Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2020 4:32 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: February 21, 2020
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

My mom passed away a year ago in October. . Let your mom know how much you appreciate her. Guys I hate to be a nag but I really hate it when I make up a special package and the person can't even rate me when the post office says it has been received. Even more so when it was a resend!!! PLEASE....

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...


stiffneck78 rated for WIYM: Valentine PC swap on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this adorable vintage reproduction pc! I that the little boy (or girl) is dressed like a mail carrier. Super cute!
michlove rated for PH: List 5 Series - Songs on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and vintage stamp! Great song list. New Mexico also interests me. Have a great day.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty cool postcard. And now have a nice Sunday.
Zefaniya rated for PSO: What We Have In Common on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Enjoy your cruise... they’re so much fun!!
Comment: Got it! Scattering opening them over the next 10 days! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: Cute kitty card Val~ Thanks so much and thank you for the lovely Wild Rose of Iowa PC So pretty! Happy Valentine's Day to you!
Comment: thank you! i love spiders!
Comment: Have fun on your first cruise! I went on my first one in October! Can't wait to do another one!
Comment: How fun that you got to meet the author!
Fullsteampowell rated for Random PC swap on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: We have a lot of geckos in the mountains here. I love watching them skitter around on the rocks.
cloudjun rated for SSM: 3 blank postcards on Jan 30, 2020
Comment: Omg, you've been on a hot air balloon?! How was it?? I would love to try one day but part of me is scared of heights lol
Response: Hot air balloons are awesome..it didn't bother me but going out on the deck on top of the stratosphere did!
Comment: Thanks so much! Have a Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the Moose PC! August 14th Birthday Buddies~! YAY!
lou rated for CHWH ~ 5 blank notecards + note - USA on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great cards and fun to hear all the things you’ve been doing!
Comment: Thank you so much~ Lovely postcard Val~ I love flowers and the petunia plantings on the PC are beautiful Enjoy your roses!
CookieMomster78 rated for PSO: Handmade Post Card Swap on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing this hummingbird photo-postcard! I really appreciate your sincere efforts to send something profile-specific too! That means a lot to me I even noticed that you sent it in an envelope with a heart sticker, postage stamp, and using a Jane Goodall notecard! I heart hearts and Jane was one of my favorite authors as a child! You really made me feel special today! Thanks 😊 a million! 🥰
Response: Yay!
kolasx rated for Postcards: Cats - USA Only on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard~ stay warm with the kitties ♡
jlink rated for Postcards: Cats - USA Only on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: I bet you don't miss the snow and below zero temps! Thanks for the kitty and Valentine card.
Comment: Hi Val! I had to giggle about the look on that little girl's face - not a happy camper at all! How awesome about your Dad - that would be an interesting job! Always great to swap with you! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
kfaye rated for 2020 Start It Right: Something White on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: I am SO sorry I didn't rate you for this swap when I received it! Thank you so much for the pearly bracelet, doilies & the extra teabags in the organza bag :) I love them all! Happy New year!

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doodlebugdezines on Feb 15, 2020:

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

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2020:

Wishing you a Valentine's day filled with love, happiness and chocolate.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

—Mark Twain

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

lambchoppy on Jan 28, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2020:


On this New Year I wish that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a Peaceful March, an anxiety free April, a sensational May, and Joy that keeps going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2019:


SharMarie513 on Dec 24, 2019:

Hi Val, thank you so much for the beautiful Hallmark stationary from Fill My Stocking February Swap. I love it and can’t wait to use it! Merry Christmas! Sharon

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2019:


yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2019:

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Having you as my friend makes me feel as if it is Christmas every day. Merry Christmas to my dear friend, may this season be filled with joy and laughter for you and your family. A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. Merry Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

yvonne401 on Dec 22, 2019:

Wishing you a safe and happy first day of winter!


"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'"

  • Lewis Carroll

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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