Swap-bot Time: March 4, 2021 8:31 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: March 4, 2021
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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My focus word for 2021 is MANIFEST


If I owe you a swap, please message me. I have had two surgeries recently and I am struggling with recovery (so slow— bowel surgery is no joke! Ugh!)

As you can see by my thousands of ratings, my ratings and swaps are very important to me. I will get everyone’s swaps to them, I promise. Please be kind and message me if you are missing something from me. Thank you SO MUCH!!

thank you!!!

Nov 27, 2020

Recovery from the 2 surgeries is slow and absolutely no joke! Ugh! I’m doing a but better every day but this has certainly thrown a wrench in my daily routine. Still unable to sit upright for more than a few minutes, makes crafting and swaps a little hard but I am slowly getting back into the groove. Thank you ALL for your compassion, kindness & patience!!

November, 11 2020 Still In hospital, difficult, ovarian cancer surgery. Slow recovery.. complications. Here at least until nov 20

(Oct & Nov 2020) New Jersey is doing mail-in ONLY Ballots (at least for my county which is Somerset) So with that said-- the mail is going to be INSANE. PLEASE be patient. I will send on time. MY mail just may take a day or two extra travel time to make it to YOU OR--- It might take a day or two extra travel time for YOUR mail to make it to ME!

Ovarian Cancer Survivor! Kicking it's ass for the 4th time ! Surgery scheduled for 5th Nov, 2020! Will be home a few days later and back to my bouncy self!! If I have a swap due to assign partners for - rest assured, they will be assigned! If I have a swap due OUT - Rest assured again, My daughter will log in and hit the "ASSIGN PARTNERS" button and mail my swaps! WORRY NOT!

(Yes @MKayla is my daughter and yes she is 18)

2nd June, 2020

Mail just came! Always a highlight of the day but today... was a little different LOL! I received a swap from NOVEMBER 2018 -- TWENTY EIGHTEEN! LOL I am Laughing so hard!! It's postmarked 15th NOVEMBER, 2018!! LOL Cracks me up! Just goes to show you that there IS hope for lost swaps out there!! LOL

A lil of this and that...


I am an avid Junk Journaler! I love making and using mixed my media journals! I also dabble in ATCs (occasionally)

Antique Ephemera is what I love most!

My journals are mostly done in a distressed, antique and vintage look

I love vellum stickers and clear backed stickers

I am a washi tape enthusiast LOL!

I use lots of old bits of maps and old ledger papers, ephemera, old tickets, checks, pharmacy prescriptions, notes, old letters, antique stamps, old labels, old magazine ads, etc...

I tend to decorate with a lot of botanical images and stickers

Medieval, Regency, Victorian and WWII Eras are all areas of my interest and ones in which I do living history impressions.

I use a lot of lace and trim in my journals

In my junk journals, I tend to lean towards using old book pages.. I also love to use them for decorating envelopes.

I absolutely LOVE rubber stamped images, ESPECIALLY on old book pages! They are works of art in their own right and I use quite a few of them in my crafting

I absolutely LOVE Halloween, Autumn and Christmas themes for my journals! I love all things creepy and vintage for Halloween and traditional and vintage for Christmas! Heck I love all things Halloween and Christmas themed - those two themes are such 'feel good' themes!

I love CHINESE NEW YEAR Red Envelopes! I collect them and have many different ones (Not just Red!) from all over parts of China and USA! I love them!

I just recently stumbled upon Deconstructed Journals and am trying my hand making a few before I start joining swaps for them

**************POSTCARD SWAPS*****************

I collect antique (1930s - 1950s) linen postcards.

When joining swaps that are just for writing postcards - I really like all sorts of themes -- trains, architecture, touristy, nature, maps, Disney, animals anything really!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint. (But I do love mint tea!)

Please nothing spicy - but I LOVE spicy chai tea! (hot peppers are a no way!)

Please no Sports stuff (Unless it's Cheerleading!) Please no...teacher/reward stickers or felt stickers ..... Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

I don't have boys so masculine/boy stuff I can't use


thank you!

Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!


Comment: Thank you for the card
aero rated for Give a Heart, get a Heart.!!!! on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Have a Wonderful day 👧
Comment: Thank you, Gabi! I love Buffy, lighthouse, and night cityscapes ^_^ xoxo
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards:)
Comment: St. Elizabeth's Club looks like it was a cool place to hang out. Thank you for the pc! I love the old linen ones too!
StargazerHM rated for I&B: Postcard on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Postcard!
Comment: Gabi loves wildlife. And I heart Gabi! OH a Dr. Seuss stamp? Yas!
Response: Hee Hee Hee ! I lovers YOU too!! xx
Comment: It's always a day brightener to get happy mail from Gabi! Thanks for the chunk with vintage stamps. xo
Response: So glad it arrived so fast! I was looking for a vintage chunk (I had some cardboard from the 1950s but I think I used it up!) xx G
Comment: Thank you for the fun valentine and fantastic heart stickers!
Comment: Thank you! When we lived inFredericksburg VA we enjoyed GW’s mother’s house and gardens, and his sister’s plantation. Fun to take visitors there.
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for this special creation! The paper doll and key are very unique. Blessings to you my friend.
quaisoir rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #6 on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Wow thanks so much for the interesting mix of items you sent. Very vintagey stuff i love it!!!
Comment: Thank you for the fun Valentine's card and sweet heart stickers! Much appreciated!
Comment: Hi Gabi, Thank you so much for the 10 and J of Hearts for my Franken Deck. Both of the card backs are wonderful and will be great additions to my Franken Deck. I also appreciate the 2 playing cards you sent as as extras. I look forward to finding ways to use the cards creatively. I love your Swap-bot swap reporting cards. Where did you have them made and would you mind ifs had some made ? Yours are the first ones I've seen that I really, really like a lot. It was a pleasure to have you as a partner for the first time on Swap-bot. I hope we have many more times to swap with one another. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!! Colorado mail in and out of the state has been slow as well as I am also awaiting a special form of low back surgery to keep my chronic pain at a Level that is tolerable. I am sorry for the delay. Barb B. sleepingrover2010
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
deboraht rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #9 on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great Valentine's day goodies
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the postcards!
Comment: Thank You : )
CookieMomster78 rated for I&B: SSS - FEB 2021 on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome Husky sticker & decal for my mailbox!!! I’m excited to use them! 😁
Response: Im loving these SSS Swaps!!!!! SO FUN! I love that you have a great wish list! Made it so easy and FUN! x Gabi

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BusyB on Mar 3, 2021:

ABCUSA Letter B Profile Deco BLUE Irises for you!

BusyB on Mar 3, 2021:

ABCUSA Letter B Profile Deco BLUE shoes, vintage style 1940s

BusyB on Mar 3, 2021:

ABCUSA Letter B Profile Deco BOOK pages, vintage of course! :-)

grammypammy on Mar 2, 2021:

ABCUSA ~ Letter B Profile Deco


Bookmark (Vintage Pattern)


Enjoy your day and please rate me!

Hugs, Pam

1OldfoolPlanner on Feb 16, 2021:

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day

SwedishMum on Feb 1, 2021:

Thanks a lot for the RAK Planner stickers you sent me. They are great and I will start using them today :)

SwedishMum on Feb 1, 2021:
yvonne401 on Jan 4, 2021:

Happy New Year! Stay healthy and stay safe!



Autist on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you for the Planner Sticker RAK! They will work great!! Cheers!

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