Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2023 11:59 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: December 1, 2023
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


JaneInSD rated for CPG: Ink Box card - Add a butterfly on Nov 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous card. I love the distressing and the blue flower and butterfly. So pretty!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous pocket and tag. I love the paper and decorations you chose. :-)
Comment: Your random scraps suit so well together, I like it very much. Thank you!
Gwillisinc rated for EASU: Winter ATC on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: thank you for the Lama card, very 'wintery'
Comment: Dear Mary, thank you so much for your gorgeous tag. I love what you've created <3
Comment: Thank you for your lovely ACc with the die cut bird cage. It is just perfect. Happy Thanksgiving.
Snaileditcrafts rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #84 on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: ☃️☃️☃️☃️Mary, this ATC is amazing!!! Oh my! I love this so much! The snow looks so realistic, that marker you used is fantastic! What a cute snowman die. Thanks so much, this is going right into my ATC binder ☃️⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️
Tynkerbelle rated for EASU: Fall Inspired Inkbox Card on Nov 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for a very lovely 3D inkbox...i really enjoyed your style...Happy Swapping
fanfive11 rated for Index Card Collage #21 on Nov 15, 2023
Comment: Beautiful Collage Index Card Mary! Everything looks so soft and sweet and in perfect harmony. Your use of the elements is wonderful. I really enjoy these challenges too and look forward to swaping with you again.
Jillemina rated for YTPC:1 pg wonder Nov USA on Nov 15, 2023
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS! This is such an incredible swap. First of all, the envelope! It was so fun to receive in the mail! And then the pocket, not only was it beautifully constructed but it was full of fun goodies. Thank you so much for taking the time to make something so special for me.
shellbede rated for USAPC: Inkbox Card #9: Winter Deer on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful card!
ktk8 rated for ATCET: Plastic Wrap ATC on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Love your plastic wrap background.... just stunning...... and the ATC.....really pretty and made me SMILE BIG today..... many hearts to you Mary Mary!!!
Comment: Awesome ATC, love it!! Thanks much!!
Comment: Gorgeous and thank you!!
twileteyes rated for AMA: Inkbox card - outer space on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Then you for the great inkbox card! The space is beautiful and I love the little alien, he's cute!
Comment: Thank you Mary for the ATC. I was impresses by all the Tim products you used! Your ATC was lovely.
wolfeagle rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #83 on Oct 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC.
wolfeagle rated for EASU: Window ATC on Oct 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely window ATC.
Sonya rated for USATC: 6 Inchies on 1 ATC 10/23 on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: Wow, Mary! I love your ATC with each little square its own beautiful piece of artistry. Thanks so much for taking time with this card and creating something special. Hugs!
Comment: I like how you collaged several pages together for the backing! Happy to add this to my collection 🥰 Thank you!

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AJ73 on Aug 8, 2023:
wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

wolfeagle on Apr 2, 2021:


Thank you for this great ATC. I also love your notecard.

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

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