Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 12:30 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: October 6, 2022
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated profile on October 1st, 2022

Ive noticed a LOT of people are "forgetting" to rate lately. I don't know what's up with that.

**Selling a bunch of my craft stuff that I don't use or just isn't my style anymore on my MERCARI shop !

I will be listing LOTS of things, including stickers, planner stuff, clear stamps, stationery, embellishments, scrapbooking and journaling stuff -- take a look - might see something you need, want or have to have!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっThe USPS will be increasing the price of postage on July 10, 2022, as follows:

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Domestic Forever Stamps Increasing from $0.58 to $0.60

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Domestic Postcard Stamps Increasing from $0.40 to $0.44

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ International Global Forever Stamps Increasing from $1.30 to $1.40

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Spread a little sunshine. The world is in a dark state at the moment and what it needs is more compassionate people to break the cycle. You don't know just how important a little smile or a hello could be. For one person it could be the entire world.


ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ As you can see by my thousands of ratings, my ratings and swaps are very important to me. I will get everyone’s swaps to them, I promise. Please be kind and message me if you are missing something from me. Thank you SO MUCH!!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ 18 April, 2022

New Protocol for my treatments - The VB-111 trial didn't seem to work for me so I had a slight progression showing on my CT scan last week. This isn't a big deal, it just means change. Change is a little nerve wracking especially going forward onto a chemo I have not been on yet. I hope it is straight forward like my previous chemos have been - we'll see! I start the new protocol on 20 April!! Wish me LUCK!

Sept 2021 Chemo again... on a trial for VB-111 Oval - It's slowing me down a little a couple days a week but never too much!! If I owe you something let me know! I am behind with a couple of swaps that I bought stuff on Etsy for so I am at the mercy of when they are sent to me (everything is here or on it's way! YAY!)

Kindness matters and I will always bestow that on anyone who needs it from me!! Hugs to all!

My focus word for 2022 is ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ MANIFEST

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Important

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ If I owe you a swap, please message me. Covid has caused mail chaos, as we all know too well! I will always make good on my swaps so if something goes missing, just let me know and I will get a re-send out asap! Thanks!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっOvarian Cancer Survivor! Kicking it's ass for the 5th time ! (recurrence Sept 2021)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ(Yes @MKayla is my daughter and yes she is 20 and in College)

2nd June, 2020

Mail just came! Always a highlight of the day but today... was a little different! I received a swap from NOVEMBER 2018 -- TWENTY EIGHTEEN! LOL I am Laughing so hard!! It's postmarked 15th NOVEMBER, 2018!! Cracks me up! Just goes to show you that there IS hope for lost swaps out there!!

A lil of this and that...


-- FOR JJJ Let's Make a Junk Journal --

I Love antique/shabby/vintage and I use this theme for everything I do in my journals.

I also love florals/maps/botanical/vintage circus and theme park/travel/steampunk and Disney

My journals are all different sizes so anything in any size works just fine for me!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I am an avid Junk Journaler! I love making and using mixed my media journals! I also dabble in ATCs (occasionally)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ True Antique Ephemera is what I love most! Most of my ephemera collection spans from mid 1800s to the 1950s

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I collect Starbucks giftcards. I love the unique ones from different states and cities, countries and holiday ones (all of them!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I collect old autograph books from the Victorian era up through the 1920s. The ones that kids brought to school and their friends wrote little poetic lines of affection in.

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I have an extensive Autograph Collection of Celebrities from the 1920s through the 1940s. My Prized autograph is Babe Ruth.

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ My journals are mostly done in a distressed, antique and vintage style. Mostly with authentic vintage and antique ephemera and papers. I do, however, love Tim Holtz style when the swap does not call for authentic vintage!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっI love vellum stickers and clear backed stickers

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I use lots of antique old maps and old ledger papers, antique ephemera, vintage tickets, checks, pharmacy prescriptions, notes, old letters, antique stamps, old labels, old magazine ads, etc...

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I tend to decorate my envelopes with botanical images and vellum stickers, old book pages, washi and rubber stamps

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Medieval, Regency, Victorian and WWII Eras are all areas of my interest and ones in which I do living history impressions.

Iʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I use a lot of lace and trim in my journals

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ In my junk journals , I tend to lean towards using old book pages .. I also love to use them for decorating envelopes.

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I love rubber stamped images on old book pages! They are works of art in their own right and I use quite a few of them in my crafting

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I absolutely LOVE Halloween , Autumn and Christmas themes for my journals! I love all things creepy and vintage for Halloween and traditional and vintage for Christmas! Heck I love all things Halloween and Christmas themed - those two themes are such 'feel good' themes!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I love CHINESE NEW YEAR Red Envelopes! I collect them and have many different ones (Not just Red!) from all over parts of China and USA! I love them!


ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I collect antique (1930s - 1950s) linen postcards. (Blank and written on.. both are charming)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ When joining swaps that are just for writing postcards - I really like all sorts of themes -- trains, architecture, touristy, nature, maps, Disney, animals anything really!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I love..

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Antique Shops and antiquing all year round!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Yard Sales/Tag Sales/Garage Sales etc..

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Estate Sales are my favorite places to find beautiful RARE books for pennies!!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Auctions

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Traveling - Especially Road Trips!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Camping

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ My dream is to one day have a big RV with which to travel around the USA & Canada

My Favorite Fandoms

Love: ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars Everything! My daughter @Mkayla and I share this love!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "Obi-Wan Kenobi"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "The Bad Batch"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "The Mandolorian"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "The Book of Boba Fett"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars: "Andor"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Disney's "Phineas and Ferb"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Disney's "The Owl House"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Disney's "Gravity Falls"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Disney's "Amphibia"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Lower Decks (Star Trek Animated Series...It is SO funny!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Godzilla Movies

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Netflix "Locke & Key" Series

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Svengoolie and all 1940s and 50s kitchy horror movies

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Doctor Who (I am partial to the 11th Doctor and River Song as well as the 10th Doctor and Donna Noble ( I am a Donna Noble Cosplayer)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Trek Everything! ALL Series!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっStar Trek: Discovery (Especially, Michael Burnham & Book... Paul and Hugh and I love SARU. My husband says I am Tilly... it's true in a lot of ways!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ The Orville

No Thank You...

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ No thank you...

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I really dislike MINT - please nothing mint. (But I do love mint tea & Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please nothing spicy - but I LOVE spicy chai tea! (hot peppers are a no way!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please no Sports stuff (Unless it's Cheerleading!) No thank you to...teacher/reward stickers, foam stickers or felt stickers .....

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck


thank you!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!


Comment: Gabi, Thank you for the generous envelope of goodies! I love everything. My sister's birthday is this month so I can use the handmade items on her presents. I love the two stickers featuring the ghosts! They'll be used immediately! xo
Wended rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #5 on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the ink box card. I love it..It will make a lovely addition to my journal.
Comment: thank you so much for the postcard and card! they are both beautiful; happy halloween!
Comment: Thanks for the card and the cool extras! I always enjoy having you as a partner! Have a Happy Halloween and happy swapping....
pernie123 rated for VES: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt #11 on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your choices for me. Marigold package--Mine have not been frozen yet. Early fall!
Comment: Messaging!
uiltje rated for CHWH: Junk Journal Supplies Swap # 5 on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for items I received today. I am still learning all about journals and collaging. First you buy simple items, later on you exchange more things. You have to get the feeling and the mood to create something. And you can't have enough old book pages.;-)
Comment: TYVM for the cool Halloween PC. Happy early Halloween!!!
squince rated for 10 ON THE 10TH...SEPTEMBER (2022) on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Love it!
explore rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #1 on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your Halloween card, the fun little poem, and washi samples. I didn't find a swap name on the card or envelope. Please remember to write the swap name in the future. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you for your fun Halloween postcard! I am not a fan of pumpkin spice either but I like making and sending Halloween cards.
Itchy rated for MMHWH - Make me an ATC Swap #5 - INT on Sep 21, 2022
Comment: Tnx, love the ATC! :D
amyduff rated for WIYM: Stamped Halloween Images on Sep 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks again for the cute Halloween images
kishna rated for My State Round One on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cool NJ card! It is a perfect addition to my 50 States collection. <3
Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies. I love the cute little stickers!!
LilacSilence rated for WIYM: Flower frenzy on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: Hello Gabi, thank you for an awesome collection of items. I already think how to use it all :)
georgiafae rated for EPUSA: Ink Box Cards x 2 on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: Wonderfully done ink cards. Love all the details and the themes. Thanks for the extra botanical stickers. Take care and Happy fall!
Rachelm5 rated for 🎃 Put HALLOWEEN on! 🎃 2022 on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much Gabi! I love your envelope Decorations! Thank you so much for the goodies and the overall spooky snail mail!🎃

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kittyhahahotbot on Oct 2, 2022:

How about this cute duck? LOL

cmalaina on Oct 1, 2022:

Happy October !!

Lolle on Sep 16, 2022:

...and I'm still figuring out how to post a gif etc. ;-)

Lolle on Sep 16, 2022:

Thank you for the welcome message!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 2, 2022:


kittyhahahotbot on Aug 9, 2022:

LOL dang I hit the wrong key....
August DECO day.....

National NON- hot dog day.....LOL.....

National Bubba day.....LOL....

And Im making this one up if it isnt..... National NO animal testing day

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 9, 2022:

August DECO day..............

You should of guessed this one.....LOL.....

AZmom875 on Aug 6, 2022:

AZmom875 on Aug 6, 2022:

Happy International Cat Day

AZmom875 on Aug 4, 2022:

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