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Marykstaveness

Marykstaveness
Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: November 13, 2019
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!

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

lorencz rated for October nightview postcards on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful night view of Madison. I've never been, but it looks very pretty. How's the weather up there these days? Hasn't snowed in Korea yet, but it should soon. Thanks again and best wishes!
LadyJo rated for Scripture Verse PC on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the verse you shared! I also like the capital of WI for my collection.
fignewton rated for First & Last Lines No. 15 on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I loved the design on the front and the lines from the book were awesome--the book went straight onto my to-read list on goodreads!
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Comment: Very nice pc - thank you
tabbycat rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Nov 13, 2019
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DreZee rated for SNOW on Nov 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! This is something I'll have to see in real life!
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Comment: I can't stand when the internet is wonky too! so maddening!
CajunLady rated for HALLOWEEN POSTCARD SWAP on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
carfra89 rated for Scripture Verse PC on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute bear postcard! And the scripture is beautiful, perfect timing. :)
LinseyB rated for Motivation/Inspiration Postcard #2 on Nov 8, 2019
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Comment: I love Disney! thanks for the card
carfra89 rated for Adult Coloring PC #76 INTL on Nov 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! It’s colored so pretty. I’d love to be out in snow some day, or a sunflower farm! Both sound amazing.. :D
StargazerHM rated for Postcards - Focus On: Women #5 on Nov 7, 2019
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suepier rated for Motivation/Inspiration Postcard #1 on Nov 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the large letter postcard from Wisconsin and the great quote.
tcornell rated for SCATTS PC Swap - T - US Only on Nov 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Mary Kay, thank you for telling me about your name--I'm so glad you grew to love it. And it happens to be my favorite Aunt's name. As for the Alphonse Mucha card--he is by far one of my favorite artists, and this card with the green ivy them is gorgeous. Thank you!
suepier rated for Motels, Hotels, Inns on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I'm glad that you are better now and living without pain.
CHOWEFACE rated for SCATTS PC Swap - S - US Only on Oct 31, 2019
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Comment: thank you!
aladyde rated for Postcards - Focus On: Women #5 on Oct 31, 2019
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Comment: I love the painting of the three women. Thank you very much. Danke!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9857 394 11 13
Completed Fives Threes Ones
397 558 2 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 380 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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