Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 1:17 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: November 21, 2017
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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9/12/16- I'm back! Finally got my new craft room functional and just signed up for a couple swaps! I am so glad to be crafting again!

2/14/2016- I'm taking a break from joining swaps for a few months because we are packing up to move into a new house! I may finally get a dedicated craft room instead of having to borrow my hubby's office. Yay! I'll still check in here and answer messages. I hope to be crafting with ya'll again soon! xoxo

7/10/2015- We had to put down Calle, our beloved shepard mix, today. :( In honor of her, please consider rescuing your next dog from a shelter.

5/11/15- We are back! It was a wonderful trip to Disney and Universal. :)

4/28/15*** Me and the fam are heading to Florida for a much needed vacation next week, so I won't be around for swaps until after May 12th!***


I'm a wife and mom to a wonderful 11 year old and an awesome 5 year old. We have 1 mutt(Neo) and live in the burbs of the Motor City.

All about my oldest son:

He's 11 years old (birthday in September). His name is Evan. He's in 5th grade.

Fave shows: Garfield, Wallace and Grommit, America's Funniest Videos, Wild Kratts and Scooby Doo, and documentaries about animals and gross things.

Fave movies: Cars, Beethoven 1 and 2, Monsters Vs Aliens, Milo and Otis, Beverly Hills Chihuaha (all), Goonies, Beetlejuice

Fave toys: Legos, Matchbox cars, trucks, trains, trailers and trailer hitches,science expiraments, plants, Minecraft

He loves non-fiction books, especially ones about the titanic and fire trucks, and learning about animals, and anything Nike and Adidas

Dislikes: mint flavored anything, veggies

My 5 year old (Zane) is in Kindergarten and loves cars and trucks, good picture books, legos, Minecraft, soccer, and ninjas.

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Favorite Music

Some of my favorite bands are Barenaked Ladies, Bon Jovi, Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Alanis Morisette, Adele

I like most genres of music, but I do not like country,jazz, Christian music or elevator muzak.

Favorite Books

Love, love, love books! I have about 500 books on my TBR pile. My fave authors are J R Ward, Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Scottoline, Jodi Picoult, and AJ Jacobs

I love nonfiction, paranormal romances, foodie books, cookbooks, medical thrillers and chick-lit!

Favorite Movies

Some fave movies are: Titanic, 13 Going on 30, Mean Girls, Crash, Grandma's Boy, Love Actually, Knocked Up, and Princess Bride, and Pitch Perfect

I love romantic comedies, dramas, and documentaries.

Favorite Television

I love Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Weeds, The Killing, Mythbusters, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Lost, Ink Master, Grey's Anatomy and What Not to Wear

Fave famous people: Jeff Corwin, Tyler Florence, Alton Brown, Brad Pitt, Matthew Perry, Kate Hudson, Katherine Heigl, Rebel Wilson, Sandra Oh, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Dan Savage, Neal Patrick Harris

Favorite Crafts

I have started making hand made postcards! I love to receive handmade (well made!) postcards in swaps. I also love postcards with maps and cities/ countries on them, like touristy postcards. I like to receive them naked and with something about you on them.

I love alcohol ink art and embossing!

My favorite thing to make on SB is ATCs!

I paint with acrylics, do counted cross-stitch and make bookmarks, too.

I also love ink stamps, gelli printing, using perfect pearls, and embossing (heat and dry).

I also tend to a lovely veggie garden! My zone is 5. :) I love growing tomatoes and peppers, as well as cukes and lots of flowers. My boys love to help me out with weeding and picking the wonderful veggies. DH will soon be making me another raised bed because we are running out of room!

I have at least 15 house plants, including dracaenas,several jades, and a spider plant, to name a few.


I LOVE owls!! I collect them, and I even have two owls tattooed on my back!

Favorite colors are turquoise, teal, pink, purple, orange and sage green.

My fave smells are almond, apple cinnamon and Dot perfume.

I like vintage items, hexagons, brads, realistic stickers, stencils, and peacocks.

I love, love, love to cook and have a mega collection of recipes.

Things I don't like:

Food: liver, white chocolate, sweet tarts

If you're gonna flake, then don't even swap!

I am not a religious person, so please don't send things with crosses or religious quotes, etc.

Thanks for looking at my profile!

Have a great day!

Flakers gonna Flake:

As much as I hate to start this list, I need to keep track of those that flake on me or my swap members.

@Luv2paint flaked in my Make a Repeating Pattern ATC swap

@MVocke flaked in my ATC with a Star swap


Fieke rated for HMPC: Put a "Pumpkin" on it on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Hello Mary normally it had to be a postcard but I collect ATC's so I don't mind you send me a ATC. I love it and the background is really special how did you made that ?
Cgscdy rated for Mostly Pink on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Ty for the lovely atc.
Dasha rated for Nature Inspired PC on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful PC. Feels like summer!
smmarrty rated for FCMA: MONSTER Mail on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: AWESOME!! Love the card - thank you.
karry rated for CPG Halloween ATCs - US Only on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks for creative and creepy ATCs! I particularly like the framed woman. They are great additions to my collection!
Response: I’m glad you like them! Happy Halloween!
stiffneck78 rated for MMPC - Handmade Envies - USA on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Wow!!! What an amazing envelope!!!!! This is in the top 5 of best snail mail art envelopes I have ever received!! You have inspired to me to host a snail mail envelope contest. Thank you so much for this and all of the wonderful envelopes you made me. I am so thrilled. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the awesome comments! I’m glad you like them!
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Dia De Los Muertos PC on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Mary. Love those sparkly-eyed sugar skulls against your cool background. Happy Halloween & Happy Dia De los Muertos.
Response: Same to you and thanks for the heart!
ktk8 rated for Spritz & Flick with Distress Ink on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: WoW love the spritz and flick ATC.... I needed this one today.... am making some journeys and needed to be reminded to LOVE the journey not just the destination! I too love distress inks.... Happy swapping!
Response: Glad to have made you smile! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my goodness I can’t believe I didn’t rate you for this swap sooner. I almost archived it without checking to see. I loved the prints you sent to me! Thank you so much!
Response: You’re welcome!!
donetta rated for EASU: Playing with Texture on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Mary, I love each and every textured layer of this beauty! Thank you so much for putting your heart into your art...and I take to heart the words "embrace the journey". We never know where it will take us, do we?
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Halloween Mail ART on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Very creative and beautiful ATC, and the envelope is wonderfully decorated! Thank you.
PrairieKittin rated for IS: Zentangle String 010 on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Very pretty!! I like it! This is going to look beautiful on the wall!
MsLee rated for USA ATC Swaps: ORANGE Background ATC on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for my ATC. Good job using your stash. Have a great rest of the week.
Artstamper rated for CC: Eyeballs, eyeballs, eyeballs. on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: WOW! awesome postcard. I can see why you like to use that stamp. You do it so well.Thank you so much, wish I could give extra hearts.
Comment: Received the blue card yesterday. It is indeed a beautiful work of art. I love the stenciled trees.
lmacdavis93 rated for EASU: Wild about WASHI on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Mary your washi card is amazing - thank you so much. So colorful and bright and love the sentiment. Thanks also for the extra pieces of Washi you sent me! Laurie
toni rated for USA ATC Swaps: PINK Background ATC on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Love the atc! Envelope was torn however.,
Pandd rated for Marbled Stains on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Mary, it turned out beautiful. I enjoyed this technique. Thank you for a wonderful atc. Pat💕💕
apryl rated for CPG Aug '17 Ocean ATCs - Global on Sep 3, 2017
Comment: beautiful work! thanks so much

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CurlyTea on Jul 25, 2017:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jan 26, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 19, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

anrtist on Aug 6, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY

if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-) ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

camelsamba on Jul 21, 2015:

i just noticed that we're kind of neighbors - southeast michigan - and I also have a son named Zane. :^)

Paige1900 on Jun 16, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

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anrtist on Dec 16, 2014:

You need a little CHRISTMAS Bling!

Welcome to the APDGroup! U r an officer so you may host us some swaps if you like! ;-) & Blessings, cc

anrtist on Dec 16, 2014:

ZENTANGLE ZEN GROUP Greetings! You are an officer so you may host some fun swaps for us if you want to! Have a GREAT CHRISTMAS!
Blessings, cc

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