Swap-bot Time: February 3, 2023 11:46 am


Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: February 3, 2023
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

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

I have 26 year old twin boys and a 31 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 33 years. 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!). He is a Veteran of the Gulf War & 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.

Grayson's Section

Grayson is happy that he finally gets to get out more regularly now. He just went to see Avatar & really enjoyed it. Here he is dressed up as his favorite Wiggle.

If you are sending me a swap & want to include something for Grayson, here are some ideas...

  • He loves corny jokes. You can write them on the inside of the card or send a few on a sheet of paper.
  • He enjoys getting $1 bills or as he calls them "tips" to save in his bank to go to movies & shows.
  • He collects $2 bills & says they are his "Magic Money.” He collects them for good luck & never spends them. He keeps them in a lock box & is the only one with a key.
  • He loves the Power Rangers & The Wiggles. Greg & Sam (the yellow wiggles are his favorite).
  • Cats - the real thing & in general. He collects cat ATC's & has his own binder for the ATC's that you guys have sent him.
  • Gum, Popcorn & sour gummy worms.
  • Everything makes him happy, so just getting a plain ol' PC or card in the mail makes him smile.

You can address cards to him at my address (PM me if you need it) or send it along with a swap.

Likes/Wishlist & ATC Themes

  • ATC’s, ATC Coins, Inchies & Twinchies too (any theme)
  • Bright, colorful, happy suns
  • The Mayor from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love when he panics & rotates his head to reveal his frazzled, stressed-out face!
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes.
  • Mariachi Bands, Mexican art, & Day of the Dead
  • Kliban Cat
  • Cute avocados
  • Lowbrow Art
  • Zetti , Distress & Grunge styles.
  • Houses, row houses or house shaped
  • Numbers
  • People & animals - with big eyes.
  • People & animals - Odd, weird, surreal, quirky, whimsical
  • Kelly Rae Roberts style
  • Thimblestump Hollow - Huskyshuffler is my favorite!
  • Chris Ryniak & Joe Ledbetter’s art & vinyl figures
  • Just because it's not listed here doesn't mean I won't love it. I am open to any & all topics & themes.

Animal Likes: Any & all, but especially:

  • Killer whales...all whales & dolphins really, but Orca, Narwhal, Sperm whales, & Beluga are faves
  • Bottlenose & Commerson's Dolphins
  • Octopus
  • All dogs - Dachshund, Pug, Greyhound are faves.
  • All cats
  • Chickens, roosters, Blue-Jay, Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, Crows, Ravens
  • Betta fish & Goldfish
  • Black & White Cows & Spanish bulls (like Ferdinand)

Wishlist with some inexpensive tuck in’s included:

  • Numbers, Gears, Clocks of any type: die cut, metal, paper, chipboard, etc.
  • Interesting pieces of scrapbook paper...especially with polka dots, numbers & gears, gelli print scraps, paint, ink or splattered paper. Stained paper (like coffee stained)
  • Tissue paper or napkins for collage.
  • Any metal embellishments or charms.
  • Blank Library cards
  • An origami killer whale
  • A mosaic eggshell magnet or ATC
  • Zipper pouches – pencil, coin, etc. (any size)
  • Good Luck anything - Pennies, coins, tokens, clovers, charms, pocket cards, etc.
  • Numbers – Wood, metal, chipboard, etc. Large or small.
  • Worry stones
  • Beaded rosary, saint tokens, metals, charms & other catholic items.
  • New & used dog/cat/animal rabies or registration tags & licenses.
  • Wooden nickels, bottle caps & keys (house keys, car, any)
  • I collect vintage postcards & photos from Miami Seaquarium, Sea World, Sea Land of the Pacific, Marineland & any other aquariums or destinations depicting whales/dolphins in aquariums. You won’t believe how small some of their enclosures were!

Dislikes/Don't Send

These give me a frowny face:

  • Improperly packaged items that get damaged during shipping
  • Strong smell of cigarette smoke
  • Nudes (not opposed to receiving one...just not what I would typically go for)
  • Gore, or gross stuff like medical specimens & realistic horror.
  • Monkeys & Chimps, (Apes are OK)
  • Animals donning circus gear :(
  • Sea shells
  • Spiders - YUCK!

Do not send (pretty please):

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
  • Foam /reward stickers
  • Iron On's
  • Jewelry
  • Scented sachets or perfume.
  • Books or Bookmarks (I do audiobooks)
  • Gems, rhinestones, bling, GLITTER, spangles, confetti or sequins.
  • Make up, or bath & body stuff of any kind.
  • Food or drink of any kind (no tea bags/drink or coffee packets etc.)

My Swapping Policies

I use a LOT of tape on my envelopes, so please have some scissors ready if you're expecting a swap from me.

I swap USA only due to postage costs, wait times & reliability. I will however, swap with Canada on an individual basis.

I ALWAYS send, I ALWAYS rate, & I will ALWAYS let you know.If something is going to be late. I will angel any of my swaps, even if you are not happy with what you received from your partner.

**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. No need to ask. We are all here to express our creativity & meet others who enjoy our interests, so if helping others achieve that I am happy to help.

I welcome any FRIENDLY guidance, advice or reminders. I enjoy constructive criticism… not being blasted in the public forums, so please contact me first. I am always willing to talk it out.


debbee2014 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Coin on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: Love my happy mail from you. I loved your swap. The gnome is so cute, love the coin. This was the first coin I have received. Ive never done a coin swap before. You did a great job and will join again in the future. thanks! And the buzz stamp - love it. I gave the set of buzz stamps I bought to my sister - she likes him too.
Sonya rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Coin on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cute coin.
debbee2014 rated for USATC: Valentine ATC Exchange on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Wow just love the valentine queen you sent to me. I just love her. You did a great job! thanks
KristenCat rated for USATC: Valentine ATC Exchange on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: thanks so much for the valentine atc!
chimerix rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the super cute octopus valentine's ATC. I just love it. Aloha
Cindiva rated for USATC: Valentine ATC Exchange on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the adorable valentine atc! ❤️
turtles27 rated for USATC: Valentine ATC Exchange on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the whimsical ATC!! I also really like your killer Mail sticker!
boriquaz rated for USATC: Valentine ATC Exchange on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Always love your cards and this did not disappoint! Happy Vday and Happy Swapping!
colodad rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC #2 on Jan 3, 2023
Comment: I love the boss card! I hope to learn to use a sewing machine this year to add stitching to my cards. Great element!
suepier rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap #2 - USA on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the funny Christmas card and the labels and stickers.
kendall rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap #2 on Dec 28, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness. The cute pig is just too cute! I really examined it to see how you made it. Great learning experience. Thank you. Next year she goes on the tree.
Rrush19 rated for EASU: Christmas Coin on Dec 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your ATC coin. It made me smile!
Comment: I cheated! I opened this before Christmas! I knew it was going to be a busy week ahead, so I wanted to enjoy your swap. I did, so much! Thank you for all the festive items! I loved everything! Happy Holidays!
YooperHill rated for EASU: Christmas Coin on Dec 19, 2022
Comment: Another winner! Love the Christmas cats on the notecard too!
Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful mail art! I look forward to opening your card! Merry Christmas! (P.S. Thank you for joining my swap!!!)
Comment: I loved how you decorated the envelope. It was so festive. Thanks for all the wonderful extras. That was such a cute dog.
colodad rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: I am not really a Halloween person but I do like the way your ATC turned out.
kromo rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and all the goodies. I can’t wait to add them to my journal. Merry Christmas 🎄 I loved the collaged envelope.

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Mistyinltown on Oct 12, 2021:

Happy Birthday!

jannieb on Feb 13, 2015:

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