Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2018 7:05 am


Date Joined: July 8, 2010
Last Online: September 20, 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.


Shellyr rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #24 on Jun 12, 2018
Arabella rated for AACG: Altered Tea Bag ATC on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks Jan, love it!
Response: Thank you!
Arabella rated for AACG: Let's Try a Magpie Journal! on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sending the journal, Jan, I love all the vintage ads and calendar bits! Thank you also for all the extra vintage pieces!
Response: I’m glad you like it and thank you for your gracious rating. 😊 I apologize again for my lateness.
Pandd rated for AACG: Mini Junk Journal on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: I got it! And it is beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful journal. Your work is always gorgeous. And all of the southern Illinois goodies. What fun! Today was Marion day. I also got a swap from Mandy. I will be back in humid southern Illinois the first of June. Thank you for all of the work you put in on the journal. Love it. Pat💕💕
Comment: Wheeeeeeeee! Jan I love your aesthetic! Every little creation you conceive has an unmistakable touch that is as telling as your signature. Thank you so very much for this gem and the wonderful extras. The pizza and the cake was awesome too. Love you bestie!
suzwa rated for VS - ATC w/ a 1950s Housewife on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: OMGoodness !!! I just love this ATC. Thank you so much for your beautiful work and the extra goodies .
Response: I'm so glad you like it and thanks so much for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you so much! Sorry you had to re-send. So frustrating!
Response: Glad it arrived and thanks for the rating!
karry rated for Vintage Valentine ATC on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: I'm so sorry I didn't rate you promptly! Your ATC is lovely, and I have it leaning up against my computer screen at work so I can look at it often!
Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it.
midteacher rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Awesome mail! The little bird card is my favorite thing. I also appreciated that you contacted me.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the heart rating. :)
PeliKat rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Jan, thanks so much for the envelope of goodies! I especially like the calendar book page with the cut flowers picture, the cigar band and logo, and the milk bottle top. This was so much fun to look through and will work great for future projects!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for the heart rating and sweet comments. 😊😊
BusyB rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: I feel so spoiled with all these vintage goodies! Thank you so much!! <3 Love it all and will use every single piece.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Some people love vintage and some throw it away. LOL I'm mailing the rest today. Thanks for the heart rating!
Mustluvdoggies rated for VJP: Vintage Ice Skaters on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Darling Journal Page! I love all the wonderful images perfectly placed. And the beautiful trim! Wonderful swap! And thank you for the great extras!
Response: Thanks my dear!! Good swapping with you again. 💓💓
Comment: Thanks for such a lovely tag! He is quite the charming fellow!
Response: Thanks so much! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely star! I love it! What did you use for the snow? Beautiful image!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating! I used Snow-Tex by DecoArt and then I sprinkled it with glitter. :)
Comment: I so love it! Thank you so much for such a wonderful little scene. It is my first Christmas decoration out! (shhhh! Don't tell!)
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you!
Comment: I love the darling math card you made! The stamp is great! And love the transparent stickers on it! You did a great job on having the math showing! Thank you for the wonderful vintage extras, love them!!
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the heart rating❣❣
Comment: I love how you altered this flash card! The transparencies you used are so cool. It really gave the card a unique and clever look. I liked how you used the numbers as part of your artwork I wished I would have thought of that. I also love the “diva girl,” this is just adorable. I have really missed swapping with you and seeing your beautiful art. Thank you so much for the awesome vintage ephemera, I can’t wait to use these on a special project. I wish I could give you a hundred hearts❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕
Response: That makes me happy that you're pleased with the card! 😊 Thanks so much for the heart rating and your sweet comments. Hopefully we'll meet again soon at the mailbox! 😊
luv2kraft rated for VS - Halloween ATC on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC! Gorgeous!Thanks for all the luscious vintage papers.
Response: So glad you like it and thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Oh my goodness it didnt save. Thank you for the fab postcard! I love all the busyness in the scene and the various ships. Very cool. Thank you so much!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!!
marymary914 rated for MMPC - Handmade Envies - USA on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great envies and extra vintage papers!!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart 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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