Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2021 1:19 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: January 20, 2021
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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My focus word for 2021 is MANIFEST

January 2021


If I owe you a swap, please message me. I have had two surgeries recently and I am struggling with recovery (so slow— bowel surgery is no joke! Ugh!)

As you can see by my thousands of ratings, my ratings and swaps are very important to me. I will get everyone’s swaps to them, I promise. Please be kind and message me if you are missing something from me. Thank you SO MUCH!!

thank you!!!

Nov 27, 2020

Recovery from the 2 surgeries is slow and absolutely no joke! Ugh! I’m doing a but better every day but this has certainly thrown a wrench in my daily routine. Still unable to sit upright for more than a few minutes, makes crafting and swaps a little hard but I am slowly getting back into the groove. Thank you ALL for your compassion, kindness & patience!!

November, 11 2020 Still In hospital, difficult, ovarian cancer surgery. Slow recovery.. complications. Here at least until nov 20

(Oct & Nov 2020) New Jersey is doing mail-in ONLY Ballots (at least for my county which is Somerset) So with that said-- the mail is going to be INSANE. PLEASE be patient. I will send on time. MY mail just may take a day or two extra travel time to make it to YOU OR--- It might take a day or two extra travel time for YOUR mail to make it to ME!

Ovarian Cancer Survivor! Kicking it's ass for the 4th time ! Surgery scheduled for 5th Nov, 2020! Will be home a few days later and back to my bouncy self!! If I have a swap due to assign partners for - rest assured, they will be assigned! If I have a swap due OUT - Rest assured again, My daughter will log in and hit the "ASSIGN PARTNERS" button and mail my swaps! WORRY NOT!

(Yes @MKayla is my daughter and yes she is 18)

2nd June, 2020

Mail just came! Always a highlight of the day but today... was a little different LOL! I received a swap from NOVEMBER 2018 -- TWENTY EIGHTEEN! LOL I am Laughing so hard!! It's postmarked 15th NOVEMBER, 2018!! LOL Cracks me up! Just goes to show you that there IS hope for lost swaps out there!! LOL

A lil of this and that...


I am an avid Junk Journaler! I love making and using mixed my media journals! I also dabble in ATCs (occasionally)

Antique Ephemera is what I love most!

My journals are mostly done in a distressed, antique and vintage look

I love vellum stickers and clear backed stickers

I am a washi tape enthusiast LOL!

I use lots of old bits of maps and old ledger papers, ephemera, old tickets, checks, pharmacy prescriptions, notes, old letters, antique stamps, old labels, old magazine ads, etc...

I tend to decorate with a lot of botanical images and stickers

Medieval, Regency, Victorian and WWII Eras are all areas of my interest and ones in which I do living history impressions.

I use a lot of lace and trim in my journals

In my junk journals, I tend to lean towards using old book pages.. I also love to use them for decorating envelopes.

I absolutely LOVE rubber stamped images, ESPECIALLY on old book pages! They are works of art in their own right and I use quite a few of them in my crafting

I absolutely LOVE Halloween, Autumn and Christmas themes for my journals! I love all things creepy and vintage for Halloween and traditional and vintage for Christmas! Heck I love all things Halloween and Christmas themed - those two themes are such 'feel good' themes!

I love CHINESE NEW YEAR Red Envelopes! I collect them and have many different ones (Not just Red!) from all over parts of china and usa! I love them!

I just recently stumbled upon Deconstructed Journals and am trying my hand making a few before I start joining swaps for them

**************POSTCARD SWAPS*****************

I collect antique (1930s - 1950s) linen postcards.

When joining swaps that are just for writing postcards - I really like all sorts of themes -- trains, architecture, touristy, nature, maps, Disney, animals anything really!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint. (But I do love mint tea!)

Please nothing spicy - but I LOVE spicy chai tea! (hot peppers are a no way!)

Please no Sports stuff (Unless it's Cheerleading!) Please no...teacher/reward stickers or felt stickers ..... Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

I don't have boys so masculine/boy stuff I can't use


thank you!

Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!


Comment: Thanks for the goodies
VaGrammy66 rated for Playing Card Swap #3 on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for great cards!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pockets and very nice extras. You have a great swap card. Take care & stay safe.
shirleyinCA rated for GDF: DIsney Love on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: I agree, Epcot is my favorite and I love all the country pavillions - and ooh la la the French baker items!!
Comment: Great job on your Vision Board Notecard! I never thought about using stickers to explain my goals and so mine wasn't as creative as yours. Thanks for sharing your goals with me, if you start that youtube, let me know!
Comment: Thank so much for the wonderful package. I truly appreciate it.
Elenamarie rated for 2021 Goals PC on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the festive New Year Postcard, Gabi! So fun! I think your goals are perfect goals for this year, especially, hopefully, getting together! Take care of yourself! Praying for you!
dalbright rated for Christmas/Holiday Cards! on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Wow, this was mailed in 12/19 and just arrived 1/14 🤣...the mail is so cranky these days! Thank you so much! Happy new year!
Response: oh dear! IT REALLY Is cranky! I mailed a box on December 14th --- and it only arrived YESTERDAY -- and it wasnt far.. only to Virginia from New jersey!! C R A Z Y! Thank GOODNESS for TRACKING!!! LOL
Comment: I love Disney World too!! I would love to go back, I've been there 4 times, and would love to take my daughter!!! What are Lug Bags??
Response: Oo LUG is a brand of bag... they are fantastic, rugged and come in all sorts of patterns, fabrics, shapes and sizes!!!
rogo09 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 21 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much Gabi. I love the playing cards and the extras. They're amazing. Happy Swapping.
Comment: So cute, thanks for playing.
Comment: YES Donna cosplay!!! That's so awesome I love it =D Second fav companion OAT second only to Bill <3
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! I hope you are able to accomplish your goals! :) Happy new year!
Comment: My favourite Donna Noble story is the library one, clever and a bit sad. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: What are Lug bags? I've heard of second life. Its supposed to be a more interactive version of the SIMS...right?
PineappleTarts rated for CPG Jan 2021 SC PC - Global on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year!
Comment: I laughed at your Addams Family reference. 😂 I also love antiquing, especially in small towns on road trips.
Comment: I’m definitely visiting your cat’s instagram today!

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yvonne401 on Jan 4, 2021:

Happy New Year! Stay healthy and stay safe!



Autist on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you for the Planner Sticker RAK! They will work great!! Cheers!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 28, 2020:

May 2021 bring us all Love, Laughter, Happiness and good Health!! xoxo ~ Gabi

browneyedmurmur on Dec 27, 2020:

Thanks for the warm welcome! I just finished making my first swap project, and am ready to send it off tomorrow. I can’t wait until I have more swaps under my belt so I can participate in even more swaps. This is so much fun!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 27, 2020:

Yes spread kindness!

BusyB on Dec 26, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas card and Christmas washi and envelope seals! I hope you received your RAK envie I sent December 9th. Oh the slowwww mail! 🥂 to 2021!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas dear friend!

cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

LavenderSprinkles on Dec 22, 2020:

Happy holidays!

kayebubbly on Dec 15, 2020:

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