Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2017 7:36 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: July 21, 2017
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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9/12/16- I'm back! Finally got my new craft room functional and just signed up for a couple swaps! I am so glad to be crafting again!

2/14/2016- I'm taking a break from joining swaps for a few months because we are packing up to move into a new house! I may finally get a dedicated craft room instead of having to borrow my hubby's office. Yay! I'll still check in here and answer messages. I hope to be crafting with ya'll again soon! xoxo

7/10/2015- We had to put down Calle, our beloved shepard mix, today. :( In honor of her, please consider rescuing your next dog from a shelter.

5/11/15- We are back! It was a wonderful trip to Disney and Universal. :)

4/28/15*** Me and the fam are heading to Florida for a much needed vacation next week, so I won't be around for swaps until after May 12th!***


I'm a wife and mom to a wonderful 11 year old and an awesome 5 year old. We have 1 mutt(Neo) and live in the burbs of the Motor City.

All about my oldest son:

He's 11 years old (birthday in September). His name is Evan. He's in 5th grade.

Fave shows: Garfield, Wallace and Grommit, America's Funniest Videos, Wild Kratts and Scooby Doo, and documentaries about animals and gross things.

Fave movies: Cars, Beethoven 1 and 2, Monsters Vs Aliens, Milo and Otis, Beverly Hills Chihuaha (all), Goonies, Beetlejuice

Fave toys: Legos, Matchbox cars, trucks, trains, trailers and trailer hitches,science expiraments, plants, Minecraft

He loves non-fiction books, especially ones about the titanic and fire trucks, and learning about animals, and anything Nike and Adidas

Dislikes: mint flavored anything, veggies

My 5 year old (Zane) is in Kindergarten and loves cars and trucks, good picture books, legos, Minecraft, soccer, and ninjas.

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Favorite Music

Some of my favorite bands are Barenaked Ladies, Bon Jovi, Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Alanis Morisette, Adele

I like most genres of music, but I do not like country,jazz, Christian music or elevator muzak.

Favorite Books

Love, love, love books! I have about 500 books on my TBR pile. My fave authors are J R Ward, Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Scottoline, Jodi Picoult, and AJ Jacobs

I love nonfiction, paranormal romances, foodie books, cookbooks, medical thrillers and chick-lit!

Favorite Movies

Some fave movies are: Titanic, 13 Going on 30, Mean Girls, Crash, Grandma's Boy, Love Actually, Knocked Up, and Princess Bride, and Pitch Perfect

I love romantic comedies, dramas, and documentaries.

Favorite Television

I love Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Weeds, The Killing, Mythbusters, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Lost, Ink Master, Grey's Anatomy and What Not to Wear

Fave famous people: Jeff Corwin, Tyler Florence, Alton Brown, Brad Pitt, Matthew Perry, Kate Hudson, Katherine Heigl, Rebel Wilson, Sandra Oh, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Dan Savage, Neal Patrick Harris

Favorite Crafts

I have started making hand made postcards! I love to receive handmade (well made!) postcards in swaps. I also love postcards with maps and cities/ countries on them, like touristy postcards. I like to receive them naked and with something about you on them.

I love alcohol ink art and embossing!

My favorite thing to make on SB is ATCs!

I paint with acrylics, do counted cross-stitch and make bookmarks, too.

I also love ink stamps, gelli printing, using perfect pearls, and embossing (heat and dry).

I also tend to a lovely veggie garden! My zone is 5. :) I love growing tomatoes and peppers, as well as cukes and lots of flowers. My boys love to help me out with weeding and picking the wonderful veggies. DH will soon be making me another raised bed because we are running out of room!

I have at least 15 house plants, including dracaenas,several jades, and a spider plant, to name a few.


I LOVE owls!! I collect them, and I even have two owls tattooed on my back!

Favorite colors are turquoise, teal, pink, purple, orange and sage green.

My fave smells are almond, apple cinnamon and Dot perfume.

I like vintage items, hexagons, brads, realistic stickers, stencils, and peacocks.

I love, love, love to cook and have a mega collection of recipes.

Things I don't like:

Food: liver, white chocolate, sweet tarts

If you're gonna flake, then don't even swap!

I am not a religious person, so please don't send things with crosses or religious quotes, etc.

Thanks for looking at my profile!

Have a great day!

Flakers gonna Flake:

As much as I hate to start this list, I need to keep track of those that flake on me or my swap members.

@Luv2paint flaked in my Make a Repeating Pattern ATC swap

@MVocke flaked in my ATC with a Star swap


russromano rated for Map It Mail Art on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Truly stunning. I had to hold off from opening the outer envelope just so I could admire it a little more. You are truly and stunningly talented. Definitely lucked out on this swap. Thanks.
luvbird rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #21 on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely atc card...I really love it!
Germanbaby77 rated for Atc with a heart on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: I'm glad you like to do mixed media...because you do a VERY good job at it! Spendid ATC! THANKS!
bjmonroe rated for TPS: Mail Art - June 2017 on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you Mary, love all the prints
Lantana149 rated for USAPC: RED WHITE BLUE ATC on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: I love this ATC, great job, thank you! 🙂😀
Comment: Thank you for such a gorgeous ATC. The flower is beautiful and what a fantastic job using so many elements. The combination is perfect and I will have to look up some of the products you used. Well done. Hugs, Mona
Germanbaby77 rated for Gears ATC on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Wow! Fantastic job on the ATC! I LOVE how it turned out! Thank you! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Candyn29 rated for Black and white atc on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Oh my, I live this card
purple24 rated for Owl ATC on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC? I absolutely love it.
gillman rated for MMA: Cleanup ATCs May on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: LOVE all 3 cards!! Thank you!
makestuff rated for EASU: Mixed media circles on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I love the colors and the textures. Definitely one of my favorites in my collection. Thank you!
joybells2426 rated for MMA: Cleanup ATCs May on Jun 1, 2017
Comment: I love your cleanup cards. Very well done! Thank you!
qbee rated for EASU: May Free Themed ATC Swap on May 31, 2017
Comment: thank you, Debbie
Cocoa rated for Use 2 TH products ATC on May 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the clever ATC! Don't you just love the TH Paper Dolls?
BusyB rated for Graphics 45 atc on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you great job on the sea life card. I love it! You sound like me. Now I'm finding Graphic 45 swaps so I can get creative and use some of my stash. Lol
roosje rated for CC: Animal Postcard on May 25, 2017
Comment: Hi Mary, I love the postcard you made for me, great artwork! I've heard lots of frogs lately during evening walks, so special!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Rip & Tear ATCs - Global on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
TriniH rated for USATC: Mixed Media ATC Swap on May 22, 2017
Comment: Love it! Lotsof yummy yummy texture!
dancingDog rated for Wings ATC on May 20, 2017
Comment: pretty card - thank you! Loved the envelope art too.
gillman rated for MMA: ATC Backgrounds (International) on May 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Can't wait to use these!

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ReadMoreBooks33 on Jan 26, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 19, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

anrtist on Aug 6, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY

if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-) ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

camelsamba on Jul 21, 2015:

i just noticed that we're kind of neighbors - southeast michigan - and I also have a son named Zane. :^)

Paige1900 on Jun 16, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

Candyn29 on Feb 5, 2015:


anrtist on Dec 16, 2014:

You need a little CHRISTMAS Bling!

Welcome to the APDGroup! U r an officer so you may host us some swaps if you like! ;-) & Blessings, cc

anrtist on Dec 16, 2014:

ZENTANGLE ZEN GROUP Greetings! You are an officer so you may host some fun swaps for us if you want to! Have a GREAT CHRISTMAS!
Blessings, cc

Candyn29 on Dec 14, 2014:


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