Swap-bot Time: June 28, 2017 9:01 pm


Date Joined: March 7, 2017
Last Online: June 28, 2017
Birthday: May 27, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

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About me: I'm 42 years old. I have lived in California my whole life. I'm a Christian and welcome any Christian or religious related items.

I am blessed with three wonderful sons- Bret 26, Ryan 20 and Jake 15. My nephew Derek is 26 and more like a son than a nephew since I raised him for many years. He graduated UC Irvine with a political science degree. My eldest son graduated Oregon State with a degree in engineering. All my boys make me so proud!

I have three dogs. Mimi my rescue pound poodle mix. She's 10 years old. Kane 1year and Apollo 9 months - my German Shepherds are from direct military and police bloodlines. They're absolutely gorgeous, crazy intelligent and sweet as can be!

My hubby Jeff and I both own our own entirely different businesses. Life can be pretty stressful and busy for us, which is why I joined this site. I haven't crafted a thing for almost two years up until joining. I knew this site would force me to sit down and make time for crafting again. It's been so therapeutic for me. Im glad I signed up!

Love tea (especially green)

Like all candy, especially gummies or hard candy.

Favorite Colors: Teal, Cobalt Blue, Black, Silver and Yellow

Metals: all - Especially copper I recently had my entire kitchen backsplash done in all coppers. It turned out absolutely gorgeous!

**********************************************************CRAFTS: I really haven't tried much but making a few scrapbook pages, a couple of book marks and some handmade cards. My idea of making a bookmark was cutting out a pretty piece of scrap paper and slapping a sticker on it. Recently I created my 1st real book mark for a swap. Didn't use a single sticker haha!

I think I may have enough craft items to probably make just about anything, unfortunately I'm just lacking the time to do so.

ATC's - thanks to swap-bot I have participated in two private ATC swaps and created my 1st eight or nine (can't remember) ATC cards. It was a lot of fun making them!

My to do list for 2017: Chunky Mini's Mixed media I have purchased yarn several times and have yet to learn how to crochet. Definitely on my to do list for 2017

****List of things that I like**** Tim Holtz and K&Company style anything, Stickers, washi tape, die cuts, tags, pennants, embellishments, 3 dimensional stickers, metal keys, stars, nature, crosses, lace ribbon, butterfly anything. Anything Sanrio. Pretty little notebooks or even just a couple of sheets of your favorite paper or pretty stationary. I have an odd addiction to writing utensils. I love mechanical pencils and pens. Especially unique, cute or pretty ones. I am addicted to pretty scrapbook paper. Even pieces cut down small to 4x6 that I can use for my albums for a matte for my photos. Or smaller for tags. I really don't want anyone to feel limited on what they can send me. I like anything pretty, interesting or unique.

πŸΏπŸ˜πŸ„ I love all of Gods creatures. πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‰πŸ¦†

FAVORITES: πŸ¦‹ Butterflies, Bunnies 🐰 Bees🐝, Snails🐌 and Koi fish! πŸŒΎπŸ„πŸπŸŒΏI love natureπŸ€πŸ‚πŸŒ²πŸ₯€ All plants really... 🌻🌸 Flowers. 🌹🌼 Favorites: Amaryllis,Roses, peonies, Orchids - all florals welcome.

Love all plants. Ivy, trees, grass... leaves. Any botanical items will be appreciated

Love anything gardening related. If you would see it in your backyard, patio or garden I will like it. Even down to a tiny sticker of a 🐌 snail :)

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Of course for religious reasons, but also because I love crosses, baskets, colored eggs, jelly beans, bunnies and everything about Spring! I welcome Easter related items any time of the year!

So, I've received a few swaps now to know what I'd prefer not to receive. Dislikes: Teacher reward stickers - Please do not send me anything evil/ satanic or dark and or macabre please...

I don't want to limit anyone what their heart leads them to send me. If you'd be happy to receive it, then I will too! I love opening an envelope where I can tell care and thought went into it. It's not about what the items cost, I know some ladies don't have a lot money to spend. It's about the thoughtfulness.

**********Some more about me********** One of my favorite hobbies and passions is my love of photography. I've been a professional photographer for about 9 years now. I have worked for a few companies as well as freelance before starting my own current business, which I still take photos, just not of people... mainly just clothing and jewelry shots. I plan on hiring a model this summer for my clothing. I also did school portrait photography at one point. That was a lot of fun! Schools in California are massively huge. Fun fact: there are 3,609 students at my sons high school. Crazy right? Photographing newborns and wee little ones was my favorite. Capturing that precious moment in time is so rewarding. Knowing my photo of their loved one will be passed on for many generations to come warms my heart.

I also worked as the community moderator for pediatrician Dr Sears. Based on Dr Sears own philosophy and my own many years of experience in child nutrition and raising kids, I answered moms questions on a daily basis, as well as wrote many articles. Dr Sears son has been a guest on the Dr Oz show many times. Dr Sears has written many books on child nutrition and child rearing. I highly recommend any of his books. Especially N.D.D. (Nutritional Deficit Disorder) I am always open to any non medically related questions you may have. Just message me :)

I prefer to read over watching tv. I like to read books about DIY projects, health, nutrition, gardening, Christianity/God. I prefer to learn something new when I have a free moment. I listen to sermons or podcasts while driving, cleaning or working.

One of my favorite quotes, especially with what's going on in the USA today.

"I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Think about that quote... what does it mean to you? Especially if you're a Christian.

Thank you for stopping by! Jill


KatlynAva rated for ATC 2017 #23: Stamped -USA- on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Wow! You really went above and beyond. The ATC is really pretty, and all the extras you sent were amazing. Thanks so much for a wonderful package to arrive home to!
Comment: Thanks so much for everything. I love the tapes!
GmaKim rated for ATC 2017 #21: Scraps -USA- on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your scraps ATC and extras. They were wonderful!
FelinaSP rated for Washi Washi! 4 on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: You wowed me, really...You sent me many things, all beautiful and that I loved, many samples of washi, stickers (I loved those of minions), a tea, beautiful butterflies ... it was great ... the envelope is very nice too, thank you with everything My heart the dedication that you put in my swap, you are great .. greetings from Chile
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I was hoping you would :)
BooksTeaAndMe rated for Alphabet Fun: Recipes A on May 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for great A recipes as well as extra goodies :)
shannonlinde rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 23, 2017
Comment: It was so great to meet Mimi, Kane and Apollo!! They are beautiful!!! :)
Nicola4720 rated for Let's Get Washi! 4 on May 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such an incredible packet, all the little extras, way more washi than required - will be in touch to arrange that private swap. Thank you again x
iamred rated for Let's Get Washi! 4 on May 18, 2017
Comment: thank you so much for all the samples and goodies! β™₯
Comment: Thank you for a fun swap! I like the purple bookmark with all the shimmer :) and your ATC's turned out great! I think it's funny we both did a snail πŸ˜„πŸŒ They are nice additions to my collection. And oh my goodness! You sent so many extras I feel like I owe you another swap! I haven't had time to look through every piece yet, but the envelopes look great and I love the sparkly pen. I'll be making some ATC's tomorrow so I'll dig into the rest then! Everything was so nicely wrapped too :)
flickmobile rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your email :), Mimi, Kane & Apollo look like happy & playful bundles of fur!
tatntole rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
ChrisAnne rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 14, 2017
Comment: Great pics and stories. Don't forget to include your swap-bot name on your electronic swaps.
Quiltbutterfly rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Fabriqueen rated for Getting to know YOU Email Swap on May 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed reading and learning more about you. Hugs, Diane
kygirl rated for Getting to know YOU Email Swap on May 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great email swap!
Gnoe rated for Washi Washi! 4 on May 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the washis and (other) extras! You are too kind <3
SewFun2 rated for Quarter Machine Trinkets and Toys on May 8, 2017
Comment: Wow, you sent a fun package! Thank you for all the goodies, I really enjoyed opening it. :)
Allison8236 rated for Private Swap - Die Cuts on May 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Thank you! I love the beautifully wrapped cuts!! and thank you for thinking of Rebeka, that was kind of you and she loved her stickers!!
Eudaimonia rated for Getting to know YOU Email Swap on May 7, 2017
Comment: Dear what a lovely mail you wrote. Thank you so much for sharing. I will do mine to say and will sent it also to you. Kind regards, Angelique
pkpeace rated for Private ATC on May 1, 2017
Comment: Your ATC is absolutely beautiful! It's difficult to believe you just started making them! Thank you for sharing your talents with me and also, thank you for the beautiful package!! You made my day! Hugs Patty

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bbsporty on May 31, 2017:

Thank you so much for your sweet and supportive letter. It was much needed! I see you have quite a bit on your plate too! It helps to know that I'm not the only one going through something like this.

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

tcornell on May 21, 2017:

Thank you for the notecard with your kind and thoughtful words, it really means a lot to me!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Apr 29, 2017:


Tigerlilyknotwise on Apr 13, 2017:


Have a great day! :)

PenguinParade on Apr 7, 2017:

ooo or an Inkjoy Pen in one of their super pretty pastel/springish colors!

PenguinParade on Apr 7, 2017:

You were needing ideas for the letter I for the SPRING swap: An Inkpen in a springy color; something with an Iris flower or the color, anything with an Inchworm, the color Ivory. Hope that helps. I'm trying to decide if I want to join or not :)

miablancs on Mar 28, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Everyone in this group are officers so that we will create swaps. If you would like to help out more than that and become a group founder please let me know Thank you and Happy Swapping!

miablancs on Mar 23, 2017:

I saw your post below a swap for Easter Cards asking if Newbies are allowed to join. I know what that feels like so I have sent you an invite to my group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please join the group if you would like or if you do not want to join that is also okay. Happy Swapping and Welcome to Swap-bot !

metammi123 on Mar 20, 2017:

We all started at the bottom... The rating will come ... It's adictive be aware ... Enjoy a be creative...

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