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jen75

jen75
Date Joined: June 11, 2011
Last Online: December 20, 2013
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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I'm Jenny~ my friends call me Jen. I'm a very down to earth person and am definitely NOT materialistic! Give me a comfy sweatshirt and a pair of jeans and I'm happy!

I LOVE to laugh~ the best feeling is when you're trying so hard NOT to laugh and then you look over at someone else who's trying not to laugh... and now you're both about to explode!!! :O)

I love hanging out with my girlfriends.I would do anything for my friends. I'm a good listener and have pretty strong shoulders! On the down side, I tend to get my feelings hurt easily and care too much what others think. I've gotten better with this the past few years, but I still struggle sometimes with low self esteem.

MY FAMILY IS MY LIFE

The four most important people in my life are my husband and three children. Without them, I would be nothing.

I met Robert when we were only 18 and 20. One of the first few times I spoke to him was at the shop where he worked on his race car; that very night he proposed. He won me over with a soldered ring with a blob of brass in place of a diamond! Three months later he gave me the real thing and we eloped to LasVegas. We celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary this July. ♥

I'm very involved with my kids; I've been the PTO Treasurer for 12 years, was a Girl Scout leader for 6yrs, serve on numerous committees throughout the school and also Chair the end of year school Carnival.

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone

In March our son turned 18!!! He's a self taught guitar player and song writer. I love listening to him play. He's very outgoing, funny and talented. Last month, he graduated High School as his Senior Class President. Although we're very proud of him, and we're so excited to see him go off to college, it's bitter sweet. And I will miss him terribly.

Our oldest daughter is 15; she and I are best buds. We have a great time shopping, crafting and just hanging out together. Just like me, she wears her heart on her sleeve. She would do anything for anybody. But UN-like me who's a total clutz, she's a natural athlete. As a Freshman she lettered in Varsity Softball, is captain of and holds the libero position on the JV Volley Ball team and even as one of the shortest girls, she still owns the Basketball court!

Our baby will be 9 in July. She's one of the youngest in her class, but you would never know it. She's incredibly smart, outgoing and friendly, making friends every where we go. A bubble of energy, she loves to sing and dance; she's won a lead roll in the Children's Theater for the past three years, and steals the show every time. She's definitely not one to sit around and has to constantly be kept busy. She's spoiled rotten by all four of us and we love her to pieces!

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

Charlie is our Chocolate Lab ♥ His best friend for the longest time was a loppy eared rabbit who he loved to snuggle with under the tree. We all found this hysterical! Wasn't Charlie supposed to "hunt" rabbits!? The kids love telling the story of Charlie and Peter. Unfortunately Peter has passed on. But Charlie is still a happy dog. He now spends his days slobbering on his family, and barking at birds and squirrels.
Lucy is our rescue cat. ♥

Robert and I were NOT cat people! and then one day this tiny little kitten found her way into our garage and our girls found her! My husband the tough guy that he is couldn't say no and she's been with us ever since.

Books

I LOVE to read. I have a Kindle but still I love the smell and feel of a book. I love the sound of the page turning... I have a whole room in my house filled with shelves of books. I could have piles of books around me and never get bored!

Reading is one of the best things I have in common with my 15 year old daughter. We both LOVE the Twilight , Harry Potter and Hunger Games Series.We have many great talks about some of the books we've read. We recently read Divergent and Insurgent and can NOT wait until the 3rd book is released!! As you can tell, we favor books in series.. But personally, I don't have a favorite genre. From YA,Utopian, Science Fiction, to love stories (50 Shades!!!) and the scariest by Steven King. I enjoy them all. I'm also fascinated with true crime and can read court transcripts for hours...Right now I'm reading "Helpless" by Barbara Gowdy, an author I've not read before. Next up is the Mortal Instrument series. My daughter has been telling me to read them, and now they're making a movie so I better get started!!!

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My very favorite book! As a child it was a whimsical fairytale. As an adult it holds a lot of meaning ♥

Why yes I am!

I am in LOVE with the Twilight Series!

I own all of the books and movies. My best friend along with my daughter and her best friends, went to every midnight premiere and marathon! (We were the weird group of people in our specially ordered gear... we brought our blankets and wore our personalized Twilight sweatshirts and pj's...) Before every premiere we worked ourselves up for months! Of course after the midnight showing, we would have to go again (and again and again....) It wasn't uncommon for our group to see each movie at least 5 times in the theater. I mean, it would be months before the DVD's came out! (at which point we again stood in line at midnight waiting to be one of the first to get our hands on the prize!!!).....sigh... We all bawled our eyes out at the end of Breaking Dawn II. Twilight has been such a huge part of our lives for the past 6 years.

Crafts, Hobbies & Collections

I am mostly a paper crafter; I can't sew or draw very well! But I LOVE crafting and have a great time with it! ~ Someday I hope to learn to use my big beautiful sewing machine that sits there collecting dust day after day~

My latest projects:

coming soon.....


I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Cricut! I have TONS of cartriages and I have a wish list of more!

I love to alter just about anything; paintcans, books, jars, lightbulbs, ....

What was once a pineapple can made a very cute gift container!

I hunt garage sales and auctions to find the "perfect" thing. I love making other people's junk into something someone else might love!

I also like using rubber stamps and making cards. I'm proud to be part of a large group that makes cards anonymously and sends to those in need.

I love antique furniture and hope to someday have time to restore all of the "treasures" I've found at various auctions over the years! I love old jewelry and will take apart broken peices and put them together to make something new :) I have a collection of old cookbooks and am always looking for more! If you have any you would like to get rid of I would LOVE them!

I collect:

  • Elvis♥ memorabilia
  • Brett Favre memorabilia
  • turtles
  • fun picture frames
  • cookbooks
  • old utensils/pots/pans
  • BOOKS
  • Longaberger baskets basket

Things that make me smile:

  • any of the above, but also...
  • frogs
  • ladybugs
  • horny toads
  • Ellen Degeneres (cracks me up!!!)
  • XL comfy sweatshirts
  • Seinfeld reruns
  • 80's music (big hair bands!!)
  • my family :)
  • I LOVE shoes!!! especially my Chucks!!!

Ect.

Colors-Seasons-Holidays

I love fall, it's my favorite time of year. The leaves are changing color and it's getting cooler but not cold! It's still warm enough to go without a jacket (most of the time)! My favorite colors are those that remind me of this time of year.

  • dark green
  • mustard yellow
  • burgundy
  • navy blue
  • barn red
  • pumpkin orange
  • brown

I love cute Halloween crafts/supplies but nothing bloody or gory! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; I love getting together with the extended family!

Craft Stuff

  • buttons
  • brads
  • ribbon
  • markers
  • paper stacks
  • water color pencils
  • fun pens
  • glitter pens
  • journaling pens
  • pop dots
  • glue dots
  • ink pads
  • rubber stamps
  • small containers and baskets
  • 6x12 Cricut cutting mats
  • 12x12 Cricut cutting mats
  • Cuttlebug folders
  • staple bars for the fastenator
  • fun stickers (NOT alphabet)
  • idea books
  • craft magazines
  • card fronts (from old greeting cards you don't want any more)
  • envelope templates (I really want to learn how to make my own! They look so fun!)
  • hand sewn totes, mug rugs, etc. (I can NOT sew..Not too long ago I was in a totebag swap and received the best tote bag from @bobogrl) I would love to do a private swap for ANYTHING of this sortI

I'm just starting out at making ATCs and am having a blast with this, so anything that I could add to them would be great:

  • used postage stamps
  • old pictures
  • interesting paper
  • small embellishments
  • old keys

Snacks/Candy

  • popcorn
  • Nacho cheese corn nuts
  • Cheez- it (parmesan garlic) crackers
  • chips & guac
  • almond M&M's
  • peanut butter M&M's
  • peanut butter cups
  • Almond Joy
  • ALL/ANY milk chocolte (not a fan of dark)
  • grape Laffy Taffy
  • Mike & Ike's
  • Andes mints
  • Pecan Sandies cookies
  • smores made by my 7yr old :)

Drinks/Beverages

I start every day off with a hot cup of coffee :) I also enjoy:

  • Diet Coke
  • Peace Tea
  • Rockstar PINK energy drinks
  • lemonade
  • French Vanilla Cappuccino
  • Chai Tea
  • Hot Chocolate; the BEST is Candy Cane Cocoa♥

I would rather not receive.....

I decided to edit this- there's really NOT much I wouldn't like to receive~ if by chance something comes and I don't have a use for it I will find someone who does!

Private Swaps

I'm always up for them! I can offer most scrap supplies: buttons, brads, eyelets, paper, stickers, stamped images, cuts from my cricut (I have TONS of carts) etc. Like I said, I don't sew, but LOVE putting together profile based packages! If you're interested let me know!! Send me a PM and I'll happily reply!

Finally....

FLAKERS

@everysummer33 FLAKED here: BFSE #10

Graciously angeled by @Beanynko

@luminescentlove FLAKED here: 5 words HM PC

An awesome Angel @[Taco5518]pp(http://www.swap-bot.com/user:Taco5518)

@MemeCrease flaked here: I'm thankful for..

Thanks to the host @ladyaries7 for Angeling!

NON RATERS

@CookieLPN

Didn't receive ratings from either one of my partners here: PostalPix Photo Print Swap

@Pinkfootballs @laycorp

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I LOVE swapping and always put alot of time and effort into my swaps. If I add somthing to your package it's because I think you might like it, not because I'm expecting a heart. What I do expect is acknowledgement; that you have at least received your swap. You may not love it- or even believe that we have the same definition of "art"... But I HOPE you will and I guarantee that I will try my hardest so that you WILL LOVE it. So PLEASE take a moment and RATE!

To my partners, I PROMISE to rate as soon as I receive your swap! If I have not rated you it's because I haven't received anything. But I am human and may forget so if you are concerned PLEASE send me a PM and I will rate ASAP!! Everyone deserves to be rated!!♥

Well that's it for now.. come back soon! I love to update my profile and I'll be adding more as I think of it!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Comment: Never received anything. Messaged you but you haven't been back to swapbot since you marked the swap sent, so it remains unread. Will happily re-rate if swap arrives.
BfloAnonChick rated for CQ: Send me an Angel ATC - USA on Jan 21, 2014
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Comment: I'm sorry to have to rate a 1. I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, but you haven't logged in here, you haven't read the message I sent, and I have no idea if you plan to come back or not.
craftybarbie rated for Christmas cards with a SNOWMAN on Jan 6, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card
Karen2013 rated for ~Send Me A Flat Stanley~WIYM on Dec 18, 2013
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Comment: thanks so much for the cute Flat Stanley. He will be put into a pocket of my smashbook. Sorry I had this rated from my Kindle, but sometimes "rating" from there doesn't work. I haven't quite figured out why.
burntbao rated for Christmas cards with a SNOWMAN on Dec 18, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for writing to me, I rarely have anyone actually write to me in a swap, It was very nice and put a smile on my face!
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pammykn rated for Christmas cards with a SNOWMAN on Dec 14, 2013
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Comment: Great card! Thanks so much for your nice message. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & your family!
charlottenc rated for Snowman ATC on Dec 10, 2013
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stampmom9 rated for A Cocktail Christmas #3 on Dec 10, 2013
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Comment: Oh thank you soooo much for all the goodies you sent me, the stickers....the sweet ornament......all very greatly appreciated!!! I will hang the lovely ornament on my tree each year and think of your shared kindness. Have a wonderful wonderful Holiday!!! Hugs
TerryF rated for NTG: Sender's Choice Pick Me! on Dec 6, 2013
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Comment: Thx Jen! (";)
Response: Thanks Terry for the heart rate! Hope your trip went well! :)
TerryF rated for NTG: Googly Eyes NC on Dec 6, 2013
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Comment: Your cow card and story are TOO funny! lol Thx! (";)
Response: HA HA!! Thanks Terry! Thanks too for the ♥
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Comment: Received! Thanks a lot! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart rate! Happy Holidays!
bf0932 rated for WIYM: Check Stand Cookbooks, Please on Nov 15, 2013
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Response: Thanks for the heart rate :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great card, I will always treasure it :)
Response: I loved this swap! Thank you for hosting! Thanks too for the ♥!!
Jess79 rated for CPG Halloween Postcard - US only on Oct 27, 2013
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Comment: Great Halloween postcard! Thank you : ) Happy Haunting!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for rating! Happy Halloween!
fiberlady23 rated for CPG Halloween Postcard - US only on Oct 25, 2013
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Response: Thanks for the heart rate! :)
user6937 rated for TPP: Collage Cheat Sheet PC #1 on Oct 16, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the resend, Jen! Nicely done!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart rate! (And the email/spreadsheet too!!)
luleemik rated for I'm just here for the Boos! on Oct 12, 2013
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Comment: WOW...cutest recipe card ever and I can't wait to try the recipe:) Thank you for a great swap and the extras made me "giddy"!!!!
Response: Thanks for the nice rating Lu! I had tons of fun with this one :)
TerryF rated for S: ATC for Dummies: Halloween on Sep 26, 2013
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Comment: Frankly, I love Frankly - he's fun! Thx! (";)
Response: Aww thanks Terry! I love your swaps for "dummies"! Thanks too for the heart :)
donetta rated for Purple Inchies on Sep 7, 2013
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Comment: Jenny, the inchies are wonderful! Thank you for the lovely compliment...I'm so happy you like my Flickr pictures...and thank you for being such a wonderful swap partner!
Response: Thank YOU for the lovely heart rate! :)

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Comments

nsgrammy2012 on Jan 30, 2014:

Hi! I hope everything is okay I see you haven't been online for awhile. I wanted to let you know due to your recent 1's that I would need to remove you from All Things Halloween. Once the 1's are cleared up I hope you will rejoin us.

TerryF on Nov 26, 2013:

A swap from you arrived at my home in Canada - a green/purple/blue envie with a bird and flowers. I don't know which swap it is for but will rate you when I return home in early December. Thx! (";)

TerryF on Oct 24, 2013:

...to Notecards to Go!

Would you please go here and comment that you have read and understand the group rules. Thx!

Paige1900 on Oct 4, 2013:

I sent you an invite...I hope you accept.

Paige1900 on Oct 4, 2013:

Hi Jen, I just saw your post in the PFs...I am sorry because I just figured out you meant The Postcard Place. We (me Terry and Colleen) all take turns doing the monthly check and sometimes we tend to miss the in between swap people. (I almost removed my own daughter, till I just happen to remember she was in a current swap.)...We would love to have to back as it was our fault. : )

Fatherted on Oct 4, 2013:

i am sure it was just a simple mistake, if you are in a current swap. contact the founders and aks why you have been removed.

rachelcdoyle on Sep 11, 2013:

LahDeeDah on Jul 29, 2013:

Please come back and read our responses to your post. :-)

Paige1900 on Jul 26, 2013:

Thanks! Happy Friday to you as well!

doulakk on Jul 15, 2013:

Welcome to our group!
Please join one or two swaps!

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