Swap-bot Time: April 26, 2018 4:36 am


Date Joined: August 29, 2016
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: July 7, 1968
Country: Costa Rica
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04/01/2018: Today the rational thinking has won in my country! In a second round, with a huge number this time, the secular politician has become the president of Costa Rica. The people has talked!♥

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.

My basic info

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

My : mgallardo68@gmail.com

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) ...


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!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. Some will add nicely to my collections. Also, thanks for the extras postcards and Christmas stickers and die cut paper which will add nicely to my card making. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: Enjoy it and thank you for your lovely rating! Until next time! ♥
Comment: What a parcel! Thank you so so much! Feels like Christmas again. :) Such nice colourful goodies. I love the envelopes with the shimmery accent you've made. I'm in love with the stickers to cut out. And all the lovely fabric, nice to encourage me to sew some more. :) Truly a great swap- thank you!
Response: Ohhhhhh, so glad it arrived!!!! So happy you liked all! Yes, get to sew you! Thinking in the next swap! Hugs and thank you for another great swap!
Comment: Sorry for rating late. Love everything you sent!
Response: I am more than happy to know you've liked what I sent. Thank you so much for the rating Kelly. Take care of yourself. ♥
Comment: I am speechless. The flourish journal is just wonderful. Thank you so much for making this for me.
Response: Yay!!! Thank you for a sweet rating!
Comment: The most wonderful package of goodies FINALLY arrived to my mailbox today Maria! The tags are very pretty. They were so well made and I liked that they were mixed media....I bet you had fun creating them :) The extras you sent for my mom were very well received by her and she was so happy that you though of her...thank you! The Paris ephemera was the best....so many things I look forward to adding to my growing collection and I am looking forward to using the dessert pictures in a future project too. Thank you for your patience and excellent communication for this swap and the resend too....our postal systems may not be the best but at least our swaps finally did arrive to each other...and it gives us something to look forward to using next Christmas!
Response: Oh Soooo glad you got it!!! Thank you for such a lovely rating!!! ♥♥
Comment: Thank you so much for swapping with me and for the lovely envelopes - I can't wait to use them! :)
Response: Yay!! So glad it arrived and that you liked it!!! Thank you for swapping with me too!! Hugs ♥
susanica rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 16 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Muchissimas gracias por tu sobre. Es la primera vez que recibo algo de Costa Rica y me alegro mucho. Te deceo lo mejor en 2018 y sea que tu caja postal sea siempre llena de cosas bonitas y felicidad. Pongo un corazon por los pequenos detalles ademas me encantan los sobres que pusiste adentro. Feliz dia!
Response: Me alegra mucho que te gustara todo!!! Un abrazo y feliz año para tí también!! Gracias por el corazón!

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Drachenfrau on Apr 20, 2018:

Just because! :-*

EmilyT on Apr 17, 2018:

Thanks for the PTG tag!! That was very sweet of you to send me extras, you didn't have to do that 😀 have a purrr-fect day!

heatherknits on Apr 17, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely vintage postalettes I received for the "Tag me... but I send to you!" tag! I love them!!

HaoHaoHao on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you for the thoughtful, generous, and absolutely beautiful Take 10 Tag. I could barely believe my eyes when I saw the envelope waiting for me, and, to be honest, I hesitated in opening it because it was so beautiful. Inside was a such a beautiful arrangement--I am still going through and finding surprises tucked in. Thank you very much!

nalaqueen on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely pc's for the CPG Postcard tag global.

Dsweeny on Apr 13, 2018:

You sweet wonderful YOU!!! I received the FANTASTICly BEAUTIFUL Angeled swaps you sent me!! Oh my gosh Lady!!! The pouch and snowflakes you made are STUNNING!!! I'm so beyond thrilled and thankful that you shared your talent with me...brought a HUGE smile to my face. AND to pick up the January $ tag??? Oh my gosh my friend - what a kind, thoughtful and generous thing to do. xoxoxox to you. Thank you doesn't seem anywhere good enough.

Bhindblueeyes on Apr 6, 2018:

Thank you so very much for the amazing ... A-MAZING profile based tag envelope. It's so perfect!!!! I am surprised at how quickly it arrived! Again, thank you so much - I am just thrilled will all of the contents!!

user6937 on Apr 5, 2018:

PTG - 2 pc's in an envelope has arrived with the extra 6 pc's and 8 handmade envelopes - thank you!

anicka22 on Mar 27, 2018:

Thank you so much for the cute bracelet!

bluehairedmary on Mar 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Kawaii goodies for Tag Through the Alphabet! All the memos are very cute and will definitely be used! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness!

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