Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2018 3:22 pm


Date Joined: July 8, 2010
Last Online: December 15, 2018
Birthday: September 3
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a stay at home mom and I home school my son. I was in the Navy active duty for 4 years. My first duty station was Naples, Italy for 2 years. Loved living there! I met my husband in the Navy in Charleston, SC. Loved Charleston with all the history and beautiful beaches. We still go back and visit friends as often as we can. We were both active duty and working near each other on base. We now live back in Illinois, which is where I am from, to be close to family. We have lots of wineries here and I love visiting them and trying out the local wines. I love the outdoors, and l love going hiking and bike riding.

Favorite Music

Country music

60's/70's/80's rock

Texas Swing

Big Band

Oh, and love some Rat Pack music too!

Things I want to try

Mail art


Polymer clay


Favorite Movies

My fav moives are romantic comedies, and love stories, as long as they don't make me cry too much. I like the happy ending. Life has enough sad endings. My fav old movies are:


It's a Wonderful Life

Fried Green Tomatoes

Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels

I also love old Charlie Chann movies that I used to watch with my dad when I was younger.

Favorite Television

Parenthood- I loved this show and cried most of the way through it. Happy tears and sad. I have many parallels with this show (as many people have) and some I wish I had. It was beautiful seeing how a loving family and forgiveness work. If you have that, be thankful. I thought they did a great job showing reality of life and not just sugar coating it.

The Middle

Modern Family

House Hunters International

Dr. Who



This is Us

Big Bang Theory

The Walking Dead


The Blacklist


Life in Pieces

Better Call Saul

Last Man On Earth

Last Man Standing



Favorite Crafts

Altered Art of all kinds


Collage art

Re-purposing old boxes, tins, domino's, wood blocks

Personal items

Lotions with fresh scents such as white linen or cotton.

Candles with fresh/spicy scents such as cinnamon, hazelnut, pine.

I don't wear much make up except for blush, powder, mascara, and neutral eye shadow.

I love coffee and mugs.

Tea of any flavor!

I love all colors, but my favorites are autumn colors, burnt orange, brown, muted greens, gold. I really love so many colors from muted to bold.

I love milk and dark chocolate

My sock size is 8/9 USA

Wish List

ATC supplies

Vintage ephemera


Anything Tim Holtz


Glass beads

Collage sheets

Pretty notecards

Small notebooks for altering (like small composition notebooks)


French themed ephemera

Vintage lace

Shabby Chic

Day of the Dead

Mark Ryden

Halloween images


Vintage Halloween


I'm not into the cute stuff like Hello Kitty, Kawaii, anime (unless they are dark and gothic), Disney, children/teacher stickers.

For the Yard Sale/Thrift Store swaps, please do not send any stuffed animals.


I love to read many different kinds of books such as travel books, history, biography, and fiction of course.

I love Poe, Shakespeare, Frost, Dickinson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Tolkien, Wilde, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, Browning.

I really love the young adult books such as the Hunger Games series and the City of Bones series.


Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the gift tags! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and tag 🎄
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card! I love the vintage tags too! Thank you & party on! lol
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card!
suemick15 rated for Fill a Page Color Series:Orange on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: Jan The orange ATC you made is delightful!!!. Thank you so much. Sue
donetta rated for AACG: Vintage Fashion ATC on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Oh Jan! Oh my! First things first...I love the ATC, with it's lovely and fashionable vintage lady and embellishments. You always make the nicest ATCs! And then we come to the box of gorgeous vintage extras...I am flabbergasted! So MUCH amazing, beautiful vintage wonderfulness (the doily! the lovely, crinkly paper items! the roses!)...where do you find these treasures? Suffice it to say, you made more than my day...I am so, so thankful for your sweetness and generosity!
Pandd rated for VJP: Creative Collage #10 on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Love your work. I can always tell your work because you have a definite style. Glad the tornado missed you guys. We just got back from Cuba yesterday. A beautiful country and wonderful people. Again, thank you for a beautiful journal page. Stay warm. I hear it is getting colder there. Pat💕💕
JocysMom rated for MMPC - Halloween ATC on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the late rate--our home is/was in Paradise which recently burned. I'm sure that you sent the swap, and I appreciate it!
Response: I’m so sorry to hear that and thankful that you have made it through the fire!! Thank you for rating.
Comment: Thank you. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Jenicat rated for YTPC: 10-Page Glue Book on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas glue book and extras. It's perfect 💜
CheyanneB rated for WIYM: Halloween ATC on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the ATC and it fits perfectly in my collection, thank you for the care and effort you put into making it!
vanneparis rated for MMPC - ATC w/ a Witch on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Jan - Boy, it came out spectacular!! I absolutely love it!! So many layers and the adorable images that you chose. Thanks so much for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
tigermousecat rated for MFF: ATCoins with Birds on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Love these! They came out lovely. It was well worth the wait Canada Post gave us!
Comment: Thank you for the cute tag and coin and extras!!
turtles27 rated for One Halloween Tag on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great tag! Happy Halloween!
Michelle0329 rated for SUSA - Halloween ATC w/ Extras on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!! Loved your ATC!
Comment: This is so awesome! I love all the details on the bottles and the wee owl! Thank you!
marymary914 rated for EASU: Halloween Art Swap on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Love this ATCoin!! And thanks for the extras!
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the rating!❤️
Comment: I love the ATC you sent! Thank you for the extras as well. It's crazy such a small world we live in. :)
Response: So glad you like! Thanks for the heart rating!
luvbird rated for MFF: Bird Collage Art Journal Page on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Jan, thank you so much for the beautiful bird journal page! So sweet...love both sides! So many great details and mixed media. Great job!
Response: I’m so happy you like it! Thanks so much for the rating! ❤️

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CurlyTea on Sep 4, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

BusyB on Feb 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the goodies in the serendipity swap! You spoiled me! ♡

CurlyTea on Sep 5, 2017:

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 21, 2017:

Well it came and went and my world just dimmed a little. lol

jinxspinx on Mar 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the extra goodies in the two journal group swaps you sent me today. :) I absolutely loved everything! Thank you!

wolviechick121 on Jan 1, 2017:

anrtist on Dec 28, 2016:

THANK you for the fun PF RAK of a fun CHRISTMAS crafty Inspiration Kit!!! Blessings, cc

LMeowkin on Dec 27, 2016:

Thank you SO much for the Christmas Inspiration Kit RAK from the forums! This is the coolest thing ever! I cannot wait to use it to start creating. I already have a few ideas.... thank you so much!

RyeRye on Sep 3, 2016:


DecoPalace on Aug 17, 2016:

Thank you for the tag you made me with the MLU stamper you won from me.

I appreciate it!!!

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