Swap-bot Time: October 13, 2019 11:00 pm


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Last Online: August 10, 2019
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

I live in a 150 year old victorian house with two dogs a beautiful cat and my husband. We now have five chickens that lay colored eggs and two playful drawf goats. We also now own a lovely little home on a small island on Lake Fenton in Michigan where we keep our chickens and goats. I go to yoga classes. Love to garden and decorate. I collect old brooches, flowerfrogs, milk glass, and vintage postcards.my dogs are a white english bull and a tiny red pomeran. I drink coffee and tea also wine. I love chocolate, anything vintage or victorian,photos of dogs. I like dragonflies, and anything with birds on them..I also collect unusual buttons to use on the purses I make, for thrift store swaps , vintage brooches and pins,charms, anything with birds on them, unusual salt and pepper shakers, things I can use on ATCs, and if you are outside the US something cool that I would not find here.

Favorite Music

James Blunt, Citizen Cope, Corrine Bailey Ray, Macy Gray. Dido, Madonna, Elton John, Adele and Amy Winehouse. I am also a fan of Adele, Madonna, Katy Perry and believe it or not Lady GaGa!

Favorite Movies

Drama, comedy, foreign, classic.and animated movies.

Favorite Television

King of Queens, Greys Anatomy, and Wheel of Fortune ,game shows, The Big Bang is Hilarious! My new favorites are Bones, House, Castle and the Mentalist.Some of these are no longer aired, but there are always reruns!

Favorite Crafts

I spend most of my free time with my ATC and Skinnys.creations now into art journaling,knitting, felting and occasionally Art dolls. I also like to read, bake and cook. The trick is finding time to do all of these. I almost have it under control. The key word being ALMOST! .I am now branching out into adding more altered art into my artwork such as books, dolls, metal, shrines and whatever else I can get my hands on.

likes and dislikes

I am not really fond of CUTESY art. I LIKE steampunk, victorian, romantic, birds. Please don't send food items, candy or gum. I HATE STICKERS!!!! on art work, So PLEASE DO NOT ADD THEM TO ART SENT TO ME.

wish list

My wish list...1. victorian mourning brooch
2. charms 3. something from Alphastamps.com 4. Freida rubber stamp 5. Steampunk style embellishments 6. Bird images, 7. Bird charms 8. Victorian or vintage items 9. anything grunge steampunk or Tim Holtz


RATING SWAPS This may seem picky to some,but this is how I rate swaps. I only give hearts for the quality of the work and if the rules of the swap are followed. Getting extras are a bonus and always appreciated, but do not guarantee a heart.


Kimmi50 rated for DRIPPING IN JEWELS on Mar 12, 2015
Comment: Oh my Mary, what a wonderful letter you altered for me, I absolutely love it!!!! The gems you used are perfect, I love the cameos, The "mother" is beautiful and very special to me. I like the variety and the layout, so awesome😊 I already have a special place in my craft room to hang this piece of art. Thank you for the extras the bottle caps is too cute. You deserve a bunch of hearts, thanks a bunch.
Response: I am so happy that you like it. I really enjoyed creating it for you. Thank you for the heart and the kind words.
lukeyduke rated for Vintage Mugshot ATC on Aug 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for a terrific card! And thank you so much for all the great extras. I appreciate it!!
Response: You are welcome, I thought I would add my own version of "Fairy Godmother " since I am new to this group.
fairyduster53 rated for Assemblage Art Doll on Apr 23, 2013
Comment: Lovely doll!! Just my style! Smiles
Response: Thanks for the heart. I'm glad that you like your doll. She was fun to make. I liked her so much, I wanted to keep her for myself lol
Electra rated for 12 TAGS OF 2013 - MARCH on Apr 23, 2013
Comment: Beautiful tag, I love the vintage feminine feel of it. And the treasures you sent are exactly that, treasures!! Thanks so very much Mary!!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comments. I am very happy that you like your tag.
ladybegood rated for Zetti Cow Appreciation on Apr 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the fun atc. I think you captured the theme very well!
Response: Thanks, I love doing zetti ATCs. Thanks for the heart.
luckycharms rated for Recreate this series #3 on Mar 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much. I absolutely love it!!! You did a great job. I hope there will be more"Recreate swaps" they are so much fun.
Response: So glad you love it, I had a hard time parting with it. Lol I hope I'm wrong but I think I forgot to put a hanger on it. If so, I'll be happy to mail it to you. Thanks for the good rating.
gillman rated for BC- Mixed Media Postcard on Mar 24, 2013
Comment: Awesome postcard!, Awesome envelope! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Thanks Amy, I enjoyed making them for you.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely slide and the magnet :o) We have a 7 foot tall magnet board in our kitchen and my girls just love adding new treasures to wall! Love the collage work.
Wickett6029 rated for Horror Movie Scavenger Hunt on Jun 7, 2012
Comment: OMG--MARY!!!! I came home today to find the MOST AWESOME package on my porch--I was FLOORED!! You didn't just send 8 fabulous surprises--you sent one for every movie listed, and where oh where do I start??!!? I cannot thank you enough, because each item fit me exactly to a "T"!! The birdie is hanging on my front porch, and the dreamcatcher is hanging in my kitchen, and OH MY GOD, the jelly bellies didn't last but a New York minute, LOL!! The journal, tomato,pincushion, kitty toys, bread pan--I could go on and on!!! You are definitely a thoughtful, considerate, and generous swapper, and one puny little heart can't even come CLOSE to the rating you deserve! I'm so delirious I can't even find the words to tell you how amazed & grateful I am for everything!! You have rocked my world, lady, and I thank you from the bottom of my (jelly belly-ful) heart!! <3 hugs, teresa
Response: You are so welcome! I had a blast finding all that stuff. I love that you have 4 cats. I only have 2, but I also have 4 dogs lol. I love animals and I would like to have an ark too!
Comment: ooooooh, I love it! (as I squeak with delite) Thank you so very much for a wonderful swap!
Response: I truly enjoyed altering that mousetrap, so I'm glad that you like it. I've never made any one squeak before. Lol
Comment: Love the ATC you sent! Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy you like it! Enjoy
Comment: awesome th atc...thank you much! :)
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart
Pjevsen rated for VS-ATC: Vintage Lady on Mar 10, 2012
Comment: Ohhhh - thank you so much for the stunningly beautiful ATC. WOW! I absolutely love it. Thank you also for the wonderful card and all the extras.
Response: Always a pleasure to swap with you! Thanks for the heart
Tinker60 rated for Vintage Skinny - A Child on Mar 6, 2012
Comment: Such a darling skinny. . . I love this little girl with her puppy and that darned little devil sucking on the bottle! Thanks for the great skinny and happy imagineering ~~
Response: She was so sweet that I had a hard time parting with her:-) Thanks for the heart
123Poggy123 rated for Vintage Bird and Birdcage ATCs on Mar 5, 2012
Comment: I really like both of your ATC's.
mammadoo rated for ZS- Zetti Skinny on Mar 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks very zetti zetti....
Comment: Mary,So beautiful,I adore the skinny you made for me.Would love to swap with you anytime.Thanks for the great extras also.
Response: Sorry this took so long... So glad that you liked your card. Hope we swap again soon
Halogen rated for Stained Glass - ATC on Feb 15, 2012
Comment: WOW! This is beautiufl, it really does look like stained glass!
Response: Thanks for the WOW So happy you liked it. I used Diamond Glaze for the glass effect.
blueackerson rated for VS- Altered Envie Swap on Feb 4, 2012
Comment: Love your envie and all of the goodies, thanks so much, going to use some of them today.
Response: You are so welcome! That was fun to do.
knclodge rated for Stained Glass - ATC on Feb 4, 2012
Comment: Good job on this, this ATC was a huge challenge for me!!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart.

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