Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 5:54 pm


Date Joined: August 21, 2008
Last Online: July 19, 2019
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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Updated July 1, 2019

I dont read my emails often, I do read the pms here, many times a day. So Pm me here, first.

I am thrilled if someone posts fun images to my profile. Despite the explanation from others, I can not do this with my computer.

I will have been married 31, Jan 2019 years, We used to be foster parents. We took guardianship of 5 siblings in 2002. YEAH! they are all adults now. We are not birth controlled challenged or of any religion or belief that would cause me to give birth 8 times. I stopped birthing babies after 3. (It was not fun anyway) Being a foster parent is really about saving one life at a time. or in my case 5 kids from the same mom. It is like going on a missions trip but you stay home and your house is really messy and your hair is frizzy.

My nickname AZmom875 started, because I was counting down, first 8 kids then 7 and I knew in 2007 the 2 boys would graduate HS and move out and we would be down to 5 kids at home. Oh right!!!! Everyone of these kids have boomeranged back more than once. We presently have ONLY 1 adult child at home now. It is grand!

I am CastleQueen5 over on atcsforall.com. Some of you know me over on that website. When I joined there. I wanted a name that didn't reflect my identity being tied up in my role as a mother. I bet some of you can understand that. So I chose to be the Castle Queen. The name came about because, a neighbor told me that I was the Queen of my Castle and my foster kids really need to treat me better. It stuck with me.

My husband and I are both Cancer survivors, I had breast cancer in 2015, and he was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow cancer. He successfully has made it past the 1 year mark, of a Stem cell transplant from a stranger. I can not thank you enough, those of you 18-44 who have joined the Bethematch.com donor bank with your simple cheek swab. A stranger from Germany saved his life. If you have ever donated blood, I also thank you. He was in need of red blood cells (and sometimes platelets), every month for months, before his transplant. Thank you!

pets and postcards

We have 3 dogs and 3 cats, and are non smokers. Pet hair seems to abound in my house.

I really dont think I want anything for my pets. The dogs like treats and so do the cats, but I can buy them myself.

I am Azmom875, on postcrossing.com, so I do collect postcards. Lately I have been enjoying hand made postcard. I also like just about every type of touristy postcard, Fave themes are Cats, clocktowers, windmills, old postcards where the cars are really old, and dated. Yes, those faded ones. I like the old tacky vintage postcards. They make me smile. Ones with images of a motel, or old scene. I also collect ad cards, which is another odd thing, I guess. Again they just make me smile. I really do not like those postcards you can color, mainly cause I dont like adult coloring. It is not my thing.

ATC card likes and dislikes

FOR ATC cards: I would HEART: Zebras, Sunflowers, cats, Coffee, Lattes; used postage stamps, butterflies, tea, tea cups, tea pots, fall leaves, trees, snails or snails delivering mail, as in Snail mail.

Other themes that are appreciated are penguins, maps or book pages as backgrounds, buttons, vintage, retro, quirky, zetti, frogs, dachshunds, alligators, mice.

I have been collecting Altered playing cards= APCs, Decks with these themes: Cacti. Zebras, It is too long to list the suits and numbers I still need. Contact me for that.

I dont like Pin up girls or nudes, but do collect cards with females that are positive or quirky.

I dont collect atcs with holiday themes even though I celebrate holidays. I like to collect non holiday themed cards, like a Bat or black cat card but not in a Holiday theme

I do collect the Weird or Bizarre Holiday cards. I like Christmas in July stuff.

I dont like Halloween atc cards, but I like pumpkins (not jack o lanterns), black cats, fall leaves, I LOVE FALL LEAVES CARDS, any black birds, scarecrows or sunflowers in a fall theme.

I dont collect atcs with Easter bunnies or Easter eggs or baskets, but rabbits, spring flowers, chickens, Crosses or Easter lilies are fine.

I dont collect St Patrick's Day, Valentines day or 4th of July atc cards, any thing patriotic, but I like green, and hearts, and love it when people make a mandala from ugly patriotic stamps.

What brings me Joy

I like items with Zebras, cats, sunflowers, coffee tea, teapots, Geigo Gecko, Black bears as themes

I like the cancelled postage stamps and esp like those with butterflies and sunflowers, hummingbirds.

If you can make Address Labels, I would love that. My computer is a MAC, so when I make labels with Avery, I can only do like 2 different images. BORING! And it doesnt line up correctly.

I do love coffee, esp flavored coffee, except Irish cream. Coffee and K cups are welcomed. I like most teas, except Jasmine and Rose. I am not fond of plain chamomile, mint or green teas, but love them in blends. I like spicy teas, herbal teas, medicinal teas.

For the stuff envelope swap, I mainly make atc cards now, so smaller items that will fit on 3.5x2.5 area. vintage, faces, clocks, animals, silk or paper flowers,paper punches.

I use a lot of chap stick, lip balm items, and lotions, and candles (of all sizes but tapers,) But it is too hot to send that stuff April to OCT. They melt in the packages and make a mess.


I am not real fond of Holidays or Patriotic themes when it comes to ATCS or Paper goods swaps, buttons or notepads or ribbons.

I celebrate and enjoy holidays, but I really dont want any holiday items for scrapbooking, atcs or other papercrafts.

I esp dont like Halloween or Easter Bunnies or Easter Eggs.

Please dont send me Holiday stuff, I will just save it to pass onto someone else cause I cant just throw things away, it goes against the pack rat hoarders oath.

I like wacky holiday and Christmas in July.

Favorite Movies

I just love time travel movies, I find them awesome: Peggy Sue got married, Premonition, Back The Future Series, Frequency, Lake House, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Somewhere in Time, and Butterfly Effect...

I like chick flicks, I avoid scary movies, because they give me nightmares; but I will watch anything John Cusack is in, even a rated R movie like Identity and 1408 both which still gives me the willies at night when I think about the movies

Favorite Books

I am on bookmooch.com see link above, and Paperbackswap.com I have a bookcrossing.com and a goodread.com account, but I am not as active on the last two sites. I am Azmom875 on all 4 sites.

I can read one book in one day or in a few hours. I can average 60 to 100 pages an hour.

I like mysteries, cozy mysteries esp if they are well done, Magical mysteries, time travel novels, I mostly like Women's fiction, quirky non fiction, or a good Memoir... I like some Christian fiction, but please have a plot, build some real characters or dont waste my time. I dont like the Christian Historical or amish books.

I like chic lit if the girls are not too insipid and slutty. I also like the 40 year old finding themselves after a crisis, kinda like HEN lit, but really just womens fiction. Tell me a good story, tell me a secret, give it a twist at the end. Show me true love not based on lust or throbbing in stupid bodily places. Dont waste my time, life is too short to read sub-par books. I also dont need blood, and gore, and unnec, graphic smut, and unnec. F bombs to find adult fiction enjoyable, but sure do love a good laugh, books that find that perfect blend between love and bedroom. I can tolerate paranormals that about time travel, people with the abilities to see ghosts, or talk to pets. Not into vampires, werewovles, demon hunters, shape shifters.

I do love craft books about quilting, scrapbooking, rubberstamps, or making atcs.

Teas I like

I do swap tea, here and on Paperbackswap.com I like red, black, white,chai and herbal teas regular or decaf I drink both.
I love spice teas, fruity teas, oolong, chocolate, I like yogi, good earth, and traditional medicinals, plus they have fun things on their tags.

I dont care for plain chamomile, mint nor green tea, but they are great in blends of other flavors. Jasmine tea is too flowerly and perfumey for me. I cant gag down the matcha or matte teas.

if you send me a tea I might not like, I will just pass it on, so dont stress about it.


Comment: coconut mocha coffee sounds delish!
KarenFife rated for AMMM: Summer chat postcard on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Heather. Gorgeous beach! 108 degrees sounds brutal. Maybe it will be cooler when you come to Michigan (headed for 94 & humid today).
MisplacedfromPA rated for Swaps ~ Anything Goes 2 on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Perfect swap. Thank you for the Mary E recipe cards. Tell your Mom Happy Birthday from me. I hope you enjoy your trip!
sadiebaber rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #8 on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely folders. Ü
Comment: Thanks for this great postcard! I did one of red, white and blue too! I found everything, though the mountains really look like hills to me. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you :)
LadyJo rated for PW ~ Postcard with Bible Verse on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. They made me start to sweat! Haha. I will email you a list of my answers for the prompts. :)
JBlackwood rated for I Spy postage stamps postcard USA on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks! That's what a stream of consciousness letter ought to be.
Comment: Thanks for the fun and diverting postal treasure hunt. This was a great swap.
Comment: Yep, I am thrilled with your fantastic envelope of Fall goodies! A wonderful assortment of great cut outs, stampings, die cuts, and even an ATC. The autumn leaf ribbon is gorgeous. What an inspirational swap - I won't wait till October to create something.
Response: Thank you so much for being in the swap. I am so thrilled you liked it. I had so much fun creating the atcs with the fall theme. They needed a forever loving home.
Comment: Thank you
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Scrap Monsters on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the monsters.
NRGordon rated for ABC upcycled cardboard --C on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the tasty looking PC. I like eating wheat thins with my grandchildren. We make little houses, like with cards, and eat them when they fall down.
Piroshilove rated for Magic Box Destash Swap July on Jul 13, 2019
Bantiarna rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #7 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: yes... I meant pets.... LMAO!!! <3< <3
Comment: Love the card and the vintage postage! Thank you!
Comment: It came out really cute ! Glitter and glue

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DragonflyDaisy on Jul 9, 2019:

Just wanted to say Hi! When I was reading your profile, I noticed you like picture comments and thought I would leave you a little message to say your swap from me is on its way! :)

Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi, I see from your ratings you're a great artist and crafter, and you like alligators and frogs, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining my Scales 'n' Tails group? I sent you an invite just in case - no worries if it's not your thing!


kittyhahahotbot on Jul 2, 2019:

JBlackwood on Jul 1, 2019:

So Hello, Thank you for reaching out to me. And just to get the ball rolling before the swap, This is for you!!!!

Tverne05 on Jun 28, 2019:

Thanks a bunch for the postage stamps post card. What a great use of used postage stamps! 🤗

LilysMama on Jun 25, 2019:

Thank you for the Sticker Destash RAK envelope :)

Ryleighsmom on Jun 25, 2019:

Thank you so much for the birthday mail for my daughter, Ryleigh! AWG June She will open it on July 1. ☺️

Kathy821 on Jun 18, 2019:

Thanks so much for sending the postcard home! Come this way and maybe I can show you around this corner anyway.

tcornell on Jun 6, 2019:

Thank you for the fun Trash Bomb RAK! Sending your card back to you today!

LilysMama on Jun 5, 2019:

Thank you so much for all the little goodies you sent for the Trash Bomb RAK. I have actually already found use for some of it :) Thanks also for hosting this fun swap. I mailed your card back to you today :)

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