Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 9:30 am


Date Joined: January 21, 2015
Last Online: December 17, 2018
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
Instagram - Leaving a Paper Trail

About Me

Hello, My name is Jaclyn, I'm 29, a Christian and live just outside of Grand Rapids Michigan with my parents and sister. We have 1 dog and 2 cats. Cat's are my favorite. I have lived in a few other states and have enjoyed being able to experience different areas and ways of life. For most of my life I have dealt with chronic pain, which has made it hard for me to be out on my own. I hope one day soon this will happen! I have been pen palling since I was 6 1/2 years old. I love anything that has to do with snail mail and swapping. I have been swapping for many years now and I used to be in a lot of swapping groups. After a while I felt like I needed a break, but now I'm ready to get back into swapping. I have heard of swap-bot years ago from a pen pal, just never gave it a try until now.

I'm an introvert, so find my best way of communicating is through letters and one on one.

As of January 2018 I opened a shop on Etsy called, Leaving a Paper Trail. I have put together some themed paper craft packs and hope to add more items soon. I'm very excited to be doing this!

Note: I can easily get lighthouse postcards, so if anyone wants to do a private swap I'll gladly take lighthouse postcards in return or something else from my likes list.

Favorite Books

I am a HUGE reader and have been since I could read. Each week I try to read at least 2 books. My favorite genres are: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mysteries, Regency Era, Classics, Biographies,

Favorite Authors:

Agatha Christie

Jane Austen

Jane Peart (her mystery series)

Elizabeth Johns

K.M. Peyton

I usually don't read all the books an author writes, as a lot of them can be too romantic and predictable for my taste. The more unpredictable the better, because I like to figure things out when I read.

Favorite Movies

I adore classics, musicals, Hallmarks, Christian and mystery movies! Doris Day is my favorite actress with my favorite movie of hers being Calamity Jane. I also like Audrey Hepburn and Jimmy Stuart. Am also a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables.

Favorite Television

I do not have cable, so do not watch many TV series. How glad I am for Amazon instant. My most favorite TV series to watch is Signed, Sealed, Delivered, which combines faith, letters and mysteries. What a perfect combination! Only thing that is missing is tea. :) I also love Christy, Road to Avonlea, Larkrise to Candleford, Austentatious, Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye, Victoria and mini BBC series.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not a big crafty person, probably because I am a perfectionist. However, I have recently been into making my own postcards, mail art and pocket letters. I find I really enjoy doing this. I admire crafty/creative people, so don't be afraid to send me handmade items.

When you send me a swap and a note isn't required, I would LOVE one! Even if it's just to say 'hi.' I put a lot of time and effort into decorating my envelopes, so would enjoy seeing others handiwork as well, even if a decorated envelope is not required. Also, I would love to have postage stamps instead of the label on my swaps whenever possible. I like to collect them and use them for future crafts.


Here is a list of the things I like:



Wax Seals

Letter Sets

Stickers (especially ones that have to do with mail)

Pocket Letters

Book Pages (English & Foreign)

Glitter - as long as it doesn't fall off and get on everything

Washi/Deco Tape




Address Labels

Airmail Labels

Pretty Blank Labels



Socks - size 10

Tops - size small

PJ Bottoms - size small

Love & Toast Lip Butter (rose sorbet & blood orange)

Zuzu Luxe Lip Gloss (crystal & divinity)

Sterling Silver Jewelry (I'm allergic to all other metals) - earrings (especially studs), bracelets and rings (sizes 7 & 8)

Surf Sweets Gummy Bears

Pascha White Chocolate

Matryoshka dolls

Nautical things (especially lighthouses)

Flowers (especially roses, tulips and pansies)

Vintage/Retro (50s)

Black & White

Delft/Swedish/Nordic looking things


Polka Dots

Postage Stamps (new, used & vintage)

Animals (especially cats, sheep, pandas and birds)

Gel Pens (especially gelly roll)


Pip Studio

Anything having to do with England (especially Cath Kidston)

Items that have strawberries, apples or cherries on them




Royal Blue



Emerald Green




Tea, My Favorite Drink :)

I love tea and drink it every day. I mostly drink loose tea, but also use tea bags.

Favorite Tea:



Green (hojicha and flavored, no plain please)

White (only flavored, no plain please)

I would LOVE to try vanilla rose as rose is one of my most favorite flavors.

I Also like:

Fruits (no herbal please)

Berries (no herbal please)


Tea Dislikes:



Honey - allergic

Chamomile - allergic

Mint - allergic (weird allergy, I know. haha)

Artificial flavors

Black Tea, but it's okay to send me this if you don't have any other kind.






Nuts, except for almonds

Bath Products



I am very appreciative of swaps and I'm not too picky, but these are a few things I do not care for:




Offensive items

Dark or evil looking items


Black Licorice


Reward Stickers

Note Cards

Things that smell like cigarette smoke

Private Swaps & In Closing

I'm open to private swaps and prefer this to public swaps. Feel free to message me if you'd like to swap privately.

I only mark a swap as sent after I have mailed it. Please let me know if my swap is not received. I always send things out on time, so if there is a problem please let me know before rating me down. I have no intention of flaking EVER! And I'm happy to re-send if need be.

Also, I promise to rate every time I receive a swap, usually the day it arrives. When I rate a heart I base it off the thoughtfulness of the swap. If it looks like it was just thrown together without any care then I will rate a 5.


lostinavalon rated for Homeschool Encouragment on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cheery swap! I will write you back soon!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating and ♥️. I look forward to hearing from you! ☺
cllfdl rated for TCHH ~ Send an envie of RAIN on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: I LOVE everything!! What a great swap! Thank you
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating and ♥️.
tampagirl rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ APRIL on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so so much for the package. Love it very much!!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for rating!
apryl rated for Theme: Flowers on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: wonderful thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for rating!
spicemom rated for Showers of Blessing Gift on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Hi Jaclyn Thank you I love the washi tape and the note card and recipes Spicemom
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you like the items. Thanks for rating promptly and heart! Happy Easter! 🐣
LadyJo rated for Theme: Hot Air Balloons! on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: As always another awesome swap from you! i love all the balloon items. I like the journal paper too! Thanks so very very much!
Response: It's always a pleasure to send to you! Thanks for rating promptly and heart, like always! 🐣
Lantana149 rated for Theme: Birds on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: I love all the bird goodies and your friend really is a great artist!🌻
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for rating and heart. ♥️
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ Weather on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Another amazing swap! Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for hosting, rating and ♥️!
Sunflower107 rated for Theme: Flowers on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful package, thank you for all the goodies. Loved reading your note too!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for rating and ♥️!
craftymimi rated for Theme: Tea Time/Favorite Tea on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: I love everything about your swap! The packaging was even adorable ❤! Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for rating and ♥️!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card and special inserts you included. You did take the time to read my profile and I truly appreciate that. I will have to look for a copy of the book you mentioned. My Ruby is not 100% Maine coon either but she sure is smart and sweet and she chirps. God loves you too!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for all your kind words, rating promptly and heart. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
kacka rated for Happy Christmas Tea Time on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: thank you, i thought i had rated it before:), i liked your swap a lot.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating and ♥️!
24Donna rated for TCHH ~ Send an Envie of SPRING on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! So clever and creative way to organize, adorable! Love everything is so nice! I to am ready for spring but here in Indy may have to wait it’s still cold today! God bless you!!
Response: You're very welcome! It was my first time creating a book like that and I'm so happy to hear you liked it! Thanks for all your kind words, rating promptly and ♥️! Have a wonderful Sunday!
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ An Envie of LOVE ~ USA on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Oh What a Beautiful envelope filled with envelopes of love items. They were to pretty to open but I did. Thank you for such a lovely swap! :)
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for rating so promptly and for the ♥️!
Response: Thanks for rating promptly and heart. I hope you enjoy your goodies!
Artistic rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ Winter on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Awesome envelope! Love the little pockets you created in order to include more find-a-surprise treats. Thanks again.
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you liked it and thanks for the ♥️!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: In a note card... #17 on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap! I love the London card and everything else too. I enjoyed your note about your previous travels. I don't get tired of travel news. Happy Traveling:)
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the ♥️!
MsLee rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Valentine's on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: When I saw an envelope in a plastic bag I had to smile, because I knew it was from you, and you make receiving mail so special. I love everything! Thank you so very much for being such a great coordinator & swap partner.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for your nice comments, rating promptly and ♥️! Thanks for being so active in TCHH and I wish you a wonderful day!
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ My favorite verse PC on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cozy well inviting postcard! Like you said, it does look so inviting on a cold winter day! I enjoyed reading one of your favorite verses.
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for your nice comments, rating quickly and heart! Enjoy the rest of your winter!
24Donna rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Mail on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much! Loved your envy and all the goodies! Have a blessed day❤️
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for rating promptly and heart. :)

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aprilfoolzbaby86 on Apr 1, 2018:

thank you for the sweet note, devotional, and goodies. It was more than needed! You are too kind. Thanks for the prayers as well.

angelgram on Mar 5, 2018:

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

Lovely card with Scripture with encouraging note. Great enclosures. You're a wonderful friend!

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Kellpepper on Feb 4, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful Birthday wishes! Kelli

Butterfly1974 on Dec 8, 2017:

Just stopping by to tell you that I’m so glad we met on here. I have really enjoyed swapping with you, and getting to know you through our many lengthy messages. I believe God puts people in our paths for a reason. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you. You are a very sweet, caring, and thoughtful person. God bless you! Big hugs - Jill

MissTullie on Dec 1, 2017:

Jaclyn ....I received a special surprise from you today. Thanks so much for the beautiful note cards, postcards and sweet note. I am delighted to have met you on Swap-Bot. I feel blessed. Thank you!

LadyJo on Nov 29, 2017:

I like your latest Lighthouse picture here on your profile page! Have a great day!

Butterfly1974 on Nov 23, 2017:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Wishing you and yours a very fun and relaxing day! Gobble gobble gobble

Artistic on Oct 26, 2017:

The Book is awesome. I have several of his titles, but not this one. Didn't even know about it! Thank you. (Rainy Day package swap).

Artistic on Oct 9, 2017:

I am SO enjoying my Rainy Day surprises! I have two left now. :)

lagemaz on Aug 14, 2017:

Working on you swap. Something from the heart. Will send a little of me. Hope to send something to remind you how special you are!

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