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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: June 22, 2019
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 :)

About Me

Update 3/19: I have just had major surgery. I am recovering, but I don't know how fast that recovery will be. I'm getting help & will be sending out current swaps as fast as I can & will be rating when I can. I apologize, in advance, should any of this not be completely on time. I'm not sure when I'll be back to full 'swapping strength,' but for now, I won't be joining any swaps in the near future.

Ratings

Mimi7 rated for SUNFLOWER ATC on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Hi Shelley, Thanks for this beautiful sunflower ATC. I know you took a lot of time creating it and I love it!! I hope to get to send to you in a swap sometime. :)
ChinaCat rated for June Stocking Stuffer - Blue on Jun 24, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderfully funky and boho necklace! I like the way the box was stitched and repurposed - very creative! xo
VerreShana rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #12 on Jun 24, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the bananaskin. It isn't something you see every day . Greetings Shana
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2019 on Jun 23, 2019
5
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Comment: Interesting yarn website! Never heard of them before. Thanks for the chunk!
MBakker rated for Pink Floyd ATC on Jun 22, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous atc!! I love it so much! I was inspired bij the same album cover but I would've never thought of embroidery, such a great idea! ❤️💋 Monique
jjhere rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Brown on Jun 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Holy moly, what a brilliant ATC. The stitching detail is perfection. Thank you. Quadruple hearts!
Rosa1 rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 19, 2019
5
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Comment: good luck!
churlann rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #11 on Jun 17, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I agree, not a big fan of the photo either.
Eclectonote rated for CL: Traveling Book card Round 15 on Jun 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the pass-along traveling book card: it's on its way to Australia!
Itti rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Jun 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Curious quotes! Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed the quote on the postcard too.
AZmom875 rated for Recycled postage stamps on PC # 6 on Jun 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the really nice postcard.
MissPaula rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2019 on Jun 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi Shelley, fun chunk! I love to re-use and re-purpose packaging! I even have other people bringing me fun stuff on occasion...lol One of our family dogs was named Olympia after the city (it was your postmark) Thanks for the cardboard!
Tamawi rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 12 on Jun 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you! This is a fun one to finish and send home!
saturnsrings rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2019 on Jun 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks Shelley!
tristitia rated for ATC Product Series: Tulle on Jun 2, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the very creative ATC - I love how you used the tulle! Until I read your note, I was holding it upside down, and instead of seeing flowers, I saw a line of glowing lights :) It was cute that way too!
Tuutis rated for ATC Product Series: Corrugated Paper on May 30, 2019
5
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Comment: Yes, I enjoy this so much, thank you! We have the roof of our cottage made of what you call tin roof, I think. It is loud when it rains, but I love it :).
5
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Comment: Hi Shelley, thanks for the chocolate biscotti chunk. Now I’m hungry 😋
5
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Comment: Thank you so much
Karen07 rated for May Stocking Stuffer - Yellow on May 28, 2019
5
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Comment: I am actually saving these stocking stuffers until Christmas. I have a lot of willpower when I put my mind to it. lol I am sure that I will love it! Happy summer!
AZmom875 rated for Recycled postage stamps on PC # 2 on May 25, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much.

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Comments

anrtist on Mar 20, 2019:

HAPPY SPRING!!!! yay YAY yay SPRING is finally here! LOL ;-)


Blessings, cc

anrtist on Mar 20, 2019:

HAPPY SPRING!!!! yay YAY yay SPRING is finally here! LOL ;-)


Blessings, cc

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

shellbede on Mar 8, 2019:

Thank you for sending home my completed journal - I love it! Thanks for the fantastic work in it too. :)

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

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

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