Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2023 8:20 pm


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: March 29, 2023
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (11,10, 9). 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 have two actual cats here along with my 8yo who loves to meow and pretend he is a cat. Lily is an 13yo tortoiseshell that we adopted in Sept 2018. Midge is a ball of energy with the cutest meow you ever did hear, adopted Sept 2020 after our dear Pounce passed away.

2020 was a rough year here, even without the pandemic. My dad passed away in January, my grandma (best penpal ever) in June, and then Pounce in September. Grandpa passed away in April 2021 so unfortunately the grief continued, but swaps have helped me cope.

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

Grey's Anatomy Jeopardy, Atypical, Outlander, The Handmaid's Tale, 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.

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...

Just started doing decos and I am hooked!! Love those with themes that give me a chance to craft out of my comfort zone!!


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:
~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


I now have a very healthy stack of deco books— so let me know if you ever want a private swap or are just in need of a few more :). Happy to keep ‘em moving!


Comment: Thank you Jessica for the beautiful and fun spring envies - great choices! Enjoyed reading your note. Looking forward to using the envies.
Comment: Once again I am blown away by the package of 6 deco books you sent! Love the adorable packaging itself, and the nice variety and size of the decos included (for both swaps- hope it was postage-efficient and also hope I didn't wipe out your "completed pile"). Your pages are an inspiration when I see them on Insta and it is pure eye candy when I see them in person. Love your use of layering and texture; there is so much creativity and love put into each page. **** Thanks for sharing your art with me.
joppagirl rated for Decos Only 3/2023 on Mar 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the decos. I usually move my taped decos on at Deco Swappers in the Decos of all kinds swaps or swaps like this that allow all kinds. I can say this is the first taped deco that I've gotten where it says to tape the page or pass it on. So I guess I'll pass this one on as I do not like taping my pages. Years ago it was all there was and I am not good at taping pages so I was relieved when decos evolved to nontaped pages. lol Most taped decos don't say you have to tape but I understand their preference as I mark the decos I make to not tape the pages.
Response: I received 9 taped decos from a swapper in Germany as a ‘thank you’ for sending a full deco back and 4 or 5 had that message on them about only taped pages. It seems odd to me because if they wanted the pages taped and they weren’t—couldn’t they just do it at the end? Anyway, I was worried that it might be a struggle to find places to send them next but will keep looking for these swaps with more open rules. Luckily, I had an IG swapper reach out to me for a trade as I sent her a homer a while back, and she does both kinds so I was able to send her 3 of those taped ones.
JustSmurfie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2023 on Mar 25, 2023
Conniegirl rated for CPG Just a Note #18 - Global on Mar 25, 2023
Comment: I got your resend. :) I love the sparkly postcard. Thank you! Sounds like your son had a wonderful birthday.
TryshaH81 rated for CPG Mar '23 Senders Choice PC - US on Mar 24, 2023
Comment: OH I feel for you!!! Its in the 80s here finally & in fact yesterday I pulled out the slip n slide for my grandson for has been bugging me since last year about it LOL Hes only 3.5 yrs old but forgets nothing I swear!!
riviwriter rated for Deco Deco 2-23 on Mar 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy spring and happy swapping :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mail. It made me so very happy.
Comment: Thank you for Linda's lovely sunflower deco!
lunatenchi rated for CPG Mar ‘23 Move a US Deco - US on Mar 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the fish deco! I can't wait to add to it :D
Comment: Thank you for this great card and tuck-ins! Such pretty stickers....I hope basketball was fun for you and your family.
ccmmsu rated for Collaborative Swaps: Any Deco #342386 on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for passing Debora's Books deco on to me. This theme is right up my alley! :)
Comment: Love the Decos! Your pages are cute. Many animals Leaves Dog Breed Art Deco I appreciate The extra! Have a great weekend
Comment: Thank you so much for the two decos! I’m excited to return the open theme mini book to Rivi and add a page to Masonia’s book. I hope your tall deco stack brings you more joy than stress! 😂
Ikat78 rated for Handmade Envelopes 02/2023 on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: Yay, yay, yay. Love receiving from you Jessica! These are perfectly lovely. Thank you.
AJ73 rated for CPG: ICM Deco #341835 - Global on Mar 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you Jessica. The Deco you sent was the first one I've ever seen. There's one page left. Do I decorate and send home? I think I have it right! ❤️
Response: Yes! If there is only one page, you should decorate and send home! Also, let me know if you ever need more decos (that aren’t last pagers) so you can keep playing in future swaps. I have a bunch and would be happy to send you one or more for nothing in return!
lrm1980 rated for DB ♥: ART Deco 3/23 (Int'l) on Mar 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending Sonya’s lovely Contrast deco!
Comment: Thank you for 9o96o's Open Theme (with hand-painted plant on the cover), as well As Emma's dinosaur deco. Will have fun with these!
Comment: Thank you for @teejlc's October Deco. It is such a cute mini.
Comment: Thank you for the fun chunk. I hope your trip goes well, including the marathon!

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Sonya on Mar 21, 2023:

Hi Jessica. Just received our private deco swap. Thanks so much for sending relatively flat decos. Cheers!

MuggleMom on Feb 21, 2023:

Thank you so much for gifting me a gorgeous butterfly deco!!

It started in July and it's home already! My second ever sent home. I'll figure out how to send pics to share.



Tricia22 on Feb 5, 2023:

CPG WTA Jan- Thank you for the goodies you sent

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

ccmmsu on Dec 17, 2022:


Thank you for sending home my Women on Postage Stamps deco! I think that's the fastest I've ever had a deco come home. :) It turned out awesome. Thank you!!

DeboraCreates on Dec 17, 2022:

Thank you for the three decos you sent via the Deco forum post. They look like fun themes. Also, I love the sparkly festive envelope in which you mailed them!

joppagirl on Dec 5, 2022:

Thanks so much for sending home my first full ICM. I'll have to keep in mind that adding 8 inside pages is way too much and makes the book too thick to close like it should.

DeboraCreates on Nov 24, 2022:

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Swan on Nov 4, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful handmade card for my CPG September wishlist. It arrived while I was traveling.

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