Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 2:58 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: February 5, 2023
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated profile on February 5th, 2023

Please message me before poorly rating if you are missing anything from me. I am an honorable and fair swapper (see my ratings and amount of swaps I've completed!) and will always strive to make my partners happy!

**I am 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 planner stickers, planner stuff, clear stamps, stationery, embellishments, scrapbooking and journaling stuff -- take a look - might see something you need, want or have to have!

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!

My Main Planners are 2023 Hobonichi Cousin A5 and Hobonichi Weeks

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 Hiking & Outdoors

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 Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please no tea....I have enough tea to last me a lifetime and beyond. Please nothing spicy - hot peppers are a no way!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please no Sports stuff, No thank you to...teacher/reward stickers, foam stickers or felt stickers .....

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

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please nothing child/baby related as my kids are in college and I have absolutely no use for them nor do I have anyone to re-gift or swap them to.


thank you!

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


MuggleMom rated for lunar new year red envelopes on Feb 5, 2023
Comment: You sent the cutest red evnies to add to my collection!! I haven't seen a Hallmark one before so I'm happy to have one in my collection! 🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧 xxMuggleMom
JBFR rated for VES: Wish List - January on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for these items! How nice !
chandlerguera rated for VES: Antique Valentine Swap on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and precious Valentines! Love them, and the mail art on the envelope. Thanks, friend! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Many thanks for the sheep and kitty pics and the details about both shots & also love the kitty notecard, too!
Comment: Thank you for your card and note.
AJ73 rated for CHWH ~ Happy New Year Postcard Swap on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: M Hello. Thank you for the New Year postcard. I like what you said about the new year being a reset! I like that word. I love a clean slate. Happy New Year Gabi.
Comment: Thank you so much for this adorable Christmas card and goodies~ Happy Holidays!
ElisaMarcuz rated for Quick Swap - Lunar New Year 2023 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much Gabi!!!!!
dreamlady66 rated for Happy New Year Card - Global on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Dear Gabi, hi there and happy 2023 2 u 2 :) I do love the neatly decoed envie incl. winterly Hallmark card, as its snowing right now...many thanks in total!
ahywka rated for Story Writer's Prompt on a PC on Jan 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks for this amazing postcard and ceative writing prompt😁 Just took it out from my mailbox😻
Response: Yay! So glad it got to you and very happy you like it!! ! I sent it just before I left for vacation and I'm, of course, worried that things didn't get where they were supposed to go! x Gabi
Comment: Thank you for the great junk journal. It’s perfectly my style. I appreciate your creativity. I look forward to meeting at the mailbox again!
Lolly rated for Christmas card and washi on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much, love it.
Comment: Thanks for nothing! 😄
Comment: Thank you for Snoopy and Woodstock card.
andee73 rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: happy happy new year!!
rplongbeach rated for Leave a New Years comment on Jan 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Fabriqueen rated for Leave a New Years comment on Jan 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful deco and wishes! Happy New Year to you also! Hugs, Diane
aurelas rated for Junk Journal 27- last of 2022 on Jan 8, 2023
Comment: Your pages are beautiful! I just love the squirrel :D

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kittyhahahotbot on Jan 26, 2023:

erinhayden on Jan 21, 2023:

kittyhahahotbot on Jan 11, 2023:

Hope some of your dreams come true in 2023!

LadyGuenevere on Jan 2, 2023:

Bonne Année, Happy New Year! May 2023 bring you the best of health, happiness, and wonderful swapping!

My apologies for the late greeting! My New Year's Eve curse continued and I've been sick in bed since 8 PM on NYE. At least there was no snowstorm this year! laughs

  • xoxo, Alayna <3
kittyhahahotbot on Jan 1, 2023:

grammypammy on Jan 1, 2023:

Leave a New Years comment

Wishing you a great 2023!

Hugs, Pam

LondonWriting on Jan 1, 2023:

Happy New Year!
May it be full of blessings, good health, love, success and lots of wonderful swaps. Sabrina


becait on Dec 31, 2022:

craftymommaliz on Dec 31, 2022:

Swap: Leave a New Years comment

Hi Gabi!! I hope you have a very happy 2023! 💖Liz

kayebubbly on Dec 31, 2022:

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