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jenken

jenken
Date Joined: September 20, 2008
Last Online: February 13, 2011
Birthday: October 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 30 something wife and mother who works as a medical social worker. I have a ton of stress at work so when I get home I like to wind down with art! I live with two other artists and we support each other completely in our art!

I am super laid back and very positive. I think that is what makes me a good social worker. I can handle a crisis without breaking a sweat.

I love food. Which is why I am on Weight Watchers. I am addicted to Diet Coke and Reece's Peanut Butter Cups! I have no allergies but my son is allergic to peanut butter. He can be around it but not eat it. Thank goodness for that! I don't know how I would defeat my peanut butter cup habit! I also adore dark chocolate.

I am not a makeup kind of gal. I love natural. Except for my hair color. I haven't seen that since I was 16! I don't even own a tube of lip gloss but I do have a chapstick/lip balm habit! The extent of my girlyness is limited to candles and bath products :). I love sensual smells and really dislike "fake" food smells (example would be "Cookie" candles or Vanilla lotions).

My son (5) is the love of my life. He is super creative and loves to sit down and create with me. He is into animals and art. He loves to paint ceramics, make sticker pictures and glue anything! We go through adhesive like you wouldn't believe at this house!

My husband is also and artitist. He paints (watercolors),draws and makes websites.

We are the owners of two lovely ladies. Betsy is an 11 year old mutt who is currently very displeased with us. She was not happy that we brought her home a 14 week old long haird Dauchsand named Alice. I love "weiner dogs"!

When we are not inside creating we are outside in the yard. We love landscaping and nature walking. My son is into animals and love to make notes (journal) what animals he has seen.

I am also a journaling fool. I always have a journal with me. I have one for my "continual diet" and recipes and one for artistic inspirations that I see in everyday life. I also journal (not too personal) online on my blog. It is a way for my family to catch up on what we are up to. It is also a way for me to showcase what I have been working on.

Some of our other likes include Disney and the supernatural. We visit Disney every year. My spouse and I even did this prior to having a kid! We love how Disney makes you feel so young!

On the supernatural front we are believers in the unseen. We have never seen anything, not even in this old house that we restored. I would not go so far as to say I have psychic abilities. More like a fine tuned intuition! I love to study human nature. It comes in handy as a social worker. My husband always says that when I have a gut feeling about something he knows to listen!

Favorite Crafts

It all started with scrapbooking. I was introduced by friends and have passed them up in the obsession department.

I love all maunfacturers that have a distressed look. If it looks new I am going to make it look old. I love vintage, old, antique, shabby, natural. I am really attracted to the victorian era and warm colors (rusts, browns, greens and golds). My spouse and I bought an old victorian and just finishing up restoring it. We love to make our own art out of item and colors from that era.

I also love texture! I have been known to use a variety of different textures on one page. I love fibers, ribbons, plastic canvas, felt, glass, mesh, foam, acrylic, metal and textured paint. I love homemade embellies that you create. The more handmade it is the more I love it! I will use anything once! I am not picky and can usually find a way to use a product. Sometimes more than one way after I get done altering it!

I love vintage embellies! Old laces, fabric, advertisements, buttons, and pictures really get my heart thumping! I have been known to bid on junk drawer lots on Ebay just to get one item!

As a scrapbooker I am always in need of pens, markers, card stock, ink pads, adhesive, brads, flowers, journal spots, ATC blanks and letter stickers.

Favorite Television

Currenlty I am not watching too much TV. I like reality and documentry type tv. With a 5 year old around the house he has kind of comendeered the television. We watch a lot of cartoons! He is really into Pokemon. When he grows up he wants to be a Pokemon trainer :). I will let him live that 5 year old dream for awhile. Let him believe they are real! He is also into Webkinz! I have to admit they are a guilty pleasure of mine also :)

Favorite Music

I listen to anything from Classical to HipHop. I love music but I am not drawn to one particular artist or type of music. I find inspiration in all types. My spouse and son are the same. I am getting ready to start piano lessons with my son. I used to play but have "regressed". I am super excited to relearn! I would love old lesson books for kids if you have any you want to unload!

Favorite Books

We love history, biographies and historical fiction. I grew up on the Little House series and still love them. We also love books that educate, like field guides and old encyclopedias! My son can sit for hours and flip through an encyclopedia!

Another obsession is magazines! I love to flip through craft, homemaking and celebrity magazines. I end up ripping so much out of the magazine to paste in my journal that it rarely resembles a magazine when I am done!

Likes and Dislikes

Like all paper cardstock ribbons lace, trims and fabric rub ons chipboard American Crafts Thickers (it's an addiction really) butterflies piano music (relearning and DS is just learning) original artwork glitter mist children's books coloring books kids crafts advertisment/ephemera/ vintage or reproduced paranormal Pokemon Webkinz bubble gum journals vintage photos magazines (homemaking, craft, gossip) candles science and nature books kids school workbooks weiner dogs Pez Dispensers Christmas decor community or local cookbooks postcards magnets dark chocolate teas coffee cigar boxes diet coke (actually I call it Diet Crack!)

Dislikes fake food smells in lotions, candles etc, religious items, music (I have enough!), punches (I have more than enough), stamps (already have so many it is shameful).

Thanks

Thanks for stopping by and learning about me! Email me if you have any questions!

Jenny

Ratings

marymoon22 rated for Vintage Valentine's Day ATC - USA on Feb 14, 2009
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Comment: Thanks fr the very pretty card and extras!
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Comment: They showed up ok :) The ATC's are beautiful and the extras were appreciated. Thanks a lot!
Barbara rated for Vintage Valentine's Day ATC - USA on Feb 10, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC for my Love album. Such a beautiful note card too! Happy Valentine's Day.
yelley rated for Breakfast ATC on Feb 8, 2009
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Comment: What an awesome package! Thank you!!! I love BOTH cards, very cool!!!
callalily rated for quilt atc USA ONLY on Jan 30, 2009
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Comment: Loved the ATC! Thanks for the papers, very nice!
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Comment: Very nice.
poketypatch rated for February quilt atc USA only on Jan 25, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC - it is the first one I have ever received, and I love it! Also, the pretty cardstock is greatly appreciated, as I need to start collecting supplies to make ATCs. Thanks again!
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Comment: Thank you much for the neat cards .this swap was very fun, i've enjoyed it.and thanks for the extras. Debbie
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Comment: gorgeous. thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much :)
Shiranue rated for quilt atc USA ONLY on Jan 23, 2009
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Comment: Again thank you for the graphic paper. The quilt was excellent. I had no idea what a quilt ATC would look like before seeing yours.
Shiranue rated for Chinese New Year atc USA only on Jan 23, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the graphic paper. But what was the title of the ATC. I could not make out the name
Response: OMG. I don't remember. I make about 5 a day! What did it look like?
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Comment: Thank you!
chimerix rated for Ribbon/String ATC's! on Jan 12, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card. And the extras to craft with
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Comment: Thankyou - I enjoyed the ATC's & little extras were a nice treat :)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card (that spiral background is beautiful, it must've been from a neat x-mas card to start out with), and all the extras. And thank Cole from me for the extra card! very cute.
crazyda79 rated for Recycled Christmas Cards - ATC's on Jan 10, 2009
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: I recd this swap in a box full of mail that was found at my local post office! Thanks so much! I even ate the candy lol!
BrendaMarie rated for HAPPY NEW YEAR ATC on Dec 23, 2008
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Comment: Thank you! Happy holidays!
dolly rated for HAPPY NEW YEAR ATC on Dec 23, 2008
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Comment: what a special card!
raven rated for My kids can make ATCs on Dec 23, 2008
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Comment: WOW..What a wonderful atc form Cole, he did a great job..I signed up for this swap so my grandson Jesse could swap , but I think we may have some trouble over who gets this card..I want it too...I really really loved The Christmas Card too and I have it my collection book for future inspiration.....I Thank you both with a heart..Ps Thanks for the great extras toooo

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liseylootas on Apr 26, 2009:

Hello! I am hosting my first swap! Paper Pieced Picture Postcard!

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