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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: June 29, 2022
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 chartreuse type greens & bright cherry red (so, not the traditional Christmas red or green), I like khaki green, most greens, pink, oranges, blues (especially turquoise) & sometimes black, but I like other colors, too. There are very few colors I don't like 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 'Fancy' coffee drinks 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. Children's 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)

Swapping Stuff

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.

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, after work, 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.

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!

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 :)

About Me

*** 8/14/21 MAIL THIEVES! *** We had mail stolen out of our mailbox, again! I have a bunch of torn envelopes, with nothing in them, that my neighbors found. Some, I've identified & contacted the senders, but others, I can't tell what was in them or where they're from. There may be Swap items among the missing items & there may have been things which were not found by neighbors or that did not have addresses on them. Just in case you've sent something recently and haven't been rated yet

Ratings

Allegrae rated for Art Collab PC #103 (USA) on Jun 29, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the 2 great PCs to play with! I look forward to working on them and passing them along.
5
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Comment: Love the envelope! It feels very Arizona! I hope you get some warmth soon!
joppagirl rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 36 on Jun 27, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard. I like the idea of leaving some of the dots showing. I think it will be an interesting postcard when finished. Also thanks for the base for another PC.
Onaki rated for Zines #6 on Jun 26, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great zine!
5
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Comment: Shelle. Thank you for the green ATC. And the extras. Very pretty washi!. Love the sticking on the ATC. Adds so much texture and dimension ๐Ÿ™‚ if you really want summer, you should come to FL. We've had 3 weeks of 95-97ยฐ degrees, with matching humidity!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ hope it's continuing to warm up for you in WA.
laprochaine rated for Anansi ATC (Folklore ATC #7) on Jun 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Well packaged and I love the hand stitching!
mchesser12 rated for Art Collab PC #102 (USA) on Jun 14, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending the postcard my way. I will add to it and send it home. And thanks for the stickers.
5
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Comment: Thanks for the angel journal; Iโ€™ll pass it along!
BusyB rated for Zines #5 on Jun 10, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you Shelley. Your zines are beautifully done! I especially like the Autumn zine and the stitching!
Ajijic rated for Zines #4 on Jun 9, 2022
5
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Comment: Lovely zines, thank you. So different from all the others, a great addition to my collection. Thanks.
sndrtkt rated for Flower PC Swap R2 on Jun 9, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade card! It is very lovely :)
swapwithyi rated for Ugly PC Swap #53 on Jun 9, 2022
5
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Comment: thankyou for the card <3 i love strawberries!it look cute
rsj244 rated for Words Only PC Swap R2 on Jun 8, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard AND purple! You win swap-bot today! :) Thanks so much for joining my swap too! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
5
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Comment: I love the pretty book postcard. I'm with you...I rarely meet a cookie I don't like. LOL Your Top 5 sound delicious to me.
teresats rated for TF May '22 Stocking Stuffer on May 31, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffer! It was fun to open!
blanketfort rated for Zine-Go-Round, Round 11 on May 31, 2022
5
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Comment: The zine arrived just in time for the next round to start! Yay! ^^ and thank you for showing me one of your own zines. Its beautiful :)
5
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Comment: Thank you! Loved your list choices!
journalingrachel rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on May 28, 2022
5
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Comment: Just received your lovely ATC in the mail today! Thank-you so much, I love the colours and the added stitching is so cool. Also great stamp choice! Wishing you all the best :)
BusyB rated for RAKS ~ May on May 28, 2022
5
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Comment: Hello neighbor! :) Received everything yesterday. Thank you very much for the vintage sewing patterns, paper doll from Etsy and the beautiful handmade tea wallet you made! โค๏ธ It's so nice! Will have fun using the patterns and paper doll in one of my journal projects. I love all that you sent and appreciate your time making the tea wallet. โค๏ธ It's been a treat having you as my partner. Thanks again!
sleepykitty rated for Weirder Than Weird #25 on May 27, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the hot dog postcard--it definitely qualifies as weird, I agree! ๐ŸŒญ

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Comments

pahasiga on May 26, 2022:

I received today back my Pass&Paste PC, for which you created a "Summery" section with a stamp, flower and umbrella (#35 for you). Thank you so much!

RiverTopanga on May 1, 2022:

RE: March RAK #1 elephant clutch that I Received yesterday. Thank you so much for the beautiful Elephant clutch... I love it! The colors are so bright and cheery! It will be used. And I will look up the company on the tag... fun! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Poohtat on May 1, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK of the beautiful cuff bracelet. It fits perfectly and I love it!

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

Neenarneenar on Apr 30, 2022:

APDG - Animal Series #3-Butterflies-April

Butterflies are so amazing, I feel like I see less and less of them. We planted more flowers this year in the garden just to get more butterflies. Hope it works.

Elina Neenarneenar

MuggleMom on Apr 16, 2022:

Butterflies in your fav colors

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

APDG~Animal Series #3-Butterflies-April

xx MuggleMom

9O96O on Mar 1, 2022:

What a really nice surprise--I received your copy of your 'Found' mini zine from the ZMACs Go-Round. It's exciting to see the finished zine and have it for my collection. Thank you Samsstuff!

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