Swap-bot Time: March 1, 2021 8:25 pm


Date Joined: January 19, 2012
Last Online: March 1, 2021
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States

About Me

FEBRUARY, 7, 2021

I am not a "talkative" person,esp. when it. comes to myself. So if you have questions,ask me and I will tell you,with no problems,judgement or advice.

So many people have issues with religion,that I will get "it out of the way,right away" I will say my piece and if you wish you will not have to deal with it again.

. I am a Born Again Southern Baptist,no, I am not a stereo-type that you might have seen on T.V. or the movies.I don't hollar or scream and neither does my pastor or the congregation.I won't "talk" religion unless you specifically ask me about it,such as how one becomes saved through Christ. Then I would be more than happy to tell you.

I will never flake,on the other hand the postal service is un-reliable. So if you have not received a swap from me,it is becase:

  1. the postal service goofed. ( seems more common these days.)
  2. I am really ill and can't crawl to the computer to tell you. ( my family would not bother to post to let y'all know))
  3. I died.

I am serious about those reasons.If you are down with the flu, hospitalized or heaven forbid killed in a car wreck, how will your partners know? Long time swappers have dropped out of site and ugly things are left on their site for flaking.


I really worry sometimes that if people do not respond that they may be ill or something tragic happened,so i try not to get too upset if I am flaked on.

So let me know if you did not receive a swap in a reasonable amount of time so I can get another to you,also if the postal service mangled things,let me know and I will replace it.Also,for any reason that you are dissatisfied let me know and I will see if I can fix it to both our satisfaction.

I am married(43) years this coming April 2021)Two children,a daughter that is 40 and not interested in starting a family. A son who is 33 and with a much older woman,they presented me with my first grandchild(a boy).The grandson is 7 now.

. (I was a professsional florst for 32 years, then I worked part time delivering meals on wheels.) On Nov. 5th,2012, I went back into the floral industry as a designer and Jane of all in a small shop here in town. Did not think I would do this ever again,but here I am!!!!Feb.10th,2014.....I quit the flower business again! I am just burnt out with it. I have been involved with the floral industry since I was 18 and going to school for that,then in a green house for a few months and my first floral job at 19.That is a long time! I am now at our local walmart and working in the crafts dept. So far so good.Jan.15,2015. Has been almost year of Walmart. Got my first raise and they told me my performance was solid,and that I was excellent with the customers. I aim to please!(January 2015).Now my husband and I are living with my mom ( to care for her,she has since passed N0V. 2016) and I no longer work at walmart . DEC. 2016......started back with meals on wheels...love it!

Unfortunately, the funds for meals on wheels were cut and the end of March 2018 the organization was shut down.It had been running for close to 40 years in Floresville.

I enjoy nature and all living creatures and I LOVE to bird watch in my yard. I keep an assortment of bird foods out.

Since my mom passed on (nov. 2, 2016 ) I have "inherited" her big dog stray she adopted. His name is Boi.

In March of 2018 I adopted a Chihuahua. I named her FANG. She is very loving and sweet.



DISLIKES.....I don't like colors that have been muddied.Like when you mix red and blue and then get purple,don't keep mixing untill it looks like mud.That can happen to any colors (paint) that are over mixed.

REALLY CAN'T STAND THESE: Disney,strawberry shortcake ,carebears or ANY BEARS in general( I do not find bears to be cute,all I see are the 8 inch razor claws and the fangs),barbies,smurfs, and other such cartoons that are overly sweet,cutesey-poo or "doe-eyed" NO ANIMAE!!!!....

LIKES.... Edgie art,out of the box thinking,I love nature and ALL ANIMALS( except bears),esp. birds of all types. Insects are great even the "gruesome" ones. Vintage anything,steampunk,goofy looking stuff.WORD PUNS.

COLORS,not really fussy about colors,BUT,these are my favorites in no particular order.


red,yellow purple,

red, yellow blue


burgandy,orange purple,green,matte gold.(fall colors)


teal,chocolate brown,beige,ivory.

shades of chocolate brown,fawn and shades of blue .
dark bright pinks.


hot orange, hot pink, neon lime

AS FOR THEMES FOR ATCS......, I like...nature,humorous(play on words) ,glitter,bling and glitz,vintage is great,too.Hand drawn,painted,digital,collaged. All ATCs=delite!!! A lot of different styles, they all have their own merit.Steampunk. One cutsey thing I do ADORE...house mouse. .Handmade,painted, crafted backgrounds are great on ATCs. AS LONG IT IS MORE THAN STICKERS OR ANY IMAGE SLAPPED ON PAPER,art is created by You.Any effort at decorating,coloring blinging,painting,ribbons is greatly appreciated by me.

Favorite Movies

Comedies,drama,action, classic horror.(no blood and guts)EXCEPTION>>>The walking dead.I always like the cheesy Sat. afternoon T.V. movies.Godzilla type movies. Suspense,sci-fi,esp, sci-fi.

The Help,Titanic,It's a wonderful Life,The Thorn Birds,The Men in Black series.The Longest Ride.Sommersby. IT.All the Star-trek And many more.

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory , CSI (the orginal) Love ME-TV. I don't know if that is available everywhere,but it shows the oldie shows,like Donna Reed,DickVan Dyke, I love Lucy, Gilligans' Island,Bonanza,Star Trek the original,the outer limits.I DO NOT CARE FOR THE Reality SHOWS.ecxcept my guilty pleasure,which is AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. I like to see the tips and tricks of photography ,the drama not so much.

Favorite Books

Authors...Jodi Picoult,.Sara Gruen,Lisa See, Amy Tan,,Robin Cook,Ken Follette,James Patterson,early Dean Koontz,Early Stephen King,Robert James Waller, C.J. Box, Janet Evonovitch,along those lines. I like to read the dictionary. Yep! I do. I love words and play on words. "The Left Behind" series is a great read.

Favorite Music

I like it all....... classical,Jazz,christian,country,classic rock.I am not glued to an i-pod or anything like that.Anything,as long as it is not rap or obscene.

Krafts and such

I have tried soap making,candlemaking,beading jewelry,embroidery,crochette,knitting,sewing,painting with oils,gardening. But paper crafts are my fav,esp. collage on ATC's.


I see so much asked for on wish lists. Do people really send all those things to each other?
In that case,I would like... .

Ephemera that is only found in your local area.

Foreign language pages. Steampunk things. .Now, that was painless,right?


Comment: What a sweet Valentine cutie! I can tell you have been making ATCs for quite a while... very skilled!
Response: Thanks for the compliment and the heart..Glad you like it.
traceyj rated for Rorschach Ink Blot ATC swap on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you Marie for the colorful inkblot ATC. I think it looks like an elephant, but it could also be an angel. I'm glad you and the cows were able to weather the latest storm ok--it does sound like a lot of work (in the freezing cold, especially!) but like you said--it's worth it if everything survives :)
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart To me looking at the Blot, it seems like a big puppy head.With the ears.standing 1/2 way up.The nose is in the middle of the lowest part. Lol. If it is turned upside down it looks like an ocean explosion..
Cryptid rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BEES on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Lovely bee cards. Thank you.
Response: That was fast. You are welcome. Stay well.
Comment: Thank you for this lovely ATC. It's adorable!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you are enjoying it.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Your gift was so wonderful, I was having such a bad and your mail lifted my spirits so much! much love. Haley
Response: Thanks for the prompt rating.I'm happy it brightened your day.
Comment: I got them! I added to them and sent them off with the set for one of my partners. Hopefully you'll get a homer soon.
Response: Thank for the heart.
jannieb rated for EASU: Feb. Free Theme ATC Swap on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great Valentine's Day ATC!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #43 on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Really nice ATC; thank you so much!! I just love Valentine colors=)
Response: You are welcome.Glad you are enjoying the ATC.Thanks for the heart.
olenaspicer rated for AAA: Challenge #1 Snowflakes on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: Your fun envelope arrived today - love it! I really liked how you attached the tag to the ATC and also made the ATC itself into a tag. Very clever. Beautiful design, love all the textures and details. Thank you very much for the diecuts as well, they are very pretty. Happy New Year to you as well, and hope you enjoy many creative hours with the Cricut. I enjoyed reading your note :)
Response: You are welcome. Glad you are enjoying the ATC.I had lots of fun creating it. I appreciate the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great starters!
Response: You are welcome.thanks for the heart.
Camiliann rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Feb 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the huge selection. I kept a few of them!!!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you found a few keepers. Thanks for the heart.
Camiliann rated for SUSA - Mixed Media Valentine ATC on Jan 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the ATC
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC! I love it!🖤
Response: You are welcome, glad you are enjoying it. Appreciate the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing atc! I love it!
Response: You are welcome.Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
FranciscaKarsono77 rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BIRDS on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much Marie for my ATCs. Thank you for being honest about being late, I really appreciated it. Some PO in here are also close on Saturday and the ones that open only operate till Midday. Cheers for many new beginnings!!
Response: You are welcome, just glad they arrived. Thanks for the prompt rating.
kathas28 rated for would you rather...newbie friendly on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Hi Marie 🤗 Your letter arrived me today after so many months of waiting 🎉🙈 thank you so much for resending it and the beautiful package of the letter 🌺😍 I am so excited to read you answers and will start immediately after writing this comment. 😊☺️ Best wishes to you! 🤗 Have a good time, Katharina 🌺😘
Response: Yeaaaaa....it made it there. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank-you so much for your lovely ATC! I love the textures you added, as well as how you reshaped the ATC by cutting the corners and adding more dimension! You're a very talented crafter! All the best :)
Response: Well thank you! Blush Blush You are welcome and I appreciate the heart.
SunTradeToo rated for Fall ATC Swap USA on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🍁 Love the card, and I had no idea of the group! I will check it out!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
MBakker rated for ATC int #10 - Spooky on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc! Xx Monique
Response: You are welcome.Glad you like it and thanks for the heart.
jannieb rated for EASU: Punny ATC Swap on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Haha! I love the Orca ATC. It is so clever! What a great idea. Thanks for the wonderful swap. Take care :)
Response: I love puns. Had not heard this one.youre welcome and thanks for the heart.

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