Swap-bot Time: March 31, 2023 3:05 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: March 30, 2023
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: Thanks for this beautiful ACT! I love this little piece of art! It's going in my book! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
fishsteak rated for CPG: MOON ATC (global) on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: I love the color scheme and fun technique you used. Thanks for the ATC!
Kitty2cats rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #25 on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Hi Mary, I love everything about the index card collage! Loving how you put all the elements to use in such an interesting and colorful way. Very nice, thank you!
JanHardt rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #76 on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Mary, This ATC is absolutely adorable. Thank you so much for an excellent addition to my collection. Love it!
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card # 24 on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: I enjoyed your interpretation of water. This was a fun swap.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flipbook and inserts. Aloha
Created46 rated for EASU: Steampunk ATC on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Wow this one went on a journey before it made it to me! Thank you for the lovely ATC.
Singske rated for AA.HM.PC: Book Pages Art - Feb on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely daisies, makes me feel a little bit closer to spring. Great swap!💌
Comment: Thanks!
JanHardt rated for MFF: Monochromatic Bird Tag on Mar 14, 2023
Comment: Mary, Your tag is just beautiful. The background texture is amazing. I love the sweet little bird, and, of course, the hearts. Thank you so much.
donetta rated for MFF: Beginning of Spring Bird ATC on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: This is the first I've seen of the laser cut wildflowers, but it won't be the last! Visiting scrapbook.com right away! Thank you so much for always sending wonderful swaps, Mary...I appreciate you so much!
lmacdavis93 rated for Periwinkle Ink Box Card on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Hi Mary- Mary and I love the periwinkle ink box card I just received from you. Your background is really great with the stamping and spatters and what looks like Nuvo drops. I don't have the TH butterfly die cut, but now I think maybe I need one as they are really nice and detailed. Thanks so much for a great swap and thanks for signing up!
Comment: I agree, this was a great swap & way to use up scraps from papercrafting. You did a beautiful job! Love the way you varied the placement of your strips & the elements you used. Thank you!
YooperHill rated for EASU: All about the LACE ATC on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: I LOVE the background on this atc! And the embellishments! TY.
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - February on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Hi Mary! The pc is lovely and the stitching really pops on it! May I ask what kind of adhesive you use to make the pc? So far I have not had luck on getting anything to stick with the stitching - sigh! Thankfully I have had sleeves I could mail stuff in but I love that you could send yours sleeveless! All the best, Happy Stitching, and Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad you like it! My go to glue is Art Glitter Glue. And I like to use Ranger Glossy Accents when I need something super strong. 😊
Artteacherjen rated for USATC: Things with Wings ATC on Mar 3, 2023
Comment: I love the pressed flower greeting card, wow! And thank you for the charming ATC!
lorz88 rated for AMA: Doodle Bomb 23 on Mar 2, 2023
Comment: Hi Mary, Thanks so much for this really cool postcard! Love the colours and the quote Thank you
Comment: Thanks for the pretty bird Clusters!
Comment: Hi Mary Mary! Love the index card collage you made - great colors and love the background you created with the white paint and the blue numbers. Love your die cuts and the chair - perfect!! It was a unique combo of items and you made it work wonderfully well!
fanfive11 rated for Index Card Collage #12 on Feb 20, 2023
Comment: Pretty in pink for sure! Thanks for joining the swap and creating this lovely index card.

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wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

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!

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