Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2021 1:29 am
www.swap-bot.com

sillysusie

sillysusie
Date Joined: February 10, 2013
Last Online: December 7, 2021
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
My Website

About Me

Hello I'm sillysusie. I hope we will become swapbot friends. I love this site so much. I think that it brings us all some happiness through the mail enjoying the little things that crafting and art do for us, so create.

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.

synopsis

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 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.

WISH LIST

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

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 makes 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

mommymo76 is another flaker

Ratings

Kirkdebb rated for ABCUSA ~ Christmas PC Exchange on Dec 3, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great tip and cute card!
raviolicreations rated for IDIOMS on Nov 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Amazing ATC! I love “A piece of cake.”
5
rating
Comment: Hello Susan! Thank you so much for the cute Vintage Christmas postcard! That’s so neat that you and your husband had your honey moon where I live😀TYFS and Happy Holidays ❤️
bostianh rated for VF: Christmas fairy - get ready USA on Nov 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, everything you sent was beautiful! I love all the tags you made and thank you for the extra goodies too. Have a merry time Christmas crafting.
5
rating
Comment: OMG! I love the kitty zetti ATC you made. You did a great job on it. Thank you for checking out my profile to send me some personalized goodies. It was a pleasure to be your swap partner :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Chantica rated for Idioms and fun atc' s on Nov 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: I loved this swap what a fun premise. Your rendition of a ⭐ is born was well done I liked the different textures you placed in the foreground. I hope to swap with you again or at least join another of your swaps. Thank you.
quaisoir rated for 3 Layer ATC - #5 on Nov 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Wow thanks so much for everything! Cool ATC. Love how the embossed background pops almost like a 3D effect. Truly appreciate the autumn dried leaves. They arrived intact. Thanks for all the fun extras. So much material to work with for my future crafts. Till we swap again! 😊
luv2kraft rated for ATC's in homage to Teesha Moore on Nov 9, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Wonderful! Thanks so much. I had rated. Forgot to punch save ratings.😁
Jinnypiff rated for Fortune cookie atc swap on Oct 25, 2021
5
rating
 
5
rating
Comment: 🥰 I enjoyed reading your profile WOW. Love your positive outlook. I received your ATC swap today and just love it! Love multi media ATC’s. Thank you for the great extras as well! Wheels are turning as to how to use them in my next ATC,s. ♥️🧡🤎💛
Jinnypiff rated for I love Dogs atc on Oct 24, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Adorable and whimsical!
5
rating
Comment: The art reflects the soul of the artist. Thank you for sharing as you grieve.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Susie for the wonderfully collaged ATC!! I love how sturdy it is and I love scripture!! This one is special!! xox Candace
hibiscus rated for USATC: ATC with Texture on Oct 13, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Wow!! This is really nice! Love the look of the firecracker paper showing through the yellow vellum! The finish on the leaves was beautiful and just right… lovely result! Thanks very much for the note! Amazing work
boriquaz rated for CPG Little Monsters ATC - US Only on Oct 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful monsters atc. I love it. I hope you feel better soon! Happy Swapping!
StitchingWitch rated for 3 Layer ATC #4 on Oct 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great 3-layer card. We have the same Eiffel Tower stamp :-)
sleepingrover2010 rated for Geometric ATC #1 on Oct 5, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Hi Susan, I received your swap on Tuesday, October 5th. Thank You so much for the FANTASTIC ATC you created for this swap and for me. I like how you used different kinds of paper to create the Geometric ATC. I am excited to have received your ATC and am very excited to add your ATC to one of my ATC Notebooks. I have 4 notebooks filled with ATCs that I have received from fellow swappers. I appreciate, as well, the WONDERFUL Collection of Cutouts you included in my envelope. It was GREAT to swap with you again. I will look forward to swapping with YOU again. Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
kizzlets rated for Signs symbols and atc's on Sep 27, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for spreading good fortune :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 244 33 34
Completed Fives Threes Ones
274 269 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 25 248 0
View all

Comments

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...

hiya

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:

ladydy5 on Aug 11, 2013:

Love what you had to say in your profile. I see you are in both my groups Artistically Inclined and ThriftstoreFind. Great!

Login to leave a comment now!