Swap-bot Time: July 24, 2017 7:47 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: July 23, 2017
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

VACATION: I will be gone 3 weeks in August so if I don't rate that is why..... I am also 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. 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 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. 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, 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...


isamanthax rated for WIYM August birthdays on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: This card made me feel right at home. hahhaa. Kind of ironic don't you think, but it is great. So were your postage stamps. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for this S is for Santa Fe postcard, Valerie! I find this image fascinating! It's so green! (Or at least, so tree-filled!) Forests and rolling green hills are not what I think of when I think of New Mexico! :-) Thank you so much for sharing!
piratejimbob87 rated for KKL Pick 3 on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the kitty goodies :)
widelo123 rated for Easy Postcard Swap US #13 on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Val, thank you for the Quoddy Head Lighthouse postcard. I love it. Shirley
luleemik rated for TF - Christmas in July on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: I just love everything you sent to me....cute handtowel---polar bear tags---Christmas rickrack and the adorable gold stocking (I decorate my main tree in white and gold!) Thanks for joining my swap and sending an exceptional package!! Happy Holidays---lol!
EricB rated for B&W PCs week 28 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the vintage coyote card--I love old photos. Hope you're having a great summer! Oh, and that's an amazing Zazzle cat stamp :)
Jenicat rated for EJ: Ephemera ROYGBIV Green on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the green goodies! That postcard is my favorite 💚
Response: Glad you liked it...thanks for the heart.
JazD rated for WIYM August Stocking Stuffer on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Yes I do watch Longmire but I never heard of Lonngmire days till you mentioned it. I'm gonna tell my hubz about it. Maybe we will check it out next year. Thank you for the stocking stuffer. saving till Christmas.
LucyToons rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Apr 2017) on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the 2 lovely postcards as a resend :)
squince rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (July 2017) on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks!!
Fabriqueen rated for Paw-some Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute cat PC! I love it! Hugs, Diane
SayruhK rated for July: Simple Storebought PC Swap on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: I really liked the cat sticker - it reminds me of my cats when they all want their dinner! The postcard was pretty. Thanks!
EmilyT rated for B&W PCs week 27 on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Super cool vintage b&w lookout mountain!!!
tatntole rated for CHWH:More than one stamp pc swap on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: Got the resend, thank you.
Comment: Gah! I'm so sorry for the late rate Val. I was just sorting though my postcards and realized I had forgotten to rate this swap. (Hangs head in shame) I really appreciate that the card you sent was a Valentine post card and that you shared pictures of your beautiful fuzzy beasties, may Sparky rest in peace. Your Reno on the postage stamp looks like my beloved Nacho who passed over 12 years ago. Yours is one of my favorite postcards in my collection.
Response: :)
dawnakaulen rated for Paw-some Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Great PC, thank you
Lonestarchild rated for B&W PCs week 26 on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Fab old card -- thank you!
Stargazer008 rated for B&W PCs week 25 on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: How cute are these two guys...Thank you so much for the heartwarming postcard. A perfect treat after a "stupid" week at work. Have a great evening, Joana
Comment: Love this pc. Thank you

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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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