Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2019 2:28 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: October 22, 2019
Birthday: July 19
Country: United States
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About Me

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


redheart rated for VTHS: Halloween ATC on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Great ATC, and the extras!!😍🍁love!
scrappermama rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Ahhh how cute! Thank you! Happy Halloween!!
Arabella rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: I so enjoy getting swaps from you!! And this one is amazing!! Love evil-looking owl!! Much prefer evil to cutsy!!! And the washi background is perfect! Thank you!!!
kokoloc rated for EP - Open Theme Flip Book on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Mary. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my book. It is so beautiful. I love the way you put it all together with all of the beautiful details. Thank you!!!
Poeprincess rated for CPG Leaves ATC - Global on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Oh, how lovely this leafy ATC is! Thank you for sharing your incredible art & extras with me & for the heart.
MiekeC rated for YTPC: 3 in 30: F = File Folders! on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: these file folders are so nice! I can't wait to use them in my journal. Nice vintage, with profile based items.Thank you! I can't wait to use them in my journal.
Comment: Thank you for thr lovely stamped images.Can't wait to use them.
Poeprincess rated for PA: Autumn Leaves on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: What a lovely leafy PC—love the colors that blend so nicely! Thank you for creating it for me.
Comment: Got these a while back. Sorry for the late rate!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Snail Mail Fun on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for my beautiful Snail PC! I had 2 yellow moon snails, for a while. They were interesting to watch. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
ginny19590 rated for EASU: 5 Element ATC Challenge #2 on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: I loved the ATC. It will definitely go into my collection. Thank you so much!!!
vlhafer54 rated for EP Leaf themed ATC on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: This is gorgeous - looks like a painting! Thank you!
Singske rated for Collaged Face PC on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: I already liked your postcard on instagram before receiving it. So for me it was great to find this one in my mailbox. Love your creativity. Thanks a lot. Hugs ⭐️
Comment: Sooo gorgeous! Couldn’t pick a favorite if you threatened me - all are fantastic!! Tried dissecting they layers but I can’t, it all combines so seamlessly! Napkins, stamping, drawing, paint - it’s all fabulous!!
DorothyH rated for YTPC: Halloween Paper Bag Journal on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you Mary, great little Halloween journal. I couldn't find the right size paper bag so ended up with something a bit bigger, this size is just too cute. Love the Halloween tickets, I don't know why but I have a "thing" for these type tickets. Thanks again!
Comment: I love your mini-books! I already have a use for the mushroom one :) How do you get your tea-dyed paper so flat and smooth? Mine always wrinkles so badly... Thank you!
Response: I bake it in the oven on low heat. Maybe that’s why? 😊 thanks for the heart!
Comment: These are so pretty and sweet!! I love them! Thank you for making them for me!
luvbird rated for YTPC: 100 Day: Day 32: Bag Tags! on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: Mary, thank you so much for the lovely bag tag...I love it! Cute bag design and I love how you decorated it. Very vintage! Very pretty!
Comment: Thank you for the spicy ATC and tuck-ins!
Comment: Beautiful artwork as usual. I love this card, the colors, circles, image, and the sewing all blend well together. Thank you for the card and the extras too 🎃💜

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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!

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CurlyTea on Jul 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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:

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