Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2017 1:55 pm


Date Joined: August 18, 2016
Last Online: June 24, 2017
Birthday: September 14
Country: United States

About Me

11/30/16--I believe I am all caught up on my swaps. not as many have been completed as early as i'd like, but all is good. thank you for your understanding. Dad now has a pace maker and is resting at home. :)

11/20/16---just a little note to all. My father is in the hospital. His heart stopped working suddenly. I have had a long hard night. If I mail your swap a little late, please forgive me. I am not going to flake on any swaps, but I may need some extra time to get them in the mail.


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 ;

Cub Scouts ;

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


*In the past I have also done the following:

Knitting ;

Crochet ;

Dressmaking ;

Doll Clothes


*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 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



Favorite Books

-Young Adult / Teenager Fantasy

-Historical Fiction


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 (2016) my son is entering 4th grade and my daughter is going into 1st. We have 1 dog, a border collie, named Mikey. (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 10+ 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, and Weisbaden. I have not been back to Germany since we 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...). Summer of 2018 may just be the year for us! (fingers crossed)

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: paper, stickers, buttons, ribbons, fabrics, stamps, dies, etc.


Shooting practice,

hugs from the family, etc.



I'm do not really like: teas (except herbal),

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,

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!

Flakes / Non Raters / Bad Post


  1. Mariposadreams (Peacock Atc 1 of 7)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



  1. Jennifer Wenchiacutti (NH: Mini Pocket Letter-- Autum) Angeled by Bombardiette

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

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

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

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

  6. bbbhill6 / Bobbie Hill (3LP-March Mimi PL-Blue)

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


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.


Bad Postal People (More than one swap sent or long time till finally delivered)

  1. Zuzie Cullen (Adult coloring Page ATC)--sent twice
  2. Ultrameganerd (Mini Pocket Letter Pink)--ianlly received, 3 months after sent.


boriquaz rated for 9LP - Travel on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Love this pocket letter. You did a really great job, thanks so much for joining my swap. Happy swapping.
Arabella rated for A.I. Send Background Paper Again on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Jeni, love the background paper - and the atc backs!
blueseabliss rated for Surprise ATCs - June on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you! It's very cute!
JoMama rated for Technique Tuesday ATC #2 on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC!
Response: thank you for rating! I'm glad you liked it!
raven rated for ATCO: Word Series: EASTER EGG 3 of 3 on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Love your atc's!!! Thank you so much
Response: you are so very welcome. I couldn't believe that I had you for all three sets! weird! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
KatlynAva rated for 5 for 5 ATC USA only on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. One of these years I need to get up to DC when they're blooming.
Response: It is a wonderful sight to see! Thank you for the rating.
Karmi53 rated for Light Blue Background on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Very nice l like it thanks a lot. Take care
Response: you are so very welcome. i'm tickled that you liked it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Fav Quote ATCs - Global on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you! No need to send another but for future swaps, know that all CPG ATC swaps are for 2 cards! Loved the quote and the card!
Response: Yikes! how did I miss that! I will definitley get another one out to you. it would really bother me if I didn't.... Thank you for the rating and the kindness!
thepinkaholic rated for ATC 2017 #24: Book Page -USA- on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: I love it! Thank you!
Response: Yea!! I'm so glad. it was really fun to make! Thank you for the heart and the rating! much appreciated!
Sola79 rated for PP June senders choice ATC on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC :)
Response: wow! that got to you in less than a week! happy day! So glad you like it. It was fun to make. Thank you for rating and for the heart!
petaluda rated for A I - Let's Face It - ATC on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much . I did something similar The foto was also that of a child
Response: you are most welcome. Thank you for the swift rating.
chabbywabbit rated for June ATC Swap on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: thank you for the selections!
Response: the pleasure was all mine. hopefully one or two of them will fit nicely in your collection! Thank you for rating and for the heart!
BlueberryLady rated for 9 Little Pocket Letter on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Really Nice ! ! ! ! and Love the Papers.. I didn't fancy mine up like you did..Thanks for the Ideas on what to do on mine...
Response: that is what I love so much about the pocket letters, they are all different and unique! Just like us! Thank you for rating and for the heart!
Bargnoffle rated for ATC #1: The month of June on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Your atc was really cute and I loved the story that went along with it! Thank you :)
Response: you are most welcome. so glad you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the heart!
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for NSC ~ FQ ~ Yellow on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Yes, I love the fabric you chose! Thank you for the cards and stationary. The postcard is great. I enjoy looking at old quilts. Take care!
Response: you are very welcome. I worried about the fabric selection becasue the yellow/gray pieces don't "speak" to everyone. I am tickled you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the heart!
MelissaAnne rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. you never know with these kinds of swaps... Thank you for rating and for the heart!
sweetpeamarie2003 rated for A.Q.- May Spool Blocks on Jun 19, 2017
Response: Thank you for rating.
Lisapotterylady rated for 9 LP- Summertime Fun on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: I love this beachy pocket letter and all the fun goodies in it ~ thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Summer=Beach in my house! :) Thank you for rating and the heart.
Kitty2cats rated for Technique Tuesday--ATC #1 on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Hi JeniRuth, I love your paint drips ATC. Thank you! It almost has a tie dye effect. Really like how you made it dimensional. This one was surprisingly tricky, since the consistency of the paint had to be just right. You did great!
Response: I mixed my paint with water and gesso. Thank you so much for your kind words! Thank you also for the rating and the heart.
sleepingrover2010 rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Hello Jeni, Thank you for the 5 items you sent me for the "2 x 4 Swap." The ribbons will be fun to use together on projects. The washi tapes are all new to me. They will be useful to me too. The stamped cards, die cuts , and handmade envelope will also be helpful in my art work. Thank you for taking such good care of me. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: It was a lot of fun to gather the items. I'm so glad you like them! Thank you for the rating and the heart!

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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

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2017:


yvonne401 on Mar 8, 2017:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



anrtist on Feb 18, 2017:

THANK YOU!!!!💌😊 for sending my Coloring Book back to me after the C.I. Group Pass Around Coloring Book Series was over.. THANK you for the coloring pages too! Blessings, cc

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 welcome to swap! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

jaimierandolph on Jan 7, 2017:

Profile Check for Any kind of washi

Welcome to the swap!

jaimierandolph on Dec 29, 2016:

Profile Check for Handmade stationary folder w/cards! Welcome to the swap! Thank u for joining! happy swapping!

yath on Dec 11, 2016:

Just wanted to mention...my husband has had a pacemaker for 5 years and is doing fine with it. Of course, he must take blood thinner. He's older, so other problems come up, but the pacer has been no problem at all. - Carol

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