Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2018 9:37 am


Date Joined: September 4, 2010
Last Online: October 14, 2018
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

About Me

I am a mother of two boys ages 24 and 22 and wife to one husband, age undisclosed. We have been married since 1987. He is a really good husband and father. My boys are nice and productive young men. I have been a dental hygienist since 1998 and for the most part like my job. I try to recycle and reuse when I can. I admire resourcefulness, consider myself a positive person and appreciate kindness in thought word and deed.. Please let me know if you don't receive my swap. I won't sign up unless I'm certain I can send it. I rate promptly and would be grateful if you do the same. Thanks.

Favorite Movies

I have an interesting relationship with movies: I tend to get caught up in the costumes and the hairstyles and the scenery and more than once I have lost the story. I guess you could say I couldn't see the forest for the trees!! Anyway, movies I've enjoyed: The Shawshank Redemption, Legally Blonde (Reese Witherspoon is adorable in this), Twelve Angry Men , Slumdog Millionaire and The Pianist. One movie I could never follow despite several attempts is Hunt for Red October. Really! What is going on here?

Favorite Television

I can always watch Law and Order and Seinfeld. Also, enjoy Vikings, Downton Abbey, Hell on Wheels, Ray Donovan.Binge watched Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black.

Favorite Crafts

Crafts I favor are ones that can be completed fairly quickly. I much admire people who make quilts and knit afghans and the like. I just don't seem to have the patience for that. I sew a little and recently got some wool sweaters from the thrift store, felted them and made winter headbands out of them.It was a fun project. Fast and inexpensive. I have been making ATC's for a couple of years now and never get tired of them. I am always amazed by what people come up with.

Favorite Books

Reading is something I have always enjoyed. It is difficult to pick favorites - there are so many good ones. However, some that stick out are; Sacajewa, The Last Days of Summer, The Red Tent, Memoirs of a Geisha , Angela's Ashes and The Secret Life of Bees. Broadly speaking, I like historical fiction and humor. I dislike Nicholas Sparks. sci-fi, romance, mystery and horror.Not a huge fan of short stories. I have enjoyed books that reveal things about other countries and cultures.


As I begin swapping, I look forward to seeing what other people are interested in and the approach they take. I am always on the look out for interesting paper, 'flatish' embellishments, nice ribbon- anything that could be used for making things like gift tags, note cards, ATC cards, book marks -- paper stuff. I'm really open to pretty much anything. I like the trust, good nature and purity of swapping and am excited to be a part of it! :)

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hibiscus rated for Fill a Page Color Series- Red on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: great card! wheeee is right....brings some cool memories...I like that this is so unique...thank you so much...one of my faorites….also this envelope and card are so very nice thanks for the glimpse of your Michigan life....i'll be using the envelope for atc's turned inside out...so pretty...
Response: Hi Kathryn, Thank you the nice rating and your kind words. I am happy you liked the ATC and am very glad the envie will be getting a second life! Thanks for joining and hope to see you at the mailbox again. Sue
donetta rated for Fill a Page Color Series- Blue on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Sue, my friend, it was such a pleasure to see your name on this swap envelope...I knew I was in for a treat, and it WAS a treat! our beautiful blue ATC is...well...beautiful! Your attention to detail (the beautifully finished back, complete with wee BLUE stickers) is impeccable, and gives me a standard to aspire to. And yes...I'm still loving life in MI, even though I've had a very difficult year.
Response: Donetta, You are so kind. Truly. I am so glad you liked the ATC. Thank you for joing the swap and I hope things get better for you. See you at the mailbox! Sue
JudalineZ rated for GAA: July's Flower and Gem on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for lovely ATC
Response: You're welcome, Judaline. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
Mustluvdoggies rated for July/ August BTC on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: I love the BTC you made!! Both sides are darling! That metal 4 with the gold July is prefect! Love the darling August image with the cute paper and seashells! Wonderful swap, thank you!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and for your kind comments. I appreciate you joining this swap series. See you at the mailbox.
SamiE rated for Page of Holidays ATC- Summer Holidays on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the really great ATC. Love the way you made it. Go take a quilt class. you might like it..
Response: Hey Sami, Thank you for rating promptly and for the heart.....and for the words of encouragement. I am happy you joined the swap. Sue
Comment: Talk about paying it forward...Thanks for a lovely card.
Response: Hi Bev, Thank you for rating promptly and for the heart.....and I truly enjoyed your comment! Thank you for being such a good swap partner. Sue
valentina22 rated for VC: Vintage Blue Collage ATC on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a very nice blue ATC-I love the combination of many elements-the blue key, the ship brad pinwheel-very creative use of elements.
Response: Thank you for rating promptly and for your kind words. It did not turn out as I envisioned, but I am pleased that you appreciated the elements that were used. Thanks also for the heart. : )
luvbird rated for GAA: May Month's Flower and Gem on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Hi Sue! Thank you so very much for the lovely May flower/gem Gothic arch. Very pretty! Even the back is very pretty. Love the way you put the twine around the bouquet of lillies. Thank you also for the great extras.
Response: Hi Debbie, I am glad you liked it. The arch was a little different than the shape I usually do. I am really happy that you noticed the twine around the flowers! Thank your for your kind words, the rating and the heart. See you around the mailbox Sue
Lilianders rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #26 on May 31, 2018
Comment: Oh thank you for the ATC, you've put a lot of work and love in it! I like the letter with the explanation of your vintage adventure!
Response: Lili, You are very welcome! I am happy you liked it and that it got there so quickly! I was looking for the opportunity to use that little image and am very pleased you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the heart. Happy Swapping. Sue
luvbird rated for May/June BTC swap on May 16, 2018
Comment: Sue, what a lovely BTC featuring May/June. So many great details on both sides. Love the embossing and the micro beads in the brides' hair. Sweet little pocket you sent the BTC in. Thank you also for the great extras. Great swap!
Response: Hi Deb, I am happy you liked what I sent you. Thank you for the nice comments in your rating and for helping to make the swap possible by your participation. See you around the mailbox. <3 Sue
Quiltbutterfly rated for Mothers' Day ATC swap on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Sue. What a very clever swap. I really had to laugh as I find myself saying exactly that. Can’t wait till my dd is doing it as well hehe. Thanks as well for the lovely extras ❤️
Response: I know. Dear ol' Mom. I was happy to have some paper with cherries on it as this part of Michigan is known for its abundance of the fruit and the Cherry Festival in the summer is quite a big deal. I am pleased you liked the swap and that it got there so quickly. Thank you for your kind and prompt rating. Sue
Comment: Thank you so very much Sue for such a beautiful swap, I love it. Thank you as well for your very generous extras. You are a super swapper and hope to see you around the swaps again soon. 💕
Response: You're welcome Ros. I am glad you liked it and I love this series. Thank you for rating promptly and hope to see you around as well. Sue
Comment: Hi Sue! Thank you for the lovely vintage pocket! I love the way you 'crowned' the couple on the front, the lace you used at the top, and the way you attached the hanger. And I really loved the way you wrapped all the goodies with jute tied around those little keys--so sweet!
Response: You're very welcome Kristy! This was such a fun swap you posted and I really enjoyed doing it. Thank you for rating promptly, for the heart and the kind words. Also, thank you for hosting. Sue
luvbird rated for Easter ATC on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Sue, thank you so very much for the sweet little Easter atc card...so cute! I love the fact that you used so many old, vintage things for this. The Easter card front that you wrote your note on is so darling! Thank you for such a nice swap.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, and for the hearts. Happy Easter. Sue
gojenn rated for **USA ATC SWAPS*** St Patrick's Day on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Yes, I received on time! My fault for not rating immediately. Sorry.
Response: Glad it arrived safely. Thank you for the heart. Sue
BeckyG56 rated for **USA ATC SWAPS*** Easter ATC on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Such a cute, Easter ATC. I love how you repurposed the card, great idea! Thanks for the cards, I can send them to friends in swaps.
Response: You"re welcome, Becky. Thank you for rating so promptly and for the heart. Happy Easter! Sue
MsLee rated for St. Patrick's Day ATC on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Dearest Sue, thank you so much for such a beautiful ATC, and for the great extras. Thank you for all your awesome swaps. Keep un the good work.
Response: Your welcome, Lee. I am so happy for your participation in the swaps. Thank you for rating and for the heart. See you around the swaps! Sue <3
PaperPassion rated for GAA: Lady in Green ATC on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Love your take on the green lady.Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
BeeMGee rated for GAA: January ATC on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: Fabulous Sue. Thank you.
Response: That got there pretty quickly! Glad you liked it. Thanks for rating promptly.
valentina22 rated for March/ April BTC on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed reading the background information about the card. The card is well thought out and arranged nicely. It is a real challenge working on this small format but satisfying when done.
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your comments, the rating , the heart and for rating promptly. I also like a bit about the background info of a swap. I am happy you joined the swap and hope to see you again at the mailbox.Sue

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barbieloufromKY on Nov 11, 2014:

Happy November Birthday from the USA Paper Crafts group!

thriftymermaid on Jun 6, 2014:

Thank you for the great washi tape samples, thoughtful note and mermaid card that you sent me for the USA Papercrafts WTA #7. I love it and very much appreciate the thought and care you put into it!!

barbieloufromKY on Nov 2, 2013:

Happy Birthday To You!

courtmm11 on Oct 10, 2013:

Just Because arrived yesterday... thrilled with it all! Woweeee.... nice nice surprise, and I was looking all arnd wondering what it belonged to! Bingo! Just because... lololol It is awesome...and I so appreciate you...and all the extras... thank you thank you and most of all for your friendship too! thank you

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