Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2017 10:28 pm


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

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

UPDATE: this year I am treating 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 and Luke Bryan. Rock on!

UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a pick-up truck....condensing some car clutter...LOL... UPDATE SEPT 8th, 2016: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away in 2916. 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-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...


Xira rated for WIYM: BLACK AND WHITE POSTCARD on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Oh yes, she is a cutey, thanks so much! Have a great weekend (I am now going to watch my daughters first soccer-match:)!
Comment: Thanks for the great NY card! I went on a trip to NYC in High School too and one of my favorite things was our tour of Radio City Music Hall!
pernie123 rated for Thrift Store Find: Christmas Item on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sweet salt and pepper shakers. I have none for holiday season. Expensive to mail!!!
Response: Yay!
Comment: Thank you for the beautifuly wrapped gift. It is going in my stocking. The duct tape covered envelope was a fun find in my mailbox.
Leekoba rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - SEPTEMBER on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you, I can't wait to open it ;D
kssunlover1947 rated for B&W PCs week 37 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Texaco Station card. I remember the red plastic fire chief hats that we had back when I was a youngster in the 50's.
marinda rated for I Love Disney - USA on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much! I sent the exact same postcard! LOL
goldfinchmeadowlark rated for I Love Disney - USA on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the spiffy vintage baseball player Mickey card and for sharing your favorite Disney memories, Val! I also love Space Mountain and the Haunted Mansion; as an adult, I was surprised at how quickly the latter one passes and that it's less scary and more fascinating :) The image reminded me of how interesting (if also a little scary at first) the YouTube videos chronicling the character design of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Pluto through the decades are. Happy Tuesday!
FundyGirl rated for Happy Notecard September #1 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: I love the penguin card! Penguins are one of my favorite animals. And I love the zoo postcard! Thank you so much for everything.
suepier rated for September: Simple PC Swap on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Comment: Hello Valerie, Thanks a lot for your great postcard. It is a very special one for me because I visited Taos Pueblo years ago, it is a phantastic place. Greetings from Germany!
Response: Yay!
EmilyT rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - Z - USA on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Wow, the Zuni mountain rock formations are fantastic! Hopefully I get to visit them one day.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of Denver Colorado. I was there for about 5 hours one time. Would love to go back!
Comment: Oh what an inspiring card & stamp of the Wright Brothers, Thank you! Have a great start into the new week!
Smiley69 rated for WIYM: Zazzle Me PC Swap on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! :-)
wittmert rated for B&W PCs week 32 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Hope you have fun in WI!
ladeebug rated for SMSUSA: Note & a Profile Wish on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and special message . You deserve a heart, you are special
kathiann rated for USA: One from all 50 states PC swap on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: I've always wanted to visit New Mexico. Thank you for sharing.
Comment: I love the card and the stamps! Thank you so much for the great swap!
Comment: Thanks for the note, I hope you're cooling off on your vacation! I have never done geocaching but it sounds amazing!

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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!


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. :-)

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