Swap-bot Time: March 2, 2021 9:11 pm


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: March 2, 2021
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

H e l l o.... greetings from the beautiful Pacific North West! Born in Boston though - Boston Proud. I’m the daughter of an Army Pilot so I traveled all over 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 23 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). A fellow driver and are are the current Washington State Special Needs Rodeo champs on our way to Nationals in Texas...... I love my job and my students.

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 craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-32 who blessed us with a grandson, Chelsea-30 who loves to travel and my son Joshua passed away on Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of love, laughter and amazing memories of our time with him.

I love long walks, swimming, reading, entertaining friends, ice cream cones dipped in chocolate (who doesn’t like that crunchy stuff) and random acts of art kindness.

Favorite Crafts

I ....L O V E ..... paper and all paper crafts but have have been seen doing - knitting, crochet and of recent art classes on ZOOM. I Zentangle and recently became Certified Zentangle Teacher. 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). . I am just learning watercolor and just just found out about Inchies and Twinchies, I mean REALLY Inchies and Twinchies.......

I do want to say if for some reason you don't receive something from me please let me know, if you haven't 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.... I would love any J of ❤️‘s if you have one (it's kinda a sentimental reason - in memory of my son Joshua, he was my heart.... thus the J❤️ - he was also a bit of a jokester too so Jokers are pretty darn awesome also) it is a delightful collection...


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....

J♥️ and Joker playing cards

LOVE Coca-Cola and coke art

American Flags


Fish - Joshua loved fly fishing

Stationary and notecards


Vintage and Retro

paper craft embellishments,

Anything to embellish my JAMS in 3’s

beautiful paper

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.....

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

Favorite Books

I love reading and have realized I love listening to audio books while on my layovers in the bus. It’s hands free and has the added benefits of being able to do my Zentangle’s or knitting and crochet!!! I belong to a delightful book club called “Between the Covers” ... clever, right!! It so much fun, however, the selections one makes occasionally makes me wonder..... just who is this person really.... lol

Favorite Music

I’m rather eclectic with my taste in music. Truth be told I’m usually listening to it on my school bus with my kiddos. Music heals and is a pathway for my students. It’s amazing to hear my non verbal students click to the music and clearly sing a verse or phrase..... I wish for time to stand still in those moment. They think we are the magic school bus because I have playlist for them and unknown or seen to them I whisper or tap my watch and all of a sudden a hard moment or funny situation has “magically” happened...... shhhh, mums the word!!

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: Thanks for the swap and the nice selection of cards. Every one was new to my collection, which is pretty good as I have well over a hundred.
IrisDrissen rated for TUT: Zentangle Border Work on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Kerin, thank you for your lovely border! The glitter silver is beautiful with it! Very classie I will make the inside and will send you the result by e-mail! Also thank you for all your extra cards! Greetings Iris
Comment: Oh wow!!!! This swap was absolutely amazing!!! I love everything you sent!!! The cards are amazing and so unique!!! And I love the book! This made my day!!! Thank you so much!!!❤️❤️❤️
KellyR rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 22 on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcards! and cool cards!
JBuchner rated for Playing Card Swap #3 on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! I love EVERYTHING you sent!!! The Santa card made me so happy! Take Care! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun stuff! Love it! The playing cards are new to my deck so YaY!
IrisDrissen rated for ZZ ~ Facebook Zentangle swap on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Its beautiful, Kerin McMillen!! I like the crossing-over from the Marasu. Looks like a celtic figure!! Thanks a lot.
Comment: What a great start to this postcard. You have started a wonderful card for people to work on. Thanks for all the extras. I appreciate them. elflady
designgreen rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #6 on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you Kerin for the lovely things you sent. Stay Safe :)
Sagebrushs rated for 3 Things in an Envelope #1 on May 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: ***Update 1/17/21: The rating was changed from a 1 to a 3 when the card was received in November 2019.*** My message is still unread and I haven't heard anything about this swap. I'll change the rating if received. I hope you're recovering well! 11/15 - Thanks for sending a card and hope you're feeling better.
Response: ***UPDATE 1/31/21*** Thank you HappyMom, I appreciate your time, understanding and I’m very appreciative of the well wishes.
Comment: Thanks so much for the great postcard!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely green PC! FFR, a vertical PC costs 55 cents to mail, not a PC stamp but a regular letter stamp.
Comment: So funny you'd mention the GUM WALL - My friend is in Seattle now and just posted a picture on Instagram. I'd never heard of it before, but now twice in one day. LOL!
Response: Right?!!! What did she say about it??
Mimi7 rated for Jam Supply Scavenger Hunt Swap on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: WOW, Kerin you are too good to me!! I love everything!! Thanks for a wonderful swap, now I am excited to get jamming!!
Response: I’m glad....... I always love swapping with you!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and sharing your prompt with me.
Rainydancer rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: thank you!
AnnaL rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks Kerin for the awesome stamps, washi, stationary & postcards. Loved everything you sent. Have a great day today, AnnaL.
Adrienne1571 rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Cool stuff!!! Thank you so much!
Mimi7 rated for ATC Bag #69 (USA) on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Hi Kerin, thanks for your lovely bag to send on, I am keeping the cute magnolia girl one, I love it!!

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vanneparis on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi Kerin! Thanks so much for all the wonderful Playing Cards. I'm excited to add them to my collection. It's fun to meet someone who loves them too. Take Care -Vanne

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.

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