Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 10:48 pm


Date Joined: August 29, 2016
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: July 7, 1968
Country: Costa Rica
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11/07/2017: Second job interview today. Really nervous :/ I really need some positive energy ♥

So happy the most delightful time of the year has arrived!! ♥

PLEASE write me if you have not received from me. I promise I will do my best to make it right. PLEASE do not rate me down without even giving me the chance to talk and act.

My basic info

I have been SB member for a year now but the postal service in Costa Rica is really bad and this has caused me headaches and rating problems. The two 3s you see in my profile should be 5 but after original swaps got lost and resents too, the final packages were received but the receivers refused to rate 5 (I have official proof of shipping but they did not care about it, they just wanted to damage my reputation).

So, if you know me and you have received from me and are OK with the difficulties I face with my postal service or, if you are willing to give it a try, knowing I am responsible and always do my best to fix my messy postal service, I am up for private swaps/trades/tags, and as always, for my group swaps.

Maria Gallardo
Po Box 1891 San Pedro
Montes de Oca 02050
San Jose, Costa Rica

My : mgallardo68@gmail.com

I am Maria, 49 years old. Mom of three grown children and grannie of 4 grandbabies and one that is in the oven! I have a beloved sister and a niece and nephew that are like my own children. I also have 1 DIL and 1 SIL that treat me as their mom.

I love my family above all, also love art, reading, traveling, Internet, movies, music, talking, philosophy, philology, history, antropology, even politics.... I am atheist but I love anything/everything related with religious icons, symbols, ethereal spirits, angels, pagan and so on and I have no poblem receiving any of this (only DO not indoctrinate me please).

I am a sharing person, I do not like hoarding (really minimalist in my posesions), I love to send extras and try to make my best to send a good package your way (I will always look to your profile).

I quilt, sew, do mixed media, altering, recycling, upcycling and more. Love cotton fabrics, buttons, papers, pretty stuff, vintage stuff, doing collage, painting, using watercolors, the stars, the cosmos, the humans, the leaves, the planets, ribbons & laces.

Love blank postcards in envelope but I am perfectly fine if you send a naked one, and postage stamps (used and unused), handmade items that show your soul, envelopes, happy mail and decorated stuff.

Love roses, Christmas and Fall, the snow (oh the snow)...

I do not like:

  • dirty stuff
  • Smoking smell stuff
  • Vulgar stuff or rude
  • Pets

I am an honest person, passionate, intense and straightforward (this gives me problems all the time) ...


Comment: I am speechless. Thank you so much for all your wonderful art work and pretty fabrics. I am sending you a gazillion hearts.
Response: My pleasure, so happy you liked everything! Thank you for your kind rating ♥♥
Toby2017 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #142 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: LOVED LOVED all the postcards and the extras!!! Thank you so much!!! PS...I am keeping every one of those stamps on the envelope too!!!!
Response: So glad you liked the swap!! Thank you for your kind words and your hearty rating! ♥
2bneat rated for I'm thankful for this week on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Wow, with your country on 'red alert' you still where able to focus on what you are thankful for. I'm glad to see that the sun was out at the end of the week. Thanks for this peek into your life and take good care.
Response: So glad you liked everything!!! Thank you for the ♥ rating!
Sternenfee rated for Stamp me #1 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome
Comment: Great cards -- and lots of lovely extras too. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them but so mesmerized with the time it took to arrive!! So happy!!! Thank you as always for everything! ♥
HippieChick rated for Happy Mail Exchange on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: Maria, you always go above and beyond, thank you for everything. It is all perfect.
Response: ♥♥♥ We're friends! ♥♥♥
dartha rated for Mini Scavenger Hunt #38 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much Maria for all the goodies. So many cool things for my books. Thank you, darla
Response: My pleasure!! So happy it is already with you!! Thank you for your rating! ♥
Solstice3 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 15 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful envie of fun! Love the bookmark and postcards especially. Congratulations on the future grand baby! I hope the rain has stopped for you, it's not too bad here at the moment, famous last words :)
Response: So glad it reached you in record time and super happy you liked all! Thank you for your hearty rating!
Comment: Wow Maria, I just got your awesome sewn booklet! Never saw such a handmade book before. So great! All that work! Thank you so, so much. It's a real treasure!
Response: I hope you can find use for it!!! ♥♥ :) Hugs!!
Comment: thanks, they are beautiful and they came today (wed.)
Response: Yeah!! Thank you for your hearty rating!!
qbee rated for Mothers day on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: thank you for the resend and the nice extra's, Debbie
Response: So glad you received this package and that you liked the ATC ;-)!! Thank you for your hearty rating!!
123Poggy123 rated for Ugly papers or cardstock on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: I received your beautiful ATC today. Who would have thought using ugly papers would result in something so pretty. Thank you for all the papers & postcards for me to use.
Response: My pleasure, I am so glad it is with you! Loved this swap!
LizzyJo rated for 10 minute ATC challenge - red on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package. (I did have to sign for it.) The envie is great, and so are all 4 ATCs you sent. I really like your name rubber stamp. (I feel bad that it took so much extra effort on your part to get it here.)
Response: Hi @LizzyJo, I really appreciate you are confirming the postal procedure (some people think I say BS).... I am so glad you liked my package!! Thank you so much for being an outstanding swapper and for your lovely rating!
Comment: Today is Sept 18, the date on your package says Sep13, so it didn't take long to get here. Yes, I had to sign for it, Yes the page is beautiful. It looks like you took some time to put it together. No, I never received the other 4 mailings you said you did. I am blocking you, because I believe you to be a bully. No one was out to treat you poorly. You treated your partners poorly.
Response: Sandra, you are lying. The record of the tracking #RR804062909CR shows that the package was sorted out by 2017-08-30 (11:10:43) and this can be checked online by anyone.
janski48 rated for Masterboard of Collage on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Your masterboards are gorgeous!! Thanks for the extra ones and I can't wait to use them. Thanks for the extra goodies you sent too!
Response: So happy you liked them!! I hope you can find a good use for them! Hugs and thank you for your rating! ♥
ainaignies rated for Fill My Mailbox - July on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome! A long ride but happy it has arrived. Thank you for your hearty rating!!
dally rated for BMAG: Collage Fodder on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Wow Maria, you are a master at stuffing an envelope!!! SO many goodies in here, I'll be using them for months! Thank you so much for the huge variety of goodies! *hugs*
Response: It took a while, so glad it made it to you. I hope you can find uses for what I sent. Hugs and thank you for your hearty rating!! ♥
ToujoursMoi rated for IS: Decorated envelope #7 INT on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Your recent made it finally safe and sound to me. Thank you so much for this lovely swap and all the goodies you have included. You were very generous. I am so sorry that you're Postal Service doesn't work that reliable. You are a great swapper and I am so sorry about all the problems you had caused by the mail system. Thanks for this swap.
Response: Super happy you liked my package and handmade items!! Hugs and thank you for your hearty rating!! ♥
Comment: Wow, you really made my ... no, not only my day: you made my week!!! It is all so gorgeous! I LOVE the colors that you used. And how you spoiled me; the actual swap ànd a canvas. Thank you soooo VERY MUCH! - XO - Ellen
Response: So glad you liked everything I made/sent you! Hugs and thank you for the comment and the hearty rating!
Ivy1971 rated for AMA: Dress me new PC on Sep 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!!
Response: You're welcome!!! ♥

Rating Overview

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simcoe54 on Nov 18, 2017:

Autumn-Pre Christmas RAK (PTG & ITF) - Maria, thanks so much for all the lovely items that you sent me for these RAKs. I love them.

fluffyjunk on Nov 18, 2017:

Dear Maria,

thank you so, SO much for the wonderful surprise you send me! It`s so cool that you chose washi based on my 4 Cs! :D Thanks a lot!!! It will be so much fun to use the tapes!

anicka22 on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely digital files for the PBS tag! You are awesome!!

PeliKat on Nov 13, 2017:

I just opened the package for the I've Got What You Want Tag and I am just blown away! I knew the minute I saw the outside of the package that this was going to be fun, and what great fun I've had going through all the wonderful treasures you chose to send! I'm not sure what the big card-like item is, but I love the Christmas images on both the outside and the inside of it! Now to figure out how to use it so that I can show off both sides! And the handmade stickers are fantastic! I love the vintage look and can already see so many ways to use them in projects. That one with the turkey that the little girl has put a hat on is adorable; I loved that she's standing there holding the mirror so the turkey can see how it looks! You have overwhelmed me with this fat little package of joy; I can't thank you enough!

fbresnah on Nov 12, 2017:

Tag received. Thanks so much for the roll of cat stickers! Love them!

whisperwings on Nov 7, 2017:

My wonderful RAK arrived today. It was sent to me by a local Etsy shop that I frequent so when it arrived I thought it was the my recent order ... then I looked and didn't recognize the contents as any I had ordered. All became clear when I read the note explaining the RAK from mgallardo68. Oh my goodness! such a wonderous RAK it is. I can't thank you enough Maria. Now I still have my own order to receive, but this one is extra special:) Sending positive energy your way for the job interview

ittybittykitty on Nov 7, 2017:

Oooh I love the sparkly washi you sent for Tag through the Alphabet. Thank you!

I’m sending warm wishes your way for the job interview, good luck!

phillaine on Nov 7, 2017:

♥They'd be lucky to have you! ♥

susieq11 on Nov 4, 2017:

Hello Maria!! Thank you for the deer postcards for the PTG October WTA!! I loooooove them!! xoxo

milamilamura on Nov 3, 2017:

¡Hola María! Acabo de asignar partners en el swap Happy Mail, Yay! - Christmas #2 y eres mi swap partner, yay! Nunca he enviado a Costa Rica, pero qué emoción! Qué tengas un lindo noviembre :)

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