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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: August 6, 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

Ratings

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Comment: Love the atc with the sewing - very special! And thanks for the stuff!
blu1bell rated for Travelling Book Card #47 on Jul 25, 2022
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christywebb rated for Travelling Book Card #46 on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the book card - I'll keep it moving - and extra. I envy you your weather!
JBFR rated for AAA: Cat on Jul 22, 2022
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Comment: Hello Shelley, Thank you for your amazing ATC! She makes me really happy! Have a good day !
user6937 rated for Summer on Jul 20, 2022
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Comment: Imaginatively done - love it!
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Comment: Haven’t we all slammed something ( I have ) Eeka Weird. Your PC arrived without a stamp 🤪🤷🏻‍♀️
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Comment: Thanks for the yummy ice cream pics! Happy Summer!
ChrisD rated for FTLOC#1 ALTER PAINT BRUSH on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Shelley, you did a great job on this project. I can't wait to hang up in my craft room! The colors and textures...fantastic!
Trinket rated for Medusa ATC (Folklore ATC #8) on Jul 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for sending this card, I loved the little noodles for snakes on this picture, it had a really classical feel to it.
Cryptid rated for Stickers and a Sketch - June on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for the stickers and cute alien card (I love those comics). Your cat postcard is very nicely done, and it was great to hear about your cats too.
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Comment: mosquitoes and ticks....on my list too :)
AmookIslandCreations rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 12 on Jul 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending me this great One to add another page and send on. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Hi Shelley! Enjoyed the strawberry motif, purrrrr-fect for this time of year ... thanks for sharing your fun artwork/PC with me and I liked your note, happy summer!
hibiscus rated for Cities: London, England on Jul 3, 2022
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Comment: London bridge fog and tea! So many iconic things about that city .. I’d also love to see it one day.. thank you for this card and loved the stitching… the extra paper will be used in a swap about shapes I’m working on! Thank you
theshyone rated for RAKS ~ June on Jul 3, 2022
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Comment: Oh goodness, I received a package today filled with so many goodies <3 Be still my heart <3 Thank you for such a thoughtful RAK swap, everything was soooooo cute, from the adorable kawaii stickies, to the postcards, stickers, and the "have you seen a cuter mini-cat-playing-card-letter-set, cause I have not!" You hit it out of the park, thanks for the spoiling ❤❤❤
Allegrae rated for Art Collab PC #103 (USA) on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the 2 great PCs to play with! I look forward to working on them and passing them along.
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Comment: Love the envelope! It feels very Arizona! I hope you get some warmth soon!
joppagirl rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 36 on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard. I like the idea of leaving some of the dots showing. I think it will be an interesting postcard when finished. Also thanks for the base for another PC.
Onaki rated for Zines #6 on Jun 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great zine!
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Comment: Shelle. Thank you for the green ATC. And the extras. Very pretty washi!. Love the sticking on the ATC. Adds so much texture and dimension 🙂 if you really want summer, you should come to FL. We've had 3 weeks of 95-97° degrees, with matching humidity!! 😉 hope it's continuing to warm up for you in WA.

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Comments

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! 😃

Poohtat on May 1, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK of the beautiful cuff bracelet. It fits perfectly and I love it!

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

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