Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 10:22 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: December 3, 2023
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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UPDATE: November 23rd...happy Thanksgiving! Chrismas Pudding is our next concert,. January is Al Stewart & The Empty Pockets. Cruise in March and maybe class reunion in August. Loving my new phone...

UPDATE 3-14-23 Just returned from my 3rd cruise. I am really enjoying these. Each ship is different and so are the shore excursions. We didn't get to go ashore at Kona so no snorkeling yet but took a local tour when we got back and met up with a postcard friend . Fun times!

UPDATE JULY 21, 2020): My Dad passed away today. He would have been 90 in December. Now there is just me...and my stepsister who was able to be with him last night. Cherish your loved ones. My mom passed away in October of 2018. I miss her every day. Let your mom know how much you appreciate her. This pandemic would have been hard on her..

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! I did this diamond painting of him from one of my pictures. 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! 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, Johnny Depp, 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, elephants, 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
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • Oddfellows Chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Munzee.com premium member
  • Facebook-Alamogordo Rocks!


I hate having to add this section:

Flaked on Fill My Stocking October 2017....pinkpikachu96 ANGELED BY ChrisAnne Shultz!


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, anything damaged...


Comment: Thanks a lot for those beautiful leaves photos! So colorful!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards for this fun swap! I love them all and they are all new to me!! The WInchester Mystery House is on my travel bucket list and this aerial shot is SO COOL!! Thanks for the awesome swap! xx Gabi
Comment: Great photos, thank you so much!
NRGordon rated for SONG THEME #16 on Nov 21, 2023
Comment: /thanks for the great song list and the lovely PC.
jessiedau rated for PH: Your Swap-bot Name? #2 on Nov 15, 2023
Comment: Val, I love the owl postcard and cactus 🌵!!!
Teraecau rated for NIGHT VIEW Postcard on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the nice card of Kansas City at night. 🌃 it looks nice. 😀
Vickyen rated for ANIMAL Postcard on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Hi Val! Always fun to have you as a swap partner and I love your Pronghorn pc! They are so graceful looking! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks a lot for your postcard and the song recommendation!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas mail
Comment: Thanks for a great postcard; I've not seen it before. We used to have a saguaro with a nest in the front yard, but it was a smaller nest for woodpeckers & starlings. That cactus got root-rot and had to be removed. We miss old Sancho. Thanks for inspiring a great memory. 😎
Comment: Valerie, I love the card you sent and the nicely decorated envelope! The sticker you sent is great, with such a wonderful quote on it. That will go in my personal journal for sure! I hope your youngest fur-baby is doing well after his visit to the vet. We are considering adopting another rescue kitten. The Humane Society here has a Kitty Cafe where you can have a nice cup of coffee or tea and meet some of the adoptable cats. I think it's a fabulous idea! Thanks for a great swap and enjoy all those 'biscuits'! 🐱
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and your list of authors! I also love Laura Childs!
emi87 rated for LSS - Songs About Places on Oct 23, 2023
LiisaS rated for SPCP: Red on Oct 23, 2023
Comment: Those glass sculptures are amazing! Really great pictures. Thank you! :)
Comment: Hi Valerie - Beautiful postcards...thank you very much! My first Pusheen postcard! I love those little cats! Happy swapping!🙂♥️
bf0932 rated for WIYM: World Postcard Day 2023 on Oct 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your swap.
Comment: Hi Val, thanks for the beautiful, scenic photos and your note - love the blues and greens!
coleenfranks rated for TSFIND - Fall Goodies! on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Hi Valerie, Great swap. Happy for those labels. Always a handy item. Thanks for reading my profile. And that flag is so cute. We have a little dog and while I do have a flag for fall, I do have two more flag holders with nothing on them so I will surely put it to use. Big thank you. Wish I could give you more than one heart.
Response: Yay!
lob rated for SPCP: Water on Oct 13, 2023
Comment: Love the photos! And way to combine geocaching with taking photos!

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thehappycow on Nov 24, 2023:

AATW - Thankyou so much for the stickers for Brooke she absolutely loved them!!

yvonne401 on Nov 23, 2023:

Hi Valerie!

Wishing you a fun and safe Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

bostianh on Nov 17, 2023:

Thank you for the AATW Nov wish, I love hearts and will put the beautiful heart stickers on happy mail.💕

heliogal on Oct 20, 2023:

Hi Valerie! Thank you for thinking about me and sending me the cool big pumpkin stickers for the AATW October wish list!! I've been having fun with them!! I hope your autumn is beautiful and your Halloween fun and fantastic!!!

RiverTopanga on Oct 19, 2023:

Thank you so much for the Reinforcement stickers. You may get some back on a tag!! I really appreciate your kindness - Hope your Halloween is spooky and scary, and candy-filled!

All About the Wishes - Oct. 2023.

fighterangel on Oct 18, 2023:

Thank you for granting a AATW October '23 wish for me! (P.S. I love the Junji Ito cat book!)

Jangonz on Oct 18, 2023:

Thanks!! Can't wait to use the Christmas light stickers. Have a wonderful Fall season! Janette

AATW - October2023

chimerix on Oct 18, 2023:

Thank you for the fun Halloween stickers for my junk journal. They will be great additions. Aloha!

AAtW - Oct

catlingmex on Oct 18, 2023:

Thank you for thinking of me and sending stickers from y AAtW wish. <3

SuperNay on Oct 14, 2023:

Thank you for the October AATW wish! I so appreciate it, it is always so nice to come home to happy mail... it totally made my day. :)

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