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Murmuration

Murmuration
Date Joined: April 5, 2017
Last Online: November 17, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

Greetings, and Welcome to my profile page!

I'm severely scaling back on swaps while I complete some home renovations and get ready for Thanksgiving. I'll still be checking in here now and again just in case an irresistible swap pops up, and also to check for messages.

If you haven't received a swap from me, please let me know. If you sent a swap I haven't acknowledged yet, please let me know that too.

Thanks for stopping by!

If you are a swap host here to check my profile, please rest assured that I won't be joining swaps I won't complete. Baring a medical or family emergency, I'm not sure why anyone would.

If I sign up for a swap, I will complete that swap. I'm here to swap, not to disappoint people.

If you are a swap recipient and haven't gotten your swap yet, please message me prior to leaving a 1 rating. It's either on its way, or possibly lost in the mail.

If I haven't rated your swap yet, it's because I haven't gotten your swap yet. If you think you sent something I should have gotten by now, please message me and let me know so I can keep a lookout for it.

If you are a swap participant trying to figure out what to send me for a swap, feel free to read on below for the specifics.

In general, I'd love to get something that represents you, your aesthetic, and/or the place you live. I'm looking to expand my horizons, and that's not going to happen by getting things I already own. :)

Favorite Crafts

I love pens, paper, stationary, post cards, postage stamps, markers, pretty much anything related to correspondence.

I am obsessed with junk journaling and travel scrapbooking.

I have no artist talent to speak of, so I won't be joining swaps that require you to make something. I'd love to get handmade items, but I wouldn't want to disappoint anyone with something I've created.

Yes, Please!

I love all kinds of washi tape, all kinds of stationary, all kinds of paper and note cards, all kinds of post it notes.

I would love anything with a narwhal, Totoro or hot air balloon, clock, typewriter or carousel on it. I have no idea why I'm obsessed with these things.

I also collect shaped paperclips, envelopes, international postage stamps, tiny houses (on washi tape, charms, postcards, drawings, whatever), fairy garden supplies, all kinds of ephemera but especially vintage, tags, pockets, die-cuts, pretty much anything flat that I can stick into a junk journal.

No, Thanks!

I am not fond of:

  • sports theme
  • Disney themed
  • school or rewards
  • hearts
  • pictures of household animals (don't get me wrong, I love actual cats, dogs and horses, but I don't need pictures of them)
  • smiley faces
  • Barbie or other toys
  • anything baby themed
  • anything related to school or weddings
  • chalkboard stickers of any kind.

Washi Tape

There is no bad Washi tape, but if you happen to have some in your stash, I would be especially happy to get anything with:

  • gears
  • clocks
  • houses
  • mushrooms
  • hot air balloons
  • flowers
  • really pretty much any fun designs

Overall, I prefer patterns over solid colors. If you have a style or pattern that you think is unique to your area (i.e. did not come from Michaels, A.C. Moore or Target) I'd love to get that as well.

Favorite Themes

  • Steampunk (Gears, Clocks, Goggles, Machinery)
  • Fantasy
  • Travel
  • Vintage
  • Tiny houses or cottages
  • Paris
  • Sea and Sea Creatures
  • Clouds
  • Gardens, Flowers, Plants, Trees
  • Space
  • Carosels/Circus
  • Sky
  • Beach

Stickers

Most of the stickers swaps I have signed up for are sender's choice, so by all means, send me your choice.

But I would be especially glad to get stickers that are decorative (think interesting shapes, swirls and designs rather than cartoons or pictures of animals).

I am overly fond of stickers in the shapes of tiny houses, lighthouses, hot air balloons, leaves, trees, feathers, anything travel themed, tags or label shapes, anything space themed, mystical creatures of any kind such as mermaids and dragons, clouds, flowers, vines, dragonflies, bird houses, bird cages, birds, buildings and castles

I'd rather get a variety of loose stickers than a sheet of multiple duplicate stickers. I like variety!

Postcards

One of the reasons I first joined Swapbot was to find a use for a couple of packs of postcards I've had for ages. My Mom send me off to camp with a pack about 125 years ago, and I sent some to her while I was there, and have had the rest since then. I'm going to be honest - the postcards are nothing special.

But since I've joined swapbot, people have sent me neat, weird, interesting, wild, beautiful postcards, and I'm geniunely curious - where do you find them?

My local Barnes & Noble? Doesn't carry postcards. My local Target/Walgreens/Walmart? Don't carry them.

I know you can find touristy postcards in touristy place, and really expensive art postcards in museum and art attractions, but where are people getting postcards that aren't touristy or arty?

My local used bookstores tend to have a box of postcards, but I have to riffle through them repeatedly to find cards that aren't in bad shape or already written on.

I know you can buy them online or make one using Zazzle, but that's not a a lot of help when you join a swap has to be completed in 5 days.

So tell me, where do you go to find non- touristy, non-homemade, non-arty, interesting postcards?

I'm not picky about postcards that I get.

Books

Cozy mysteries, mysteries in general, urban fantasy, science fiction, paranormal romance. If it has a strong, smart lead character, I will like it.

Not at all interested in books about history, sports, biographies or romance novels.

My Crafting Confessions

I'm way better at collecting craft materials than using them.

I buy nice things and then don't use them because I want to save them because they are so nice.

If I do finish a craft project, I tend to give up the craft entirely after that.

Ratings

cfroggie rated for Craft Destash 11/11 on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! So many fun things!!
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful items you sent for this swap: a lovely and welcome invitation to spring, as we're drawing closer to winter around here 😉
sazalina rated for postcard hoarders #3 on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: hello Tara, I got today your lovely envelope filled with nice craftye stuff. LOVE IT! I love ephimeras as well:) wish you a colorful fall! with love, jill
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Comment: Thanks Tara. I love lilies. Actually my mom's name is Lily. <3
kdeorne1 rated for Random PC International #8 on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
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Comment: Thank you Tara for the lovely hibiscus postcard! It's fall here, too and I'm missing the flowers already! Our winters are very long so it'll be a while until I see them again. Take good care!
drgngirl rated for junk journal supplies - Christmas on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome Christmas supplies! At first I couldn't remember doing anything Christmasy so when I got your envie with the Christmas washi on it, I was confused. Lol! I love everything you sent and can't wait to use it!
neecie rated for September: Simple PC Swap on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: yay, indeed! thanks for another rah rah for autumn (yet not official, it's HERE for me!) have a Super September!!! =)
irishconnie rated for Private Swap - Send Anything! on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Oh my word, no matter how many times i say thankyou it will never be enough, you sent the most amazing package ever!!! Im sure you have to be Santa in disguise xx thank you so much for the Chocolate im drooling just thinking about it hehe, and ohhh the beautiful papers and note pads its all so much ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty xxx
Response: Yay! I'm so glad that the package arrived safely and that you liked it! After mailing it, I starting having doubts that maybe I went a little overboard with the chocolate while neglecting the ephemera a little. Perhaps I should have just called it a Chocolate Swap! :) Thanks for joining the swap and giving me a chance to host, and thank you again for all the wonderful goodies you sent me!
LoveThis rated for Random PC International #9 on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful card :)
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Comment: Hi Tara! We made it through Irma with little damage and have had power for a few days now, so all is good ☺️ Thank you for the Richmond card, I used to live in VA Beach for a time so I am somewhat familiar with the area. Hope all is well!
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Comment: I never cut up any card that mean anything to me. Usually just ones from swaps that people use as notes and only say like a swap title and user name so they are not sentimental to me. I liked this one. I reminds me of the impressionist artists. Thank you.
Response: Repurposing cards from other swaps is a great idea! I'll remember that for next time, thanks! Now I just need to get organized enough to find some cards from previous swaps. :)
Toby2017 rated for Random PC International #9 on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful quilt card! No, it wasn't the same one..lol..I am always worried about that too!
Zefaniya rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #6 on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: I actually 'collect' cactus/succulent washi! So all the heart eyes! I don't know why I haven't added washi as a like to my profile!
Johanna51 rated for More postcard bags on Sep 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the bunch of postcards. I'll pass them on in the next round adding 2 more postcards, I keep 2 of yours for myself. Have a nice day.
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Comment: Hello. Hello. Thank you for the stunning view of the universe. Yeah autumn is coming in big steps! And now have a great weekend.
WayUpInAlaska rated for Random PC International #8 on Sep 6, 2017
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Comment: Just got the beautiful card in today's mail..Wow! What a view on that card! Love looking at the night sky! But up here if it's clear enough to see the stars in the sky it's usually because it's cold like -40F so can't stay out for long :) Thank you for the wonderful card :)
jn6754 rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End Aug on Sep 2, 2017
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Comment: This package is phenomenal! Love everything! Already picking out patterns. It's worth more than one star. Thank you!
isamanthax rated for Send Anything: August -USA- on Aug 31, 2017
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Comment: Wow! Thank you! Loved it!

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biasbabe on Jun 30, 2017:

Welcome to swap bot. To answer your first question on your profile I would say that 10 type three swaps anything after that I think your not a newbie here anymore. But, I have been on here since 2008 and still feel like I haven't found out all of what I need . Good luck dear.

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