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smmarrty

smmarrty
Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: December 7, 2022
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 - smmarrt@aol.com. 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 27th 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.

J is for Junk Journal

Stuff I like and stuff I use a lot in my journals

tickets, bird/bee/bug pics/illustrations, used postage stamps, words, quotes and phrases (stickers/stamps/and from magazines), paper dolls, painted papers, odd bits of paper, unusual photos or advertisements, all the colors of paper and washi tape.

I like things made with and from book pages, painted book pages, junky clusters, small pockets and envelopes made from book or magazine pages. I like paper dolls - a la Megan Quinlan and Niamh Baly. And Stampington magazine ideas for dolls, pockets, and other. Ask me if you need more info.

Ratings

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Comment: FABULOUS! Thanks very much, I can tell that you have a great stash!!!
JenZen5 rated for JJJ: Send 6 FALL/AUTUMN Things on Nov 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sending so many beautiful and unique items. Much of the items I've never seen before and I'm very happy to now have. You are so very generous. And thank you for the graph and ledger paper. I do love it. This was a great swap, thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful day.
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Comment: Great start. Can't wait to work on it.
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Comment: love your journal. Thank you for the extras
marymary914 rated for JJJ: Send 3 Specimen Cards on Oct 5, 2022
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Comment: I found them! They were under a pile of papers. Not sure how that happened. But I love these specimen cards! Thanks so much!!
BusyB rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies Swap on Oct 4, 2022
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Comment: Oh thank you Susan! I love everything you sent, lots of fun stuff in here. Every bit will be used, the ideas are swirling already. My favorites are all the handmade and stamped goodies! I don't know if I can part with these dolls. Lol Did you make the stamps? I've never seen these before and I absolutely love them!! Thanks again for being a wonderful swap partner!
Response: No - the stamps are Art Foamies and Dina Wakley, I think.
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Comment: Thanks for the interesting embellishments! I love the extras too, thank you!
Artstamper rated for JJJ: Sender's choice on Sep 23, 2022
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Comment: Susan, thank you for the generous and fun things you sent for this swap!! I absolutely love all the shoes and will use them soon. The other things are interesting too so will see what Comes to me,
Begokschaf rated for Junk Journaling Words on Sep 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much
ccmmsu rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #5 on Sep 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the great cards! They're all new to my collection, and I especially like the vintage cats and NASA cards. :)
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Comment: Oh my goodness I felt like it was my birthday when I opened your swap. Thank you for so many goodies. I especially liked all the papers, so pretty and the die cuts. Especially the feathers! Wish I could give you lots of hearts.
Response: You're welcome. Have fun and feel free to share. I have way too much stuff!
Ladyadybug rated for Junk Journaling Words on Sep 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the fun words you have included - the paper doll was especially sweet to receive!
LadyJo rated for CPG Aug 22 Stocking Stuffer - US on Aug 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer! I will put this with my other ones, till December!
BusyB rated for Junk Journaling Words on Aug 28, 2022
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Comment: Susan, thank you very much for the variety of words and extras. I will enjoy using these words in my journal and I love the whimsy paper doll! Your swaps always make me smile and I learn something new from swapping with you. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I love the cute stickers you used!
Lyndylou5 rated for PCS: Joker’s Wild #3 on Aug 25, 2022
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Comment: These are great cards, I don’t have any of them! And thanks for the fabulous bright papers and envie. I really like the texture of them, and will put them to good use.
LauraM540 rated for MJS: Clusters for Journals ~ US on Aug 17, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great clusters and the fun extras! I will have fun finding projects to use everything on!
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Comment: Hi Susan, thanks for all the wonderful things you sent for this swap. I have to say your rainbows are much prettier than mine. I loved everything but especially the mushrooms.Thanks for everything including the swap which I really enjoyed and will be making more!!
BusyB rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #2 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Susan, love the pocket you made with the Dina Wakley bird tucked in. Will be the first make by someone else to go into my new journal! She's one of my favorites and Tim Holtz. His new quotes stamps are next to purchase on my wishlist. Thank you for all the generous goodies! I will use everything you sent, hard to choose a favorite. Lol Some cool stuff to play with in all my journals! Thank you for being an awesome swap partner. Many ❤️s to you! Hope you're staying cool where you are.
Response: I'm happy that you're happy. Have fun with all of the JUNK!
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Comment: Great Swap!! What I love about these swaps is that I get to see everyone's style and I learn things and find new things that I can incorporate into my journals that I may not have chosen for myself!! I LOVE that! It's really helping me to grow as a junk journal artist!! Thank you for all of the great goodies! EVERYTHING will go to great use!!!! Have a fab week! xx Gabi

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Comments

MissPaula on Aug 6, 2021:

Thanks so much for the surprise Collab PC! Love your colorful backgrounds!

Bhindblueeyes on Dec 15, 2020:

Thank you so much for the two more cards! These are wonderful, and her is going to be amazing!!!

TryshaH81 on Oct 19, 2020:

Thank You Thank You Thank You.
I really can't thank you enough for this huge box of greeting cards!! I will make sure they all go to a good use!! Your amazing!! The people I send cards to are going to love the assortment you sent me. I will be able to send out lots of cards thanks to you!!

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