Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2019 10:39 am


Date Joined: November 15, 2014
Last Online: January 22, 2019
Birthday: April 15
Country: United States
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20 Jan 2019

2/3 of January already gone. Doesn't seem possible.

Getting into Junk Journals and all the mess that accompanies them. Even making my own paperclips for my project.

Looking forward to a creative year, hope you are too.

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.


PineappleTarts rated for APDG - January on Jan 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Katti rated for APDG - January on Jan 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely comments!
Response: ♥ You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Aladyjackson rated for EP: Pretty Paper Swap (Edited) on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great variety of paper! I loved them all! How do you know me so well??? Must be those darn gnomes tellin my business!! 🤪
Response: ♥ Well the gnomes do have their ways. Thanks for the heart and enjoy.
Comment: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you so very much for the amazing card! XO Kelly
Response: ♥ Hope you have a very creative new year. Thanks for the heart.
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Ty! ☺️ Sorry for the late rating!
Response: ♥ Better late than never. Hope you found some of it useful.
Response: ♥ Hope it was Merry. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: 💕THANK ❄️You 🎉for the fun HAPPY New Year profile decos! 🎊 Blessings! 💛cc❤️⭐
Response: ♥Thanks for the heart. Hope 2019 is the best ever.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty images, especially the adorable pig and cute kitty! My profile is so cute now! Happy New Year!
Response: ♥Thanks for the heart. Hope 2019 is the best ever.
Comment: Super cute and cheerful ! Thank you for decorating my profile Happy New Year to you and yours! :)
Response: ♥Thanks for the heart. Hope 2019 is the best ever.
Comment: Thank you for the profile comment. Merry Christmas and i hope you have a great Holiday.
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart and have a very Creative New Year
Comment: You are always such a great swapper. Thank you.
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart and have a very Creative New Year
Comment: Merry Christmas
Response: ♥ Merry Christmas and a Creative New Year! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: ❤⛄💛 THANK You 🎅😊so much ❤ ❤️!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS & ❤🎄 Blessings, cc😁 💕🎄💛
Response: ♥ Merry Christmas and a Creative New Year! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: fun pics, merry christmas
Response: ♥ Merry Christmas and a Creative New Year! Thanks for the heart.
mcall rated for 9LP~ Mini Pocket with 3 Holiday Coins on Dec 21, 2018
Comment: Sweet coins. Thank you SuZi
Response: ♥ You are welcome. Thanks for the heart and a Merry Christmas and Creative New Year.
jenmcjen rated for 3 Christmas Coins on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Every single one of these is so beautiful and awesome! Thanks so much!!! Also thanks for all the extra coin cutouts. I can definitely make use of them!
Response: ♥ Glad I can share. Thank you for the heart and have a Merry Christmas.
naturenerd3 rated for IS: Christmas Themed ATC Coins on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Beautiful. Thank you! I appreciate the extra coin backs too!
Response: ♥ Happy to share. Thanks for the heart and have a Merry Christmas.
lomogirl rated for MAE - Winter Wonderland on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the snowflake stickers - very pretty.
Response: ♥ Happy to hear it got to you. Thanks for the heart. Have a Merry Christmas.
CiCiHatter rated for Christmas Artist Trading Coins on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: the coins are awesome!!!...the silver snowflake is so cool....you did such a great job on each coin....thank you so much for making them for me...and thank you for the extra goodies....Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year...stay warm!
Response: ♥ Please Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too and thanks for the heart.
uiltje rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - No Paper on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Your PL arrived a couple of days ago, but I was out of town for the weekend. How amazing all the cards are. I keep looking at them on and on again. What a great idea to fill the bubbles of package material! I didn't know it is possible to punch dried leaves (new inspiration!). And I have to use my sewingmachine more often! Did I say I am very happy while looking at it?
Response: ♥ It is always an adventure to leave paper behind. I am very glad you are enjoying it. Thanks for the heart. P.S. I punched them and then dried them.

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Neenarneenar on Jan 21, 2019:

APDG - January

It's cold enough to snow where I am. it has snowed here a few times but nothing ever sticks to the ground. If we drive an hour up the mountain we hit snow.

it's my birthday this month.. JANUARY 24..

Every year I make a list of books I want to read so far the last three year have been set at 24 books. Last year I did not even come close but this year I will exceed it. Do make a list of things you want to complete in the year?

astrodogg on Jan 2, 2019:

Swap: APDG ~ MEGA HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!!!

Mail Deadline: Jan 2, 2019

ID: astrodogg

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas 🎄 and I wish you an awesome year ahead! 🎉 ❤


aurelas on Jan 1, 2019:

Have a lovely year!

sparkle vintage hk

nancylee on Dec 31, 2018:


SuZignomeMoM on Dec 31, 2018:


Enjoy the Year of the Pig.

anrtist on Dec 31, 2018:


Here's wishing you a Blessed year with Truth, Health, Happiness & Prosperity!



Blessings! cc

MCGalaxy on Dec 26, 2018:

Merry Christmas (I’m so sorry for the delay in posting. I didn’t take into account when I signed up that I’d be out of town from the date that partners would be assigned until the due date. I’m so sorry for not noticing that sooner. I still hope that you had a great Christmas )

Mugsie on Dec 25, 2018:

Johkup on Dec 24, 2018:

APDG ~ MEGA Merry Christmas to you!!!!

ema819 on Dec 23, 2018:

APDG ~ MEGA Merry Christmas to you!!!!

Best wishes for a great holiday season, good weather, and happy swapping! ❄️ Ema

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