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marooter

marooter
Date Joined: March 3, 2010
Last Online: June 18, 2020
Birthday: November 5, 1962
Country: United States
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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 love creating collages, mail art (collaged postcards and envelopes), tags, ATCs, twinchies, inchies, greeting cards, scrapbooks (honestly? haven't done either of those in ages, except as a last-minute giftie), I'd like to try minizines, mini books, smashbooks, junk journals, altered books, pocket letters...anything to do with gluing stuff to stuff! I also have a box of stuff that I add to all the time to eventually put together "flow" books (if you don't know what this is, look for Rosemary Morris on YouTube) One of my favorite things to do is make collaged postcards and master boards to cut up into postcards.

I have soooo much stuff (okay, I'm a borderline 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 love exploring other swappers' profiles, being inspired by their Flickr photos, and discovering new swaps and groups by looking at the swaps they are in.

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 (but I'm not judge-y or preachy), I am the wife of a wonderful hubby who is a talented finish carpenter and loves to cook (he is currently developing a line of dry rubs) and Mom to an awesome 18(!)-year-old boy who loves video games, skateboarding and street fashion and who's dream is to go to FIDM. I am also mommy to a big, sweet baby girl, a black European Great Dane named Bella. She was born 2/28/15 and she's huge but she thinks she's a lap dog. She is my cutie-patootie-sweetie pie!

I watch a lot of papercrafting videos on youtube (Tammy Brackett, Rosemary Morris, Shannon Green, Diane H., Nik the Booksmith, Margerete Miller, I'm a Cool Mom to name a few). 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!) though this is where my "hoarding" problem comes in. I collect stuff, but don't want to let it go because I love it so much! I do have a (neglected) Etsy shop, and my sister and I have been selling at the "Northwest's Largest Garage and Vintage Sale" a few times a year at the Clark County Fairgrounds and monthly at the "Twilight Rummage Sale" sale at the Eagles Lodge on 49th and Hawthorne in Portland. "It's an Indoor Swap Meet with a Full Bar". If you're in the area, you need to go! Its super cool and fun! (You can find both of these on Facebook)

Likes/dislikes

I LOVE VINTAGE EPHEMERA (and I have tons of it!) Office supplies/papers/ledgers, magazines, book pages, music sheets, photographs, handwritten letters, lists or recipes, wrapping paper, maps, tickets, postage stamps, game pieces, old keys, etc. I love old scraps and bits and pieces! 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!), 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 30 years ago), anything Mary Engelbreit (I have saved years of wall calendars, desk calendars and page-a-day calendars!). 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, angels 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 and postcards 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 not really a "letter-writer" and I don't sign up for "pen-pal" type swaps. If you receive a swap from me that requires a note card or greeting card, please don't be disappointed if I only write a quick greeting.

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. I love Starbucks Via packets. And candy! (-:

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

My Current Wishlist

IDEAS FOR STOCKING STUFFERS TOO (-; ** Vintage postage stamps (especially unused) ** Vintage photos ** Vintage postcards (blank or not) ** Vintage ephemera ** Vintage playing cards ** Non-vintage unused postage stamps ** Handmade items like: a mini-zine, mini book, ATC, postcard, pocket letter, ornament, pin, plushie, etc. ** Etsy favorite ** Gift cards - Starbucks, Dollar Tree, Target, Goodwill, Michael's, Amazon, Etsy to name a few ** Fun & funky crew socks

MAGAZINES: ** Back issues of any Somerset, Green Craft or Flow magazines. ** Back issues of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine: Premier issue 1996; Feb/Mar 2003; Apr/May 1997; Jun/Jul 2006; Dec/Jan 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005 ** Recent back issues of GQ magazine (for my son)

Ratings

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Response: Thanks for the rating! I hope my card didn't take this long to get there!
Drvr337 rated for FPRU: Upcycled Christmas card #1 INT on Dec 17, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful postcard and a beautiful song. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing paper! Can't wait to use it.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
abshanghai rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH for this postcard!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
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Comment: Thank you for the redbird card. I really like watching them although since I moved 4 years ago I do not see them at home. I do see them at the zoo when I go there to walk. They live in the many trees there and I love to watch them.
Response: You're welcome! I love watching birds in my backyard, where I have several birdfeeders. Except the squirrels usually hog it all! Merry Christmas and thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
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Comment: Thank you, Happy Holidays πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈ
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating! :-)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Christmas postcard! Merry Christmas!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart 😊
marinda rated for Recycled Holiday card to PC 2019 on Dec 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating! 😊
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Comment: Thank you and the stickers are super cute!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
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Comment: Thanks for the polar bear Card. It was fun having you as a partner in all the swaps.
Response: You're welcome, you too! Thanks for the rating and the heart! :-)
haagmm rated for ABC upcycled cardboard W swap on Dec 8, 2019
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Comment: Willpower is a wonderful W, especially for this time of year!! Thanks also for the festive stamp.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
lilmermaid rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 8, 2019
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Comment: thank you so very much for the awesome Christmas pc
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
BeHappyToday rated for MissBrenda's Christmas PC #2 on Dec 7, 2019
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Comment: What a sweet PC. I love the Christmas quote and it’s stickered so cute and festive. Thank you Mary and Merry πŸŽ„ Christmas!
Response: You're welcome, so glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
SeleneW rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #6 on Dec 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the very pretty bird Christmas Card and goodies!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card, Mary. I love the stamp you used. I wish you a wonderful holiday season as well! --RJ
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
brooklynbunch rated for MissBrenda's Christmas PC #2 on Dec 7, 2019
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Comment: Cute card--thanks! Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
Fieke rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your Christmas wishes! Merry Christmas and a happy 2020 !
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
auntiejo rated for ABC upcycled cardboard W swap on Dec 6, 2019
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Comment: Perfect for a W swap!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome card and all the extras Mary!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😊

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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 ðŸℒ 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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