Swap-bot Time: December 14, 2018 3:51 pm


Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: December 14, 2018
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

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

I have 23 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.

Grayson is so happy hanging up more of his Halloween cards from you guys!

I have been married for 29 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 (13 yr old Chiweenie). He was part of an unwanted litter & I adopted him from the SPCA. He has diabetes & we have to give him an insulin injection in the AM & PM. Sprocket (10 yr old Schnoodle) was rescued from a neglectful owner. His hair was so matted that he had bleeding & sores. The first thing we did was take him to the groomer to get shaved. He was so happy after that. We just rescued Bianca (7 yr old Doxie-Pin). She was neglected & went from home to home until she found us. 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!
  • ♥ Steve Perry
  • 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, Animaniacs (including Goodfeathers, Chicken Boo, Mindy & Buttons, Katie Ka-Boom, etc.). Tiny Toons, Dexter's Lab, Power Puff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, cute Disney animal characters & animal sidekicks, Batman, Aquaman, & all the characters from the Nightmare Before Christmas....especially the Mayor.

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
  • Circus animals
  • 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.

  • Journal or Planner items
  • Clothes
  • Rub On's, Iron on's
  • Notebooks, paper, sticky notes, memo sheets
  • Sea Shells
  • 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 (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 Experienced ATC Swappers Group as well as the USA ATC Swap group.

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

My Swapping Policies

I do not claim to be an expert in any of the swaps that 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, wording or pictures 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 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.


Comment: Janis, thank you for the cute Dog Christmas card and all the goodies. Shirley
gizmodust rated for Easy Christmas card # 5 on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and post card. I loved how you decorated the envelope. Plaid Washi Tape is the greatest. I love anything plaid. You did good work. Thanks again.
Hyshu rated for Christmas Cards Across America on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: LOVED the decorated envelope and the Meowy Christmas card. The fun facs were great! I have a Tshirt of a tree with cats and it says Meowy Christmas!
AnnaL rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks Janis for the cute Christmas card and all the goodies, really enjoyed everything you sent. Merry Christmas to you and your family, AnnaL.
millie52 rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you. The stickers are great, I can’t wait to use them for making atc cards! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and all the extras. I love the llama card. Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. Those glittery owl stickers made my day! Thank you so much!!
Comment: nJanis, thank you for the Christmas card abd extras, I especially like getting your facts sheets about Christmas. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for the card and extras. There was a yellow sticker on it from the post office reading that it was unable to forward for review, I don’t know what that was about. You have the address right and easy to read. I’m glad it was delivered. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
Comment: WOW! WOW! WOW! I love them. You keep upping your game each time by becoming such a great artist! You know I adore them and you! Hugs and Hearts! Mona
Comment: Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Love the facts you included.
CHOWEFACE rated for Christmas Cards Across America on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you Janis! Happy Holidays!
Meba rated for Christmas Cards 2018 - 10 partners! ^^ on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Beautiful card! Merry Christmas!
widelo123 rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Janis, thank you for the Christmas card and the great extras. Loved reading your interesting facts about birds. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for the Snoopy card and all of the stickers! I have a tendency to hoard Peanuts stickers! I hope you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas.
esew123 rated for EASU: ATC with a Pocket on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Beautiful illustration and coloring. 2 in 1 ATC with Coin. Thank you! :-)
Comment: Thank you! I LOVE the postcard!!

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jannieb on Nov 9, 2018:

jeka396 on Oct 31, 2018:

Wow!! Thank you so much for the wonderful stationery giveaway, I didn’t even know the swap had a giveaway attached! The papers were beautiful and a wonderful Halloween surprise!

shinyserra on Oct 31, 2018:

Thank you so much for the awesomely amazing LaPapierre stationery RAK! I was so surprised and excited to find that in today's mail. Hugs!

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:

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!

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! 💕

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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