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smmarrty

smmarrty
Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: June 5, 2020
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

RATINGS: I rate each package that arrives. I usually rate the day it arrives. Please do me the courtesy of rating also. It's not so much that I want the rating - it's that I want to know that something I sent has arrived. Thanks.

I am a teacher, sometime grad student, and crafter. I make quilts, cards, envelopes, paper stuff, ATC's, dotees, creepy dolls and other stuffed things. I also love shrink plastic charms and charm bracelets/necklaces. I try to use things I already have and I try to use old stuff in a new way. I have lots of stuff to trade - mint tins, fabric, japanese newspapers and craft/quilt magazines. Email me if you are interested - [email protected] Happy Swapping!

ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BOOKS: I am no longer participating in FB swaps. I'd love to receive any of the ones that I started or were started for me. When I get one, I might rejoin the FB madness.

Favorite Books

I read...alot. I always have 1 or 2 books going at the same time. Right now I read mostly British crime and police procedurals - Stephen Booth, Mark Billingham and Elizabeth George (yes, I know she's American.) I also like Cara Black, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.

Currently, I am taking a break from graduate school for a Masters in Education. I bought a Kindle and I am alternating between e-books and real books. So far, I still carry a real book with me at all times. Too chicken to carry my Kindle around with me in the big, bad city.

Favorite Music

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, all 70's music - good and bad. Current artists the Killers, the Shins, the Raconteurs, Duffy and K.T. Tunstall. And The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley, Ray LaMontagne, and more.

Favorite Crafts

I start quilts (I don't always finish them!), paper stuff - envelopes, ATC's, greeting cards and other stuff. I sew dolls (badly, mostly) but I love making dotees. I just started making charms and learning a little beading. I'll try just about anything...I love my Gocco machine but I've only used it twice.

You should know...

I'm a good friend, daughter, sister, auntie and employee - just celebrated my 20th anniversary at the preschool I work in - teacher and assistant director. Whew!

Wish List

Vintage fabric, Vintage linens - tablecloths in particular, Sewing tools and supplies, Striped tee shirts (that can be cut/sewn into stuffies), Buttons, buttons, buttons, Wood beads,"S" things, Nancy Drew books (yellow spine - 1960's version), Birds and bird things, game pieces, wood dominoes, playing cards, small paper mache boxes for decorating, Cigar boxes, Chocolate - the darker the better! Love, love, love Somerset magazine - most of the editions, foreign language newpapers or magazines, and craft magazines from anywhere. As for colors, I prefer bold, bright colors - think Fiestaware. I do not like pink, peach or salmon. No neon things or cutesy things. I LOVE YOUR HANDMADE ANYTHING.

P.S. If you're sending chocolate - I CANNOT eat most nuts. So plain is good - thanks.

As for themes - I love birds, insects, trees but nothing too cutesy. I prefer 50's, 60's and 70's type of style.

Themes I like/love

Birds, nests and eggs; Reading, books and literature; Food - esp. chocolate and sushi; Sewing, crafts and buttons; Vintage sewing, crafts and buttons; Color - especially bold and bright, think Fiesta Ware; Not fond of pink, peach or salmon; How-to's and instructions for almost anything crafty; Travel, maps and tickets; Craft and sewing magazines and books; For fabric - I love batiks, dots and stripes, birds, leaves/trees, bugs, and any graphic patterns; Humorous - but no kitties hanging from tree limbs; Nothing too cute, no kitties

For junk journaling/ATCs/altered puzzle pieces/all paper crafts - I love vintage paper - ads, greeting cards, postcards and photos. I like yellow pages - especially odd stuff like taxidermy ads or pet photographers. Also love transportation tickets, raffle tickets, origami paper, and newspaper in languages other than English.

Dolls and Animals

For doll swaps - I like JunkerJane, scrappy, raggedy, slightly grungy (but not decrepit), whimsical - things not normally found in nature.

I generally prefer bold and bright colors but tea-stained/coffee dyed is okay too. Black and white is always acceptable and a mix is fantastic.

Animals - giraffes, zebras, badgers, platypus, honey badger, anteater, dogs over cats, elephants, birds, birds, birds, or hybrid animal-humans or bird-humans. Aliens and robots okay, too. Anything wearing glasses is great.

IMPORTANT INFO

Please do not send any perfume samples or scented anything. I am allergic to lots of random stuff and I want to enjoy your lovely handmade something but I cannot enjoy it if I am sniffing, sneezing, and wiping away tears.

Thanks for understanding.

Ratings

Allegrae rated for Art Collab #58 add postage on May 26, 2020
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Comment: Pretty card! Love your decorated envelope.
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Comment: Love the juxtaposition/reversal of gold & magenta & what a great color combo. Thanks for the card & for hosting this fun swap. Stay safe. Wear a mask. *😋
MamaMangrove rated for FCMA: Black and White Postcard on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great B&W collage card, Susan., even if some navy did sneak its way in there! I wear a lot of black clothes and more than once I've bought something I thought was black only to discover when I got home where the light was better that it was actually navy blue. I like your composition & variety on the card.
georgiafae rated for MJS: Magpie Postcard on May 15, 2020
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Comment: Clever combination of collage items-I know what you mean by not even making dent in scraps. I like the quote you put on it too! Thanks for sharing-I'm doing ok-I'm retired but miss by excurtions to the crafts stores and the thrift stores along with my monthly craft retreats and weekly card classes. Take care.
cynaemon rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 4, 2020
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zurdoswifey rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 2, 2020
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Comment: 🙂 thanks for sharing ur number
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #57 add postage on Apr 22, 2020
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Comment: Hi Susan thanks for the pc to add to and send on its way. Thanks for the great extras!!
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Comment: LOLOL, ah the joys of parenting small childen:) Thanks for the laugh and the pc - okay, who eats fried brussel sprouts anyway!!!
MissPaula rated for Art Collab #56 add postage on Apr 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the colorful PC's. I appreciate the book pages, I've misplaced my french tear apart book. A Fun distraction! ♥
ToujoursMoi rated for Art Collab #55 add postage on Apr 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and all the enclosed goodies
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful tags and journaling cards! Hugs, Diane
AmyMarie rated for ABES: AT Coins on Mar 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great AT Coins!
Meryly13 rated for ABES: Send 6 PURPLE Items on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Susan for the lovely items that you sent to me in this swap. There's certainly plenty there that I can make good use of!! :-)
jaz1yn rated for Private swap - stamped images on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thanks for swapping with me! Where do you buy your stamps?
Response: All over - Etsy, Ebay and from art stores - Paper Source, Blick. Tell me which one and I'll try to remember.
samsstuff rated for Art Collab #54 Add Postage on Mar 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the extras!
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Comment: Thanks fir the inspirational quotes. 😀
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Comment: Thank you. I like the quotes.
MamaMangrove rated for FCMA: Pink & Purple Postcard on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Love the card you created & I can relate to the text about an uncooperative mouth!. Thanks for brightening my mailbox & for hosting this swap.Spring here in south Florida means summer weather has begun -- not something I enjoy in these days of global warming
Allegrae rated for Art Collab #53 add postage on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the 2 gorgeous starters! I look forward to adding to them and sending them along. I drew your name for the next round, so I'll be sending 1 or 2 new starters your way,.
orneryswife rated for FCMA: Green and Yellow Postcard on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: Funny! Thank you!

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chelle523 on Nov 27, 2019:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous handmade card! I love it! Hope your holidays are amazing! <3

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