Swap-bot Time: July 20, 2017 5:45 am


Date Joined: August 29, 2016
Last Online: July 19, 2017
Birthday: July 7, 1968
Country: Costa Rica
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07/18/2017: I AM NOT A FLAKER. PERIOD!!!!

I have sent everything I had to send but it is beyond my control what happens to the packages once they are out of my hands. Furthermore, it is in my power to remediate anything that is bad, so if you have not received from me, please give me the chance to resend or make any other arrangement you'd get pleased with. Do not rate me down because you're damaging me for no reason because I am HERE!!!!!

07/11/2017: Hello dear friends and raters, I am back online. I have been very ill and I am still weak. Please bare with me while I catch up. I had pneumonia and it is taking a lot more than I thought.

My basic info

Maria Gallardo

Po Box 1891 San Pedro

Montes de Oca 02050

San Jose, Costa Rica




qbee rated for Mothers day on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: I'm sorry but in three months of waiting I never received anything. I will change the rating if it ever comes.
Response: Communication is the key for a good swapping experience but I think you do not care as long as you are the 'receiver part'. As a record, I wrote you in June, asking if you have gotten my swap but you read the message and did not reply and you have chosen now to down rate me instead of answering me back. No opportunity to show you proof of my original swap or for resending. I personalize all my handmade work so I will resend next week. I have been very ill and I cannot do anything this week. Here is the message I sent you, I want it here because I am responsible!!! Date: Jun 8, 2017 Status: Read To: qbee Subject: Mothers day Hello, Debbie! I am missing your rating for this swap Mothers day? Have you not receveid it yet? Take care, Maria
Comment: First - love the envelope with the cute big cutout of Alice and the cheshire cat! Classy old fashioned typed return address label, too. Very interesting illustration postcards, my favorite is the card with the perky chicks on the gingham check background! Now, were all the other goodies for a different swap? I did not see another swap card. If it was all extras for this 3 PC swap -- my goodness! All so wonderful. I love the whole sheet of Bambi stickers and the great tickets and fabulous cover and title pages for The Little Prince library book! Yes, that Roman postcard is indeed an unusual take on motherhood! Classy handmade map envelope, too and nice Costa Rica map. Love the unique metal paper clips that say "handsome" and "valuable!"
Response: Those were goodies Shirley!! Hugs and happy you enjoyed all! Thank you for your comments and hearty rating.
Comment: O yes, Maria Gallardo, you did it again. Beautiful, amazing art arrived today and I don't know what to say. the Red Cardinal is so beautiful, and all the other art you sent me is stunning. I can start my own Gallardo Gallery now and show off everything you've made for me. I love the vibrant, radiant colors you use that makes your work so alive. Thanks many times again. I love you.
Response: Jajaja... I am glad you feel that way!! Love you too!! And you know, this package is an example of how crazy is my Postal service. 3 months to reach you is an awful time :-/ I wish everyone would understand this the way you do it! Thank you for your rating and heart!
CWarner rated for Mix It Up #2 on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks very much Maria, the cards arrived! Nice mix of cards and your envelope is so cute!
Response: I know they seems to have made a long trip around before getting to you :-) so very glad they have arrived.
Comment: My apologies for the very late rating Maria! I thought I had rated everyone for this swap, but it seems I had forgotten you :( Thanks so much for the great swap and lovely postcards you sent! xoxo
Response: Do not worry please! Thank you for your rating!
Comment: THANK YOU for all the wonderful goodies you sent!!! I love how you packaged everything so nicely. And your name stamp is so cool! :)
Response: Very happy you have fun opening the package. Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Thank you for this beautifully decorated summer postcard. I always wondered how they built all those beautiful buildings on those cliffs of Santorini! I love the colors! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry for your rating!
makestuff rated for ''2 words 2 live by'' PC on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you! I thought maybe you meant that "Fight Club" were the 2 words to live by haha
Response: Jaja! Indeed. Glad you liked it! ♥
knitterofhats rated for ''2 words 2 live by'' PC on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are welcome!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #132 on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Amazing postcards and you sure did spoil me with all the fab goodies you sent!!! Wow, that made my day and more!!!! Big hugs!!!! xoxo
Response: Glad you liked all! Thank you for your words and friendship Susan!
russromano rated for Mostly Purple on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. Very nice surprises.
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Sorry but. Will rerate when I receive after I see you've had 21 resends (& I quit counting) out of only 314 swaps & not even been with swap bot a year. I had to. this does not include all the " I cannot believe how long it took to reach you " swaps. I told you, I don't need "things" Just want to clear the swap, & as I said will rerate when I get anything
Response: Edited 01/07/2017: I just decided to clear up my comments Sandra. I will not fight with you or engage in attacks. Just please note, my raters are no liars and have rated me based on what I have sent (also note that postage stamps do not lie either). I will resend for a THIRD time, after July 10th.
watercolorgirl rated for ''2 words 2 live by'' PC on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post cards and what wonderful words to love by :0) See ya in our next swap.
Response: You are more than welcome!! Thank you for your hearty rating! ♥
Comment: :) yeah 2 words that fit perfectly! Thank you for the golden arrow card. Have a great summer!
Response: Hugs !!! Glad you liked it!! Thank you for the heart!
Fever rated for Private destash swap María & Sophie on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for helping me destash and for the generous gift card. I will surely put it to good use and am glad that the items I had sitting around here will finally have a good home. Hugs! <3
Response: ♥ Thank you Soof! Hugs.
mrsD rated for Big Summer Swap on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: terrific assortment of cards! and lovely packaging to open too. thanks maria!! always a pleasure :)
Response: Glad you liked it!!! Thank you for your rating and ♥. Hugs.
TriniH rated for Mostly Yellow on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: I received your wonderfyl wonderful package! Love the postcard! But I adore adore adore all the amazing paper!!!! You are the best! ❤️
Response: Oh so happy you liked all!! Thank you for your words and hearty rating!! ♥
Tinker60 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #3H on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of PCs you sent for this swap and for the extras. Hope you have a great week ~~
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the hearty rating!! ♥
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #132 on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Wow, thanks so much, Maria! Love all the cards and extras. Lucky me!
Response: Glad you received it and you liked all!!
Comment: thank you for the 2 words!!
Response: You're welcome.

Rating Overview

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theirmimi on Jul 13, 2017:

Thank you for the postcard you sent to me for the 2 words to live by swap. It was very sweet of you to send it since my partner didn't follow through.

Hope you are feeling much better.

tcornell on Jul 7, 2017:


Ryleighsmom on Jul 7, 2017:

Happy Birthday, Maria!!

Gwillisinc on Jul 7, 2017:

Forum Giveaway - June Prize Love my prize from Amazon, Graphic 45 is always a great gift for me Thank you VERY much Sandra

susieq11 on Jul 6, 2017:

July 6: I have received a message outside of swap-bot from María and she is currently hospitalized. She will log back on here as soon as possible. Please be patient. Message me if needed, thank you!!

wolfeagle on Jul 5, 2017:


mrsD on Jun 26, 2017:

thank you so much for the WTA IFM march cards! very cute pics, cheers!

snowgirl on Jun 25, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely batch of goodies, you had sent via Sophie, I love it all especially that very cute Christmas Teddy mug. Xxx

tcornell on Jun 24, 2017:

Maria, thank you for the generous Randomail that you sent for the HMPC group. I love the beautiful Inka Gold paint. So sorry I didn't say thank you, they did not put a note in it to say where it came from! I absolutely love it!

simcoe54 on Jun 20, 2017:

Thanks so much for the combined RAKs - RAK - Postcards from Italy and CPG: May'17 Wishlist. The postcards are wonderful and are perfect for my collection and I also love the stamps and stickers.

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