Swap-bot Time: November 12, 2019 10:24 am


Date Joined: October 21, 2013
Last Online: November 10, 2019
Birthday: September 9
Country: United States

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8/26/18 - Notice: my fibromyalgia is going through a bad phase and have some other medical issues to deal with so I need to need to take a temporary leave. It’s breaks my heart but I won’t take a chance on no being able to follow through. Hope to be back soon.

2/19/19. I’m back! Finally feeling better....

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

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

I don’t sign up for a swap unless I'm positive I can do it, and get it sent on time. I DO NOT FLAKE!

I was given (to rehome) a cute little mini-dachshund. Her name is Cleopatra and she’s 10 years old. We love this little cutie pie!


Comment: Hi Jan! Oh, this is SOOOOO cute! I'm in love with your little spooks, kitties, and all the little hand-drawn (I'm in awe) elements! I absolutely love that you left space for writing--too many journals are just showpieces and I like to use mine. I really love the cat-lady creeping along with her little pumpkin basket. Thank you for putting so much work into it and making something so special; I LOVE it! p.s. I would love to know where you got those little scrabble letters--they're adorable!
Response: I’m so glad you like it, I was really into this swap! I love that cat lady, too - it was from an old K and Company paper set. The scrabble letters are something I found at a yard sale and I’ve been holding on to - perfect for this project... Your comment made my day!! Thanks for the fun swap 🧡
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Thrinchies!!!! I will be displaying them on my front door since I never have a Halloween tree!!!
Response: So glad you like these...it was so much fun making these little cuties! Thanks for the heart🧡
Comment: Wow! What an awesome flipbook! I love the crafting theme!!! What is the paper/embellishment set called? I love it! Very stuffed too!
tristitia rated for USAPC: Paper Pocket Wallet on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Your pocket wallet is lovely! I like the birds and the background paper you used is perfect, thank you!
jannieb rated for USATC: OWL ATC Swap on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. I love the owl ATC you made me. The cut out window is cool & I love the enamel dots. I have just started using them a little bit myself. Take care & have a great day!
thequilterslink rated for USAPC: Altered Paper Clips on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love the paper clips, well done with perfect amount of embellishments. Purple is favorite 😀
thequilterslink rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #10 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC..love it. I have llama stamp and die set and keep forgetting to use it. Love the beautiful envelope. Thank you!
luv2kraft rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #9 on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the marvelous ATC. I LOVE IT! I appreciate the extras.
Jjean rated for USAPC: Let's Make a Glue Book! on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much - This is one of the Best books I have seen made. Love both of them. Would love to give you many Hearts. and thank you for the little book + extras....the whole package is super nice.
Cgscdy rated for USAPC: Garden Fairy ATC on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely fairy ATC! So very cute especially that snail. Love the postcard,die & Bigfoot chipboards as well! I have never been as surprised as when I opened this swap. Absolutely amazing!!!! Thanks again for making my day.
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements #7 on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cheery ATC. Like you I enjoy playing with paper and glue. Hopefully, we will meet at the mailbox again sometime soon. Thank you, too, for the handy folders. I really like the beautiful papers in your stash!
CatieCat388 rated for Paperclip Bead on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Absolutely adorable. I've already put one on my purse. And I love the gorgeous papers you send. Thank you.
kssunlover1947 rated for MaE ~ Flower Envelopes ~ USA on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the envelopes you sent. I will be able to use them all even the cute little ones.
Comment: Oh my goodness, Jan! I absolutely love 💘 love the special flip book you made for me! You really did an outstanding job, very thoughtful...n clever with the "E" themes! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Comment: OMG, your book is awesome! I love the paper choice. It was like a little vacation. Thanks so much!
suzwa rated for USAPC: Match-a-Dictionary Page ATC on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: So cute!! Thanks so much!
Jenicat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - May on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great zine! 💜
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #4 on May 26, 2019
Comment: Hi Jan! This was an absolute pleasure to receive! There were so many surprises for an ATC swap! First, the ATC is just lovely. Beautiful 'Rosa Cameo' background accented with a lovely lace flower and that gorgeous beaded dragonfly! Then the envelopes! Did you create these from Craft Consortium paper? I ask because I have pondered purchasing some but have never seen it 'in person.' If this is Craft Consortium, I'm SOLD! Thank you so much for these cute envies and the sweet little ATC folder. Really a special swap.
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating and the heart! Yes, that is Craft Consortium paper - I love the paper and the stamps.
Artstamper rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - May on May 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great Zine, I really liked the holidays you picked and the illustrations you used.
Response: I’m glad you like it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the zine! My favorite page is May 16th with the gem and charm. I also love the Hedge Hugs stamp on the back. Thanks again!
Response: So glad you like it. Thank you for the heart!

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CurlyTea on Sep 10, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Jenicat on Jun 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending me your mini zine. I think it's beautiful with all the bright colors and flowers! The envie was super cute as well 💜

hibiscus on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you for an absolutely perfect swap .... loved the webbing!

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 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!!! ;-) ✿♥‿♥✿
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

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