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Date Joined: March 31, 2008
Last Online: July 21, 2019
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Jen. I live in UT and am married to my high school sweetheart Cody (for 15 years)! I only sign up for swaps I know I am going to be able to do on time and well. :) Right now I am trying to be frugal and am doing mostly envelope/USA swaps to save on shipping & other costs.

PLEASE contact me before you rate if you don't receive something. I haven't had anything get lost yet, but you just never know!

Swaps I've sent: swaps

Favorite Music

I love love love music. I LOVE R.E.M., almost everything from the 80's, and my high school days were filled with Grunge, SKA, and Punk. I love finding new music, currently a few favorite artists on my list are: Sufjan Stevens, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Interpol, Spoon, The Mountain Goats, Belle & Sebastian, Rilo Kiley, Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists, Arcade Fire...

Favorite Books

I love to read! A few books I've loved recently: The Hunger Games series, The Thirteenth Tale, The Forgotten Garden, The Book Thief, The Pretties-Uglies-Specials series, All of the Harry Potters, The Time Travelers Wife, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Amy Tan's books, World War Z, The Mortal Instruments series, I read and liked the Twilight series, but am not crazy about it :)

Favorite Movies

I love funny movies, musicals, or drama, not really into romantic comedies or horror. Favorites include, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Shawshank Redemption, Dangerous Liasons, Fiddler on the Roof, Elf, Totoro, The Incredibles, Amelie, All of the:Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter Movies, anything Tim Burton or John Hughes 80's movies, all Wes Anderson movies, especially Moonrise Kingdom, Royal Tenenbaums, and the Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Favorite Television

30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Rec, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, The Simpsons, The Venture Brothers & the Regular Show! Shows I miss: Pushing Daisies, Gilmore Girls, My So Called Life, Freaks & Geeks, Everwood, Veronica Mars, Friday Night Lights, Chuck, Arrested Development

Favorite Crafts

I love making cards, banners, bookmarks, journals, matchboxes, anything out of cute paper. I also hand sew little felt critters. I love to paint furniture, and mod podge things. I love adding ribbons and brads to anything. I like to doodle and play around making my own clip art in photoshop. I'm learning to sew on my new machine! I love etsy and long to buy everything there! yay handmade!


  • I love mail! Getting real mail is the highlight of my day

  • I love anything CUTE!

  • Craft Supplies: paper, ribbon, felt, fat quarters of yummy fabric, brads, eyelets, nice stickers, punches, clips, paper or fabric flowers, rubber stamps, ink pads, glue rollers or double stick foam to make things puffy, anything people scrapbook with, even though I don't technically scrapbook, I use it in all my other crafts.

  • I like office supplies, pens, paper clips, post its, stamps etc. I love markers of all types, stationary, cards, note paper, cute envelopes.

  • I collect smashed pennies from those machines in tourist areas. I've been collecting them since I was wee. I'd LOVE more!

  • Anything handmade or sewn, little bags, headbands, tote bags, aprons. Or knitted/crocheted, scarves, socks (handmade or store bought is fine) mittens, cute beanies, little animals.

  • I love lip balm & lipgloss, or nice makeup. I like lotions and face scrubs, masks, peels etc. I especially like natural things, like Burts Bees, or anything related to massage therapy.

  • Earrings, especially small hoops. I only wear silvertones though, no gold, but copper and other muted metals are good. Dangly ones with beads in pretty colors.

  • I like small versions of regular sized things. I like most things kawaii, but don't have anywhere to buy it here. I like Hello Kitty, and Chococat, Totoro! Emily the Strange, cute food with faces, cupcakes. Vintage (80's style) Strawberry Shortcake things. Or strawberry stuff in general. Ladybugs, dragonflies & butterflies in small amounts. ;)

  • Outdoorsy stuff. I love fall. Leaves, trees, mushrooms, mountains, camping. Love it. (But NOT hunting or fishing!) OWLS are my favorite, I also like birds, cute little blue birds, chicks, sparrows, or ravens/crows. Squirrels & chipmunks, cute little deer, hedgehogs, garden Gnomes! If it is "whimsical woodland" feeling, I'll LOVE it! Anything with snowflakes! I have a cute 'cruiser bike' and like the image of retro bikes on things.

  • Books! I love sewing or 'how-to' crafty books and magazines. I read mostly Fiction.

  • ANYTHING STRIPEY! I love stripes & argyle too! Also polka dots or anything 'graphic' and modern. I LOVE Martha Stewart things from Michaels or K-Mart/Walmart. Anything from IKEA!

  • Colors: love GREEN: crayon green, lime green, sage green! I love lime green with purple/periwinkle, earthy green & brown, brown & pink together, red, black & white. I also like orange, especially with blue. I like almost all colors in some form or other.

  • Candy: Chocolate, especially DARK chocolate! Mint & chocolate or cherry & chocolate! Key Lime flavored things. I have a small obsession with Kinder-Eggs

  • I love the smells of Lemon & Lime or Cinnamon & Vanilla

  • Anything Apple or Mac related! I love my imac!!

  • Halloween!! Or any holiday for that matter, but I love Halloween.


Rick Rack or nice ribbon is always appreciated my new love is FARBENMIX ribbon from Germany!!

Deco Tape & Washi Tape - LOVE!

Smashed / Rolled Pennies to add to my collection

Japanese fabric, or ribbon tape, especially linen!

Letterpress items.

Anything from my etsy faves, or things similar.


I'm not a big gold person. I do love silver.

Nothing Disney/Randomly Religious/New Age/Political or 'country' themed.

Dottees. I don't hate them or anything, but they're not my style and I don't make them myself, so I don't know what I'd do with one. : )

I don't drink coffee or tea but will pass them on to friends that do! I LOVE hot cocoa though! Not a fan of white chocolate, & please no liquor chocolates. Also, I hate black licorice. And fish, not that anyone would send fish. :) Ha!



mothdanger rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card Jen! :)
amandacase rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 8, 2015
Comment: I gave you a heart because it was a swap bot postcard. Thanks! :)
Comment: Thank you.
roaddummy rated for Be My Valentine on Mar 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much and apologies for the late rate. I am playing catch up!!
KaelynMarie rated for Be My Valentine on Feb 15, 2013
Comment: Awesome ATC's! A <3 for the extra card
suessstoff rated for Extra Special Advent Sundays on Dec 4, 2011
Comment: I only just have opened your 2nd package but I can already tell that this swap is extra special for sure. Thank you so much, Jen! You know I was already stunned by your gorgeous wrapping and I loved the baking supplies as much as the ribbons and brads I just got. I am so excited to find out what still awaits me. This is definitely one of the best Advent calenders ever! UPDATE: Oh my, lucky me! I loved the other gifts you sent just as much as the first! The fabrics, notebook, pens and the little tin with the tissues, the beautiful earrings and the barrette inside. Thank you so much, Jen! ♥ I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! ♥
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the things I sent, I have had such a fun time with this swap, thank you for setting it up!! It really did make my Christmas more special!!
IlonaH rated for Owl Bookmark on Jul 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark!
cobaltgypsy rated for Owl Bookmark on Jul 18, 2011
Comment: Very cute! What a wonderful diecut you have! Maybe I can swap you something for some cutouts? I don't own a cricut or anything, so I don't have the luxury of cutouts. Just let me know. Blessings, Gypsy
Response: I would love to send you some owl cut outs! Do you have any size or color requests? Otherwise I'll just surprise you with a variety of owl shapes. :)
evieroz rated for Owl Bookmark on Jul 12, 2011
Comment: Love the bookmark that you made for me. Lovely!!
littlepinkflamingo4 rated for robot atc on May 2, 2011
Comment: Thanks
Comment: I love your ATC! You did a great job! Much better than my sewing. I am so nervous about it as well. I am glad that @Emika made this swap for us to try it out. You should definitely make more! You have a great talent making them.
Rejoicing rated for Owl ATC on Feb 27, 2011
Comment: This is one of my VERY favorite ATCs EVER!!!!! I LOVE it! I am keeping it in the cute package, too! I can't believe that was all the same sheet of paper! What great use of materials! Thank you so much!
Response: Oooh I'm so happy you like it! I was a little sad to see him go, but it makes it totally worth it to know he's appreciated! :)
ShandaPanda rated for Get crafty! #2 on Feb 18, 2011
Comment: Jen, another amazing swap~thanks so much! The mirror that you decorated in a biking theme is just SO perfect for me! Love it! The spring feel of the package and all the goodies is wonderful too. I am definitely ready for spring to get here. You packaged everything up so nicely too. Thanks a million!
krista311 rated for Gnome Valentine swap on Jan 24, 2011
Comment: I love the valentine card and am going to have to check out that website! My kids loved theur cards too! Thank you for including them! And MOST of all, I LOVE the gnome vinyl sticker! Its going on my car window! Sooo cute! Thank you!
Perla rated for Holiday Fun Matchbox Swap - Round 4 on Dec 28, 2010
Comment: Hello! Thanks so much for the cute matchbox! I love it!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safe & that you like it!! :)
haveyoumetlisa rated for Totoro ATC Swap on Nov 15, 2010
Comment: Your atc is so cute!! I loved it! =D Thank you!
Moominbrooke rated for A Gnome & A Mushroom ATC Swap on Nov 8, 2010
Comment: Love it! Love the stencil and loved your stationery. :0)
Lauriez rated for A Gnome & A Mushroom ATC Swap on Nov 7, 2010
Comment: oh!my!gosh! what a freakin' AWESOME atc! PLEASE tell me how you did that stencil cutout thing...or maybe not, cause it is so cool, i fear i will want whatever it is that you do it with! OR did you do it by hand with an Exacto or something?! However it was done-it is SO cool & I LOVE IT!!! And even your note with it was like a gnome wedding invitation! lol! Thank you so much for such a great swap! YOU ROCK!! heart x 10! ~hugs~
Response: I'm thrilled that you like it so much!! I have to admit, I can't remember which one I sent you, because the first one I made, on white paper, I cut out by hand with an exacto knife, and then the next one I tried on my silhouette cutting machine and it was on brown paper. Thank you for the sweet feedback & the heart! : )
Dorilee rated for 1 Cute, 1 Scary Halloween ATC on Oct 22, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the cute and spooky ATC's.They are both so neat and clever. I love both of them.
Response: I'm so glad you like them~! Thank you for the sweet feedback & the heart!
dawncg rated for Jen & Dawn Spooktacular Swap! on Oct 18, 2010
Comment: love it love it love it! That bag of chocolates looks like it just fell off the pages of Martha Stewart Living. I'm so excited to have one of your super adorable little matchboxes that i'm always admiring in your pictures too...best swap ever, I've just been moving my cute spider towel and bowl of candy around the kitchen all afternoon. FYI The font on the boo sign is like the best Halloween font ever.
Response: Hooray! So glad you like everything! Oh, and the font: A Lolita Scorned. Google it, it's free!

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orit on Sep 1, 2012:

Yey :) I'm glad the little bird arrived safely. It is an extra special bird because all proceeds went into helping a facility for adults with special needs. I'm really glad you like it - I've been meaning to send it for so long.

suessstoff on Dec 12, 2011:

Thank you so much for the wonderful surprises in package #3! You rock!

suessstoff on Nov 26, 2011:

Wow, talk about perfect timing! Your advent swap arrived today and therefore I will only have to wait one day until I can open the first gift. Your packaging looks super adorable and the tags are amazing. Thank you so much for making it all so special! I ♥ it already!

orit on Jun 20, 2011:

I'm glad the postcard arrived and I was very happy to share my holiday with you through it :)

MissThundercat on Mar 19, 2011:

thank you for the birthday card Jen! it was so sweet of you to think of me! hugs

sunnyblueskies on Feb 12, 2011:

Jen~Thanks so much for the adorable birthday card! I just love getting birdie mail :) Thanks for making my day so much sweeter! Lisa

orit on Jan 27, 2011:

I'm so glad you got the gift on time! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! And keep having a wonderful birthday weekend :)

Josietai on Jan 13, 2011:

You got them already? Happy early Birthday then Jen :) glad you like your early present!



emsan on Jan 4, 2011:

Thanks so much for the holiday greeting card!

MissThundercat on Jan 1, 2011:

thank you so much for the sweet holiday card! wishing you all the best for a wonderful 2011 my friend! hugs

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