Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2019 1:41 pm


Date Joined: August 21, 2008
Last Online: October 23, 2019
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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Updated SEPT 25, 2019

I DO NOT CELEBRATE Halloween, but love fall items. I also do make Halloween atcs for others when needed. But it is best to not send me that stuff. See info later in profile for more info.

I dont read my emails often, I do read the pms here, many times a day. So Pm me here, first.

I am thrilled if someone posts fun images to my profile. Despite the explanation from others, I can not do this with my computer.

I will have been married 31 years, as for, Jan 2019. We used to be foster parents. We took guardianship of 5 siblings in 2002. YEAH! they are all adults now. We are not birth controlled challenged or of any religion or belief that would cause me to give birth 8 times. I stopped birthing babies after 3. (It was not fun anyway) Being a foster parent is really about saving one life at a time. or in my case 5 kids from the same mom. It is like going on a missions trip but you stay home and your house is really messy and your hair is frizzy.

My nickname AZmom875 started, because I was counting down, first 8 kids then 7 and I knew in 2007 the 2 boys would graduate HS and move out and we would be down to 5 kids at home. Oh right!!!! Everyone of these kids have boomeranged back more than once. I have two adult, former foster kids still living with me, age 20 and 31. The older one is in need of a kidney transplant, so he needed to move back in Oct of 2019. We are hoping the 20 year old can get it together and move out.

I am CastleQueen5 over on atcsforall.com. Some of you know me over on that website. When I joined there. I wanted a name that didn't reflect my identity being tied up in my role as a mother. I bet some of you can understand that. So I chose to be the Castle Queen. The name came about because, a neighbor told me that I was the Queen of my Castle and my foster kids really need to treat me better. It stuck with me.

My husband and I are both Cancer survivors, I had breast cancer in 2015, and he was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow cancer. He successfully has made it past the 1 year mark, of a Stem cell transplant from a stranger. I can not thank you enough, those of you 18-44 who have joined the Bethematch.org donor bank with your simple cheek swab. A stranger from Germany saved his life. If you have ever donated blood, I also thank you. He was in need of red blood cells (and sometimes platelets), every month for months, before his transplant. Thank you!

pets and postcards

We have 3 dogs and 3 cats, 1 kitten, and are non smokers. Pet hair seems to abound in my house.

I really dont think I want anything for my pets. The dogs like treats and so do the cats, but I can buy them myself. BUT I do love cat postcards and atcs. Dogs? Meh! Ok dogs too.

I am Azmom875, on postcrossing.com, so I do collect postcards. Lately I have been enjoying hand made postcard. I also like just about every type of touristy postcard, Fave themes are Cats, clocktowers, windmills, old postcards where the cars are really old, and dated. Yes, those faded ones. I like the old tacky vintage postcards. They make me smile. Ones with images of a motel, or old scene. I also collect ad cards, which is another odd thing, I guess. Again they just make me smile. I really do not like those postcards you can color, mainly cause I dont like adult coloring. It is not my thing.

ATC card likes and dislikes

FOR ATC cards: I would HEART: Zebras, Sunflowers, cats, Coffee, Lattes; used postage stamps, butterflies, tea, tea cups, tea pots, fall leaves, trees, snails or snails delivering mail, as in Snail mail.

Other themes that are appreciated are penguins, maps or book pages as backgrounds, buttons, vintage, retro, quirky, zetti, frogs, dachshunds, alligators, mice.

I have been collecting Altered playing cards= APCs, Decks with these themes: Cacti. Zebras, It is too long to list the suits and numbers I still need. Contact me for that.

I dont like Pin up girls or nudes, but do collect cards with females that are positive or quirky.

I dont collect atcs with holiday themes even though I celebrate holidays. I like to collect non holiday themed cards, like a Bat or black cat card but not in a Holiday theme

I do collect the Weird or Bizarre Holiday cards. I like Christmas in July stuff.

I dont like Halloween atc cards, but I like pumpkins (not jack o lanterns), black cats, fall leaves, I LOVE FALL LEAVES CARDS, any black birds, scarecrows or sunflowers in a fall theme.

I dont collect atcs with Easter bunnies or Easter eggs or baskets, but rabbits, spring flowers, chickens, Crosses or Easter lilies are fine.

I dont collect St Patrick's Day, Valentines day or 4th of July atc cards, any thing patriotic, but I like green, and hearts, and love it when people make a mandala from ugly patriotic stamps.

What brings me Joy

I like items with Zebras, cats, sunflowers, coffee tea, teapots, Geigo Gecko, Black bears as themes

I like the cancelled postage stamps and esp like those with butterflies and sunflowers, hummingbirds.

If you can make Address Labels, I would love that. My computer is a MAC, so when I make labels with Avery, I can only do like 2 different images. BORING! And it doesnt line up correctly.

I do love coffee, esp flavored coffee, except Irish cream. Coffee and K cups are welcomed. I like most teas, except Jasmine and Rose. I am not fond of plain chamomile, mint or green teas, but love them in blends. I like spicy teas, herbal teas, medicinal teas.

For the stuff envelope swap, I mainly make atc cards now, so smaller items that will fit on 3.5x2.5 area. vintage, faces, clocks, animals, silk or paper flowers,paper punches.

I use a lot of chap stick, lip balm items, and lotions, and candles (of all sizes but tapers,) But it is too hot to send that stuff April to OCT. They melt in the packages and make a mess.


I am not real fond of Holidays or Patriotic themes when it comes to ATCS or Paper goods swaps, buttons or notepads or ribbons.

I celebrate and enjoy holidays, but I really dont want any holiday items for scrapbooking, atcs or other papercrafts.

I esp dont like Halloween or Easter Bunnies or Easter Eggs.

Please dont send me Holiday stuff, I will just save it to pass onto someone else cause I cant just throw things away, it goes against the pack rat hoarders oath.

I like wacky holiday and Christmas in July.

Favorite Movies

I just love time travel movies, I find them awesome: Peggy Sue got married, Premonition, Back The Future Series, Frequency, Lake House, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Somewhere in Time, and Butterfly Effect...

I like chick flicks, I avoid scary movies, because they give me nightmares; but I will watch anything John Cusack is in, even a rated R movie like Identity and 1408 both which still gives me the willies at night when I think about the movies

Favorite Books

I am on bookmooch.com see link above, and Paperbackswap.com I have a bookcrossing.com and a goodread.com account. I am Azmom875 on all 4 sites.

I can read one book in one day or in a few hours. I can average 60 to 100 pages an hour.

I like mysteries, cozy mysteries esp if they are well done, Magical mysteries, time travel novels, I mostly like Women's fiction, quirky non fiction, or a good Memoir... I like some Christian fiction, but please have a plot, build some real characters or dont waste my time. I dont like the Christian Historical or amish books.

I like chic lit if the girls are not too insipid and slutty. I also like the 40 year old finding themselves after a crisis, kinda like HEN lit, but really just womens fiction. Tell me a good story, tell me a secret, give it a twist at the end. Show me true love not based on lust or throbbing in stupid bodily places. Dont waste my time, life is too short to read sub-par books. I also dont need blood, and gore, and unnec, graphic smut, and unnec. F bombs to find adult fiction enjoyable, but sure do love a good laugh, books that find that perfect blend between love and bedroom. I can tolerate paranormals that about time travel, people with the abilities to see ghosts, or talk to pets. Not into vampires, werewovles, demon hunters, shape shifters.

I do love craft books about quilting, scrapbooking, rubberstamps, or making atcs.

Teas I like

I do like to swap tea. I like red, black, white,chai and herbal teas regular or decaf I drink both.
I love spice teas, fruity teas, oolong, chocolate, I like yogi, good earth, and traditional medicinals, plus they have fun things on their tags.

I dont care for plain chamomile, mint nor green tea, but they are great in blends of other flavors. Jasmine tea is too flowerly and perfumey for me. I cant gag down the matcha or matte teas.

If you send me a tea I might not like, I will just pass it on, so dont stress about it.


bluehairedmary rated for Free & Ad PC Swap on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Spooktacular ad card! We're going old school trick-or-treating this year - I hope! Have a good one!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Free & Ad PC Swap on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Probly the coolest sounding place on EARTH! Restaurant. Guest house, petting zoo and DONKEY RANCH!! YES to all of the above!!! COOL!!! G
jessnewson98 rated for What are you reading? on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you very much for this swap !
Comment: I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to rate this!! Loved the ATC & the swap itself!
RiverTopanga rated for SF:Desert PC on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Heather, Thank you for the Tucson/Sonoran Desert PC. Looks green, but desolate there...
Liiskah rated for tickets for you on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Thankyou so much for the awesome tickets! I love all of them :D
Kokoxo rated for Buddy Card PC swap! FUN FUN FUN! on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: What a journey hehe ;) GORGEOUS postcards! ~ They look perfect as is! But I cannot wait to add onto them :) Thank you for sending such wonderful starters, I hope you like what I add onto them ~ 🌸~ xoxo, Koko
kssunlover1947 rated for ABC upcycled O cardboard swap on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and note. I have never tried any of the Kashi cereals. So I have no idea what they taste like.
Comment: Such awesome ATCs! I love the mixed media and texture they have.
Kokoxo rated for CSG ~ Bible verse/prayer flip book on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: What a gorgeous prayer/verse book! ~ Thank you SO much I love it :) The colors are so deep and gorgeous and the inserts are perfect! I LOVE coloring in items! As always, it's a pleasure swapping with you & I hope to see you in another swap soon πŸ’–
Mimi7 rated for UN-Halloween black cat challenge 2019 on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: I love these cat ATC's, thanks so much!! Thanks for the extras also!! Thanks for hosting great swaps!! :)
Tverne05 rated for BL ~ Butterfly Flip Book on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Ha! I didn’t realize you had my name. Sometimes I check but I didn’t this time. The book you made is soo cute and thanks for the butterfly goodies.
auntiejo rated for ABC upcycled P cardboard swap on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: I liked how you got this card! Awesome!!! Thank you!!
Readergirl rated for ABC upcycled P cardboard swap on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thank You for being part of this swap. I have done the, "food bank life" A nice reminder to stay humble and to make each penny count.
JJcrafty rated for PW ~ Monday Mailer - September on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Wow, you are such a generous swapper! I feel like you spoiled me every week. Thank you so much. You have truly been a blessing to me and I appreciate all that you did. What a great idea to use k cups as seedling containers.
Comment: Thank you for the Nature Valley card. I haven't had any of these for a long time but I do remember them being very very crunchy.
Michelle0329 rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC Letter B on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!! That verse was exactly what I needed to hear!! THANK YOU!!
lyrurustetrix rated for Bookworm Corner: August 2019 on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for great book recommendations! The first series seem so interesting, I'm just ought to try them!
Comment: Thank you for your neat stamp images and the extra fall goodies. Can't wait to use them.

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robinjeree on Oct 15, 2019:

Hi, I came to visit after finding the Ad Postcard group, and I just wanted to say your profile is so fun, it definitely left me with a smile. I'm on goodreads.com too - robinjeree. I'm going to look you up!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Oct 9, 2019:

Overdue thanks for the Michigan railroad history museum postcard! (AWG) I really do look forward to the postcards you send! You get out of the house a lot more than I do... πŸ˜‰

ccmmsu on Sep 20, 2019:


Thank you for the surprise postcard! I haven't been able to swap much lately and was really missing happy mail. You made my day!!

colleenbUSA on Sep 18, 2019:

Thank you so much for the pick a book RAK!

phillaine on Sep 18, 2019:

Thank you for my new book! It's next on my list to read.
(September RAKs Only)

LadyJo on Sep 17, 2019:

AWG Sept. Thank you for the postcard of your summer.

HappyMom on Sep 13, 2019:


phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:

to Profile-Based Swaps!

Lonestarchild on Aug 22, 2019:

Thanks "Fred". Good one! AATW Aug

marinda on Aug 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Christian fiction books! πŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™

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