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Date Joined: February 17, 2010
Last Online: September 10, 2012
Birthday: October 19, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

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!

Favorite Music

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!

Favorite Books

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.

Favorite Television

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.

Favorite Crafts

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 =]

Wish List

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)

♥ Stamps

♥ 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

These are a few of my favorite

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 =] ♥

Such a Shame...

Flaked on:

Art Journal for Beginners http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/93570 FLAKED BY: Lauren Aleman (redwrapper)


lilacnyellow rated for Six Week Snail Mail Swap #3 on Sep 14, 2012
Comment: I enjoyed time with you on this project.
Comment: Thanks for the prompts! Cant wait to try out my pencils! Im gonna add all the prompts I had written for you to the jar and then I think Im good to go for awhile! :)
michst74 rated for Art Journal Prompts # 1 on Sep 5, 2012
Comment: Love the prompts that you created and compiled... can't wait to start journaling... love the alphabet stickers that you included, too! Thanks so much... this was a delightful swap, neighbor !-)
SilverUnicornCreations rated for Snail Mail Kit-USA on Aug 31, 2012
Comment: I loved my goodie envelope!! Great variety and fun surprises!! Thank you Jen!
kayler00 rated for jenn1019 & kayler00 on Aug 31, 2012
Comment: i love the card jen. thanks so much for drawing me cheshire cat. =) will fit lovely in my collection <3
Response: Glad you liked it!! :)
Maggie249 rated for Art Journal Prompts # 1 on Aug 22, 2012
Comment: love this book and the tags extra will be put to good use - what a great little promt book - hearts for you also thanks very much - work of art itself
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies, Jen! I loved every single one of them :) I can't wait to smash everything in my book :D Thank you for swapping with me and I hope you're summer's being great. I'd love to swap with you again sometimes in the future! xo Fab
Comment: Thanks. I love the selection you sent.
JunkJubilee rated for Stuffed Envie <33 #4 on Aug 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for the stuffed envie. I love everything that you sent! Did you emboss the mini folded cards? They are so cute.
Comment: Beautiful PC thank you
Bo rated for Mail Art (with a lot to say!) on Aug 12, 2012
Comment: Thx for a nice letter! :)
Druidha rated for To Be Loved! on Aug 6, 2012
Comment: Jen thank you so much. I loved the smash stuff and the altered booklet. It was raining so bad here that the pages were fusing. But I carefully open it. Thanks.
Response: I'm glad that you liked everything. Sorry to hear about the booklet. I should have put wax paper inbetween the pages. Enjoy!
suepier rated for Not Quite Weekly wrap swap ~ NO 29 on Aug 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the great collage card of Rochester, NY. I love it. I enjoyed reading about your week. Glad the week was mostly good.
Comment: Love the map PC. Thanks a lot.
Camiliann rated for SCENIC POSTCARD SWAP on Jul 29, 2012
Comment: Thank you.
sonja rated for Letter Sheets Swap #3 on Jul 25, 2012
Comment: thanks..
erikawithak rated for Art Envelope Free Theme # 8 on Jul 22, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelope and goodies inside!
Response: So glad you liked it!
kayler00 rated for I travelled to .... PC Swap! #5 on Jul 22, 2012
Comment: thanks for the awesome pc jen! i loved it. looks like a great place to visit!!

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Bo on Sep 13, 2012:

Hi Jen, I hope you´ve got the letter!!

Bo on Aug 22, 2012:

Hi Jen,

I just got back from holidays and found your nice swap! Thx a lot, I really liked it! I am loaded with mail + I have quests right now (a penpal and another friend) so I´ll need some time to write back. Hugs, Bojana

Bo on Jul 27, 2012:

Thx a lot Jen! I´ll be looking forward to it! :D

kayler00 on Jul 17, 2012:

Ugh! I know how that goes!! It's ok. I've been super tired lately too. Long, long shifts at work makes me not wanna do anything! =(

kayler00 on Jul 16, 2012:

niiice! i am super excited to get it!! =)

SarahEve on Jul 14, 2012:

Cheers for the lovely postcard :) Seems a strange setting for a waterfall, I think that's what I like about it :) xx

JemStone on Jul 11, 2012:

Oh and how could I forget the deco tape! Thank you for that as well! I can not get enough of it!

JemStone on Jul 11, 2012:

Thank you for the postcard and kawaii memos for my June wishlist for the Happy Swap-Bot RAKs group. Too bad my post office is not very smart and decided to fold up the envelope instead of sliding it into my P.O. box.....it only got slightly bent though. So all good!

Oh and for the bottle cap magnets. I just punched out random things for the background. Filled in the bottle cap with glossy accents glue or whatever it is. Then added in buttons. I cut the loop on the backs off with a crafting knife so it would lay flat. Then put that on top and let it dry over night. Oh and then used the stinky 2000 or whatever glue to put the magnet on the back. Also for the color on the edge I just used plain permanent markers. All done!

kayler00 on Jul 9, 2012:

I am SO looking forward your letter you sound awesome!! I'm so glad that I made that swap, too because I've met some wonderful people I probably wouldn't have!

kayler00 on Jul 8, 2012:

Penpalling Process #1

Just sent this to you via email! Hope you got it ok,if not let me know. =)

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