Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 12:22 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: January 15, 2021
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...


teddygirl rated for armadillogal & teddygirl on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: You were absolutely right, I am in awe by your absolutely cute teddy stickers and the amazing postcards...thanks so much for pursuing this.swap...im very thankful and happy ❤❤💜🐨🙂🇦🇺💟👌
neca84 rated for LRSUS-Alphabet-A on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: thanks for the great info on Armadillos, we don't have them here in Australia but I would love to see one
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and for using nice stamps. Danke!
Carollee922 rated for P&M Random Postcard Swap 9 on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: I love these fairy cards!
minniepic rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #27 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards:)
hihaze rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #18 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Happy New Year! Thank you so much for the Alice in Wonderland postcard!
susieq40 rated for TF: Something White-USA on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all my white goodies.. Love the frame, can use all the other goodies.. Thank you so much,great picks..
chimerix rated for TF January 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer. And it is so prettily wrapped. I'm saving it for Christmas 2021 (if I can hold out that long). Aloha!
Comment: Great card, Val. Thanks for your choice & for the careful packaging & cool stamps on your envie.
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I ❤️ the Tigger stickers sheet!
Comment: Awww....i love the postcard. :) Such a fluffy puppy!
Tricia22 rated for AN: National Bird Day PC #2 (US) on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Happy New Year!!
mamajoy rated for PH: N Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: I don't have a lot of New Mexico cards. And it's a National Monument, too. Thanks for sending in an envie. I know it's more expensive. Happy New Year.
Chechel2 rated for WIYM: (USA) Simply Send Something! on Dec 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent! Can’t wait to start using them! 😊
Comment: Hi Valerie, Thank you very much for the seasons greeting card and the fun postcrossing meetup postcard! :) I've never been to a meetup hihi.
Comment: Great choices
christy102194 rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #18 on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: Cute lucky cat pc! <3 ^^
SunflowerRose rated for TF: Simple Christmas Card Swap on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the goodies. Loved the card. Merry Christmas
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always! Happy Holiday!
CHOWEFACE rated for Holiday Postcard Swap! on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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yvonne401 on Dec 31, 2020:

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

May 2021 be much better than 2020 for everyone in this world. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2020:

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! May the coming year be a better one than this year. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 21, 2020:

yvonne401 on Nov 25, 2020:

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving! May your life be filled with happiness. Stay healthy and safe during this difficult time.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 31, 2020:

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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!



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