Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2018 4:55 am


Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: May 19, 2018
Birthday: May 26
Country: United States
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About Me

RATINGS: I rate each package that arrives. I usually rate the day it arrives. Please do me the courtesy of rating also. It's not so much that I want the rating - it's that I want to know that something I sent has arrived. Thanks.

I am a teacher, sometime grad student, and crafter. I make quilts, cards, envelopes, paper stuff, ATC's, dotees, creepy dolls and other stuffed things. I also love shrink plastic charms and charm bracelets/necklaces. I try to use things I already have and I try to use old stuff in a new way. I have lots of stuff to trade - mint tins, fabric, japanese newspapers and craft/quilt magazines. Email me if you are interested - smmarrt@aol.com. Happy Swapping!

ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BOOKS: I am no longer participating in FB swaps. I'd love to receive any of the ones that I started or were started for me. When I get one, I might rejoin the FB madness.

Favorite Books

I read...alot. I always have 1 or 2 books going at the same time. Right now I read mostly British crime and police procedurals - Stephen Booth, Mark Billingham and Elizabeth George (yes, I know she's American.) I also like Cara Black, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.

Currently, I am taking a break from graduate school for a Masters in Education. I bought a Kindle and I am alternating between e-books and real books. So far, I still carry a real book with me at all times. Too chicken to carry my Kindle around with me in the big, bad city.

Favorite Music

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, all 70's music - good and bad. Current artists the Killers, the Shins, the Raconteurs, Duffy and K.T. Tunstall. And The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley, Ray LaMontagne, and more.

Favorite Crafts

I start quilts (I don't always finish them!), paper stuff - envelopes, ATC's, greeting cards and other stuff. I sew dolls (badly, mostly) but I love making dotees. I just started making charms and learning a little beading. I'll try just about anything...I love my Gocco machine but I've only used it twice.

You should know...

I'm a good friend, daughter, sister, auntie and employee - just celebrated my 20th anniversary at the preschool I work in - teacher and assistant director. Whew!

Wish List

Vintage fabric, Vintage linens - tablecloths in particular, Sewing tools and supplies, Striped tee shirts (that can be cut/sewn into stuffies), Buttons, buttons, buttons, Wood beads,"S" things, Nancy Drew books (yellow spine - 1960's version), Birds and bird things, game pieces, wood dominoes, playing cards, small paper mache boxes for decorating, Cigar boxes, Chocolate - the darker the better! Love, love, love Somerset magazine - most of the editions, foreign language newpapers or magazines, and craft magazines from anywhere. As for colors, I prefer bold, bright colors - think Fiestaware. I do not like pink, peach or salmon. No neon things or cutesy things. I LOVE YOUR HANDMADE ANYTHING.

P.S. If you're sending chocolate - I CANNOT eat most nuts. So plain is good - thanks.

As for themes - I love birds, insects, trees but nothing too cutesy. I prefer 50's, 60's and 70's type of style.

Themes I like/love

Birds, nests and eggs; Reading, books and literature; Food - esp. chocolate and sushi; Sewing, crafts and buttons; Vintage sewing, crafts and buttons; Color - especially bold and bright, think Fiesta Ware; Not fond of pink, peach or salmon; How-to's and instructions for almost anything crafty; Travel, maps and tickets; Craft and sewing magazines and books; For fabric - I love batiks, dots and stripes, birds, leaves/trees, bugs, and any graphic patterns; Humorous - but no kitties hanging from tree limbs; Nothing too cute, no kitties

For junk journaling/ATCs/altered puzzle pieces/all paper crafts - I love vintage paper - ads, greeting cards, postcards and photos. I like yellow pages - especially odd stuff like taxidermy ads or pet photographers. Also love transportation tickets, raffle tickets, origami paper, and newspaper in languages other than English.

Dolls and Animals

For doll swaps - I like JunkerJane, scrappy, raggedy, slightly grungy (but not decrepit), whimsical - things not normally found in nature.

I generally prefer bold and bright colors but tea-stained/coffee dyed is okay too. Black and white is always acceptable and a mix is fantastic.

Animals - giraffes, zebras, badgers, platypus, honey badger, anteater, dogs over cats, elephants, birds, birds, birds, or hybrid animal-humans or bird-humans. Aliens and robots okay, too. Anything wearing glasses is great.


HannahsMommy07 rated for ATC - Free Themed #86 (USA) on May 2, 2018
luluvision rated for FCMA: Rainbow on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your fun rainbow art envelope!
snickerdoodle21 rated for JJJ: Paper Snippet Roll on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: Great snippet roll Susan! Thanks for the extras too!
Comment: Lovely birds and bees to add to my stash. Thanks Susan!
Comment: What a beautiful tag you sent me Susan!! I loved it and it is now part of my treasures!! I am keeping it!! Thank you so much for giving it to me! ♥♥
camelsamba rated for ABES: Send 6 Animals on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: I love the mix of animals you sent me - thanks so much! Even the envelope is great. Gotta admit, I patiently peeled off as many of the postal stickers as I could in hopes of reusing parts of it...
Response: Yes, that envelope started out as one thing and turned into another. It was hard to part with! Enjoy
SamiE rated for ATC - Free Themed #100 (USA) on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Many thanks again for the swell ATC and the book pages.
SamiE rated for ATC - Free Themed #99 (USA) on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Many thanks for the delightful ATC and for the book pages.
Mammybarnes rated for ATC - Free Themed #102 (USA) on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Great ATC thank you. I will put the extra book pages to good use. ❤️
Comment: GREAT PC - love the color and technique combinations! I take it your favorite color is Bright Pink or Magenta? :D
armadillogal rated for ATC - Free Themed #88 (USA) on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC!
Candyn29 rated for ATC - Free Themed #87 (USA) on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Great cards
joybells2426 rated for JJJ: Send 6 GREEN on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the green goodies! You sent so much! I love what you sent.
Shellyr rated for JJJ: Send 6 RED on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Susan, Your swap items are fabulous. Thanks so much. I love the envelope too. WIll use it for another purpose!
grandmaroro rated for JJJ: Send 6 BLUE on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the "blues". I have already put some of them in an art journal that I am working on. I always receive items in these swaps that are new to me. Many thanks.
MariaBronx rated for IPC: Smash It! on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Love love love!!!!!!!! Everything is so original. Seriously best happy mail.
karategirl46 rated for FCMA: Mail Art Challenge Feb18 on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Just pulled my beautiful envelope from my mail box. Thank you!
Response: So happy it arrived!
doodlebugdezines rated for FCMA: Year of the Dog on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Great Envie and thank you for extras!!
AmookIslandCreations rated for ABES: Send 6 Favorites on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful and generous swap! I see you had the same problem as I! Picking out just 6 items is too hard. LOL These will all be used for future art! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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choke on Feb 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending me so many raffle tickets as a very generous RAK! They aren't exactly what I was looking for but they are definitely nicer than the ones I found and I can surely use them, it's always nice to have a good selection. I really appreciate your kindness and wish you a beautiful day!

daydreamer47 on Feb 20, 2018:

Hi Susan ! I can't thank you enough for the fantastic shipping tags and all the other lovely journaling extras. I've always wanted some of those neat Guest Checks! You've made my day, thank you tons 💕💕

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anrtist on Oct 21, 2017:

THANK you for the assorted JJ PAGES RAK!
Blessings, cc

wolfeagle on May 31, 2017:


Thank you so much for the magazines!

judgedbyabookscover on Feb 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for the assortment of fabrics!! Your gift totally made my day. I have outlined a sewing plan so I hope that i'll accomplish as much as I intend to this year : )

Sherry71 on Jul 23, 2016:

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LizzyJo on Jul 6, 2016:

Your random act of decluttering provided me with Christmas in July today! It was well worth waiting for. Your package was bottomless---I kept pulling out more and more goodies. Thank you so very much for your generosity.

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

ImnotDorothy on Mar 29, 2016:

Thank you for the angle on the Send 10 Circles swap. I got it today, and I am so excited by everything. ❤️

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