Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2017 4:39 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: September 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


lmacdavis93 rated for EASU: Wild about WASHI on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Mary your washi card is amazing - thank you so much. So colorful and bright and love the sentiment. Thanks also for the extra pieces of Washi you sent me! Laurie
toni rated for USA ATC Swaps: PINK Background ATC on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Love the atc! Envelope was torn however.,
Pandd rated for Marbled Stains on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Mary, it turned out beautiful. I enjoyed this technique. Thank you for a wonderful atc. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
apryl rated for CPG Aug '17 Ocean ATCs - Global on Sep 3, 2017
Comment: beautiful work! thanks so much
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Put a "Napkin" on it on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: I am speechless! This is such a beautiful postcard! So many things to look at! Your painting is wonderful!! Thank you!!
Noel rated for Stenciled on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Wonderful card and envelope! Love the colors and mix of stencils! Thank you!
dancingDog rated for Add Washi Tape on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: very nice - thank you!
Angie rated for FCMA: Postcard with map paper on Aug 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I love all the texture! XOXO
kristy rated for USA ATC Swaps: Blue Background ATC on Aug 26, 2017
LizzyJo rated for IS ~ Zentangled Mail Art! on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the tangled envie and card. I love the shading on the card.
Wooper rated for Snails Mail Art on Aug 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! It looks great, the colours are amazing! :) too bad that there is a postal sticker covering 1/4 of the art :( but that's not your fault of course.
Sugardragon rated for IS: Under the Sea Bookmark intl on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Your creation arrived to day in gorgeous condition. Its is lovely and I love it !! Thank you for a beautiful book mark. Its so lovely I don't want to squish it between pages in a book!!
lmacdavis93 rated for CC: Bird ATC on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Hi Mary: Lovely bird ATC I received from you. Love that the bird came from Washi tape - I've never tried cutting an image from Washi before so this is a great idea! Thank you! Laurie
MissThundercat rated for HMPC: Put a "Book Page" on it on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for this absolutely gorgeous postcard, Mary! LOVE the whole lush mixed media textured goodness!
suzwa rated for USA ATC Swaps: Green Background ATC on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Wow!! Beautiful and I love the glass glitter. Glad you got to use it !!!
wolfeagle rated for Mostly Orange on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: What an awesome orange postcard. Thank you. I love the little textured bubbles...how did you make them?
wolfeagle rated for CC: Stripes postcard on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard.
dawnielynn rated for EASU: Can it! on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC Mary! The colors are wonderful. Thank you!
Sparkling12335 rated for CC: Moon postcard on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Mary, what a awesome moonpostcard did you sent me! Just love it. If you want to do an other private swap please let me know. You can find my IG account on my profile.
nancybarlow rated for 3 Elements on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: My goodness, what a terrific card! The '3 elements' work so well together. The background unifies. I really, really like this! The women washi tape is fantastic and I'd love to find some! Thanks for a lovely swap.

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CurlyTea on Jul 25, 2017:

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

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