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jamicam

jamicam
Date Joined: May 13, 2013
Last Online: August 19, 2022
Birthday: January 19
Country: United States
Etsy Favs ($5-ish)

updated Mar 2022


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

My creative outlets are swapping and sewing/quilting. I live in Michigan and work in education. I value kindness, diversity, equality, justice, the earth, animals, good books, and a hot cup of tea. I enjoy time with friends and family, but also need alone time everyday to recharge. I am trying to simplify and live a more minimalist life but find it most challenging in terms of fabric and swapping supplies.

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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. Working on getting better at collage - practice helps! Would like to learn some techniques for incorporating inks and paints - both intimidate me.

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 de-stash when the piles start to get too high.

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

I adore handmade especially crochet, watercolor, or embroidery (none of which I can do).

Message me if you would like to do a private package swap or handmade item swap.

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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.

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. Not a fan of dark chocolate, gummy candies, meat-based snacks, or herbal tea. Please do not send tea - I have more than I will ever manage to drink.

PACKAGE SWAPS - All kinds of bags (totes, pouches), non-slip fuzzy ankle socks, lip balm, sugar free gum, earth-friendly items, perfume samples, anything hand-crafted, list of recommended books (mysteries especially), chatty letter, washi stickers especially botanical, eyeglass wipes, hand wipes, anything from or inspired by my Etsy favs $5 and under. Please no jewelry, face masks, make-up, nail polish, bath bombs.

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I will not make use of items that are childish, fantasy, mythical, celebrities, fandom, fashion, traveling items (friendship books, slams), memo sheets, touristy items (including postcards), jewelry, used postage.

I am religion-friendly but do not care for items related to religion or spirituality (angels, Bible verses, goddesses, tarot cards, astrology, etc).

I dislike things with human faces (especially realistic) and have never been a fan of dolls for that reason - for example I love the moon but images like this give me the creeps.

Please no tea - have so much at the moment!

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I typically rate as soon as I receive the swap - so if you are waiting on a rating, chances are it has not yet arrived. But please reach out if you are waiting too long.

I do not look for reasons to down-rate and try to 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 (no need to even mention it really). 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.

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Ratings

Burger1girl rated for Mail Art: Seasonal + Themed #1 on Jul 20, 2022
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Comment: The envelope is Beautiful!! SHe is so beautiful! I appreciate the stamps. Love me some ladybugs! Great swap! Thank you so much for all the beauty!
swapbotmaria rated for MAIL ART - SUMMER on Jun 9, 2022
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Comment: What a beautiful envelope! Thank you for the lovely extras as well.
susieq11 rated for Random Envelope 12 on May 28, 2022
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Comment: Jacki, thank you for this very happy mail!! I enjoyed reading your note and got a giggle about no more winter coats as a cover up ha ha!!!! I love the sweet little notecards - they are so cute! Postcards, stickers and wow, stamps! Thank you thank you!!! I try to keep my swaps easy and stress free indeed! Definitely for fun! Thanks a lot for joining and I appreciate everything you sent!! xoxo
rev1901 rated for Cover an Envelope with Washi on Apr 14, 2022
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Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating but thank you so much for the beautiful envelope and extra stickers! ❤
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Comment: I love using napkins too! The pages are lovely and the napkins too. Thanks!
Ikat78 rated for MAIL ART - Bright Colors on Apr 1, 2022
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Comment: Yay!!!! My first reaction when I saw your envie with the beautiful flowers. I knew it was this swap!!!!! The crayons turned out great. I was thinking pastels originally. I love the sparkles too. The handmade envies are cool. I love the colors. Thanks for the spring like stickers. Super cute!! Great swap and you deserve many hearts. Hope you are warming up!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Put flowers on! on Mar 2, 2022
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Comment: Very nice and stuffed envelope. Lots of fun items in here that I'll use, for sure. Take care!
Ikat78 rated for MAIL ART - Maps on Feb 25, 2022
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Comment: Hi Jacki! I am in love with this map envie you made! 🥰 It is beautiful. Also, thank you for sharing a map insert with me. I look forward to using it. The washi is super pretty and will come in handy. I appreciate your personal note and can’t wait to swap again soon. Cheers
Response: I'm so happy that you like it - I really loved making it. Hope we do swap again soon!
kizzlets rated for IS: Be My Valentine ❤️ Mail Art on Feb 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Jacki, I wish I knew how to decoupage napkins on envelopes. I also like the die cuts and handmade envelopes you sent me
Response: Oh it's super easy (and forgiving!) you should give it a try. Really fun!
Petaltea rated for IS: Be My Valentine ❤️ Mail Art on Feb 16, 2022
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Comment: Such a pretty envie and the extra’s are so cute! Thank you so much! ❤️
Response: You're welcome - thanks for hosting a fun swap!
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Comment: Your mail art is so amazing, I can't believe you did that from a napkin! It turned out so pretty! Also, your card and goodies are so precious! Your homemade envelopes are impeccable. Thank you for such a thoughtful and lovely swap ❤
Response: You are welcome - happy valentines!
Panda1122 rated for YTPC: Easy Faux Ticket Belly Bands on Feb 14, 2022
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Comment: Great faux tickets and lovely extras! Thank you so much. Take care ☺️
Response: You're so welcome!
Zander rated for IS:Paper Destash on Feb 11, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for the amazing selection of paper goodies, the envelope was stuffed to the brim. I appreciate such a wonderful swap, Take Care
Response: So glad you like it! Was fun to stuff that envie!
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Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely swap. I love the page, it's absolutely beautiful.
Response: You're very welcome!
LahDeeDah rated for Private Birthday Swap on Jan 19, 2022
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Comment: Oh my gosh!!! This swap was one of the best I've ever received! My mom was so surprised and confused. Watching her work through your card and her bag of gifts was the absolute highlight of my day. She's off right now looking for her prettiest candy jar to store her Godiva chocolate in. And my gifts? They were ALL fantastic! I'm honestly blown away and thrilled by the entire event. Thank you very, very much!
Response: Yay!!! This was so fun and I'm thrilled that you like everything. Glad your sweet mom also liked her goodies!!
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Easy Fabric Tags on Jan 19, 2022
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Comment: Very nice tags-love the variety between the two in themes. Thanks for sharing! Take care!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful gluebook page! I love the extras you sent!
Response: You are so welcome!
Piccolo rated for MAIL ART - Collage on Nov 22, 2021
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Comment: Hi Jacki! I love your rustic deer collage! It was such happy mail to receive. And I absolutely love those cat memo papers! So adorable thank you! Jenny
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for rating!
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Comment: This was such great mail to receive- thank you! The color scheme was great, and I loved the matching Ruth Asawa stamps. :)
Response: Oh it arrived! I just prepared a resend for you :) Thanks so much for the rating and lovely feedback.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and surprises! I have lived in New Hampshire for about three years and I love it here!
Response: You are so welcome!

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Comments

ladybug513 on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely yellow mail for the Themed Envie Tag, you’ve really spoiled me! I especially like the washi rape and the Hello die cuts 😊💛

Lonestarchild on Jun 27, 2022:

Oh wow! What a lovely floral themed tag! My favorite kind of stickers! And new stamps! And, swoon, stunning envies out of to-die-for papers (Where'd you get that?????). Thanks for a wonderful tag!

DeboraCreates on Jun 12, 2022:

Hello! I received your Happy Note RAK and it really made my day! I will put all of the extras to good use!

groundhogstamper on May 28, 2022:

Your Happy Mail RAK just arrived. I love your card, note and the goodies you enclosed. Thank you so much.

Soph on May 23, 2022:

Happy Note RAK - Thank you so much for the beautiful goodies and your kind note. Your absolutely lovely happy mail really made my day!

Poohtat on May 21, 2022:

Thank you for the Happy Note RAK. I enjoyed your note and loved the goodies. Your mote card is adorable. Happy Swapping

LahDeeDah on Jan 19, 2022:

I hope your day was terrific!

Karmi53 on Jan 3, 2022:

Happy New years to you too.

bizzles on Jan 2, 2022:

Happy New Year! Thank you for the New Year wishes. I hope 2022 is an amazing year full of everything you dream of.

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 31, 2021:

Happy New Year and may all your wished come true! Stay safe and healthy! How much Lake-Effect Snow have you received so far this winter? Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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