Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 12:39 pm


Date Joined: August 9, 2013
Last Online: October 6, 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.


mysmashbooklife rated for A Pinterest Halloween on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: You had so many boards to go through. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for your kindness. I can tell that you have a sweet soul.
squince rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC Sept #1 on Oct 3, 2022
Comment: Love it, so cute!
cfranchii rated for A Pinterest Halloween on Oct 3, 2022
Comment: loads of great pins! loved the little bat comic!
Comment: Thank you for the great upcycled card! I love the message on the card - yes, surprises happen to us all in life!
Comment: Thank you for the card and Ephemera. I can add it to the journal I am making. I am diabetic so sadly pumpkin spice is about for me. And the sugar free versions area always tasty.
Comment: Thank you and Happy Trick or Treat.
Comment: thank you so much for your notecard! i don't think its too early to decorate for halloween; i already started LOL
lrm1980 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #2 on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the spooky (yet somehow also pretty!) card and the cute ghost stickers. Happy Halloween!
dartha rated for VACATION Postcard on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you Marie for the fun post card. I've ever been to the Mall of America, but have heard good things. take care, darla
Comment: Hi Marie! Thank you for the lovely postcard! I hope your business opening is/was a success! I am working on my teacher certification so I understand about life being busy! I hope you have a great weekend!
Ramya rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #3 on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly card and all of the nice stickers! I wish you great success and good experiences in the opening of your store!
DParker85 rated for Swap the Rainbow -- Yellow on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the yellow sunniness! So much fun to open, I especially liked those little mushrooms 🍄 💛
Comment: I'd love to hear more about your new business! That sounds so exciting. Also, thank you so much for doing this pvt swap with me.
theirmimi rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #1 on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and goodies. Hope you are feeling much better now. Good luck with your store.
SkaGirl rated for Well That Was Fun PC #2 on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you! The Mall of America is one of my bucket list items :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your notecard and the awesome tuck-ins! And thank you for hosting these swaps. They're really fun and awesome, and definitely needed during these dark times. I've been watching a lot of YouTube recently, but I'm hoping to catch up on some anime and manga when I have my ankle surgery. :-)
sndrtkt rated for Well That Was Fun PC #1 on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: It sounds like you and your mom always have a great time at this event. Thanks for sharing

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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

Chaoscreations on Mar 11, 2021:

Thank you for the cards. I love them all

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


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