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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: October 14, 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

Jippiefant rated for WIYM: Handmade Me - My Bag on Oct 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap!
ittybittykitty rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R38 on Oct 10, 2018
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Comment: Lovely, thanks!
thelocalman rated for IU: Patchwork PC on Oct 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I really liked how it turned out it actually doesn't look much like a patchwork but like a real, brand new postcard. Very nice work! I also liked the packaging ^^
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful post card! What is your Etsy shop? I’ll definitely check it out!!
itsnobody rated for IU: Patchwork PC on Oct 2, 2018
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Comment: I received your patchwork. Such a nice colors. I love it that you used postcards from a series
ittybittykitty rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 30, 2018
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Comment: Great job decluttering!
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Comment: Your swap arrived here yesterday. Thank you very much for the great ATC. I love your idea of using a page from a Berlitz Spanish study guide and the other techniques you used.
pinecone rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 26, 2018
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Comment: Great job decluttering!
cindygroet rated for Declutter with me - Kitchen on Sep 26, 2018
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Comment: Great decluttering job, well done. What a lot of space you can get, right? Thank you for sharing!
clutterfree rated for Thrift Find: Something blue on Sep 25, 2018
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Comment: Shelley...thank you for my fun blue items...isn't it amazing how many different shades of blue there are! I love these bright fun aqua wallets and bracelet :) Hugs, Charlene
nytetears rated for CALG: werid postcards on Sep 24, 2018
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Comment: this card is defiantly interesting. As you say I am not sure if I like it or not. Strange reaction from a card. I normally either like them or I don't lol
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Comment: Thank you!
Suzanne69 rated for Black Foreground on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: An amazing ATC.. Thank you so much. A very unique idea. I love it.
lttleetoile rated for IU: Patchwork PC on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Paris Patchwork Postcard! Very cool! And the clear envelope was very clever; it arrived in great shape!
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Comment: I received my stitched fall leaf bouquet today and it's just lovely! Of course I opened it right away, (what, me wait?) I love the black and white together and it will go right from fall into Halloween decorating. Thank you!!
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Comment: I enjoyed your photos and your thoughts on the de cluttering. Great work, see you in another clean out swap.
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Comment: Hi Shelly. Fine contribution to a very nice zine. Thanks for the pic!
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Comment: Great job decluttering! Out with the old!
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Comment: Wow, you have gotten rid of a lot of stuff! Great job!
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Comment: I chose the same thing, LOL. Thank you for the PC.

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Comments

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

Sherry71 on Sep 2, 2016:

APDG ~ HAPPY 🎂 SEPTEMBER💗 Birthday 🎁

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