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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: December 10, 2018
Birthday: September 28
Country: United States
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Favorite Music

Almost everything: punk, metal, blues, jazz, classical, R&B, not a huge fan of country, though I like some old school artists... I'm not sure how to really fill this out more without randomly listing artists. There truly are many & a list will exclude a lot of things that I like. So, here, in random order & covering decades (if not centuries) an incomplete list: Otep, Silversun Pickups, The Clash, The Ramones, Rob Zombie, Nirvana, Mozart, Sonic Youth, Primus, The Gorillaz, The Deftones, 80's music, 90's music...

Favorite Books

Anything that has something to say, humor, sci fi, history, biographies, some science, modern lit...

Randomly: Christopher Moore, Haruki Murakami, Chuck Pahulniak, biographies, history, art books, photo books, Kafka...

Favorite Crafts

Almost everything: photography, jewelry making, crochet, sewing, embroidery...

I generally use natural materials, unless I am recycling something vintage or found or if I really like the texture/color

I might be fun to try felting (I tried some awhile back & it is fun)

I can't knit :(

love photography, art & music. I have been to many places & would love to visit more. I love graphic design. I take vintage, new & found objects & give them a new purpose, life & story to tell. I love to write when I can. I have a blog & have had articles published on several online craft sites.

Other things I like: gardening & growing things animals journals, notebooks, mail art & zines :)

Favorite Movies

So many, I love movies

Another random list: Moonlight Kingdom, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Casino Royale, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Sean of the Dead, Juan of the Dead, The Big Lebowski, Pan's Labryrinth, Repo Man...

Favorite Television

True Detective, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (the new ones), old British comedies, The Daily Show, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, The Tudors, Heros was great, at least in the beginning, Firefly...

Favorite things

My favorite colors- right now I like bright or chartruese type greens & bright cherry red (so, not the traditional Christmas red or green), I like khaki green, pink, oranges, blues (especially turquoise) & sometimes black, but I like other colors, too. Things I could use: I am currently looking for old math & science textbooks & sheet music or music books, vintage is great, if you can find them or have them lying about Button forms (I like making little embroidered buttons) Twill ribbon (I like using it to make hand embroidered labels) Natural fiber yarn Embroidery thread Vintage buttons, beads, bits & pieces of vintage jewelry Ribbon & fabric (preferably natural fibers/vintage) Vintage cookbooks, game books, math books, music & science books (even if they are in poor condition) Embroidery hoops (especially if they are vintage) & frames Findings & beads (preferably natural materials or vintage) Vintage photos & paper In general: The ocean Music The sky Movies Books Cameras Teapots & tea Vintage things Geeky stuff

Unfavorites

Things I don't really like:

Country music (although, every once in a while I like something old school, like Johnny Cash). Lapsang Souchong & chamomile tea coffee (unless it has lots of stuff in it or it's really concentrated, like Greek coffee) dried fish products knit fabrics, in general. I prefer natural fibers to man made. Stickers (I don't hate them, I just don't use them for anything) Plastic beads I don't do scrapbooking, but I do occasionally use some supplies for making other things Plastic Headbands or any hard headband, they hurt & give me headaches Clip-on earrings, I can't wear them (though, I might be able to use them for something else)

For Jewelry Swaps

Jewelry: I generally like less chunky jewelry & am more likely to wear mid length to long necklaces, though any length is usually ok. I love bracelets & earrings, short posts to longer 'shoulder duster' styles. I prefer smaller, less chunky styles & lighter weight earrings. I also prefer natural components to man made. I love rings...

Swapping Stuff

Disclaimer: You can read on if you wish. I have left these things up as they were important at some point, but please remember that this occurred in 2013 or before. That has been quite some time to keep holding on to the past. For those that need to know, here's my side of the story: 8/7/13 I've decided to leave Swap Bot, for the most part. I'll finish the swaps I've got going & I might join something here & there, but right now, I'm not sure that I'll ever want to do this again. While I've met many friendly & fun people & received some amazing things, I've also met others who have made this a very unpleasant experience, whatever their motivations might be. I don't want to stick around & become part of some smear campaign, be bashed in the forums or elsewhere on the site, in public or in private. I will resend, if you need me to. I take care & put thought into every swap. I send things that, based on your profile, I think you would like, but this is costing me too much time, money, effort & lastly, distress for me to continue. I refuse to be bullied & I refuse to become a bully. Thank you to all those who have been friendly & sent such amazing things!

Alright, so I don't really want to do this, but it seems that this needs to be said: I'll keep it short, since I really want Swap-Bot to be fun, for myself & for those I swap with. I really make an effort to make & send things that, based on my partners profile, I think they might like & am careful to follow the rules of each swap, as written. When rating, please rate based on the actual rules of the swap & not perceptions or expectations. When I select/make my item, I have only the rules to go by, anything else would be guess work. I will rate you a 5 if you have followed the rules or have made an effort to let me know that you have an issue (I'll give you a heart, if you've made an extra effort). I don't rate based on assumption, expectation (because you can't read my mind, either) or likes/dislikes. I also don't rate based on extras. It's great if you want to send extras, but don't feel like you have to, to get a good rating. I have enough extra stuff lying around to last a lifetime, just ask my husband, if you don't believe me... While I'm on the subject, sending early is great & appreciated, but sending on the due date is not the same thing as sending late. A last day to send date, is just that, the last day to send. I'd love to send early, but I work & don't have lots of spare time. Just because I sent it on the due date doesn't mean I threw it together at the last moment. I take care in making everything I send. Period. Even if it's not your style. Lastly, I find a lot of due dates end up being on a Sunday/a postal holiday. Sometimes it's that it's not Sunday/a holiday for the swap host & sometimes it's because of an oversight. In these cases, I may have to send on the next available day. Soon, we here in the US may not be able to ship on Saturday, either...The postmark date can often be a later date than the ship day. If I drop something off at the post office on Saturday evening, it may not be postmarked until Monday (or Tuesday, if it's a holiday on Monday). It doesn't mean I didn't ship on time. Anyway, enough negative stuff, Swap-Bot should be fun. For me, the fun is in the surprise & the challenge of the swap. I really want this to be a fun experience, for everyone. Let the swapping begin :)

Ratings

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Comment: I recieved your wonderful piece of art inspired by H! You were so inspired!You are so creative ! Thank you!
sperte rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Dec 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for my card.
biphobe rated for CALG: werid postcards on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the re-send, I love this little weirdo soo much, and excellent card for me. I wish I could give more than one heart <333
Cosychaos rated for amaZINE #2 - travel on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the resend, Shelley, including the extra zine. They are both beautiful little booklets, I loved the embroidery you used!
Cosychaos rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R39 on Dec 3, 2018
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Comment: Hi Shelley, thanks for passing on the journal.
reauk rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 28, 2018
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Comment: I love the snowman card
jeka396 rated for WIYM: recycled cardboard swap on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Loved the chunk you sent!!!
churlann rated for WIYM: recycled cardboard swap on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard.
thebragal rated for ATC Product Series #13: Washi tape on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. Very different with the stitching. I like different!
ilaurea rated for Dark Blue Foreground on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty blue and sewn ATC
cookies37 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2018 on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: Hi y’all ! Loved the packaging you used for the postcard I received. Great job! I too hate throwing any paper products away. Wishing you Happy Holidays! Take care ~Judy
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Comment: Thank you so much for this stocking stuffer too, I can't wait to open it! Happy Swapping!
Sammoning rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 23, 2018
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Comment: Received your card, I will open it next month and comment here again!
lloydp rated for TF - Find an accessory! on Nov 22, 2018
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Comment: Hi Shelley I just received the lovely scarf that you sent. I really like it and it will come handy in this weather. Thanks also for the extras - I always try to send ATCs with a cardboard I made myself instead of buying them., They will surely come in handy. Hope we swap again sometime soon. Pat
widelo123 rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 20, 2018
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Comment: Shelley, thank you for the Christmas card. Shirley
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Comment: Haha! Glitter makes life mah-valous!!! Thank you for the fabulous card! I so agree with you about these swaps! Happy holidays!!!
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Comment: Thank you, Merry Christmas!
MissPaula rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2018 on Nov 17, 2018
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Comment: That is a cool piece of cardboard! Paper is MY happy place! I do like yarn also,lol Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the cool Ramen postcard! We love it!

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Comments

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:


Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

CurlyTea on Oct 1, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ittybittykitty on Jan 25, 2018:

Thank you for sending me the stamp and the winter solstice zine! This zine blew my mind btw - I really liked the color images!

CurlyTea on Sep 29, 2017:

kajsab on Mar 5, 2017:

666 fives :~D

KyAngel1975 on Jan 22, 2017:

Thank you for the postcard!

RyeRye on Sep 28, 2016:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

IS

JossieAyame on Sep 17, 2016:

APDG ~ HAPPY 🎂 SEPTEMBER💗 Birthday 🎁

billowing on Sep 16, 2016:

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Keebzler on Sep 2, 2016:

APDG ~ HAPPY 🎂 SEPTEMBER💗 Birthday 🎁

Today is my Birthday so I figured I'd go ahead and send out some September Love!!

I hope you have an amazing Birthday and celebrate accordingly! :) Much love and hugss --- Susan

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