Swap-bot Time: June 30, 2022 4:24 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: June 29, 2022
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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Updated profile on June,29th, 2022

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっThe USPS will be increasing the price of postage on July 10, 2022, as follows:

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Domestic Forever Stamps Increasing from $0.58 to $0.60

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Domestic Postcard Stamps Increasing from $0.40 to $0.44

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ International Global Forever Stamps Increasing from $1.30 to $1.40

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Spread a little sunshine. The world is in a dark state at the moment and what it needs is more compassionate people to break the cycle. You don't know just how important a little smile or a hello could be. For one person it could be the entire world.


ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ 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!!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ 18 April, 2022

New Protocol for my treatments - The VB-111 trial didn't seem to work for me so I had a slight progression showing on my CT scan last week. This isn't a big deal, it just means change. Change is a little nerve wracking especially going forward onto a chemo I have not been on yet. I hope it is straight forward like my previous chemos have been - we'll see! I start the new protocol on 20 April!! Wish me LUCK!

Sept 2021 Chemo again... on a trial for VB-111 Oval - It's slowing me down a little a couple days a week but never too much!! If I owe you something let me know! I am behind with a couple of swaps that I bought stuff on Etsy for so I am at the mercy of when they are sent to me (everything is here or on it's way! YAY!)

Kindness matters and I will always bestow that on anyone who needs it from me!! Hugs to all!

My focus word for 2022 is ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ MANIFEST

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Important

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ If I owe you a swap, please message me. Covid has caused mail chaos, as we all know too well! I will always make good on my swaps so if something goes missing, just let me know and I will get a re-send out asap! Thanks!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっOvarian Cancer Survivor! Kicking it's ass for the 5th time ! (recurrence Sept 2021)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ(Yes @MKayla is my daughter and yes she is 20 and in College)

2nd June, 2020

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

A lil of this and that...


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

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ True Antique Ephemera is what I love most! Most of my ephemera collection spans from mid 1800s to the 1950s

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I collect Starbucks giftcards. I love the unique ones from different states and cities, countries and holiday ones (all of them!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I collect old autograph books from the Victorian era up through the 1920s. The ones that kids brought to school and their friends wrote little poetic lines of affection in.

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I have an extensive Autograph Collection of Celebrities from the 1920s through the 1940s. My Prized autograph is Babe Ruth.

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ My journals are mostly done in a distressed, antique and vintage style. Mostly with authentic vintage and antique ephemera and papers. I do, however, love Tim Holtz style when the swap does not call for authentic vintage!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっI love vellum stickers and clear backed stickers

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I use lots of antique old maps and old ledger papers, antique ephemera, vintage tickets, checks, pharmacy prescriptions, notes, old letters, antique stamps, old labels, old magazine ads, etc...

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I tend to decorate my envelopes with botanical images and vellum stickers, old book pages, washi and rubber stamps

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

Iʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I use a lot of lace and trim in my journals

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

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I love rubber stamped images on old book pages! They are works of art in their own right and I use quite a few of them in my crafting

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ 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!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ 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!


See Below - I made a section for this topic!

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


ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I collect antique (1930s - 1950s) linen postcards. (Blank and written on.. both are charming)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ 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!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I love..

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Antique Shops and antiquing all year round!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Yard Sales/Tag Sales/Garage Sales etc..

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Estate Sales are my favorite places to find beautiful RARE books for pennies!!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Auctions

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Traveling - Especially Road Trips!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Camping

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ My dream is to one day have a big RV with which to travel around the USA & Canada

My Favorite Fandoms

Love: ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars Everything! My daughter @Mkayla and I share this love!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "Obi-Wan Kenobi"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "The Bad Batch"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "The Mandolorian"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "The Book of Boba Fett"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Disney's "Phineas and Ferb"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Disney's "The Owl House"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Disney's "Gravity Falls"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Disney's "Amphibia"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Lower Decks (Star Trek Animated Series...It is SO funny!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Godzilla Movies

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Netflix "Locke & Key" Series

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Svengoolie and all 1940s and 50s kitchy horror movies

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Doctor Who (I am partial to the 11th Doctor and River Song as well as the 10th Doctor and Donna Noble ( I am a Donna Noble Cosplayer)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Trek Everything! ALL Series!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっStar Trek: Discovery (Especially, Michael Burnham & Book... Paul and Hugh and I love SARU. My husband says I am Tilly... it's true in a lot of ways!)

Playing Cards

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっPlaying Card Swaps

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I love partaking in these swaps! I love the OLD decks of cards and new ones too which have interesting graphics on either or both sides!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっI am making 4 special decks - one with all the US States and a deck of countries **(yeah I know there's a ton of countries but I can make several decks depends on which ones I find! I am making one with **Animals and one with Airlines -Just so fun! I love all cards so don't worry if you don't have any to trade that are in those themes! I'm LOVING finding new themes and creating new decks so pretty much anything goes!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっmy favorite card is the Ace of Diamonds as it's my birth card! Find out your birth card here -


No Thank You...

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ No thank you...

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint. (But I do love mint tea & Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please nothing spicy - but I LOVE spicy chai tea! (hot peppers are a no way!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please no Sports stuff (Unless it's Cheerleading!) No thank you to...teacher/reward stickers or felt stickers .....

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck


thank you!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!


Clstew rated for Love of sending postcards #6 on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks -- love this barn owl and meeting a fellow owl lover! Happy summer mails!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies.. can't wait to use them all! Thank you for hostessing
Comment: My Dear Gabi, I love this envelope so much. My favorite is the Le Grand Hotel pamphlet. Thank you for the extra sheets of Union Pacific paper, which I will use. I also loved your letter. I have a niece in high school who wants to be a Marine Biologist so I told her about the Horseshoe Crabs outing! Thanks again. xo
Fabriqueen rated for Love of sending postcards #2 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful lighthouse PC! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
young46356 rated for Sharp Shooters: Local Wildlife on Jun 26, 2022
Comment: Nice photos, and thanks for the zebra postcard. Zebras and other horse-like animals are my favorites. Rich
Comment: Thanks, I enjoyed my Alaska cruise too, but that was b/c (before children) when I was single. ha ha! I love Canada and Alaska.
Comment: Thank you for the nice blind swap items. Good stuff to create with.
mchesser12 rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #14 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Charleston postcard. Been there a few times but never done a walk along Rainbow Row at sunset. Small world with your siblings living in Augusta.
Shellyr rated for July Memorydex swap on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Love your July memorydex card. Are you near the Cooper River? We used to go to a rowing event there.
Response: My in-laws live near the Cooper River - I know it well!
pahasiga rated for Sharp Shooters: Light and Dark on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for light snow and dark sky!
goosey rated for Journal Page Exchange on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: thank you, gabi, for the journal page and extras..
Comment: Nice shots especially with the butterfly. Thanks for the PC too.
Comment: And we both like Yellow too? Truly bot twins. LOL Is that in the picture?
srharmon4381 rated for Any State Post Card swap on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Love that you’re from Alabama! Xx Shannon
AmySue2 rated for WIYM: Quote on a PC on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you. I love the quote on this card.
nanadiana rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #14 on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Cape Cod pc. I enjoyed the message. :)
Mimi7 rated for Journal des Chats on Jun 17, 2022
MuggleMom rated for Vintage tourist Swap #22 on Jun 16, 2022
Comment: Gorgeous vintage linen PC - this type of card is so classic. I earth google the locations and the church is the same tho the big ol' house next door has been replaced. City hall looks like it kept the same location but the facade has been modernize. Thanks so much xxMuggleMom
Byn0604 rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #14 on Jun 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the PC. Rainbow Row seems like a lovely place.
dlchick rated for WIYM: KNOCK KNOCK WHOS THERE? URANUS on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Andromeda postcard! I wasn't able to see the meteor shower the other night, it was overcast here which was pretty disappointing. It sounds like it wasn't that impressive, though! Take care! Shawsha

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OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:


kittyhahahotbot on May 26, 2022:

Major meteor shower coming up!

kittyhahahotbot on May 9, 2022:

LadyAbigail on May 4, 2022:

Profile Deco Swap - Star Wars Day




Kirkdebb on May 4, 2022:

Profile Deco Swap - Star Wars Day

USAFwife on May 3, 2022:

Thanks so much for sending home my journal for the Journal Circles Prompt Journal series. Arrived safe and sound today. :) Cindi

mysmashbooklife on May 3, 2022:

This is for the swap: Profile Deco Swap - Star Wars Day

Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars

Happy Star Wars Day!

kittyhahahotbot on May 3, 2022:

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Karmi53 on Apr 17, 2022:

Happy Easter to you too

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