Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2019 9:45 am


Date Joined: June 15, 2013
Last Online: May 22, 2019
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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About Me

05/13/19- Taking a break from swapping. I have some job challenges and family issues to deal with.

I am a Contract electronic resource Librarian in the sunny state of Colorado. I am also a volunteer storyteller.


I am married with 4 parakeets as pets. They keep me entertained with their antics. Their names are Sherlock, Ghost, Cooper, and Oscar. We lost our sweet Edgar Poe August 23rd, 2017 and Louie not long after. Both of them were just the sweetest birds and I miss them terribly.

I am navigating my 30's and loving it. My hubby and I travel as much as we can and live life to the fullest. I'm an avid hiker and try to do at least one hike a week.

I love crafting especially with felt and buttons, sewing skirts, making jewelry and geeky crafts. I also am a pottery/ceramic student at a shop in our town.

If you have not received something from me please let me know asap so I can send again. I will rate as soon as I can, usually that day or the next. If for some reason I have not rated you please let me know.


Likes: (This is not a gimmie list at all. It's just for ideas)

  • Crows and Ravens

  • Hiking related items - Stickers for my water bottles, quotes about hiking and being outdoors, pins or patches for my backpack

  • Star Trek- The original series (I watched it with my Dad when I was little)

  • Star Wars- I love Princess Leia,
    Han Solo, and girl power themes.

  • Doctor Who- Amy and Rory, and 10 are my faves.

  • Lord of the rings & Hobbit

  • Firefly/Serenity- Dear sweet adorable Mal

  • Birds- any kind!

  • Space things- Constellations, Northern lights

  • geeky buttons and pins

  • Harry Potter- Ravenclaw all the way!!

  • Literary themed postcards

Favorite Books

I love reading fantasy and science fiction books. I am a big reader of YA books because of my job and also because most of them are better than adult fiction.

I also like graphic novels, comics, historical fiction, and steampunk.

I also read old fairy tale and folk tale books. I am currently learning stories to tell for my volunteer job. I love hearing stories from other cultures. I also believe in the value of passing on traditional tales.


Romance- I'm just not a fan of 100% romance novels.

Horror- I will read it now and again but I don't particularly care for graphic violence.


Stationery/Postcards -

  • I love any kind of stationery as long as it doesn't contain nudity.

  • I collect fun postcards with Owls, dragons, library themes, Space, geeky, book illustrations, birds, crows/ravens, flowers, ocean scenes. I also really like art drawings or paintings of animals.

  • I am not fond of spiders, nudity, clowns, or cards depicting violence towards animals or people

Favorite Crafts


  • I love to cross stitch. My favorite patterns are usually geeky in nature. I can always use more floss of any color and needles.

  • fun buttons, vintage buttons- I sew them on everything.



***NO FOOD!!!! I have lots of food allergies and it's just easier to say no to it all than to have a seriously ridiculous list.

  • things depicting violence

  • clowns- I have an actual clown phobia.

  • Anything with a smoke smell.


sharmison33 rated for R&W: Make a Poetry Journal on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notebook filled with wonderful poetry. I loved reading them. Shel Silverstein is one of my all time favs!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Wreck It style journal on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, 10,000 hearts! Not only did I LOVE the actual journal you used, but I love how you illustrated the different points! Love this so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked this. It was fun to create. I hope you can add some pages of your own!
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra!
jayneblonde002 rated for PH: Music PC (Blank or Naked) on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your music postcard as well as the extra.
Comment: I LOVE this so much! I love baby animals! Elephants are mine and we have 2 babies at our zoo! Thank you!!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Bird Love #2 (global) on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: SQUEAL! Such a fun and incredibly generous package! Love it -- just love it. Adore the little bag --- exactly my kind of thing! And the cards and washi are PERFECT. Thank you so much for such a lovely swap!
Response: Yay!! I’m so glad you liked the bag. I like doing these themed swaps.
jeepermom rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #48 on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness I was so excited when I saw TWO John Wayne cards. That is awesome! I love them (and the other cards, too). Thank you so very much!
Response: I’m so glad you liked them!!
banjobraids rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #47 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: WOWWWwww, Valerie, these are so great! They're so perfect for me, you are such a thoughtful person! I especially love the Weddell seal, the explorer Shackleton is one of my favorites and there are lots of stories about the seals :):):) One of my great-aunts used to raise french bulldogs and they are still prized in my family. And these beetles!!! They're so amazing! I absolutely love Hercules beetles, too. Blown away, thanks so much! :):):)
Response: I’m so happy!! I’m glad I had cards you love. Thanks for the rating!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Flower Power on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Oh wow -- Flower Power indeed. thank you for such a lovely package! Can't wait to use the ribbon -- already know exactly what i'm doing with that! Thank you so much!
marinda rated for AN - Winter Scene on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you. I love looking at pictures of snow!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #40 on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the extra tractor card.
Comment: Thank you!
rogo09 rated for AN: Animal Scavenger Hunt #9 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Awesome cards Valerie. Thank you
aladyde rated for AN Land, Water, and Air Animals on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty choice of cards and the extra one.Danke!
Kvwanderlost rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #35 on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Great PCs Valerie! Especially love the dog w/ball and the silk kimono extra! Many hearts to you :)
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #36 on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcards, Valerie, especially the Woolley Bear caterpillar and of course the wonderful Edward Gorey illustration.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Bird Postcards #4 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Love the owl postcard and the other bird postcards as well. All new ones for my collection. Thank you!
pernie123 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #34 on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for cards. University of Oxford is my favorite.
616julieb rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #33 on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! Wishing you well from Michigan :)

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kiddomerriweather on Apr 21, 2019:

IsadoraWing on Apr 3, 2019:

Oh my oh my, what a wonderful surpise it was coming home from a vacation to your thoughtful and amazing package of postcards! I had so much fun entering them into my database and I hope you had 10x as much fun finding them! You're the best!! Thank you so much for thinking of me and taking all that time to find these!!!

kiddomerriweather on Mar 27, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome March Wonderful Wishes. It was nice to get a little view into Colorado!

Queensmiley2530 on Mar 26, 2019:

Wow thank you for the lovely Panda Paper and stickers and pretty Envie. This truly made my day. Thank you again for my Wonderful wishes

susieq11 on Mar 26, 2019:

Oh and sweet bunny stickers too!!! Happy day!!

susieq11 on Mar 26, 2019:

Thank you so much for the incredible postcards you sent me for WW - March!!! All new to me, and all amazing. The Antarctica one is just a treasure!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! xoxo

sassafrass on Mar 19, 2019:

Thanks so much for the awesome paper goodies! Love the PL cards and look forward to using them.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

Paige1900 on Mar 14, 2019:

"March" wishes in Wonderful Wishes Group!

shinyserra on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the March WW items! The peacock BlueQ change purse is EVERYTHING! But I am really overwhelmed with how many wonderful things you sent. You are awesome!

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