Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2018 4:32 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: May 24, 2018
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

Happy to post that I just got the news that I am 3 YEARS 11 months CANCER FREE!!

Private swap? Why Yes, yes please!

If you don't receive something, before rating down, please contact me. I have never flaked and never will. I take my swaps seriously and am excellent with communication. I will always strive to send a swap that will make you want to rate with a heart and a smile!

Regarding the '3' -- the swap was a re-send as the first one was sent in a handmade package which I had made from a decorative paper bag (my own stupid idea) and I am thinking that the weight was too much so I'm guessing it fell apart and that was that. It was an expensive swap. I had ordered a FLOW Magazine for it which was over $25 . I did order another Flow Magazine but because of the cost..it took me quite a while to re-send. I was in contact with the recipient the entire time and did not disappear or ignore messages or anything like that. I am always courteous and polite and 100% always willing to fulfill my swap obligations 150%.

Ratings are important to all of us and when we are rated poorly it hits a pit in your stomach. At least it does for me. I am judged by swap hostesses and have even been expelled from swaps (postcard swaps!) for the '3' rating. I encourage everyone here to be kind when rating. Even a 3 can damage someone's reputation. I was expelled from a KINDNESS group for receiving a 3........ What does that tell you about people?

I always strive to be nice, to be considerate and to always really think hard before rating someone down. Sure if someone is constantly sending late or flaking I'd be sure to rate accordingly.

Life is short and kindness truly matters.

be nice


Sometimes life hands you lemons and you simply must stop, drop and make lemonade.

Mildly obsessed with Hank the Septopus from Finding Dory

Everything, Anything from the Olympic Peninsula in WA - Hoh Rainforest .. etc..

My Planners


My planners and Traveler's notebooks vary in size! Most stuff works for me!

I LOVE to swap Planner Goodies My main planners are all A5 sized and the ones I concentrate on most and love to get stuff for.

I ADORE the little cute task stickers for planners, weather, cleaning, washing machines, chores, groceries etc.. they are so cute and I use a lot of them.


*Favorite Colours: Orange, Teal, Green, Tardis Blue, Yellow

  • Favorite themes for my planner are Seasonal, Monthly Holidays, Disney World, Diddl, European and Japanese cute stationery & craft/planner supplies and stickers, Kawaii, Japanese & Korean stickers/planner supplies, Alice in Wonderland, Teal, NYC, Positivity and just about EVERYTHING!

  • I love inspirational and encouraging quotes!

*Love Disney World and vacation there every year!

*I absolutely LOVE Camels, Alpacas, Chinchillas, Hamsters, Guinea pigs and Hedge Hogs.. not the easiest to find I know!!


ABCs of Me!

  • A - Aspen Colorado, Aspen trees/leaves, Alpacas, Airplanes, Armadillos, Autumn, Antiquing, Alice in Wonderland

  • B - Buddy Holly, Bats (the mammals not baseball bats LOL!) Bobby Singer, Beach Combing, Bridges, Black Licorice, Batman, Bubble Tea, Blue Columbine flowers (remind me of home!)


  • C - Cedric Diggory, Cemetery Gates, Comic Con, Cowboys, Colorado, Cosplaying,Camels, Chinchillas, Caribou, Carlisle Cullen, Carpe Diem Planner, Coffee, Chinese New year, Cats, Chinese New Year, Christopher Lambert, Clancy Brown, Country Music, Carnivals, Captain Jack Sparrow, Cruise Ships, Constellations, Clouds, Cheshire Cat, Cemeteries,

  • D - Dean Winchester, Dobby, Disney World, Doctor Who, Donna Noble, Deer, Dumbledore

  • E - ETSY, Exploring, Erin Condren Life Planner, EPCOT, Ephemera,

  • F - Flying Squirrels, Filofax, Fairs, Flowers, Fall, Flea Markets, Fog, Frogs, FUN, Falling Skies, Flow Magazine,

  • G - GAMERA, GODZILLA, GOTHAM, George Strait, Guinea Pigs, Ghost Stories, Gravity Falls, Guinea Pigs, Going places, Great Adventure, Gel Pens, Graveyards,

  • H - Hagrid, Hank from Finding Dory, Harry Potter, Haunted Mansion (Disney), Hermione Granger, Halloween, Happy Planner, Hot Air Balloons, Hank Williams, Hamsters, Hummingbirds, Hurling, Hedgehogs

  • I - Iris flowers, i-Mac, Iceland, Iced Tea, Ireland, Irish Music,

  • J - John Denver, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padelecki, Jack Russell Terriers, Jack Skellington, Junk Journals, Jukeboxes, Johnny Depp

  • K - Kites, Kittens,

  • L-

  • M - MUSE, Matt Bellamy, Moose, Mumford & Sons, MASH,


  • N - NIghtmare Before Christmas, Nate Ruess

  • O - Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Orange, Old West, Over the Garden Wall,

  • P - Peter Facinelli, Planners, Planning, Phineas & Ferb, Perry the Platypus, Pomeranians, Pizza, Pop Culture

  • Q - Queen (band), Queen Elizabeth,

  • R - Ron Weasley, Royals/Royalty, Rural Living, Rugby (Celtic),

  • S- Slytherin, Sirius Black, Severus Snape, Solstice, Sam Winchester, Supernatural, Sherlock, Scottish Heritage, Scottish Fold Cats, Scotland, Scottish Music, Swaps, Smash books, Spooky, Scrapbooking, Simon & Simon, Sushi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Sci-Fi,

  • T - Traveler's Notebooks,Twilight (don't judge), Travel, TARDISl, Task stickers for my planner), Teal (color)

  • U - US States, Umbrellas, Urban Legends

  • V - Vintage Everything! Vintage Photos, Vampires, Veganism (nope, I'm not a vegan but I do enjoy Vegan recipes!)

  • W - Weird New Jersey, Washi tape, World War II reenactor, WWII, Waterfalls, Wombats, Wartime Letters, WWII Photographs, Everything/Anything WWII, Why Don't We (Boy band)

  • X -

  • Y - Yeti folklore, Yellow, YouTube,

  • Z - Zoos

I LOVE Swapping goodies all over the world!

*I am a WWII Reenactor/ Living Historian

*I am a Medieval Reenactor/Living Historian Http://Sca.Org

*Doctor Who (Donna Noble) & also Star Trek (Bajoran) Cosplayer

*Horseback Riding

*Cheerleading (Coordinator/Mom)

*DISNEY WORLD! I know it's not a 'hobby' but for me it kinda is... I LOVE planning our annual trip to Disney World and it really takes me all year because I make my girls autograph books & take my time doing so over the entire year. Every day involves a little bit of Disney World planning for me!



I love all postcards!!

But here are some themes I collect:

I'd love to have a train or railroad postcard from every state (and every country!)

WWII Era/Vintage & Vintage Repro WWII Cards, Map Cards from all over the World (USA TOO!), Camels, construction, trains, planes and transportation, Mountain landscapes, old barns, Bridges, Olympic Peninsula WA, Hoh Rainforest, Anywhere there is history of WWII, Jetoy, UNESCO, Zoo, Recipe Postcards, Harry Potter, Castles, Dragons, Ireland, Medieval Europe, cats, Scottish Fold Cats, animals, Star Trek, Star Wars, famous people, Volcanoes, planets, coffee, tea, books, libraries, famous buildings,Old West/Cowboys,Ranches, South West, flags, maps, Scandinavia, Scotland, Japan, Van Gogh, Poe, 'Greetings From' postcards Batman, Gotham etc.. . . . .


Wish List! And Postcards!


I love Halloween!

WWII Items - Anything/everything- I own a WWII Museum

Anything from Colorado - Grew up in Aspen and MISS IT TERRIBLY!

Anything SLYTHERIN related from Harry Potter

Anything from SCOTLAND - It's my homeland and anything from there is pure comfort

Cowboys, old west, horses, cattle... I'm a ranch girl

Any old ephemera, old maps, old photographs, vintage book pages, and illustrations, old ledger pages, Old music sheets, vintage paper of any kind, vintage postcards, vintage ads from magazines, vintage magazines etc.. I love old paper, old stamps, old letters, ephemera! Vintage envelopes and papers too! EVERYTHING EPHEMERA

Sheep! SO CUTE Love 'em!

Highland Cattle

Camels - My fav animal

WOMBATS - Another fav animal!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint.

Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Fibers/Yarn/Floss/String/Ribbon/Thread/Fabric/Buttons/Trim/Lace/Cloth etc.... - I don't do these types of crafts and don't want you to spend the postage to mail them to me only for them to sit here unused and unloved LOL

Sports stuff yuck (Unless it's Cheerleading!)

teacher/reward stickers yuck

Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

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

Favorite Television

Doctor Who! I am a True Whovian !


My favourite Doctors are 11, 10, 2, 8, 4 & 9


Star Trek


Candy & Goodies

Love chocolate

I'm not a fan of nuts in chocolate or plain.

I Love crisps/chips!

Nothing with hot peppers please. I do not like HOT/ spicy foods.

Please don't send anything mint. I really dislike it and it gives me a headache :(

I love all sorts of candy from all over - Im open to try most anything

NO HOTLIX or the ones with BUGS in them and don't send me chocolate covered bugs either PLEASE- that's just icky to me. YUCK! NO CANDY covered insects. Yuckers!!! LOL


CaptiveofIowa rated for Scattergories PC Series - S on May 24, 2018
Comment: So we swap again! So want to get up to the Yukon and ride that train now.
Comment: Great card that certainly suits the category. Interesting idea for a swap. Thanks.
Comment: Most interesting building. Thank you
Sammoning rated for Quick Swap! - Holy Building PC on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and facts, this cathedral looks HUGE!
Yakima1955 rated for "Unwanted" PC quick turnaround #4 on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Comment: thank u for a wonderful package
m3i5 rated for Blind washi swap - Int'l on May 22, 2018
Comment: Hi Gabi, Thank you very much for the flowery and gold metallic washi selection and the lovely notecard! :)
Comment: Thank you for the super boring oil on canvas painting from Mark Rothko! I hope you'll get to visit your friend in summertime. I had to look up where Aldeboarn is, it's in the North. Never been to that area myself :) Have fun!
Comment: Thank you for the cool pc!
Response: xo My pleasure! xx
CaptiveofIowa rated for A Train PC Swap on May 21, 2018
Comment: Your card gives me hope for plastering postage stamps onto postcards.
Response: I love to put on interesting stamps when I have them and when room allows... LOL!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on May 21, 2018
Comment: Love this Apollo 11 pc! :D
Comment: Loved your photo of the old building and thanks so much for the thoughtful things you included, too!
Comment: Thanks!
MMark rated for Starbucks - You are Here Mug Swap! #2 on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I am so excited I got New Jersey. That is where my husband is from and we go to LBI every summer. Great swap! Thank you!
Response: Omg we go to LBI every summer too! HA! We should see if we can get together for a bite to eat maybe when you're here!!!
fairypretty7 rated for Private Swap! on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the great items. Love it all😋
lou rated for Sharp Shooters: April Color: PINK on May 18, 2018
Comment: Many thanks for the wonderful pink sunset!
ByJQ rated for 2x2x2 - Postcards *INTL* on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards.
Jguilford15 rated for 2x2x2 - Postcards *USA* on May 18, 2018
Comment: Love the Postcards! :)
Comment: Gabi, Thank you for this specific PC. This may be the closest I ever get to the Memorial but I am so glad it was built. Never forget! The back side is done in Happy Gabi bright colors with cute sticker and new to me ice hockey postage stamp. Glad I got you!!

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lvpoohbr2 on May 18, 2018:

Thank you so much for the amazing “My Area” angeled package! I loved it! This is exactly what I hoped my original swap partner would have sent! Love love love!! ❤️

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 22, 2018:

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 16, 2018:


ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 16, 2018:


bbsporty on Apr 10, 2018:

Thank you so much for your envie of support! It's nice to know that I have so many friends on Swap-Bot who care!

Giddyanni on Mar 26, 2018:

RAK #8, Gabi's Gratitude and Giveaways:

Hi Gabi and thank you for the lovely RAK! The stamps are super and will definitely be used in future projects😁

groundhogstamper on Mar 15, 2018:
armadillogal on Mar 1, 2018:

I used to do SCA too...Lady Valerie La Rousse...I belonged to Windhaven in Wisconsin.

marliese on Feb 20, 2018:

I just received your package for our private swap Gabi -

You are the the best

I am so thankful for the stuff you sent me, such spot-on profile goodness. I totally can't beat that. But instead of feeling embarrassed I am just trying to enjoy these treats - as you obviously intended. Thanks dear for making my day. xx

njstauter on Feb 5, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

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