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Last Online: December 14, 2015
Birthday: March 6
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm in my 30s, love to travel, be crafty, take pictures and explore the wonderful city I live in. I'm a vegetarian.

I recently started grad school, so I don't have as much time to swap anymore, but hopefully I can still participate in some swaps.

Some of my favorite things are reading, Hawaiian inspired items, photography, lace, rick rack, broken jewelry, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, fairy tales, dala horses, pretty soaps, peonies, gardenias, botanical and other scientific illustrations, and Victorian-era inspired items. I collect photo ACEOs/ATCs and postcards. Lately, I've also gotten into young adult books. Some YA favorites are the Hunger Games Vampire Academy, Darkest Powers, and Hex Hall and Hallowed.

I love pretty much all animals, but especially sea horses, peacocks, jellyfish, birds, wombats and cats and dogs.

I LOVE French themed things - anything from France, things written in French, etc. I also love all things Alice in Wonderland, especially the Tenniel illustrations. One super wishlist item is a copy of Alice in French and English in a bilingual edition (printed in the same book). I would happily do a private swap for this.

My favorite colors are aqua and pink. I also like red, purple, jewel toned colors. I love the combo of red/aqua and black/white.

Favorite art includes the Dutch masters like Vermeer, impressionist painters like Monet, art deco, art nouveau, Mucha, Lewis Carroll's photographs, Annie Liebovitz, Dorothea Lange, and vintage Tiffany, Cartier, Lalique for amazing jewelry.

I am open to private swaps for postcards or whatever!

I always send my swaps on time and I always rate fairly. Swaps should be fun and not a hassle! I believe in quality over quantity and would much rather have one decent item than a bunch of dollar store items.

You do not need to send me extras to receive hearts, although they are appreciated! I don't know how much I am into the hearts system, but I always give hearts when I can tell you have put care into what you send (like actually reading my profile), not just if I like it. I always aim for hearts when sending my swaps out, but I understand we all have different tastes.

Flaked out on by... caesarpag -Leftover Christmas Card swap. No reply to message sent. My first ever flaker :( Knittingmystery for Get To Know Each Other with a Postcard!

Currently waiting a long time for... Rating from bubblewrap Postcards Pretty Please #6 from 3 P's Pens,Postcards,and Pads group.
Rating from wingedmuse for Time for hot chocolate swap. Rating from ram4040 for postcards in an envelope #5 swap Ratings from denisecouser for Fanatics 4 swap (Photo Fanatics Group) Rating from hoosiergirl for Cemetery photo swap

Favorite Music

Flaming Lips, Super Furry Animals, Ozomatli, Hawaiian music, Interpol, Dusty Springfield, Cee Lo, Rufus Wainwright, Muse, Beck, Rilo Kiley, Beachwood Sparks, Robots in Disguise, Beach House, Santigold, Andrew Bird, Band of Horses

Favorite Movies

Harry Potter movies, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harold and Maude, Audrey Tatou movies

Favorite TV: Gavin and Stacey, IT Crowd, Fringe, British tv, Weeds, Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Being Human, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, , New Girl

Favorite Books

I read a lot. Like a book a day a lot when I can. I love a lot of genres, but mostly YA and mystery. Some general favorites are Harry Potter, anything by Neil Gaiman or Richard Brautigan, craft books, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Everything is Illuminated, Hunger Games series, anything by Richelle Mead, Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series, anything by Kelley Armstrong, the Unearthly series

Favorite Crafts

making soap and bath products, making jewelry (semi-precious), crocheting, sewing. I'd like to learn how to knit and do more paper crafts

Favorite Food

I also British candies and would love to try new kinds. I love tea, especially black tea. Green and fruit teas are also okay. I also love hot chocolate. Please - No Swiss Miss hot chocolate or US Lipton's tea! I like trying different local specialties.


I love postcards from all over the world! It's a longshot, but I will love you forever if you send me postcards from anywhere in Africa, Central or South America or any other "rare" country. I also love landscapes from your area, US state flower cards, cute animals, UNESCO sites, ancient sites, European views. I also like recipe postcards (other languages are fine!), map cards. I prefer my postcards unwritten in an envelope whenever possible because of damage, but no problem if you can't send that way.

Store bought cards only please! I also prefer to not receive postcards with perforated edges from postcard books.

Sorry if this sounds obvious, but please do not send me torn or damaged cards. I have gotten some really damaged cards (in envelopes!) and it's just not fun to receive junk. Please only send me something you would like to get too.

State cards I need: North Dakota, Rhode Island

State flower cards I need: AR, CT, DE, FL, HI, IL, KY, ME, MA, MO, NC, NV, NH, NM, ND, OH, OR, OK, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY

State map cards I need: Only South Dakota!

I also like regional and of course international maps.

Please do not send me

I don't want to turn my profile into a huge wishlist, but there are a few things that I would not care for and I don't want you to waste your time or money!

Please, no * Dollar store items unless part of the swap terms * rooibos tea
* coffee flavored anything * religious items from any religion * seed beads, pony beads

Destash items for swap

I have a bunch of destash craft supplies for swap:

  • 1 new 16 oz gesso
  • sublime stitching patterns: dress up, under the sea, tattoo, Chinatown, tiki freak – all new
  • 2 penscore foam stamp blocks, new
  • 1 new black feathers pack (.50 oz)
  • 1 new 30 pack sheer satin black flowers with rhinestone centers (twisty ends, like for favors)
  • 70 flat back clear marbles, for marble magnets
  • 1 new mini winter rub ons pack by Making Memories
  • 20ish 10 inch black tulle circles
  • Lots of embroidery floss, new and partially opened skeins, many colors
  • Origami paper in different sizes, solid and patterns
  • 1 new 2 pack wood 1 1/4x 1 3/8” flower pots
  • 1 new antique white Aida cloth 15x18” – 18 count
  • 17” roll worth of sticky back magnet
  • 1 new white pom poms , ½” 16 pack
  • 1 new Crochet to Go deck by Chronicle Books
  • 1 used velveteen jewelry display board, great condition
  • 2 new skein Bernat satin worsted weight yarn in white, 166 yds, 3.5 oz
  • 1 new skein Bernat softee chunky 3.5 oz 164 yds in pale antique rose
  • 2 new oopsy daisy oops I said the F-word journals
  • 1 new journal, Egypt theme
  • 1 new Emily’s black mail fold and mail stationery by Chronicle Books
  • 1 new Oopsy Daisy fold and mail stationery by Chronicle Books
  • 1 needle felting kit, 4 colors of fiber
  • 1 skein new Red Heart worsted weight yarn, 3.5 oz in brown
  • kawaii erasers
  • Chinese journal
  • 1 new Clover Cable stitch holder set U
  • 1 new knit chek needle gauge
  • 1 set plastic yarn needles
  • 2 new wire headbands for decorating with beads
  • 2 new plastic headbands for decorating with beads
  • 8 new bar hair clips
  • 3 new wire hair combs for decorating with beads
  • 4 new plastic hair combs for decorating with beads
  • 10 teapot top/bottom charms (that go around beads)


Comment: Thank you for reading my profile and matched the package with it. ;) I appreciate it very much.
Comment: Thanks so very much for the wonderful postcards. Would you care to do Private Postcard Swaps with me? I love SF and all other parts of California, but I don't have to many from there. IM me back soon. :D
mamarochat rated for Postcard hunting. on Feb 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great batch of postcards. I love the baby raccoons. So cute. And I love raisins ! :D
Response: I'm glad you like them :)
CWarner rated for My Favourite Postcard Swap on Nov 28, 2012
Comment: I love these San Francisco cards, Jessica! Thanks very much for them-I plan to take them to work and hang them on my postcard wall in my office next week. I think the fog one is my new favorite of the GG bridge!
Response: Glad you got the cards, but I didn't send you Rushmore or Little America cards. I sent you San Francisco cards.
savhilt rated for Infamous Places Postcard Swap on Oct 16, 2012
Comment: Wow, thanks....I didn't know all that about Alcatraz....interesting!
pahunt925 rated for Postcard with Facts on the Front on Aug 27, 2012
Comment: thank you for this Alcatraz postcard. Very cool.
Response: Glad you like the card! Thank you for the heart :)
Deloomom rated for Your Part Of The World PC Swap on Aug 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart! :)
bythelakemom rated for Your Part Of The World PC Swap on Aug 17, 2012
Comment: Beautiful card of the Golden Gate Bridge. thank you.
Response: Sorry for the late reply - I'm glad you like the card!
EgElskaKort rated for 5 From the List - Blank PCs on Jun 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you very much for 5 wonderful postcards!
Swan rated for Postcard Round Robin on Jun 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sending the postcards in a nice greeting card!
Twiga rated for Postcard from where you live on Apr 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the nice card ;) Photo for the curious: http://a10.idata.over-blog.com/4/24/67/19/PICT0099.JPG
cookingschool rated for Tourist Sights Postcard Swap on Mar 28, 2012
Comment: thanks ! Laurent
StephenB rated for Tourist Sights Postcard Swap on Mar 26, 2012
Comment: Hi Jessica..Thanks for the cards! Thanks for sparing me the SF tourist ones! Stephen
Comment: Jessica, I would give you a dozen hearts if I could. Thank you for all the nice postcards in the envelope, what a wonderful swap partner you are!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked the cards! Yay for postcards in envelopes! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your swap! San Francisco is beautiful! The Golden Gate bridge and the amazing houses are my favourite! I hope once I can use your guide!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything!
Comment: Looking at the cards and the booklet made want to travel to your place! Thank you for the lovely bookmark!
Response: I am glad you like all the stuff I sent and the bookmark :)
choke rated for Food or drinks on Apr 4, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the great cards! There was an extra map and 'Legend Of' card in there, I'm not sure if they are extras, or if they're for a tag, but thanks all the same! It was a wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox!
Response: Those were extras :) I saw you liked maps and legend cards.
choke rated for Mapcards! #2 on Mar 28, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the nice selection!
darzy30 rated for Not Your Country #2 on Mar 22, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I love the buildings in Shanghai!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 205 15 17
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choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

user2637 on Jul 19, 2013:

You're welcome. I hope it works out! And, yeah, holding your breath would be a bad idea ;);)

user2637 on Jul 17, 2013:

Just a heads up @ladydandlion , who owes you a swap from 2011, is active on SB again. Maybe you can get the swap sent to you finally!

RyeRye on Oct 21, 2012:

jannieb on Apr 8, 2012:

susieq11 on Apr 5, 2012:

I LOVE the postcards from the 2 postcards in an envelope tag!! Fun envelope too! Thank you very much! : )

RandomAshleyness on Dec 31, 2011:

Welcome to the Craft Dabblers!!! Feel free to post in the forums.

TeaNi on Dec 29, 2011:

Welcome to the USA Swappers group! Please be sure to edit your profile group settings to receive notices of our new swaps so you don't miss any of the fun, and come by to check out our current swaps and forum tags. Happy Swapping!:)

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 23, 2011:

We have so many of the same favorite YA authors in common...have you read Clockwork Angel yet? Since you love Cassandra Clare and all things Victorian, I hope you have or will! My favorite YA book from last year!

Oh, and welcome to District 13, too! Please stop by the forum and introduce yourself + chat when you get the chance. :)


naynay on Mar 6, 2011:

Happy Birthday!

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