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rkassman

rkassman
Date Joined: March 28, 2021
Last Online: July 19, 2024
Birthday: July 26, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

Really having a great time getting crafty and sending mail all over the place!

I love sending mail of all sorts and I noodle around with scrap quilting.

No allergies, non-smoking home...um...I read a lot of books and like dinosaurs, cats, flowers, space, and a ton of other stuff.

please message me if a swap you are waiting for has not arrived! the postal service is doing their best, but I'm still seeing quite a few delays and undelivered mail. I am happy to send out new stuff/replacements ASAP, as long as you let me know!

Favorite Books

I'm a huge fan of Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant's writing in urban fantasy and sci-fi horror. I'm an avid reader of the Blogess and have been really enjoying the selections from her internet book club, particularly "A Southern Book Club's Guide to Killing Vampires" and "Mexican Gothic."

Megan Whalen Turner's "Thief" series is also a personal favorite.

Favorite Television

Most of my screen watch time goes to online streaming, particularly Critical Role, Dimension 20, some cooking vlogs (Pick Up Limes, Downshiftology), and Just Get It Done Quilts.

Favorite Crafts

Junk Journals, Tag Making, Handmade Postcards, Scrap Quilting, ATCs, Minizines

I'm much more of a collaging type - I don't have great drawing/painting skills, but I love combining colors, textures, etc. to create new works.

Stuff I Like

I'm a pretty all-around stuff lover but some favorites are:

  • Foreign language emphemera (non-English)

  • Pretty/Unique papers (think handmade, mixed materials, etc)

  • Interesting doilies and punches

  • space, dinosaur, botanical, or dragon themed paper materials, weird animals, cute things, dark/goth-themed items

  • anything related to mythology (from anywhere - Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Tasmania, Polynesia, etc.)

  • fan of all colors and seasons

  • I'm Jewish. Not offended by Christmas, Easter, etc. stuff but not my first choice!

  • I could really use more: tea/coffee-dyed papers, handmade papers, smallish die-cuts, fussy cuts

  • I always love getting anything you made yourself (ATCs, postcards, tiny art, minizines, etc).

Things I Don't Need

Not a big deal if any of these come in, but I'll most likely pass them off to others who will enjoy them more!

  • parent-themed stuff (ie. mommy & me, daddy's little boy, etc)
  • loose glitter (I've got plenty on hand) -sequins

Ratings

luv2kraft rated for ATC Bag #144 (USA) on Jul 20, 2024
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Comment: I'm #4. IT'LL soon be home.
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Comment: Thank you for the fun assortment of envies. I appreciate the variety of sizes and pictures.
watercolorgirl rated for AMA Pass and Paste # 116 JULY on Jul 20, 2024
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Comment: Received your pass and paste. I have always loved Snoopy. Great job.
Sonya rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 13 on Jul 17, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the great PC, Rachel. This one will be fun to finish. Also, cool extras. 🤗
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Comment: Thanks for sending Shelly's mixed layers deco!
stamparose rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC - July on Jul 17, 2024
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Comment: Love it, thank you
Response: Glad it arrived safely! Thanks :)
shreve rated for AAHMPC: Themed Collage PC - July on Jul 16, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and I agree the shiny fish was appropriate:)
Response: Hurrah! So glad you like it :)
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Comment: Thanks for Sonya's lovely passport stamps deco. It's looking really well put together. It has a bit of a Nick Bantock flair.
Response: Thank you! I was a little nervous on this one. Glad it arrived safely <3
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and extras! The mini zine is so cool. I've always wondered what they were like and now I know. Your ATC is awesome! I love seeing all the different interpretations from having the same set of requirements!
Response: Thank you! I love making minizines and they are so easy to tuck in as a little extra. <3 I hope you'll try them out!
Byn0604 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #359760 USA/CAN on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and Zine!
Response: You are welcome!
midwestkiwi rated for Make an Envelope Week of June 9 on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the fun envelope and for sharing your favorite joke. I can't wait to share it with the grands! The front of the Lisa Rasmussen card will probably head their way too!
Response: <3 so glad it fit the bill!
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful journal - love the rose on the front!! And the page with the bunnies and flowers! The page with the picture of the large grey cat almost made me cry - we fostered an older grey cat and then did hospice care for him. Also love the two pages with washi tape - so many kinds! You made my day!!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safely and you like it <3 I'm always nervous with these since they are such random assemblages.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc! I especially like the stamp you used. 💌
Response: Thank you!!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Cottage Gore and the Cemetary decos, Rachel. It's nice to get something other than "cute" or "vintage". Cheers!
Response: You are very welcome, and I agree, I love themes that are a little more "left of center" as it were!
ktk8 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #130 on Jul 5, 2024
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Comment: Hello and thanks for the collaboration post card I received today with the math and blue lobsters.......fun fun fun one to add to.... will do that and send it on..... many hearts to you
Response: Can't wait to see your additions when it makes its way home <3
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Comment: Hi Rachel, thank you for sending Amy's PC. I look forward to adding to it.
Response: Glad it arrived safely!
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Comment: Thanks for this Blackout Poetry PC! You did a super job pulling out evocative phrases. I love the little dots you added to the background as well! I hope all your construction goes well and gets done in a timely manner. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks so much, that is very kind! <3
jeka396 rated for DB ❤️: ART DecoS 6/24 (USA/CAN) on Jul 1, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for both the Lindsay’s Mermaid deco as well Tara’s black and white deco book- those skulls were so cool!! Also I really enjoyed the butterfly envelope you used - trying to decide if I’m going to reuse it or cut out the butterflies for future deco books!!
Response: So glad it all arrived safely! I love reusing bits from envelopes!!
Allegrae rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 11 on Jun 30, 2024
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Comment: Wonderful starter! Thank you!
Response: Thanks!
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Comment: Rachel, so sorry for the delay in rating this swap. This has been a rough year with my health so far, but I'm feeling a bit better and am trying to wrap up loose ends on swaps. I love the page you did in the Snoopy ATC booklet swap. Julia will love it, I'm sure! To have Franklin's story as a background was clever and to add the touches of color as well was genius! Thanks so much for sharing this great creation!
Response: No worries at all and I'm glad you liked my page! <3

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Comments

ktk8 on May 10, 2024:

HeLLo and THANK you for joining the AMA pass and paste swaps and for adding the flowers and spring gardening to mine!!! I just got home.... many hearts to you.....

9O96O on May 7, 2024:

I love how my collaboration postcard turned out! What a fun surreal card. Thanks so much for finishing it and mailing it back to me. 🤗

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Sonya on Apr 18, 2024:

Another one! Hey - thanks so much for returning my full deco - Punchinella. Sending something to you as a TY. Cheers!

Sonya on Apr 11, 2024:

Thanks so much for sending my open theme deco home, Rachel. I really appreciate everyone's contribution. Cheers!

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 22, 2024:

Thanks so much for sending the gnome deco home to me! I love the cute page you added and really appreciate you sending it to me. XxLa

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:

MC

9O96O on Jul 26, 2023:

Thank you for contributing to another of my pass & paste postcards. Here's a photo:

hibiscus on Jul 19, 2023:

The junque jam challenge finish was just gorgeous .. you really created a lovely card.. and yes you are right .. about grumpy birds .. I looked at my “birds” collection and yes they are!

9O96O on May 28, 2023:

I got the 2 pass & paste postcards. It was kind of you to mail them to me so I can get them moving. It's very much appreciated.

9O96O on May 1, 2023:

Just a quick note to let you know I dropped the re-send for HMPC: Pass & Paste Postcard #342143 (Global) in the mail today. It's been an additional 2 weeks and prairiekittin's postcard still hasn't arrived so I think it's time of a resend. I made a new pass & paste postcard. I hope you like it.

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