Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2017 3:20 pm


Date Joined: February 10, 2013
Last Online: April 25, 2017
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States

About Me


We moved, my husband bought me our dream house. We officially moved in September 2015. I am still learning about and adjusting to the home. Its a Colonial on 30 plus acres. There is a pond and a pool. We have goats and chickens for a girl from Brooklyn it's quite a change.

My knee is completely blown out and Im just waiting for doctors to do a knee replacement. I really wouldn't care but the house is on a hill.

I am still silly. I love to play, have fun and just be happy. I pray daily and love God.

Art and crafting has now replaced social media and candy crush.

I'm a teacher by vocation and academically. I have a masters of science in education, with degrees and certification for students with disabilities( grades 1thru 6), literacy ( birth - grade 6 ) elementary education ( pre k -grade 6). I am married for more than 40 years, to the same man. I'm also a mom of 4 grown children, a grandson and a grandpup.

My hobbies include reading, crafting, cooking, gardening, nature and searching for treasure. I love everything old and I LOVE TO COLLECT: art, books, boxes, perfume bottles, ephemera, tins, antique textiles and so much crap as my husband calls it, that I am often referred to as a pack rat.

My interest are metaphysics, the paranormal, comparative religion, reincarnation and alternative medicine. I'm a rockhound, but I'm always picking up something pieces of wood, pennies whatever catches my eye. I love playing in the dirt. My nails are always breaking and have dirt under them, no manicures on these hands.

I use arts and crafts as a form of personal therapy and my pets are my therapist. They are also my best friends. One day I would love to have an animal sanctuary.

I am very much a recluse, who prefers the company of children and animals to most adults. I have been disappointed by to many people. I know what I like and I am not interested in what others think or do as long as they don't effect me.

One of my most treasured possessions is an Edwardian living room/sitting room suite, it has 7 pieces all having their original horse hair sheep's wool filling/ batting. They have suffered abuse through the years. The sofa has extensive damage as does the other pieces but I love them. I don't care how it appears to others, I love them and that is that. Whenever I can get them restored authentically/ historically I will, until then patch, patch, patch.


I believe life was meant to be enjoyed.

I seem to have a Peter Pan complex, as I refuse to grow up.

I love bright colors (actually all colors), loud music, animals, nature, crafting/ making things, games and having fun.

I'm also a bit of a brat and a rebel. I am me and make no excuses for what / who I am.

Favorite Music

I love music, all music. My favorite group/band is Hot Tuna, but the 1970s California bands( Grateful Dead, NRPS, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Janis Joplin, etc all) are awesome. I also love the blues Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, James Cotton, Buddy Guy to name a few. Then I enjoy jazz John Coltrane/ Thelonious Monk type jazz, especially on Sunday mornings. And light classical like Chopin, ( Jean Pierre Rampal's a favorite performer) is perfect when I'm stressed. So pretty much everything, music is love.

Favorite Movies

Old cartoon movies like Disney, are an exception I can always watch vintage cartoons. I just saw an old movie called a Dog's Story. It was definitely worth watching. REVIEW 4 Bones Old black and white movies are the best.

Favorite Crafts

I don't have a favorite craft. Maybe it is what I am currently working on. I have experience crafting everything from ceramics, pottery, wood, metal, fused glass, mixed media, collage, paper crafts, copper enameling,embroidery and the list goes on. My current favorites are altered art, mixed media, assemblage, art journaling, primitive/folk dolls and ATC's .

Favorite Books

I love books, reading them and collecting them. I have hundreds of books. My favorites are children's book's. However I also have in my library an extensive collection of non-fiction from cookbooks, gardening, crafting, religion and philosophy to childhood education. So please unless it is a book I'm specifically looking for, don't think of me, send them elsewhere.

The book I am looking for is "Strangers at the Pentagon" by Dr. Frank Strange

A favorite book I recommend "Gateway to Happiness " by Zelig Pliskin it is definitely worth your time to read.


What I would really love to receive because I don't need anything are ATC's. Then unusual seeds (to plant both inside and out), I love unusual/ authentic feathers (not dyed), arrowheads, crystals or cool small rocks, natural items, old pieces of driftwood, old/vintage greeting cards, unusual matchbooks or ephemera. I'm in New York state so things from other places are wonderful, that includes bottle caps, postcards, etc. I also think magnets are very cool and INCENSE, I love incense. Then atcs did I mention that befor. Other small original artwork /craft pieces are awesome bookmarks to handmade soap. I am also passionate about art supplies and love to try new mediums, materials and artsy toys/tools. Actually all tools are cool.


I am technologically challenged.(THAT IS WHY I DIDN'T REALIZE MY ADDRESS CHANGE WASN'T AUTOMATIC * SORRY) I love the old fashioned way the post office. So if I email you, ask stupid questions, re-post, or don't upload images that is why. I will acknowledge receiving and rating, that you can be sure.

  • Please remember what goes around comes around.

**Don't take this all so seriously or stress yourself life is short.

*** I was under the influence that if a swap was satisfied / met the requirement you rated a 5. If the individual goes above and encloses extras you give a heart. I follow these guidelines and would like others to as well

**** I made the above statement as some swaps make it difficult to express/ display true artistic abilities. I enjoy swapping and the challenges however I feel swap snobs are negative and have bad energy. If a card or swap doesn't meet your expectations please be kind. The wheel goes around very quickly.

Favorite Games

Scrabble, Sudoku and May Jong are games I enjoy.

About Me

I started hosting swaps so I am now forced to make a FLAKERS list.

User name #1. Gemo Real name Pryanka Rao


rjdolphin rated for Die cut swap on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: thanks for the great die cuts
Comment: Hello Susan, Thank You for the great clown you created for this swap. You used the acrylics in a very creative way. This clown will be a great addition to my ATC Collection. Thank you also for your great note as well. Barb sleepingrover2010 P. S. Thank You for the two postcards you sent along with the ATC.
Slippy8 rated for NH: Easy Postcard #15 on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the bird postcard!
Cgscdy rated for Die cut swap on Apr 17, 2017
LadyMalchav rated for Flower ATC on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the stickers!! Your ATC is lovely!
PeggyO rated for A.I. Background Paper ATC's on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Susan--thanks for a nice variety of ATC backgrounds. Did you paint the green background with feathers and birds? I need to make myself try doing that because I know I can do it, but am overly shy about sending something I painted. May your birds will encourage me! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Thank you
Peaches12 rated for Easter religious atc swap on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC. And the extras were nice too. Happy Easter!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool ATC and creating the swap. I really enjoy making ATC's😋 I have horrible migraines too, somethings that work for me are ice pack, eye mask for sleeping and for sure sleep and meds. I'm sorry you suffer with them☹️
karry rated for ATC. Landmarks and icons on Apr 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the clever and interesting ATC! I like how you placed it on the map. (I'm a fan of maps....) I love this.
Artstamper rated for CC: Bit of Red 2017 USA on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this lovely PC! I found it on my front step this morning, delivered by one my neighbors I think. Don't know where it has been but I am happy to have it.
sybil31562 rated for Yellow BackGround ATC on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the yellow ATC.
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful A T Cs and the extras I used one of the romantic stickers on a homemade PC . The stickers could not have come at a better time :)
Response: I thought your profile said you were looking for stickers. I always try to do my best.
Comment: Fantastic job on botht he ATC and the Card! thank you so muvh!
Comment: thank you !!
petaluda rated for A.I. Recycle - ATC on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute ATC with the kittie and the extras :)
kaypendragon rated for ATC 2017 #8: Mixed Media -USA- on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
sherig47 rated for USAPC: ATC with a Flower on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Love love love ❤️ the ATC you are very talented. It's beautiful I will treasure it. Thanks for the extras.
Response: I wanted to paint and flowers are something that I can do. Thank you
charophyta rated for Receiver's Choice ATC - HD/HP on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: This snake is amazing and I love the meaning of it! Perfect ATC for me!
Response: I originally wanted to do a woodland setting. It is outside my kitchen window. Before I could finish it I read about the upcoming moon and became obsessed. Thank you you are very kind
SamiE rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #51 (USA) on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute travel ATC. I'm more stay at home now. Miss the road. Thanks again.
kmb0604 rated for Dragonfly on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: I love the dragonfly ATC you sent me. I wish I could draw and your background is amazing. Thanks for the goodies, Kathleen

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RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

trollop on Feb 2, 2014:

THANK YOU! for angeling my flakey partner in the Circles and Dots ATC swap. Lovely! best -ra

bbsporty on Jan 12, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

barbieloufromKY on Jan 2, 2014:

To the January birthday girl...

Aumonae on Dec 31, 2013:

ladydy5 on Aug 11, 2013:

Love what you had to say in your profile. I see you are in both my groups Artistically Inclined and ThriftstoreFind. Great!

sillysusie on May 23, 2013:

I would like to say " swap-bot people are the most fantastic people you probably will never meet!"

ladydy5 on May 23, 2013:

How nice of you to see that I like those wax sealers for my envies. You are a treasure to swapping. Thank you again.

ARTG33K74 on Apr 16, 2013:

The bit.ly URL is a shortcut to the instructions for the clear acrylic disks set. Instructions Click Here It's easier to use a bit.ly than a long URL. ☺ It is for paper matting.

sillysusie on Mar 15, 2013:

Thank you, I'm so excited, feeling like a child, can't wait to get started.

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