Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 11:48 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: December 9, 2019
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

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 13 years old (birthday in September). His name is Evan. He's almost in 8th grade

Fave Things: cars, trailers, YouTube videos, and his girlfriend.

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 7 year old (Zane) is ialmost in 3rd grade and loves cars and trucks, good books, legos, Fortnite 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, 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 YTPC: Card Catalog Card Pockets on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Hi Mary Mary and thank you for the card catalogue pockets. They both are just great but I especially love the one with the snowman in the snowglobe! It was a fun and creative way to use library cards. Always a treat to swap with you!
Comment: What a lovely little flip book.I love every page.Thank you so much.I appreciate the time and effort you put in to this great art piece.
Comment: THank you!
Comment: These are all super cute! Thank you for sending extra. :D
Comment: Love these! Thanks so much! Love the eyelets on the bottom, what a great idea!
suzwa rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #18 on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Love this background and the stamps! Thank you for the beautiful ATC!
Arabella rated for VC: 3 ATCoins with 3 Elements on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: I always enjoy your swaps, Mary! And I love these atcoins! They are beautiful! Thank you so much!
BLUR rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Grow love - what s great sentiment ♡ Also loved the cameras on the paper and washi! Thanks!
Comment: HI Mary Mary! I love the little mini Christmas book you sent to me. Very clever how you added the pretty gold tape to some of the pages - gives it just a touch of bling. Wonderful images and papers that all work together to make one awesome little Christmas book!!
Dinkyde rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and paper samples.
suzwa rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #17 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much!! What an amazing background you created!
Comment: I love the tabs, this was such a fun project. Thank You
georgiafae rated for YTPC: 3 in 30: L = Layered on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Very nice-love the very different handmade paper pocket on it and the pretty lace. Will be a nice addition to the latest vintage junk journal I am working on! Thanks for sharing!
MamaD rated for VC: Paper Bag Junk Journal on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Oh my! What an amazing paper bag journal you have made for me! It is absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you so very very much for creating such a beautiful piece!! ❤❤
Comment: Thank you Mary, for such a creative and beautiful swap! I loved the envies you made for me.
keahirada rated for YTPC: Mini-Christmas Book on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Very very pretty book! I have the same paper pack and love it! It makes great envies too! I love the rickrack too! This was such a fun swap!
Comment: Charming dog ATC! Love it. Thank you.
MiekeC rated for YTPC: Christmas Embellishments #1 on Nov 24, 2019
Comment: I like the embellishments very much, thank you!
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: ATC #8 on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Mary, this ATC is so awesome! I love everything about it. Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap! <3 <3 <3
Lonestarchild rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5! on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: Oh what a great swap AND in such a creative envie. Just love it. Happy Mail!!! (and your ID name makes me smile -- my daughter calls one of my dear friends MaryMary. When she was little and learning how to talk (she's all grown up now), she'd see Mary walking up the sidewalk (we lived in the same condo building) and get so excited shouting Mary! Mary! It became MaryMary and has stuck her whole life.)

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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!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

YooperHill on Jun 10, 2019:

Thank you for the mystery supply, again ATC! Kim glad you enjoyed the challenge!

sassafrass on Mar 22, 2019:

If you get a chance, can you please let me know if you received the VTHS: Stencil Smooshing ATC swap? Was sent on the 8th from Detroit, so should have reached you by now. If I need to re-send, please let me know. Have a great day!

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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.

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