Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2017 1:56 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: May 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


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!
gillman rated for HMPC: Put a "Fish" on it on May 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Love the postcard and all the fab colors!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!!
dancingDog rated for Sewing Theme ATC on May 8, 2017
Comment: Very nice - I am in love with the little scissors! thank you!
Comment: Needed that reminder to be myself....love your art! THANKS!
Gwillisinc rated for CC: Dog ATC on May 5, 2017
Comment: I had to laugh, I was working with this image just before I opened yours. So of course, I love it.
pcmiminini rated for IS: Altered Journal! USA on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful altered journal! I love the cover and all the pages inside. The washi decorations, tags and stamps are all so beautiful! My favorite page is the one that says "vision" on it and defines it. It is so pretty and meaningful. All the pages are wonderful! Thank you so much for trading with me.
Comment: Lovely card
Comment: I love the flower ATC! Thank you! I haven't tried the Prima waxes yet, but they carry them at my local scrapbook/stamp store and I've wondered what they do. So cool!
TriniH rated for HMPC: Put a "Bird" on it on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Holy cow! That card is amazing! Love! Thanks!
Arabella rated for EASU: One Word ATC Swap on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Love this atc, Mary! Great texturing! Love the stamp, too! Thank you so much!
hibiscus rated for EASU: Splatter Paint ATC on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Great card... I agree it is a great way to add texture especially if you use at least three colors...that flower you made was amazing and the quote so nice... I'll bet your spring are very nice there. I can just imagine those tall trees ... thanks for a cool swap
gillman rated for MMA: Tree ATC (USA Only) on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Beautiful ATC! I love the composition, the colors and all the textures-thank you so much!
tishttr1 rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC Swap on Apr 6, 2017
Comment: You get the "Full Monty a.k.a. The Works" for such a Remarkable ATC! I give you 100 Hearts, a round of Applause with a 5 minute Standing Ovation, a Marching Band, Fireworks and a 21 Gun Salute!!! I don't know if I'll ever trade the card! Sincerely, this is the BEST ATC I've EVER received!! Hang this one in the Louvre :-) Thank You!!! Thanks a Million!
Response: Wow! Best compliments ever! I'm so glad you like it. :)))
Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!! I like the colors you used and pretty much everything about it!
Response: Thanks for the heart and I'm so glad you like it!!

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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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