Swap-bot Time: May 11, 2021 4:29 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2012
Last Online: May 11, 2021
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States
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About Me

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...


rainydayangie rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, and can't wait to use the pattern in my art journaling this week!
suepier rated for WIYM: Unique PC #5 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great animal postcard from New Mexico.
suepier rated for PH: Cat (Blank or Naked) #2 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitten postcard.
Comment: thank you for the great Picasso postcard! I do love his work, but I agree with you - some of his things I like better than others!
JenZen5 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #140 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcards. I love the graphics from 'Owl and the Pussycat' book you chose. Have a great day!
Comment: Hi, thank you for the lovely photographs, such beautiful colours. Stay safe ๐Ÿ˜€
heliogal rated for CHWH ~ Spring Postcard Swap on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: I hope your roses start blooming soon!! It can be hard to be patient! Thank you for the postcard.
JBuchner rated for WIYM: SSS - APR 2021 (USA+) on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: I love the book! Thanks sooooo much!โค๏ธ
Response: Yay!
lou rated for Sharp Shooters: March color: BLUE on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Wonderful photos Val, always so great to have you as my partner! Fun to have a glimpse into your world and liked the notecard with the sleepy kitties in the apples, too! - btw, some postal worker marked your cool stamps with a #%* black marker/crayon
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. Love them all.
Comment: OOh, it's all boxed up so no shaking, lol!! Thank you so much, can't wait to open this at the holidays! And thanks for swapping!
skinny52 rated for TF April 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: I love your wrapping paper and I'm sure that I'll love what you chose for me! I'm saving this swap up for Christmas morning so I can't be more specific than that ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
JenZen5 rated for ABCUSA ~ A-Z Postcards ~ Letter D on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard from a place I've never heard of. I agree, it does look like a place I would want to visit. Thanks for including all the information related to it. And I appreciate you checking that it made it here. Have a fantastic day!
amyt13 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Yay hearts!!!
Comment: Love the selection Thank You โค๏ธ
ScrapHappyGabi rated for LSRUS: In Memory of My Mother on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: <3 Beautiful
TexyDeb rated for PH: List 5 Series - Favorite Colors on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: I prefer silver over gold. Thank for the UNESCO postcard. I miss home. I also like the postage stamps. I grew up near Longhorn Caverns.
Comment: I hope Cooper and Davante are doing great. Thank you for the lovely PC
Comment: Beautiful birds on the PC! I don't like dogs that bark too much either!
chimerix rated for TF: I CHALLENGE YOU #2 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: This was such a hard challenge. Thank you for finding me a nice octopus print patch on Etsy. I can't wait to figure out just the right project to use it. Aloha
Response: Figures after I had that sent to you I found something in the thrift shop so I will save it for another time.

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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

Prettyexpressions on Feb 27, 2021:

Thank you so much for my coloring book! Ill definitely need it come the 8th!

VaGrammy66 on Feb 23, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely St. Patrickโ€™s Day card and the playing cards!

ChristyClark1970 on Feb 13, 2021:

A is for Apple as in I like Apple Products my iPhone and computer. (So sorry about this I didnโ€™t understand what I was supposed to do I guess)

yvonne401 on Dec 31, 2020:

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

May 2021 be much better than 2020 for everyone in this world. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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