Swap-bot Time: October 24, 2016 7:02 am


Date Joined: July 12, 2007
Last Online: October 24, 2016
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm eccentric, happy and kind. Kind of an oddball, prone to flights of fancy and imagination. I'm a whimsical type of person who revels in nature, plants, trees and the wild.

My favorite season is Autumn. The air is both thick and thin with a magical pulse. It feels as though if I were to round a corner quick enough, I might catch sight of some little fae creature scurrying off into the weeds.

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother from South Texas. My interests include art - especially outsider type, drawn and painted by hand - native plants, herbs, history, cemeteries, blogging (only due to my wonky computer and old OS, my blog no longer recognizes me), journaling, YouTubing, playing video games (All Sims games, Viva Pinata, all Harvest Moon games, Fable 2, Animal Crossing, Oblivion...), vintage vinyl dolls, handmade doll clothes, posing my Barbie type dolls and taking photos of them, then adding dialog and posting them somewhere. At the moment (6/2016) my favorite hobbies are journaling, and decorating my journal pages, and YouTubing. On YT, I am Suzanne Sky1, if you care to check out my videos. "Like, Comment and Subscribe" as everyone says. ;) UPDATE: Things ebb and flow, while I am still very much into Journaling and YouTubing, my new Number 1 thing is making and trading Decos/Deco books.I used to do that avidly two or so decades ago, but my interests evolved. Now it is back to decos, Decos, DECOS! Artsy and 'Nice and Neat ones, only. If anyone has any excess, send them my way. If you would like to swap, just hit me up.

I like all things gardening, yard art, farming (very small scale), permaculture, ecology, nature and related subjects. I keep a flock of 22 chickens and sell fresh eggs regularly, from home. I also try to have a garden and sell the veggies when I can.
I have herbs and flowers (wild and domestic) and trees and bushes of all kinds and am mostly transitioning to Texas native species in new things I add.

My 6 year old granddaughter is with me often and we like to play games, play with dolls and little figures (Littlest Pet Shop, Shopkins, Squinkies, etc) , do art, and make crafts.

FOR RECIPE SWAPS/TAGS: I really like all kinds, but some are especially nice: healthy recipes, main dishes, savory snacks and hors d'oeuvres, vegetables, holiday foods, baked goods appropriate for selling at the farmers market and of course your tried and true recipes that you use regularly. I prefer recipes on paper (but not written on front AND back) rather than on recipe cards since I glue them into a binder, sort of like scrapbook style. But I won't gripe if you feel the need to use recipe cards. ;) ALLERGIC TO SHRIMP, but other seafood is fine.

My favorite books

  • The Bible, especially The Catholic Youth Bible

  • all books by Michael D. O'Brien - I love his art, too.

  • all books by Charles de Lint. He is the creator of the urban fantasy genre. I love both his YA books and his adult fiction.

  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King

  • books about permaculture and related subjects

  • I like Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert,too, at the moment

  • books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - His short story, Eyes of the Blue Dog is amazingly wonderful.

  • The Twilight series

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

My favorite movies

The Passion of the Christ, My Family/Mi Familia, almost all of M. Knight Shayamalan's movies, and the oldies, -It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take it With You, Harvey, most Johnny Depp movies (love odd characters!) and others.

My favorite TV shows

Survivor, The Walking Dead, Big Brother, Top Chef, Food Network Star, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, The Middle, Who Do You Think You Are, Finding Our Roots, Deadliest Catch, Duck Dynasty, The Good Witch, Breaking Bad, The Dead Files, Dateline, ...

My favorite crafts to do

I like painting, drawing or collaging ATCs, postcards or 'odd sizes'. Making little assembleges, collage, mixed media, also crochet, but only VERY simple things, and I have to be in the mood. Most of my art these days has to do with my journaling, and DECOS.

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These are just suggestions, not a 'gimme list'. So many of the things I like are cheap or free, that I thought swappers might like to have a lower cost choice to send, rather than spend more money than necessary.

  • ethnic

  • folk art

  • outsider art

  • Squinkies and Shopkins, or any little toy figures

  • anything to do with street art of any kind or
    graffiti on train cars

  • trees in art, especially crooked or twirly limbed trees

  • Zetti anything

  • zines

  • mixed media art

  • paintings done on newspaper or similar prints

  • art work done on brown paper such as brown paper bags

  • vintage, but not the fancy Victorian, lacey style

  • kitschy

  • funky and retro things all make me happy.

  • I like sock monkeys of all kinds

  • homemade sewn stuffed animals or dolls

  • poem written by you

  • bee items

  • chicken themed things

  • veggie garden themes

  • veggie things

  • farm themes

  • acorn themed things

  • washi tape samples

  • anything that can be used to decorate my journal.

  • notecards with envelopes

  • anthromorphic animals or veggies or fruit or plants

  • anything I can use for bento (decorative picks, dividers, small cute containers, rice molds, egg molds, etc.)

  • rick rack - all sizes/colors

  • wine charms - mismatched singles are GREAT; it doesn't have to be a set

  • charms, embellishments, trinkets

  • flavored teas

  • stencils of any kind (used or home made is fine)

  • hand carved stamps

  • doll clothes (for 6" - 18" vinyl 'toddler' (non-baby) dolls and for Barbies/Kens), especially vintage or handmade doll clothes. Thrifted things are great!

  • miniatures 1:6 scale (like Barbie sizes) or 1:12 scale (for petite Blythe types) - scale doesn't have to be totally accurate - either bought items or crafted from clay or re-purposed items.

  • anything Claddagh themed

  • homemade soap

  • figural/guest soaps

  • Celtic motif things

  • anything 'tree' themed

  • tree of life theme

  • faerie lore

  • faerie themed things that are not frilly or girly-girl, all kinds of fae such as goblins, trolls, elves, etc. (No Disney or cartoon types)

  • Christian religious art

  • anything with the initial 'W'

  • the number 5 as a theme

  • small bottles of acrylic paint, any color

  • eyeglasses cords or whatever they are called. Usually strings of beads that connect to each side of your glasses, so you can take them off and they hang around your neck. Any style or color.

  • pillowcases, homemade or store bought, any color or print. Can be only one or a set.

  • Woodsy embellishments and things like leaves, trees, acorns, etc. (not real ones)

  • collage sheets and images (many are offered free for printing on Flickr)

  • anything Frida Kahlo

  • I LOVE Little Red Riding Hood Items

  • Almost any fairy tale themed thing, as long as it is not Disney

  • Especially Snow White and Rose Red - I'd love to have the children's book of that - used, even in fair condition would totally ROCK!

  • Gift cards to Walmart or HEB or Amazon

  • Any little doll (but not dotees) or action figure or animal

  • Heart shaped rocks (found, not the made and polished kind)



  • Disney items
  • gummy candy
  • sour or tart candy
  • licorice candy
  • Dotee dolls
  • Shabby Chic themes
  • Not really into bling, girly-girl, animal prints, furry stuff, glam, etc.

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My favorite colors

Reds, greens, and mostly dark, bright (but not neon) or jewel tones, as opposed to pastels, for most things. I also love plaid!

Halloween Preferences:

I love Halloween!!! But not bloody, gory, devil or anti-Christian (like upside down crosses, etc.). I'm not crazy about ouija boards either. Halloween things are welcome year around!

My favorites are:

  • Pumpkins, bats, black cats, owls, ravens/crows, jack-o-lanterns, or other "veggie people"

  • Vintage look type of style is cool, too.

  • I LOVE altered vintage photos used for Halloween things...like witch hats on people, etc.

  • Skeletons, both regular ones and Dia de los Muertos style

  • Halloween papers

  • Cloth ribbons in orange and black prints

  • Orange or black rick-rack, lace or braid.

  • Halloween collage sheets or collage elements...there are many free ones offered on Flickr, if your printer prints them well.

  • creepy or twirly limbed tree items

  • cemetery, grave or tombstone themed things

  • metal embelishment pieces

-ghosts and monsters of all kinds

  • Most things, barring the things I said I don't like at the top of this catagory. Halloween things are welcome year around!

Christmas Preferences:

I don't think there is anything Christmas-y (or other winter holiday themed) that I would dislike, except the spelling of Christmas as 'Xmas', or anything off-color or warped. Favorite themes would be...

  • Nativity (or any part of it)

  • Posada

  • Elves

  • Vintage look

  • Christmas collage sheets or various collage elements.

  • etc.

  • If we are in a swap together and the Christmas or Winter theme is unspecified, you are more than welcome to send me art in YOUR favorite winter holiday celebration. I am not offended by receiving Yule, Hanukkah, Kwaanza or other art work. :)



Chromia rated for Decos Only - USA Oct on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: Oooh beach deco! What fun! Thank you :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart! :)
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - USA Oct on Oct 18, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the deco!
Response: You're welcome, Saundra! :)
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Decos Only - USA Oct on Oct 18, 2016
Comment: Thanks! Owls are fun!
Response: You're welcome, Emma...and thanks for the heart. :)
Hell0Z0mbie rated for One Deco Book - October on Oct 6, 2016
Comment: That is a fantastic deco book!
Response: Thank you, Emma! So glad you like it! :)
EllenWilGraagPost rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 5, 2016
Comment: Wanda, thanks a lot for the nice ATC, the lovely decorated envie and the extra piece of newspaper! I think Halloween would also have been my favorite holiday ... unfortunately we don't celebrate it over here :-( To do some Halloween-swaps helps a bit to get a bit of this celebration-feeling :-) <3 - Ellen
Response: Thank you so much for the heart, Ellen. I am glad you liked my ATC and everything. Yes, Halloween arts and crafts help, I am sure. You can always display them in your home for the month of October to celebrate in your own way.
Daneen rated for 1 Deco - that fits in an envelope! on Oct 5, 2016
Comment: got it, thanks
Response: You're welcome. :)
nibiru rated for Decos Only - October on Oct 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the cool postage stamps deco. I look forward to decorating the first page :-)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the scriptures; I love them. Hope you enjoy the lighthouse and the extended summer. If I could, I would travel the country just to see all the lighthouses. Well, around the borders by the sea, but a good excuse to see everything!
Response: I agree, about the lighhouses. Fascinating! I am glad you like the scriptures. Thank you so much for the heart. :)
Coss rated for Scavenger Hunt PC-October on Oct 3, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart. :)
sheeep89 rated for Ground Type Pokemon ATC on Oct 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your ATC!
Response: You're welcome, sheeep89. Pokemon Go is my newest hobby. :)
hushpadwitch rated for ABC's of Pokemon: H on Sep 30, 2016
Comment: Beautiful thank you!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart. :)
greenafy rated for Decos Only - October on Sep 28, 2016
Comment: looking forward to decoing the garden whimsy book.thanks for venus stamp too. adding it to my collection
Response: I'm glad you like the deco I made. Thanks for the heart. I also save postage stamps, and use them in my journal. My little post office doesn't often have any cool ones, but when they do, I try to stock up as best I can. ;)
Jafferty rated for Super Quick Deco Swap on Sep 26, 2016
Comment: Wanda, so nice to get your inspiring decos! I too am just getting back to FB and decos after a 6 year break. Miss creating things with paper.Also loved your envelope design and the Shirley Temple stamp. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, Jafferty! I am so glad you liked them all! Thank you for the heart. :)
Tamawi rated for ABC's of Pokemon: i on Sep 26, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the Ivysaur. I like all the accents you used to create his scene. I haven't played GO, but I play all the versions of the games on my Nintendo DS.
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad you like it. Thank you for the heart. :)
Twink rated for 10 Starter FB's Swap #1 on Sep 26, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the adorable FB's!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and stickers!
Response: You're welcome! Halloween is my favorite holiday. 🎃 Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Love the glittery card and thanks for the extras - my fave is the potion bottle label:)
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart.
marinda rated for Halloween card swap (HS) (U.S. only) on Sep 20, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card!
Response: You're welcome! :)
bjmonroe rated for CQ: Fall themed Mail Art on Sep 16, 2016
Comment: Great work on the postcard. I need to update my profile as I am really beginning to appreciate orange. Thanks for writing a nice note too. Glad you enjoyed the swap!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like it. 🍂🍁😄🍁🍂
Gardenlizard rated for PSUSA - One Stamp Washi Swap #3 on Aug 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. 😊

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bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Aug 18, 2016:

Happy Birthday from the Crafting Queens

RyeRye on Aug 18, 2016:



ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

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Come join in on the fun! Win a $5.00 Esty Gift Card - Enter by 8/31/2016

God bless you! ~Rachael

Cauti92 on Aug 6, 2016:

THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for resending the swap, you really didn't need to...it was truly an extra happy mail day, for me!!! I KNOW the damage happened after it left your home! Which is why I gave you the 5/❤️ In Swap: Envelope of Stickers #37 sincerely & gratefully Margie! Happy Swapping!!!

RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!


RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

user2637 on Mar 23, 2016:

Thanks for the Halloween-y ATC from the PF Make an ATC tag! :)

AdelaideQuinn on Aug 20, 2015:

Thank you so much for the ATCs and pages you sent for the Quick I need tag!

tcornell on Aug 18, 2015:

Thank you so much for all the lovely notecards and stickers for the "I Wish For... Tag"! I love them :)

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