Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2022 8:31 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: November 28, 2022
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 USAPC: Christmas slim pocket on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute pocket and inserts. :-)
Jillemina rated for YTPC: Accordion Pocket x 2 ~ USA on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: WOW! What an amazing swap! Not only was it beautifully constructed but all the goodies were so fun to discover! Thank you so much!!!
Panda1122 rated for YTPC: Accordion Pocket x 2 ~ USA on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! Lovely folder and add ins 💕💕
mcorbus rated for AA.HM.PC: Steampunk Themed - Nov on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Awesome pc, thank you :)
YooperHill rated for AMA: Inkbox card - gelli print on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Great card! The envelope is a keeper! I had a stash of gelli prints, but I’ve been using them like crazy! If you drive down 75 stop in & you can help me make more!
tigermousecat rated for Index Card Collage #11 on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: Love your take on this one! These are such fun to do.
Poeprincess rated for ACTs: Go Ask Alice ATC on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Love it! Great quote, too. I'm glad this swap gave you a chance to use it. Thank you--always lovely to be in a swap with you.
kendall rated for USATC: Book Page Background on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: The ATC you made is beautiful.I like the way you used the newspaper as an all over background is great. And I appreciate you telling me what used to make it. Always an inspiration. Thank you so much.
papercraft70 rated for AA.HM.PC: Washi Postcard - Oct on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I never see the washi tape pattern before. I love the quote you used! Thanks for joining my group swap.
stamparose rated for AA.HM.PC: Scraps Of Strips - Nov on Nov 14, 2022
ItaliaGirl863 rated for USAPC: Mini Pocket Booklet #2 on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much Mary! You did a great job on this cute little booklet! What a fun swap and fun way to use up Scraps! I love it! Thank you!!❤️
Comment: Thank you for such a pretty playing card. Love the textures and layers. I ordered some of those paper dolls as well and they look so pretty with some colors. Appreciate you joining in! 🥰
Comment: Mary, these digitals were as pretty as what they looked in her video. I love the soft colors and the fact you did some fussy cutting. Extras are sweet. Thank you for creating for me and for joining in. 🥰
Cindiva rated for EASU: People ATC on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for really cool people atc. I like that she’s a “queen” like me. LOL
Gobarb rated for EASU: Halloween ATC on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: Hi Mary. I just realized that I never rated you for this swap. I am so sorry. I have had so much on my plate which is no excuse! I Loved the ATC! You did a wonderful job on it as you always do. This may be the ones that came at the same time. I am pretty sure that I rated you for the TH one but must have just zoned out on this one! So sorry it is a late rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely inkbox card :)! It´s beautiful and the colors of the stamps match the other elements so well.
JenZen5 rated for Index Card Collage #10 on Nov 1, 2022
Comment: Really well done collage index card. Thank you for creating it for me. I hope you enjoyed your Halloween. Take care!
sjbult rated for YTPC: Mini Album FlipBook USA on Nov 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! I really like the papers you used
Arabella rated for YTPC: Mini-Pocket File Folder on Oct 29, 2022
Comment: I love your mini file folders, Mary! These are just my style - lots of brown inking, wood print and botanicals! And love the tuck-ins, too!! Thank you!!
Comment: I love the tag you made!! Did you stamp on glitter paper or add glitter to the ghost? It is so perfect looking! Happy Halloween!
Response: It’s Krazy Kreations fine glitter paper. The glitter stays put really well and doesn’t get all over my hands!

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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

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!

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