Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2018 6:55 am


Date Joined: August 29, 2016
Last Online: March 20, 2018
Birthday: July 7, 1968
Country: Costa Rica
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03/14/2018: 10.38PM: baby girl is out!!!! Both are doing well!! ***10.28PM: Montse is having her C section. ***Montse is back to the hospital and it seems the C Section scheduled for April first won't happen. She is in labor. Right now, she has hydration and the doctor will evaluate at 7PM Costa Rica time if worked, otherwise, will pass to an earlier surgery. Please send all your best wishes! I do not want her or the baby suffering and both are exhausted!

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

Maria Gallardo
Po Box 1891-2050
San Pedro de Montes de Oca
San Jose, Costa Rica 11501

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 her way. 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 and I love them dearly (even if we fight jajaja).

I love my family above all, also love art, reading, traveling, Internet, movies, classic and indi music, talking, philosophy, philology, history, anthropology, 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 problem receiving any of this (only do NOT indoctrinate me please).

I am a sharing person, I do not like hoarding (really minimalist in my possessions). I love to send extras and try to make my best to send your way a good package but by no means, this means I expect the same. Though, I do appreciate the love you put in your swaps.

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 and tres, the ocean, the planets, ribbons & laces. Snow!! ♥♥

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 (colorful and handmade are the best), happy mail and decorated stuff.

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


Poohtat rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #151 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of postcards! Thank you so much. And thank you for resending the RAK. The unicorn notebook and the coffee papers are awesome. Also love the envelopes you made. You are so sweet!
Response: Thank you so much for he rating :) i am so hapoy you liked whst I sent!!! 😍
Onibah3 rated for Happy Valentine's Day on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Hi there! I received your Etsy package today, and wow, what fun! I love everything. Thank you so much :}
Response: You're welcome! ♥
Maggiesmother rated for Send 3 From the List #4 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for everything. Love all. Two postcards for my collection. Stickers, die cuts, note card and a Christmas card. It truly was a great package. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: So glad you loved my package! Enjoy it and thank you for your lovely rating!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. Some will add nicely to my collections. Also, thanks for the extras postcards and Christmas stickers and die cut paper which will add nicely to my card making. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: Enjoy it and thank you for your lovely rating! Until next time! ♥
Comment: What a parcel! Thank you so so much! Feels like Christmas again. :) Such nice colourful goodies. I love the envelopes with the shimmery accent you've made. I'm in love with the stickers to cut out. And all the lovely fabric, nice to encourage me to sew some more. :) Truly a great swap- thank you!
Response: Ohhhhhh, so glad it arrived!!!! So happy you liked all! Yes, get to sew you! Thinking in the next swap! Hugs and thank you for another great swap!
Comment: Sorry for rating late. Love everything you sent!
Response: I am more than happy to know you've liked what I sent. Thank you so much for the rating Kelly. Take care of yourself. ♥
Comment: I am speechless. The flourish journal is just wonderful. Thank you so much for making this for me.
Response: Yay!!! Thank you for a sweet rating!
Comment: The most wonderful package of goodies FINALLY arrived to my mailbox today Maria! The tags are very pretty. They were so well made and I liked that they were mixed media....I bet you had fun creating them :) The extras you sent for my mom were very well received by her and she was so happy that you though of her...thank you! The Paris ephemera was the best....so many things I look forward to adding to my growing collection and I am looking forward to using the dessert pictures in a future project too. Thank you for your patience and excellent communication for this swap and the resend too....our postal systems may not be the best but at least our swaps finally did arrive to each other...and it gives us something to look forward to using next Christmas!
Response: Oh Soooo glad you got it!!! Thank you for such a lovely rating!!! ♥♥
Comment: Thank you so much for swapping with me and for the lovely envelopes - I can't wait to use them! :)
Response: Yay!! So glad it arrived and that you liked it!!! Thank you for swapping with me too!! Hugs ♥
susanica rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 16 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Muchissimas gracias por tu sobre. Es la primera vez que recibo algo de Costa Rica y me alegro mucho. Te deceo lo mejor en 2018 y sea que tu caja postal sea siempre llena de cosas bonitas y felicidad. Pongo un corazon por los pequenos detalles ademas me encantan los sobres que pusiste adentro. Feliz dia!
Response: Me alegra mucho que te gustara todo!!! Un abrazo y feliz año para tí también!! Gracias por el corazón!
angeness rated for CPG Flat Happy Mail #2 (Global) on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for a very lovely package! I love everything, and I appreciate the thought and care you put into everything! The envelope is beautiful, I love the stamps! :)
Response: Super glad it has arrived!! Thank you so much for your lovely rating! ♥
choke rated for PVT - 2 Profile ATCs on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Japanese themed ATCs! The colors are incredible, I just love them! I really love your art style, you always put your heart into it and make beautiful work! I look forward to our next swap, which is hopefully soon!
Response: So glad you have received it and that you liked the ATC's!! I was today checking pending swaps of rating and I saw yours and I thought to write you about it but then I remembered my sad postal reality and I gave up lol... So these are great news. Thank you for your lovely rating!! ♥
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards you sent me ❤! I especially love the one with the mailbox 📮✉. I wish you a beautiful day ❤
Response: Aww, thank you so much for your sweet rating! I am so glad this arrived fast and you liked all!! Hugs!
Comment: wow, you spoiled me with so much wonderful ephemera - thank you! And I appreciate you explaining how you made the Nifty Neutral postcard!
Lady rated for EJ: Calendar recycling postcard on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Lovely! And so many. I can't imagine what the original calendar looked like. Th envied you made is great too
Response: So glad you liked everything!! Many hugs and thank you for your lovely rating!
Tatsu rated for ISS: Wishlist - December on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Me encanto todo! En especial la libreta de gatitos y las imagenes estampadas <3 ("I loved everything! Especially the notepad and stamped images.")
Response: So glad you liked all!! Have you gotten what I sent via Etsy shop? Or not yet? Thank you so much for your lovely rating!
Comment: Oh, Maria , Thank you! What a beautiful homemade postcard and what a generous swap package! You went so far above and beyond...I don't even know how to thank you for this gift filled with beautiful things I love! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Oh, that is enough lol!! So glad you liked the postcard!! That was my concern! 3♥ Thank you for a lovely rating!
anicka22 rated for Send 3 From the List #3 on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much. Received today and love it all so much!
Response: ♥ Hugs and thank you for everything as always!
Comment: Thank you for all the effort!
Response: ♥ Hugs and thank you for everything as always!
noname13 rated for DESTASH noname13 & mgallardo68 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Maria, thanks a lot for all the postcards. And thanks for the envelopes. You're right I'm not so much into handmade things except for envelopes :) I also hosted some swaps for handmade envelopes and will again when I have more time, perhaps in March...
Response: Looking forward to sign up! Thank you for your lovely rating!

Rating Overview

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simcoe54 on Mar 19, 2018:

Make A Wish - March Wishes - Ohhhhh Maria, you outdid yourself. Love, love, love the banknotes. Thanks for thinking of me. They are great additions to my banknote collection.

Ruie on Mar 19, 2018:

Congrats on the baby girl!

Received my part of the Cheap Postage Tag International , love it! Hope i am able to print it nicely!

user6937 on Mar 17, 2018:

Congratulations on your baby grand-daughter!

Drachenfrau on Mar 16, 2018:

Thank you bunches for all of the wonderful postcards you sent me for the February WTA in PTG!!! :-*

Drachenfrau on Mar 15, 2018:

Congratulations to you and Montse!!! :-*

fluffyjunk on Mar 15, 2018:

Congratulations!!! To you and your daughter!
Enjoy the little baby girl and take time for her and her mom...

HippieChick on Mar 15, 2018:

Congratulations on the new Granddaughter! May you all rest well today!

denimblu14 on Mar 14, 2018:

Hello Maria, I am happy to hear that you have received, liked and can make use of the gold stickers that I sent to you for the February Make a Wish ☺

Drachenfrau on Mar 14, 2018:

Thank you bunches for the wonderful sea-creatures-postcards for the March make a wish-group!!! You rock, Maria!!! <3

simcoe54 on Mar 12, 2018:

The coins and banknotes arrived today - thanks for the RAK. I absolutely love them. Thanks for adding to my collection.

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