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Date Joined: March 30, 2014
Last Online: May 26, 2020
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States
Nerd Girl Loves Books blog

About Me

Hi, I'm Jane. I will ALWAYS send my swaps, so if you do not receive the swap within a reasonable time period, please contact me so that I can track it down and/or re-send. I also rate all swaps that I get, so if you haven't received a rating from me, I haven't gotten it. I love to be crafty & take great pride in my work. I work hard to create projects that meet the criteria & spend a lot of time making sure the item is something of good quality and something that I would be thrilled to get. If you get something that isn't up to your standards please let me know & I will do everything I can to make it right.

I have been an avid scrapbooker and card maker for over 25 years. I enjoy traveling and exploring other countries and always come home with hundreds of pictures and dozens of postcards from wherever I've been. I am a huge hockey fan & used to have season tickets when I lived in St. Louis. My favorite team is the St. Louis Blues. Go Blues!! I have an adorable French bulldog puppy that is so cute & fun. We have a great time playing & going on walks & enjoying the outdoors.

Favorite Books

I love to read and usually read about 70-80 books a year. I read a lot of fantasy books, but have a wide variety of tastes. Recently I've read a lot of YA fantasy, historical fiction, general fiction, and mystery. I've gone to Comic-Con the last 8 years and have had the pleasure of meeting several of my favorite authors and get my books signed by them. I keep track of all of my books on Goodreads so you're welcome to check out my profile there. :-)

Favorite Crafts

The main crafts that I do is scrapbook and make homemade cards and envelopes. I also make homemade postcards from photographs that I take around San Diego and during my travels. I like making photo flip books out of scrapbook paper & clear envelopes, homemade decorative journal books, mini photo albums for friends, & other crafty things like wreaths, gift bags & boxes, baskets, flower vases, etc. I try to do other crafty things, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. :-) I really like using embellishments and decorative paper and special techniques when I do my crafts.


I appreciate everything I get because I know that people put a lot of thought and time into the swaps, so I'm not super picky. That said, I know that it's a lot easier to figure out what to send when a person lists some of their likes and dislikes, so I've taken the time to list a few things to help you with your swaps with me. :-)


Hockey, traveling, dogs, music, tv and movies, books & reading, scrapbooking and card making

Handmade envelopes

I love anything Batman related, but I also like Marvel characters, like Iron Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc

I also like DC heroes Green Arrow, the Flash, Deathstroke, etc.

Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Unusual or rare die cuts (I have almost every Stampin' Up punch and die cut so am set there, but something unusual would be awesome)

Stickers of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs,

Pressed pennies (especially shiny ones) - usually found in touristy areas (you will get a BIG heart from me if you include one!!)

Touristy magnets showing the sights of your town or country

Also weird, funny, strange or ugly/hokey/corny magnets - the odder the better

Patriotic Items from your country (something with your country's flag on it, postcards of your royal family, something commemorating a historic event, etc )

I'm not a huge fan of pastel or fluorescent colors. I tend to use richer and deeper colors. I really like deep, rich shades of red, orange, blue, purple, yellow, brown, green and turquoise. I really like Stampin Up!'s color pallets, so you can't go wrong with that.


City skylines, castles, lighthouses, windmills, historic buildings and overhead views of beautiful landscapes(but I do not like multi-view postcards)

TV shows or movies

Art (except modern art)



I also really like postcards that depict characters from fantasy books & movies (think Harry Potter book series, Game of Thrones, Mistborn, Red Rising, wheel of time series, Assassin' Apprentice series, etc. )

Pretty fairies, non-horror monsters, pixies, etc.

I like postcards that are weird, funny, strange or ugly/hokey/corny and leave you a little off-put, or scratching your head thinking "what the heck"? I'm not easily offended at all, so if it's a bit sarcastic, sassy or racy it's ok. I mean, don't send porn for heavens sake, but anything short of that won't make me clutch my pearls or "take to my bed", so it's all good. 😎


I DO NOT LIKE TEA OR COFFEE, so please don't send

I do not want to get any kind of food or candy

Please don't send me any kind of beauty products or jewelry

Please don't send me any paper scraps or paper samples. While I love paper, I have so much that I fear I will never use it all.

I do not collect used stamps, so would prefer not to get them

I don't like stickers, paper, smash cards, etc. that are really young or juvenile looking

I don't like really bright fluorescent colors

I would prefer not to get any free or ad postcards

I do not have children and my nieces and nephews are all adults, so would prefer to not get any children stickers, teacher reward stickers, juvenile stickers, etc. I can't use them, so don't want you to waste them on me. :-)

I have a sensitivity to cigarette smoke, so would appreciate you taking care to not send me anything that smells like cigarette smoke


Comment: Tysvm! I love them!!!! ❤️❤️
USAFwife rated for 2020 Reading Challenge Swap! May on May 18, 2020
Comment: I haven't read the book you reviewed yet, but did look for it from our e-library. :) I also review books on Net Galley & am considering trying out the whole blog thing to try to get more approvals. Hmm. Is it worth it? Thanks for sending your thoughts on the books. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards and the extra ones, too! I adore them all! Have an incredible day!
Comment: Thank you for a great envie of Happy Mail! I love the stickers! I also like the post cards! Some really neat ones to add to my small collection! Thanks for sharing and brightening my day!
Comment: I love it! Pretty colors and a perfect saying (although part got torn off in a dang sorting machine 😕)
Comment: Oh! Wow! You REALLY DID make my day! Thanks so much for so many quotes! I will definitely use them!
Suzyanner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #190 on Apr 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the great postcards! I liked them a lot. I hope you and your family are safe and well during this scary time.
Comment: All great cards -- I especially like the flower ones! Thank you!
Comment: REally nice cards -- who doesn't love cats and books! Thank you!
dartha rated for RWGJ: Free Theme RR - Group 1 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Received your beautiful art journal :) Cool theme! I'll get time to work on it later this week and get it on it's way. Take care, darla
vlhafer54 rated for Card Making Challenge #71 on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: I love the card - thank you so much - I like the color combo.
Comment: I’m SOOOO grateful for your sharing of all these lovely envies! Thank you for all of the extras too! Not only are there more in quantity than the swap required, but you also took the time and added that little strip of double-sided tape to seal each of them (I really ❤️ the convenience of making them ready-to-use). Bonus 💕 for including a couple tiny giftcard-sized envies made of adorable heart designed papers!!!!
jessnewson98 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #21 on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the selection of postcards and the extras, I absolutely love them!
doodlebugdezines rated for 2020 PC Series - Feb on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the extra!! Loved the Colorado card the best.
MamaMangrove rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #8 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for choosing non-touristy postcards based on my profile, Jane. Love them all and appreciate the extra card & pretty handmade envie.
chelle523 rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #8 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much - I love the postcards!!! The weather in Ohio is much like it always is - up one day and down the next! I just visited SD last summer - totally gorgeous place! Thanks again :)
Comment: Thanks for the cute handmade envie and the blue punches! Blind swaps are fun :)
AlisonKingWriter rated for PH: Variety Package #4 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: OMG thanks so much for all the fun cards and goodies- I love them all! Thanks so much!! -Al
USAFwife rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #4 on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the Aladdin post card. :) I've not read much in the fantasy genre, overall. But the title "Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City" sounds interesting. :) Thanks for sharing. :)
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Best in Show (US) on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Bulldogs! Thank you!

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Artstamper on Apr 9, 2020:

Hi Jane, I received my 1st round robin journal back today and want to thank you for the spread you did in it.It is so pretty and I like the quote you chose. Hope all is fine with you and that you are well. I have yours now and hope to get it in the mail soon.

CurlyTea on Feb 6, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Feb 5, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ainaignies on Oct 8, 2017:

Please read and reply my message, this is 2nd time i send my messages. the first message send on 20 sept " read but not reply". hope all is well. thank you

sleepingrover2010 on Jan 24, 2015:


I never received a Christmas card from RandiPearl even though she marked it as sent. If she sent it, I never received it. I received your card the first week of January but I was out of town and just returned recently. So, this was my first time I have been able to rate you and let you know that I had received it. I would give you a 5 and a heart for your beautiful card. It is a card that I will look forward to using next Christmas.. You did a beautiful job. I love the sparkle paper you used. and the beautiful black and silver ribbon you used for the string on the ornaments. I also love the color of the card and the ornaments. Thank you for angeling me and making sure I got both of my cards. Happy New Year!!!!

Barb sleepingrover2010

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