Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2017 12:41 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: May 28, 2017
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a pick-up truck....condensing some car clutter...LOL... UPDATE SEPT 8th: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away. 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!

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, Spiritual, 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, 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!

I like country music, classic rock, native american, and some pop, especially female artists. Wynonna, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lance Miller, 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 Lonestar and Diamond Rio...also enjoyed Sawyer Brown and Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley and Scott McCreery.

I enjoyed Phillip Phillips on Idol and loved him in concert in Las Cruces. I was happy that Michael Grimm won AGT. I also love Terry Fator and even like 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!!! Now that I am "retired" I have more time... I like to make altered art...

Love is...

======>Garfield, cats, armadillos, 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, 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???

Current Memberships

  • Golden Gears Car Club-Co-Chairman
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary-lifetime member
  • Facebook Jam Your Hearts Out & Alter It member
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • MOCA #20-chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Listia.com-member/seller
  • Atlasquest-member


I hate having to add this section:

NOT RATED: *WIYM: Christmas Cards - Natasha Kellerman ( gusmom2000 ) *QUICK cute animal postcard #37 - Melanie Zimmermann ( Kugelwolke ) *Recycled Revelation #3 - Char Jackson *Thriftstore Find - October - Sarah Gibbs ( Sarahbobera ) * Postcard Mash Up USA 3: Annie Maxine (the host) *Swapbot's 200,000th Swap-Grandma Lynn

NOT RECEIVED: *Quick Christmas PC Swap: Erika S... *self-portrait ATC #2 from Meredith... *Your Photography Postcard #2 from Tanya Vieira (tanyamomof4) *USA Christmas PC- Candace Weiss (CandyQuilts)


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...


Fabriqueen rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (May 2017) on May 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful lighthouse postcard! I do love the stamps. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful wolf postcard!
myancey rated for Postcard Swap #21 (USA) on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for a superb pretty card. I love it lots. Love the quote to Val. Thanks. Have a greatWeekend.
Comment: Thank you for the pictures!
sweepinguptheashes rated for B&W PCs week 21 on May 25, 2017
Comment: Love it! Thanks you!
goinjenny rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Fly rated for Postcard Wishlist #1 on May 23, 2017
Comment: You were faster at this swap than even I was. My cards aren't in the mail. I still needed Atlanta, so that's another state I get to cross off the list. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the kitty.
Comment: Wow, its so heavy. Thanks for understanding I could not rate until I came back home (arrived last night). I had to place this gift back into the box and put it next to my stocking. Thank you so very much! Eagerly awaiting December,
Comment: Thank you for waiting for a rating. I got home last night and today went thru all my mail. I was happy to see 2 items from you. I have placed this swap into my stocking for December.
BeadyEyedBeth rated for Postcard Wishlist #1 on May 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I also love the way you decorated the envelope, and the cool stamps!
Comment: I love the koala! Yes, Australia is at the very top of my list of places to go! I hope we both get there some day! Thank you! xxx
Comment: Thanks for the cute cat postcard! I admit that I don't know cat breeds the way I know dog breeds! But I learned something! Thanks!
junemoon rated for TF: Red, White and Blue on May 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you, good finds! Love you notepaper!
justmesks rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - K - USA on May 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Kansas card.
ladydy5 rated for TF- Something Metal on May 18, 2017
Comment: Got it, thank you Valerie
dawnakaulen rated for AN Cats of all Kinds - USA on May 13, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous, thank you!
Danidiving rated for Touristy Postcard swap #9 on May 12, 2017
Comment: thank you for a lovely card! best wishes Dani
drgngirl rated for Easy Postcard Swap US #11 on May 12, 2017
Comment: Oh Val! Thank you so much for the penguin postcard! I love it! I would love to go to Sea World! We have an aquarium on the Oregon Coast that I've been to a few times. My daughter is actually having her wedding reception there in September! I can't wait! Browncoats Unite!
Comment: meow!!! love the special cat stamp as well as the other stamps. cute national pc week round sticker too. thanks so much!

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bjmonroe on Feb 12, 2017:

bjmonroe on Jan 15, 2017:

Thank you for hosting in Crafting Queens

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


Babsmomof5 on Dec 25, 2016:

Thank you for the pretty wooden ornaments from the stocking stuffer every week round 8 swap! I wish you a very merry Christmas!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

moosemama on Nov 9, 2016:

I'm sorry...I meant to give you a heart, but missed it. LOVE all of the goodies you sent. Talyn

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

Snuggles555 on Aug 18, 2016:

Thanks Val! We are both so happy about it. ♥ Happy Belated Birthday by the way. :-)

lloydp on Aug 15, 2016:

Hi Valerie

I hope you had a great birthday yesterday. Pat Lloyd

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