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JaneInSD

JaneInSD
Date Joined: March 30, 2014
Last Online: May 22, 2022
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Jane. I will ALWAYS send my swaps, so if you do not receive the swap within a reasonable time period, please contact me so that I can track it down and/or re-send. I also rate all swaps that I get, so if you haven't received a rating from me, I haven't gotten it. I love to be crafty & take great pride in my work. I work hard to create projects that meet the criteria & spend a lot of time making sure the item is something of good quality and something that I would be thrilled to get. If you get something that isn't up to your standards please let me know & I will do everything I can to make it right.

I have been an avid scrapbooker and card maker for over 25 years. I just started learning how to make junk journals and am excited to absorb all the new techniques and everything about it. I enjoy traveling and exploring other countries and always come home with hundreds of pictures and dozens of postcards from wherever I've been. I am a huge hockey fan & used to have season tickets when I lived in St. Louis. My favorite team is the St. Louis Blues. Go Blues!! I have an adorable French bulldog puppy that is so cute & fun. We have a great time playing & going on walks & enjoying the outdoors.

Favorite Books

I love to read and usually read about 80-100 books a year. I read a lot of fantasy books, but have a wide variety of tastes. Recently I've read a lot of YA fantasy, historical fiction, general fiction, and mystery. I've gone to Comic-Con the last 8 years and have had the pleasure of meeting several of my favorite authors and get my books signed by them. I keep track of all of my books on Goodreads so you're welcome to check out my profile there. I also review a lot of books for publishers before they are released and post reviews on my blog (address above). I'd love you to check it out!

Favorite Crafts

I just started trying my hand at junk journals, so I'm pretty excited about that. It's overwhelming, but I'm enjoying myself. The main crafts that I do is scrapbook and make homemade cards and envelopes. I also make homemade postcards from photographs that I take around San Diego and during my travels. I like making photo flip books out of scrapbook paper & clear envelopes, homemade decorative journal books, mini photo albums for friends, & other crafty things like wreaths, gift bags & boxes, baskets, flower vases, etc. I try to do other crafty things, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. :-) I really like using embellishments and decorative paper and special techniques when I do my crafts.

Likes/Dislikes

I appreciate everything I get because I know that people put a lot of thought and time into the swaps, so I'm not super picky. That said, I know that it's a lot easier to figure out what to send when a person lists some of their likes and dislikes, so I've taken the time to list a few things to help you with your swaps with me. :-)

LIKES:

Hockey, traveling, dogs, music, tv and movies, books & reading, scrapbooking and card making

Handmade envelopes

Stuff for junk journals, like ephemera, pockets, pouches, tags, foreign stamps, fabric, lace, trim, seam binding, envelopes, etc. I like vintage stuff (but welcome everything) flowers, butterflies, bees, vintage ladies, etc. There is so much cool stuff out there. I want it all!! ha ha ha

I love anything Batman related, but I also like Marvel characters, like Iron Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc

I also like DC heroes Green Arrow, the Flash, Deathstroke, etc.

Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Unusual or rare die cuts (I have almost every Stampin' Up punch and die cut so am set there, but something unusual would be awesome)

Stickers of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, bees

Pressed pennies (especially shiny ones) - usually found in touristy areas (you will get a BIG heart from me if you include one!!)

Patriotic Items from your country (something with your country's flag on it, postcards of your royal family, something commemorating a historic event, etc )

I'm not a huge fan of pastel or fluorescent colors. I tend to use richer and deeper colors. I really like deep, rich shades of red, orange, blue, purple, yellow, brown, green and turquoise. I really like Stampin Up!'s color pallets, so you can't go wrong with that.

POSTCARDS:

Anything Hockey

City skylines, castles, lighthouses, windmills, historic buildings and overhead views of beautiful landscapes(but I do not like multi-view postcards)

TV shows or movies

Art (except modern art)

Animals

Flowers

Butterflies, bees, dragonflies

I also really like postcards that depict characters from fantasy books & movies (think Harry Potter book series, Game of Thrones, Mistborn, Red Rising, wheel of time series, Assassin' Apprentice series, etc. )

Pretty fairies, non-horror monsters, pixies, etc.

I like postcards that are weird, funny, strange or ugly/hokey/corny and leave you a little off-put, or scratching your head thinking "what the heck"? I'm not easily offended at all, so if it's a bit sarcastic, sassy or racy it's ok. I mean, don't send porn for heavens sake, but anything short of that won't make me clutch my pearls or "take to my bed", so it's all good. 😎

DISLIKES:

I DO NOT LIKE TEA OR COFFEE, so please don't send

I do not want to get any kind of food or candy

Please don't send me any kind of beauty products or jewelry

Please don't send me any paper scraps or paper samples. While I love paper and regularly hoard it, I have so much that I fear I will never use it all.

I do not collect used U.S. stamps, so would prefer not to get them

I don't like stickers, paper, smash cards, etc. that are really young or juvenile looking

I don't like really bright fluorescent colors

I would prefer not to get any free or ad postcards

I do not have children and my nieces and nephews are all adults, so would prefer to not get any children stickers, teacher reward stickers, juvenile stickers, etc. I can't use them, so don't want you to waste them on me. :-)

I have a sensitivity to cigarette smoke, so would appreciate you taking care to not send me anything that smells like cigarette smoke

Ratings

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Comment: Love what you sent to me.Each piece is beautiful.Thank you so much.
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Comment: These were so lovely and the bird was perfection....thank you!!!
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Comment: Thanks for these great envies and the extras too! I will be using everything! The minis are adorable! Perfect for tuck-ins! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Hi Jane thanks for joining in on these swaps. My friend Vickyen and I host gelli plate pc swaps from time to time. I can tell you are having fun with the gelli plate!! I loved this card and I loved the background, thanks so much!! take care
Arabella rated for USAPC : Use your scraps #2 on May 11, 2022
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Comment: I love the owl scrap creations you made! And the cute little butterfly booklet! And the tag is just the vintagy style I love!! You do beautiful work and I can't wait to be you partner again!! Thank you so much!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute clusters! I also appreciate the fun extras and will definitely use them in my crafts!
tatntole rated for VF Fairy Mail Art - USA on May 7, 2022
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Comment: Love the envelope and extras.
lady41701 rated for SMSUSA: Junk Journal Goodies 💌 on May 3, 2022
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Comment: What a beautiful swap you made! I loved the vintage theme pocket and the extra goodies were sweet too. Thanks a bunch.
ÇisnerosV rated for JJJ: Be Inspired on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so very much! I love California poppies. The item is just so cute.
rsj244 rated for AMA: Shades of Purple Mail Art on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for such a lovely envelope you made and all the butterflies. I really enjoyed receiving your purple mail art! Thanks for joining my swap!✌🏼💗😄
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Comment: Hey there neighbor...I love the tag that you made for me. Funny...I was saying and thinking to myself that I made mine a bit "different" as well...lol...I hope my partner likes what I did. This was my first time using this technique...paste and embossed paper. Finding a stencil in my "stupidly overstuffed stash was my main problem. I have tons of them, and I was finding them, but those were not appropriate for this swap, so I kept looking until I found one that sort of had a floral pattern. Whew...! LOL...Thanks also for the goodies that you tucked inside for me. Until our next swap or perhaps once day we can meet somewhere along the -15- freeway and have lunch...go to JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby ...etc and look at all the stuff that I'm sure we both don't need...lol. Take care...
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE this and cannot wait to put it together into my journal! Thank you for sending the little tutorial sheet to go with it, it looks beautiful and I am honored to have it as part of my memory keeping!!! xx
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Comment: WHat a cute little folder; thank you so much!
shellbee8 rated for VF: 5 Fairytale Items - USA on Apr 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! Everything you sent is incredible!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful flowery envies. I will definitely use them!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute goodies! ❤
Jillemina rated for YTPC: Double Pocket Flip - US on Apr 18, 2022
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Comment: WOW! Once again you amaze me. This was such a beautiful swap to receive. I LOVE how coordinating it all is. So lovely. I volunteer at a butterfly biosphere and am always taking little notes here and there. This will be PERFECT for that! Thank again for making something so special for me.
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Comment: WOW! JUST WOW! This has to be one of the most beautifully constructed swaps I have received. It is so incredible and such a joy to open. Thank you so much for taking the time to make something so special for me.
ultracinematik rated for USAPC : Use your scraps on Apr 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Nice use of scraps!
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Comment: WOW! What an amazing swap. Not only is it beautifully constructed but such a joy to go through. Thank you so much for taking the time to make something so special for me!

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Comments

Artstamper on Apr 9, 2020:

Hi Jane, I received my 1st round robin journal back today and want to thank you for the spread you did in it.It is so pretty and I like the quote you chose. Hope all is fine with you and that you are well. I have yours now and hope to get it in the mail soon.

CurlyTea on Feb 6, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Feb 5, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

sleepingrover2010 on Jan 24, 2015:

Hello,

I never received a Christmas card from RandiPearl even though she marked it as sent. If she sent it, I never received it. I received your card the first week of January but I was out of town and just returned recently. So, this was my first time I have been able to rate you and let you know that I had received it. I would give you a 5 and a heart for your beautiful card. It is a card that I will look forward to using next Christmas.. You did a beautiful job. I love the sparkle paper you used. and the beautiful black and silver ribbon you used for the string on the ornaments. I also love the color of the card and the ornaments. Thank you for angeling me and making sure I got both of my cards. Happy New Year!!!!

Barb sleepingrover2010

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