Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2020 4:35 am


Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: February 27, 2020
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!



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


View Master Reels: scenic, classic cartoons, movies

Orange Crush Soda - vintage items

Raggedy Ann dolls

Handmade papers


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.


Comment: I love this PC, and your handwriting! Thank you <3
Gnoe rated for TRANSPORT PC #2 (BICYCLES) on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Than you for the bicycle card. I'm looking forward to spring too -- got rain as well as hail on my head when I was out this afternoon!
Comment: Thank you! Temps here are cold too. Spring is coming soon hopefully!!
Comment: Thank you!
baseri rated for What's in a Name? -PC Swap on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your postcard Mary, it arrived today! I enjoyed reading about your name.
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks!
Risna rated for 2020 Postcard swap #6 - People on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful postcard! I love it and it‘s highly appreciated. To be honest... I didn’t expect a stadium for College Football to be this huge. Wow!
me2az50 rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #4 on Feb 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and your answers.
Writercat rated for First & Last Lines No. 18 on Feb 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for that lovely postcard with the lines from that book. Wow! That first line was long but you managed to get it all in. Bravo! Sounds like a great book! All the best! Writercat/Cathy
KarenFife rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - J - US ONLY on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: I have never seen that painting - 😍 love it! Nice answers too - “jeans”LOL. Thank you!
frenchd73 rated for Let's swap our Tourist Postcards! on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the great pc!!!!!
lorencz rated for Winter PC Int'l on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful winter scene! Thank you for the lovely postcard and quote on the back. Best wishes to you from Korea!
Comment: Hi Mary-received your PC for the WI capitol building today. Thanks-sounds like a great place to visit.
kssunlover1947 rated for National Park post card on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Badlands Natl Park card. The closest that I have been is when we went across South Dakota on I-90 going to Mt Rushmore in 2011.
ch23 rated for Keep Calm and...Postcard Swap #2 on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice Keep Calm card. New to my collection! Hope I get to a SC beach one day!
Comment: thanks!
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - I - US ONLY on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Imperial Hotel postcard and for sharing your I answers. I had a procedure years ago to cut out ingrown toenails. Not fun!!!
TrishaLSmith rated for Random PC Swap #2 on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Hello and thank you for the lovely postcard. I will be sharing it on my Instagram page (trishaspostcards) as well as on my Facebook page (Trisha's Postcards). I hope you have a wonderful day. Happy swapping!
Moxieroe rated for High School Graduation on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I think it's interesting you went to an American high school in Germany.

Rating Overview

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lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

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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