Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2018 9:05 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: December 18, 2018
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

December 2018!

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I'm Gabi.. a 1940s and 1950s living historian. My husband and I own a WWII Traveling museum and do quite a few events during the year.

I love the neat and tidy look of 1940s and 1950s fashion as well as the music from that Era. My husband and I are swing dancers and attend quite few events each month!

My Planners


My planners and Traveler's notebooks vary in size! Most stuff works for me!

I LOVE to swap Planner Goodies!

My main planners are all A5 sized ring bound and B6 sized Traveler's notebooks

I ADORE the little cute task stickers for planners, weather, housework, grocery shopping & traveling. they are so cute and I use a lot of them.


*Favorite Colours: Orange, Teal, Green, Tardis Blue, Yellow

  • Favorite themes for my planner are Seasonal, Monthly Holidays, Disney World, Diddl, European and Japanese cute stationery & craft/planner supplies and stickers, Kawaii, Japanese & Korean stickers/planner supplies, Alice in Wonderland, Teal, NYC, Positivity and just about EVERYTHING!

  • I love inspirational and encouraging quotes!

*Love Disney World and vacation there every year!

*I absolutely LOVE Camels, Alpacas, Chinchillas, Hamsters, Guinea pigs and Hedge Hogs.. not the easiest to find I know!!

ABCs of Me!

  • A - Aspen Colorado(home town!), Aspen trees/leaves, Alaska, Alpacas, Airplanes, Armadillos, Autumn, Antiquing, Alice in Wonderland

  • B - Bluegrass, Barbershop Quartets, Buddy Holly, Baking, Bobby Rydell, Beach Combing, Bridges, Black Licorice, Blue Columbine flowers (remind me of home!)

  • C - Cooking, Cowboys, Celtic Music, Colorado, Camels, Chinchillas, Caribou, Cats, Chinese New Year, Christopher Lambert, Country Music, Carnivals, Cruise Ships, Constellations, Clouds, Cheshire Cat,

  • D -Dogs, Dancing, Disney World, Doctor Who,

  • E - ETSY, Exploring, Erin Condren Life Planner, EPCOT, Ephemera,

  • F - Fiddle Player, Folk Music, Flying Squirrels, Filofax, Fairs, Flowers, Fall, Flea Markets, Fog, Frogs, Flow Magazine,

  • G - George Strait, Guinea Pigs, Ghost Stories, Gravity Falls, Gotham, Going places, Gel Pens

  • H Horses, Hank from Finding Dory, Harry Potter, Haunted Mansion (Disney) Halloween, Happy Planner, Hot Air Balloons, Hank Williams, Hamsters, Hummingbirds, Hurling, Hedgehogs

  • I - Iris flowers, i-Mac, Iceland, Iced Tea, Ireland, Irish Music, icicles

  • J - John Denver, Junk Journals, Jukeboxes

  • K - Kites, Kittens,

  • L- LIFE!

  • M - Music, Mandolin ( I play the mandolin), Mail, Moose, Mumford & Sons,


  • N - Neverland (Peter Pan)

  • O - Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Orange, Old West, Over the Garden Wall,

  • P - Project Life Scrapbooking, Planners, Planning, Phineas & Ferb, Perry the Platypus, Pomeranians, Pizza, Pop Culture

  • Q - Quilts, Quartets

  • R - Recipes, Royals/Royalty, Rural Living, Ranch Life

  • S- Snowflakes, Swing Dancing, Singing. Scrapbooking, Sunrise, Sunset, String Bands, String Quartet, Scottish Heritage, Scottish Fold Cats, Scotland, Scottish Music, Swapping!

  • T - Traveler's Notebooks,Travel, The color TEAL

  • U - US States, Umbrellas, Urban Legends

  • V - Violin ( I am a violinist/fiddle player) Vintage Everything! Vintage Photos, Victory Gardens, Vintage Cookbooks (50s and earlier)

  • W - Washi tape, World War II reenactor, WWII, Waterfalls, Wildflowers, Wombats, Wartime Letters, WWII Photographs, Everything/Anything WWII

  • X -

  • Y - Yeti folklore, Yellow, YouTube,

  • Z - Zoos

I LOVE Swapping goodies all over the world!

*I am a WWII Reenactor/ Living Historian

*I am a 1950s Living Historian

*I am a Medieval Reenactor/Living Historian Http://Sca.Org

*Doctor Who (Donna Noble) & also Star Trek (Bajoran) Cosplayer

*Horseback Riding

*DISNEY WORLD! I know it's not a 'hobby' but for me it kinda is... I LOVE planning our annual trip to Disney World and it really takes me all year because I make my girls autograph books & take my time doing so over the entire year. Every day involves a little bit of Disney World planning for me!



I love all postcards!!

But here are some themes I collect:

I'd love to have a train or railroad postcard from every state (and every country!)

Old Penitentiary/Prisons, WWII Era/Vintage & Vintage Repro WWII Cards, Map Cards from all over the World (USA TOO!), Alaska, Colorado, Camels, construction, trains, planes and transportation, Mountain landscapes, old barns, Bridges, Olympic Peninsula WA, Hoh Rainforest, Anywhere there is history of WWII, Jetoy, WINDMILLS, The Netherlands, Holland, UNESCO, Zoo, Recipe Postcards, Harry Potter, Castles, Dragons, Ireland, Medieval Europe, cats, Scottish Fold Cats, animals, Star Trek, Star Wars, famous people, Volcanoes, planets, coffee, tea, books, libraries, famous buildings,Old West/Cowboys,Ranches, South West, flags, maps, Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Scotland, Japan, Van Gogh, Poe, 'Greetings From' postcards
etc.. . . . .

Wish List!


I love Halloween!

WWII Items - Anything/everything- I own a WWII Museum

1950s.. everything... anything 1950s!

Anything from Colorado - Grew up in Aspen and MISS IT TERRIBLY!

Anything SLYTHERIN related from Harry Potter

Anything from SCOTLAND - It's my ancestral homeland and anything from there is pure comfort

Cowboys, old west, horses, cattle... I'm a ranch girl

Any old ephemera, old maps, old photographs, vintage book pages, and illustrations, old ledger pages, Old music sheets, vintage paper of any kind, vintage postcards, vintage ads from magazines, vintage magazines etc.. I love old paper, old stamps, old letters, ephemera! Vintage envelopes and papers too! EVERYTHING EPHEMERA

Sheep! SO CUTE Love 'em!

Highland Cattle

Camels - My fav animal

WOMBATS - Another fav animal!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint.

Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Fibers/Yarn/Floss/String/Ribbon/Thread/Fabric/Buttons/Trim/Lace/Cloth etc.... - I don't do these types of crafts and don't want you to spend the postage to mail them to me only for them to sit here unused and unloved LOL

Sports stuff yuck (Unless it's Cheerleading!)

teacher/reward stickers yuck

Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

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

Favorite Television

Doctor Who


My favourite Doctors are 11, 10, 2, 8, 4 & 9

GOTHAM! (My daughter loves Gotham)

Star Trek

Candy & Goodies

Love chocolate

I'm not a fan of nuts in chocolate or plain.

I Love crisps/chips!

Nothing with hot peppers please. I do not like HOT/ spicy foods.

Please don't send anything mint. I really dislike it and it gives me a headache :(

I love all sorts of candy from all over - Im open to try most anything

NO HOTLIX or the ones with BUGS in them and don't send me chocolate covered bugs either PLEASE- that's just icky to me. YUCK! NO CANDY covered insects. Yuckers!!! LOL


Comment: Thank you! I love the Grinch and I LOVE Elvis! I have yet to visit Graceland but it's up there on my 30 before 30 list. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you & yours!
AtTheSmithHouse rated for A Holiday Card in the US #4 on Dec 15, 2018
kittyhahahotbot rated for "veg" Christmas greetings on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Squeeeeeeeee Max the doggie...specifically the woodland'ish dog. lmao.I love this cartoon!!!! We just took in our 6th dog and he was already named MAX. Bastard owner had a shock collar on him. He's the 4th dog in our bed now. He does have pit in him so no matter how sweet he may appear he already killed one chicken. Grrrrr. So, he will always need a eye on him. I sure don't want a high maintenance dog but I wanted him to have true love. And that would be me. P.s love those Christmas cats washi. I've never seen that one before. But its cute!
armadillogal rated for Christmas Card -SNOWMAN-USA on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and postcard. We usually open presents on Christmas Eve and go to Jack's brothers for Christmas Day dinner. This year we are going to see Home Free on Dec. 30th.
Comment: Thank you for the holiday card and the bonus postcard, Gabi! I hope you and yours have an amazing holiday season!
MrsKytes rated for Nyte's Christmas Card Swap on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Grinch card! I love the fox sticker on the envelope, and the fox postcard is great. Well wishes to you for 2019!
mags142 rated for Halloween Greeting Card - USA on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: OMG Gabi! I found your swap in my crafting pile, it must have been there for a while I am so sorry! I am rating you so late but I do have it and I loved the washi tape you sent with it :) Happy Swapping and thank you for the card :)
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #7 on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from the Wildwoods.
lawchick rated for CHRISTMAS CARD INTL - Nwbie Frdly on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much!
Jessyca81 rated for AFWLS -Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Merry Christmas!
debbiespoms rated for Christmas Card -Santa-USA on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: merry Christmas Gabi! Thank you for so pretty Santa card & picture of your Pom. Which I don't understand why you sent. But love it!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Manteca.
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard!
kmb0604 rated for Hanukkah Card Swap - INT'L on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful card. Thank you for the blank card to. Love it , Kathleen
Momskii rated for Christmas Card -SNOW SCENE-USA on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: thanks so much for the extra, I love it
Comment: Thanks for the tea!
squince rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #7 on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your sweet resend!!! <3
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Pretty sunset. I think of the amazing brilliant sunsets I've seen, too. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you. I enjoy the postcard and the memories it brought back from my summers 20 years ago in NJ.

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kittyhahahotbot on Dec 5, 2018:

I love my Thanksgiving card. Its so pretty its still up on display. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 17, 2018:

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 17, 2018:


kittyhahahotbot on Nov 2, 2018:

Happy Pumpkin Day? HOw precious is that card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Muah!

jezb750 on Oct 30, 2018:

Hi Gabi! Thank you for surprising me with a nice card! I hope you'd be able to visit the Philippines. Regards to you and your family!

BeadyEyedBeth on Sep 28, 2018:

Excited that our favorite time of year is fast approaching!

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 9, 2018:

Love my side bar ufo gif!

MeHeartsQuilting on Aug 9, 2018:

Gabiiiiii, thank you soooooo much! This was so sweet of you! I remember that day with Johnny sitting on my oven.. So much fun, so much love. LOL! Love that card! Hug you! 🤗🤗🤗😱

angelgram on Jul 25, 2018:

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Just scrolling through swaps and seeing your name in the swap makes me smile. We don't get assigned to each other often enough as partners but I think of you lots!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs Mary

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shinyserra on Jul 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for the kind note and the goodies! They absolutely brightened my day!

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