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jamicam

jamicam
Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: April 21, 2021
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
Etsy Favs ($5 or less)

updated Apr 2021


Hello! My name is Jacki and I'm happy to swap with you!

I live in Michigan. I am a lifelong learner and work in education. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I value kindness, diversity, equality, justice, the earth, animals, good books, and a hot cup of black tea. I enjoy time with friends and family, but also value alone time every day for sanity. I am trying to simplify and live a more minimalist life but find it most challenging in terms of fabric and swapping supplies!

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Current favorite swaps are making items for journaling (tags, pockets, journal cards, embellishments) and making/decorating envelopes. I enjoy decoupaging with napkins to create interesting textures, using papers that create crinkly sounds, and finding interesting ways to add fabric. Would like to get better at collage and using inks and paints.

I've lost interest in swaps designed only to exchange crafting supplies. Learned that I'd rather actually use my papery goodies rather than just give them away. Still, now and then, I will join tags or RAKs or wishes to destash when the piles start to get too high.

Beyond paper crafts, I sew and quilt. Relish any opportunity to go fabric shopping. I welcome private swaps for handmade items - crochet, embroidery, and watercolor are favorites and I would happily swap for something sewn.

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FAVORITE THEMES - Floral, botanical, nature, artsy, earth friendly, books, animals, bees, butterflies, watercolor, things with texture, uplifting words and phrases, paper with stitching. I prefer artistic/illustrations over realistic images.

JUNK JOURNAL - Having fun with junk journaling and appreciate any tips or ideas. Always on the lookout for old book pages (any language), old music paper, dyed paper, strips of lace or other trims, interesting images or phrases from magazines and books, tags, pockets, ephemera, embellishments.

YOUR ART - Anything handmade by you, in any medium, would be a joy to receive. Even if it doesn't reflect my likes/interests, the fact that it is handmade means it will hold a special place in my heart.

SEASONS vs HOLIDAYS - I don't care for holiday-related stuff. On the rare occasion that I join a holiday swap, feel free to go with autumn instead of Halloween, winter instead of Christmas, spring instead of Easter. This is just my preference, of course I would never down-rate you for following the swap as intended.

SNACK SWAPS - Milk chocolate with crunchy/crispy bits, effervescent candies like the fizzy Love Hearts from the UK or fizzy Brause-stäbchen from Germany, Fry's Turkish Delight from the UK, minty candies, salty and spicy snacks, black tea. Not a fan of dark chocolate, gummy candies, meat-based snacks, or herbal tea.

PACKAGE SWAPS - All kinds of bags (totes, pouches), non-slip fuzzy ankle socks, Vicks Inhalers (weird, I know, I love them), lip balm, sugar free gum, hair bands or small scrunchies, earth-friendly items, perfume samples, anything from or inspired by my Etsy favs $5 and under, anything handmade. Please no jewelry, face masks, make-up, nail polish.

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Items that land in my recycling bin are childish, Disney, fantasy, mythical, celebrities, fandom, fashion, sports. I am religion-friendly but do not care for items related to religion or spirituality (angels, Bible verses, goddesses, tarot cards, astrology, etc). I am creeped out by things with human faces (especially realistic) and have never been a fan of dolls for that reason - for example I love the moon but can't stand images like this.

Unless specified in the swap description, please do not send traveling items (friendship books, slams), memo sheets, touristy items, jewelry, used postage.

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I do not look for reasons to down-rate and can be very understanding - all I ask is that you communicate with me. I never look at post marks, so if you are a couple of days past the deadline I would honestly never even notice. If you mess up on a swap, just message me, and chances are it will be fine. If I mess up, I will do everything I can to fix it to your satisfaction.

My goal is to encourage others in their craft, express gratitude for everything received, and live by the words of JM Barrie: "Be kinder than necessary." Let's all keep the Golden Rule in mind to help keep this community safe, compassionate, and enjoyable for all.

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Ratings

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Comment: Love this , so cute💕❤️💕❤️💕
Response: Yay!
stephiedee rated for OMAE: Handmade Envelopes (USA) on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely set of envelopes, Jacki! I know I'm going to enjoy using them.
Response: You are welcome!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Snippets! on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Hi Jacki and thank you for the fun snippets you sent me. I would never think you had a hard time with collage by looking at these - they look wonderful! And they are something I will definitely use. I love the look of stitching on anything too. You did an awesome job, so many thanks!!
Response: What a relief! Glad you like them. Funny, my partner also said she had a hard time with them, but I loved what she sent. Guess we all need to trust ourselves more! Thanks for rating.
AliCrafter rated for YTPC: Die Cut Swap - USA on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: My goodness! You are one not to procrastinate! I received your wonderful assortment of fire cute all beautifully packaged and in the great pocket booklet. Thank you for the kind attention to presentation. Enjoy your machine, and now that steel dies are so much more affordable you are going to have a huge collection before you know it!
Response: Yay! I had so much fun putting it together. Thanks so much for the kind rating!
Fabriqueen rated for Quote in a Card #3 USA on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and quote and the stickers! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome - glad it arrived!
chandlerguera rated for Spring Greetings 2021 on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful bicycle & flowers card, stickers and cool airmail envelopes (which are the perfect size)! xo
Response: You are so welcome!
misscorina rated for Let's Be Real on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card, I'm so sorry for your loss can't imagine what you're going through. Take care and hugs from the Netherlands
Response: Thank you!
mymerakidesk rated for Put flowers on #march2021 on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for everything you included, as well as the effort you put into decorating the envelope. I appreciate it much 😊
Response: You are so welcome!
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Travel on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Love the Mail art Travel theme you did! Thank you too for the fun extras inside I love the travel theme!
Response: It arrived! Thanks for rating!
wincejl rated for USAPC: flatmail folder or pocket on Mar 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap and your letter. So glad you had a nice day, and I can definitely relate to the "craft mess!" :)
Response: You are welcome!
LadyJo rated for IFM: Nesting Envelope Happy Mail on Mar 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envies! I love the pretty colors and just perfect! Thank you so very much! I will sure make good use of these! I have been writing and sending more mail to folks I know that might be lonely.
Response: You are so welcome!
Burger1girl rated for Quote in a Card #3 USA on Mar 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card. Indeed spring is on the way indeed! The world needs it!
Response: Agree! Thanks for rating!
Arabella rated for YTPC: Collaged Flower Tags on Mar 4, 2021
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Comment: Love your tags, Jacki! The Secret Garden is one of my favorite books! I wish we had more butterflies in our yard! Thank you! And thanks for the extra flowers! Take care!
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks!!
squince rated for Quote in a Card #3 USA on Mar 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks! Love the Happy Mail stickers!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet note. I hope you and Minnow keep warm. Spring in on its way!
Response: Thanks for rating!
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Comment: They're lovely - Thank you so much! Sorry for the late rating - we've had sorry mail delivery and terrible weather here in Houston.
Response: Not late at all! I hope you are safe and warm and keeping well :)
bizzles rated for A Cup of Tea and a Letter to Read on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and the teas! All new to me, I can't wait to try them all, ty!
Response: Hope you like them! Drink them up before it gets too hot down there :)
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Comment: Hey there Jacki...I love my little specimen cards! The veggies are cute and right up my "out of the box" way of thinking regarding what to do...lol. Yes...99 3/4% of the time people misspell my name and I have to be honest...it bugs the heck out of me. My name is actually pronounced..."Shah" Lee Ah". But back to you swap package...Again...I love my specimen cards and the extras that you enclosed were super as well. Thanks so much for a fun swap to open! Be safe...
Response: Oh I'm sooo glad you like them! Looking forward to swapping again, Shelia!
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Comment: Thanks so much! Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty Valentine and cute fabric hearts. You made me feel very special! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Response: Yay! You are so welcome!

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Comments

Giddyanni on Apr 14, 2021:

IFM January WTA

Dear Jacki, I can't thank you enough for the envelope full of lovely surprises 😍; die cuts, gems, pearls and the dies from Tim Holtz. It has been like having an extra birthday and my fingers are itching to start using them. Thank you, thank you!!

Curiouskitty on Mar 22, 2021:

Hi! A huge thank you for the IFM Feb WTA gifts. Your swap was fun to open and exciting when I saw all the beautiful goodies you sent. The Spring butterflies & flowers theme is perfect! I truly appreciate your generosity and pretty art/journal supplies - everything goes together so well. The vellum envelope, stickers and washi are beautiful. The punched/die cuts are so fun. I only recently started making die cuts so my die collection is very limited. The large wild flower die cuts are something l want (but don't own), I can't wait to use them! ♥️

stephiedee on Mar 16, 2021:

Thank you for the great "sticky" themed envelope for the OMAE tag! I have been longing for some cute "happy mail" stickers for quite awhile so seeing them first thing made me smile. Love the wings, the pretty astronomy themed stickers and the die-cuts, too! The magnets will also be useful (maybe even altered into art magnets...ooh, a project!) 🤗 🤗 🤗

Petaltea on Feb 23, 2021:

Thank you Thank you Thank you. I’m so thankful for all that you sent me. Yes I will be able to use everything. I expecially loved reading your letter. We are still in lockdown. I so badly want to take my daughter to lunch and go shopping! I keep telling her we’ll do a break in somewhere. no stealing, just try on some clothes hahaha, WITHOUT a mask on! But that is going to take awhile yet. We’ll get there. We hope.

Once again, thank you!!

patricia8288 on Feb 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely and generous “random flat envie - pay it forward tag”

traceyj on Feb 13, 2021:

Thank you, Jacki, for continuing to share joy and spread kindness! I just received your RAK of assorted maps and I can't wait to start crafting with them.

animated thank you with butterfly

kiddomerriweather on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy New Year to you as well. =D

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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CrystalZ on Nov 28, 2020:

Oh my goodness such an amazing envie I got just stuffed with all things sloth for the Menagerie Tag game! Everything was just so cute....the stickers, the letter paper, even the little sloth charm are just too much! Thank you for a wonderful happy mail :)

lasciviouskisses on Nov 27, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Note Card Happy Mail RAK! Love it!

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