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jeka396

jeka396
Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: April 14, 2024
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (13, 11, 10). I'm trying to instill the love of mail in my 3 boys but sadly they don’t have a fondness for writing or paper crafts. I do continue to send mail to my nieces pretty regularly though and still have hope that one may grow up to be a snailmailer, haha. I live in a tiny "village" in Michigan and love Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White!). I love stickers, making my own envelopes, deco books, 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

Outlander, The Handmaid's Tale, Ted Lasso. Hoping to find a new series (with multiple seasons) soon.

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

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.
~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 generally 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: my brother's kitty is named lily :)
riverwatcher rated for IFM: Touristy Postcard on Apr 14, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. With all of the lighthouses and the locks, I really want to visit that area.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed your note and I love the box turtle 🐢 Postalette!
teejlc rated for DB💙 Deco Frenzy 4-24 on Apr 3, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great swap and your lovely letter, Jessica! I don't mind receiving the chunky stuff in this swap. It all has to get moved, right? Oddly enough, many of my very flat, small decos are still floating around in the deco world, but one of the only chunky ones I ever made returned to me after only a year of travel! I'm not sure what makes some decos sit around forever and some travel quickly. I hope you are all recovered from your illness and that you get more rest time soon!
ccmmsu rated for DB ♥: CM’s ICM Decos #5 on Apr 2, 2024
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Comment: Hi Jessica! Thank you for the two decos. I've never had a calendar themed one before, either. I love a challenge! :)
marinda rated for Note on a Postalette 13 on Mar 29, 2024
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Comment: HelloJessica, thank you for the note and cute owl postalette! 🦉 I feel the same way about my little collection of pistalettes. Always so excited when I find some at the thrift store. 😀
DeboraCreates rated for DB ♥: Letter Rate Decos #11 on Mar 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for Heidrun's Letter Boxes Art Deco, made by Janet Rossi. I love your page, especially all of the texture you created with the wax seal and tulle!!
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Comment: Hi Jessica, Thanks for sending along Emmas dog deco. Will enjoy adding a page to this one! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Awesome selection you sent: Games for Meiju, Bridgit's super cool free theme and Deanie's Collage deco(s). Thanks for sending! xxMuggleMom
Hotthreads rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 2/24 on Mar 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! Such a fun package and Decos💕
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Comment: Thanks for sending me Tara's free theme (awesome page you designed!) and Shelly's Doodle Delight. Love that you used Lunar New Year stamps! xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Aww omg, crazy that we both had a dad who collected postcards ! I'm happy to know that I'm not the only weirdo out there ! Sending his collection away is a way to keep them close to us, right, if that makes any sense lol Thank you for the postcard, beautiful pop of colors ! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing one of your Dad’s postcards! Now it has a good home with me :) Weeki Wachi must have been a fun place to visit!
ccmmsu rated for DB ♥: CM’s ICM Decos #4 on Mar 15, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the Mushroom and Magic themed decos. I'm about to start to working on decos now, so I'll get these moving soon! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC and kitty stamped envelope you mailed it in.
9O96O rated for DB ❤️: ORIGAMI-FOLD DECO (INTL) on Mar 12, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for swapwithyi's "A Place from your City" deco. I checked out the octagon house. Interesting history behind it, especially the rumours. I like your Storage Label return address sticker.
Hotthreads rated for DB💜: Bulk Deco Package 3/24 on Mar 11, 2024
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Comment: Wow! Your package was fun and so are the contents! 💕
MuggleMom rated for DB ♥: Small Deco #355787 on Mar 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for Bridgit's glittery fair deco! I think she may have used Dragon Glaze by FolkArt - it looks like what I have. Can't wait to make my page. And I was a bit too excited for the piece of vellum you included, LOL. xxMuggleMom
luffyzoro rated for CPG QUICKIE: Cat vs. Dog PC #2- US on Mar 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you. Cats really are the best.
LadyJo rated for CPG March 2024 SC PC - Global on Mar 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! Sounds like a lovely local shop I would enjoy too! The little day trips can be so fun!

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Comments

MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 22, 2024:

Thank you for the cute gnome page you added to my deco, I love it!

Mimi7 on Mar 19, 2024:

Hi Jessica A deco of mine came back finished. Thank you for the lovely artwork with the fox!! I love it!!

wolfeagle on Mar 14, 2024:

TY

Thank you for your tag for the AMA:USA Mystery Supply Challenge. Lovely.

Mimi7 on Feb 8, 2024:

thanks for the fun page in my Christmas deco I love it Penguin tag in a pocket so cute :)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:

xmas

Have a wonderful holiday!

Sonya on Oct 17, 2023:

I got da loot! Thanks for sending all these great decos for our private swap. I love your page in the Abstract Florals deco! I need to stop making Christmas ornaments and focus on decos for the next 2 days or so. Always nice swapping with you, Jessica. Cheers!

Sonya on Aug 24, 2023:

Thank you - thank you! My Summer of Love 1969 deco just arrived home after it's 8 month trip around the globe! Only my 5th deco to come home so far. <3

MuggleMom on Aug 18, 2023:

Thank you for sending home my Greece Deco!! I'm so glad decos are going home and I am a lucky recipient to have another made for me!!!

xx

MuggleMom

PS your envelope mail art was 100%🔥

9O96O on Jul 3, 2023:

I've emailed you but I'll also post a thank you here for sending my finished deco home.

Such a welcome surprise! It turned out so well.

Hotthreads on Jul 1, 2023:

Thank you for returning my sphere Deco! What a fun surprise in the mailbox today! Your page was really cute. I make fabric clusters that resemble your page.💕

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