Swap-bot Time: April 3, 2020 6:47 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2012
Last Online: April 3, 2020
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


dancingtiger rated for February Journal Swap on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: thank you for your journal- wishing you more fun and joy and some wonderful surprises.x
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2019 on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: I absolutely love the postcard you made for me :) The way you stamped the trees gives it incredible dimension, and the metallic ink/paint? is gorgeous :) Thank you so much for a beautiful piece of happy mail!
Kalalinga rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap - March on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: This ATC is exquisite. I love it and everything else you sent. The presentation is lovely. Thank you for a wonderful swap. 💚💕😃
darcilena rated for VC: Paper and Fabric Tags on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Wow. Are these stunning! Sorry for my late rate. Thought I did already. It's a crazy time so forgive me. They are all so sweet. My fav is the shabby chic with gold bird. And tinie tag! I will surely use up the ribbon etc you sent. 100 hearts for you! Did I already say Wow?
mjhaertling rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page #3 - Green on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Wonderful! From the beautiful envelope to the green gluebook page to the envelope of goodies, this was such a great swap! Thank you so much. One of the best I have ever received. BTW your signature is very similar to that of my daughter Jen.
January rated for MJS: Flowish Journal - US on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: I wish I could you multiple hearts! What an amazing flowish journal you have sent me! I love everything in it and will certainly be able to reuse the cover for another journal! Thank you thank you thank you!
Comment: Thank you very much for the pieces you made for this swap. I love them all. The pocket is my favorite.
Comment: The wardrobe journal was lovely. I love the antiquity of the look!! Thanks so much!!
Allegrae rated for ATC int #2 - Profile based on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful ATC! I love all of the layers and textures you achieved, and the theme is perfect. Much appreciated!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Transparent Pockets on Mar 1, 2020
Comment: Jennifer your transparent pockets are fab! I love that you made one masculine and one feminine, and I always love getting anything made with Tim Holtz goodies. This was a fun swap, and I am going to make an extra for my own junk journal. Love the stitching you did along the edges and all the fun goodies you included. Thanks for another fun swap!
Comment: I think your bubble wrap print as raindrops is wonderfully successful!! The card is fantastic - thank you!!
Comment: Absolutely beautiful and creative ATC. The envelope was fabulous and thank you for my extras, breaking into that this week. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: Upgraded Library Pockets on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Very nice and thank you for the tucked in goodies!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Tag Booklet with Pockets on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Jennifer your tag book with pockets is just perfect! And thanks for making it bigger because I love all the goodies you put inside the pockets. The colors you used are one of my favorite color palettes and the decorations on the outside of the tag front are really wonderful. Thanks so much for a wonderful swap and such a fun bunch of stuff to add to my stash!
Comment: Lovely from the envelope it came in to the actual pocket. Thanks for a pretty swap!
Lablauri57 rated for January 2020 Journal Swap on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: as busy as you were, what an awesome journal. I knowthis took time our of your busy day to do. Give yourself a pat on the back. It was a work of art! What I know is that someday, you will be an empty nester and you won't remembers these feelings of being torn from everyones demands. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I am impressed that you spin yarn! What a precious gift. Look for some spring buds. Its coming.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely embellishments.
Jenicat rated for YTPC: 6 Pocket Booklet/12x12 Paper on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful booklet. I appreciate that you used all my favorite colors. I love it 💜
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #20 on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Lovely atc! I love the embellishments on it!
luluvision rated for Rorschach Mail Art on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: OH MY GOSH! Are you kidding Jennifer?! Your dragon was RAD! I thought it came out super! Thank you so much! And stop being so hard on yourself!!

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ChelseaStarleen on Mar 3, 2020:

Never in my wildest dreams did I expect nearly 12lbs of amazingness in the form of scrapbook paper heaven to surprise me after work today! Holy wow, are you awesome. I am going to be in crafting heaven for days just looking at it all. This was so so kind of you. Thank you so so much. ❤

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! :-)

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