Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2017 9:56 pm


Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: December 10, 2017
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm Janis from Texas. Yee Haw!

I have 22 year old twin boys and a 26 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.

Grayson is such a sweet boy. He loves everyone & leaves smiles wherever he goes. He is 26 yrs. old.

Stocking Stuffer/Card Swaps: Please address to Grayson Bowen at my address. Thanks!!

LIKES: Grayson is very easy to please. A card with a dollar bill & some corny jokes written inside would make his day. Every card he receives gets hung up on his bedroom door & every dollar bill he receives gets put into a special bank & is used for his favorite pastime...going to the movies. He likes dollar bills b/c he can count them out & pay all by himself.

He collects the Panini Beauty & the Beast movie sticker packs that they have at Dollar Tree & he would love to get some more of those.

He has 2 baby dolls (12" Baby Alive named Suzy & an 18" Ashton Drake baby named Emily). He loves to get any baby stuff for them...clothes, blankets, hats, socks hair accessories, etc.

He loves the Power Rangers & has watched it since he was 4 yrs. old.

He loves books (preschool/kindergarten level - gently used is OK), comics, trading cards, any blind bag, box or surprise toys, all of the characters on current cartoons TV & movies such as..My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Paw Patrol, Tsum Tsums, Wiggles, Magic School Bus, Spiderman, Dogs & cats, All Disney, Disney Junior, Mickey & friends, Nickelodeon - boy or girl stuff. He loves popcorn, gummy candy (reg. or sour) & bubble gum. Painting kits for figures, banks, ornaments, etc.

No tattoos, stickers cars, trucks please.

If you want some specifics or have any questions please PM me :)

I ♥ killer whales...all whales really, but Orcas are my all time favorite!!

I love Steve Perry!!

He is such a wonderful singer & seems like a really great person. I ♥ 80's music too!

My Pets

I have 3 dogs...Baloney (9 yr old daushund mix), Sprocket (7 yr old Schnoodle) & we just rescued Bianca (6 yr old miniature greyhound).They are spoiled, happy little dogs who get lots of love & treats :)


Likes/Wishlist in no particular order...

  • My #1 favorite thing to swap & receive is ATC's!
  • I also ♥ Inchies & Twinchies.
  • My favorite animal is the killer whale!
  • Stickers, stickers, stickers - see my section below!
  • I collect older postcards & photos from Miami Seaquarium, Sea World, Sea Land of the Pacific, Marineland & any other aquariums or destinations depicting whales/dolphins in aquariums.
  • I love the Mayor from Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • I like Mexican art, Day of the Dead & Sugar Skulls.
  • I collect new & used dog rabies or registration tags
  • I need Buttons! (I got a bigger jar to collect them in so now I am looking for more...any type)
  • I love roosters like Hei Hei from Moana & Chicken Boo from Animaniacs.
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes
  • Artist pens/pencils/markers
  • I love the look & style of Jim Shore figures
  • Popular character ornaments from Hallmark, Carlton, or Disney.
  • Love cutesy & creepy cute too.
  • Bright colors esp. lime green & orange
  • I ♥ little Guatemalan worry dolls & any other kind too.
  • Worry stones
  • Fidget items
  • I collect coins & tokens such as: tax, ration, phone, bathroom, car wash, train, etc.
  • Vintage casino poker chips
  • Wooden nickels
  • Good Luck anything - Pennies, coins, tokens, clover, charms, pocket cards, etc.
  • I love Squished Pennies.
  • Any metal keys (house, car, suitcase, etc.)
  • Animal ♥'s...All whales, especially Orca, Dolphins, dachshunds, roosters, elephants (except circus elephants), all cats & dogs, blue-jay's & black & white colored cows.

  • Some of the characters I like are...Ferdinand the Bull, Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang, Suzy's Zoo, Stitch, cute Disney animal characters, Batman, Aquaman, Animaniacs, Chicken Boo, Tiny Toons & Looney Tunes, Dexter's Lab, Courage the cowardly dog & all the characters from the Nightmare Before Christmas.



  • I'm really easy to please. If you think it's cute or pretty I'm sure I will too.
  • I prefer cute, cartoony, bright colored stickers over realistic & pastel colored stickers.
  • Any animals that are cute, colorful, happy, bright. This includes butterflies, ladybugs, bees.
  • Domesticated animals. (Realistic dogs & cats are OK)
  • Farm, jungle, ocean, zoo, forest animals (cute over realistic please).
  • Owls & other birds (cute over realistic please)
  • Stamp stickers - stickers that look like postage stamps.
  • Suzy's Zoo, Snoopy & Peanuts
  • Bright flowers, realistic flowers.
  • Stickers for any holiday.
  • PETA or animal charity stickers.
  • I prefer flat, paper or thin plastic type stickers.

Please do not send:

  • Epoxy & puffy stickers
  • Dimensional stickers
  • Reward stickers
  • Foam Stickers
  • Prismatic or holographic stickers
  • Kids characters (like Sesame Street, Batman, Spiderman, Dora, etc.)
  • Sports, cars, or boy themed stickers
  • Old stickers that don't stick well


Dislikes/Don't Send

**Things I don't like...

  • Sticker flakes (It infuriates me when I can't peel the back off) LOL!
  • Sea shells
  • Circus themed animal items
  • Improperly packaged items that get damaged during shipping
  • Strong smell of cigarette smoke
  • Nudes (not prude, just not my thing)
  • Gore, or gross stuff like dismembered babies, medical specimens, serial killer art.
  • Spiders

Do not send: These are things I do not need or use & while I appreciate you sending them, I will re-share with others.

  • Clothes or socks
  • Rub On's, Iron on's
  • Journals, notebooks, recipe cards
  • Key Chains, Jewelry
  • Paper pieces/punchies
  • Napkins, scented sachets or perfume scented anything
  • Books or Bookmarks (I do audiobooks)
  • Gems, rhinestones, LOOSE 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 packets)

My ATC Themes

I am the founder of the group: Experienced ATC Swappers USA. Please click on the name & check it out.

I like all types of ATC's especially if they are hand drawn/painted in your unique "style". I also like...

  • All Whales (esp. Killer whales♥), Narwhals, Sperm whales & Beluga whales & Bottlenose Dolphins too.
  • Dachshunds♥ (or any dogs really)
  • Cats (my son Grayson collects cat ATC's) ** Day of the Dead/Sugar Skulls/Mariachi Singers/Mexican style art
  • Any character from The Nightmare before Christmas...especially the Mayor.
  • Things that are "creepy cute"
  • Elephants, blk. & white cows, cute woodland critters, golfdfish, beta fish.
  • Ferdinand the Bull
  • Whimsical style, Zetti style
  • Houses: row houses or house shaped
  • Backyard birds - especially blue jays, chickadees, cardinals, sparrows & crows.
  • Hand drawn or hand painted over collage.
  • Big eyed characters
  • Your hand drawn/painted unique characters

My Swapping Policies

I swap USA only due to postage costs, wait times & reliability.

Feel free to use any of my past swap ideas or wording to host your own swap or to start an International version of a swap I am currently hosting. After all, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

I always send & I always rate, so if you are missing a card, package or rating from me please let me know & I will fix it.

If something prevents me from sending on time I will always let you know.

If something comes up missing (don't we all love the post office) I will ALWAYS re-send. Please contact me before giving a negative rating so I can make it right.

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 or I made a mistake on something. 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: Thank you so much for everything 🎅happy holidays!!
Comment: Thanks for the great card--love the animals--and the tags. I like your dos and don'ts! Happy holidays. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely holiday card! I wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!
gmasusie rated for Dog Christmas Cards on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: I loved reading about you and when your kids were young. Time goes by so fast . The dog card is very cute. Thanks for the extras. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the holiday do's and don'ts list and the stickers. Great information.
Comment: Thank yo. I agree with you about the Christmas cards. I have a tote full of them too. I buy them after Christmas and save them till the next years swaps. I love Christmas cards! My husband just shakes his head. Merry Christmas.
Comment: What an adorable Christmas card! Thank you for the decorated envelope and all the extras, too :) I didn't know that artificial trees had such a short lifespan! I always get a real tree because I love the smell and I think it's worth the extra work.
Comment: Thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much, and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you and Seasons Greetings.
Comment: Hi, Janis, what a fun swap! Loved the Christmas dog card and the sweet kitty stickers. Your holiday dos and don’ts list is wonderful...than you for sharing. The penguin/snowman stickers will also be used this month! Loved the envie, too! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: So sorry for the delay in rating! I liked your card so much I took it to work to show a cat-loving co-worker and forgot it there! I used to volunteer in the cat department at a local shelter and sometimes I'd bring a box from home to give the cats "box time" so your card is really special to me :-) Thank you for the stickers and creative dos and don'ts list! xoxox
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and stickers. Most especially, thank you for the warm wishes. I hope you are able to spend a wonderful holiday with all your loved ones as well. :-)
Comment: Thank you Janis for the cute penguin card and the stickers!! Thank you, too, for hosting this fun swap!! Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and awesome 2018!! <3 <3
debrbrts rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas
Yakima1955 rated for Wishing You A Merry Christmas on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Love all the Santa facts and extra stickers!! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!!
cabaute rated for Dog Christmas Cards on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and little extras!
mermaidery rated for Dog Christmas Cards on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Bug and Lady both get presents. Lady gets things she needs though cuz she could care less. Bug is getting a plush mug of hot chocolate that she can pull the little plush marshmallows out of. Its adorable. Speaking of adorable, thank you for the SUPER adorable card! Happy Christmas!
Response: OMGeeee! I just looked it up. That toy is crazy cute!! I got a box full of different treats for my dogs now. Got them some salmon rings, turducken treats & sweet potato slices. Should be interesting!! Merry Christmas to our happy little spoiled rotten dogs :)

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CurlyTea on Oct 16, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

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Babsmomof5 on May 6, 2017:

Oh, Janis, thank you so much for the wonderful PC RAK! There were so many awesome postcards, it was just so sweet of you! I have Grayson another little goodie planned, that I'll try to get out to him this week. Thank you again ❤️

theaterfan23 on May 2, 2017:

Thank so much for the awesome assortment of gel pens!!!!

marinda on May 1, 2017:

Wow! Thank you SO much for the wonderful postcards you sent me for the destash RAK!! I am doing the happy dance right now. :)

jamicam on May 1, 2017:

THANK YOU! You're awesome!!

karry on May 1, 2017:

Janis, I received an amazing "Space Cat" ATC from you but I can't figure out what swap it was for. Was it a RAK? It is really wonderful; it makes me smile. I have one of your ATCs from 8/13/2011 hanging in my office at work. :-)

mummsie on Apr 30, 2017:

Thank you so very much for the generous gift card celebrating your 800 plus hosted swaps.It was such an unexpected delight!!

sweetpea22 on Apr 28, 2017:

WOW!!! I received the PCs RAK today & they are Awesome!!!!!!! Thanks for your generosity! :o))

btbeth on Apr 28, 2017:

Thank you for the distress marker rak! I will get alot of use from them. You are such a generous person!

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