Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2020 11:45 pm


Date Joined: March 5, 2008
Last Online: May 23, 2019
Birthday: September 28, 1962
Country: United States
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About Me

I love to be creative and in my spare time and you will find me in my basement doing the following: mixed media, making jewelry, altering "anything" (bottles, boxes, books), making collages and creating ATC's with several colors and textures. I'm 55 years old and have 2 boys ages 268 and 25 and 2 grandsons (2.5 years and 1 month) as of January 2018. Time really goes by fast..........I still remember when they were 2 and 5, phew!!!!!! I live in the Midwest (Minnesota - state of 10,000 lakes)....

Favorite Crafts

ATC's, Jewelry Making and altering anything.

I Like Vintage

I love old "vintage" items. I love to receive anything "ephemera" with the old vintage looks. I collect old photos, old bingo cards, old ticket stubs, old looking hearts, old dice, wooden domino's, old postage stamps, mini bottles, etc.

About Me

My favorite colors are non-primary colors...I love any color that is not a primary color but hues, tints, and combination of these colors are perfect for me. However, I do appreciate primary colors, but it's just hard for me to use them myself. Don't be afraid to send me something with those colors. I love to Golf and walk. I'm not a big fan of Holiday Themed items (ex: Christmas, Halloween, Easter) but if I do receive them I always re-gift to someone who does like them.

I Like to Collect

Buttons, Brads, Old Postage Stamps, Rubber Stamps, Calligraphy items, Miniature Games Pieces, Dice, Domino's, Ephemera, old keys, old Bingo Letters, Scrabble tiles, small mini jars, skeleton keys, regular keys, Vintage Buttons, etc.

I Like

- Glitter - School Stickers - Disney Character Stickers - Plastic Beads - Scraps of Misc. Paper Smaller than 6"x6" (I have way too much). Notes: If you do send the above items I usually re-gift and send to someone who would enjoy them. I hope you don't mind.

I LOVE Any type of OLD Jewelry as I re-purpose, combine and mix and match Jewelry pieces. Let me know if you have any OLD pieces broken or not.

I Like

Embellishments, Watches and Assorted Watch Parts, Ephemera, Smaller Domino's, Mosaic Pieces, Small Tiles, Round Gems, Marbles, Old Bingo Numbers, Assorted Ribbon, Jewelry Pieces (Even Mismatched or Broken), Small Wooden and metal boxes/tins (so I can alter them), mini bottles and keys.

Flaked on By:

I can honestly say that I've only been flaked on twice and I am very fortunate. This is a great place to swap but sometimes you just have to be careful on which swaps to join.


choke rated for VTHS: Make TH proud ATC on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC, I love the elements you chose. TH would be very proud for sure! Thank you too for the awesome assortment of electronic goodies, yes they screamed at me!! I can't wait to use them on a new project to decorate my craft room, weeeee!!
Response: I'm so glad you like the ATC and I knew you'd love the little electronic goodies. I hope to swap with you again. Thank you for the rating.
mrscharlesallen rated for VS - Send 3 Vintage ATCs on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: wow Jan the ATC were great and you really sent me some beautiful items I love the ATC cards and the extras. Thank you so much.
Response: Yea! I'm so glad you liked the ATC's. This was a fun swap. I'm also glad you are able to use the little extras for your ATC making. I hope to swap with you again. Thanks for the rating.
ladydy5 rated for 9 LP- It begins with the letter M on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Very nice showing of words. Thank you
Response: I was very, very nervous about this swap as I had never done this type of swap. I'm glad you like my first 9 LP swapping. I wasn't sure how to decorate the pocket without covering up the Cards in the pockets so I left it blank. I'll have to google to see how other people have done it in the past especially without adding dimensions and causing the postage rate to go up. Thanks for coordinating this swap and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Jan - your envelope arrived today. Unfortunately it was torn open and the Inspiration Cards were not inside :(( But the address labels and your note was in there. I am giving you a heart rating as I'm very sure that they were included - and probably beautiful !!!! I am so sorry that your envelope was tampered with. Have a great day and thank you for the much needed address labels xx
Response: OMG, I'm totally re-sending. I sent you a private message with photos of the ATC's I did make. I'll re-make and re-send. I thought I really, really taped up the envelope but I guess Customs was interested in what was inside the package and TOOK my goodies that you were supposed to get!
cinlan rated for **USA ATC SWAPS*** Purple Valentine on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the extras for this swap...love everything.
Response: Yeah, the package arrived and arrived safely I'm glad you like the ATC and the extras. Thanks for the rating and I hope to swap with you again soon.
Comment: Great circus clown skinny with its classic image and fun embellishments. And thanks so much for the generous assortment of postage stamps. You're so thoughtful, and your swap in my mail box today made my day!
Response: I'm so happy you received the packaged and enjoyed the Circus Skinny. It was a little difficult for me to make as I started making one and threw it away because I wasn't happy with it and then I found the image of the clown and fell in love with it. I saw on your profile that you like used postage stamps so I just had to send you some. Thank you for the rating.
charophyta rated for jfreeman + charophyta on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Wow, great swap! Thank you so much for making the personalized labels, and for all the extras you sent! I love the nature themed prints cardstock too!
Response: Awesome! I'm so glad you like the address labels (I made more than you probably need) and the extra paper. I tried to pick out papers you would enjoy based off of your profile. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Wow! That was quite the package! Thank you so much! I especially love the sewing stuff :)
Response: I'm so glad you like the package and I thought you would get a kick out of the vintage sewing items. Thank you for the rating and I look forward to swapping with you again.
Arabella rated for VS - Send 3 Vintage ATCs on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! You may have just won the Best Swapper of the Year award and it's only February! First, I love the atcs, all the texture, the colors and the quotes! The bingo cards will be great for adding to my magpie journals and I needed atc back! The charms and embellishments are so nice! And, how did you know I love Burt's Bees' lip balm??! I have one in my purse, one in the car and one with my kitchen cabinet! Thank you so much for everything!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your package and the ATC's. I love sending items a swapper friend would love. Thank you for your kind words and for the rating. I hope to swap with you again soon.
Shiraz rated for IS: Homemade Valentine on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much Jan - Very pretty card and thanks for the extras. I don’t have any “Tim masks” so I’m anxious to try them.
Response: You are so welcome. I knew you were a Tim Holtz fan so I thought you would enjoy the masks. I'm glad you enjoyed the Homemade Valentine Card. Thank you for the rating and heart.
wolfeagle rated for Altered Domino on May 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the special package.
Response: I'm so glad you like the package and the Altered Dominoes. I read through you profile and picked out things I knew you would enjoy. Have fun! Thanks for the rating!
Mareree10 rated for Lace Skinny on Apr 5, 2016
Comment: I didn't think I had ordered anything and was pleasantly surprised to find it was a swap! Love the lace skinny, it arrived safe and in one piece. Very neat idea with the words added to it and the bottle. The extras I can use for sure! The price difference for Tim Hotlz stuff here vs. the U.S. is night and day, so I can't wait to use it. Thanks so much, after a bad week this made me smile so much, thank you. Extra hearts!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the package and the ATC. I was nervous that you may have had to pay some additional postage. Please let me know if you did so I can reimburse you. This was a fun swap and I had so much fun putting your package together. I love to see my swap-partners "smile" when they receive my swap packages. Thank you for the rating!!!
groundhogstamper rated for EASU: Green with an Inchie on Mar 20, 2016
Comment: I couldn't imagine who this package was from! What a lovely surprise to find out it was a green with an inchie ATC, and several other great giffts. I love your card and note too. Thank you so very much for everything. The ATC is perfect! I feel so blessed that you got my name in this swap.
Response: YEAH! I love seeing and hearing the reactions on the Swaps I send to people. It warms my heart when I see these types of reactions. I usually take a photo of my ATC so I can remember what I sent and I totally forgot on this one. Darn it. Anyways, I'm glad you enjoyed the package and I hope to swap with you again!
jjhere rated for EASU: Precious Metals on Feb 26, 2016
Comment: Can I give 10 stars? Wow! I was blown away not only by the fab metallic ATCs (love all the dangly bits) but also by the package that made me feel like a lottery winner. Thank you so much. I will do my best to put it all to good use (including the sewing patterns!).
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my ATC's and all the tidbits. I love reading through my swap partner's profile then send items they would love and use. This was a fun swap and enjoyed making the ATC's for you!
Comment: OMG, Jan!!! Thank you SO much for all the goodies & extra stamps :o)) I'm THRILLED with your package, you make swapping FUN!!! I hope by now you've received the flour sac and are pleased with it and the other items I sent. Please let me know!! {{BIG Hugs & Thanks}} ~~Karen :o))
Response: I'm so thrilled you love all the goodies. I had a blast preparing the package for you and know you would enjoy it. Thanks for swapping and rating.
CraftyCari rated for EASU: Steampunk Heart ATC on Feb 10, 2016
Comment: OMG, I LOVE this ATC!!! It has got to be one of my favorites!!! Loved your mixed media!!! and I don't consider these EXTRAS! Holy crap this was like a late fricking Birthday Present!!! This made my whole week! Thank you so much!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my ATC and all the little items you can use for your next steampunk swap. It was a blast getting back into creating ATC as I've been away from swap-bot for about 2 years. I'm glad this was one of my first swaps. Thanks for swapping and the rating.
marymary914 rated for EASU: Steampunk Heart ATC on Feb 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you sooo sooo much for the great ATCs and all the goodies!! You were very generous. I would give you 5 hearts if I could!!
Response: I'm glad you like my ATC and the related items. I forgot to mention I noticed you were flaked on the Star ATC swap so I thought I would "Angel" the swap and make you one. I hope you enjoy that as well. Thanks for swapping and the rating.
lv2paint rated for January Sender's Choice ATCs on Feb 3, 2014
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are so welcome. It was a very fun swap and I'm glad you liked my ATC and I hope you enjoyed my handmade leather ATC envelop. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Oh my goodness thank you sooooo much for everything! I love everything you sent! We definitely should swap again soon! <3 <3 <3
Response: I'm so glad you like everything. I had fun putting together this package for you and hoped that you would enjoy all the assorted goods. Let's swap again soon. Thanks for the rating and heart.
luleemik rated for Altered Tin on May 8, 2013
Comment: LOVE the tin and every tiny thing in it!! I've already picked out some itty bitty things for my dollhouse! Thank you for being a super swapper!!!
Response: So glad you like it. I had no idea you have a dollhouse. I'll have to look for some more miniature things for you to use. Thanks for being a great swap partner. Thanks for the rating as well.

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CurlyTea on Oct 1, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ladydy5 on Jan 26, 2018:

Not worried about your 3 ratings from 2008 so I welcome you to our group 9 Little Pockets. Enjoy

CurlyTea on Sep 29, 2017:

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

starhiker on May 2, 2016:

I was wondering if you got your altered domino okay? Thanks

Candyn29 on Feb 3, 2015:


wickedred on Sep 28, 2012:

Happy birthday sweet girl it's our special day

jukejan on Sep 25, 2012:

Hi Jan, hop on over to Gypsy's Gypsies and check out the Masterboard PC swap. It might be something you will enjoy!

luleemik on Jul 12, 2012:

Welcome to the Cocktail Bar for Swappers! Don't be shy...stop by the forum, pull up a bar stool and introduce yourself! Don't forget to post on Whaz nu wid U, so you can be entered into the monthly drawing:)

AsAlwaysAngela on Jul 12, 2012:

Yes, I actually meant to mention the wax paper bags- I thought that was a really great idea! Kind of reminded me of something they might have put scoops of treats in for children back in the day.

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