Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 10:19 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: February 26, 2021
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

July 2020- Covid has made this year so crazy! The kids started remote schooling mid March. We got two puppies in June: Sadie and Scarlett. They are Lab/ Shepherd mixes and are sisters. We love them to bits.

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 14years old (birthday in September). His name is Evan. He's almost in 9th grade.

Fave Things: cars, trailers, YouTube videos, and Farming Simulator.

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 8year old (Zane) is ialmost in 4th grade and loves cars and trucks, good books, legos, Fortnite Minecraft, and Star Wars.

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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


donetta rated for YTPC: Book Page Collage Tags USA on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Mary, thank you so much for the beautiful tags...I love them! The gorgeous layering...the pretty gold stamping on the background...they are just lovely.
Comment: What a beautiful card you made. I love it and it was a joy to receive in my mailbox. It made a beautiful mail day.~ Thanks
luvbird rated for MFF: Blue Jay Binder Trading Card on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Hi Mary! Thank you so very much for the darling blue jay BTC...so cute! The images are great and the die cuts always add a great detail. Love the little bits of lace at the bottom. Very nice!
chimerix rated for Corrugated ATC on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bird ATC. I like how you used the coloring on the cardboard. Aloha
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful bee ATC and golden card. Take care!
uiltje rated for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art -Pink on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your very sweet sweetheart, in the kind of pink I love. And your notecard is sweet as well. Thanks for giving me new inspiration! I wish I could give more hearts!
Comment: These are so beautifully made! I am not sure which of the three is my favorite... Thanks for sharing your creativity with me!❤️
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Lace Tag with Roxy on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Hi Mary Mary! What a gorgeous lace tag I found in my mailbox yesterday!This is just beautifully done - love the little girl image and the fibers and trim, netting and buttons you added are perfect. It has the vintage feel that I love so much. When I see this, it makes me want to expand my own selection of fabrics and trims - I don't have a lot but now want some more! Thanks for another wonderful swap!
Comment: LOL! I love the little bird. The background you used is so cool. Aloha - and I'm planning my next nap.
ktk8 rated for AMA: USA- With One Image - Jan on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Hi Mary Mary..... and what a stunningly beautiful postcard.... I love the way you did it.... I love poppies... and this is so vibrant. many hearts for you.....
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #43 on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Such a sweet ATC - I love the cupid image, so cute - thank you
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful ATC! You’re really good at this neurograph technique!
YooperHill rated for CPG Mixed Media ATC - US Only on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: ❤️
YooperHill rated for EASU: HD/HP ATC on a Book Page on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: Beautiful as always! Thank you.
donetta rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #42 on Feb 3, 2021
Comment: Super ATC, Mary...thank you so much! I particularly love Frida's dimensional necklace, and her Zetti-like tattooed arm!
Poeprincess rated for MFF: Winter Bird Tag on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: This is a gorgeous tag, Mary. I love your background. The cardinal is magnificent. Thank you.
tristitia rated for USATC: Valentine's Day ATC Swap on Jan 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC - it's very pretty, and I love the plaid background. Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: I absolutely love these tags. They turned out so different than mine. They are adorable, and the envelope was so nice too. Think I will have to use it in my art journal. Too beautiful not to use.
LinSoles rated for YTPC: Embossed Tissue Paper on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tissue paper you made. They are beautiful. And the envelope made me happy too. Think I will use some of my gelli print paper for envelopes too.
donetta rated for MFF: Cardinal Binder Trading Card on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: Oh Mary, this is a fantastic BTC! I absolutely adore your background papers (I must be on the lookout for these!), and the gorgeous "pine branch" die cuts are to die for. I actually think I have this die cut set, if it has berries and stuff also, and now I'm dying to use it! I hope you enjoyed the BTC process so much that you'll join all the upcoming swaps!

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


takehimaway on Nov 11, 2020:

Let me know if you ever want to do a private swap!

YooperHill on Jul 27, 2020:

I really love your mystery supply swap 6.20 art! Thank you!

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

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