Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2019 8:42 pm


Date Joined: August 21, 2008
Last Online: November 14, 2019
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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Updated NOV 11, 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 32 years, as of, Jan 2020. 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. I have two adult, former foster kids still living with me, age 20 and 31. The older one is in need of a kidney transplant, so he needed to move back in Oct of 2019. We are hoping the 20 year old can get it together and move out.

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.org 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, 1 kitten, 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. BUT I do love cat postcards and atcs. Dogs? Meh! Ok dogs too.

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. 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 like to swap tea. 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.


myancey rated for ABC upcycled U cardboard swap on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: I do love popcorn. Can u tell a big difference in ultimate butter opposed to regular? Thank u very much.
LindaW rated for Happy Thanksgiving Greeting Card Swap on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the funny card and for sharing what you’re grateful for. That’s wonderful how your husband can save on auto repairs by doing it himself. Thank you for the stickers. My husband has 0- blood. He used to donate blood. That’s a rare blood and really needed in hospitals. He can’t donate anymore because he takes a blood thinner.
Comment: Thanks for the super great Thanksgiving card; I love what it says. We all have so much to be thankful for. I'm happy with the book pages too.
Comment: Great swap! Love the train postcards.
Comment: Thank you for the S'mores card. I like S'mores but not as cereal.
purple24 rated for ATC Cleanout #31 (USA) on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the ATC’s and JAMS. I will be sending out the Jams to the next swapper this week. 🙂
tcornell rated for EP: Just Add Washi - House on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the 2 little washi houses, they're great!
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #17 on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: I'm a fan of Tim Holtz as well. The girls on your ATC looked as though they were happy on the farm!
Response: I saw the "TIM HOLTZ fan club membership" in your profile so I pulled out my tiny images I had from him, just for you to make the card.
Barbara rated for ABC~ ad cards Letter B on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Heather, Thank you for the baseball postcard. I love your insight on motherhood. Have a restful and crafty weekend!
marooter rated for ABC Upcycled T cardboard swap on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the "Triscuit" card, Heather! My fave is the rosemary and olive oil. So good with hummus or with turkey sandwich slices and cheese! Happy Swapping! :-) Mary
Readergirl rated for ABC Upcycled T cardboard swap on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: This is one pretty chuck of cardboard! Thank You!
Kalalinga rated for SS: S postcard on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard - it was great! I'm surprised more people didn't play - your idea was fun! Cheers!
Comment: Thank you for the Raisin Bran card. I like it but not really eating cereal right now as I have been told to lose weight because I will probably be requiring a knee replacement on my other knee later next year sometime.
marooter rated for ABC upcycled S cardboard swap on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun "Seafood" card, Heather! :-) Mary
KSENiA rated for Commit, read, write, mail APRIL 2019 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I found quite a lot mail behind my desk. No idea how or when it fall there. Thank you for sharing.
Highlander18 rated for BEER postcard USA on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Lagunitas beer card. Never heard of that one. Me too, I like bottles! Thank you for hosting. Others missed out on a fun swap.
Tverne05 rated for Medical Flashcard Challenge on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs. I like your creativeness.
Nuisant rated for What's on your Library List? on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a quick incoming e-mail! I enjoyed reading about what books you are currently taking out, I have never tried a CD book but they sound really cool!
dcp0112 rated for Buddy Card PC swap! FUN FUN FUN! on Oct 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the buddy pc's...what a challenge! lol! I have finished 1pair so far and almost done with the 2nds one. I keep coming up blank on what I want to do with them. lol. Thanks for being a great swap partner, will get them out to you soon. :)
monsbrick rated for ABC upcycled cardboard R swap on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: Hi Heather, thank you!

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tcornell on Nov 10, 2019:

Thank you for the unused postcards that you sent me for AWG! I will be sending you back the rodeo one :)

purple24 on Nov 10, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful birthday card you sent my daughter. She absolutely loves it. — AWG November Wishlist

LadyJo on Nov 9, 2019:

Thank you for the nice present and card for my AWG November.

Lonestarchild on Nov 9, 2019:

Thanks so much for contributing to my green bean casserole survey. But have to disagree! LOL. Nov AWG

Tverne05 on Nov 5, 2019:

I hope your birthday is fabulous!

hollycm6 on Nov 3, 2019:

Thank you for the wish (the game!) :)

robinjeree on Oct 15, 2019:

Hi, I came to visit after finding the Ad Postcard group, and I just wanted to say your profile is so fun, it definitely left me with a smile. I'm on goodreads.com too - robinjeree. I'm going to look you up!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Oct 9, 2019:

Overdue thanks for the Michigan railroad history museum postcard! (AWG) I really do look forward to the postcards you send! You get out of the house a lot more than I do... 😉

ccmmsu on Sep 20, 2019:


Thank you for the surprise postcard! I haven't been able to swap much lately and was really missing happy mail. You made my day!!

colleenbUSA on Sep 18, 2019:

Thank you so much for the pick a book RAK!

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