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mspandatrain

mspandatrain
Date Joined: November 2, 2021
Last Online: July 22, 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

HelenG6 rated for Visit Here! July 2024 on Jul 19, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the post cards. I love what you sent!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package! I love everything, especially the items you made (handmade notebook and change purse). Thanks! Happy Birthday again!
msjoana75 rated for Senders Choice X3 #3 USA on Jul 18, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful swap. Loved everything.
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Comment: thank you for your beautiful PC and dobbys quote 🤍 Take care
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute Christmas swap, Luisa. I love the little hand-sewn coin purse and the goodies inside. Happy July!
MisplacedfromPA rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #28 on Jul 14, 2024
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Comment: Being I loved sauteed Zucchini, I am going to try this recipe. Sounds interesting. I, like you, try to do my organization of my home in spurts. I have learned to do 15 min, 30 min time slots. Otherwise, I get side tracked into other things. Enjoy the last days of your summer vacation.
DonniJane rated for CPG - Mystery Supply #2 - USA on Jul 12, 2024
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Comment: Pretty color page. Thank you 💕 and I love your note
JaneG rated for Visit Here! June 2024 on Jul 11, 2024
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Comment: Wow! Thanks so all the great postcards. I have only been to Utah for a short trip in the past, now I definitely want to go again. Truly love the Golden Spike card. I'm torn between using the stickers and keeping it the way it is. Thanks so very much! P.S. I also love the insanely groovy envelope. :)
suepier rated for National Park PC Swap #2 on Jul 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the National Park postcard.
Eulegirl rated for WIYM- No spending swap-US on Jun 30, 2024
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Comment: Wow!!! I love these items. You made the coolest pens! Love the German music envelope. Adore the address labels with owls on! Can always use apple post its. So much wonderful! Thank you!
fabiana962828 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #21 on Jun 22, 2024
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Comment: THANK YOU
midwestkiwi rated for Make an Envelope Week of May 26 on Jun 20, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the many fun envelopes!
marinda rated for CPG 10 Qs Pen Pal Letter #7 - US on Jun 19, 2024
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Comment: Address labels!!! Yay! Thank you so much. I loved reading your letter and learning more about you. That National Parks tour sounds SO fantastic. I would love to do that someday. Have a great trip!
Heirloom rated for UHM: Spring Pick-2 Happy Mail 🌼 on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for the swap goodies, Luisa. Also thanks for letting me know about the delay. Hope all is well -- have a great summer!
vlhafer54 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #20 on Jun 15, 2024
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating - think I forgot to save it - we made the cake - it was great - Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. So pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the homemade PC! Love the bright colours :)
Response: You're welcome, I love bright colors too. They make you so happy! Thanks for the heart. Hugs!
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Comment: Hi Luisa, I received your envelope and thanks for the wonderful pkg of gifts. My address stickers, coins purse, stickers and lovely flower note cards. Yes small birthday cake card. I received before my birthday. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay! I am pleased you liked your package, It was so fun to make! Have a great summer! Thanks for all the hearts! Hugs!
GattaGitan rated for National Park PC Swap #2 on Jun 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Congaree National Park postcard. Luisa! I must admit, it was totally new to me, and I couldn't resist diving into more details about it as soon as it arrived. 🏞️
Response: LOL. that's how I was when I first learned about it. The landscape is so different from the other parks I visited. It's become one of my faves. Hope you can get there one day. Thanks for the heart! Hugs.
Lyndylou5 rated for Neurographic Art PC #4 on Jun 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for this fun postcard, the colors made me feel cheery! I'm glad you got to visit Olympic National Park. It's so beautiful! It's over 900,000 acres, so I haven't been to all of it, but I've been to quite a few sections of it. The closest section is about 30 minutes from me. My two favorite parts of what I've been to so far, are Staircase Rapids, and Hurricane Ridge. Did you get to either of those?
Response: Thanks so much for the heart. I did get to take the Staircase Rapids hike, but the Hurricane Ridge was closed when I visited. I don't need a reason to return (it's spectacular) but I did add the Ridge to my list. Cannot wait to return. Have a great Summer! Hugs!
Stampalia rated for Washington State day PC on Jun 4, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cool Seattle Market postcard. I really love the sparkles especially on the salmon. I'd like to see the Chihuly garden and glass some day.
Response: You're welcome. It was one of my favorite postcards too. The garden is so pretty and cheerful. I made certain to stay far away from the exhibits, I was afraid I would trip and it would break! LOL. Hugs.

Rating Overview

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Comments

bpl76 on Jul 20, 2024:

Thank you so much for granting my July wish! - AATW RAK ~

Zefaniya on Jul 20, 2024:

Thank you very much (juky-aatw) for the address return labels and PDT labels! Love Snoopy! ❤️ So glad you were to go to Garden of the gods while visiting here! That’s my favorite place here to go in nature!

CraftyMail on Jul 19, 2024:

AATW July -

Luisa, Thank you so much for granting my July wish! 😍 I'm so happy to now have return address labels and swap inserts featuring Ziggy!! ❤️ So dang cute! I absolutely loved the fabulous mail from you!

Highlander18 on Jul 17, 2024:

💗💗💗Thank you very much for July AATW - several cute return labels and so many USPS thank you stickers - awesome Happy Mail!!

isabellasnow on Jul 17, 2024:

Thank you so much for the wonderful AATW July wish! All those labels are fantastic.

Robinarie on Jul 16, 2024:

I am so happy to receive the AATW July wishes from you! Sweet Return Address Labels - My toad with a crown! And thanks for the list papers! Robin

MissChief on Jul 9, 2024:

Thank you for the sweet rating! So glad you were inspired to create some more! Enjoy!

GattaGitan on Jun 5, 2024:

💛 Thank you so much for the warm welcome, Luisa! 💛

Aloha from Tammy

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.

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