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mspandatrain

mspandatrain
Date Joined: November 2, 2021
Last Online: April 23, 2024
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, Pepsi, good thoughts, royal blue and hot pink are my fave colors, generally I prefer happy and bright colors. Additional favorites, Harry Potter Gryffindoor (love Hermoine she’s brilliant) Disney (Goofy, Tinker Bell, Daisy Duck and Minnie) and the old time cartoons. 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. This year a friend and I decided to tackle one of the lists of 1000 Books To Read Before You Die. There are several versions, but we opted for the "popular" books, the classics would have tasked my brain too much :o) I was surprised I already read about 100 of them. Only 900 more to go! If you're interested this is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/1000-books-to-read-before-you-die

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 messy 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)

Summer 2023, one more road trip. This year it was Atlanta, Chattanooga, Pigeon Forge, Columbia, Charleston, Savannah and returned to Atlanta it was a whirlwind of activity. Our rental vehicle was a brand-new neon green Toyota Forerunner, who I named Kermit. Final stats: 1996 miles, 17 days, nine national parks, historic sites, or battlefields, and 128 postcards. Some of our most interesting locations were, World of Coca Cola, Ruby Falls, Rock City, Mayfield Dairy Farms, Dollywood, Bush’s Baked Beans Museum, Charleston Tea Plantation, Angel Tree, Savannah Ghost Tour, Atlanta Braves game with fireworks, Atlanta Zoo and Delta Airline’s Museum. Great food: 423 Tacos, Aunt Granny’s Restaurant, Gilligan’s Seafood, Lady and Sons and Mary Macs Tearoom. Once again, thanks, swapbot for a few local tips.

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?, interesting facts, 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: Thanks for the cute cow postcard. Even our letter carrier remarked that he had never seen one like that. I remember those black and white Holstein cows from when I visited grandparents back as a child. My grandfather was managing a dairy farm in Illinois. Best wishes and have a great day. Rich
UKrebel85 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #14 on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your recipe, I look forrward to trying it, and for your lovely newsy letter :)
Jbondbull rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #29 on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcards.
bf0932 rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes - Spring on Apr 22, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your swap. I used one of the small envelopes to hold a gift card.
Cindymt rated for The Relaxing Swap #12 on Apr 21, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for sharing and for joining my swap!
kssunlover1947 rated for National Texas day PC swap on Apr 21, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the Big Texan card. It has been a few years since I visited Texas. This looks like an interesting place to visit.
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Comment: Thanks for the great list!
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Comment: Thank you for the cookie card and your note.
funstuff rated for Birthday RAK & senders choice PC on Apr 19, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I would like to tour that one
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Comment: Lovely cards, and the extras will prove useful. There was no napkin for me to play with but this was an enjoyable mail box surprise. Thank you.
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Comment: What a cute piggie pc, Luisa! I drive a stickshift, so I know the struggle of hill driving in SF too :) I just sent a postcard to you today. Thanks for a great swap!
mamajoy rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #14 on Apr 14, 2024
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Comment: Love pasta/veggie salads. This sounds like a great combination. My dressing of choice is usually Brianna's Blush Wine Vinaigrette . It's a sweet dressing. Thanks for the extras too. .
papercraft70 rated for Neurographic Art PC #2/2024 on Apr 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. The glitters a seal deal!
andee73 rated for Postcards to Color - USA on Apr 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!
Ace330660 rated for Recycled Christmas Card Craft on Apr 10, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the gift card holders! I appreciate the address labels as well!
Response: You're welcome! So pleased this swap finally made it to you. Thanks for the heart! hugs
KittEvol rated for National Cereal Day on Apr 9, 2024
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Comment: In a crazy coincidence, this has to be the most useful postcard I have ever gotten! My son has sensory issues around food and this happens to be his favorite cereal - I never thought to note the name because the packaging was so recognizable however when shortages hit with recent world events it disappeared from shelves! Now I can send a photo of the card to friends and family to widen the search! :D A delightful card all on its own but especially special to us in particular! Thank you so much! Happy Swapping :D
Response: Yay! that is a great story and brightens my day when a swap is genuinely appreciated, I am pleased for both of you!! Thanks bunches for the heart! Hugs!
fabiana962828 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #9 on Apr 9, 2024
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Comment: HI LUISA. THANKS KISSES FABIANA
Response: Hola Fabiana! De Nada, gran abrazo. :o)
luffyzoro rated for Any PC - My Fave Critter on Apr 8, 2024
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Comment: Nice postcard.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart. Have a great day!
kssunlover1947 rated for US State Map Postcards on Apr 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the great map of New Mexico. I really like that particular map. I now have 3 copies of it but i will keep them all as they all have notes from when and who I got them from.
Response: LOL, too funny. There is another NM map postcard, but this one has the pretty colors. I also keep all my postcards for the same reason. Thanks for the heart. Hugs!
ccap rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #11 on Apr 6, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for the recipe. I'll definitely give it a go. Sweet story as well.
Response: You're welcome. There isn't anything more memorable than a family recipe because you're surrounded by family. Thanks for the heart. Hugs!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Apr 14, 2024:

Welcome to Hell's Grannies! It's great to have you here! Check out my swap!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Mystyne on Apr 5, 2024:

AATW RAK. Thank you for the stickers and address labels. I appreciate it.

Highlander18 on Apr 1, 2024:

💗💗💗RAK:Thank you postman stickers - AATW RAK ~ Received so many cute postmast stickers and extra return address labels with Ernie! Thank you very much

ambhi2024 on Feb 13, 2024:

Luisa,

Thank you for your kindness and for the warm welcome! <3

yvonne401 on Jan 16, 2024:

AATW January - Thanks so much for the generous supply of cute Snoopy address labels and stickers! I love Snoopy and I love everything you sent.

Blessings,

Yvonne

Gretchenwu on Jan 6, 2024:

Thank you for joining my swap. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the mail that I sent you 😊 Happy 2024 🎉 🎉🎉

SuperNay on Jun 9, 2023:

I enjoyed the colorful envelope you sent & appreciate the effort.

SuperNay on Jun 9, 2023:

Thank you for the June AATW labels! They are SO cute! :)

Zefaniya on Jun 9, 2023:

Thank you very much for the much appreciated return address labels!! (AATW June)

Aumonae on Jun 9, 2023:

Th!nk you for the delightful Deliver To: stickers via All About The Wishes June 2023! Snoopy is so cool...

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