Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2023 3:03 pm


Date Joined: August 8, 2022
Last Online: March 24, 2023
Birthday: December 24, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

My ex-husband passed away leaving my 2 young daughters, 18 and 20, in bad shape. If I am slow to rate, please understand.
Feb. 26, 2023
Thank you to all who have been patient. Things are starting to be a little more normal and I am in the process of catching up. I hope to be all caught up within the next 3 days. To all in this community - You are wonderful people.

Last Updated: February 8, 2023

I'm 52. I am a special education teacher. I live in Illinois in the USA. I live with my fiancé, my 18 year old daughter and our Golden Retriever, Chester.

Favorite Music

I like a wide variety of music. I grew up on country. I listen to soft rock, alternative, electric dance, folk, musicals and instrumental. My current favorite song is Bring Me to Life by Evanescence. My father is into antique musical instruments so I have been able to enjoy many of them including band organs, monkey organs, old phonographs and music boxes. I love the music box tunes for Fur Elise and Music Box Dancer. I will give almost anything a listen at least once. I'm usually not a fan of thrash metal or rap.

Favorite Books

I like books that have long series. I liked Harry Potter and Alex Cross. I read many fantasy series. My favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings movies. I read the books too. I have been listening to the audiobook series In Death by J.D. Robb. Many of the books I read are "how to" books. Right now I am reading books about quilting and soapmaking. I am very fond of dystopian books so I am always happy for recommendations.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are Dead Poets Society and the Lord of the Rings series. I like the Star Wars movies. Yoda and the Ewoks are the best. I tend to search for fantasy, sci-fi or dystopian.

Favorite Television

On television, I watch NCIS, CSI, and odd and end reality shows. I've been enjoying the Ink Master series. My fiancé thinks it's weird since I do not have any tattoos myself.

Favorite Crafts

I dabble in quilting, quilling, sewing and little things for my pen pals (paper crafts). I enjoy a little crochet and I am newly interested in jewelry making and macrame.

Wish Lists

I will love anything you send me. If you would like ideas, here are some ideas that may help.

Postcards - I love animal cards, scenic cards and cards that will make me laugh. In December, I like birthday cards. I do celebrate all the holidays. I personally celebrate Christmas but I am happy to receive holidays I do not celebrate if it is what you celebrate. Even better if you tell me a little about your holiday.

Mail Art - I am new to mail art but I absolutely love it.

Snail Mail - I enjoy snail mail pen pals. I prefer my pals to be international rather than from the USA but I will write with USA pals as long as you don't expect a letter every other day. I am the type of pen pal who writes a longer letter every couple of weeks instead of short letters every few days.


If you wish to customize something for me, here are some of my preferences.

I am getting married in June so I would love wedding themed everything. I am marrying my best friend of over 30 years.
Jerry & Jen - June 11, 2023

Favorite Colors

  • Vibrant purples

  • Teal

  • Bright blues

  • Sky blue

  • Bright greens

Favorite images

  • Animals

  • Ocean critters

  • Beaches

  • Sunrise/sunset

  • Dogs. Cats, Ferrets, Otters, Hedgehogs, Butterflys, Hummingbirds

  • Nature

Favorite Supplies

  • Washi Tape

  • Doilies, lace

  • 100% cotton fabric

  • Stationary

  • Gel pens

  • Media Medium

  • Die cuts

Edible Items

  • Fruity flavored teas

  • CHOCOLATE - Best Ever!!!!

Other Preferences

  • I love to see homemade cards if you are truely putting effort in and not sticker slamming

  • I will swap quilt blocks.


swapwithyi rated for AMA: Deco booklet #339574 on Mar 28, 2023
Comment: thankyopu for the resend ,i will pass it ,the women in hats deco <3
Comment: Thank you for the lovely one page wonder.Nice job.
chimerix rated for YTPC: One Page Wonder - February on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket journal and all of the lovely enclosures. What a treat to received from you. Aloha!
thequilterslink rated for FFF: Lace Masterboard on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the very lovely lace masterboard. It is too pretty to cut up.
9O96O rated for AMA: Tangled Pass PC #1 on Mar 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your colourful tangled PC. I just bought a zentangle book so I'll try something from the book.
Comment: I will create and send on soon.
Comment: Thanks so much for both Deanie’s restaurant ephemera deco and Sonya’s puzzle themed deco. The puzzle one should be fun!
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Mason Jar Pockets on Mar 5, 2023
Comment: Very nice mason jar-loved the button and lace details. Thanks also for the extras-COKE cards and the Halloween stickers! Thanks for sharing-=Take care!
evanselli rated for YTPC: Tri-Fold Folio w/3 Pockets on Mar 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap, it is just beautiful. I love the ocean theme you chose for me.definitely a happy mail day for me. Have a wonderful day 😊❤️
JanHardt rated for FFF: Lace Masterboard on Feb 27, 2023
Comment: Jen, Your lace masterboard is beautiful. It will a beautiful addition to my journal. Thank you for the cute envelopes. Excellent swap.
kclicquot rated for YTPC: Book Page Pockets on Feb 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the great book page pockets!!! and the tuckins are wonderful too! BONUS - the wonderful vintage stamps! UN cancelled too!!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoy them. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Thank you
JanHardt rated for FFF: Book Page Envelope with a Tag on Feb 21, 2023
Comment: Jen, This book page envelope and tag set you made for me is beautiful. I love the Iris on the tag - a favorite of mine. I laughed when I saw the Sudoku game page. I’ve been trying to master that game, but I always give up before I get the answer. Excellent swap, thank you.
Panda1122 rated for FFF: Matchbook Paperclips on Feb 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the bright and cherry matchbook paperclips (●'◡'●)
JanHardt rated for YTPC: 1 12x12 Sheet Mini Journal on Feb 9, 2023
Comment: I love the mushroom mini journal you created, and the goodies you included. Thank you for a great swap.
Comment: Wow, thank you for the amazing pocket letter! It sure made me smile when I opened it :D I'd love to do this again some time!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I was a little worried since I went a little on the non-traditional route. I'd love to do it again. I'll send a PM.
Comment: I love Star Trek and this is the 2nd deco I've ever seen so I am happy I can make another page. Thanks for sending my way. xxMuggleMom
ÇisnerosV rated for YTPC: Ultimate Envelope Journal on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely journal. I love it!
chimerix rated for AMA: FairyTales -Snow White on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. Aloha
Karengrinehart rated for Holiday Fun - February on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the holiday fun items!! I like the holidays that you chose, especially the Mardi Gras one! Thank you for the Affirmations and Self care ideas, too! I’m looking forward to trying the recipe too for my dogs! It sounds like something they will enjoy!! Blessings!!!!

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SuperNay on Mar 24, 2023:

Thank you for the March AATW! Kitty cat postcards and stickers!!! Love them all. :)

Tricia22 on Mar 6, 2023:

AATW March wishes- Thank you for the spring address labels. Much appreciated

isabellasnow on Mar 5, 2023:

Hi Jen, and thank you so much for the animal postcards from my February AATW wishlist. So sorry for the late thanks--I only returned from California on March 1. You sent all my favorites--squirrel, raccoon, and deer!

Highlander18 on Mar 3, 2023:

❤️❤️ Thank you very much for Feb AATW - oh so pretty and so many hummingbirds!! Love it all

Poohtat on Mar 3, 2023:

Thank you for the AATW Feb birthday jellyfish wishes. I love the address labels and the stickers are so cute! Happy swapping

Autist on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you so much for the thought and time of putting together the strips for my paper chain. I loved them all! AATW Thanks!! Rook

armadillogal on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you for the great postcards!

BookLover9273 on Jan 18, 2023:

Hi Jen!

Thank you for granting a wish in AATW group for me! I sent you something in return :-)



bostianh on Jan 14, 2023:

Thank you so much for the beautiful January wish from AATW! The fabric pieces are perfect and I'm so excited to create with everything you sent me. Thank you for your kindness.💕

Tricia22 on Jan 13, 2023:

All About the Wishes Jan- Thank you so much for the handmade envelopes. Can’t wait to use them!!

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