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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: February 4, 2023
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

NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2023 on Jan 31, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the chunk. I'm hoping to tour your part of the country this year. We had it planned for the spring of 2020... Train to Vancouver and then drive through WA, OR and northern CA. That didn't work out.a
elinor rated for AA.HM.PC: ATC In A Postcard - Jan on Jan 31, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the fun card :)
Bellalesa rated for Butterfly ATC on Jan 28, 2023
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Comment: Yes about that butterfly atc you sent me...it was beautiful...I liked the addition of the stitches...you are very talented
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap! I am very excited about the vintage fabric-- I'm going to make it into a coaster! (To make, I use 1 layer of top fabric and 2 layers of flannel, all cut to 5 x 5 inches. I layer them, with the right sides together, sew along the edges, turn, poke out the corners, and then top stitch around the edge. I've made so many of these! They make great gifts too)
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Comment: Hi Shelley! I love the chicken themed envelope! Super cute! Thank you too for the nice extras and stickers! Haha! We have alot in common! Happy swapping! ❀
ARTG33K74 rated for AI Happy Mail Triple Combo #8 USA on Jan 10, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for mailing again. I am so sad the original envelope was mauled in the sorting systems. The envelope you sent is the most beautiful art envelope I have received in all of 2022. Thank you so much for the photograph and the artist postcards as well! β™₯
Poeprincess rated for Winter on Jan 10, 2023
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Comment: Very nice collage with added stitching to add β€œwinter” & embellishments. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the 3 polaroids! What a fun surprise to receive! And terrifying... now I have incontrovertible proof that it's all real...
Cheyenneshea rated for AATC: SIMPLE HALLOWEEN ATC on Jan 6, 2023
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Comment: You are fabulous! Thank you for a beautiful ATC and all the extra goodies. I loved the stitching on your ATC I have an extra soft spot for pumpkins and they are displayed in my house all year round. Thank you for your patience as well with my travels and getting back to rating.
canadarosebud rated for Cities: Paris, France on Jan 4, 2023
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Ettoad rated for AFWLS: send reindeer card to 2 on Jan 4, 2023
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Comment: I too love your card πŸ’— I hope your Christmas was all that you wished it to be! Happy New Year!!
Tamawi rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 39 on Jan 2, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and sharing your zine. The triangle shape is tougher to trim the paper, but I also figure it's good to keep me on my creative toes.πŸ™‚
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Comment: Thank you
tendersores rated for AFWLS: send reindeer card to 2 on Jan 1, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card!
Onaki rated for Zines #35 on Dec 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the zine.
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard - I love this image of the girl! And thanks for sharing your list of Christmas treats. I love pecan pie, but I consider it a Thanksgiving treat. And peppermint anything is a favorite for me!
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Comment: Your deco is going to be fun to work in. Thsnk you for the sketch. Canton is in the foothills of the Applachian Moutains. The Spplachian Trail starts just north of here.
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful pink and purple photos, makes winter more enjoyable to see such bright colors!
TC rated for Upcycled Christmas Card PC ~ Winter Scene on Dec 24, 2022
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Comment: What a pretty city scene. Very different from our acres of dead grass. haha.
skinny52 rated for ABC USA ~ Christmas PC Swap on Dec 24, 2022
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Comment: I LOVE the fawn postcard! As for taking care of myself, today I'm going for a pedicure! Thanks very much and Merry Christmas to you πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ„

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Comments

lou on Jan 31, 2023:

Please check your private messages and emails, thanks

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!

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