Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 1:27 pm


Date Joined: January 21, 2012
Last Online: March 20, 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. 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. 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

  • De-stashing-another ongoing project

  • Finding a crafting bargain


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.
ChinaCat rated for January Stocking Stuffer on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: What gorgeous tags! I love them all and it will be hard to part with them. A couple of them will definitely go on birthday gifts for my granddaughter - she's three already! Thanks so much, Mary!! Oh, and the zipper bag is cute too - thank you!
Response: You peeked! I haven;t decided whether I'll open mine or not, depends on what the package looks like. I'm glad you liked them. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. And I'll see you in the next swap!
Akanksha23 rated for P&F: 9 PL & TEAS swap on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful pocketletter and great variety of tea! Loved them all and can’t wait to try them!
DaiziDruke rated for Blue Christmas PL on Dec 20, 2017
Comment: What’s an adorable pl! It is lovely! I love the variety of designs, the touches of red, and all the wonderful goodies and the special extras...especially the snowman playing cards! Beautifully packaged, too...thanks so much! Merry Christmas!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating. Have a wonderful holiday.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely large package and all the goodies insdie. It took me by surprise when it arrived ~ I couldn't figure out what it was! I love the PL. So cute. Thank you again and Merry Christmas
ChinaCat rated for Crappy Holidays on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Mary, thank you for the festive (and not the least bit crappy) holiday packages! I'm going to hold off a bit until I open them - no doubt it will be before Christmas though. I'll add to this rating in December. Hope you have a lovely holiday season, m'dear!!! xo updated to add: I love my gifts! Thank you so much. The bag of crafting goodies is way cool and I LOVE the gnome ornaments. Oh, and the poop mug...too cute! Happy New Year!
Response: Soooo glad you like the gnomes. Thank you for the rating and heart. Happy New Year to you!
Toby2017 rated for 9LP: Halloween Fun on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: What a gorgeous envelope of goodness!! Thank you so much!!!!
Comment: Thank you for my box and goodies. I love it all. Was having a really tough day and you really brought my spirits up! The box is just wonderful and I love my new Halloween doll! Thank you again for everything!!!
luleemik rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket: #3 on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Love, love, love the whimsy pocket!!! Neon green is one of my fave colors for Halloween and so glad you used it! The decorated straws are a cool idea I may have to steal (I mean borrow....lol)!! Thanks so much for an over the top swap, great extras and for joining another one of my crappy swaps!! You are the best!
Comment: Thank you. Interesting assortment! 😀
luleemik rated for Crappy Creations: Clothespin on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Wow---just WOW! What an over the top swap---I just love everything:) The clothespins are so creative and I know I will be using the extras in future projects!! Thank you for sending another amazing swap!!!!! {{hugs}}
Response: You're so welcome Lu Always a pleasure to be in your swaps. Thank you for the rating and heart!
ChinaCat rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket #2 on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Hi, Mary! Thank you so much for the over stuffed whimsy pocket of goodies! Wow, you sure did stuff it full too - so much fun stuff! xo
Response: Yikes I hope not too stuffed. Lol Nice swapping with you again. Can't wait for the halloween pocket!
Arabella rated for USAPC: Paper Destash on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the great paper pieces, Mary! And love the trick or treat bag! Always a pleasure to swap with you!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Having a great partner is always fun
moM rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: This is wonderful! The more I look at it and pull out, the more things I find! How did you know I needed a new key "chain"? That one is perfect. This is above and beyond! Thank you so much!!
Response: These are so fun to make. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the rating and heart!
georgiafae rated for USAPC: Paper Destash on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great variety in this paper. Not only napkins and Bling! And Halloween fun-thanks for sharing!
Response: You're awesome for giving me such a good rating and heart. Great swapping with you again.
ginny19590 rated for SS: Layin' It Down ATC on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: The ATC was really nice. Unfortunately I do not collect 3D ATCs and ask that when making my ATCs to consider not making them 3D. They don't fit well into my albums. I'm so sorry. I will gladly trade this along though. Thank You....=) I'm sorry if you were upset. I did not mean to do that. I rated you a 5 which is the highest I could rate you. I just made the comment so you would understand why I did not leave a heart. I do apologize for any misunderstanding this might have caused. I'll be more careful in how I word comments in the future. Have a Blessed weekend..........=)
Response: I knew when I read your profile that I would be challenged to make a 'flat' ATC. I just can't seem to do it. It seems like sticker slapping to me. So I'll gladly take the rating. Sorry it doesn't fit your album. I really tried.
Comment: Happy Halloween! I love it such Boo Goodness. The little wands you made from cupcake papers are boo-tiful! Of course I will save all the wrapping and ribbon for my next spooky creation-maybe a couple jars of ghastly creations cooked up in my cellar! Like the paperclips to add to my summer flip book-junk journals-thanks for being a great partner-good to swap again-it has been awhile.! Stay cool-hear it has been really really hot in Arizona lately!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. It has been hot here, but tolerable. I thought the heat would have stifled some creativeness but I think I got it under control. Lol
SamiE rated for **USA ATC ~ Stars & Stripes** on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC. So colorful. Thanks a bunch.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I appreciate it.
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!

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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!

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!!

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