Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2017 8:45 pm


Date Joined: March 7, 2017
Last Online: October 16, 2017
Birthday: May 27, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

If you're a little running late sending a swap to me, please let me know. I'm a very understanding person.

Hi! I live in sunny - drought stricken California. Got rain? Please shake your rain stick, do a crazy dance over an open fire by moonlight and send some wetness our way. Thank you 😊

I am a Christian, therefore I welcome any religious items. Having a hard time? Life got you down or you're feeling lost lately... Reach out to me. Let's pray together.

I have 3 sons - Bret 26, Ryan 20 and Jake 15. I have 3 dogs - Mimi is 10 years old. She's a mini poodle terrier mix. My two German Shepherds are brothers. Kane is 1.5 years old and weighs 118lbs. Apollo just turned 1 August 17th 2017 and is 92 lbs. the vet said he may still grow a little. Wow! we have a beta fish and a 7 year old goldfish named potato.

Books: Lately all I have time for is the Bible. I haven't read a good book in years. Definitely not a fan of romance novels or sci-fi. If you have a suggestion for a good read in any other category, message me your suggestion.

 ****CRAFTS and HOBBIES****

Scrapbooking. I love everything about it. I'm a paper addict.

ATC's - I have made my first 13 in the last 3-4 months.

New to Pocket Letters - just made my 1st :) Wanna swap pocket letters or anything else? Just message me.

Just bought my first Smash Book yesterday- have yet to smash one thing or even know what the heck that means!

Making greeting cards


I'm a Gemini, so I dabble in everything and master nothing :)

Likes, loves and yes please!
Shabby chic - white, distressed, rhinestones, crystals, roses, pink, florals... all Shabby chic

Colors: I like all colors. Especially Teal, cobalt blue, yellow, black

Metals: all, especially copper

Love all off Gods creatures! Especially dogs, Ladybugs, Snails, Butterflies, Koi fish, tigers, hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos
All birds really. Flowers: All, especially Amaryllis, roses and orchids. Trees, greenery. Pretty stationary, handmade or store bought envelopes, note pad paper. Mechanical pencils. Unique pens Embellishments die cuts scrapbook paper ephemera embossed papers Washi tape - samples are fine :) stickers - please no teacher reward type. scrapbook paper - totally okay if you trim to smaller size to reduce cost of postage. I can use small cuts of paper in my pocket letters:) Love nautical: Especially anchors because of my son Ryan. Mermaids, Unicorns and rainbows. Whenever I see a rainbow it reminds me of Gods promise :)

I'm a scrapbook paper addict and am quite happy with my addiction.

Wish List Any of the above items are absolutely appreciated! I know some swaps require a little more something something, so here are some additional items that I like if you are feeling extra generous or for a flat rate/ gift swap.

Jewelry: Store bought or handmade. Earrings: I prefer small and simple over large. Slippers - size 7 medium Fuzzy socks or any cute type of socks Candy: love all kinds. Especially hard candy and gummies. Lip balms or makeup/beauty samples Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Patterned tissue paper
Shimmerz - it's a United Kingdom brand I recently fell in love with. If you have some of these products you're not using, I don't mind you sending me used/ partially full. Anything Shimmerz is great! Also, from the same line their Texturez and Paste-eez. Fimo or polymer clay - any colors Pens: Any unique, fancy or interesting looking The Dusty Attic chipboard: I would be soooooo grateful for even leftover scraps from a past project. Candles - Any kind. I like them all. My favorites are: Winter and fall scents like cinnamon or pumpkin. I have a plug in candle melter thingie. Tea or coffee: I like them all. Favorites coffee flavors are hazelnut, cinnamon and weird flavors. Like raspberry donut, creme brûlée Favorite teas: Any- Green is always #1 Then oolong, jasmine, hibiscus, black, peach. Loose, tea bags and also K cups welcome. I have a Keurig machine.
Christian related items: Any Christian coffee mug with bible scripture. Shirt size Medium - I like to wear baggy around the house so large is fine too. Thick black leggings: Size M/L- I love sweats and leggings. But not the sheer leggings. Don't want to show the world my old lady bum. Yuck!
Handmade: Anything made by you or by someone else is welcomed.

Favorite craft brands- Tim Holtz, Graphic 45, K&company,

I recently purchased some paints and white canvases. Once I practice a little I plan on making a larger piece for my home. My hubby created a huge canvas paint splatter for our living room last weekend and it came out amazing!

Currently: My hubby and I both own our own businesses. Jeff works out of the home, and I'm fortunate to be able to work from home.

When I was a single mom years ago, I worked for a photography company for several years before doing freelance. I love photography! I still take photos every day, just no longer of people. I take photos of clothing now. I hired a model for my clothing business and now looking to add another.

I used to work for well-known pediatrician Dr William Sears. He has wrote several books on child rearing. One of my favorites of his is: The NDD Book. NDD stands for Nutrition Deficit Disorder. How a lot of parents feed their kids has become quite an issue. Especially with a household of both parents working, which can equal less home cooked meals and too much packaged foods. I can provide tips for busy moms who want to incorporate more Whole Foods into their families diets, as well as helping moms to change old habits and reshape your child's taste buds. I worked at his Irvine California office promoting his line of products, like his snacks and vitamins. I also was a community moderator for his Facebook page. Based off of Dr Sears philosophies and his books (yes, it was required that I read them all) and with my own experience of being a mom for many years, I answered questions parents had regarding all areas of parenting concerns. I also wrote the daily nutritional tip. I really enjoyed working for Dr Sears. I admire his passion for kids and family. Every child is uniquely different and special. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. If you've been wanting to change your kids diets but are being met with resistance, that's totally normal. The key is to be consistent and not give up. I'm here if you have a question or concern. No question is too small :)


Comment: Jill ~ You went over and beyond with my package! Thank you for all the beautiful items they will be put to good use. Thank you too for hosting this swap . . . it was a lot of fun. I will be watching for the next one :)
Jaymmers rated for How's the weather today US PC Swap on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It sounds like your weather is about like ours here. Hot!
Comment: Oh my gosh, you must have sent me like 30 things! This was the most exciting thing I've gotten on Swap-bot so far and I just loved going through it all. Can't wait to put it all to good use! I haven't seen the circus craft paper before, love it!
allthingsregency rated for TCHH: Rainy Day Basket on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: What a nice surprise it was to find you box at my door! I've been feeling down today so I went ahead and opened the sender's choice gift. Thank you for all the wonderful enclosures!!! The paper is beautiful! I will have fun figuring out a project to use for it and I was very happy when I saw the lighthouse on the paper. :) I just LOVE how you wrapped all the gifts up and I look forward to opening the rest! Thanks for including the Diddl bag. It's cute! Have a great weekend!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Tea on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful tea swap! I love it all and will have fun using it, too! I love the washi tape too! Thanks again!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. It was very fun to put together :)
lagemaz rated for TCHH: Week of Happy Envies :) August on Sep 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter! I will look for the Blueberry Jello desert your dad used to make. (I think I have a jello recipe book...) I will check out the chameleon pen, it sounds intriguing. :~)
Response: I'm glad you liked the letter. Thank you for looking for the dessert. If you find it, you have to try it. It was very unique and delicious! I was really hoping you also would have liked all the other items I sent you in the box. Maybe next time :)
CraftyCathy31 rated for Mini Pocket Letter on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Bravo! You did a great on your first mini PL! Plus you are creative! I really like the inspiration cards,too. I can't wait to create with the extras, ROSES,my favs!🌹🌹🌹 Cheer up!💖
Response: Thank you so much for the encouraging words! I'm thrilled that you like my first pocket letter :)
adaywithmom rated for Washi Private Swap on Sep 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the extra goodies! I love them. Your so sweet!
Comment: The things you sent were great thank you!
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Happy Mail on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Jill, you are so kind and generous! Thank you for my spiritual, emotional, and physical treats!
Londoneve rated for TCHH ~ Happy Mail on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Wow - what a HAPPY and delightful package of treats! I loved everything you sent and especially the lovely letter and all the effort and thought that went into this. Thank you soooo much!!!
Response: I'm glad you like everything. This was my 1st round in this swap. Hopefully you'll be my partner again ❤️
AliCrafter rated for ATC Flower Theme on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: I love it! I can tell you lovingly made this ATC for me (and "pc" no less, haha)! Welcome to the world of ATC fun!
suzwa rated for Sewing-Themed ATC (USA) on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: Wow--what a great ATC. Love the sewing you did on it. And the extras--THANKS
Comment: I love ALL the envies and goodies you sent! You totally made my day! Thank you!
Comment: So many sweet things! Thank you so much--I'm a sucker for washi, especially, and am becoming one for those punched out shapes, but I've a use for Everything you sent. Smiling big over my little prezzies!
Comment: Thank you! Pretty envelope, and I have zero die-cuts, so I'm excited about those in particular!
tsimington rated for TB Private Swap on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! Really nice selection. I appreciate your help!
AnnaL rated for Let's swap scrapbook supplies on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Thank so much Jill for all the pretty embellishments, paper, stickers love it all. Excited about using everything real soon. The most prettiest flower packaging ever received!!! AnnaL.
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Profile Comment ~ James on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: So glad to have you in our group! Thank you for encouraging me with Scripture through this swap.

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MelfromNC on Oct 15, 2017:

Babsmomof5 on Oct 12, 2017:

Just stopping by to say that I hope you have a wonderful day!

hollycm6 on Sep 25, 2017:

Thank you for my wish package... you forgot to sign your name!! :) I loved everything, and ate the starburst as I opened it all. :) It was a much needed relaxing happy moment!!!!

DaisyTX on Sep 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cute die cuts & stamped images! So much fun to be had!!

tcornell on Sep 22, 2017:

Thank you sooo much for the embossed white cardstock that you sent for Sept. AWG wish list!- they're exactly what I was looking for!

Babsmomof5 on Sep 22, 2017:

ladydy5 on Sep 16, 2017:

Welcome to our group 9 little pockets. Enjoy swapping !

allthingsregency on Sep 13, 2017:


Just wanted you to know you and your son have been in my thoughts and prayers today. I hope everything is going well!



thebragal on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for your happy mail for Teddy! He was thrilled to see Mail with his name on it! Your notes were especially sweet and sincere. It was lovely that you also sent me a note. You are awesome!


shannonlinde on Sep 7, 2017:

Popping in to say Hello!!! :) xxoo

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