Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2018 1:53 am


Date Joined: October 21, 2013
Last Online: April 21, 2018
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

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!

We lost our sweet Annabelle at Christmas. So sad. RIP my girl. 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: YAY! I received the PC today, thank you for the pretty flower and the cute bee!
hibiscus rated for AI: Acrylic paint on craft paper on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: This is just gorgeous! I hope you have it on a site so others can see it! Beautifully created thank you so much! The envelope and all the wonderful beach papers are so great can’t wait to make something with them... my journal book that you made is precious to me thank you for such a wonderful swap..
heatherknits rated for A.I. Create a Tag on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: I love the camping theme! And thank you for the extras - love the stamp themed handmade envie! And that was you that ordered the fish fabric! Glad you like it :D (I'm trying to share my fabric problem with the world.)
suzwa rated for Little Yellow Duck ATC on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute ATC....so worth the wait LOL!!!
Response: So glad you like it!
coleenfranks rated for MAE - Those Birds on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Jan, wow, love your pretty envelopes, but the stamp truly was over and above. It's so beautiful. I think I must make another bird journal. Check out my art page to see my last one since you like birds: https://www.facebook.com/vintageterrace2.coleenfranks/ Look for it on the right (video) Thanks so much for a lovely swap.
Response: I’m so glad you liked the envelopes and stamp. Thanks so much for the heart. I watched your bird video - your journal is so inspiring! I’ve been making junk journals, but thanks to you I’m going to try a bird journal. Thanks again and continued happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you, Jan. Love the little envies.
Response: Glad you liked them! I just found out I’m sending to you for “those birds” !! I’m getting creative for you... Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Cute journal!
Response: Glad you like it, can you tell I was worried? Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I really did just get this today. I wasnt being a slow rater. The atc cards are super cute and I love them. Great job. Thank you for the Christmas card the tags, and bird images.
CurlyTea rated for IS~Winter Flip Book - INT on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the flip book. I am hoping to move to your area in the future. I love the beach and the weather in that area. We took a family vacation a few years back and I completely fell in love with Northern California Coast.
Lantana149 rated for MAE - Partners Choice on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes and the notes cards, they are all very nice!
JocysMom rated for SUSA - Pink Christmas Tree ATC on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely fabulous swap! I love, love, love the ATC as well as the extras! The pink tree is so much fun!
Response: So glad you liked the ATCs. When I realized I had you as a partner for both the pink and blue, I wanted them to be different and I didn’t want you to miss out on any goodies! Have a great Thanksgiving with you and yours.
JocysMom rated for SUSA - Blue Christmas Tree ATC on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely fabulous swap! I love, love, love the ATC as well as the extras!
Response: Thanks for the hearts!
Comment: Very creative solution to the tacky item! O wish I could paint grapes that well. Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! I found a you tube video about how to do the grapes.
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!
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.

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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 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!!! ;-) ✿♥‿♥✿
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!

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