Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2019 3:18 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: April 18, 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


MiekeC rated for YTPC: Scrap Samplers on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all your scraps!
Angie rated for CC: Put a Star on it on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: Hi MaryMary! Thank you for the lovely star postcard. Thos are cool stamps!
Comment: Hi Mary - It really came out beautiful and I love the Frog Stamp you have, I'm a little jealous! Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Thanks for this ATC. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
user2148 rated for YTPC: Scrap Samplers on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful assortment! Those sketchy owls make me smile!
JustMeCreating rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: I knew, I was in luck when I saw I would be receiving from you again in this round! Thank you for a beautiful mailart envelope! It's going into my journal! I love how you manage so many layers and still keep such bright and happy colors. Thank you! <3
sweetgypsy rated for VTHS: Criss-Cross Pocket Folder on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Such a sweet little pocket of fun. Thank you so much! :)
Comment: Thanks so much! Love the colour choices. Am working on some junk journals right now and these are a great addition!
choke rated for ETHP: Rusty Hinge ATC on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC! You used so many different mediums to show off this awesome color, the crackle effect is definitely my favorite! If I think I know my TH stuff I would say you used his paint, oxide ink, regular ink and possible stain. Absolutely fantastic and a treasure in my collection!
Response: I’m so glad you like it! I only used Distress Oxide in this ATC. I thought I had that color in regular Distress Ink, but I had to make do. Lol.
choke rated for ATC with a Tag on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the stunning ATC! I absolutely adore your work. The different mediums and pencil work are beautiful. The double sided tag is just gorgeous, thank you again for sending me this treasure!
KarenLaneWV rated for EP Handmade Paper Envelopes on Apr 4, 2019
Tuutis rated for Monochromatic Collage PC on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, very lovely postcard!
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much Mary! It came out beautiful :)
Jenicat rated for YTPC: Stamped Masterboard on Mar 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful masterboards! ❤️
elflady rated for ETHP: Picked Raspberry ATC on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Finally received your lovely ATC. Thanks so much.I love it elflady
Ace330660 rated for VTHS: Scrap Masterboard ATC on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely atc ! This was such a fun swap ! I did not make a dent in my scraps either ! Haha !
meeltje57 rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2019 on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful and colorful envelope you made for this swap. I also like the extra's you found for me. Great swap indeed!
user2148 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day #27 on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Gorgeous!! Love all the beautiful color and those lovely little gold hearts in the backgrounf! Thank you!
user2148 rated for YTPC: Layered & Sewn Embellishments on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Beautiful! Your little stitches are perfect! Thanks so much!!
Comment: Hi Mary! Lucky me to get you as one of my sending partners! I can't wait to use what you sent. I love how you inked, layered, and sewed everything together. My absolute favorite is the red print one with the music score in the middle--so pretty! I love when you're my partner ;+)
Response: Yay! So glad you like them! They are so much fun to make.

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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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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:

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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

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