Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2020 2:44 pm


Date Joined: July 17, 2020
Last Online: October 23, 2020
Birthday: October 23
Country: United States

About Me

9/30/2020 ~ My daughter has just signed up for her own account .. @morganmaybelater She still lives at home, so we share a mailing address, but Admin has been notified. (We typically will not be joining the same type of swaps, as I'm into papercrafts, and she is more into fiber arts.)

7/24/2020 ~ I’m the “new kid on the bot”, so bear with me that I don’t have a lot filled out yet .. but I’m getting there!!

I’m Jen .. a Texas girl, born and raised. I was born in Houston, but moved when I was very young, and have lived in / around small-town North Texas nearly all my life. I’m Mom to a wonderful 21-year-old daughter and a (surprise!!) very rambunctious 8-year-old little boy that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I also have three sweet furbabies – my Doxie (Zero) and kitties (Mia and Baby Doll). ** UPDATE: we just adopted a tiny fuzzball kitten named Gizmo on 7/30/2020. He looks to be a Maine Coon with a little bobtail .. so cute!!

My hobbies include: -- Scrapbooking ~ I’m a paper and sticker collector / accumulator .. I love both!! I don’t really have a “style”, as every one of my pages are different. I just do whatever works at the time, but I’m definitely not afraid of color or patterns, and all my pages have to be full and balanced. I don’t like a lot of negative space .. there’s likely to be some type of filler or ephemera in that space! Lol

-- Volunteering at my kids’ schools ~ I did this all through my daughter’s school years. Then just after she graduated, little brother began Kindergarten. I’ve enjoyed being Room Mom for their classes, volunteering to read stories to the class, helping with fundraisers, etc. (Once, for my daughter’s Forensic Science Class, I even volunteered to be a ‘dead body in a body bag’ .. she was embarrassed, but her friends loved it!)

-- Bike riding ~ not like mountain biking .. just leisurely riding around the neighborhood or on the local trails, seeing nature.

Favorite Music

Queen, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Train, The Fray. Matchbox 20, Aerosmith, The Beatles

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorites are: Bohemian Rhapsody, Grease, Coyote Ugly, Aladdin (animated is the best), Dirty Dancing, Rent, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Burlesque, Chicago, The Grinch (original and animated remakes)

(Can you tell I also love musicals and live theater??)

Favorite Television

Friends, Glee, Schitt$ Creek, Queer Eye, Community, Once Upon a Time, Fuller House, Will & Grace, ER, Atypical, Dead to Me, Sex Education, I'm Sorry, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Galavant, Night Shift, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (a lot of these are on Netflix)

Cooking / Baking Competition Shows: Cake Wars, Cupcake Wars, Sugar Rush, Nailed It, any of the "Baking Championship" shows (especially the holiday versions), Zumbo's Just Desserts

Decorating Competition Shows: Interior Design Masters, The Apartment, Next in Fashion, The Big Flower Fight; Glow Up

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking is my #1 favorite craft. I love to use fibers, ribbons, stickers, and lots of ephemera on my pages, and I'm definitely not afraid of color.

I'm open to trying other crafts, but so far, I've really only branched out to stamping or die cutting .. things that I can use IN my scrapbooking.

OTHER FAVORITE SUPPLIES Some of my favorite things to use in my Scrapping / Crafting are: Alphabet stickers .. Decorative stickers .. Deco squares .. Glitter / confetti .. Puzzle pieces .. Journaling Cards .. Patterned or textured papers (vellum, mulberry, glitter, embossed, etc) .. Wallpaper samples .. Paint chips or strips .. Buttons / Brads .. Mini envelopes .. Ribbons .. Fibers .. Flowers .. Chalks .. Colored pens / markers .. Washi / Deco tape ..

SOME FAVORITE SCRAPBOOKING SUBJECTS Disney / Universal Studios (still have to scrap my daughter's Make-A-Wish trip to Disney) .. animals / pets (have a lifetime of pet pictures) .. Band / School activities .. Soccer (son played for a few years) .. Nature / camping / outdoors / flowers .. any random girl / boy themes (have lots of catching up to do from both my kids' growing up years)

  • I did recently buy a Cricut, but I'm still learning how to do decals and things with vinyl. Mostly, I'm using it for paper / scrapping .. that's always been my main passion. ((But I'm getting better with decals and making my own stickers!))

Likes / Dislikes

I love COLOR!! My single favorite would probably have to be blue (especially royal blue) but I love shades of teal, as well. I’m definitely not afraid of color, but my preferred palette depends on my mood of the day. My house is primarily decorated in shades of navy blue / hunter green / burgundy with gray / black / white accents. But when crafting, some days I’m drawn to using primary colors .. other days, it’s earthy or jewel tones .. sometimes I feel like neons are what’s needed! So pretty much, anything goes!

I'm also not afraid of PATTERNS. I especially love the 'watercolor' look, but also like plaids, floral, stripes, polka dots, chevron, paisley, etc. For craft supplies, they can be subtle or "busy", I don't mind either one.

I’m ‘borrowing’ the ABC idea for some more “About Me” facts and to list some additional favorites and things I wouldn't mind receiving: A– Animal lover (I’ve had cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, and ducks as pets, so of course all these .. but I also love sloths, llamas, monkeys, turtles, giraffes, and otters) .. ATC's .... B– Beach .. Buttons .... C– Chocolate (plain M&M’s and Reese’s cups are the best!) .. Craft supplies .. Chick-fil-A .... D– Disney / Pixar movies .. Die-cuts .. Dr.Seuss .... E– Ephemera .. Embellishments (paperclips, brads, twine) .. Eeyore .... F– Fibers / textures .... G– Glitter / sparkly stuff .... H– Hot Chocolate .. Hockey (watching) .... I– Inspirational reading (I'm not overly religious, but I love the 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' books, Pennies from Heaven stories, guardian angels, etc .. I absolutely love reading stories like these) .... J– Journaling cards .... K– .... L– (We’re a huge) LEGO-lovin' family .. Logic puzzles .... M– Music .... N– Note cards .... O– .... P– Paper punches / punchies .. Paper piecing .. Postcards .... Q– .... R– Ribbons .. Rainbows .... S– Scented candles (prefer ‘food’ smells - vanilla, sugar cookie, strawberry, lemon, peppermint, etc, instead of flowery or powdery ones) .. Stickers .. Stationary .. Scrapbook papers .. Star Wars (especially Darth Vader / Porgs / BB8) .... T– .... U– .... V– .... W– Washi / decorative tape .. Watercolor .. X– .... Y– .... Z– Zoo themes....

DISLIKES I'm really pretty flexible .. there's not a lot that I don't like! About the only things I'm not a fan of are: Horror movies / themes .. Floral -scented- things (I love decorative flowers and things, but allergies don't allow me to have / use floral scented stuff.)

General Randomness

I love / collect: -- Dachshunds – I have a 5yo Doxie, and I absolutely love them. My daughter named him “Zero” after the ghost dog (who resembles a dachshund) in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

-- Anything Eeyore – I’ve always loved this little guy from Winnie the Pooh

-- Items from the movie ‘A Christmas Story’ – especially anything with the “leg lamp” on it. I have a crazy obsession with this movie, and watch the 24-hour marathon on Christmas Eve every year.

-- The Grinch – Another favorite Christmas movie!! The original and animated remakes are my favorites, but the Jim Carey version is okay. (Max is pretty cute, too!)

-- The Genie from Aladdin – my most favorite Disney movie ever! I love the music, the animation, and the personality that Robin Williams gave to the character. (Don't get me wrong .. Will Smith did great in the remake, but he just doesn't compare to the original.)

-- Anything pertaining to Robin Williams – I’ve seen just about every movie he’s ever been in, but some of my favorites include: The Fisher King, Aladdin (see above), Mrs.Doubtfire, Patch Adams, RV, The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting and Jumanji. He was always my favorite actor, and I was devastated when he passed away.

Pretty much all I do is work, spend time with my kiddos and pets, and craft. So pretty much anything I receive will -somehow- be incorporated into a future project ;)


kammy rated for Top10 TV series on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Great list. It's cool. I love "sex academy" and "fuller house". I didn't hang on at all "emily in paris" and "glee"
SeleneW rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #10 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun Disney Railroad PC. :)
Comment: Thanks for all the items. You're really Christmas motivated haha
aligurl75 rated for 📌🔖Memo Sheet Swap📒 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing so many memo sheets with me. I really loved them all. I also loved all the post-it notes you sent. :)
fighterangel rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #15 on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for all of the awesome and adorable goodies you sent, I love everything so much! They will definitely get put to good use. ;v; Take care!!!
Missers829 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #14 on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: The *Thank you Snow much* card will be great to use after Christmas. I love the hedgehog stickies so cute! The washi tape in leopard prints, that will be interesting to find things to use them on. Thank you.
ChrisAnne rated for CPG ~ Getting to Know Me ~ October on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. I too play various versions of clarinet and wish I had learned the piano.
HappyMom rated for CPG ~ Getting to Know Me ~ October on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Nice reading your answers 😀 and learning a bit about you. Long live Whataburger!
marclively rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Wow - thank you very much! Love the whale on the envelope. I would normally copy it to go into my screen saver but the post office put their bar code through the bottom. Where did you get your whale designs? Great postcards and whale notecard and washi, too! You spoiled me.
Comment: I loved reading your story! Thank you!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! 👻 And I have plenty more to tell :)
marinda rated for Disney PC Swap #6 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much!
wrenae rated for Newbie friendly-USA on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! They will definitely come in handy!
Comment: !! Do you paint these envelopes yourself according to the details of each swap? They're gorgeous! Do you use watercolours? How do you get them to not ruin the envelope paper? I love the sparkly pen touch. <3 I need to get more sparkly pens. I only have two, but I'm on a bit of a "buying ban" right now... maybe next year. Even the stamp was coordinated to colour! Thank you so much!
suepier rated for Beautiful BLUE postcard on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Fort Worth. I love blue also. Probably my favorite color.
Response: Blue has been my favorite color, for as long as I can remember. I love any shade, from powder and pastel blue, to royal and navy .. and everything in between. (And Ft.Worth is beautiful at night!)
Comment: Thank you for the cute dog postcard and sharing your favorite dog breeds with me.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully decorated envelope. Love the notecard, your drawing and the included stickers.
Response: You're welcome! I had fun making that one!
myancey rated for Disney PC Swap #6 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Love the Dalmatian card and the Pooh quote. Thanks so much
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the fun swap. I love all the items and so nice of you to include extras. Made my day! The Halloween stickers are the cutest. I love the unique postcard - such a cool looking bookstore.

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traceyj on Oct 6, 2020:

Hi again, Jennifer! I found one more muppet picture and couldn't resist:

Have a great week!

nancylee on Sep 28, 2020:

Celebrate the creativity of Jim Henson profile

traceyj on Sep 27, 2020:

Hi Jennifer!

Here are some pics in celebration of Jim Henson :)

the talented Rowlf

the talented Rowlf

Robin Williams meets two-headed monster

Robin Williams teaches how to resolve conflict on Sesame Street


Bonus: Kermit the Frog cake fail

kermit cake

Kermit: Nailed It!

hamsterfarm on Sep 24, 2020:


For joining everything Pink <3

OrigamiGrace on Aug 20, 2020:

Welcome aboard! Great profile! Look forward to swapping with you - thanks for joining my Nice to Newbies swap. I post them every few week!!

twileteyes on Aug 12, 2020:

Haiku for You Swap

Elusive balance,

Bright sunlight, cooling water:

Resilient orchid.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

tiger1i1y on Aug 10, 2020:

Haiku for You:

A butterfly flits

across the field and lands on

a tall blade of grass

Shion on Aug 8, 2020:

Haiku For You swap I hope you're enjoying the swap and having a great summer (^・ω・^ )

Is an ocean view

All that you seek this night

Float away tonight.

redeemed on Jul 26, 2020:

Hi, new friend!!

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