Swap-bot Time: February 8, 2023 9:52 pm


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: February 7, 2023
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me


H e l l o.... greetings from the beautiful Pacific North West! Born in Boston - Boston Proud!! I’m the daughter of an Army Pilot so I traveled all over 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 24 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell! No really....... kids say the darndest 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 my crafts, long walks, swimming, reading, entertaining friends, ice cream cones dipped in chocolate (who doesn’t like that crunchy stuff) and random acts of kindness including random acts of art kindness…

Favorite Crafts

I ....L O V E ..... paper and all paper crafts but have also been seen doing - knitting, crochet, hand lettering and of recent art classes on ZOOM. I Zentangle and recently became Certified Zentangle Teacher. But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I also enjoy making my own envelopes, Zines, and Calligraphy has been a love of mine since I learned to cursive write and a beautiful oblique or pointed pen in my hand and a blank pile of paper always calls my name…..

I do want to say if for some reason you don't receive something from me please communicate and let me know. I am always willing to do a re-send...... AND if life happens to you...... please, please feel free to reach out.

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 as well) 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 do enjoy handmade ones too, especially when a swap partner puts effort, time and love into 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

Coke art

American Flags

Art Deco

Tim Holtz

Pin Ups


Fish - Joshua loved fly fishing

Stationary and notecards



Vintage and Retro

Beautiful paper

Vintage Hollywood

TRULY.... I just plain love seeing the little treasure people send me hidden in all shapes and sizes of envelopes awaiting me in the mailbox..... that is in reference to the actual swap - although getting extras is a very kind gesture - please do not ever feel pressured to send extras.

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

Favorite Books

I love reading and have realized I love listening to audio books while on my layovers in the bus. It’s hands free and has the added benefits of being able to do my Zentangle’s or knitting and crochet!!! I belong to a delightful book club called “Between the Covers” ... clever, right!! It so much fun, however, the selections one makes occasionally makes me wonder..... just who is this person really.... lol

Favorite Music

I’m rather eclectic with my taste in music. Truth be told I’m usually listening to it on my school bus with my kiddos. Music heals and is a pathway for my students. It’s amazing to hear my non verbal students click to the music and clearly sing a verse or phrase..... I wish for time to stand still in those moments. They think we are the magic school bus because unknown and unseen to them, I whisper or tap my watch and a favorite song will all of a sudden change a hard or awkward moment into a “magical” one...... shhhh, mums the word!!

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...


ArtfulFig rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 19, 2023
Apelser rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: Have a super duper 2023.
Comment: Thanks for the fun cards!
Comment: These are absolutely breathtaking!! I don't know how I can ever do them justice, but I'll try. Thank you!!
bringitb rated for PCS: Joker’s Wild #5 on Dec 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great cards and pretty card holder! Appreciate the bonus Jack, too. =)
Comment: Thank you for the great cards and extras
Comment: Your swap was sooooo pretty! It was such a treasure to open, from the envie itself to the pocket you made to hold the playing cards, to the playing cards themselves! Goodness, thank you for taking the time and effort in sending such a thoughtful swap! (A few of the cards are some of the most adorable I have ever seen and that is saying something!) (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
KellyR rated for Playing Card Obsessed #29 on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: Great cards, thank you!!
Lyndylou5 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #30 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: What fabulous playing cards! I really like the card holder too, and also the extra papers. This was a very thoughtful swap, thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for all the different cards & the Jokers. I do not have any of these. I look for the different backs. My Joker binder has over 300 cards & I have 4 complete sets of Frankencards for my grandchildren. What a neat little card.
Response: I’m so happy….. and jealous!!!!! I’d love to see your collection. I wonder do you have a favorite card?
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful cards and so many extras!! They are absolutely fantastic!!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Love the card. Thanks
Lyndylou5 rated for PCS: Joker’s Wild #4 on Oct 23, 2022
Comment: These are fantastic cards, thank you so much! And thanks for all the extras too, especially the mini cards. 😊
Karen07 rated for USA only Write On Challenge #3 on Aug 4, 2021
Karen07 rated for USA only Write On Challenge #1 on Aug 4, 2021
Comment: Enjoyed your letter! The extras were very generous. Thank you! Take care!
qSamantha rated for cute happy mail booklet - USA on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Absolutely wonderful booklet. I loved everything in it. And you were very creative with your packaging. Also yay New Jersey!!
Comment: Wow!! Just Wow!! I can't believe you sent all that wonderful stuff!! That was so far above and beyond. First I love the paradox tiles - they are beautiful and I can't wait to finish them. The other items - papers, booklet! I love the ink spot booklet!! It's too much! I feel like I should send some back to you. You are too kind. And I sincerely hope that you are on the mend, and feeling much better. Please take care and stay well!!
Response: Resend on its way…. Tracking # 9500 1265 3716 1184 8975 59 with an estimated delivery of 7/8… meet you at the mailbox soon 😍♥️‼️
Comment: I am in awe of your extremely generous package and heartfelt letter. It felt like I was opening a dozen swaps and not just one. If I could give you more than one heart I certainly would. Thank you so very much for providing me with such a special Happy Mail Day.

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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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