Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2022 5:09 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: May 17, 2022
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated profile on May, 17th, 2022

**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 cause 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...


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!


See Below - I made a section for this topic!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I just recently stumbled upon Deconstructed Journals and am trying my hand making a few before I start joining swaps for 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: "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 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!)

Playing Cards

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっPlaying Card Swaps

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I love partaking in these swaps! I love the OLD decks of cards and new ones too which have interesting graphics on either or both sides!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっI am making 4 special decks - one with all the US States and a deck of countries **(yeah I know there's a ton of countries but I can make several decks depends on which ones I find! I am making one with **Animals and one with Airlines -Just so fun! I love all cards so don't worry if you don't have any to trade that are in those themes! I'm LOVING finding new themes and creating new decks so pretty much anything goes!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっmy favorite card is the Ace of Diamonds as it's my birth card! Find out your birth card here -


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 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!!


Courtney rated for I’m Not From Here #8 on May 17, 2022
Comment: Your note made me laugh out loud!
tatntole rated for Paper Clip Embellishments on May 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great Paperclip Embellishments.
JBuchner rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #22 on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you!!!!!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Wingy rated for Traveling sticker book 40 on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the extra stickers ;)
Tara rated for Paper Clip Embellishments on May 15, 2022
Comment: The clips are amazing. Thank you.
Panda1122 rated for Paper Clip Embellishments on May 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the paperclips you sent me. Take care and stay safe 😊
amyduff rated for VES: Quick Swap - Transportation! on May 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks Gabi for the great transportation items!
Lolcw rated for MMHWH - Blind Envie - Happymail #8 on May 14, 2022
JaneInSD rated for JJJ: Be Inspired on May 13, 2022
Comment: This is so GORGEOUS!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap. I don't think I'll be able to let this one go. Thanks for putting a smile on my face. Great swap!! :-)
Comment: Gabi! Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing items and the note with list! This is above and beyond and there is so much cool stuff. I love your collection! That cat food label is amazing and the birthday card! Oh my! All the receipts and such too! Guess what? I just got you for the Vintage junk journal supplies and I will try not to disappoint and your mail helps me to see what things appeal to you! Heart and more hearts, jenny
pattiairel rated for ABCUSA: M Is for May Flowers on May 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for a pretty swap♥♥♥
Comment: Wow, Gabi!! Your happy mail really made me happy!!! I always love your swaps! <3 Thank you for everything you packaged for me --- I can't wait to use them in my journals!
laterdayze rated for Blind Swap - Spring Edition on May 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the Spring goodies! :D
Comment: WOW WOW WOW! This is so amazing and beautiful! The vintage bag is amazing. And the goodies are so fun and useful! I LOVE IT!!
valiiien rated for Happy Mail- sender's choice #2 on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for all the pretty goodies and the funny card with the bears! It was also nice to hear something about you and where you're from :) all the best from Austria, hope you'll make it here soon <3
tatntole rated for Is That Building Still There? on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing.

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kittyhahahotbot on May 9, 2022:

LadyAbigail on May 4, 2022:

Profile Deco Swap - Star Wars Day




Kirkdebb on May 4, 2022:

Profile Deco Swap - Star Wars Day

USAFwife on May 3, 2022:

Thanks so much for sending home my journal for the Journal Circles Prompt Journal series. Arrived safe and sound today. :) Cindi

mysmashbooklife on May 3, 2022:

This is for the swap: Profile Deco Swap - Star Wars Day

Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars

Happy Star Wars Day!

kittyhahahotbot on May 3, 2022:

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 23, 2022:

Karmi53 on Apr 17, 2022:

Happy Easter to you too

BusyB on Feb 14, 2022:

Hugs, Bonnie

nancylee on Jan 31, 2022:

Thank you for joining my swap Groundhog Day Profile decorations, I am popping on a bonus groundhog.

I plan to check with Malverne Mel, Holtsville, Hal and Staten Island Chuck here in NYC and glance at the handsome but better-known Punxatawney Phil and hope they all say spring is on the way

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