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Date Joined: July 27, 2012
Last Online: October 1, 2013
Birthday: May 24
Country: United States
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September 27, 2013 ~ Oi, I feel like I've been away for months, but I think it's only been a couple of weeks. It's been a month of everything happening at once, and it's meant very little free time. Things look to be settling down, but I won't be jumping right back into swapping, as much as I would love to do so.

My year as president of our Kiwanis club is coming to an end, but I'm taking on new responsibilities AND need to catch up on some that have been neglected. (I've never been good at "keeping house", and that was one of the first things to go!)

About Me

I live in the Midwest with my husband of thirteen years and our two girls, ages 9 and 6. I love my job - I'm a paralegal at a small law firm.

Crafts & Other Interests

Crafts I enjoy:
crafting with my kiddos
paper crafts / paper toys
cross stitch
handmade/decorated envies
recycled crafts...

I like:
mail art
postage stamps & postal ephemera
clear glass bottles of all sizes
Doctor Who (Tenth Doctor particularly)
the color green
jewel tones
art deco style
Maxfield Parrish
Nick Bantock
professional wrestling (ROH & indy particularly)...

I'd love to receive:
envie decorated with my favorite movie, sent with a Frank Capra forever stamp
postage stamps (see below)
anything related to my "likes" above
anything related to my favorite music/movies/TV below
anything weird/random/unusual
paper crafting "tools" and items...

I don't care for:
country style
kitty cats
teddy bears

Please don't send:
cross stitch supplies (I have more than enough!)
lotions (sensitive skin)
earrings (again, sensitivity - I can only wear 14kt)
anything with a fragrance or strong scent (my nose is very sensitive, too) ...

Please do NOT send anything with rabbits or bunnies! I have a phobia, and they creep. me. out.

Favorite Music

They Might Be Giants, Reverend Horton Heat, Sarah McLachlan, Frank Sinatra, Afghan Whigs, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Tenacious D, Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, The Monkees, Band of Horses...

Favorite Movies

It's A Wonderful Life is my absolute favorite movie (hence the nickname Zuzu), BASEketball, Orgazmo, Cannibal! the Musical, Dogma, Demon Knight, Parenthood, Strictly Ballroom, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Interview with the Vampire, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Monty Python's the Meaning of Life, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, How I Got Into College...

Favorite Television

Psych, Doctor Who, most of the Adult Swim cartoons, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, An Idiot Abroad, American Pickers...

Postage Stamps

I am a n00b to stamp collecting, but here are some of my interests and favorite themes:

  • botanical drawings/medicinal plants
  • space
  • stars (i.e. illustrations with star shapes)
  • bats (the mammal, not the stick)
  • monkeys
  • sea creatures
  • plants/flowers/trees
  • dinosaurs
  • fantasy (castles/dragons/etc.)
  • science
  • local posts
  • beautifully engraved images

I like mint or used, and I don't mind CTO. =)


jeanland rated for PSCC: Pick Your Themes #2 on Oct 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful Postage Stamps & for using vintage stamps on the envelope! I've got to say, I LOVE your Doctor Who artistamps! Thank you so much for those... I was sad that I had to drop out of the Doctor Who artistamp swap at the last minute so it is so nice of you to send these to me! Thank you!!! :o)
Comment: This swap deserves 10 hearts! I love the "Adventures" and the stamps, you included are great too! (I think my husband has the same place on speed dial too LOL) I guess that is the bane of creative people. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
MichelleWillow rated for PSCC: Pick Your Themes #1 on Sep 26, 2013
Comment: Thank you! That WAS extremely well packed! ;)
Comment: Very cute zine, thank you!
aliceinconverse rated for Make some artistamps! on Sep 9, 2013
Comment: BEAUTIFUL! thank you!
blueapplegallery rated for Security Envelope Stars on Aug 31, 2013
Comment: Your stars are awesome! I love the variety and the pink envie. was awesome too!
Comment: Hello again Susan! =D Thank you so much for the add+pass swap ;) And specially, thank you so much for joining! (oh! and the stamps are GREAT!)
carolynne99 rated for PSCC: only 10 stamps swap on Jul 30, 2013
Comment: The stamps you sent are great thank you very much good swap Carolynne
Comment: Thanks, this series was fun and now I have a cool rainbow jar.
Response: This was fun! Maybe the next time we do a star swap, we'll have some more participants. =)
Comment: Susan, I have had the most fun reading your "journal" of answers! You really did a great job. I, too, save magazine pictures and my husband thinks I'm nuts for saving all the "junk" I save...maybe it's a "disease" of crafty people to stock up on unlikely stuff!! I'll write to you!
Response: Yes, I sometimes think there's a fine line between crafter and hoarder. ;) I look forward to hearing from you!
Comment: VERY interesting zines and I love the stamps ... so cool how you made these!!!!! Thanks a lot!!!
Response: Thank you for the kind words!
Comment: Great letter and stamps. Have fun at Wrigley! Years ago, towards the end of the season, they let fans down on the field to take pictures of the players. That was almost as exciting as the game. Happy 4th. Thanks for a fabulous swap.
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Oh, that would have been so awesome to get pics "up close"! I have pictures from when I went several years ago, but you can barely tell who's who!
Mello rated for MAY/JUNE: Kid/Tween/Teen Zine on Jun 27, 2013
Comment: Thanx for both the zines of your daughters! Jakob likes the Pirate-Kitty best, he says because it is like one of those doodle-books he loves so much. The very orderly Kid seemed a bit strange to him.....just wonder why..... :o)
Response: Hehe, my orderly kid seems strange to me, too, sometimes. ;D
rngstgstll rated for MAY/JUNE: Kid/Tween/Teen Zine on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Lovely zines, both of them! The official reviewer for this swap, sounding very important, said "They were both interesting and they did a good job!" There you go! Thanks so much for your hard work and for joining in the swap!
Response: Thank you! We may have to do this again sometime. :)
Comment: Thank you for your zine and extras! And thank you for including the extra zine... i cant wait to read them!
Response: I hope you enjoy(ed) them. Thanks! =)
blueapplegallery rated for A Rainbow of Stars (Blue) on Jun 14, 2013
Comment: Thanks for another great batch of stars.
BTim rated for MAY: *Mail-Art, add and pass! Round 4* on Jun 12, 2013
Fritosmom rated for Mail Inspired MB on May 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Matchbox and I did the same thing and stuffed my Matchbox to Canada with Stamps-Creative minds think a like:-) Hugs! p.s. I take the the Stamps off all my Swaps received with Goo-Gone.
Response: Glad you liked it! I'll have to try the Goo-Gone. I've also seen an online tutorial for using Pure Citrus cleaner, which I haven't tried yet either.
blueapplegallery rated for A Rainbow of Stars (Green) on May 23, 2013
Comment: Thanks for another great batch of stars. Over halfway there to completing our rainbow!
Response: That made it there pretty quickly! I've gotten two batches of stars from you, so I'm heading over to rate now. ;)
Comment: I thought I had rated for this, I AM SO Sorry!!!!! TY for the great card!!! :)
Response: No worries! Thanks! :)

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rngstgstll on Sep 30, 2013:

So glad that the sloths arrived safely -- they were fun to make, and I am still inspired by your fish/ star mail :)

soyprincesa2 on Sep 9, 2013:

Thanks so much for that fun tag! My daughter and I had so much fun opening it and going through everything. The zines, the faux stamps, the stickers, the awesome little folded stars, your daughters stamps, the ribbons, ephemera a deco tape. It was soooooo cool!!!! We loved it! Thanks a bunch!

JanHardt on Aug 8, 2013:

Thank you for the Wrigley Field postcard. Love it! I only wish the CUBS were doing better - ah well, maybe next year.

TC on Aug 1, 2013:

Tomorrow is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! I'm sending you this greeting a day early so you can get the necessary items to celebrate tomorrow. :)

drgngirl on Jul 30, 2013:

Thank you for the postcards for the CPG July '13 WTA! They are both awesome! And I'm sure I'll put the pretty notecard to use, too. Thanks again!

TerryF on Jul 24, 2013:

You're welcome! (";)

rngstgstll on Jun 16, 2013:

Thanks so much for the wonderful ZMACS tag! I loved the boxafishelope -- and oh my stars! Paper stars and flamingos and baby seal washi tape and buttons for my daughter to color!! Wow, what an amazing package, thank you :) :) :) :)

wittmert on May 1, 2013:

Thank you for the Zutopia mail!!!

drgngirl on Apr 30, 2013:

Thank you so much for the cute notecards from the CPG April WTA. They'll be put to good use, I'm sure.

BusyB on Apr 25, 2013:

Thank you for a great RR Paste and Pass in the Mail Art group. I LOVE my first ever PC done this way! Turned out just awesome and thanks for your note. Happy Spring!

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