Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2017 8:01 pm


Date Joined: January 21, 2012
Last Online: May 23, 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, and although I do not collect anything specifically, I will find a use for just about anything I receive. My favorite colors are black and orange (therefore my favorite baseball team of all time is the San Francisco Giants). That being said, I do love color combinations, especially seasonally. Ex: cream orange and green for Fall, aqua and cherry for Christmas, pink, lime and white for Spring, summer-I'm really done with. I live in the desert and it's always a very long long season. But I love the beach and anything 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 everything and I have never looked back. I am a self taught embroiderer, needleworker & cross stitcher. 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.

I am addicted to Pinterest.

Baseball (the San Francisco Giants) is my life. Did I mention the team colors are black and orange? Anything baseball related is always welcome, including postcards of the MLB parks.

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 2016 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

Ahh, books. I read everywhere, all the time. 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.

Picture books are fun! Especially dragon books. I write children's stories and love reading them aloud to my (never too old to hear one of my stories) kids.

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'm not picky...just love the drama.

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

  • owls

  • dragons

  • the beach/ocean related items, shells...

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

Current Projects

  • Re-potting my cactus (OMG I kill everything!)

  • Organizing my craft area-continuous

  • De-stashing-another ongoing project

  • I just made 326 mummies for Kids Workshop


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!
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. :)
Comment: Well geez, where to start?? OMG , lol what a beautiful job you did on the box, the whole swap. I would give you a million hearts if I could. You absolutely made my whole weekend. I felt like it was Christmas day.The box was so awesome & filled with so many beautifully wrapped halloween surprises I couldn't possibly list them all. I didn't want to open them they were so neatly wrapped. Also I don't know if you noticed but I am a huge motorcycle fan, & on the bandana you sent the trim on the edges was a motorcycle chain pattern.. Love it!1 Great for our next ride :) Thank you also for the great Coke sleeves I put them right up on my collection display shelf in my craft room. Your box will be on display every October for years to come , I really loved it & so appreciate your time & your thoughtfulness on creating such a wonderful swap for me .I hope to do so for you sometime in a future swap. Thank you so much, Happy Swapping & Happy Haunting until the next time. xoxo
Response: I did read about the motorcycle, In fact, I was looking for a vintage Indian bike motorcycle ad that I was going to use for the top of the box, and then Halloween that up. I'm so glad you liked everything, Thank you for the rating!
marymary914 rated for IS-Mini Album Swap - USA on Sep 29, 2016
Comment: What a wonderful little book! Thanks so much. I love it!
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the rating,
DeBovine rated for IS: Wishy Washi # 1-USA on Sep 27, 2016
Comment: HOLY COW! Your swap completely WOWED my socks off!! I never imagined that I could be so lucky to receive a flip book like the one you sent! I felt like I was in a You Tube video opening and flipping each page. It must hae taken you forever to put it all together! The goodies you included are awesome ... thank you so much for sharing your talent with me! And I loved the washi!! :-) A million hearts! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I had fun making it. Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
lovestosew rated for IS-Halloween Whimsy Jar - USA on Sep 21, 2016
Comment: What a nice swap you put together for me!! I just love the little mummy pins!! so clever. hearts to you
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I'm glad you liked it.
Comment: Wonderful matchbox! Love the presentation too! Thank you.
Response: Thank you! It was a challenge to not fill with little doo dads, so I'm glad you liked it.

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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!!

hollycm6 on Oct 28, 2015:

You're welcome!

hollycm6 on Oct 21, 2015:

Awwwww, a Jubilee surprise!!! And WHAT a surprise. It's perfect! I love it!! Thank you so much for sending me such a fun thoughtful gift. I'm not sure how to let you know how much i love it... :-) THANK YOU!

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