Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2021 11:07 pm


Date Joined: January 27, 2008
Last Online: June 17, 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


roosje rated for AMA: Advanced Mixed Media Postcard on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful postcard, your work is beautiful,as always! Love how you made all the different media work together! Thanks a lot
Hunbun rated for YTPC: Mini Booklet with Pockets USA on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: What a BEAUTIFUL little booklet! You packed it with so many goodies and it is seriously just gorgeous. Thank you!!!
AceInBeautyland rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #50 on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: This atc is beautiful! I love the technique you used. Thank you so much!
Comment: Gorgeous pc! Thank you!! Did you use Modge Podge? Really like the look of how you sealed it! Great swap!
Response: Glossy mod pogde! Lol thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a lovely coin. I've been just loving butterflies(more than usual) this summer.
donetta rated for USAPC: 3 Elements AtC #49 on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: Mary, I love this ATC! The background is so beautiful...and I have a "thing" for roosters (not the live ones, who have a tendency to give chase the moment they see me), so this swap is right up my alley!
vlhafer54 rated for EPUSA: Colorless ATC on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: WOW! I love it - it puts the one I made to shame!
Gobarb rated for EASU 6 Element ATC on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: I absolutely love everything about your ATC! It is so beautiful and well put together. Thank you so much for the work that you put into it. These are my favorite challenges.
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I loved your use of so many media elements--very creative!!!
ktk8 rated for AMA: Intermediate Mixed Media PC on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Guess what arrived today... I think many people between here and the Metroplex must have enJOYed this card..... I see you mailed it Ap 26.... slow boat.... It is gorgeous I just LOVE it.... thank you so much for your time effort and TALENT on this I love mermaids...... many hearts to YOU.....
Stastny1965 rated for ACTs: Silhouette Tag on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome tag - it is Lovely!
PaperProf rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #1 on May 26, 2021
Comment: I loved this card! Thanks for the care that you put into it.
DinkySparkle rated for USATC: Bird ATC Swap on May 25, 2021
Comment: Love the bird ATC! Thank you!
Gobarb rated for USATC: 6 Element ATC Swap on May 22, 2021
Comment: Hi Mary. I really live the beautiful and colorful ATC that you. made for me. It is so bright and cheery and makes me smile! I really enjoy these challenges too. It is fun to go to your stash and find things to use.
lylanni rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #3 on May 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the index card, it's lovely!
dustbunny11 rated for Vintage Steampunk Gentleman ATC on May 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Mary! Your steampunk gentleman was delivered to me while I was away on vacation. What a joy it was to open this when I returned! I am always happy to receive stamped trading cards, so this one is a special treat. I love all the steampunk elements you used -- such a beautiful collage. Thank you so much!!
Poeprincess rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #48 on May 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Mary, for another stellar swap. I like your elements & embellishments. Thanks for being my partner.
Comment: I love-love-love the postcard that you sent!! Turquoise/blue is my favorite color too! :) I'm loving all the layers you added to this. Is it on canvas paper? Such great texture. And this saying is great - "be you, the world will adjust." Love everything about this!
evanselli rated for YTPC: 2 Spring Tags on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty spring tags. I love the colours you used and the little hearts and butterflies, they are perfect😊❤️
AmookIslandCreations rated for AMA: Altered Postcard on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this great Arizona PC! They should hire you to make an updated version! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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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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