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thatsmemyk

thatsmemyk
Date Joined: July 3, 2019
Last Online: December 12, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

====UPDATE 9/15/2019====
Just a note - I have a family member who's been hospitalized for some time now, and even after discharge, she will probably need long-term care. I have been home only every few days up until this point, and it may be the same for months to come. I have been able to keep up with my swaps so far (they've been a welcome respite from everything else), but I may be late in submitting ratings since I'm not home all the time and I'm a bit scatterbrained. I apologize to anyone who's missing a rating - please send me a message or email if it seems like an unusually long time has passed. I think I'm all caught up now, but things may get lost in the shuffle during this period. Thanks for your understanding.
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====UPDATE 10/9/2019====
Although there is still much to take care of, things have stabilized a bit and recovery is going OK. Thanks to everyone for their understanding during this time, especially those who extended prayers and well-wishes for my family. ===============//=================

Hello there!

My name is Mary and I'm a graphic designer based in northern Virginia (close to Washington, DC). I've been married to my husband, Joe, since 2007. I spent the earlier (and longer) part of my career in biology, but have recently made the switch to more creative work (YAY!). When I make artwork, I often use watercolors, gouache, pens/pencils, and computer graphic tools (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite). I also enjoy using Posca markers (super fun!).

When I'm not being artsy, I like to do a bit of gardening, cooking/baking, sewing/knitting or watching a good flick or show. I like a wide range of genres, but some pieces I've liked include the Sherlock Holmes series, Dead Poets Society, Goonies, The Little Prince, several films based on Jane Austen works, the Harry Potter movies, and Marvel flicks. Same goes for music, but some favorite artists at the moment are Ladyhawke, CHVRCHES, Lupe Fiasco, Sia, and Family of the Year.

I've always had a passion for anything to do with art, crafts, stationery, and design, and I'm excited to share that enthusiasm with fellow enthusiasts here at Swap-bot! I also love the personal aspect of snail mail and getting to know people for who they genuinely are (the hope is that the feeling is mutual!). It's been a joy receiving swaps, especially knowing that people have taken the time to write or put them together. I also enjoy putting fun swap packages together (I can't help but include extras, heehee), so I always hope my partners are happy with what they get! If you have any issues, please message me and I will work with you to resolve them!


CRAFT LIKES:

  • Kawaii and traditional/classic Asian aesthetics, e.g. Shinzi Katoh, Suatelier, Hokusai
  • botanical/scientific illustrations
  • woodland flora/fauna
  • vintage prints/ephemera
  • screenprinted or painterly effects
  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • washi paper
  • calligraphy
  • pretty or cute letter-writing stationery
  • stripes, grids, and dots
  • almost all colors, but faves are blues, greens, coral, neutrals, natural and citrusy tones (black and white are great, too!)
  • would love to receive your handmade art and items!

I'm sure there are a lot more likes I could list here, but just can't remember everything at the moment...


CRAFT DISLIKES:

  • Disney (although I like the movies)
  • Diddle and similar cartoonish characters
  • deco tape
  • macabre/horror
  • profanity
  • nudity
  • planner tracker stickers/items
  • teacher/reward stickers/items
  • not too fond of items with quotes and text, except for vintage script and some kawaii
  • animal prints (e.g. zebra patterns or leopard prints)
  • animal items except for vintage or kawaii animals
  • things with glitter that comes off

I HAVE TOO MUCH OF THESE:
Due to the generosity of others or infrequent use of these items, I have accumulated quite a bit of the following and kindly request that these not be sent to me:

  • journaling cards
  • travel post cards
  • keychains
  • jewel-like embellishments

FAVE SNACKS/BEVVIES:

  • coffeeeeeeee
  • I like a range of teas, but I especially like black tea-based varieties
  • chocolate
  • fruity or creamy hard candies
  • potato chips (even salt and vinegar...YUM...not sure why I'm listing this here, but why not, haha)

PLACES I'VE TRAVELED:

  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Within the U.S., about 11 states (California is one of my faves!)

PLACES I'D LOVE TO GO:

  • Japan
  • UK
  • Australia
    (I'd be excited to go anywhere, really!)

Ratings

denisedecker58 rated for A Note for You # 26 on Dec 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note, stickers and adorable cat notecard!
Response: You're very welcome! Happy Holidays and thank you for the heart!
TonyaAshe rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #28 on Nov 29, 2019
5
rating
 
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Mon1496 rated for SECRET SANTA on Nov 23, 2019
5
rating
Comment: received will open on christmas
Response: Sounds good - hope you like it, and happy holidays!
isandie rated for Swap Number Two! on Nov 12, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you thank you thank you!!! I love everything!!!! Can’t wait for our next swap!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: YAY!!! You're welcome! Looking forward to our next swap, too :) Thanks for the hearts!
shellybuckmeier rated for A Note For You # 16 on Nov 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice card and fun goodies!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart
anandatashie rated for Tea & Note card -USA on Nov 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Yummy tea flavors, gorgeous decoration, thoughtful extras. Thank you! ❤️
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you liked everything :) Thank you so much for the heart!
Michelle0329 rated for Pick 3 For Me! - October on Oct 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for a fantastic swap!!! I loved everything you sent! Your handwriting is beautiful by the way!!
Response: Woohoo!!! So glad you liked it, and thanks for the compliment! I aim for legibility these days in the least, haha :D I appreciate the heart, and happy swapping!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful happy mail! i love it all. I will definitely be responding to your letter!
Response: You're very welcome, and glad you liked it!! Thank you for the heart and can't wait to hear from you!
5
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Comment: Mary, I am blown away by how beautiful your package was. Thank you so much. :) I have you for another swap, so prepare for an envelope from me soon! Thanks again :)
Response: Hooray! You're welcome and so happy you liked it :) Looking forward to getting mail from you! Happy swapping and thanks for the heart :)
Fabriqueen rated for Notecards Swap #6 USA on Oct 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely notecards and post card and also for the pocket of goodies! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're so welcome, Diane! So glad everything got to you safely and that you liked the goodies :) Thanks so much for the heart!!!
CarlyJo rated for Broken Sticker Sheets #3 on Oct 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wide selection of stickers and especially for being considerate enough send along extras especially for me. The unicorn sticker sheet is older than I am ;) in better condition too!!!
Response: You're welcome! It IS kind of amazing that the unicorn stickers were in such good shape considering the year they were made!!! Hope you have fun with everything and happy swapping! Thanks for the heart :)
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Notecards Swap #6 USA on Oct 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! This is the cutest!!! The little envelope of goodies, the gem strips, the very neat variety of notecards?! 😱😍❤️ Oh and I love the way you decorated the envelope!!! I can’t throw it away. I’ve gotta save it. Haha your handwriting is beautiful to!! I love it thank you so much!!!
Response: You're so very welcome!!! Happy you liked everything, including the envelope - it was fun to decorate! Thanks for your kind comments and the heart :)
isandie rated for Intro Swap on Oct 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: AMAZEBALLS!!!! thank you so much!!!! <3 <3 <3
Response: you're welcome!!!! so glad you liked it! thanks for the heart :)
luxi rated for Washi Letters on Oct 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: So much thought went into this and I loved everything so much thank you!
Response: Yay! You're so welcome! It was a lot of fun putting it together :) Thank you for the heart!
cmalaina rated for Happy Little Notcards #94 on Oct 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love love the washi tape and thanks for saying with the criminal justice this year has been very busy and feel like I never get any of the work done but I am one day at a time
Response: You're welcome! Life can definitely get crazy, but like you said, we can only take it one day at a time :) Thanks so much for the heart!
Coffeeegal rated for Fall Fun Flipbook on Oct 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hi neighbor. Thankyou. Ive never done flip book this way. I like it. Love learning new ways This a great size to build a travel journal with♥️
Response: You're welcome, neighbor! I'm new to the whole flip book thing, so I'm glad (and relieved!) that you liked it :) It would be really neat if you build it into a travel journal - good idea! Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
AbeRex rated for Notecards Swap #6 USA on Oct 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Loved the notecards! And the sticker flakes were the best! Thank you!
Response: You're so very welcome! Thanks for the heart, and happy swapping!!!
Sparrowlings rated for Washi Happy Mail #4 - USA on Oct 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Mary, your work is STUNNING, and once again, I wish I could give you a million hearts!!! I got so absolutely excited when I saw your name on the envelope, you're always an absolute delight to swap with <3 I loved everything, you somehow seem to nail my taste exactly!! I hope to see you in the mail again soon <3 <3 <3
Response: Thanks for the super generous comments! I was happy to be your swap partner again :) So glad you liked everything, and thanks for the heart!!!
auntiejo rated for Happy Little Notcards #94 on Oct 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and goodies!! Have a great weekend ahead!
Response: You're so welcome!!! Have a wonderful weekend as well, and thanks for the heart!
Littleroo rated for Washi Happy Mail #4 - USA on Oct 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. I loved the monkey envelope and all the Washi.
Response: Great! You’re welcome and thank you for the heart :)

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