Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2020 6:23 pm


Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: November 27, 2020
Birthday: October 12
Country: United States
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About Me

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

I have 24 year old twin boys and a 29 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 31 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!) where my husband worked for the The National Security Agency (NSA) He is a Veteran of the Gulf War. He 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.

I have been growing out my hair this past year so b/c I wanted to donate it to Locks of Love. Well, here it is! I can still put it in a bun so it's not too short now. I'm going to start growing it out again now for another donation.

My Pets

I have 2 rescue dogs...

Sprocket (10 yr old Schnoodle) was rescued from a neglectful owner. His hair was so matted that he had bleeding & sores. The first thing we did was take him to the groomer to get shaved. He was so happy after that.

We just rescued Bianca (7 yr old Doxie-Pin). She was neglected & went from home to home until she found us. They are both loved, spoiled, fat & happy little dogs who get lots of hugs & treats :)


Likes/Wishlist in no particular order...

I LOVE killer whales...all whales really, but Orca are my all time favorite!!

  • An origami killer whale.
  • A mosaic eggshell magnet or ATC.
  • My #1 favorite thing to swap & receive is ATC's & now Artist Trading Coins too!
  • I also love to swap Inchies & Twinchies.
  • I love the Mayor from Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • I love zipper pouches, coin purses & pencil pouches! Looking for larger ones that hold more stuff.
  • Edgar Allen Poe, & The Raven.
  • Animals dressed in hipster clothes.
  • I like Mariachi Bands, Mexican art, Day of the Dead & Sugar Skulls.
  • Digital Stamps - see my Etsy wishlist.
  • I collect postcards & photos from Miami Seaquarium, Sea World, Sea Land of the Pacific, Marineland & any other aquariums or destinations depicting whales/dolphins in aquariums.
  • I collect new & used dog/cat/animal rabies or registration tags & licenses.
  • I collect misc. coins & tokens such as: tax, ration, phone, bathroom, car wash, train, etc.
  • Wooden nickels
  • Good Luck anything - Pennies, coins, tokens, clovers, charms, pocket cards, etc.
  • Any metal keys (house, car, suitcase, etc.)

Other stuff I like..

  • I love funny chickens & roosters like Hei Hei from Moana, Chicken Boo from Animaniacs, etc.
  • Puns
  • Jim Shore figures.
  • Stuff that is "creepy cute"
  • I love Thimblestump Hollow characters. Huskyshuffler is my favorite!

Animal Loves...

  • All whales, especially Orca!!! & Narwhal.
  • Octopus
  • Chickens & Roosters
  • Llama & Alpaca
  • Elephants (except circus elephants)
  • 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 an 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
  • Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang
  • 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 like...

  • Steve Perry
  • John Oliver
  • Blink 182

Dislikes/Don't Send

**Things I don't like...

  • 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, 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)

ATC Themes I Like

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

I like all types of ATC's especially if they are hand drawn/painted in your unique "style". Just because it's not listed here doesn't mean I don't like it...these are just some of my faves that I can think of tight now...

  • Any animals, characters or likes listed above.
  • Cats (my son Grayson collects cat ATC's)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas background characters like Bat Boy, Mummy Kid, Vampires, Clown, Witches & the Harlequin Monster.
  • Cute woodland critters
  • Beta fish
  • Whimsical style, Zetti style, Puns, Distress & Grunge style
  • Houses: row houses or house shaped
  • Numbers
  • Hand drawn ATC's: Big Eyed, Creepy cute, your unique character, faces, people

My Swapping Policies

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

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 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.

I am a tape fiend & I always make sure my envelopes & packages are taped up VERY well, so you might want a pair of scissors handy when you open up my swaps.

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


Comment: Beautifully decorated envelope! Received yours today and will be waiting until Xmas to open it. Thank you!
PegOGood rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar 3&4 on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas Card. I am waiting for December to open it and I am excited about it.
brooklynbunch rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap USA on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Love the Christmas "cod" and the sticker with the naughty kittens. Thanks also for all the goodies inside. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Comment: Thank you so much, love the Peanuts gang :-) I'm looking forward to opening soon!
Chechel2 rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar 1&2 on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: I got your card and cannot wait to open it next month! 😊 Thank you!
Comment: WOW! WOW! WOW! How did I get so lucky with you. The coins are AMAZING! I adore them and was so excited to receive 3. How does one put a cherry on top, send 2 extra ATC's that are over the top gorgeous. You my friend are one fantastic artist and friend. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for sharing this wonderful ATC! I like it very much. 🐠
Comment: Thank you 💖
Comment: Saving this one, but I KNOW it will be great! Thanks.
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card! I love the "old school" coca cola type Santa's. I also appreciate the extra stickers. I am so sorry that you have to miss out on some family members. We will also be missing some family. Stay strong there are some brighter days ahead. 🎄💗
DreZee rated for HD/HP ATC Swap - USA Only on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: I was excited to receive such a beautiful ATC! Thank you so much!
Comment: Turkey greetings to you and yours, I had not even opened your card and I knew it was from without even looking at your return addy it was from you. I have kept all your other decorated envies too. You grace my mail box and bring me smiles. Thank you so very much for the note card and stickers too. 🦃❤️🌻
Comment: Thank you for this adorable card and stickers, Janis! I always look forward to your festive envelopes
Comment: Thank you Janis for card and extras. Thanksgiving here just son and his dad. Happy thanksgiving.
Comment: I literally am just now opening my Halloween cards and I LOVEEEEE this one! I'm watching It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, so this was PERFECT!!! I always enjoy everything I get from you! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thanks. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you for the card and cute extras🤗
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, and I love the stickers - too cute! I say Pee-can. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable card and stickers and washi tape. It was so sweet! Thank you so much.

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simcoe54 on Nov 13, 2020:

RAK - 2 small Dies -- Just received the dies and they are so nice. Can't wait to start creating. Thanks!

DeAnnaVarela on Nov 9, 2020:

Thank you for the home stamps! I will make good use of them. Also, I'm sending you a PM.

Hugs, DeAnna

djcamp04 on Nov 9, 2020:

❤️Thank you so much for the adorable bird & muchroom stamps!!! ❤️ I love these long legged birds!! Will start on you something special with them this week!! HUGS!!

DreZee on Nov 9, 2020:

Thank you for the stamps you sent! They are so fun and I can't wait to use them. Your generosity is appreciated!

captkristi on Nov 6, 2020:

Thank YOU!!! I got my cow stamps and they are so fun! Perfectly perfect! Thank you. You are wonderful as a host, swap partner, and person. Wonderful part of SB. <3

hibiscus on Nov 5, 2020:

I got my lovely butterfly stamps today ... they are amazing and so are you!

ginny19590 on Nov 5, 2020:

I loved the stamps you sent me. Thank you so very much........=)

BusyB on Oct 31, 2020:

Onaki on Oct 20, 2020:

EASU Group: Copic Giveaway

Thank you so much for the two markers and the stamp! I find the stamp absolutely adorable! I'm excited to use the markers in my Halloween themed art. :)

sweetgypsy on Oct 9, 2020:

EASU Group: Copic Giveaway - Thank you so much for the Copic Markers! Can't wait to try them out. :)

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