Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2018 9:21 am


Date Joined: August 29, 2016
Last Online: June 19, 2018
Birthday: July 7, 1968
Country: Costa Rica
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05/20/2018: I received a fantastic handmade postcard with some pretty paper and artistamps. The person seems to be based in Galway Lane, Houston TX and her name is Heide Lee! Any ideas? Please if you are here, I would love to hear from you so I can properly thank you!

PLEASE write me if you have not received from me. I promise I will do my best to make it right. PLEASE do not rate me down without even giving me the chance to talk and act.

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Maria Gallardo
Po Box 1891-2050
San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San Jose 11501
Costa Rica

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I am Maria, 49 years old. Mom of three grown children and grannie of 4 grandbabies and one that is in her way. I have a beloved sister and a niece and nephew that are like my own children. I also have 1 DIL and 1 SIL that treat me as their mom and I love them dearly (even if we fight jajaja).

I love my family above all, also love art, reading, traveling, Internet, movies, classic and indi music, talking, philosophy, philology, history, anthropology, even politics.... I am atheist but I love anything/everything related with religious icons, symbols, ethereal spirits, angels, pagan and so on and I have no problem receiving any of this (only do NOT indoctrinate me please).

I am a sharing person, I do not like hoarding (really minimalist in my possessions). I love to send extras and try to make my best to send your way a good package but by no means, this means I expect the same. Though, I do appreciate the love you put in your swaps.

I quilt, sew, do mixed media, altering, recycling, upcycling and more. Love cotton fabrics, buttons, papers, pretty stuff, vintage stuff, doing collage, painting, using watercolors, the stars, the cosmos, the humans, the leaves and tres, the ocean, the planets, ribbons & laces. Snow!! ♥♥

Love blank postcards in envelope but I am perfectly fine if you send a naked one, and postage stamps (used and unused), handmade items that show your soul, envelopes (colorful and handmade are the best), happy mail and decorated stuff.

Love roses, Christmas and Fall, the snow (oh the snow)... Did I say snow?

I do not like:

  • Dirty stuff
  • Smoking smell stuff
  • Vulgar stuff or rude
  • Pets

I am an honest person, passionate, intense and straightforward (this gives me problems all the time) ...


CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #152 on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Maria, I had pretty much given up your envelope arriving, but low and behold it got to my mailbox last night. And it was worth the wait--I LOVE all the cards! Thank you so much! Carol in Denver
Response: You're welcome.
meeltje57 rated for Boiled paper #2 - Your theme - on May 15, 2018
Comment: O, what a joy it is to receive a package from you. You surprise me every time. Thank you for all the beautiful things you made for me. The smell of coffee on the boiled paper is so lovely. And all those painted papers, it will be hard for me to use them for I would like to keep them to myself and treasure them. But you teach me the art of sharing, thank you so much for everything.
Response: So happy it reached you finally! I hope you have liked the envelope too. I made it specially for your collection (and JJ). Hugs!
tejka76 rated for Big Spring Swap on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice collection of postcards.
Response: You're most welcome!
Comment: The first notice I got said that I got a package from Ireland - the postman must have misread it. Anyway, three tags are a lot of tags; yes, that more than satisfies the swap terms. I particularly love the little embroidered one. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome.
choke rated for PVT: mgallardo68 & choke on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mini rolos, your work is stunning! I am so happy to swap these with you, they are my first additions and really set the bar high! Thank you too for the gorgeous papers, I will have a hard time using them up because I LOVE them so much. Hope we can swap again soon!
Response: Thank you for your sweet rating, words of encouragement and for giving me the opportunity to swap! Hugs ♥
choke rated for IPC: Let's Build a Tag Journal #1 on May 2, 2018
Comment: Love, love, love this tag! All the beautiful green colors, woweeee! Thank you so much for your beautiful work Maria, I adore it!
Response: So glad you liked it! It was a 'deconstruction' :) Hugs.
Comment: Oh I love it all!!!! The little bookmark with the sloth is so cute! Thank you for all the beautiful items and a lovely mail art envelope!!! 😘
Response: Yay. Glad you liked all Sue! Hugs and thank you for your rating! ♥
knitterofhats rated for Random Envelope on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I loved the sewn batik envie and all the little goodies you enclosed. I love it ALL!!!
Response: So glad you liked all! Thank you for the sweet rating!
RooBaRoo rated for Boiled paper #2 - Your theme - on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your generous package! Thanks for the unusually stained paper! Whats that mushroom shaped design? I', guessing slices of a citrus fruit .... :) You've been a wonderful host & addressed all the participants' issues! It was a fun new thing to do! Thanks for all the extras!! My daughter is not here ... she's gone to my moher's place, but I thank you on her behalf, she will LOVE the stickers, the postcard, the greeting card, the Toucans ... are the scrapbook paper for her or for me ? :) She'll make delightful "fortune teller"s out of them - here & now they call it "tippy-tippy-top" :) Most importantly, I want to congratulate you about the coffee & spice paper. They have so much "character"!!! If they weren't so fragile, I'd write to penpals on them. Now, I'll make some layered mixed media cards out of them. It's not my "type", but you got me converted ! :)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!! Glad you liked the papers! ♥
simcoe54 rated for Tourist Postcards in an Envelope #4 on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of tourist postcards and for the extras.
Response: Thank you Maxine! I hope you get everything else I have sent recently, very soon and that you like it all! Thank you for your sweet rating!
Comment: REally wonderful cards -- I sincerely love everyone of them. And the Stooges bag -- how fun is that! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked all! Hugs and thank you for the ♥ rating!
fbresnah rated for FS: Mail Art with Flat Surprise on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cat envelope and all the wonderful coloring items! Love it!
Response: So glad it did not take that long to arrive and that you liked it! Hugs!
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #152 on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful variety of quality postcards plus extras! The Costa Rica butterfly watercolor card is my favorite - just so exquisite! Ooh, the Ranger Doug national park poster -- and of my all time favorite park, Yosemite! All the cards are delightful, and I enjoy the fun envelope, especially the air mail washi tape.
Response: So glad you liked them!!! ♥♥
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #153 on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: I have only one word - WOW. Amazing postcards!!!! Thank you!!!
Response: I was happy to send you Inge Löök postcards, enjoy those beauties!
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful package! Your art is awesome and I will keep it with my other favourites on a wall in my art corner. I also really appreciate the handmade nature paper and the other papers and goodies you included. What a treat!
Response: So glad it finally made it to you!! Sending much love!! ♥♥
tichyleon rated for Christmas love on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: finalmente llego! que bueno que el anterior al menos te llego dde vuelta... igual me ha pasado que llegan cartas asi casi ilegibles... tu carta de navidad es hermosa. gracias por tus alentadoras palabras. espero sigamos encontrandonos en swaps cariños
Response: Gracias Tricia! Felicidades por tu bebé!! Un abrazo!
Comment: Oh what a lovely suprise - nice to hear from you! Thank you so much for the heartwarming envelope and all the bits and pieces! Whoop!! And now enjoy the weekend.
Response: So glad it reached you fine and you liked! ♥
Poohtat rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #151 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of postcards! Thank you so much. And thank you for resending the RAK. The unicorn notebook and the coffee papers are awesome. Also love the envelopes you made. You are so sweet!
Response: Thank you so much for he rating :) i am so hapoy you liked whst I sent!!! 😍
Onibah3 rated for Happy Valentine's Day on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Hi there! I received your Etsy package today, and wow, what fun! I love everything. Thank you so much :}
Response: You're welcome! ♥
Maggiesmother rated for Send 3 From the List #4 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for everything. Love all. Two postcards for my collection. Stickers, die cuts, note card and a Christmas card. It truly was a great package. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: So glad you loved my package! Enjoy it and thank you for your lovely rating!

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simcoe54 on Jun 16, 2018:

Make A Wish - June Wishes -- Thanks for the banknotes that you sent from my wishlist. Love them and they are perfect additions to my collection!!!❤️

piratecaptainmo on Jun 14, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful bookmark you sent for the Pagan/Wiccan tag! I love it!!!

susieq11 on Jun 12, 2018:

Thank you for the Marc Chagall postcard for IFM Postcard Tag - Sender’s Choice!! xxxxx

DLRodrigues on May 19, 2018:

Thank so much Maria for the February wishes!!! Everything is so cool!!! I especially loved the plant book pages and the postcards are very cool too!!! Thank you always for your thoughtfulness xx "Make A Wish Group"

anicka22 on May 16, 2018:

Wow!!! Thank you so very, very much for the beautiful chiyogami papers (and so many!) and the cute mermaid notebook (for the pick 2 tag). Thank you also for the awesome feb wish . My daughter is in love with thephonecase!!!

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mamajoy on May 9, 2018:

Thank you for the PTG 2 pcs in an envelope and the extra cards. I received them during my camping trip and just picked them up from the post office. The stamps are great too. Joy

simcoe54 on May 3, 2018:

Make A Wish - April Wishes -- Maria: Thanks so much for the wonderful envie full of surprises. Love the postcards and all the coins and the envelopes, well, I can never have enough of them. Thanks so so much!!!

fluffyjunk on May 2, 2018:

I absolutely LOVE the cards you ordered for me for the IFM WTAs!!!

simcoe54 on Apr 28, 2018:

FOPS: Tag game- pick 2 -- Thanks for much for the foreign banknotes. Perfect for my collection!!!! :) You made my day!

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