Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 10:55 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: October 20, 2020
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


Comment: Thank you for the spooky ATC. I always enjoy receiving swaps from you. Take care & Happy Halloween!
Poeprincess rated for PA: Use A Barcode on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: What a creative idea for the barcodes! Thanks for gifting me with this unique PC!
EleanB rated for ACTs: Autumn Things Coin on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Lovely ATCoin, awesome extras. Thank you!
JenZen5 rated for USATC: Monthly ATC Swap - FALL on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Wow Mary! This Fall ATC is beautiful. The colors and textures, and the materials are all just perfect. I love it. Enjoy all that Fall has to offer! Have a wonderful day!
Comment: I looooove the ATC you drew for me. You did an awesome job. It went straight into my special collection binder. Thanks & take care!
amyduff rated for YTPC: Autumn Stacked Clusters on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the super cute clusters! They are addictive. Happy Autumn!
ginny19590 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #35 on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Very nice ATC. Thank you......=)
Csomma827 rated for CPG: ATCoin: Autumn - US Only on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC coin. It is beautiful. How did you do all of the clear dots?
Response: Those are from a bottle of Nuvo Crystal Drops. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: You're right-those are fabulous skeleton bird and cat stamps. And you did an amazing job with the backgrounds. Thanks for being the last person to end the Halloween Word series. Take care and stay safe!
Amber rated for WIYM: Gelli Plate PC #2 - USA only on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank your for the awesome postcard you made me! I love it!
ktk8 rated for MMPC: With a little heart - ATC on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: OH I LOVE this ATC.....just beautiful piece of creativity.... thank you so much. I love me some rebel heart...... many hearts to you!
colodad rated for Woodland Series #8 - SQUIRREL ATC on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for a great ATC. The images you used fit together so well. And the text is perfect for those pesky squirrels!
scrappermama rated for THEMED ATC - Dina Wakley on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: Love!!! Sorry for the late rating..I've been caring for my elderly sister. I am so tired of this corona virus BUT am so excited about the fall weather, even if it is only in the 70's! Houston hot!! Take care. Ty also for the extras!
AnneC rated for CPG Sept Scrapped Mini Tag - US only on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: I am so impressed by this tag. I love the different colors on the front and the back of the tag. I love die cuts, so I appreciate the die cut on the tag. It is living by my computer screen right now as it makes me happy
BusyB rated for CPG: Mixed Medium Art Tag ~ Animals! on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Arrived today and what a beautiful tag and envie it was mailed in! Love love the squirrel. On my art dresser to enjoy now. This will always remind me of our playful critters, the squirrels that are always playing and running about here. Thank you Mary!
JenZen5 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #34 on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Very nice ATC. I love the different textures and methods you used. I really enjoy these 3 element ATC challenges. I look forward to seeing the different ways to incorporate random objects and your ATC is beautiful. Thank you. Have a great day!
Comment: Mary, I got these yesterday and I was overwhelmed! They are absolutely beautiful! I love all the stamps and the fact that you made clusters out of each of them--they're amazing! Thank you so much for your creative take on a very simple swap. This was a very special swap!
thequilterslink rated for MFF: Collage Bird Tag on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks love it!
Comment: So much to look at.I love this postcard thanks so much.
jjhere rated for Art with Squares on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Yikes! I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to rate - I thought I'd done that already. I received your lovely postcard ages ago. It's beautiful. Thank you so much.

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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

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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