Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2017 4:56 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

VACATION: I will be gone 3 weeks in August so if I don't rate that is why..... I am also on the hunt for this guy...a Target exclusive...

UPDATE: this year I am treating myself to some VIP concert outings: Alice Cooper, Matt Mason, Phillip Phillips and good seats for Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, Ringo Starr and Todd Rundgren. Rock on!

UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a pick-up truck....condensing some car clutter...LOL... UPDATE SEPT 8th, 2016: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away in 2916. 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!

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, Spiritual, 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, 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!

* Aaron Tippin * * Kathy Mattea *

  • 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, 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 Lonestar and Diamond Rio...also enjoyed Sawyer Brown and Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley, Ricky Lynn Gregg and Scotty McCreery.

* Robert Mirabal *

I enjoyed Phillip Phillips on Idol and loved him in concert in Las Cruces. I was happy that Michael Grimm won AGT. I also love Terry Fator and even like 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!!!

Now that I am "retired" I have more time... I like to make altered art...

Love is...

======>Garfield, cats, armadillos, 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!

Current Memberships

  • Golden Gears Car Club-Co-Chairman
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary-lifetime member
  • Facebook Jam Your Hearts Out & Alter It member
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • MOCA #20-chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Listia.com-member/seller
  • Atlasquest-member


I hate having to add this section:

NOT RATED: *WIYM: Christmas Cards - Natasha Kellerman ( gusmom2000 ) *QUICK cute animal postcard #37 - Melanie Zimmermann ( Kugelwolke ) *Recycled Revelation #3 - Char Jackson *Thriftstore Find - October - Sarah Gibbs ( Sarahbobera ) * Postcard Mash Up USA 3: Annie Maxine (the host) *Swapbot's 200,000th Swap-Grandma Lynn

NOT RECEIVED: *Quick Christmas PC Swap: Erika S... *self-portrait ATC #2 from Meredith... *Your Photography Postcard #2 from Tanya Vieira (tanyamomof4) *USA Christmas PC- Candace Weiss (CandyQuilts)


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...


Smiley69 rated for WIYM: Zazzle Me PC Swap on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! :-)
wittmert rated for B&W PCs week 32 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Hope you have fun in WI!
ladeebug rated for SMSUSA: Note & a Profile Wish on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and special message . You deserve a heart, you are special
kathiann rated for USA: One from all 50 states PC swap on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: I've always wanted to visit New Mexico. Thank you for sharing.
Comment: I love the card and the stamps! Thank you so much for the great swap!
Comment: Thanks for the note, I hope you're cooling off on your vacation! I have never done geocaching but it sounds amazing!
Fritosmom rated for My beautiful state (Naked) on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the New Mexico PC- I have gone geocaching also. Always picking up and carrying home interesting rocks:-)
veronicasvisions rated for B&W PCs week 29 on Aug 6, 2017
ccmmsu rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: I LOVE this vintage Nancy Drew cover! Can you believe I've never read ND? Me neither, so I just checked the first book out of the library. :)
Response: cool!
Lablauri57 rated for ANIMAL PC #3 C is for... on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: What a cool card. My husband really liked it too. Very different. Stay cool in this hot weather. Lauri
RiverTopanga rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: I love this postcard! I have 2 cockatiels and Quaker parrot, but the Quaker is MUCH smaller! I've always thought Macaws were so beautiful! Toucans are really pretty too 🙂..does the one at the store near you talk or do tricks? Thank you for the bird pc!
Response: I think he talks...LOL
dawnakaulen rated for B&W PCs week 31 on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Great choice, thank you!
mamajoy rated for WPS - Animal Postcard #32 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: This was my husbands favorite animal. He used to watch the Discovery channel and their Lemur program all the time. Wasn't there one in the Lion King? Anyway, thanks a bunch.....it made me smile.
Comment: Thank you for this Nancy Drew postcard, Val! I'm sure I must have read at least some of the Nancy Drew books when I was young, but I sadly have no memories of doing so. I love seeing cover PCs, though, and this one for "T" - The Sign of the Twisted Candles - sounds fun! :-) Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Dear, i receive your PC yesterday ... love the little kitty <3 thanks a lot for your lovely words.
young46356 rated for AN Wild Animals - USA on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cards! I will use the eagle on the note card for one of my "make a postcard" swaps too.
pintis rated for Solar Eclipse Stamp PC! on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the tiger postcard!
pickleme rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking/Totebag-July on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Wow! Thanks for the awesome book.
Response: You're welcome!!!
manders2280 rated for B&W PCs week 30 on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful vintage postcard. I've visited the natural history museum in New York often and have probably seen this diorama. Footnote: Francis Lee Jaques, the artist who painted the backgrounds, is from Minnesota and first painted backgrounds for our local Bell Museum.
CHOWEFACE rated for Stamped Postcard -USA- on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks Val!

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pickleme on Jul 30, 2017:

Thanks for the Well Preserved book. I absolutely love it. Made two of the muffins today. Jam is yet to come. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

bjmonroe on Feb 12, 2017:

bjmonroe on Jan 15, 2017:

Thank you for hosting in Crafting Queens

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


Babsmomof5 on Dec 25, 2016:

Thank you for the pretty wooden ornaments from the stocking stuffer every week round 8 swap! I wish you a very merry Christmas!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

moosemama on Nov 9, 2016:

I'm sorry...I meant to give you a heart, but missed it. LOVE all of the goodies you sent. Talyn

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

Snuggles555 on Aug 18, 2016:

Thanks Val! We are both so happy about it. ♥ Happy Belated Birthday by the way. :-)

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