Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2018 6:54 am


Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: June 18, 2018
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated May, 2018.

I want to thank everyone who sent Grayson a card or surprise for his Birthday. He was so excited & had his best birthday yet. He just used his money to go see the new Avengers movie. I am getting around to thanking everyone personally so be patient & I will get to you soon. Thanks!!

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.

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!!

I love Steve Perry!!

He is such a wonderful singer & seems like a really great person. I love 80's music too!

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 loved, spoiled, & happy little dogs who get lots of love & treats :)


Likes/Wishlist in no particular order...

  • In need of sturdy 5" x 7" note cards with envelopes.
  • In need of laser cut wood or chipboard mini houses.
  • My #1 favorite thing to swap & receive is ATC's!
  • I also love to swap Inchies & Twinchies.
  • My favorite animal is the killer whale!
  • I LOVE the colors teal & pink together.
  • Edgar Allen Poe, & Raven.
  • I LOVE anything with Pink frosted Donuts, Cactus or Llama's on it (any crafting supplies, stationary, decor, knick knacks, magnets, figurines, note cards, etc)
  • I just got a We'R Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced die-cutting & embossing machine so I would love any stamp/die sets.
  • Digital Stamps - see my Etsy wishlist.
  • Mason Jar - tags, cards, die cuts, stamps, etc.
  • I'm a sticker freak! See my special sticker section below!
  • 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 chickens & roosters like Hei Hei from Moana, Chicken Boo from Animaniacs, etc.
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes.
  • Food with faces (anything).
  • Artist pens/pencils/markers, erasers.
  • Gelly Roll Stardust pens (Any color).
  • Punny stuff.
  • I love the look & style of Jim Shore figures.
  • Furrybones figures ( I have Octopus, Taco, Teal Unicorn, Rollie Seal, Narwhal, Brown Owl, Fennic Fox, & Cactus.
  • I love stuff that is "creepy cute"
  • The colors lime green & orange
  • 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.



  • I'm really easy to please. If you think it's cute or pretty I'm sure I will too.
  • I prefer cute, cartoony, bright colored stickers over realistic & pastel colored stickers.
  • Domesticated animals. (Cute over realistic please).
  • Farm, jungle, ocean, zoo, forest animals (cute over realistic please).
  • Owls & other birds (cute over realistic please)
  • Stamp stickers - stickers that look like postage stamps.
  • Suzy's Zoo, Snoopy & Peanuts
  • Bright flowers, realistic flowers.
  • Stickers for any holiday.
  • PETA or animal charity stickers.
  • I prefer flat, paper or thin plastic type stickers.

Please do not send:

  • Butterfly, Lady Bug, Bee, Spider or Insect stickers.
  • Epoxy, Puffy, Dimensional, Reward, Foam, Prismatic, Holographic, or Glittery stickers.
  • Kids characters (like Sesame Street, Spiderman, Dora, etc.)
  • Sports, cars, or boy themed stickers
  • Old stickers that don't stick well


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.
  • 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 (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. Please click on the name & check it out.

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 all-time faves.

  • 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) ** Day of the Dead/Sugar Skulls/Mariachi Singers/Mexican style art
  • Any character from The Nightmare before Christmas...especially the Mayor.
  • Things that are "creepy cute"
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Cute woodland critters, & beta fish.
  • Whimsical style, Zetti style
  • Puns
  • Houses: row houses or house shaped
  • Backyard birds - especially blue jays, chickadees, cardinals, sparrows, raven & crows.
  • Big eyed cute characters

My Swapping Policies

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 & I will fix it.

If something prevents me from sending on time I will always let you know.

If something comes up missing (don't we all love the post office) I will ALWAYS re-send. Please contact me before giving a negative rating so I can make it right.

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 or I made a mistake on something. I welcome any FRIENDLY guidance, advice or reminders.

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


Allegrae rated for Mushroom ATC on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: I love what you did with this theme! Such a lovely card! Your illustration skills are fantastic.
Kskollections rated for USATC - Farm Animal ATC Swap on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Love it! I love chickens, although ya gotta watch out for geese! 😂
Comment: Really like the ATC. Very good art work. Thanks a bunch.
Jessicat rated for CPG Decorated Envie - US Only on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Wowee-Wowee-Wow! I cannot believe you made this envie for me! It is so amazing! Thank you so very much! And love all of the extras! This really brightened up my day, thank you!
Response: Hahaha! I'm glad you liked it. I've never watched Bob's Burgers, but I think I will have to see what it's all about after this swap. Take care :)
Comment: I just loved your Groundhogs Day stationery. Too cute and appropriate with your Halloween stamp! Thank you for your letter. I hope soon you can start making your own Family Traditions at the holidays. Why not start something this year? Even if it is small, tell your boys it will be a tradition. When the grandbabies come do something for them each year. Don't let the time get away. DO it now! Thank you for the extra cute card and the 2 stickers. I love them! Great swap!
Comment: Loooooove the sailor girl... so cute! Thank you!
BhaktiCreations rated for Art/Craft Abandonment on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: I love this! so hard to give it up! I just wanted to update you, I left your gift at the reception window where I go for therapy, hoping it would be brighten the next person's day
christy102194 rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #2 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: So sad these gorgeous creatures are endangered :/
Comment: Thank you for such a great ATC. I love the image and it when into my binder right away!
Candyn29 rated for EASU: ATC featuring Circles on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: Cool card, thank you
Comment: The note card you sent was a cute mixed media card,. i liked it a lot. The ATC you sent I am in love with. I love whimsicle. You did a great job of drawing & coloring. I LOVE it. Thank you so much. I didn't know there were a lot of us Sun City ATCers; I've never been partnered with one.
SamiE rated for USATC: June Free Theme ATC Swap on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute little lady. Did you draw her? Glad to swap with you again.
colodad rated for EASU: Free Themed ATC Swap on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: What a great ATC! The add ones are great and work so welll with the background. Thanks for your extra care in packaging. Thanks too for hosting such great swaps.
Response: YAY! I know my usual ATC's don't really fit your taste so I looked on your profile & found clocks. I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for joining my swap :)
nsciambi rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #2 on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and for sharing the story of Skana.
ginny19590 rated for Private Kitty Cat ATC Swap on May 28, 2018
Comment: I loved my kitty's and extras you sent me. Thank you so much for a great private swap.........=)
Comment: Thanks so much. I apologize for being late in rating! Great job! It's beautiful!
Comment: Thank you so much for the atc. Turned out beautiful! Absolutely LOVE the stickers as well!
Comment: Thank you so much for the unicorn stickers and for sharing with me! Those things bother me too. Its always when you are late too that you follow the slow people in the fast lane.
LunaMoody rated for AAAMA: Zentangle Mail Art Swap on May 23, 2018
Comment: Beautiful tangles...thank you

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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!

goinjenny on May 15, 2018:

Thank you for the postcards in AWG May

Babsmomof5 on May 14, 2018:

Eek! Thank you so much for the GC to VL! I decided on "A New Day" as my set, and just sent the message in to receive it. I can't wait to get started using it!!!

bluehairedmary on May 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the spring-inspired stickers for my AWG May Wishlist! I also love the sewing-themed notecard you used! Thanks again!

orneryswife on May 11, 2018:

Thank you for the wish granted goodies!! So nice to hear from you! 😘

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on May 8, 2018:

LOL I love the name of your doggies haha

hibiscus on Mar 20, 2018:

Loved the mega swap! Let me know if you do another! Your card was wonderful by the way...

BeckyG56 on Mar 7, 2018:

Thanks for adding to my "weather" P/P. It arrived home today, and I love it! I liked your comment regarding the sun-where is it?

racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely card you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. And thank you for hosting such an amazing swap!! Your kind words are so appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. We love the Swap-bot community and hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience!! Happy 2018!

institches on Jan 5, 2018:

Kid's Fill My Stocking December - Ethan says thank you for the Minion Mega Bloks. All put together and playing with them

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