Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2020 6:24 am


Date Joined: February 12, 2011
Last Online: October 7, 2020
Birthday: July 5, 1957
Country: Canada

About Me

Hi, the first thing I would like you to read is about the mail times.
Our mail is only picked up here ONCE a day, Monday though Friday. We no longer have Sat. mail pickup right in our neighbourhood,

I love nice bright postage stamps on my mail, and anyone using those will almost always get a heart as long as the swap deserves a five. AND if you happen to use Zazzle or any personalized computer generated postage or anything like that I would love it. I think it's great to get something that is unique.

Also please note that for whatever reason, items being sent to the USA almost always take at least 2 weeks and sometimes up to 3 weeks to get where they are going. Items over seas will actually get to their destination a lot sooner depending on where overseas it's going. PLEASE if you don't get your swap, let me know and I will resend.
Thanks for your understanding.

My favourite craft is counted cross stitch. I've been stitching for 20 + years.
I only stitched once in awhile for the first few years, then almost 10 years ago, my daughter and I were on holiday in England. We found some of the most beautiful cross stitch magazines. We couldn't resist buying them. So I was hooked. We bought everything we needed to start stitching right then and there. In the evenings after a long day of sightseeing, we would stitch. And we stitched on the trains. It was so much fun. Now I am totally hooked.

I also do some scrapbooking and card making. I'm not as creative at those items as I would like to be, but it's fun anyhow.
I am really enjoying working on ATC's.

I am an avid stamp and postcard collector as well.
And even though I'm not a pro, I love taking photographs of everything from big ships down to bugs on tree branches.

Things I Like

I would really like to get some polymar clay. Any colour would be nice.

Any postcards. They can be new or used. For any postcard swaps, I don't mind holiday postcards, for any holiday at any time of the year. Even when it says no holiday cards, unless your partner says it's ok. I'm saying it's OK!!
Any postage stamps on or off paper. Please make sure they are NOT damaged. Ripped corners, creases, die from coloured paper, or holes in the stamps are not collectable. If you take them from your envelopes, carefully cut about a half inch all around the stamp so it's not damaged.

It's fantastic when my swap partner uses postage stamps on their mail. Especially nice new stamps. I thank you all. Of course I know that's not always easy to do, so don't go out of your way for stamps. I appreciate every swap I get no matter what is on the envelope.

When I send stamps to a person, I try never to put their own countrys' stamps into the lot. So if possible, I would rather not get any Canadian stamps unless they are face value of $1.00 or more.

I like scrapbook and card making supplies. Including, shapes cut from punches, or die cuts.

Dies for cuttlebug

Embossing folders for Cuttlebug

Or if you have a cuttlebug, and want to emboss a few sheets of paper with something interesting. That would be nice too.

Punches any size. I've seen some really cute little ones, like butterflies, and flowers.

Lace, Ribbon


Stick on trims, and "bling"

Adhesives, glue dots

Embossing powders

Flocking powder, OTHER then red and white.

Any glitter OTHER then red green blue silver and gold. I have a lot of those colours now.

Glitter glue

Rubber stamps

Plain note cards with envelopes. Any colour

Tri fold cards with openings for photos or such. Any colour

Vellum, and card stock

Coloured pencils

Quilling paper strips, all colours and widths

Fridge magnets.

Lapel Pins

And anything related to the British shows Coronation Street and Emmerdale. They are my favourite shows.

Vanilla fragrances

Musk fragrances

Scented candles. Any scent.

Earrings for pierced ears. Any kind, colour or shape. Dollar store ones are great.

Tiny tea sets. Teapot can't be anymore then about 1 inch tall or so. I've found a few in the dollar stores as well.

Christmas tree ornaments, especially something unique to your own country.

Just beginning

Thanks to the wonderful swaps, I am now getting a great supply of stamps and ink. I am having so much fun with them.
I have now seen coloured "chalks" that can be used so they would be nice as well.

I am trying to get a supply of chipboard or similar die cuts, of alphabets, words or phrases. Sizes to fit ATC's and inches. Any colour, script is ok.

Any interesting die cut shapes would be nice too. Made from punches, cuttlebug etc. They don't have to be large or fancy, just whatever you think would be nice.

I've also started doing inchies. They are so much fun. I finally found a one inch punch that works wonders.

Tea, coffee and sweets

I like all tea, coffee , single serving drink mixes. T-cups for the Tassimo coffee maker. (any drink, in any flavour) Any type of candy or chocolate is great. Even white chocolate.

One exception for all though is that I don't like black licorice flavour. No one in my family does, so if I get anything licorice it will probably be wasted, unless I can use it for another swap.

I don't have any allergies, so anything with nuts is ok. I do love hazelnut and almond flavours in chocolate. I like tangy hard candies.

I also like all types of chewing gum. Minty flavours are my favourite.

Fimo Bead Making

I have decided to try my hand at making my own beads from Fimo clay. Is there anyone here who has tried it? I would love some ideas. I don't have the clay yet, but hopefully will get some soon.
I have seen some interesting styles of bead instructions and some of them look quite simple for beginners.
I can't wait to try it out.


SwedishMum rated for ATC Sender's Choice AUG on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: I love hhe ATC you sent me! Well done !
ilaurea rated for Black Foreground on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: very cute, thank you!
samsstuff rated for Dark Green Foreground on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
watercolorgirl rated for Light Blue Foreground on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: What a very lovely ATC you made. Well done. Happy swapping.
Anettethhjertnes rated for A-Z Places on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc's and the nice extras
manme rated for #13 ATC on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I like the ATC you made for me. Thank you also the extra teabags and coins of your country for my coin collection! By the way, my name is Mervi (not Meryl), but hey, I understand mistakes can happen to everyone. This little name mistake only made me laugh 😃
Response: I am pleased you liked the ATC' and everything else. So sorry about the mix up on your name. Have a great day.
SilverD rated for BL ~ Butterfly and Flower ATC on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. It is very Spring like, thank you.
samsstuff rated for Light Pink Foreground on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC!
Comment: Suzanne ~ awesome envie, thank you so much! And thank you for all the goodies ~ which I can use! Thank you so much for joining in my swap too! XO Kelly
Response: So pleased like it . Thank you for the nice comments and the heart. Have a great day.
PineappleTarts rated for QUICK ATC Swap on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Nice, Thank You
AlyssaYFTM rated for ATC: BUGS on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun bug ATC and the cool envelope.
ilaurea rated for Lime Green Foreground on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Very nice Lime Green tree. I like a lot!
Zander rated for QUICK ATC Swap on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank You for the ATC love the colors. Happy Spring hope it gets here soon!
SamiE rated for ATC's For All! on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: I love the cuteness of your ATC. Thanks so much.
Comment: What a wonderful swap!!thank you so much for your wonderful cover, and all the extras you’ve send me! What a great idea to put it all in such a plastic sheet. Love it all thank you
SewFun2 rated for Stamped Images for paper crafting on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the stamps, I don't have any of the ones you sent! Always fun to have something different to use.
Comment: Thanks so much these are great. Love love love the patchwork owl.!
Karmi53 rated for Yellow Foreground on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty yellow flower atc very pretty. take care
hibiscus rated for Hot Pink Foreground on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: You are right! This bright and cheery card does brighten up this cold rainy day! Beautifully made and the envelope is so pretty! Thank you so much
user6937 rated for White Foreground on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Very nice, I love to look at the stars at night, but I don't do it as much as I would like to. Welcome back!

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CurlyTea on Jul 10, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jul 5, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ema819 on Mar 10, 2018:

Thank you for such a generous assortment of nice stamps and for the interesting stamps you used on the envelope.

CurlyTea on Jul 6, 2017:

RyeRye on Jun 26, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! ♥

Wingy on May 15, 2012:

thanks buddy for the comments... great minds think alike.. SMILE

user6937 on Apr 5, 2012:

The American state flag stamps arrived, Suzanne - I love them. Thanks very much. I'll keep these in a special place, so I'll know when I get duplicates.

user6937 on Mar 20, 2012:

Suzanne - thanks so much for the cross stitched CDN flag ATC! What a nice surprise :)

ChikuNamika on Jan 20, 2012:


If you have special themes for the swaps you will prefere just send me a message.

I hope you have fun in my group :)

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