanks for the reminder.
EllenWilGraagPost rated for Pintrest Mail Art Mania on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: I took a quick view and like a lot of them! Coming weekend I'll go and take a better look at it. Thanks for sharing! <3 - Ellen
CurlyTea rated for Pintrest Mail Art Mania on Jul 6, 2017
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Comment: Yay, more mailart goodness. Don't you just love Pinterest?
SuZignomeMoM rated for JJJ: Paper Embellishments on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: ♥ Thank you for all and I do mean __ALL__ the embellishments you sent. (I have given up trying to use swap bot as a means of downsizing.) You have some fantastic embellishment ideas. Now to get to work and use them. Thanks again.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tags. Love them :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Art Journal Page - Yellow.I like how you did the background and the raised stencil. Gives the design texture and interest.
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful bird journal page. Can't wait to do more of these pages.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1195 319 339
Completed Fives Threes Ones
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Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

wolfeagle on May 31, 2017:

TY

Thank you so much for the magazines!

judgedbyabookscover on Feb 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for the assortment of fabrics!! Your gift totally made my day. I have outlined a sewing plan so I hope that i'll accomplish as much as I intend to this year : )

Sherry71 on Jul 23, 2016:

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LizzyJo on Jul 6, 2016:

Your random act of decluttering provided me with Christmas in July today! It was well worth waiting for. Your package was bottomless---I kept pulling out more and more goodies. Thank you so very much for your generosity.

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

ImnotDorothy on Mar 29, 2016:

Thank you for the angle on the Send 10 Circles swap. I got it today, and I am so excited by everything. ❤️

Jess12 on Feb 22, 2016:

I received the package of coffee sleeves today! Thank you so much :). They are exactly what I was looking for and will work great for my project. And they are all from places we don't have here. The little journal is really neat and something I've never seen before. Thanks again! If there is something you'd like me to send to you just let me know!

Sallyo on Jan 28, 2016:

Received your 2nd PC for Rubber Stamped swap- I love it- THX

Wingy on Nov 1, 2015:

Thank you for contributing and for returning my completed altered text journal to me.

Love your work ;)

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