Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 10:36 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

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 13 years old (birthday in September). His name is Evan. He's almost in 8th grade

Fave Things: cars, trailers, YouTube videos, and his girlfriend.

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 7 year old (Zane) is ialmost in 3rd grade and loves cars and trucks, good books, legos, Fortnite 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, 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 gorgeous booklet!! It is so beautiful and everything you included is divine!!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely coins!
Comment: Great tags!! Love the embossed designs! Thank you for such gorgeous works of art!
Comment: Mary, Mary, this is SO nice! Why do your projects always look nicer than the ones made in the tutorials? haha . . . I love the color scheme and that paper along the top & bottom that looks like wallpaper strips? Perfection! Love all the little bits you added to the pockets. I always do the happy dance when you're my sending partner! Thanks again for another wonderful swap.
Keruka rated for Mermaid Mail ARt on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my lovely mermaid :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card! I love everything about it! I have it sitting on the ledge in my studio.
Tverne05 rated for CPG Made with Washi ATC - Global on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the artsy washi ATC. I like the way you coordinated everything together including the envelope.
ncnurse04 rated for USATC: ATC with Wings on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: I just adore the ATC you made for me. I work with a dog rescue and recently lost one of my foster dogs to heart defects. You card came at just the right time and reminds me of her. Thank you so much for helping to mend my broken heart.
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #5 on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: Great envelope with a beautiful ATC inside. I love how everything came together.
Comment: They were FABULOUS!!!!
Comment: beautiful ATC. thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely file folder pocket letter. I love the cover and the pockets on the inside - especially the stitching details. Thank you so much!❤️
Comment: I’m so in love with is little booklet!! I took it to work with me to show all my crafty friends!! So lovely!!! Thank you!! Ü
Response: Awe!! So glad you like it. 😊
coleenfranks rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Mary. Pretty envies.
roosje rated for YTPC: Flow-ish Journal on May 26, 2019
Comment: Oh my, I'm so in love with the journal you made for me! The colors and all the papers are beautiful, can't wait to use them. There is so much to discover , it is a very inspiring swap. Just such a shame that postage has to be so high...
Response: Glad you like it! Postage was high, but I don’t pay that too often, so I’m fine with it. 😊
ellie rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on May 25, 2019
Comment: Thanky ou for he colorful envies. Love them!
Comment: I love the ATCs you made for this swap! Great backgrounds, great colours and great imagery! It was a joy to open the envelope and find those little treasures. Thank you so much!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Master Board Art on May 18, 2019
Comment: Your art is very beautiful. Thank you!
Comment: Lovely combo! That is a fun die you used! Thanks!
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Mail Art Challenge Postcard on May 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much - it's a real work of art!

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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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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!

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