Swap-bot Time: February 29, 2024 4:33 am


Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: September 24, 2022
Birthday: July 30
Country: United States
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About Me


I enjoy reading my partners profiles, (both to AND from! Even when its not required)..Its important to me to know who I'm swapping with, I want to be able to accommodate my swap partners as best as possible. I also find it insightful and entertaining... theres a lot of really great funny profiles out there! Also, you all have given me some important tips and things worth mentioning in my own profile! :)

I found Swap-Bot when I went searching on Google for a place to swap ATCs with other talented artists. I have had an interest in ATCs since around 2004. I moved to Colorado in 2007 for a few years and taught classes at the art community center in the town I lived. I also taught at a women's retreat on making/trading ATCs.

And I love, love, love "altered" things & up-cycling! I work in so many mediums at any given time, that's when I realized I truly am a mixed media artist.

Various mediums I enjoy working with: printmaking, bookmaking, paper making, painting, drawing, photography, ATCs, collage, ceramics, found object art, jewelry making, art journals, scrapbook/junk journals...

A detailed list: *Paint: Watercolor, Acrylic, Oils (no craft paint) *Pastels: soft and hard *ink: Alcohol inks, printing inks, etc. *Color Pencil: Prisma Color *Wood: like drift wood & roots *Paper: 100% rag, decorative, handmade, *Metals, including iron *Photographs: mine and ones I swap *Magazines: collage *Clay: Ceramics & tiles for mosaics *Broken pieces of ceramics: Tiles, Dishes, etc *Beads: Glass, ceramic, wood, metal *Glass: I make glass beads *Precious metals and gems *Leather: Book making and jewelry *Books/Journals *Ephemera *Gesso *Paint *Paper *Cloth & Fibers *Stencils *Stamps *Ink *Color pencils *Pastels *Neo Color II crayons *Clay *Shiny things, bling *Embellishments: fun stuff for crafting *Yarn: Crochet & Knitting *Hemp: for jewelry and accessories *Up-Cycled clothing & accessories *Junk: stuff people usually throw away *Broken pieces of jewelry: Chains, Pendants *Found objects: anything, anywhere! ***Anything I can alter!*** :)

I've been hoarding all kinds of weird stuff (well that's what my kids call it, i disagree!) Such as, broken toys, metal and iron from farms and railroad tracks...I love to pick up anything i think is interesting off the ground, and take them home and put in baskets. Animal skulls and bones and teeth I picked up in Co and Az while camping, and rocks, drift wood, etc (list goes on and on) My intention is to make found object sculptures. I've already used some of this material for Dream catchers and small wind chimes, etc. I also get a kick out of making small sculptures on site,with misc. things lying around and then photographing it and then leaving it there for someone to stumble across and find one day. I want to make a coffee table book of these photos one day.... I have A LOT of ideas that I want to do, but as they say,"Carpe Diem!"

Follow me on Pinterest: Susiescottsdale@gmail.com I have some of my art work on a board plus a huge assortment of things that interest me! :)

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Thank you everyone for making me smile when I open my mailbox! It means so much to me! :D

*Favorite Types of Food: Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Greek, Indian, American & "Fusion" type foods.

*Favorite Fast Food Restaurants: Buffalo Wild Wings, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden & Sonic

*Favorite cookies: white chocolate & macadamia nut, oatmeal & raisin, chocolate chip & walnut, peanut butter

*Favorite candy: Almond Joy, Heath Bars & Twix

*Favorite scent: Vanilla, Gardenia & Lavender

*Favorite Arts & Crafts:
*Painting & Mixed media *ATCs *photography *Pocket Letters *Junk Journals *Art Journals *scrap booking *jewelry making *ceramics *mosaics *sewing *up-cycling & altering found objects

*Favorite Styles and Genres: *Folk Art *Shabby Chic *Whimsical *Steampunk

*Favorite colors: I Love the color BLUE and all shades and hues, from purples to blue-violet to cobalt blue to turquoise! One of my favorite shades of blue is Periwinkle! love love love! I also love Cobalt blue color glass.

*Favorite things to collect: salt & pepper shakers (unusual and/or antique) tea cups & saucers and tea pots, antique and vintage advertisements, jewelry pieces, children's books and small toys bits of broken ceramic and china and glass , jewelry beads, etc for using in my mosaics, .

*Favorite books: science fiction, fantasy, self-help, spiritual, art books & DIY... 1st edition, antique/vintage children's books. (See my "favorite books" below for a longer list)

*Favorite music: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Aerosmith.. (classic rock & roll) (See my "favorite music" below for a longer list)

*Favorite Sports Teams: The Denver Broncos, The Phoenix Suns and The Chicago Cubs

*Favorite animals: cats (domestic and wild) giraffes, monkeys, horses, elephants & birds

*Favorite time of year: Spring

*Favorite time of day: morning

*Favorite Stores: Pier 1 Imports, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, Michaels, Hobby Lobby & Joanne's

Tea or Coffee? BOTH!

Shirt size? Medium

Grandchildren: Yes! I have a darling sweet little grandson. His name is Jaxon and he is just three and a half years old :)

Anything else my swap partner should know: thoughtfulness is key. When someone takes the time to make me smile and goes above and beyond... It's what I strive for and it's nice to receive the same from my partners

Merry Christmas and happy swapping! 😊

Wish List

Hmmmmm.... heres a general idea... ;0} paper crafting supplies, paper packs, rubber stamps, ink pads, die cuts you make, embellishments, stationery and note cards, washi tape, ribbon, pens, jewelry making supplies, broken pieces of pottery or tiles etc for mosaics, gift cards... (additional ideas below in profile) salt & pepper shakers (unusual and/or antique) tea cups & saucers and tea pots, antique and vintage advertisements, jewelry pieces, children's books and small toys, bits of broken ceramic and china and glass for mosaics, jewelry beads, etc for using in my jewelry making.

*** toys & clothes for my 3&1/2 yr old grandson, Jaxon. He's wearing between 4T & 5T... He's a BIG boy! :D He is obsessed with Paw Patrol & Thomas and Friends (trains)

Also, candles, childrens books, vintage ephemera/advertisements, vintage fabrics, vintage wallpaper,


Things that are created to look like something that is copyrighted: (Disney example: an attempted drawing of Mickey Mouse)

Things I don't care for: scrap stuff in bad condition, Kawaii, overly lacy frilly foofoo stuff.

Favorite Music

I love Rock and Roll the best, but I enjoy many genres of music.

Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles & John Lennon, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Eagles, Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Styx, Heart, Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, Guns n Roses, Candlebox, Pearl Jam Garth Brooks, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette, Melissa Etheridge, Enigma Journey, U2 Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Queen, The Police, Foreigner, Moody Blues, Simon & Garfunkel, America, Chicago, Tom Petty, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Carol King,

Favorite Books

This is just a short list, and impossible to number in order of my favorites:

*J.R.R. Tolkein~The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings *Mark Twain~The Adventures of HuckleberryFinn *C.S. Lewis~Alice in Wonderland *Richard Bach~Jonathan Livingston Seagull *James Redfield~The Celestine Prophecy *Wayne W.Dyer~The Power of Intention *Julia Cameron~The Artists Way *Dr. Helen Schucman~A Course in Miracles *Carlos Castaneda~Journey to Ixtlan *Kahlil Gibran~The Prophet *Bill W.~Alcoholics Anonymous *Laura Ingalls Wilder~Little House on the Prairie *J.K. Rowling~Harry Potter *Dr.Seuss

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About Me


KindaSadLoser rated for RAK Destash #8 - September on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: What lovely plans you have, they sound very wholesome. :)
CraftyCari rated for All decked out APC ACES on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you. Sorry about the late rating.
Fenix825 rated for WIYM: Halloween Countdown Swap # 31 on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun package of goodies and for sending a little something for my daughter. Happy Halloween!
susiqz rated for CC: Sender's Choice August 2017 on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the delay in posting but just got it! Thanks!
amabear62 rated for Halloween surprises for 31 days on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you thank you thank you! Can't wait till October 1 to open it!!
Mimosagirl rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End Aug on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! My little boy loved the extras and so did I :) ♥
annielou rated for coffee, tea and me! USA on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Susie!! I can tell you spent a lot of time on these gorgeous cards!!! Every little detail so perfect!!! I love them and all the extras you sent me. You are generous and kind. Thank you!!
BasketWorks15 rated for ATC: Cat Theme on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: Hi again! Glad to receive both from you, it is like a set and I love them! Hope my mail to you will be safe, I have sent you a message with a tracking number, do let me know when you receive! ❤
Comment: Hi Susie! Love your take on the ATC! I am so glad to have joined your swaps and look forward to joining more of them again! ❤
Comment: Hands down, one of the best mail art postcards I've ever received! That gold washi is gorgeous. THANKS a million, neighbor!
peipeicl rated for ~*~ Tea Cup ATC with a Bird ~*~ on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: thank you for the very beautiful ATC! I actually have the exact acrylic stamp image of the teacup in a smaller size (which I used for my ATC), so I am curious as to where is the origin of your larger teacup cut-out :D update: 8/19/2017: I received the tea bags today, thank you :)
FiWebster rated for CC: Sender's Choice July 2017 USA on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks—I love how you drew the bees and their hive! I have fascinated by bees all my life. =smile=
Kalalinga rated for Large Flat Envelope: July -USA- on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: What a great envelope of craft goodies! Thank you so much! I love how you packaged things in the little paper sacks and will use them in my junk journals. 💓💖💞
Sherry71 rated for Send Anything: July -USA- on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you Susan! I love the Handmade postcard. It's perfect and it will hang on my wall. :)
sdin2pink rated for ~*~ Cuppa Joe ATC ~*~ on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Love your ATC - super cute! Thank you!
kfaye rated for Leo Friendship Swap on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! :D Have a happy Birthday!
Fabriqueen rated for JDP: Send Some - Get Some #1 on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice selection of die cuts! I will get it ready to send out again. I just got a new die in the mail-a teacup, so I will include some of them. Hugs, Diane

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CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Jul 30, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

luleemik on Sep 28, 2017:

Although you are signing in to SB, you are not responding to my message. Please contact me asap.

Doraecyscraps on Aug 30, 2017:

Hi! I have sent you a couple of messages but they were unread, hope everything is okay on your end. If you get the time to read it, please let me know, the mail should already have reached you. Thanks!

heatherknits on Aug 25, 2017:

Hi! Did you receive my Happy Hour ATC swap? I don't think I've seen a rating yet. Thanks!

Ryleighsmom on Aug 14, 2017:

Susan I need to mail your July WTA from ABC USA group. I need your address. Thanks!

isabellasnow on Aug 13, 2017:

Thank you so so so much for the amazing RAK envie filled to the brim with goodies! How thoughtful of you. I adore everything! I can't wait to use the cute stickers on my flip-books and those cute little post-its on the backs of postcards. I LOVE that you sent everything in the blue polka-dot bag--so clever! You're the best!!

pattiairel on Aug 12, 2017:

Susan I am trying to mail your July WTA from ABC USA group. I need your address

CurlyTea on Jul 29, 2017:

anrtist on Jul 24, 2017:


Please come by and check out the monthly swaps! ;-) !
Blessings, cc

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