Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2021 12:22 am


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a mom of 3 beautiful young boys (10, 9, 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 12yo 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 has been 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. Update: Grandpa passed away in April 2021 so unfortunately the grief continues. Swaps are helping 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, Superstore, 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.

Got an antenna and can play Jeopardy with the hubs again...although he still wins more often than not.

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!
~excess decos!!

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


SunTradeToo rated for CPG Made with Washi PC - US on Sep 26, 2021
middleearthtraveller rated for Ugly PC Swap #39 on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I also don't like some borders on postcards, lol. That's very specific, and I've never thought about it until I read your note. Take care! -k
joppagirl rated for USA Last Page Deco - 9/2021 on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the deco.
Myself333 rated for CPG Things that Grow PC - US on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Lily pads are really cool! Thanks for the great note!
Comment: There is never anything that cool in my dollar tree stores or tj max. Or just miss them lol. But sometimes i get lucky and i find stuff in a local thift store
ccmmsu rated for CPG Sept 21 Move a US Deco - US on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: I see what you mean by the theme being a hard one. I just came across a creepy doll stamp I forgot I had, though, and it's perfect for this deco! lol It'll be fun to get to use it. And, I LOVE your page! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you, love the postcard and your handwriting is amazing
teejlc rated for CPG Move Any Deco 06 - Global on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: I always love getting fun decos from you! I have lots of good kitties that I can add to this one! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks! I loved your gel-pen doodles! The fluorescent gel pens really POP on the cardboard!
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2021 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Totally love the graphic art! Thank you so much.
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2021 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: thank you for the lovely "chunk"! I am ready for fall too! I can see the tiniest bit of red at the tips of my oak tree - so I know it's on the way!!
penpalterra rated for Ugly PC Swap #38 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: It has arrived! Thank you so much!
mle rated for WIYM: Washi Covered Postcard on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I like how you wrapped the tape around the edges
Lonestarchild rated for Handmade Envelopes 8/2021 on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: These are so great! Love the size and so fun! Thank you!
ultracinematik rated for CPG 3 Element HMPC - Global on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and fun handmade postcard!
annychenghk rated for Last Page Deco - 8/2021 on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: thank you!
Aeon rated for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art -Purple on Aug 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous purple PC! Purple is my fave too and I also always pick PCs to make.
lrm1980 rated for AMA: Triangle Mail Art on Aug 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful triangle mail art envie and note. πŸ’›
SunflowerRose rated for Ugly PC Swap #36 on Aug 29, 2021
Comment: Love the pc lol. I love going in caves. Well ones you’re supposed to. There are 2 kinda close that we have been to.
Fabriqueen rated for WIYM: Handmade Envies on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade envies! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

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MuggleMom on Sep 23, 2021:

Thank you for the zine & deco book!! I've got questions so I'll PM you but wow, they are not what I thought they would be! I really appreciate the CPG wish you granted. xxMuggleMom

PS. I love Lilo & Stitch too - name our doggio after him! Both are insane!

simcoe54 on Sep 18, 2021:

CPG: September Wishes -- Thanks so much for the beautiful envelopes and for granting me a wish. I can never have enough envelopes.

LadyJo on Sep 18, 2021:

Thank you for the fun handmade envies for my CPG September wishes. Love the colors!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 14, 2021:

THank you so much for the bday pc from my September wishlist at CPG! Love the pc and love the story of the pcs - had a granny in law that was the same stash of mailable stuff:)

bpl76 on Sep 14, 2021:

Thank you for granting my CPG wish Love it

TeaNi on Sep 10, 2021:

thank you so much

for granting a CPG wish for me with the lovely handmade envelopes! Do you mind telling me what technique you used to color them- is that a certain type of paint? I love the look of it on the brown paper, and I'd like to try my hand at it! :)

bethe on Sep 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for these beautiful painted envelopes! I can’t wait to put these to good use!! CPG Sept wishes

teejlc on Sep 2, 2021:

Thank you for the decos, Jessica! I always love trading with you.

OrigamiGrace on Aug 24, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Deco!! Goodies headed your way:)

HollyBear on Jun 26, 2021:

Thank you for sending the big tape deco. What a cool idea for a deco.

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