Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 1:38 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2012
Last Online: March 21, 2018
Birthday: September 25, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Currently under construction...

Hi, I'm Jen - a 42 year-old married, working (nurse practitioner in hematology), mom of 2 (Mathilde, 8 and Oliver, 5).

I'm returning from a hiatus of a few months, during which I tried to focus on the things that really matter (children, spouse, home) - and decided that crafting and fun mail IS what really matter! At least, in part.

In any event, I miss swapping and mail. So, I'm back! (And, I'm looking for 2-3 new penpals :)

Favorite Crafts

Making messes

Mail Art


mixed media everything

Journals/planners (I use a Midori travelers' notebook)


spinning yarn


would love to learn watercolor painting

cooking (vegetarian)

Stuff I like

New Ideas

Learning about other people

Weird or Quirky

Dark and Strange

Bad advertisements

Foreign ephemera

Nature (mushrooms, insects, plant life)

Gnomes and Vikings

Hand-lettering and Calligraphy

Fish and sea-life


Colors: Green! Earth tones, neutrals, brights in obnoxious combinations. Don't care for: purple, pastels, cornflower blue, mauve.

Green/Simple living, minimalism - the idea at least!

Exercise/Fitness (trying!)

Buddhism, mindfulness, kindness

Stuff I don't like

Attempts at religious conversion

Donald Trump




Glitter and confetti


LunaMoody rated for ATC - Free Themed #51 (USA) on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: ☘️☘️☘️❤️❤️❤️☘️☘️☘️ Thank you . ☘️☘️☘️❤️❤️❤️☘️☘️☘️
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #62 (USA) on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: thank you for the beautiful brave card!!
monsbrick rated for International penpals swap on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks Jen! Loved your letter.
blueseabliss rated for ATC - Free Themed #55 (USA) on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Fantastic! Thank you!!!!!
jjhere rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Feather on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Really cool feather ATC - thank you. I love the extras you sent too. I've never seen that washi tape. Thanks!!
supersquirrel rated for ATC - Free Themed #52 (USA) on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Nice swap!! Such a fun ATC - love all the elements. Decorated yellow envelope - so cheery and bright. Amazing extras - can't wait to play with the papers, die cut and the TISSUES! Thank you !!
Comment: Beautiful ATC! I just love the colors. And I love mushrooms too! lol Thanks so much. And thank you for the samples of the "ingredients," That is such a cool idea!
camelsamba rated for Year of the Dog on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: What a great postcard! I, too, am hoping the year tends towards fierce and majestic :^)
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC, I love the colors! Your new powder dyes have such rich colors..love it! Cheers!
Comment: I also like to mess around when making atc's, but I think you did a super job on the mini PL. Thank you for the gifts and the letter. I guess I'm very pampered, because I have the beautiful pictures of mountains and sea around me 24 hours a day, so I don't feel like seeking it out as well. In Norway the city's are not big, Oslo the Capital you can walk from one side to the other in 5 hours, but ofcause there are a few skyscrapers, and a lot of them ugly. This time of the year is still cold, and some places still a lot of snow. I had plans for this spring and summer, but that did not happen, still a bit mad about people that just can't make up there mind and stick to it. We do have a house that need a lot of paint, so I ges that is one thing we doing this summer. Well, it was fun having a mini PL where both sides are lovely
Comment: Thank you for this card! the text on the stamp is German (one of my favourite languages) so I'm going to track down the stamp on Etsy XD and try and decipher! Country music is getting really big in the UK now (but there is a stigma also so it's still not as popular but it's on our mainstream radios now which never would have happened 5 years ago).
TrishaLouise rated for Mushroom ATC inside and out on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
BeckyG56 rated for ATC - "Newspaper/Book Page" on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Beautiful butterfly, and gorgeous background. Thanks!
sweetgypsy rated for EASU: Year of the Dog ATC on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Love the atc & all! Everything was put together so nicely. Thank you for a wonderful swap :)
Ac2052 rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Moon on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Love it, what a great addition to my collection!!! Awesome job!
Kraftylady777 rated for Just Randomness on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much
ginny19590 rated for Letter Set Letter USA #2 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: I loved your rambling letter and I promise if I can find the time I definitely will write back. You sound like a fun and lovely person. Thank you so much for writing........=)
Winegeek rated for House ATC - Newbie Friendly on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the ATC, I love it. Your envelope was so cool. Thanks for a great swap.
DeAnnaVarela rated for ATC - Free Themed #35 (USA) on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Jen. There are not enough hearts for the love of your ATC, envelope, and extras. Thank you for the care and quality. But the problem is, not I may bug you for private swaps. LOL.
Comment: My goodness! I hope you have recovered. I am with you, I don't know how teachers do it. They have the patience and stamina of a saint, I tell ya! Happy Swapping!

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RiverTopanga on Mar 5, 2018:

Hello! Jen. Just wandering through your profile to do a profile check for the Group: Artisan ATCs. You have been swapping here for 6 years! That is so awesome! I like that you spin yarn. My Aunt used to weave (she's in England). I love your children's names! I use art/crafts as my relaxation.. It is definitely an important part of my life! Oh, Welcome to the group! We are a wonderful and talented craft collective... I look forward to swapping with you! :-)

happyhaggis123 on Jan 23, 2018:

Thank you so much for 'angelling' for me on the Just to Say Hello Swap. I loved what you sent, the Washi is so pretty! You are very kind!

Fiona (happyhaggis123)

gramsbuttonbox on Dec 5, 2017:

what a wonderful and generous-hearted thing you've done, by "stepping in" to replace a swapper who did not, or would not fulfill the requiremeng of the swap! I wish for you much happiness and joy this holiday season, and I hope you will make lots of wonderful swapping friends - thank you again!

gramsbuttonbox (host of "Just to Say Hello Swap, - with over 100 swappers signed up, ended Dec 5, 2017)

CurlyTea on Sep 25, 2017:

metammi123 on Jun 3, 2017:

Received your creation today WOW so amazing what you created from the random stuff I sent ... Very impressed LOVED IT ... heart heart heart

luluvision on Apr 30, 2017:

I'm glad you're back to swapping! Miss ya lady! :-)

user2637 on Nov 14, 2016:

Thanks for the great blue envie for the tag on MPU forum! Lots of cool stuff in there! :)

Loonstruck on Nov 7, 2016:

Oh my gracious! When you said you had pretty envelope makings, I had no idea. She is going to love these so much. Thank you for aiding in my mission and for making my heart smile!

oblivionspin on Nov 4, 2016:

I would not know, if you hadn't told me that your postcard was a rubbing. I was actually super confused about how you rubbed through cardboard before I caught on to the different layers. The texture is absolutely fantastic. You really should join more postcard swaps!

pkpeace on Oct 18, 2016:

Thank you so much for the beautiful G45 paper! I love to use the back of it because it's always so pretty! I know exactly what you mean about the front! You are so kind and thoughtful, thanks again! Patty xo

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