Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2017 12:24 pm


Date Joined: March 30, 2014
Last Online: December 16, 2017
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

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

decorative scrapbook paper (especially polka dots)

handmade envelopes

I love anything Batman related, but I also like Marvel characters, like Iron Man, Captain America, 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)

washi tape - all kinds

stickers of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, dogs

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 )

Ephemera from a concert, play, musical, art exhibit, or sporting event (especially hockey) like a ticket stub or brochure from anywhere in the world. I scrapbook these moments in time. If you will write a brief sentence or two about the event or, how you felt about the event, or who you went with, etc it would be awesome & I can include it in the scrapbook!!

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.

POSTCARDS: I like touristy postcards that depict images from cities or countries, especially city skylines, castles, lighthouses, windmills, historic buildings, overhead views of beautiful landscapes and tourist attractions (but I do not like multi-view postcards) I also like cards from tv shows or movies, art (except modern art), animals, and flowers.

I also 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 give me the vapors or make me clutch my pearls, 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

I don't like Kawaii

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


Froggy2974 rated for MAE - Partners Choice on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: I just love the beautiful envelopes you made, thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the PL cards and stickers! I haven’t done any scrapbooking or art journaling in quite some time, but I hope to get back to it during winter break. Happy holidays!
Comment: Oh, such wonderful PCs! Thank you 💖💌
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful envelope. I love the card you made!
AnitaHames rated for Winter Wonderland on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the pretty winter card! I don't like scraping ice off my car either! It doesn't snow a lot here, but it's been pretty cold the past few days. Thanks for the washi tape and cute note paper!
Comment: Thank you!!
jlink rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail: DEC 2017: USA on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: wonderful items - thank you so much - loved the postcards and the die cuts.
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 49!!! on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great card from Ovcarna. It looks quite amazing.
Comment: Love the street art pics and everything else! Thank you so much for everything...made my day! Have a great weekend. J.
Comment: thank you.
Comment: What a cheerful envie! Looking forward to opening it when I get home (out of town so the husband sends me pics of my pretty SB mail). Have a happy December ❄️❄️❄️
Comment: Thank you for the bright & cheery envies and cute little notebook~ Happy Mail indeed!
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 49!!! on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you! The Midway was my first stop when we visited San Diego for the first time.
kathiann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 49!!! on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Gosh I miss San Diego! Thank you for sharing with me a little piece of home!
brianfuchs rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 49!!! on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: It's been far too warm here too.. although, not as bad at the 90s -- I would die. I'm going to have to buy a walk in freezer so I can experience some winter! I lived in Alaska for a long time and I really like it to be in the 20s in Winter.
user3654 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 49!!! on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Happy Thanksgiving to you! I loved the fairy PC, thank you, and I am jealous of your heat wave! It is definitely not that hot here in NY!
Vickyen rated for TT&E: Christmas Card USA on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Hi Jane! Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and the extra goodies! Did you make the Gift Card Holder? It is adorable!! I will put it to good use! I think it would be tough to get into the Christmas mood with a heatwave! I am doing better than I normally do but have tons to take care of - trying to figure out where to put all the stuff in the craft/spare room for when the kiddos come home for Christmas - yikes!! LOL! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Rita rated for Card Making Challenge #44 on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Love it! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful roses, Jane.
WaywardDreamer3 rated for HC- Thank You Card on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: The card is lovely, thank you! I love dragonflies and bees 🙂. Thank you for the extras also!

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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

Artstamper on Sep 6, 2016:

Hi Jane, thanks for all the work you did in my journal. Loved the butterflies on the text and painted background. Thanks so much.

TeaRoll on Sep 6, 2016:

Thank you for working in my Coffee Journal and contributing to making it a gorgeous journal.

Ky on Apr 25, 2016:

Thank you so much for your great contribution to my art journal! And thank you for hosting, I know it was stressful but we all made it through! ;-)

GeeLuv on Apr 19, 2016:

Thank you for your bold additions to my travel art journal! I love the happy tree. "The Old Ones were calling to explain, to guide us to sense the nature of Earth." Whoa. heavy message. Just in time for Earth Day :-)

jinxspinx on Apr 18, 2016:

Rec'ed the journal! Thank you so much for sending it home and hosting. It turned out beautifully. Oh ! Also the extra goodies! Wish I could give you a proper rating :)

(same comment on swap-bot on your profile)

GeeLuv on Mar 30, 2016:

Thank you for the lovely homemade flower card! It looks very springy. (and thx for the contents inside :-) )

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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