Swap-bot Time: February 2, 2023 6:43 am


Date Joined: August 8, 2022
Last Online: February 1, 2023
Birthday: December 24, 1970
Country: United States
I am a postcrosser.

About Me

Last Updated: November 1, 2022

I'm 51. I am a special education teacher. I live in Illinois in the USA. I live with my fiancé, my 18 year old daughter and our Golden Retriever, Chester.

Favorite Music

I like a wide variety of music. I grew up on country. I listen to soft rock, alternative, electric dance, folk, musicals and instrumental. My current favorite song is Bring Me to Life by Evanescence. My father is into antique musical instruments so I have been able to enjoy many of them including band organs, monkey organs, old phonographs and music boxes. I love the music box tunes for Fur Elise and Music Box Dancer. I will give almost anything a listen at least once. I'm usually not a fan of thrash metal or rap.

Favorite Books

I like books that have long series. I liked Harry Potter and Alex Cross. I read many fantasy series. My favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings movies. I read the books too. I have been listening to the audiobook series In Death by J.D. Robb. Many of the books I read are "how to" books. Right now I am reading books about quilting and soapmaking. I am very fond of dystopian books so I am always happy for recommendations.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are Dead Poets Society and the Lord of the Rings series. I like the Star Wars movies. Yoda and the Ewoks are the best. I tend to search for fantasy, sci-fi or dystopian.

Favorite Television

On television, I watch NCIS, CSI, and odd and end reality shows. I've been enjoying the Ink Master series. My fiancé thinks it's weird since I do not have any tattoos myself.

Favorite Crafts

I dabble in quilting, quilling, sewing and little things for my pen pals (paper crafts).

Wish Lists

I will love anything you send me. If you would like ideas, here are some ideas that may help.

Postcards - I love animal cards, scenic cards and cards that will make me laugh. In December, I like birthday cards. I do celebrate all the holidays. I personally celebrate Christmas but I am happy to receive holidays I do not celebrate if it is what you celebrate. Even better if you tell me a little about your holiday.

Mail Art - I am new to mail art but I absolutely love it.

Snail Mail - I enjoy snail mail pen pals. I prefer my pals to be international rather than from the USA. I am the type of pen pal who writes a longer letter every couple of weeks instead of short letters every few days.


If you wish to customize something for me, here are some of my preferences.

Favorite Colors

  • Vibrant purples

  • Teal

  • Bright blues

  • Sky blue

  • Bright greens

Favorite images

  • Animals

  • Ocean critters

  • Beaches

  • Sunrise/sunset

  • Dogs. Cats, Ferrets

  • Nature

Favorite Supplies

  • Washi Tape

  • Vintage items like doilies, antiqued paper

  • 100% cotton fabric

  • Stationary

  • Gel pens

  • Media Medium

  • Die cuts

Edible Items

  • Fruity flavored teas

  • CHOCOLATE - Best Ever!!!!

Other Preferences

  • I love to see homemade cards if you are truely putting effort in and not sticker slamming

  • I will swap quilt blocks.


chimerix rated for AMA: FairyTales -Snow White on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. Aloha
Karengrinehart rated for Holiday Fun - February on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the holiday fun items!! I like the holidays that you chose, especially the Mardi Gras one! Thank you for the Affirmations and Self care ideas, too! I’m looking forward to trying the recipe too for my dogs! It sounds like something they will enjoy!! Blessings!!!!
Comment: It seems odd to get a P&P with no Paste, but it got Passed.
Jillemina rated for YTPC: 3 projects - USA on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: WOW! these are amazing. I LOVE the butterfly paper! Thank you for taking the time to make something so special for me.
Allegrae rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #116 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the pretty PC starter! I look forward to working on it and passing it along.
LoveCyn rated for Blind Surprise #5 on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I'll be using the word pieces in my junk journal for sure!
moniko02 rated for December Birthday Card on Dec 24, 2022
Comment: Jen These stickers are so cute! Thank you very much <3 i wish merry chsistmas to you ;)
Comment: Thank you for the pkg of goodies. It finally made it here. Thank you for the excellent communication. Don't know what happened to the first envelope but I will let you know if it ever shows up. I am looking forward to the Chai tea and the 3D stickers are beautiful.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card! :D
Comment: Thank you! My username comes from a line from Bobby Hill in an episode of King of the Hill. Lol
msrhetta rated for 🎄Christmas Tags! on Dec 20, 2022
Fenriss rated for The Ghosts of Christmas Past on Dec 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a lovely story, and happy holidays!
Eulegirl rated for Bad joke postcard swap #5 on Dec 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the card with the shoe joke. I felt it deep in my sole :)
Comment: I studied cultural anthropology, so I am sure I would love your suggestions!!
Comment: Thank you! :)
laprochaine rated for Deco Deco #11 on Dec 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you ☺️
chaos55 rated for December Birthday Card on Dec 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the tiger postcard and stamps!! A birthday on Dec 24 must be challenging - I'd be tempted to have a birthday in July party for myself! I hope you have a wonderful birthday : )
marclively rated for Bad joke postcard swap #5 on Dec 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Marc

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Autist on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you so much for the thought and time of putting together the strips for my paper chain. I loved them all! AATW Thanks!! Rook

armadillogal on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you for the great postcards!

BookLover9273 on Jan 18, 2023:

Hi Jen!

Thank you for granting a wish in AATW group for me! I sent you something in return :-)



bostianh on Jan 14, 2023:

Thank you so much for the beautiful January wish from AATW! The fabric pieces are perfect and I'm so excited to create with everything you sent me. Thank you for your kindness.💕

Tricia22 on Jan 13, 2023:

All About the Wishes Jan- Thank you so much for the handmade envelopes. Can’t wait to use them!!

isabellasnow on Jan 12, 2023:

Thanks, Jen, for the wonderful variety of fabric strips--can't wait to use them!

PrairieKittin on Jan 7, 2023:

Thank you so much for the family journal. I absolutely love this journal. It has pages to record family traditions and stories.. even family recipes! I love love love it! Thank you so much!!

LoveCyn on Jan 5, 2023:

Hi Jen, Thank you so much for the pocket-filled goodies for the All About the Wishes Wishlist. Cant wait to use the pretty tags, and send along the postcards. :)

3cats2dogsand2crazykids on Dec 25, 2022:

Hello Jen! Merry Christmas! Thank you for sending me a wish. I loved the y I row postcard and it was a good reminder I need to make an appt to get mind done! Hahahah.

isabellasnow on Dec 25, 2022:

Merry Christmas and thank you so much for the lovely birthday card and note! It truly brightened my day. Sometimes my birthday gets 'lost' in Christmas preparations and it was such a nice surprise!

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