Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2020 10:27 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: March 28, 2020
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

My mom passed away a year ago in October. . Let your mom know how much you appreciate her. Guys I hate to be a nag but I really hate it when I make up a special package and the person can't even rate me when the post office says it has been received. Even more so when it was a resend!!! PLEASE....

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! 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!

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
  • Listia.com-member/seller
  • 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: What took a Wisconsinite like yourself to New Mexico? Thanks for the roadrunner card!
Response: My late husband had friends here and when we retired we were snowbirds...I decided to stay.
doodlebugdezines rated for WIYM: Twofer Time-USA on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Yay!! Thank you for the resend. Keep Calm and Carry On - for sure! Love all your enclosures :)
Response: yay!
Comment: Thanks so much -- saving for December but looks interesting!
suepier rated for WIYM: Send Me A Cat Valentine PC-USA on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty Valentine postcard.
Comment: placed it in my stocking. Something nice to look forward to after all this calms down. Take care and Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for telling me your favourite animals. Bears are pretty cute :)
RiverTopanga rated for SS: February Color: RED on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Val! Thank you for the very cool photos! Is that red heart on the pistachio farm sign all year, or was it for Valentine's Day? It is really pretty. And the neon light heart is great too... the whole photo is bathed in red light except for the white neon heart... Great shots! Thank you :-)
Response: Red heart is all year round...Heart of the Desert
SoberMermaid3 rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #9 on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: I love the post card!! Thank you so much. I also love hearing about everyone’s favorite books.
taledo rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #7 on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: a friend just got back from san diego. she LOVED it.
Larina rated for Anything Goes PC Swap #3 on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the stamps!
PaperProf rated for CHWH ~ Postcards With Quotes on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
mcorbus rated for CHWH ~ Postcards With Quotes on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Great quote, thank you
Comment: Thanks for the tiger PC ;) !
fairylover rated for SS-: Love for Animals on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: I've received and really enjoyed your swap today. They're all great photos and I like the llama! The card you wrote on is really beautiful!!
Comment: Sorry for the few days late rating. Thank you for the cool neon heart photos. I like how you included both day and night versions. Thanks!
Comment: Such a pretty landscape - thank you! Did you pick this because of my last name, Fife? Very appropriate anyway. I love it!
Comment: Thanks for my stuff your stocking gift.....you always send good stuff. Sue
Comment: Thank you for the RoadRunner PC. Cute! Liked the quote Creativity takes courage.
Comment: Thank you for the big cat PC! Love it and the quote!
MisplacedfromPA rated for TF- Words or word on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: I found some yummy cake recipes I want to try. Thank you for the recipe book and for the post its. Wow, 100 geo's in a day. Impressive. I think the most I did was 5 in a day.

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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

ScrapHappyGabi on Mar 11, 2020:

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2020:

Daylight Savings Time!

Spring Forward!

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight at 2 AM!

Love and Blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

tcornell on Mar 2, 2020:

Thank you for the great envelopes that you sent me for your RAK in RAKs Only group! I'll definitely put them to use, likely for mail art ;)

NRGordon on Feb 23, 2020:

Thank you for the PC for Postcard Roulette Jan. 2020.

Alice Cooper was the first 'real' concert I ever attended. I had seen several small-venue solo acts, like Arlo Guthrie and Janis Joplin. Cooper remains a favorite.

doodlebugdezines on Feb 15, 2020:

Thank you, Val, for sweet surprise. Sorry to hear of your, Grace. ))Hugs((

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2020:

Wishing you a Valentine's day filled with love, happiness and chocolate.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

—Mark Twain

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

lambchoppy on Jan 28, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2020:


On this New Year I wish that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a Peaceful March, an anxiety free April, a sensational May, and Joy that keeps going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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