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jannieb

jannieb
Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: October 2, 2022
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

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

I have 26 year old twin boys and a 31 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


I have been married for 33 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.


Grayson's Section

Grayson is finally at Powermorpicon!! He has been saving his money for this since covid started. He met lots of Power Rangers & Bulk & Skull too! He is also going to Universal Studios while in California. He is soooo happy!!

If you are sending me a swap & want to include something for Grayson, here are some ideas...

  • He loves corny jokes. You can write them on the inside of the card or send a few on a sheet of paper.
  • He enjoys getting $1 bills or as he calls them "tips" to save in his bank to go to movies & shows.
  • He collects $2 bills & says they are his "Magic Money.” He collects them for good luck & never spends them. He keeps them in a lock box & is the only one with a key.
  • He loves the Power Rangers & The Wiggles. Greg & Sam (the yellow wiggles are his favorite).
  • Cats - the real thing & in general. He collects cat ATC's & has his own binder for the ATC's that you guys have sent him.
  • Gum, Popcorn & sour gummy worms.
  • Everything makes him happy, so just getting a plain ol' PC or card in the mail makes him smile.

You can address cards to him at my address (PM me if you need it) or send it along with a swap.

Likes/Wishlist

Things I like:

  • Killer whales...all whales & dolphins really, but Orca, Narwhal, Sperm whales, & Beluga are faves
  • Bottlenose & Commerson's Dolphins
  • ATC’s, ATC Coins, Inchies & Twinchies too (any theme)
  • Bright, colorful, happy suns
  • The Mayor from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love when he panics & rotates his head to reveal his frazzled, stressed-out face!
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes.
  • Mariachi Bands, Mexican art, & Day of the Dead
  • Funny chickens & roosters like Hei Hei from Moana, Foghorn Leghorn, Alan-A-Dale from Disney's Robin Hood. etc.
  • Kliban Cat
  • Cute avocados
  • Kelly Rae Roberts
  • Thimblestump Hollow - Huskyshuffler is my favorite!
  • Chris Ryniak & Joe Ledbetter’s art & vinyl figures

Animal Likes: Any & all, but especially:

  • Killer whales...all whales & dolphins really, but Orca, Narwhal, Sperm whales, & Beluga are faves
  • Bottlenose & Commerson's Dolphins
  • Octopus
  • All dogs & cats
  • Chickens, roosters, Blue-Jay, Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, Crows, Ravens
  • Betta fish & Goldfish
  • Black & White Cows & Spanish bulls (like Ferdinand)

Wishlist with some inexpensive tuck in’s included:

  • Numbers, Gears, Clocks of any type: die cut, metal, paper, chipboard, etc.
  • Interesting pieces of scrapbook paper...especially with polka dots, numbers & gears, gelli print scraps, paint, ink or splattered paper. Stained paper (like coffee stained)
  • Tissue paper or napkins for collage.
  • Any metal embellishments or charms.
  • Blank Library cards
  • An origami killer whale
  • A mosaic eggshell magnet or ATC
  • Zipper pouches – pencil, coin, etc. (any size)
  • Good Luck anything - Pennies, coins, tokens, clovers, charms, pocket cards, etc.
  • Numbers – Wood, metal, etc. Large or small.
  • Worry stones
  • Beaded rosary, saint tokens, metals, charms & other catholic items.
  • New & used dog/cat/animal rabies or registration tags & licenses.
  • Wooden nickels, bottle caps & keys (house keys, car, any)
  • 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. You won’t believe how small some of their enclosures were!

Dislikes/Don't Send

These give me a frowny face:

  • 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 medical specimens & realistic horror.
  • Monkeys & Chimps, (Apes are OK)
  • Animals donning circus gear :(
  • Sea shells
  • Spiders - YUCK!


Do not send (pretty please):

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
  • Foam /reward stickers
  • Iron On's
  • Jewelry
  • Scented sachets or perfume.
  • Books or Bookmarks (I do audiobooks)
  • Gems, rhinestones, bling, GLITTER, spangles, confetti or sequins.
  • Make up, or bath & body stuff of any kind.
  • Food or drink of any kind (no tea bags/drink or coffee packets etc.)

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 (who doesn’t) LOL! If it's in your unique "style" then that's even better. I also enjoy nice collage & mixed media ATC's too.

ATC Themes & styles:

  • All Dog breeds – Faves: Dachshunds, Pugs, Greyhound
  • Cats (My son Grayson collects cat ATC's too)
  • Killer whales...all whales & dolphins really, but Orca, Narwhal, Sperm whales, & Beluga are faves
  • Bottlenose & Commerson's Dolphins
  • Octopus
  • All dogs & cats
  • Chickens, roosters, Blue-Jay, Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, Crows, Ravens
  • Betta fish & Goldfish
  • Black & White Cows & Spanish bulls (like Ferdinand)
  • Mariachi Bands, the colors & style of Mexican art, & Day of the Dead.
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes.
  • The Nightmare before Christmas Mayor & background characters too like Dr. Finkelstein, Bat Boy, Vampires, Clown with the tear away face, Evil Teddy, Witches, & the Harlequin Monster.
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Lowbrow Art
  • Zetti , Distress & Grunge.
  • Houses: Houses, row houses or house shaped
  • Numbers
  • People & animals - with big eyes.
  • People & animals - Odd, weird, surreal, quirky, whimsical

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 on my envelopes, so please have some scissors ready if you're expecting a swap from me.


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


I ALWAYS send, I ALWAYS rate, & I will ALWAYS let you know.If something is going to be late. I will angel any of my swaps, even if you are not happy with what you received from your partner.


**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. We are all here to express our creativity & meet others who enjoy our interests, so if helping others achieve that I am happy to help.


I welcome any FRIENDLY guidance, advice or reminders. I enjoy constructive criticism… not being blasted in the public forums, so please contact me first. I am always willing to talk it out.


Ratings

Sonya rated for USATC: Tim Holtz x3 on Sep 27, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC. I love dogs...and it did not go unnoticed this came in a dog card and dog postage stamp! Well done!
Response: I should get 3 hearts!! LOL :)
boriquaz rated for EASU: Advent ATC Sept. on Sep 26, 2022
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Comment: so very close. cannot wait. thank you for your atc, this is all so exciting. Happy Swapping!
Mindy82671 rated for USATC: Advent ATC - Sept. on Sep 26, 2022
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Comment: Did you draw the image or is it a stamp? Either way, super cute image and great coloring. Thank you 😊
Response: If it is the Pug ATC, it was a stamp.
Artteacherjen rated for FREE THEME ATC #35 USA ONLY on Sep 25, 2022
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Comment: Such a cute dog ATC!
Begokschaf rated for NEWBIE FRIENDLY ATC Swap #22 USA on Sep 23, 2022
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Comment: I love this swap. Thank you for hosting. I love your ATC
YooperHill rated for EASU: Anatomical Heart ATC on Sep 22, 2022
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Comment: I really liked the ATC Janice! Thank you.
Gwillisinc rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Sep 22, 2022
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Comment: Janis- super cute bee & flower card- thank you
Cindiva rated for EASU: Dictionary Words on Sep 14, 2022
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Comment: Super cute gnome card. Thanks!
addieixmarie rated for FREE THEME ATC #34 USA ONLY on Sep 13, 2022
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Comment: Janis, I absolutely ADORE the little blue bird ATC that you sent me for this swap! It is seriously so darn cute! You have brightened and made my day with this ATC:) I am super excited to add it into my collection! Thank you so much for always being an amazing swap partner and host!! You are truly the best! Thank you so much again for the adorable ATC<3
thequilterslink rated for USATC: Bee ATC on Sep 11, 2022
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Comment: Oh..love it.. I think I sent Atc instead of coin too. Doesn't matter to me..love both. Thanks for awesome swap!
sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: Clock ATC on Sep 11, 2022
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Comment: You are amazing! I just adore these TWO coins with amazing color and vintage style. I love watching your change in colors, textures and artistry! Thank you for another amazing swap. Hugs, Mona
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Comment: I just love your art! Thank you for an awesome 'shroomy atc!! Really like how you outlined everything!
YooperHill rated for HD/HP Things with Wings - US on Sep 9, 2022
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Comment: Another beauty! Thank you!
fiberlady23 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Coin on Sep 9, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful ATC Coin! Thank you for the cool coin backs!
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sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: Paperclip ATC on Aug 31, 2022
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Comment: Yeah!!! Partners again. I love how you did your card, so clever and fabulous as always!!! Thank you friend for another wonderful card for my collection of YOUR work!!! Hugs, Mona
geekgirl1001000 rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Coin on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: 2 awesome cats! thank you so much.
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Comment: Janis - I reallllly liked the cacti design. The color choices are lovely - and my favorite color combination so thank you for that :-) Was this done with a type of ink pen and markers? Its done so perfectly, I can't even tell.
Response: Thank you so much for the nice compliments.The outline is a Copic Multiliner pen & it is colored with Copic markers. I'm happy you liked it :)
Jinnypiff rated for USATC: Fun & Funky Cats ATC on Aug 28, 2022
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Comment: Very cute cat!
JKartstuff rated for EASU: Advent ATC Aug. on Aug 27, 2022
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Comment: My stack is getting thicc! Can't wait till Christmas time! Thank you!!