Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2018 2:06 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: October 17, 2018
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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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


kfaye rated for USATC: Alice in Wonderland ATC Swap on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: I love it! :D
Comment: Got the resend - thanks so much! The woodland garden ATC is lovely and appreciate all the extras, especially the hand-painted background!
Response: So glad you got it! Thanks for the heart!
stonekeepers rated for EASU: Bookpage Heart ATC Swap on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: thanks for the awesome ATC. I love your art!
CraftyChristina rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: thank you Mary for a super spooktacular Halloween ATC! I love it!👻💀👹
Comment: Great background & colors. Phrase & flowers are perfect embellishments!
ccmmsu rated for MMPC - Frog Wearing a Crown Skinny on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Oh my gosh, I love it!! This is my first ever skinny card swap. What a beautiful way to start off my collection! Thank you! And howdy, back, neighbor. :) We almost bought a house there when we moved back to MI 3 years ago.
Response: That’s so funny! We moved there from Warren 2.5 years ago.
MissPaula rated for EASU: Halloween Art Swap on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Outstanding Mary! Love it! Thanks so much for the great swap. = ) Looking at this ATC again and again. Love the lenticular picture. I haven't seen those in our craft stores. So well done. ♥
Comment: This AJP is marvelous!! You put a lot of love and care into your work - and it shows! Thanks for being such a great swap partner!
polyk rated for MMPC - Dina Wakley Inspired ATC on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: I loved this ATC! I actually don’t have any DW supplies myself, but have been looking forward to getting some after this swap!
djcamp04 rated for USATC: "Art" ATC Swap on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Mary, the ATC is great!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful addition to my collection! ❤️
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Sender's Choice PC on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Wow! What a stunning postcard you created for me <3 I absolutely love it. The colors, the layers, the flowers, the detail! It is perfection, and I cannot stop looking at it :) Thank you so much for the gorgeous mail art -- it brought a smile to my face after a long day in the classroom!
luvbird rated for Black Envie Mail Art-USA on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Mary! Thank you so much for the beautiful and colorful Envie. Love all the wonderful swirls, twirls and hearts! Great extras also...thank you so very much.
petaluda rated for CPG Handmade PC - Global on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this postcard You are so talented!! I admire your art 🌹
dobie256 rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: I like both of your coins but especially the Dina Wakely inspired coin. Beautiful gelli print/stencil work, gorgeous color palette, interesting white highlights, and a wonderful message. Perfection! Thanks so much! I enjoyed swapping with you again. <3<3<3
Comment: marymary I love your ATC. Such beautiful detail. Will have a special place in my collection!
Comment: Thanks..love the ATcoins..fun swap!
joybells2426 rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Love these coins! I just realized that I follow you on Instagram. I love your work. Thanks for the swap!
BusyB rated for MMA: Artist Trading Coins on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Gorgeous coins! Thank you, love the coins you made for me.
Comment: I love this postcard, it is amazing!!! I love all the techniques you used. I am going to buy that stencil of the sunshine effect. What a great addition to my collection, thank you. Hugs, Mona
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Mini Journal on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Mary, this book is really special. Your MM techniques really shine here. Love the little pocket, the Kraft pages and how you closed it with magnets. How did you do that? Can you glue them? The book is already in my purse ;+)
Response: So glad you like it!! The magnets come with a sticky back, but I also used glue.

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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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