Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2020 12:48 pm


Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: March 27, 2020
Birthday: February 22
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATED 3/15/2020:

I'm a 40-something Wisconsinite who spent the first 22 years of my life as an Army Brat. We lived all over the U.S. as well as Okinawa and Germany (3 times). I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communicative Disorders. I have been married to my best friend and husband for 24 years this April. We don't have any children, but have 15 nieces and nephews. We like to travel and take road trips and especially enjoy visiting our national parks.



I used to think I wasn't creative at all. I attended a Stampin' Up! workshop and began making cards, then moved to scrapbooking. Recently, I've been focusing on art journaling.

I like to use watercolor and acrylic paints, stencils, molding paste, collage, stamping, paper ephemera, various pens, tissue paper, etc.

I like adult coloring books - nothing too intricate or detailed. I like patterns.

I've also taken some classes in bookmaking and calligraphy but have some practicing to do.

Other Activities

I am a Postcrossing member and like to send and receive postcards from other countries.

I began Letterboxing a couple of years ago. I love the scavenger hunt and the stamping!

I enjoy flea markets and antique shops.

I like photography but don't seem to get out as much with my camera as I'd like to.

Movies / TV / Music

Movies: Finding Nemo, The Sound of Music, Knight and Day, Fun With Dick & Jane, Elf

TV: This is Us, Greys Anatomy, NCIS-Los Angeles, When Calls The Heart, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Blue Bloods, New Amsterdam, Chicago Med-Fire-PD, The Good Doctor, Say Yes to the Dress

Music: Christian - Francesca Battistelli, Love & The Outcome, For King and Country, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Jason Grey, Building 429, Lauren Daigle, The Afters, Big Daddy Weave, Christy Nockels, I Am They


View Master Reels: scenic, classic cartoons, movies

Orange Crush Soda - vintage items

Raggedy Ann dolls: I have almost 20 and am very picky about which ones I collect. My collection started with a pair my grandmother made for me when I was a child.

Handmade papers

Fortune cookie fortunes

Standards size playing cards (singles): I have a very large collection - currently over 2600 cards (3/15/20)

Dislikes / Don't Use

Dragons, witches, sorcerers, wizards, skulls, dark or gothic type things

Holiday related cards

Coffee, tea, alcohol (just don't like the taste)

Stickers (except alphabet/letters)

Perfume smells


Nuts (except cashews)




Spiritual images

Recipe cards

Halloween (pumpkins, witches, vampires)

Snakes, lizards, spiders, eels, bats

address labels


Fantasy / Sci-Fi

Harry Potter




3 Ratings

My two "3" ratings occurred during a time I was dealing with some serious family issues. I should have let my partners know. I won't let that happen again. Both swaps were completed.

I resent these but was never re-rated. I sent additional messages asking if I could re-send or if they could re-rate, but never heard back.

ABCs of Me

I've seen this on other profiles. I thought I’d try it myself! (A WORK IN PROGRESS.)

A - Art, Autumn, Antique Stores, Adult Coloring Books, Architecture

B – Baking, Books, Book Recommendations, Birds, Botany, Bears, Butterflies, Bookstores, Blue, Buttons, Bucky Badger, Baggalini Crossbody Bags

C - Cooking, Cultural History, Calligraphy Pens, Chocolate, Churches, Church Doors, Cheetahs, Cacti, Coca Cola, Corgis, Cribbage

D - Dogs, Dove Dark Chocolate

E - Ephemera, Elephants

F - Facts About Your Country, Flowers, Foxes, Frogs, Fall Colors, Fortune Cookie Fortunes, Forests, Fossil Crossbody and Hand Bags, Flea Markets, Frank Lloyd Wright

G - Geometrical Design, Gel Pens, Green Bay Packers, Giraffes

H - Handmade Paper, Historical Fiction

I - Illustrations, Informative Postcards

J - Journals

K - Koalas, Kangaroos, Kites

L - Libraries, Leopards, Lions, Leaves, Llamas, Little House on the Prairie

M - Maps, Marine Life/Creatures, Mountains, Monkeys, Letter M (for my first name), Museums

N - Nature, Number 5, National Parks

O - Owls, Old/Worn/Vintage Books, Orange Crush Collectible Items

P - Postcards, Penguins, Podcasts (only a newbie though), Photography, Pens (all kinds!), Places of Worship, Playing Cards (singles), Postcrossing, Polar Bears, Peacocks, Puppies, Puzzles

Q - Quotes & Sayings

R - Reading, Ribbon, Rabbits, Rubber Stamps, Raggedy Ann

S - Stamps, Snowflakes, Stencils, Letter S (for my last name)

T – Trees, Turtles, Tigers, Touristy Postcards

U – University of Wisconsin

V – Vintage, View Master Reels

W - Washi Tape, Whales, Word Games

X -

Y -

Z - Zebras,


nanadiana rated for Let's send fruit postcards! on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fruit postcard! I love the lithograph type of pc. Yes, Happy Mail does give us something to forward to in these crazy times1 Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks! I also loved Judy Blume's books.
dawnakaulen rated for Scatts PC Swap - P - US Only on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Cute panda, thank you!
wanderluster rated for Impromptu Postcard on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: I absolutely LOVED this vintage PC from NYC. I was born there, my dad used to drive taxi cabs in the city, my mom used to tap dance on the city streets when they were in college. I love the city and miss it very much. Thank you for such an awesome card of the GW Bridge! :) happy swapping, Your friend, —Harley.
KrystalCook84 rated for Postcard Swap #7 on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Hello Mary! Thank you for the lovely postcard. I think it is very nice. I do enjoy reading, though I am not as active these days. Seems that kids, letter writing and work consume a lot of my time haha.
CynthiaMH rated for Postcard Swap #7 on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Hello. Your card shows Milwaukee Art Museum arrived today. I saw some photos of it on the internet after I've received your card. Yes, it is a really beautiful architecture as you mention...! Thank you very much for your wonderful card!
kssunlover1947 rated for Animal Postcards USA #2 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Buffalo card and Crowfoot quote.
Comment: Thank you!
theevidenceisme rated for Animal Postcards USA #2 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the giant tortle postcard!
Comment: Thank you Mary. Happy Swapping.
vontakk rated for Scatts PC Swap - N - US Only on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: I love this Norman Rockwell card! Thanks for sharing! Happy Swapping!
craftyAnnaLu rated for Animal Postcards USA #2 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and thoughtful quote.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty white flower PC.
myancey rated for Scatts PC Swap - O - US Only on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Hope u can make it to Oslo sometime. Thanks for the cute orangutan!!!!! Stay safe and healthy
HannahKaitlyn rated for 1-INCH of PCs MAR 2020 on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the sunflower card! I love it!!!
Loosefolia rated for Handful of Mail on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! You're right, hands are very intriguing if you pay attention to them... Now, I think I might start paying attention to other people's hands from now on :") Anyways, I hope you have a lovely week! <3
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC. Though it is of the theaters, and I do enjoy the architecture and learning about them, it is the streetcars the most interest me. You knew that though, from my profile.
Response: Glad you liked it!
littlehana86 rated for 2020 Postcard swap #7 - art on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: thank you for the card
MsBellaDonna rated for Bird Postcard swap #1 on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pheasant pc! Like you, it is definitely more common for me to see wild turkeys. They can take forever to get across the road!

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lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

ultrameganerd on Jan 16, 2017:

Hello how are you? I wonder if you have already received my swap. My other partner swap already received it long ago and I'm surprised that even you do not. Please contact me Kisses

atanava on Nov 20, 2015:

Hello Mary. I have received all your four postcards and it was so nice to know you and your hometown. I hope you are in a very good health and stay healthy. All the best and take care. Hernie Hamdan

anrtist on Aug 24, 2015:

Hi! ;-) I see you like trees (I do too ;-) & I thought you may enjoy looking at this one on your profile! ;-)

Have a great week & Blessings, cc

suesuzieq on Jun 30, 2015:

I letterbox too! My trailname is Tater Sue.

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