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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: September 16, 2021
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Update December 2020 A year later but now I will be moving. My address has been changed on this site. *Update December 2019 At the present time I am hoping to move in a month or so.

I am retired and became a widow in 2014 after 51 years of marriage. I have a large support group of family and church friends around me. My 2 sons & their families live in the St. Louis area so I see them several times a month. I have a daughter in the Chicago area, of course I do not see her as often.

My "new" home is in a St. Louis suburb, a first for me. A change for sure, but recycling. I lived my first 19 years in rural Missouri. Then lived in small towns for a few years before 27 years in the city of St. Louis. Now after 25 years near my birthplace, back to the St. Louis area. I will be a few blocks from one of my sons, 20 minutes from the other.

I will join another congregation of the Lutheran church and probably a quilt club. I would also like to find a group that does paper art like the swaps we do here. I have joined an online group that does collage art and would love to meet some like-minded people.

I have been a part of swap-bot for quite a few years now. It has added so much to my life. I have learned so many new techniques as I made my swaps. I feel like my creativity has really grown.

My favorite swaps are the scavenger hunt PC's and collaboration PC's. I usually try to make something a little off center for these swaps.

I am still trying to hone my photography skills but use my phone a lot more than my camera. It's just so much easier. I use my photos in some of my swaps.

I am always buying vintage books and magazines as sources for images to use in my swaps. It will be hard to part with any of them when I move, so I will probably keep them all.

I enjoy swapping with other Christian women. I hope to do some Bible journaling in the future. I will join at least one new Bible study group after I move.

And a new quilt club. I have enjoyed meeting so many friendly women over the years in the three quilt clubs I have been in at different times.

About Me

Likes: Vintage images, images from nature, illustrations from children's books, interesting photos taken by you, butterflies.

Quirky/humorous interpretations of themes in swaps from you. Seeing your art work.

Unusual book pages & ephemera to use in making swaps.

About Me

Dislikes: Nothing specific here.

About Me

Reading and TV: I read mostly historical fiction and mysteries. I am still enjoying the Maisie Dobbs series of books. Most of my favorite TV shows are British or Australian. I have Netflix and Amazon Prime. I would appreciate recommendations of series to binge watch. No fantasy or futuristic please.

About Me

My daughter and I share a love of hunting for bargains in thrift shops. She does some buying and selling online. I look forward to furnishing a "new" house, probably one built in the 60"s or 70's.

Ratings

Tamawi rated for Decos Only 9/2021 on Sep 13, 2021
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Comment: I'll be happy to add a page to both of these. Thanks for the math pages and stickers. I wonder if I can make a notecard to send to my relative who is a high school math teacher. She'd get a kick out of it!
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #54 on Sep 12, 2021
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Comment: Hi Martha, Thanks for the Apple ATC & the die cuts=)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Kingfisher tag the picture is very pretty.l love it. And thank you for the stamps they are great. We had a hot summer but cooling down here too which is fine. Stay safe and thank you take care
Arabella rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #53 on Sep 2, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful atc, Martha! Love the owl - he does not look happy!! Maybe he couldn't find any mice and just has to eat muchrooms!! This is a great addition to my nature atc collection! Thank you!
Kalalinga rated for Artistic Decos - 8/2021 on Aug 19, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely deco with a tulip theme. This will be a fun one to do.
shellbede rated for USAPC: Paint Swatch Altered Cards on Aug 13, 2021
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Comment: Those paint swatch cards are beautiful and thanks for the extras!
K8thecrafter rated for Decos Only - 8/2021 on Aug 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the decos and the vintage ephemera -- two of my favorite things to get in a swap!
Allegrae rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #98 on Aug 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty starter, which will be fun to work on! And I appreciate all of the extras your enclosed. Wonderful stuff!
Camiliann rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #52 on Aug 4, 2021
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Comment: absolutely gorgeous, so pretty thanks for all the details and extras, I am so pleased to have this in my collection, have a great day and stay safe!!
shellbede rated for AMA: Scavenger Hunt PC -August on Aug 3, 2021
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Comment: Such a cute card, thanks.
K8thecrafter rated for Decos Only - 7/2021 on Jul 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the decos! It finally arrived with a very clear post date of July 6! I guess it went on tour for 24 days, but hey, it made it here safe and sound. Thank you!
Response: I am so glad it finally reached you. Just in time for the next swap. You are my partner again, hope the decos get there quicker this time.
donetta rated for VJP: Summer Garden 4x6 Journal Page on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: Martha, thank you so much for the absolutely lovely journal page…it really is an homage to the beauty of summer. Thank you also for the beautiful extras…isn’t it funny that no matter how much we have in the way of craft supplies, a few more are always welcomed! This was a terrific envelope to open and “ooh” over!
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful eagle tag! Thanks too for the extras! I love these kinds of images! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Hi Martha, Thank you very much for the little journal and extra goodies. This was a brilliant way to put those seemingly random items together. I really like the pages you created and I’m looking forward to using it. It is a small world. Woodstock is about a 40 min drive from here. The girl that has done my hair for years is from Woodstock, I’ve been trying to think of her maiden name. Yes, I’m crazy about beagles! My Sadie is really getting on in years, but is just as sweet as ever❤️ She is diabetic, so I have to give her shots 2x daily.
Cgscdy rated for CPG One Sheet Minizines #7 - US only on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Ty
Camiliann rated for MFF: Bird-of-the-Month: June: Dove on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: thank you for the cute dove tag. I hope you are enjoying your summer, have a great day
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #51 on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Hi Martha, Thanks for the nice ATC & the journaling extras; hope summer is treating you well....
CiCiHatter rated for AAA: Challenge #5 Number Six on Jul 10, 2021
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Comment: Absolutely LOVE 💙your take on this challenge!!...the puzzle piece is so cool with Pollock artwork!...I do enjoy looking at his art...thank you for an awesome ATC!!...yes first time partnered up...lucky me!...thank you for all the extras too...love the napkin...its already art!!...book pages remind me of my childhood....funny...cheers!...p.s...love the story stamp on front of envie, too!
Response: Glad you were pleased with the ATC. It makes me happy when the recipients of my swaps leave a comment with the rating.
nancylee rated for AMA: June Scavenger Hunt PC on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard. The sock was the hardest element for me. I love seeing different interpretations of the theme.
Sequoia183 rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #3 on Jun 29, 2021
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Comment: I love this

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Comments

yvonne401 on Sep 6, 2021:

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

wolfeagle on Jun 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for working on my Collaboration Pc. The ocean items you added helped to complete a great postcard. I had thought it was lost, since it's been so long since I started it, but I'm so happy it made its way home. I love it.

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2021:

Wishing you a Happy Spring! Let your hearts sing as flowers bloom this spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

rarjones on Jan 10, 2021:

Happy January Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Cf Group - Rose

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

JuneRosebud on Sep 4, 2020:

Thanks for working on my frog prince Art Collab #85!!

wolfeagle on Apr 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the ATC for the AMA:Mystery Supply swap. I love the grid look you created also.

hibiscus on Oct 1, 2019:

The atc with the French stamp the ruler and that amazing image ... just perfection... loved it

wolfeagle on Sep 26, 2019:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration Pc with the green background and image of the girl you added. My friends just returned from Paris and this girl looks like she's in one the cafes straight out of one of their photos. ;D

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2019:

HAPPY FALL!

"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple." (J.K. Rowling)

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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