Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2018 9:24 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: February 24, 2018
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I am on the hunt for this guy...a Target exclusive...

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. Next I will be seeing Blake Shelton, Josh Turner , Pat Benetar, Easton Corbin and Luke Bryan. Rock on!

UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a pick-up truck. 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! 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! * Aaron Tippin * * Kathy Mattea ** 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, 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...Lonestar and Diamond Rio...also enjoyed Sawyer Brown and Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley, Ricky Lynn Gregg and Scotty McCreery.

* 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!!! 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, 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 & Alter It 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...


sleepingrover2010 rated for (PCG) R is for... on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Hello Valerie, Thank you for the 2 postcards that begin with the letter "R" that you sent me in an envelope. I really love both of them. I will add them to my box to save for my personal Postcard Collection. I hope you have a great visit to Albuquerque when you come to the Luke Bryan Concert. Have you been up to Albuquerque from Alamogordo before? I would love to meet you but I will be gone during that time for a family event. Maybe we can meet if you come up again. Enjoy the concert! Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: We go to ALBQ a few times a year. I'll let you know...
zerosummons rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet P - USA on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the perfect pink flamingo postcard and all the great stamps!
Comment: Hi Valerie! Thanks for the lovely bear card and the great photos! The horse is very pretty and I am always amazed at how long tortoises can live & how big they get! Thanks for the fun share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the Grand Canyon card. Love that place!
satinification rated for B&W PCs FEB on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you
simcoe54 rated for PH: "G" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Neat Gila Monster. Thanks!!!
blueseabliss rated for ATC - Free Themed #50 (USA) on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Valerie, Thank you for this ATC. I adore it. I framed the beautiful card you sent it in. Thank you so much!
SamiE rated for ATC - Free Themed #45 (USA) on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Really love the ATC. Can never have too much red, white and blue. Thanks so much.
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Profile ATC Swap-USA on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Cat themed ATC, I love cats! Just FYI - you may want to add sturdier backings to your ATC's, like chipboard or cut up cereal boxes. It makes them less flimsy. A lot of ATC swappers don't like them to be able to bend into a 'U' shape.
Comment: Thank you so much, saving wrapped goodie for Christmas! Love the sticker sheets and doilies too, thanks so much!!
tatntole rated for CHWH: National Handwriting Day on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the waterfall pc.
clutterfree rated for TF: Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Val....oh how I wish I could give you more than one heart!!! You so nailed this package...each thing I opened made me smile and last but not least was the dragonfly magnet and I pressed it close to my heart and I will treasure it!!! The blessing that is worded on it speaks to me!! Thank you for this awesome swap idea and for these amazing RAK items you chose just for me....LOVE them ALL...Valentine hugs...Charlene
Response: Yay!!!
TrishaLSmith rated for Scattergories PC Series - D on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. :)
supersquirrel rated for ATC - Free Themed #44 (USA) on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Hi armadillogal - I absolutely love your ATC creation. So many fun elements. Thank you for the 3 of hearts too :)
moosemama rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet N - USA on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: New Mexico is on my Bucket List!
craftymimi rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: I loved the Nancy Drew books! Love the PC!❤
Comment: Hi Valerie! I love your crane card (love how it is framed!) and the roadrunner photo! Something I would probably not see here so every interesting! Thank you for the lovely share and for joining the swap! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;) p.s. loved your stamps as well!
Comment: I LOVE this postcard and stamp!! My favorite movie!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy to have this stamp and postcard. You made me very happy!!!!!!!! : )
Response: yay!
Comment: Thank you for the nice card!
Vickyen rated for AN Big (Wild) Cats on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Hi Valerie! I love your bobcat pc - the baby is so cute!! Lucky you in the weather - it has turned cold here and we are supposed to get ice - BRRR! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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institches on Jan 5, 2018:

Fill My Stocking November - Thank you for the notecards. They are always handy to have.

thisismeAXiD on Dec 29, 2017:

Happy new year from southeast WI! Thank you for the Christmas wishes. 💜

Margothecat on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you for the cute cat cookie cutter you gave me for the profile based stocking stuffer! Love it!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!!


Whippet on Dec 4, 2017:

Yes, "Whippets" are seasonal delight cookies. Usually I buy a box for Christmas to share with the family. - Kathy

pickleme on Jul 30, 2017:

Thanks for the Well Preserved book. I absolutely love it. Made two of the muffins today. Jam is yet to come. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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!


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