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Marykstaveness

Marykstaveness
Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: September 14, 2018
Birthday: February 22
Country: United States

About Me

NOTE (June 10, 2018) We’ve just moved to a temporary apartment until our house is finished. The Post Office has found us and we’re starting to receive mail again!

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 22 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.

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.

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, snowflakes

Decorating Style: mission style furniture, paintings/drawings, bring nature inside, warm colors

Teams: Green Bay Packers, UW Badgers

Books: historical fiction and biographies

Other: churches or church doors, Christmas tree ornaments (blue, silver, white)

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

I'm quite certain I resent this but was never re-rated. I recently (April 2018) sent another message asking if I could re-send or if they could re-rate, but haven't heard back.

Ratings

MarieS rated for Where You Live (PC) - September 2018 on Sep 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
FelinaSP rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Sep 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard of Wisconsin, I did not have any of this state, I continue to complete my collection! Very interesting things that you tell me about you ... I wonder what it will be like to live in Okinawa ... greetings from Chile!
5
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Comment: Great old photo, Thank you!
suepier rated for Margo's PC Swap - State Maps - USA on Sep 7, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great map postcard from Wisconsin.
5
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
suepier rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #5 on Aug 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Granada.
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing the advice. I feel like we need to remember this every day!
heatherc rated for Margo's PC Swap - State Maps - USA on Aug 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Wisconsin map!
5
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Comment: Really nice vintage picture, thank you!
kydestar rated for Happy Things #4, July- August on Aug 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard & all the best with your new home!
justmesks rated for Margo's PC Swap - State Maps - USA on Aug 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the new Wisconsin map. I did not have this one. I have been to Wisconsin several times. The first time was to the Dells for our honeymoon back in 1967.
katmandu rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #23 on Aug 16, 2018
5
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Comment: I've never been to Wisconsin but have lots of friends and relatives in Chicago that go all the time. Maybe they'll take me one day! Thank you!
soccer8s rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT Aug 2018 on Aug 15, 2018
5
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matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #14 on Aug 15, 2018
5
rating
 
liljennyfoofoo rated for POSTCARDS HAPPY MAIL #2 on Aug 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard :D
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard :D
CaptiveofIowa rated for Scattergories PC Swap - D on Aug 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Everybody's gonna dance now
Bucket rated for Where You Live (PC) - August 2018 on Aug 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
5
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Comment: Thank you, Mary! this is the perfect card for me! It will be safe in my Disney binder!! THANK YOU!!
5
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Comment: Hi Mary, I love the card. I love F.L.Wright. I have seen several of his designs live and in person but not this one. It was a good day here. Only 84 degrees. This is a refreshing change from over three weeks of daytime temps in the 90's and not even getting down to 75 at night. Even the two days of severe thunderstorms we had last week didn't do anything to make it more comfortable. If anything, it was more humid after they passed. We don't usually get temps like that until mid-August, and then only a couple days at a time. As an over-weight old guy, I don't like it. I spent the day alternating between cleaning up storm damage and seeking shade. We just had some branches down in the yard and a couple eroded areas from the rain. We were lucky. The town crews are still clearing the roads of downed trees, after working all weekend. Oh well... New England weather. Bast Wishes, Neal

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9771 249 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
222 347 2 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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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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