Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 12:31 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: June 5, 2019
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

Hello.... greeting from the beautiful Pacific North West! Born in Boston though - Boston Proud. I’m the daughter of an Army Pilot so I traveled when I was young. I've been "crafty" all my life. My interests are varied. I was a stay at home mom until all my children were in grade school. In order to have the same schedule as my children I became a school bus driver, and 20 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell! No really....... kids say the darnedest things (if their parents only knew - sometimes I have to try not to bust out laughing when I see them, these little ones are so innocent - it's delightful).

I used to teach Kindergarten before staying home with my fabulous children which was a perfect fit for me because Kindergarten is education disguised in one big fat craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-30 who will make me a Grandmother this June and Chelsea-28 who loves to travel and my son Joshua passed away Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of laughter and love from the short time we had with him. That loss does not define me, in fact it has made me a better person and I know he would be proud of the person I am.

Besides family and friends and my crafts I love to walk, swim, pen pal and bullet journaling. I have a great sense of humor and love random acts of kindness and putting a smiles on faces....... and ice cream cones, dipped in chocolate of course - I love that crunchy stuff!!!

Favorite Crafts

Hmmmm - there just isn't enough time or ones attention span to really do my crafting justice...!! So let me just say ........ I ....L O V E ..... paper and all paper crafts but have have been seen doing - Knitting, Crochet and coloring - thank goodness for the Adult Coloring popularity. But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I love making my own envelopes, and a love of all things ATC's and JAMS (so anything in 3’s are awesome). Just found out about Inchies and Twinchies, I mean REALLY Inchies and Twinchies.......

I do want to say AGAIN if for some reason you don't receive something from me please let me know I would love to do it again. Please contact me - it's sad not getting a little something in the mail when your expecting it, right?!

Love J of ❤️‘S

I also collect playing cards, there are some beautiful, wacky and funny ones out there and some of the older ones - fabulous.... crazy, but there you have it.

I would love J of ❤️‘s if you have one (it's kinda a sentimental reason - in memory of my son Joshua he was my heart.... thus J❤️ - he was also a bit of a jokester too so Jokers are pretty awesome also) crazy I know this... but it is a delightful collection... lol

Favorite Books

YUP ...I love to read and belong to a book club. We call ourselves....📚Between The Covers📚 ..... What fun it is and it broadens my reading (I won't lie though some of the selections make me wonder... just who is this person). I like easy reading but don't object trying something new. Some books on my shelf.... Girl on the Train Winter Garden A Man Called Ove

again very eclectic. I love bookstores - older ones more so and libraries and the feel of a good book in my hands - seriously I like turning pages - but I confess I do have electronic ones too - purely for when I have field trips on the bus......

Favorite Movies and TV

Love movies too..... some of my favorites

Pride and Prejudice The Help Nims Island Eight Below Marvel movies - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor Forrest Gump The Princess Bride I like based on true life uplifting movies, Not good with scary, scary movies. No Saw or Geepers Creaper ............Yikes!!!!

I like reality shows like America’s Got Talent The Voice The Great American Race Survivor also Dateline Free Solo Leah Reminisce: Scientology and Aftermath Blue Bloods Veep New Amsterdam The Good Doctor Shark Tank


About PC's. My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - send me something you'd like yourself and then tell me a little bit about you.. your profession, dreams, passions, what you love about your culture and I love quotes. I just love receiving them so just have fun picking it. I also send postcards through Postcrossing a wonderful and exciting community of postcard lovers around the world - check it out!!

things I love....

I LOVE Coca-Cola and coke art American Flags (vintage & country best) POstcards Stationary and notecards Daisy and Sunflowers Watermelon Owls ladybugs elephants giraffes Ribbon and lace, Journals - bullet and junk journals calligraphy - Fountain pens ATC's Vintage and Retro photography paper craft embellishments, playing cards (see above lol) zentangle Anything to embellish my JAMS in 3’s beautiful paper fashion, bookmarks beautiful stickers (might I add, that since I am a bus driver perhaps no kids or teacher types stickers would be nice - I have a pretty good selection)

truly I just plain love seeing the little treasure people send me hidden in all shapes and sizes of envelopes that await me in the mailbox..... that does not mean little extras - it means YOUR work!

favorite colors

Warmer earth tone greens purples like eggplant and deap lilac yellows like mustard Red, white and blue oranges like pumpkin and corals and usually do a lot of black accents

About Me

Well that about does it for now... thank you for forging through my profile, I'm bit of a talker and that translate to talking with my hands as well as in my writing too!!!! I love swap-botting and I feel like our swaps are like little acts of kindness toward each other and the connection one feels from them is... well... sort of magical...


Comment: Very strange I have received the resend but not the original swap. Thank you for resending!
Comment: Perfect card for swap! Round! Continue to do your job. I am sure you are loved.
Comment: LOVE it! The bookmark arrived in pristine condition - unbelievable! You'd never know from looking at the front that it had traveled via airmail hundreds of miles. Thanks!
Lillypooh12 rated for EP Letter Set Swap on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely lettersets and so many of them! Welcome back to penpal-ing! :)
Liiskah rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 13 on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thankyou for the resend and I love the stationary you sent! :D
Response: Oh, I am so happy you received it.... Yay! I am glad you liked the stationary too.
aligurl75 rated for Pass It On Sticker NoteCard #18 on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for passing on the note cards! I have done the same in the past when cleaning my craftroom. hehehehehe. Thank you for all the thoughtful extras that you have included. That was so kind of you :) I love them all.
ccmmsu rated for MAE: Patterns on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, what an amazing swap! From the lovely envies, thoughtful and fabulous extras, right down to the sweet packaging, you made me feel very special today. I adore the stickers, stamps, and letter sets (Audrey!), as well as the envies you made. Thank you so much!!!
jeka396 rated for MAE: Patterns on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelopes, I really loved them all! The extra tuck-ins were totally not necessary, but appreciated nonetheless. All of it right up my alley, thank you!!
ginny19590 rated for Just Randomness Giveaway on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: I'm giving you a heart just because. The partner who got my name wasn't that generous. God Bless and happy swapping........=)
Response: ((XOXO))
Comment: Thanks so much! Loved the quote!
aligurl75 rated for Correspondence Kit -USA on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Wonderfully put together package! I was so excited to receive this mailer. This was a fun swap and I love everything you've sent. The stickers are so pretty that I am going to have a hard time not hoarding them. hahahahaha So happy to hear that you are planning on trying out a journal swap. I really enjoy them a lot.
Response: You are so welcome..... it was a fun swap. Your enthusiasm was contagious....... lol
Comment: Love the Norman Rockwell card! Got your second card, love it as well! :)
Comment: Your card is so pretty! If you want to find me on Ravelry, my name there is withsticks. I've got a lot of baby stuff in my library!
Response: Thank you so much...... becoming a grandmother is a delightful and amazing thing!!!!
Bananers rated for MAS: 1 for All - mystery supply! on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: I love the ATC you came up with! Thanks for the extras as well.
choke rated for USATC: Christmas Themed ATC Swap on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: I'm sorry to do this but I still have not received this swap from you. I've messaged you a few times about it, last message received from you indicated you will send a receipt for the 3rd resend but that was Jan. 24. I'll be happy to change the rating when I receive something. 2/17/2019: The resend finally found me, thank you. I love snow more than any other thing about Christmas as well, except spending time with family. If there's not snow on Christmas it just doesn't feel the same. Thanks too for the starbucks gift card, stamps, notecards, and other goodies though they weren't necessary.
Response: F I N A L L Y....... thank goodness, I had faith and thank you for your patience 😊😊😊
kathiann rated for CPG: Simple Little Doodle PC on Feb 3, 2019
RAINDARGON rated for ATC #8: MONTH OF JANUARY (2019) on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful comments and extras,also enjoyed the note you sent with them.🙂
vick302000 rated for 5/5 Senders choice ATC on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you

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craftyone on Apr 17, 2019:

Oh Kerin, what a magnificent surprise! These cards are totally fantastic. I’m touched. Look for some jack of hearts cards from me soon.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

AZmom875 on Jan 5, 2019:

I got 2 homer atc jams from sweetgypsy, that we all worked on. Thank you they are lovely. One was a dress up girl and one was a pocket card. Thanks for working on them.

hibiscus on Aug 13, 2018:

Kerin. The butterflies you finished the “ silver “ jam with are beautiful and made it so special ... thanks for adding some for me to use... they were the perfect touch!

gojenn on Aug 4, 2018:

Thanks for sending my Zentangle card home - it's great!

PrairieKittin on Feb 27, 2018:

Wow! That was totally unexpected! Thank you for the gift. I'll definitely use it!

lorianne01 on Feb 8, 2018:

Quick And Easy Profile Message #14


I hope you have (or had) a wonderful day! I just dropped by to say hello.

Best wishes,


DeAnnaVarela on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick & Easy Profile Message #14

Hi Kerin, I'd love to hear your school bus stories!


jaimierandolph on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick and Easy Profile message #14

Hi Kerin, It is cold and raining here in Livingston Texas and I am very ready for spring to come! I love the outdoors too. Taking walks and just sitting outside on the porch with a good book is great! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping.

MsLee on Aug 21, 2017:

Hiya! Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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