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Date Joined: March 30, 2014
Last Online: April 20, 2021
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 just started learning how to make junk journals and am excited to absorb all the new techniques and everything about it. 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 80-100 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. I also review a lot of books for publishers before they are released and post reviews on my blog (address above). I'd love you to check it out!

Favorite Crafts

I just started trying my hand at junk journals, so I'm pretty excited about that. It's overwhelming, but I'm enjoying myself. 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

Stuff for junk journals, like ephemera, pockets, pouches, tags, envelopes, etc. I like vintage stuff (but welcome everything) flowers, butterflies, bees, vintage ladies, etc. There is so much cool stuff out there. I want it all!! ha ha ha

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, bees

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: Hi Jane! This is BEAUTIFUL! It totally speaks of spring. I love all the lovely flowers, the gorgeous tags and inserts, and the mushrooms! I LOVE mushrooms! Thank you for putting so much beautiful work into this flip book. Hope we're partnered again very soon!
craftykathy1 rated for USAPC: Paperclip Tucks on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. Thanks for the extra paper clips too. Blessings to you, Kathy.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras. It will get put to good use. I agree it is relaxing, unless I can't get the idea in my head to work on paper!
lmacdavis93 rated for USAPC: Simple Junk Journal on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Jane and thank you so much for this amazing junk journal. I can't believe you have never done one before - this is just really well and thoughtfully put together. I love all the papers that you used and love the idea of the brown paper bag folded as pages - brilliant! All your embellishments and pockets and tucks are just so detailed and I love the things like lace trim that you used on the edge of some of the pages. I hope you won't stop now that you have made your first JJ - you have a great eye for it! Thanks again for a terrific swap!
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet response. I'm so glad that you liked the journal. I was so nervous!! I am totally hooked on this craft, so will definitely keep doing it! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully stamped envies...and I loved the fairies!! Thank you!
mjhaertling rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page: Green! on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: What a fun page! I love all the elements you used and the texture you added with the cheesecloth. Thank you so much for the beautiful extras. You are very generous. Can I ask where you got all those wonderful botanical images? I love them.
scrappermama rated for MAE - 3 Envies and a Goody on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: TY! Good choice of paper! Love them! Happy Easter if you celebrate! Otherwise, have a mah-velous weekend!
diesel101 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #136 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Hello Jane! Thank you so much for the lovely postcards! I absolutely love the extra postcrossing meet-up cards! It’s so great that you were all able to have a virtual meeting recently, despite everything that’s happening! Take care x
neca84 rated for Card Making Challenge #82 on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: gorgeous card thank you Jane and yes it often is just us 2 but you only need 2 people to make a swap :)
rhinoluvr rated for MAE Handmade Flower Envies on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Hi Jane! 👋 Thanks so much for the great assortment of flowery envelopes. & for the tiny envie of paper bits. These are all great. It’s gotten warmer here too, I love it 🌤🌲 Take care 🤗
Tatiruth624 rated for Card Making using a tutorial #6 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card and the goodies. They are always appreciated.
Comment: Great envelopes. Especially the little ones. Thank You ❤️
cloudjun rated for MAE - Scrapbook Paper Envelope on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: thank you for all the purple envies and goodies!
Comment: Oh yes! I love the library pockets you made!! They actually are just my style! Very cute, you did an awesome job on them. And the library cards you tucked in are awesome. I love all that you sent. Thank you!!
megan1230 rated for Junk Mail Envelope Recycle on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: You are so talented! This is absolutely so cute and it's for sure going in a journal! Thank you so much!
SunflowerRose rated for Create a Paper Scrap Postcard on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Loved the pc. Thanks
Tatiruth624 rated for Embossed Papers on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Loved the variety. Thanks again.
Created46 rated for Card Making using a tutorial #5 on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card.
Comment: Thanks for the cool pc. I love reading book-related blogs, so I’ll look yours up.

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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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