Swap-bot Time: April 7, 2020 4:28 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: April 7, 2020
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

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 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


lmacdavis93 rated for Lovely Layered Backgrounds Tags on Apr 6, 2020
Comment: Hi Mary Mary and thanks for the wonderful layered tag. I'm glad you enjoyed this one - I too thought that adding all the layers was fun and gave the whole tag such interest. Love the papers you have used and the little flower ticket. Thanks for swapping!!
Comment: Beautiful ATC. Thank you. Your are right, it was fun to do :)
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: Artist Trading Coins #1 on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome trading coins, Mary! I love them all! :)
roosje rated for YTPC: Vintage Postcard Ephemera on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Dear Mary, thank you so much for a wonderful swap! Your work is so beautiful, I love it!
vlhafer54 rated for SMSUSA: ATC with Pink on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: I love it - it's so Pink! Thank you
Arabella rated for VTHS: Two on a Tag on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Beautiful tag, Mary! Love the little TH girl and the background is just amazing! Love the saying, too! Thank you! Keep safe!
wolfeagle rated for Mythical Creatures-Unicorn on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much. Love it.
djcamp04 rated for USAPC: ATC Pocket Tag with Ephemera on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Mary, you did an amazing job on this cute little pocket tag ATC! I love all the special goodies you tucked in the pocket. Thank you so much for a great addition to my collection! ❤️
suzwa rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #24 on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC! Love the way you arranged it all!
bluemonkeymama rated for TPS: ATC #9 on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC! I love the monoprinting, and the layering is awesome! <3 <3<3
Peaches12 rated for YTPC: Long Notebook Pocket on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty notebook pockets you sent. I am really enjoying all of these YouTube swaps. I t is always fun to see others' ideas. The pockets you sent me fit me! I like vintage! I also like the decorated envelope - very neat. Stay safe, Renee
donetta rated for YTPC: Paper Scrap Snippet Strips on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Mary, these snippet strips are so lovely! I can't wait to use them in a journal, Until I saw yours, I never considered using pieces of the same paper, and it's amazing...I'm going to use your technique myself!
Comment: Beautiful tAg, thank you!
captkristi rated for CPG 🌈 Rainbow ATC - Global on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Gorgeous ATC!! I really love it!!
thureris rated for CPG Flipbook Swap - US Only on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flip book, Mary! I absolutely I’ve it.
Comment: I love the Atc you made for me, it is beautiful! I will definitely have to check out those sprays.
donetta rated for YTPC: Tracing Paper Layered Flowers on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Mary, thank you for the lovely circle flowers...I agree with you; they are stunning in their simplicity! I adore the "edge embossing" and I'm reminded that I used to use that technique frequently on my ATCs. Why did I stop, I wonder? (Laziness, probably, is the only answer I can come up with!) I know these will find a place on some of my future swaps...thank you!
supersquirrel rated for OATCs: “Owl” Be Seeing You on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Another amazingly fantastic ATC by marymary914. Thank you for the wonderful papers and stamped images too ^+^
Comment: Hi Mary! Wow, what a beautiful painting of the northern lights! The colors are so rich and deep...very pretty and I love it so much. I like the way you used a stamp for the trees. Thank you so very much!
chimerix rated for Woodland Series #2 - FOX ATC on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet fox ATC. It is so precious. Aloha

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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!


thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

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!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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