Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2020 8:47 pm


Date Joined: September 7, 2015
Last Online: June 16, 2017
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Dear Swap family, I promise to write more as soon as I am able. Following a long battle with AML Leukemia, bone marrow stem cell transplant and 6 years remission I was unexpectedly admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital, Critical Care Tower, Room 10609, to begin a new fight. I want to write more, but truly cannot right now. I ask your grace and your prayers.❤

June 7, 2017 Please pray for new chemo regime, for wisdom to navigate the difficult days ahead, and for healing. Thank you for your loving kindness in lifting me before our Saviour. "Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusted in Thee." Isaiah 26:3

Jinanne Sundstrom Green

John 14:27, Psalm 121, Psalm 23

"Where Feet May Fail," Hillsong United" "I Will Rise Again," Jason Gray

"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." Scott Adams

"Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes."
Carl Gauss

"I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen." Anne Lamott

Native Tennessean living in Nashville,
Follower of Jesus, mother, teacher, writer, artist

Work history: Corporate sales trainer, motivational speaker, writer, editor, English adjunct professor, small business owner (Plant leasing and maintenance), antique dealer: "Antiques and Other Elderly Things"

Enjoy art and friendship in all forms of correspondence. Love making new friends and learning about others

Favorite Music

Everything from classical to pop country, Beethoven to Sting and all in between and beyond. Not a huge country music fan, though I live in Music City USA. Contemporary Christian, Big Band, 60s, 70s, 80s, Jazz, Chris Botti, Adele, Willie Nelson, Need to Breathe, Crowder, Switchfoot, Enya, Audra Day, Natalie Grant, Sam Smith

🌟My anthem: "EVERYTHING COMES ALIVE" and "MAGNIFY," by We are Messengers

Noteworthy Books/Writers

Prefer non-fiction, but also like fiction and poetry; anything Shakespeare, Jane Austen, 18th/19th century lit/poetry, Emerson, Twain, Paul Theroux, Isabelle Allende

31 Days of Praise, (Ruth Myers)

Big Magic, (Elizabeth Gilbert)

The Artist's Way, Vein of Gold, (Julia Cameron)

The Bible

Master and Commander, (Patrick O'Brian)

Brain Maker, (David Perlmutter, MD)

Jane Eyre, (Charlotte Bronte)

Life and Death in Shanghi, (Nien Cheng)

Snail Mail: Rediscovering the Art and Craft of Handmade Correspondence, (Michelle Mackintosh)

Always First Class: The Pleasure of Personal Letters, (Lois Barry)

Jane Austen's Little Advice Book, (Minchon/Norris)

What on Earth are You Wearing? (Chloe Quidley)

POETS: E.E. Cummings, C.S Lewis, Frost, Emerson, Dickinson, Whitman, Neruda, Wordsworth, Browning, Plath, Austen, Bierce, Cather, Donne

Favorite Movies

It's A Wonderful Life--Schindler's List---Master and Commander---Gladiator---Elizabeth---We Were Soldiers---Last of the Mohicans---Dances With Wolves---Braveheart---The Mission---Lonesome Dove---Shawshank Redemption

TV series: (not a big TV fan)---Seinfeld---Downton Abbey---Call the Midwife---Reign---Hell on Wheels---Kurt Seyit and Sura, The Crown, foreign films

Crafts, hobbies, interests

Paper . . .(I'm pretty much a one sheet away paper hoarder.) I read magazines and all paper mail, etc. more for graphic design, art, paper, and photography than for the magazine's content.☺

Calligraphy, snail mail, mail art, postcards (especially foreign), paper dolls, ephemera

Postcards and stamps: especially foreign, (nothing goofy), vintage, small towns, unique advertising, flowers, nature, cars, architecture, ships, fashion, quotes, winter scenes

Art, photography, music Hand-written notes, letters, memorabilia Vintage autograph books, Ornithology--haven't met a bird or tree I didn't like,
Vintage correspondence, esp WWII

Mail art: envelopes as design

Fav colors: red, pink, all blues and GREENS, black/white

Fashion: vintage and contemporary, luv hats every era

Furniture/design: antiques items, shabby chic, retro

Repurposing: Give ordinary/old stuff another chance! Reclaim and restore . . always an adventure

Gardening: Herbs, flowers of all varieties---especially white and pink. Vegetables, huge MOSS and TREE fan

Interior design: antiques, post modern, minimal, shabby chic

Cooking: wishy-washy vegetarian, meat as desired, always up for trying new recipes, focus on nutrition, but eat processed poison as "needed" :)

Tea---Black teas (not Earl Grey), PG Tips (a fav), Lipton for daily pick-up, Rooibos for dessert, lemon teas Coffee---fav: Mayorga organic Costa Rican

A few of my favorite things...

These things I hold dear, interest me, make me smile, intrigue me, bring joy:

The King of Kings, my children, friends X 1000, my health, the health care givers and blood donors who helped save my life

Fashion "Inward story, Outward glow" (see Pinterest board) Men's fashion: vintage, especially J. Peterman style, Gatsby

Nature, TREES, clouds, sunsets, gardening, vegetables, herbs, flowers, ladybugs, frogs, MOSS, vines, ornithology

Thrift store junkie

Western, cowboys

Gibson Girl, Alice in Wonderland, Betty Boop

VW Beetle, vintage and classic cars/trucks

Clocks, watches


Vintage photographs, especially portraits and large groups (wedding, athletes, clubs, families)

Recipes for DIY lotions/potions, essential oils

Feng shui


Journals, diaries, zines, zentangle, vintage letters/correspondence

Postage stamps Letters and PCs. Please tell me about YOURSELF, and share your stories.

Holidays: Christmas, Valentines, July 4th, Thanksgiving

Worthy, fascinating, historical women

Tiny houses, chinked log cabins

Travel....esp Alaska, Italy, Switzerland, England, France

Ships, esp tall ships

Architectural design


󾓦 󾓪 󾓫 󾓥 󾓩 󾓦 Patriotic themes /art---Vintage PCs---Ephemera---Vintage ink wells---Religious icons---English Tobys---Single S/P shakers---Vintage autograph books---vintage etiquette books---vintage linens/handkerchiefs


Thoughts about Swap-bot:

Swap-bot is a genius idea and a fabulous forum for creatives. While explaining the site to a friend, she commented, "Sounds like a bunch of people spreading love all over the world via crafts." Pretty much sums up how I feel. It's my way of connecting and sending out love and goodwill. Realizing we'll probably never meet adds to the special quality of unknown like-minds and fellow crafters.

I love surprises, and I like thinking I'm surprising my partners. The mailbox is somewhat my adult version of the tooth fairy.

Many are techno addicted . . I'm Swap-bot addicted...either joining, planning and executing, or rating. ☺

Not my favs

Horror, gore, vampires, sci/fi themes, excessive glitz/ sparkle/bling, goofy silliness, excessive stickers, too cutesy


matt319 rated for Quote On A Postcard *INTL* on Jun 4, 2018
PostcardAl rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #4 on Aug 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you Anneja for angeling. I have marked this received to complete this swap. Sorry to hear about Jinanne.
Comment: Edited 07/24/2017: I received a lovely envelope from @TereDiane1954 to angel this swap. I know the swaps kept the original ratings, especially after being angeled but @Jinanne is no longer with us in this dimension, so I would respect that fact above any failure. ***** Hello Jinanne, I have been struggling with this decision for the past days. It is very hard to rate you down because I believe in giving many chances (the same I expect); however; I have not seen a genuine attitude in you to get this swap completed and that's why I am rating a 1. On 02/23 you wrote me telling me that you'd be late as you're with the flue, on 02/24 you marked the swap as SENT but then I lost your trace, Last week I wrote you about this swap, and you replied telling me you have a picture and that you were at the hospital, furthermore; I let you knew I needed you to resend the swap not the photo but you didn't even reply back. We have not had good communication at all and, although I appreciate the fact that you have health issues, swapping is a privilege, not a right and your health comes first. If you cannot balance the two, then you should step back. For now, please note I will be more than happy to re-rate once I have received this swap.
pyneapplequeen rated for I'll Never Forget... on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: It's so cool that your first job was a translator! And true postcard you sent me is super cool! I have never seen a post card this long before!! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks Maria, for sending such a nice postcard with the Omar Khayyam quote on behalf of Jinanne.
Comment: love the words
Comment: Thank you Fly for angeling. Jinanne was a lovely trader friend and will be missed.
Churchmouse70 rated for Christian Notecard #1 on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: I received your beautifully made postcard which was angeled by @GrannysNamesake. You still need to mark it as sent. Thank you!
TamiTam55 rated for Postcard Swap #28 (USA) on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: I hope you are doing well. Hugs and love to you!
Gigi1228 rated for Postcard Swap #30 (USA) on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for having someone send on your behalf! Hope you are feeling better soon.
emilynhr rated for Alphabet Fun: Postcards A on Jun 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much!
mamaquack rated for L is for ??? PC Swap on Jun 11, 2017
Mamabemus rated for Alphabet Fun: Postcards A on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: i wish I could give you more than one heart. love the cards, thanks for the stamps and washi
tejka76 rated for Umbrella related postcard swap on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard. Best wishes.
wm rated for Just Write #9 - Poem on May 31, 2017
Comment: It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing :) hugs from me
SGriffin rated for Alphabet Fun: Postcards B on May 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
dearchelsie rated for Alphabet Fun: Naked Postcards B on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. I really loved it. Your message was so colorful. Thank you for taking the time out to do this for me. I hope you are having a great weekend. =)
Comment: Cool card thanx
Sammoning rated for Naked Map PC #6 on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for this unusual map pc with a monkey illustration! I've sent similar map-cards out before, Im glad Im not the only one who appreciates something different in their collections :) ove what you did with the little map on the back and the colouful drawing! Im sorry for the late rating (received 11-05-17)

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CurlyTea on May 6, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Poftoffel on Jul 28, 2018:

I miss you <3

lou on Jul 9, 2018:

This sweet friend of ours left a wonderful message on the profile of @ultrameganerd - this dear lady is gone too soon from our mortal sight, but never forgotten

abbyaguas on Dec 26, 2017:

Dear Jinanne,

I was sorting out my swaps, until I learned that you joined in one of my swaps, and that we have traded this year. You were my partner, and I was so happy that my Philippine postcard reached out to your place.

I just learned today that you passed away, and I guess that makes me feel sad in a way that I didn't got to know more about you here.

Hoping your family are well this year...

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 3, 2017:

I just found out, I will miss you, may you rest in peace

ScrapHappyGabi on Jul 1, 2017:

Such a sweetie she was! Sending love and wishes on the wind, my dear friend! xx Love always Rest in Peace <3

pkpeace on Jun 28, 2017:

I pray that you are resting in peace.

kiddomerriweather on Jun 26, 2017:

May you rest in peace. You were loved by many.

TC on Jun 23, 2017:

@isabellasnow : You PM me to tell me that I have no authority to "police" SB, but you're doing that very thing by criticizing a valid rating left by a responsible swapper. I think you have enough problems of your own without interfering here.

mgallardo68 on Jun 23, 2017:

You should read and count better @isabellasnow because I rated @Jinanne before her passing and based on real facts. I suggest you to mind your own business!

''isabellasnow on Jun 20, 2017: So very sad that a swapper felt the need to give a negative rating after this person passed away . . . really thoughtless''

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