Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2018 10:08 am


Date Joined: January 21, 2012
Last Online: October 14, 2018
Birthday: October 30
Country: United States
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Me In a Nutshell...

I love Autumn, Halloween, Day of the Dead. . I do love anything Halloween and collect Halloween items all year round. My favorite colors are black and orange (therefore my favorite baseball team of all time is the San Francisco Giants). Also some Halloween yellow. I think there isn't a color that I don't like.

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. wands, embellishment boxes, cupcake liners and straws, journaling, altered crafts, ATC's and ROLO's.

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. When you receive an ATC or ROLO from me, you can be assured that my inspiration was from watching baseball.

Other TV shows I watch are Supernatural, Law and Order:CI, Manhunter, 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

  • 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

  • wand making with straws and cupcake liners

  • Finding a crafting bargain


kfaye rated for Halloween Rosette on a Stick on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: I am waiting for Halloween to open it. Meanwhile, thank you so much!! :D UPDATE: I opened up the pretty rosette you made and it's displayed in one of my potion bottles. It's such a fun decoration, thank you!
MichelleD11 rated for You've Been Boozed on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: I love all the Halloween goodies you sent. They are beautifully crafted. I can't wait to add the vampire napkins to my collection. I'm giddy about the sugar skulls and the drink recipe, and everything is so detailed. You're package is inspiring. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Response: Thank you for the sweet words and the rating and heart. Glad you liked it!
luleemik rated for 5 O'clock Somewhere on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: I always get a smile on my face when I get a package from you---you never disappoint! Love anything with lemons and this was right up my alley---your presentation is always outstanding! Cute napkins, straws and yummy sounding recipe:) Thank you also for the Halloween extra---love me some Halloween. Hope you'll think about joining the Halloween "boozy" swap.
Response: I didn't even see it, but consider me joined! Thank you for the rating and heart, Your swaps and groups are so much fun!
ncnurse04 rated for 9LP: Summertime Fun- USA on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: So adorable!! I love it! Sorry for the late rating.
Comment: Thank you for the cool paperclips & all the extras!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for thr rating and heart.
SusanSpooky rated for Faux Taxidermy on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: On wow!!! I absolutely love the spider faux taxidermy you put together!!! Can't wait to hang it somewhere special. Thank you so much!!! I love the extra goodies you sent, will definitely use the washi rolls and ribbon!! I adore the card you sent too! Fangtastic swap!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I'm so glad you liked it.
Comment: WOW! Mary thank you so much for spoiling me!!! :) I loved my happy mail package that you sent me! Everything was amazing!
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you liked it all. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Once again you outdid yourself! I can't wait to start on this project---going to make some for my daughter's b'day! Love that you organized everything so beautifully and sent such a great selection! (Tired of sending to me yet--'cuz I never get tired of receiving swaps from you...lol!!!!!)
Response: I hope you get a chance to make these. They are adorable on top of a planner or TN. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: What an OVER THE TOP matchbox! Love all of the elements you used and it will be on display for the upcoming holiday. You absolutely overwhelm me with your generosity with all of the extras!! {{hugs}}
Response: I had so much fun making this for you, my permanent swap bot partner! Thank you for the rating and heart.,
luleemik rated for Crappy Creations: Tin on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Wow, I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I am with this swap!! Since we're in AZ, I'm always drawn to sea themed swaps and had no idea I would get such a great one from you! The bloomers sign is one of my faves and was actually going to use something similar ---great minds and all---lol! The vintage bathing beauty fits me to a t! The extras in the decorated case are over the top and I'm sure you'll see some of them in future swaps!! Thank you sooooo much for sending such a great swap!! {{hugs}}
Response: You're so welcome! I miss the ocean so much so whenever I can I do a beach theme. Makes me happy, So glad you liked the embellishment box. Thank you for the rating and heart!
CraftyCathy31 rated for Halloween Ribbon Tassel on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: You are very creative! TXS! I loved the Girl Scout kit, after all I’m a lifelong scout! Crafty Hugs, Cathy
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I'm glad you liked the GS kit,
Lishmo rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket: Planting on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Mary, what a great package! I can't thank you enough for the extra pocket surprise, Halloween! That was very thoughtful of you, I love it. I'm editing this to add that I also really, really love the pink fairy pocket, too! It's beautiful, and I appreciate the work you put into it. I was just over-excited about the Halloween pocket!
Response: Thank you for the nice words. I made the pink pocket first, then read your profile and saw you liked Halloween. I couldn't resist. And I was going to send only that, but then I read that you like the color pink and well, the rest is history. Glad you like them. They were fun to make. Thank you again for the rating and the heart.
Comment: What a great swap! Love the bright colors on the door hanger and flowers and key and eggs and bird stuff---and just everything! Thank you for all of the extra stickers too---just what I need for an upcoming project!!! {hugs}
Response: I really thought this would be too colorful for you. I have been swapping Halloween with you for so long it never occurred to me that you might like something other than black and orange! Dopey me, I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for such fun fantastic ornaments! Love them!
Response: Thank you for the rating!
BusyB rated for Memorydex Card Swap Any Theme USA on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you Mary for another great swap! I love the vintage beach theme!! Thank you for the extras as well. Have a great day. :)
Response: Glad you liked it. Great swap, again! Thanks for rating and heart.
Comment: Great stuff! Great job decorating the bag! I can use the majority of what you sent, especially the beachy things! Thanks so very much for everything!!! And I really like the anchor zip bag!!! Oh my gosh!!! When I first opened up the burlap sack I pulled out the little dolls...as I was just going through my goodies again I discovered the rest!! You totally got me!!! Love, love the miniature dishes!!!!! THANKS THANKS THANKS again!!!
Response: So hapoy you liked everytuing, and I'm glad you can use it. Than you for the rating.
Lisapotterylady rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket: Spring on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thought I rated this already, but guess not. I really like the Whimsy Pocket! The cactus theme is something I like because I grew up in AZ. And I like all the goodies you sent with it..... I remember the heat in AZ ~ that's why I live here now!
BusyB rated for USAPC: Memorydex Card Swap- SPRING on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Mary thank you so much for your beautifully made memorydex! Well done and reminds me of living here. So creative and thanks too for the generous extras. Many hearts to you and hope you are enjoying some spring where you are! We finally are getting our spring especially today, it's nice out! Have a great day!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart and I'm glad you like it. More swaps like this? I hope so.
Comment: Very excited to receive my green swap but trying NOT TO OPEN. Very tempted. Thanks for sweet note. I waited, too. I am sure I will love and will tell you if I am weak and open sooner than intended. Thanks a million. Luckylynnl
Comment: Hi, Mary - Thank you so much for the heart stocking stuffers! Yes, I opened them. So far I haven't saved any of my stocking stuffers for my actual stocking. =) I'm thinking I'll try to save the last few before December. Anyway...I love the adorable Jemima Puddleduck beanie!I didn't even know they had made Beatrix Potter Beanie Babies. Now I want more!!! ha-ha! The little shelf is very cute. I have shelves all over my craft room so that's where that will go, and of course the pretty ceramic heart as well. It's always fun when you're my partner, Mary!!! xo
Response: I am so happy that Mrs. Puddle duck has a loving home! FYI, the series of Beatrix Potter Ty beanies included a total of 6: Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher, Mr. Tod, Pigling Bland and Tom Kitten. It would be fun to try to track all these down, don't you think? Thank you for the lovely rating and comments. Can't wait for the next adventure in swapping.

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BusyB on Aug 1, 2018:

Started a new group, my first ever! Hope you will join me..it's called Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA

BusyB on May 8, 2018:

Hello, I uploaded another Memorydex swap on USAPC group. I hope you can join!

CurlyTea on Oct 30, 2017:

purple24 on Sep 14, 2017:

Thank you for all the wonderful items you sent me for the USA Paper Crafts WTA. Owls and Sunflowers are my absolute favorites. I loved how you individually wrapped them in owl wrapping paper. Perfect. :)

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!

renmagpie 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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