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jamicam

jamicam
Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: June 24, 2021
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
Etsy Favs ($5-ish)

updated May 2021


Hello! My name is Jacki and I'm happy to swap with you!

I live in Michigan and love to swap, penpal, and sew/quilt. I am a lifelong learner and work in education. I value kindness, diversity, equality, justice, the earth, animals, good books, and a hot cup of black tea. I enjoy time with friends and family, but also need alone time every day for sanity. I am trying to simplify and live a more minimalist life but find it most challenging in terms of fabric and swapping supplies.

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Current favorites are crafting items for journaling (tags, pockets, journal cards, embellishments) and making/decorating envelopes. I enjoy decoupaging with napkins to create interesting textures, using papers that create crinkly sounds, and finding interesting ways to add fabric. Would like to get better at collage and using inks and paints.

I've lost interest in sending stuff without any crafting element. I prefer to use my goodies rather than pass them along. To me, just filing an envelope is not nearly as fun as creating a decorated envelope and slipping in a few goodies. Still, now and then, I will join tags/RAKs/wishes to destash when the piles start to get too high.

I do love a good package swap with established swappers. International package swaps are such fun, even if the cost of postage can be ridiculous.

Adore handmade especially crochet, watercolor, or embroidery (none of which I can do). I would love to do a private swap for handmade items.

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FAVORITE THEMES - Floral, botanical, nature, artsy, earth friendly, books, animals, bees, butterflies, watercolor, things with texture, uplifting words and phrases, paper with stitching. I prefer artistic/illustrations over realistic images.

JUNK JOURNAL - Appreciate any journaling tips or ideas. Always on the lookout for old book pages (any language), music paper, dyed paper, strips of lace or other trims, interesting images or phrases from magazines and books, tags, pockets, ephemera, embellishments. My current journals are:

  • In Memory of My Mother - blue, white, purple, silver - page size L8xW5

  • Covid Pandemic - floral and butterflies - main colors green, maroon/burgundy - page size 4.75x4.75

  • Main journal - botanical theme - page size L7.5xW5.5

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YOUR ART - Anything handmade by you, in any medium, would be a joy to receive. Even if it doesn't reflect my likes/interests, the fact that it is handmade means it will hold a special place in my heart.

SEASONS vs HOLIDAYS - I don't care for holiday-related stuff. On the rare occasion that I join a holiday swap, feel free to go with autumn instead of Halloween, winter instead of Christmas, spring instead of Easter. This is just my preference, of course I would never down-rate you for following the swap as intended.

SNACK SWAPS - Milk chocolate with crunchy/crispy bits, effervescent candies like the fizzy Love Hearts from the UK or Brause-stäbchen from Germany, Fry's Turkish Delight from the UK, minty candies, salty and spicy snacks, black tea. Not a fan of dark chocolate, gummy candies, meat-based snacks, or herbal tea.

PACKAGE SWAPS - All kinds of bags (totes, pouches), non-slip fuzzy ankle socks, Vicks Inhalers (weird, I know, I love them), lip balm, sugar free gum, hair bands or small scrunchies, earth-friendly items, perfume samples, anything from or inspired by my Etsy favs $5 and under, anything handmade. Please no jewelry, face masks, make-up, nail polish.

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I will not make use of items that are childish, fantasy, mythical, celebrities, fandom, fashion, sports. I am religion-friendly but do not care for items related to religion or spirituality (angels, Bible verses, goddesses, tarot cards, astrology, etc). I am creeped out by things with human faces (especially realistic) and have never been a fan of dolls for that reason - for example I love the moon but can't stand images like this.

Unless specified in the swap description, please do not send traveling items (friendship books, slams), memo sheets, touristy items, jewelry, used postage.

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I do not look for reasons to down-rate and can be very understanding - all I ask is that you communicate with me. I don't look at post marks, so if you are a couple of days past the deadline I would honestly never even notice. If you mess up on a swap, just message me, and chances are it will be fine. If I mess up, I will do everything I can to fix it to your satisfaction.

My goal is to encourage others in their craft, express gratitude for everything received, and live by the words of JM Barrie: "Be kinder than necessary." I try to keep the Golden Rule in mind to help keep this community safe, compassionate, and enjoyable for all.

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Ratings

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Comment: Oh my goodness!!! I feel so delightfully "seen"!!! I do not see how this could be any more perfect for me!!! From the plain brown wrapper with wax seal to all of the delightful contents, I simply love it all!!!
Response: I am so happy you like it - what a fun swap!!
Zander rated for YTPC: Exciting Envelope #1 on Jun 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank You so much for the lovely swap, I love how your envelope turned out and such great tuck ins, Take Care
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating!
ccap rated for jamicam and ccap on Jun 4, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! What an absolutely lovely swap! Thank you so much! Everything in it is perfect but if I HAD to pick favourites it would be the wee change purse and the Anne Taintor magnet. I'd never seen that one and it legitimately made me laugh out loud. Thanks so much for doing this swap with me!
Response: I'm so happy that you like it. I had such fun putting it together. Thanks so much for organizing this swap!
rev1901 rated for Feminist Flatmail #2 on May 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome feminist goodies! The magnet went straight on my fridge, the bookmark and card pinned on my board and the (some) of the stickers in my journal. I really liked them so thankyou ❤
Response: So glad you like the swap! Thanks for rating!
lylanni rated for USAPC: Word Dangle Embellishments on May 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely embellishments! They're so pretty!
Response: You're welcome!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Hinged Journal Spots on May 21, 2021
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Comment: Hi Jacki! These came today and they're just lovely. The color combos are so nice, as are the embellishments. Thanks so much for creating special pieces just for me!
Response: You are so welcome!
Nehalennia rated for YTPC: 2 Spring Tags on May 20, 2021
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Comment: Dear Jacki, thank you so much for your gorgeous creation. I love it and it will get a special place in one of my future journals. And a big thank also for the extras <3
Response: I'm so happy that you like the tags! Thank you for the kind words :)
1koolkrafter rated for FTLOC#1-Flat Flip Book on May 18, 2021
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Comment: Jackie... this was put in another tenants PO Box at the post office. They just returned from overseas! Anyway...I love the flip book!!! Thank you...🤗
Response: Yikes! Glad you got it!! Thanks for rating!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Washi Pockets on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Hi Jacki! Wow....these are really beautiful. Thank you so much for the thoughtful resend. LOVE the small pocket with that adorable ruffled card and the large pocket with the tag is amazing--mushroom are one of my favorites. Thanks, too, for the sweet captions, the Dutch book pages, and those wonderful vintage cards--I'm in Love with those. What a wonderful swap!
Response: It arrived! I'm so happy you like everything!!
Tatiruth624 rated for FTLOC#1 Embellished Paper Clips on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the clips. The kite and the extra large one were my faves.
Response: You're welcome - enjoy!
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Comment: Love this , so cute💕❤️💕❤️💕
Response: Yay!
stephiedee rated for OMAE: Handmade Envelopes (USA) on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely set of envelopes, Jacki! I know I'm going to enjoy using them.
Response: You are welcome!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Snippets! on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Hi Jacki and thank you for the fun snippets you sent me. I would never think you had a hard time with collage by looking at these - they look wonderful! And they are something I will definitely use. I love the look of stitching on anything too. You did an awesome job, so many thanks!!
Response: What a relief! Glad you like them. Funny, my partner also said she had a hard time with them, but I loved what she sent. Guess we all need to trust ourselves more! Thanks for rating.
AliCrafter rated for YTPC: Die Cut Swap - USA on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: My goodness! You are one not to procrastinate! I received your wonderful assortment of die cuts all beautifully packaged and in the great pocket booklet. Thank you for the kind attention to presentation. Enjoy your machine, and now that steel dies are so much more affordable you are going to have a huge collection before you know it!
Response: Yay! I had so much fun putting it together. Thanks so much for the kind rating!
Fabriqueen rated for Quote in a Card #3 USA on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and quote and the stickers! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome - glad it arrived!
chandlerguera rated for Spring Greetings 2021 on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful bicycle & flowers card, stickers and cool airmail envelopes (which are the perfect size)! xo
Response: You are so welcome!
misscorina rated for Let's Be Real on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card, I'm so sorry for your loss can't imagine what you're going through. Take care and hugs from the Netherlands
Response: Thank you!
mymerakidesk rated for Put flowers on #march2021 on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for everything you included, as well as the effort you put into decorating the envelope. I appreciate it much 😊
Response: You are so welcome!
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Travel on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Love the Mail art Travel theme you did! Thank you too for the fun extras inside I love the travel theme!
Response: It arrived! Thanks for rating!
wincejl rated for USAPC: flatmail folder or pocket on Mar 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap and your letter. So glad you had a nice day, and I can definitely relate to the "craft mess!" :)
Response: You are welcome!

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Comments

sassafrass on May 2, 2021:

haha!! I'm still laughing! (and silently singing) ;)

sassafrass on May 2, 2021:

Thanks to you, I now have Groove is in the Heart stuck in my head lol! (PF song game).

Hope you are staying safe and well!

Giddyanni on Apr 14, 2021:

IFM January WTA

Dear Jacki, I can't thank you enough for the envelope full of lovely surprises 😍; die cuts, gems, pearls and the dies from Tim Holtz. It has been like having an extra birthday and my fingers are itching to start using them. Thank you, thank you!!

Curiouskitty on Mar 22, 2021:

Hi! A huge thank you for the IFM Feb WTA gifts. Your swap was fun to open and exciting when I saw all the beautiful goodies you sent. The Spring butterflies & flowers theme is perfect! I truly appreciate your generosity and pretty art/journal supplies - everything goes together so well. The vellum envelope, stickers and washi are beautiful. The punched/die cuts are so fun. I only recently started making die cuts so my die collection is very limited. The large wild flower die cuts are something l want (but don't own), I can't wait to use them! ♥️

stephiedee on Mar 16, 2021:

Thank you for the great "sticky" themed envelope for the OMAE tag! I have been longing for some cute "happy mail" stickers for quite awhile so seeing them first thing made me smile. Love the wings, the pretty astronomy themed stickers and the die-cuts, too! The magnets will also be useful (maybe even altered into art magnets...ooh, a project!) 🤗 🤗 🤗

Petaltea on Feb 23, 2021:

Thank you Thank you Thank you. I’m so thankful for all that you sent me. Yes I will be able to use everything. I expecially loved reading your letter. We are still in lockdown. I so badly want to take my daughter to lunch and go shopping! I keep telling her we’ll do a break in somewhere. no stealing, just try on some clothes hahaha, WITHOUT a mask on! But that is going to take awhile yet. We’ll get there. We hope.

Once again, thank you!!

patricia8288 on Feb 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely and generous “random flat envie - pay it forward tag”

traceyj on Feb 13, 2021:

Thank you, Jacki, for continuing to share joy and spread kindness! I just received your RAK of assorted maps and I can't wait to start crafting with them.

animated thank you with butterfly

kiddomerriweather on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy New Year to you as well. =D

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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