Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2019 4:15 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: February 20, 2019
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

My mom passed away in October. Christmas was OK but her birthday hit me pretty hard. I will not be swapping most of March and I have to travel up north to take care of things.

Looking for 1 for 1 ATC swappers-USA only please.

UPDATE: In 2017 I treated myself to some VIP concert outings: Alice Cooper, Matt Mason, Phillip Phillips and good seats for Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, Ringo Starr and Todd Rundgren, Trans Siberian Orchestra & Jeff Dunham. In 2018 I saw Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Pat Benetar, Luke Bryan and Trace Adkins. Have tickets for Home Free and Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding. This year Willie Nelson, Heart and Joan Jett, Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins again. Rock on!

UPDATE SEPT 8th, 2016: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away in 2016. PLEASE keep in touch with those far away. You never know... My name is armadillogal...I live in New Mexico now but I was born and raised a cheesehead in Wisconsin. I am a diehard Packers fan!

I love my Geo Tracker...especially for geocaching! UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a pick-up truck. I live in the Land of Enchantment with my fiancee Jack and my "kids". All my kids have four feet and fur.


** I prefer my postcards NOT written on and sent in an envelope but if it's a stamped swap I acknowledge that and swap accordingly**

PLEASE though if you are sending them with other things in an envelope put them between cardboard so they don't get bent. It makes me sad when cards are ruined by this.

  • Prefer cats, manatees, valentines, zoos, other holiday cards, wolves, polar bears, hot air balloons, night city views, rock formations, castles, caves, space, native americans, waterfalls, sunsets, lightning, wild life, recipes, star trek, black and white art cards, old cars, route 66, old west, lions, tigers, all wild cats, great architecture, NPCW, classic rock singers, country singers, castles, rocks and minerals, neon signs, and unusual scenics...

  • No WIS, TX or NM cards unless you ask first-I have tons as I live in NM...No stadiums, maps, nudes, tear outs, 3 x 5's unless in my prefs...

  • PLEASE rate the swaps I send so I know you received. I never flake and if something gets lost I will try to replace it...I pride myself in being a faithful swapper.

Favorite Books

Mysteries, Native American, biographies, cats, Star Trek, some series books like Monk, Diane Mott Davidson, Castle, Murder She Wrote, J.A. Jance, Sneaky Pie Brown, Laura Childs scrapbooking books, Sheila Roberts, Susan Mallery, Garfield, Michael McGarrity, J.D. Robb etc. I love the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. I have them all except the kindle ones.

Favorite Music

This is Tate Stevens... In 2013 I won a contest to go meet him. We also saw him in Arizona and met him there too. I saw him in Farmington for my birthday! Aaron Tippin is a long time favorite. I met Kathy Mattea as well as Billy Ray Cyrus. I like country music, classic rock, native american, and some pop, especially female artists. Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lance Miller, Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Tina Turner, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Kathy Mattea & Sugarland are among my top faves. Recently saw GARTH.....and previously enjoyed Sawyer Brown, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley and Robert Mirabal. I enjoyed Phillip Phillips on Idol and loved him in concert in Las Cruces. It was great meeting him in Albuquerque! I am happy that Darci Lynne won AGT. I also love Terry Fator and Jeff Dunham. I used to do karaoke and sing songs by Wynonna, Jo Dee Messina, Carly Simon, etc. My first ever concert was the Jackson 5.

My favorite heavy metal performer is Alice Cooper.

The person I've seen the most is Ricky Lynn Gregg who is a country rocker from Texas.

Favorite Television

I am into Star Trek (Vulcan)RIP LEONARD NIMOY...

Longmire , NCIS, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Chopped, Shark Tank, Grey's Anatomy, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Criminal Minds, Ellen and The View. I grew up watching the Monkees and in the 90's I was hooked on Renegade, Highlander & Silk Stalkings. I recently found Firefly....I love it...and the Serenity movie...I want MORE!!! I like to make altered art...

Love is...

======>Garfield, cats, armadillos, Alice Cooper, animals on postage stamps, foreign stamps, smashed pennies, cat earrings, small posts or medium length dangly earrings....natural stone earrings, most anything silver or copper, tie dye t-shirts, life is good, Kliban cats, Boynton cats, Ziggy, Yoda, Tigger, Grumpy Cat, Cheshire Cat, Chessie Cat, glass, marbles, rock specimens, owls, zoo postcards, hat pins, pinback buttons, shrinky dink material, staz-on ink, fine-point sharpies, brads, clear dome stickers, two-sided tape, card stock, cat rubber stamps, shrink plastic, anything with old hot rods on it, Route 66, anything Green Bay Packers and geocaching supplies...I would love more deco tape with cats. My favorite colors are turquoise, red, silver, purple and the Packer combo of green and yellow....I can always use the short crew socks...for ladies shoe size 10. I am in search of the armadillo beer bottle caps from Texas and some of the Firefly comic books or graphic novels....

Did I mention I love armadillos???) I have my very own pathtag!

Current Memberships

  • Golden Gears Car Club-Treasurer
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary-lifetime member
  • Facebook Jam Your Hearts Out member
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • MOCA #20-chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Listia.com-member/seller
  • Atlasquest-member
  • Facebook-Alamogordo Rocks!
  • Longmire Posse member


I hate having to add this section:

Flaked on Fill My Stocking October 2017....pinkpikachu96 ANGELED BY ChrisAnne Shultz!


Common USA stamps, black licorice, stadium postcards, snakes, anything smelling of smoke, anise, slams and fbs, exchange slips, chain letters, gold jewelry ( wear it seldom as I prefer silver or natural stone), dark chocolate, dog stuff...


samsstuff rated for SS: January Color: WHITE on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the 3 photos!
Fabriqueen rated for Kitten/Cat Valentine Card Swap! on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card! Hugs, Diane
anwynelfmaiden rated for Bird themed postcard swap on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card, I like it a lot.:)
Comment: Valerie, I received your swap today and I love the photos of your fur-babies! That one of Xena is adorable, with her sassy little expression! Warrior and Reno are both beautiful! I love Warrior's black and white coloring, and Reno has such pretty green eyes! Thank you so much for sharing the photos with me; I can see why they stole your heart!
Vickyen rated for SS: January free form: WATER on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Valerie! Thank you for the lovely card - Water Lilies (how appropriate!) and the great photos! Always enjoy when we are partners! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)
EmilyT rated for PTG: I spy something with N R3 on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you! One year I hope to get to the Albuquerque balloon festival!
Comment: Thanks, received and tucked away until Christmas.
Comment: Thank you! It’s in my stocking and yes it fit lol! Love the “Red Cat Society” memo paper that you wrote your note on, so cute! ❤️
Comment: 🙈Waiting to open! Thank you so much!! 💘 Happy Valentine's Day!! It looks so much like my cat!! Thanks so much!!!
Comment: I simply loved the card. Thank you and Happy Valentines Day.
Comment: Thank you for the kitty card!
Comment: What a fun mailbox treat! All aspects of this swap were appreciated!...from the washi to the beautiful, bright postage stamp! I just loved the ♥ stickers and the return address stickers. What a lovely idea with username included. Will make more swapping easier. So glad I joined. Thanks a bunch.
Comment: Necco isn't making the hearts, but Brachs still is. I'm not all that disappointed, really LOL
MyRetroSoul rated for TF: Have a Heart-USA on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Kvwanderlost rated for WIYM: Simple CAT PC Swap-USA on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the FABulous Cat PC!! Love love love it! Most cats DO have an attitude LOL
pattiairel rated for CHWH: Valentine's Card Swap on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks Valerie for a pretty card and stickers! You know me well with the stickers...never can have to many♥
Kathy821 rated for Two Truths and a Lie #2 on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Happy New Year. What a cute card! Thank you. I would have to say that #2 that you spent New Years 1999 in Vegas.
Response: Nope-that's true. We were at the Tropicana because Branscombe Richmond played there and I was running his fan club at the time.
smadronia rated for Two truths and a lie PC Swap on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I've driven Route 66 before. I am guessing #1, you had 24 cats, was the lie.
Response: Nope, that was true. Try again...lol
Dsweeny rated for AN: Teach Me #5 (US) on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: (((BEAGLES!!)) So cute, and coincidentally one of my favorite pups. Thank you for the postcard, and I had no idea they suffered from separation anxiety Happy swapping!
Response: Yay!
Bavarija rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #3E on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!!

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yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2019:

I hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day full of love, flowers, chocolate, and whatever else makes you happy.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

tcornell on Feb 8, 2019:


pattiairel on Feb 5, 2019:

thanks for the surprise envies!!!!♥♥

yvonne401 on Dec 27, 2018:

Hoping you had a Merry Christmas!

May you have a Happy New Year and may the coming year bring you much happiness and good health!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 23, 2018:


Wishing you a safe and happy winter!

I stood beside a HiLL Smooth with new-laid snow A single star looked out From the cold evening glow. There was no other creature That saw what I could see I stood and watched the evening STAR As long as it watched me.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Nov 22, 2018:

We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

JaMaJo on Oct 15, 2018:

I am so sorry to see that your mom died.

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2018:


Once Upon An Autumn Day - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Once Upon an autumn day, Colorful leaves began to fade In the midst of a chilly, frosty air As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day, The whispering breeze was here to stay Moving aimlessly through the countless trees Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day, The leaves whirled freely in every way, Until at last they came to rest Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day, The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay Waiting for the winter snow to fall To quickly obscure them one and all.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

institches on Jul 16, 2018:

Oh, I just found the little envelope you included with the Thrift Store Scavenger Hunt under some papers on my desk. Thank you so much for the pathtag! It's my second one this week (and all time..lol)

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2018:

Make this 4th Of July memorable by counting the blessings and appreciating our freedom.

Happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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