Swap-bot Time: August 14, 2022 6:31 pm


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: August 14, 2022
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (11,10, 8). I'm trying to instill the love of mail in my 3 boys. They certainly love to take my mail to the mailbox and put up the flag! They are also more than happy to help me decorate my envies!! I live in a tiny "village" in Michigan and love Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!). I love stickers, making my own envelopes, and making my own postcards. I can't remember a time when I didn't love sending and receiving mail!

We are cat people - we have two actual cats here along with my 8yo who loves to meow and pretend he is a cat. Lily is an 13yo tortoiseshell that we adopted in Sept 2018. Midge is a ball of energy with the cutest meow you ever did hear, adopted Sept 2020 after our dear Pounce passed away.

2020 was a rough year here, even without the pandemic. My dad passed away in January, my grandma (best penpal ever) in June, and then Pounce in September. Grandpa passed away in April 2021 so unfortunately the grief continued, but swaps have helped me cope.

Favorite Music

Most current country, some (not all) pop. I can never remember artists' names or who sings what...its just not my forte :) not so great with lyrics either, my kiddos know more words to current songs than I do! My hubby is the total opposite--great with songs and artists, can't live without music in his daily life.

Favorite Television

Grey's Anatomy Jeopardy, Atypical, Outlander, The Handmaid's Tale, Call the Midwife. Hoping to find a new series (with multiple seasons) soon.

With the kids, we watch things like Ultimate Tag, American Ninja Warrior, and the Titan Games.

I love Disney movies, especially Lilo and Stitch and Beauty and the Beast. Will watch almost any movie genre....except horror. I'm just too much of a scaredy cat.

Favorite Crafts

handmade envies, decorating envies, flipbooks, handmade die cuts or embellishments, basically anything involving glue or scissors...

Just started doing decos and I am hooked!! Love those with themes that give me a chance to craft out of my comfort zone!!


I’ve been joining a lot more PC swaps lately and thought that my profile may be lacking in terms of direction for my partners here. Most of my partners seem to have a nice list!

But, in reality, I’d rather be surprised than get PCs in the same 10 or so styles that I have listed out in my profile. Some of my all time faves are things that I never would have thought to list out on my profile!

Would love to hear your thoughts on why you chose a particular PC though!

Likes / Wishlist

I love surprises, really truly do. No allergies. Love love love decorated or colorful envelopes.

I would be super excited to receive:
~Stickers, sticker flakes.
~Shaped or cute design post-its.
~Stationery paper--especially multiple sheets of the same design to write long-ish penpal letters!
~Washi tape, especially, shiny, vintage look, monochromatic, thin, or thick styles. Would love some solid color foil look washi.
~Blank address labels. Big wide ones where I don’t have to smush my big ol handwriting inside.
~Handmade embellishments I can use to add flavor to my crafts!
~Cat-themed items.
~floral themed items, always can find a way to use them!
~enamel dots, store bought or handmade!

Not My Thing (Dislikes)

The following is not really my thing and I would prefer not to receive:
~religious theme
~off-season holiday items
~green tea


I now have a very healthy stack of deco books— so let me know if you ever want a private swap or are just in need of a few more :). Happy to keep ‘em moving!


9O96O rated for CPG: ICM Deco #334394 - Global on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Loved the outer envelope and especially the inner sleeve. Well done. I'll send it back to you in another swap. It's too nice not to re-use. Great new ICMs (Color Green and Bananas). I had a laugh at the banana cover. Thanks!
9O96O rated for CPG: Small Deco Booklet - Global on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Nice egg envelope. Thanks for JD Gentry's open theme blue atar cover ICM deco. Great "YUP" circles page that you created. I've finished my page and will move it on shortly.
teejlc rated for Small Deco Booklet #334392 on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending the pretty unthemed Art Deco! It's turning out great so far and I can't wait to add to it. Your page is lovely, as always!
teejlc rated for USA Last Page Deco 8/2022 on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the butterfly deco! This one is going home remarkably fast!
Rainlover rated for Ugly PC Swap #56 on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the card. I am doing the same thing with my grandmother's old postcard collection that you are doing with your Dad's, sending them out into the world as often as I am able. These 'Ugly' swaps are great for that purpose!
laprochaine rated for One Deco 8/2022 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Hi there Jessica! I am very new to Deco's but I am smitten with them. It is so fun to see the hugely different styles in art and to add my little mark to it. Thanks for the note <3
Comment: Thank you so much for such a generous sample! I love all the tapes :)
Comment: Love this fun card! That outfit is something else :)
Hell0Z0mbie rated for CPG Move Any Deco 16 - Global on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Love it!! What a fun theme! Your page is adorable!
susieq11 rated for VACATION Postcard on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Oh wow, this is a beautiful castle! How awesome was your trip? Ahhhh I’d love to go Scotland! I’ve only landed there when the plane was rerouted, ha! Thanks so much for joining my swap!! : )
Comment: Thanks for resending.
debbee2014 rated for Artistic Decos 8/2022 on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: That deco gave me the chills. (winter) It will be here soon. I dont like winter.... lol
HollyBear rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #334042 on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the "Shoreart" and "Life by the Beach" decos. I'm enjoying the smaller size as well.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty Fall deco, Jessica. I too don't mind working in off-season themes! Cheers!
MuggleMom rated for CPG: ICM Deco Booklets - Global on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: I love the cute "pocket" you made for the ICMs, another trick to keep in mind for future mailings. I hope someone makes a video of tips/hacks to mail items flat in envies... I have googled and searched and so far, I've come up with nothing but you've added one to my list. **So many cute deco pages to inspire me!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Well, I’ve made a number of very similar pockets for the ICM decos, but not sure I can take credit for this one! But, if I do recall correctly, it had been damaged so I repaired and embellished it a bit, haha.
warheart rated for UHM: Washi Happy Mail on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely washi samples!!
teejlc rated for Decos Only 7/2022 on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the two great decos! I hope everything goes well with your fall sports adventures!!
KrystalCook84 rated for CPG Just a Note #8 - Global on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your notecard. It was lovely. Sounds like you had a fabulous trip to the UK. My big plans this year is going to NYC in August. My Dad and I fly out of the Buffalo airport to NYC. That way we only worry about customs at the border LOL.
explore rated for AMA: Things that Fly -July on Jul 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your handmade butterfly postcard. I like the yellow theme 😉
Comment: Thanks for the lovely post card and note Jessica. Sounds like you are enjoying your new deck very much so. I love having an extension outdoors on a home. Summer has been good for me. I just had family visiting for 6 days!!!!

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DeboraCreates on Aug 9, 2022:

Hi ! Thank you for the 3 decos from Deco group forum - looking forward to working on them.

9O96O on Jul 30, 2022:

Thanks so much for Apelser's open-theme one-sheet deco for the deco tag. I love your bee page. Well done! Also love your note--10 for 10 😝-- and another lovely handmade envelope.

DeboraCreates on Jul 22, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK of “excess decos” from the Deco Group!

Hell0Z0mbie on May 28, 2022:

Thanks so much for the frog deco for forum tag! It's super cute. Totally agree on the wood embellishments thing, mailing decos with those gets challenging!

MuggleMom on May 2, 2022:

Rec'd the Mickey deco - thank you!

xx MuggleMom

teejlc on May 1, 2022:

I loved the envelope of decos you sent! Thank you so much! Your work is always so much fun to see in person. Can't wait to swap again soon!

bblue on Apr 19, 2022:

I've received both decos via the forum tag (flower deco and collage deco). Thank you!

MuggleMom on Apr 15, 2022:

for the decos from the forum request! They look like fun to work on.



Mistyinltown on Apr 6, 2022:

Thank you so much for the decos! Great themes! Have a great rest of your week!

Hell0Z0mbie on Apr 1, 2022:

Thanks so much for the decos you sent me! They're really fun. Looking forward to decorating them.

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