Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2021 9:31 pm


Date Joined: February 10, 2013
Last Online: November 20, 2020
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

mommymo76 is another flaker


lorz88 rated for Art journaling on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Hi Thank you so much for the gorgeous journal page! Love the ballerina on it!Thank you for the extra goodies too!
user4532 rated for ATC' made with basic shapes on Jun 11, 2018
dardarbinx rated for ATC - Cactus (INTL) on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: cute cactus'....thank you for the cut outs
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for Desert Cactus ATC on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Your ATC looks amazing!! Your cactus look very realistic to me. Thank you!
SamiE rated for Swappin USA **OH SAY CAN YOU SEE...* on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC, the papers, and the cloth.
ValerieM rated for USAPC: RED WHITE BLUE ATC on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a great festive 4th of July ATC- TY also for the Tim Holtz 4th papers, love them
Taliesyn rated for A.I. Send Background Paper Again on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely background papers!
tishttr1 rated for ATC 2017 #24: Book Page -USA- on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Thank You, very nice build up of texture :-) Love It!
Germanbaby77 rated for CPG Fav Quote ATCs - Global on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Very nice ATC. Love the quote especially! thanks!
BigBangMomma rated for ATC 2017 #23: Stamped -USA- on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Loved the NC and the pretty ATC. Thank you.
Prismcat rated for Fish ATC on May 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great hand painted fish ATC!
Response: I was so concerned you received it. Glad you appreciate my efforts.
MissBrenda rated for Speedy Found Image ATC - 2017 #10 on May 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC's
Jsereg001 rated for Speedy Found Image ATC 2017 #5 on May 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATCs!
Comment: Thank you for the fun little ATC!
lyzz rated for Gnome ATC on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gnome it looks great love how you made him. Also thank you for the postage stamps and stickers!!!!!
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Mushroom Postcard on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Susie
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

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CurlyTea on Jan 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jan 12, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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.

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