Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2021 6:59 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: October 21, 2021
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: Thank you very much!
Gobarb rated for EASU: Halloween ATC on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great, creepy Halloween ATC. I love everything Tim Holtz! Great job...
coleenfranks rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #8 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Love it, Mary. What a pretty card you did with that great colored background. Great washi on the envies too. Thank you,,,,,, I think we are friends on FB?
Poeprincess rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Spiral on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Love your design & quote. Thank you.
Comment: This raven tag is great! You are definitely a master at using inks! The Lavinia raven stamp is one I will have to get! I have recently been watching some videos featuring their stamps! Too cool! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
fiennesgirl rated for USATC: ATC with Texture on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Hi! I love the ATC you made me! The crackle paste, black paint, and watercolors are awesome! I’ve got to try that. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for this very cool handmade postcard. I love all of the different elements and the creativity and the stripes! Sorry for the delay, I thought I had already rated it.
LauraM540 rated for USAPC: Halloween Tag Series: Bat! on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Super awesome tag! Thanks so much!
jannieb rated for EASU: Metal ATC on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Ooh...I love the metal ATC you sent. You did a great job on it. I was just eyeing some of those metal adornments online & they looked great on your ATC...now I'll have to buy some - LOL! Take care!
Rbrstmpr rated for YTPC: 1 page wonder 8 pockets -USA on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Love it and all the tucked in goodies! Thanks!
Sequoia183 rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #8 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks Mary
Comment: Thank you 🤗
Comment: Terrific pockets with lot's of fun inserts ~ Thank you! :)
Comment: You did it again! I'm always so impressed with your artwork. This card is amazing ❤️🐿️❤️
123Poggy123 rated for ATCET: Foil relief on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: I would give a bunch of hearts for this ATC if I could. It is amazing. I love it. Even the background stands out. Really, really good job. Thank you for including what you did for this ATC.
Comment: Thanks for the resend and the pretty card. I recycle cards into my paper stash. They work really nicely for ATCoins, with a new backing! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
EleanB rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: LOVE this card. I'll be hanging it in my locker at work to put a smile on my face.
stamparose rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #7 on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Great, love it
questionauthority13 rated for EPUSA : Halloween ATC on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: I love your ATC. And thanks for the extras. :)
RockyBeach rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the colourful card. Love how the background turned out! And it worked well together with the black plants.

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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

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!


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