Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2018 9:14 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

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


BeckyG56 rated for Gelli Print Mail Art on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Love all your prints, and the ATC's. I recognize the stencil, I have one too! I think its Dina Wakely? Thanks so much!
toni rated for USAPC: ATC With a Man on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: love it! thanks!
dancingDog rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Lady on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Such a pretty card! really love that crackle technique - thank you
Wooper rated for FCMA: Every Color of Paint on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card! I love it, it's so beautiful ❤
nancybarlow rated for VTHS: ATC - Fantastic Plastic on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Oh, Mary, how pretty! What great technique.. I love the sentiment! And thanks for the baggie of goodies. I see uses already. I even have a destination in mind for your gorgeous notecard. :)
bombardiette rated for CC: Mixed Media Collage PC on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Wow. I just love the layers and texture in this card. Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap! xoxo
scrappermama rated for AMA: APC Bird Series-Flamingo on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great flamingo apc! Nice hand drawing! If I could draw that nice, I'd draw everything! 😌 Happy Valentine's Day!
jannieb rated for EASU: 2.5 x 3.5 ATC Canvas on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC Mary. You did a great job & I love it :) Thanks for joining my swap & being a great partner.
MyRetroSoul rated for Aqua and Red Mail Art on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: This post card is so beautiful!!! I’ve been wanting to try gelli printing. Now that i’ve Seen it up close i definitely have to give it a try. Thank you for making something so beautiful.
tigermousecat rated for PnS: winter theme PC on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Lovely card. I have a stencil that looks similar. What sort of paints did you use? Love the blues of the background. Thanks so much for a lovely card!
Tigerlilyknotwise rated for USA-Here Comes the Sun-Jan on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Beautiful postcard! Thank you 😊
Comment: Love!!! Thank you for the extras!😘
thevmatt rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Mail Art on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Loved it! I would love to do some one on one mixed media swaps with you!
Comment: Thanks so much for my fox ATC--absolutely adorable! You did a great job painting, and I love your creative background. This little fellow will find a great home in my ATC collection.
jukejan rated for HMPC: Put a "Number" on it on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: I really love the way you interpreted this swap with the color variation and quote. Thanks for a great PC.
wolfeagle rated for USA-Hearts PC-December on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Lovely PC. One of my favorites of the series. Thank you so much.
RockyBeach rated for FCMA: Fish Mail on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your funny fishes. The background is great! No snow here, maybe next year. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks so much - it's lovely and full of good stuff. I wish I could learn to condense and send small. Oh well, one day I will. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Comment: WOW! I think your ATC is spectacular! Where's the 10 heart button?? Thank you so much. It really is beautiful.
petaluda rated for Forgotten Craft Supplies ATC on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Wow!! I was the fortunate of this swap. To have you as a partner! I love everything about this ATC, I love the bird, and the colors are my favorites Actually I used the same combination on mine !!! :)

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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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