Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 12:26 pm


Date Joined: November 15, 2014
Last Online: July 17, 2019
Birthday: April 15
Country: United States
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4 July

I seem to be going through depression possibly caused by my thyroid. Until they figure things out I am not likely to be swapping unless it is something I just have to do.

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.


I have 4 International penpals, 2 of the 4 started with flat swaps I joined at random about a year ago. Another blossomed from my Post Crossing exchange, and the last came from a blog I follow called Penpal of the Week I was even featured as Penpal #141 on Aug 4th.

I am hoping to form several new penpal relationships with people I have met here on swaps.

I have been very bad about answering letters lately. If I owe you a letter and you read this, feel free to give me a hard nudge in messages.

Mini albums

Mini albums made from Project Life sized cards have replaced my love of Pocket Letters.

I don't do Project Life but have received many cards as extras in swaps. Rather than sending them to another swapper I decided to use them. The 1st couple of mini albums were easy and so much fun that now I am making my own 3 x 4 cards to match the swap themes I have found for these little gems.

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.

more of my Mostly Gold swap

Perfect pairing. Paper scraps 3 x 4 and smaller with Washi (I have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much of both). Cannot get much better.

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,

Patrick, created by my sister AJ,

and their latest friend Johan.

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 5 PM and I am down here on the computer rating right after supper.

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

What I pledged...


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.


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!!
CreativeCitrine rated for MJS: Spring Cleaning Destash on May 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!
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.
Tricia22 rated for BL ~ Notecard with a Butterfly on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty butterfly card and goodies🦋🦋
Response: ♥ Always great to share butterflies. Thanks for the heart.
aero rated for BL ~ Notecard with a Butterfly on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute notecard 🌼🌻Have a Blessed Easter 🐇
Response: ♥ Always great to share butterflies. Thanks for the heart.
HappyDayMail rated for mae - BRING ON SPRING! on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the 3 Spring envies and the bonus notecards. I did miss the " Springily" envelope they were to be sent in :) Enjoy your Springtime!
Response: ♥ Have a great Spring and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty envies and stickers, SuZi. Cool envelope you sent in too.
Response: ♥ Hope you find uses for it all. Thanks for the heart.
sweetgypsy rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: This arrived yesterday. Thank you for the great communication. Wonderful card! :)
Response: ♥ Thank you so much for your understanding. This has never happened to me before.
Karmi53 rated for ACTs: Round Faces on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Oh thank you so much for all the cool faces and extras. Love them all. Take care
Response: ♥ Enjoy and thanks for the heart.
nancylee rated for APDG - FEBRUARY on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Nice images you picked and congratulations-!
Response: ♥ Hope you enjoyed them and this swap. Thank you for the heart.
Platform934 rated for Just Randomness on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Love the popcorn scented stickers! Thank you :) love everything else also. Stay warm out there. Its still snowing here in WA!
Response: ♥ No snow but a constant cold rain. Thank you for the heart. Hope you have fun using everything.
SilverD rated for BL ~ Handmade Envy x 5 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much, they will be put to good use!
Response: ♥ I always enjoy creating with butterflies. Thanks for the heart.
AnitaMac rated for ATCO: Two ATC Coins for 1 Partner on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Wow, what a lovely surprise in the mail today! Thank you for the two ATCoins and all the extra papers and napkin. Love the napkin backgrounds on the coins and the black floral silhouettes. Thank you again!
Response: ♥ So glad you liked them. Enjoy creating with the rest. Thanks for the heart.
Kellpepper rated for EP: Pretty Paper Swap (Edited) on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: This paper pack is so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing with me.
Response: ♥ Thanks for the heart. Hope you can use it all.
RiverTopanga rated for AI ~ Embellishment Clusters on Feb 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Suzi! I got the embellishment clusters... thank you! They are beautiful! Each one is unique, and not like the others.. Thank you so much for creating these for me :-). Happy Valentine's day.. a little early. <3
Response: ♥ Glad you liked them. I did struggle to get started. Had crafter's block or something. Thanks for the heart.

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CurlyTea on Apr 15, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

1koolkrafter on Apr 13, 2019:

I’m sure I will forget by Monday so...Happy Birthday from one Aries to another....🤗

Butterfly1974 on Mar 23, 2019:


SunTradeToo on Feb 12, 2019:

APDG – FEBRUARY 💕 February is for me the month of love & friendship! I chose these pictures just for you! Hope you are having a great February, I will be celebrating 22 years with my hubby!💕

Katti on Feb 12, 2019:

Hello SuZignomeMoM!

Getting dressed in February.

I never get tired of that view. And it’s only February, that happy weather continues until April!

My happy February dance!

One of my favorite exercises in February.

APDG - February

astrodogg on Jan 23, 2019:

APDG - January

Mail Deadline: Jan 26, 2019

ID: astrodogg

Sorry guys. For me it's January=winter=stay inside and CHOW DOWN! 🤣 LOL 😀 So you'll see a pattern in my pics! Enjoy! ❤


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It being January, it's going to be cold. So all through out the winter, my mother would make pozole. So good!

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Bread pudding

In Spanish, bread pudding is capirotada. Oh my God did I live for those! Especially the ones my mom baked!

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Abuelita hot chocolate

This is another favorite! Abuelita hot chocolate is where it's at! Keeps you warm and snuggly when it's cold outside. Haha

Neenarneenar on Jan 21, 2019:

APDG - January

It's cold enough to snow where I am. it has snowed here a few times but nothing ever sticks to the ground. If we drive an hour up the mountain we hit snow.

it's my birthday this month.. JANUARY 24..

Every year I make a list of books I want to read so far the last three year have been set at 24 books. Last year I did not even come close but this year I will exceed it. Do make a list of things you want to complete in the year?

astrodogg on Jan 2, 2019:

Swap: APDG ~ MEGA HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!!!

Mail Deadline: Jan 2, 2019

ID: astrodogg

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas 🎄 and I wish you an awesome year ahead! 🎉 ❤


aurelas on Jan 1, 2019:

Have a lovely year!

sparkle vintage hk

nancylee on Dec 31, 2018:


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