Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2018 7:45 am


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: March 22, 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.


doodlebugdezines rated for FCMA: Year of the Dog on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Great Envie and thank you for extras!!
AmookIslandCreations rated for ABES: Send 6 Favorites on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful and generous swap! I see you had the same problem as I! Picking out just 6 items is too hard. LOL These will all be used for future art! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Stacy97 rated for JJJ: Send 6 Tags on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the fun tags! Can’t wait to use them!!
bigmamabird rated for FCMA: Rubber Stamped on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the cheerful and FUN envelope (and the extras which are spot on), it cheered up another snowy day.....
jeepermom rated for JJJ: Send 6 Pockets/Envelopes on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Lovely selection! Thank you so very much...these are all wonderful!
Comment: Susan, thank you so much for all the wonderful journal supplies for this scavenger hunt. You sent some really interesting items; I love it!!
Comment: Thank you for a really great swap! Can't wait to start playing with some of my new stuff!
grandmaroro rated for JJJ: Send 6 RIBBONS on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks Susan for the lovely ribbons. I love these swaps to add little bits of this and that to my stash. Thanks bunches.
Bohochick rated for JJJ: Send 6 Book Pages on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the book pages. I love the variety of languages!
SycamoreSuzy rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: soooo many goodies! I love all the creative ideas and suggested uses. Thank you so much.
Rithinking77 rated for Paint a Rock on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for these lovelies!! I just returned from a long trip and when I opened your package, they just put a huge smile on my face!
marymary914 rated for FCMA: Every Color of Paint on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC!
SassyChicken rated for Paint a Rock on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute little rocks!
whisperwings rated for JJJ: Send 6 Journal CARDS on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful collection of journal cards and tags. I love the variety and will certainly have a use for all of them.❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Wow! Fast arrival. You're welcome - enjoy.
RockyBeach rated for FCMA: FEATHERS Mail on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Second try arrived! Thank you so much. I had to look twice to notice that the feathers on the envie are stamped cut outs. Love it! Great colours.
Response: Yay - thanks for your patience!
AZmom875 rated for JJJ: Send 6 DIE CUTS/PUNCHES on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks, I am so glad you added the swap note. There were so many extra goodies inside, I might have mistaken it for another swap. You are awesome, and I loved your painted envelope. Thanks for making the swap extra special.
Comment: Wowzier! I just received my 2 - 2 Sided Inspiration ATC's and LOVE them. I love the colors, the patterns, the use of embellishments and the overall sweet words of inspiration. Thank you so much as it made my day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful journal and extras. It really is amazing. I wish I could give you more hearts! 💜
georgiafae rated for IS: HAPPY Zine on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Great zine-a lot of your happy things are mine,too! Thanks for sharing and swapping!
Comment: I didn't have to look to know what this was. So bright and cheerful! The Joplin stamp was perfect for it.

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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!
Blessings, cc

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 : )

Sherry71 on Jul 23, 2016:

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LizzyJo on Jul 6, 2016:

Your random act of decluttering provided me with Christmas in July today! It was well worth waiting for. Your package was bottomless---I kept pulling out more and more goodies. Thank you so very much for your generosity.

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

ImnotDorothy on Mar 29, 2016:

Thank you for the angle on the Send 10 Circles swap. I got it today, and I am so excited by everything. ❤️

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