Swap-bot Time: March 31, 2020 3:52 pm


Date Joined: June 30, 2019
Last Online: March 31, 2020
Birthday: May 3, 1973
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

Papercrafting is my main interest. I have so many supplies, I just converted a bedroom into a craft room. And I would love to share and swap!

I have been scrapbooking ever since I can remember. While going thru some boxes recently, I found a scrapbook I made for a school history project when I was 10yrs old!

I also do a lot of card making. Each year, I hand make at least 50 Christmas cards, in five or six different styles, to mail out to friends and family.

In June 2019, I was simultaneously making 60 baby shower invites w/RSVP cards for my sister, 50th birthday invites for a co-worker, and 100 save the date wedding cards for my niece.

Interactive cards are my favorite, especially shaker and shadow box cards.

Within the last couple of years I have gotten into art journaling and junk journals. I follow Dyan Reaveley and Dina Wakley because I love their funky styles. I have also gotten into the grungy steampunk look, so I have a lot of Tim Holtz stuff too.

I do some stamping, but mostly to accent my cards or journals.

Favorite Movies

I grew up going to Star Wars with my dad, and still love the original movies to this day. For some reason, I have always identified with the bad guys, so my desk at work in covered in Darth Vadar, Stormtroopers, and Bobba Fett toys.

I love animated movies and the Incredibles is my favorite. I also like the Despicable Me movies, Monsters Inc, Zootopia, Up, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

I like to watch scary movies that are suspenseful, but not super gory. Old school horror like the Exorist, Poltergeist, Carrie, the Shining, and the Omen get me every time. Recently I have been watching the Conjuring series.

About Me

I have lived in Illinois my whole life, first in the Chicago suburbs and now Springfield. I have been with my civil union partner Kari since college. Last year, we bought a new house as our 25 year anniversary present! Kari's family lives close, so we spend a lot of time with her brother, niece, and nephew. I love to cook, bake, and make candy. I am famous for pecan clusters I make with homemade caramel!

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of shows on the Science, Travel, and History Channels. I like Expedition Unknown, America Unearthed, Mysteries of the Abandoned, Food Paradise, Legendary Locations, and What on Earth. Josh Gates cracks me up with his mixture of humor and enthusiasm.

I like funny shows about crazy family life like Married with Children, Shameless, Malcolm in the Middle, the Simpsons, and Single Parents.

I also like reality shows about the outdoors, especially Alaska, like The Last Alaskans, Life Below Zero, Alaska-the Last Frontier, and Mountain Men. Sue Aikens at the Kavik River Camp is the TV personality I would most like to meet.

I have always liked kitschy shows about the paranormal. First there was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then Charmed, and now Supernatural. Now that Supernatural will be having it's last season, I guess I will have to find a new show...

Likes and Dislikes



-anything Star Wars (especially the bad guys!)

-wood embellishments

-paper maps

-old newspapers (reprod ok)

-anything steampunk theme

-metal embellishments

-anything dragon

-black and white washi tape

-anything Asian themed

-old postcards from area where you live

-colored vellum

-landscapes or animals pics from old books

-anything art deco themed

-brads that look like screws

-anything Halloween or fall

-embellishments or paper with lemons, limes, or watermelon

-quotes, handwritten or printed

-cards from old games like trivial pursuit, candy land, monopoly, etc

-decorated envelopes or pockets for my journals

-chipboard embellishments


-Tea (I am a devoted coffee drinker!!)

-Pink colored or girly stuff

-Cat themed stuff

-Bible or Christian stuff


4Friends rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #19 on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: thank you
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the London PC. Very nice! I hope you get to go to all of your fun conventions and see your niece. You have a fun month planned!
Comment: Again, stamped but no message?
Response: I thought your profile said you wanted them blank???
goinjenny rated for Postcard Swap #7 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: I don't understand why you didn't write a message since you stamped it?!
Response: I thought your profile said that you did NOT want them written on
Wyopenpal rated for Postcard Swap #7 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: I love the color post card! Hope you had fun at the crafting conventions. We don't have any of those here.
squince rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #19 on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Cute card!
Comment: Thanks for the great card and note! Sounds like you’re going to have lots of fun!
Comment: Love the pc! Have fun crafting! I miss going to the conventions with my gal pals. Enjoy extra for me! Thanks!
Comment: Cool postcard. Thanks!
FLWAVE rated for Coffee themed snailmail on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome coffee swap package! The Dulce de Leche Cookie coffee looks yummy…definitely gonna try it in the morning. Super cute coffee dish towel. I am just smitten with the mini coffee journal you made, and all of the extra goodies you included with it! I really appreciate the thoughtfulness and effort you put into creating a beautiful swap!
Lotusemilia rated for Pocket Letters for Beginners on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I was really surprised to get such a big package in the mail, haha. It was my first time with pocket letters too, and I really love your design on it!! And of course everything inside the package was really nice, thank you!! ❤️❤️
Murmuration rated for Shaped Paperclips Quick Swap on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely, carefully wrapped assortment of paperclips, and the lovely stationary that they came in!
Response: I am so glad you finally received it!! I was just looking for my pack of hot air balloon note cards, so I could resend.
LuvMyKitties rated for Happy Mail Flipbook on Feb 1, 2020
Comment: Jen, OMG! This is amazing! First of all thank you for all the extra goodies. A fellow Star Wars fan...nice! I never knew that there was star wars vinyl and now that I know, well, watch out! LoL. Your book is wonderfully put together and i couldn't love it more. Haha on the Cincinnati chili, it is an acquired taste I think if you've never had it before. Graeter's Ice Cream is a truly delicious ice cream. Thank you so much again.
Response: I found the Star Wars vinyl on clearance at Joanne Fabrics about a month ago. Maybe they still have some at store near you?
weeblez23 rated for Shaped Paperclips Quick Swap on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: The dog clips are awesome.. did you make them?
Response: LOL..Not that talented!!... I bought them from a local company that used to make them
babyblues65 rated for Mini loaded paper bag on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Hi Jennifer! Oh my gosh, I LOVE MY STUFFED BAG!!! It is SO cute! And all the extra goodies, you shouldn't have! I love the interesting washis and I'm everything butterfly!! The stamp set is divine and you wrote the sweetest letter! I hope you have the best 2020!!!! HUGS! Deanna
auntiejo rated for ABC upcycled cardboard W swap on Dec 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend!! No worried at all ...thank you!
marooter rated for ABC upcycled cardboard W swap on Dec 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for resending, Jennifer! Love the fun card and the metallic ink! :-) Update: the card I thanked you for above was the original, and I also received the resend the other day. No need to send a RAK.Thanks so much! Happy New Year! :-)
auntiejo rated for ABC upcycled V cardboard swap on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you! one of my FAVORITE cooking items aka eat directly out of bag and none make it to the recipe! LOL
myancey rated for ABC upcycled V cardboard swap on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Jennifer thanks for the vanilla card. Happy thanksgiving

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institches on Jul 8, 2019:

Welcome to swap-bot and Thank you for having such a well filled profile!

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