Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 9:10 am


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: October 2, 2022
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (11,10, 8). I'm trying to instill the love of mail in my 3 boys. They certainly love to take my mail to the mailbox and put up the flag! They are also more than happy to help me decorate my envies!! I live in a tiny "village" in Michigan and love Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!). I love stickers, making my own envelopes, and making my own postcards. I can't remember a time when I didn't love sending and receiving mail!

We are cat people - we have two actual cats here along with my 8yo who loves to meow and pretend he is a cat. Lily is an 13yo tortoiseshell that we adopted in Sept 2018. Midge is a ball of energy with the cutest meow you ever did hear, adopted Sept 2020 after our dear Pounce passed away.

2020 was a rough year here, even without the pandemic. My dad passed away in January, my grandma (best penpal ever) in June, and then Pounce in September. Grandpa passed away in April 2021 so unfortunately the grief continued, but swaps have helped me cope.

Favorite Music

Most current country, some (not all) pop. I can never remember artists' names or who sings what...its just not my forte :) not so great with lyrics either, my kiddos know more words to current songs than I do! My hubby is the total opposite--great with songs and artists, can't live without music in his daily life.

Favorite Television

Grey's Anatomy Jeopardy, Atypical, Outlander, The Handmaid's Tale, Call the Midwife. Hoping to find a new series (with multiple seasons) soon.

With the kids, we watch things like Ultimate Tag, American Ninja Warrior, and the Titan Games.

I love Disney movies, especially Lilo and Stitch and Beauty and the Beast. Will watch almost any movie genre....except horror. I'm just too much of a scaredy cat.

Favorite Crafts

handmade envies, decorating envies, flipbooks, handmade die cuts or embellishments, basically anything involving glue or scissors...

Just started doing decos and I am hooked!! Love those with themes that give me a chance to craft out of my comfort zone!!


I’ve been joining a lot more PC swaps lately and thought that my profile may be lacking in terms of direction for my partners here. Most of my partners seem to have a nice list!

But, in reality, I’d rather be surprised than get PCs in the same 10 or so styles that I have listed out in my profile. Some of my all time faves are things that I never would have thought to list out on my profile!

Would love to hear your thoughts on why you chose a particular PC though!

Likes / Wishlist

I love surprises, really truly do. No allergies. Love love love decorated or colorful envelopes.

I would be super excited to receive:
~Stickers, sticker flakes.
~Shaped or cute design post-its.
~Stationery paper--especially multiple sheets of the same design to write long-ish penpal letters!
~Washi tape, especially, shiny, vintage look, monochromatic, thin, or thick styles. Would love some solid color foil look washi.
~Blank address labels. Big wide ones where I don’t have to smush my big ol handwriting inside.
~Handmade embellishments I can use to add flavor to my crafts!
~Cat-themed items.
~floral themed items, always can find a way to use them!
~enamel dots, store bought or handmade!

Not My Thing (Dislikes)

The following is not really my thing and I would prefer not to receive:
~religious theme
~off-season holiday items
~green tea


I now have a very healthy stack of deco books— so let me know if you ever want a private swap or are just in need of a few more :). Happy to keep ‘em moving!


Hell0Z0mbie rated for CPG Move Any Deco 17 - Global on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: Super fun deco, love the theme & always very happy to take homers! :)
Hotthreads rated for Last Page Deco 10/2022 on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: That was a fun Deco. Thank you. Happy swapping. I’m sure I will see you at the mailbox again.
Petaltea rated for MAEI: 4 Handmade Mini Envies on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: These are fantastic and my how very creative. I love these, thank you!
MuggleMom rated for DB ♥: ESTABLISHED DECOS 9/22 on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: Thanks Jessica for Martha's Winter Wonderland & Julie's Chocolate deco. I'll have fun making pages for sure! xxMuggleMom
Shellyr rated for CPG: ICM Decos #336221 - Global on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the books. I like these themes too
Comment: Thank you for sending Rome's cute coffee themed ICM Deco! I love how it's looking so far and, of course, your page is fantastic. Thanks for the thoughtful note too. I have a mini to send your way tomorrow so I'm just about to write back!
Comment: What a beautiful little deco you sent! Thank you so much. I can’t believe it never occurred to me to make a sturdy cover for my own little folded booklets. I’ll be doing that from now on, I think. ❤️
Comment: Thank you for strawberrymilkmade's Flower deco, and the extra open themed deco for Ashley. I love your contribution to both and look forward to work in them. Love the envelope, too!
Response: Hurrah! So glad it arrived safe and sound!
Comment: Thanks for sending Becky's Pumpkin Or Apple Deco, and for the extra that Vanessa made for you. Thanks also for hosting!
marles rated for CPG Sept 2022 SC PC - Global on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
cassie3001 rated for CPG Just a Note #12 - Global on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard, Jessica! I love the texture of it; it's so soft! Hopefully you've found something to binge-watch! Thank you for the extras you included. I especially love the die cut butterflies and bees! The washi tape is beautiful too, I love all the shades of blue.
wyrdfae rated for Deco Deco #7 on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous hot air balloon deco. I love what you did!
9O96O rated for CPG: ICM Deco #335649 - Global on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: As always, nice presentation--from the magazine envelope to the vintage-american notepaper, to the envelope for the ICMs. I can so relate to your growing pile of deco books. I agree, it's a manageable crazy. Thanks for the 'Used Postage' ICM deco by Holly H, and the Mary N. 'Cherish' ICM deco. Also, thank you for the 'Wicked' one-sheet deco by lward643, for the deco tag.
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! And I LOVE that you used one envelope for two swaps! Save postage and material! I'm all about that! Anyways, Can't wait to contribute and pass along soon!
metrognome rated for CPG: Sep '22 SC PC - US on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks! Those shoes look so awesome but I don't know if I could walk in high heels that don't actually have heels. (Or regular heels anymore, honestly. I used to commute by subway in high heels, back when I was young and had more fashion sense than common sense, but I highly doubt I could do it again!)
sassafrass rated for IFM: Scrap Envelope - August 2022 on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelope and the beautiful note cards! I always need those! I love your envelope and all the bits you put together so perfectly.
Comment: Thank you for @Hell0Z0mbie's "odd fish" deco - I like what you contributed...i think i have the perfect image for this one!! Thank you also for the extra two small decos, they will be fun to work on and send out in swaps. Envelope is cute, too!
Comment: I'm rating based on an image in my informed delivery, but the postcard didn't come through my mail slot ...yet! Hopefully I'll receive it and will get to see the image you chose. I wanted to rate just in case it doesn't find me - obviously you sent it! Will update if it does find me. *IT DID FIND ME! Love the image. Thank you. I really like these kinds of swaps, especially when I receive more artistic images like this one!
Rbrstmpr rated for CPG Just a Note #13- US on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: 💕 love the notecard! I’ve never seen anything like it and also appreciate the feel of the paper too. Thanks for the butterfly PC and the fabulous textured papers. *found my hidden #14…thanks.

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shirleyinCA on Sep 30, 2022:

The envelopes you made for me are just stunning! Love the color palette, too and very clever to use grocery bags! Thanks very much for my CPG Sept Wish.

HippieChick on Sep 27, 2022:

Glad it arrived safe! The flower 'stamp' is actually a rub-on I found at my local Dollar Tree, haha! They are super pretty though and totally look like stamps.

Hope you have great week!

colleenbUSA on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade envelopes you sent for CPG Sept wishes!

simcoe54 on Sep 25, 2022:

CPG: September Wishes -- Thanks for the package of envelopes. I can never have enough of them.

Tricia22 on Sep 23, 2022:

GPG Sept wishes- thank you for the handmade envelopes, much appreciated!!

Poohtat on Sep 23, 2022:

Thank you for thinking of me for the CPG Sept wish.

9O96O on Sep 11, 2022:

Thanks for the “Decos to get moving” tag decos, the cockatoo deco by Hell0z0mbie and the penguin deco by softawoo. I'll get to work on them this week.

OrigamiGrace on Sep 10, 2022:

Wow, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these gelli printed envies you sent for my birthday wish at CPG!! So creative, so pretty!! Gelli printing is on my to do list this fall so I am excited to receive these! Thank you so much!! Gelli print ALL the things lol!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2022:

Thanks for the decos - so cute! I'll get them moving along!! I know what you mean about working off decos - they are irresistible but the postage on some of the chunky ones drives me nuts! I'm loving the minis though!!

Sonya on Sep 8, 2022:

Thanks for the deco side-swap, Jessica. Just received them today. I'm happy we could move so many along in a quicker manner. Cheers!

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