Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2021 9:35 am


Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: September 26, 2021
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
Etsy Favs ($5-ish)

updated May 2021

Hello! My name is Jacki and I'm happy to swap with you.

I live in Michigan and love to swap, penpal, and sew/quilt. I am a lifelong learner and work in education. I value kindness, diversity, equality, justice, the earth, animals, good books, and a hot cup of black tea. I enjoy time with friends and family, but also need alone time every day for sanity. I am trying to simplify and live a more minimalist life but find it most challenging in terms of fabric and swapping supplies.


Current favorites are crafting items for journaling (tags, pockets, journal cards, embellishments) and making/decorating envelopes. I enjoy decoupaging with napkins to create interesting textures, using papers that create crinkly sounds, and finding interesting ways to add fabric. Would like to get better at collage and using inks and paints.

I've lost interest in sending stuff without any crafting element. I prefer to use my goodies rather than pass them along. To me, just filing an envelope is not nearly as fun as creating a decorated envelope and slipping in a few goodies. Still, now and then, I will join tags/RAKs/wishes to destash when the piles start to get too high.

I do love a good package swap with established swappers. International package swaps are such fun, even if the cost of postage can be ridiculous.

Adore handmade especially crochet, watercolor, or embroidery (none of which I can do). I would love to do a private swap for handmade items.


FAVORITE THEMES - Floral, botanical, nature, artsy, earth friendly, books, animals, bees, butterflies, watercolor, things with texture, uplifting words and phrases, paper with stitching. I prefer artistic/illustrations over realistic images.

JUNK JOURNAL - Appreciate any journaling tips or ideas. Always on the lookout for old book pages (any language), music paper, dyed paper, strips of lace or other trims, interesting images or phrases from magazines and books, tags, pockets, ephemera, embellishments. My current journals are:

  • In Memory of My Mother - blue, white, purple, silver - page size L8xW5

  • Covid Pandemic - floral and butterflies - main colors green, maroon/burgundy - page size 4.75x4.75

  • Main journal - botanical theme - page size L7.5xW5.5


YOUR ART - Anything handmade by you, in any medium, would be a joy to receive. Even if it doesn't reflect my likes/interests, the fact that it is handmade means it will hold a special place in my heart.

SEASONS vs HOLIDAYS - I don't care for holiday-related stuff. On the rare occasion that I join a holiday swap, feel free to go with autumn instead of Halloween, winter instead of Christmas, spring instead of Easter. This is just my preference, of course I would never down-rate you for following the swap as intended.

SNACK SWAPS - Milk chocolate with crunchy/crispy bits, effervescent candies like the fizzy Love Hearts from the UK or Brause-stäbchen from Germany, Fry's Turkish Delight from the UK, minty candies, salty and spicy snacks, black tea. Not a fan of dark chocolate, gummy candies, meat-based snacks, or herbal tea.

PACKAGE SWAPS - All kinds of bags (totes, pouches), non-slip fuzzy ankle socks, Vicks Inhalers (weird, I know, I love them), lip balm, sugar free gum, hair bands or small scrunchies, earth-friendly items, perfume samples, anything from or inspired by my Etsy favs $5 and under, anything handmade. Please no jewelry, face masks, make-up, nail polish.


I will not make use of items that are childish, fantasy, mythical, celebrities, fandom, fashion, sports. I am religion-friendly but do not care for items related to religion or spirituality (angels, Bible verses, goddesses, tarot cards, astrology, etc). I am creeped out by things with human faces (especially realistic) and have never been a fan of dolls for that reason - for example I love the moon but can't stand images like this.

Unless specified in the swap description, please do not send traveling items (friendship books, slams), memo sheets, touristy items (including postcards), jewelry, used postage.


I do not look for reasons to down-rate and can be very understanding - all I ask is that you communicate with me. I don't look at post marks, so if you are a couple of days past the deadline I would honestly never even notice. If you mess up on a swap, just message me, and chances are it will be fine. If I mess up, I will do everything I can to fix it to your satisfaction.

My goal is to encourage others in their craft, express gratitude for everything received, and live by the words of JM Barrie: "Be kinder than necessary." I try to keep the Golden Rule in mind to help keep this community safe, compassionate, and enjoyable for all.



AmyMarie rated for YTPC: Transparent Book Page Pockets on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice transparent pockets and I appreciate all the extra items. (Please note that you addressed the envelope and the note inside to "AnnMarie" when my name is AmyMarie). Take care.
Response: Oh I'm so sorry about misspelling your name! I work with an AnnMarie and didn't even realize I used the wrong name! Thanks for the rating and I am glad you like the pockets!
Comment: Hi Jacki and thank you so much for the 3 index card pockets you made - I love them! I love all the papers you used and each is embellished beautifully as well. These will fit really well into one of my junk journals. And thank you for the extra goodies you included - I love everything!!
Response: Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I am so happy that you liked the swap!! Hope we swap again soon.
Writercat rated for MAIL ART - Pick A Theme on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for your gorgeously decorated envelope with the sunflowers. I love sunflowers so I really liked it and it does look like fall. Thanks also for all those lovely stickers. I will enjoy using them! Cathy
Response: So glad you like it - very fun to make!
monsbrick rated for Decorated Envie & Note #8 on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: Hi Jacki, what a beautiful envie im fascinated by it! And these butterfly stickers are pretty too.
Response: Oh I'm so glad you like it- such fun to make!
Quiltbutterfly rated for YTPC: Hidden Paper Clips on Aug 29, 2021
Comment: Wow! What a fabulous swapper you are. You have so brightened my day here. You really have spoilt me. Just love the clips and ALL the fantastic extras you have sent me. Thank you ever so much 💕💕
Response: Yay! So glad you like the swap, thanks for the nice comments!
ccap rated for Quick Package Scavenger Hunt on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Well, I had to know it would be a good one, getting it from you and all. :-) Thanks so much! I love the t-towel and the markers but I ESPECIALLY love my very own personalized bookmark. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.
Response: Thrilled you like the swap! It was fun to put together. Thank you for the lovely feedback!
Fullsteampowell rated for Quick Flat Scavenger Hunt on Aug 10, 2021
Comment: Good stuff, love the postcard!
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Hi Jacki! Wow ... this is just beautiful! your collage work is fantastic! I really love the papers you chose--often the neutral palette is so pleasing. LOVE the tags and those gorgeous snippet strips! That's a lot of work and I appreciate every bit of it! Thank you for creating something so special for me!
Response: I've been working a lot with neutrals lately, not sure why because I love color! I'm so happy you like it all :) Thanks for the kind words and rating!
Piccolo rated for FTLOC#1-Four Envelope Flip Book on Aug 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice envelope book. Nicely decorated and curated. I love it all. I have been to Dearborn! I went to University of Windsor! Jenny
Response: You are welcome! It's fun having Windsor so close, used to hop over the border all the time when we were in school.
Karmi53 rated for 12 x 12 Project on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Wow great job on your Flaux stamps l love the paper you used and the three different sizes you did.and the Paris stamp on top makes it really looks like it was sent from Paris thank you they are wonderful. And thank you for the extra too. Putting them in my journal now. Take care Happy Swapping
Response: I was just starting to worry about this swap - so glad it made it's way to you! Thank you for the kind words and rating -- and for hosting a great swap! Lots of fun!!
Lonestarchild rated for MAIL ART - BIRDS on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Oh WOW! Such a pretty envie -- my mailman handed it to me directly and commented on it. So pretty! And really fab NC inside. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the nice comments - I am so happy you like the swap!
kizzlets rated for June 2021 Journal Swap on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Very pretty coordinated botanical/floral junk journal! The fabric pull tabs, I thought, was pretty clever and creative! I don’t sew, so it’s nice seeing something I can’t make myself. Thanks for sharing your journal with me :)
Response: Thanks for the lovely comments and rating!
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! I feel so delightfully "seen"!!! I do not see how this could be any more perfect for me!!! From the plain brown wrapper with wax seal to all of the delightful contents, I simply love it all!!!
Response: I am so happy you like it - what a fun swap!!
Zander rated for YTPC: Exciting Envelope #1 on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank You so much for the lovely swap, I love how your envelope turned out and such great tuck ins, Take Care
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating!
ccap rated for jamicam and ccap on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! What an absolutely lovely swap! Thank you so much! Everything in it is perfect but if I HAD to pick favourites it would be the wee change purse and the Anne Taintor magnet. I'd never seen that one and it legitimately made me laugh out loud. Thanks so much for doing this swap with me!
Response: I'm so happy that you like it. I had such fun putting it together. Thanks so much for organizing this swap!
rev1901 rated for Feminist Flatmail #2 on May 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome feminist goodies! The magnet went straight on my fridge, the bookmark and card pinned on my board and the (some) of the stickers in my journal. I really liked them so thankyou ❤
Response: So glad you like the swap! Thanks for rating!
lylanni rated for USAPC: Word Dangle Embellishments on May 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely embellishments! They're so pretty!
Response: You're welcome!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Hinged Journal Spots on May 21, 2021
Comment: Hi Jacki! These came today and they're just lovely. The color combos are so nice, as are the embellishments. Thanks so much for creating special pieces just for me!
Response: You are so welcome!
Nehalennia rated for YTPC: 2 Spring Tags on May 20, 2021
Comment: Dear Jacki, thank you so much for your gorgeous creation. I love it and it will get a special place in one of my future journals. And a big thank also for the extras <3
Response: I'm so happy that you like the tags! Thank you for the kind words :)
1koolkrafter rated for FTLOC#1-Flat Flip Book on May 18, 2021
Comment: Jackie... this was put in another tenants PO Box at the post office. They just returned from overseas! Anyway...I love the flip book!!! Thank you...🤗
Response: Yikes! Glad you got it!! Thanks for rating!

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chimerix on Aug 5, 2021:

Thank you so much for the mail art book. I am going to read through it with my coffee in the mornings. I really appreciate you sharing it with me. Aloha!

isandie on Jul 7, 2021:

I received the lace RAK! Thank you so much! I'm so looking forward to using them!!! XOXOXO

Kittybob83 on Jun 30, 2021:

You are truly wonderful!! Thank you so very much for the Box of Goodies RAK! It was packed full of really nice things, extremely generous! I will probably spend the rest of my day just looking through it all.. you are amazing, thank you!

sassafrass on May 2, 2021:

haha!! I'm still laughing! (and silently singing) ;)

sassafrass on May 2, 2021:

Thanks to you, I now have Groove is in the Heart stuck in my head lol! (PF song game).

Hope you are staying safe and well!

Giddyanni on Apr 14, 2021:

IFM January WTA

Dear Jacki, I can't thank you enough for the envelope full of lovely surprises 😍; die cuts, gems, pearls and the dies from Tim Holtz. It has been like having an extra birthday and my fingers are itching to start using them. Thank you, thank you!!

Curiouskitty on Mar 22, 2021:

Hi! A huge thank you for the IFM Feb WTA gifts. Your swap was fun to open and exciting when I saw all the beautiful goodies you sent. The Spring butterflies & flowers theme is perfect! I truly appreciate your generosity and pretty art/journal supplies - everything goes together so well. The vellum envelope, stickers and washi are beautiful. The punched/die cuts are so fun. I only recently started making die cuts so my die collection is very limited. The large wild flower die cuts are something l want (but don't own), I can't wait to use them! ♥️

stephiedee on Mar 16, 2021:

Thank you for the great "sticky" themed envelope for the OMAE tag! I have been longing for some cute "happy mail" stickers for quite awhile so seeing them first thing made me smile. Love the wings, the pretty astronomy themed stickers and the die-cuts, too! The magnets will also be useful (maybe even altered into art magnets...ooh, a project!) 🤗 🤗 🤗

Petaltea on Feb 23, 2021:

Thank you Thank you Thank you. I’m so thankful for all that you sent me. Yes I will be able to use everything. I expecially loved reading your letter. We are still in lockdown. I so badly want to take my daughter to lunch and go shopping! I keep telling her we’ll do a break in somewhere. no stealing, just try on some clothes hahaha, WITHOUT a mask on! But that is going to take awhile yet. We’ll get there. We hope.

Once again, thank you!!

patricia8288 on Feb 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely and generous “random flat envie - pay it forward tag”

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