Swap-bot Time: March 29, 2017 12:14 am


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

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 and the new colored/patterned duct tape. My favorite colors are turquoise, red, silver, purple and the Packer combo of green and yellow.... I am in search of the armadillo beer bottle caps from Texas and any 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...


cinderella730 rated for PC ME #4 on Mar 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful post card. I absolutely love the cat on the front, and I am going to try to find a way to reuse the image! <3
miablancs rated for Touristy PC # 3 - House of Worship on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your awesome PC. I love the postage stamps that you used too. Please can you tell me how you made the address label you made to send the PC I love it =D.
Response: Your address? I just typed it in and printed it and used clear tape to affix it. My address labels either come from Miles Kimball or Zazzle.
reader44ever rated for WIYM: Funny cat postcard on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this "cool" pc, Val! I love it! And that's so neat that your postage stamp features one of your own cats. I'll have to look into getting some stamps that have my Max on them. :-) As far as your "hope you're staying 'cool' " comment goes, our air conditioning is now coming on daily, so "spring" is definitely in the air here! How is it where you are? :-) Thank you for sharing!
Response: Hot here too....glad we have central air.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Hit me with a Zazzle! *USA* on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Hi Val!! Cute Cute CUTE!! Thank you I LOVE Armadillos! I also love Cats!! Such a cute kitty stamp!! <3 Lots of Armadillo love right back atcha!! xx
Response: You are welcome...
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: Funny cat postcard on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Cute PC! Thanks so much. I agree they look like the blues brothers, and I think it's too cool that you have your cat on a stamp! I just love Zazzle!
pernie123 rated for TF - Paper on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for paper items, esp. stamps.
SuzannaLeslie rated for easy postcard #2 on Mar 17, 2017
bjmonroe rated for CQ: Stuff My Stocking March, USA on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: I am so curious what could be inside this package. I will wait but gosh it will be hard to do. Thank you so much
Comment: Love the card and stamp!!!
susieq40 rated for TF: Stuff My Totebag/Stocking March on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks, still wrapped for later..happy swapping
Comment: Great quote and I added it to my journal notebook.☺ I hope you are feeling better and my sister LOVES those leggings. They are really cute♥
Comment: Cute card, thanks for the stickers.
Taliesyn rated for WIYM: March Stocking Stuffer - USA on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I'm excited to open your present at Christmas.
nsciambi rated for Saint Patrick's Day PC on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
widelo123 rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Mar 2017) on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Val, thank you for the great Taos Pueblo postcard. Shirley
isamanthax rated for ⭐Easy Postcard Swap US #9⭐ on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Thank sugar skull cat PC was so cool!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Your cats are beautiful, btw!!
goinjenny rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - A - USA on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: Great card, thank you
SharMarie513 rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! It's in my stocking!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1193 149 152
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1163 1437 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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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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