Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2018 6:29 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: June 18, 2018
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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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 12 year old and an awesome 6 year old. We have 1 mutt(Neo) and live in the burbs of the Motor City.

All about my oldest son:

He's 12 years old (birthday in September). His name is Evan. He's in 6th grade.

Fave shows: Garfield, Wallace and Grommit, America's Funniest Videos, Wild Kratts and Scooby Doo, and documentaries about animals and gross things.

Fave movies: Cars, Beethoven 1 and 2, Monsters Vs Aliens, Milo and Otis, Beverly Hills Chihuaha (all), Goonies, Beetlejuice

Fave toys: Legos, Matchbox cars, trucks, trains, trailers and trailer hitches,science expiraments, plants, Minecraft

He loves 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 5 year old (Zane) is in 1st grade and loves cars and trucks, good picture books, legos, 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, 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!

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


kaylashaye rated for YTPC: File Folder Flip Book on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you sooo much! The creativity you put into this file folder flip book is stunning. and all the Owls! I love it.
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Moon on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Hi Mary - Thanks so much for the Moon ATC. It came out so pretty and I love all the layers. Thank you for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: The PC you made turned out great! I really liked the background you made as well. Thank you so much.
Comment: LOVE these atcs! Thank you so much - they are gorgeous!
Comment: So pretty!! So much to look at!! They both turned out brilliantly- I couldn’t pick a favorite - although those little gold triangles.... so fabulous!
Comment: Thanks, loved the boards
MyRetroSoul rated for Free Themed Serial Killer ATC #3 on May 26, 2018
Comment: This ATC is fantastic! The colors and photo match the mood of her darkness. Her story is so disturbing. Those poor kids. Thank you for sharing with me. I am going to put a new serial killer swap up this week and hope you will consider joining again.
Comment: Thanks for the deliteful snail.I luv the color combo and purple is my fav.
Comment: Fantastic job on these ATCs! I love how they turned out!
Germanbaby77 rated for Dictionary page ATC on May 23, 2018
Comment: thank you for the beautiful ATC. Great job!
Ajijic rated for YTPC: Cool Envelopes on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your envelopes.
Lantana149 rated for Man With Wings ATC on May 22, 2018
Comment: LOVE this sailor with wings!!! Thank you for being an awesome partner!
Winegeek rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Lady on May 21, 2018
Comment: Mary, all I can say is WOW, this ATC is AMAZING. I love the colors and the textures. Thank you so much!!!
SLembke rated for MMPC - Dina Wakley Inspired ATC on May 21, 2018
Comment: Very Dina. ;-)
ktk8 rated for CC: Lenore Tawney PC - USA on May 18, 2018
Comment: Oh wow I love your rendition of Lenore's work...... this is just scrumptious.....thank you so much !!!!!! Happy Swapping!
Pandd rated for Faux Silk ATC on May 17, 2018
Comment: Your atc turned out beautifully. Love your new butterfly stamps and the texture. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Mermaid ATC on May 16, 2018
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous atc. Tysm. Love that texture on her!
Comment: Thanks for this great postcard! All the stamps are great and the saying is too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry.
Allegrae rated for Free Themed Serial Killer ATC #2 on May 2, 2018
Comment: Wonderfully creepy Ted Bundy card! (Auto-correct keeps wanting to change his name to Ted Bunny...) Those penetrating eyes will stare at me from my album of collected ATCs, which is delightfully scary. Great job!
colodad rated for EASU: Sun & Moon ATC Swap on May 1, 2018
Comment: WOW what amazing ATCs. Your techniques are impressive and the overall look is GREAT.

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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:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jan 26, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 19, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

anrtist on Aug 6, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY

if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-) ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

camelsamba on Jul 21, 2015:

i just noticed that we're kind of neighbors - southeast michigan - and I also have a son named Zane. :^)

Paige1900 on Jun 16, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

Candyn29 on Feb 5, 2015:


anrtist on Dec 16, 2014:

You need a little CHRISTMAS Bling!

Welcome to the APDGroup! U r an officer so you may host us some swaps if you like! ;-) & Blessings, cc

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