Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2017 2:06 am


Date Joined: July 12, 2007
Last Online: February 21, 2017
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 Goodie Bags and Sticker Bags. If you have excess bags to pass on, I would be happy to receive them. I have pen pals who love receiving them and passing them along. Also, I have succumbed to the long time temptation to collect POSTCARDS! I have just started, so any and all types of blank backed, store bought ones are welcome.

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

  • POSTCARDS of all kinds

  • 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.)

  • 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 18" American girl and My Life 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. :)



CroLaneyL rated for Super Quick Deco Swap on Feb 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!! I can't wait to take part in these :)
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You're welcome, crystals3! Thank you for the heart! :)
jannieb rated for January Sticker Bag Swap USA Only on Jan 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great sticker bags Wanda!
Response: You're very welcome, jannieb! Thank you for the heart!
Zefaniya rated for SMSUSA: January Happy Mail on Jan 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the random goodies! :)
Response: You're welcome! :) Thank you for the heart.
institches rated for Decos Only - USA Jan on Jan 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :)
tcornell rated for MPU: Squashed Box Mail Art on Jan 23, 2017
Comment: Wanda, thanks for the squashed box- very creative. It's so cool to see someone else's take on the project :)
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart.
joppagirl rated for Decos Only - USA Jan on Jan 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the deco
Response: You're welcome! :)
dearchelsie rated for Stickers Jan 17 on Jan 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stickers. =) It was fun to go through all the varieties you sent over. I can't wait to use them in my planner and scrapbooks.
Response: You're very welcome. I am glad you like them! :)
Comment: thanks for the extras
Response: You're very welcome! :)
ilovetocraft7 rated for Stickers Jan 17 on Jan 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for my stickers
Response: You're welcome! :)
shinyserra rated for One Deco Book - January on Jan 9, 2017
Comment: I love this deco idea!
Response: I'm so glad you like what I sent! Thank you for the heart. 😊
donetta rated for GAA: Vintage Mother Mary ATC on Jan 7, 2017
Comment: Wanda, thank you very much for this gorgeous Gothic arch homage to Mother Mary...like Kristy, I love and adore these images, and you made something so beautiful. Thanks also for the extra images; you KNOW I'll be using these beauties!
Response: I am so happy...and relieved... that you like the ATC. 😊 Thank you, Donetta, for the heart. This was a unique swap and I really enjoyed it.
junemoon rated for FF50+: Creative Snail Mail on Dec 16, 2016
Comment: I think your envelope was very creative and I enjoyed your letter --lots of kids, lots of grandkids, lots of dogs. And, yes, my cold is better, almost gone, thanks for being a bit personal.
Response: I am happy to hear that you are better and that you enjoyed my envelope and letter. Thank you for the heart. 😊
shinyserra rated for One Deco Book - December on Dec 10, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the book. It's my favorite theme!
Response: Wonderful! I'm so glad you like it. I don't remember what theme I sent you, though. If you have a minute, message me and let me know, so I can send more of the same, if we are partners again. Thanks for the heart.
Rosekoala02 rated for Decos Only - USA Dec on Dec 7, 2016
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart, Rosekoala02.
Chromia rated for Decos Only - USA Dec on Dec 7, 2016
Comment: What a strange little deco! Looks fun :) thanks! And thank you for the lovely Christmas card!
Response: You're welcome, Chromia. I do try to save special ones for you, when I can. 🎄📬🎄
joppagirl rated for Christmas Card - USA on Dec 6, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the card.
Response: You're welcome! 🎄
Comment: Perfectly sized! Thank you and I enjoyed seeing the hollies drawn on the envelope.
Response: You're very welcome, Tamawi. I'm glad you liked it. 😊
lambchoppy rated for Christmas Card - USA on Dec 5, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the card, Wanda!
Response: You're welcome, lambchoppy! 😊
nibiru rated for 3 Decos WK 35 on Nov 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the fab decos and the lovely extra papers :-)
Response: You are very welcome, nibiru! Thank you for the heart.

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kweandee on Jan 25, 2017:

Just post a new deco swap (non group related) if your interested ;)



BetsyG on Nov 30, 2016:

I received your Christmas Card Tag today. But for some reason This swap has disappeared from my viewing. I am so glad you visited with your daughter. When I saw the postmark "Easton" and your Texas address I was very curious. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. If I can find the swap, I will rate you with a 5 and a heart!

bjmonroe on Nov 22, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

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bjmonroe on Aug 18, 2016:

Happy Birthday from the Crafting Queens

RyeRye on Aug 18, 2016:



ThriftyUrbanMom on Aug 11, 2016:

Knock, knock! I'm just stopping by to invite you to take a look at our Christian Swappers Group forums, we have an AUG: $5 Esty Gift Card 🙏 Bible Trivia Game going on in the group forum now.

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!


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