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skinny52

skinny52
Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: September 24, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • My favorite meal is cheese and crackers! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!!

Postcards

VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap

Books

I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few!

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!

Ephemera

I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's

Fabric-Ribbons

I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Paper dolls
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • office supplies-tags
  • shaped paper clips
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like

Dislikes:

THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • nothing scented except luxurious bars of soap...I don't use scented lotions and I don't burn candles
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.
  • NO DIE CUTS

NOT A FLAKER

Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks

Ratings

loey rated for Ugly Washi Destash! - US Version on Sep 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and fun washi!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
dawnakaulen rated for Girl Power on Sep 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the great PC's! The Patsy Cline is my Fave :) but they are all awesome.
Response: I'm glad that you liked everything! I like the art on that Patsy Cline too. Thanks for the heart rating. Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
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Comment: Thank you for the cards - yes, I can tell you like things water related, I do too (being a "water sign" does that to you I guess). I hope you are doing well - stay safe and have a wonderful day!
Response: Thanks for the heart and your kind words. Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
AmyMarie rated for VES: Vintage Recipe Book Pages on Sep 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the recipe book pages and extra recipe cards. It is always interesting to read old cookbooks and to see how information has changed (or stayed the same).
Response: It's fascinating the things that we don't use anymore isn't it? Thanks for the heart ❤ Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
bpl76 rated for CPG-Candy Tin Full of ATC Goodies-US on Aug 31, 2020
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Comment: There is nothing in here that I wont use WOW thank you amazing job
Response: Awwww...so happy to hear that! Thanks for your appreciation and for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
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Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing swap. I love every single piece you sent me <3
Response: Very happy to hear that! Thanks very much for the heart. Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Nehalennia rated for VES: Vintage Postage Stamps on Aug 29, 2020
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Comment: Dear Martha, thank you very much for your beautiful stamps. I don't mind how old they are as long as they look vintage :-) So yours are perfect for my future vintage crafts and collages.
Response: So glad to hear that you were okay with what I sent and I especially like knowing that they will find a place in your crafts! Thanks for the heart, stay healthy, and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
shirleyinCA rated for Male Mail on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: You had so many great cards for this swap! Thanks for all the extras, too - always a delight to get a swap from you! "Men Can Stop Rape" - what an admirable cause! I love your drive to work on yard work projects - I am in a real slump and getting nothing done lately.
Response: I confess when it's in the upper 80's and humid I don't get much done outdoors except for watering my flowers 😅. I definitely have my slump times too! I'm glad that you enjoyed the swap and thanks for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
KatKit rated for Christmas in July AD card INT on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: Awesome card. Magnificent tree. Perhaps one day I'll get to see in person. Many thanks Mar.
Response: It's really pretty awesome how they completely transform a tree every year! Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
soyprincesa2 rated for Miniature hobbyists PC on Aug 23, 2020
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Comment: I love that PC so much and I am definately going to assemble the little building. Also I love much of what you do as well. I tried to squeeze so much info onto the back of my PC to you. I am obsessed with all things tiny. Thanks so much for joiing this swap. If you ever want to do a miniature surprise swap let me know. I am always open to those. 😊
Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed the postcard! I'm looking forward to receiving yours! I was hoping that your swap would draw some more like minded miniature lovers but we've made a start. I am definitely interested in a miniature surprise swap! Thanks for your enthusiastic response and for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
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Comment: Hi Mar! Love the pc and the vintage postage! So many interesting denominations! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad that you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the linen card and old stamps. Love the feel of these old cards.
Response: I'm so happy that you appreciated it! They are my favorite! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Super cute PC! love the Panda... who knew they liked terrariums! LOL Thank you for the adorable pc. 🙂
Response: You're welcome! I was happy to find a postcard that fit your very original theme! Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy and best wishes!
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Comment: Thank you for wonderful cards! I've been to Rockefeller Center once at Christmas time and did not know they had those beautiful cards we could get! Thanks for extras - all are delightful keepers.
Response: Now you'll have to go again just for the postcard! Thanks for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
AZmom875 rated for Christmas in July AD card USA on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: Oh so cute, and loved that you had been there.
Response: It was wonderful! Thanks for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
debbiespoms rated for PH: Words With 8 Letters #2 on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Hello Mar! I hope you are doing very well there. Thank you very much for 8 letter PC's, plus the 3 extra. How nice of you! I have enjoyed them all! Especially the Vintage one of Swan boat!
Response: I'm happy to hear that you especially liked the vintage postcard...those are my favorites. Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
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Comment: Loved the great vintage card!
Response: Glad to hear that! Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
shellybuckmeier rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - J on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the "j" items! I especially like the journaling cards!
Response: I'm happy to hear that! Thanks so much for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
DragonflyDreamer rated for Postcard Swap #1 - Sleep on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty pc!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes!
Lucrezia rated for PH: Words With 5 Letters #2 on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: What an amazing extra special package. Thank you!!! I really loved reading about your thoughts and daily life. I love ALL the postcards you picked (especially the Marie Curie one, my favorite!). Thanks for the extras and the page from the craft magazine: it's hard for me to find them here in Italy. Thank you soo much! I hope to swap again with you.

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Comments

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:


** USA Happy Mail group! **

MSturgill87 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing British package for my S&W March wish! My husband was as into getting this as I was, as we're both Anglophiles. LOL He even stole the recipe booklet!!

jukejan on Sep 24, 2018:

That PC from Japan was beautiful, when you are planning a trip up I would love to hear your stories!

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

Really enjoyed our meet-up in Barnstable Village. I hope we can do it again!

Angie on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK! And the fun mystery of solving who it is from. Tee hee!

BlueberryLady on Aug 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Jar of Cranberry Jam along with all the Cape Cod/Mass info- maps, magnets booklets etc.. I love Cranberry in any thing.. Hugs from OHIO.. You were very Generous ! !

Lady on Jun 12, 2017:

You are so right "white chocolate" is not chocolate!

Margothecat on Sep 16, 2016:

Wow - thank you so much for all the goodies! Love the alphabet stickers and such nice postcards! Thanks again - and thanks for joining the alphabet swaps!

Artstamper on Nov 23, 2015:

Hi Mar, Thanks for the great Christmas PC.It's beautiful and I love that it is a non traditional color.

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