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Marykstaveness

Marykstaveness
Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: January 24, 2020
Birthday: February 22
Country: United States

About Me

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 23 years this April. We don't have any children, but have 15 nieces and nephews. I now work from home. We like to travel and take road trips and especially enjoy visiting our national parks. We also just built a new house and are excited about our “forever” home!

ANYTHING LISTED HERE CAN BE USED AS IDEAS FOR POSTCARD SWAPS. THANKS!

Crafting

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'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.

Favorites / Loves

Color: any shade of blue, but I like all colors

Office/Crafting Supplies: handmade paper, washi tape, journals, old ephemera like receipts and books, buttons, ribbon, rubber stamps, journaling and calligraphy pens, notepads, sticky notes, almost anything!

Food & Drink: dark chocolate, chocolate milk, hot chocolate....you get the idea!

Number: 5

Movies: Finding Nemo, The Sound of Music, Knight and Day

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

Nature: trees, leaves, fall colors, spring blossoms, snowflakeys

Teams: Green Bay Packers, UW Badgers

Books: historical fiction and biographies

Other: churches or church doors

Collections

View Master Reels: scenic, classic cartoons, movies

Orange Crush Soda - vintage items

Raggedy Ann dolls

Handmade papers

Buttons

Fortune cookie fortunes

Standards size playing cards (singles)

Dislikes / Don't Use

coffee, tea, alcohol (just don't like the taste), stickers (except alphabet/letters), perfume smells, candles, nuts, owls, glitter, sun/moon/stars, politics, spiritual images, recipe cards, Halloween (pumpkins, witches, vampires), snakes/lizards, address labels, coconut

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 haven't heard back.

Ratings

5
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Comment: A nice vintage PC. Thank you. :-)
jlink rated for Postcard swap 2020 #3 - Animals on Jan 23, 2020
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Comment: That is a fantastic penguin! My grandpa's favorite bird was a penguin and he was always told that he couldn't have that as his fave because they can't fly...
pammie rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - F - US ONLY on Jan 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
5
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Comment: What a beautiful painting on the postcard! 100 books is a lot! I set my reading goal for 70
KarenFife rated for Postcard swap 2020, #2 - Bridges on Jan 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank for the Mackinac Bridge postcard, Mary. I've lived in Michigan for 30 years and have not been to the island yet. It's on the Bucket List!!!
Kathy821 rated for Christmas postcard on Jan 9, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card!
5
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Comment: Thanks for resending!
kgomez101 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - B - US ONLY on Jan 6, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you! Such a pretty and colorful postcard!
theevidenceisme rated for NEW Year on Jan 4, 2020
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Comment: Love the windmills postcard. Good luck on starting your new job!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard of the Columbia River and sharing your facts with me.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great seal postcard.
karli rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 25, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you, Karolina
tcornell rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - C - US ONLY on Dec 21, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
debbiespoms rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 50 (SIGNS) on Dec 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you! I really like it. Happy Holidays!
karli rated for Christmas Postcards~USA on Dec 17, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you! Karli
christy102194 rated for Christmas Postcards~USA on Dec 15, 2019
5
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Comment: thanks! :D merry xmas! :)
5
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Comment: Love the vintage winter tree postcard you chose. My Thanksgiving was nice here...had a turkey dinner with all my foreign friends. Sounds like you had a lovely time too. Thanks for the sweet postcard.
YooperHill rated for Handmade Beer Postcard INT on Dec 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Cracks me up too! Thank you.
marclively rated for Vintage Postcard Swap #1 on Dec 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
Ukucaitie rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - A - US ONLY on Dec 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Love love love the Arctic card you sent! I enjoyed reading your A answers to!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9867 423 11 13
Completed Fives Threes Ones
423 600 2 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 406 16 0
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Comments

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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