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Date Joined: January 21, 2012
Last Online: June 26, 2017
Birthday: October 30
Country: United States
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Me In a Nutshell...

I love Autumn, Halloween, Day of the Dead. It makes sense since I was born in October. I do love anything Halloween. My favorite colors are black and orange (therefore my favorite baseball team of all time is the San Francisco Giants). Also some Halloween yellow. But I like seasonal colors also:

Fall: cream orange and green

Winter:cherry and aqua

Spring: pinks green and yellow

Summer: nautical colors Although I would have to add some desert landscape colors too

Beach season: cool navy/white, .aqua/cream/coral..


I have been crafting since kindergarten. My first project was a trivet I made for my Mom which she kept until the end. From there I tried most everything. I embroider, needlework & cross stitch. I can knit scarves only (squares and rectangles!). I cannot for the life of me figure out how to crochet! And yet I love amigurumi. So I find myself suffering from crochet envy.

I love paper and paper crafts. journaling, altered bottles and books, ATC's and ROLO's.


Every month I make a craft as a giveaway for our company Kids Workshop. We are well over 300 attendees each month, so it is a little challenging to get an idea and mass produce, but it is fun to research the idea and sit and make everything.

I love animals and have 2 cats (all strays that found us) and a lovely brindle boxer, who was found walking down a very crowded street in the middle of the Tucson summer. She's lovely and crazy and I couldn't live without her.

Favorite Television

I watch baseball, SF Giants baseball to be exact, but that is on my computer while I'm crafting thanks to MLB. When you receive an ATC or ROLO from me, you can be assured that my inspiration was from watching baseball. I watch Yankee baseball, because I married a Yankee fan.My goal for 2017 is to see the Giants play the Yankees in New York-a gift for both me and my husband.

Other TV shows I watch are Supernatural, Law and Order:CI, and a lot of Swedish and Danish TV dramas. Love them!

Favorite Books

I adore mysteries with recipes (Diane Mott Davidson), mystery/horror, suspense, but my true love is children's books. My favorites are classics: Anne of Green Gables, Little House series, Honey Bunch, Flicka, Ricka and Dicka and Their New Spotted Dresses (one of the earliest I can remember reading). I love children's books with recipes, or recipes in literature type books. My favorite children's book of all time is A Little Princess. I (re)read this several times a year.

I love fairy tales and fairies. A girl I went to college with actually saw fairies and I haven't stopped thinking of that since. Obviously, she does not share the clutter that lives in my brain and blocks that creative process!

Favorite Movies

Anything with Tom Hardy, Vincent D'Onofrio, The cast of Rock N Rolla, Mads Mikkelsen. I love murder mysteries and suspense movies.

Things I like:

  • Postcards of baseball parks or any baseball souvenirs. I appreciate any ballpark in the USA, world, etc., even AAA teams, AA teams or Little League. I am not picky. I welcome repeats, too.

  • Halloween anything-ribbon, black, orange, decor, leftovers-you get the idea

  • Anything Baseball or San Francisco Giants related

  • the beach/ocean related items

  • I am a tea drinker, so any kind of tea

  • straws or cupcake wrappers, any kind

  • cactus in all forms and media.

  • Yes, I jumped on the llama bandwagon. I mean seriously, they are too cute.

Current Projects

  • I started a garden and have purchased some houseplants in addition to my cactus. I take 'before' pictures of my plants because you never know when, well you know, they'll die. I'm not of the green thumb variety.

  • Organizing (AKA losing everything I bring into the house) my craft area-continuous

  • De-stashing-another ongoing project


SamiE rated for **USA ATC ~ Stars & Stripes** on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC. So colorful. Thanks a bunch.
Ace330660 rated for 9 LP Patriotic swap-USA only on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Loved Your Pocket Letter ! Thanks Again !
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Gwillisinc rated for USAPC: RED WHITE BLUE ATC on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: So cute, love the pinwheels
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: I really loved the ATC. I remember because of the thoughtful post cards you had sent me. Thank you so much that was very thoughtful of you.
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart
orneryswife rated for ART (USA): ROLO with a Fortune on May 27, 2017
Comment: WOW! What a great Rolo! And thank you for the washi tape, too! 😘
Response: Glad you like it. Thank you for the rating and heart
Comment: I got your package yesterday - what a wonderful package! You certainly outdid anything I've received in quite some time, and all yummy Halloween stuff! They're all lovely - thanks so much! And Happy Early Halloween!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I'm glad you liked everything.
Arabella rated for USAPC ~ Rabbit ATC on Apr 5, 2017
Comment: Cute bunny atc and holder!! And love the quote! Thank you so much!
Comment: This is an absolutely beautiful ATC! Going in my "Do Not Trade" album. Thanks for the great added extras! Happy Spring!!! 🌷🌺🐞
Response: Thank you I'm so glad you liked it.
Comment: Thank you! Loved your swap!
mermaidery rated for EASU: March Free Theme ATC Swap on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC! I really like it. :D Also, thank you for the little sea turtle. Its adorable! It's now sat on my bookshelf next to a sea turtle snowglobe.
carterj rated for SS: Peace Out ATC on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much! love the Peace Out ATC and all the extras!
emilynhr rated for Pick 2 Christmas Version (2016) on Dec 21, 2016
Comment: Wow! So fun! I really love everything and this was definitely happy mail! Thanks for being so generous and sending extras. Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas to you. I am so glad I could send some happy mail your way! Thank you for the rating and heart.
hibiscus rated for EASU: Book Page Background ATC Swap on Dec 21, 2016
Comment: Only a very creative mind can design and execute an amazing card and atc like these... That Christmas card is wonderful and your atc... Wow..just beautiful! Many thanks for this lovely gift ...
Response: Thank you for the kinds words and rating. I wasn't sure because it wasn't a holiday themed atc, but I am glad you liked it. Happy Holidays
Lilpurplepig rated for PLP:Christmas Pocket Letter on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: I love the pocket letter. Such a unique idea that I will for sure use later on. You deserve way more than one heart.
Response: You're very kind. I'm so glad that you enjoyed my 'theme'. Hope to swap with you again,
Comment: Love the pocket letter, Mary! Very cute snowman image! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I am glad you liked it.
PrairieKittin rated for Twinchie Halloween Book on Oct 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely LOVE this!!!
Response: Wow just responding to some older ratings. Thank you for the rating and heart. I hope we can swap again.
jannieb rated for EASU: 2 Partner Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 18, 2016
Comment: You went above & way beyond the requirements of this swap & what a surprise. You put a smile on everyone's face with your box of goodies & your ATC was wonderful too. You really hit the nail on the head with the goodies you sent because everyone found something that they liked. Thank you so, so much for your sweet, sweet surprise :)
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for hosting an awesome swap. And thank you for the rating,
PaulaF rated for EASU: 2 Partner Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 17, 2016
Comment: Mary! What a gorgeous card, beautifully packaged. Love everything from the washi on the envie to the 3D greeting card to, of course, your awesomely crafted ATC. This one is going on display immediately! Many thanks! <3 <3 <3
Response: I am delighted that you enjoy the ATC. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC! I'm sorry the first one never made it too - especially now since I would have loved to have seen the sticker. But this one is definitely lovely and I truly appreciate it. Thank you for joining the swap! xoxo
Response: Thank you for the very generous rating and heart. You are too kind! I am so glad this one arrived safely and on time. Hope to swap again with you sometime.
sunshinesuperman rated for Pouch of Potions on Oct 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the very cool pouch, love it! I am going to keep my Tarot cards in it. You spoiled me by sending 2 packs of my favorite cookies. They don't come easy here in rural Kansas. Love it all. Cool swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: I'm glad you'll be able to use the pouch. Thank you for the rating and heart. :)

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susiescottsdale on Jun 22, 2017:

Hello Mary! Today I recvd the 4 new rolls of gorgeous washi tape! Thank you so much, i love them ALL! So generous of you to send me more than you had to! I already have a few things in mind of what craft projects i will use them for! Happy swapping =D Susie

kristyrogers on Jun 5, 2017:

Thank you for the big amazing envelope! It really made my day! So many cool toys! Thank you!

bombardiette on Nov 11, 2016:

The original ATC for the Writer's Series, Typewriter, arrived yesterday. I love it. Thank you so much for doing the re-send as well. They're both just lovely ATCs!

RyeRye on Oct 30, 2016:

tcornell on Oct 22, 2016:

I really love everything that you sent to me for the $1 SA Halloween WTA! The skull ice cube tray, I just had to walk right into the other room to show my husband LOL. The stamps I can definitely use- they're great! And topped off with a spool of spooky ribbon, yay! All wrapped up like a haunted Christmas haha, I love it! I thank you bunches!

Paige1900 on Sep 13, 2016:

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RyeRye on Jul 8, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

sewingmistress on Jul 1, 2016:

I just received the wonderful nature configuration!! Wow Mary!! You really went to town on every inch!! Thank you its proudly be isolated in my dining room!! Have a good Summer and happy 4th of July!!

daichki on Nov 24, 2015:

Thank you for Helloween stickers from C&C group tag.

Hag53 on Nov 9, 2015:

thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful snowmen atc's for my Celebration of Mandy with snowmen project! They are so lovely, so fun and the amount of work that went into them makes them shine. They are the first to arrive! You have made my heart very warm!!

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