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mjhaertling

mjhaertling
Date Joined: March 7, 2015
Last Online: October 26, 2020
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Update December 2019 At the present time I am hoping to move in a month or so. I will be moving 80 miles north to a suburb of St. Louis. This will put me close to my sons and their families.

I am cutting down on my swaps until I get settled in my new home.

I am retired and became a widow in 2014 after 51 years of marriage.I have a large support group of family and church friends around me. My 2 sons & their families live in the St. Louis area so I see them several times a month. I have a daughter in the Chicago area, of course I do not see her as often.

I live in a rural area of Missouri with two, now only one, beagles. A few years ago one of my dogs got out of my son's yard so Rosie and I are alone now. It is just as well as it was difficult to handle both of them at once.

I have been on swap-bot for quite a few years now. It has added so much to my life. I have learned so many new techniques as I made my swaps. I feel like my creativity has really grown. My favorite swaps are the scavenger hunt PC's and collaboration PC's. I usually try to make something a little off center for these swaps.

I am still trying to hone my photography skills but use my phone a lot more than my camera. It's just so much easier. I use my photos in some of my swaps.

I am always buying vintage books and magazines as sources for images to use in my swaps. It will be hard to part with any of them when I move, so I will probably keep them all.

I enjoy swapping with other Christian women. I hope to do some Bible journaling in the future. I will join at least one new Bible study group after I move.

And a new quilt club. I have enjoyed meeting so many friendly women over the years in the three quilt clubs I have been in at different times.

About Me

Likes: Vintage images, images from nature, illustrations from children's books, interesting photos taken by you, butterflies.

Quirky/humorous interpretations of themes in swaps from you. Seeing your art work.

Unusual book pages & ephemera to use in making swaps.

About Me

Dislikes: Nothing specific here.

About Me

Reading and TV: I read mostly historical fiction and mysteries. I am still enjoying the Maisie Dobbs series of books. Most of my favorite TV shows are British or Australian. I have Netflix and Amazon Prime. I would appreciate recommendations of series to binge watch. No fantasy or futuristic please.

About Me

My daughter and I share a love of hunting for bargains in thrift shops. She does some buying and selling online. I look forward to furnishing a "new" house, probably one built in the 60"s or 70's.

Ratings

BeckyG56 rated for USA: Face Time-Oct on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: I love M8ss Autumn. She represents the season well!
nancylee rated for October-Scavenger Hunt PC on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Love the frog in the bathtub! Thank you
Camiliann rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #36 on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: thanks
ccmmsu rated for CPG Sept Move a US Deco - US Only on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: I love the page you did in this deco! What a great idea to do a pocket. :) Thanks for swapping with me!
Lantana149 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #35 on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Love the flamingo ATC and a special thank you for the scripture cards!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒป
Kittybob83 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #34 on Sep 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Its so pretty! Thank you for the extras too! I love napkins! I'm sure its a pain to move but worth it to be close to family!
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Comment: Thank you!
fiennesgirl rated for APC RED 5s, butterfly stamp USA on Sep 6, 2020
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Comment: Hi Martha! Iโ€™m sorry for the delay in rating you! I took these cards to my parentsโ€™ house to show my Mom and forgot it and they were lost in the vast wasteland of my purse! Ugh! Thank you so much for the lovely cards and goodies! I love them!
wolfeagle rated for USA: Face Time-August on Aug 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you.
ginny19590 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #32 on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: I loved the wonderful ATC you made and the lighthouse book is way more than I could expect. You were very generous and I loved it all. The postage was fine and I do hope your knee gets better. If I could give you more hearts you definitely deserve them. God Bless and stay safe my friend and my partner........=)
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Comment: Thanks for the deco - looks like a fun one. Your page is really nice.
nancylee rated for August Scavenger Hunt PC on Aug 16, 2020
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Comment: You were my partner two months in a row! I have to say now I want a brownie, I already have flowers :) -thank you for the fun
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Comment: I canโ€™t believe how perfectly this ATC โ€œfitsโ€ me! Thank you sooo much for sharing this little masterpiece! I love everything, absolutely every single bit about it; from the Pacific ocean map its on to the seven cent postage stamp used to embellish it. Of course, the ombre sea turtle is my favorite featured highlight! This just makes my heart so happy, I canโ€™t stop smiling. Mahalo nui loa! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
ktk8 rated for Collaboration PC #86 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: GREAT SWAP thank you for working on my collaboration card.... I love the girl with her Chevy truck and BOOTS....yep she has to be T E X A N....... many hearts to YOU....
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Comment: Thanks for the nice deco and die cuts!
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Comment: Hi Martha! This is so pretty. Your background is just lovely--I'm crazy for the stamping with white paint and I'm going to try that. Love the 'Asian' print butterflies and flowers. Everything goes together beautifully and your quote is new to me. Thank you so much!
Artstamper rated for USA: Face Time-July on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the very lovely face postcard! Lily is so pretty.
MamaMangrove rated for Human Anatomy Mail Art on Jul 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your colorful zentangled muscle system, Martha. Love it!
lmacdavis93 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #31 on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Oh Martha! This ATC is just wonderful and I love that you used a vintage photo of your Mom for it. How special that makes it. And I love the vintage ads - I do remember Hit Parade as well as a bunch of other movie star magazines. Looking at the ads in the back was the best part. I always wanted to order one of the little teacup Chihuahuas that they advertised! Thanks for a fun swap!
nancylee rated for July Scavenger Hunt PC on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: What a great story and the coupon behind really sold it. Thank you for the chuckle!

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Comments

JuneRosebud on Sep 4, 2020:

Thanks for working on my frog prince Art Collab #85!!

wolfeagle on Apr 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the ATC for the AMA:Mystery Supply swap. I love the grid look you created also.

hibiscus on Oct 1, 2019:

The atc with the French stamp the ruler and that amazing image ... just perfection... loved it

wolfeagle on Sep 26, 2019:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration Pc with the green background and image of the girl you added. My friends just returned from Paris and this girl looks like she's in one the cafes straight out of one of their photos. ;D

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2019:

HAPPY FALL!

"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple." (J.K. Rowling)

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! AMAZING, I just love it! Thank you for playing!

DaisyNY on Jul 5, 2019:

Hi Martha, It's been a while since we've swapped directly. I hope you've been well. Here is how the collaboration you worked on(#65) ended up - I'm always curious:

MissPaula on May 19, 2019:

Thanks for your part on my Dream Big Paris PC! Love it!

wolfeagle on Apr 10, 2019:

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Thank you so much for the cute postcard for the AMA:Mystery Supply Swap. Using the ears as fish is brilliant.

MCGalaxy on Mar 28, 2019:

The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation

Psalm 118:14

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