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jeka396

jeka396
Date Joined: October 24, 2015
Last Online: December 9, 2022
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

lrm1980 rated for DB ♥: ART DECOS 11/22 (Int'l) on Dec 9, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending 2 great decos! (Ashley’s Deco Book and Fresh Fruits by Ivy) can’t wait to add to them and pass them along!
quaisoir rated for Ugly PC Swap #64 on Dec 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love the postcard! Does the air museum still exist now?
Sonya rated for AMA: Deco booklet #339120 on Dec 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending Diane's Orange, Brown, and Gold deco. It's coming along nicely. Best to you this holiday season.
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for Deco Deco #12 on Dec 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the cute open theme deco. I have so many ideas 😃
9O96O rated for AMA: Deco booklet #338681 on Dec 8, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for "Pets on the Beach" by Janet R. Nice entries so far. I've got an idea for my page. :) I like the leaf stamp you used for the envelope.
9O96O rated for CPG Move Any Deco 19 - Global on Dec 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for “Wish I was here” by Tamara For Debbie C. I've already filled my page and will have it moving shortly. I love your envelope. :)
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Comment: Thanks for sending Rome's Animal deco. Love your penguin page. Cheers!
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Comment: Such a nice book with a Shapes theme! I already know which shape I'll pick. Cheers!
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Comment: I think deco should be in booklet format, yours come it quite small but it is good to pass it on. Thanks.
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Comment: Cute Diddle Deco thank you
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Comment: Thank you for Rome's Tasty Fruit deco. All of the contributions are amazing!
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Comment: Hi Jessica, I enjoyed reading your ramblings. I also hate smells and get instant headaches, ugh! Getting my 12 nephew to shower is also a chore and he has to be smelled to make sure as well, lol. Thanks for sharing soc! And I love the pretty paper you used for the letter and envelope.
MuggleMom rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #338596 on Dec 2, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sending on your new ICM - I have the same issue, not sure why I don't have 2 at all times? And for Sonya's also!! xxMuggleMom
SatisHuman rated for CPG Just a Note #16 - Global on Nov 29, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the thoughtful swap!
DeboraCreates rated for Deco Deco #11 on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for Jen's apple deco in the fun gelli printed envelope - your page is great...and yes, it was fun to open another envelope! :-)
MuggleMom rated for CPG Nov ‘22 Move a US Deco - US on Nov 28, 2022
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Comment: What an interesting FB/deco - two by two for Ashley. Thanks for sending cool envie, I wish I had you talent for neat handwriting! xxMuggleMom
Ikat78 rated for Handmade Envelopes 11/2022 on Nov 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute envies! Love the gorgeous pink flowered tree.
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Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of themes and styles! I love your upcycled Amazon envelope using washi and other elements - I may have to try that soon! Great swapping with you.
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Comment: Super fun scrap envie! And cool envies too! Thank you!
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Comment: This postcard is so adorable! I am so glad you looked at my profile! Thank you for sharing one from your vacation. That sounds like a fun vacation!

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Comments

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😍

shirleyinCA on Sep 30, 2022:

The envelopes you made for me are just stunning! Love the color palette, too and very clever to use grocery bags! Thanks very much for my CPG Sept Wish.

HippieChick on Sep 27, 2022:

Glad it arrived safe! The flower 'stamp' is actually a rub-on I found at my local Dollar Tree, haha! They are super pretty though and totally look like stamps.

Hope you have great week!

colleenbUSA on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade envelopes you sent for CPG Sept wishes!

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