Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 8:37 pm


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (10, 9, 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 12yo 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 has been 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. Update: Grandpa passed away in April 2021 so unfortunately the grief continues. Swaps are helping 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, Superstore, 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.

Got an antenna and can play Jeopardy with the hubs again...although he still wins more often than not.

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!
~excess decos!!

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


Comment: Thank you for the rose pc with colorful writing, made my day! I love, love, LOVE the Dia de los Muertos stamp. Homeschool has its challenges, but so far the good definitely outweighs the bad. It's still early to say if they'll go back. They miss some of their friends but they're best friends didn't go to the same school any way and they see them all the time, even more now that we don't have to plan around a long school day!
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco 9/2021 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Yea! The swap you mailed a month ago finally made it!
Aseret25 rated for WIYM: Gelli Plate PC #11 - USA only on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: WOW!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the postcard that you made!! Thank you so much! <3 <3 <3 I'm not very experienced with gelli printing either - but my favorite technique is using bubble wrap as a "stamp" in the wet paint. It makes such a cool visual texture!
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Bird love - September on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Jessica! I love your bird pc! We are having rain now, which maybe the farmers need but I would just like some sunny days! LOL! We are gearing up to move our youngest to NE this weekend and fingers crossed for nice weather! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2021 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🌿🌾
Comment: Thanks for the Sault Ste. Marie postcard. A color tour... that sounds interesting.
Maddashin rated for Ugly PC Swap #40 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks 🙏
Comment: Love ❤️ The circle tags! I don’t junk journal either however can find plenty of uses! Thank you so much. Your note made me laugh! Thanks for the chuckle!
Comment: I love it! What a great pc:) And I love bacon too!! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you very much Jessica for the Thailand PC & your nice note. You aren't the only one who has travelled to overseas countries. Like you, I have only ever been to Canada ( twice ), to Grand Falls, New Brunswick & Quebec to be exact. In Quebec, there aren't a lot of English speaking people either.
teejlc rated for Decos Only 10/2021 on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you, as always for the fun decos! The goth one will be a fun challenge, lol! It’s always so fun to swap with you. ❤️
SunTradeToo rated for CPG Made with Washi PC - US on Sep 26, 2021
middleearthtraveller rated for Ugly PC Swap #39 on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I also don't like some borders on postcards, lol. That's very specific, and I've never thought about it until I read your note. Take care! -k
joppagirl rated for USA Last Page Deco - 9/2021 on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the deco.
Myself333 rated for CPG Things that Grow PC - US on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Lily pads are really cool! Thanks for the great note!
Comment: There is never anything that cool in my dollar tree stores or tj max. Or just miss them lol. But sometimes i get lucky and i find stuff in a local thift store
ccmmsu rated for CPG Sept 21 Move a US Deco - US on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: I see what you mean by the theme being a hard one. I just came across a creepy doll stamp I forgot I had, though, and it's perfect for this deco! lol It'll be fun to get to use it. And, I LOVE your page! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you, love the postcard and your handwriting is amazing

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Whippet on Oct 8, 2021:

Thank you Jessica for the wonderful handmade PC you sent to me. Hope we can meet up again about Deco Books. - Kathy

Shenaniganator on Oct 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the awesome envelope of goodies for the Envies of Randomeness CPG tag! I love everything!

teejlc on Oct 3, 2021:

Thank you so much for the big fun bag of decos you sent me for the CPG wishlist! They are all so much fun. I can't wait to work on them.

Hell0Z0mbie on Sep 30, 2021:

Thanks for the gothic deco! It's super fun! I'll need to think of something cool to do for it. I am SO impressed with you always doing a page in every deco that goes your way... some of them are just too weird for me! :D

MuggleMom on Sep 23, 2021:

Thank you for the zine & deco book!! I've got questions so I'll PM you but wow, they are not what I thought they would be! I really appreciate the CPG wish you granted. xxMuggleMom

PS. I love Lilo & Stitch too - name our doggio after him! Both are insane!

simcoe54 on Sep 18, 2021:

CPG: September Wishes -- Thanks so much for the beautiful envelopes and for granting me a wish. I can never have enough envelopes.

LadyJo on Sep 18, 2021:

Thank you for the fun handmade envies for my CPG September wishes. Love the colors!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 14, 2021:

THank you so much for the bday pc from my September wishlist at CPG! Love the pc and love the story of the pcs - had a granny in law that was the same stash of mailable stuff:)

bpl76 on Sep 14, 2021:

Thank you for granting my CPG wish Love it

TeaNi on Sep 10, 2021:

thank you so much

for granting a CPG wish for me with the lovely handmade envelopes! Do you mind telling me what technique you used to color them- is that a certain type of paint? I love the look of it on the brown paper, and I'd like to try my hand at it! :)

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