Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 12:40 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: January 15, 2021
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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January 2021


If I owe you a swap, please message me. I have had two surgeries recently and I am struggling with recovery (so slow— bowel surgery is no joke! Ugh!)

As you can see by my thousands of ratings, my ratings and swaps are very important to me. I will get everyone’s swaps to them, I promise. Please be kind and message me if you are missing something from me. Thank you SO MUCH!!

thank you!!!

Nov 27, 2020

Recovery from the 2 surgeries is slow and absolutely no joke! Ugh! I’m doing a but better every day but this has certainly thrown a wrench in my daily routine. Still unable to sit upright for more than a few minutes, makes crafting and swaps a little hard but I am slowly getting back into the groove. Thank you ALL for your compassion, kindness & patience!!

November, 11 2020 Still In hospital, difficult, ovarian cancer surgery. Slow recovery.. complications. Here at least until nov 20

(Oct & Nov 2020) New Jersey is doing mail-in ONLY Ballots (at least for my county which is Somerset) So with that said-- the mail is going to be INSANE. PLEASE be patient. I will send on time. MY mail just may take a day or two extra travel time to make it to YOU OR--- It might take a day or two extra travel time for YOUR mail to make it to ME!

Ovarian Cancer Survivor! Kicking it's ass for the 4th time ! Surgery scheduled for 5th Nov, 2020! Will be home a few days later and back to my bouncy self!! If I have a swap due to assign partners for - rest assured, they will be assigned! If I have a swap due OUT - Rest assured again, My daughter will log in and hit the "ASSIGN PARTNERS" button and mail my swaps! WORRY NOT!

(Yes @MKayla is my daughter and yes she is 18)

2nd June, 2020

Mail just came! Always a highlight of the day but today... was a little different LOL! I received a swap from NOVEMBER 2018 -- TWENTY EIGHTEEN! LOL I am Laughing so hard!! It's postmarked 15th NOVEMBER, 2018!! LOL Cracks me up! Just goes to show you that there IS hope for lost swaps out there!! LOL

A lil of this and that...


I am an avid Junk Journaler! I love making and using mixed my media journals! I also dabble in ATCs (occasionally)

Antique Ephemera is what I love most!

My journals are mostly done in a distressed, antique and vintage look

I love vellum stickers and clear backed stickers

I am a washi tape enthusiast LOL!

I use lots of old bits of maps and old ledger papers, ephemera, old tickets, checks, pharmacy prescriptions, notes, old letters, antique stamps, old labels, old magazine ads, etc...

I tend to decorate with a lot of botanical images and stickers

Medieval, Regency, Victorian and WWII Eras are all areas of my interest and ones in which I do living history impressions.

I use a lot of lace and trim in my journals

In my junk journals, I tend to lean towards using old book pages.. I also love to use them for decorating envelopes.

I absolutely LOVE rubber stamped images, ESPECIALLY on old book pages! They are works of art in their own right and I use quite a few of them in my crafting

I absolutely LOVE Halloween, Autumn and Christmas themes for my journals! I love all things creepy and vintage for Halloween and traditional and vintage for Christmas! Heck I love all things Halloween and Christmas themed - those two themes are such 'feel good' themes!

I love CHINESE NEW YEAR Red Envelopes! I collect them and have many different ones (Not just Red!) from all over parts of china and usa! I love them!

I just recently stumbled upon Deconstructed Journals and am trying my hand making a few before I start joining swaps for them

**************POSTCARD SWAPS*****************

I collect antique (1930s - 1950s) linen postcards.

When joining swaps that are just for writing postcards - I really like all sorts of themes -- trains, architecture, touristy, nature, maps, Disney, animals anything really!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint. (But I do love mint tea!)

Please nothing spicy - but I LOVE spicy chai tea! (hot peppers are a no way!)

Please no Sports stuff (Unless it's Cheerleading!) Please no...teacher/reward stickers or felt stickers ..... Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

I don't have boys so masculine/boy stuff I can't use


thank you!

Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!


Elenamarie rated for 2021 Goals PC on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the festive New Year Postcard, Gabi! So fun! I think your goals are perfect goals for this year, especially, hopefully, getting together! Take care of yourself! Praying for you!
dalbright rated for Christmas/Holiday Cards! on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Wow, this was mailed in 12/19 and just arrived 1/14 🤣...the mail is so cranky these days! Thank you so much! Happy new year!
Response: oh dear! IT REALLY Is cranky! I mailed a box on December 14th --- and it only arrived YESTERDAY -- and it wasnt far.. only to Virginia from New jersey!! C R A Z Y! Thank GOODNESS for TRACKING!!! LOL
Comment: I love Disney World too!! I would love to go back, I've been there 4 times, and would love to take my daughter!!! What are Lug Bags??
Response: Oo LUG is a brand of bag... they are fantastic, rugged and come in all sorts of patterns, fabrics, shapes and sizes!!!
rogo09 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 21 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much Gabi. I love the playing cards and the extras. They're amazing. Happy Swapping.
Comment: So cute, thanks for playing.
Comment: YES Donna cosplay!!! That's so awesome I love it =D Second fav companion OAT second only to Bill <3
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! I hope you are able to accomplish your goals! :) Happy new year!
Comment: My favourite Donna Noble story is the library one, clever and a bit sad. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: What are Lug bags? I've heard of second life. Its supposed to be a more interactive version of the SIMS...right?
PineappleTarts rated for CPG Jan 2021 SC PC - Global on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year!
Comment: I laughed at your Addams Family reference. 😂 I also love antiquing, especially in small towns on road trips.
Comment: I’m definitely visiting your cat’s instagram today!
Comment: Love Donna Noble! :-)
Comment: Omg! Scottish Fold Cats are adorable!
Comment: Absolutely lovely! Thank you so much!
subtleshift rated for Last 2020/First 2021 - POSTCARD on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the festive postcard! I hope you have a very happy new year as well! :-)
Comment: A glittery heart! Girl, had I not known better I'd say that was a store bought card. It was that good! What kind of glitter was that?
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Weather Stickers! on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you sweet friend! Love the weather stickers - you really had some cute ones! ♥️Jill

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yvonne401 on Jan 4, 2021:

Happy New Year! Stay healthy and stay safe!



Autist on Dec 31, 2020:

Thank you for the Planner Sticker RAK! They will work great!! Cheers!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 28, 2020:

May 2021 bring us all Love, Laughter, Happiness and good Health!! xoxo ~ Gabi

browneyedmurmur on Dec 27, 2020:

Thanks for the warm welcome! I just finished making my first swap project, and am ready to send it off tomorrow. I can’t wait until I have more swaps under my belt so I can participate in even more swaps. This is so much fun!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 27, 2020:

Yes spread kindness!

BusyB on Dec 26, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas card and Christmas washi and envelope seals! I hope you received your RAK envie I sent December 9th. Oh the slowwww mail! 🥂 to 2021!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas dear friend!

cmalaina on Dec 25, 2020:

I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

LavenderSprinkles on Dec 22, 2020:

Happy holidays!

kayebubbly on Dec 15, 2020:

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