Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2020 9:21 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: February 27, 2020
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

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 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


Tverne05 rated for AMA-Mystery Supply Swap on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC you made for me from the scraps of the Mystery supplies. You did a great job coordinating.
lmacdavis93 rated for VC: Paper and Fabric Tags on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Hi MaryMary and thank you for the darling tags! Love the vintage look and feel and the adorable child images that you used. Beautiful lace trim on both and I recognize my favorite collection of TH papers in the backgrounds. Thanks for another fun swap!!
Artstamper rated for HMPC: Circle love - February on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: Wow! this PC is beautiful. Love what you did with it. I haven't used visible Image stamps but I may check them out. Thanks so much.
Lantana149 rated for EP: Three Twinchies on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: I L-O-V-E the twinchies! I really like the "sparkles" on the flying ant. Thank you!
Jenicat rated for USATC: Glass Bead Gel on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly ATC! I was happy to use my glass bead gel too. I don’t use it much
Comment: what a great ATC- thanks so much!
mindy rated for Woodland Series #1 - MOOSE ATC on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Cute moose ATC! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful embellished envelope pockets. I love them.😀
Comment: Am always so pleased to see your name on the return addie! Love what you sent and will be using it soon on a journal I am working on.
ktk8 rated for ATCE&T: Emboss Resist on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Oh Mary Mary....what a beautiful ATC... I just love it and SUNFLOWERS....one cannot look at them without a SMILE.... a great swap....love the card you put it in also....THANK YOU!!!!!
stiffneck78 rated for OATCs: It’s a Dog’s World on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: (((MARY!!!))) This is probably one of the cutest and best ATCs I've ever received! I freakin love Authentique papers and I think you did a fantastic job. This will be on display for at least a few weeks because it's put away. Thanks for the extras, too.
user2148 rated for YTPC: 2 Stacked Heart Journal Spots on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Love the papers and embellishments you chose! So sweet!! ❤️❤️
YooperHill rated for EASU: String Me Along on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: AMAZING, WOW, LOVE IT! Thank you.
Comment: MaryMary these 3 twinchies are just awesome! Love your backgrounds and your bird images and how you incorporated the book pages into each one. And my fav is the owl with the big green eyes! You never disappoint - thank you so much for another amazing swap.
honeybee rated for CPG Junk Food ATC - US Only on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I love Doodlebug products too.
Ace330660 rated for Paper Pouch on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the envelopes and extras ! These will be perfect for putting my ephemera in !
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Gelli print envelopes on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelopes! The purple and teal is my favorite :) I think I have that same stencil! Do the shiny envelopes have a glossy gel medium on them? I really like the feel and effect!
Sunnydays rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful 3 element ATC. I love the colors and how you layered things.
bb2 rated for SMSUSA: Love/Valentine Envelope Pocket on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Valentine pocket, with sweet goodies. Happy Valentine's day to you. Happy swapping!
Lonestarchild rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5! on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Oh what fun! Fab envie full of very creative stuff. Thanks so much!

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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!

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!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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