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mspandatrain

mspandatrain
Date Joined: November 2, 2021
Last Online: February 3, 2023
Birthday: June 8
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, I am a celebrating my 23rd year as a high school Spanish bilingual history teacher and joined Swapbot for a new adventure! Please do not send: anything scented or food items with gluten (sorry I have health issues). On a positive note, I have lots of favorites: pandas, good thoughts, royal blue and hot pink are my fave colors, generally I prefer happy and bright colors. I enjoy crafting, hanging out with family and friends, traveling, visiting our national parks and learning about new places. Due to my busy schedule I do not have any pets, it's not fair for them be alone and I would forget to feed them :o), I can barely keep my plants alive. Tell me a bit about your part of the world. I think one of the best parts about swapbot, is a personal note with the swap, I enjoy hearing about your life too. I am also impressed with your talents as crafters! Wow! Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Favorite Books

FAVORITE BOOKS; Hmm...that one is tough. I love the story in the Harry Potter series. I generally don't sit and read books. I do enjoy books on tape or audio books. I can turn up the story and work on other things at the same time. I like fiction stories and will listen to almost anything, science fiction, mystery, military action stories, westerns and the occasional love story. I am also re-reading the old Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Black Stallion series. Send me a book suggestion.

Favorite Movies

FAVORITE MOVIES: Summer 2021 I watched all the Marvel movies, in order, whew. I still need to find time to watch the recent additions to the series. Some of my other favorites are Lord of the Rings (extended versions), most Rogers and Hammerstein musicals, musicals in general and most Disney movies (Peter Pan is my favorite movie, and Goofy my favorite character). I also like the old westerns: Tombstone, The Cowboys and generally most John Wayne movies. Movie series can keep me entertained for hours: Back to the Future, The Hobbit, Star Wars, Transformers, Shrek, Jurassic World, Toy Story, Star Trek Original, The Next Generation and Voyager, and the Furious Franchise. Stand alone movies: Newsies, Wizard of Oz, It's a Wonderful Life, Meet Me in St. Louis, and The Sound of Music.

Favorite Television

FAVORITE TELEVISION: I enjoy old criminal type shows: all the NCIS franchises, Criminal Minds, Bull and Law and Order SVU and the original Law and Order. Action shows are always welcome, 9-1-1 (both versions), Station 19, SWAT, Hawaii 5-0, Chicago Fire and the new FBI series. I am also hooked on most shows on the Hallmark Channel. Some of my other favorites are also on PBS, Father Brown, Call the Midwife and Royal Flying Doctor Service. Last but not least, I can lose hours watching home improvement shows. Property Brothers, Love it or List it, and recently HomeTown.

OLD CLASSICS: I love the old cartoon shows, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Looney Tunes, the original Transformers cartoon and the Smurfs. Classic TV reruns, MAS*H, Love Boat, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Perry Mason, the Twilight Zone, I Love Lucy, the Brady Bunch and Fraggle Rock.

Favorite Crafts

FAVORITE CRAFTS: Now this is the section that will get me into trouble :o) I have a dream sewing room which keeps me quite busy...I am the queen of simple sewing projects: bags from coin purses to grocery bags, composition book covers, bowl cozies and Kleenex pouches. In addition I have a separate craft room, with crochet, card making, painting supplies, and a cutting machine. Another recent obsession is learning to make things with heat transfer vinyl. My newest craft is Gelli printing, definitely fun but lots of messing creations. I am always working on a project for family, friends or charity. I could spend hours in my sewing room or craft room listening to audio stories all day. Feel free to send me ideas or tricks of your crafts.

Favorite Music

FAVORITE MUSIC: I love most types of music. My online radio has old country (I mean from the 1950's to 80's), old school rock and roll, anything from the 1950's to late 1980's, then there is Spanish, from cumbias, rancheras, salsas and Latin Pop. I also enjoy easy listening Jazz. Generally I enjoy music that tells a story.

Thank You for Sharing!

THANKS SWAPBOT! OMG, My Swapbot partners shared so many of their great talents with me. You inspired to try new crafts and techniques, I absolutely love flip books and homemade and chunk of cardboard postcards. You brought a renewed sense of creativity into my world. It is so easy to get into a creative comfortable mode, that we don't try new things. One of these days I will figure out an ATC and try one.

Summer 2022, I did take my East Coast summer road trip! Final tally, Albuquerque to Acadia National Park in Maine and home again, 30 days, 6595 miles, 22 states and countless adventures. Thanks to my Swapbot buddies I had the inside track and hometown secrets to Newport, RI, Lancaster, PA, Upstate, NY, Niagara Falls and Columbus, OH. The trip was amazing! Thanks again, I am so pleased you shared information about your state with me. Muchas Gracias! :o)

Postcards

POSTCARDS: Thanks to Swapbot, I am in love with postcards-once again. I loved collecting and sending them as a child and am happy to find them again. I am not picky about which postcards I receive because I like all of them. I enjoy seeing different places across the world. I also like the whimsical, cartoons, children's style, Did you know?, touristy, off the beaten path, and recipe postcards. As usual I am often astounded with the talents of crafters and their homemade projects and postcards are no exception. I also enjoy sending them to family and friends. If it makes you smile, then it will most likely make me happy too. I do keep them and enjoy reading them from time to time. Thanks.

Ratings

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Comment: What a fun postcard. Thanks so much. I would like to go to that museum one day. I also love to visit unusual places when I travel. And I love that boombox! Thanks so much for sending this to me.
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Comment: Thank you for the fun variety of PCs, valentine themed goodies, and the Rosie address labels (perfect timing for these!!!). 4 months until graduation for them means 4 months until you (hopefully) get summer vacation!
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Comment: Cool card!
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Comment: What a lovely package! I love the paper you chose and my goodness - all the goodies inside!!! Thank you for all the care and thought you put into this very happy mail.
Jbondbull rated for Lighthouse Postcard #3 on Jan 27, 2023
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Comment: This is an awesome postcard. Thankyou.
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Comment: Thanks for the New Mexico card! And thanks for the tip about Niagara Falls!
shine2sparkle rated for For the Newbies #12 on Jan 24, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies you sent along for the swap. I appreciate it, look forward to using it all in my upcoming projects :)
CRAFTiiChrissy rated for Xmas card 3 of 4 on Jan 23, 2023
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coolcamaro rated for TELL ME #16 on Jan 21, 2023
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Comment: Thank you very much. I love the Ellis Island card
Karmi53 rated for Travel With Alphabets on Jan 21, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for two great pages l love both places. I been to Lancaster long long time ago when my husband was a trucker. And Ireland is on my bucket list my best friend is going in Sept. Lucky her. You did a great job on them and the envelope is very cute too. Thank you so much for my extras l love snoopy. And thank you for everything. Take care All the best for 2023.
mle rated for would you rather pc 1 usa on Jan 19, 2023
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Comment: I agree about the house and the craft room! I like the texture of the postcard.
Response: You're welcome, I thought it was a cool card when I purchased it too. thanks for the heart! Have a great day!
myancey rated for TELL ME #16 on Jan 18, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the pc love this pc! It’s set a fave
Response: Yay! I am pleased you liked the Disney postcard! Have a great day.
Klarizza rated for Year of holidays in 1 envie on Jan 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank for all monthly gift. I have already have plan to use some of my gifts. I love all the things you craft.
Response: Hola, Estoy muy contenta que te gusten los artículos que incluye en tu paquete. Gracias por el corazon.
GrandmaK rated for 23 Stamped Images in 2023 on Jan 15, 2023
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Comment: I love the stamped images
Response: Yay! I am pleased you liked the images, I was worried. Have a great day! thanks for the heart. Hugs.
Chickenmama rated for TELL ME #16 on Jan 14, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcards. I know who Barbara Bush and Joan Rivers are. Neat you share your birthday with them. Hugs, Stacey
Response: I was pleased to find a few people I knew too. There were so many "youngsters, aka bloggers and media influencers" I had no idea who they were. Maybe I'm showing my age?? Thanks for the heart. :O)
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loooove the Santa doodle, and I actually really needed more address labels right now so that was a wonderful surprise! Thanks again! 💜💜💜
Response: Yay! you're welcome, I never know if the recipient will like my "art." Happy you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for the heart.
Zefaniya rated for Polka Dot Washi on Jan 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for all the washi :)
Response: You're welcome, I am so pleased I got it all straightened out. Have a great day! :o)
aspens rated for Xmas card 3 of 4 on Jan 7, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the address labels! My boyfriend & I just went on a cross country road trip to California for the holidays, and we stopped in Albuquerque on the way back. I cannot ever get enough of hatch chiles!! Thanks for sharing the little poem too :) I hope you all had a lovely holiday season.
Response: Wow! I bet that was an adventure, hope the weather gods were good to you. Funny story: I used to love green Chile cheeseburgers or green Chile stew. Haven't had any since I discovered I was allergic to Green Chile many, many years ago. Going to the grocery stores in the fall is a challenge with all the green Chile roasting. Gotta hold my breath and run into the store. I look pretty silly! There is a store here in Albuquerque, that will ship frozen Chile. But I buy the powdered version and send it to friends. You cook it the same way that you use red Chile powder. Enjoy. Next time you pass through here dinner is on me. https://thefruitbasketabq.com
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cinnamon apple PC! It looks delicious. Have a wonderful day and a Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: Hello Diane, thanks for the heart! have a fantastic 2023! Hugs Luisa
michlove rated for PH: Christmas Package & PCs #3 on Jan 2, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely items. It felt like Christmas going through it all. Such a great swap. :)
Response: Your'e most welcome, it was fun making your swap. Have a great 2023!

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Comments

Stepht on Dec 22, 2022:

Hey Luisa! I just opened your package (Christmas countdown #5), I love the pouch and zip purse!! Did you make them? They are perfect! And I love the stickers/address labels thank you so much. Merry Christmas! Have a safe trip to Dallas <3

sebastian122 on Dec 13, 2022:

Thank you SO MUCH for the pipe cleaner RAK. You're the best!!

Morfydd on Nov 13, 2022:

Thanks so much for your warm welcome! So glad you were able to visit our farmland! Best wishes to you!

bestdayever on Nov 1, 2022:

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lilmissthrifty on Oct 8, 2022:

I need more sleep!!! But thank you for the lovely surprise!!!! The dish scrubbies are soooo cool I will have them for a long time!¡

Craynie on Sep 11, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely gift you made me!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 2, 2022:

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Snaileditcrafts on May 30, 2022:

pThanks for joining the, "Simple Summer Swap!" Happy Swapping!

Barbara on Jan 12, 2022:

Thank you for the coin purses and tissues packs! I will gave the mat to my daughter. Thank you Luisa for such a sweet surprise package!

Barbara on Jan 8, 2022:

Thank you Luisa for your kind words. Can't wait to see what you'll send for my surprise!

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