Swap-bot Time: June 5, 2020 2:55 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: June 4, 2020
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

My mom passed away in October of 2018. I miss her every day..Let your mom know how much you appreciate her. This pandemic would have been hard on her. My dad is in the nursing home. This is not easy either, being so far away.

UPDATE: In 2019 I met Chris Kroeze, Derek Jones, Alice Cooper and Todd Rundgren. I got to see Blake Shelton, and his awesome guests, Wynonna, and the Hollywood Vampires. Also Joan Jett & Heart, the Eli Yound Band, Gretchen Wilson & Ronnie Milsap, Pam Tillis and Sawyer Brown. Really looking forward to our VIP with Alice at the Christmas Pudding! 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 Kia Optima as well as 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...


Comment: Great stamps! I haven't seen that love stamp in years! And yes I do like the seashell postcard too! Thanks so much!
Marshmella88 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #2 on Jun 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies and you even sent extra! I love the cards and stickers. Thank you great swap!
MelissaLB rated for SSM: Flower postcard on Jun 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty post card
Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
Comment: Our list is almost identical!
Comment: I came home from work late yesterday and saw a bright pink package waiting for me! What a treat! I'm saving the stocking stuffers for Christmas
Comment: Hi Valerie, Thanks a bunch for this swap. I really appreciate the cross stitch and such a beautiful foiled butterfly note card. Hope you get to travel soon! :)
BlueberryLady rated for ABCUSA - Letter "O" - OPINION! on May 23, 2020
Comment: I agree too about wearing the masks out in public- I see so many elderly NOT wearing masks. I have made 46 masks so far for family, Friends and Co-workers. Better Safe than Sick..for sure... Love the Madrid, NM Post card !!! Mysister was stationed there at Alamogordo - She was in Air Force.
kittyfun rated for Christmas Greeting Card to Postcard on May 22, 2020
Comment: Sorry so late to rate. Randomly came across your card. Thank you!
Comment: HI Val, Love the postcard. sorry for late thank you trying to get everything scanned for facebook. Enjoy the day! Demaris
Comment: I love the PC, the stamps, and your Alice Cooper return label, LOL. Thanks so much. It's very cool we live near each other. You're only the second person in over eight years. Hugs, D
Comment: Thank you very much beginning with old stamps you used. I love cats as one you used vintage castle pc, Holstein cows on WI pc,, CO card, and sweet bird card. Thanks so much.
Comment: Thank you for telling me about your kitties. And the extras. Nice swapping with you again.
Comment: Thanks for the note. I had to look up "diamond painting." First I've heard of that. It looks cool! Have fun making your creations! I've taken up dot painting--mostly mandalas. Lately I've been doing it on rocks to leave around my neighborhood for walkers to find. I need to make some more--they're all gone now!
carfra89 rated for Lets Mail Some Happy Snail Mail!! on May 14, 2020
Comment: I love the stamps you used on the envelope and thank you for the great selection of goodies! :)
Comment: Thank you, they're all fab but I especially love the Cat sign :) Stay safe.
Comment: Wow - Alice Cooper!!
FLWAVE rated for Sharp Shooters: April color: BLUE on May 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful blue pictures. Hawaii is a gorgeous location and I think perfect for this challenge. Sorry your cruise got canceled. Hopefully things will recover in the near future and we can once again visit the beauty the world offers.
Comment: Thanks for the National Capital postcard and for reading my profile.
debbiespoms rated for AN: April 2020 Stocking Stuffer on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I have put it aside for my stocking. I have a rather huge stocking, I crocheted for myself. It could probably hold a watermelon, lol ! Thank you again & please keep safe.

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yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Snaileditcrafts on May 4, 2020:

Hey Valerie! The swap, "Lets mail some happy snail mail" is on its way! Have a great day! hi

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 12, 2020:

lovesreward on Mar 20, 2020:

Hello! Yes I know about Munzee, my husband has been playing since that game began but I'm always committed to Pokemon Go, ha! I want to go out and hide some Geocaches but don't know if people will go out and look for them right now and we are supposed to "stay home" here in California. sigh I hope you and your family are well and stay healthy! <3

yvonne401 on Mar 19, 2020:

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung!

Here's to lots of warm and sunny days to come!

Stay safe, my friend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ScrapHappyGabi on Mar 11, 2020:

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2020:

Daylight Savings Time!

Spring Forward!

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight at 2 AM!

Love and Blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

tcornell on Mar 2, 2020:

Thank you for the great envelopes that you sent me for your RAK in RAKs Only group! I'll definitely put them to use, likely for mail art ;)

NRGordon on Feb 23, 2020:

Thank you for the PC for Postcard Roulette Jan. 2020.

Alice Cooper was the first 'real' concert I ever attended. I had seen several small-venue solo acts, like Arlo Guthrie and Janis Joplin. Cooper remains a favorite.

doodlebugdezines on Feb 15, 2020:

Thank you, Val, for sweet surprise. Sorry to hear of your, Grace. ))Hugs((

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