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Date Joined: March 30, 2014
Last Online: September 19, 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


teddygirl rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #22 on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely cards.. Much appreciated β€πŸ˜ƒ
xobexox rated for June Mini Photo Journal on Jul 16, 2020
neca84 rated for Card Making Challenge #73 on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: thanks for the lovely card
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 117! on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: TY for the Snow White pc! :)
Comment: Thank you very much for a great collection of diecuts!! I like them all :) Yes! I feel very lucky to live in Vienna :) It is still my favourite place to be! I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe! Have a very fine July :)
jeufr27 rated for May 2020: What Did You Read? on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your email,will for sure add your books to my TBRπŸ™‚
Rova rated for May 2020: What Did You Read? on Jun 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sending the list and the review of the books you have read in May. I am amazed by he number of books you have read. There were some interesting book that I added to my list.
NRGordon rated for May 2020: What Did You Read? on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice list. I'm going to better read your reviews of a few of them. I mam particularly interested in The Woman's War as I have always believed the world would be a better place if once again run by women.
hvpta65 rated for USAPC : Create a postcard on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: TY for the pc. I love it so much. It sits right on my desk :)
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #193 on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard choices, extra and the pressed penny :)
theevidenceisme rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 117! on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: Congrats on the new puppy and thanks for the Leaning Tower black and white postcard!
KyraSmith rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 117! on Jun 11, 2020
Comment: I loved the mailbox postcard. Thank you so much (: My dog loves me working from home too. Hopefully she likes the new puppy lol.
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 117! on Jun 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the funny card!
Selewis91 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 117! on Jun 9, 2020
mamajoy rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #104 on Jun 8, 2020
Comment: Love getting local cards from partners. Love the Hollywood pc, my first.
USAFwife rated for 2020 Reading Challenge Swap! June on Jun 8, 2020
Comment: Good to hear you found a book for this from your ARC list. :) This isn't 'my' genre, so I'll be getting out of my comfort zone for this challenge. Thanks for sharing your review :)
dawnakaulen rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #193 on Jun 3, 2020
Comment: All great choices, and thank you for the extra too!
Comment: Such a great mix of postcards! Thank you SO much!
Comment: Thanks and I loved the Beauty and the Beast postcard!!
rhinoluvr rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #7M on May 30, 2020
Comment: Hi Jane! Thanks so much for the great selection of PCs, & for the extra 1. Beautiful envelope too. Take care ;)

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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!

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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