Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 8:07 am


Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: December 2, 2022
Birthday: August 12, 1991
Country: United States
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9/12/22: I'm took a break from Swap-bot in August because of a vacation and I also just opened a business. I planned to return earlier in September, but my soul dog got sick and subsequently passed so I needed some more time to heal from that. But I am back now and I plan to continue the Brighten My Week Notecard series and the Swap The Rainbow Series.

My name is Marie. I live in northwest Wisconsin with my husband Eric. I have a bachelors in Art History and started a masters, but realized it wasn't the path for me, but I still love art!

I run a creative reuse center in my town. So anything crafty or artsy I can't use myself will go in my store to be used by one of my neighbors. :)

I used to have a YouTube channel about postal mail. If you are postal obsessed like me, you may be interested in my videos. Visit me at: Marie Loves Mail

I can not stress enough that I have NO intention of flaking. If you have not received something PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know PRIOR to giving me a bad rating so I can mend it and send a resend if necessary or look up the tracking number if its a larger package.


I've been seeing this cool ABC's of likes and I decided to try it. It seems fun so here it goes:

A-Anime, Absolute Boyfriend
B-Black Butler, Black Mirror
C-Coffee, coffee mugs, Ceres:Celestrial Legend, Christian related, cupcakes, cateye glasses
D-Dogs, Deco books (I'm ok with homers), The Dark Crystal is my favorite movie, Downton Abbey
E-Enamel pins,
F-Foreign Coins, Fruits Basket, Feminism, fashion
G-gnomes/gnome village stuff, glitter
H-Hummingmint, Harujuku
I-Ice Cream
J-Japanese culture, Judy Chicago (The Dinner Party)
K-Kawaii, Kitchy things, Keri Smith, K-Dramas
L-Liquid eyeliner, lipstick, lolita, Lee Minho
M-Mail and mail related stuff, mint green, mint flavor, Merlin (BBC), The Magicians (SyFy)
N- nodda for letter N
O-Once Upon a Time, Orville
P-Passion Planner, pink, pandas, postcards, Pyrex, Pumpkin spice, peppermint
Q-Quilting, Queen Elizabeth II
R-Rainbows, Rockabilly/retro, rubber duckies, Rosario Vampire, recycling
S-Sherlock (BBC), Socks, snowflakes, sewing
T-Tea (my favorites are Earl Gray and Mint), tea cups, teapots, typewriters
U-Unicorns, upcycling
V-Vampire Knight, vintage clothes and brooches, Van Gogh
W-Watermelons, washi tape,

Favorite Crafts

I love to scrapbook and make cards. That eventually turned into a love of making ATCs and Deco books as well. I don't consider myself "good" at any of those things but I sure love it!

I am an unashamed recycler and regifter. If I get something in a swap I can't use I'm going to pass it on because I know someone else can use it (other than throwing it away.) I am also an avid recycler. I love to make things out of something others would throw away. I reuse all the packaging I receive. Please don't be offended if I recycle something.


I use a Passion Planner for my planner because I need to run my life on half hour increments. I highly recommend a Passion Planner for busy people.


While I appreciate any and all extras, please don't send me list pad sheets or napkins. I have so many and I really just don't know what to do with them all since I really don't use them.

I'm not a Disney kind of gal. Sorry.

I HATE OWLS...an owl tried to eat my/parents dog once. He swooped in for the kill and thank God missed. Since then owls and I have not gotten along.

The mustache craze as well is over done. I understand the awesomeness of the original cause in which I support, however the commercialism of putting a mustache on everything to me is over rated and over done. No thanks please.

I REALLY dislike peanuts and peanut butter. I can't even stand the smell so please don't send anything with peanuts or peanut butter in it.


Comment: Thanks so much!
CMBOND rated for Brighten My Week Notecard November #3 on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for Brightening my day with your note card and extras. Have a fabulous holiday season ā˜ƒļø šŸŽ„
Comment: Thanks Marie! Happy Holidays!
squince rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: I've been too busy to decorate, but hope to in next couple days!
Comment: Had great Thanksgiving. Spent with a friend. She cooked a feast
Comment: Thank you Marie for resending as the first one was lost somewhere in the USPS space. I needed a reminder of spring today. Stay warm during the cold season. :)
Lilyhax rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC October #2 on Nov 20, 2022
Lilyhax rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #9 on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!
Laurluv23 rated for Swap the Rainbow -- Blue on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you sooo much for all those blue goodies!!!
Comment: Thanks you. Happy Thanksgiving. I loved the pocket.
Comment: Thank you for your card and stickers. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowflake card and the reindeer stickers.
Comment: Thanks so much! Iā€™m also excited to transition to the holiday season! šŸŽ„
Comment: Great upcycled card! Love it and will use as a tuck spot in my Halloween journal! xx G
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and the cool stickers.
Comment: Thank you for your letter. I just lost my Mama in June and your letter was very similar to my relationship with my Mama. I'm am glad that you are able to spend more time with her. I miss mine very much.ā™„ļø
Comment: Hi Marie, we will be getting together with family at my cousin's house this year. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. By the way, I usually bring the veggie tray too.
Comment: Thank you for your swap! Yes, I am an elementary school teacher but I left my teaching job to find s teaching job with a younger grade. I miss what I did though and cannot wait to teach again! But, I know teaching the young kiddos the day after Halloween is not the easiest task, ha-ha!

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DeboraCreates on Nov 24, 2022:

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Artistic on Nov 22, 2022:

Marie: I got the Magic Box Destash Angel swap from you. Thank you for making good on the swap flaker.

Wildspoon28 on Nov 18, 2022:

Thank you so much for the angel of the Spooky Night Swap! I love everything! It was so sweet of you to send. I love Schitt's Creek, and love to paint so that was perfect! And the tea is one of my favorites, and the pumpkin mug is so cute! I have a big pumpkin mug, but now me and my kiddo can have matching mugs!

DeboraCreates on Sep 23, 2022:

Thank you so much for bringing back the "Upcycled Greeting Card to PC" swap! It's a lot of fun and helps us all reduce/re-use/recycle!

Whippet on Dec 27, 2021:

Marie, glad you liked the bonus card I sent to you for the holidays! Yes, my family & I had wonderful Christmas, including new puppy Belle. - Kathy

mchesser12 on Oct 15, 2021:

Thanks for sending the World Postcard Day postcard. And thanks for hosting the mega swap.

Aseret25 on Oct 4, 2021:

Thanks for the bonus postcard for World Postcard Day! :)

circularlogic on Aug 10, 2021:

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is amazing!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2021:


USAFwife on Apr 7, 2021:

thanks so much for the playing cards RAK. :) These will be great for my Frankendeck. :) Cindi

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