Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2024 1:34 am


Date Joined: February 25, 2021
Last Online: June 15, 2024

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello (◍•ᴗ•◍) to all who may read this!!

As you may guess from my SB name... I ❤ love pandas 🐼 and I used to collect anything stationary/craft related to pandas. My IG account is even panda related @pandaartsylifestyle It all started when I chose "Panda" as my camp counselor name from Girl Scouts a few years ago and it has stuck.

I am 49. I'm married and have a daughter who is a young adult is now attending college. I work full time in the public schools as a therapist for children with special needs. My husband is an over the road truck driver.

SWAPPING📌 Where will I swap -- Is Antarctica too far?? Yes, I am willing to swap internationally.

INCOMING SWAPS-- I try to rate within 24 hours of receiving swaps. If I haven't rated and you have sent... please send me a message and I will double check my log. I am a patient swapper and realize things get returned, lost and otherwise stuck in the various postal service systems of the world. I will contact others before rating anything other than a 5, but do believe in the need for ratings.💙 Anything sent with effort and friendship in mind is appreciated. (◍•ᴗ•◍) 💙 Anything that is sent with an awareness of my profile and/or with generosity will get a quick heart.

OUTGOING SWAPS-- PLEASE send me a message if you don't receive a swap from me. I'm happy to resend if something goes amiss. I do mark sent on the day the item goes into my mailbox. May be picked up by the post office the next day or two days later if there's a holiday. I do try to send out my swaps to the recipients as the partners are posted if they are non-profile based and days before the mail out deadline is they are profile based. If you receive something that isn't your taste and it's a non-profile based swap... kindly just pass on to the next person.

CRAFTING HISTORY 📌 I've put together personal scrapbooks for the last 20 years... and snail mail pen pals for nearly 30 years. I have a love of stationary and stickers that spans my life since grade school. In recent years I've added a variety of journaling (art, junk, health and faith) into my frequent craft hobbies.

HOT TOPICS 📌 I am an open minded, but not easily swayed individual. I am a straight, Christian, democrat that is also Asian-American, that lives in the USA/Mexico border, supports our military and is fully immunized. I am a LGBTQIA2S+ Ally.

I am strong in my beliefs but enjoy other points of view and intelligent debate. If your interests, age group, culture, race, religion and/or lifestyle are different then mine that's a BONUS to me. I have many close friends that live different than I do and I love learning about new people, their cultures, their religions and differing points of view. Nice is nice and I truly believe that variety makes the world an interesting place. 👍🏼♥️ Love is love. 🌈 Be kind to ALL.

Likes: 💗See ABC likes list below

Dislikes: 👎🏼Themes as follows: Mushrooms (but most nature/woodland is great); cats; snakes; tarot, witches, magic, clown or political items. 👎🏼I'm not a fan of yellow... especially neon/bright yellows. Touches of yellow are fine. 👎🏼Items that smell of smoke. 👎🏼Please don't send loose glitter or sequins. It gets all over my area/crafts and my fluffy pets.

Favorite Music

I like upbeat and thought provoking music from just about any genre/language. Favorites are country, rock, pop, music from musicals (Guys and Dolls; Mama Mia, Moana) and Christian music.

I love ❤❤❤ to swap playlists as listening to new music can be great fun. I'm currently really into Fall Out Boy, Andy Grammer and fellow Filipino American Olivia Rodrigo!

Favorite Books

I listen to audio books when I doing chores or exercising. Mystery and dramas are my favorite. Recommendations are appreciated.

I collect and use cookbooks: Skinnytaste Air Fryer, Hungry Girl Simply 6; Pioneer Woman, 5 Ingredient Semi-Homemade and The Hell's Kitchen Cookbook are my favorites.

Favorite Television

Reality shows (Survivor; Amazing Race; Top Chef; Love Island USA/UK/Australia; 90 Day Fiance, Traitors, Love is Blind), dramas related to medicine (Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor) and other types of series (Downton Abbey; Call the Midwife; Virgin River, Bridgerton).

Does YouTube count as television? I love listening/watching others craft while I'm crafting. I enjoy following along with the tutorials... But also to just have the videos on in the background. My crafting favorites include: The Paper Outpost, Joie de Fi, Camelia Crafts Designs, 49dragonflies and Ceri the Crafter.

ABC likes

A: Art, ATC cards, acrylic painting, animals, Alaska, atlas book pages

B: Bible, blue 🔵, black ⚫, botanicals, butterflies, bees, birds, beaches, burlap, boba tea, babies, boating, Broadway musicals

C: creativity, churches, crochet, cooking, coffee, cappuccino, campers/camping, children, cards, cruises, clouded snow leopards, Chicago Bears/Cubs, chocolate, camping

D: dogs, dragonflies, die cuts, desserts, doilies

E: elephants, home made/craft store bought envelopes, embellishments, exercise, echo park, espresso, embroidery

F: flip books, flowers, friendship, flamingos, football, fellowship, foreign languages (book pages, brochures etc.), fabric with small images.

G: gorjuss girls, grey, geology, graphic45, globes, gesso, glamourous items,

H: Hobonichi planners, hiking, Heidi Swapp, Holy Trinity, healthy lifestyle

I: stamping ink, international mail, Instagram

J: Jesus, junk journals, journals,

K: koalas, kindness, kings, Kung Fu panda, kids

L: lavender, lace, light houses, layers, Las Vegas,

M: maps, sheet music, music, mixed media, movies, musicals, markers, Mulan, Tombow markers, magazine images for glue book

N: nutrition, navy blue, national parks (USA), nature, noncaff tea, napkins for decoupauge, New Mexico, NMSU

O: optimism, otters, oceans, Olympics

P: pandas, Philippines, purple 🟣, painting, pocket letters, planners, pink 💟 , plants, play lists, pens, pink fresh studio, Peloton, prayers, postcards, purses

Q: quotes, queens

R: rickrack, roses, ribbons, RVs, road trips, retro, rabbits, Rocky Mtn NP, rubber stamps, rain, rainbows

S: sewing on paper, stickers, stationary for letter writing, scrapbooking, snail mail, cling rubber stamps, shabby, sparkle, Sanrio (hello kitty may be the only cat I like), soccer, sparkle, swap sheets, stamped quotes, sentiments, sari silk, sunsets

T: trees, travel, turtles, typewriters, tags, tea, theatre, travel brochures/books, Tim Holtz

U: umbrellas, USA

V: vintage looking items, authentic vintage items, vellum, vans, vegetarian/vegan recipes, VR games

W: watercolor paints/markers, washi tape/stickers, whales, weather (rain, snow, clouds), white ⚪, wax seals, wooden stamps, words

X: xeriscape landscaping (I do live in a desert)

Y: YouTube tutorials/recommendations, yummy treats (no food allergies here), yarns samples with texture, Yellowstone NP

Z: zoo animals, zen, zebras, Zion NP

Favorite Places I've Been

I grew up in Illinois. Went to college in Iowa. Lived in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Arizona after graduation prior to moving to Texas.

When I have breaks from my job in the schools I love 💟 to travel. We own a small motorhome and love to get out on the open road whenever we have a chance. While we have a loose agenda, I love it that we rarely make reservations and usually just go where we want to on the spur of the moment. I dream of doing the same when we retire. (fingers crossed I'll retire in 2036). Our class B RV has solar and we "boondock" most days so we rarely need campground reservations and it's small enough that I do share in the driving.

I've been all over the United States including Alaska. Some of my favorite US destinations include: Seattle (we eloped there!) Las Vegas, San Francisco, Yellowstone National Park, Big Sur California, Chicago and New Orleans.

Internationally I've visited: Barcelona, Spain; London, England; Mexico, Canada, Jamaica and the Philippines. I dream of visiting Japan, Australia, the Galapagos Islands and Italy.

Other interests

💟 I am very interested in nutrition: I count calories and am learning to count macros. I do eat meat, but eat vegetarian many days a week and try to eat primarily plant based as well.

💟 Chocolate is my favorite dessert, but unfortunately if its mailed to me between April to October the chances it will arrive melted is significant. Second favorite sweet is gummy candy - especially Swedish fish.

💟 I enjoy VR Cardio games (Supernatural, Beat Saber) on our Oculus headsets.


kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating :)
Comment: Your envelope and all the stamps is so adorable! And I loved all the goodies you sent! Thank you so much! :)
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating 🐼♥️
CosmicCatPajamas rated for RAK - Destash on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Hi Barbara! I grew up in Illinois, also. Have a great day! 😁
Response: That's cool that you are also from Illinois ♥️ Thank you for rating and the heart
1koolkrafter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies…
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating 🐼♥️
Begokschaf rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on Jun 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating 🐼♥️
Comment: thanks
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Lovelykarina rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on Jun 2, 2024
Response: Thanks for rating 🐼♥️
Comment: Just the envelope alone, would of given you a heart. Love how you decorated it. Plus mint green is m favorite color! Thanks for all the goodies you enclosed. Happy Swapping.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks the kind words, for rating and the heart! 🐼♥️
Comment: Thank you!
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nigatsubebe rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you! I didn't have any of these washi tapes and the stickers match next months' proposed journal colours. I also kept the bird stamped on the envelope. <3
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating 🐼♥️
meganimal rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 25, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! :)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart 🐼♥️
WoodlandBanshee rated for vintage tag on May 25, 2024
Comment: Oh my goodness, this was so fun to open! Thank you so much for your time making this gorgeous tag and all the extra little bits! Also, your sentiments were so nice and certainly had me smiling and feeling good. I hope to get you as a partner soojn so I can reciprocate such kindness! Take care!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart 🐼♥️ If you ever want to set up a private swap... let me know :O)
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap, I love the planner stickers
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart 🐼♥️
blinger2008 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 23, 2024
Comment: thanks!!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart 🐼♥️
Newlybird17 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you! I loved your decorated envelope and the washi!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart 🐼♥️
Comment: IT ARRIVED! Lol. Sorry, I got excited. Thanks for sending again! Lost mail really bums me.out. I love the stickers though!
Response: YAY!! I'm glad it arrive and that you like what I sent. Thanks for rating and the heart ♥️
Alexb rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 22, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart 🐼♥️
klover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 22, 2024
Comment: Hi Barbara:-) Thank you for the envelope of fun goodies!:-) The mini playing card is so cute:-) Have a great day!:-)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart 🐼♥️
Sabrina573 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the washy stickers and paper.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart 🐼♥️

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Highlander18 on Jun 14, 2024:

❤️❤️❤️Thank you very much for June AATW - awesome playing cards for my first Frankendeck! Ben Franklins sure stands out!!!

yvonne401 on Jun 7, 2024:

AATW June, Thanks so much for the summer note cards! I appreciate you thinking of me.



Courtney on May 29, 2024:

Thank you very much for the RAK! It was so kind of you to think of me. aatw May 2024

simcoe54 on May 26, 2024:

AATW - May Wishes -- Thanks so much for the lovely postcard and unmarked stamps. Really appeciate them.

bluerose3 on May 23, 2024:

May rak 4 forever stamps and library cards. Thank you.

JuneRosebud on May 23, 2024:

Hi Barbara, Thank you for April RAK #3 Butterfly De-stash. RAKS ONLY USA Will put these to good use=)

1koolkrafter on May 20, 2024:

Thank you for the little packets of sequin that you shared with me. I love them and will have fun using them in my projects.

simcoe54 on May 19, 2024:

AATW - May Wishes -- Thanks for the cute stickers. My grand-daughters will be delighted.

isabellasnow on May 14, 2024:

Thank you, Barbara, for the wonderful lace wishes you sent to fulfill one of my AATW May wishes! You sent the most beautiful pieces. I love using lace bits in my paper crafting and these are so pretty . . . can't wait to use them!

katjl on May 14, 2024:

May RAK#3 Three instant winners... 4 forever stamps and 4 blank library cards. Thank you for the postage and library cards. They are awesome and will be used! 😀

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