Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 9:48 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: January 12, 2021
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

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 23 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). A fellow driver and are are the current Washington State Special Needs Rodeo champs on our way to Nationals in Texas...... I love my job and my students.

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 craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-32 who blessed us with a grandson, Chelsea-30 who loves to travel and my son Joshua passed away on Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of love, laughter and amazing memories of our time with him.

I love long walks, swimming, entertaining friends, ice cream cones dipped in chocolate, who doesn’t like that crunchy stuff and random acts of art kindness.

Favorite Crafts

I ....L O V E ..... paper and all paper crafts but have have been seen doing - knitting, crochet and of recent art classes on ZOOM. I Zentangle and recently became Certified Zentangle Teacher. 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). . I am just learning watercolor and just just found out about Inchies and Twinchies, I mean REALLY Inchies and Twinchies.......

I do want to say if for some reason you don't receive something from me please let me know, if you haven't 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.... I would love any J of ❤️‘s if you have one (it's kinda a sentimental reason - in memory of my son Joshua, he was my heart.... thus the J❤️ - he was also a bit of a jokester too so Jokers are pretty darn awesome also) it is a delightful collection...


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....

J♥️ and Joker playing cards

LOVE Coca-Cola and coke art

American Flags


Fish - Joshua loved fly fishing

Stationary and notecards


Vintage and Retro

paper craft embellishments,

Anything to embellish my JAMS in 3’s

beautiful paper

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...


IrisDrissen rated for ZZ ~ Facebook Zentangle swap on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Its beautiful, Kerin McMillen!! I like the crossing-over from the Marasu. Looks like a celtic figure!! Thanks a lot.
Comment: What a great start to this postcard. You have started a wonderful card for people to work on. Thanks for all the extras. I appreciate them. elflady
designgreen rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #6 on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you Kerin for the lovely things you sent. Stay Safe :)
Sagebrushs rated for 3 Things in an Envelope #1 on May 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you.
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.
Response: I’ve been gone with medical issues ...... but I did send a card. Now I do not have access to your address.... please send I would like to send you another. Thank you
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!!

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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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