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Marykstaveness

Marykstaveness
Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: October 20, 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 β€œforever” 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

aladyde rated for birds in postcards on Oct 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Danke!
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Comment: We love Alaska. Thanks for the memories
KarenFife rated for SCATTS PC Swap - R - US Only on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice art postcard! I used β€œruler” too.
nannydino rated for Vintage PC Swap #10 - Lighthouse on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: Hi Mary thank you for the Copper Point Lighthouse PC. Here is info I found : The wooden pyramidal lighthouse was built in 1910 and deactivated in 1969. Subsequently, it was moved to its present location overlooking Hibbard Bay / Lake Superior, as part of a restaurant- -the restaurant failed, the lighthouse abandoned and allowed to decay. That's too bad. Lovely PC of it. Happy October swapping peace love light
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Comment: Thank you for the NY postcard I love it! I always wondered what it would be like to live in the city that never sleeps. I wouldn't want to live there permanently, but I'd definitely like to go there too!
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Comment: Yellowstone was a highlight on my first trip out west decades ago, thanks!
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Comment: Great state map. Thank you
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Comment: Got your card today. Thank you. I agree the dark chocolate one is eww. lol.
MCGalaxy rated for Quick rating booster #2 - Postcard on Oct 10, 2019
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Comment: .My mother was cleaning up and found a bag of bills and other mail from the past year. I'm so sorry for taking so long to rate you. I thought I was finally caught up on my mail but I guess not. Thank you for sending the postcard.
squince rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - P - US ONLY on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
mandigutterrose rated for Farm Animal PC Swap on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: We live about a mile from a dairy, they have the BEST chocolate milk. I have chickens and ducks and our neighbors have horses and goats, the whole area is basically a communal farm and I love it lol. Our area is to hot for most growing, although citrus seems to do well and our grapes took off this year (amazing what watering can do!)
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Comment: Thank you for the nice PC. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
skinny52 rated for Vintage PC Swap #9 - Disney on Oct 5, 2019
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Comment: I agree, the crowds would definitely get to me at Disney...thanks for the fun card
sherylk3 rated for Playing Cards Swap on Oct 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great playing cards, love the sunflower one.
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Comment: Hi Mary thank you for The Detroit River Tunnel, built for The M.C.R.R in 1906,still used today by the Canadian Pacific Railway. I enjoyed reading about that. thanks for teaching me something new and interesting.Happy October swapping. peace love light
nik19 rated for Motivation/Inspiration Postcard #1 on Oct 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for very nice postcard. The quater was new for me.
mihis8 rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the card.It is a nice addition to my collection
tcornell rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - O - US ONLY on Sep 28, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Stampchick rated for Local Humor Postcard Swap (USA) on Sep 28, 2019
5
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Comment: Love the cow PC. Thanks!

Rating Overview

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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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