Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 4:12 am


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (9, 8, 7). I'm trying to instill the love of mail in my 3 boys. They certainly love to take my mail to the mailbox and put up the flag! They are also more than happy to help me decorate my envies!! I live in a tiny "village" in Michigan and love Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!). I love stickers, making my own envelopes, and making my own postcards. I can't remember a time when I didn't love sending and receiving mail!

We are cat people - we Now have just one Actual Cat that resides here, along with my 7yo who loves to meow and pretend he is a cat. Lily is an 12yo tortoiseshell that we adopted in Sept 2018. We just lost our dear Pounce 9/5/20 At the age of 16.5, and she had been with us since she was a young kitten.

My dad passed away in January 2020, my grandma June 2020, and now our cat Pounce. Rough year even without the pandemic. Swapping is helping keep my mind focused for periods of time when otherwise I'd feel completely frazzled.

Favorite Music

Most current country, some (not all) pop. I can never remember artists' names or who sings what...its just not my forte :) not so great with lyrics either, my kiddos know more words to current songs than I do! My hubby is the total opposite--great with songs and artists, can't live without music in his daily life.

Favorite Television

Current: Grey's Anatomy, Superstore, Jeopardy, The 100, Atypical, Outlander, Agents of Shield. Just finished Season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale and Call the Midwife. Hoping to find a new series (with multiple seasons) soon.

With the kids, we watch things like Ultimate Tag, American Ninja Warrior, and the Titan Games.

Got an antenna and can play Jeopardy with the hubs again...although he still wins more often than not.

I love Disney movies, especially Lilo and Stitch and Beauty and the Beast. Will watch almost any movie genre....except horror. I'm just too much of a scaredy cat.

Favorite Crafts

handmade envies, decorating envies, flipbooks, handmade die cuts or embellishments, basically anything involving glue or scissors...


I’ve been joining a lot more PC swaps lately and thought that my profile may be lacking in terms of direction for my partners here. Most of my partners seem to have a nice list!

But, in reality, I’d rather be surprised than get PCs in the same 10 or so styles that I have listed out in my profile. Some of my all time faves are things that I never would have thought to list out on my profile!

Would love to hear your thoughts on why you chose a particular PC !though!

Likes / Wishlist

I love surprises, really truly do. No allergies. Love love love decorated or colorful envelopes.

I would be super excited to receive:
~blank notecards. I’ve somehow run out recently!! ~Stickers, sticker flakes.
~Shaped or cute design post-its!
~Stationery paper--especially multiple sheets of the same design to write long-ish penpal letters!
~Washi tape, especially, shiny, vintage look, monochromatic, thin, or thick styles. Would love some solid color foil look washi.
~Blank address labels. Big wide ones where I don’t have to smush my big ol handwriting inside.
~Handmade embellishments I can use to add flavor to my crafts!
~Cat-themed items.
~floral themed items, always can find a way to use them!
~enamel dots, store bought or handmade!

Not My Thing (Dislikes)

The following is not really my thing and I would prefer not to receive:
~religious theme
~off-season holiday items
~green tea


Comment: I enjoyed your note very much... I'm not sure either what Christmas will be like this year. Thanks for the card and your cute, decorated envie! I hope your holidays - however you are able to celebrate - are wonderful!
Comment: So lovely! Thank you for the card! And loved the lettering on the envie! Merry Christmas! (And Happy Thanksgiving ;) )
m3i5 rated for MAIL ART - Food on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Hi Jessica, Thank you very much for the pretty decorated envelop and the special stamps you used! :D the popsicle addresslabel is really original :) thanks for all the extra fun goodies inside! :)
Response: Thanks for rating! Also, absolutely crazy how fast that got to you!
oldsoul rated for CPG: Early Christmas 🎄 global #2 on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the warm Holiday Greetings ❤️❤️All the best to your entire family!
Aeon rated for USA Last Page Deco - 11/2020 on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the sweet deco! You are right—international is fine if it’s not a last pager for these US swaps. You can also start one for yourself if you don’t have one to send.
coleenfranks rated for MAE: Vintage Envies ~ US on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Jessica, lovely envies you did. Thanks for joining my swap.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I love the stamps you used 😊 usually, the mail from the U.S that I get has the round forever USA stamp with the succulent. Stay safe and healthy 🌷
Response: You’re very welcome—I rarely use the round stamps for international mail, I like having the variety of the normal USA forever stamps!
Comment: Beautiful deco!! Great job on that. It seems very sturdy! The scanned ones look awesome too. I hope to swap decos with you again sometime!
Response: Thanks so much!!!!!
Smsands2 rated for Random Envelope 6 on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: I love the envelopes you included. Thank you :)
Comment: Love the pc!! Its gotta be tough with school age kids - its just me and hubby and we're still bored too:)
Comment: Very nice card. LOL...I just "re-named" your husband. H is no longer "David" but instead..."JAVID".
Response: Lol, my poor outlier husband :)
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Collage on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the terrific collage mailart envie! I love the images and patterns. They blend so well I thought it was one magazine page! May I ask what mag(s) you used? Very cool swap. Thanks for the extra envelopes and labels as well.
Response: I most commonly use pages from Vogue, Oprah, and Marie Claire. Thanks for rating!
Lonestarchild rated for MAIL ART - Birds on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: Such a great envie -- full of bird goodies. Very creative envie. I do the same -- have some "base" envies and finish them as swaps go out. But I only have may 5-6 ready at a time. Thanks for another great swap!
bauerdesigns rated for Sender's Choice PC - Oct. on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing the Macaw postcard with me! I love all the bird stamps you used to decorate the back with ❤️ Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing - these little bits of memorabilia are great ways to spark cherished memories. It'll join my collection now :) P.S. You have lovely handwriting! 💌📬 Thanks again for the happy mail!
Comment: Thank you! =)
Comment: These are so fun -- love the leaf one. (and man, I wish I had your penmanship!!)
Heirloom rated for UHM: National Cat Day 💌 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Jessica, this is a most wonderful swap. The card and envie are beyond beautiful, and I love the note as well. I lost my dear Sophie in August; she was 19. So I have 1 cat left: Koko who is 14 but spry as a kitten. Happy swapping!
Response: Hugs to you for your loss of Sophie, and I am so glad you enjoyed this swap!
CookieMomster78 rated for CPG Oct 2020 SC PC - US only on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and way cool cookie drawing!!
LiliLuv rated for WIYM: Impromptu postcard on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I want to learn how to do that beautiful writing like you. I need to organize my craft stuff this weekend, too. Hope you're having a good one and stay well!
Comment: Hi Jessica! Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard, it's stunning! You mentioned that you had taken a Monday off for a long weekend - I really hope you enjoyed it, you deserve it! ;v; I hope you're doing well!!

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Tricia22 on Nov 6, 2020:

CPG Holiday card Tag- Thank you for the Christmas card, Happy Holidays to you & your family🦃❄️🌲

gingerbee on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely bundle of CPG Happy Mail Tag! I LOVE it! From the fun envelope to the beautifully packaged goodies inside, it was so fun to open!

lasciviouskisses on Sep 13, 2020:

SeleneW on Sep 5, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the RAK of pretty envelopes! It brought a smile to my day! I can use them as cute tuck spots in my journals! <3

HappyMailMel on Sep 4, 2020:

Hi Jessica!

Thank you so much for the beautiful RAK of awesome hand-made envelopes! Totally unexpected, but totally made my day! So sweet of you! <3

(((Big Hugs)))

simcoe54 on Sep 2, 2020:

CPG: August Wishes -- Thanks so much for all of the many different sticker sheets that you sent me as well as the postage stamps!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

gingerbee on Aug 31, 2020:

I LOVE my CPG tag Envie of Randomness! Besides all the fun stuff inside, that envelope decoration is the BEST. THING. EVER 😂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❤️ Thank you !

krismakes on Aug 30, 2020:

Just stopping by to say a big thank you for the great happy mail for CPG July wishlist. I love the envelopes you made as they are different from my usual style and I love having a variety to choose from. And stamps are always welcome. Cheerio Kris ❤️❤️❤️

miyi on Aug 26, 2020:

I received your postcard for my CPG Aug wishlist! That's fast considering I had a swap to the US that took more than a month. International mail delivery times are always a mystery haha. Also thank you for the interesting stamps, I googled about it and learnt more!

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