Swap-bot Time: February 27, 2020 10:12 am


Date Joined: July 19, 2012
Last Online: February 27, 2020
Birthday: September 25, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Currently under construction...

Hi, I'm Jen - a 45 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


Comment: Absolutely beautiful and creative ATC. The envelope was fabulous and thank you for my extras, breaking into that this week. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: Upgraded Library Pockets on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Very nice and thank you for the tucked in goodies!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Tag Booklet with Pockets on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Jennifer your tag book with pockets is just perfect! And thanks for making it bigger because I love all the goodies you put inside the pockets. The colors you used are one of my favorite color palettes and the decorations on the outside of the tag front are really wonderful. Thanks so much for a wonderful swap and such a fun bunch of stuff to add to my stash!
Comment: Lovely from the envelope it came in to the actual pocket. Thanks for a pretty swap!
Lablauri57 rated for January 2020 Journal Swap on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: as busy as you were, what an awesome journal. I knowthis took time our of your busy day to do. Give yourself a pat on the back. It was a work of art! What I know is that someday, you will be an empty nester and you won't remembers these feelings of being torn from everyones demands. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I am impressed that you spin yarn! What a precious gift. Look for some spring buds. Its coming.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely embellishments.
Jenicat rated for YTPC: 6 Pocket Booklet/12x12 Paper on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful booklet. I appreciate that you used all my favorite colors. I love it 💜
warheart rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #20 on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Lovely atc! I love the embellishments on it!
luluvision rated for Rorschach Mail Art on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: OH MY GOSH! Are you kidding Jennifer?! Your dragon was RAD! I thought it came out super! Thank you so much! And stop being so hard on yourself!!
Comment: Whoa...mind blown. All of the envies you did are perfect! The moon envelope they were enclosed in are my front and back covers for my new journal. So fabulous. You are so talented - I’m lucky to have been your partner .🌝🌗🌚
marymary914 rated for YTPC: 6x6 Folder with 2 Pockets on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: Awesome folder!! And thanks for the tags etc!
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #19 on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Another Jen BEAUTY! I hope you know how much I appreciate your pieces of art. When yours arrive, I put on my glasses and visually take it apart. I'm amazed every time! Thank you for the deers and mushrooms too :) Happy New Year!
Tverne05 rated for YTPC: Journal Cover Embellishments on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: I love the cards that you embellished. They are soo cute! I love the touch of light blue and the hint of red on the butterfly one. Thanks a bunch!
Comment: These are adorable, Jen!!! I love them! The paper clip embellishments are great! I haven't made any and now I am inspired! Thank you!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!
jandmterry rated for November 2019 Journal Swap on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: I loved reading your journal and the extras enclosed in it. You are so creative. Merry Christmas!
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Ephemera Folder on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty, sturdy folder and all the pretty bits you put in it - Happy Holidays!
luvbird rated for YTPC: Card Catalog Card Pockets on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Jennifer, once again, a beautifully decorated envelope ( even the postage stamps are darling!). I love, love these Christmas themed catalog card pockets! Each one is so beautiful! I love your work! Even though each one is equally lovely, I have a soft spot in my heart for the one with the deer. And, I think the inserts are great and match just fine! The card you made is adorable... I love it! Thank you so very much for such a great swap!
Comment: Jen: If I could give you 10 starts I would! This is truly one of the most amazing and well put together swaps I have received in a long time. The cover is fantastic and you tucked so many wonderful goodies inside - love all the die cuts and papers and vintage book pages. Everything is just perfect. Thank you so much for such a brilliant swap!
Zander rated for YTPC: Mini-Christmas Book on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Oh I so love the way your mini Christmas book turned out and stuffed with all kinds of goodies and some tea, Thank You so much.
Comment: Loved your letter!! I'll be writing back...sorry my writing is not as pretty as yours!

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YooperHill on Nov 9, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, star thank you’s for the merman! I love a good merman

Tverne05 on Sep 23, 2019:

Thanks so much for your finished touch to the ATCs for the Buddy Card Starter Challenge swap. I'm liking the frog too. I like the texture on the here & now one.

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! Well it was so obvious, but I didn’t think of it....of course that supply was a Halloween color! Bravo girlfriend!

Thank you.

YooperHill on Jun 6, 2019:

Thank you for the WONDERFUL mystery supply swap! It is very creamy!

jjhere on Apr 11, 2019:

🤣 I was just moseying through your profile and had to tell you that your 'dislikes' gave me a good chuckle. You're my kind of people. Thanks for putting a grin on my face!

CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

HannahsMommy07 on Aug 16, 2018:

BEAUTIFUL … THANK YOU for the BACK GROUND ONLY ATC's they are so cool!!!

Aladyjackson on May 22, 2018:

Hi Jen thank u so much for this beautiful art journal!!! I cried! I have never gotten emotional over a swap before but I really wanted one of these journals and have not had the time to make one myself and wow you did such a beautiful and creative job, I have literally been showing EVERYONE I come in contact with lol!! Thank you for putting such love into this gift for me, you are amazing.

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)

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