Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 3:02 am


Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: December 15, 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.


pattiairel rated for Stocking stuffers on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Love the swap!!! Thanks so very much Merry Christmas♥♥♥♥
Comment: Thank You! Merry Christmas :o)
Comment: Thank you!
JingleKeys rated for Meowy Christmas Cards on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: You sent the totally perfect stufffff omgggg!! First, i love the card because it looks just like Henny and second the big cat sticker you sent... I used to collect those and stick them on a mirror in my bedroom growing up but my mom threw the mirror out :< you led me on a major nostalgia trip, love ittt... I stuck the sticker on my phone case :D :D :D
Gwillisinc rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Super cute dies & buttons, the package had broke open. Loved the hedgehog
Comment: Your Christmas sounds wonderful. Enjoy.
Comment: Ho ho ho, in my sock it goes till Yule. Thank you and Happy Holidays.
Comment: This boy. LOL ❤️You should’ve heard him squealing today when I let him open the gifts you included in the card swap. Ohhh my ears! We were in the car and he started bouncing up and down and practically hyperventilating. You hit that out of the park and I thank you so very much! He will never forget it either. He has a special gift for remembering where everything came from and who gave it or how he came by it. Merry Christmas!🎄⛄️🙏🏻❤️Judy & son Aiden
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and also for hosting this swap. So many of the charity cards are so beautiful. It's a shame not to use them. This may be my favorite Christmas card swap this year. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty Christmas card and the cute things that you included inside. Also I enjoyed reading the list of Christmas favorites that your wrote inside. Happy holidays.
Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies
Comment: Janis and Grayson! You really made Sienna's day with the wonderful package! We thank you! We put the goodies in her stocking and she can't wait to open it. I am concerned that you hadn't received Sienna's card yet!! :-(
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Christmas card and all the fun stickers and papers! Merry Christmas!!!
Comment: Thank you! I agree with you. I think there should be more swaps permitting charity cards. I don't see anything wrong with them and I think they have some pretty and cute designs. Maybe I will be brave and try to host a swap next year .Merry Christmas!
Comment: Janis, thank you for the cute Christmas card and all the extra goodies. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for the fun card and extras, while it may be tacky to get someone a hooters gift card my best friend and I meet up at hooters at least once a month or so to have wings and beer/sangria so I would be a happy recipient of it :)
Comment: Loved it right away before I even opened the envelope-the envelope just "spoke to me"! And the card was really cute too and the don't and does were hilarious! Thanks for sharing with me and Have Happy Holidays with you and yours!
Comment: Adorable card and fun goodies!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the adorably funny card and extras. I enjoyed reading about your favorites 🎄
NiniJae rated for Meowy Christmas Cards on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you. I love the card you sent. Meowy goodness! Thanks for the cat stickers, too. Have a great holiday!

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USAFwife on Dec 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for sending the goodies to Nathan! That was such a sweet thing to do & he was very excited! Much love & hugs! Cindi

CurlyTea on Oct 16, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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))

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