Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2024 2:09 am


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: July 21, 2024
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: Love the blues very pretty And please note you don't ever have to send any swap priority that is really expensive. We do this Because we enjoy it . not have to Worrying about spending a fortune on postage
Response: I’m glad you like it! The priority send happened because I sent my 18 year old to the post office to send it and that’s what he picked. He must have forgot that I always say to send the cheapest way. lol
Sonya rated for USATC: "Mosaic" ATC on Jul 17, 2024
Comment: Your mosaic came out beautifully, Mary. Well done - love it. Cheers!
lmacdavis93 rated for EASU: ONE DOZEN LAYERS ATC on Jul 17, 2024
Comment: Hi Mary Mary and I love this layered ATC you made! Such a wonderful variety and collection of layers you used and it's fun to look closely and see them all. When I did this I thought it would be hard to come up with 12 layers, but it was a lot easier than I thought. And you came up with 13! I might poach this idea for Vintage Imagery ATC??? Thanks for a super swap!
Ac2052 rated for CPG Sunrise/Sunset ATC - Global on Jul 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC! I think it turned out lovely!❤️
thebragal rated for MMA: Mixed Media Collage ATC 4/24 on Jul 16, 2024
Comment: Beautiful! I’m no usually a fan of yellow and orange but you use it so well here that I love it.
dustbunny11 rated for Add A Hat and Some Wings ATC on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the quirky ATC. Beautiful background and the sentiment is perfect! Love it!
Comment: Your PC came in good shape. Yes, I love your lovely PC, so pretty.
geekgirl1001000 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #96 on Jul 12, 2024
Comment: Lovely ATC, thanks!
Comment: Thanks, love the butterfly index card
oldsoul rated for AMA: Black Background Art on Jul 9, 2024
Comment: Hello Mary! Thank you very much for the lovely postcard! It is beautiful! It really is. I love the old style skaters, and the reflecting ice. I really love it. Take care!
Comment: Nice job. Fun colors.
DParker85 rated for CPG: Fussy Cut ATC (Int'l) on Jul 6, 2024
Comment: Thanks;
Comment: This is a fantastic collage. I really like it. All the different elements but it all comes together beautifully. And I really love the bird on the branch. I need to use my scraps, too. Hopefully you have motivated me! Have a lovely day.
Comment: I would give more hearts if I could. I love this bee ATC & all the little details like the stitching around the ATC. Such a wonderful, thought out ATC.
Comment: Wonderful pockets! Love the fungi fun :D I so agree with the need to sew more on ones art!! Great swapping with you Mary <3
isabellasnow rated for MFF: 3 Elements Bird Tag on Jun 27, 2024
Comment: Hi Mary! So nice to receive your work once again. I love the tag you created and those feather die cuts are perfection! I really love love the crinkled seam binding at the top and the bit of tatting at the bottom--really beautiful.
lmacdavis93 rated for Vintage Specimen Tag on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: HI Mary Mary and I love your specimen card! It looks like you have the same Tim Holtz stamp set that I have - it's so great and so good for so many things. And came in very handy for this swap! Love the placement of the little extra tags and the pink butterfly. Thanks for signing up and so glad you enjoyed it!!
ktk8 rated for ATC E&T elements from list on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: Hi Mary Mary.... I love the ATC you did and you got all the elements on the list done so WELL...... many hearts to you...... thanks for joining this swap.....
Created46 rated for YTPC: Book Page Pocket & Tags on Jun 24, 2024
Comment: Marymary914 these pockets are exquisite. Thank you for such a wonderful quality swap. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
wincejl rated for USATC: "C" is for CORRUGATED on Jun 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the adorable mushroom themed ATC. I love how you aged the corrugated cardboard. It looks fantastic!

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wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


AJ73 on Aug 8, 2023:
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

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