Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2018 1:56 am


Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: October 19, 2018
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Janis from Texas. Yee Haw!

I have 22 year old twin boys and a 27 year old son who is developmentally delayed due to a rare chromosome disorder called "Ring 4". More information on this disorder can be found HERE.

People have requested that I post a little wishlist for Grayson so here goes...

  • He loves getting a dollar bill in the mail. He saves it in a special bank to go to the movies. He likes single dollars so he can count them himself.
  • He freaks over $2 bills. He says they are magic money & he never spends them - LOL!
  • He loves jokes...just sent to him from the internet or kids joke books.
  • Kids story books like Berenstain Bears, but he has most of those. He likes Little Critter, books about Grandma's house & any other inexpensive children's paperback books at around that reading level. He likes Manga books too & likes to look at the pictures. Any used books are great.
  • DVD's - Kids or family comedy - used, cheap Dollar Tree, Walmart bin, etc.
  • He loves cats & has a little cat ATC collection & likes anything else cat related too.
  • A couple of his all time favorites are The Power Rangers & The Wiggles & loves anything having to do with them.
  • He likes just about every Disney, Nickelodeon & other kids characters out there, boy or girl.
  • He's NOT into coloring books, stickers, tattoo's, trucks, or puzzles.

All mail can be addressed directly to him.

I have been married for 28 years. Our anniversary is Sept. 14th. I was a military wife for 10 years. We lived on Ft. Huachuca in AZ: (Loved it!!). Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia: (Liked it!) & Ft. Meade in Maryland: (Hated it!) where my husband worked for the The National Security Agency (NSA) He is a Veteran of the Gulf War. He left 1 week after I found out I was pregnant with Grayson & came back 2 weeks after he was born. My twins were born at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

I LOVE killer whales...all whales really, but Orca are my all time favorite!!

My Pets

I have 3 dogs...Baloney (12 yr old Chiweenie), Sprocket (9 yr old Schnoodle) & we just rescued Bianca (6 yr old Doxie-Pin. They are all loved, spoiled, fat & happy little dogs who get lots of hugs & treats :)


Likes/Wishlist in no particular order...

  • My #1 favorite thing to swap & receive is ATC's & now Artist Trading Coins too!
  • I also love to swap Inchies & Twinchies.
  • My favorite animal is the killer whale!
  • Edgar Allen Poe, & Raven.
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes.
  • Love Food with faces - like Doodlebug scrapbooking supplies, or any note cards, stickers or other fun stuff.
  • Anything with Pink frosted Donuts, Cactus or Llama's on it (any crafting supplies, stationary, decor, knick knacks, magnets, figurines, note cards, coin purses, etc)
  • Digital Stamps - see my Etsy wishlist.
  • Mason Jar - tags, cards, die cuts, stamps, etc.
  • I collect postcards & photos from Miami Seaquarium, Sea World, Sea Land of the Pacific, Marineland & any other aquariums or destinations depicting whales/dolphins in aquariums.
  • I love the Mayor from Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • I like Mariachi Bands, Mexican art, Day of the Dead & Sugar Skulls.
  • I collect new & used dog rabies or registration tags.
  • I love funny chickens & roosters like Hei Hei from Moana, Chicken Boo from Animaniacs, etc.
  • Artist pens/pencils/markers, erasers.
  • Punny stuff.
  • I love the look & style of Jim Shore figures.
  • Furrybones figures.
  • Stuff that is "creepy cute"
  • Guatemalan worry dolls & any other kind of worry doll too.
  • Worry stones
  • I collect coins & tokens such as: tax, ration, phone, bathroom, car wash, train, etc.
  • Vintage casino poker chips
  • Wooden nickels
  • Good Luck anything - Pennies, coins, tokens, clovers, charms, pocket cards, etc.
  • I collect squished pennies. I like ones with animals the most.
  • Any metal keys (house, car, suitcase, etc.)
  • Animal loves....All whales, especially Orca!!!, Narwhal, Dolphins, Octopus, Dachshunds, Chickens & Roosters, Elephants (except circus elephants), all Cats & Dogs, Blue-Jay's, Black & White Cows, Scottish Highland Cows, & Muskox.

  • Some of the characters I like are...Quick Draw McGraw & Baba-Looey, Pixie & Dixie, The over-polite Goofy Gophers, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester the Cat, Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn (including George P. Dog, Henery Hawk, Sam the Sheepdog, Peabody & Sherman, Ferdinand the Bull, Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang, Stitch, cute Disney animal characters & animal side kicks, Batman, Aquaman, Animaniacs (including Goodfeathers, Chicken Boo, Mindy & Buttons, Katie Ka-Boom, etc.). Tiny Toons, Dexter's Lab, Power Puff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog & all the characters from the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Dislikes/Don't Send

**Things I don't like...

  • Improperly packaged items that get damaged during shipping
  • Strong smell of cigarette smoke
  • Nudes (not prude, just not my thing)
  • Gore, or gross stuff like dismembered babies, medical specimens, realistic horror.
  • Monkeys/Chimps
  • Spiders - I have Arachnophobia!!

Please do not send: These are things I do not need or have an excess of, so while I appreciate you sending them, please be aware that they might be shared with others, which will put a smile on someone else's face too.

  • Clothes
  • Rub On's, Iron on's
  • Journals, planners, notebooks, note paper, sticky notes
  • Sea Shells
  • Circus themed animal items
  • Recipe cards
  • Jewelry
  • Paper pieces/punchies
  • Scented sachets or perfume.
  • Books or Bookmarks (I do audiobooks)
  • Gems, rhinestones, bling, GLITTER!!, spangles, confetti or sequins.
  • Make up, Nail Polish, Perfume, any Bath & body stuff
  • Items from Dollar Tree for me (I go there all the time)
  • Food or drink of any kind (no tea bags/drink or coffee packets)

My ATC Themes

I am the founder of the group: Experienced ATC Swappers USA.

I like all types of ATC's especially if they are hand drawn/painted in your unique "style". Just because it's not listed here doesn't mean I don't like it...these are just some of my faves that I can think of tight now...

  • Any animals, characters or likes listed in my wishlist above
  • All Whales (esp. Orca & Narwhals), Sperm whales, Beluga whales, & Bottlenose Dolphins.
  • Dachshunds, Pugs, Boston Terrier, Greyhound (or any dogs really)
  • Cats (my son Grayson collects cat ATC's)
  • Cutesy Characters
  • Day of the Dead/Sugar Skulls/Mariachi Singers/Mexican style art
  • Any character from The Nightmare before Christmas...especially the Mayor & Dr. Finkelstein. I love the background characters too like Bat Boy, Mummy Kid, Vampires & the monster under your bed.
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Cute woodland critters
  • Beta fish.
  • Whimsical style, Zetti style, Puns & Distress/Grunge style
  • Houses: row houses or house shaped
  • Backyard birds - especially blue jays, cardinals, raven & crows.
  • Big eyed or creepy cute characters
  • Your unique character.
  • Numbers in your art.

My Swapping Policies

I do not claim to be an expert in any of the swaps I host. I am often trying out new things right along with you for the very 1st. time. Sometimes I fail & sometimes I succeed, but I give it my best shot & hope you will do the same.

I swap USA only due to postage costs, wait times & reliability.

Feel free to use any of my past swap ideas or wording to host your own swap or to start an International version of a swap I am currently hosting. After all, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

I ALWAYS send & I ALWAYS rate, so if you are missing a card, package or rating from me please let me know before giving a negative rating so I can make it right. If something prevents me from sending on time I will always let you know.

I always angel all of my swaps as long as you rate the person that flaked on you a 1.

Please don't hesitate to PM me if something doesn't look right, if I made a mistake on something or for any constructive comments. I welcome any FRIENDLY guidance, advice or reminders.

I am a tape fiend & I always make sure my envelopes & packages are taped up VERY well, so you might want a pair of scissors handy when you open my swap.

SMOKE STINKS! - I prefer not to swap with smokers unless you are very careful about keeping your items away from the smoke.


birgitph rated for EASU: Free Themed ATC Swap on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this phenomenal ATC - it's so exquisitely drawn! I love my octopus. And thank you for looking at my profile for a free themed card!
SamiE rated for SUSA - Halloween ATC w/ Extras on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Hello to you. Thanks for the darling ATC and for all the Halloween goodies.
Comment: OMG... your card made me laugh! This baby is too cute! Love the decorated envie and all the goodies too, especially the washi! Thank you & Woof Woof!
Comment: Great ATC!! Thanks so much!!
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and for telling me a bit about your Halloween. We live out in the country so only get our close neighbors' kids so we go into town for the costume parade. Thanks also for the stickers. The kids will enjoy them.
donetta rated for USAPC Halloween ATC on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: I saw and loved this adorable ATC on Flickr, and I have to say...it's even cuter in real life! Thank you for all the work you put into your art, Janis...your partners are the beneficiaries! ETA: and the envelope!!! OMG, it's spectacular!
Comment: thank u for the letter I will send you a letter back
Winegeek rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Janis, this ATC is amazing. I really loving it and is in my top favorites.I love the color, design and theme. And the pressed penny, you just know how to make me smile. Thank you for an amazing swap.
krspellman rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: oh my gosh, love it! thank you!! great envelope and adorable stickers :-)
shiloh102 rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and trivia. Happy Halloween.!!!
vlhafer54 rated for Halloween Card Swap #5 on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, stickers and fun facts. I love smarties, too!
Sagebrushs rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you and Happy Halloween.
debtea2 rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: thank you love the stickers and the fun facts happy halloween
Laurie517 rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Love the card!
marinda rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Love it! Thank you!
mandymo rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and card and stickers!
Comment: Love the fun facts and stickers! Thank you!
JenniferJo rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Fabriqueen rated for Halloween Card Swap on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and stickers! Hugs, Diane
sandyponey rated for 13 Halloween Greeting cards on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous card, awesome decorated envelope and stickers. Love that your addie plate has you with a new last name. It's perfect! Hugs, Sandy

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jenmcjen on Oct 18, 2018:

Oh, now reading your messages, I see how super generous you are so thanks so much for including me in that with the beautiful ATCs and ATCoins! You are magnificent! A fabulous artist, and a generous sawpper!

jannieb on Oct 5, 2018:

jannieb on Oct 5, 2018:

FlynnxRider on Oct 4, 2018:

Happy Duo I'm so glad that Grayson loved the cards and the jokes! It made me smile that he enjoyed everything. Anytime he needs mail or a RAK, feel free to let me know and I'd be happy to make and send anything. <3

jenmcjen on Sep 12, 2018:

OMG I'm so excited I'm going to get another ATCoin from you!!!!!!! YOu are absolutely one of my - I think it's 3 or 4 - absolute faves. Like, you guys are pros, and the rest of us, we are happy artists who sometimes make something amazing, but you guys are like, if they had art galleries with champagne for ATCs and ATCoins, yours would be in there. I get so excited. I should go through and see who the other ones are and tell them. Yahoo!!!

SherriB on Aug 25, 2018:

Oh my goodness--picked up my mail today and found a totally unexpected envelope from you. I absolutely ADORE my goat washi tape! Thank you sooo much! And the goat images are fun, as well. Thank you for making my day by thinking of me in this way!

jannieb on Aug 25, 2018:

shinyserra on Aug 17, 2018:

I love this ATC stamp! Thanks so much. Yours is on its way :)

duckymorgan on Jul 10, 2018:

Hello! I received your giveaway and I was just tickled to death! It was such a great surprise and I just wanted to say thank you so much! I love all the letter sets - the Harry Potter one is my FAVORITE! You rock! πŸ’•

spotteddogs on May 29, 2018:

Thank you very much for the cute dog ATC back rubber stamp for the Swap Tag - US. I look forwarding to using it!

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