Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 2:40 pm


Date Joined: October 28, 2007
Last Online: August 11, 2020

Country: United States
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Favorite Books

Art, Craft, Non-fiction, Business, Fav mag "Cloth Paper Scissors" I have a large collection of cookbooks, theater books/plays, Christian/spirtuality books, business books, art books, and craft books.

Favorite Movies

A Room With A View, My Life as a Dog,(original w/subtitles) I also love Fantasia, Toy Story and other great animation. Wallace and Gromit crack me up. Overt violence or rape in a movie will make me turn it off or walk out of the theater.

Favorite Crafts

Things that "contain" - boxes, envelopes, compacts,


Digital art and photography,

paper arts,

recycled art,vintage art,altered art,(including altering furniture and clothing)

Light - I know that sounds wierd, but I'm a theater lighting designer and LOVE the non-tactile sculptural art of light.


sewing and art quilting

I also paint - watercolor, acrylic, water based latex.

I've always loved paper and ribbons, and lately, with the trend of scrapbooking and card making becoming popular, I just love all the new "stuff" - even if I don't scrapbook.

About Me

Theater mole,

spiritual- I try to live by the saying that John Wesley pronounced: Do Good, Do No Harm,Love God with all your heart. I don't mind receiving religious items. I think being tolerant and open minded to others' beliefs gives us more opportunity to grow.

I Love change and am always looking for new arts and adventure.

Love reading, writing, and working on art stuff in my studio.

Entreprenurial(Realtor, vintage and collectible shop, have sold artwork and crafts, freelance designer)

Community minded,(that's local, regional and the world community, too), Antique and vintage collector, seller and trader.

Although I'm trying to have "waist management", I love good chocolate and can't wait for the Easter season so that I can find the cadbury caramel eggs!

Married to a wonderful man since 1993. My sweet husband is many years my senior, and though he loves seeing me working in the studio, I'm not sure he really gets the whole "swapping" thing. Anyway...if I'm in a DH swap of some kind, he loves interesting ties,all things golf, is a graphic artist, loves salsa and jazz, is of Puerto Rican heritage, and is the sweetest, most thoughtful man I've ever met. He also loves wine, martinis, and cooks like a dream. (How lucky am I?)

I'm not real into the "Hello Kitty" genre of stuff.

No smoking, animals(too heart broken after our dog died a couple of years ago) or children (went through infertility treatments for several years with no luck) at our home. I do, however, keep a toybox in the closet for little friends who visit:)


Best piece of advice I ever got in school: Feed yourself well - your whole self - heart, soul, eyes, ears...everything. Surround yourself with things that inspire you.

I've collected penguins and frogs for years(mostly small pins and such),and also have some whimsical pigs,(some with wings), sheep and other sweet little beings, poking about in our home.

I collect hand thrown pottery and I collect interesting pitchers.

I Like to bake and I make awesome caramels.

Have way too much fabric.

Like to do art/craft swaps because it forces me to go and be creative, even when I don't think I have time.

I upload some pictures of my swaps on flickr.com at the swap-bot swaps group.

Allergic to some perfumes,so I just steer clear of most scented items.

I love well thought-out projects and art work. I work hard to make my swaps special for my partner, and hope you do to.

If I'm your swap partner, you will probably get your swap early. I can hardly wait to get started most of the time, and usually am one of the first to send.

Also, please let me know when you get your swap from me. When there is no rating or e-mail, I get worried that it didn't make it. I always send and I always rate. Thanks:0) There's no need to lie to me if you are sending late - just send me a note that you are still working on it and let me know when you send.

likes and gots

Likes: If we're swapping something with a scent or flavor I prefer the "clean" kind - neutral, citrus, peppermint. If it's sweet treats, I'm a chocolate, caramel or dried fruit kind of gal.Teas I like them all,especially herbal. Coffee, too. Hot or cold.

When it comes to color, I really like them all- pastels, bright, primary, muted: you name it, I like it. I've always liked the combination of teal, purple and green.

Some things I'd like to learn

I'd like to learn to weld and the finer techniques of soldering.

I'd like to be a part of a group that met to explore, using the arts, some of the bigger questions in life .

I'd like to learn to quilt, knit and crochet better.


tiaragoth rated for Steampunk Necklace on May 25, 2011
Comment: Love the necklace and earrings you created for me Cindy : ) Thank-you so very much for catering to my profile too : ) You're a star!
KatarinaNavane rated for Steampunk ART on May 22, 2011
Comment: So gorgeous! Awesome work! Reminiscent of Victorian mourning jewelry--I love when steampunk jewelry works with Victorian ideas like that. Thank you so much!
fairyduster53 rated for Prims on Apr 29, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely doll. I love the fabric and her expression. Smiles
wolfeagle rated for Recycled Apron on Apr 28, 2011
Comment: What a totally awesome apron. I love the buttons, and vintage fabrics. It's perfect. Thank you so much!
clevergirl rated for Altered Bottle Cap Pendant-USA on Mar 29, 2011
Comment: Oh - I love it!! Thank for the extra pendant! They are perfect.
Comment: I loved everything . You picked great items. My granddaughter (18 months)is fighting me over the scarf unfortunately. She saw it and grabbed it immediatedly and began saying"mine,mine,mine!" Your card was great too, Do you sell those? i almost thought it was my town. Keep Smiling and Keep Swapping Suzanne
Response: I don't know what it is about those scarves - they are kid magnets! I made a series of cards called,"my hometown" for a Christmas bazaar. What didn't sell, I'm using. Glad you liked it:)
oreon rated for Recycled Materials Doll on Mar 18, 2011
Comment: Fantastic doll. Love it! Thanks. The felt and the buttons are amazing extras. =D
nchrisco rated for Altered One of A Kind Doll Swap on Mar 17, 2011
Comment: Wish I could give a million stars. I love my mermaid and thank you so much for the extras.
tesscalhoun rated for Abstract ARt on Mar 15, 2011
Comment: I love the art you sent and ready to hang too. Thank you. The hand made paper is great. Its a little light to paint on directly. I usually mount this type on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper then paint on it. It makes wonderful backgrounds for ATC's or to just paint on. Again Thanks.
Response: I never thought of mounting that handmade paper on cold press. That's a great idea - thanks! Glad you liked "circle of life". All the best -cp
Comment: WOW! I absolutely LOVED the box. The story was very interesting and I would love to read and see more of Suzanna Orlando's adventures. My husband was very jealous of the box and my father was with envy too! Thank you so much!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I'll let you know if I decide to go ahead and write more on Suzanna:)
CJ rated for Found Object Doll on Mar 11, 2011
Comment: Cindy, I LOVE my found object doll!!! She is just the coolest, most creative, imaginative thing ever. I rigged up a little hanger for her & she is hanging in my studio right now. Hugs galore for you!!! Thank you so much!!! <3<3<3
Response: Yeah! I'm so glad she will be loved:) Thanks for the heart!
Caranam rated for Assemblage Shrine USA Only on Jan 17, 2011
Comment: Gorgeous! I love that you worked in so many of my themes. The Bonsai tree is probably my favorite part, but I also adore the way you painted the moon on the back. Again, I'm sorry for the late rating. I could have sworn I had already rated this because I was so excited when the shrine came in!
Response: I'm so glad you got it, and that you liked it:) You had great themes to work with!
LavenderLizard rated for Make and Fill a Purse! USA on Jan 15, 2011
Comment: I just love the use of vintage ties to make the purse, adn the necklace is a perfect strap! As for the fillers, WOW! I must gush particularly over the handworked pillowcase - that is a true heirloom, and I will treasure it. The crochet motifs are wonderful, and I have plans to carefully applique them onto a skirt. The small pouch is perfect for a tatting shuttle, and I will love using the other goodies as well. Thanks for a lovely swap package!
Response: *Blush* I'm so glad you liked the package! I had a good time making it for you:)
MichelleK rated for December's ARt Doll on Jan 11, 2011
Comment: Thank you for a great art doll. I can see you put a lot of effort into her she is lovely. And also a big thankyou for the bread recipes. i am moving to a place where fresh bread will be a rarity so I am very happy to recieve them.
Response: So glad she made it to you and you like her! All the best with your move:)
weyrmistress rated for All Things Vintage on Jan 7, 2011
Comment: What a great package! Love the magazine, the ads are fantastic. . . hope you scanned some before sending it as well as the photos. I'll adopt just about anyone. . . smile You are right, the necklace will be a wonderful base for steampunking it up. Thank you so much!
Comment: Very realistic. My apologies for the delay in rating.
bren rated for Clothespin Doll on Nov 30, 2010
Comment: Oh! He's going to be perfect sitting next to my Greenman cloth doll!
NanaDeb rated for Recrafted Ornament swap! USA/Canada on Nov 12, 2010
Comment: Thank You so much for the cute angel ornament/pendant that you sent! The extras were all very nice too! Thank You for the great swap package!!
HazelHoney rated for My Vintage Kitchen on Oct 21, 2010
Comment: I loved my package! Thank you so much! The red tablecloth is just gorgeous! I can't wait to try some of the cookie recipes from the cookbook. You're too nice!
0pheliac rated for Halloween Ornament on Sep 21, 2010
Comment: I had such a bad day today and your package totally made me smile! Thank you for that!!! <3

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RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 26, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

RyeRye on Dec 20, 2010:

MERRY CHRISTMAS~ The Crafting Queens group~

StephL on Mar 4, 2010:

I got my flower garden quiltie today. Thank you!! It must have been fun to make. Are they all from different fabrics?

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