Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2018 12:29 am


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

RATINGS: I rate each package that arrives. I usually rate the day it arrives. Please do me the courtesy of rating also. It's not so much that I want the rating - it's that I want to know that something I sent has arrived. Thanks.

I am a teacher, sometime grad student, and crafter. I make quilts, cards, envelopes, paper stuff, ATC's, dotees, creepy dolls and other stuffed things. I also love shrink plastic charms and charm bracelets/necklaces. I try to use things I already have and I try to use old stuff in a new way. I have lots of stuff to trade - mint tins, fabric, japanese newspapers and craft/quilt magazines. Email me if you are interested - smmarrt@aol.com. Happy Swapping!

ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BOOKS: I am no longer participating in FB swaps. I'd love to receive any of the ones that I started or were started for me. When I get one, I might rejoin the FB madness.

Favorite Books

I read...alot. I always have 1 or 2 books going at the same time. Right now I read mostly British crime and police procedurals - Stephen Booth, Mark Billingham and Elizabeth George (yes, I know she's American.) I also like Cara Black, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.

Currently, I am taking a break from graduate school for a Masters in Education. I bought a Kindle and I am alternating between e-books and real books. So far, I still carry a real book with me at all times. Too chicken to carry my Kindle around with me in the big, bad city.

Favorite Music

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, all 70's music - good and bad. Current artists the Killers, the Shins, the Raconteurs, Duffy and K.T. Tunstall. And The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley, Ray LaMontagne, and more.

Favorite Crafts

I start quilts (I don't always finish them!), paper stuff - envelopes, ATC's, greeting cards and other stuff. I sew dolls (badly, mostly) but I love making dotees. I just started making charms and learning a little beading. I'll try just about anything...I love my Gocco machine but I've only used it twice.

You should know...

I'm a good friend, daughter, sister, auntie and employee - just celebrated my 20th anniversary at the preschool I work in - teacher and assistant director. Whew!

Wish List

Vintage fabric, Vintage linens - tablecloths in particular, Sewing tools and supplies, Striped tee shirts (that can be cut/sewn into stuffies), Buttons, buttons, buttons, Wood beads,"S" things, Nancy Drew books (yellow spine - 1960's version), Birds and bird things, game pieces, wood dominoes, playing cards, small paper mache boxes for decorating, Cigar boxes, Chocolate - the darker the better! Love, love, love Somerset magazine - most of the editions, foreign language newpapers or magazines, and craft magazines from anywhere. As for colors, I prefer bold, bright colors - think Fiestaware. I do not like pink, peach or salmon. No neon things or cutesy things. I LOVE YOUR HANDMADE ANYTHING.

P.S. If you're sending chocolate - I CANNOT eat most nuts. So plain is good - thanks.

As for themes - I love birds, insects, trees but nothing too cutesy. I prefer 50's, 60's and 70's type of style.

Themes I like/love

Birds, nests and eggs; Reading, books and literature; Food - esp. chocolate and sushi; Sewing, crafts and buttons; Vintage sewing, crafts and buttons; Color - especially bold and bright, think Fiesta Ware; Not fond of pink, peach or salmon; How-to's and instructions for almost anything crafty; Travel, maps and tickets; Craft and sewing magazines and books; For fabric - I love batiks, dots and stripes, birds, leaves/trees, bugs, and any graphic patterns; Humorous - but no kitties hanging from tree limbs; Nothing too cute, no kitties

For junk journaling/ATCs/altered puzzle pieces/all paper crafts - I love vintage paper - ads, greeting cards, postcards and photos. I like yellow pages - especially odd stuff like taxidermy ads or pet photographers. Also love transportation tickets, raffle tickets, origami paper, and newspaper in languages other than English.

Dolls and Animals

For doll swaps - I like JunkerJane, scrappy, raggedy, slightly grungy (but not decrepit), whimsical - things not normally found in nature.

I generally prefer bold and bright colors but tea-stained/coffee dyed is okay too. Black and white is always acceptable and a mix is fantastic.

Animals - giraffes, zebras, badgers, platypus, honey badger, anteater, dogs over cats, elephants, birds, birds, birds, or hybrid animal-humans or bird-humans. Aliens and robots okay, too. Anything wearing glasses is great.


dcp0112 rated for Index Card Mixed Media on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Wow Susan, I loved the mixed media index card you designed, very nice and very artistic for sure. But a HUGE thanks for tho book pages in russian, french & spanish (I think anyway) If you have anymore of those I would love to set up a swap for them. Thanks so so much for the great swap
lauriew rated for JJJ: Send 6 Painted Papers on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great package. I even loved the envelope. Thanks for the beautiful papers and the extra pages, too. Always great to swap with you.
scrappermama rated for MJS: Magpies Send 10 on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Eeeeee he! Love everything!! Thank you for a great swap!! I hope you received some great goodies yourself!! Happy fall!!
BeckyG56 rated for Art Collab #15 ADD POSTAGE on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Loved the envie you sent your pc card in. Thanks for the extra papers. I love the card, with each section a different color and artwork in its self! I look forward to adding to this card.
Response: : )
Artstamper rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Very nice ATCoins. Especially enjoy receiving a hand drawn one thank you for the coins and lovely book pages.
Response: They are not hand-drawn. They are napkin decoupage - the face is Jane Davenport.
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #14 ADD POSTAGE on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Hi Susan thanks for this card to work on and send on its way. Thanks so much for the foreign language pages, I'll put them to good use.
HannahsMommy07 rated for Art Collab #10 on Aug 18, 2018
SLembke rated for ABES: Art Prompts #1 on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. Picked up the mail on my way out of town and forgot to rate when I got home. Love the idea of put a bird on it and the paper weaving. Thanks.
GinaVisione rated for FCMA: Gel Printed on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Beautiful!!! Thanks for the swap too!
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #12 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Susan Thanks for the art card to create on and send home to the owner. Thanks for the book pages also!!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Art Collab #11 QUICK on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: LOVE T! And THANK you for the goodies!!!!
January rated for JJJ: Send 6 Rubber Stamped Images on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stamped images! You have a great collection of stamps - I appreciate so many with text and quotes bc none of mine have text. And the book pages will be used for sure too. (PS thanks for hosting)
Comment: 💜love💜 them both! I guess I have to name them! Thanks for the generous helping of stickers 😀
Response: So happy it arrived! You're welcome.
LadyRisa rated for Art Collab PC #6 on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the book pages. I live your background. I'm happy to help move this one along.
Response: It's a Jane Davenport napkin - I love it too.
Mimi7 rated for Art Collab #7 Quick on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Susan, Thanks for the great card to work on and send on its way. Thanks also for the book pages. :)
whytewillow rated for ABES: Decorative napkins on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Oooh aaah, thanks for the nice assortment. And P.S., I'm getting the stamp this weekend. Yay!
geekgirl1001000 rated for JJJ: One, Two, Three on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: they look great. thanks for my first altered coin!
geekgirl1001000 rated for JJJ: Altered Tags on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: great stuff as always. Thanks!
orneryswife rated for ABES - Altered Tags on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the tags! 😘
PeliKat rated for FCMA: BEACH on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Susan, what a beautiful beach envelope you sent to me!!! I was so happy to see it in my mailbox - the colors are so tropical and l love the paper you used for the sand, very nice touch! The seagull was perfect and the crabs and starfish really added a lot to it. And the seashell stamps were such a nice match to the ocean colors you used! This one is definitely a keeper. I can see this hanging in my beach room as a wall decoration! Thanks so much for a great swap!!! Thanks also for the extra goodies you included!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was fun to make. Take care!

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ktk8 on Aug 29, 2018:

Hi and thank you for working on my Art Collab # 11 it made it home today...... FUN!!!

Bhindblueeyes on Jun 12, 2018:

Thank you so much for all of the great shaped paper clips! I appreciate your help in making someone's day who's been struggling as of late - he is going to be thrilled! I showed the clips to his wife (my friend), and she said that he is just going to love it so much! Thanks again!!!

hamsterfarm on Jun 3, 2018:


Thanks for joining instax photo - bright colors <3

choke on Feb 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending me so many raffle tickets as a very generous RAK! They aren't exactly what I was looking for but they are definitely nicer than the ones I found and I can surely use them, it's always nice to have a good selection. I really appreciate your kindness and wish you a beautiful day!

daydreamer47 on Feb 20, 2018:

Hi Susan ! I can't thank you enough for the fantastic shipping tags and all the other lovely journaling extras. I've always wanted some of those neat Guest Checks! You've made my day, thank you tons 💕💕

VivaLaDiane on Jan 12, 2018:

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anrtist on Oct 21, 2017:

THANK you for the assorted JJ PAGES RAK!
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wolfeagle on May 31, 2017:


Thank you so much for the magazines!

judgedbyabookscover on Feb 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for the assortment of fabrics!! Your gift totally made my day. I have outlined a sewing plan so I hope that i'll accomplish as much as I intend to this year : )

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