Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2019 4:08 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

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


OrganizedHere rated for WIYM: Flower ATC on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: I loved the way you stamped the envelope and stationery. Your ATC is wonderful. Great: the orange flower against the blue background.You are a real artist.
Response: Thanks so much!!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Gelli Plate Prints on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Mary: I love the 4 gelli prints I received from you - thank you! They are each so unique and different - I will have fun using them. They make such great backgrounds for all kinds of projects. I love working with my Gelli plate and am always amazed at what you can create!
Comment: Hi Mary! Yours is better than the tutor's! ha! I love your interpretation with the little aqua dots and the gold flecks throughout. Even your stapled twine looks great! Now . . . on to the envelope in all its fabulosity . . . it is gorgeous! Did you draw all that? It matches the card and is just as special as the AJP. Thank you so much; I wish I could take MM classes from you!
Response: Awe! Thanks so much!! I do have some videos up onYouTube, if you are interested. I’m at Motley Mixed Media with Mary S.
TiffanySmart rated for ETHP: Abandoned Coral ATC on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this atc, I absolutely love it!!
Comment: Mary I just love these! Your backgrounds are gorgeous and I'm in love with the threads with the little teeny tassels...is that just regular thread? Thanks so much.
Artstamper rated for YTPC: Gelli Plate Prints on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Wow, your prints turned out beautiful! Love the variety of colors too. I will enjoy using them if I can let myself cut them. I never waste a scrap of gelli prints. Thanks so much.
supersquirrel rated for EP: Animal themed ATC on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Oh marymary: What perfect timing to receive your ATC. Today, along with your yellow envelope, I received my Gelli Plate order. I've been wanting to experiment with this. I'm loving your background and octopus - gives me something to strive for :)
elflady rated for ETHP: Worn Lipstick ATC on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: What a great ATC. You have done a great job and I will certainly treasure it. Thanks you so much elflady
JustMeCreating rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Your beautiful envelope arrived! I love it! Thank you for putting thought and effort into this swap. And thank you for the cute stamped images! Have a great day! :))
AmookIslandCreations rated for Abstract Mail ARt on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for this cool PC! I love the outlining in white! Looks like a bunch of islands. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
PaperPassion rated for WIYM: Cactus/Succulant ATC on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Love the ATC you sent.Thanks so much.
valentina22 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 25 on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: I love this icad-such beautiful colors and composition. I could not find that kin of drywall tape so I improvised.
Response: Glad you like it! The only place I can find it is on Donna Downey’s website.
YooperHill rated for Add a crown on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Love it! Thank you.
WoodlandBanshee rated for WIYM - Book Page ATC on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely atc
Lantana149 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #1 on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: This is the sweetest little bird ATC. Love it! Also thank you for the pretty flower card and decorated envelope!
Comment: Thanks, Mary! I really like the owl coin. The background is beautiful!
Created46 rated for ETHP: Tattered Rose ATC on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Lol love it, I did not even think about doing a shape, but its awesome. I also wrote the back in the color, that's what made me laugh. Thank you for the swap.
michelemb12 rated for YTPC: Patchwork ATC on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the amazing ATC. The colors and the patterns are awesome.
Poeprincess rated for WIYM - Book Page ATC on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Such a pretty ATC. Loved your technique. Thank you
Doodlefingers101 rated for AA: Jane Davenport ATC on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Lovely atc thank you so much ☺️

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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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