Swap-bot Time: May 31, 2023 11:00 pm


Date Joined: November 15, 2014
Last Online: July 18, 2020
Birthday: April 15
Country: United States
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20 June

Back in early Oct 2019 I was diagnosed with Malignant Neoplasm Lung Cancer.

Since then I had brain surgery to remove cancer there.

It turns out it is ALL Uterine cancer from back in 2016. Undergoing radiation for the brain and I feel like I might be back to swapping soon

About Me

I grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky, the oldest of 6. Because we had no TV until I was 14, I spent a lot of time crafting.

Later when I was out of school I worked as an illustrator and cartographer.

While raising my children I took ceramic & woodworking classes at the local craft shop.

Now I work with paper. Making paper, marbling paper, making paste paper and creating all sorts of things from those papers. To see some of these visit my Pinterest board SuZi's Samples.

Books, Movies & TV

Many of my favorite books are posted on my Pinterest board, "Best Book EV-VER"

I can speed read but never bother to if I am enjoying what I call "entertainment reading".

To find most of my favorite movies check out, "Movie Magic"

Many of my favorite TV shows are just a click away, "Turn on the Telly"

Likes and Dislikes

Any of these things will make me when I receive them in the mail;

a. ATCs, Alphabets

b. Butterflies, Birds, Books, Blue (color), Brown (color)

c. Chocolate (I am always up for chocolate as my lack of waistline will attest), Cats, Cards

d. Dragons, Dragonflies, Doodles, Dogs (all sorts but if I was going to have one I would want a Heinz 57.)

e. Envelopes (handmade), Ephemera, Easter (anything/anytime)

f. Faeries, Foxes, Frogs, Folios, Fortune cookie fortunes

g. Gnomes, Glitter, Green (color)

h. Handcrafted anything, Halloween (cutesy, please not horrific)

i. Ice cream, Irises

j. Junk journals

k.Kittens, Kitsch, Kites, Keys

l. Long letters, Lace

m. Minions, Maps, Magpie Journals, Music

n. Nature, Note paper, Note pads

o. Origami, Owls, Orange (color)

p. PAPER (exotic or plain), Pocket letters, Postage stamps, Pen pals, Purple (color)

q. Quilts, Quilling

r. Ribbons, Recycle/Re-purposed/Reused items, Red (color)

s. Stickers (Teeny tiny to ATC size, I love em all and can find a place to use them), Skinnies, Sunflowers, Stamps (rubber), Stamps (postage), Short letters

t. TEA (all sorts) I maintain a board on Pinterest where I rate teas as I experience them. I am always looking for something new, Twinchies, Turtles

u. Unusual paper

v. Vintage things, Violet, Valentines

w. Washi, Washi, Washi

x. X-mas anything/anytime

y. Yarn, Yellow (color)

z. Zendangles (not to be confused with zentangles®)

Things that will make me ;

  1. Cosmetics, bath & body items.
  2. Jewelry and hair accessories
  3. Food out of the original packaging
  4. Heavy Metal, Death Metal, etc
  5. Blood and gut images
  6. Cartoons like Cow & Chicken, Beavis and Butthead, Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony, etc.

If you happen to send something from the dislike list I promise not to hate you.

Anything else you would like to know please feel free to ask.


I belong to two art based clubs.

LAFTA "Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists".

STABA (Second Tuesday Artist Book Association) a very small group devoted to creating books that are also works of art.

FB Groups

I have joined several FaceBook groups to inspire my creative juices.

Junk Journals

Altered Paper Clips

Altered Rolodex Cards

And one just for fun For Gnome Guardians

Gnomes 2 Roam

Magpie Journals

Magpie Journals have now replaced both Mini albums and Pocket Letters in my heart.

I like that I can use scrapbook paper to make them and fill them with anything I happen to find.

You can still include things like a confetti packet and tags. Even add a full-fledged letter or just a note. The possibilities are endless.

Magpie Journals

How I became a gnome Mom

My sister, Teresa, created a bunch of gnomes. She gave them to her friends in hopes that they would photograph the gnomes in their travels and send back pictures to a project she called "Gnomes2Roam".

When she made Wally (named after Crocodile Dundee's mate, Walter, because of his hat) for me, I offered to send some gnomes to my overseas pen pals. She made 6 brothers for Wally. The gnomes refer to her as "the creator".

The first brother to move out was Wiggo who went to Norway and started his own home security business and has fallen in love with the smallest Matryoshka sister living there. Wyatt moved out to live with my daughter in Ohio and practice his yoga. William went all the way to New Zealand where he had a shock shortly after arrival when it snowed. Wilson (named after the Seahawks quarterback) moved to California to quarterback his own team of Lego® football players. Finally Thor flew off to the Netherlands to live the quiet life.

After he named himself, Soren decided he liked it just fine here with Wally. He is the only gnome I know without a mustache.

Watch Wally and Soren's cousins on YouTube

Meet Wally's and Søren's distant cousins that now live with me.

brothers, Lars in red and Olav in grey,

friends, Sebastian (aka Elvis) with the scraggly beard and Hugo all in grey,

Patrick, created by my sister AJ,

all the way from Woodstock, Johan.

Rita, a champion skier, and Ravi, my largest gnome yet.

It seems there is no end to my gnome family because even when you are too old to have kids you can still have gnomes at home.


We had one cat, Kit, who loved putting in her 2¢ on all my creations. Once I have managed to vacuum up the last of her fur there will be no chance of bothering people with allergies.

" Hope to swap with you again." Six of the most coveted words on here. It really makes me smile to know what I gathered together has made someone happy.

I ALWAYS send. If the unforeseeable happens and I am going to be late, I will contact you.

I ALWAYS rate. My mail comes in around noon and I am down here on the computer rating as soon as possible.

I ALWAYS respond. Even if it is just a ♥. This helps me keep track of the swaps that got to their destination.


I learned several things from joining Swap-bot.

One - I have way too much .

Two - All my efforts to downsize using Swap-bot have

My partners are sending back waaaaaaaaaay too much stuff.

Three - There are a lot of lovely, talented people out there that have no idea what a gift to the world they are.


Comment: Gorgeous Decorated Journal. You did a fabulous job. Thanks so much. I can’t wait to use it.
Response: ♥ I hoped the colors and butterflies might make you happy. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I love all the extras you sent plus how you arranged everything on the pages.
Response: ♥ Thank you for the heart and kind words. I really enjoy making these even when they take a lot of time.
marija rated for WIYM: Colorful Envies on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Such beautiful envelopes! and a pretty note card too, thank you. Marina
Response: ♥ Glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart.
Angeljewele rated for Calendar page envelope on Sep 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks so very much for such fun envelopes. I love vintage cars. I went to a vintage car show this summer
Response: ♥ Now isn't that a lovely coincidence? Thanks for the heart.
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Send 4 Decorative napkins on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks - some new-to-me designs. Nice swapping with you - thank you.
Response: ♥ Always happy to send something new. Thanks for the heart.
vlhafer54 rated for EP ATC Background Papers on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great variety of backgrounds and for the extras, too!
Response: ♥ Sorry about the delay. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi there! Good luck I hope you win :). I recognize your name, we have swapped before. I adore swapbot and all the crafty love I’ve shared with other fun crafters 😘
Response: ♥ Thank you for the nice message and thanks for the heart.
Babycakesxo rated for A comment and a GIF image! on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: That’s a cute pic! Thanks you
Response: ♥ Sorry I had to send it twice but I wanted you to see the animation. Thanks for the heart.
collegal rated for Give heart to everyone 💜 on Aug 14, 2019
AlfiahKhaier rated for Give heart to everyone 💜 on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Tx
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart.
Ashinamiharuka rated for Give heart to everyone 💜 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for join here
Response: ♥ Always fun to decorate others profiles. Thanks for the heart.
Poohtat rated for Give heart to everyone 💜 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart, sorry for forgetting the swap name.
lmacdavis93 rated for ACTS - a BIG coin on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Hi Suzi and thank you so much for the wonderful BIG coin! I love anything vintage and this has a great vintage feel to it with the elements and colors that you used. And thank you for the blank discs - I may try making some more of these! I hope you begin to feel better soon. And no worries about being late. Maybe more time creating will help you!!
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart. I am glad you like your coin.
CreativeCitrine rated for MJS: Spring Cleaning Destash on May 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart.
DaisyNY rated for MJS: Mini-Magpie Journal on May 19, 2019
Comment: What a lovely hand-sewn journal! The color is gorgeous - especially where the white lace washi is on top of it. Thank you for the glimpse of your craft table!
Response: ♥ I must admit it is always a mess but this time it served well. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: What pretty envelopes and stationery...love the colors and designs! I’ll use these right away...thank you so much!
Response: ♥ Was hoping the pastel would be okay for Spring. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks, I enjoyed reading your letter.
Response: ♥ Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter. I love the stationery you made for this swap! It is well done and looks so nice! <3
Response: ♥ Thank you for the heart. So happy you liked it.
aoliver rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, I sincerely apologize for the late rating!
Response: ♥ Better late than never. Thank you for the heart.
Eulegirl rated for MAE: Anything Goes 4x6+ #2 on Apr 13, 2019
Comment: These are so fun! Love the bright colors. Thank you!
Response: ♥ I was feeling Spring. Thanks for the heart.

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debtea2 on Dec 30, 2020:

In my thoughts and Praying

debtea2 on Nov 15, 2020:

thinking of you

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 13, 2020:

debtea2 on Oct 3, 2020:

Hugs Prayers and love coming to you

Jamnj on Feb 29, 2020:

Glad you’re checking in. Hope you Ll be up to swapping or hosting again soon. I hope your treatments become easier on you and your feeling well soon.

debtea2 on Oct 13, 2019:

happy thoughts

collegal on Aug 16, 2019:

My apologies.. my post from July 26th was from GIVE HEART TO EVERYONE SWAP xoxo

SuZignomeMoM on Jul 29, 2019:

May you enjoy this heart and it's babies. Happy Swapping.

AlfiahKhaier on Jul 27, 2019:

Give heart to everyone 💜

Heart from me! Let see it changing


nancylee on Jul 27, 2019:

Take 2, the GIF didn't work yet I saw it on my end :( Give heart to everyone 💜

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