Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2020 9:31 am


Date Joined: October 11, 2009
Last Online: October 21, 2011
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

No more POSTCARDS!!!! Front door is full of my SB buddies cards. Running out of room. I have done swaps on other scrapbook sites. They have been fun to do. I like trading small items, making cards for other people etc. I'm house bound so this gives me something to look forward to coming in the mail. I like talking to new people & some I follow now on Facebook or follow their blog.. My blog is @glograbear blogspot.com,grandmabear49 is my title. I've a chatbox ,leave me a message.I don't type long. .
I'm love making handmade cards. I'm currently making my 4th set of cards to go to Iraq. I've been on my church's mail route for 5+ years where I sent out messages w/ a handmade card each month. I make almost all of my gifts for family & friends. I also do some scrapbk. I'm working on journal tags for my dau'ghters baby pic's for C-mas. I also need to start coming up w/ page ideas for my son's birthday scrapbook for C-mas. I gave up candle making since I now on 0-2. I made up my last big batch of candles last spring. I sold over 3 boxes of candle supplies last spring to buy card supplies. I have finished 2 Southwest ceramic candle votives holders I designed of Mt Franklin , here in El Paso. I need to finish up my Wedding Indian jar for my husband's gift. I have done ceramics over 35 yrs. I'm having to give it up since I'm losing hand strength & coordination. I'm a mother of 4 grown kids & 3 grandkids. I have written stories, made them books & have s/bk items for them for the future for them to keep. I scrapbook my son a chipboard book of C-mas "seen thru the eyes of a child "for his C-mas last year which he loved. I love exploring new media in the area of papercrafts.. I'm not in to the gadgets. I love coloring w/ my Prism c/pencils,water color pencils,Sakura pens & gels pens. I like doing distressing w/ Ranger alcohol inks,stamping w/various ink pads,making marbllize alcohol b'grounds,expermenting w/ various paper techniques found on the web I will be trying new stamp tech. w/my Stampscapes stamps for my C-mas cards. I must had not gotten enough of coloring ,cutting &pasting in school. My .siginature. is bear49,don't wait till you are 59 yrs. old to find your talents & go after your dreams. I t has taken me years to develop the hidden artist in me. I'm the happiest when I'm in my room playing w/my toys making something for someone else. It's the only way I can make sense of my body falling apart. It helps me focus in on what I can DO not what I CAN''T do anymore.

About Me

I,m the Texas Maverick,,I make 1 of a kind hand-made cards.I live in El Paso Tx. I hate the long hot summers here,I'm not a desert rat. The people here are warm & friendly so it makes up for it. I'm a Texas native, & I luv my wide open spaces. I have lived in many states. I lived in British Columbia,Canada for a year when I was 24 yrs old I luv the Canadian people. I also lived in Alaska for 6 mo's. I have s/bk 75 pgs of photo' w/journal enteries of this experience. I'm a disabled(post-poilo) mother of 4 grown kids & 3 grandkids. I like trying different kinds of food & exploring different cultures. I'm trying to pick up new Spanish words since we're on the Mexican border. El Paso is over 60% Mexican pop. It's getting harder for me since I'm now have to be gluten free, no flour ,wheat etc. I'm also lactose intolerant, no ice cream!! I also can't have foods w/ any corn products in it, corn syrup is in e/thing in the US. I also can't have any foods w/ salt, or peanuts in it. I have lost alot of my favorite foods. I do love fresh fruits & vegetables. I do love my sweet potatoes & okra which are Southern foods.I cook mainly from scratch. I have been cooking since I was13 yrs old. My 2 dogs George & Fluffy are my faithful lap buddies. I be lost w/out them. they are both animal rescue dogs. They are my spoiled kids.

Favorite Television

So SAD pulled off Numbers, Law & Order, Criminal Intent. II luv 2 CSI shows,Law & Order, SUV comes in 2nd,,Numbers,Lost Criminal Intent. I miss without a Trace. I like the geeky math prof. on Numbers reminds me of my hubbie when younger. He had a full hair of curly hair when younger. He's a programmer & my kids are geeks!! I don't like CSI Maimi,became too much of a soap opera.I got tired of House. I liked the medical part w/ the mystery illness etc. but haven't liked the way the show has gone.


I would like to do swaps for items to use for my card route to Iraq. I having to switch from female cards to masculine theme. I'm on a limited budget because of medical bills. Ft. Bliss is an Army base here that sends alot of troops to Iraq. This is my way of supporting the troops & my community service.

Favorite Books

I've read all the Thoene series, I have all of John Grisham books in paperback. I'm a big fan of historical fiction, mainly Civil War. I have read al ot of history on Civil War, Revo. War,WWII, Holocust books.. My favo. ones are the stories of those who hid the Jews . @ the peril of their own lives. I like reading old Nat'l Geo. magazines. & being an arm chair traveler. I have read some of the Jane Austin books. I have read some English & American classics. Charles Dickens is my favo. Eng. author. I do like Sherlock Holmes also. I like Robert Frost's poetry.,it appeals to the senses, I love the feel it gives U. I don't like horror, science fiction or fantasy. I do like like a good mystery if the book is clean, not vulgar etc.

Favorite Movies

Gone w/ the Wind is my all time favo. I also watched the Green Gables series several times. I'm a fan of animated films. I luv the donkey in Shriek We're watching the old Little Rascals CD collection. I luv those, I get a big kick out of them Watching the collection of Without A Trace also.


I like doing trades with people here. I usually mail my stuff out on Sat's. when DH goes to the P.O. for me. I appreciate a PM if U got my stuff. If U don't receieve s/thing please let me know


Flakers,zero tolerance. I don't mind a Pm telling me U be late. Not returning my message will give U a 1!! If I take the time to do a swap I expect U to do the same. I only do a few swaps @ a time I didn't do anything in Dec. because I had too many projects to do.. I now have a n/book w/sections on who I sent to & who owes.me


NO TINY PAPER SCRAPS ,don't do inchies or ATC's,or TINY brads!!!! Not into 1.Gothic,skulls bones
2.,really frilly stuff
4.,clothing items.
5. No,perfumed items,
5.smoke free only ,I have asthma really bad.
6.No food I'm on a gluten-free diet,am diabetic,have food allergies
7..I don't knit ,crochet,ATC or inchies.


I love making cards. It's my sanity valve ,I'm the happiest working in my room. ! 1. I love anything for my Iraq card route
2..Brads ,no tiny ones
5.,3-d embellishments
6.Patterned paper
7 ,stamped images
8., unmounted or clear stamps,
9.gel pens,Sakura pens,
10. tags,
11. die cuts,
11. ink pads etc.
I'm working on 3 scrapbook projects for my family for late C-mas presents.
I collect bears,love anything bear related, 1Pooh
,3 dogs

5.seasonal ones to use for cards
,a. I like Southwest items. I used to make S/west ceramics. I made candles for 25 years,all types b. I like collecting foreign stamps from the envelopes I get from here.
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d. I love minIatures since my home is small
e. .I like handmade items since it shows people took time to make s/thing. e. I like making new friends online. I'm house bound for the winter because of the Swine Flu.. The web is my lifeline to my outside world. I'm a Swat-Bot addict now.


goodmonkeymail rated for PC USA Then & Now on Dec 28, 2010
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
TessyT rated for 2010 Postcard swap #10 - October on Nov 12, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful view from New Mexico, the balloons are very pretty
enid rated for North American Tour on Nov 10, 2010
Comment: I have never seen such a great looking balloon. I imagine the temperatures there are nice and hot. We could use some of that warmth right now. However we did have lots of spicy food tonight to help make us feel some heat. Thank you for the card. Hearts to you!
Response: warmer than normak,no long sleeves yet
JustMeSKJ rated for North American Tour on Nov 9, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the NM card
loricritt rated for Gather new friends on Nov 7, 2010
Comment: Thanks for your letter. FYI, this was supposed to be an email and include a photo.
mejulia rated for North American Tour on Oct 28, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the great card and note.
Comment: Thank you for my big fat stuffed envelope- quite a variety.
Response: UR 1st swap? hopeU can use it.
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: These cards were not supposed to be sent to me. They are to be sent to the coordinator of the swap and then she sends all of our cards to the troops. I will be forwarding all you cards to the swap hostess.
Response: soory about that. Thank U for forwarding them
Vickyen rated for Gather new friends on Sep 16, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the fun letter and extras! I love snail mail and your letter was very interesting! ;)
junemoon rated for Gather new friends on Sep 11, 2010
Comment: Thanks for your letter and for all the stamped paper works -- I'll find swap-bot-y uses for them. Yes, I could read your writing, and I SO MUCH agree with you about the harm it does to discourage children's creativity -- I'd add it to the seven deadly sins.
lorepuckett rated for I love my Library #2 on Sep 3, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC. I hail from El Paso, too. ;)
Ikat78 rated for Send anything #10 (usa) on Aug 27, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the assortment.
fabricmom rated for Send anything #10 (usa) on Aug 26, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great package of card making stuff. Can't wait to sit down and use some of it.
Comment: thank you for all the wonderful goodies!
Comment: thanks
50DaysOfSummer rated for Blind postcard swap #3 on Jul 27, 2010
Comment: Lovely card Gloria, thanks!! :)
jojoanna rated for I <3 surprises in my mailbox! on Jul 12, 2010
Comment: thank you! yay for hello kitty stickers and the fabric (stickers?) on the package

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susieq11 on Oct 26, 2010:

Hope you are feeling better soon - I saw your post on the forum.

doublesided on Oct 23, 2010:

Hope you are feeling better soon xx

DosLittleMonkeys on Sep 19, 2010:

Is this you?


VaGrammy66 on Aug 14, 2010:

Thank you for the beautiful postcard for the WTA!

estromberg on Aug 12, 2010:

Many thanks for the beautiful postcard for the 3P's WTA!!

BetsyG on Aug 6, 2010:

Thanks for your rating. I hope you are recovering from your fall. Have a good rest of the summer. Betsy

rainbowafterrain81 on Jul 3, 2010:

hello! I got your get well card today and I love it, thanks so much for taking the time to make me a card, it means a lot :)

have a great 4th

macka on Mar 28, 2010:

Thank you for doing a private swap with me. The things you sent were great including the matchbox covers you sent later too. I really enjoyed swapping with you and hope we can do another in the future. Good Luck on Swap-bot. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Thanks again, Mary

pandessa on Mar 8, 2010:

Thanks for the patterned paper. It is nice!

ButterflyDreams on Feb 25, 2010:

Thankyou so much for the Postcards :-) It was lovely of you to send them. Olivia was very excited and has added them to our collection that we keep in photo albums. Thanks again :-)

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