Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 9:53 pm


Date Joined: February 10, 2013
Last Online: August 16, 2022
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello I'm sillysusie. I love this site so much. I think that swap-bot brings us all some happiness through the mail sharing the little things like crafting and art.

2-22-24 As this site is international I would like to express my concern and heartbreak for the people of the 🇺🇦 Ukraine.

It's 2022 Happy New Year to everyone! I have some interesting stuff I would like to share. I am currently following the Margarette Miller 2022 weekly collage prompts challenge, and I'm having a blast. I would encourage anyone who loves collage to follow along. Next I love love love Teesha Moore. She is a mixed media artist, you can see her work on Pintrest, (another great source for inspiration). I am currently enthralled with YouTube videos. I follow Dyan Waverly, Twisted Art Designs, Karen Campbell, Jane Davenport, Niamh Baly, Karen Burchill and Vicky Papaioannou, actually these are just a few of my latest go too's. There is so much on Youtube. I felt it would be great to share our favorite artist, current trends and what's happening in art in our profile. I will surely be adding more in the days and weeks to come. I hope these suggestions are helpful to others.



Shayda Campbell

My Inkie Fingers

Finally it's 2021 so let's have fun!

2020 was horrible and unexpected for most of us. Who would of thought a world wide pandemic. I'm so very sorry for those who have lost someone or have suffered.

Well everyone has a story and here is mine. In December 2019 I was having intense pain in my groin and doctors discovered a femoral hernia that needed emergency surgery. While performing presurgical testing I kept having abnormal EKGs. After extensive testing they determined I had a major heart attack and the bottom third of my heart was not working. They back tracked my health and said it occurred when my emotional support dog/companion died. So 2020 began and ended with me being hospitalized. First the angioplasty, then a spinal proceedure followed by femoral hernia surgery, then 3 heart stents and ended with me having surgery to implant a defibrillator /pacemaker device all during the pandemic. Wow right, life is sure different, so very very different. It has taken me awhile to adjust but I think I got this now. Sometimes however I have bad days hopefully they won't interfere with swaps. The bottom line is I am still silly, I think more than ever. I have a new appreciation for life. Most days I chase a muse, I love to play, have fun and just be happy. I pray daily and love God

My hobbies include reading, crafting, gardening, nature and searching for treasure. I love everything old and I LOVE TO COLLECT: art, books, boxes, perfume bottles, ephemera, tins, antique textiles and so much crap as my husband calls it, that I am often referred to as a pack rat.

My interest are metaphysics, the paranormal, comparative religion, reincarnation and alternative medicine. I'm a rockhound, but I'm always picking up something pieces of wood, pennies whatever catches my eye. I love playing in the dirt. My nails are always breaking and have dirt under them, no manicures on these hands.

I use arts and crafts as a form of personal therapy and my pets are my therapist. They are also my best friends. In the future, one day, I would love to have an animal rescue. I also dream of a greenhouse.

I am very much a recluse, who prefers the company of animals to most adults. This is because I have been disappointed by to many people in life. I know what I like and I am not interested in what others think or do as long as they don't effect me.


I believe life should be enjoyed. All the little things are special if we allow them to be.

I seem to have a Peter Pan complex, as I refuse to grow up.

I love bright colors (actually all colors), loud music, animals, nature, crafting/ making things, games and having fun.

I'm also a bit of a brat and a rebel. I am me and make no excuses for what / who I am.

Favorite Music

I love music, all music. My favorite group/band is Hot Tuna, but the 1970s California bands like the Grateful Dead, yeas I'm a Deadhead (NRPS, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Janis Joplin, etc all) are awesome. I also love the blues Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, James Cotton, Buddy Guy to name a few. Then I enjoy jazz John Coltrane/ Thelonious Monk type jazz, especially on Sunday mornings. And light classical like Chopin, ( Jean Pierre Rampal's a favorite performer) is perfect when I'm stressed. So pretty much everything, music is love.

Favorite Movies

I think Disney classic are timeless. For more adult type movies, the old black and white films,(B_movies) are my choice, nothing highbrow just enjoyable stuff like the Thin Man series with William Powell.

Favorite Crafts

I started using scissors and glue when I was barely 4 and never stopped. I don't have a favorite craft I love them all. I have experience crafting most everything including ceramics/ pottery, wood, metal, fused glass, mixed media, collage, paper crafts, copper enameling,embroidery and the list goes on. My current favorites are casting glass, altered art, folk art, art journaling, primitive/folk dolls and ATC's .

Favorite Books

I love books, reading them and collecting them. I have hundreds of books. My favorites are children's book's. However I also have in my library an extensive collection of non-fiction from cookbooks, gardening, crafting, religion and philosophy to childhood education. So please unless it is a book I'm specifically looking for, don't think of me, send them elsewhere.

A favorite book I recommend "Gateway to Happiness " by Zelig Pliskin it is definitely worth your time to read.


What I would really love to receive are ATC's. I'm blessed and don't need a thing just good vibes.

I want people to be happy, life is short, so if I can make someone happy I do. With that said swappers who have a detailed profile make it easier to know about them and increase the possibility that I might be able to make their day by having something they need or want and I'm thrilled to be able to share it.

Just a note.....

I am very technologically challenged and think old fashioned ways (like the post office) are great. So if I email you, ask stupid questions, re-post, or don't upload images that is why. I hope everyone understands my lack of sophistication. I will always acknowledge receiving and rating, that you can be sure.

  • Please remember what goes around comes around.

**Don't take this all so seriously or stress yourself life is short.

*** I am very understanding and realize we are all not great artist. So I rate and comment with kindness.

**** I made the above statement as some swaps make it difficult to express/ display true artistic abilities. I enjoy swapping and the challenges however I feel swap snobs are negative and have bad energy. If a card or swap doesn't meet your expectations please be kind, sometimes we older people have off days. We might not be feeling well, who knows the unexpected circumstances we each face. The wheel goes around very quickly.

About Me

I started hosting swaps so I will always Angel any swap not sent and I am now forced to make a FLAKERS list.

User name #1. Gemo Real name Pryanka Rao Rise Above

mommymo76 is another flaker


Robinarie rated for Rubber Stamped ATC (USA) on Aug 18, 2022
Comment: Hi Susan - This is a great ATC! Thank you for the nice extras you included too. I hope you are feeling better soon - Robin
MuggleMom rated for 3 Layer ATC #18 - International on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: I love your interactive ATC and what a thoughtful way to present it! I hope your life turns right side up soon! xxMuggleMom
coleenfranks rated for Bird ATC Swap #25 USA Only on May 6, 2022
Comment: Hi Susan, Love your ATC and thanks for the pretty extras. I often also make a swap for myself as well. Then I don't mind so much sending it off. Blessings.
dmarie rated for VF: altered paper doll - USA on Apr 24, 2022
Comment: Oh my ...I ♥love Ruby ... You did an amazing Job ♥♥♥♥♥ Thank You!!! Sorry I must of missed the button when rating ....
Response: I'm so happy you love her and she arrived. I was so concerned Ruby was lost.
Honeyloveart rated for ABC USA S is for SPRINGTIME on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the letter and lovingly chosen items!!! Happy Spring!
Response: You are so welcome. Every swap I try very hard to please.
lylanni rated for Three Elements on Apr 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for resending. I love it!
Response: No problem as the host of the swap I felt responsible. I'm thrilled you like the card.
Comment: What a fun card! I loved the note you included and the stamped tissue. I can't wait to use it!!!
Response: Awww, so glad you like everything. Enjoy
ItaliaGirl863 rated for VF:Gnomes in an envie INT on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: Thanks Susan! I love all of my fun gnome goodies!
dmarie rated for VF: Fairytale Pocket Tags INT on Mar 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful pocket tag! IT WILL BE GOING INTO MY JOURNAL ♥ RIGHT AWAY I appreciate you making this for me :)
Comment: I feel the emotion in your ATC. Thanks for sharing your feelings with me.:) Thank you for the extras papers too. I love this kind of extra.:)
fairypretty7 rated for VF: dragon theme - INTL amended on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for my items, they are lovely.
ilaurea rated for Flying High on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Pegasus and the papers! Very nice!
wordlesspoetry86 rated for Weird or creepy stuff atc on Mar 17, 2022
Comment: This is an amazing swap! I'm so lucky to have you as my partner. Thank you for the wonderful ATC as well as the extras! My husband will love the Japanese money. Is it really real?
Response: I'm so happy I could make someone smile. That you liked my card and goodies is fantastic. As far as I know it's real. It was given to me by my dad when I was a kid, many many years ago. As you can see from it's condition. I'm glad it arrived. I couldn't have resent as that it was the only 1 I had. Stay well
Rhino44 rated for 5 simple steps newbie friendly ATC on Mar 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and the extra goodies!! (Sorry to be delayed in rating.)
AlyssaLynnWrites rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - F on Mar 14, 2022
Comment: It's absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much!
bostianh rated for ABCUSA: Your Initials x3 on Mar 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the mix of goodies. I especially love the start stickers. ⭐♥️
Tig rated for VF: Wonky Fairy Houses USA on Mar 11, 2022
Comment: I adore the fairy house. Thank you.
Comment: Thanks so much!
samsstuff rated for FTLOC#1 ATC- Winter Theme US Only on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the pretty butterfly!
tcornell rated for 3 Layer ATC #11 - International on Feb 26, 2022
Comment: Very nice ATC- thank you for it and the extras as well ♥

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ensigncelery on Apr 8, 2022:

Thank you so much for Angeling the 5 Steps swap! The ATC you sent is gorgeous, and the paper you used for your note is adorable. 💜 You've been so kind and I'm incredibly happy to have been a part of this swap!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


kiddomerriweather on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

CurlyTea on Jan 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jan 12, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

trollop on Feb 2, 2014:

THANK YOU! for angeling my flakey partner in the Circles and Dots ATC swap. Lovely! best -ra

bbsporty on Jan 12, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

barbieloufromKY on Jan 2, 2014:

To the January birthday girl...

Aumonae on Dec 31, 2013:

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