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marooter

marooter
Date Joined: March 3, 2010
Last Online: December 7, 2017
Birthday: November 5, 1962
Country: United States
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About Me

A little about me... I am a 'sometimes' crafter who longs to be an 'every day' crafter, and joining swaps will push me to putter around in my craft room more often! (Or, as my husband lovingly refers to it, my 'crap room'!)

I dream of creating greeting cards, scrapbook pages(honestly? haven't done either of these in ages, except as a last-minute giftie), mailart (collaged postcards and envelopes), tags, ATCs, twinchies, inchies, I'd like to try minizines, mini books, smashbooks, junk journals, altered books, pocket letters...anything to do with gluing stuff to stuff! Lately my favorite thing to do is make collaged postcards and master boards to cut up into postcards.

I have soooo much stuff (okay, I'm a craft supply hoarder!), but I have trouble getting around to making anything with it. It seems like I spend more time reorganizing my craft room than actually crafting!

I could fritter away hours exploring other swappers' profiles, being inspired by their Flickr photos, and discovering new swaps and groups by looking at the swaps they are in.

Every once in awhile I will do a needlepoint or cross stitch project (love the mini ones by Mary Engelbreit). I also want to relearn crochet. I go through on-and-off seasons of 'knitting' with my Knifty Knitter, while sitting with my hubby while he watches sports. But alas, I have allowed myself to become addicted to a certain ridiculous candy-themed phone game that has eaten up more crafting-while-TV- watching time than I care to mention! Ugh!

I love the idea of things from 'my house' being sent to some far-off place, and receiving something from faraway. Its addicting finding non-bills or ads in the mailbox!

I love Jesus, I am the wife of a wonderful hubby and Mom to an awesome 16 (!)-year-old boy. We lost our sweet Blue Great Dane Gretchen in April 2015 and a week later brought home our new baby, a black European Great Dane named Bella. She was born 2/28/15 and she's HUGE!

I spend a lot of time 'lurking' around crafting blogs (especially ones that feature thrifted/vintage goodies), websites and Flickr (especially Swapbot pics!), I love browsing through Somerset magazines; I loved Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion and was so sad to see it end (I have saved every issue, although I'm missing a few). I have an email file folder filled with a bazillion craft project tutorials that I'll get around to 'someday'! I love 'treasure hunting' at garage sales and thrift stores, where I would rather find treasures from than at Michael's or Craft Warehouse (don't get me wrong, though - I love craft stores, its just that its overwhelming sometimes!)

One of my fave 'vintage adventures' was when my sister and I went to a local semi-annual sale called 'Portland's Largest Garage Sale' at the Expo Center. We love 'picking' together! I found a box of old papers, cards, letters, newspaper clippings, etc. and when I finally got around to sorting it out (I just LOVE doing that!) I found a series of letters from the 1960s from a young lady traveling in Europe written to her parents. It was like reading a novel! I know that's weird, but I just love that kind of stuff! (o;

Likes/dislikes

I LOVE VINTAGE EPHEMERA! (o; Office supplies/papers/ledgers, magazines, book pages, music sheets, photographs, handwritten letters, lists or recipes, wrapping paper, maps, tickets, postage stamps, game pieces, etc. I love old scraps and crap! I also collect little bits to use in craft projects - cute fabric bits, ribbon, lace, pretty papers, stickers, buttons, little craft kits like cardmaking, scrapbook page, atc kits (not necessarily store-bought - I'd love for you to use things in your stash to put one together for me!), soft funky/chunky yarn (not baby yarn or primary colors), handmade things, rusty metal bits, miniatures, foreign stamps, fortune cookie fortunes, little trinkets or charms, clothespins, stickers, things from foreign countries, especially Japan (I spent some time there about 20 years ago), anything Mary Engelbreit (I have saved years of wall calendars, desk calendars and page-a-day calendars!). Mary Engelbreit cross stitch kits/patterns, especially the 'mini' ones and Christmas ones. I also collect vintage Christmas items, especially glass balls (and other shapes) and the boxes they come in, sparkly little putz houses, kitschy figurines (I have a few Santas and choir boys), stuffed felt ornaments with sequins, vintage Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

If you've made a postcard, ATC, etc for me, I would love for you to tell me a little about your technique/items used/favorite adhesive, etc. I see so many cool textures and finishes, but have no idea how to achieve them!

I like to find and use greeting cards from goodwill/thrift stores so I hope you don't mind receiving a card that may be 'semi-vintage' (not quite old enough to be truly vintage and therefore truly cool, but still cute, lol!) Or even truly vintage (20+ years or older)

I am a 'Cheapie McThrifterson', so anything free or re-gifted or re-swapped or from your house or from the dollar store/thrift store/garage sale is great! (As long as it's not dirty or smelly, lol) ...Like I said I'm not too picky, just surprise me! (o;

Christian theme items are totally acceptable.

I'm not much of a tea drinker, but I won't complain if get some. I love Starbucks Via packets (-:

As smoke-free as possible please and no horror, vampire, witch, gory, occult, nude or profane items.

That's what I can think of so far, but I will surely be adding as I go!

My Decorating Style

My decorating style is very eclectic - I have a lot of vintage or vintage inspired knick knacks like an antique typewriter, a vintage cardboard dress form that I made into a lamp, vintage suitcases, old books, funky picture frames, lots of jewel tones and/or muted colors like gold, reds, black, greens, purples, off-white (no blues, pastel or primary colors). I have lots of fruit/vegetable and rooster/chicken stuff in my kitchen(same basic color scheme), my powder room is beach/ocean theme(light greens/blues and white) and my master bath is hunter green and purple, with an oriental theme.

My Current Wishlist

Unused vintage and new postage stamps to use for mailing swaps.

A mini-zine, mini book or pocket letter made by you.

Back issues of any Somerset or Green Craft magazines.

The following back issues of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine:

Feb/Mar 1997, 1998, 2003

Apr/May 1997, 1998, 2003

Jun/Jul 1998, 2003, 2006

Aug/Sep 1998

Oct/Nov 1999

Favorite Movies

You've Got Mail; Sleepless in Seattle; While You Were Sleeping; An Affair to Remember; One Fine Day; Speed; Enemy of the State; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Sabrina; Father of the Bride; Pretty in Pink; Back to the Future; Grease; That Thing You Do; Indiana Jones; Married to the Mob; It Could Happen to You; The Fugitive; Rear Window; Polar Express; Its a Wonderful Life; White Christmas; When Harry Met Sally; Remember Me; French Kiss; Tootsie; Sliding Doors; Sixteen Candles; 50 First Dates; The Wedding Singer; Napoleon Dynamite; Hitch; Sweet Home Alabama; Desperately Seeking Susan; Working Girl; Big; Legally Blonde; So I Married an Axe Murderer; Breakfast at Tiffany's; Auntie Mame

Ratings

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Comment: Wow sounds like this postcard had an adventure! Love it!.
Response: So glad it got there! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
Drvr337 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2017 on Mar 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard. I can't wait for the weather to be warmer.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
joyceann888 rated for *Playing Cards Swap - Diamonds* on Mar 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the fun cards!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
Victorianna60 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2017 on Mar 2, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for Cute chunk O cardboard ! the dog on the back is adorable !
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
Robinarie rated for *Playing Cards Swap - Clubs* on Feb 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks Mary! Love the Elvis trading card, thanks for thinking of me!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
grannysimpson rated for *Playing Cards Swap - Hearts* on Feb 18, 2017
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Response: Thanks for the rating! xoxo Mary
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Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
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Comment: I found u. I was looking under the wrong swap forgetting that I had signed up for 2 old fashioned swaps. Thanks for the adorable valentine in the super cute envie and the extra goodies too
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and enclosure!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
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Comment: Oh my, I love Loony Tunes! Haven't seen these cards in forever. Thanks for the cute stickers as well. :)
Response: You're welcome, so glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Xoxo Mary
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Comment: I love Bugs Bunny! Thank you for the great card and the extras too.
Response: You're very welcome, so glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Xoxo Mary
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Comment: I loved the card! Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
jimmyconnors rated for P-NS: ad/free Postcard on Feb 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card, I have never heard of Iggensbach before ;-)
Response: You're welcome! Google says that "Iggensbach is a municipality in the district of Deggendorf in Bavaria in Germany." I have many happy memories of visiting my sister and her family there. Thanks for the rating and the heart! XOXO Mary
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Comment: Thank you and happy Valentines Day!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating and the heart! XOXO Mary
LindaW rated for Valentine Card with Quote/Scripture on Feb 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and all the great tuck-in items. I love those scripture stickers. Where did you get those?
Response: You're welcome! I got some of those scripture stickers in another swap. Thank you for the rating and the heart! XOXO Mary
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Comment: I love the Valentine's Day card. Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating and the Heart. XOXO.
skinny52 rated for *Playing Cards Swap - Spades* on Feb 2, 2017
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Comment: Great cards, especially the Asian art!!! Thank you very much.
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked them! Thank you for the rating. XOXO Mary
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Comment: Such cute cards, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary
Fabriqueen rated for Stuff My Stocking 2017 on Jan 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I wish Christmas would come more often. I get anxious to open, open, open. Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome! I know, it's so hard not to open them! Thanks for the rating and the heart! xoxo Mary

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Comments

pbcquiltlover on Feb 6, 2017:

What a COOL collage pc - thanks for sending me the postcards-not storebought wta postcard! <3 Christine

simcoe54 on Jan 18, 2017:

Received your Christmas card and lovely little snowflake decoration today in the mail today for Christmas Card & a Flat Gift RAK. The decoration is beautiful and it will be on my Christmas tree next Christmas. Thank you!!!

marinda on Jan 13, 2017:

Thank you so much for the fun card and the lovely star ornament! It was such a lovely RAK. Thank you for brightening my day and my mailbox! ((hugs))

ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card 🙏 Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

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Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

lagemaz on Apr 27, 2015:

Come join the fun in the Christian Homestead April showers bring May flowers WTA -Marie

purtie26 on Jan 13, 2015:

I'm glad you liked every thing! I use the glitter pens all the time!!

NickyNightmare on Jan 12, 2015:

Hey dear! :) You're welcome!! Glad you enjoyed. :D Have a happy new year <3

Candyn29 on Nov 21, 2014:

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VaGrammy66 on Oct 27, 2014:

Thank you for joining week #2 of my Christmas Card swap!

Angie on Aug 20, 2014:

Thanks for following me on Flickr! Now I'm following you too. Check out the Creative Collage page

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