Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2024 3:56 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: March 1, 2024
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I currently work 4 days a week as a substitute teacher in the public high schools.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 15, 17, 18 and 20. And a Golden Retriever and an Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican and love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish.


I love touristy postcards and vintage pre 1990's postcards. I am NOT interested in random postcards of quotes or animals.... unless the swap calls for it.

I collect Calico Critters especially the furniture and the adult characters. I am making a little outdoor looking village that will be displayed in my art room and I need more characters and furniture.

I collect miniatures to put in my modern dollhouses. I collect Barbie size all the way down to 1/12, 1/16 and 1/24 sizes.

I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, art and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Schitts Creek, K Dramas, Modern Family. Sister Wives. Black Mirror. Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I love to read Thrillers, self help and autobiographies and short stories. I receive a book each month from Book of the Month club and have read so many wonderful ones that I never would have picked up.

I discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with a 6 wing.

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages



ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican. The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Coffee. (I do t drink tea BUT I use them to age paper for junk journaling AND to use in pocket letters so I would enjoy getting those.

I don't need any more bits of colored cardstock or patterned paper. I find that this doesn't get used.

Loose tiny stickers that are not on a sheet. I will loose them immediately and that is sad.


If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).

The ABC's of ME

A- Alpacas, Address Labels, Airmail theme

B- Beatles (as in the Fab Four)

C- Calico Critters, old Currency

D- dollhouse miniatures, Denmark, Dia de los Muertos, Diet Coke

E- England, Europe, Ephemera, Eighties toys

F- Frida Kahlo, fairy house/garden supplies Fountain pens, Flow magazine

G- Gnomes, Enchiladas

H- Holly Hobbie, Harry Potter, Hufflepuff


J- Junk Journals

K- K-Pop and K-dramas

L- Lace

M- Mexico, Miniatures, Mini-Brands



P- Pocket Letters. Penpals, Postcards, Pipsticks, Pom Poms


R- Road Trips


T- TPC's, Traveler's Notebook

U- Used Postage stamps

V- Villages (miniatures ones and IRL), vintage postage stamps

W- Washi


Y-Yellow is my favorite color

Z- Zines (mini magazines)


bluecrayons rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 15 on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Love it
Response: Thanks so much!!! I am having so much fun!
MamaKek rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #14 on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: I love all the different stamps and how you’ve been including journaling on your pages. And that map is the perfect background.
Response: Thank you. I have so much fun making all these layouts. Thanks for joining us.
ArtsyAbby rated for Swap Bot Book Club on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: maggie, your letter was so much fun to read, I agree with what you said about the beginning of the book, I was bored too and actually had to switch over to an audiobook and then it held my interest SO WELL. The ending absolutely threw me into a whirlwind of emotions, I did not expect it. So glad we both decided to finishing and enjoying the book.
mangoN7 rated for Swatch paper pad sampler on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely paper pads! I love the assortment of different paper that you have included. I'm going to have a lot of fun using the paper for my crafts!
Response: I am glad that you liked the pads and that you think you can use them. I hope so! Thanks for joining this swap!!!
lob rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #14 on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: I like the nostalgia in the memory of your family trip. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks so much. I am trying to incorporate memories into each page. I need more details I know.... but it is a start.
Aynora rated for Swap Bot Book Club on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your list of your favorite classical pieces of music. I know most of them and I like all of them. Good reason to listen to them again. It's definitely on my "weekend-I-love-to-do- list!" 🎼🎵🎶🎹🎧
Response: I really struggled to pick ones that weren't the standard ones that everyone says. I have them on my Amazon favorites.
MamaKek rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #13 on Feb 9, 2024
Comment: Love the vintage valentines! The fabrics are a beautiful choice as well.
Response: Thanks so much. I had been hoarding them for a couple years and I am glad to finally have a reason to use them.
hellojett rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #14 on Feb 9, 2024
Comment: Everything on your page is so cutsey! I love the little written memory snapshot too. Nice that you found the Thank you postman sticker in addition to othe beautiful stamps. That little bear saying a quiet hi is super adorable. Thank you lovely host!
Response: aww thanks so much. I am enjoying so much using pieces from my stash. I have had that Thank you postman sticker forever and finally decided to use it.
coolcamaro rated for USED postcards swap #25 on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much for the nice selection of cards
Response: Thanks a bunch. I love these swaps so much!
btbeth rated for Swatch paper pad sampler on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: love themmmmmmm! ty!
Response: you are welcome. I am glad you received it!
bluecrayons rated for FREESTYLE JUNK JOURNALING on Feb 3, 2024
Comment: I love your cabbage patch. Mmy mom bought us handmade ones when we was a child, to look like us.
Response: My mom bought us knock off cabbage patches the first year because in our small town you couldn't get them in the store and no chance to order them from Sears Robuck or JC Penneys.
ChewBecca0626 rated for Swatch paper pad sampler on Feb 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the different types of paper and the extra ephemera! The envelope was creative too!
hellojett rated for FREESTYLE JUNK JOURNALING on Feb 2, 2024
Comment: I love your colourful page, haha I'm glad Belle appreciates that you feed her! :) It's such a nice way of keeping all the little bits and pieces that we can't just throw away, and it makes for such a nice treasure to look back on. Thanks for setting up the website (much appreciated) it's great to see what others have done in a collective. Big heart for you.
Response: I often worry that I am not doing very well as a mom. Comparison is the thief of joy. Right?!?! I need to keep just doing my best.
gghosal rated for Vintage tourist card #40 on Feb 1, 2024
Response: Thanks. Happy New Year!
lob rated for FREESTYLE JUNK JOURNALING on Jan 29, 2024
Comment: Lovely junk journal. Who have you been watching on youtube? I'd like a recommendation or 2.
Response: Ahhh thanks so much. I don't watch much on You Tube... mostly just Instagram reels. I tend to just search through the You Tube feed for junk journals and I go down the rabbit hole. I am a Patreon supporter of this lady.... https://www.youtube.com/user/zebytygl This girl has a style that got me hooked a couple years ago...https://www.youtube.com/@megjournals This You Tuber has a lot of videos for making things to go into journals...https://www.youtube.com/@craftbakedstudio This YouTuber is more about documenting life than others who are going more for a certain style- https://www.youtube.com/@JohannaClough
Comment: Wow! What a bag full of fabric, Trim, button goodies. I love and can use it all! Thank you!
Response: I am so glad that you liked what I sent you. I am just relieved that the bag didn't pop. I crammed everything into it so tight.
infphann rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #13 on Jan 29, 2024
Comment: Hi 👋🏾 It’s a cute page! I really like the fabric ruffles. Yes I can see the shiny dot background 👍🏾 Thank you for sharing & have a great day!
Response: Thank you so much for the positive vibes!! I love it!!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your beautiful spread!!!
Response: Thanks for joining the swap!

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ultracinematik on Jan 19, 2024:

Thank you for the gorgon PC. I agree that it isn't lovely! Thank you again for swapping with me.

ScrapHappyGabi on Jan 18, 2024:

xx Gabi

fishsteak on Nov 20, 2023:

Hello! I just wanted to check if you've received my postcard for the World Postcard Day global swap. I sent it from Taiwan and most people I sent to from Taiwan have already received theirs. Let me know if not. Thanks!

simcoe54 on Jan 17, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2022:

Leave A Christmas Comment

From: ScrapHappyGabi

May you be blessed with a beautiful Christmas and a New Year filled with Love, Laughter, Happiness and Good Health! x

Nicole72898 on Mar 18, 2022:

Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I am so excited because my book is filling up too and is nice and chunky ! I love having the prompt, and yours are awesome! This is definitely my favorite swap series, and I’m so happy I’ve joined in every round! I always love seeing your spread too, and they are full of inspiration ♥️♥️Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ttys😀


DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 just wanna say thank you for hosting junk journaling swap! I hope you can continue the project as right now my country still suspending international mailing 😢 Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again 🙏🏽

MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


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