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hppyjessa

hppyjessa
Date Joined: July 6, 2009
Last Online: June 2, 2021
Birthday: December 14
Country: United States

I Am...

I'm Jessa!

I am an artsy, crunchy, world traveler. I traveled to 30 countries before my 30th birthday! I have also lived in 12 different cities. I love being a wife, a mom and a Catholic. I am a graphic designer and a writer. I have a soft spot for any dying art, and that includes snail mail. I speak Spanish and English fluently and I dabble in a few other languages.

I started swapping on the now-defunct "getcrafty" swap community in 2005. I joined Swap-Bot in 2009 and now I can't believe I have been here so long!

I Swap...

My favorite thing about swapping is learning new things and having new experiences without leaving home. I love receiving things that are particular to your place (or another place that is special to you). Share something new with me!

I love private swaps, especially package swaps and tea swaps. I also love package swaps where we don't necessarily swap the same thing, but different items or collections of items of equivalent value. Message me if you're interested!

NEWBIES! I love private one-on-one swapping with newbies to help you get your ratings up. We were all there once! Let me know if you're interested and what you would like to swap and I'll set it up.

I Love...

  • TEA! Any flavor, especially unusual ones! (The more unusual the better.) I prefer black teas -- green tea is not my favorite. I particularly like flavored black teas! I also love black tea from Kenya and Yunnan Gold tea from China. (And anyone who sends Finnish Nordqvuist brand tea is getting an automatic heart from me!!!)

  • STAMPS, used or unused, from anywhere in the world. We are collecting stamps from every single country on Earth, and we are more than halfway there!

  • STEREOVIEWER CARDS! A common and cheap find in antique or junk shops--They look kind of like a stiff oblong postcard with two of the same photo side by side (as seen below). If you still don't know what I'm talking about, check out the Wikipedia page (click here). Basically, it's 3D technology that's over 100 years old and I'm amazed by it!

  • POSTCARDS! Particularly ones featuring places of historical or cultural interest, or everyday people, or a cool place that you can tell me a story about when you write on the card. I especially love vintage linen-textured postcards or very old postcards that have already been written on and sent by someone else way back when.

(Note: I do NOT like Zazzle or Touchnote cards, etc. Most of them seem like cheap knockoffs at best and theft of someone's work at worst. If the Swap allows them, that's fine, but I much prefer ANYTHING else if you have it.)

  • I love TO READ! My favorite books are those that make you think; either really well-written fiction with wonderfully deep and quirky characters and extraordinary concepts or situations... or non-fiction books from which I can learn something, especially on interesting or bizarre subjects.

  • Anything that reminds me that there is a bigger world out there.

  • Unusual crafts, Dying arts, Iconography, Illuminated manuscripts, Scherenschnitte, Watercolor, Film photography.

More things I love, in no particular order: Birds! All kinds of birds, especially parakeets, hoopoes, hummingbirds, or any unusual or brightly colored ones. • Adventures • Great stories • Local wildlife and handicrafts • The Holy Land / Jerusalem / Israel / Palestine • Latin America • Space • Honey bees • Crazy earrings • Maps and globes • Catholic Saints • The Pope • Old churches and missions • Dragons • Knights • Greek Mythology • Salvador Dalí • Giving old things new uses! • Paper with interesting textures • Washi tape

Happy swapping!

Ratings

Misa015 rated for ⭐ TEA TIME #28 ⭐ on Jun 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for great tea bags! :)
Highlander18 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #140 on May 15, 2021
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Comment: Great choices for the swap, thank you very much.
KristenCat rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 14, 2021
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Comment: love everything you sent! thanks for reading my profile :)
justmesks rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies. I especially like the Canada map card.
pernie123 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much. I especially like the Natchez card.
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Comment: More great postcards. Thanks
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
debbiespoms rated for Postcard with a Flaw #1 on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you lots for the Flamingo flaw postcard. I love their so bright pink color!
danatropicana rated for Tea For Thee # 98 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the interesting green teas - especially the guayusa - and the lovely note inside a very cool envelope! What a fun swap! Take care!
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Comment: Jessa! Your stuffed envelope was such a joy to receive! I absolutely adored the lettering you did for my name on the outside envelope! The washi detailing as well! I was very surprised by the generous amount of memo sheets you included, the little fuzzy lace design sticker! (You're right, I did enjoy that! (: ), I LOVE the postcards you included, the mushroom one being my favorite! The puffy sticker sheet!!! All the kitty things you included! I also adored going through each envelope as they got smaller, and adored the tiny little envelope with the stamps!! You have no idea how much those came in handy! I ran out of stamps at the last minute and those two saved me (: I am blown away by your generosity, and all the work you put into this swap for me <3 I can tell you really got to know me through my profile and everything is wonderful and will be cherished! Thank you so so much Jessa ❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Well that was fun. At first I was so confused, what the hell swap is this haha, but I finally got to the nesting doll letter and it clicked. Haha
mags142 rated for Tea & Inspiration-April on Apr 26, 2021
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Comment: Hello Neighbor! Thank you for the wonderful selection of teas! I have never seen nor tried the Rose Chai and I love Horchata! I love the quote also, I agree <3
Sendingkindness rated for Tea & Inspiration-April on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the lovely note, teas, and all the amazing goodies! They were exactly my style. You were right that we have lots of shared likes! Hopefully I’ll have you in a swap one day so that I can return the kindness <3
Risna rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live #13 on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing vintage card showing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse! Would love to visit that place once this pandemic allows me to. ;-) Take care and stay safe!
dally rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #135 on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great pcs, and the extras!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! It’s so beautiful!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard from korea! i hope to go back someday!
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Comment: It's so wonderful to meet you here on swap bot. I received your fun card today. Thank you so much, it made my day.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Arches NP card! I wanted a card that said Moab because I drove through there a few years ago and never stopped to get postcards!
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Comment: Thanks for the Michigan postcard and reading my profile.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 293 36 39
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Comments

Jubula on Feb 2, 2015:

Welcome to the Bird Lovers Group!

One day left to sign up for our first swap, 2nd Swap just opened up!

Your profile is fascinating! We can't wait to swap with you!!

hazelwitch3 on May 16, 2014:

Thank you so much for the lovely notecards and stickers you sent me for The Natural World WTA! They're great!

zoev1975 on Apr 22, 2014:

Thank you so much for the porcupine quills for the Cup & Chaucer WTA - they are a fab addition to my cabinet of curiosities!

ABackwoodsLife on Jan 11, 2014:

Welcome! and thank you for joining Upcycle Me. There are already a couple swaps listed with more to come. Please stop the group forum when you have a moment to introduce yourself and say hi. :-) Looking forward to seeing you in the swaps. Happy Swapping! ~Marie

orly on Jan 24, 2013:

hi there!! Jerusalem?!? how? when? why? i'm speechless!

blockstar on Sep 22, 2012:

I stumbled upon your profile my accident and checked out your blog! It is very fun and honestly, I learned alot :) thank you for contributing so much "life" to the internet world. I really enjoyed your pictures of Russia, maybe one day I will be fortunate enough to visit myself!

NaomiRisa on Jul 23, 2012:

Randomly browsing profile through the group Asia Pacific and found you. Leaving you a message just because we have the same birth date. 14 December is always a special date in my heart :) Have a nice day!

savannahjan on Jul 25, 2011:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Cup & Chaucer "Who likes" tag!!! It was amazing! I can't wait to start cooking with the spices. And, get this, the chocolate actually arrived intact! It kept its form, I just had to throw it in the fridge. :)

iamthatis on Jul 20, 2011:

Thank you SO MUCH for this awesome package! Everything is so great, I love all of it! THANK YOU!!!!

kittykatmomma on Mar 23, 2011:

OOPS! I am trying to leave you a readable message and keep messing up! ANYWAY>>> I just read your profile because I am getting ready to send your book of the month and wanted to tell you I think it is really cool! You should be getting your book soon! :o)

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