Swap-bot Time: July 30, 2021 10:34 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: July 29, 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


shellbede rated for AMA: 27 Minute ATC on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: That's a gorgeous ATC, thank you!
pat5036 rated for EASU: Bees & Butterflies ATC on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks! Loved the gold embossing and the bee! I haven't tried using chipboard pieces. Will need to look for them...
Comment: Thank you for the card! Such beautiful colors.
Comment: Love the simplicity of this Gelli print and the colors!
Tverne05 rated for AMA: 14 Minute ATC on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. I love the designs and colors.The butterfly is a hit. You did a lot of great work in 14 minutes. Thanks for the detailed explanation of your process. Once again thanks! Take care!
lrm1980 rated for USATC: 1 Layer Gelli Print ATCs on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC! It reminds me of the boardwalk at sunset. I wanna go!
hibiscus rated for USATC: Something Fishy ATC on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Such a very creative piece of art! The background is so clever ... I have to find out what walnut ink crystals are they very cool ...great fish and plant.. just an over all excellent atc and I like it very much thanks for this atc...ps love the flamingo card!
smmarrty rated for JJJ Send 3: Altered Tags on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: They are gorgeous - thanks so much!
Comment: What a great ATC - thank you Mary! And, the interior (original??) envelope is amazing as well! Great mix of colors and patterns, right up my alley - it will be cut up/torn up and used in my art journal :)
Created46 rated for EASU: Blooming Borders ATC on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you marymary914. I am always excited to see that you are my partner for swaps and I was not disappointed with this ATC either. Thank you for the wonderful bit of art.
wincejl rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #5 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: I love it, thank you!
donetta rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #4 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Mary, I am mortified by this late rating. I'm moving back to Portland, OR 8/1, and my home is full of boxes and...well, no change here, really, but my craft room has become a "stacking station". I am finally digging through the mess on the craft table, and what did I find, but several unopened envelopes full of the most delightful things! I adore your darling index card collage! Just the cutest ever (the sand!). Thank you so much for sending such a sweet little index card and please forgive the late rating.
Response: No worries! Thanks for the heart!
jannieb rated for USATC: Pink Day ATC on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the awesomely pink ATC. I love it. It fits perfectly into my collection. Thanks for the great goodies too! It's always fun being your partner :)
Angie rated for HMPC: Bird love - June on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Those little birds probably have a lion's share of courage. :-) Happy swapping.
MellowOda rated for AMA: 7 minute ATC on Jul 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC! It may not be as detailed as you prefer, but I think it's absolutely stunning in its simplicity.
Comment: I absolutely love your all white element playing card! I keep touching all the textures used. The letter box is gorgeous and embossed letter background is just so totally cool! Thank you so much. I love it so much❣️
rkassman rated for CPG Pick 3 ATC - Global on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely gorgeous ATC!
Tverne05 rated for MMA: Textured Tag (USA only) on Jun 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute tag. I like the vibrant colors and the texture you used. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful little birds they are gorgeous. I’m going to use these in my journal. 😊❤️
roosje rated for AMA: Advanced Mixed Media Postcard on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful postcard, your work is beautiful,as always! Love how you made all the different media work together! Thanks a lot

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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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