Swap-bot Time: January 31, 2023 1:06 pm


Date Joined: August 25, 2010
Last Online: July 27, 2020
Birthday: June 26, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

Was MIA for quite a while! Have missed swapping quite a bit but not sure if I'm ready to get back into it again quite yet. (maybe after the holidays!). I hope everyone is doing well!

Sup. I'm Jen, and I live in Detroit, Michigan. I live with my family and all our pets (three humans not including myself, three cats, a dog and four turtles).

I'm not a religious person but I think religions are interesting, though I have no desire whatsoever to convert to one.

Also interested in feminism and LGBT/GSM related issues, especially since I don't really fit in with heteronormative culture myself. ;)

Personality wise, I can be very shy and awkward. It's always hard for me to reach out and make friends. I love to crack jokes and poke fun, and can be very dirty minded.

Hobbies I enjoy outside of arts and crafts include Minecraft (IGN is daydrifter26), other Nintendo games, baking, naps with my cat Toadie, reading, fangirling over various things.

I'm not very fashionable (tee shirts and comfortable work out pants, ratty old Sketchers). I don't wear jewelry often, but I do wear bracelets when I actually make one for myself! Necklaces occasionally. If you make me jewelry, my wrists are about 7 1/2 inches and neck is about 18 inches. I'm a big girl. :) More to love, that's all! Colors I wear most often are black, gray, red and dark blue. I'd love to wear a bracelet made with paper or polymer clay beads!


I love making things for others. That's why I joined swap-bot in the first place. It's so much fun to share my art with someone, and even better when I can cater to their profile and make them something they love!

I don't usually send extras. Sometimes I do, depending on what kinds of things my partner lists on his/her profile. When I do include extras, it's not because I'm trying to get a heart. I do appreciate hearts, and I like to hope that when I get them, it's because of the effort I put into a swap. I hand draw and paint most of my swaps, or try to include hand carved stamps if I stamp something. Hand made, original, unique items are what you will get from me!

Also note that for tags and wta's, I usually send handmade items like ATC's or hand carved stamps. In postcard swaps, I almost always send handmade pc's rather than store bought.

I always rate when I receive, and if I don't get your swap in a reasonable amount of time, I will communicate with you. Likewise, if you don't get something from me, or have any issues with the swap whatsoever, please let me know so we can fix it.

I don't smoke, but I live with people who do, so I can't tell if my things smell like smoke or not. So far I haven't had anyone complain, but I also tend to do my crafting in my bedroom or the craft/extra room, where no one smokes anyway. I also own cats, and will do my best to prevent cat hairs from getting in the packaging or on the swap item(s) itself.


My Art: I love to draw, paint, bead, carve stamps and make paper dolls. I love polymer clay but haven't had the chance to play with it in a while. Lately I have been enjoying paper doll making. I always use bases I designed myself. My newest design is a pin-up style witch. Will post to Flickr soon!

Drawing and Painting: I love to draw people, especially original characters. For some reason I am drawn (lame pun) to female forms. I'd say my style is influenced heavily by animation, both western and Japanese. I hope to improve my skills, because I'd love to make a webcomic someday.


Beading: I primarily do bead weaving, like netting, peyote, brick, herringbone...sometimes I will do simple bead stringing or wire techniques, it depends on the project (and how much time I have! beadwork can be very time consuming).

Polymer Clay: I don't get to work with this wonderful material as often as I'd like, since it requires a little more preparation and time than other things. I mostly make beads, and am planning on making ATC's and inchies in polyclay. My favorite brands are Kato Polyclay and Sculpey, which I usually mix together. Never tried Cernit. Don't really like Fimo much.

I Want to Try: Shrink plastic, chainmaille, metal working, lampwork glass, sewing, knitting, crochet, tatting, punch needle, papercutting, REAL watercolor, woodcarving, zentangles, dotees, sculpture, domino pendants and books, and a million other things I can't think of!


Pretty things.


Dollar Store craft items!

Minecraft! Favorite mob is Enderman :)

Marvel Comics/Universe and DC Comics! Some favorite characters include Loki and Thor, Deadpool, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Wonder Woman, She Hulk.

World Cultures. Japan. China. India. Germany. France. Peru. Norway (thnx @Lexidh !). Any other country and its language, art, religion, etc.

Pirates, samurai, ninja.

Nautical themes. Compasses. Anchors. Ships. Wheels.



Bells. Imagery, little jingly bells, cool ornaments.

Butterflies and wings.

Space, Celestial stuff (moons, stars, planets, etc).

Science. Anatomy. Microscopic things.

Color! My favorite colors are red, black and purple, but I’m a lover of color in general, especially warm colors, autumn colors. And then I also love vibrant greens, cool blues, deep purples, jewel tones, muted colors...I honestly love color and can't think of a reason to hate any shade, tint or hue. Favorite color combos include: black and white, black/white/red, turquoise/brown, bright rainbow/black, or any bright color with black. Red/turquoise, chocolate brown/cream.

Learning/creating languages. I’m such a dork! XP

Autumn is my favorite season. Gourds, Halloween, falling leaves, pumpkin pie baking in the oven! I just love this time of year!

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead.

Fairies/faeries, ghosts, aliens.

Elves, mermaids, dragons, mythological/fairy tale creatures and themes.

Fairy tales. The Little Mermaid. Cinderella. Snow White. Beauty and the Beast.

Tarot, Wicca, Kabbalah, Astrology, Chinese Zodiac.

STEAMPUNK! And gothic/dark and punky sort of things. Lolita (gothic or otherwise).

Turtles and cats.

I love impressionist, art nouveau and surreal styles.

Dark themes. Horror. Gore. Creepy. Zombies, vamps (please no sparkly Hufflepuffs, no offense lol), monsters, etc.

Umbrellas, fans, vintage and Victorian shoes.

Ladies in suits! Also lesbians, gays, plump chicks, handsome butches, anything LGBTQ related or defying gender roles/cross dressing, etc.

I'm fine with nudity and a little naughtiness, though would prefer not to receive adult themed images on the outside of envelopes and on postcards. I'm secretive, sh!


Not a fan of kawaii, receiving or sending it. I don't hate it, but it just doesn't do anything for me.

I don't like raisins, hot tea or coffee. Well, I do enjoy iced coffee if it's loaded with sugar, chocolate and whipped cream (mmmmm!) but I doubt you can mail iced coffee. :(

Love chocolate, nuts (except for peanuts), lemon anything, banana, mango, apples, pumpkin, pineapple.

I have no allergies to speak of, and I live with both cats AND smokers, so smoke scent and animal hair is no problem, I'm used to it. :P


I want to thank those who have so graciously given me extra things, it's very nice of you and I am grateful! I cherish my gifts. :)

  • Address labels, pretty please! Any graphics, I just need some!

  • Cat treats for my kittens. They love chicken and tuna flavors!

  • Slipper socks (size 9-11) in any color(s)

  • Glue-on bails for domino pendants

  • Cheap gloves (ladies) any color(s)

  • Chapstick, any flavor, any brand (I go through this stuff a lot!)

  • Japanese paper/washi/chiyogami and washi tape

  • ATC supplies

  • Paper punches (the cut out shapes, not actual machines...would love some interesting flowers and circles)

  • Lace

  • Handmade fabric ATC, inchie or PC

  • Watch parts, gears, cogs, things to use in steampunk jewelry

  • Glass, plastic or gemstone cabochons (flat oval or round shape)

  • Any interesting focal beads or drop beads

  • Buttons, especially fabric ones



I love to read but don't read much, partly because my local libraries suck, mostly because I'm lazy.

A Song of Ice and Fire: Tyrion, Sandor Clegane, Brienne, All the Sand Snakes are some favorite characters :)

I love Stephen King, especially The Dark Tower series. There are some beautiful illustrations in the books as well.

I'm a big Harry Potter fan, though I dislike the movies. Voldemort, Snape, Lucius and Luna are my favorite characters.

Also a fan of Lord of the Rings. I've read The Hobbit, and plan on finishing The Silmarillion. Galadriel, Elrond, Treebeard, Gimli, Aragorn, Boromir, Faramir, Theoden are some favorite characters.


Currently in LOVE with Once Upon a Time, American Horror Story: Coven and Game of Thrones!


Big lover of sci-fi, supernatural, horror and comedy. Not too crazy about chick flicks.

What Dreams May Come, Donnie Darko, The Shawshank Redemption, The Blues Brothers, Fight Club, Blade Runner, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Matrix, Kill Bill, The Ring, Spirited Away, Office Space, Hellraiser, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Apocalypse Now, AI, Full Metal Jacket, The Girl with the Pearl Earring, Anna and the King, The Last Samurai, Farewell My Concubine, Princess Mononoke, Wall-E, Repomen, Transformers.

Beloved characters: Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, Captain Barbosa


Naruto, Bleach, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Love Neko, Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Beebop, Code Geass, Death Note, Uzumaki, Full Metal Alchemist, Doubt, Fruits Basket, Hetalia, Durarara!, Claymore.

  • Kakuzu from Naruto is my favorite anime/manga character of all time, and I would appreciate anything to do with him, whether it's actually HIM or something like money imagery, quotes he said, stitches, anatomical or other hearts, black tentacles, etc.

Other favorite characters include:

  • Vegeta and Raditz from DBZ

  • Grimmjow, Renji, Ikkaku, Kenpachi, Tousen, Urahara, Shinji, Hollow Ichigo, Stark and Lilinette or any other Espada from Bleach

  • Yuki and Itsuki from Haruhi Suzumiya

  • Maguri from Gentlemen's Alliance Cross

  • RYUK and Rem from Death Note

  • GERMANY from Hetalia.

  • Hughes, Scar, Greed from FMA.

List will be updated because I fangirl a LOT :D

Video Games

My favorite games ever include Metroid, Super Mario Bros 3, The Metroid Prime Trilogy, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (and each Zelda game for the consoles after that to save space :P), Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Bros Wii, Mario Kart Wii, Mortal Kombat: Deception and Tales of the Abyss.

Fav characters include:

Midna, Zant, Sheik, Happy Mask Salesman (LoZ: Majora's Mask), Ridley, Rundas (Metroit Prime: Corruption), Scorpion (Mortal Kombat), Jade Curtiss (Tales of the Abyss)


I don't really understand my own taste in music. Maybe someday, someone else will. Have a list to get an idea:

Muse, Coldplay, U2, Depeche Mode, Devotchka, Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Rammstein, NIN, System of a Down, Birthday Massacre, Mindless Self Indulgence, Korn, Pink Floyd, Joe Satriani, Gorillaz, Alice in Chains, Daft Punk, Crystal Castles, The Killers, Jorane, Project Touhou arranges and remixes, a lot of video game and movie soundtracks, classical, orchestral (especially strange stuff)

Personal Notes

For how to post links, pics, etc: So You Wanna Trick Out Your Profile

Tags, WTA's, Trades, Private Swaps

~ Private Swaps To Do List ~

Flakers, Non Raters

Awaiting ratings from...

@SweetNienna for Elven emblem/heraldry design

@Lexene for Video Game Character ATC

Flaked on by...

@jake25 for Otherworlds ATC Series #2: Tír na nÓg (angeled by @novemberkris - thank you so much! Love your artwork ~


SweetNienna rated for Elven emblem/heraldry design on Jan 7, 2012
Comment: A beautifully designed piece of work, and contained all the elements I love. Thank you so very much and I am very sorry it has taken so long to rate you. ♥
Comment: Oh my god, she is so cool! What a great concept, especially on the fly! I love that she's an archer, that just makes my day. Please do contact me when you do another!
Response: Glad you like! Will definitely give you a head's up when I host the next one.
KatarinaNavane rated for Free Theme ATC on Dec 8, 2011
Comment: Two very lovely cards! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and hearts! I'm really happy that you like everything. I get kind of intimidated when I send stuff to artists I admire. :)
KatarinaNavane rated for Composite Creature ATC on Dec 8, 2011
Comment: Very cool creature and very beautifully rendered! Thank you so much!
missstamper rated for HCS Pair of Wings on Dec 7, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely wings. I love the extra stamps also and the penguin wrapping paper was very thoughtful!
Response: You're welcome, glad you like them!
oreon rated for oreon and daydrifter private ATC swap on Nov 14, 2011
Comment: Amazing ATC..I love it! It is going up on the Wall of Fame! And you sent me speedy-cut. Thank you so much! Wonderful package. :)
Response: You're welcome! It was fun swapping with you. :) (late reply is late aaaah sorry again!)
dardarbinx rated for Newbie Halloween ATC on Oct 25, 2011
Comment: Love the ATC thank you so very much!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like, and thanks so much for the rating and heart! :D
Drakelientje rated for Day of the Dead ATC on Oct 21, 2011
Comment: Ohhh I love it! Black and white would have done too, but pink is spot on :)
Response: Glad you like, thanks for the rating and heart! <3
Jjean rated for CPG Halloween ATCs - US Only on Oct 14, 2011
Comment: Love the ATC's and the Witch is my favorite..very nice job.... Happy Halloween!!
Response: Thanks! Glad you like them. :) Happy Halloween to you, too!
madcrazy rated for halloween owl atc on Oct 3, 2011
Comment: Your owl atc is wonderful - beautiful work! I love dictionary clippings, so I will definitely be using them. TYVM. Kathy
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart! Oh and glad you can make use of the clippings.
Comment: This is the most amazing ATC ever! I can't begin to tell you how much I love it! This is by far the best card I have ever received. Little Sage will go crazy when she sees the fairy this weekend. It could not have been any better or more perfect. Thank you so much. 1000 Hearts & Hugs, Mona
Response: Wow, thanks so much for the gushing review lol! I'm really happy that you like it! You're very welcome, and thanks for all the hearts and hugs! :D
Comment: :O I so love you!!! I loved the stamps & ATC material. Have to trade again in the future.
Response: Yay, thank you so much Jordan! <3 Definitely would like to swap again.
Moose rated for The Coloring Book Project on Jun 29, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the nice pages ! I received a week ago or so, but almost forgot to rate - shame on me !!
Response: That's OK, I"m just happy you got them! :D Thanks for the rating and heart!
darkvixen620 rated for Twinkle Twinkle ... on Jun 21, 2011
Comment: I LOVE it!!!! What a beautiful star! Thank you so much. AND thank you for little clover brad extras, LOVE THEM! You do great work.
Response: So glad you love it! Very proud of that star and happy that it has found a good home! You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart! :D
Comment: She was so pretty! i love it, thanks for evereything!:)
Response: Glad you like! Welcome, and thanks for the rating and <3!
Comment: So, so, SO wonderful! I love your map! It's so creative and wonderful. :)
Response: Oh wow it got to you, despite the strike?! Confused but happy it made it to you safely, yay! Thanks so much for the <3! :DDD
Comment: I love the composition of this ATC, It is truly a lovely piece. I'm going to run off and favorite it on Flickr now. ;)
Response: Thank you! Happy you like! :D Ohhh, I've been neglecting Flickr. Must go there and see what has been getting noticed.
Dramagymnast4eva rated for Pirates! ATC on Jun 16, 2011
Comment: These are truly amazing! now THIS is what I call art! I am so impressed and I love them! You are a FANTASTIC artist! Also, thanks for the cool woven bead pendent (in my favorite colors!) and the really pretty stamps!
Response: Ha ha, so glad you like them! Thank you for the compliments, I try. :P And thanks a bunch for the rating and heart!
SaintUrsula rated for The Coloring Book Project on Jun 13, 2011
Comment: Thank you very much, I think these will be fun to color!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the <3! :)
xSugar rated for The Coloring Book Project on Jun 13, 2011
Comment: I loved your images - the witch especially was cute. I also really like the stamp you used on the envie. Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: You're welcome. I loved this swap, it was an awesome idea, thanks for hosting it! (oh and thanks for the rating and heart, too)

Rating Overview

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Rocktopus on Dec 10, 2013:

Sweet! Looking forward to it. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Rocktopus on Dec 9, 2013:

Great to see you back! Would love to do an atc swap with you when you are ready to start up again.

Alphenquilts on Aug 10, 2012:

Due to the fact that you haven't been active here on Swap-bot for a couple of months, I will remove you from the Skinny Swappers group. You are always welcome again :-)

ktina on Jan 4, 2012:

Hi! I just drop in, because I have created a swap what may interest you, please check it

Happy New Year! :)

Halogen on Dec 26, 2011:

ps, just creeped your flikr and your ATCs are awesome! Thought you might be interested in this new group :)

Halogen on Dec 26, 2011:

Hey there! I was wondering if you're ever planning on hosting another round of the original fantasy map swap. It was one of my favourites I've done! If you aren't hosting right now, would you mind if I hosted something similar? I would love to add another map to my collection!

Mistyinltown on Oct 21, 2011:

Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL ATC's for the "Make and ATC in my favorite theme" tag! The skull one is AMAZING! Thank you so very much! I love them!♥♥♥♥

deLux on Oct 4, 2011:

Cute Kitties!!!!

RyeRye on Sep 5, 2011:

Thanks for being a Crafting Queen~

novemberkris on Jul 28, 2011:

So glad your ATC made it safe and sound. :D

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