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Marykstaveness

Marykstaveness
Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: June 17, 2019
Birthday: February 22
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a 40-something Wisconsinite who spent the first 22 years of my life as an Army Brat. We lived all over the U.S. as well as Okinawa and Germany (3 times). I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communicative Disorders. I have been married to my best friend and husband for 23 years this April. We don't have any children, but have 15 nieces and nephews. I now work from home. We like to travel and take road trips and especially enjoy visiting our national parks. We also just built a new house and are excited about our “forever” home!

Crafting

I used to think I wasn't creative at all. I attended a Stampin' Up! workshop and began making cards, then moved to scrapbooking. Recently, I've been focusing on art journaling.

I like to use watercolor and acrylic paints, stencils, molding paste, collage, stamping, paper ephemera, various pens, tissue paper, etc.

I've also taken some classes in bookmaking and calligraphy but have some practicing to do.

Other Activities

I am a Postcrossing member and like to send and receive postcards from other countries.

I began Letterboxing a couple of years ago. I love the scavenger hunt and the stamping!

I enjoy flea markets and antique shops.

I like photography but don't seem to get out as much with my camera as I'd like to.

Favorites / Loves

Color: any shade of blue, but I like all colors

Office/Crafting Supplies: handmade paper, washi tape, journals, old ephemera like receipts and books, buttons, ribbon, rubber stamps, journaling and calligraphy pens, notepads, sticky notes, almost anything!

Food & Drink: dark chocolate, chocolate milk, hot chocolate....you get the idea!

Number: 5

Movies: Finding Nemo, The Sound of Music, Knight and Day

Music: Christian - Francesca Battistelli, Love & The Outcome, For King and Country, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Jason Grey, Building 429, Lauren Daigle, The Afters, Big Daddy Weave, Christy Nockels, I Am They

Nature: trees, leaves, fall colors, spring blossoms, snowflakeys

Teams: Green Bay Packers, UW Badgers

Books: historical fiction and biographies

Other: churches or church doors

Collections

View Master Reels: scenic, classic cartoons, movies

Orange Crush Soda - vintage items

Raggedy Ann dolls

Handmade papers

Buttons

Fortune cookie fortunes

Standards size playing cards (singles)

Dislikes / Don't Use

coffee, tea, alcohol (just don't like the taste), stickers (except alphabet/letters), perfume smells, candles, nuts, owls, glitter, sun/moon/stars, politics, spiritual images, recipe cards, Halloween (pumpkins, witches, vampires), snakes/lizards, address labels, coconut

3 Ratings

My two "3" ratings occurred during a time I was dealing with some serious family issues. I should have let my partners know. I won't let that happen again. Both swaps were completed.

I resent these but was never re-rated. I sent additional messages asking if I could re-send or if they could re-rate, but haven't heard back.

Ratings

Meliknives rated for Playing with watercolor on Jun 17, 2019
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derakisu rated for A postcard from your town on Jun 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the card, I love city views ! ❤️
Postcard rated for Postcard of your capital city on Jun 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
ScottishLass34 rated for Scatts PC Swap - W - US Only on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! :)
mandigutterrose rated for Railroad PC Swap #4 - Int'l on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: I love vintage cards as well. It's amazing what they do with old railway cars. We have a couple restaurants in the area that were once old dining cars!
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Comment: Thank you Mary for the great Mount Rushmore post card!
Leen rated for Town card 2 on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard
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Comment: Thank you MaryK - I didn't mind the envie either. It was s good idea to save the cool postage stamp collage! loved 'em!
Wykyd rated for Playing with watercolor on Jun 6, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful! Thank you!
MacMaffi rated for Postcard of your capital city on Jun 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for a wonderful postcard!
AZmom875 rated for Recycled postage stamps on PC # 5 on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: I have been enjoying this swap. I use Tim Holtz vintage medium. You can see a few of my pc on my flicker account. IT does give it a vintage look, but it comes in clear/white too.
monsbrick rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap #6 on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard it makes me want to get messy creative!!
fairylover rated for Touristy postcards on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your nice postcards!
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Comment: Love it, thanks. Regards Glennys
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Comment: I loved the pin-up girl card! Thanks a lot!
porpie5 rated for Touristy postcards on Jun 2, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards and the letter and notes! I think your group made a good decision to see the Grand Canyon and the parks around there. Maybe some day you can see Mt. Rushmore. I have not been to an Oregon beach, although I have been to Oregon... that's on my "to do" list! Yes, we are neighbors! Glad you like your new home! What a joy!
EchoRhayne rated for Railroad PC Swap #4 - US on Jun 2, 2019
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Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you.
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MrsKytes rated for Monet Art Postcard Swap #2 on May 31, 2019
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Comment: What a perfect postcard! I really like it. I've actually been on this street before; very close to the metro station Opera. Thank you so much!
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Comment: How funny this was an international swap and we live 2 hours apart! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9814 307 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
282 428 2 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 267 15 0
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Comments

ultrameganerd on Jan 16, 2017:

Hello how are you? I wonder if you have already received my swap. My other partner swap already received it long ago and I'm surprised that even you do not. Please contact me Kisses

atanava on Nov 20, 2015:

Hello Mary. I have received all your four postcards and it was so nice to know you and your hometown. I hope you are in a very good health and stay healthy. All the best and take care. Hernie Hamdan

anrtist on Aug 24, 2015:

Hi! ;-) I see you like trees (I do too ;-) & I thought you may enjoy looking at this one on your profile! ;-)

Have a great week & Blessings, cc

suesuzieq on Jun 30, 2015:

I letterbox too! My trailname is Tater Sue.

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