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Hughesmb

Hughesmb
Date Joined: September 22, 2011
Last Online: July 10, 2017
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Just a 40-something mother and wife who likes to dabble in art projects in her spare time.

I love participating in ATC swaps, Tag swaps, and Inchie Swaps. I'm active on Roses On My Table, Creative Souls, and Milliande Art Community for Women. Plus, I'm open to just about any kind of swap out there.

I've completed several ATC swaps, one Tag swap, and have two ATC swaps and an Inchie Swap ready to mail. I've also participating and am participating in One-On-One ATC Swaps.

I've done the following ATC/Tag/Inchie swaps: Halloween Alice, Fall, Oriental, Rainbow Colors, Halloween, Alice in Wonderland, Ancient Cities, Travel, Statues (upcoming#, & Christmas #upcoming#. I also collect ACEOs of just about any non-cutesy subject.

I love the following:

Victorian, Steampunk, Halloween, Christmas, Novelty, Era-related #any is fine#, Themed, etc. I'm not a real picky swapper.

Below is a wish list and a list of items available for swaps.

I DO NOT like the following:

Cute, cuddley stuff #ugh, LOL#, Baby stuff, Stickers #unless they are hand-created - I normally do not use commerical stickers in my art - Jolee items don't count as stickers#, Kid stuff, cutesy wedding stuff, scrapbooking books (I am not a scrapbooker), anime, comic book, and other items along those lines.

My goal is to be well-rounded and flexible as I can. Sorry, cutesy #like you see on most scrapbook sites and greeting cards# just makes me gag. :#

Wish List - items can be used

  • Gold or Silver Bails
  • Ball Chain/Suede Cord/Leather Cord for necklaces with appropriate connectors
  • 1" Punch
  • Jolee's and others like them-not cutesy
  • Sticky-back gems, no clear, no red
  • Findings
  • Fiber
  • Die cuts either commerical or hand cut
  • Scanned vintage photos, scanned music/paper
  • Ephemera
  • Miniature Items -1/12th or 1/24th scale, such as plates of food, breads, cheeses, places settings, accessories like that - this is an adult collector dollhouse, not a child's
  • Stamps, the kind you ink, not cutesy LOL
  • Foreign Stamps,
  • Foreign currency, coins and paper
  • Postcards, old ones that have people on the front or interesting subjects
  • Old Photos such as Tin Types or Cabinet Photos - CDVs
  • Collage Sheets
  • Prima flowers or ones like them
  • Victorian die cuts otherwise known as scrap
  • German gold foil die cuts
  • Flat back charms but no cutesy
  • Stamp positioner
  • Water color pencils
  • Blender pen,
  • Waterproof black inkpad
  • Pastel palette that comes in squares in a box
  • Blank DVD Cases - great for storing acrylic stickers

PLEASE, NO:

  • Baby
  • Wedding
  • Scrapbooking Books, I don't do scrapbooking
  • Cutesy Stuff, ugh LOL
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Stickers, UNLESS they are raised or Jolees or similiar or just out-of-this-world awesome

I hope this gives anyone I swap with an idea of me. If not, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

AVAILABLE FOR One -On-One SWAPPING:

  • Tons of scrapbook items that I don't want because I never use. Call it a grab bag of items that have been partially used....mainly stickers, but the sheets are still mostly there. They have a lot of use left to them and I just don't want to throw them away. Most of the below listed are included in the three stuffed full gallon ziplock bags & the full plastic scrapbook paper sleeve I have available
  • Baby Scrapbook Stuff
  • Wedding Scapbook Stuff
  • Assorted Jolees that I don't like, they are cutesy, oversized, etc. - some are out of their packages or have a piece or two missing from the sheet, but bulk is still there
  • 2 small unopened packs of baby boy related scrapbook paper
  • Used "Thank You", "Sign Here", apple, and the like stamps
  • Porcelain doll hands, large and small fists
  • Lace
  • Ribbon, solid colors, different widths
  • Silk fabric pieces
  • Manila Tags Size 8
  • Just acquired some ATCs made by someone else that are just not "me". Kind of plain but could easily be "fancied" up.

Favorite Books

  • Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series
  • Anything by Victoria Laurie - I read all but the latest of both her series
  • Anything by Kelley Armstrong - I've read her Women of the Otherworld Series
  • Paranormal/Fantasy - Vampires, Witches, Demons, Fairies, Werewolves, etc. (nothing too romantic though - gotta have action) - NO Twilight - ugh LOL
  • Murder/Crime Mysteries
  • Stephanie Plum series
  • Nothing with too much blatant sex, some's okay, but I've read books where you had to skip pages it was so graphic! :(

Favorite Television

  • CSI (all)
  • Criminal Minds
  • Without a Trace
  • The Mentalist
  • Lie to Me

Favorite Crafts

  • Miniatures - 1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/144 scale
  • Miniature Dolls
  • Altered Art (tags, ATCs, inchies, etc.)

Other Likes

I also love vintage items of all kinds and am constantly on the lookout for old advertising labels, cards, & Victorian scrap, antique mini beads, hatpins, rosaries, etc.

Also, I sell antique and vintage items in an antique mall and on-line with my mother.

Ratings

zombuki rated for 7 Deadly Sins: Final! Vanity on Jan 28, 2012
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your unique ATC, I loved how you used the vintage photo.
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Comment: Sorry for late rating. Thank you for nice card~^^
inkwell rated for 7 Deadly Sins ATC #4: Sloth on Dec 21, 2011
5
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Comment: The ATC was absolutely fabulous!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Merry Christmas!
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dlyn67 rated for Easy Used Book Swap on Dec 6, 2011
5
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Comment: I've always wanted to read these books. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the card, I love all the sparkles Enjoy this holiday season..
Rosecampion rated for Easy Used Book Swap on Dec 4, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks. I've been meaning to read that book.
Pashanista rated for 7 Deadly Sins ATC #6: Envy on Dec 2, 2011
5
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Comment: Great ATC love the cat eyes you added the gems too. Thank you. Cats can be vengeful little souls.
KathyB rated for Jewlery Swap New or Used on Dec 1, 2011
5
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Comment: I love it! Wearing them now!!!
Response: Wonderful! Glad you like the set.
chrichri rated for Craft Magazine Swap on Nov 27, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks for the magazine, Marilyn. I love somerset publications but I almost never get the somerset studio ones so this is a treat.
Syn1226 rated for REAL Vintage postcard swap on Nov 22, 2011
5
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Comment: Love the PC. Thanks so much.
Pashanista rated for 7 Deadly Sins #5: Wrath on Nov 20, 2011
5
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Comment: I love this take on Wrath thank you very much.
anneplay rated for Find Three - #2 USA on Nov 20, 2011
5
rating
Comment: thankyou for the goodies
jeena311 rated for Random Stuff on Nov 14, 2011
5
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pinkbixi rated for QUICK paper craft swap #36 on Nov 10, 2011
5
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Comment: thank you so very very much for all the sooooo wonderful things you sent me.... I love everything.... take care :)
angel85qcca rated for Random Stuff on Nov 10, 2011
5
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Lauriez rated for Random Stuff on Nov 9, 2011
5
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RiittaR rated for Craft Magazine Swap on Nov 8, 2011
5
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Comment: A great magazine, loaded with lovely ideas. Thank you so much.
coleenfranks rated for October Craft Leftovers Swap on Nov 8, 2011
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Comment: Marilyn, you did a superb job on my profile. I love, love, love the doilie and the crocheted trim. The birds are great(altered bird book). And I love all the flowers, pretty stamped images and the vintage ladies. I'm in heaven. Wish I could rate you several times over. Bless your heart. Coleen in Ukraine
Response: Thank you Coleen! I always try to do my best. Marilyn

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Comments

ChikuNamika on Jan 12, 2012:

welcome

If you have special themes for the swaps you will prefere just send me a message.

I hope you have fun in my group :)

tiggerkitn25 on Nov 1, 2011:

Welcome to Swap-bot! I have answered your questions about sticker bags in the comments of THIS swap. Have a great day! =)

wolfeagle on Oct 26, 2011:

thanks

Thank you for being an angel for the Big Fat Stuffed Envelope Swap #11. It's really sweet of you...AND

Welcome to swap-bot! I hope you have a great time swapping here.

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