Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 4:32 am


Date Joined: October 4, 2008
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: March 7
Country: United States
My art on Flickr

About Me

Attention Swappers!! I am searching for the person who sent me an adorable "pink cute kittens" washi tape from bellasbeadhabit on etsy as a RAK, or for a February wishlist, there was no note with the package and I want to say thank you for your thoughtful gift, I love it! (especially the litter box lol) . Please PM me if it was you so I can properly thank you.


Retired software engineer who is energized by peaceful nature environments, but drained by noise, crowds and hubbub. I live with my awesome husband among lots of fir trees.

I have an immature sense of humor at times (ok, all the time!) and am not offended at all by foul language, explicit music, fart jokes or anything like that. I just laugh and laugh at those things, heh.

I am allergic to perfumes or anything scented.

My interests include (but are not limited to): organic gardening, nature journaling, boating, goats, nature, trees, birds, graphic design, art, computers, cats, learning craft projects of all kinds, animals, outdoors, hiking, decorating, landscaping, science, spirituality, the body/mind/spirit connection, fitness, nutrition, Spinning (indoor cycling, not wool:), learning about the history and origins of all religions of the world.

I am a digital image and font hoarder.

Favorite Crafts

I like making dangly charms to hang off of bookmarks, purses, journals, zippers, etc. Anyplace that needs a dangle. I like making prayer flags to string for the garden. I like to laminate bookmarks. Not as crazy as I used to be with my laminator. Hmmm, I should resurrect that...

I am currently obsessed with making stickers with my laser printer along with the Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo machine. I'm also currently fascinated with learning how to make bracelets like these . The other thing I went crazy hoarding last Black Friday was those Heidi Swapp foil sheets to do foiling on all the things.

Some of my favorite artistic mediums to work in are watercolor, pen/ink/watercolor journaling, digital graphic design, and pretty much will dabble with any type of painting and drawing. I love the drawing instruction books by Claudia Nice.

Favorite Colors

I love bright/saturated/vibrant/vivid colors.

A couple of my favorite color combos are blue and green, and also citrus colors combo of lime/lemon/orange

Some favorite things

Themes I like:

♥ Bicycles

♥ Cats

♥ Red poppies

♥ Winter/Summer Solstice, Spring/Fall Equinox, Yule

♥ Lemons, limes, oranges (especially lemons)

♥ Sea Turtles (my sacred Totem animal)

♥ Toast with cute face

♥ Snails and garden slugs (cute ones, not actual slimy ones)

♥ Goats. Goats. Did I mention LOVING Goats?

♥ Spiritual, yoga, mandalas, prayer flags, personal growth, inspirational things, goal setting

♥ The words "Liberation", "Simplify", "Slow Down", "Routine", "Stay present", "Posture", or, "Stand up straight".

♥ The Sun, the moon

♥ Haiku written by you

♥ Dandelions (both the flowers and the seed head); Daisies

♥ Strawberries with the foliage

♥ Anything Food with cute faces

♥ Old style Smokey the Bear

♥ Any items/art/craft that you are passionate about creating by hand -- I love to see everyone's creative side come out.

♥ Just mentioning goats again

A few ideas/inspirations for tangible items.

(handmade or gently used as well):

♥ Those little solar powered creatures that wobble when you set them on a bright windowsill

♥ Whirlygig/spinner/wind sock for my garden (dollar stores have these or would love handmade too)

♥ Unique/funky stickers from those sticker of the month subscription places like: pipsticks, stickii , etc. ; puffy vinyl stickers, single large stickers like/inspired by those from redbubble

♥ Fabric scraps, prints or solids - at least 6"x12" if ya got it

♥ Hand carved stamps

♥ Soft fleecy/fuzzy socks to keep my feet warm in bed (especially the ones with the grippy dots on the bottom since we have wooden floors) - prefer non-holiday theme

♥ Hand or dish towels in citrus colors of lime, lemon or orange (or combo)

♥ Washi rolls or samples. (I like it all, but extra credit for cat, outer space, birthday, anything with kawaii faces, or anything with foil in the design)

♥ Hand drawn/Painted ATCs

♥ Lined grocery list pad that says "Groceries" or "Shopping List" or something similar across top (ok to separate it into chunks if it makes mailing cheaper)

♥ Altoids tin shrine

♥ Pura Vida inspired sliding knot bracelets like THESE

♥ Herbal or decaf tea ( not containing chamomile or hibiscus)

♥ Longshot: A few dollars worth of these lemon or strawberry 2 cent & 3 cent postage stamps that you can only buy in rolls of ten thousand . I thought maybe someone has a business that might have purchased rolls of these. See them HERE

Favorite Television

Orphan Black, Big Bang Theory, Glee, New Girl, Covert Affairs, PBS, Good Eats, Alias, Scrubs, Frasier, Seinfeld, Southpark, Jeopardy, Science shows, documentaries in general, Daily Show, Sherlock, Elementary, Downton Abbey, The Black List, Extant,Sense8, Stranger Things, Star Trek

Movies that I never get tired of watching:

You've Got Mail, Maid in Manhattan, Star Trek Insurrection, Star Trek Into Darkness, Chocolat, When Harry Met Sally, Legally Blonde, Bring It On, Groundhog Day, Zombie Land, Whip It, Juno, Big, Trading Places, Shawshank Redemption, Catch Me If You Can

Dislikes/Please Do Not Send...

↓ For tea I drink herbal and decaf, but nothing containing chamomile or hibiscus (allergy).

Please, NO bath/body products or scented candles or incense I am highly sensitive to chemically perfumed items, even just smelling them gives me a migraine. (things scented with authentic essential oils are OK)

↓ I don't need any blank journals or blank note/memo pads, don't need stationary, pens, or planner items. Especially, please, I beg of you, NO more page flags!! (lol).

↓ I don't need any pot holders.

↓ I am not into the altered/colorized vintage/victorian photographs of people, nor the Zetti style, nor steampunk. There is something about them that is just eery and disturbing to me. No children with wings, crowns or duncecaps. No cabbage rose/Victorian country style. I am not trying to criticize these styles if you love them, but they just are not my cup of tea and I cannot explain why they creep me out, they just do.

↓ No items that smell of cigarette smoke, or, especially don't try to cover it up with perfume (including scented dryer sheets -- triggers migraine -- sorry! I'd prefer to air out cigarette smoke than get a migraine!)

↓ No items that are the color "mauve" (I have a strange and passionate aversion to this color for whatever reason). The color "burgundy" or "wine" is a close runner up to disliking.

Non-swap Tracker




bbsporty rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #3 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Wow Sue!! What an awesome blind envie! Everything is great! I love the envie too! The peacock on the front is beautiful and I love the snail mail stickers on the back!! Thank you for making this swap so fun!
MadeByRori rated for IU: SOC_Feb on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the haiku and the interesting postcard. I always like learning new things. Your yard sounds lovely!
Comment: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I opened the card, and saw your writing on the outside, and audibly laughed. I like the comments. What couple is embracing with bowling shoes, siltettos, and fishnets? Thanks for the laugh, that was awesome!
patricia8288 rated for Just Randomness on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: thank you so much, extra thank you for Adrian's card. big heart for you
MadeByRori rated for IU: SOC_Jan on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you 💌
Comment: Thanks Sue for your honest answers. can relate to so many of your answers. Like you I am ruthlessly de cluttering and also thinking of becoming a minimalist . I am over all my STUFF. All the best in future art shows. Happy swapping.
ktk8 rated for January Inspirations on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Love the "sing your heart song" postcard THANK YOU very much!!!!
junemoon rated for 30 Questions on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the full, thoughtful answers -- this was one of the most interesting questionnaires I've seen and am happy for the good answers.
Bhindblueeyes rated for IU: NDH PC_Jan on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely sea turtle!!! This is great for my collection!!! I was able to read your writing - all my received cards for these NDH swaps make mine look even for childish hehehehe. Thanks for joining!
TamiTam55 rated for IU: SOC_Dec on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: I think I love you! Your SOC was funny and perfect for dumping. I hope all your wishes in this letter came to fruition. Have a WONDERFUL new year. Huggles and love.
Laural0uise rated for Non Dominant Hand PC_Dec on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: thanks sue for reading my profile and sending my a pc related to one of my likes, the ocean! I have never been to maui but my dad just got back from a vacation there a few days ago! I went to Kauaii though when i was 16. so it was a long time ago but i have fond memories of snorkeling with the sea turtle there, so thanks to your sea turtle pc, i thought of that again :)
Deluxx rated for Postcards from the Edge on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: I'm so glad we did this swap! Can't wait to see our postcards in all their glory.
Wickett6029 rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Sue!! Have a wonderful Christmas ad a safe & happy new year!
Comment: Sue, thank you so very much for the gorgeously wrapped stocking stuffers. I love them and look forward to opening them on Christmas morning. It was super sweet of you to think of my Mom too. All the best to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas season! :o)
pamwinters rated for Postcards from the Edge on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Your postcard creation is AWESOME, Sue! Thanks again (:
kfaye rated for IS: Driftwood Wand - USA on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: I love this wand you made so much. I really enjoyed learning about how & where each item was collected & what the symbols you used represent. It really shows your love for the nature you are surrounded by. Your property sounds just dreamy. I will treasure this piece. I am honored to have it. Thank you <3 Happy Yule and blessings to you :) P.S. I would love to see pictures of your spirit dolls some time.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Happy Yule and Happy Solstice to you! I have photos of my spirit dolls on Flickr -- copy and paste this link into your browser: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjGeG1Hu
kpfree rated for IU: SOC_Nov on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Sue beleive it or not your letter arrived today! Just after i sent you a message. hahaha! Loved the letter and could understand and RELATE to what you were sharing thru the SOC letter! Thank you! I had a great laugh and well could see myself in ways with what you were sharing! Thanks for writing and sending me your swap! It was great and all those great stickers. Even your address label was BEAU T FULL! Hahahaha it really was. thanks for the kitty stickers. Are all those things from the company you ordered from? Those were amazing! Thanks!
Response: Wow you got it fast! A lot of the stickers I make myself using my laser printer and Silhouette cameo machine's "print and cut" feature. Some of them were from one of those sticker pack of the month subscriptions. I'm glad you got a kick out of the letter, haha!
Comment: saving, its so pretty!! love red cardinals, thanks for the extras yes my stocking is getting plump!
Germanbaby77 rated for Fill My Stocking - November on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: I'm excited to open this gift, but, alas, i need to wait another month.... nice wrapping job!

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Bavarija on Mar 12, 2018:

Thank you for amazing stickers from my wishlist!

CurlyTea on Mar 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday Sue, I hope that you're getting some goat yoga in today!

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday Sue, I have that you're getting some goat yoga in today!

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 6, 2018:

Hi Sue, thanks for sending me the visual AIDS card! 7 days of soiled undies artfully arranged on the floor really is the call to aids awareness that we as a nation desperately need. XO La

Marryth on Mar 2, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fantastic goodies towards my CPG February wishes! I love everything, and have already had to hide the Gorjuss stickers from my youngest, lol! I really appreciate you thinking of me. :)

mejulia on Feb 27, 2018:

THANK YOU again. When the wishlist package arrived I.was very involved in something else and didn't take the time to open the package. I liked what I saw and wanted to acknowledge it as soon as possible. Today I had a chance to open the package and oh my, what wonderful light and I feel honored you would share them with me. They are perfect for me. I'm going to put t hem up now despite the fact they have a bit of a Christmas theme. Thank you again, and so sorry I was slow realizing what a great package you sent. I love everything else you sent, all was perfect!

ChrisAnne on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you for the amazing planner stickers made just for me! I wonder if I can figure out how to do that on my Cricut.

MissTullie on Feb 25, 2018:

Sue...Thanks so much for the CPG February wishes you sent me. I adore the beautiful "bird" note cards, cute stationary set and the fun snail mail supplies. What a great surprise! You made my day special.

mejulia on Feb 23, 2018:

What a wonderful wishlist package, thank you!

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