Swap-bot Time: August 20, 2018 6:00 am


Date Joined: November 15, 2014
Last Online: August 20, 2018
Birthday: April 15
Country: United States
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Post Crossing

Latest news

7 Aug 2018

I have discovered a stash of Rolodex cards. They are unused and in fairly good condition (barely foxed). Contact me via PM with your name and address if you would like me to send you some.

I felt badly for my international friends when they complained about postage prices but now we have the same inflated rates. Not sure what change to make what I used to send overseas for $1.57 become $14.25 but it has and that is not good.

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. BTCs, Butterflies, Birds, Books, Buttons, 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, 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.


ladydy5 rated for A.I. New Craze - Coins on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you my friend. I can use both the 3 pocket and the extras. x0
Response: ♥ So happy to have you for a partner. Enjoy. Thanks for the heart.
babypansy rated for Quick Postcard Swap! on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: The postcard is actually one of the coolest things ever. Scooters are pretty sick, thank you
Response: ♥ Well now it has a great new home. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the fun ATCs. Actually, the green bkgrnd was mine, so it was nice to receive it after it had been decorated! Thank you, also, for the coin—great job on everything!
Response: ♥ This was fun. Glad you like them. Thanks for the heart.
Scrybe rated for WW: Blog Swap on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Response: ♥ You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
SilverD rated for BL ~ Latest Craze-ATC Coin on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: OMG, did I win the lottery??!!! Your ATC is gorgeous and so well done and I am so incredibly happy that you sent me all the wonderful butterfly die cuts!!! You are so very generous, thank you so much!
Response: ♥ We made them to share. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love them . Thanks kiddo!
Response: ♥ Hope you find a use for the extras. Thank you for the heart
Comment: Oh wow your neat journal arrived today thank you! Love it so much! All the different and special papers... a wonderful haptical experience. And it remembers me that I wanted to try out marbling some day. <3
Response: ♥ Very happy to hear it made it and hope it provides lots of inspiration. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Beautiful journal, as always! Thank you :)
Response: ♥ I do tend to save a lot of the same things for my journals. Only a few differences. Thanks for the heart.
lauriew rated for 9LP~Mini Pocket with Coins on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much. The coins are so simple but beautiful. And thanks for finding some pink stickers for me - they are lovely! Great swap. Laurie
Response: ♥ The Tilde stickers came from a friend in Norway. Glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart.
esew123 rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Fantastic coins! Love the theme and the little paper bag. Thanks again! :-)
Response: ♥ Thanks for the nice words and the heart.
janineureka rated for New-ATC Coin on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Wow! You do such beautiful work. I love the coins, they show why this trend has taken off. And, of course, the extras were perfect! Thank you so much.💗
Response: ♥ So glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart.
LunaMoody rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: ♥ you are most welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Gaucha rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - Summertime on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Wow! This flip book is really wonderful. I love everything about it. All the little notes between the flips, the amazing goodies and wonderful tea. It surely made my day, thank you so much! One heart on swap-bot and two extra hearts for you <3
Response: ♥ I am very glad you liked it. Thanks for the hearts. (I use that sort of flip in my journal to commemorate a special day or event.)
1koolkrafter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies.
Response: ♥ You are most welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Naya rated for FBF: Nature Flip Book on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous flip book you made. I absolutely loved it !! How did you know Grafic 45 is one of my favourite paper. It made my day :) thank you!
Response: ♥ Graphics 45 is everyone's favorite, isn't it? So happy to hear you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
isleofone rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I especially loved the handmade envelopes, a really nice addition to a great package.
Response: ♥ Happy to hear you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
stephielentz rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 22, 2018
Response: ♥ Glad to see it reached you. Thanks for the heart.
mamarochat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice assortment.
Response: ♥ I hope they inspire. Thanks for the heart.
Karen07 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: ♥ You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! :)
Response: ♥ You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.

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CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

anrtist on Jul 2, 2018:

spreading a little butterfly love! ;-)

nancylee on May 3, 2018:

APDG April Showers bring May flowers challenge

HI and HAppy MAy - our temperature shot up from 49 on MAy 1st t 89 yesterday May 2nd and now lots of tulips, daffodils, pansies,hyacinth, petunia and geranium are blooming - we need rain again or I will need to water tonight :)

Happy Spring!

ladydy5 on Apr 22, 2018:

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

emeraldawn on Mar 20, 2018:

Sorry this is a few days late, we are still in the LION part of march and last week my roof leaked and water took out the internet! And the hours I work (overnight) my work shuts off the internet.

Anyway hope you're getting a nicer spring like weather...we have 3 to 4 more days of rain, then nice spring like weather.

The "out like a lamb" APDG swap

nancylee on Mar 12, 2018:

MARCH out like a lamb APDG Hi Thanks for joining my swap - enjoy the decorations and hope you have a lovely mild March

spring flowers in early March

soft spring rain and sun getting brighter

time for outdoor fun bubbles, kites, hoola hoops!

emeraldawn on Mar 10, 2018:

Hope you're March is more lamb than Lion. (In like a Lamb swap )

nancylee on Mar 10, 2018:

MARCH In like a lion APDG

Hi and thanks for joining my swap!! It snowed the other day at home and was 70 the week before for our fun wacky early MARCH weather( NYC)

I always feel like this weather messes up my hair (hare) !

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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