Swap-bot Time: May 5, 2021 7:54 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

My focus word for 2021 is MANIFEST


If I owe you a swap, please message me. I have had two surgeries recently and I am struggling with recovery (so slow— bowel surgery is no joke! Ugh!)

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!!

thank you!!!

Nov 27, 2020

Recovery from the 2 surgeries is slow and absolutely no joke! Ugh! I’m doing a bit better every day but this has certainly thrown a wrench in my daily routine. Still unable to sit upright for more than a few minutes, makes crafting and swaps a little hard but I am slowly getting back into the groove. Thank you ALL for your compassion, kindness & patience!!

November, 11 2020 Still In hospital, difficult, ovarian cancer surgery. Slow recovery.. complications. Here at least until nov 20

(Oct & Nov 2020) New Jersey is doing mail-in ONLY Ballots (at least for my county which is Somerset) So with that said-- the mail is going to be INSANE. PLEASE be patient. I will send on time. MY mail just may take a day or two extra travel time to make it to YOU OR--- It might take a day or two extra travel time for YOUR mail to make it to ME!

Ovarian Cancer Survivor! Kicking it's ass for the 4th time ! Surgery scheduled for 5th Nov, 2020! Will be home a few days later and back to my bouncy self!! If I have a swap due to assign partners for - rest assured, they will be assigned! If I have a swap due OUT - Rest assured again, My daughter will log in and hit the "ASSIGN PARTNERS" button and mail my swaps! WORRY NOT!

(Yes @MKayla is my daughter and yes she is 18)

2nd June, 2020

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

A lil of this and that...


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

Antique Ephemera is what I love most!

My journals are mostly done in a distressed, antique and vintage style. Mostly with authentic vintage and antique ephemera and papers.

I love vellum stickers and clear backed stickers

I use lots of old bits of maps and old ledger papers, ephemera, old tickets, checks, pharmacy prescriptions, notes, old letters, antique stamps, old labels, old magazine ads, etc...

I tend to decorate with a lot of botanical images and stickers

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

I use a lot of lace and trim in my journals

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

I absolutely LOVE rubber stamped images, ESPECIALLY on old book pages! They are works of art in their own right and I use quite a few of them in my crafting

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!

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!

I just recently stumbled upon Deconstructed Journals and am trying my hand making a few before I start joining swaps for them

**************POSTCARD SWAPS*****************

I collect antique (1930s - 1950s) linen postcards.

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!

Things I can't use

No thank you...

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

Please nothing spicy - but I LOVE spicy chai tea! (hot peppers are a no way!)

Please no Sports stuff (Unless it's Cheerleading!) Please no...teacher/reward stickers or felt stickers ..... Please no Mustache, Poop or any Emoji stuff yuck

I don't have boys so masculine/boy stuff I can't use


thank you!

Thank you for reading! You made it all the way to the bottom!!


Comment: Thanks for the great space images!
ccmmsu rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #9 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the cool cards! I like your swap card, too. :)
Comment: Love the items, thank you!
chandlerguera rated for VES: Colour Swap #1 - RED on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the red bits of ephemera!
Comment: Thanks! Fun stuff.
BusyB rated for CPG Junk Journal Made w/Maps - US on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Oh Gabi I didn't realize I had you as partner! Lucky me, what a beautiful swap made with love and care and vintage! Can't wait to use these in my journals, just GORGEOUS! Thank you, THANK YOU for a special swap! 💞
TexyDeb rated for WIYM/ 📮Themed PC Swap: 3 Sea on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: thank you, they arrived safely
Response: You're welcome I hope you like them. If not, let me know and I will try to find something else more to your liking.
craftynut rated for Postcard with a theme on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for two wonderful postcards. They really are lovely.
sjbult rated for JJJ: Spell J U N K on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Wow! So many wonderful things. Thanks so much for the great stuff
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like it! Thank you for the heart!!
myancey rated for GDF: One Stamp on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like it! Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: Thank you! Love the cards!
Response: Sure thing, have a great day!
armadillogal rated for CHWH ~ Spring Postcard Swap on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pretty flowers.
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like it! Thank you for the heart!!
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM: Linen postcard Swap on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great classic postcards!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like it! Thank you for the heart!!
captkristi rated for I&B: One Stamp on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: It's always wonderful to be your swap partner!! Thank you so much for a fabulous mix of goodies. Vintage ephemera and stickers and tags. Lovely. Thank you!!!
Response: You're welcome! I love these swaps and always try to make them special! Have a great day xx Thank you for the heart!! xx <3
mary17 rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - April 2021 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much Gabi for lovely chunk of carboard with upbeat message and cute stickers.😊
simplykaren rated for $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #6 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely gift you picked out, I’m obsessed!💞
Honeyloveart rated for TOW: How does your garden grow? on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the seeds and information about them! Many blessings for a fruitful season!
mlbillups rated for I love Disney PC swap 2 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Love the Fantasia postcard! To answer your question, I have only ever been to Magic Kingdom at DisneyWorld, and it was only for a day! That was the year before last around Thanksgiving. The holiday decorations were beautiful!! :)
Response: You were there at such a lovely time!! I hope you get to go back and enjoy it for a few more days and to visit the rest of the parks-- it's truly magical! xx Gabi
Kraftylady777 rated for MZA: Blind envie #29-map on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I love the map of Sweden since I am half Swedish. Have a great day!

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kittyhahahotbot on May 4, 2021:

Ahem, do I know you? LOL National Space DAy

ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 25, 2021:

yvonne401 on Apr 25, 2021:

Thank you! Happy 🌎 Earth Day!



kittyhahahotbot on Apr 22, 2021:

LavenderSprinkles on Apr 22, 2021:

Happy Earth Day to you too my dear! Miss you!

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 2, 2021:

cmmaldonado on Mar 11, 2021:

kittyhahahotbot on Mar 8, 2021:

Thank you for the spring sweet St. Pattys just cuz card! My first!

BusyB on Mar 3, 2021:

ABCUSA Letter B Profile Deco BLUE Irises for you!

BusyB on Mar 3, 2021:

ABCUSA Letter B Profile Deco BLUE shoes, vintage style 1940s

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