Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2020 4:48 pm


Date Joined: October 8, 2010
Last Online: October 18, 2020
Birthday: August 30
Country: United States

About Me

I am a wife and mother of six children. I have six grand children. I am looking forward to being part of the swap-bot and re-orienting myself to doing some creative and nice things to send and receiving some too!

Favorite Music

My favorite music is the sound of the waves washing up along the shore and the birds waking up first thing in the morning. But music that you could hear on itunes..hummm...my favorites (in no particular order) are....Cousteau, Gotan Project, Rod Stewart's Great American Songbook, Little Dragon,The Rat Pack, the mixes from Cafe Del Mar, Carlos Santana, Manu Chau, Moby, Fabio Concato, Lhasa de Sela, Gabriella Roth's Bones, Chavela Vargas's La Llorona, Mana', Cusco, U2 and George Winston. So much music and so little time! I do not enjoy heavy metal and hip hop..I will listen when someone else is but not for myself.

Favorite Books

Books are Great aren't they, endless source of entertainment and knowledge! I like so many types of books...I like books that tell me how to do anything from folding napkins to cleaning spots to planting a vegetable garden...anything really. My favorite novels lately are... You are the Placibo, Ready Player One, Riyria Cronicles, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and Jackie Faber of the Bloody Jack series is such an inspiring character :-) I loved the creativity of Harry Potter. I enjoy Sci Fi mixed with magic and the completely unbelievable. My current favorite serious book is the Brain that Changes Itself. Byron Katie books are wonderful for me to hang out with and question my thoughts, Martha Beck is full of practical knowledge and advice. I read cookbooks and non cookbooks (raw food preparation) Books on prayer, books on life, health and the way things are.

Favorite Movies

I don't have much of a mind for movies and actors. I enjoy movies I just don't recall them but lets see...I like foreign films, there are quite a few beautiful movies out of China that show the culture and the country as well as a bit of their history. the King of Masks is one of these as is, Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress. There are some wonderful movies out of Argentina too such as The Son of the Bride and 9 Queens. These movies do not necessarily have a happy ending but I really like movies that end somehow upbeat. I enjoyed Lord of the Rings and The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Favorite Television

I don't watch television but I do watch BBC tv from Netflix. I have really enjoyed the All Things Great and Small series...The House of Elliott ...Sherlock Holmes....Foyles War...Mrs Marple, Masterpiece Theater. Love love love TED talks and YouTube.

Favorite Crafts

I love paper and pens, card making, scrap booking. I have the unfortunate habit of getting things to create a great project and not carving out the time to do it... it may be a perfectionist thing. I sew, but not much, I do needle point and machine embroidery, I knit if I have to but I love thinking of yarns and stitches and what can be created with them.


Lets see...first I love black and white. I enjoy deep clear colors, as well as browns and gray. I am currently wanting to see lots of things in green, orange and hot pink. I like blues, but I never use them or create something around blues.... I am not crazy about pastels or jewel tones, but they too have their place. There are only a few colors I don't like, mauve tops the list, I think it is the most sad color in the world, I don't care for dusty pinks and blues, I have a lot of trouble using purples, I like to see them but they just don't work into my palette very well. I love to see pens in all colors and crayons (when they are new). Shelves of paper in all the colors..what could be better?


I Like interesting post cards...buildings, places, funny, inspirational, curious, insects, natural history, artsy. Not so much Disney or cute...

Paper, beautiful paper

Love lemon bars...

I like dark chocolate,

English toffee and...

Good ideas...if you have a fun or interesting tip on how to make something or do something.. scrapping, card making, crafting , home making or whatever....

I LOVE feedback, if you like what I sent or not..how do I find out how to be a better swapper.

Don't Like

PLEASE NO torn or bent papers, bent or torn cards and bent or torn stickers. I enjoy looking at steampunk and victorian themes but not for myself or my surroundings, I don't like small bits (less than 12 inches) of ribbon, small (less than 4 inch) bits of paper or tiny stickers. Cut out pictures from books or other publications nah..I don't have any use for them. I don't like scented candles, they make me sneeze Pretty picky about hand lotions for the same reason.


Comment: WOW I absolutely love the ATC you sent! This idea really blows mine out of the water! I don't play Pokemon Go as much as I used to, but I live right across from a Pokemon gym and Stop!! Thank you so much for this awesome ATC!!!
Response: I'm very happy you liked my version of Z! It was fun to make. Thank you for the heart! ❤️
PeachyDoll rated for Water Type Pokemon ATC on Mar 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL Lapras!! It's so pretty <3
Response: I loved making this Lapras and am so glad that you enjoy it. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I LOVE the flying monkey! He's fabulous! Thank you for sharing your talents!
Response: Thank you! I am pleased that you liked my ATC..thank you for the heart :-)
Comment: My gracious, how beautiful is he! Thank you for my heron.
Response: I am glad you were pleased. Happy Swapping!
Comment: These ATCs are WONDERFUL! ♥ Thank you so much for joining my swap! ☺
Response: I'm so glad you liked my ATC's! Thank you for the heart and again for organizing the swap.
Comment: Thank you so much ! It was very personal and definitely brightened my week. I also loved hearing about your experiences with Japan. I actually just decided randomly one day to learn Japanese and well here I am. Hope to go there sometime :) Yet again thank you !
Response: Thank you for the heart! I am so happy the notecard brightened your week, it was fun to think about what you might enjoy.
owl rated for Dragon ATC #1 - Red on Mar 22, 2015
Comment: You are a talented artists. The dragons is great. Thank you for all the extras. I'm using the butterfly as a bookmark. Our wisteria and roses are also blooming early. Now that I'm retired I'm trying hard to get those unfinished projects done. But I see another project and think O I can fit that project into my time.
mrscharlesallen rated for Random Letter - S on Mar 5, 2015
Comment: What a great job on the ATC and the extras were really great too. I hope to swap with you again. Also the envelope was fantastic.
Response: Thank you Brenda, I am glad you liked my version of the letter S. I do love fonts! Thank you for the heart.
Pandd rated for Pig ATC on Feb 25, 2015
Comment: Love the blue pig. He is wonderful! And all of those extras are wonderful. The hand made paper is gorgeous! And all of the butterflies too! I have a condo in puerto Vallarta and use to go there quite a bit. Now that I am in florida I do not go as often. I have had a place there for thirty years. Going to look into the mysteries by Franklin. Thanks for the tip. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Response: Thank you again Pat, I loved making the pig and really went outside of my comfort zone. I am glad it was well received! Thank you for the heart.
Pandd rated for Random Letter - F on Feb 10, 2015
Comment: Love the ATC! It is beautiful! The embossing is gorgeous. And the beautiful papers -WOW! I also loved the envelope. I felt very special. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat
Response: Thank you Pat for your appreciation! I loved doing the ATC for you as well as the envelope. Thank you for the heart!
eveyinorbit rated for Mail art: valentines' day (USA) on Jan 30, 2015
Comment: Hey Susan. I really appreciate the personal attention to my profile details. The iguana is stunning! Thank you so much for all the interesting ephemera. Happy swapping!
Response: It is my pleasure to make up an envelope with someone special in mind :-) I am glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart.
rebecca1975 rated for Valentine TAG on Jan 27, 2015
Comment: thank you. I got it. but when I got home my landlord dog ripe my package up. the zentangled book was ripe only the back was ripe.
Response: I am so sorry, I hope the tag didn't get ripped. Ah well, enjoy the book and what ever else you could save.
Sakubik rated for TANGLED "C" ATC on Aug 23, 2014
Comment: Your tangled letters are so stunning, I bet the first two were also ^^ And your envelopes are so nicely drawn!!! Also thanks for the extras
Response: Thank you Alisa, I am so happy you liked the ATC and the envelope.
Comment: Thank. You.
Response: You are very welcome.
Kathy821 rated for Animal Alphabet ATC - H on Aug 13, 2014
Comment: How talented you are. I love the way this ATC turned out too!! Even the envelope is beautiful. It is of course still intact for the most part to remain at my desk. You are very kind and thoughtful. I love the notecard and extras as well. Everything is wonderful.
Response: Kathy I am glad that you love the ATC, and proud! Thank you, thank you for the heart.
rebecca1975 rated for Tangled "B" ATC on Jul 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you. I like it. And the extra.
Response: Thank you Rebecca for the heart I enjoyed making the ATC for you!
Comment: Loved Your letter "B" also thanks for the extras an I loved the envelope mill package u sent
Response: Thank you Marlena for the heart. I am pleased everything arrived and found a new home. So glad you liked the Letter B!
Sakubik rated for Tangled "A"ATC on Jul 5, 2014
Comment: Love your tangled A! It looks so pretty. And also the tangled sticker. Did you draw it yourself and print at home?? I draw mine on 1 mm thick bristol paper and I just "frame" them with a marker. I just think it makes them look clean and nicely :)
Response: Thank you Alisa for your enthusiastic comment and the heart rating! I did draw the extra myself and saved it in the computer so I can print them from time to time. Love the way you frame you cards, thanks for letting me know what you do.
SamiE rated for Butterfly themed ATC swap on Jul 4, 2014
Comment: I just love the ATC. I've heard about the garden you visited. Love the English..... Thanks for the cute card and the quotes. Growing up In Riverside Co., we used to go to the beach as much as possible during the summers. Been to them all. Happy summer....
Response: Thank you Renann for you heart rating I am glad you liked the ATC!
Comment: This was a super special package! Thank you. I love your handwriting, it was an awesome surprise in the mail today! I cant wait to use up the washi and see whats on the laminated dashboard :) Thank you so much for all the extra papers too :)
Response: Wheew! I am so pleased you got this swap. I am also specially pleased that you enjoyed everything. Thank you Joanna for the heart!

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takehimaway on Nov 17, 2020:

Would you ever be interested in a private swap? We have the same birthday! <3~

RyeRye on Aug 30, 2016:



RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!


Ruth on Nov 13, 2013:

Hello Susan, just letting you know that the I - tangled ATC has arrived, but at my old address - when I updated my profile, I forgot that I had shifted house! Fortunately, my daughter still lives there and has posted it on. It will be a few days getting here. Ruth in Narrabri (Australia)

Quiltbutterfly on May 16, 2013:

Thank you so much for your very kind Zentangle and thoughts you sent. So unexpected and really cheered my day. Hugs. Ros/Quiltbutterfly

VivaGlitter on May 1, 2013:
diana62167 on Apr 17, 2013:

I loved my envelope and your artwork is amazing. As said above if you ever want to do a private swap it would be a privilege! You are very talented! Thank you Diana

PrairieKittin on Mar 1, 2013:

Thank you so much for all the extras and for thinking of my mother!!!! And, your zentangle work is exquisite!

rsj244 on Nov 5, 2010:

I have to agree with Pat below!!! I would love to do a private swap anytime! You rocked out the swap I was in with you!!!! Send me a message any time you'd like to do another swap!! :) - Rebecca

patumma on Oct 28, 2010:

I am privileged to be the first to leave a message for you Susan! You are such a kind a thoughtful swapper I had no idea you were new! Welcome to swap bot! I hope you receive many packages as wonderful as what you sent me!

If you are interested in any private swaps to get some ratings I will swap with you anytime! Pat

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