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smmarrty

smmarrty
Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: September 21, 2021
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

RATINGS: I rate each package that arrives. I usually rate the day it arrives. Please do me the courtesy of rating also. It's not so much that I want the rating - it's that I want to know that something I sent has arrived. Thanks.

I am a teacher, sometime grad student, and crafter. I make quilts, cards, envelopes, paper stuff, ATC's, dotees, creepy dolls and other stuffed things. I also love shrink plastic charms and charm bracelets/necklaces. I try to use things I already have and I try to use old stuff in a new way. I have lots of stuff to trade - mint tins, fabric, japanese newspapers and craft/quilt magazines. Email me if you are interested - [email protected] Happy Swapping!

ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BOOKS: I am no longer participating in FB swaps. I'd love to receive any of the ones that I started or were started for me. When I get one, I might rejoin the FB madness.

Favorite Books

I read...alot. I always have 1 or 2 books going at the same time. Right now I read mostly British crime and police procedurals - Stephen Booth, Mark Billingham and Elizabeth George (yes, I know she's American.) I also like Cara Black, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.

Currently, I am taking a break from graduate school for a Masters in Education. I bought a Kindle and I am alternating between e-books and real books. So far, I still carry a real book with me at all times. Too chicken to carry my Kindle around with me in the big, bad city.

Favorite Music

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, all 70's music - good and bad. Current artists the Killers, the Shins, the Raconteurs, Duffy and K.T. Tunstall. And The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley, Ray LaMontagne, and more.

Favorite Crafts

I start quilts (I don't always finish them!), paper stuff - envelopes, ATC's, greeting cards and other stuff. I sew dolls (badly, mostly) but I love making dotees. I just started making charms and learning a little beading. I'll try just about anything...I love my Gocco machine but I've only used it twice.

You should know...

I'm a good friend, daughter, sister, auntie and employee - just celebrated my 20th anniversary at the preschool I work in - teacher and assistant director. Whew!

Wish List

Vintage fabric, Vintage linens - tablecloths in particular, Sewing tools and supplies, Striped tee shirts (that can be cut/sewn into stuffies), Buttons, buttons, buttons, Wood beads,"S" things, Nancy Drew books (yellow spine - 1960's version), Birds and bird things, game pieces, wood dominoes, playing cards, small paper mache boxes for decorating, Cigar boxes, Chocolate - the darker the better! Love, love, love Somerset magazine - most of the editions, foreign language newpapers or magazines, and craft magazines from anywhere. As for colors, I prefer bold, bright colors - think Fiestaware. I do not like pink, peach or salmon. No neon things or cutesy things. I LOVE YOUR HANDMADE ANYTHING.

P.S. If you're sending chocolate - I CANNOT eat most nuts. So plain is good - thanks.

As for themes - I love birds, insects, trees but nothing too cutesy. I prefer 50's, 60's and 70's type of style.

Themes I like/love

Birds, nests and eggs; Reading, books and literature; Food - esp. chocolate and sushi; Sewing, crafts and buttons; Vintage sewing, crafts and buttons; Color - especially bold and bright, think Fiesta Ware; Not fond of pink, peach or salmon; How-to's and instructions for almost anything crafty; Travel, maps and tickets; Craft and sewing magazines and books; For fabric - I love batiks, dots and stripes, birds, leaves/trees, bugs, and any graphic patterns; Humorous - but no kitties hanging from tree limbs; Nothing too cute, no kitties

For junk journaling/ATCs/altered puzzle pieces/all paper crafts - I love vintage paper - ads, greeting cards, postcards and photos. I like yellow pages - especially odd stuff like taxidermy ads or pet photographers. Also love transportation tickets, raffle tickets, origami paper, and newspaper in languages other than English.

Dolls and Animals

For doll swaps - I like JunkerJane, scrappy, raggedy, slightly grungy (but not decrepit), whimsical - things not normally found in nature.

I generally prefer bold and bright colors but tea-stained/coffee dyed is okay too. Black and white is always acceptable and a mix is fantastic.

Animals - giraffes, zebras, badgers, platypus, honey badger, anteater, dogs over cats, elephants, birds, birds, birds, or hybrid animal-humans or bird-humans. Aliens and robots okay, too. Anything wearing glasses is great.

IMPORTANT INFO

Please do not send any perfume samples or scented anything. I am allergic to lots of random stuff and I want to enjoy your lovely handmade something but I cannot enjoy it if I am sniffing, sneezing, and wiping away tears.

Thanks for understanding.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks Susan, I look forward to working in this journal for round #6.
maureen97 rated for Vintage Book Paper Strips on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: OMGoodness - what a lot of super awesome stuff!! You went way above and beyond the requirements of the swap - thank you so very much!
Response: Happy that it arrived. I hope you can use what I sent. Happy crafting.
fairypretty7 rated for JIFJJ: COLOR! PURPLE! on Sep 7, 2021
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Comment: 2 in a row, thanks for all the great items, they will definitely be going into my purple junk journal.
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Comment: Thank you for all the great items.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome washi PC! I love it! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
jannieb rated for CPG ATC coin with a Word - US on Aug 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the 2 ATC's. They are both great. I would have loved either one you sent. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: I bet my mailman got a kick out of that fun envelope! Thank you!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much, these bird embellishments are absolutely amazing!! You totally made my day!!!
user2148 rated for JJJ SEND 3: Paper clusters on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful clusters! Love them all! ❤️ And the included foreign book pages are very much appreciated!! ❤️❤️
mcorbus rated for Art Collab #86 add postage on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: This one will be fun to add to. Thank you :)
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Comment: Nice spread ! Enjoyed seeing what you did on it. This is a fun journal so I am looking forward to working in it.Thanks.
Artstamper rated for JJJ Send 3: Altered Tags on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: You are welcome! Thanks for the nice rating and the heart.
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Comment: got it ....
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Comment: Thanks for this tiny treasure! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Fun journal....thanks for the goodies...I especially LOVE the sewn envelope!!....so very cute!.....thank you for making me one!! cheers!!
winterBlue rated for CPG ATC Coin w/a Quote - US only on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the coin! Love the design!
jules4534 rated for Junk Journal Stash Stuff Swap on Jun 5, 2021
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Comment: OMG! What a wonderful generous swap! I love it all. Since I am new to JJ, it will all be used asap. Thank you so, so, much! I wish I could give you more stars!
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Comment: Hi, Susan, sorry I am so late rating you. Loved your envelope and all the goodies.
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Comment: Love your clusters! Will definitely use in a journal ♥
Ace330660 rated for JJJ: Scavenger Hunt #1 on May 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for all of the fun goodies ! Love those stamped images !

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Comments

MissPaula on Aug 6, 2021:

Thanks so much for the surprise Collab PC! Love your colorful backgrounds!

Bhindblueeyes on Dec 15, 2020:

Thank you so much for the two more cards! These are wonderful, and her is going to be amazing!!!

TryshaH81 on Oct 19, 2020:

Thank You Thank You Thank You.
I really can't thank you enough for this huge box of greeting cards!! I will make sure they all go to a good use!! Your amazing!! The people I send cards to are going to love the assortment you sent me. I will be able to send out lots of cards thanks to you!!

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 24, 2020:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the index cards! These are wonderful and add so much to the box! I am so thrilled with how it is coming together!!! Thank you for being a part of this project!!! :)

Vickyen on Sep 17, 2020:

Hi Susan! Thanks so much for the art collaboration for a friend! You were so sweet to start a postcard for me! Got it in the mail today and everyone did an awesome job adding to it! Totally made my day! Wishing you all the best and sending big hugs!! 😉

beachchicken on Jul 7, 2020:

Thank you so much for the RAK Fabric for Mask Makers! Wow, that was such a nice surprise and huge box. There is so much I will give some to my other sewing mask making friends to make some too.

chelle523 on Nov 27, 2019:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous handmade card! I love it! Hope your holidays are amazing! <3

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