Date Joined: February 17, 2010
Last Online: September 10, 2012
Birthday: October 19, 1984
Country: United States
Okay, so I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself, no? My name is Jen and I'm 27 years old, and I've been into pen palling for sometime have also been swapping for quite a few years and look forward to getting something special in my mailbox =) So much better than getting bills!
I am happily married to my husband of one year, but have been with him for seven years I am really trying to make an effort to journal/art journal more. I love being creative and making something unique- I love scrapbooking items especially, and have had some fun with making handmade envelopes. I am making an attempt to try two new things that I have been telling myself I'll try 'sometime'. This year I will try making ATC's and Zentangles!
So for the majority of my life I have mostly listened to country music, but over the last year or so I have begun to look into more music and am very interested it. I definitely need to thank a few of my pen pals for helping me broaden my musical horizons- I would love any suggestions. Some of my favorites include: Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, The Fray, Colbie Calliat, Haley Williams, Josh Turner, Kate Voegele, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Savage Garden, Usher, Lady A, Jaron and the Long Road to Love, Lights, Gavin DeGraw, Bethany Joy Galeotti, The Ark, Hello Saferide, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals & more!
Some of my favorite books are: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, The Pact by Jodi Picoult, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, A Lesson Before Dying by Earnest Gaines, A Child Called it by Dave Pelzer, and the entire Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson. Favorite authors? Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, and James Patterson are my favorites. Love just about anything by them!
I am always looking for new recommendations, I enjoy classics as well, specifically anything Shakespeare, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and more.
I really don't watch very much TV anymore, it seems that I am too busy lately and when I do have the free time I am either writing, doing something crafty, curled up with a good book or watching a movie. When I do watch television some shows that I enjoy are One Tree Hill, Law and Order:SVU, Gilmore Girls, and Bones.
I love anything crafty, creative & handmade! Recently the things that have interested me the most are making things like handmade envelopes from children's books or scrapbooking papers,making little collages, and I enjoy altered/art journals.I have been looking a lot at some awesome photos of altered books and it inspires the creativity in me, so at some point I may try my hand there as well.
I used to journal all the time, and I've sort of fell out of it which is sad. I do a lot of letter writing, but I don't want that to be my only outlet so I think that I am going to either join a journaling challenge, or find a list of journaling prompts and get back into that. Unfortunately, I participated in this art journaling swap and sent out a journal and got flaked on by my partner. Not fun!
I am looking to do some crafty swaps as well if anyone is interested- I have this great craft store in town that I love and that is 100% for charity. I just love shopping there! I think that I want to try my hand at crocheting sometime in the future, but I am so intimidated by it!
The idea of making anything out of nothing inspires me to be creative =]
These are all things that I would love to receive in either a private swap, or as part of another swap. If you think that we would have a great swap, don't hesitate to contact me about it!
♥ Diddl Stationery (I cannot get these here in the USA, so I would love to swap with someone for these- I especially love the A4 and A5 letter pads)
♥ Tokidoki Stationery
♥ Happy Go Lucky Stationery
♥ Nici Stationery
♥ Scrapbooking goodies (like photo safe pens, rub ons, stickers, stamps, etc.)
♥ Blank ATC cards for me to try my hand at!
♥ Pitt Artist Pens, Micron Pens, or Prismacolor Pens
♥ Handmade things- there is something so wonderful about something made specially for you =]
♥ Vintage items
♥ Chocolate or sweet goodies
♥ Photographs of nature
♥ washi tape!!! (my newest obsession)
♥ Inkpads (other than black)
♥ Postcards from around the world (Especially scenic and/or black and white)
♥ Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith
♥ How to be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith
Okay, so we all have those things that we absolutely love for one reason or another. Here is a list of mine and I would love anything related to the things below... I adore fat, decorated mail. So if I see that you put a little extra effort and "prettiness" into it, you'll be guaranteed a heart.
♥ Photographs (vintage and nature, especially of fall time or spring)
♥ stamps (vintage, and of various countries..)
♥ Feeling inspired to be creative!
♥ Curling up in the recliner with a good book, a mug of hot cocoa or tea and my kitty for a quiet night at home.
♥ Watching the snow falling lightly outside my window, decorating the Christmas tree with my love, and watching one of the Christmas classics (I especially love Frosty!)
♥ Being you-nique
♥ Receiving colorful and chatty (novel length? please!) letters in my mail box. They brighten my day!
♥ Anything crafty and unique
♥... much more to come, soon =] ♥
Art Journal for Beginners http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/93570 FLAKED BY: Lauren Aleman (redwrapper)
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