Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2017 10:24 pm


Date Joined: June 13, 2010
Last Online: June 26, 2017
Birthday: October 3
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello... My name is Mary and I'm a christian mother to 3 lovely children.

I have been an artist since I was a little child. Creativity comes natural to me. My biggest passions are cross stitching, creating ATC's and ACEO's, watercolor painting, and Zentangle. You can check out my blog on the links above to see the work I do.

I love going to the beach. I try to visit the beach at least once a year.



Christian, Classical, Blues


Iron Will, Over the Top, The Air Up There, The Parent Trap, X-Men, Enemy Mine, Short Circuit, Renaissance Man, Hope Floats, While You Were Sleeping, Cars, E.T., The Green Mile, The Village, The Wedding Planner, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Monster In Law, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Wall-E, Fly Away Home, Operation Dumbo Drop, How To Train Your Dragon, Herbie (All of them), Mr. Popper's Penquins, 27 Dresses, The Princess Diaries, Last Chance Harvey, Hitch, Martian Child, InkHeart, Real Steel, Bedtime Stories, 2012, Mr. Holland's Opus, Ice Age, The Pursuit of Happyness, Martian... Hallmark Movies, Disney Pixar Movies

TV Shows:

America's Got Talent, Under the Dome, Castle, Blue Bloods, Bones, The Mentalist, Leverage, House, Numb3rs, Army Wives, the Food Network, Rachel Ray, Bobby Flay, Martha Stewert, MacGyver, Hunter, Quantum Leap******

Arts & Crafts:

Cross Stitch, Watercolor, Altered Art, Collage, ATC's, Inchies, Twinchies, Zentangle

My Likes & Dislikes


  • Favorite Color: PURPLE
  • Favorite Number: 24
  • Favorite Season: AUTUMN & SUMMER
  • Favorite Animals: Giraffes, Tigers, OWLS, Cats, Peacocks, Elephants, Monkeys
  • Favorite Flowers: Tulips & Sunflowers
  • Favorite Bugs: Ladybugs, Dragonflies, Snails, Butterflies
  • Cross Stitch Magazines, Leaflets, Charts, & Kits
  • Lighthouses
  • Beaches
  • Native American
  • Chocolate
  • Zentangle / Zendoodle
  • Vintage Paper Dolls
  • Journals
  • Handmade Postcards and ATC's
  • Thrift Shops, Yard Sales
  • Trinkets
  • Boyds Bears
  • Watercolors
  • Guitars
  • TY Stuffed Animals
  • Americana


  • Cigarette Smells & Smoke ( I have Asthma and am highly allergic)
  • Vanilla (I'm highly allergic to the scent)
  • Coffee
  • Skulls, Death, Witchcraft
  • Guns & All Other Weapons
  • Nudity

My Kids Favorites

I have one son (age 15) and two daughters (ages 7 & 8).

  • Legos and Minifigures
  • Favorite Animals: Dogs, Cats, Monkeys, Frogs
  • Books (Drawing, Reading, Coloring)
  • Journals, Sketch Pads, Coloring Pages
  • TY Stuffed Animals / Keychains
  • Baby Dolls & Clothes
  • Race Cars (Matchbox)
  • Puzzles
  • Coins,Tokens, and Smashed Pennies from around the World
  • Disney Character ATC's
  • A Special Postcard / Card / Package just for them

Updated: June 21, 2017


Comment: I would never have thought to do a julie nutting stamp like that. cute & fun
thequilterslink rated for Julie ATC on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous ATC, I love it!!n
EmilyT rated for Round Robin #38 dates edited on May 16, 2017
Comment: I live the flower you added, very pretty! Thanks also for the vintage postalettes! They're so cute :) I keep meaning to join a letter on a postalette type swap again, maybe soon 💌
EmilyT rated for Round Robin #37 on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, the sail boat is pretty! Thanks also for the darling handpainted bookmark! I can't wait to use it in my next book I read.
qbee rated for USAPC: Stamped ATC That You Color #9 on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: thank you, Debbie
Comment: Good luck with your cross stitch pieces!
EmilyT rated for Chinese /Lunar New Year - Rooster on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you thank you! I love the upclose rooster head! The design of it and the style of the writing 🐓 I don't know yet how I will display it, I'm always slow on that part. I keep saying I'll make a patchwork kind of pillow cover with all the cross stitches I received, but I haven't yet. Or it looks like it might fit on a 5*7 frame, I probably have one then I can hang it in my kitchen. I'll let you know!
tammie11 rated for Round Robin #36 on Feb 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. It is wonderful.
boriquaz rated for zentangle atc swap on Feb 7, 2017
Comment: Love the zentangle you have sent me, thanks so much.
wolfeagle rated for Zentangle Name ATC on Jan 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. I am not familiar with the artist but I love the girl. I shall have to look into more. I look forward to adding this to my collection. Hugs, Mona
marymary914 rated for ATC With a Sun on Dec 5, 2016
Comment: Great ATC! Love the colors!
rmrascal rated for CSG ~ THANKSGIVING CARD on Nov 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you! deserves 4 hearts. Have a nice holiday.
Germanbaby77 rated for C.I. ~ Coloring In ATC on Nov 16, 2016
Comment: I love the use of the white pen on the markers. I'll have to give that a try in the near future!
Comment: Thank you
slat333 rated for WIYM: Fold-A-Note Swap on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable note! and thanks for joining my swap!
Aryphena rated for *:October Birthday Wishes:* on Oct 18, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the lovely gift ^.^
Response: You're very welcome. So glad it arrived safely.
Comment: Julie Nutting is one of my faves!I can see that you really put your artistic flair into it - love her! Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome.
Luvslife3 rated for ♥️ LIBRA LOVE on Oct 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you Mary! I love the K & CO ephemera pkg and the note cards and key ring are really cute! Hope your birthday this month is awesome!! <3
Response: You're very welcome.

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OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

yvonne401 on Oct 18, 2016:

Congratulations on winning October Bingo in Christian Swappers Group!



lou on Oct 10, 2016:

Happy Birthday month from WIYM group!

RyeRye on Oct 3, 2016:



shirleyinCA on Jun 24, 2016:

P.S. I could sit and watch every one of those movies and TV shows with you, especially if we could do it at a beach house! Have you tried the film Kate and Leopold?

shirleyinCA on Jun 24, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment of goodies for my prize for the WTA Profile drawing. I especially love those Space Mountain postcards, the adorable paper pieced owl and teddy bear, the 1959 photo and the cute polka dot envelope!

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

theaterfan23 on Mar 3, 2016:

Profile Bling RAK

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