Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2019 1:42 am


Date Joined: August 18, 2016
Last Online: April 18, 2019
Birthday: September 14
Country: United States

About Me

3/2019--I have been slow on signing up on swaps as of late because I will be having surgery this month. I hope to be back in the saddle next month!~~JeniRuth


I am a mother of 2. I love all things swaps and crafts.

*Currently I dabble in the following:

Scrapbooking ;

Card Making ;

ATC's ;

Quilting ;

Quilling ;

Sewing ;

Girl Scouts ;

Boy Scouts ;

Working Full time (well, actually 2 jobs if you count the family as one...)


*In my spare time (which is rare at times) I like to:

Read ;

Watch movies with family ;

Sleep ;

Craft and Create ;

(did I already mention sleep...)


*My favorite colors are deep purple, lavender, and forest green.


*I love nature,

and butterflies,

and roses,

and hugs from my hubby and children,

and a good book,

and sleep.

A Word about Swapping

A little bit about me and Swaps. I will never flake! I find it pointless to join a swap if I do not plan to fully commit and follow through.

If I know I will be late, I will always message you ahead of time. That being said, if you do not receive a swap from me, or feel that I did not meet the swap requirements, please message me before you rate. I will always resend if it is necessary.

Unfortunately, not everyone thinks this way. I have had swappers never send anything or never rate. It is a big disappointment and a mean thing to do. I do not wish that on anyone here in Swap-Bot.

Personal information

I am a mother of 2, born in 2007 and 2010. My husband, kids and I live in Fredericksburg VA. We have been in our current house since my son's second birthday--2009. This year (2017) my son is entering 5th grade and my daughter is going into 2nd. We have 2 dogs, a border collie (Mikey) and my new Chihuahua (Sandi). (hint to readers, don't let a child give their pet a human name... we go through a lot of names until we get to the one we want to yell out for...)

I have been crafting since the ripe young age of 10-ish, maybe younger. I was an avid crochet-er and sewer in my youth. I can no longer crochet because of hand issues that started in 1998 (while in college). I have been dabling in scrapbooking since High School and the beginning of college, but really got into it full force after my first child was born.

I love to go to crops because that is where I am able to spread out and get the most done. At home, I am limited to what I pull out at one time, but must put it away shortly after because (as my hubby has remarked) it begins to take over the house (and he can't STAND messes!!).

I commute to DC three times a week, 1.5 hours each way. I have WAY too many years to go before I am eligible to retire, even though I already have 15+ years in. sigh just another one of those things you have to do to keep up with the crafting. Gotta pay for it somehow...

I grew up in Germany. My father was an American government employee, working for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Because of that job, I was born in Fulda, and lived in Stuggart, Augsburg, Berlin, Taunnistein Mountains (Orlen), and Wiesbaden. I have not been back to Germany since my parents moved to VA in 1992. My motto is: Someday. In fact, my husband and I have been planning a trip to Europe since we were married in 2006 (but something always gets in the way of that, pregnancy, young children, finances, etc...). Next Summer may just be the year for us! (fingers crossed, but I'm not holding my breath anymore...)

On a side note, my husband is from Croatia, and grew up in Cleveland, OH.



I like all things scrapbooking,

card making,


including but not limited to: buttons, ribbons, fabrics, stamps, dies, etc.


Shooting practice,

hugs from the family, etc.




mean people,

people who do not rate (i do follow up... after a while--just to make sure you got it...),

not being appreciated at work,

hello kitty,


extra junk to fill the envie,

cartoon stickers,

stickers from doctor's offices,

smokey smelling items (but I do not rate down for that), etc.


Please Note: I'm pretty easy going. If I receive something I do not like, I save it for someone who will like it and send it on. So it is all good!

Also Note: I do not give hearts because of the extras. Hearts are for the work itself! Your efforts...

Wish list

Items I would like to receive:

gel pens (for coloring)

TH mini distress ink pads (any color, I only have a few)

colored embossing powder

foam pop dots

Liquid pearls

shaped (flat) buttons

thinlet diecutting dies

acrylic stamp sets (used are ok)

quilling strips

scrapbook/card making kits

blank note cards

postage stamps

scrapbook embellishments

G45 items



Comment: It was fun looking at the finals. Thank you
Response: no, thank you! and thank you for the rating and the heart!
Ace330660 rated for Just Randomness Giveaway on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your comment ! Good Luck !
Response: thank you for the rating!
Response: thank you for the rating and the heart!
ablev92 rated for Everybody's Foiling GIVEAWAY on Apr 17, 2019
Response: Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty atcs!
Response: you are most welcome. they were all fun to make! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
gothbarbie rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R42 on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks Jeni! Your journal is close to being filled! Look for that in the next couple of months!
Response: Oh! I'm so excited to see it!! thanks for letting me know! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
mags142 rated for Magic Box Destash Swap April on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you Jeni for the Destash box! I'm so happy you included some punches because I don't have too many and I always want to get more :) happy Swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you like them. that was one of the items I specifically added to the box. Hopefully someone will get those stamps and be able to use them. That is one of the things I love about these swaps, passing on what you don't want... Thank you for the rating!
Seacrow rated for I Spy Jars Quilt block swap #7 on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Love the veggie soup, dessert !, and your clever note! Thank you, Jeni!
Response: Aww. Thanks! Also, Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you, the block will be used in the kid size donation quilts I make.
Response: I'm so glad you will be able to use it! Thank you for the rating!
tonat80 rated for I Spy Jars Quilt block swap #7 on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: I really love the veggies block! The colors and sketch design is absolutely beautiful!! One of my favs for sure!! Thank you for the extra square as well.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I was worried that it might not be well liked... Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Mistyinltown rated for Paper crafting GIVE AWAY!!! on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Hello! Your children being your inspiration is lovely. 💖 I have always wanted to go to Germany, I had an uncle stationed at Ramstein Air Force base for almost 12 years, such a beautiful country, I hope that you can finally get back there like you want to. Have a beautifu day. 🙂
Response: Thank you for your heartfelt comments and for reading a little about me. Also, thank you for the rating.
MarianV rated for NFS ~ Sew As You Go Block on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beatiful block.
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating.
junemoon rated for QC~ Sew As You Go Block on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your square, Jeni. I like these blocks, using up my scrap stash. Actually I wish it were 10 inches which would be more compatible with my stash.
Response: well.....Just cut it down. I wouldn't be offended in any way! :) I hope it fits well with your quilt project! thank you for the rating and the heart!
nightswimmer rated for Scrap Sampler #4 on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the two (!!!) scrap samplers, I love them!
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating. I really enjoyed making these books! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: you are most welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Jeni! You did a fantastic job on the Paris theme!! I love your spread : ) Thanks for being a great participant in this series.
Response: you are quite welcome! I have enjoyed this journey. Hopefully my book will be making it's way home to me soon. I'm excited to see it finished! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
gizmodust rated for Fabric Scrap Swap on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fabric. I'm sure I'll find uses for it. I especially liked all the strip pieces as I like to make string quilts. Thanks again.
Response: I'm so glad! Use away. I have about 3 bags of strips. when I have left over fabric, I will make strips out of them...I especially love to hunt through my mom's scrap pile for variety. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Poeprincess rated for AAA - Snowflake ATC on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: Forgive me for the late rating, I dropped your swap behind some papers on my desk & just found it. Thank you!
Response: no worries! thank you for the rating and the heart!
SAHCatMom rated for WIYM: Flower ATC on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: JeniRuth, I loved the flower ATCs! My fave is the lavender field one- it’s so delicate and reminds me of summer! Thanks for your generosity ❤️ Susan
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
SeoulQueen rated for Steampunk ATC on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Most of my stuff got moved around when I was moving house with family after some really difficult times. Thank you for being patient! This was a really lovely ATC.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was fun to make... Thank you for the rating and the heart!

Rating Overview

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CurlyTea on Sep 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

yvonne401 on May 16, 2018:

So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in prayer.



thebragal on May 14, 2018:

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

ChrisAnne on Feb 5, 2018:

Welcome to The Christian Heart and Home operating as The Christian Homestead. Please do not hesitate to jump in and have fun!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

CurlyTea on Sep 14, 2017:

anrtist on Aug 12, 2017:

CI Group greetings!
Blessings, cc

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

yvonne401 on May 12, 2017:

Congrats on winning Butterfly lovers bingo!

Have a blessed weekend!



tcornell on Mar 23, 2017:

I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that I received the first ATC for the Lavender ATC swap. Don't feel bad, I did the exact same thing, I truly thought the swap was for a single ATC! ~Tracy

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