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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: May 17, 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 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

Kitty2cats rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #1 on May 16, 2021
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Comment: Hi Martha, I love your butterfly altered playing card! Thank you😊 The colors you used are so pretty. I like the texture and the sparkle behind the butterfly. Very effective❤Thanks also for the extra goodies.
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely Canary Tag it’s just lovely. Also thank you for the truly wonderful extras you sent as well. I do hope we get to trade again. I love getting such special swaps.
Ace330660 rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page: Green! on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the glue book page !
Response: Glad it finally arrived.
Bohochick rated for CPG ~ Ransom Note HMPC ~ USA on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard!
ccmmsu rated for CPG One Sheet MiniZines #5 - US only on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Hi Martha! I love your zines! The postage stamp one is lovely, and the shoes one made me smile (especially the last page). Thank you also for the postage stamps. I'm extra excited about the Poe, Eleanor Roosevelt, fennec fox, and Kenya ones! Thank you!!
Kirkdebb rated for AAA: Challenge #3 Flowers on May 2, 2021
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Comment: You did a great job with my challenge! I love how everything went together so well!
teejlc rated for Artistic Decos - 4/2021 on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty deco and the awesome parrot paper! I love it!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #47 on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi Martha . . . so nice to receive this pretty ATC from you. I love that flower image of the Ladyslipper, and the pretty rose background. Thanks so much! I'm so glad you're getting settled and I hope we're partnered again soon.
wyrdfae rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #94 on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard which is looking great and the zine. <3
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Comment: Your zines are very cute. I enjoyed gong thru both of them:) Great topics!Thanks for the die cuts too:) Have a great week.
YooperHill rated for AMA: USA- With One Image -ApR on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: Sweet! Thank you.
marymary914 rated for VJP: Paper Doll Page on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful page! I love the lace! The pics are so cool! Thanks so much!
BusyB rated for AMA: USA- Mystery Supply Swap 2021 on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: This postcard turned out so pretty! I think this will go nicely in my nature journal. Thank you. Stay safe and happy!
goosey rated for Artistic Decos - 3/2021 on Apr 19, 2021
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Comment: your deco arrived ... i know my usps driver knows me!! 'til next time!! thanks! marlies
carol rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #93 on Apr 15, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the nice note and book recommendation! I'd love a PC of the Cardiinals' ballpark, but please don't go to any extra trouble. Some day I hope to get to St. Louis and see it for myself, along with the arch!
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Comment: I will send your card on.
Tamawi rated for Decos Only - 4/2021 on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: I love the nursery rhymes one especially - thank you!
camelsamba rated for AMA: Scavenger Hunt PC -Mar on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard - I look forward to traveling again (some time...)
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #46 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC, I love the variety. Thanks for the Easter card, Jesus is our hope!
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Comment: Hi Martha! So nice to receive another swap from you. Your journal card is just perfect for spring--love the poem and the darling little robin. So glad you're getting settled and look forward to swapping together again soon!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Apr 4, 2021:

Wishing you a Happy Easter Sunday!

May the miracle of Easter bring you renewed hope, faith, love and joy.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! AMAZING, I just love it! Thank you for playing!

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