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Murmuration

Murmuration
Date Joined: April 5, 2017
Last Online: January 19, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

Greetings, and Welcome to my profile page!

I'm very slowly getting back into swapping after taking a break during the Christmas rush.

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 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

I read and collect:

  • Cozy mysteries
  • Mysteries in general
  • Urban fantasy
  • Science fiction
  • Paranormal romance

If it has a strong, smart lead character, I will like it.

Sorry, but these aren't for me: * History * Sports * Biographies * 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

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Comment: Thank you!! I hope you have a wonderful New Year! :)
emeraldawn rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #6 on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the message. I am trying to stay warm but it is kinda hard. It is cold as heck here and we are not use to it being this cold here. Love and Hugs, Michelle
TonyaAshe rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #6 on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: sorry for the late rate! I love the socks and the stickypad is super cute!
Response: No worries! I'm glad the package arrived safely and that you liked it! Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thank you for the neat package. Sure came at the right time. Definitely need all those wrapping goodies right now. I'm running a little bit late ....again !!
believeucan rated for For the Love of a Dollar Store! on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute notecards. note pad, the extra stickers and yummy tea! I so appreciate you taking the time to shop for me and for the lovely note you sent along with the package. Wishing you and your family happiness and love this Holiday Season!
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Comment: Thank you! Those erasers are adorable ❤️ I’ve never used decoupage papers before but I will figure it out and I’m sure they will make it into a future ATC. Thank you!
Uplandcin rated for Cute Paperclips on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Dear Tara Thank you very much for the gorgeous swap. Definitely up amongst the better swaps I have already received. I LOVE the paper clips and I absolutely LOVE the camper cut outs. I wish I could give you more hearts. Love the swap. Lots of love Cindy-Anne
tsimington rated for Pick 3 Swap on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Tara. Very thoughtful. Be blessed.
KirstinKitten rated for Desk Declutter on Nov 26, 2017
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anotherfairytale rated for Postcard Bag Swap- USA #4 on Nov 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I will make sure that I get this mailed back to original owner
Johanna51 rated for Postcard bags (again!) on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the envelop with postcards. For me it is not clear to whom the envie has to be sent after 6 rounds. Thera are 2 names on the envie. You made a beautiful over all envelop!
Response: Oops! Sorry for the confusion! I'm going to PM you and see if we can figure it out!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
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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Comments

SpaldingMom0813 on Jan 16, 2018:

Hello!!! Greetings from MD as well! I’m pretty sure I had you as a partner in another swap prior to this. LOL. it is snowing where I live and I LOVE it. Only 2-4 inches which is not enough at all! I want feet! I’m one of those crazy people I know! Happy Swapping!

monteverde1997 on Jan 16, 2018:

HI, Happy New Year! I'm Kim from the Quick and Easy Profile Message #6 swap. I am addicted to junk journaling and travel scrapbooking too. I have never made a travel scrapbook. It would be a lot of fun but I'm more interested in the place I travel to than making a scrapbook. I'm not sure how others take in all the beautiful and new surroundings at the same time scrapbook it. Usually, for me the scrapbook comes much later. Over Christmas break, I made my first Junk Journals and gave them away as gifts. I'm now officially addicted!!! Recently, I just finished my own Junk Journal and am very excited about filling it with all the junk I have found. I didn't know I had so much junk! I hope you have a great day! Happy crafting!! Kim

Aynora on Jan 16, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #6

Good morning from the midwest! I hope you are having a fantastic day. It's quite frigid here in the midwest, we have a low of 5 degrees today with the snow and ice packed all over the streets. Stay safe and warm!

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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