Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2019 6:23 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: August 18, 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


BeeMGee rated for VC: Fancy Owl Tag on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous tag.
Comment: Hi Mary and your double envelope tuck spot is awesome! I love everything about it: the pretty (vintage?) lace trim along the outside, all the papers and the color palette, the layering and distressed edges - just perfect! Just a wonderful swap and thank you so much!
Comment: Perfect!
Comment: Very pretty. Thank you.
Comment: These are wonderful-I'm working on a vintage style junk journal and these will go nicely in it-Thanks for sharing.
Poeprincess rated for ACTs: “Owl See You” Coin on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Mary, for your cute owl Coin & Tag. Great colors! Like the extras, too.
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #9 on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Hello marymary! Love the background you created. I'll have to google unicorn paste. Great ATC and thank you for the fun ephemera too :)
Comment: Thanks so much! You always do such lovely work. These swaps are such a nice change from making ATCs.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely journal page book...very pretty papers!
Lantana149 rated for USAPC: Tiny Tag Embellishments on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: I love the tiny tags! It’s fun to see the different takes on this swap and yours were beautiful!
Comment: Great job, Mary. Thanks for joining my swap.
onthesnap22 rated for ATCE&T: Add a hat on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: LOVE this ATC. wonderful job and thanks for goodies :)
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #8 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Wow! Jane Russell! Nice with “strong” and the butterfly... good representation of her especially with that picture... I love fifties movies she was that decades Joan Crawford I think... great card and thank you so much for the stamps especially the ones from Hungary!
AZmom875 rated for USAPC: Garden Fairy ATC on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Super fun, thank you.
lmacdavis93 rated for VTHS: Winged TH Paper Doll Tag on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Hi Mary and thank you for the cute Tim Holtz winged paper doll tag. This was a fun project! I love the fabric and lace trims you used as well as the transparent butterfly wings. Such a fun tag!! Thanks for a great swap.
Tverne05 rated for YTPC: ICAD Day 2: Mixed Media Jenn on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much I like the design.
Comment: HI Mary Mary and thanks for the wonderful book page tag spot. It's amazing both inside and out. I love all the vintage-y elements that you used and your fabric and lace trims. I'm loving these YTPC projects so much I have decided that I am going to start making an extra for each project to keep for myself! Thanks for a fun swap!
Comment: Love these file folders. Theuse of the cheesecloth is a great idea. Will have to try that in a future swap. Thanks so much!
jannieb rated for EASU: Whale/Dolphin ATC Coin Swap on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: I love, love, love my dolphin coin. The colors are so pretty & I love that stamp. Thank you for the extra goodies too :)
Tverne05 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day 2019: Day 1 on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: Lovely index card. I like the design and all the beautiful colors and textures. Thanks a bunch!

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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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