Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 10:54 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: May 15, 2021
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


Poeprincess rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #48 on May 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Mary, for another stellar swap. I like your elements & embellishments. Thanks for being my partner.
Comment: I love-love-love the postcard that you sent!! Turquoise/blue is my favorite color too! :) I'm loving all the layers you added to this. Is it on canvas paper? Such great texture. And this saying is great - "be you, the world will adjust." Love everything about this!
evanselli rated for YTPC: 2 Spring Tags on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty spring tags. I love the colours you used and the little hearts and butterflies, they are perfect😊❤️
AmookIslandCreations rated for AMA: Altered Postcard on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this great Arizona PC! They should hire you to make an updated version! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
clutterfree rated for SMSUSA: Handmade Envelopes!! on May 11, 2021
Comment: Mary...you always send the most amazing swaps!! The outside environment is an awesome original masterpiece and the cherry on top that always gets a heart is the adorable dragon fly paper...love all the papers and sizes you sent...thank you for bright spots of happy mail during my illness....Charlene
2Hearts rated for USATC: Dog or Cat Themed ATC on May 10, 2021
Comment: Super cute! Sadie and Scarlett deserve a treat today!
Gwillisinc rated for HMPC: Bird love - April on May 10, 2021
Comment: Wow! Beautiful postcard- what’s background printed on? Love the birds too
Response: Thanks so much! The background is two pieces of Dina Wakley’s sticky back canvas tape. 😊
Created46 rated for EASU: Hidden Heart ATC Swap on May 9, 2021
Comment: Loved this, sorry about the late rating.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely sea themed postcard. I agree, its so much fun being able to use up the gelli prints.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful collage I love the van and the colors it has me ready for Summer
Comment: Thanks for this bright and beautiful swap! I love everything from the environment, to the card, yo the ATC and the note! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
dmarie rated for YTPC Mini accordion album on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: This is gorgeous...I love how you decorated and embellished it! I love your work...Thank you!❤️💌📬
Comment: What a wonderful ATC this is. I just love it. The Tim Holtz people went perfect with the colors of your scraps.
Comment: Hi Mary! It's a pleasure to swap together again! I LOVE your sweet feathers tag . . . I would NEVER be able to draw/paint my own bird, so this is very special to me. Many thanks!
Rabbitfreedom rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #47 on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this very lovely ATC
Gobarb rated for USATC: Whimsical ATC on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. You really did a nice job on it! The girl with the butterfly wings is really cool and I like the TH wallpaper background.
Comment: Oooo, I am so sorry. I thought I'd had rated already, but now see I didn't ... And I really LOVED what you've made & sent me! Thank you so much!
Comment: Oh my, I can't beleive I received this gorgeous card from you! I recently bookmarked it on IG, becuase I loved it so much. I just couldn't beleive it was in my mailbox! Love the colors, your use of materials and the use of the diecuts! Wow, I'm so impressed, thank you!
Gwillisinc rated for VJP: Paper Doll Page on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Love this page - I was thinking of buying the wildflowers die - good to see what size it is
Comment: Love it! This was such a fun swap. Thank you for your mail art!

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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!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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