Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2018 3:56 pm


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

Updated April, 2018.

Please note: I am a little behind on rating my swaps & thanking everyone personally for Grayson's Birthday cards & goodies. Please 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...

  • 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.


christywebb rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great notecards - and I love the labels. I love even the memo sheet you used! :D
Comment: Great ATC as always!
mylove4craft rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Aw, such cute cards and labels! Thank you! You have really lovely penmanship!
BizzyBusMom rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Absolutely love the cards - thank you. I adore the Mickey mouse card. The stickers are pretty cool too. Thank you so much for the wonderful saw
MisplacedfromPA rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for very nice note cards.....and for those wonderful stickers. I really liked how your envelope was decorated. Did you use a calligraphy pen? The bambi/thumper stamp of .37 is my favorite. I really like your address labels....basically everything on your envelope. Thank-you again.
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Serious Notecard Swap - USA on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Such beautiful note cards! I loved the snoopy, Mickey, and the elephant. The others are beautiful as well. Thanks for the cute stickers, and I love the art work on the envelope!
jjhere rated for EASU: Punny ATC Swap on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Ha ha! Such a cute pug card. Thank you!
Comment: Love it! Great caricature ! Distressed and grungy Poe... what can be better... background treatment is really nice thank you so much for this neat card and also for the swap!
Peaches12 rated for April 2018 Birthday Card Swap on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I especially like the otter notepad - so cute!!
Response: I knew you would like the otter note pad. It is so cute - LOL! Take care :)
luluvision rated for AAMA: Easter Mail Art Swap on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE your envie! Thank you so much! How fun it was to receive it and the lovely card! I also love the stickers!!
ckwini rated for April 2018 Birthday Card Swap on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card and stationery set, I love them both! Happy birthday to you as well!
aurelas rated for April 2018 Birthday Card Swap on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: From the classic cartoon stamps (I really squealed at the Beetle Bailey one!) to the envelope decoration to the gifts of the Hello Kitty stickers and especially, the corgi notes, everything is just perfect! You set a high standard that I will have to endeavor to emulate for my next swap. Wow!
pat5036 rated for EASU: Hand Drawn/ Painted ATC Swap on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Love your gray-haired lady ATC! What did you use to color it?
Response: Than you so much! I used Copic markers. I'm fairly new to them so I'm trying to get the shading & blending color thing down. I'm glad you enjoyed her. Thanks for joining my swap & take care!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the stickers I love them
Comment: Happy Pig in a Blanket Day! LOL! Thank you! I love it! Thank you for the Easter card, too.
Response: Hahaha! You'r welcome. I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for joining my swap & take care!
Comment: What a fun envie!! I always enjoy getting swaps from you. Can I come over and let you teach me how you do all of this? Ha Ha! I will definitely find a use for everything you sent. Happy easter!
Response: Hahaha! Anytime! I'm so glad you liked it & is so great to hear. Thanks for joining my swap & take care!
Comment: Thank you for the fun envie, card and snail mail stickers. I like those Brach's marshmallow bunnies but my favorite are the yellow bunny peeps - I like to freeze them and save them for after Easter!
Response: Ohhh, freeze them, huh? I've never tried that. I like them to set out & get stale before I eat mine. I wonder how many ways people prefer to eat theirs? LOL! Thanks for joining my swap & take care!
Comment: Thanks so much! I love your handwriting - it's so neat and perfect! Thanks for the snail mail stickers too and the envelope is amazing!!
Comment: Oh, Janis this was truly my styke and definitely made me oh, so, happy! I adore the stickers you created, and I would love to know where you found the adorable weenie dog stationary! I can't wait to use it for one of my pen friends! Thank you so very much, and please give Greyson an Easter hug!
Comment: Hotdog! Another cool swap, please tell me where you got these decorated envies and cards. They are just too dang cute! Your penmanship is pretty too! Thank you for hosting and for being my partner. Happy Easter.

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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?

CurlyTea on Mar 2, 2018:

SQUEEEEL! Thank you so much for the fantastic and I might add perfect RAK that you sent to me. I love everything and it definitely made my day. It was a long and stressful week and this just made all that melt away and I was grinning for ear to ear.

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

USAFwife on Dec 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for sending the goodies to Nathan! That was such a sweet thing to do & he was very excited! Much love & hugs! Cindi

Babsmomof5 on May 6, 2017:

Oh, Janis, thank you so much for the wonderful PC RAK! There were so many awesome postcards, it was just so sweet of you! I have Grayson another little goodie planned, that I'll try to get out to him this week. Thank you again ❤️

theaterfan23 on May 2, 2017:

Thank so much for the awesome assortment of gel pens!!!!

marinda on May 1, 2017:

Wow! Thank you SO much for the wonderful postcards you sent me for the destash RAK!! I am doing the happy dance right now. :)

jamicam on May 1, 2017:

THANK YOU! You're awesome!!

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