Swap-bot Time: December 12, 2018 3:12 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: December 11, 2018
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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12/29/17- It’s been a great crafting year for me! My YouTube channel is up and running- my channel name is MotleyMixedMedia with Mary S. Come join the crafty fun! I’m on Shawn Petite’s Design Team, creating videos 1-2 x per month using her awesome stencils. I’m also going to be on Evaneys Stamp Designs Design Team starting in January 2018! I’ll be making cards with her cute stamps that will be on her blog.

9/12/16- I'm back! Finally got my new craft room functional and just signed up for a couple swaps! I am so glad to be crafting again!

2/14/2016- I'm taking a break from joining swaps for a few months because we are packing up to move into a new house! I may finally get a dedicated craft room instead of having to borrow my hubby's office. Yay! I'll still check in here and answer messages. I hope to be crafting with ya'll again soon! xoxo

7/10/2015- We had to put down Calle, our beloved shepard mix, today. :( In honor of her, please consider rescuing your next dog from a shelter.

5/11/15- We are back! It was a wonderful trip to Disney and Universal. :)

4/28/15*** Me and the fam are heading to Florida for a much needed vacation next week, so I won't be around for swaps until after May 12th!***


I'm a wife and mom to a wonderful 12 year old and an awesome 6 year old. We have 1 mutt(Neo) and live in the burbs of the Motor City.

All about my oldest son:

He's 12 years old (birthday in September). His name is Evan. He's in 6th grade.

Fave shows: Garfield, Wallace and Grommit, America's Funniest Videos, Wild Kratts and Scooby Doo, and documentaries about animals and gross things.

Fave movies: Cars, Beethoven 1 and 2, Monsters Vs Aliens, Milo and Otis, Beverly Hills Chihuaha (all), Goonies, Beetlejuice

Fave toys: Legos, Matchbox cars, trucks, trains, trailers and trailer hitches,science expiraments, plants, Minecraft

He loves non-fiction books, especially ones about the titanic and fire trucks, and learning about animals, and anything Nike and Adidas

Dislikes: mint flavored anything, veggies

My 5 year old (Zane) is in 1st grade and loves cars and trucks, good picture books, legos, Minecraft, soccer, and ninjas.

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Favorite Music

Some of my favorite bands are Barenaked Ladies, Bon Jovi, Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Alanis Morisette, Adele

I like most genres of music, but I do not like country,jazz, Christian music or elevator muzak.

Favorite Books

Love, love, love books! I have about 500 books on my TBR pile. My fave authors are J R Ward, Tess Gerritsen, Lisa Scottoline, Jodi Picoult, and AJ Jacobs

I love nonfiction, paranormal romances, foodie books, cookbooks, medical thrillers and chick-lit!

Favorite Movies

Some fave movies are: Titanic, 13 Going on 30, Mean Girls, Crash, Grandma's Boy, Love Actually, Knocked Up, and Princess Bride, and Pitch Perfect

I love romantic comedies, dramas, and documentaries.

Favorite Television

I love Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Weeds, The Killing, Mythbusters, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Lost, Ink Master, Grey's Anatomy and What Not to Wear

Fave famous people: Jeff Corwin, Tyler Florence, Alton Brown, Brad Pitt, Matthew Perry, Kate Hudson, Katherine Heigl, Rebel Wilson, Sandra Oh, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Dan Savage, Neal Patrick Harris

Favorite Crafts

I have started making hand made postcards! I love to receive handmade (well made!) postcards in swaps. I also love postcards with maps and cities/ countries on them, like touristy postcards. I like to receive them naked and with something about you on them.

I love alcohol ink art and embossing!

My favorite thing to make on SB is ATCs!

I paint with acrylics, do counted cross-stitch and make bookmarks, too.

I also love ink stamps, gelli printing, using perfect pearls, and embossing (heat and dry).

I also tend to a lovely veggie garden! My zone is 5. :) I love growing tomatoes and peppers, as well as cukes and lots of flowers. My boys love to help me out with weeding and picking the wonderful veggies. DH will soon be making me another raised bed because we are running out of room!

I have at least 15 house plants, including dracaenas,several jades, and a spider plant, to name a few.


I LOVE owls!! I collect them, and I even have two owls tattooed on my back!

Favorite colors are turquoise, teal, pink, purple, orange and sage green.

My fave smells are almond, apple cinnamon and Dot perfume.

I like vintage items, hexagons, brads, realistic stickers, stencils, and peacocks.

I love, love, love to cook and have a mega collection of recipes.

Things I don't like:

Food: liver, white chocolate, sweet tarts

If you're gonna flake, then don't even swap!

I am not a religious person, so please don't send things with crosses or religious quotes, etc.

Thanks for looking at my profile!

Have a great day!

Flakers gonna Flake:

As much as I hate to start this list, I need to keep track of those that flake on me or my swap members.

@Luv2paint flaked in my Make a Repeating Pattern ATC swap

@MVocke flaked in my ATC with a Star swap


delonewolf rated for EASU: Embossed ATC Swap on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely embossed card!
Comment: Loved!! Thank you very much!🥰
Comment: adorable - thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful coins! This is the first time I've ever traded these and yours put mine to shame. Happy swapping
dancingDog rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 21 on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: Very pretty Mary! Thank you.
AnitaMac rated for ATC Product Series #13: Washi tape on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. Love the background and the flowers and the colours. Well done! Here we have had a thunderstorm and a 3 1/2 hour blackout for the beginning of our summer. Two big terracotta planters got smashed in the storm, so I am off to the garden centre to organise replacements. Take care and happy swapping.
bbsporty rated for APCs Only! Mermaid on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stunning mermaid apc! You did a gorgeous job on it!
Coss rated for POST CARD COLLAGE on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Loved the card, both front and back. Thanks.
michelemb12 rated for All Squared Up on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the PC. It is beautifully crafted and so cute.
Comment: Thank you!
HannahsMommy07 rated for YTPC: Art Journal Page #9 on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Fabriqueen rated for YTPC Painted papers on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous papers! They are wonderful! Hugs, Diane
MiekeC rated for YTPC: 10-Page Glue Book on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: I like your glued book very very very much. Indeed a challenge. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for such an awesome coin. I love everything about it. The colors are amazing on the back ground, the circles with the light dusting of gold and the sun itself are brilliant. Thank you for this amazing coin. Hugs, Mona
Response: You are so welcome! It was fun to make that one.
Comment: Cute owl on a fab background! Love the words too - "soulful treasure"
Response: Thanks!!
Created46 rated for EASU: ATC with Numbers on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much, This ATC was lovely done and I really like the colors.
PaperPassion rated for ATC Tag and Coin on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Mary Love the coin and tag.They go beautifully together.Thanks so much.
Response: You are welcome!!
Comment: Hi Mary! I love the fox ATC coin you sent me! Your background is wonderful and the little fox himself is so cute - great coloring on him as well. Thanks for a fun swap!
Response: You are welcome!!
luluvision rated for Rust and Blue Mail ARt on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Love your ATC and the envelope it came in! The fox is adorable! Thank you!
Response: That’s a fun stamp set. Thanks!!
Kathy821 rated for YTPC Painted papers on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. The papers are great! I will definitely put them to good use!

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CurlyTea on Jul 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

RiverTopanga on Feb 4, 2018:

Hi Mary... Welcome to the Artisan ATC group! I look forward to swapping with you :-) Let me know if you would like to be an officer and host some swaps.

CurlyTea on Jul 25, 2017:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jan 26, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 19, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

anrtist on Aug 6, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY

if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-) ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

camelsamba on Jul 21, 2015:

i just noticed that we're kind of neighbors - southeast michigan - and I also have a son named Zane. :^)

Paige1900 on Jun 16, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

Candyn29 on Feb 5, 2015:


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