Swap-bot Time: November 22, 2017 3:35 pm


Date Joined: November 15, 2014
Last Online: November 21, 2017
Birthday: April 15
Country: United States
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Post Crossing


Edited 15 Nov 2017

Today Facebook reminded me that I had joined Swap-bot 3 years ago. WOW!!!! how time flies! After nearly 500 swaps I have still have not lost my interest and am looking forward to the holidays and more lovely swaps.

Newest love-------Mini albums from Project Life™ sized cards.

photo of my Mostly Gold swap

About Me

I grew up on a farm in rural KY without TV until I was 14 so I spent a lot of my free time crafting. From my Mom I learned to sew, crochet, embroidery and make all things paper. Memories of my Mother's handcrafted Valentines still make my childhood friends smile. I want people to remember me like that.

In the years between school and motherhood I worked as an illustrator and cartographer. Both of which tempered my artistic urges.

I had the luxury of being a stay at home Mom for most of my children's school years. During that time I learned to do ceramics, woodworking, basket weaving and X-stitch. I taught arts and crafts as part of an after school enrichment program at the local elementary school in Alaska.

Now I make marbled paper, handmade paper, paste paper, books, cards, postcards and knit (mostly scarves).

I love everything paper; the feel, the color, the sound, even the smell, (an old book just warms my heart).

So it is appropriate that I am a paper artist. In the last 20+ years I have settled down to seriously make books. To see what I make visit "SuZi's Samples ♥"

I also make all my own greeting cards and postcards for myself and my daughter (when she remembers to ask).

Favorite 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 Letter™s.

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

Watch Wally and Søren'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.


Tessssssa rated for WIYM: Mini flipbook - watercolor on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely flipbook you made!
Response: ♥ You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi, Suzi, your washi card turned out beautifully! Thanks for the extras! 😊
Response: ♥ Glad to hear that. Thanks for the heart.
smmarrty rated for JDP: Send 6 SPOOKY Things on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all of the goodies. Love the Tim Holtz stamps - thanks!
Response: ♥ I will have to remember that. I love his inks best. Thanks for the heart.
smmarrty rated for JDP: Send 6 ANIMAL Things on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all of the goodies - can't wait for the weekend and the art play to begin!
Response: ♥ I hope I sent enough variety in my critters. The Spooky things should be to you soon.
JenniferB rated for BL--Butterfly Envies on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Oh how I love the beautiful envies, also the extra bits n bobs. Thank you so much SuZi, much appreciated ❤️😊
Response: ♥ Love how you call the extras "bits n bobs". Thanks for the heart and enjoy using the envies.
snickerdoodle21 rated for JJJ~Fall Flip Book on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: SuZi, I love the flip book! Such great papers! Thanks.
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart. Hope you find a great use for the flip book.
scrappermama rated for 9 LP - Playing Cards on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Haha! My fave is perspective! Saw it upside down & then read your note! Perfect! Thank you for the great apc's! Have a happy halloween!
Response: ♥ Happy you are happy. Thanks for the heart. Happy Halloween to you too.
petaluda rated for BL - Butterfly ATC on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and the butterflies stickers and die cuts Since I always sign up for butterfly swaps I will definitely use them
Response: ♥ Sharing the wealth. Thanks for the heart.
heatherknits rated for EH~~Color Envie (Orange) on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Hi SuZi - Thank you for the note and the fun print and the extras!! I am looking forward to using them all!
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart. Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween.
Comment: Suzi, you went above and beyond in the Magpie Journal. I absolutely love it! So many visual and tactile items... a lot going on, yet not busy at all! I have decided NOT to write over your answers on the "Five things You Love" page... I will write mine on a separate piece of paper and adhere with washi. I will definitely use the blank pages too... can't let such a beautiful journal sit idle until it is full! Thank you so much! If I could give you 100 extra hearts, I would :-)
Response: ♥ I am very pleased it got to you so quickly. My biggest dread is that a swap with so much involvement might get lost. It was so much fun finding things to share with you, I decided to join another Magpie journal swap (this time international). Maybe one day I will get one from you. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: wow what beautiful cards.. thank you so much and thanks for joining in ..many hearts have a blessed holiday season
Response: ♥ I hope you find someone special to send them to. This was a super fun swap. Thanks for the heart.
donetta rated for FBF~ Fall Flip Book on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Well, what can I say, except WOW...I simply adore this gorgeous flip book! It is obvious that you put so much time and thought into each page, and I appreciate that more than you know. It's amazing, in all the best ways! Feel free to use my "super swappers" list on your own profile...I saw it on another swapper's profile page and thought it was a wonderful idea!
Response: ♥ So glad you liked it. I hope you find some special event or memory to fill it with. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Cute pumpkin PC-very creative-thanks for sharing-Happy Halloween to you too!
Response: ♥ Happy to see it got to you. Thanks for the heart.
lauriew rated for FFF-Halloween Flipbook USA on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: The flip book is fabulous! Thank you so much. Yes, I am learning to love flipbooks.
Response: ♥ That is always a good sign. Enjoy! Thanks for the heart.
user6937 rated for Fall Skinny on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: What a cute skinny! I love the raccoon and the different leaves. Thanks for the die-cuts, too - the cat was just what I was looking for to use on a Halloween ATC!!
Response: ♥ Always happy to help. Thanks for the heart.
wolfeagle rated for AMA Sender's Choice -Oct on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you. Such an adorable little booklet. And I just love the day of the dead washi tape.
Response: ♥ Bought that on line some place. Thanks for the heart.
PaperMorsels rated for MAE - Autumn colors on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the very pretty envies and such!
Response: ♥ I hope you can find uses for everything. Thanks for the heart.
anrtist rated for Crazy Cats Swap APDG on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Enjoy a lovely 5 heart rating for an awesome swap! 💙💚💛❤️💜
Response: ♥ Lol you always do things in a BIIIIIIIIIIG way. Thanks for all the hearts.
kdeorne1 rated for Crazy Cats Swap APDG on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the cat photos and gifs.
Response: ♥ Always happy to share cats. Thanks for the heart
neca84 rated for Crazy Cats Swap APDG on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: thanks for my crazy cats
Response: ♥ Fun to share cats pics. Thanks for the heart

Rating Overview

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CurlyTea on Nov 10, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 2, 2017:

kdeorne1 on Sep 29, 2017:

Crazy Cats Swap APDG

These are some of my favorite cat photos that make my day seeing them.

anrtist on Sep 26, 2017:

Crazy Cats Swap APDG Swap time is here!!!


sakura15 on Sep 26, 2017:

I love these cat gifs. They are hilarious! Enjoy!

Crazy Cats Swap APDG

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SuZignomeMoM on Sep 25, 2017:

Crazy Cats Swap APDG

I love the idea of "If it fits, it sits". Oft times it sits even when it doesn't fit. Those are even funnier. I hope you enjoy there near fits.

Even the big cats try it.

Enjoy, SuZi

neca84 on Sep 25, 2017:

Thanks for joining my Crazy Cat Swap








athousandyears on Sep 16, 2017:

Hello! Here I am decorating your profile for 🍁 APDG ~ Celebrate the Fall Equinox! 🍂 Enjoy & please don't forget to rate! Thanks for joining our swap :)














Kindest regards,


CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 9, 2017:

Celebrate the Fall Equinox!! I hope you like the images I chose for this swap Happy Fall!!

VaGrammy66 on Sep 1, 2017:

GROUP: A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse

Thank you for the stamps and nice card! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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