Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2018 10:12 am


Date Joined: March 5, 2008
Last Online: January 18, 2018
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, stain-glass, creating magnets from domino's and bottle-caps, making jewelery, altering "anything" (bottles, boxes, books), making book-markers, making collages and creating ATC's with several colors and textures. I'm 53 years old and have 2 boys ages 26 and 23 and a 4 month old grand baby (boy). Time has really, really gone by..........I still remember when they were 2 and 5, phew!!!!!! I live in the Midwest (Minnesota - state of 10,000 lakes)....

Favorite Crafts

Stain Glass, Mosaic, Handmade Magnets with Domino's, bottle-caps and other game pieces, 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, Bottle Caps for Magnets, 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.


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.
user6937 rated for April ATC: Napkin on May 7, 2013
Comment: You did a lot of work on this ATC, thanks! I hate to tell you but the wine glass broke during transit, darn it. I like the napkins!
Response: Thank you so much. I can't believe the little wine glass broke. Darn those USPS carriers for being so careless. I thought I had really bundled it up. Glad you like the ATC and the napkins. I'll have to look for another "miniature" wine glass and send it to you. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Christopherpines rated for Altered Mini Tart Tin on Mar 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute ornament :o) I really liked how you used the roofs of the bird houses to spell out joy. And thank you so much for thinking of the girls! They were positively delighted with the mini lunch boxes and all of the tiny trinkets!
Response: Thank you for the rating. Glad the girls enjoyed their little packages and glad you like the ornament. Hope all is well and looking forward to more swapping opportunities with you and your girls.
NaughtyElf rated for Creatively Challenged ATC #1 on Nov 17, 2012
Comment: Oh my stars and garters! :-) This swap was the most over-the-top, special, tremendous, thoughtful, generous, too good to be true swaps ever! THANK YOU! I thought this was for a profile surprise or a major swap but I couldn't think of one and then I read it was for my ATC swap for THA and I was floored! I adore the fountain pen I never had one before now, and the inks, the buttons, and other amazing items that I can't mention them all here, and of course the ATC itself is a treasure. I am so lucky and blessed to have partners like you. Bless you and have a great holiday season! Hugs, Sher.
Response: OH MY, I love it! I'm so thrilled that you are so thrilled. This was a very fun swap and I loved reading your profile and compiling all the items. I also had a blast making the ATC especially for you! Thank you for the rating and for being an awesome swapper.
Comment: As always, you go so far above and beyond the swap description! The postcard is just lovely, and thank you for the extra stamp and acrylic block! (I can always use those!) and I love the stamp of the two ladies! I may have to trade you for some images once my foot heals. blessings, Gypsy
Response: You are so sweet! Thank you for your kind, dear and sweet comments. I love giving to people that enjoy receiving. That makes my heart melt. I hope all is well and thank you so much for the rating.
oreon rated for Masterboard Postcards 6 x 9 size on Oct 30, 2012
Comment: WOWZERS!!!! The master board was fantastic & the extras were amazing. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it. That was my first attempt at something like that and I hope it turned out well. It was a little on the "odd" side being on laminate wood board but I thought it was interesting. Thanks for the rating. I hope to swap with you again.
NaughtyElf rated for Tim Holtz Addicts Matchbox on Jul 28, 2012
Comment: OMG! OMG! I Looooved this swap. It was so amazing, the matchbox was stunning and then all the goodies, actual things from my profile, things I will use and love, the wax seal, the sealing wax, buttons and so much more! Thanks for an awesome swap that made me smile real big! :-) See? Hugs, Sher.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. It was fun to put together for you. I went to a garage sale this weekend and they have 3 large wax seals sticks in the FREE pile. I snared them up so quickly. I love using them. I'm glad you enjoyed the matchbox as well. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. What an interesting finish- have been staring at it trying to figure out what you used! LOL. (UTEE maybe?)
Response: Thank you for the rating. The finish is Diamond Glaze. I hope you like the Tim Holtz and assorted die cut pieces. I thought you would like the unique plastic die cuts. It will be interesting to see what you can create it with them. Thanks for coordinating this swap! I also thought you would like the wax paper sandwich bags I used to showcase your delivery. Thanks for swapping....
Comment: WOWEE!!! Thank you so much Jan for making such and incredible package for me!!! I think it's the best swap yet, lol... The Skinny card is really beautiful, I love all the different layers and embellishments. The bag of goodies is beyond words!!! I love everything!!! Thank you for making it so special!!!
Response: NICE!!! I'm so glad you like the skinny along with the bag of goodies. I had a fun time creating this for you . Thank you for the rating.
robotlove rated for {private} robotlove & jfreeman! on Jun 20, 2012
Comment: Oh my! If I could give you two extra hearts for this, I would. The box looks really awesome, and I loved all the stuff you added inside (especially the motherboard pieces because I don't have any tools to cut them myself). I almost feel like what I sent doesn't do this justice, but regardless, thanks! :)
Response: Yippie SKippie!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your altered box. This was so fun to create for you and I hope you can use the goodies inside. Thanks for swapping and thanks for the rating,
iGirlZoe rated for TH Style ATC with Pocket on Jun 11, 2012
Comment: Well Jan, you've done it again! Awesome swap and beautifully packaged. I just love the ATC and the tiny plaque (the sentiment is very fitting for me). I absolutely love the tiny name plate, where did you get them? I adore the effect you've got covering the back of the ATC with pattern paper, it's so so nice. The pocket and charm are beautiful and the contents are lurvely. I drooled all over the vintage tickets! And the pins, you are now officially a part of my pin collection. The stamp pin is just awesome awesome awesome and I haven't got one anything like that. A couple of the vintage looking pins I am going to use in my art. You really are an awesome swap partner. x
Response: You make me smile! This was a fun swap and I'm glad I got you as a partner. You are a sweet, sweet person and an awesome, awesome swapper. Thank you for the rating.

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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.

AsAlwaysAngela on May 18, 2012:

PS. Forgot to mention in the rating, but the card you wrote your note on is beautiful too! Did you make it? I really love the textures of the paper and purple is one of my favorite colors!

Candyn29 on Mar 5, 2012:

Thank You for the most AWESOME trade ever!!!!

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