Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 12:14 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: October 30, 2020
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 24, 2020: I have been diamond painting since March and I entered 3 in our local fair. Happy to say I got grand champion with my YODA. Jack got reserve grand for his tractor made from misc metal parts.

UPDATE JULY 21, 2020): My Dad passed away today. He would have been 90 in December. Now there is just me...and my stepsister who was able to be with him last night. Cherish your loved ones. My mom passed away in October of 2018. I miss her every day. Let your mom know how much you appreciate her. This pandemic would have been hard on her..

UPDATE: In 2019 I met Chris Kroeze, Derek Jones, Alice Cooper and Todd Rundgren. I got to see Blake Shelton, and his awesome guests, Wynonna, and the Hollywood Vampires. Also Joan Jett & Heart, the Eli Yound Band, Gretchen Wilson & Ronnie Milsap, Pam Tillis and Sawyer Brown. Really looking forward to our VIP with Alice at the Christmas Pudding! Rock on!

UPDATE SEPT 8th, 2016: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away in 2016. PLEASE keep in touch with those far away. You never know... My name is armadillogal...I live in New Mexico now but I was born and raised a cheesehead in Wisconsin. I am a diehard Packers fan!

I love my Geo Tracker...especially for geocaching! UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a Kia Optima as well as a pick-up truck. I live in the Land of Enchantment with my fiancee Jack and my "kids". All my kids have four feet and fur.


** I prefer my postcards NOT written on and sent in an envelope but if it's a stamped swap I acknowledge that and swap accordingly**

PLEASE though if you are sending them with other things in an envelope put them between cardboard so they don't get bent. It makes me sad when cards are ruined by this.

  • Prefer cats, manatees, valentines, zoos, other holiday cards, wolves, polar bears, hot air balloons, night city views, rock formations, castles, caves, space, native americans, waterfalls, sunsets, lightning, wild life, recipes, star trek, black and white art cards, old cars, route 66, old west, lions, tigers, all wild cats, great architecture, NPCW, classic rock singers, country singers, castles, rocks and minerals, neon signs, and unusual scenics...

  • No WIS, TX or NM cards unless you ask first-I have tons as I live in NM...No stadiums, maps, nudes, tear outs, 3 x 5's unless in my prefs...

  • PLEASE rate the swaps I send so I know you received. I never flake and if something gets lost I will try to replace it...I pride myself in being a faithful swapper.

Favorite Books

Mysteries, Native American, biographies, cats, Star Trek, some series books like Monk, Diane Mott Davidson, Castle, Murder She Wrote, J.A. Jance, Sneaky Pie Brown, Laura Childs scrapbooking books, Sheila Roberts, Susan Mallery, Garfield, Michael McGarrity, J.D. Robb etc. I love the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. I have them all except the kindle ones.

Favorite Music

This is Tate Stevens... In 2013 I won a contest to go meet him. We also saw him in Arizona and met him there too. I saw him in Farmington for my birthday! I did this diamond painting of him from one of my pictures. Aaron Tippin is a long time favorite. I met Kathy Mattea as well as Billy Ray Cyrus. I like country music, classic rock, native american, and some pop, especially female artists. Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lance Miller, Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Tina Turner, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Kathy Mattea & Sugarland are among my top faves. Recently saw GARTH.....and previously enjoyed Sawyer Brown, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley and Robert Mirabal. I enjoyed Phillip Phillips on Idol and loved him in concert in Las Cruces. It was great meeting him in Albuquerque! I am happy that Darci Lynne won AGT. I also love Terry Fator and Jeff Dunham. I used to do karaoke and sing songs by Wynonna, Jo Dee Messina, Carly Simon, etc. My first ever concert was the Jackson 5.

My favorite heavy metal performer is Alice Cooper.

The person I've seen the most is Ricky Lynn Gregg who is a country rocker from Texas.

Favorite Television

I am into Star Trek (Vulcan)RIP LEONARD NIMOY...

Longmire , NCIS, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Chopped, Shark Tank, Grey's Anatomy, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Criminal Minds, Ellen and The View. I grew up watching the Monkees and in the 90's I was hooked on Renegade, Highlander & Silk Stalkings. I recently found Firefly....I love it...and the Serenity movie...I want MORE!!! I like to make altered art...

Love is...

======>Garfield, cats, armadillos, Alice Cooper, animals on postage stamps, foreign stamps, smashed pennies, cat earrings, small posts or medium length dangly earrings....natural stone earrings, most anything silver or copper, tie dye t-shirts, life is good, Kliban cats, Boynton cats, Ziggy, Yoda, Tigger, Grumpy Cat, Cheshire Cat, Chessie Cat, glass, marbles, rock specimens, owls, zoo postcards, hat pins, pinback buttons, shrinky dink material, staz-on ink, fine-point sharpies, brads, clear dome stickers, two-sided tape, card stock, cat rubber stamps, shrink plastic, anything with old hot rods on it, Route 66, anything Green Bay Packers and geocaching supplies...I would love more deco tape with cats. My favorite colors are turquoise, red, silver, purple and the Packer combo of green and yellow....I can always use the short crew socks...for ladies shoe size 10. I am in search of the armadillo beer bottle caps from Texas and some of the Firefly comic books or graphic novels....

Did I mention I love armadillos???) I have my very own pathtag!

Now I am diamond painting...I love it!

Current Memberships

  • Golden Gears Car Club-Treasurer
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary-lifetime member
  • Facebook Jam Your Hearts Out member
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • MOCA #20-chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Munzee.com premium member
  • Atlasquest-member
  • Facebook-Alamogordo Rocks!
  • Longmire Posse member


I hate having to add this section:

Flaked on Fill My Stocking October 2017....pinkpikachu96 ANGELED BY ChrisAnne Shultz!


Common USA stamps, black licorice, stadium postcards, snakes, anything smelling of smoke, anise, slams and fbs, exchange slips, chain letters, gold jewelry ( wear it seldom as I prefer silver or natural stone), dark chocolate, dog stuff...


Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bookmarks, I love both of them!!😊❤️
grammypammy rated for ABCUSA ~ Postcard Letter B on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Oh man two things I love vintage and giraffes. It does not get much better than that. Thank you.
Response: Yay! Did you see the name contest for the new boy giraffe? You can pick one on Facebook.
Comment: Thank you as usual. I have a friend that definitely needs to have that one saying.
Comment: I drove through here this summer.
Comment: Thank you very much for the Halloween window cling & Halloween patches, and the cute Halloween ghost card. Loving them! Thank you too for joining my swap.
Response: Wish I'd have sent more now...
Comment: thank you for the card and terrific pc's!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. 💌
Comment: Thanks a lot for your photos, I'm not used to this kind of landscapes and it's good to discover something new!
Comment: Thanks so much, I loved the PC of your kitty. We just adopted a kitty last month. Sorry to hear you lost your dad too- sending hugs!
wyrdfae rated for WIYM: Anything Goes Postcard on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: This post card is great! Thank you
Adda rated for CPG: Dog PC - US Only on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card 💕
Conni59 rated for SS: Sept COLOR: Black &/or White on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Fantastic photos!
Ajijic rated for SS: AUGUST free-form: REFLECTIONS on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you sor your wonderful photos. I liked them all.
Comment: What a creepy card! Thank you! Happy Halloween!
JenniferJo rated for ABCUSA Postcard and Letter D on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Idaho postcard!
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Cat Halloween Card Swap-USA on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Hi Val! Thanks for the cut Cat Halloween card and the stickers - they are all so cute! Hope you have a fun Halloween and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
ayahsantos rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #116 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Scuslidge rated for SS: 4 Legs Swap on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your photos! I especially love the beautiful horse. Reminds me of a lovely chestnut Thoroughbred I owned not all that long ago. Until my arthritis made it nigh unto impossible to ride. But I can sitll enjoy how beautiful they are!

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BusyB on Aug 15, 2020:

I'm just sending a (((hug))). So sorry about the passing of your Dad. Condolences to you and your family.

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:


AFK on Jul 31, 2020:

My condolences on the passing of your dad.

grammypammy on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for your participation and swapping in ABCUSA Swaps!



yvonne401 on Jun 20, 2020:


Wishing you a fun and safe summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Snaileditcrafts on May 4, 2020:

Hey Valerie! The swap, "Lets mail some happy snail mail" is on its way! Have a great day! hi

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 12, 2020:

lovesreward on Mar 20, 2020:

Hello! Yes I know about Munzee, my husband has been playing since that game began but I'm always committed to Pokemon Go, ha! I want to go out and hide some Geocaches but don't know if people will go out and look for them right now and we are supposed to "stay home" here in California. sigh I hope you and your family are well and stay healthy! <3

yvonne401 on Mar 19, 2020:

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung!

Here's to lots of warm and sunny days to come!

Stay safe, my friend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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