Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2017 1:27 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: March 28, 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


Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!! I like the colors you used and pretty much everything about it!
123Poggy123 rated for Add words on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Such a stunning ATC. I simply love the colors you used. I love it.
dawnielynn rated for EASU: Dripping ATC Swap on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks Mary, love the ATC - so much color! one of my faves :)
jannieb rated for USAPC: ATC with a Flower on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC. It is really awesome & you did a great job on it. Thanks for reimbursing me for the postage & sending Grayson an extra $1 too. I gave him both & he loved it - LOL! I loved the great stickers you sent too. Thanks for an all in all terrific swap!
Comment: The seahorse works perfectly. I have been looking that the art alchemy waxes to it was great to have a physical example. Thank you for the lovely ATC.
Prismcat rated for EASU: Mixed Media ATC Swap on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Oooh, nice texture on this mixed media ATC. Is this fabric or paper? Thanks!
Darida rated for EASU: Mixed Media ATC Swap on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: wow, I don't even know what is going on on this background but it is so cool! Thank you for lovely card! please share brand of your white pen that you used .
Response: You are welcome! I use a white Posca Pen fine tip most often. You can find them on Amazon. :)
Comment: Thank you for the great masterboard cards! I can't wait to use them!
Response: You're welcome!!
tigermousecat rated for Add a key on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a most excellent ATC. That has been my motto these last few months after the fire. Just keep moving forward. Was saddened to see what you paid to mail this. I am sorry you were hit with such a cost to mail one card.
Response: I'm glad you like it! I don't often get hit with such a high postage rate, so I'll just chalk this one up to not paying attention to where I'm sending things. :)
qbee rated for USA ATC SWAPS: Book Page ATC w/Bird on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: thank you. Debbie
Response: You're welcome!!
Kdguard rated for Nocturnal Animals on Feb 23, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating.
Comment: I love this color combination. Great use of elements and a phrase the lady at exercise class is always telling us to do! I was happy to get to see the Jane Davenport washi tape on the envelope-I haven't been to Micheals since it has come out but have seen pictures on the internet and looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Glad you like it!! :)
drgngirl rated for USAPC: ATC with a Butterfly on Feb 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome butterfly ATC! I love the colors and how the butterfly stands out from the really cool background!
Response: You're welcome!! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the card. :)
Response: And thank you for the heart!!
scrappermama rated for EASU: Crackle Paint ATC Swap on Feb 9, 2017
Comment: Nicely done mz. Mary! Love the background.... thank you!!
Response: You're welcome!! Thanks for the great rating.
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Under the Sea Postcard on Feb 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your little mermaid! I love the simple idea how you created some air bubbles!
Response: You're welcome!! Thanks for the heart!
choke rated for Polished Metal Look on Feb 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and all-around wonderful swap! I love the colorful envelope you made and you did an amazing job with this technique, I struggled with it a LOT. I really admire your work (I've stalked your flickr before...) and am thrilled to have some in my collection now. And to think, you are right around the corner :)
Response: You are so welcome! I have more recent art work on my Instagram link on my profile if you wanna stalk some more. Lol. :)
Comment: This was a fun swap. Your card was great. There is so much going on in that little space. Thanks.
Response: Glad you like it!!
Comment: Amazing ATC! I love all the detail and texture, yet you still managed to keep it flat. Also amazing envelope :) Thanks for such a fun Happy Mail!
Response: You're so welcome!!
pkpeace rated for IS Gelli Everything! USA on Jan 20, 2017
Comment: Nice! I love the tissue with text and will be happy to use it! Thanks! I'm so happy that your kids enjoy printmaking, music to my ears!!
Response: You're welcome! Such a fun way to make pretty papers!

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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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