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jannieb

jannieb
Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: December 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

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Comment: I always enjoy getting a swap from you ! TYSM for the wonderfully done Christmas envelope, the so very nice Christmas sentiment, The Llama card ( so cute ! ), all awesome tuck-in's and the "How much would the 12 days of Christmas cost". How cool is that ! Loved so much what you sent me. Wishing you and your wonderful family a Happy Christmas and Happy New Year 2023.
thehappycow rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Dec 2, 2022
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Comment: Your envelopes are always so beautiful! Thankyou for the card and the extra goodies!
squince rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Dec 2, 2022
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Comment: So fun! The envelope was fun, card was adorable, fun inserts and great content inside too! Thank you!
geekgirl1001000 rated for EASU: OCT. Advent ATC on Dec 2, 2022
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geekgirl1001000 rated for EASU: NOV. Advent ATC on Dec 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the penguin card and the interesting Christmas phobias. I appreciate the extras too
lrm1980 rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA on Dec 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the really pretty sparkly card and lovely goodies! Merry Christmas!
boriquaz rated for USATC: Advent Make - Up on Nov 30, 2022
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Comment: I'm so glad you put these makeups, I'm pretty sure the second one I received from you was lost by one of my little ones. I'll find it one day lol. Happy Swapping!!!
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Comment: Hi Janis! Thank you for the beautiful card and I love the way you decorated the envelope ❤️
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RosieRedd rated for USATC: Advent ATC - NOV. on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: I have received your ATC so excited to open it soon. Hope you been having a wonderful holiday season.
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Comment: Such a pretty envelope! Love the dog washi!
thehappycow rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap - USA on Nov 28, 2022
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Comment: I love this card so much 😂 Thankyou so so much!
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Comment: Gonna try and wait til Christmas 🤗🎄
boriquaz rated for USATC: Advent ATC - NOV. on Nov 28, 2022
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Comment: Always get so excited when I get your cards, can't wait to see what's inside. Happy Swapping!
colodad rated for USATC: Advent ATC - DEC on Nov 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! 🎄
addieixmarie rated for EASU: DEC. Advent ATC on Nov 27, 2022
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Comment: Janis, I LOVE the card with santa and the reindeer that you sent this swap in so much!! It gave me a good laugh reading it! LOL!! I also LOVE the ATC that you sent me for this swap as well! Everything is perfect. I am so excited to display your card and also add your ATC into my collection! Thank you so so very much for everything<3<3
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Comment: Received your card
paperlover rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap - USA on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the hilarious cat card and all the fabulous extras! I was in need of washi tape
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Comment: Thank you for the fox card and fabulous extras. $43,345 for the 12 days of Christmas gifts???