Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2020 1:19 am


Date Joined: March 16, 2010
Last Online: January 17, 2015
Birthday: October 31, 1967
Country: United States

About Me

Update - We are back from 3 weeks family vacation in UK. I love Ireland!!!!! I would move tomorrow if I could.
This week - 3 days of beach camping with kids and their friends. Takes 3 days of prepping camping gear, food prep, etc. but it will be well worth it. Sad part is I can't take any craft supplies because everything smells like campfire after the trip. What will I do for 3 days? Oh well, I'll just have to relax and enjoy the beach.

I am on the road to redemption. Yes, I'm back on swapbot fixing the swaps I flaked on. Please notice the latest ratings. The job is still crazy hours but I've realized that stealing some time away from work and family for crafting is important for me. So again I ask your patience as I slowly rebuild my good swapping reputation. I only have 1 more swaps to fix. I'm working on it now plus 2 others that I will send out regardless of ratings. Thank you to all who have been helping me get back on the right track. I really appreciate the confidence you have in me to do the right thing and I will!

I am a 1st grade teacher, mother of 3 (15, 12, 9), some what liberal (I live in California), want to live greener, happily married to the BEST man in the world, person who is seeking to give outlet to a beginning love of crafts. I am challenging myself to try new crafts and meet new people.

Loves: peanut butter cups & heath bars, sugar cookies, polka dots, blue, the beach, sunday morning breakfast, reading in p.j.'s all day long, sushi, simple pleasures, suduko, thrift store shopping, reading mysteries, and so much more.

My style is a mixture of shabby chic, modern, natural, classic. When in doubt, think of the beach on a winter day (winter white, pale blue, navy, gray, natural wood, sand). I collect sea glass & white rocks off the beach.
I love the vintage, sommerset style and I prefer homemade to store bought any day. Please feel free to let your creativity out when you swap with me.

Dislikes: Clowns, cheese, pornography, and smoking. I'm not a very dark person; so I'm not really into the creatures of the night (except for Edward - but he's not truely dark),

I believe myself to be spiritual and moral; however I would rather not discuss faith.

Wish list - I love craftiness, please feel free to use your talents with me and make homemade swaps. Embelishments of any kind- charms, small flowers, buttons, etc. I've been admiring homemade flowers quite a bit but haven't been able to make any that I like myself.

Tags - any decorated tags are great

Small Bee stamp

birds (please no crows or chickens- they scare me),

bookmarks(I love to read!!!),

jewlery (I can dream) - silver or antique looking, I prefer simpler, less bling

pins for my book bag

seasonal decorations for home & classroom,


swap cards

scrapbook anything,

little stuffies/plushies (cat, bird,owl, elephant, bee, monster, etc),

wired ribbon (actually any ribbon),

notecards & letter sets (I like to include letters with my swaps)

charms (including hand made for charm bracelet

homemade soap,

antique hankies (I have 3 right now),

I would love to receive a re-do scrabble tile pendant, bottle top pendant, or glass tile pendant.

I use small notebooks all the time and can always use more.

garlands (don't have any yet, but willing to swap these) - would love mini banner to decorate craft area

If anyone can sew, I'm in desperate need of fabric folder to put letter writing stuff in so it stays organized when I travel - kind of like a big tea wallet, but for paper

Clothing size - I'm very short (just shy of 5 feet) but after 3 kids I'm probably a medium size. Would love so rethrifted/refashioned t-shirts or tank tops.

Colors - my favorite is blue but I love almost any colors; some other favorites - copper, rich red, the greens found in a forest, brown & blue, brown & aqua, black & white, pink & green, blue & rust, any fall colors.

Seasons- Halloween and winter (even though where I live it is never cold)

I realize that what I send someone may not always be something they wish to keep after the swap. I have no problems with re-gifting. In that spirit, I have occasionally used items I have received, as part of a different swap. I will try to credit the original sender but I do sometimes forget. I mean no disrespect by re-gifting, I just don't want items to be wasted in a drawer when they could continue brightening someone's day.

Favorite Movies

We just started getting Netflicks with our Wii. It's become addictive to watch whole series in a weekend. I love all chick flicks (Pride & Prejudice, You've Got Mail, Chocolate) and cheesy movies (Tremors!!!). LOVE Glee, Mentalist, Bones, Psyche, Heroes, etc.

My Family

I've started doing some swaps for children/ families so need to up date: My husband Greg - also teacher, thinks I'm crazy to swap but supportive (mostly), loving man. Loves golf & cooking (yes that's right)

Olivia (15) - soccer, dance, small charms, yellow, gum, iphone, looking forward to learning to drive (oh lord help me)

Harrison (12) - music (plays guitar & just started piano), soccer, mythology, Percy Jackson books, Wii, soccer, basketball.

Parker (9) - soccer, silly sense of humor, food (he'll eat anything - loves corn dogs and sushi), Wii, history (right now egyptian and romans).

Cats (my husband also makes fun that I'm a cat lady - but we only have 1 - see note below) Missy - hand raised (mom killed when she was 3 days old), short haired, black beauty with fiesty attitude. George - my beloved baby snuck out an open window and met a coyote. We are all missing him terribly. (I hate coyotes!)


I really try to make a swap that my partner would like. Feel free to let me know if there are any problems and I will try to fix right away. I greatly appreciate partners taking the time to rate; that way I know they have received the swap. I always rate :) I'm my worse critic and I have been known to redo a swap if it doesn't come out how I like. I'm also slow; often ideas take a while to come to me. I will pm anytime I'm late or there is a problem. Effort is always greatly appreciated.

Friendship Books

I have a few available if anyone would like.

Favorite Books

I love mysteries!!!!! I prefer books by women authors but I'm open. I rarely read science fiction, fantasy, or romance novels (guess I live it, why read it). I also like craft books. My grandfather was an author of fiction books about the RAF for boys (kinda like the Hardy Boys). I never met him so I think this is sort of my connection with him. Please keep an eye open for books by Robert Bowen. thanks


Juliajae rated for Potted Plant Art Stakes (BLING) on Oct 19, 2011
Comment: Susy, I hate to rate a 1. Haven't heard from you or received anything and it's been nearly 3 months. HAPPY to change rating if something changes. -Julia-
craftyozgirl rated for Fabric ATC Swap For Newbies #4 on Oct 10, 2011
Comment: :(
tiaragoth rated for Charms, Charms, Charms! - JULY on Oct 1, 2011
Comment: Thanks Susan : ) Very cool!
Comment: Even though it was quite late!! I am rating a 5 because you really put forth the effort to make this a really nice package! I love it all!!! The fabric is beautiful! Thank you!
Response: Sorry my package never made it from Mexico. I really tried to make the second one special - so glad you like it.
Comment: This was by far the best item I have ever received in this series of swaps! Thank you soo much for the gorgeous bracelet, I cannot wait to wear it =)
Response: Thank you so much and I'm so glad it made your day.
Comment: How ironic you got me twice!! LOL Beautiful work on the CUPCAKE Fabric ATC. IT'S SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!! Like I said you are VERY TALENTED! I can't believe these were your first fabric ATC's - you are a pro already!!!!!! Oh WOW and the TAG - wonderful job on that!!!!!! ONCE AGAIN, MANY , MANY, MANY HEARTS TO YOU! :) and thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: Thank you for such wonderful praise and being such a gracious partner. I'm so glad you like both ATC's. I think I'm hooked on fabric ATC's so hopefully we'll get to swap again soon.
cottonthistle rated for Fabric ATC Swap for Newbies #2 on Jul 18, 2011
Comment: OH MY GOSH! I love the THISTLE Newbie Fabric ATC !!!!!!!! It is incredible! You hit it right on the money! LOL You are very talented and thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! Many, many hearts to you! :)
Newfie rated for A Note About .... Mail on Jul 5, 2011
Comment: Susan, thank you so much for a completely perfect package! I love the pretty card you made, and the sunflower bookmark. I love it all! Your great letter made me laugh several times. Thank you also for the pretty butterfly cards. You sure did pay attention to my profile. Have a great summer!
Response: Sorry the postal strike delayed the package but so glad you appreciate it and it made your day!
DonnaLeeDesigns rated for Send Me a Tote & a Note #4 on Jul 5, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the tote and lovely note. I really like the cute owl card - gave me some inspiration to make one for my next swap. Thanks for the USA quarters - but don't be upset - you sent ones I already have, lol - I better check my list again - they will go into my USA coin bank for my next trip - hoping to go to Chicago in May 2013 for International Moose Convention
Tynkerbelle rated for Trim & Treasure Tag on Jun 25, 2011
Comment: so very happy to have you as a partner again....i absolutely love my tag and the wonderful way you created it!! very shabby chic and truly the best!! I hope you have a wonderful trip and i envy you, hope you get many great pics and great memories...& yes when you get back and settled in a private swap is always welcomed...have a great time & thanks again for everything
Response: It's always a pleasure to swap with you because you are so sweet and generous with your praise; plus I get to create with pink and fairies - you're truly a magical partner.
Comment: nice work - very pretty! thanks for the matching earrings. p.s. one bead on the necklace broke in shipping :(
Response: I'm so sorry. I'm messaging you so I can send you some spares to fix it or you can send back and I'll fix.
mamacrafter rated for Altered Drawstring Bag / Pouch on Jun 7, 2011
Comment: Thank you so, so much for a awesome package! I love the little pink pouch and all the great goodies inside. :) Especially the vintage button card. Thanks for the extra paper and sheet music too. You really went above and beyond for this swap. I would never want a "redo" from you. ;) Thanks, Marla
Response: As always thank you, thank you, thank you. You are such a gracious partner; I love sending to you.
Moe rated for Thriftstore Find #16 on Jun 3, 2011
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely candle holder....I love it! It is so pretty! And thank you for all the m&m's - yummy! Thank you very much for the lovely gifts and picking out something so very pretty! I am going to display the candle holder on my mantel...thank you again!
Response: So glad you like it.
tiaragoth rated for Charms, Charms, Charms! - MAY on Jun 3, 2011
Comment: VERY cool! Thanks so much Susan : )
Response: glad you like it.
susiqz rated for Altered Chunky Tag on Jun 1, 2011
Comment: most fun!
Response: So glad you liked it - my first chunky tag
lulu702 rated for Something "Pink" in color Swap on May 22, 2011
Comment: What an awesome gift you sent, thank you so much for your generosity! The earrings and bracelet are beautiful! I love them, thank you again for sending them to me!!
raegun83 rated for April Stash Bust - 2nd Annual! on May 14, 2011
Comment: Thanks for all the great stuff, Susan! And for the cute way it was packaged, too. I'm also eagerly awaiting the other thing that you had to send me, and I'll let you know my opinion on it when it arrives. ;) Update: I got the second envie from you today! Thanks again. Please tell your son he did a great job, I appreciate that he made this for me.
mamacrafter rated for Pocket Booklet - Plus on May 12, 2011
Comment: I love my little pocket booklet! It is so beautiful and creative. I love all the "Plus" items too. :) Thank you so much for an awesome swap package!Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯
Response: I'm so glad you like it; I had a great time looking for vintage things to put in it.
Comment: Awesome! Thank you so much its beautiful!
Response: I'm so glad you like it.
Spepera rated for FAS: Mini Purse EDITED on May 5, 2011
Comment: Beautiful swap!!! I love so much everything you sent me!!! Thanks a lottttttt!!!
Response: Thank you so much for the opportunity to make up this swap. I'm so glad you like this swap and your great rating is very appreciated.

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Leashah on Oct 30, 2011:

peachynook on Oct 10, 2011:

Hello .. I was your partner in the earing swap which I've not recieved yet . I notice you have not sent them . can you honer this swap thankyou .. peachynook ......

RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

akmoose68 on Jun 27, 2011:

ThAnK yOu Soooo much for the precious matchbox purse!! It is incredibly adorable, and I love the goodies inside as well - beautiful earrings, and they matched the purse so well! I would love to do a private swap soon... :D Thank you again - it was a high quality, pleasant surprise to receive! HUGS! Γ’β„’Β₯

waldenpond2 on Jun 10, 2011:

Teehee! mustache envy... I'll tell him that. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and I'm so glad you like it! Happy summer to you!

Papy77 on Jun 7, 2011:

Thank you very much for the purple flower, arrived today and are wonderful, beautiful pins are applied. Thank you for being my angel for this swap. Papy77 / Patrizia

weeviljing on May 23, 2011:

I forgot to add this to my previous comment! :)

weeviljing on May 19, 2011:

Thank you so much for angeling the altered matchbox for me. I just adore the matchbox purse you did and the little goodies you put in! Made me think of so much possibilities I could do with matchboxes. May you receive more good swap karma for this! :) Thanks again, Susy! :)

ninjapirate on May 17, 2011:

Thank you so much for the excellent book pages I got today! I love the choices, and I have stuff coming up that they will be perfect for. Ooh, and the rose petals will come in handy, too!

MissPaula on May 16, 2011:

Thank you so much for the wonderful book pages! The presentation was sweet and I love your choices for me! I will be using them starting tomorrow! = )

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