Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2021 7:35 pm


Date Joined: July 8, 2010
Last Online: April 25, 2021
Birthday: September 3
Country: United States
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About Me

I've finally gone back to work after taking time off to homeschool my son. This will be my first full summer working instead of hanging out with my son for summer vacation. I’m a US Navy vet and served 4 years active duty and 6 years in the reserves. My first duty station was Naples, Italy for 2 years. Loved living there! I met my husband in the Navy in Charleston, SC. Loved Charleston with all the history and beautiful beaches. We still go back and visit friends as often as we can. We now live in Illinois, which is where I am from. We have lots of wineries here and I love visiting them and trying out the local wines. I love the outdoors, and l love going hiking and bike riding. My dream for the future is to buy a camper and travel the states.

Favorite Music

Country music

60's/70's/80's rock

Texas Swing

Big Band

Oh, and love some Rat Pack music too!

Things I want to try

Mail art


Polymer clay


Favorite Movies

My fav moives are romantic comedies, and love stories, as long as they don't make me cry too much. I like the happy ending. Life has enough sad endings. My fav old movies are:


It's a Wonderful Life

Fried Green Tomatoes

Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels

I also love old Charlie Chann movies that I used to watch with my dad when I was younger.

Favorite Television

Parenthood- I loved this show and cried most of the way through it. Happy tears and sad. I have many parallels with this show (as many people have) and some I wish I had. It was beautiful seeing how a loving family and forgiveness work. If you have that, be thankful. I thought they did a great job showing reality of life and not just sugar coating it.

The Middle

Modern Family

House Hunters International

Dr. Who



This is Us

Big Bang Theory

The Walking Dead


The Blacklist


Life in Pieces

Better Call Saul

Last Man On Earth

Last Man Standing



Favorite Crafts

Altered Art of all kinds


Collage art

Re-purposing old boxes, tins, domino's, wood blocks

Personal items

Lotions with fresh scents such as white linen or cotton.

Candles with fresh/spicy scents such as cinnamon, hazelnut, pine.

I don't wear much make up except for blush, powder, mascara, and neutral eye shadow.

I love coffee and mugs.

Tea of any flavor!

I love all colors, but my favorites are autumn colors, burnt orange, brown, muted greens, gold. I really love so many colors from muted to bold.

I love milk and dark chocolate

My sock size is 8/9 USA

Wish List

ATC supplies

Vintage ephemera


Anything Tim Holtz


Glass beads

Collage sheets

Pretty notecards

Small notebooks for altering (like small composition notebooks)


French themed ephemera

Vintage lace

Shabby Chic

Day of the Dead

Mark Ryden

Halloween images


Vintage Halloween


I'm not into the cute stuff like Hello Kitty, Kawaii, anime (unless they are dark and gothic), Disney, children/teacher stickers.

For the Yard Sale/Thrift Store swaps, please do not send any stuffed animals.


I love to read many different kinds of books such as travel books, history, biography, and fiction of course. I now travel back and forth to work 40 minutes each way and have started listening to books on CD. I love it and have finished so many books! I’m now listening to the Harry Potter series.

I love Poe, Shakespeare, Frost, Dickinson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Tolkien, Wilde, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, Browning.

I really love the young adult books such as the Hunger Games series and the City of Bones series.


WhimsyEcoBug rated for ☠HS : Tag flip // Part 6☠ on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: SO CUTE! good job, I really like it! and thank you for the extra little goodies.
Frickenjazzed rated for Hinged ATC Spell Book on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the spell book! I love that you used actual pages in it. Thanks so much! Extra thanks for the extras!
kfaye rated for Halloween Spooky Spool Doll on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: Mailed 2 weeks after the mail by date, and only communicated after I contacted first, which seemed to finally prompt the mailing. Otherwise, a very nice ATC.
mandymo rated for Halloween Spooky Spool Doll on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful little pumpkin spool doll. He is currently hanging out on top of my Halloween printers box and he is spreading Halloween joy. I just love him. . . And you!!!
Comment: Oh Jan they are perfect! They are already hanging on my Halloween tree. I just love your style. Thank you so very much.
gooddog56 rated for SIS: Pencil & Stencil Tag on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Very nice! Thank you so much! And thank you for the original photo, too!
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the rating.😊
Comment: Hi Jan! Wow...this envelope and contents are simply amazing! I was so impressed with the envelope; the embossed bird is gorgeous! And all the goodies inside are just to die for. The crow is my favorite bird and these are my first Rook cards! All those paper snippets are wonderful and that vintage postcard is so pretty! I'll be hoarding that one ;+) You included so many things I'll be able to use in my art. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap.
Response: I’m so glad you like it! I wanted to do something for you that you would love. Your swaps are always so beautiful and I always feel lucky to receive them! 😊 Thanks for your sweet comments. 😊
fiennesgirl rated for USAPC: Tiny Tag Embellishments on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: I love my tags! They’re beautiful! Thank you so much! I am deeply sorry for the delay in rating. Somehow I overlooked this.
Christopherpines rated for Trash to Treasure #20 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: I love them! I love that you went with a vintage theme as well...I love vintage!! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stamps. My favorites are the comics ones.
ccgigglebox rated for YTPC: Vintage Style Tags on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: They are beautiful. I love the handmade mini lace!!!
Comment: Jan, oh these little clock face tags are so beautiful! Each one of them is so pretty. I love them! Thank you.
ccgigglebox rated for Ribbon Doll on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Sorry I thought I rated you. I love it, Its beautiful! I can't wait to hang it up. Thanks so so much
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Book Page Pouches on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: My pouches just arrived! Wow! Beautifully made pouches, and I love the vintage tuck ins. Thanks!!
BeverlyGray rated for Halloween Bingo Card on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Love it!
Comment: What a nice envies you send to me. Thanks (also for the extras). Very useful for my art journal.
Comment: I fell in love with these on Facebook, never dreaming that they were coming my way! I never peek at my sending partner, for some reason, and the occasional thrilling surprises make me determined to continue! Jan, your attention to detail is amazing, everything you make is a treasure...thank you for being the best swap partner imaginable (and the extras you send are fab; please never think I take them for granted!). I feel your pain when it comes to not being able to spend time with Ms. Mo...I would give anything to spend time with both of you!
Comment: Wow! What an amazing piece of art, and an amazing package! Thank you so much for all the extra goodies... if I could give more than just one heart, I certainly would!
tigermousecat rated for AACG: Winter White Tag on May 6, 2019
Comment: Love the tag! Thanks for the resend. The itty bitty pocket with the calendar page is so cute!
Response: I’m so glad you like it and it finally arrived! Thanks for the heart rating!😊😊❤️

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Pandd on Aug 21, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful journal page tat you angeled for Donetta. You are a sweetheart. I left Carbondale on Friday and I am back in Florida. One of these days we are going to have to have a southern Illinois meetup. Pat💕💕

donetta on Aug 5, 2019:

Jan, I want to tell you how much it meant (means!) to me that you helped to "angel" so many of my swaps when I was struggling with yet another surgery and the pain and frustration that came with the process. You and Mandy mean the world to me, and I consider you both to be wonderful friends. I do hope we have he opportunity to meet at some point...you are a very special person, and a wonderful and generous artist.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

CurlyTea on Sep 4, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

BusyB on Feb 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the goodies in the serendipity swap! You spoiled me! ♡

CurlyTea on Sep 5, 2017:

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 21, 2017:

Well it came and went and my world just dimmed a little. lol

jinxspinx on Mar 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the extra goodies in the two journal group swaps you sent me today. :) I absolutely loved everything! Thank you!

wolviechick121 on Jan 1, 2017:

anrtist on Dec 28, 2016:

THANK you for the fun PF RAK of a fun CHRISTMAS crafty Inspiration Kit!!! Blessings, cc

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