Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 2:53 am


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: May 8, 2021
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

🌻🌻🌻🌻☀️🌻UPDATE🌻☀️🌻🌻🌻🌻. It’s an amazing day here n Seattle, however my suspicions about our mail was just confirmed at our culdesac meet up just now - there has been construction started by the entrance to our wonderful “Culdesac of Fun” as we call ourselves and the mail person has not always been able to get in and things have not been arriving for all of us 😬🙄☹️...... please stay in contact with me if you have not received your little package of Happy Mail as a re-do is not a problem at all... I am terribly sorry for any inconvenience. I will from today (April 17) drop all swaps off in a different mailbox. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻☀️☀️🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

H e l l o.... greetings from the beautiful Pacific North West! Born in Boston - Boston Proud!! I’m the daughter of an Army Pilot so I traveled all over when I was young. I've been "crafty" all my life. My interests are varied. I was a stay at home mom until all my children were in grade school. In order to have the same schedule as my children I became a school bus driver, and 23 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell! No really....... kids say the darndest things (if their parents only knew - sometimes I have to try not to bust out laughing when I see them, these little ones are so innocent - it's delightful). A fellow driver and are are the current Washington State Special Needs Rodeo champs on our way to Nationals in Texas...... I love my job and my students.

I used to teach Kindergarten before staying home with my fabulous children which was a perfect fit for me because kindergarten is education disguised in one big craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-32 who blessed us with a grandson, Chelsea-30 who loves to travel and my son Joshua passed away on Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of love, laughter and amazing memories of our time with him.

I love my crafts, long walks, swimming, reading, entertaining friends, ice cream cones dipped in chocolate (who doesn’t like that crunchy stuff) and random acts of art kindness.

Favorite Crafts

I ....L O V E ..... paper and all paper crafts but have also been seen doing - knitting, crochet, hand lettering and of recent art classes on ZOOM. I Zentangle and recently became Certified Zentangle Teacher. But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I also enjoy making my own envelopes, ATC's and JAMS (so anything in 3’s are awesome).

I do want to say if for some reason you don't receive something from me please communicate and let me know. I am always willing to do a re-send...... AND if life happens to you...... please, please feel free to reach out.

Love J of ❤️‘S

I also collect playing cards, there are some beautiful, wacky and funny ones out there and some of the older ones - fabulous.... I would love any J of ❤️‘s if you have one (it's kinda a sentimental reason - in memory of my son Joshua, he was my heart.... thus the J❤️ - he was also a bit of a jokester too so Jokers are pretty darn awesome also) it is a delightful collection...


About PC's. My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - send me something you'd like yourself and then tell me a little bit about you.. your profession, dreams, passions, what you love about your culture and I love quotes. I just love receiving them so just have fun picking it. I do enjoy handmade ones too, especially when a swap partner puts effort, time and love into it. I also send postcards through Postcrossing a wonderful and exciting community of postcard lovers around the world - check it out.....

things I love....

J♥️ and Joker playing cards

Coke art

American Flags

Art Deco

Tim Holtz

Pin Ups


Fish - Joshua loved fly fishing

Stationary and notecards



Vintage and Retro

Embellishments in 3's for my ATC's & JAMS

Beautiful paper

Vintage Hollywood

TRULY.... I just plain love seeing the little treasure people send me hidden in all shapes and sizes of envelopes awaiting me in the mailbox..... that is in reference to the actual swap - although getting extras is a very kind gesture - please do not ever feel pressured to send extras.

favorite colors

Warmer earth tone greens

Purples like eggplant, and deap lilac

Yellows like mustard

Red, white and blue

Oranges like pumpkin and corals

and usually do a lot of black accents

Favorite Books

I love reading and have realized I love listening to audio books while on my layovers in the bus. It’s hands free and has the added benefits of being able to do my Zentangle’s or knitting and crochet!!! I belong to a delightful book club called “Between the Covers” ... clever, right!! It so much fun, however, the selections one makes occasionally makes me wonder..... just who is this person really.... lol

Favorite Music

I’m rather eclectic with my taste in music. Truth be told I’m usually listening to it on my school bus with my kiddos. Music heals and is a pathway for my students. It’s amazing to hear my non verbal students click to the music and clearly sing a verse or phrase..... I wish for time to stand still in those moments. They think we are the magic school bus because unknown and unseen to them, I whisper or tap my watch and a favorite song will all of a sudden change a hard or awkward moment into a “magical” one...... shhhh, mums the word!!

About Me

Well that about does it for now... thank you for forging through my profile, I'm bit of a talker and that translate to talking with my hands as well as in my writing too!!!! I love swap-botting and I feel like our swaps are like little acts of kindness toward each other and the connection one feels from them is... well... sort of magical...


AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Obsessed #5 on May 8, 2021
Comment: What an awesome swap to receive! A fun homemade envelope & postage stamps and a wonderful playing card holder and all the great playing cards (mostly new to me too!). You have a cool swap card! Thank you for everything!
SecondHalfMusings rated for Washi Sample Swap #4 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much, I really like the tapes you sent. What a great swap!
Rbrstmpr rated for MAE - Scrapbook Paper Envelope on May 4, 2021
Comment: Oh my stars, you have really outdone yourself with this swap! I was tickled pink with the outer envelope and all those #14’s and then opening each one just got better and better. Simply over the moon with every single thing about every single item! The stickers, the labels, the personalized stationery (have mercy) to the final embellished envie, had me beaming from ear to ear. And then I discovered the water snail mail postcard and fell madly in love with it. Too, too much. You are adored from afar!
ondrea rated for MAE Handmade Flower Envies on May 4, 2021
Comment: I got them and they are so great! Thank you. I am sorry about your mail system that you had to resend but they are very nice!
Response: I did do a resend and will be watching for your receipt of it as I mentioned when I reached out to you about mail issues. Thank you
Comment: I got a swap today that says it’s the 3rd send. Wowww I’m sorry you went through that stress. Thank you so much! I will let you know if the others arrive. Strangely enough I had 3 Christmas cards arrive in late February. Postmarked December 9th. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Comment: Thank you so much! The snailed it stickers are so cute. The Alice in wonderland extras are so nice. The ATC is absolutely gorgeous!
Comment: Hi Kerin, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010 I love how you spell your first name. You, also, have lovely handwriting.
USAFwife rated for USA only Write On Challenge #3 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for another great swap. :) I can't wait to sit down and read through your letter. I hope you enjoyed the swap series! :)
Comment: Thank you!
faeriemail rated for USA only Write On Challenge #1 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful letter to receive, thank you. When Marnie Was There is one of my very favorite Ghibli films and I do recommend it. I love that you are slowly becoming more plant based and that some of your family is already vegan. I hope your hand is feeling better.
USAFwife rated for USA only Write On Challenge #1 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the great letter. :) And for the playing cards too! :)
Comment: Kerin, Thank you so much for the awesome cards and all the goodies... you read my profile about sunflowers obviously... i love the little sunflower envelope you made... it is going in my sunflower junk journal for sure!! Thank you
howdyholly rated for MAE - 3 Envies and a Goody on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: I sent small envelopes as a goodie, too! The envies are beautiful!
mamajoy rated for JOKER Playing Card Swap #3 on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: This resend was an extra special swap. Thank you so much for the atc backs, backgrounds postcards and other goodies. That was so sweet of you. 🧡🧡🧡
Response: I so happy you liked it... I can't believe I sent Jacks first.....😂🤣‼️
lovenita rated for Playing Card Obsessed #2 on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Ahhh! Thank you so much for all the cards. I love them all and the tiny one is so cute!
ItsjustmeStacy rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #10 on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
vabelmaj rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #10 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Loved everything you sent to me!(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ You really put a lot of effort and it shows cause it felt so special opening your envelope. ♥ Thank you <3
Lyndylou5 rated for Playing Card Swap- Series2: QUEENS on Mar 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Kerin, thanks for the 7 playing cards. I like them all, and I don't have any of them! I also really like the "Here is a swap from me..." business card. Did you print those yourself? I wanted to let you know that the envelope was very neatly sliced open, along the whole bottom edge. Only about a 1/4 inch was uncut. When I pulled the envelope out of my mailbox I was sure it was going to be empty. I'm glad you had the cards taped together, or they probably would have fallen out. A friend of mine in another state has received mail that was sliced open too. Have you experienced this? I think it's probably a sorting machine malfunction at the post office, or it could be someone looking for gift cards, since that's what playing cards feel like. If it happens again I'm going to let my post office know. Anyway, I'm glad the cards you sent were still in there, and I love them!
Response: Thank goodness you got the cards!!! I will also take more care and use more tape another swap got hers torn too so I need to look at what I am doing on my end. I ordered the cards. I will try to look up by who and get back to you, I have had them a little bit so I don't know off hand. I am having so much fun with these playing cards swaps...... happy swapping 🥰
apocaleepse rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #10 on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm really excited to try out the washi tapes, it finally spurred me in to getting my bullet journal for March set up at last
Response: Yay..... I love those moments of being spurred 🤣😂... I love washi tape and always look for ways to play with it. Have a wonderful day

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vanneparis on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi Kerin! Thanks so much for all the wonderful Playing Cards. I'm excited to add them to my collection. It's fun to meet someone who loves them too. Take Care -Vanne

craftyone on Apr 17, 2019:

Oh Kerin, what a magnificent surprise! These cards are totally fantastic. I’m touched. Look for some jack of hearts cards from me soon.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

AZmom875 on Jan 5, 2019:

I got 2 homer atc jams from sweetgypsy, that we all worked on. Thank you they are lovely. One was a dress up girl and one was a pocket card. Thanks for working on them.

hibiscus on Aug 13, 2018:

Kerin. The butterflies you finished the “ silver “ jam with are beautiful and made it so special ... thanks for adding some for me to use... they were the perfect touch!

gojenn on Aug 4, 2018:

Thanks for sending my Zentangle card home - it's great!

PrairieKittin on Feb 27, 2018:

Wow! That was totally unexpected! Thank you for the gift. I'll definitely use it!

lorianne01 on Feb 8, 2018:

Quick And Easy Profile Message #14


I hope you have (or had) a wonderful day! I just dropped by to say hello.

Best wishes,


DeAnnaVarela on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick & Easy Profile Message #14

Hi Kerin, I'd love to hear your school bus stories!


jaimierandolph on Feb 8, 2018:

Swap: Quick and Easy Profile message #14

Hi Kerin, It is cold and raining here in Livingston Texas and I am very ready for spring to come! I love the outdoors too. Taking walks and just sitting outside on the porch with a good book is great! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping.

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