Swap-bot Time: June 29, 2022 3:04 am


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: June 28, 2022
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 - [email protected] 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.


Please do not send any perfume samples or scented anything. I am allergic to lots of random stuff and I want to enjoy your lovely handmade something but I cannot enjoy it if I am sniffing, sneezing, and wiping away tears.

Thanks for understanding.


marymary914 rated for FCMA: May Mail Art Challenge on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Great mail art envie and thanks for the quotes!
Comment: Love this PC! Great colors, feel & dimension. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Comment: Thank you, Susan!!! I love these. I'm not a super brave or "messy" artist, so I love the junk journal inspo and, of course, I always enjoy found poetry! :)
Comment: Thank you! My husband also enjoyed looking at the postcard you sent as we were walking back from the mailbox. A few of my favorite things. :) This is my first sticker slapped postcard and that was fun! Lol, I know the feeling of having to get organized. My crafty space is a hot mess!! Have a great summer Susan!
Response: Thanks! You too!
LiisaS rated for CPG: HMPC Snarky / Sarcasm Global on May 10, 2022
Comment: Hey Susan, Your card arrived today. I like it! 😁
Zander rated for JJJ: Send 3 Decorative Napkins on May 8, 2022
Comment: Thank You so much for the assortment of napkins and the extra papers. Take Care
Comment: Thanks for the California postcard. I also am questioning whether I put a stamp on a postcard I sent out yesterday! Too many things going on at once!
lylanni rated for JJJ: Send 3 Decorative Napkins on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the napkins, I can't wait to use them :)
Comment: Thank you for the sparkly sf PC.
nigatsubebe rated for CPG-Do your best -US on Apr 2, 2022
Comment: I love them! Thanks for typing the letter, too, so it's easy to read. <3 Frida was such an inspiration and had a lot of time to think about her inner world and how outside things affect the individual. In many ways, it wasn't about her art, but her writings that are really so deep and thoughtful. But maybe it was easier for some to promote her art and 'forget' what she said... 'too subversive!'
Comment: Hi, I enjoyed your card! Thx
Zander rated for JJJ: Send 6 Stamped Images on Mar 31, 2022
Comment: Love the assortment of stamped images, Thank You
Zander rated for JJJ: Send 6 Pink on Mar 31, 2022
Comment: Thank You so much for the pink items you have sent, lots of fun things to play with.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for JJJ: Send 6 Flowers/Floral on Mar 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for such a festive envelope filled with floral goodness for my crafting!! I love everything you sent! It will all go to great use in my journals and collages!!!
GrumpyGrandma rated for JJJ: Scavenger Hunt #4 on Mar 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much Susan Mar for my scavenger hunt I love these die cuts especially the flamingo the papers are groovy The stam images are going into my steampunk magazine I loved everything you sent me (posted on facebook)
Response: You’re welcome - glad you enjoyed it.
Comment: Thank you for the nicely painted notecards! These are super creative and fun β€οΈπŸ™‚
Comment: I love your journal! Thank you so much!!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards - I'll enjoy using them!
BusyB rated for CPG: The Joy of Clusters~US on Feb 13, 2022
Comment: These are fantastic and artistic. Love them, thank you!
Comment: Thanks for sending - arrived safe and sound. :)

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MissPaula on Aug 6, 2021:

Thanks so much for the surprise Collab PC! Love your colorful backgrounds!

Bhindblueeyes on Dec 15, 2020:

Thank you so much for the two more cards! These are wonderful, and her is going to be amazing!!!

TryshaH81 on Oct 19, 2020:

Thank You Thank You Thank You.
I really can't thank you enough for this huge box of greeting cards!! I will make sure they all go to a good use!! Your amazing!! The people I send cards to are going to love the assortment you sent me. I will be able to send out lots of cards thanks to you!!

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 24, 2020:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the index cards! These are wonderful and add so much to the box! I am so thrilled with how it is coming together!!! Thank you for being a part of this project!!! :)

Vickyen on Sep 17, 2020:

Hi Susan! Thanks so much for the art collaboration for a friend! You were so sweet to start a postcard for me! Got it in the mail today and everyone did an awesome job adding to it! Totally made my day! Wishing you all the best and sending big hugs!! πŸ˜‰

beachchicken on Jul 7, 2020:

Thank you so much for the RAK Fabric for Mask Makers! Wow, that was such a nice surprise and huge box. There is so much I will give some to my other sewing mask making friends to make some too.

chelle523 on Nov 27, 2019:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous handmade card! I love it! Hope your holidays are amazing! <3

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