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skinny52

skinny52
Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: December 7, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • My favorite meal is anything with cheese! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!! I am grain free 😁

CHRISTMAS...about the only holiday I decorate for and I lean towards Christmas trees...any size and style πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ I put them in every room of my house πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Postcards

VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap

Books

I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few! A few more...Elly Griffiths, John Sandford, and Fred Vargas

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!

Ephemera

I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's

Fabric-Ribbons

I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like

Dislikes:

THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • NOTHING SCENTED, I'm sensitive πŸ™„
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.
  • NO DIE CUTS

NOT A FLAKER

Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks

Ratings

Arhel rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Dec 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card! All the best wishes to you! :)
Elliepatterson rated for Christmas Card Swap 2021 on Dec 5, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pretty PC. The postal system is running behind. Happy holiday swappingπŸŽ„
Response: The postal service is just not what it used to be 😁 I'm glad that you enjoyed the postcard. Thanks for the heart rating and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
mchesser12 rated for ABCUSA ~ Christmas PC Exchange on Dec 3, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cute mouse postcard. I had a great Thanksgiving. My parents hosted at their house and we had 16 people there.
Response: Wow,16 people, I'm glad I didn't have to cook for that many! Thanks for the heart rating and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
laterdayze rated for ABCUSA ~ Christmas PC Exchange on Dec 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
GreetingsEarthling rated for SNOW SWAP on Dec 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: I'm jealous of your snow : ) Enjoy!
Response: It's all gone now! Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
LadyTbird rated for Stuffed Mitten Swap on Dec 1, 2021
5
rating
Comment: OH my goodness! The best thing I had happen today was opening your package. It's filled with so many treasures, and the mitten stocking is perfect!! It's obvious you took care and time to get this ready and I am so appreciative!!!
Response: I really appreciate your kind response, I had a lot of fun reading your profile and shopping for you 😊 Thanks very much for the heart rating and Merry Christmas to you πŸŽ… Ps, did the bowl pass muster πŸ€”
Jangonz rated for Christmas Card Swap 2021 on Dec 1, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cute PC. Have a wonderful holiday season.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating and Merry Christmas to you πŸŽ…
Tuutis rated for Christmas Postcard swap #4 on Dec 1, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much from this postcard with matching stamps! I am so happy about this and I especially like that the main picture is a postage stamp, so lovely!
Response: I admit I was happy to come across those postcards and stamps for those very reasons! Thanks for the heart rating and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
Autist rated for Winter themed postcard on Nov 30, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the adorable mouse postcard! I love it!
Response: Glad to hear that! Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
Cellolady rated for I SPY #2 on Nov 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Awww, yes, the cooking and cleaning of fish is my husband's job. :-)
Response: 😁 Thanks for the heart 😁
squince rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #4 on Nov 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
Response: You're welcome 😊
octobereve930 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #4 on Nov 28, 2021
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the great postcard. 11/28
Response: You're welcome❣ Thanks for the heart rating❣
coffeef1rst rated for Christmas Card Swap 2021 on Nov 27, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard.
Response: You're welcome and Merry Christmas to you πŸŽ…
5
rating
Comment: Hey there Mar. I received your box today. Going to try really hard to wait until December before I open them...LOL! They are all wrapped so festive! Thanks!
Response: It's such a temptation isn't it? I hope that you enjoy! Thanks for the heart rating and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. Placed it onto my cedar chest to open during Advent. Enjoy the holidays and thank you for joining my swaps.
Response: I save mine too! Thanks for the heart rating❣
andee73 rated for Christmas Card Swap 2021 on Nov 25, 2021
5
rating
 
Response: Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
Mamabemus rated for I SPY #3 on Nov 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: thanks
Response: You're welcome!
ephemeralcorgis rated for St. Nick's Day Swap - US on Nov 22, 2021
5
rating
Comment: So, I peeked! I absolutely love everything! Thank you so much for the generous and thoughtful gifts!
Response: I'm pretty sure that was a NO PEEKING swap πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ I'm super happy that you enjoyed everything. Merry Christmas β£πŸŽ… ❣
myancey rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - V on Nov 21, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so so much for everything
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart rating❣
debbiespoms rated for I SPY #3 on Nov 20, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much Mar, for the beautiful Wintery scene PC! I so love the horse drawn sleigh! Brings me back to my childhood & teen years. My dad had always taken me & 3 siblings on sleigh rides, when we had horses. Gosh, I miss that! We too, have a digital indoor/outdoor thermometer. Like you, love checking to see how cold it is out there. Which this morning it was 21 degrees. That made me shiver a bit, ha!
Response: That is such a special experience, I've never been in a horse drawn anything. I'm happy I could bring back those memories. Thanks for the heart rating and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…

Rating Overview

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Comments

circularlogic on Dec 6, 2021:

Mar,
I am over the moon with RAK #1! What a wonderful surprise! I am so happy to have this advent calendar, and I don't mind playing catch up at all! :D :D

All the best,
Jessie

OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:

dec

grammypammy on Jul 24, 2021:

ABCUSA ~ ABC's & 123's ~ July

I received the 3rd and last item for this swap and I want to say thank you for the beautiful vintage tea towels! They are so pretty and large, I'm thinking about framing them somehow or maybe putting them on canvas to display instead of dirty up as a normal tea towel. Thank you for thinking of me for these beautiful tea towels!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jul 13, 2021:

ABC's & 123's July

I received the P3 from you...thank you for the blue postcards!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jul 7, 2021:

ABC's & 123's July

I received the W1 ~ thank you for the Washi! Look forward to the other two!

Hugs, Pam

MSturgill87 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing British package for my S&W March wish! My husband was as into getting this as I was, as we're both Anglophiles. LOL He even stole the recipe booklet!!

jukejan on Sep 24, 2018:

That PC from Japan was beautiful, when you are planning a trip up I would love to hear your stories!

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

Really enjoyed our meet-up in Barnstable Village. I hope we can do it again!

Angie on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK! And the fun mystery of solving who it is from. Tee hee!

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