Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 1:44 am


Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: May 18, 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!
~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


marymary914 rated for PA: Cat(s) on May 16, 2022
Comment: Adorable PC! Thanks so much!
joppagirl rated for DB ♥: Established Deco #331293 on May 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice dragonfly deco.
Softawoo rated for DB: ICM Deco #331085 on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sending these black and white cats and drama llama decos, Jessica! I love the envelope, too. I wish I hadn't had to tear it to open it! Lol
joppagirl rated for DB: Established Deco #331019 on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the deco. That lady always makes big decos for herself and recently decided that she no longer wants her full decos sent home.
Comment: Thanks for the one page fold out Deco.
darcilena rated for Scrappy Circle Embellishments on May 5, 2022
Comment: ThanX Jess, Well I clearly thought they were fabric circles. Oh boy. Well too late now. Hope I don't get a 3:( Happy Swapping 😁
janetr rated for Artistic Decos 4/2022 on May 5, 2022
Comment: thanks for the cool deco
Comment: This is an awesome postcard. Thankyou.
messymama rated for AMA: Shades of Purple Mail Art on May 3, 2022
Comment: I love your purple fishies :) How fun for you to have a swap in your favorite color! Thanks for the beautiful envelopes -- will come in handy for sure
MuggleMom rated for Last Page Deco 5/2022 on May 3, 2022
Comment: LOL, I got an animal deco anyways! I'll have to come up with something but it'll take a while for me to come up with an idea, sigh, lol!! When I get the chance to pick my decos, then I know I can turn them around and get it back into circulation so that they will get home faster. Fingers X'd that this doesn't sit on my table for long, waiting for inspiration. 🤔💭💡Thanks for always sending the coolest & brightest envies in my mail box!! xxMuggleMom
Ikat78 rated for Handmade Envelopes 4/2022 on May 2, 2022
Comment: Hi Jessica! It is always fun receiving from you. 🤗 I LOVE all the bright colors you used. They are all so fun. I really like the envie you sent the swap in as well. Pretty flowers on front and fishes on back. I like your creativity. I am all over the place with my art. I really enjoy seeing what others create. Thanks for a fun swap!
Hotthreads rated for One Deco 5/2022 on Apr 30, 2022
Comment: Oh yes, I find passing on Decos can be a challenge as there are so few of us left. I have decorated quite a few.🙃 I like the smaller ones too. Not only easier to decorate and are the original size they used to be. The postage is more economical too. They get home faster. Have a great week ahead!
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Pick A Color! on Apr 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice Red artsy envie! I enjoy the color red, but really I like all colors. I enjoyed reading your letter on the latest happenings in your neck of the woods. Not to have electric is hard but wonderful to have a back up option for sure.
Comment: jeka, Thank you for such pretty envies and thanks for joining my swap. Always fun to see someone else's take on a swap.
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful postcard. I love it! Definitely one of my new favorites. Also, I agree- these types of swaps are so fun 💝.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2022 on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice chunk! I'm intrigued at the thought of a sock advent calendar, but so sad for your son that they were baby socks :^(
teejlc rated for CPG Move Any Deco 13 - Global on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bird themed deco and the nice note, Jessica! I always love getting mail from you. And you are correct- birds are one of my favorite themes!
joppagirl rated for DB: ICM Deco Books #330208 USA/CAN on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cute little books. I love your butterfly page!

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MuggleMom on May 2, 2022:

Rec'd the Mickey deco - thank you!

xx MuggleMom

teejlc on May 1, 2022:

I loved the envelope of decos you sent! Thank you so much! Your work is always so much fun to see in person. Can't wait to swap again soon!

bblue on Apr 19, 2022:

I've received both decos via the forum tag (flower deco and collage deco). Thank you!

MuggleMom on Apr 15, 2022:

for the decos from the forum request! They look like fun to work on.



Mistyinltown on Apr 6, 2022:

Thank you so much for the decos! Great themes! Have a great rest of your week!

Hell0Z0mbie on Apr 1, 2022:

Thanks so much for the decos you sent me! They're really fun. Looking forward to decorating them.

dorcii on Mar 12, 2022:

Thank you sooo much for the angel letter for the Summer Penpalling swap!! :) I received it and it was a very nice surprise! :) Thanks God my partner 3rd letter arrived to me, so I didn't need to leave her a "1" rating. I really liked your letter, so if you don't mind, I would like to write back soon! :)

Hell0Z0mbie on Feb 13, 2022:

Thanks so much for the full deco! I don't even remember making this one, I don't usually do them like that with the sign-in page! It came out super cute though, I love your page.

user6937 on Feb 11, 2022:

FOPS swap tag game - your amigurumi has arrived (thank you for telling me what they are, I had them upside down, lol). I do like the blue one better, thanks for doing another one for me - it was very kind of you. And, all the die-cuts! I love the waves, and the birds (I know exactly how I'm going to use the red cats in the heart!); the unique stars, and the foliage dies will be happily used in my art.

Hell0Z0mbie on Feb 8, 2022:

Thanks for the deco for PF tag! Super fun deco!

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