Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 1:06 pm


Date Joined: July 8, 2010
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: September 3
Country: United States
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About Me

I've finally gone back to work after taking time off to homeschool my son. This will be my first full summer working instead of hanging out with my son for summer vacation. I’m a US Navy vet and served 4 years active duty and 6 years in the reserves. 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 now live in Illinois, which is where I am from. 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. My dream for the future is to buy a camper and travel the states.

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 now travel back and forth to work 40 minutes each way and have started listening to books on CD. I love it and have finished so many books! I’m now listening to the Harry Potter series.

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.


BeverlyGray rated for Halloween Bingo Card on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Love it!
Comment: What a nice envies you send to me. Thanks (also for the extras). Very useful for my art journal.
Comment: I fell in love with these on Facebook, never dreaming that they were coming my way! I never peek at my sending partner, for some reason, and the occasional thrilling surprises make me determined to continue! Jan, your attention to detail is amazing, everything you make is a treasure...thank you for being the best swap partner imaginable (and the extras you send are fab; please never think I take them for granted!). I feel your pain when it comes to not being able to spend time with Ms. Mo...I would give anything to spend time with both of you!
Comment: Wow! What an amazing piece of art, and an amazing package! Thank you so much for all the extra goodies... if I could give more than just one heart, I certainly would!
tigermousecat rated for AACG: Winter White Tag on May 6, 2019
Comment: Love the tag! Thanks for the resend. The itty bitty pocket with the calendar page is so cute!
Response: I’m so glad you like it and it finally arrived! Thanks for the heart rating!😊😊❤️
Comment: Very nicely done!! Thanks for a great swap!!
georgiafae rated for GAA: Night Sky ATC on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Love the theme anyway but love how you interpreted it! Thanks for all the Victorian ephemera too! Some great Stuff! Thanks for sharing! Pretty teapot card!
Camiliann rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #27 on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks
donetta rated for AACG: Stitches and Layers ATC #2 on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Jan, this ATC is simply beautiful! I love the vintage lady you used, and the vintage tatting is to DIE FOR! I love that you always send your very best...it's what makes you a wonderful swap partner.
Fabriqueen rated for WIYM: Valentine's Day ATC on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the 2 beautiful ATCs! Hugs, Diane
mandymo rated for Heart ATC on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you Jan! You know how I love kitties. This ATC is purfect! You always make the most wonderful art. :)
Comment: WOW!!! Thanks for this excellent swap!!! I can tell you really love these birds! Your coins are fabulous! Thanks too for the extras! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Kimmi50 rated for VS - Vintage Inspired Skinny on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness Jan I absolutely love this! You did an amazing job making this look like a “genuine” vintage piece. It looks like the real thing, you are so very talented and I really like your artistic style. Thank you so much, very proud to have in my collection.💖💖💖💖
mamajoy rated for ATCO: Free Theme February on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I liked the woman you used. The flower didn't make it. Thank the Post Office.
georgiafae rated for AACG: Turquoise and Red ATC on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Beautiful card-love the lady image. Thanks for the cute valentine you sent the swap inside and the darling little vintage school valentine and other bits. Thanks for sharing!.
Comment: Thank you for that cute Christmas card :)
Comment: Love the coins! My fav Santa is the Father Christmas images. Perfect! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!
Comment: Thank you---loved the vintage tag you included too!!
Comment: Thanks for these wonderful coins! I love anything birdie and miss the cardinals, I used to see, when I lived in WI. Happy New Year with hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Jan, thank you so much for this darling vintage collage...I'm so happy you joined the VJP group! I just love swapping with you, my dear friend!

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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:


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