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armadillogal

armadillogal
Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: November 27, 2022
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 11-21-22: Just returned from my first cruise. Wow! Two more in 2023 and looking forward to that! Lost a friend right before I left. Just reinforces the idea of doing what you can while you can!

UPDATE July 3, 2022: So happy to be going to concerts again. More front row experiences (Alice Cooper, Todd Rundgren, Tate Stevens). Seeing Kathy Mattea, Travis Tritt, Bacon Brothers and the David Bowie tribute. and then there's my kitten Dillon to keep me on my toes.

UPDATE: November 28, 2021: Recently lost a friend in a horrible car crash. Makes me realize again how short life is. Charges pending. On the upside we have been going to concerts. Really lifts me up. Got to meet Nita Strauss and see the final Monkees tour. Alice Cooper was my best front row experience EVER. Fab Four and Clint Black were very good. More in the next 2 months.

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.

Postcards

** 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

SWAPS NOT RECEIVED

I hate having to add this section:

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

DISLIKES

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, anything damaged...

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the swap. Lovely pix. We have a glass museum near what will be out new home buththey blow traditional glass.
explore rated for CPG QUICKIE: Notecard + PC #6 - USA on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the elephant card and postcards. I esp love the elephant postcard!
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Comment: Hi, thanks for the colorful photos, you must have been in Texas when you mailed them. Have a great week, Rich
Response: hmmm our mail goes to El Paso so that could be why it has a Texas postmark. If you want a round date you have to take it in.
pahasiga rated for SS: 2 Photo Challenge-Intl. on Nov 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for very cool photos! That's some art indeed!
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Comment: Beautiful photos! I especially like the close-up one to see the detail of the glasswork. I went to the museum you did in Seattle a few years ago. The work there is phenomenal!
9O96O rated for SPCP: Scavenger hunt #3 on Nov 10, 2022
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Comment: Nice purple Prince photos. The car is cool. I thought it was a Starsky and Hutch car, it looks quite a bit like the Ford Torino but it's a Plymouth 340 Roadrunner. Nice muscle car. I travelled through New Mexico, about 2 decades ago. The geology/landscape/mountains are spectacular. The red Chuhilly glass is gorgeous. Great photos and write-ups. So interesting. Thank you for sharing them with me.
sherylk3 rated for PTG: Sender’s Choice PC on Nov 6, 2022
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Comment: Love the bird postage stamps.
CHOWEFACE rated for NIGHT VIEW Postcard on Nov 4, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the night view of Mt Rushmore!
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Comment: Thank you! My best friend grew up in Pittsburgh and absolutely loves Kennywood. She always goes when she goes home for a visit...
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Comment: Ohhhh! A new Elvis pc for my collection. Thanks so much for it, for sharing your fav decorations and for participating in this swap.
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Comment: LOVE the song you chose! The Kesha version of it is very good as well - thanks!
chimerix rated for WIYM: revised SSS-OCT ‘22 (USA+) on Oct 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the octopus decal. It is super. Oh my goodness. Thank you for the space stamps and the great dragon patch. Aloha!
Response: Yay! Glad you got everything OK.
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Comment: awesome matching of lyrics and picture Val... thank you very much .... 10/25
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Comment: Love it! Thank you!
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Comment: TYVM for the Kitties PC with Lyrics to Year of the cat. Love that song !
hazelwitch3 rated for SPCP: Black and white photos on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: Great pictures! I love the way the use of black and white brings out the detail and shading in the cats' fur. And the glassware is stunning. Good job!
NRGordon rated for SPCP: Inspired by a random word on Oct 22, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. Nice pix.
NRGordon rated for SPCP: Black and white photos on Oct 22, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. I do love how eliminating the color allows the detail to come out.
sherylk3 rated for Postcard with a Song Recommendation on Oct 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great recommendation.
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Comment: Hi Val! I love, love, love your photos! I have been up in the Space Needle and enjoyed it so much! Hopefully my hubby and I can go together at some point as I went many years ago! Thank you for the beautiful Happy Mail! All the best! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)

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Comments

yvonne401 on Nov 24, 2022:

Wishing you a fun and safe Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Sep 5, 2022:

Hope you have a fun and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

chimerix on Aug 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great gold foil star stickers. They are going to be so wonderful to craft with. Aloha!

RAKs only - July

simcoe54 on Aug 14, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!!

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2022:

Wishing you a safe and happy July 4th!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2022:

Wishing you a safe and fun summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

toni on Jun 10, 2022:

Thank you for the adorable christmas tags RAK!

yvonne401 on May 29, 2022:

Wishing you a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

AZmom875 on Apr 29, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK from RAKS only USA, the textured card stocks. I will use it right away. Very useful

yvonne401 on Apr 17, 2022:

Easter represents the rebirth of life. I wish you and your family a new beginning, love, and happiness. Have a Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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