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samsstuff

samsstuff
Date Joined: February 3, 2011
Last Online: May 16, 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

Ratings

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Comment: thank you for all the butterfly pics and gif.
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fun "chunk"!!
JenZen5 rated for WIYM: SSS-MAY ‘22 (USA+) on May 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sending me the beautiful journal and sharing with me the zine you made. I love zines too but never made one. But I would like to. This is only the second one I've ever received. I will treasure it. Have a lovely day.
kristenlyns rated for Ugly PC Swap #51 on May 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fun card!
ch23 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Birds #2 on May 13, 2022
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Comment: Great card! Thank you! I have not heard of a pink robin. I will have to google it. I have lots of finches in my backyard-yes they are cute!
explore rated for Ugly PC Swap #52 on May 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your noodles postcard. I love noodles!
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Comment: Thanks for passing this along, Shelley! Looks very cool so far and I love your little stitches.
feverfawn rated for WIYM: GREEN POSTCARD SWAP #3 on May 2, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the green postcard, I haven't heard of any of these salads before!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty butterflies. One of my favorite parts of spring.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful profile bling🦋!! xxMuggleMom
murrtljean rated for Stickers and a Sketch - April on Apr 29, 2022
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Comment: Gorgeous postcard, thanks so much!
bluerose3 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Flowers #2 on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R68 on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
Gretchenwu rated for Ugly PC Swap #50 on Apr 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard !
PrairieKittin rated for Mushroom ATC (USA) on Apr 18, 2022
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Comment: Pretty blue mushroom. Love it. Thank you!!
Julesg3 rated for Note card & a bird drawing (USA) on Apr 18, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful bird drawing, Shelley! :) <3 Jules
carrotkate rated for LSRUS: Let's Recycle! on Apr 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the handmade card & bookmark.
nigatsubebe rated for LSRUS: Unlikely Letter Swap on Apr 16, 2022
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Comment: Don't think that "extra stuff" like stickers or something is ever needed. I like it when people take time to do something 'more personal' like a sketch or doodle. I usually can't myself!
9O96O rated for Zine-Go-Round, Round 10 on Apr 15, 2022
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Comment: That's a nice Year of the Tiger zine by dvmac--great handcarved tiger stamp image. I love the note you included. I too like to repurpose what people send me (their interesting envelopes and notecards). It's fab that you repurposed a notecard for your page. I will definitely be repurposing your pretty butterfly notecard. ❤️
marles rated for PH: What I'm Watching on Apr 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks! Gather , the documentary or The Gathering? I watched the first season of the Bridgertons and loved it! Honestly, haven't cared too much about the second one if the Duke isn't there!! LOL!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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! 😃

Poohtat on May 1, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK of the beautiful cuff bracelet. It fits perfectly and I love it!

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

samsstuff on Apr 30, 2022:

Neenarneenar on Apr 30, 2022:

APDG - Animal Series #3-Butterflies-April

Butterflies are so amazing, I feel like I see less and less of them. We planted more flowers this year in the garden just to get more butterflies. Hope it works.

Elina Neenarneenar

MuggleMom on Apr 16, 2022:

Butterflies in your fav colors

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

APDG~Animal Series #3-Butterflies-April

xx MuggleMom

9O96O on Mar 1, 2022:

What a really nice surprise--I received your copy of your 'Found' mini zine from the ZMACs Go-Round. It's exciting to see the finished zine and have it for my collection. Thank you Samsstuff!

RiverTopanga on Feb 26, 2022:

RE: Jan. RAK

I am thrilled! Panseys are one of my favorite flowers! I think I'm going to attach a pin and wear it! 🙂

Thank you! It was so generous of you to give this away.

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