Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2022 5:34 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: August 7, 2022
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

July 2020- Covid has made this year so crazy! The kids started remote schooling mid March. We got two puppies in June: Sadie and Scarlett. They are Lab/ Shepherd mixes and are sisters. We love them to bits.

February 2020- I will be on vacation from Feb 17-22, so I may not respond to messages until I get home. Thanks for your understanding.

June 2019- I’ve been busy this year with my art! I finished up my Design Team stint with The Robin’s Nest, and now I’m enjoying being a tutor on Mixed Up Creative! I’ve also just begun as a guest designer for Visible Image Stamps.

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 13 year old and an awesome 7year old. We have 1 mutt(Neo) and live in the burbs of the Motor City.

All about my oldest son:

He's 14years old (birthday in September). His name is Evan. He's almost in 9th grade.

Fave Things: cars, trailers, YouTube videos, and Farming Simulator.

He loves Fortnite, 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 8year old (Zane) is ialmost in 4th grade and loves cars and trucks, good books, legos, Fortnite Minecraft, and Star Wars.

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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, Deadpool, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy 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! However, I don’t need anymore owl stuff at this time.

I love lace and tatting, and mushroom ephemera.

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


lmacdavis93 rated for Index Card Collage # 8 on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Hi Mary Mary! Love this index card collage you sent to me - the colors are so pleasing and work so well together. You've incorporated all the elements together so perfectly. I especially love the little crown on the bird! And I'm more than happy to call the yellow polka dots suns! Thanks for this beautiful collage piece and thanks for joining in!
DParker85 rated for CPG Marine Mammals ATC - US on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cutest walrus ever!
colodad rated for ACT: Wings on a ATC on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Great ATC! I was talking with my boss last week about the year we lived in Chicago and experienced the cicadas. The wings look much better on the pig. Love the background as well.
jannieb rated for EASU: Bird ATC Coin on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great coin. I love the background you did & of course a rooster on it is awesome :) It has a spot waiting for it in my binder :) Sorry for the late rating :( HUGS!
Poeprincess rated for ACTs: Crabby Coin on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: I really like your underwater crab & elements! Colors are nice & bright, too. Thank you for a great swap!
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #69 on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. Very creative.
DParker85 rated for YTPC: Bird Tags with Tracie Fox on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: These turned out so pretty! They’re already in my chunky journal
pegstamps rated for YTPC: Glassine Bag Notebook USA on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: Mary- your glassine notebook is WONDERFUL! Love it all! Wish I could give more hearts and stars. Thank you so much! Hugs- Peg
donetta rated for Gorgeous Color Combo Journal Page on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Mary, this is one of the most beautiful journal pages I've ever received! Your use of the summertime colors is stunning, and I'm so happy to add this to my collection!
Karmi53 rated for Steampunk on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you great job love how you made it l need to learn things like that. Happy Summer
Chantica rated for USATC: Steampunk on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: I could do a few more of these swaps loved getting the card you made the gold in the background was the perfect touch. I have a few more iny head that will need to get out!! I'm sure you know what I mean. Thank you and Happy Swapping
tristitia rated for EASU: ATC with Texture on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: I love your vintage man ATC - I'm not usually a fan of the color purple, but I really love the way you used it here - thank you!
nomadmama rated for USATC: ATC w/Texture on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! Love all the texture.
Psychopomp rated for MMPC - 3 Layer ATC - June on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Great ATC! I love the layers you did!
Comment: Mary, I love your dollhouse tag! It's so adorable. The 3 boys on the tag are super sweet. I'm so glad you signed up to join the fun and I hope to have more doll house tag swaps in the future. I really like the paper you wrote your note on, it's a very pretty master board. Thanks again for the tag, hope to swap with you again. :)
colodad rated for EASU: Wings ATC on Jul 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a great ATC! Great use of the yeti die cut. And the background is so impressive.
Comment: Thank you! It is so gorgeous! Wish I could give extra hearts!! 💞💞💞
rkassman rated for YTPC: Masterboard Tags on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thak you so much, I love the variety of tag sizes and they came out beautifully! <3
Panda1122 rated for USAPC: Triple pocket tag on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I like the flower die cuts especially
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #15 on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Apparently, we like many of the same things! How nice! I appreciate your creativity!

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wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

wolfeagle on Apr 2, 2021:


Thank you for this great ATC. I also love your notecard.

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


takehimaway on Nov 11, 2020:

Let me know if you ever want to do a private swap!

YooperHill on Jul 27, 2020:

I really love your mystery supply swap 6.20 art! Thank you!

wolfeagle on Feb 27, 2020:

Thank you so much for the ATC, using the AMA: Mystery Supply items. I love what you have done and its been fun seeing everyone's creativity.

robinjeree on Dec 15, 2019:

Hi Mary! I received my transformed scribble, and I love it! I loved it so much that I showed it off to everyone, put it on the wall right away...and then forgot to leave you a note - I'm so sorry! I really like the watercolors and color scheme. What a transformation of a lowly little scribble into "You Are Beautiful!" I wish you and your loved ones peace and hope this holiday, best wishes, --RJ

robinjeree on Dec 15, 2019:

Hi Mary! I received my transformed scribble, and I love it! I loved it so much that I showed it off to everyone, put it on the wall right away...and then forgot to leave you a note - I'm so sorry! I really like the watercolors and color scheme. What a transformation of a lowly little scribble into "You Are Beautiful!" I wish you and your loved ones peace and hope this holiday, best wishes, --RJ

YooperHill on Nov 12, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, star was received today! I love it! Thank you so much

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! Love the use of colors! It is amazing to see how all the swaps are so different!

BTW, I think you sent me your partners envelope. Hopefully that is not a problem?

Thank s for playing!

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