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Date Joined: August 21, 2008
Last Online: April 1, 2020
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.


9O96O rated for FPRU: Special someone on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: I love the vintage image of children, to match your special someones. What a lovely tribute to your husband. Thank you for sharing with me.
cynaemon rated for The Name Game on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much!!
MamaD rated for ATC Jams - Starter Set - Game Cards on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you-these will be interesting to work on! Thanks also for joining!!!
MamaD rated for TFT-Tea ATC-usa on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: I love your tea ATC! Thank you for being a great partner!! ❤
SatisHuman rated for Fishes for Fun on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the eel postcard.
Comment: Your book sounds wild and I am here for it! Happy Reading!
Kirkdebb rated for AAA: A Change of Scenery on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Great theme! I love the little ants and butterfly.
YooperHill rated for AAA: A Change of Scenery on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Fun! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the AWESOME snippets, love them.😁
Heynowokay rated for AAA: A Change of Scenery on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Love your take on the change of scenery, especially the dinosaurs! Thank you. :)
Comment: Thank you for your letter! I visited your flickr page and saw your beautiful sunflowers, but unfortunately failed to find any photos of the wedding. I checked out BookMooch too. It would be great, if only the postal costs for sending packages weren't so ridiculously high :( Thanks for the thought anyway :) Have a great day!
Itti rated for S&T: Animal stamps & flat surprise on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for another nice swap!
Comment: Thank you for the envie. A great assortment to work with.
nannydino rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter P on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Hi Heather thank you for the Pilates in the Park event PC. Happy March swapping be safe peace love light
dawnakaulen rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter T on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Cool train, thank you
sweetgypsy rated for Stamped Image Madness! on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the kitty stamped images!
baseri rated for 1-INCH of PCs MAR 2020 on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Heather - thank you for the nice statue of liberty postcard, with the lovely girl and cat stamp on it. Enjoyed reading about your sun flowers (they are one of my favorite flowers). Hope you have a fantastic weekend! Dale
debtea2 rated for TFT-Note & TEA- USA on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and tea..certainly need that now..how a wonderful day
mamajoy rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter S on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Saxn for Jesus.....funny! Thanks. Joy

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goinjenny on Mar 26, 2020:

Thank you for the cling stamps in AWG March!

shannonlinde on Mar 24, 2020:

I am so enjoying using my Monday Mailer treasures in my journaling!!! Thank you so much!!

Lonestarchild on Mar 23, 2020:

Thanks for all the giggles for AWG March! Couldn't have come at a better time!

lady41701 on Mar 23, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful surprise of stamped images and memo sheets! I loved them!

shannonlinde on Mar 21, 2020:

Hey!! Thank you so much for the Monday Mailer! :)

Poohtat on Mar 19, 2020:

Thank you for the seed packs from the #10 RAKS USA ONLY group.

chimerix on Mar 13, 2020:

Thank you so much for the really fun envelope of crafty bits for the RAKs Only March #7. There are so many fun things to work into my art. Aloha

Kirkdebb on Mar 11, 2020:

Thank you RAKs the Halloween quilt block, the souvenir bracelet, the angel pin, and the scraps of paper!! I immediately pinned the angel to my jacket!

catlingmex on Mar 7, 2020:

Your envelope was wonderful to receive! Thank you for the rak of huge beautiful foam sunflower stamp and stamp carving medium. Both will get good use. <3

groundhogstamper on Mar 6, 2020:

Thanks so much for the Banner kit and shapes rubber stamps. I'm so glad that I won three two RAKs.

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