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jeka396

jeka396
Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (10, 9, 7). 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 7yo 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!!

Postcards

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

Ratings

brooklynbunch rated for Ugly PC Swap #30 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: I imagine a couple of tourists visiting the ship. "Come on Larry, let's go to the gift shop. I want to see if they have any postcards of the boiler room." Thanks! Susan (brooklynbunch)
joppagirl rated for Decos Only - 5/2021 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great decos. I love your decorated envelopes!
DaisyNY rated for CPG Mini Envies - Global on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute little envies! My favorite is the one with the blue flower and reddish gelli paper.
Response: That one was my favorite too :). Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: Very clever ransom note! Like the background too!
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Thanks I like your envies...Very creative. Love the stenciling 😁
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Comment: Great PC! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the Castillo De San Marcos card - a very interesting place.
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Comment: I would very much like to see those gardens. Interesting looking house too.
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Comment: Thank you for the cat postcard, hope you mom is enjoying her new place. Happy Swapping!!
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - 5/2021 on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: I'll get this one finished and sent home. The owner happens to be one of my regular swappers from Groups.io. I love your decorated envelope too.
GreenPingu rated for Ugly PC Swap #28 on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the ugly postcard. It's indeed ugly xD Exactly how it should be. Have a nice day :)
phillaine rated for CPG ~ Ransom Note HMPC ~ USA on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: My partner got your postcard from the mailbox and asked me, "is this a plea, or a demand? LOL-- In either case, I could use a little vacation from my 13-month staycation, too. Thanks for the cool card. 😎
Hell0Z0mbie rated for FS ~ Decos ~ April on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: Super cute bird deco! Sucks the cover is falling off a little already, but it is really cute.
uiltje rated for CPG Gelli Printed HMPC - Global on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful butterfly PC. It is so calming. It's in contrast to the one I sent to my partner: A collage with hysteric colours in combination with some vintage......... I love my Gelli plate more and more. And it makes fun you an create a couple of extras. See you next time!
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Comment: I join these swaps for the same reason, love clearing off the last couple of stickers off of some sheets! Thank you for the cute card! The weather has been off and on between blazing hot and rainy here :)
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I loved your thoughts on coloring postcards, so true! Have a great day!
megan1230 rated for AMA: Mapped Mail Art on Apr 18, 2021
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Comment: Such a cute envelope! Thank you so much!
coleenfranks rated for MAE: Mixed-Media Bird Theme on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: Yay, Jessica, we swap again. Love your envies and especially that you used bags....you clever girl, you. And cute envelope you sent them in. Creativity spilling over. Thanks for joining my swap.
RockyBeach rated for OMAE: Spring Ahead! on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your spring envelope. Even the postage stamps are spring flowers!
irishconnie rated for MAIL ART - Dots on Apr 15, 2021
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Comment: Jessica ty ty ty your mail art was beautiful, so much effort <3 and i loved all the themed extras, Ty again it was much appreciated

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Comments

Petaltea on Apr 20, 2021:

Hi there Jessica! The stamps came today. They are all fantastic! How cool to get Elvis, Elton and John Lennon! I don’t know what happened to the envie. The address is correct! Thank you and take care!

susieq11 on Apr 16, 2021:

Thanks so much for the EPCOT postcard for CPG Postcard Tag! It’s awesome! And thank you for the story about your Dad! I remember my first trip as a kid to Disney with mine... ahhh the good times! So nice that you can share his postcards - I will treasure it. I miss my Dad every day and was so happy to read your memories of your Dad! ❀️ Have a great weekend. Xoxo

simcoe54 on Apr 10, 2021:

Used Postage Stamp RAK -- Thanks so much for the used animal postage stamps. They must have travelled around the world as the postmark was December 14th. Sure took a long time to get here but worth the wait.

Hell0Z0mbie on Mar 31, 2021:

Thanks much for the decos! You're right - the sticker one is going to be crazy thick by the time it's done! I've never seen one like that before. :)

HippieChick on Mar 30, 2021:

Wow! My mail has been travelling rather fast these days! I am thrilled the ribbons ! are colours you can use! I hated seeing them sitting there all sad with me, haha! And honestly, that wasn't even all the gems. Apparently I have a thing for anything shiny. O_0

HollyBear on Mar 23, 2021:

Thank you for swapping decos! Will add to them and get them moved.

OrigamiGrace on Mar 19, 2021:

Thank you for the cute zine from my March wishilst at CPG - love it!!

weatherwax on Mar 13, 2021:

I love your zine!! Thank you so much for thinking of me and sending me your love-ly mail!! Have a fabulous weekend :)

{CPG wishlist February}

LadyJo on Feb 18, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful CPG January 2021 wishes of handmade envies. I love them! Wow, you mailed this early January and it only arrived. It seems mail is still slow. I received a piece dated October 8th yesterday, so yea really still getting mail, from way back.

simcoe54 on Jan 31, 2021:

CPG: January Wishes -- Thanks so much for the store-bought envies and used postage stamps. The envies will come in handy and the stamps will fit nicely in my collection.

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