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Gardenlizard

Gardenlizard
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: May 28, 2017
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello!

Thanks for checking out my profile! I'm Susan & I love sending mail to people I don't know. Crazy, huh? But I know you're in the same boat as me, so here we are.
Besides that, I'm also a wife, mom, teacher, dog lover & collector of far too many art/craft supplies. My biggest hurdle to creating, is carving out the time! I believe it's important to try and do something creative daily.

I love most colors, but my favorites are pink and orange, but I also love the colors of the sea: blues and greens. Not crazy for red, navy or purple.

I'm an admitted vinyl sticker, washi tape, ephemera, & art/craft supply addict!

Favorite Crafts

Probably like most of us here, I have more ideas for crafts than time. My current obsessions include art journaling with an emphasis on mixed media/collage with ephemera and doodles. I love used international stamps (especially from Japan, France & NZ ) and use them in my art journaling & to make postcards. I've got tons of them now, so no need to send anymore at the moment.

"I make art to show my soul I am listening"

Favorite Quotes

"We tend to judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions."

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite books are:

  • anything by Stephen King or Neil Gaiman
  • The Harry Potter Series
  • The Book Thief
  • The Middle Place
  • City of Theives
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • One Thousand White Women
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • The Little Prince

Many more that I've forgotten!

Problem With Swap?

If you haven't received my swap or have an issue with what I sent, please contact me before leaving a rating. I will gladly resend the swap to make it right.

I will offer the same courtesy before leaving anyone a negative rating.

Wishlist

Things/Themes I'm Hoarding These Days:

  • Little Red Riding Hood - anything!

  • Mermaids - anything!

  • Sugar Skulls - Anything!

  • Images /washi of bees : Bumble bees, Queen Bees etc.

  • Images from sewing patterns (the front part of the envelope), but only the illustrated ones. The groovier the better!

  • Vintage Ephemera - letters, bills, maps, soda labels, RX cards, Library cards, ledgers, ads, etc.

  • Vinyl Stickers

  • Washi Tape

  • Mail Related items, especially gummed labels by Dennison

  • Children's Book Ephemera: full pages or iilustrations from vintage or modern children's books, dust jackets, ABC's, picture books, nursery rhymes, Caldecott nominees, Golden Books, stickers & book marks based on classic characters, bookplates.

  • School Theme, especially vintage: pages from readers, vocabulary/math flashcards, spelling & penmanship books, report cards, school awards, class photos, school stationery, logos

  • Lemons/Limes: In the form of stickers, magazine cut outs, die cuts, washi, stamps, etc.

  • Vintage Typewriters/Cameras: In the form of stickers, magazine cut-outs, die cuts, washi tape, stamps, etc.

  • Letterpress anything!

  • Anything from Rifle Paper Company

  • Anything Marimekko

  • Anything Kitschy

  • Roosters

  • Fortune Cookie Fortunes

  • Interesting playing cards or Tarot cards

  • Game pieces, cards, dice, figures etc.

Things I'm Not Into

Please don't waste your time or money sending me the following items, as I've got MORE than enough of them:

  • Reward/small or foam stickers

  • Chipboard items

  • Paper scraps

  • Postcards

  • Images /stickers of cartoon characters like Disney, Pokemon, Anime, etc.

  • Glitter, sequins, feathers, ribbon, shells, buttons

  • Note cards or writing paper

  • Anything camo or neon

  • Food, tea, candy

  • Smoke Smelling

More Stuff I Love

  • Foreign

  • Vintage

  • Retro

  • Quotes

  • Anything written in foreign languages

  • Concert tickets and flyers

  • Vintage or foreign advertising and maps

Ratings

Kraftylady777 rated for US Washi Tape Swap on Jan 4, 2017
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Comment: Cheers! Thank you for this fun swap! I loved the air mail set... happy new year and your kindness is contagious
MadeByRori rated for PBS: From Me to You #8 (USA) on Dec 14, 2016
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Comment: Hello neighbor! I love everything you sent. Am going to use the PCs and notecard today. Hooray! And those little bunny stickers are the sweetest things. Thank you! I wish I could give you more hearts. ☺️
janineureka rated for Share/Abandon that Craft #13 on Nov 17, 2016
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Comment: OMG! I want to keep it for myself...I really like your design sense (and I love goats!). I'm sure it will get to a good home.
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Comment: It's amazing how much goodness and how many smiles you were able to fit into this single-stamp swap. I love that you included such a wonderful variety of perfect-for-me stickers and labels and other bits, and the address labels are absolutely darling--I'm using them up right away! ♥ Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Response: Aww, thanks for the kind words and rating! Hope our paths cross again soon!
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Comment: Thank you so much Susan for all the wonderful goodies! Love the snoopy stickers - and just everything. thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the kind rating!
Keruka rated for ISS: Pinking of You Happy Mail #2 on Nov 8, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so, so much! The glittery pink envie made my day and the goodies inside were just perfect. Thanks so much :)
Response: You're welcome - i'm glad you liked what I sent! Thank you for the kind rating!
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Comment: I love it all! The leaves and flowers are very pretty. The ATC is too funny and cute, it's my favorite! Did you texture the paper or did it come like that? If it came like that who makes it?
Response: I textured it using Gesso. Great for adding dimenstion and strength to lighter papers. Thanks for the kind rating!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful swap, Susan! I loved the decorated envie, so cheery :) I love the washi samples you selected for each category! I can see why the flamingo tape is a favourite of yours, so pretty! Also I love your interpretation of 'polka dot' with the red pinwheel/candies! Very creative! And the argyle pattern certainly falls under the 'geometric' category! Thank you so much for the extra Christmas and Halloween samples too, so lovely of you! I love the Christmas holly tape! And no, the eyeball tape isn't gross, it's perfect for Halloween ;) Speaking of which, I hope you had a very Happy Halloween this year! Thanks for being such an awesome swapper! Happy swapping :)
Response: You're most welcome! Thanks for the sweet rating and I hope our paths cross again!
maggie16 rated for ISS: Airmail Labels Swap on Nov 5, 2016
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Comment: Susan, thank you for putting together this wonderful swap! I love the way you decorated the envelope, and the beautiful butterfly stamp! I love the Par Avion Airmail and Priority Mail stickers, thank you :) I also love the extra air mail/postal themed washi samples, so lovely of you to include :) I actually have no specific plan for using the stickers...however I think I'll probably do the same as you, use them to decorate my swaps and stick them in a journal. Happy swapping :)
Response: Maggie, you left me such lovely ratings and I truly appreciate them. Thank you for the generous rating as well!
electrichaos rated for Kawaii Sticker Flake Swap on Oct 19, 2016
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Comment: thanks for all of the super cute stickers! so many! :)
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the kind rating!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the resend. My son was very excited for the Halloween stickers (he's going to be a skeleton for Halloween so he was as excited as I was to explore everything). Thanks again.
Response: You're welcome and I glad it arrived this time! Thanks for the generous rating!
StineBean rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End Sept. on Oct 8, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for all of the wonderful little clippings and stickers! the envelope was also very pretty!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Woo-hoo! I was so excited to see this. Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the kind rating!
MadeByRori rated for PBS: From Me to You #7 (USA) on Sep 30, 2016
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Comment: Hello! Thank you so much. I love what you included, especially the airmail stationery and the unicorn stickers! You asked about my name. It isn't short for anything. Just Rori. 😊
Response: You're welcome Rori! Thanks for the heart!
ellie rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP!! on Sep 26, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the covered envelope and the goodies.
Response: You're welcome.
skier11 rated for Pre-Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Sep 21, 2016
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Comment: Please accept my apologies for the late rating. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap! I especially loved the postcards!
Response: Glad they arrived and you like what was sent! Thanks for the kind rating!
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Comment: Thank you Susan for the great envelopes and the flowers and buttons! Also for the amazing job with the sunflower decorated envelope you sent it all in! You obviously read my profile and it is much appreciated! Happy Swapping!
Response: I tried to draw you a sunflower, but failed miserably! I was so excited when I found this image to put on your envelope. Sorry it took awhile...I weighed it and adhered the correct postage, but it was returned for more. Glad it finally arrived! Thanks for the heart!
JeanetteC rated for SS: Map Envelopes on Sep 14, 2016
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Comment: What a lovely envelope to arrive in my mailbox! I love all the different maps you used, they all pique my interest to learn more. Thank you too for the mini one and great stickers! I hope you do make it back up here, it's such a beautiful part of the country. (Kids going off to college IS hard! Hugs)
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the rating.
heidiling rated for Privte Gardenlizard and Heidiling on Aug 31, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for the small profilesurprises, I loved absolutely everything:)
Response: Thanks for the swap Heidi!

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 2, 2017:

CurlyTea on May 17, 2017:

starrycat on Apr 15, 2017:

Welcome to Washi Wow!

simcoe54 on Jan 12, 2017:

Thanks for the great postcards and stickers that you sent for Top Ten Tag. I love them all.

LaylaSlaughter on Jan 3, 2017:

Received the random envie PIF, thanks so much! :o)

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

CurlyTea on Nov 19, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

CurlyTea on Nov 1, 2016:

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