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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: November 29, 2022
Birthday: September 28
Country: United States
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Favorite Music

Almost everything: punk, metal, blues, jazz, classical, R&B, not a huge fan of country, though I like some old school artists... I'm not sure how to really fill this out more without randomly listing artists. There truly are many & a list will exclude a lot of things that I like. So, here, in random order & covering decades (if not centuries) an incomplete list: Otep, Silversun Pickups, The Clash, The Ramones, Rob Zombie, Nirvana, Mozart, Sonic Youth, Primus, The Gorillaz, The Deftones, 80's music, 90's music...

Favorite Books

Anything that has something to say, humor, sci fi, history, biographies, some science, modern lit...

Randomly: Christopher Moore, Haruki Murakami, Chuck Pahulniak, biographies, history, art books, photo books, Kafka...

Favorite Crafts

Almost everything: photography, jewelry making, crochet, sewing, embroidery...

I generally use natural materials, unless I am recycling something vintage or found or if I really like the texture/color

I might be fun to try felting (I tried some awhile back & it is fun)

I can't knit :(

love photography, art & music. I have been to many places & would love to visit more. I love graphic design. I take vintage, new & found objects & give them a new purpose, life & story to tell. I love to write when I can. I have a blog & have had articles published on several online craft sites.

Other things I like: gardening & growing things animals journals, notebooks, mail art & zines :)

Favorite Movies

So many, I love movies

Another random list: Moonlight Kingdom, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Casino Royale, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Sean of the Dead, Juan of the Dead, The Big Lebowski, Pan's Labryrinth, Repo Man...

Favorite Television

True Detective, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (the new ones), old British comedies, The Daily Show, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, The Tudors, Heros was great, at least in the beginning, Firefly...

Favorite things

My favorite colors- right now I like bright or chartreuse type greens & bright cherry red (so, not the traditional Christmas red or green), I like khaki green, most greens, pink, oranges, blues (especially turquoise) & sometimes black, but I like other colors, too. There are very few colors I don't like Things I could use: I am currently looking for old math & science textbooks & sheet music or music books, vintage is great, if you can find them or have them lying about Button forms (I like making little embroidered buttons) Twill ribbon (I like using it to make hand embroidered labels) Natural fiber yarn Embroidery thread Vintage buttons, beads, bits & pieces of vintage jewelry Ribbon & fabric (preferably natural fibers/vintage) Vintage cookbooks, game books, math books, music & science books (even if they are in poor condition) Embroidery hoops (especially if they are vintage) & frames Findings & beads (preferably natural materials or vintage) Vintage photos & paper In general: The ocean Music The sky Movies Books Cameras Teapots & tea 'Fancy' coffee drinks Vintage things Geeky stuff

Unfavorites

Things I don't really like:

Country music (although, every once in a while I like something old school, like Johnny Cash). Lapsang Souchong & chamomile tea coffee (unless it has lots of stuff in it or it's really concentrated, like Greek coffee) dried fish products knit fabrics, in general. I prefer natural fibers to man made. Children's stickers (I don't hate them, I just don't use them for anything) Plastic beads I don't do scrapbooking, but I do occasionally use some supplies for making other things Plastic Headbands or any hard headband, they hurt & give me headaches Clip-on earrings, I can't wear them (though, I might be able to use them for something else)

Swapping Stuff

Alright, so I don't really want to do this, but it seems that this needs to be said: I'll keep it short, since I really want Swap-Bot to be fun, for myself & for those I swap with. I really make an effort to make & send things that, based on my partners profile, I think they might like & am careful to follow the rules of each swap, as written. When rating, please rate based on the actual rules of the swap & not perceptions or expectations. When I select/make my item, I have only the rules to go by, anything else would be guess work. I will rate you a 5 if you have followed the rules or have made an effort to let me know that you have an issue (I'll give you a heart, if you've made an extra effort). I don't rate based on assumption, expectation (because you can't read my mind, either) or likes/dislikes. I also don't rate based on extras. It's great if you want to send extras, but don't feel like you have to, to get a good rating. I have enough extra stuff lying around to last a lifetime, just ask my husband, if you don't believe me...

While I'm on the subject, sending early is great & appreciated, but sending on the due date is not the same thing as sending late. A last day to send date, is just that, the last day to send. I'd love to send early, but I work & don't have lots of spare time. Just because I sent it on the due date doesn't mean I threw it together at the last moment. I take care in making everything I send. Period. Even if it's not your style.

Lastly, I find a lot of due dates end up being on a Sunday/a postal holiday. Sometimes it's that it's not Sunday/a holiday for the swap host & sometimes it's because of an oversight. In these cases, I may have to send on the next available day.

The postmark date can often be a later date than the ship day. If I drop something off at the post office on Saturday evening, after work, it may not be postmarked until Monday (or Tuesday, if it's a holiday on Monday). It doesn't mean I didn't ship on time.

Disclaimer: You can read on if you wish. I have left these things up as they were important at some point, but please remember that this occurred in 2013 or before. That has been quite some time to keep holding on to the past. For those that need to know, here's my side of the story: 8/7/13 I've decided to leave Swap Bot, for the most part. I'll finish the swaps I've got going & I might join something here & there, but right now, I'm not sure that I'll ever want to do this again. While I've met many friendly & fun people & received some amazing things, I've also met others who have made this a very unpleasant experience, whatever their motivations might be. I don't want to stick around & become part of some smear campaign, be bashed in the forums or elsewhere on the site, in public or in private. I will resend, if you need me to. I take care & put thought into every swap. I send things that, based on your profile, I think you would like, but this is costing me too much time, money, effort & lastly, distress for me to continue. I refuse to be bullied & I refuse to become a bully. Thank you to all those who have been friendly & sent such amazing things!

Anyway, enough negative stuff, Swap-Bot should be fun. For me, the fun is in the surprise & the challenge of the swap. I really want this to be a fun experience, for everyone. Let the swapping begin :)

About Me

*** 8/14/21 MAIL THIEVES! *** We had mail stolen out of our mailbox, again! I have a bunch of torn envelopes, with nothing in them, that my neighbors found. Some, I've identified & contacted the senders, but others, I can't tell what was in them or where they're from. There may be Swap items among the missing items & there may have been things which were not found by neighbors or that did not have addresses on them. Just in case you've sent something recently and haven't been rated yet

About Me

I fell at work, fractured my thumb and sprained my wrist, this is making it very difficult to do anything that involves fine motor skills. Hopefully, this will affect too much, but I am going to be late in sending anything, I will let you know.

Ratings

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Comment: Our lists were almost identical esp ppl who leave food that can spoil in random areas - I just want to throat punch that person. Same with the lazy person who can't put carts in their place. The karma bus will get them one day, right, lol!! thanks for the fun pc - love retro vinyl records!! xxMuggleMom
Lindsxxx rated for Stickers and a Sketch - November on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the sketch! You did an amazing job! You’re very talented! I love it so much!!
Allegrae rated for Art Collab PC #111 (USA) on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great PCs and used stamps! Will finish the one with one remaining spot and pass along the work in progress. I, too, love the challenge of working on these collaborative cards. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Comment: Hi Shelley! What an awesome photo and thank you for making it into a pc! All the best! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)
lrm1980 rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 18 on Nov 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
honeyblossom rated for I dream of travelling to #1 on Nov 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your answers and the postcard. I liked the postcard. I would love to see any of the places you mentioned, plus all 50 states☺️
Artteacherjen rated for ATC int #26 - Winter on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: I love the stitching on your ATC! thank you so much
addieixmarie rated for ATC int #26 - Winter on Nov 14, 2022
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Comment: Shelley, wow!! I am just amazed by your gorgeous ATC that you sent me for this swap, omg!!! It is seriously perfect! I love how you used stitching in the ATC too, that is such a unique touch! It really goes capture everything about winter:) I also ADORE the bird postcard that you included as well! You have truly made my day. I am so beyond thankful and appreciative for everything you sent me. I am super excited to add your ATC into my collection! Thank you so so much for everything<3 oh! I also love the adorable card that you sent the swap in too:)
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Comment: Hi Shelley!! Thank you so much for the wrapped gift—I’m saving it for the Big Dat. Also, thank you for the beautiful post card you made. I love it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!! 💚🎄💚
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Comment: Thanks for the Thanks USPS postcard and sharing your driving pet peeves. I didn’t think about people driving straight through red lights. Hey, they saw it green… even if yards away 🤪
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love the vintage look. WIshing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
luckysweetpea rated for Ugly PC Swap #64 on Nov 11, 2022
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Comment: Hi Shelly! Thank you for the "ugly" postcard! I completely agree with you. Have a great weekend! Warmly, Ginger
derakisu rated for Zines #25 on Nov 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for this zine ! Haiku are a favourite of mine. The way you organised the different elements and text vertically make for striking visuals. The handstitched details are a nice touch of texture. I'm really happy to add this one to my collection.
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Comment: This was postmarked 4 days after the send by date. The mail these days from here is taking about 6 weeks. I haven't heard of almost all of these movies. I am going to look them up.
Response: I'm so sorry to hear this. I don't know how to explain the difference between when I dropped this in the mail, on the due date & the time it was postmarked, but if there is anything I can do to make it up to you, let me know.
rachelgogan rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 17 on Nov 8, 2022
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Comment: I loved the extra bonus rainbow zone! Thank you!! I’m excited to add a page to the other one.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC!
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Comment: Great pc! Good goals
Begokschaf rated for Fall on Nov 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much 😊
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Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for my gift (I’ve placed it with other gifts to be opened on Christmas morning). The card and postcard are also adorable.

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Comments

simcoe54 on Sep 28, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!

Gwillisinc on Sep 21, 2022:

Hello Shelley, I have sent you a couple messages, 9/21 & 9/8 about FTLOC#1: handmade pc- senders choice #1 Sent Aug 4, just wondering if you've received Gwillisinc

HeidiJean on Aug 30, 2022:

Thank you for the washi for the RAK USA only July RAK!

samsstuff on Jul 17, 2022:

samsstuff on Jul 17, 2022:

Neenarneenar on Jul 17, 2022:

APDG ~ National Ice Cream Day!

Happy Summer treat!! Elina- Neenarneenar

mysmashbooklife on Jul 11, 2022:

Hi! This is for the swap: APDG ~ National Ice Cream Day - 7/17

Icecream

Icecream

Icecream

Icecream

Eat some great ice creams! Have a nice day!

yvonne401 on Jul 11, 2022:

APDG ~ National Ice Cream Day - 7/17

Have some fun on National Ice Cream Day and eat some yummy ice cream!

Blessings,

Yvonne

pahasiga on May 26, 2022:

I received today back my Pass&Paste PC, for which you created a "Summery" section with a stamp, flower and umbrella (#35 for you). Thank you so much!

RiverTopanga on May 1, 2022:

RE: March RAK #1 elephant clutch that I Received yesterday. Thank you so much for the beautiful Elephant clutch... I love it! The colors are so bright and cheery! It will be used. And I will look up the company on the tag... fun! 😃

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