Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 3:42 am


Date Joined: October 21, 2013
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: September 9, 1949
Country: United States

About Me

I live in Eureka, CA - northern CA on the coast in the redwoods. I was born and raised here and I love it because it's beautiful and green. Since we're on the coast the weather is mild (not like southern CA) and we get a fair amount of rain. I love the rain and fog. I am retired and just married 5 years ago to a wonderful man! I've never been so happy... I was divorced once - we had 4 children, and I was widowed once. I adopted and raised one grandchild.

Favorite Music

I love music! I was in my teens in the '60's so I love folk music, Neil Diamond, the Mamas and Papas, Simon & Garfunkle, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Elton John, Cher,and on and on... I like Classical - Beethoven, Mozart, Bach I like most country music. I love anything I can dance to!

Favorite Books

I love to read. I love Jane Austen. I started with "Pride and Prejudice" when I was ten. I love biographies. As a kid I read a lot of Nancy Drew and I still love her and light murder mysteries. I've read all of Agatha Christie A favorite over time has been "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", "Eat, Pray, Love"

Added Nov. 2016 - discovered "Boilerplate" steampunk is o.k., but Boilerplate is fascinating!

Favorite Movies

I have very eclectic tastes in movies. I love mysteries and romances. I do not like horror movies. I've liked a lot of foreign movies. I loved "Lincoln" I loved the Exotic Marigold Hotel and one of my all time faves is Love, Acually. I love, love, love Christmas movies.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of TV (while crafting) Project Runway is a fave, I like DIY decorating shows, house hunting and cooking shows. I love any craft show. I like Bones, Sherlock Holmes, Midsomer Murders, New Tricks, Doc Martin, Inspector Lewis... I love Masterpiece Theater (ooh! and Edward Gorey) We don't miss an episode of "Downton Abbey"

Favorite Crafts

I started doing crafts as a child, with my Mom and Grandmother. I crochet, embroider, sew, tole paint. I just started (in the last few months) doing whimsy mixed media. I've done rubber stamping and ATCs for years. We no longer have a local ATC group and I've been trading online. and stencils, ooh! and Zentangles and altered books and the Gelli Plate printer I forgot to add that I've been quilting for years. I have done hand-piecing but I'm impatient so I like machine sewing best. I love making dolls and stuffed animals, too. I have stuff/crap all over my house, organization is not my skill. I have to see it or I forget it. But I LOVE all my crap, it shows that I'm creative!

About Me

THIS JUST IN! We got a dog!! Annabelle is 8 years old. She's part Boston Terriier and Pug. Very sweet and well mannered. We got her 8/29/15. We have a cat and a parakeet. I collect elephants and rubber duckies. (Go Oregon Ducks!) I make jewelry - beading, shrink plastic, and paper. We went to London and Paris on our honeymoon and I fell in love with the Eiffel Tower. We want to go to India - the Taj Mahal, painted elephants, and the gorgeous saris and colors. I love earrings, esp dangly (but not too long - I have a short, fat neck-lol) and blingy.

Can't resist

Cute papers (for ATCs and Post Cards) Any thing with cute critters - cats, dogs, foxes, hedgehogs, chickens, ducks... Birds, butterflies Nature - acorns, leaves, trees, FLOWERS, mushrooms Ocean critters - fish, octopus, sea horses, crabs, oysters, coral reefs, jellyfish, boats, anchors (my Dad was a commercial fisherman) Anything '60's The Eiffel Tower (French anything) Nancy Drew anything Colors - teal, purple, pink, yellow, stained glass, rainbows


Christmas and Christmas music - anywhere, anytime! My only tattoo is a music note jingle bell. If you can't think of anything to send, Christmas always works. Papers, ornaments, Dotees, earrings, cut-outs, cards, postcards, notecards...

About Me

THIS JUST IN - it's April 2017 and during this month I'm having cataracts removed, so I'm not signing up for anything until it's all taken care of . I don't want to sign up for a swap unless I'm positive I can do it, and get it sent on time. I DO NOT FLAKE! I'll just do what I can for fun and work in my art journal.


Comment: Very creative solution to the tacky item! O wish I could paint grapes that well. Thank you!
Comment: I am so glad you found a bunch of grapes in that creature!!! I love the ATC! Very well done on hiding the Totally Tacky Mysterious Item.
Arabella rated for A.I. ATC - Collage #2 on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great atc, Jan, and all the nice extras! Nice to swap with you!
Mustluvdoggies rated for MAE - Autumn colors on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: I love the great envies you made!! I love the autumn colors!! AND all the adorable fall paper, I love the little animals on them! So sticking cute! Cant wait to use them!! Thanks for the great swap!
vlhafer54 rated for ENVIES…Handmade!!! Late Sept on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you do much - for the envies and the die-cuts.
Londoneve rated for A.I. ATC - A Photo or Cut-Out on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: I absolutely loved everything you sent - what a package of goodies!!! Loved the envelope, the cardstock, the daisies and the ATC was over-the-top awesome. Thank you sooo much for everything!!!
luluvision rated for MAE - I Spy the Beach on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun beachy envelopes and the extras too! I'd be more interested in the Redwood trees by you than the beach! ;-)
PaperPassion rated for A.I. - Use a playing card APC on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Jan ,beautiful ATC thanks so much.I will also put the great extras to good use.
Comment: Thank you for such a cute set of ATCs!! And thanks also for the thoughtful and useful extras!!
Terri07 rated for MAE - I Spy Things With Wings on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute envies and the fun extra goodies.
Ganell rated for A I - Let's Face It - ATC on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thank for the awesome atc. I loooove her red hot hairπŸ˜‰. And thanks for seeds! This was a fun swap!!!!
sheilav452000 rated for AI ~ Twinchie Swap #3 on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely twinchies, the dolls are gorgeous , I really like them a lot. Also love the envelope and the ATCs papers. Very special package .
ladydy5 rated for A.I. - Using a Postage Stamp ATC on May 30, 2017
Comment: Love, love, love your ATC and do thoughtful to send Boston terriers to me. Thank u so very much. 🐾🐾❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
russromano rated for MAE - Note Card Envelope on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Loved my envelopes. Thanks
Fabriqueen rated for AI ~ Twinchie Swap #1 on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful twinchies! I love them!!! I wish I could give extra hearts. You deserve them!!! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of ATC papers! I'm still undecided which side of some of the double sided ones I like better and want to use! Decisions, decisions!πŸ˜€
Response: So glad you like them. Sorry to make the decision making so hard (lol)! Thanks so much for the heart.
Comment: Jan, what beautiful envelopes; I especially love the bird's nest! And thanks for the G-45 extras; they will be put to use soon. I do love their designs as well as Tim Holtz's and 7 Gypsies. Thanks for an extra special swap!
Response: Sorry to take so long to respond, I don't like that when you first get the comment, the "respond" option isn't there. I'm so pleased that you like everything I sent. Thanks for the heart!
debtea2 rated for A.I. Playing Card ATC on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: I absolutely love the hedgehogs and the background is awesome tell me where to find, I'd like to try it thank you so much ****many hearts
Response: I'm really glad you like it. The tutorial is on Pinterest-Masking Tape Tutorial by ATCfanatics. The cute hedgies are from Autumn Woods by Paper House. Thanks for the heart!
luvbird rated for SUSA - Parrot Skinny Card on Mar 14, 2017
Comment: Jan, thank you so much for the beautiful parrot skinny. I love the fact that you did them in water colors...they are so sweet. I love parrots also...I once owned 10 of them and yes very noisy but I loved them so much. Thank you also for the parrot papers...beautiful! Great swap!
Response: It makes me happy to know you like the parrots. Thanks for the heart!
sec7974 rated for P-NS: Quotes postcard on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Absolutely beautiful. On the day I received it, it as pouring out. This was perfect! Thanks.
Response: So glad you liked it - hope it brightened your day! Thank you for the heart.

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CurlyTea on Sep 11, 2017:

ladydy5 on Oct 18, 2016:

Thank You for being a good swapper in my group MAE. You seem to do them all and I appreciate that. Diane

ladydy5 on Oct 4, 2016:

Come do a swap Make An Envelope group. Welcome

RyeRye on Sep 9, 2016:



RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 26, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Aryphena on May 31, 2016:


I have done making the snail mail flipbook today. I will mail it tomorrow. Happy~ Happy~ ^.^


anrtist on Aug 12, 2015:

I am so glad you liked your Bohemian Elephant pocket letter!
I want to tell you again how much I luv the PEACOCK & Hummingbird Painting Pocket letter you gave me! ;-) It was awesome & SO many goodies!!! ;-) I am still smiling from that happy mail!!! ;-) ✿β™₯β€Ώβ™₯✿
I wish I could have given you more hearts!!!
I am hoping you will join in the 4 new pocket letter swaps I just hosted in the 1 POSH Group! ;-)
Anyone would be lucky to have you as a partner! THANX & Blessings! cc

michellegarrette on Feb 28, 2015:

Hey Janet! Just wanted to say thanks for the Paris ATC, it's my first one to come back! And I love the starter set, I'll get going!

anrtist on Feb 14, 2015:

Blessings, cc

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