Swap-bot Time: November 22, 2019 9:29 am


Date Joined: July 19, 2012
Last Online: November 22, 2019
Birthday: September 25, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Currently under construction...

Hi, I'm Jen - a 45 year-old married, working (nurse practitioner in hematology), mom of 2 (Mathilde, 8 and Oliver, 5).

I'm returning from a hiatus of a few months, during which I tried to focus on the things that really matter (children, spouse, home) - and decided that crafting and fun mail IS what really matter! At least, in part.

In any event, I miss swapping and mail. So, I'm back! (And, I'm looking for 2-3 new penpals :)

Favorite Crafts

Making messes

Mail Art


mixed media everything

Journals/planners (I use a Midori travelers' notebook)


spinning yarn


would love to learn watercolor painting

cooking (vegetarian)

Stuff I like

New Ideas

Learning about other people

Weird or Quirky

Dark and Strange

Bad advertisements

Foreign ephemera

Nature (mushrooms, insects, plant life)

Gnomes and Vikings

Hand-lettering and Calligraphy

Fish and sea-life


Colors: Green! Earth tones, neutrals, brights in obnoxious combinations. Don't care for: purple, pastels, cornflower blue, mauve.

Green/Simple living, minimalism - the idea at least!

Exercise/Fitness (trying!)

Buddhism, mindfulness, kindness

Stuff I don't like

Attempts at religious conversion

Donald Trump




Glitter and confetti


marymary914 rated for Mystery supply swap, star on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the awesome merman!
Fabriqueen rated for YTPC: 3 in 30: H = Hinged on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: I love these! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
MamaD rated for VC: Torn Paper ATC on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC. Love the retro! Thank you also for the fantastic retro papers as well! ♥
kokoloc rated for SMSUSA: Paper Scraps on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Jen!! To say I LOVED my package is an understatement. So many pretty and fun papers! It made me want to come craft at your house. Thank you so much! ❤️
Comment: Another wonderfully decorated envelope...love it! And I really, really love these beautiful Fall embellies! So pretty, I love each one of them! The lace, ribbon, colors, little images...all of it so very sweet. Of course, you know the squirrel one is so precious to me. I appreciate all you do to make everything presented so nice! Thank you so much!
Comment: First of all, I want to apologize for taking so long to rate you. Jennifer, it’s so fun receiving from you. I absolutely love these envelopes and the way you decorated them is so wonderful... I love all the fall colors and the way you collaged the cute images and critters (especially love the squirrels!). I think I am going to have a hard time parting with these cuties! And, oh my goodness... thank you so very much for the darling fall stamp set...so stinkin cute! I can’t wait to use them in my crafts. Such a wonderful swap! Thank you again!
Ladyadybug rated for Junk Journal Swap on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the loaded journal with all the interesting pages :)
Comment: Thank you for your fun Halloween PC! I just got it today and noticed it was postmarked Sept 28! EEK! I guess it took a detour! And yes, same with IG! I don't comment as much either! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully crafted mini album. And so many extras in it! <3 <3 Ideas for them? Maybe in a journal or in a scrapbook, etc... :-)
mdrogge rated for ATCO: ATC Kit on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Jen! Love the goodies.
iamdjs rated for September 2019 Journal Swap on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: OH MY! This journal you sent is so awesome. I've seen many many junk journal videos showing the making of JJs but to have one that someone faithfully used each day is truely a gift! Thank you for sharing so much of who you are with me.
nancylee rated for Handmade Halloween Postcard on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: I love the translucent paper with the spiders behind, very creative! Thank you.
WoodlandBanshee rated for Put Halloween on! on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this most lovely swap!
Comment: Love the little Bee!! Your creations are always so magnificent and spot on! You’ve put so much to explore in such a small space! Amazing swap and envelope as usual! Thank you so much!! ❤️❤️
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #63 (USA) on Oct 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you tons! :)
Comment: The pockets you sent to me a beautiful as are all the extras.Would love to give you one hundred hearts.Thanks so much for a great swap.
paintwithcharm rated for Put botanical on! on Sep 29, 2019
Comment: Hi Jen! you have sent a very wonderful swap! thank you so much, I love everything.. I appreciate your effort in making it extra special.. ♥ if I can give you more hearts I would! <3 <3 xo
Comment: Hi Jen! OK . . . first a word about the envelope: it's AWE-INSPIRING, TRULY AMAZING, and I'm saving it FOREVER! Now, on to your AJP's and those gorgeous tags. I really love them both. We're all critical of our own work but I think these are GREAT. I don't think your little girl page looks washed out--she's really cute. You put SO much work into these and it shows. I think watercolors just MIGHT be your thing, baby (a la Austin Powers ;+) Love these tags; I'm hoarding them for my own journal ;+) You're the best!!
Response: You’re crazy 😂
Comment: Hi Jen! Wow; your pocket letter is perfection! You are so very talented; it's such a pleasure to receive ANYTHING you have created. Love the sewn edges, the tabbed piece and all those leaves--those beautiful leaves! I'll tell you what I'll be (ahem) 'borrowing' from you--the way you finished the edge strip; it's gorgeous! Leave it to you to come up with something unique. I know exactly what you mean about futzing round with things. Sometimes I'm in the craft room for HOURS and seem to get 1 or 2 swaps completed. Thanks bunches for joining and for always sending, well . . . perfection!
jamicam rated for YTPC: Autumn-Themed Waterfall Pocket on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Adore the waterfall pocket! My favorite is the little file folder pocket and mushroom stickers. Love it so much and really want to create my own following your design with stitching around the outside - love it!! Thank you!!!

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YooperHill on Nov 9, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, star thank you’s for the merman! I love a good merman

Tverne05 on Sep 23, 2019:

Thanks so much for your finished touch to the ATCs for the Buddy Card Starter Challenge swap. I'm liking the frog too. I like the texture on the here & now one.

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! Well it was so obvious, but I didn’t think of it....of course that supply was a Halloween color! Bravo girlfriend!

Thank you.

YooperHill on Jun 6, 2019:

Thank you for the WONDERFUL mystery supply swap! It is very creamy!

jjhere on Apr 11, 2019:

🤣 I was just moseying through your profile and had to tell you that your 'dislikes' gave me a good chuckle. You're my kind of people. Thanks for putting a grin on my face!

CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

HannahsMommy07 on Aug 16, 2018:

BEAUTIFUL … THANK YOU for the BACK GROUND ONLY ATC's they are so cool!!!

Aladyjackson on May 22, 2018:

Hi Jen thank u so much for this beautiful art journal!!! I cried! I have never gotten emotional over a swap before but I really wanted one of these journals and have not had the time to make one myself and wow you did such a beautiful and creative job, I have literally been showing EVERYONE I come in contact with lol!! Thank you for putting such love into this gift for me, you are amazing.

RiverTopanga on Mar 5, 2018:

Hello! Jen. Just wandering through your profile to do a profile check for the Group: Artisan ATCs. You have been swapping here for 6 years! That is so awesome! I like that you spin yarn. My Aunt used to weave (she's in England). I love your children's names! I use art/crafts as my relaxation.. It is definitely an important part of my life! Oh, Welcome to the group! We are a wonderful and talented craft collective... I look forward to swapping with you! :-)

happyhaggis123 on Jan 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for 'angelling' for me on the Just to Say Hello Swap. I loved what you sent, the Washi is so pretty! You are very kind!

Fiona (happyhaggis123)

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