Swap-bot Time: July 29, 2021 9:33 am


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: July 28, 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!!


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: Got your letter and I will be sending a reply very soon!
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun embellishments. I will happily add these to my journals and ICADs. Also, love your calligraphy.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcard! I really enjoyed the stickers.
Comment: Thank you for a great lil deco!
AmookIslandCreations rated for HMPC: Bird love - June on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful resend! I love all the different kinds of birdies and the use of vellum! Is the background paper a wall paper?! I have never seen anything like it! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Nope, background was just some really cute paper I got in another swap.
Carollee922 rated for Simple PC Swap 5 Partners INTL on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sending, this card is great!
Comment: Very cool card! My oldest and I did a bunch of tie dye recently that reminded me of rorschachs like this does. I adore the gingko leaf sticker too. Hope your husband is feeling better! I'm not ready for the common cold, either :):)
Kalalinga rated for USA Last Page Deco - 7/2021 on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: What a sweet cat deco this is. Thank you very much, and now I have a deco that is not a homer.
MuggleMom rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Super creative postcard! Of course I appreciate the purpleness and I love that you have a royal purple robe. So Queenly! Thank you for the effort you put into a gorgeous PC! xxMuggleMom
weatherwax rated for CPG 3-2-1 Swap - Global on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a fabulous swap in a beautiful envelope!!! I love everything you have chosen and made for me!! This envelope was very fun to browse through :) Have a fantastic day :)
Tara rated for Decos Only - 7/2021 on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the decos. I certainly don’t mind the halloween one. They have to get moved along at some point, right?
Comment: Great postcard and I have been joining several postcard swaps for the same reason you are;
LeaTheShark rated for CPG Move Any Deco 04 - Global on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Ty so much!!!
Comment: Nice job, Jessica. Swapping is so fun.
teejlc rated for Artistic Decos - 7/2021 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween themed deco! I love how this one is shaped like a little file folder. One day soon I'll get to send YOU something in one of these swaps, lol!
DaisyNY rated for HME: Small Embellishments on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for these cute embellishments! "Smallish" is so subjective - looking at yours, which are a nice, small size, I wonder if I did mine too big. Also, I hadn't read it as limited to only elements, but at least 3. Yours are very nice.
LeaTheShark rated for Decos Only - 6/2021 on Jun 27, 2021
dally rated for CPG Move Any Deco 03 - Global on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the neat deco; I've never seen this theme before, it'll be fun!
janetr rated for Last Page Deco - 6/2021 on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: thanks for the amazing deco!! ♡♡
camelsamba rated for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art - Red on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun (Best Quality) red collage!

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HollyBear on Jun 26, 2021:

Thank you for sending the big tape deco. What a cool idea for a deco.

Mayje on Jun 23, 2021:

Hello! Thank you so much for the birthday postcard you sent me for my May wishlist. I love it! :)

LadyJo on Jun 12, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG June 2021 wishes of handmade envies! I never get tired of receiving these from you. I like how creative you are with them. I don't believe you will see me put please none from @jeka396 LOL! I love to send happy mail, so they will be well used! I am not a big envie maker!

ccmmsu on May 24, 2021:


Thank you for sending my full deco home!!!

simcoe54 on May 24, 2021:

CPG: May Wishes -- Thanks so much for the stickers, envies and postage stamps. I can always use envies, the postage stamps are perfect for my collection and my grand-daughter will love the stickers.

noname13 on May 22, 2021:

Thanks a lot for the birthday postcard from the CPG May Wishlist!

Caithness on May 22, 2021:

Thanks ever so much for the lovely wishes for CPG. Great fussy cutting - love!

LadyJo on May 18, 2021:

Thank you for the handmade envies and the postcards for the CPG May wishes! Love these wishes!

Stepht on May 18, 2021:

Thank you Jessica for the awesome handmade envies/stickers via CPG wishlist, I love them!! <3

colleenbUSA on May 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for the May CPG wishes!

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