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Date Joined: June 16, 2008
Last Online: March 18, 2012
Birthday: June 10, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me


I live in Orange County, California & have been married for 11 years. I can't have kids but I love spending time with my 23 nieces & nephews plus my friends kids too! We have two dogs that we rescued, Kaya a lab/chow & Buster a lab/pitbull. We live close to the beach & I love spending time down there watching my husband surf! I keep super busy with work, school, crafts, home, husband & dogs. I'm working towards a new career, taking a few culinary classes next semester plus business classes... we'll see where that leads me, maybe a pastry chef!

Happy Making Stuff

Kaya Buster dogs


  • Paper
  • Fun Mail
  • Amy Butler Fabric
  • New color combinations
  • The ocean, especially dolphins
  • My Dogs - pictures Sept 2007 & Dec 2008
  • Sock Monkeys
  • Books & getting lost in a bookstore...
  • Trying a new craft
  • Garden Gnomes
  • Family
  • Movies
  • Wii
  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Chai tea & Chai flavored things
  • Baking especially for the holidays & family reunions
  • Homemade cards
  • Watching Jeopardy with my husband
  • Cookbooks - especially the ones that small organizations & churches put together (they're usually a families best recipes)
  • Ribbon
  • Envelopes
  • Pens
  • My favorite Sanrio characters are Chi Chai Mochan, Cinnamoroll, & Sugarbunnies


  • Cute fabrics - you can see the styles I like on my etsy favorites
  • Ric Rac
  • Your favorite family recipes - especially cookies & desserts
  • Deco Tape
  • Chai flavored anything
  • Japanese craft books - especially kusudama
  • Green buttons, all shapes & sizes
  • If you live outside the US & Canada I would love to know more about your town & country!
  • Something for my dogs
  • Something for my hubby
  • Profile surprises are the best & of course something from my Etsy favorites or Amazaon wishlist are always fun!



  • Gocco
  • Making cards
  • scrapbooking - not so much for myself but as gifts for others
  • Paper making
  • kusudama
  • working with alcohol inks, especially marbling effects
  • cake decorating
  • baking - I'm training to be a pastry chef!
  • I'd like to learn: Tatting, More kusudama designs that can be used as ornaments, Amigurumi, How to quilt


Turquoise if I have to choose just one... But I love ALL colors... pink, blue, orange, brown, green, yellow, red...



I am constantly reading or listening to audio books & I like to read/listen to several different books at a time so that I can read from the genre I'm in the mood for...

  • The Time Travelers Wife
  • Life Expectancy
  • My Sister's Keeper
  • Kite Runner
  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Twilight Books
  • Kira-Kira
  • Cracker!
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • The Harry Potter Series

I could probably keep going on & on... there are so many good books out there!


  • Amelie
  • Uncle Buck
  • The Out of Towners (the original)
  • Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
  • Office Space
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Clueless
  • Legally Blonde
  • anything with Doris Day in it!!!


  • Beck
  • Jack Johnson
  • James Blunt
  • Sublime
  • The Presidents of the United States of America
  • The Feelings Hijackers
  • Alabama 3
  • The Beatles
  • Chris Isaak
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Doors
  • but sometimes I'm in the mood for country, dance, opera, classical, punk, or pretty much anything but screaming heavy metal



  • Jeopardy
  • cooking shows
  • craft shows
  • House
  • Bones
  • Heroes
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Pushing Daisies
  • 24
  • Dog Town

For My Hubby


His name is Matt He's a...

  • surfer
  • golfer
  • camper
  • dirt bike rider

Things he likes...

  • a good cigar now & again
  • the Lakers
  • Los Angeles Angels
  • He's likes to cook (& he's a pretty good cook! - lucky me!)
  • Fave colors are blue & white

Things I Don't Like So Much

  • Disney stuff... unless it's Alice in Wonderland - I live very close to Disneyland & have had a season pass most of my life, I have enough Disney!
  • Chocolate & nuts - I'm VERY allergic to both! - But my husband will eat nuts
  • Coffee - although my husband is an avid coffee drinker so he would appreciate it.
  • Baking stuff - I love to bake & have tons of stuff! Unless it's a really unique cookie cutter, unique cookie/dessert recipe or something from my amazon wishlist I'm afraid I won't use it - especially store bought frostings.

Irrational Fears:

  • Spiders
  • Ice
  • Birds
  • Cats (ok so not too irrational because I was attacked by one when I was real little plus I'm allergic)But, the weird thing is that I am strangely drawn to Chococat...
  • Blimps (Ok I'm not afraid of them, but they annoy me!)
  • Clowns - same thing... they are annoying too!


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WARNING: If I am your partner & you wanted to be surprised when your package comes in the mail then please don't look at my Flickr link!

I am loving swap-bot! It is so much fun & challenging my creativity is great! I hope that if we swap you love what I send you... I always try to get your package/postcard out before the date but I will ALWAYS get it out by the deadline! If you don't receive your package PLEASE let me know & I will make it right with you!!!


ViridianMuse rated for Hanging with my Gnomie on Jul 7, 2009
Comment: Thank you!! You made the Cap'n's trip extra special! Loved the goodies you packed in and can't wait to see what else he'll come home with from his next trip! :) I appreciate the help!
asylumgoddess rated for 12 Day of Christmas on Dec 5, 2008
Comment: This is the most impressive looking package I have ever received. It's going to be hard waiting until Christmas to open all the wonderful little gifts.
Response: I hope you like all the things I picked out for you! It is so hard to wait to open them!
szreader rated for The Amelie Do-Gooder Swap on Nov 22, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the great Amelie box and sweet note, Jen, including the story of the buttons! It's hard to say what my favorite part of your Amelie box is (though I do love the box itself, a lot). The glow earrings are SO special and the blue-and-white bracelet will be perfect to wear on days when everyone else is dressing in blue-and-white for the Colts - I'm surrounded by Colts fans!! The mask you made is fun; my dog was perplexed when I put it on, tee-hee! But I guess my favorite thing is the beautiful illustrated matchbox. I've never had one before & I love this one. AND now I have my own Garden Gnome. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Take good care, Susan <3
Response: You are so welcome! I was so excited to do this swap but then got nervous that I was doing it too much for myself & that you wouldn't like it... I'm SO glad you liked it!!! Thank you for the heart!!!
gosney6 rated for "Your Dog is the Star" Postcard Swap on Nov 16, 2008
Comment: ADORABLE DOGS!!! I mean, babies!:D I love their names! Thanks for the great postie!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
missxpistol rated for Baby Sock Monkeys!! on Nov 13, 2008
Comment: Bug IMMEDIATELY ran off with the whole package. :) THANKS!!
Response: I'm SO glad SHE liked it!!! Thank you for the heart!
Cinnabear rated for Yards of Ribbon! on Nov 11, 2008
Comment: Great Ribbons - I've already used a few of them!! Thanks!!
Response: Your Welcome! I'm SO glad you liked what I sent! Thank you for the heart!
Muriel rated for 30 stickers swap! on Oct 27, 2008
Comment: Thank you for a nice variety of stickers. My favourites are the fish ones. And I really like the fact that you read my profile and put a pretty owl on the bag. Lina
Response: I'm so glad you liked them - I got some of the fish ones for myself too! Thank you for the heart!
graydragon rated for Stuck on Duct Tape Postcards on Oct 24, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the card.
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for rating me.
Fallinangle22 rated for Trick or Treat Swap on Oct 16, 2008
Response: Thank you for the heart!
kiki63 rated for Trick or Treat Swap on Oct 16, 2008
Comment: I loved my package....The bag you made and the dark chocolate...Thank you so much....I love halloween...what a nice surprise when i went home on my lunch.
Response: I'm SO glad that you loved it! I had so much fun making it & putting everything together! Thank you for the heart!
jennadobson03 rated for Stuck on Duct Tape Postcards on Oct 14, 2008
Comment: aww thank you so much for the owl duct tape postcard i love it so much i hung it on my wall!! thanks!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It was fun to make! Thank you for the heart!
BlueDragonfly rated for Stuck on Duct Tape Postcards on Oct 10, 2008
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you! I love those colors!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for hosting a fun swap! Thank you for the heart!
ScullyB rated for Let's Read 2 on Oct 2, 2008
Comment: What lovely cards!! Thank you so much for the package. I'm glad you enjoyed the book!
Response: I'm so happy that you like the cards! Thank you for hosting a great swap! I can't wait to see what book you come up with for the next one! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: The ribbons and fibers were fantastic. I can use them for a number of crafts. Thanks!
Response: Your welcome! I'm glad you like them! Thank you for the heart!
daffyd1963 rated for Six Feet of Ribbony Goodness on Sep 30, 2008
Comment: thankyou for the great ribbon
Response: Your welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Jen, I just opened my envelope from you(Sat.). Thank you so much for everything. I'll be reading the papers tonight. My daughter is thinking about making the cookies soon. Thanks for the extras. Ruth
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Hope you like the cookies! Thank you for the heart!
fsjbrit rated for Notecard swap #6 on Sep 25, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the cards. I absolutely love the yellow one with the orange. You've definetly got a talent for this:)
Response: Your welcome & thank you for the compliment! I'm so glad you like them!!! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Very Very pretty!!!
Response: thank you!
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Your welcome, thank you for the heart.
crazyred rated for Grab Bag Swap on Sep 20, 2008
Comment: Holy cow, girlfriend!! You rock!! Fantastic package - I'm sure I'll find a use for everything. Thanks so much!!
Response: Yeah! I'm so glad you liked my crazy-random package! Thank you for the heart!

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KawaiiNekomini on Nov 29, 2009:

I hope you had a happy thanksgiving!

KawaiiNekomini on Nov 15, 2009:

Hey I haven't forgotten about you at all! Please have a wonderful christmas! Let me know when you want to get back into swapping again, I'd love to do another swap with you!

AngieTheArtist on Feb 18, 2009:

Hello, It's been a while since we've "talked" but I didn't forget you. I finally got those pictures to you that I promised. Here is the link to my flickr


Mia on Dec 16, 2008:


I just wanted to wish you joy and peace during this beautiful holiday season and throughout the year. Love, Natalie

Bucket on Nov 22, 2008:

Thanks for the large collection of brads! They're exactly what I was hoping for!

Pegster527 on Nov 18, 2008:

YAY! Thanks so much for my Hello Kitty tote and to goodies inside. You made my day!

TeaNi on Nov 17, 2008:

Big Thanks

for the gorgeous Christmas ornament and adorable owl notecards you made me! I simply love them- what a fantastic package to receive; you are a true artist! Thank you for sharing your creations with me! :D

Dragonfli on Oct 30, 2008:

Welcome to the Love Our Dogs Society! Be sure to check out our current swaps-one where your dog/s are the star/s and one toget some Christmas surprises for your fur babies.

dangducks on Oct 21, 2008:

I just sent out your swap for the Amelie Do-Gooder swap! When you get the package OPEN IT WRONG SIDE UP! I taped it, addressed it and packaged everything upside down! Big oops. Hope you're well!

ladyb on Oct 17, 2008:

Thank you for granting my wish for buttons. Very pretty and colorful!

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