Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 5:59 am


Date Joined: February 25, 2021
Last Online: September 22, 2023
Birthday: November 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello (◍•ᴗ•◍) to all who may read this!!

As you may guess from my SB name... I ❤ love pandas 🐼 and I used to collect anything stationary/craft related to pandas. My IG account is even panda related @pandaartsylifestyle It all started when I chose "Panda" as my camp counselor name from Girl Scouts a few years ago and it has stuck.

I am 48. I'm married and have a daughter who is a young adult is now attending college. I work full time in the public schools with children with special needs. My husband is an over the road truck driver. I am Filipino American. My dad is white (English, Danish, French) and my mom is/was Filipino. She passed away nearly 20 years ago 😔

SWAPPING📌 Where will I swap -- Is Antarctica too far?? Yes, I am willing to swap internationally.

INCOMING SWAPS-- I try to rate within 24 hours of receiving swaps. If I haven't rated and you have sent... please send me a message and I will double check my log. I am a patient swapper and realize things get returned, lost and otherwise stuck in the various postal service systems of the world. I will contact others before rating anything other than a 5, but do believe in the need for ratings.💙 Anything sent with effort and friendship in mind is appreciated. (◍•ᴗ•◍) 💙 Anything that is sent with an awareness of my profile and/or with generosity will get a quick heart.

OUTGOING SWAPS-- PLEASE send me a message if you don't receive a swap from me. I'm happy to resend if something goes amiss. I do mark sent on the day the item goes into my mailbox. May be picked up by the post office the next day or two days later if there's a holiday. I do try to send out my swaps to the recipients as the partners are posted if they are non-profile based and days before the mail out deadline is they are profile based. If you receive something that isn't your taste and it's a non-profile based swap... kindly just pass on to the next person.

CRAFTING HISTORY 📌 I've put together personal scrapbooks for the last 20 years... and snail mail pen pals for nearly 30 years. I have a love of stationary and stickers that spans my life since grade school. In recent years I've added faith journaling and junk journaling into my frequent craft hobbies.

HOT TOPICS 📌 I am an open minded, but not easily swayed individual. I am a straight, Catholic, democrat that is also Asian-American, that lives in the USA/Mexico border, supports our military and is fully immunized. I am strong in my beliefs but enjoy other points of view and intelligent debate. If your interests, age group, culture, race, religion and/or lifestyle are different then mine that's a BONUS to me. I have many close friends that live different than I do and I love learning about new people, their cultures, their religions and differing points of view. Nice is nice and I truly believe that variety makes the world an interesting place. 👍🏼♥️ Love is love. 🌈 Be kind to ALL.

Likes: 💗See ABC likes list below

Dislikes: 👎🏼Foam/puffy stickers. 👎🏼Themes as follows: creepy bugs (like beetles, spiders); Mushrooms (but most nature/woodland is great); cats; tarot, witches, magic, clown or political items. 👎🏼I'm not a fan of fluorescent colors or yellow in general. 👎🏼Items that smell of smoke. 👎🏼Please don't send loose glitter. It gets all over my area/crafts and my fluffy pets.

Favorite Music

I like upbeat and thought provoking music from just about any genre/language. Favorites are country, rock, pop, music from musicals (Guys and Dolls; Mama Mia, Moana) and Christian music.

I love ❤❤❤ to swap playlists as listening to new music can be great fun. I'm currently really into Fall Out Boy, Andy Grammer and fellow Filipino American Olivia Rodrigo!

Favorite Books

I listen to audio books when I doing chores or exercising. Mystery and dramas are my favorite. Recommendations are appreciated.

I collect and use several in hand, real life actual cookbooks: Skinnytaste Air Fryer, Hungry Girl Simply 6; Pioneer Woman, 5 Ingredient Semi-Homemade and The Hell's Kitchen Cookbook are my favorites.

Favorite Television

Reality shows (Survivor; Amazing Race; Top Chef; Love Island USA/UK/Australia; 90 Day Fiance), dramas related to medicine (Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor) and other types of series (Downton Abbey; Call the Midwife; Virgin River).

Does YouTube count as television? I love listening/watching others craft while I'm crafting. I enjoy following along with the tutorials... But also to just have the videos on in the background. My crafting favorites include: The Paper Outpost, Joie de Fi, Camelia Crafts Designs and Artymaze.

ABC likes

A: Art, ATC cards, acrylic painting, animals, Alaska, atlas book pages

B: Bible, blue 🔵, black ⚫, botanicals, butterflies, bees, birds, beaches, burlap, boba tea, babies, boating

C: creativity, churches, crochet, cooking, coffee, cappuccino, campers/camping, children, cards, cruises, clouded snow leopards, Chicago Bears/Cubs, chocolate

D: dogs, dragonflies, die cuts, desserts, doilies

E: elephants, home made/craft store bought envelopes, embellishments, exercise, echo park, espresso, embroidery

F: flip books, flowers, friendship, flamingos, football, fellowship, foreign languages (book pages, brochures etc.), fabric with small images.

G: gorjuss girls, grey, geology, graphic45, globes, gesso

H: Hobonichi planners, hiking, Heidi Swapp, Holy Trinity, healthy lifestyle

I: stamping ink, international mail, Instagram

J: Jesus, junk journals, journals, Jim holtz,

K: koalas, kindness, kings, Kung Fu panda, kids

L: lavender, lace, light houses, layers

M: maps, sheet music, music, mixed media, movies, musicals, markers, mulan, tombow markers

N: nutrition, navy blue, national parks (USA), nature, noncaff tea, napkins for decoupauge

O: optimism, otters, oceans, Olympics

P: pandas, Philippines, purple 🟣, painting, pocket letters, planners, pink 💟 , plants, play lists, pens, pink fresh studio, Peleton non-bike workouts. prayers, postcards

Q: quotes, queens

R: rickrack, roses, ribbons, RVs, road trips, retro, rabbits

S: sewing on paper, stickers, stationary for letter writing, scrapbooking, snail mail, cling rubber stamps, shabby, sparkle, sanrio (hello kitty may be the only cat I like), soccer, sparkle, swap sheets, stamped quotes, sentiments, sari silk

T: trees, travel, turtles, typewriters, tags, tea, theatre

U: umbrellas, USA

V: vintage looking items, authentic vintage items, vellum, vans, vegetarian/vegan recipes, VR games

W: watercolor paints/markers, washi tape/stickers, whales, weather (rain, snow, clouds), white ⚪, wax seals, wooden stamps, words

X: xeriscape landscaping (I do live in a desert)

Y: YouTube tutorials/recommendations, yummy treats (no food allergies here), yarns samples with texture

Z: zoo animals, zen, zebras

Favorite Places I've Been

I grew up in Illinois. Went to college in Iowa. Lived in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Arizona after graduation prior to moving to Texas.

When I have breaks from my job in the schools I love 💟 to travel. We own a small motorhome and love to get out on the open road whenever we have a chance. I've been all over the United States including Alaska. Internationally I've visited: Barcelona, Spain; London, England; Mexico, Canada and the Philippines.

Other interests

💟 I'm a treadmill and trail jogger/walker/hiker. I recently got a stationary bike and am on Peloton as "panda749296"

💟 I am very interested in nutrition: I count calories and am learning to count macros. I do eat meat, but eat vegetarian many days a week and try to eat primarily plant based as well.

💟 Chocolate is my favorite dessert, but unfortunately if its mailed to me between April to October the chances it will arrive melted is significant. Second favorite sweet is gummy candy - especially Swedish fish.

💟 I enjoy VR Cardio games (Supernatural, Beat Saber) on our Oculus headsets.


Comment: Barbara, nice to See you Here at Swapbot, too . Thank you so much for that Beautiful swap. Did my letter from End of August arrived ?
Comment: Many thanks, Marc
Response: Thank 😊 you for rating and the heart
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty paper goodies you sent me! I love the postcards 💙 Happy swapping from NZ, Carola
Response: You are welcome. I'm so glad you love the postcards. Thank 😊 you for rating and the heart
SFreer rated for Private: Foreign language pages swap on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you Barbara! I will definitely make use of these!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating :)
Response: Thank you for rating :)
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart 😊❤️
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart 😊❤️
Comment: I loved receiving this! I really liked everything you sent. Thank you. :)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart 😊❤️
Comment: Hello Barbara. Thank you for the lovely envelope full of goodies..
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart 😊❤️
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating
Comment: Thank you for the 6 lovely napkins and for the happy mail stickers to use. I especially love the rooster one! Aloha
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart 💟
Comment: Thanks for the nice assortment of napkins. I especially like the one with the birds. They are wonderful. Love the Happy Mail stickers, I have never had any.
Response: You're welcome. I'm so glad you like what I sent. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
LinSoles rated for YTPC: One Page/2Pockets Folio on Aug 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely piece. It is beautiful and all the ephemera matches nicely.
Response: You're most welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the postcards! I will put them to good use:)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart (●'◡'●)
Comment: great cards, thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked them. You are welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the cool assortment of cards 😎
Response: I'm glad you liked them. You are welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the great PCs! Loved them!
Response: I'm glad you liked them. You are welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jul 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
squince rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Jul 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating ☺️

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sleepykitty on Sep 17, 2023:

Thanks for the September RAK (#1)! I love the note cards you sent.

JuneRosebud on Sep 13, 2023:

Panda; thank you for: Sept RAK#1 Random Note/Greeting Cards - 5 instant winners! Was happy to receive them. RAKS ONLY USA

HeidiJean on Sep 7, 2023:

Thank you for your RAKS August #1 RAK for Star Wars stickers!

Aumonae on Sep 2, 2023:

Thank you so much for the napkins via RAKs Only USA August RAK #4. They are lovely... as are the stickers!

bluerose3 on Sep 1, 2023:

Thank you for the great stickers :) August rsk#2 random stickers

Mimi7 on Aug 9, 2023:

July Rak #3 Thanks so much for the lovely scrapbook papers

JuneRosebud on Jul 29, 2023:

July RAK #1 - Assorted notecards - Winner(s) called: 7/22/2023 Thank you for the nice variety of note cards; can never have too many of those!! RAKS ONLY USA

bluerose3 on Jul 28, 2023:

July rak 5.hello kitty coloring minis. Thank you. These will be great for fun time when school starts.

TaraBird on Jul 27, 2023:

Just received your envie for July RAK of cat stickers and memos! Thanks so much for everything, it was all so adorable!! ♥

chimerix on Jul 27, 2023:

Thank you so much for the July RAK #4 - 8 crown wax seal stickers. I will absolutely use these in my crafts. Aloha!!

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