Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2021 11:29 pm


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (10, 9, 7). I'm trying to instill the love of mail in my 3 boys. They certainly love to take my mail to the mailbox and put up the flag! They are also more than happy to help me decorate my envies!! I live in a tiny "village" in Michigan and love Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!). I love stickers, making my own envelopes, and making my own postcards. I can't remember a time when I didn't love sending and receiving mail!

We are cat people - we have two actual cats here along with my 7yo who loves to meow and pretend he is a cat. Lily is an 12yo tortoiseshell that we adopted in Sept 2018. Midge is a ball of energy with the cutest meow you ever did hear, adopted Sept 2020 after our dear Pounce passed away.

2020 has been a rough year here, even without the pandemic. My dad passed away in January, my grandma (best penpal ever) in June, and then Pounce in September. Swaps are helping me cope.

Favorite Music

Most current country, some (not all) pop. I can never remember artists' names or who sings what...its just not my forte :) not so great with lyrics either, my kiddos know more words to current songs than I do! My hubby is the total opposite--great with songs and artists, can't live without music in his daily life.

Favorite Television

Grey's Anatomy, Superstore, Jeopardy, Atypical, Outlander, The Handmaid's Tale, Call the Midwife. Hoping to find a new series (with multiple seasons) soon.

With the kids, we watch things like Ultimate Tag, American Ninja Warrior, and the Titan Games.

Got an antenna and can play Jeopardy with the hubs again...although he still wins more often than not.

I love Disney movies, especially Lilo and Stitch and Beauty and the Beast. Will watch almost any movie genre....except horror. I'm just too much of a scaredy cat.

Favorite Crafts

handmade envies, decorating envies, flipbooks, handmade die cuts or embellishments, basically anything involving glue or scissors...

Just started doing decos and I am hooked!! Love those with themes that give me a chance to craft out of my comfort zone!!


I’ve been joining a lot more PC swaps lately and thought that my profile may be lacking in terms of direction for my partners here. Most of my partners seem to have a nice list!

But, in reality, I’d rather be surprised than get PCs in the same 10 or so styles that I have listed out in my profile. Some of my all time faves are things that I never would have thought to list out on my profile!

Would love to hear your thoughts on why you chose a particular PC !though!

Likes / Wishlist

I love surprises, really truly do. No allergies. Love love love decorated or colorful envelopes.

I would be super excited to receive:
~blank notecards. I’ve somehow run out recently!! ~Stickers, sticker flakes.
~Shaped or cute design post-its. ~Stationery paper--especially multiple sheets of the same design to write long-ish penpal letters!
~Washi tape, especially, shiny, vintage look, monochromatic, thin, or thick styles. Would love some solid color foil look washi.
~Blank address labels. Big wide ones where I don’t have to smush my big ol handwriting inside.
~Handmade embellishments I can use to add flavor to my crafts!
~Cat-themed items.
~floral themed items, always can find a way to use them!
~enamel dots, store bought or handmade!
~excess decos!!

Not My Thing (Dislikes)

The following is not really my thing and I would prefer not to receive:
~religious theme
~off-season holiday items
~green tea


teejlc rated for Decos Only - 4/2021 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the decos! They are both really cute and I love what you added. I have a back log too, so if you ever want to do a trade feel free to message me! You live so close we could skip postage and meet in the middle for a trade, lol!
Fabriqueen rated for WIYM/ Themed PC Swap 1: Ugly on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the Mammoth Cave PC! While it is not very colorful, it is special to me because I have stood in that very room. A funny story from when we were there: My friend was constantly chewing bubble gum and as we were in that room she blew a big bubble and popped it. It echoed through the room very loudly. This one lady fell into the floor holding her chest crying about it falling in and going to kill us all. The tour guide walked up to Connie and dryly but sternly said, "DO NOT do that again!" She didn't. LOL! We were about 13 or 14 at the time. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Hawaii postcard! :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitten card you made for me. And for telling me about your 2 kitties.
JaneInSD rated for MAE Handmade Flower Envies on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous envelopes! I loved how you painted them. I wish I could paint flowers! I also liked the other creative used of magazine pages and collage on the other envelopes. Thank you for a great swap!
LeftOverDinos rated for Easy Postcard #10 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: thank you so so much, this card is absolutely stunning. I love it so much! your handwriting is so beautiful
Maddashin rated for Ugly PC Swap #24 on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Odd postcard huh? I wonder if it was a freebie Thanks
camelsamba rated for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art -Mar on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: what a lovely, calming, poetic postcard. thank you!
nanadiana rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Florida Keys postcard and nice message. I've also been to Florida several times but have never gone to the Keys either. Someday . . . :)
ondrea rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #38 - US Only on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: What a cute kitty! Thanks for the homemade card!
Maddashin rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Stickers on card earned you a heart Lol Thanks
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Last Page Deco - 4/2021 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks Jessica! This is such a fun theme, I'll enjoy decorating it & sending it home. Very cool decorated envelope too - beautiful! Thanks so much.
Response: You’re very welcome, glad you liked the flowers, it was something new I tried!
mjhaertling rated for Artistic Decos - 3/2021 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the deco swap. I did not have one ready to send so I used that one. I have to start a new one but could not come up with any good ideas right now.
Response: Thank you, and I’m glad it arrived in time to allow you to do that! Hope inspiration strikes soon!
littlepinecone rated for Ugly Postcard Swap #27 on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Yeah, I can see why you saved this card for this swap - it’s an interesting one...😂 Thanks!
Comment: Did you send a typed postcard? Got a beautiful cat postcard today. Thank you
Response: No, I sent a handmade postcard! And I just sent it out the other day, so I’d be surprised if you got it already!
Comment: Thanks for the chunk:) Sharks are fascinating but I’d prefer not to meet one in person! I can’t wait to travel and see the beach again though, sand & sun would be lovely right about now. Hope you are well:)
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful zines. I love your calligraphy and the subjects you chose. Like you, I also just started making zines (I am on no.9 right now), and I completely agree with everything in your note, too :) Gorgeous envelope!
Response: Aw, thanks so much for the kind words, I’m so glad you liked them!
Comment: Thank you. The beach scene looks relaxing.
Comment: Thank you! Fun deco I like Lizzo too.
Comment: Love this deco and theme, glad it finally showed up! :)
Response: Yayyyy thank goodness it did arrive!

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simcoe54 on Apr 10, 2021:

Used Postage Stamp RAK -- Thanks so much for the used animal postage stamps. They must have travelled around the world as the postmark was December 14th. Sure took a long time to get here but worth the wait.

Hell0Z0mbie on Mar 31, 2021:

Thanks much for the decos! You're right - the sticker one is going to be crazy thick by the time it's done! I've never seen one like that before. :)

HippieChick on Mar 30, 2021:

Wow! My mail has been travelling rather fast these days! I am thrilled the ribbons ! are colours you can use! I hated seeing them sitting there all sad with me, haha! And honestly, that wasn't even all the gems. Apparently I have a thing for anything shiny. O_0

HollyBear on Mar 23, 2021:

Thank you for swapping decos! Will add to them and get them moved.

OrigamiGrace on Mar 19, 2021:

Thank you for the cute zine from my March wishilst at CPG - love it!!

weatherwax on Mar 13, 2021:

I love your zine!! Thank you so much for thinking of me and sending me your love-ly mail!! Have a fabulous weekend :)

{CPG wishlist February}

LadyJo on Feb 18, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful CPG January 2021 wishes of handmade envies. I love them! Wow, you mailed this early January and it only arrived. It seems mail is still slow. I received a piece dated October 8th yesterday, so yea really still getting mail, from way back.

simcoe54 on Jan 31, 2021:

CPG: January Wishes -- Thanks so much for the store-bought envies and used postage stamps. The envies will come in handy and the stamps will fit nicely in my collection.

ittybittykitty on Jan 28, 2021:

Thank you for the deco book for my January CPG wish! This book seems like a good example, I think I’ve got it. Just need to round up some Peanuts stuff and I’m on my way! :)

loveretro on Jan 20, 2021:


Thank you so much, Jessica, for the lovely selection of christmas/winter stamps ( Used postage stamps RAK) . So kind of you ! Wishing you and your family all the best in the new year ! Stay safe ! Monique ❤️

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