Swap-bot Time: April 5, 2020 12:51 pm


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: April 2, 2020
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE:: I have had unexpected surgery and recovery is complicated as well as medications make life a little off right now. I have 2 swaps my daughter will be helping me with - no intuitional or unintentional flaking..... I have just had to make my recovery and myself priority right now .....my profile and ratings reflect I am a good swaper and want to assure you that life just happened. My apology to my 2 swaps they will be sent to you......

H e l l o.... greetings from the beautiful Pacific North West! Born in Boston though - Boston Proud. I’m the daughter of an Army Pilot so I traveled when I was young. I've been "crafty" all my life. My interests are varied. I was a stay at home mom until all my children were in grade school. In order to have the same schedule as my children I became a school bus driver, and 20 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell! No really....... kids say the darnedest things (if their parents only knew - sometimes I have to try not to bust out laughing when I see them, these little ones are so innocent - it's delightful).

I used to teach Kindergarten before staying home with my fabulous children which was a perfect fit for me because Kindergarten is education disguised in one big fat craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-30 who will make me a Grandmother this June and Chelsea-28 who loves to travel and my son Joshua passed away Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of laughter and love from the short time we had with him. That loss does not define me, in fact it has made me a better person and I know he would be proud of the person I am.

Besides family and friends and my crafts I love to walk, swim, pen pal and bullet journaling. I have a great sense of humor and love random acts of kindness and putting a smiles on faces....... and ice cream cones, dipped in chocolate of course - I love that crunchy stuff!!!

Favorite Crafts

Hmmmm - there just isn't enough time or ones attention span to really do my crafting justice...!! So let me just say ........ I ....L O V E ..... paper and all paper crafts but have have been seen doing - Knitting, Crochet and coloring - thank goodness for the Adult Coloring popularity. But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I love making my own envelopes, and a love of all things ATC's and JAMS (so anything in 3’s are awesome). Just found out about Inchies and Twinchies, I mean REALLY Inchies and Twinchies.......

I do want to say AGAIN if for some reason you don't receive something from me please let me know I would love to do it again. Please contact me - it's sad not getting a little something in the mail when your expecting it, right?!

Love J of ❤️‘S

I also collect playing cards, there are some beautiful, wacky and funny ones out there and some of the older ones - fabulous.... crazy, but there you have it.

I would love J of ❤️‘s if you have one (it's kinda a sentimental reason - in memory of my son Joshua he was my heart.... thus J❤️ - he was also a bit of a jokester too so Jokers are pretty awesome also) crazy I know this... but it is a delightful collection... lol

Favorite Books

YUP ...I love to read and belong to a book club. We call ourselves....📚Between The Covers📚 ..... What fun it is and it broadens my reading (I won't lie though some of the selections make me wonder... just who is this person). I like easy reading but don't object trying something new. Some books on my shelf.... Girl on the Train Winter Garden A Man Called Ove

again very eclectic. I love bookstores - older ones more so and libraries and the feel of a good book in my hands - seriously I like turning pages - but I confess I do have electronic ones too - purely for when I have field trips on the bus......

Favorite Movies and TV

Love movies too..... some of my favorites

Pride and Prejudice The Help Nims Island Eight Below Marvel movies - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor Forrest Gump The Princess Bride I like based on true life uplifting movies, Not good with scary, scary movies. No Saw or Geepers Creaper ............Yikes!!!!

I like reality shows like America’s Got Talent The Voice The Great American Race Survivor also Dateline Free Solo Leah Reminisce: Scientology and Aftermath Blue Bloods Veep New Amsterdam The Good Doctor Shark Tank


About PC's. My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - send me something you'd like yourself and then tell me a little bit about you.. your profession, dreams, passions, what you love about your culture and I love quotes. I just love receiving them so just have fun picking it. I also send postcards through Postcrossing a wonderful and exciting community of postcard lovers around the world - check it out!!

things I love....

I LOVE Coca-Cola and coke art American Flags (vintage & country best) POstcards Stationary and notecards Daisy and Sunflowers Watermelon Owls ladybugs elephants giraffes Ribbon and lace, Journals - bullet and junk journals calligraphy - Fountain pens ATC's Vintage and Retro photography paper craft embellishments, playing cards (see above lol) zentangle Anything to embellish my JAMS in 3’s beautiful paper fashion, bookmarks beautiful stickers (might I add, that since I am a bus driver perhaps no kids or teacher types stickers would be nice - I have a pretty good selection)

truly I just plain love seeing the little treasure people send me hidden in all shapes and sizes of envelopes that await me in the mailbox..... that does not mean little extras - it means YOUR work!

favorite colors

Warmer earth tone greens purples like eggplant and deap lilac yellows like mustard Red, white and blue oranges like pumpkin and corals and usually do a lot of black accents

About Me

Well that about does it for now... thank you for forging through my profile, I'm bit of a talker and that translate to talking with my hands as well as in my writing too!!!! I love swap-botting and I feel like our swaps are like little acts of kindness toward each other and the connection one feels from them is... well... sort of magical...


Comment: My message is still unread and I haven't heard anything about this swap. I'll change the rating if received. I hope you're recovering well! 11/15 - Thanks for sending a card and hope you're feeling better.
Comment: Thanks so much for the great postcard!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely green PC! FFR, a vertical PC costs 55 cents to mail, not a PC stamp but a regular letter stamp.
Comment: So funny you'd mention the GUM WALL - My friend is in Seattle now and just posted a picture on Instagram. I'd never heard of it before, but now twice in one day. LOL!
Response: Right?!!! What did she say about it??
Mimi7 rated for Jam Supply Scavenger Hunt Swap on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: WOW, Kerin you are too good to me!! I love everything!! Thanks for a wonderful swap, now I am excited to get jamming!!
Response: I’m glad....... I always love swapping with you!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and sharing your prompt with me.
Rainydancer rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: thank you!
AnnaL rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks Kerin for the awesome stamps, washi, stationary & postcards. Loved everything you sent. Have a great day today, AnnaL.
Adrienne1571 rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Cool stuff!!! Thank you so much!
Mimi7 rated for ATC Bag #69 (USA) on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Hi Kerin, thanks for your lovely bag to send on, I am keeping the cute magnolia girl one, I love it!!
Cheyenneshea rated for Just Randomness on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: I love how personalized this package was! Thank you for all of the fox and Dr. Who things. I can't get over how cool the sticker postcards are too!!!! Did you make them?
Response: YAY..... yes I did and was a little worried wouldn’t like!!! I will send you a few so you can try!!!! Glad you liked everything 😊♥️
Comment: Collecting playing cards is so addictive! Thanks for the addition to my collection! And thank you, too, for the extras.
Comment: YAY - I received a beautiful mom card from you!! Thanks
Comment: Thanks!!
Comment: Very strange I have received the resend but not the original swap. Thank you for resending!
Comment: Perfect card for swap! Round! Continue to do your job. I am sure you are loved.
Comment: LOVE it! The bookmark arrived in pristine condition - unbelievable! You'd never know from looking at the front that it had traveled via airmail hundreds of miles. Thanks!
Lillypooh12 rated for EP Letter Set Swap on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely lettersets and so many of them! Welcome back to penpal-ing! :)

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vanneparis on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi Kerin! Thanks so much for all the wonderful Playing Cards. I'm excited to add them to my collection. It's fun to meet someone who loves them too. Take Care -Vanne

craftyone on Apr 17, 2019:

Oh Kerin, what a magnificent surprise! These cards are totally fantastic. I’m touched. Look for some jack of hearts cards from me soon.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

AZmom875 on Jan 5, 2019:

I got 2 homer atc jams from sweetgypsy, that we all worked on. Thank you they are lovely. One was a dress up girl and one was a pocket card. Thanks for working on them.

hibiscus on Aug 13, 2018:

Kerin. The butterflies you finished the “ silver “ jam with are beautiful and made it so special ... thanks for adding some for me to use... they were the perfect touch!

gojenn on Aug 4, 2018:

Thanks for sending my Zentangle card home - it's great!

PrairieKittin on Feb 27, 2018:

Wow! That was totally unexpected! Thank you for the gift. I'll definitely use it!

lorianne01 on Feb 8, 2018:

Quick And Easy Profile Message #14


I hope you have (or had) a wonderful day! I just dropped by to say hello.

Best wishes,


DeAnnaVarela on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick & Easy Profile Message #14

Hi Kerin, I'd love to hear your school bus stories!


jaimierandolph on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick and Easy Profile message #14

Hi Kerin, It is cold and raining here in Livingston Texas and I am very ready for spring to come! I love the outdoors too. Taking walks and just sitting outside on the porch with a good book is great! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping.

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