Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 11:23 pm


Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Janis from Texas. Yee Haw!

I have 25 year old twin boys and a 30 year old son who is developmentally delayed due to a rare chromosome disorder called "Ring 4". More information on this disorder can be found [HERE].(https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/ring-chromosome-4/)

I have been married for 32 years. I was a military wife for 10 years. We lived on Ft. Huachuca in AZ: (Loved it!!). Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia: (Liked it!) & Ft. Meade in Maryland: (Hated it!). He is a Veteran of the Gulf War & left 1 week after I found out I was pregnant with Grayson & came back 2 weeks after he was born. My twins were born at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

My Pets

I have 3 rescue dogs.

Yodi is a 2yr old Yorkie mix. My son actually rescued him from the shelter, but he was too much for him to handle so we took him in. 3 separate people had adopted him before, but brought him back b/c they couldn't handle him. He is aloof, hard headed, & is one kooky little dog. He acts like the Tazmanian devil from Looney Tunes & has little hissy fits making all kinds of growling noises & spins if he doesn't get his way.

Bianca is a 8 yr old Doxie-Pin. She was from an animal hoarding situation & went to a couple of homes until she found us. She is terrified of everything...the leash, walks, baths, other people, anything that you have or hold that she doesn't recognize, etc.

My husband rescued a new dog that was going to be sent to the pound. Her name is Penny & she is a 2yr. old shepherd mix. She is really sweet, & friendly. Yodi loves her, but Bianca does not.

They are all loved, spoiled, & happy house dogs who get lots of love & treats :)


Likes/Wishlist in no particular order...

  • New wish - Die cut paper pieces & background paper with circles & bubbles similar to these.
  • I LOVE killer whales...all whales & dolphins really, but Orca, Narwhal, Sperm whales, & Beluga
  • Bottlenose & Commerson's Dolphins are my favorites!!
  • My #1 favorite thing to swap & receive is ATC's & now Artist Trading Coins too!
  • An origami killer whale.
  • A mosaic eggshell magnet or ATC
  • Bright & happy suns
  • Inchies & Twinchies.
  • I love the Mayor from Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Zipper pouches - looking for larger ones that hold more stuff.
  • Edgar Allen Poe, & the Raven.
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes.
  • Mariachi Bands, Mexican art, & Day of the Dead
  • I collect vintage postcards & photos from Miami Seaquarium, Sea World, Sea Land of the Pacific, Marineland & any other aquariums or destinations depicting whales/dolphins in aquariums.
  • Good Luck anything - Pennies, coins, tokens, clovers, charms, pocket cards, etc.
  • Numbers
  • Worry stones
  • Beaded rosary & other catholic items.

Other stuff I like..

  • I love funny chickens & roosters like Hei Hei from Moana, Chicken Boo from Animaniacs, etc.
  • Kliban Cat
  • Cute avocados!
  • Kelly Rae Roberts
  • I love Thimblestump Hollow characters...Huskyshuffler is my favorite!
  • Chris Ryniak art & vinyl figures.
  • Joe Ledbetter art & vinyl figures.
  • MAp-MAp art & custom figures.

I collect...

  • Jim Shore Disney figurines
  • Miss Mindy Disney Figures
  • Disney & favorite character Funko Pops
  • Cow Parade Figures
  • Killer whale figurines, decorations & wall art
  • New & used dog/cat/animal rabies or registration tags & licenses as well as blanks.
  • Wooden nickels, bottle caps.
  • Keys (any type)

Animal Loves...

  • Whales & dolphins as listed above
  • Octopus
  • All cats & dogs
  • Chickens & roosters
  • Betta fish
  • All cats & dogs
  • Blue-Jay's, Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee
  • Black & White Cows, Spanish bulls (not the fighting part, just that type of bull)
  • You can't go wrong if it has a cute animal on it :)

Some characters I like are...

  • Quick Draw McGraw & Baba-Looey
  • Pixie & Dixie
  • The over-polite Goofy Gophers
  • Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester the Cat, Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn (including George P. Dog, Henry Hawk, & Sam the Sheepdog)
  • Ferdinand the Bull
  • Stitch
  • Animaniacs (including Goodfeathers, Chicken Boo, Mindy & Buttons, Katie Ka-Boom, etc.)
  • Tiny Toons
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Batman & Aquaman
  • All the characters from the Nightmare Before Christmas....especially the Mayor.

People I currently like...

  • Steve Perry
  • John Oliver
  • Tom Cruise
  • Barak Obama
  • Terry Crews
  • Blink 182

Dislikes/Don't Send

  • Improperly packaged items that get damaged during shipping
  • Strong smell of cigarette smoke
  • Nudes (not opposed to receiving one...just not what I would typically go for)
  • Gore, or gross stuff like dismembered babies, medical specimens, realistic horror.
  • Monkeys/Chimps
  • Circus animals
  • Sea shells
  • Spiders - I have Arachnophobia!!

Please do not send: These are things I do not need or have an excess of, so while I appreciate you sending them, please be aware that they might be shared with others, which will put a smile on someone else's face too.

  • Journal or Planner items
  • Clothes, Iron on's
  • Notebooks, paper, sticky notes, memo sheets & recipe cards
  • Jewelry
  • Paper pieces/punchies
  • Scented sachets or perfume.
  • Books or Bookmarks (I do audiobooks)
  • Gems, rhinestones, bling, GLITTER, spangles, confetti or sequins.
  • Make up, Nail Polish, Perfume, any Bath & body stuff
  • Items from Dollar Tree (I go there all the time)
  • Food or drink of any kind (no tea bags/drink or coffee packets please)

ATC Themes I Like

I am the founder of the Experienced ATC Swappers Group as well as the USA ATC Swap group.

I prefer hand drawn/painted ATC's. I also enjoy Collage ATC's that show good work and attention to detail and Mixed Media ATC's as well. If it's in your unique "style" then that's even better.

Besides my favorite animals & themes listed in my "likes/ wishlist" section above, I like...

  • Orca or Killer Whales (all time fave)
  • Narwhals, Sperm whales, Beluga whales, Bottlenose Dolphins & any Great White Sharks.
  • Dogs - Dachshunds, Boston Terrier, Greyhound (or any dogs really)
  • Cats (my son Grayson collects cat ATC's)
  • The Nightmare before Christmas the Mayor & Dr. Finkelstein, but I love the background characters too like Bat Boy, Mummy Kid, Vampires, Clown with the tear away face, Witches & the Harlequin Monster.
  • Edgar Allen Poe, & The Raven.
  • Backyard birds - especially Blue Jays, Tufted Tit Mouse & Chickadees.
  • Mariachi Bands, the colors& style of Mexican art, & Day of the Dead.
  • Beta fish, goldfish
  • Octopus
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes.
  • Lowbrow Art
  • Zetti , Distress & Grunge.
  • Houses: row houses or house shaped ATC's.
  • Numbers
  • People & animals - with big eyes. Odd, weird, surreal, quirky, puns, whimsical, cutesy, realistic, cutesy or fantastical.

Just because it's not listed here doesn't mean I don't like it or want it. I am open to any & all topics & themes.

My Swapping Policies

I use a lot of tape because the postal machines that the mail goes through can be very hard on envelopes, so I don't want them to tear up my ATC's & swaps that I send out. I've worked very hard on them & want you to receive them in great shape. See HERE for an interesting article about why your mail is sometimes damaged.

You will probably need a pair of scissors handy when you open up my swaps.

I am 2 hours behind Swapbot time.

I swap USA only due to postage costs, wait times & reliability. I will however swap with Canada on an individual basis.

I am no longer allowing swappers that have participated in "ratings booster" swaps to make up for poor ratings in my groups & swaps b/c I think it is an unfair way to cheat the ratings system. I will make an exception only if it has been 1 year + since you joined one.

**Feel free to use any of my past swap ideas, wording, or pictures to host your own swap or to start an International version of a swap I am currently hosting. No need to ask. Ideas are not property. We are all here to express our creativity & have fun, so inspiring others & sharing ideas is what Swapbot is all about.

I do not claim to be an expert in any of the swaps that I host. I am often trying out new things right along with you & for the very 1st. time. Sometimes I fail & sometimes I succeed, but I give it my best shot & hope you will do the same.

I ALWAYS send & I ALWAYS rate, so if you are missing a card, package or rating please let me know before giving me a negative rating so I can make it right. If something prevents me from sending on time I will always let you know.

I always angel all of my swaps as long as you rate the person that flaked on you a 1.

Please don't hesitate to PM me if something doesn't look right, if I made a mistake on something or for any constructive comments. I welcome any FRIENDLY guidance, advice or reminders.

SMOKE STINKS! - I prefer not to swap with smokers unless you are very careful about keeping your items away from the smoke.


Comment: Cute card, and I love the stickers. The list of phobias is genius! I may have to “borrow” that idea next year. Thanks!!
RosieRedd rated for Free Theme ATC Swap #14 - USA Only on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Hi Janis, I just received your ATC, thank you I love how bright and colorful it is. Sending warm hugs from south Florida, Rosie
Comment: Love the phobias list and stickers.
Comment: I’ve been saving my Halloween cards to open closer to the holiday and am finally opening them! I love the way you decorated the envelope with the washi and stickers and your extras were amazing! Thank you!!
YooperHill rated for EASU: Body Parts ATC on Oct 17, 2021
Comment: Excellent! Thank you.
Comment: What a delightful Halloween card. I loved the pumpkins! Thank you for the stickers. I really appreciate them. I haven't been able to find any where I live.
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to opening these a little closer to Halloween! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Halloween ATC on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Oooo so spooky! Love it and that it's interactive! You rock! Tysm ❤️
Comment: Great card and extras! Thank you. I've actually already eaten all the Halloween candy I bought. If I buy it too early I eat it, too late and the stores are out. Can't win. Happy Halloween.
Comment: Janis, WOW! Thank you so SOO much for the adorable Halloween ATC that you sent me! I just adore it with my whole entire heart! I can't wait to add it into my collection, I will cherish it forever! Thank you so much again:) Sending hugs! Addie<3
luv2kraft rated for USA-Mega Halloween ATC on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the CLever pot ' O' skulls.the extras are really cute and useful.Always a pleasure to see you in the mail.
supersquirrel rated for USATC: ATC with Texture on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: 😍😍😍 I absolutely LOVE your Sea & Sand ATC. I love it so much I'm laughing! Is the sand really sand? I'm in awe of your creativeness, Jannie 😍😍😍
Comment: Got it! Thanks so much!!
Comment: Actually I learned something in your swap. I didn't know that there are Halloween Phobias!!! I love all of the goodies that you sent me! Also, I LOVE the card.
DeAnnaVarela rated for USA-Mega Halloween ATC on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: I LOVE the ATC and cute card and envie. Thanks for the extras as well. I can use those tiny bats on some Halloween ATCoin swaps I'm hosting!
EleanB rated for USA-Mega Halloween ATC on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: What a cute mummy! And thank you for the Halloween washi (it can be so hard to find sometimes)
Comment: Thank you for the pumpkin card. I really appreciate the stickers. My favorite candy is smarties. I love decorating for Halloween. I enjoyed the quotes. Thanks for sharing!
Comment: I love the Happy Boo Day card and the WEALTH of stickers and tags you enclosed. Thank you very much!
Begokschaf rated for USA-Mega Halloween ATC on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Oh my. Such a cool ATC! You are quite the artist. I’m very impressed. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thanks for all of the extras. I love the tags

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Mistyinltown on Oct 12, 2021:

Happy Birthday!

jamicam on Oct 6, 2021:

Thank you for the label dies! They are perfect!! I will get lots of use out of these. Thanks so much!

supersquirrel on Sep 22, 2021:

Hi Jannie - Thank you SO much for the girl, mushrooms and tag set steel dies! What an amazing RAK. This is hours of fun and joy for me!! Thank you again ❤️❤️❤️🐋🐿️❤️❤️❤️

tcornell on Sep 17, 2021:

I got the clown ATC, I LOVE it! It's even better, in person! Thank you so much for swapping with me. ♥♥♥

lttleetoile on Aug 31, 2021:

📬 you sent me 📬 💌 HAPPY MAIL!! 💌 🌸 out of the blue 🦋 ☘️ perfect timing 🔮 ❓how did you know❓ ❤️ I love it all 💎 😀 thank you so much! 💓

jamicam on Jul 21, 2021:

Janis, thank you for spreading joy and kindness!! I received the flower die and can't wait to start using it. I appreciate your generosity!


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