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jeka396

jeka396
Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
Etsy wishlist under $5

About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (11,10, 9). 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!!

Postcards

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

Decos

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!

Ratings

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Comment: I am so lucky, I got to have you as partner! I love these postcards from Scotland! Castles are so fun! If only they could talk and tell stories! Oh I hope you have a great trip! Thanks for sharing some more on about this last one!
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the washi tape! I loved the envelope too.
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Comment: I am absolutely in love with this postcard and feel so lucky that I was the one to receive it!! Yellow is my favorite color and this joyful spread makes me feel full of sunshine and good vibes. Thank you for joining my swap and thank you for bringing me joy on this COLD winter day!
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2023 on Feb 3, 2023
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Comment: Just loved your chunk
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Comment: Thank you for the flower card. I enjoyed reading about your work and basketball games. Enjoy!
MuggleMom rated for DB ♥: ART Decos 1/23 (Int'l) on Feb 1, 2023
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Comment: Love your page in Christine's Botanical Deco! The sewing bits are inspiring me...thanks for setting the bar high! xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Thank you!
cloudjun rated for IFM: Washi Doing-January? on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful decos and your lovely artistic contributions to all of them. It's great seeing my IG favorites in person! Thanks for re-using the envelope - you really made it look great!
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Comment: Thank you for Robin Walters free theme deco! I love your page and it's fun seeing pages that I've admired on instagram!
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Comment: What a lovely find in my mailbox with your sparkly mica spray and printed envelope. Thank you for all of the wonderful stamped images. They’ll be great for upcoming Valentines projects. 💌
MuggleMom rated for DB ♥️: Flat Deco - 2 (USA/CAN) on Jan 20, 2023
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Comment: Love this Ocean art deco you sent for Sylvie. Can't wait to add my page and send it off so that it will get home soon. Your envie was gorgeous - love that paper, let me know which brand if you know. xxMuggleMom
bb2 rated for CPG Just a Note #19 - US on Jan 20, 2023
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Comment: I enjoyed the hummingbird note card, your cheerful letter telling of your family adventures and many pretty sticker goodies. You are a busy Mom for sure. Thank you for taking time to put together such a lovely swap!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Put a Snowflake on it on Jan 20, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for your winter scene. Here's some snow in the air!
CrystalZ rated for DB ♥: Small Deco Booklet #339335 on Jan 17, 2023
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Comment: I am happy to have received two decos from you for this swap. Looking forward to adding pages to both @hell0zombie's space themed deco & @deborahcreates butterfly themed deco!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun chunk I love it. Sometimes I use the inserts from my dog’s barkboxes ha!
Rateliff rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2023 on Jan 13, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the super cute Star Wars chunk! I love socks, especially comfy thick ones. Hope your holidays and new year was great!
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Comment: At long last. I started thinking that the South African Postal Service didn't want to send me my mail. Luckily it arrived :)
Apelser rated for DB: ICM Deco Books #328889 on Jan 12, 2023
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Comment: At long last. I started thinking that the South African Postal Service didn't want to send me my mail. Luckily it arrived :)
Apelser rated for Deco Swap #328720 on Jan 12, 2023
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Comment: At long last. I started thinking that the South African Postal Service didn't want to send me my mail. Luckily it arrived :)

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Comments

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:


Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

ccmmsu on Dec 17, 2022:

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Thank you for sending home my Women on Postage Stamps deco! I think that's the fastest I've ever had a deco come home. :) It turned out awesome. Thank you!!

DeboraCreates on Dec 17, 2022:

Thank you for the three decos you sent via the Deco forum post. They look like fun themes. Also, I love the sparkly festive envelope in which you mailed them!

joppagirl on Dec 5, 2022:

Thanks so much for sending home my first full ICM. I'll have to keep in mind that adding 8 inside pages is way too much and makes the book too thick to close like it should.

DeboraCreates on Nov 24, 2022:

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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Swan on Nov 4, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful handmade card for my CPG September wishlist. It arrived while I was traveling.

9O96O on Oct 15, 2022:

Thank you for sending my completed Index Card Mini (ICM) deco back to me! I love how you wrapped it in tissue paper and embroidery yarn. I'm going to reuse the yarn. So exciting to see the finished result.

LadyJo on Oct 4, 2022:

CPG September wishes! Thank you for these awesome, so pretty handmade envelopes to use! I will have fun filling them with Happy Mail to send to others! Happy Fall!

bethe on Oct 2, 2022:

Thank you so much for the arts, neat gellli printed handmade envelopes for September CPG wishes!! I love that you upcycled the paper bags and the patterns you used😍

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