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Marykstaveness

Marykstaveness
Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: August 16, 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 โ€œforeverโ€ 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

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Comment: The funny thing is that I sent out a Frank Lloyd Wright postcard as well! Mine was acquired in Baltimore, but the sketch was of his house and studio meant to be constructed in Chicago. I think the plans were used for something else though.
SnailerAH rated for Send a colored postcard on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your card
skinny52 rated for Vintage PC Swap #2 - Bridge on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: GREAT postcard! The skyline looks so very different now!
yolomba rated for Boats on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: Hi Mary, Thank you for the great postcards and the extras you included. I have a soft spot for Madison in my heart, having visited it as a foreign exchange student in my teens.The State Capitol is beautiful!
NRGordon rated for Postcards - Focus on: Women on Aug 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great PC. We loved the Carol Burnett show. It was one of only two weekly shows that I tried not to miss.
goinjenny rated for State Map Postcard - USA on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Great vintage postcard, thanks so much!
Mamab3ar rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - H - US ONLY on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the PC! Next time I'm near Madison I'll have some special things to see.
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Comment: Thanks for the Cute card from the Museum!!
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Comment: love this card! did you visit this park? some nice books on your list, which was your fave ?
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Comment: Love the Wisconsin map card! 75 books!! that is impressive. wow. lol I haven't even finished 1. I hope your summer spent in your forever home was amazing!! best wishes to you in the new home.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Nightviews 1 on Aug 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! Fun list of things to do in Madison!
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Comment: Dear Mary, thank you for the postcard and enjoy all your sports:))
Akanksha23 rated for State Map Postcard - USA on Aug 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank u for the beautiful map postcard!
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Comment: A Klimt card! Consider my day made!!
basykes rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - G - US ONLY on Aug 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks. "Gettysburg" was very subtle...thanks for underlining it!
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Comment: Yay! Cow postcard! Thank you for sharing your facts. Enjoy your new home!!
loverofpostcards rated for Lakes on Aug 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thanks :D

Rating Overview

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4.9833 338 3 3
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323 476 2 1
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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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