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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: October 1, 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

About Me

I fell at work, fractured my thumb and sprained my wrist, this is making it very difficult to do anything that involves fine motor skills. Hopefully, this will affect too much, but I am going to be late in sending anything, I will let you know.

Ratings

Colleen2868 rated for Art Collab PC #108 (USA) on Oct 1, 2022
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Comment: My first time doing the swap and I got some fun one to work on thanks
Onaki rated for Zines #30 on Sep 30, 2022
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Comment: Wonderful zine, thank you so much!
KellyR rated for Ugly PC Swap #61 on Sep 30, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the ramen card! Not ugly IMO, but definitely random, haha :)
ilaurea rated for Cities: Sydney, Australia on Sep 28, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC, it was well done
Meba rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R73 on Sep 25, 2022
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Comment: I received the journal this morning. Thanks so much for the beautiful postcard. I'm jealous of your talent. Happy Fall!
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Comment: Very nice to see Tristia's deco again so I can see the progress. A great mixed media fish theme entry by you, I also like the list of materials you included on the back. I hope you've recovered from that nasty fall.
9O96O rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 15 on Sep 23, 2022
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Comment: Thankyou for Barbara C's lovely moon deco. I've added my watercolour moon scene to page 2 and move it along in Zine-Go-Round 16. You did an amazing job on page 1. I love your mixed media work. P.S. I hope wildfire season doesn't turn out to be too smokey.
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Comment: I love the tote bag ~ thank you so much! The fabric that you added really made it special. And thanks also for the cute little bookmarks too. xo
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Comment: Oh, wow! Sketching directly onto a postcard like this is SUCH a cool idea! This Cool Cat is incredible, too. I love the glasses so much~ 💜 Thank you for the wonderful swap!
lrm1980 rated for Zines #27 on Sep 20, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous zine. I love your hand-carved stamps and the stitching!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool photo postcard. I enjoyed my time in Washington. I entered 2 of my Seattle photos in our fair.
sherylk3 rated for Travelling book card #49 on Sep 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I had coffee and milkshakes. Tea is moving up my list. Rootbeer Float! I need one of those soon!!
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thank you so much for the amazing mini junk journal you sent me! I loved how you decorated every page and wishing you a wonderful day!
brooklynbunch rated for Ugly PC Swap #60 on Sep 13, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the card--definitely odd. Susan (brooklynbunch)
carterj rated for Art Collab PC #107 (USA) on Sep 12, 2022
5
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explore rated for Cat ATC - Newbie Friendly on Sep 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your stitched cat ATC. Years ago I had a smartphone thumb which handicapped it for a year, but trust that the body always has the power to heal. Hope your thumb will get better soon. Take care!
Byn0604 rated for MM&L: Alien ATC #3 - Crop Circles on Sep 10, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great card
Tamawi rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 37 on Sep 7, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fresh postcard. Fun! I've never seen stickers like the ones you sent me. Very unusual and pretty!
YooperHill rated for FALL LEAVES ATC on Sep 7, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap!

Rating Overview

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Comments

simcoe54 on Sep 28, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!

Gwillisinc on Sep 21, 2022:

Hello Shelley, I have sent you a couple messages, 9/21 & 9/8 about FTLOC#1: handmade pc- senders choice #1 Sent Aug 4, just wondering if you've received Gwillisinc

HeidiJean on Aug 30, 2022:

Thank you for the washi for the RAK USA only July RAK!

samsstuff on Jul 17, 2022:

samsstuff on Jul 17, 2022:

Neenarneenar on Jul 17, 2022:

APDG ~ National Ice Cream Day!

Happy Summer treat!! Elina- Neenarneenar

mysmashbooklife on Jul 11, 2022:

Hi! This is for the swap: APDG ~ National Ice Cream Day - 7/17

Icecream

Icecream

Icecream

Icecream

Eat some great ice creams! Have a nice day!

yvonne401 on Jul 11, 2022:

APDG ~ National Ice Cream Day - 7/17

Have some fun on National Ice Cream Day and eat some yummy ice cream!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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! 😃

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