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TrudiJ

TrudiJ
Date Joined: July 21, 2020
Last Online: September 17, 2020
Birthday: October 10
Country: United States
My Website
My Website

About Me

I am an academic librarian whose specialization is teaching about finding and creating quality information. I also do research in my field, and I am the co-creator of the metaliteracy framework. I've added a link to the blog if anyone would like to check it out. Metaliteracy is a key literacy for today's collaborative, online information environment.

Favorite Crafts

I sew, quilt, and weave regularly. Occasionally, I spin and make bobbin lace. My newest obsession is creating and trading ATCs. I use watercolor and/or collage to create them. I am just starting to learn lettering so that my captions on paintings (I am learning this, too!) and wording on ATCs will look attractive.

Likes/Dislikes

Likes:

ATCs (also other shapes, such as coins and hexies)
Die cuts (ones that would fit on an ATC)
Washi tape
Stencils (with small abstract designs good for ATC backgrounds)
Handmade paper
Pretty napkins (esp. with smaller motifs than can be used on ATCs)
Art-related themes
Book-related themes
Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Floral themes
Autumn and winter landscapes/themes
Abstract designs

Blue
Teal
(actually, most colors, but these are my favorites)

Dislikes:

Cute themes
Religious themes
Holiday themes
Political themes
Manga
Red
Black

Favorite Books

I used to read so much. Lately, not so much. I am so busy (too many hobbies, not to mention my job!) that there isn't time. And the pandemic has had negative effects on my ability to concentrate, I fear. But I do like crime/mysteries (not cozies, though) and historical fiction. I think my all-time favorite book is Helene Hanff's 84, Charing Cross Road, a wonderful correspondence between her and a bookseller in a store on Charing Cross Road in London (a street that sadly has few booksellers left anymore). The book was made into a movie, but I've not seen it. Tucked into my copy of the book are two letters that I received from the author after writing to express my admiration of her book.

If Things Go Awry

I am commited to being an excellent swap partner. If something happens--you don't receive my mailing or there is a problem with it--please let me know and I'll make it right.

Other Assorted Things

I don't have a die-cut machine, but am so tempted! If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be interested to hear if you have a favorite machine. I am thinking of a manual one. I am not sure how much I'd use it, but I hate to know there is a tool out there that I don't have!

Ratings

institches rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #10 on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, love the ATC!
dlchick rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #11 on Sep 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely goodies, I love the things that you chose for me! School this year isn’t bad. Different, but probably also a lot more relaxed than many areas of the country, though. I hope this year goes well for you as well, virtual or in person! ❤️
pinklilly rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #11 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: Trudi, thank you so much for the wonderful card and goodies I received from you!! Love the stamps, Atc and how you packaged them!!
Suzyanner rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #11 on Sep 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the very nice postcards and stickers, and the great sledding illustration from the vintage kids book!
KaliOya rated for FTLOC#1- Happy Mail Send 7 Things on Sep 6, 2020
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Comment: Such a thoughtfully put together swap. Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent. I was so happy to see the map:) Happy swapping.
KaleenaMail rated for Newbie only on Sep 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC!!! I love it and it will always be there first in my collection. Thanks for sending me the blanks as well. I'm excited to give this a try.
Amber rated for ATC Color Swap 2 - Blue USA on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATCs! I love them! Also, thank you for the perfect canceled postage stamps! I really appreciate the thoughtful package you sent me 💙
Response: You are very welcome, Amber. I am so glad you were pleased.
MarySue rated for ATC - Break out the watercolors on Aug 21, 2020
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Comment: Oh, what a delightful ATC! And thank you for the postcard as well!
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Comment: IT was never my thing. Is the woman in the Evening in Byzantium on the cover being slapped or is she just looking away in a very dramatic manner? Her face made me laugh. Thanks for the interesting information
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely mermaid!!! I know that you are very new (welcome to SB!) so just a tip to write the full swap names out as your partners may be in several swaps of similar themes / names :) Getting back on task, I am very excited to add this mermaid to my collection!
Response: Thank you for the kind words about the mermaid card. And I appreciate the tip about swap names. I will make sure I do this.
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Comment: Hurray for ISFJ Defenders! The world needs more practical, compassionate, and caring folx! <3
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Comment: Thanks for the interesting articles!
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Comment: thank you for the interesting articles
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting reads!
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Comment: Thanks for commenting !
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Comment: Hi turbulent meet turbulent. LOLOLOL
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MissRich rated for ATC Trade #3 ~ USA on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: OoooHhh I love these ATCs SO much! All 3 Kitties! Thank you!!!
Response: I am delighted that you like them! Thank you for the heart--this was my very first swap here at swap-bot, and this means a lot to me. Take care.

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jul 22, 2020:

welcome

to Swapbot! Look forward to swapping with you!

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