Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2021 3:44 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: May 16, 2021
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

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 bit 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 style. Mostly with authentic vintage and antique ephemera and papers.

I love vellum stickers and clear backed stickers

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 & Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies!)

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!!


Etoile rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #9 on May 16, 2021
Catt007 rated for SS/ Drop A Shot #2 📷 on May 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fab pic, I love the way seasons influence new growth and new life and love the idea that this little growth of green now covers the area.
Comment: Thank you for your send. Very well received.
samsstuff rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 15, 2021
Comment: You can't go wrong with that combination!
Arabella rated for CH -10 Non photo book pages on May 15, 2021
Comment: Always enjoy swapping with you, Gabi! Great selection of pages - The Bobbsey Twins books are among my favorite memories growing up in a small town in Colorado - in the summers we would walk down the hill to town to go to the library and carry our books back home to read all afternoon! Thank you and thank you for the beautiful owl postcard, too!
cmmaldonado rated for VES: Colour Swap #3 - YELLOW on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great yellow goodies, Gabi! I especially love that Colonial Airlines label 🥰 Always a pleasure!
Comment: Thank you for your package, without woman but I like the flower and all the other things 😍
Comment: Dear Gabi, thank you so much for your great swap, also for the extras you sent me. I love every single piece you've enclosed. I'm sorry my rating is late, I hope you're doing fine and would love to do swap soon again <3
Comment: Thanks for joining this swap and for the images!
Jbondbull rated for Vintage tourist card #02 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Awesome postcard. Thankyou
chandlerguera rated for VES: Colour Swap #2 - Orange on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I use a lot of orange ephemera so I can add more to my stash.
Comment: Thank you, Gabi
Comment: Thank you for the lovely floral ephemera!
colleenbUSA rated for WnWHS - STAR WARS DAY! on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks! I love the pc! Star Wars is a family thing for me and my mom too!
Ree87 rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 9, 2021
Comment: Do you use the pudding as a frosting? Not sure I've ever heard of that! Happy swapping :)
TexyDeb rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 9, 2021
Comment: Black Forest
AmyMarie rated for JIFJJ: COLOR! RED! on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the fun red items. You have a great swap card! Take care.
Comment: Have a wonderful day.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards, both designs are new to my deck! And I love the tarot card, too! Also, your swap card is really cool, where did you get it?
Response: I made my swap card on Zazzle.com :) hee hee hee!!!
paperlover rated for To Boldly Go - USA on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Captain Kirk postcard and all the fabulous Star Trek stickers!

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mchesser12 on May 13, 2021:

for: WnWHS - Eat What You Want Day

clutterfree on May 11, 2021:

Thank you so much for sending cheer my way during my recent illness..I am home recovering slow but sure...Hugs, Charlene

LavenderSprinkles on May 10, 2021:

Hope you had a blessed Mother's Day!

kittyhahahotbot on May 4, 2021:

Ahem, do I know you? LOL National Space DAy

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 25, 2021:

yvonne401 on Apr 25, 2021:

Thank you! Happy 🌎 Earth Day!



kittyhahahotbot on Apr 22, 2021:

LavenderSprinkles on Apr 22, 2021:

Happy Earth Day to you too my dear! Miss you!

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 2, 2021:

cmmaldonado on Mar 11, 2021:

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