Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: December 1, 2023
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
Etsy Favs ($5-ish)
Profile up-to-date as of Nov 2023
Hello! My name is Jacki and I'm happy to swap with you.
Current favorite swaps are crafting items for handmade journals (tags, pockets, journal cards, embellishments), making/decorating envelopes, and creating flipbooks. I enjoy decoupaging with napkins to create interesting textures, using papers that create crinkly sounds, and finding ways to add fabric and trims. Working on getting better at collage and incorporating inks and paints.
I do not collect anything and rarely, if ever, swap ATCs or postcards. I am trying to downsize my crafting supplies to items I will actually use... a constant struggle (sigh).
I enjoy exchanging letters on occasion, but I'm not great at being a consistent penpal, so one-time letter exchanges work best for me.
Welcome private package swaps with established swappers.
As a swapper, I am understanding and do not look for reasons to down-rate. I don't look at post marks, so if you're a few days late, I wouldn't notice and there's no need to even mention it. If you will be significantly late, just shoot me a quick message. If you mess up in some other way, 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.
I strive to encourage others in their craft, express gratitude for everything received, and live by the words of JM Barrie: "Be kinder than necessary."
FAVORITE THEMES - Floral, botanical, nature, artsy, earth friendly, reading, animals, bees, butterflies, watercolor, things with texture, uplifting words and phrases, paper with stitching. I prefer artistic/illustrations over realistic images.
JOURNALS - 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 books, tags, pockets, ephemera, small crocheted doilies or flowers to use in clusters, small flat buttons.
PACKAGE SWAPS - Candles or melts (flowery or fresh scents), lip balm, sugar free gum, earth-friendly items, perfume samples, anything hand-crafted, wide fabric headbands, list of recommended books (mysteries especially), useful/practical items, unique items from your locale, anything from or inspired by my Etsy Favs.
SNACK SWAPS - Milk chocolate with crunchy/crispy bits, Fry's Turkish Delight, fizzy/effervescent candies like Swizzles Love Hearts and Brause-stäbchen, minty candies, salty and spicy snacks. Not a fan of dark chocolate, gummy candies, meat-based snacks, or herbal tea.
I will not make use of these kinds of things:
🚫 childish, cutesy, fantasy, celebrities, fashion
🚫 holidays especially Christmas, Easter
🚫 postcards, touristy, promotional
🚫 used postage, memo sheets, post-it notes
🚫 traveling items like friendship books, slams
🚫 religion, spirituality (angels, Bible, tarot cards, astrology)
🚫 things with human faces give me the creeps - like this and this and this
🚫 knick-knacks or little things that sit around the house with no purpose
🚫 jewelry, make-up, nail polish, bath bombs
🚫 no tea for me, please
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