Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2018 11:57 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: November 14, 2018
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

My mom passed away so I dropped out of all swaps except where partners are already assigned until after November 5th.

Looking for 1 for 1 ATC swappers-USA only please.

UPDATE: In 2017 I treated 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, Trans Siberian Orchestra & Jeff Dunham. This year I saw Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Pat Benetar, and Luke Bryan. Next up is Trace Adkins and Carol Burnett plus Longmire Days in Wyoming. 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 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, 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...


Dsweeny rated for WIYM: Postcard Train - USA #10 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: What great postcards you sent!!!! Thank you so much for the great assortment and for participating. Now that I'm up and about again, I'll make sure and keep these moving. xoxo
SailorDebbie rated for B&W PC OCTOBER on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Wishing you a great fall as well!
jezb750 rated for B&W PCs SEPTEMBER on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Hi Val! Thank you for the nice postcard, the little Spanish dancer is so cute! Warm regards to you!
myancey rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap 11 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Hey got this. It's dated 9/30. We moved down street and changed our address on here but it had 60 not 39 on it. Our good neighbor brought it to us. Yea for good neighbors. Please change it in your records. We loved the hot air balloon and maybe one day will go up in one. The festival sounds delightful.
Comment: Thanks for'packqges, won't be long.. Happy Fall
biphobe rated for CHWH ~ This Made Me Think Of You on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: thank you for the super interesting card. I think I'll suprise my flatmate with this idea. She's looking for artistic projects, and painting sculptures would be such a cool idea :)
Comment: thank you, put in my box waiting for holiday :)
Comment: Thank you Valerie. I love this postcard. Thank you for checking my profile..Happy swapping.
astrodogg rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #12 on Oct 19, 2018
squince rated for PC Swap #11 on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
katmandu rated for PC Swap #11 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: The kitty's so cute someone needs to kiss him right on the nose! Looks like you are staying busy and out to have fun! My roses are all gone for the season and I think I killed one rose bush trying to get rid of a trumpet vine! Thank you!
rubyhousesliprs rated for Halloween Card Swap #5 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! Happy Halloween!
katmandu rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #12 on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: This is a FABULOUS kitty cards and one of my favorites! And love all the fun stamps on the back too! Happy Halloween! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the fun potato shaped postcard. :)
riverwatcher rated for WIYM: Hall0wEen Postcard on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for another nice postcard. I also have a black cat. She can be very bossy! LOL!
riverwatcher rated for O50&P A postcard with a note on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and your effort in finding a lighthouse one. I love the stamps too. I have toured and gone to a postcrossing event at the National Postal Museum. :)
soccer8s rated for PC Swap #7 on Oct 7, 2018
katmandu rated for Big Cat PC Swap #3 on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Fabulous PC! I love black panthers and at one time even contemplated buying a life-sized statue of one. Looks like you've been to more places in my state than I have! I need to get out more! Thank you!
nannydino rated for Balloons & rainbows pc September on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Hi Valerie thank you for the Albuquerque Ballooning PC...so pretty I love colors and also the Bioluminescent Life postage stamps. Outstanding :) This is our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend...Happy Autumn peace love light
shiloh102 rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Happy Halloween to you and Shiloh.

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JaMaJo on Oct 15, 2018:

I am so sorry to see that your mom died.

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2018:


Once Upon An Autumn Day - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Once Upon an autumn day, Colorful leaves began to fade In the midst of a chilly, frosty air As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day, The whispering breeze was here to stay Moving aimlessly through the countless trees Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day, The leaves whirled freely in every way, Until at last they came to rest Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day, The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay Waiting for the winter snow to fall To quickly obscure them one and all.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

institches on Jul 16, 2018:

Oh, I just found the little envelope you included with the Thrift Store Scavenger Hunt under some papers on my desk. Thank you so much for the pathtag! It's my second one this week (and all time..lol)

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2018:

Make this 4th Of July memorable by counting the blessings and appreciating our freedom.

Happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2018:


I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

OrigamiGrace on May 13, 2018:


ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 16, 2018:


ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 16, 2018:

Small world! Greetings to you, M'Lady -- Lady Gabrielle Gealbhain an Ruadh, past Chatelaine of Settmour Swamp, at your service!

racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely photo postcard you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. You are a talented photographer! Your kind words are so appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. We love the Swap-bot community and hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience!! Happy 2018!

institches on Jan 5, 2018:

Fill My Stocking November - Thank you for the notecards. They are always handy to have.

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