Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2020 10:21 am


Date Joined: January 4, 2013
Last Online: March 17, 2020
Birthday: September 23, 1972
Country: United States
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About Me

I joined swap-bot to keep me busy and challenged while completing cancer treatments. I learned so much here. I stepped out of my comfort zone and slowly began experimenting with new things. Once I was through treatment I knew I wanted to pay forward all the incredible things that were done for me and my children during that difficult time. I have been teaching "art therapy" classes at the cancer center where I received my treatments. I met a lot of wonderful people. Many doors have been opening for me and my art. When I first started swap-bot I was uncomfortable showing my art to anyone. I never thought I'd create anything bigger than an ATC (hahaha) and I NEVER thought anyone would want to buy my art! I'm doing pretty good in both those things now. I'm so incredibly thankful to be where and who I am today. I am very humbled and blessed. And now, after teaching in the elementary classroom for 20 years I am going to teach Elementary Art next school year! So excited!


Favorite Music

Loving Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats right now! Good Riddance by Green Day is my all time favorite song. Also like Ron Pope, Martin Sexton, John Mayer, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band, Norah Jones, Johnny Cash, Pink, Reverend Horton Heat, Split Lip Rayfield, Chris Stapleton, Shawn James!

Favorite Books

Jodi Picoult is my favorite author. Also like all the Skippyjon Jones books by Judy Schachner. Just finished listening to Shutter Island- oooh- so good!

Favorite Movies

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Sandlot, Pulp Fiction, Savages, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days, Pretty Woman, Grease, Love Actually

Favorite Television

I don't watch much televison. I do have a Netflix account but I've been too busy to binge. Or chill. LOL.

Favorite Crafts

I love to experiment with new things. New techniques and new media. Since starting swap-bot I have been challenged to try many new things. Making paper from used clothing with the Hollander Beater is my thing! So therapeutic!


First and foremost, anything artistically and orginally created by you! Also, vintage, vintage looking, shabby chic, muted colors, dark colors, red, turquoise, brown, tattoos, rockabilly, altered books, other altered items, mixed-media, collage, birds, owls, pin-up, music oriented, mid-century.


Disney, Kawaii, neon, or glitter. If it is just soooo cuuuute then I probably won't like it. However, if the above mentioned is how you are most comfortable expressing yourself artistically then I will not rate you lower for doing so as long as swap requirements are met.

Wish List

old keys, old game pieces, coins, found objects, unique objects that I could incorporate into an art piece, paper, unique or vintage ephemera, altered art, dominoes, playing cards, artsy handmade jewelry, prints.

I joined Swap-Bot...

to give me something to do during down time while in chemotherapy. I needed challenges and goals. I love the things I have learned here and the friendships made. And the ART!!


needlewings rated for Wierd Wacky Wonders ATC - INT on Aug 8, 2016
Comment: Thanks Jenny! I so appreciated your funny National toast your favorite cactus day! Also thanks for the extra papers. I can't believe they are made from clothing! Cool! Also so sorry you had to redo the swap. I just appreciate it so much!
Response: Glad you finally received it and I'm happy you like it!
Comment: Hi Jenny! You put "Happy Mail" on this swap but I think this is the correct one. Thank you for the art PCs and have an awesome road trip to Colorado :D
Rosina176 rated for Happy Decorated Envelope USA 2 on Jul 9, 2016
Comment: Thanks, love the envelope!
turtles27 rated for Black and Green Mail Art on Jun 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the turtle mail! I love it!!
YooperHill rated for IntL-Kandinsky Circles June on Jun 23, 2016
Comment: Love it! Thank you! Who knew this swap would be so much fun?
wolfeagle rated for Scavenger Hunt PC-June on Jun 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you. I love how your postcard opened. And I'm very excited for you. Make it a great time!
wolfeagle rated for IntL-Kandinsky Circles May on May 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the PC. I hope your residency is Fantastic!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Scavenger Hunt PC-May on May 8, 2016
Comment: What a great swap! Such a fun way to organize all of the elements into a cohesive whole! Thank you so much! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
wolfeagle rated for Turquoise and Coral Mail Art on May 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for a fun swap. I love the colors on this envelope. How did you make the flowers on the back? They are awesome.
Response: Thank you. I believe the flowers on the back are watercolor. Glad you liked it!
helo rated for Zetti Mail Art on May 1, 2016
Comment: Great Zetti. You may want to use waterproof ink for your message next time though. It's been raining here and I had trouble reading it because the ink was a little smudged.
Response: Oh no! Will do.
Midsummerlily rated for INTL-Kandinsky Circles March on Apr 5, 2016
Comment: Yey I got it today! It's just fabulous Jen! I love the buttons on it, such a neat idea! Thank you so much for brightening up my day 💖 Xoxoxo
mjhaertling rated for Scavenger Hunt PC-Mar on Mar 15, 2016
Comment: Loved all the dimension on your card. It seems to be missing 2 small rectangular pieces near the dinosaur, but still a winner.
MamaMangrove rated for Blue and Orange Mail Art on Feb 23, 2016
Comment: Wow, Jenny, what a great swap! Thank you so much for sharing your lovingly handmade paper woven into a unique envie which, amazingly, the USPS didn't mangle! I treasure the extra papers you included too. Muchas gracias.
wolfeagle rated for Brave Girls on Feb 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you. What an awesome project for your class. You're awesome!!!
jAminthemail rated for Valentine Mail Art on Feb 11, 2016
Comment: Beautiful envie full of fun bits and pieces. Thanks!
Harrisfamily2003 rated for Geocaching Swap on Jan 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you
MissMillie rated for Kandinsky Circles January on Jan 27, 2016
Comment: You made that paper out of old clothes? Amazing. Thank you for such a great swap.
Alias rated for atc: birds on Apr 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Love the florals!! Is that molding paste? Great texture:) Thank you for sharing your artwork with me.
Response: Yes, modeling paste. I use it a lot in my work with acrylics.

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CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Sep 25, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

barbieloufromKY on Sep 20, 2014:

Happy Birthday from the USA Paper Crafts group!

Stacy on Apr 4, 2014:

Oh My Goodness! Congrats on your art show! That's so exciting! I am proud of you, girl! Let me know how it went.

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

PukeFacedFreak on Dec 3, 2013:

Thank you for joining My Drunk Penpal!

Stacy on Nov 8, 2013:


Surgery?? I hope you are ok! I received your package today, totally out of the blue. What an awesome surprise! You really made my day with these beautiful stamps. You are a SWEETHEART and I hope you are feeling well enough to create your beautiful artwork soon. Take care!

Lizard on Sep 24, 2013:

Yahoo! We share the same birthday! Happy Birthday to you too. Thank you for the happy birthday on my page.

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