Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2018 3:48 am


Date Joined: November 12, 2011
Last Online: February 18, 2018
Birthday: March 7
Country: Spain
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Instagram: bluegirl2013

27/10/2013 UPDATE: The painters are finally done. Now I need to unpack and settle down for a couple of years... at least!

29/09/2013 UPDATE: The movers are coming!!!!! As of October 1st, I'll have a new address, this time in Barcelona. I have changed it already in my profile, so it should be good.

31/07/2013 UPDATE: I'm back from Barcelona. If you have not been rated by me, please PM me. I have rated and sent everything that I had to rate or send. Happy Summer!!!!!

28/06/2013 UPDATE: I'm leaving for Barcelona tomorrow for another training. I have nothing pending to post or to rate. Have a nice month of July swappers!!!!!!

28/05/2013 UPDATE: I am back from Spain. All of the swaps that I had waiting for me have been rated.

06/04/2013 UPDATE: I am off to Barcelona for a teacher's training course. I will be away until May 20th. There are still a couple of swaps that I am involved with, that I will carry out even if I am away from home. EVERYTHING I HAVE RECEIVED HAS RECEIVED A RATING. If I haven't rated you it is because I have not received your swap yet...

06/04/2013/Today was the last day I will be able to see my mail until May 20th, so be patient and I will rate you when I will be back. If one of my swaps doesn't reach you, PM and I will sort it out when I am back. HAPPY SPRING! HAPPY SWAPPING!

ATTENTION! If you have a problem with one of my swaps, please PM me before posting the rating and I'll be glad to resend the swap.

ONE REQUEST: Please rate me when you receive the swap.

I am having to track down people from a Christmas swap (we are now in February 2013) because they have not rated me and I cannot know if they got their cards or not). I rate the same day that I receive the swaps. Please, please don't forget to rate.

I am a graphic artist and I would love to also be an illustrator for children's books. I have a BFA in Visual Design and an MA in Art History both from the University of Oregon. I show my work in different venues around France.I love cinema, traveling, meeting new people, doing Scottish dancing, acting, drawing, reading and listening to audiobooks. I trilingual spanish-english-french but I much rather speak english than french.I'm currently working as a language instructor here in France.

Favorite Books

Pride and Prejudice, Weathering Heights, Les Miserables. Books by Marc Levy, Catherine Pancol, Douglas Kennedy, Guillaume Musso, Mary Doria Russell, Sophie Kinsella, Anita Shreve, Anne Tyler, Julia Navarro, Arturo Perez Reverte and Mario Vargas Llosa. Ah yes!... and most of the comedies by William Shakespeare.

Favorite Television

Currently an avid follower of Downtown Abbey (UK) and Once upon a Time as well as El Barco and Gran Hotel and Tu cara me suena (Spain - Antena 3. This is a talent show).

The odd-ball info...

When I was 15 years old, I had over 100 pen-pals, after my name appeared in American TigerBeat pen-pal page...

I just adore cats! but my last kitty died this January 2012 so I don't want to have another cat right now... UPDATE: I went back home to Mexico and brought back one of my mom's cats (the one no one wanted to adopt and the one I did not want to put to sleep). Her name is Nina she will be 11 and she is adapting (sort of) to living in France!

I collect bookmarks, fridge magnets, mugs, pins

Things I love

My favorite colors are green and blue. SPECIALLY: Teal, turquoise, blue canard... ANYTHING TEAL for sure will make the happiest bluegirl in the land!!!!

artworks by Degas, Magritte, Matisse, Chagall and Frida Kahlo. Photos of Colin Firth and Aidan Quinn. Almost anything British (specially if the Union Jack is on it). British humor and TV shows. Art History, Art supplies, Tequila (shots and margaritas glasses), Nice postcards Bookmarks (any kind), movie soundtracks, theater programs.

Things I dislike

Walt Disney stuff, religious stuff, gothic stuff, Hello Kitty, Manga, cartoon characters Santa Claus, neon colors, rock/metallica/country music brown and muted colors (such as black, beige, grey etc)

My Wish List

-I'm looking for a pale blue metal kettle, the old fashioned kind (even if its second hand, as I cannot find those in Europe… you know the kind that whistles…

-Also a set of cup and saucer in medium to light blue

-Blue/teal cushion covers,

-some teal/blue decorations for my flat.

-Anything blue (not navy blue) or turquoise (This can be eye shadows, a headband, a pen, kitchen stuff, a scarf).

-If you are sending me something from the Netherlands, I'd love a small/tiny pair of wooden shoes.

-A small flag of your country

-Anything with the Union Jack flag or stuff that might have the Queen Elizabeth on it. Specially Young Elizabeth.

-Anything Audrey Hepburn

-Children's books illustrated. My favorite fairytales include: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the Princess and the pea.

-Anything related to Downton Abbey

-Big dangling earrings

-a small ceramic bowl or cup (blue of course)

-Blue or blue patterned washi tape


Comment: Thanks for the extra postcard. :) I've been to Barcelona a couple of years ago. Loved it! :)
Comment: Got your postcard, will send it on in the next round :)
Comment: Thanks for the Barcelona art ad pc for me! It is very pretty!!
Comment: Thanks for the extra.
Comment: Thanks so much for the extra postcard!
indigo68 rated for WIYM: Postcard roulette swap on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you Gabriella for the lovely postcard of the Gaudi building, it is very magical looking! And no worries about sending me a big postcard, sometimes the pictures are bigger and better, and besides I now have special pages to hold extra large postcards in my album. :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the postcard you sent of Provence. I it beautiful. Hugs, Diane
Carly4Peace rated for Newbie Friendly Mail Art on May 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the ephemera!:)
Comment: Received both cards in good condition, thanks for the extra Gab!
vlhafer54 rated for Touristy Postcard swap #8 on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card of Barcelona!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I will make sure it will travel some more!
Comment: Thanks for the pc to send on !
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous envie. I took it to work to show all the girls. I am so thrilled you made it Superman themed. You rock! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Honestly we're a bit disappointed for what we received. Anyway... thank you for the resend... Edit 27-01-2017: We thought a lot about what you sent and that's why we needed to change the rating, as we don't feel to rate you more than a 3. It doesn't fit many requirements as it doesn't even remotely worth 8€ as required, plus it was supposed to be a "heart warming" package, but you haven't sent anything of our likes. We just don't know what to think... We waited for plus than 3 months for receiving at the end something which is really unwanted. We'll happily accept a correct resend if you are willing to, then we could turn this into a 5. Sorry.
Comment: Thanks for the extra postcard! Have a nice day.
kweandee rated for Blue mail on Jan 6, 2017
Comment: Love the Blue themed goodies...Thanks a bunch :)
CHOWEFACE rated for Postcard Roulette - Round 2!!! on Jan 4, 2017
Comment: beautiful collage card~ thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the really cute festive envelope- I love your snowman! As well as for the beautiful Christmas card that you found to send! Happy New Years to you :)
Soph rated for Big Christmas Swap on Dec 23, 2016
Comment: You did not send a postcard, but you've put a lot of effort in this swap. Many thanks for the lovely Oxfam-card with the pretty stamp and your good wishes. Thanks also for the beautiful view card of Barcelona. Happy holidays!
Ivy1971 rated for Big Christmas Swap on Dec 20, 2016
Comment: Thank you I LOVE IT!!

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paraxparaxnoia on Jun 6, 2017:

Thank you for sending me a beautiful card from Barcelona for the Postcard Roulette it's amazing! I would love to visit your beautiful city one day, I know Casa Battló as the architecture is really special😊 haha, Sheldon is my favourite as well! Say hello to my American namefriend, thanks again for the card!

BubbLeGumGirLie on Jan 7, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful Barcelona Card :)! I love the city and hope I can come back in 2017.

Postcard Roulette #2 - extra card


Halloween Greetings to you!

Keebzler on Apr 27, 2016:

Hello Gabriella! This is for the Spring Flowers Learn to Post Images Swap! I hope you like the pics I've chosen for your profile! :)


Johanna51 on Aug 8, 2014:

Hello Gabriella, So happy that you appreciated my Young Elisabeth poscard. And I love your BCN postcard. I visited BNC in 2002 and we had a wonderful time. Till we swap again! Have a nice weekend.

bluehairedmary on Jun 25, 2014:

Consider joining my quote or stickers swaps in the Mailbox Mania group!

sugaraddict on May 27, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

ZzMonstruozZ on Mar 2, 2013:

hola de nuevo Grabiella! A que no sabes de quien es la postal que me ha tocado en esta ultima ronda de advetures of the travelling postcard? Pues si, la tuya! Jajaja Aun le quedan muchas aventuraas por vivir...! Un besote muy gordote ;)

Worknesh on Dec 26, 2012:

Aww, my sweet G. Best wishes for your cat as well. During christmas my cat ate so much that I thought he'd puke, but everything went okay. Mexica seems so exotic for me, is it warm in your country now?

Take care, G :)

journalstories on Dec 19, 2012:

Your letter arrived and it was so lovely to read! The reply is in the post!

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