Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 3:26 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: June 14, 2024
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I currently work 4 days a week as a substitute teacher in the public high schools.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 16, 18, 19 and 20. And a Golden Retriever and an Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican and love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish.


I love touristy postcards and vintage pre 1990's postcards. I am NOT interested in random postcards of quotes or animals.... unless the swap calls for it.

I collect Calico Critters especially the furniture and the adult characters. I am making a little outdoor looking village that will be displayed in my art room and I need more characters and furniture.

I collect miniatures to put in my modern dollhouses. I collect Barbie size all the way down to 1/12, 1/16 and 1/24 sizes.

I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, art and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Schitts Creek, K Dramas, Modern Family. Sister Wives. Black Mirror. Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I love to read Thrillers, self help and autobiographies and short stories. I receive a book each month from Book of the Month club and have read so many wonderful ones that I never would have picked up.

I discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with a 6 wing.

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages



ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican. The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Coffee. (I do t drink tea BUT I use them to age paper for junk journaling AND to use in pocket letters so I would enjoy getting those.

I don't need any more bits of colored cardstock or patterned paper. I find that this doesn't get used.

Loose tiny stickers that are not on a sheet. I will loose them immediately and that is sad.


If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).

The ABC's of ME

A- Alpacas, Address Labels, Airmail theme

B- Beatles (as in the Fab Four)

C- Calico Critters, old Currency

D- dollhouse miniatures, Denmark, Dia de los Muertos, Diet Coke

E- England, Europe, Ephemera, Eighties toys

F- Frida Kahlo, fairy house/garden supplies Fountain pens, Flow magazine

G- Gnomes, Enchiladas

H- Holly Hobbie


J- Junk Journals

K- K-Pop and K-dramas

L- Lace

M- Mexico, Miniatures, Mini-Brands



P- Pocket Letters. Postcards,


R- Road Trips

S- Spoonflower unique prints

T- Traveler's Notebook


V- Villages (miniatures ones and IRL), vintage postage stamps


X- Xtreme big bold bright earrings!

Y-Yellow is my favorite color

Z- Zines (mini magazines)


ginny19590 rated for Vintage flat mail on Jun 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome items......=)
Response: You are welcome Have a wonderful day.
hellojett rated for Freestyle Junk Journal #5 on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Lovely pages, I love the blues and purples page that's my favourite such rich colours and I also like the objects you found like the tassle and the tag. Is the bird home-made, it looks cute anyway! I also like the other one and we're all that woman sitting at her desk working hard :) I want to try that doodle line-drawing it looks quite effective. Thanks!
Response: Thanks very much for all the feedback. Yes the bird is a handmade collage of papers. Thanks for joining these swaps.
TryshaH81 rated for May 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Oh yes I love mushrooms <3 Thank you for sending me this one & yes dont wake the kid LOL
Response: Thanks! That was a fun swap!
Nicole72898 rated for Freestyle Junk Journal #5 on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Always enjoy seeing your spreads ? Have a good day
Response: Hey there! Great to.see you. Thanks I need to post a new swap. I have been caught up with kid stuff this summer!
hjbcats rated for May 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Loved the Christmas card!
Response: Ha ha Thanks. Have a great June.
andee73 rated for May 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
paperlover rated for May 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Jun 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Stranger Things postcard. I don't have one of those in my collection. I love the show! I wish my 5 Below store had postcards but I've never seen any . Enjoy the time with your kids!
lob rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 19 on Jun 2, 2024
Comment: I love your very English theme on this one. Thanks for sharing!
MsButterfly rated for Freestyle Junk Journal #5 on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: I like very much your spreads! The color palettes, the different elements all nicely combined together!
hellojett rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 19 on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing your page, it's cute and colourful :) Tea and cake is a weekend afternoon thing for us, always nice. I wish we only had one partner to rate - too much administration otherwise, but I do appreciate you hosting the swaps!
Robinarie rated for SCATTS - C - ROUND 14 - US ONLY on May 31, 2024
Comment: Chickens Cheerleading! Thanks for the postcard. Robin
Response: Ha!! Yes! Thanks so much!!!
noone7212 rated for SCATTS - A - Round 14 - US Only on May 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) I think you win for worst ice cream flavor!
Response: Thanks so much. I don't like icecream very much so it wouldn't take much to make me not like it.
Nicole72898 rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 18 on May 11, 2024
Comment: Wow Maggie! This spread is absolutely beautiful! I love the yellow thrifty cat and the crossword puzzle, stamp, etc! Wonderful collage! Thanks for hosting and happy swapping!
Response: Thank you so so much!! I love these swaps!
hellojett rated for Freestyle Junk Journal #4 on May 10, 2024
Comment: It's great that you have so much ephemera to use, and I like that it's like an historical journal for you. Thanks :)
Comment: Thank you for the butterfly solar light. It is ABSOLUTELY beautiful.
Response: Yay! I am so glad that it finally arrived. And hopefully the other postcard thing arrived too. I loved this swap. I hope she hosts again.
Nicole72898 rated for Freestyle Junk Journal #4 on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Absolutely beautiful spread! Thanks for hosting
hellojett rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 17 on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: Nice page. The two old ladies sharing the load of the bag is cool. I like that you created the library card with the old actors names, that's fun :)
lob rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 17 on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: So fun how we each interpreted older person. Thanks for hosting this fun swap and for sharing your art!
Response: Oh man that is true. It is like we each added a couple decades to our age and for some it is young or old to others. Thanks for the rating. And I am always happy to see you here in our swap!
MamaKek rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 17 on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Always love a library card, and I’d love to know the story of your ladies. One looks much happier to be there than the other lol I love that we all have the same prompts and come up with something so different from one another. Thanks for hosting these swaps, I enjoy them!
hellojett rated for Freestyle Junk Journaling #3 on Apr 6, 2024
Comment: What a funny page, it made me smile :) I want to say that it's so pink but of course Barbie is all pink. Colour/monochrome pages are really cool.
Response: Thanks so much. I have begun to create mostlly monocramatic pages over the last month or so. I have more to share in upcoming rounds. Thanks so much!!!

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ultracinematik on Jan 19, 2024:

Thank you for the gorgon PC. I agree that it isn't lovely! Thank you again for swapping with me.

ScrapHappyGabi on Jan 18, 2024:

xx Gabi

fishsteak on Nov 20, 2023:

Hello! I just wanted to check if you've received my postcard for the World Postcard Day global swap. I sent it from Taiwan and most people I sent to from Taiwan have already received theirs. Let me know if not. Thanks!

simcoe54 on Jan 17, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2022:

Leave A Christmas Comment

From: ScrapHappyGabi

May you be blessed with a beautiful Christmas and a New Year filled with Love, Laughter, Happiness and Good Health! x

Nicole72898 on Mar 18, 2022:

Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I am so excited because my book is filling up too and is nice and chunky ! I love having the prompt, and yours are awesome! This is definitely my favorite swap series, and I’m so happy I’ve joined in every round! I always love seeing your spread too, and they are full of inspiration ♥️♥️Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ttys😀


DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 just wanna say thank you for hosting junk journaling swap! I hope you can continue the project as right now my country still suspending international mailing 😢 Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again 🙏🏽

MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


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