Swap-bot Time: April 15, 2024 2:14 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: April 14, 2024
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


Comment: Thanks so much for this beautiful re-send! I love it! I so wish the other wouldn't have been destroyed by the USPO! This reminds me of the ironwork windows in the Heidelberg Castle in Germany! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
lmacdavis93 rated for USAPC: Tag Flip on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: Mary Mary: I LOVE these tags you made! They made a perfect little set. I love 49 and Market and you used some really great pieces of their ephemera and papers to creat such interesting compositions on each of the tags. Just love them all!! And the white splatters are the perfect icing on the cake. Thanks for another great swap!
Comment: Thanks Mary! Your pockets are very pretty! I love the lace embellishments! Well done!!! I enjoyed this craft also. Warmly, Jenny
Comment: What a great tag, Mary!! I love all the detail; so much eye candy.. Thanks for joining the swap..
Comment: If this card were mine to send, I’d keep it because it is so exquisite! Love, love, love the muted effect. Thank you so much for a stellar swap!
Larina rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #90 on Apr 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC!
FLWAVE rated for Winged person ATC on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Such a great ATC! Love all of the details you included. Thanks!
Comment: Love these - simply gorgeous!! Thank you for all the gorgeous layers in these clusters - gonna be beautiful in my next swapbot junk journal!
YooperHill rated for EASU: Funky birds on Mar 23, 2024
Comment: Mary, I love the funky bird! I too used circles on my ATC. I love the colors too. Thank you.
Comment: I love the layers and the technique! Great atc - thank you so much! So creative!!
rkassman rated for AAHMPC: Weaving PC - March on Mar 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! And I hear you on the grocery store tunes, lol.
Comment: Mrs. Eurace Pettigrew has arrived in splendor—love it! Thank you for another super swap,
ultracinematik rated for HMPC: Paper! on Mar 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the nicely made hmpc using 6 kinds of paper.
Comment: Just lost my comment again! This is stunning. I'll send you a Messg later. Just love to ask about those techniques. Love love them blue/teal paint. Omg! 😍
dustbunny11 rated for Index Card Collage #23 on Mar 12, 2024
Comment: Oh Mary!! Your index card is wonderful! I love the background; perfectly grungy and sets off the other elements so well. The bright pop of color from the red flower balances the photo of the children so well. I love this card. Thank you so much!!
YooperHill rated for AATC: COLORBURST ATC on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Beautiful, thank you!
bbpolymath rated for USATC: Put a Rainbow on it ATC on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Lovely. Thank you.
Comment: Lovely work as always!
Arabella rated for VJP: 'Roses" Journal Page on Mar 9, 2024
Comment: Love your journal page, Mary! Great background page and beautifully cut out roses!! Nice saying, too, I fully agree!! Thank you, dear friend!! (Great envelope, too!!!)
bbpolymath rated for AATC: COLORBURST ATC on Mar 7, 2024
Comment: I love the ATC and your handmade card. Thank you.

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wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


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

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