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Date Joined: August 21, 2007
Last Online: October 5, 2011
Birthday: July 6, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 40+ years old, married for 11 years with four step kids. We live in Canton, MI in a 1953 ranch house that we are trying to decorate retro modern. (I say trying because everything I like is very very expensive!)

I love creating paper crafts, cooking, baking and gardening. I love sharing & finding new ideas with my friends. I'm addicted to surfing the web to find new "things". I can spend HOURS and can "find" just about anything.

My crafting & gardening style is earthy, simple, and random. I'm a rule follower - but not when it comes to crafting, cooking or gardening, I'll try anything.

My favorite color is green - with orange a close second these days.

I scrap with the help and assistance of three cats. I call them my knuckle heads.

I am terrible at making ANYTHING with the color pink in it.

I love anything with birds on it. I have a million bird stamps that I love to use. A lot of my crafting tends to be nature related.

Favorite Music

Kind of eclectic.
Jason Mraz, Tom Jones, Ryan Adams, Patty Griffin, The Weepies, Marc Cohn, Counting Crows, Lyle Lovett, Gomez, Tom Petty, Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Lisa Loeb, Gnarls Barkley, Tegan and Sara, Jack Johnson.

Favorite Movies

Pulp Fiction, Jungle Book, Anchorman, Throw Momma from the Train, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Garden State.

Favorite Crafts

Cardmaking. Used to be all I would do.

Random Altered Art (containers, books, etc...)

ATC's. Really enjoy making small, quick pieces of art that really reflect me.
Stamping - first and foremost. What did we do before the clear stamps came out?!?

LOVE LOVE LOVE fibers, but could learn how to use them better.

Not a sticker fan. Have them, rarely use them. Will never see me in a sticker swap.

I am not the "cutesy" type. Check out my Flickr page for examples of my style.

Have fallen in love with my Cuttlebug embossing folders!

Modge podge rules!

Things I like...

Ribbons and fibers and thread, oh my.
Old magazines and books for scrap.
Nature stamps - floral, bird, leaves, insects, etc...
Spices and herbs.
Cookbooks, magazines, recipes/cards.
Vintage "stuff" - paper, pictures, buttons, stamps, etc...
Boxes and books to alter.
Green, beige, brown, burgandy, copper, sepia, mustard, eggplant "stuff".
Fabric flowers.
Non-chocolate candy (except chocolate minty things).
Any artwork with a bird on it.
Kitchy 50's stuff I can use in my kitchen (which is green, yellow and cherry red). Prisma color pencils Glitter pens Sharpies Plain colored note cards and envelopes Cat toys (for my 3 knuckleheads)

Not that fond of...

Stickers, beads, brads, or eyelets; Character things (Pooh, Hello Kitty, etc...); Post-it or note pads (have a ton of these!); Soaps or candles; Tea;

Private Swap Anyone??

I can't sew. Not even a button. Trust me on this, I've tried. It's just not my cup of tea. But ironically I have fallen in love with dotee dolls. I've never made one, nor do I think I could. I received my first ever Dotee a couple of weeks ago and have decided I'd love to collect them. If you make dotee's and are interested in doing a private swap - I can offer: Handmade Cards, ATC's, Matchboxes, or Lucky Parcels. I'd love to swap my talents for yours. Check out my Flickr page to see if you like my style and PM me if you would like to swap. :-)


emsan rated for Quick Birdy Valentine's Day Swap on Mar 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much! Such a sweet little package :)
Comment: Today I received the most wonderful decorated swap with so many cool and lovely goodies! I´m really, really happy, thank you so much, Susan! <3
Comment: Thanks so much for the fabric postcards--they are adorable! I guess it is time to stop admiring the embroidery of others and start brushing up on my own skills so I can put these to good use!
sunnyblueskies rated for Merry Christmas Birdies! on Dec 8, 2009
Comment: What an incredible swap package--I absolutely love everything!! I don't even know how to say thank you for it all. It is just all so perfect. The glass ribbon ball ornament is on our tree (front and center)--the suitcase, the believe ornament and amazing matchbox are displayed in my craft area--the chocolate candy cane has been sampled and is delicious--I can't wait to use the fabulous cards and ALL the wonderful crafty goodies (you sent so much!)--and I'm using the beverage cozy to hold my pens! Oh, and I already used the snowflake stamps with white pigment ink on kraft paper for wrapping--much more festive than the star I had been using! And most of all your letter really touched my heart--thanks for sharing part of your life with me. I really, truly appreciate everything--thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything! My intention was to have more handmade things, but time and creativity got away from me. Have a wonderful holiday!
suessstoff rated for favourite colour Lucky Parcel on Nov 2, 2009
Comment: Thank you sooo much for that awesome package, Susan! It truly is wonderful! I love every single item you chose and you wrapped it all so beautifully! Real eye candy!!!
Response: Glad you liked it. The packaging is meant to be re-used...ribbons & flowers for something crafty? paper to start a fire? :-)
dreamrains rated for Halloween Lucky Parcel (USA only) on Oct 22, 2009
Comment: You really went above and beyond on this one! Everything was so perfectly cute and right up my alley! I love the stuffie, stamps, stickers, ribbons, glitter, pens, bandaids, and everything else! Packaged up quite cute, too! We're definitely lucky to have you in our Lucky Parcels group! Thanks!
ccap rated for Swap between skturbokitty and ccap on Oct 18, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for the cds. Sorry I'm so late in rating you - life got away from me for a bit there. I'm pretty sure I'm going to love the cds - I already love Jann Arden, Ryan Adams & Josh Ritter so I'm thinking we have similar likes.
rachwms rated for Art with Nature on Sep 13, 2009
Mello rated for BIRDS - Scavenger hunt on Sep 10, 2009
Comment: Thanx for this extra special package! Jakob loves his robot stuff and your grannies Fabric is beautiful! Thanx and sorry for the late rating.....
Josietai rated for Quicky... erm birdy swap *g* on Aug 19, 2009
Comment: Awesome! Awesome! Thank you soooooo much for resending such a great package Susan! I love all 3 lip smacker flavours =) Hugs, Josie.
Response: Josie - glad it got there and you like it. I felt so bad about the other package being confusing. :-)
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful swap!!!
moniquerobyn rated for Flower ATC on Mar 26, 2009
Comment: Just received the ATC, and loved it! Thank you. The packaging was gorgeous as well! :)
grlegal rated for Spring is Around the Corner on Mar 24, 2009
Comment: OMG Susan! What a fantastic package! Now I know how it SHOULD be done! You put my effort to shame (even though I got a nice comment and a star for what I sent). Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
goodie2shoes rated for Bird ATC on Mar 3, 2009
Comment: I just loved your card! really pretty - thank you very much :) The presentation was amazing! I felt like I was opening a present special just for me ~ thank you for going through so much trouble to make it that way! ~~cher
Response: Cher - so glad you liked it. I had a really sweet afternoon sitting down and putting it together. Thanks for the kind words.
Comment: It's just beautiful Susan! The blue and brown color theme is wonderful. Your packaging and use of stamps and ribbon is inspiring. I love everything! My daughter's collect Webkinz so that little bluejay was perfect too. Thanks so much for swapping with me!
Comment: I absolutely love this bookmark you sent. Thank you so much. It's very pretty.
karlyn rated for Monkey Matchbox ! on Jan 30, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the extra special package of monkey madness! Your husband did a terrific job drawing Space Monkey! All the extras will come in handy making all the lovely packages we like to send out.
Response: Karlyn, I am so glad you liked it. Thank you for your patience in getting it! Once I got out of my funk I had fun making it for you. I think my crafty planets have realigned.
Comment: Your package was amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The angel is so cool, and also your handmade goodies. You are awesome!!! Hope we swap again in the future.
memtree rated for E-Picture of your Garden Gnome on Jan 8, 2009
Comment: Love the poem that went with the gnomem... :p
momos rated for E-Picture of your Garden Gnome on Jan 7, 2009
Comment: thank you :) cute gnome and cool poem :)

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Drachenfrau on Jul 6, 2010:

Happy Birthday Susan! Hop you'll have a great day with your loved ones! :-)



MissThundercat on Jul 6, 2010:

happy birthday! hope you're having a good one! hugs

orit on Jul 5, 2010:

Happy birthday!!!!!!!! Mazal tov :) I wish you a fabulous day!

Mello on Mar 14, 2010:

Thank you so much for sending me the Bento Cups for the Etsy WTA! Love them! Hugs, Mello

hoosiergirl on Feb 28, 2010:

You are invited to join my GNOME swap - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/55681#comment-280964 Hope to see you there!

dreamrains on Oct 23, 2009:

That halloween mix you sent was greaaaaaat! I listened to it in my car today :D We're having a doggie costume party this weekend and that's definitely getting played!

emsan on Sep 26, 2009:

Hello member of the B.I.R.D.S group! Come check out the new fall swap I'm hosting:

Cozy care package for fall


Drachenfrau on Aug 7, 2009:

Heya Susan,

can you please let me know if you recieved my Scavenger hunt-parcel from the BIRDS? I'm worried now. Hope, all is well with you!


Josietai on Jul 13, 2009:

Happy Belated Birthday! You have the same birthday as Moni-sis =)

Hoped it was great!

xoxo Josie

orit on Jul 6, 2009:

Happy birthday Susan!

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