Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am a 33yr old wife, homeschooling stay-at-home mom, foster mom, Christ follower, and artist. I live in the beautiful state of Michigan, only about a 10 minute drive from Lake Michigan. We have 1 dog, a Jack Russell/ Chihuahua mix, and 1 kitten my daughter just got for her first pet. We also have 2 small fish tanks full of small freshwater fish.
My favorite thing to swap is Artist Trading Cards! I started creating and collecting them in the spring of 2020. Before that I had been working on learning to paint for a little over a year. I often use acrylic and/or watercolor paints in my art pieces, but I am learning more and more about mix media and collage. I enjoy using stamped images, scrapbook papers, colored pencils, lace, corrugated cardboard, thread and stitching, and more! I believe an artist puts a little piece of themselves into everything they create. I am also interested in bookmark, ephemera, or other arts and crafts type swaps.
Other hobbies of mine include reading (especially historical fiction and fantasy), riding my bicycle, riding ATV's, journaling, and baking. Some of these hobbies we enjoy together as a family, along with playing all kinds of board and card games, doing puzzles, and playing video games.
I will only mark my swaps sent after I drop them in the mailbox. If after a couple weeks (leaving time for mail delays) you don't receive it let me know. I am happy to re-send when needed. Also, if something is delivered with postage due, send me a message and I will send you what is owed! And I am so sorry in advance if that does happen, but I will do my best to make sure it doesn't.
Encouraging quotes or phrases
Anything nature (animals, landscapes, leaves, feathers, flowers, ocean, you name it)
Using something in a new and unexpected way
Song lyrics and music paper
Art that is interactive
Shiny or sparkly things
Puns, sarcasm, and snarky phrases
Supernatural (the tv show), Pokemon, Marvel, The Mortal Instruments, and Lord of the Rings fan art
Decorated mailing envelopes (I keep those too!)
Lace and other textiles
Any positive mental health themes
Political art or references of any kind
Zombies, body parts, or gory things
Anything with strong smells. Smoke, perfume, chemical, doesn't matter, I don't like it!
Disney, Game of Thrones, or Harry Potter fan art
ATC's that are too bulky to fit in my binder
Loose glitter that gets all over everything
Drug references and "in-your-face" sexuality
Basketball or golf themed
Favorite colors are grass green, royal purple, turquoise, cobalt blue, lavender, and pumpkin orange
Favorite animals are turtles, hedgehogs, and wolves.
Music is life and I love to sing. My favorite bands include Skillet, Sanctus Real, and Linkin Park (RIP Chester 💔)
I have a huge sweet tooth, and I love treats that include dark chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, peppermint, raspberry, lemon, nougat, etc.
Willow Tree angels and figurines
I collect magnets, especially travel ones from different countries, states, and places of interest
Santoro Gorjuss stamps are my fave right now
I love Cacti/succulent and Pineapple themed items (pens, notebooks, magnets, stickers, etc)
Christmas is my favorite holiday
Garfield and Strange Planet comics
Swimming and Kyaking
Coconut, walnuts, and raisins.
Nick-nacks other than Willow Tree
Snow and being cold
Not getting enough sleep
I don't really need for anything, but if you have to send me something as part of a swap, I like:
Rubber and clear stamps
Ink pads: permanent or water based
Books and bookmarks
Paper! Scrapbook, mulberry, handmade, stationary, velum, or other special papers. Patterned or colored cardstock. Wrapping paper. Gelli printed paper, homemade collage papers, and crafting tissue paper.
Personalized address labels
Fabric, lace, and ribbon samples
Journals and notebooks
Embellishments (including homemade)
Fussy cuts and die cuts
Used or unused postage stamps
Extra trading card sleeves
Fun sticky notes
Journal cards or tags
Altered/hidden or shaped paper clips
Envelopes of all kinds
Children's book illustrations
Found words and phrases
Certain types of stickers: Velum, Washi, Fashion Girls, Foil/metallic, water bottle size, and in any of the themes I mentioned I like above.
Please DON'T send:
Maps or book pages (I have a ton already)
Facial peel masks or other beauty supplies (I have very sensitive skin and likely won't be able to use it)
Anything with a strong smell
Tea, Hot Cocoa, or Coffee
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