Swap-bot Time: August 2, 2021 5:58 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: August 1, 2021
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE: 5-2-21 I am still diamond painting and now looking forward to going to concerts and traveling once again. It feels good to be really retired. My new kittens are a joy. I miss my parents. Life is precious...don't waste it.

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 24, 2020: I have been diamond painting since March and I entered 3 in our local fair. Happy to say I got grand champion with my YODA. Jack got reserve grand for his tractor made from misc metal parts.

UPDATE JULY 21, 2020): My Dad passed away today. He would have been 90 in December. Now there is just me...and my stepsister who was able to be with him last night. Cherish your loved ones. My mom passed away in October of 2018. I miss her every day. Let your mom know how much you appreciate her. This pandemic would have been hard on her..

UPDATE: In 2019 I met Chris Kroeze, Derek Jones, Alice Cooper and Todd Rundgren. I got to see Blake Shelton, and his awesome guests, Wynonna, and the Hollywood Vampires. Also Joan Jett & Heart, the Eli Yound Band, Gretchen Wilson & Ronnie Milsap, Pam Tillis and Sawyer Brown. Really looking forward to our VIP with Alice at the Christmas Pudding! Rock on!

UPDATE SEPT 8th, 2016: I retired from my McDonald's job after almost 8 years. My brother passed away in 2016. PLEASE keep in touch with those far away. You never know... My name is armadillogal...I live in New Mexico now but I was born and raised a cheesehead in Wisconsin. I am a diehard Packers fan!

I love my Geo Tracker...especially for geocaching! UPDATE April 29th 2017: I now own a Kia Optima as well as a pick-up truck. I live in the Land of Enchantment with my fiancee Jack and my "kids". All my kids have four feet and fur.


** I prefer my postcards NOT written on and sent in an envelope but if it's a stamped swap I acknowledge that and swap accordingly**

PLEASE though if you are sending them with other things in an envelope put them between cardboard so they don't get bent. It makes me sad when cards are ruined by this.

  • Prefer cats, manatees, valentines, zoos, other holiday cards, wolves, polar bears, hot air balloons, night city views, rock formations, castles, caves, space, native americans, waterfalls, sunsets, lightning, wild life, recipes, star trek, black and white art cards, old cars, route 66, old west, lions, tigers, all wild cats, great architecture, NPCW, classic rock singers, country singers, castles, rocks and minerals, neon signs, and unusual scenics...

  • No WIS, TX or NM cards unless you ask first-I have tons as I live in NM...No stadiums, maps, nudes, tear outs, 3 x 5's unless in my prefs...

  • PLEASE rate the swaps I send so I know you received. I never flake and if something gets lost I will try to replace it...I pride myself in being a faithful swapper.

Favorite Books

Mysteries, Native American, biographies, cats, Star Trek, some series books like Monk, Diane Mott Davidson, Castle, Murder She Wrote, J.A. Jance, Sneaky Pie Brown, Laura Childs scrapbooking books, Sheila Roberts, Susan Mallery, Garfield, Michael McGarrity, J.D. Robb etc. I love the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. I have them all except the kindle ones.

Favorite Music

This is Tate Stevens... In 2013 I won a contest to go meet him. We also saw him in Arizona and met him there too. I saw him in Farmington for my birthday! I did this diamond painting of him from one of my pictures. Aaron Tippin is a long time favorite. I met Kathy Mattea as well as Billy Ray Cyrus. I like country music, classic rock, native american, and some pop, especially female artists. Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lance Miller, Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Miranda Lambert, Jo Dee Messina, Tina Turner, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Kathy Mattea & Sugarland are among my top faves. Recently saw GARTH.....and previously enjoyed Sawyer Brown, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley and Robert Mirabal. I enjoyed Phillip Phillips on Idol and loved him in concert in Las Cruces. It was great meeting him in Albuquerque! I am happy that Darci Lynne won AGT. I also love Terry Fator and Jeff Dunham. I used to do karaoke and sing songs by Wynonna, Jo Dee Messina, Carly Simon, etc. My first ever concert was the Jackson 5.

My favorite heavy metal performer is Alice Cooper.

The person I've seen the most is Ricky Lynn Gregg who is a country rocker from Texas.

Favorite Television

I am into Star Trek (Vulcan)RIP LEONARD NIMOY...

Longmire , NCIS, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Chopped, Shark Tank, Grey's Anatomy, American Pickers, Storage Wars, Criminal Minds, Ellen and The View. I grew up watching the Monkees and in the 90's I was hooked on Renegade, Highlander & Silk Stalkings. I recently found Firefly....I love it...and the Serenity movie...I want MORE!!! I like to make altered art...

Love is...

======>Garfield, cats, armadillos, Alice Cooper, animals on postage stamps, foreign stamps, smashed pennies, cat earrings, small posts or medium length dangly earrings....natural stone earrings, most anything silver or copper, tie dye t-shirts, life is good, Kliban cats, Boynton cats, Ziggy, Yoda, Tigger, Grumpy Cat, Cheshire Cat, Chessie Cat, glass, marbles, rock specimens, owls, zoo postcards, hat pins, pinback buttons, shrinky dink material, staz-on ink, fine-point sharpies, brads, clear dome stickers, two-sided tape, card stock, cat rubber stamps, shrink plastic, anything with old hot rods on it, Route 66, anything Green Bay Packers and geocaching supplies...I would love more deco tape with cats. My favorite colors are turquoise, red, silver, purple and the Packer combo of green and yellow....I can always use the short crew socks...for ladies shoe size 10. I am in search of the armadillo beer bottle caps from Texas and some of the Firefly comic books or graphic novels....

Did I mention I love armadillos???) I have my very own pathtag!

Now I am diamond painting...I love it!

Current Memberships

  • Golden Gears Car Club-Treasurer
  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary-lifetime member
  • Facebook Jam Your Hearts Out member
  • Geocaching.com-premium member
  • MOCA #20-chaplain
  • AARP-member
  • eBay-member/seller
  • Munzee.com premium member
  • Atlasquest-member
  • Facebook-Alamogordo Rocks!
  • Longmire Posse member


I hate having to add this section:

Flaked on Fill My Stocking October 2017....pinkpikachu96 ANGELED BY ChrisAnne Shultz!


Black licorice, stadium postcards, snakes, anything smelling of smoke, anise, slams and fbs, exchange slips, chain letters, gold jewelry ( wear it seldom as I prefer silver or natural stone), dark chocolate, dog stuff, anything damaged...


Juniebird rated for CPG QUICKIE: Quote on a PC - US on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Love the cute owl postcard which I am pleased to add to my collection. Thank you!
LadyJo rated for ANIMAL Postcard on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Love the postcard of cows! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards!
groundhogstamper rated for WIYM: SSS - JUL 2021 (USA+) on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: I love, love, love this set of stamps! Thank you so much. I wish I could give you oodles of hearts!!!
Response: Yay!!!
Ac2052 rated for SS: JUNE color: BRIGHT or PASTEL on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: These photos are lovely! Thank you so much!
mcorbus rated for CPG July 2021 Senders Choice PC - US on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: I love the historical postcard of the Alamo. Thank you :)
Comment: It took me forever to find this swap so I could rate you. You forgot to put what swap it was in the notecard. You're forgiven because you sene me a cat playing the cello. Where did you find that sticker! I'd love to get more of them!
Comment: I love Wynonna!
aspens rated for ABCUSA ~ A-Z Postcards ~ Letter F on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Pretty flamingo! I just checked out your profile and the diamond painting is gorgeous! I've never seen anything like that! I just looked at the Alice Cooper concert--the Ascend Amphitheater is in a cool location and I'm sure you'll have lots of fun. PM me as it gets closer & I can give recommendations and maybe meet up if I'm in town! Cheers!
Chocopan rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #17 on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful mail!
hammondeggs rated for Zazzle Postcards on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: That is really cool that you are a letter boxer. I don't do it like I used to. I need to get back into it. I was never happy with the stamp I created to use in the log. You used such neat stamps on this postcard. THANK YOU
Vickyen rated for OFAP: Patriotic Note and Quote on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Val! Love the nc and the quote! So true but sadly I have to work or my bill collectors would not be happy campers either - sigh! And the beat goes on... Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
ch23 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Free For Life on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the potato recipe card. I think I will try it out! Great list. I had gas on mine too! Your ideas are great!
Comment: Thank you. I wasn’t sure if the gift inside the white envelope was in wrapping paper so for now I’ve left it sealed and set aside for the holidays.
Comment: Thank you very much, for the so cute kittens PC and cats stamp! Thanks also, for telling me about your Siamese mix kitties and the ones you had. I had so many different cats in my life. I was never without a cat. Even now. I have beautiful Calico cat. Same with dogs. I've had a dog or 2 in my life and have 2 right now. I couldn't even imagine my life without them. They give me such great comfort.
TeaNi rated for AN: National Kitten Day PC (US) on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: thank you for the cute kitten card- wish I had a mini lounge chair like that for my kitty! :) enjoy your furbabies, and a early happy birthday to them! :)
Comment: Thank you so much!! Loved the package of stationery goodies!!
Comment: Thank you very much for the Cheetah PC, Kitty note card, and 2 animal sticker sheets!
Comment: SUPER cute card. I love it. Thanks so much! I even looked up Ruidoso to see where it came from :) California skillet sounds great!
Comment: I absolutely love this middle earth postcard! I’ve taped it into my journal. I also love bingo and Yahtzee. I played Yahtzee for the first time in 2020 and I won my first game so now it’s automatically my favorite! 🤣🤣happy swapping 💕💕

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Poohtat on Jul 10, 2021:

Thank you for the adorable notecards and stickers for my July wish. I love them!!!

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2021:

There are no perfect words which can describe the feeling of gratitude I feel towards my country. Proud to be an American.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

Wishing you a happy first day of summer!

May it be a healthy and safe one!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

efjellro on Jun 6, 2021:

Hello, have you received my postcard for the "PH: Cat (Wild or Tame) (Blank or Naked) #2" swap yet? Will you please leave me a rating if you have received, or PM me so I can resend if you haven't? Thanks. Elisabeth

clutterfree on May 11, 2021:

Thank you for the cheerful get well thoughts you sent during my recent hospital stay...I'm home recovering slow but sure. Hugs, Charlene

LavenderSprinkles on Apr 8, 2021:

Thanks for the yummy cupcake cookbook for the LSRUS April wishlist! I love it so much!

Honeyloveart on Apr 6, 2021:

Thanks for the pack of floral stationery! I can't wait to use it. Have a happy April! -from LSRUS

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2021:

Wishing you a Happy Spring! Let your hearts sing as flowers bloom this spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

cmmaldonado on Mar 11, 2021:

ScrapHappyGabi on Mar 11, 2021:

LSRUS: In Memory of My Mother

From: @ScrapHappyGabi

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