Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2019 12:34 am


Date Joined: August 18, 2016
Last Online: January 21, 2019
Birthday: September 14
Country: United States

About Me

7/30/18---Thank you to everyone for their sympathy for the passing of my MIL back in April. It was greatly appreciated and comforting. ~~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.

Favorite Crafts


-Card Making

-ATC's / Paper Crafts



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


Flaked on


  1. Susan Smart (October/Halloween Themed ATC) angeled by Host.

  2. Lorie Beaton (Mini Pocket Letter--yellow) angeled by host.

  3. Celeste Bernardin/canadarosebud (ATCO: word series: Valentine 4 of 5: T, I)--angeled

  4. HeatherDD80203 / Heather Dinneen (3 Things in an Envie #2)

  5. Jousie Nash / Angeljewele (Yellow BackGround ATC) Said sent. did not arrive. waited over 3 months before rating a 1. last online 5/22/17. Angeled.

  6. Liz Finn / LizFinn (Technique Tuesday ATC #2) was going through Chemo. waited 3 months before rating a 1. she indicated that she'd send in few days several times. willing to change rating when she feels better...

  7. Brandy Mapel / bmichelleXoXo (COLORING PAGE SWAP) partially suspended

  8. RoosterCraz (Gingerbread man ATC +)--partial completed

  9. Crystals3 (Gelli print ATC Backgrounds)

  10. Raven (Adult coloring books ATC swap)

  11. InkStainedAngel (Quilt Square #1)

  12. sewing4eight (Quilt Square #1)

  13. sewing4eight (Bible Study ~ Speech)


Sent to me, but never received:

  1. HeatherRenae87 / Heather Rosenhamer (I love Pocket letters). messages stated she sent this twice. never received either of them.




  1. Mariposadreams (Peacock Atc 1 of 7)

  2. Adictedtocraft1393 / Inga Weaver (Sticker Mix x5)--Suspended

  3. TeeB / Teena Brown (Quick Mega Washi Swap)

  4. Onceuponatime / Chelsea Greal (ABC's of stickers)--Account deleted

  5. Zorin / Angel Schaaf (Mini Pocket Letter Christmas)

  6. Jesslynne / Jessica Miller (ATC 2 - Free themed #8)

  7. Amber Young / JY80203 (2017 Mega WashiSwap #2)

  8. Heatherdd1997 / Heather Dinneen (2107 Mega Washi Swap #2)

  9. Raven Hyde / raven (Easter Religious ATC swap)

  10. Jenna Ahern / whereswaldo (C.I. ~ Collection Book Page March 2017 )

  11. Gloria Wood / honeya9705 (NSC ~ FQ ~ Large Print0

  12. Alyssa Bailey / MalamuteMama (Woodland ATC and other crafty things)

  13. Marla Kimmel / marlak2008 (WIYM: ATC with Washi Tape) partially suspended

  14. Janine Maletsky / jj9jj (NSC ~ FQ ~ Chevron ~ USA)

  15. RoosterCraz (Gingerbread man ATC +)

  16. AmazingAlex ( Adult coloring books ATC swap)

  17. Calib3achbum (Trade other's ATCs)

  18. InkStainedAngel (Quilt Square #1)

  19. sewing4eight (Quilt Square #1)



meganimal rated for Magic Box Destash Swap January on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Just got your package, and I can't even tell you how fun it was to open! :) So many fabulous goodies! Thank you thank you, I love everything! (I sometimes wish I could give more than one heart, this one deserved so many hearts from me!) :)
3stairs rated for Winter - ATC - Snowflake on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you - I love it!
Magenta3 rated for scrap sampler #3- Christmas/winter on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Love it! Thanks so much.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was my first ever and it was so much fun to make! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Response: thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card.
Response: you are most welcome! thanks for the rating and the heart
Comment: I haven't made mine yet so it was great to receive yours, so I know how to make it! I love the papers you included. Thanks for a fun swap!
Response: I'm tickled that you liked it! it was my first one ever. thanks for the rating and the heart!
christy102194 rated for Unicorn Christmas ATC on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Merry Christmas! Fun unicorn art!
Response: it was a lot of fun to create... so glad you liked it! thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for my card! Merry Christmas!
Response: thank you for he rating.
HappyMom rated for Gingerbread Man/Woman ATC on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: He's adorable! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!
Response: so glad you like him! Merry Christmas and thank you for the rating and the heart.
AZmom875 rated for Bible Study ~ Light & Darkness on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: I like how you added your answers in another color. I do love these bible study swaps. It keeps me reading, and encourages me. I hope to see you in another soon.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I really enjoy these as well. thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Jen Thank you for the Xmas card Spicemom
Response: you are very welcome! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for adding another card to my "Wall of Cheer!" Merry Christmas to you!
Response: So glad you liked it! I thought it was definitely unique! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great card! Thank you for the stickers
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
sparkles118 rated for Scrap Fabric Exchange #4 on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!! Nice variety!!
Response: Just from I was working on recently! Glad you like it. thanks for the rating.
Response: thanks for the rating.
Comment: Received your cute Christmas card! Thank you!
Response: you are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: you are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Eclectonote rated for EP ATC with leaves or trees on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: Terrific ATC - what a clever use of the leaves as stamps. The nature printing made a really nice background and contrast to the unusual embellishments. Thank you for sharing your art!
Response: you are very welcome! I'm so glad you enjoy it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: you are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
24Donna rated for A.Q. Winter APRON Swap! on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you love it! Funny thing you used the same fabric I did for my partner! I loved the fabric as I was sewing hers and now I have my own! I also made a full apron, great minds lol! I know what you mean about bias tape, but you did a beautiful job! Get the wider bias tape next time a bit easier I think! Thank you again! God bless and Merry CHRISTmas!
Response: You are so sweet! Thank you for the kind comments. also, Thank you for the rating and the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 913 6 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
882 1053 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 113 767 0
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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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