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groundhogstamper

groundhogstamper
Original Member
Last Online: February 2, 2023

Country: United States

About Me

I am first a Christian and next, I'm married to my best friend. We have 3 sons, all married to lovely ladies, and 7 grands. I love spending time with my kids and grands. We live with our youngest son and his family.

I enjoy anything to do with my hobbies of stamping, making greeting cards, making and swapping ATCs. I've had to downsize a lot after two moves in recent years, but I still have enough supplies to do some paper crafting.

Years ago, I taught some stamping classes when I lived in Michigan and then in Texas. Now, I do lots of learning by watching YouTube.

Thrift stores are my favorite places to shop. I get so excited to find boxes of stationery. I often wonder who owned it before it came to the thrift store and why she didn't write letters on those pretty papers.

I also love giraffes, zebras and birds, and I I like tea (except for English Breakfast and flowery flavor). Love anything peanut butter, milk chocolate and peppermint.

I do not collect postcards, but since I have received so many in swaps, I will probably send them out as a RAK sometime.

I love dogs and cats but we don't have any right now. In the past we've had all sizes of poodles and a Cairn terrier. We've never had a cat because hubby is very allergic to them. But every morning he puts food out for the stray cats and we enjoy watching them. One gets up to the window and visits with us, but will not come close to us outside. At night, raccoons and opossums visit. My family tells me that all of these animals are my pets. I do love them but it's not like having a pet in the house to cuddle with..

Flower scents and cigarette smoke make me sick. We use essential oils in diffusers. Peppermint is my favorite. I have a lot of health problems...allergic to 4 chemicals including fragrances and one that is used in the process of paper making. I am very limited in the soaps and lotions I can use. I don't have to worry about makeup as I haven't ever used it. I also have psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, Sjogrens syndrome, hypothyroidism, etc. I have had 1 neck and 8 back surgeries. Needless to say, I am not able to do much any more.

I love all colors, but orange is my least favorite. I do use it on Fall cards though.!!

Favorite Music

Old hymns, acapella

Favorite Movies

Hallmark's. I don't go to the movies and only once in awhile do I watch one on TV.

Favorite Television

Dateline, 48 Hours, Local and National News, The Voice

Favorite Crafts

Rubberstamping and ATCs. I like "tasteful" ATCs - none with even partial nudity or very weird and nothing from the dark side, no Halloween and no skulls. Please, nothing with snakes or spiders on. I'm very afraid of both. Also, I'd prefer not to receive any religious items.

Favorite Books

The Bible, Christian novels, Amish romance, anything about papercrafting. I like any papercrafting magazines. Favorites are anything from Stampington. Also, I love to read cookbooks.

About Me

If you ever receive something from me with Postage Due, please let me know. I will be happy to reimburse you. Even the Post Office doesn't get it right sometimes. Recently, my husband took one of my envelopes into the P.O. and brought it back to me in the car. He said they wanted to charge more than $3.00 for it. I told him it seemed like a lot but I guessed I didn't have a choice. So he took it back in and got a different employee who charged him 95ยข.

Ratings

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Comment: Your flowers are beautiful! I love them. I had so much fun making these, I hope you did too! How funny that you also had a pen pal from Breda. I've been living here in the city center for a few months in our little apartment and I just love it. Thank you for joining this swap!
SerenBunny rated for February Birthday Card #2 on Jan 28, 2023
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Comment: Wow that is so cool that your oldest is my bday twin! Thank you so much for the beautiful card- I have it set aside waiting for next year ^_^ xx
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Comment: Thank you!! Lol, if it's a tradition, it's a tradition:) We don't have big plans either but I am not above buying 1/2 off chocolates the next day:) Taste just as sweet lol!!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark and quote! I actually still read hardcover books so the bookmark will come in handy.
Jafferty rated for February Birthday Card #2 on Jan 23, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the bday card swap! I hope you have a wonderful February birthday!
Ikat78 rated for February Birthday Card on Jan 23, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly card! I appreciate the pcs, washi, and handmade notecard. I love your bday story. The user name makes complete sense. ๐Ÿ˜† I love your positivity. Hope you have a lovely birthday. Thank you.
Fabriqueen rated for Pick me up January on Jan 18, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and notecard and templates! I love flourishes so these are perfect! I love the quote also. So true! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
papercraft70 rated for WIYM: Watercolor Fodder: Leaves on Jan 12, 2023
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Comment: Hello Marsha! Your watercolor fodder leaves is nice and I appreciate all the extras you send. I love reading the messages you shared with me. Hope we can meet in other swap. Have a good day to you.
isabellasnow rated for WIYM: Mini Dangle Tags US on Jan 8, 2023
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Comment: Hi Marsha! I'm SO glad you sent collaged tags! That's actually my favorite but I know it's good to get out the rubber stamps, too ;+) You do the nicest work and I'm so happy I was your partner for this swap. Many thanks for the gorgeous tags and for your friendship over the years.
Panda1122 rated for YTPC: 2 Sheets/ Pockets & Tags on Dec 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely pockets, tags and bookmark. The paper you used is lovely and I love the lavender. ๐Ÿ’œ Unfortunately the envelope tore at the bottom so I'm not sure if other items were included... But I wanted to let you know so in the future you may consider thicker envelopes or placing clear tape on the envelope edges.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I appreciate the reminder about putting tape around the envelope edges. I think the bookmark was the only extra I had included. If anything was damaged, please let me know. I'd be happy to resend.
kromo rated for CPG-Christmas count down 6 - US on Dec 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the swap. I am waiting till I am finished with my advent envies to open. Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ thank you for all the wonderful goodies inside of this swap! I loved it all and you went above and beyond with all the stickers, stamps, and washi. I even love that paper you used to wrap it and will definitely use that for my journal, plus the bookmark was very pretty. Thank you. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
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Comment: In addition to sending late I don't feel you met the "Items are to be of good quality. Send a variety of items and be generous." swap requirements. Believe me, you are not alone in life challenges. I don't know anybody, including myself, that doesn't have them. Maybe your life challenges should be a reason to not join swaps instead of an excuse to disappoint your swap partner. IN RESPONSE TO YOUR COMMENTS: You messaged me AFTER the send by date to say youโ€™d send late and werenโ€™t sure when. You exchanged messages with the swap host after the send by date. You knew your rating would be a 3 because of the late send. It happens. Rather than pretend youโ€™re shocked and make passive aggressive comments, just own what happened and move on. No need to resend, drama situations like this are one of the reasons I am no longer participating in Swap-bot.
Response: In all of the years I've been swapping, you are the only person I seem to have disappointed. I'm. sorry. I wish you had let me know before rating me. I will resend. Happy Holidays!
dmarie rated for USAPC: Treat pouch on Dec 11, 2022
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Comment: This is so beautiful! Thank you for making it for me ...Ilove the snowman and the gorgeous bookmark ... the papers that you used are pretty... Thank you for joining the swap ...Happy Holidays!! โ™ฅ
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Comment: Hi Marsha, I love the pocket you made and the pretty goodies that you included. Thank you! I enjoyed reading your note. I hope that you are on the mend with your back so that you can enjoy the holidays๐ŸŽ„
KarlaKC rated for WIYM: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you, Marsha, for this swap you sent this past Summer. I was away for the Summer and so am very late rating, but I had mail in a basket so that I wouldn't forget to rate when I got back. I hope you agree "better late than never". ๐Ÿ˜Š I really loved all the bits of paper you sent and the envelope was as equally pleasing with how you decorated it. Love how you used an Alabama stamp, where you're at! ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you! ... Karla, 12/6/
goosey rated for CPG-Christmas count down 5 -us on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: thank you!! merry christmas, marsha!!
bpl76 rated for CPG-Christmas count down 5 -us on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
Rbrstmpr rated for CPG-Christmas count down 5 -us on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: Thanks. Wonโ€™t be long before I can start opening all these envelopes. Opened your envie today and love all the Christmas ephemera, the note card, and especially the recipe cards! Thanks ever so much.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG-Christmas count down 5 -us on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much and happy holidays!
e2java rated for CPG-Christmas count down 4 -us on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much. Iโ€™m saving this for Christmas. ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ„

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jan 26, 2023:

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for a lovely envie of Happy Mail from tag at CPG!! So many nice things - much appreciated! Hugs!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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LauraM540 on Nov 14, 2022:

Thanks for the awesome random envie of goodies from the PF Tag!

Onaki on Sep 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the "Random Flat Envelope PIF" Tag from the forums! I loved everything you sent and truly appreciate it! Have a wonderful September!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 16, 2022:

Thank you so much for the nice note and stamps from my July wishlist at CPG! Hope you are staying cool!! Hugs!

ChrisAnne on Aug 10, 2022:

Thank you for the amazing post card RAK. I have loved going through them as there are so many great pcs in here. I am thrilled to have won this RAK. God definitely used you and this RAK to encourage and uplift me. Thank you!

Zefaniya on Aug 7, 2022:

Thank you so much for the CPG July wish! Those .1/3 cent stamps are going to come in handy for sure!

bordercolliemom59 on Aug 5, 2022:

Hi Marcia , thank you so much for the rak of pigment ink stamp pads thanks again and it was a nice surprise in the mail today . take care cat t aka bordercolliemom59

LadyJo on Aug 3, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG July wish of postage stamps! Great to have on hand!

colleenbUSA on Aug 1, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG July wish of stamps! Plus the cute bookmark!

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