Swap-bot Time: November 13, 2018 6:30 pm


Date Joined: November 15, 2014
Last Online: November 13, 2018
Birthday: April 15
Country: United States
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10 Sep 2018

I see more and more swaps that require you to check the profile of the recipient. And though it is nice to get something you like it is also a pain waiting to create a swap you are enthusiastic about right now.

Usually when I sign up is when I have an idea about how I am going to fulfill the swap. If I wait until partners are assigned I may have lost all my enthusiasm. I do go back and read the profile to add something more they like (and sometimes remove something they dislike) but these days I pass up on most profile based swaps.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky, the oldest of 6. Because we had no TV until I was 14, I spent a lot of time crafting.

Later when I was out of school I worked as an illustrator and cartographer.

While raising my children I took ceramic & woodworking classes at the local craft shop.

Now I work with paper. Making paper, marbling paper, making paste paper and creating all sorts of things from those papers. To see some of these visit my Pinterest board SuZi's Samples.

Books, Movies & TV

Many of my favorite books are posted on my Pinterest board, "Best Book EV-VER"

I can speed read but never bother to if I am enjoying what I call "entertainment reading".

To find most of my favorite movies check out, "Movie Magic"

Many of my favorite TV shows are just a click away, "Turn on the Telly"

Likes and Dislikes

Any of these things will make me when I receive them in the mail;

a. ATCs, Alphabets

b. Butterflies, Birds, Books, Blue (color), Brown (color)

c. Chocolate (I am always up for chocolate as my lack of waistline will attest), Cats, Cards

d. Dragons, Dragonflies, Doodles, Dogs (all sorts but if I was going to have one I would want a Heinz 57.)

e. Envelopes (handmade), Ephemera, Easter (anything/anytime)

f. Faeries, Foxes, Frogs, Folios, Fortune cookie fortunes

g. Gnomes, Glitter, Green (color)

h. Handcrafted anything, Halloween (cutesy, please not horrific)

i. Ice cream, Irises

j. Junk journals

k.Kittens, Kitsch, Kites, Keys

l. Long letters, Lace

m. Minions, Maps, Magpie Journals, Music

n. Nature, Note paper, Note pads

o. Origami, Owls, Orange (color)

p. PAPER (exotic or plain), Pocket letters, Postage stamps, Pen pals, Purple (color)

q. Quilts, Quilling

r. Ribbons, Recycle/Re-purposed/Reused items, Red (color)

s. Stickers (Teeny tiny to ATC size, I love em all and can find a place to use them), Skinnies, Sunflowers, Stamps (rubber), Stamps (postage), Short letters

t. TEA (all sorts) I maintain a board on Pinterest where I rate teas as I experience them. I am always looking for something new, Twinchies, Turtles

u. Unusual paper

v. Vintage things, Violet, Valentines

w. Washi, Washi, Washi

x. X-mas anything/anytime

y. Yarn, Yellow (color)

z. Zendangles (not to be confused with zentangles®)

Things that will make me ;

  1. Cosmetics, bath & body items.
  2. Jewelry and hair accessories
  3. Food out of the original packaging
  4. Heavy Metal, Death Metal, etc
  5. Blood and gut images
  6. Cartoons like Cow & Chicken, Beavis and Butthead, Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony, etc.

If you happen to send something from the dislike list I promise not to hate you.

Anything else you would like to know please feel free to ask.


I belong to two art based clubs.

LAFTA "Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists".

STABA (Second Tuesday Artist Book Association) a very small group devoted to creating books that are also works of art.


I have 4 International penpals, 2 of the 4 started with flat swaps I joined at random about a year ago. Another blossomed from my Post Crossing exchange, and the last came from a blog I follow called Penpal of the Week I was even featured as Penpal #141 on Aug 4th.

I am hoping to form several new penpal relationships with people I have met here on swaps.

I have been very bad about answering letters lately. If I owe you a letter and you read this, feel free to give me a hard nudge in messages.

Mini albums

Mini albums made from Project Life sized cards have replaced my love of Pocket Letters.

I don't do Project Life but have received many cards as extras in swaps. Rather than sending them to another swapper I decided to use them. The 1st couple of mini albums were easy and so much fun that now I am making my own 3 x 4 cards to match the swap themes I have found for these little gems.

You can still include things like a confetti packet and tags. Even add a full-fledged letter or just a note. The possibilities are endless.

more of my Mostly Gold swap

Perfect pairing. Paper scraps 3 x 4 and smaller with Washi (I have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much of both). Cannot get much better.

How I became a gnome Mom

My sister in Iowa created a bunch of gnomes. She gave them to her friends in hopes that they would photograph the gnomes in their travels and send back pictures to a project she called "Gnomes2Roam".

When she made Wally (named after Crocodile Dundee's mate, Walter, because of his hat) for me, I offered to send some gnomes to my overseas pen pals. She made 6 brothers for Wally. The gnomes refer to her as "the creator".

The first brother to move out was Wiggo who went to Norway and started his own home security business and has fallen in love with the smallest Matryoshka sister living there. Wyatt moved out to live with my daughter in Ohio and practice his yoga. William went all the way to New Zealand where he had a shock shortly after arrival when it snowed. Wilson (named after the Seahawks quarterback) moved to California to quarterback his own team of Lego® football players. Finally Thor flew off to the Netherlands to live the quiet life.

After he named himself, Soren decided he liked it just fine here with Wally. He is the only gnome I know without a mustache.

Watch Wally and Soren's cousins on YouTube

Meet Olav in grey and Lars in red.

They are the newest Gnomes to move in with me.


We have one cat, Kit, who loves putting in her 2¢ on all my creations but I try very hard to limit her contact with anything I send people with allergies. So far I have been successful. Please just be aware.

" Hope to swap with you again." Six of the most coveted words on here. It really makes me smile to know what I gathered together has made someone happy.

I ALWAYS send. If the unforeseeable happens and I am going to be late, I will contact you.

I ALWAYS rate. My mail comes in around 5 PM and I am down here on the computer rating right after supper.

I ALWAYS respond. Even if it is just a ♥. This helps me keep track of the swaps that got to their destination.

What I pledged...


I learned several things from joining Swap-bot.

One - I have way too much .

Two - All my efforts to downsize using Swap-bot have

My partners are sending back waaaaaaaaaay too much stuff.

Three - There are a lot of lovely, talented people out there that have no idea what a gift to the world they are.


keahirada rated for BL ~ Butterfly Flip Book on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: What a cute flipbook! I love the string and charm! It was such a unique format too, I will definitely be stealing that! Thank you!!
Comment: Love what you did wit this set of coin and tag.The silverware adds a nice touchThanks so much for your lovely swap and thegreat tissue paper.
mandigutterrose rated for IS Book Mark on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: These are beautiful, thank you!
Response: ♥ Thank you for the heart and I hope you enjoy them for a nice long time.
nnair rated for JJJ~Advent Junk Journal on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal!! Happy holidays!
Response: ♥I hope you have many joyful events to record this Advent. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: sweet little coins...thank you and extra paper too :)
Response: ♥ Enjoy and thanks for the heart.
Comment: really delighted with the beautiful junk journal notebook you did. thank you
Response: ♥ So happy you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
PaperPassion rated for ATC Tag and Matching Coin on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Love the coin and sweet tag you sent to me.Even the envelope is great.Thank you so much for the coin ,tag,and extras.
Response: ♥ Happy Fall. Glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart.
emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: ♥ Glad to know they got to you.
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the items!
Response: ♥ Glad to know they got to you.
Rimbar rated for P&F USA: HALLOWEEN 9 PL swap-USA on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: 10/03/2018-Ty ever so much for a creepy halloween pl. I love it. Happy swapping.
Response: ♥ Always fun to swap with you. Have a Happy Halloween and thanks for the heart.
jeka396 rated for MAE~Halloween Envies on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for these gorgeous envies! I loved that you sent them in a Halloween envie, and I love the cards you made to go with the Halloween envies too! Great swap!
Response: ♥ Hope you find somewhere to use them. Thank you for the heart.
thequilterslink rated for EH: Halloween Envies on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome swap!!!
Response: ♥ I hope you find a use for them. Thanks for the heart.
me2az50 rated for ACTs: ATC & Coin: September Song on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the September Song ATC and Coin. I love them. Isn't funny how they suddenly take on a life of their own and you just have to run it. Thanks again.
Response: ♥ It happens a lot to me. Thanks for the heart.
PaperPassion rated for The Calendar Coin x2 on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: Love the coins, thanks so much.
Response: ♥ You are welcome and thanks for the heart
georgiafae rated for A.I. Colors of Season Coins on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Sorry I just got around to rating this now-funny what you find when you clean your craft room. Anyway-these Fall coins are beautiful-fall is my fav time of year and love how you used the leaves to detail the coins. Thanks for all you shared with me!
Response: ♥ I am just glad you found it.Thanks for the heart.
ncnurse04 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 16, 2018
Response: ♥ Happy to see it made it there.
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: ♥ You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
postedparcels rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 15, 2018
Response: ♥ Happy to see it made it there.
donetta rated for USAPC: Set of 3 Halloween ATCoins on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Bahahahaha...these are so stinkin' adorable, Suzi! Not only are the ATCoins darling, but the sticky trim you put on the edges of the envelope things is...well, I'm peeling it off to use in some upcoming swaps! Thank you for being such a lovely host and swap partner!
Response: ♥ Always good to hear my partner liked what I sent. Thanks for the heart.
FarStarr rated for CC: Single magazine only Postcard on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: ♥ Glad to see it did get to you and thanks for the heart.

Rating Overview

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599 1028 0 0
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user6937 on Nov 4, 2018:

I received the ATCs Coin giveaway (on Friday) - thanks so much for sending both themed ones AND backings! I'll be able to use them all!!

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

Nellie1 on Sep 7, 2018:

places i'd like to visit profile photos

Bora Bora, French Polynesia alt text

Norway alt text

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BelfryBat on Sep 5, 2018:

I found a few pics of the inside of the Kat House - but they're too big to post (and honestly not that interesting) but check it out: http://notapaperhouse.com/die-katze-kindergarten-in-germany/

It has a tail slide! So cool!

astrodogg on Sep 4, 2018:

Places I'd Like To Visit Profile Photos

Mail Deadline: Sep 7, 2018

ID: astrodogg

The Louvre

The Eiffel Tower

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile

BelfryBat on Sep 3, 2018:

APDG: Places I'd Like to Visit







Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle, Romania):

Bran Castle

Bran Stairway

SuZignomeMoM on Sep 1, 2018:

places I'd like to visit profile photos

Hello Kitty House in Shanghai Japan

Die Katze kindergarten is between Baden-Württemberg, Germany and Alsace, France.

This unique piano house is in An Hui Province, China.

So you see it is not so much about the place as the unusual architecture.

draco on Sep 1, 2018:





CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

anrtist on Jul 2, 2018:

spreading a little butterfly love! ;-)

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