Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2018 11:19 am


Date Joined: April 5, 2009
Last Online: May 25, 2018
Birthday: June 11, 1972
Country: United States

About Me

***please join my group Bloom! We will be making small paper, fabric, felt projects with a floral or garden theme****

I am an Indiana gal but of southern heritage. I'm not a "country girl" but love all things tied to southern hospitality, food, entertaining etc. Savannah Georgia is my favorite place to travel. From the brick streets to the flower lined squares, I am at peace there. I am an old soul. Not into mainstream anything really. Even as a kid I would spend my whole allowance at thrift stores or tag sales. I love all things vintage including sepia toned photographs, mismatched china, chipped paint. I had a house full of vintage/antique items stored by the time I was 18. It's my passion. Along with the above mentioned things I am a Christian. I am a daughter, a sister, a poet, a wanna-be-artist etc. etc. etc. I am quirky. I have a pug named Poe (after Edgar Allen) and I love sushi. I collect no certain "thing". I do love rhinestone or enamel brooches and old glass or mother of pearl buttons. I love to travel around to different U.S. cities. Each time I travel I seek out 2 things: a sushi restaurant and a bakery. My dream in life would be to own an old fashioned feeling bakery using family recipes.

Favorite Music

I can't pick 1 favorite genre of music. I was raised in the 70's but grew up to Big Band and Swing with my grandparents. My music collection is pretty whacky...I have everything from Aerosmith to Classical. I guess it just depends on my mood and what I am doing. My mom has also given me a HUGE appreciation for old gospel music. Johnny Cash would have to be my #1 favorite artist ever!!

Favorite Books

Well...I have to be honest here. I am NOT an avid reader of anything other than magazines. I love Someset Studio, Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Where Women Create the most. I collect old books of quotes and love poetry books of any kind or age.

Favorite Movies

I don't really consider myself a movie person. I really don't sit down to do much other than craft. (although I craft in front of the tv....I like tv because it usually does not matter if I miss a few minutes here or there while I fiddle with a project) I do love old black and white movies, comedies and thrillers. I usually tune into the music channels or cooking if I need a quick tv fix.

Favorite Television

Just like the noise...can't say any one show knocks my socks off-maybe crime shows

Favorite Crafts

ohhhhhhhhhhhh wow! This is a tough one! My dad was an artist at heart and my mom is a professional seamstress. I fall someplace in the middle. I like mixed media crafts the best and tend to make things in vintage style. Paper crafts of the "vintage to antique" category would be my favorite. I don't have favorites of any brands of paper or fabrics but tend to gravitate towards creamy, dreamy, floral or textured things. I just buy what I like really. I like assemblage arts, sweet felt projects, flower and button projects. I don't make jewelry but use beads in my collage work. I am not into kawaii, "cutesy" or licensed character items in any way but do appreciate the artistry in them. I don't usually buy primary colors for art but wear them in my daily life.

Random Things

10 random favorite things I love: sugar cookies with royal icing, felt, vintage looking rabbits (like the Velveteen), flowers, soft colors, pattern, vintage...vintage and MORE vintage, quiet leopard print, paper, tall glasses of lemonade with cherries dropped in, 10 Things I would love to get: paper, glue..glue dots, Old bingo cards, rhinestone or glass looking broken jewelry, de-stash....any bits or baubbles, (I know most people don't like it but I do!! It is like getting a grab bag as a kid. I always purchased a grab bag at our 5 and Dime when I was a kid!!) anything felt, I heart handmade cards & anything made with love, ANYTHING PINK, small metal findings, recipes!! I love dessert recipes especially anything to do with fruits or pastries!

10 things I would NOT love: anything to do with bats...I am terrified of bats, black licorice, musky scented things. (love things that smell sweet like vanilla, sugar cookie). Licensed character stuff in general really. Hmmmmm...well I don't have 10 things. I am pretty laid back. As long as something comes from the heart I will love it! That sounds so lame but I really am a bohemian/eclectic type person.


I am not a picky eater at all. Italian food, spicy foods, sweets (cookies) are wonderful. I love dip mixes, drink mixes and gum. I am never without gum. I prefer fruity or caramel over other candy bar type treats. I prefer fruit, green veggies and pasta over meat and potatoes. Vanilla, cherry, orange and lemon are my favorite flavors. I like smarties, gummy candy anything fruit flavored. Haribu? Not sure how it is spelled. I have NO store in my town that sells Haribu gummies :(

Swap-Bot Stuff

I try to send all swaps within 2 days of being assigned. If I join up for a swap and something comes up I will drop rather than be late or to rush through and not do my best. I will always rate and hope you do the same. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR SWAP PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO RATING! I DO NOT FLAKE I WILL RESEND

❄❄FLAKERS LISTED ⬇️ OneCraftyGal-Pretty Posey Swap

Wish List

When I first joined Swap-Bot I thought it was selfish of me to tell people what I "wish" for. Then I got the hang of it and realized how fun it was to "shop my stash" for some of the profile based swaps. So here goes:

1) Paper scraps (ATC sized is plenty big enough for me) I don't use vellum because I can't find a good way to adhere it...any ideas? 2) Anything old and rusty. I even use rusty bolts and screws in artwork 3) Scraps of fabric. I especially love felt! 4) Haribu gummies (I just found out about this yummy brand). I also love smarties and dried fruit. 5) Small brown paper bags. I found some once and can't find them again. 6) Vintage (1960 or earlier) stuff or reproductions in the same style. Anything vintage...old magazine ads, sheet music etc. 7) Cupcake liners, toppers, anything bakery related 8)Any little bits or baubbles, broken jewelry etc. 9) Anything made with crazy quilt pattern. Needlebooks....brooches etc. I adore cRaZy quilting!! 10) Cherubs...I love cherubs!!! Not kiddie looking angels but the kind you see at Christmas usually done in gold or solid white.


Comment: I can't begin to say how much I enjoyed getting my surprise package in the mailbox! Your work was beautiful and the the fabric inside was just up my alley! I love the gardening and the sewing fabrics they were some of my favorites!!
Response: oh thanks so much!! Fun swap!! 😍
Jguilford15 rated for Make a Tag or Two! on May 18, 2018
Comment: Love the tags and the extra goodies! Thank you so much! :)
Response: Thank you!!
JudalineZ rated for Fabric, Felt or Ribbon Bloom on May 16, 2018
Comment: I love the fabric flower I gave you the heart because of the beautiful fabric flower that you made not just because of extras. I appreciate the extra they are so beautiful too! Thank you
Response: thank you so much...I love making flowers ❤
Kellpepper rated for YTPC: Handmade Button Swap on May 14, 2018
Comment: I wouldn't have thought about copying a collage. I love the buttons. The colors are perfect for a TN I just started working on. Thank you so much!
Response: I had just been playing around with it and I think I love copied collages now :) Thanks so much..it was a fun swap
Comment: I cannot wait to open this. Of course, I'll have a little peek at the corners, in a week The entire package will be unwrapped!
kfaye rated for Lace and Ribbon Curiosities on May 9, 2018
Comment: I love it-so beautiful! Thank you :D
Response: thanks so much!!
lovetherain rated for misumisu22 and lovetherain on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap! I loved how you decorated the little pocket, and the mini ballerina is so sweet!
Response: oh thanks! i was just getting ready to email you..I realized I forgot to put the note inside. This was a fun swap!!
snickerdoodle21 rated for Flowers out of Jeans on May 6, 2018
Comment: WOW Jennifer! Love the flowers and the way you packaged them was fantastic! Thanks for a very special swap.
Response: awe...so glad!! thank you!!
Smiley69 rated for Vintage Curiosities on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: WOW, what you created was so unexpected, I love it! You are very talented, such detail! So fun to find all the goodies tucked in - I love how you did a theme! Love it all so much - the flowers and people images...and I really got a kick out of the physics class postcard. Thank you so much! :-)
Response: oh thanks so much!! I had so much fun creating with this one!!
SouthernBell rated for April Showers Bring May Flowers on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much. You are sooo totally awesome! I love everything. You are so creative. I hope you like the things I sent you. I sent you some yards of my special lace along with some other surprises. I sent it priority mail so you should receive it on Monday. I made a video while opening yours and posted it on my Facebook group page Junk Journal Diva's Crafts Etc. You can see it there. I was rushed because I was running out of memory. lol.
Response: thanks so much!! i will video and post to the page too. cant wait! it will be my first video 😍
January rated for Practice Your Cursive Writing on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you - I enjoyed reading your letter - and admiring your cursive. Plus, that mixed media piece is great! Do you scan in finished pages to print out? I've never thought of doing that...what a great idea and so effective.
Response: thanks so much! I do scan them in. I uploaded these to the Walmart site and had them printed for just a few cents a print with coupon.
Leftie rated for Floral Inspiration 🌹 on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: 🌹🌷🌿💐🌷 It was a Floral Explosion!🌼🌻🌸💐🌺🌸🍃🌿🎋🌺🥀Beautiful!😀😀😀😀
Response: lol...glad you liked it!
MMark rated for Let's Play Paper Dolls on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Great swap! Absolutely love it. Sorry for the delay!!!
Response: oh thank you!! I was afraid she lost her way ☺
qbee rated for ATC - Free Themed #80 (USA) on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you Debbie
TonyaAshe rated for Loaded Envelope on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Loved the Loaded Envelope! Great Job!
Response: Thanks so much!! It was very fun
polyk rated for Altered Paperclips on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: LOVE the altered paper clips =^_^= Not too girly at all - I actually do love butterflies! I especially like how you packaged everything! Could definitely take a lesson from you!!
Response: yayyyyyy....so glad!
Kitty2cats rated for Wear Me-brooch swap on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Wow! What a package! I love everything you sent, thank you so much. We have the same taste/style.(Have you ever seen Crafty Hodges on YouTube? She puts quirky collages together.) I will put all of the cool ephemera to use in future projects. Fun stuff! That fabric flower! That piece of fabric! Then there's the brooch itself...So cute💟 the initial, felt, buttons, lace=adore it. Was wondering how to attach the pin, so I'm glad I can learn from yours. Thanks again!😁
Response: awe....so glad you liked it!! very fun...headed to YouTube now 😍
SunTradeToo rated for ATP-Swoon Worthy on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: Love your board! Thank you for sharing. (✿◕‿◕✿)
Response: thank you!!
Shiraz rated for ATC with string on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks Jennifer. I liked your creative use of string - very clever. And thanks for all the goodies - will definitely use them. Barbara
Response: Thanks! I hadn't swapped in a long time. That was a great way to get my feet wet again.
Megbomb rated for VIL: Vintage Postcard Swap on Jun 13, 2013
Comment: Very nice, thanks for re-sending!
Response: So glad it arrived!

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naturenerd3 on May 16, 2018:

Welcome to Pockets and Flips USA!

Seacrow on Apr 20, 2018:

"Vintage Curiosities" was such a fun swap. Thank you so much--you are a wonderful host!

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