Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2023 3:36 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: December 6, 2023
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated profile on December 6th, 2023

My word of the year is:

Hi! My name is Gabi! I'm a married mom of 2 girls (both in college). I love paper crafts, my planner (Hobonichi Cousin a5 and Weeks), journals, Iced coffee, making friends, traveling, photography. My husband and I are WWII Living Historians and own a traveling WWII Museum. We attend many events each year displaying our full WWII FIeld Hospital and our fully stocked, WWII 1942 Ambulance! We are also very active cosplayers in the 501st Legion (Star Wars Charity Organization)

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 list 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!

My heart belongs to my three doggos... Comet (Pomsky), Astro (tiny unknown mix) and Kirby (Pomeranian)

A lil of this and that...


My family and I visit Disney World at LEAST once a year and have for the past 20 years in a row! If you need help planning a Disney World Vacation or just want Disney World tips... I'm your walkin' talkin' Disney info girl!

-- 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! I use a lot of regular sized Traveler's Notebooks.

My Main Planners are 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 gift cards. 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 postage 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 and Autumn 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 the world.


ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ I collect antique (19Teens - 1930s) 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 -- I'd love one from where you live or depicting something special about your region, state, province, country etc.

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 and to travel around the USA & Canada

My Favorite Fandoms


ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Stranger Things 11, Max, Papa, Vecna & Dustin

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Wars (EVERYTHING!!)

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Star Trek All Series and Movies.

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ GODZILLA My Favorite of ALL!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ **Old Kitchy 40s and 50s "Horror Movies"

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Doctor Who 11 is MY Doctor - followed closely by 10, 8 then 9 and 2 - My favorite companions are Donna Noble, River Song and Martha Jones

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Supernatural -Dean, Sam, Bobby Singer, Chuck, Alistair, Gabriel, Crowley, Lucifer

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ More to come

No Thank You...

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ No thank you...

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ **Please no brittle, dried out, flaking book pages or ephemera that is brittle or flaking or turning into dust. It makes a mess and is not useable.

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ 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 thank 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.

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Please, no sticky notes or memo papers, list pad papers etc ... unless the swap calls for it, of course. I truly don't use them and they wind up a cluttered mess and eventually get discarded. I'd rather you save them for someone who would be able to use them.


thank you!

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


suepier rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Dec 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and the great recipe. I can't wait to try it.
Gardenbird73 rated for Christmas card swap🎄 on Dec 6, 2023
Comment: Hi Gabi! Thank you for the beautiful card and extra goodies ❤️🎄
mspandatrain rated for Favorite things postcard on Dec 5, 2023
Comment: Hello, Yes I did visit your area and loved the small town charm! Hoping one day to return my sister fell in love with all the green! I Aldo love Hobby Lobby :o)
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and tuck in! Merry Christmas ♥
nancylee rated for Leave a THANKSGIVING comment on Dec 5, 2023
Comment: Beautiful, I really like the top glittery one - thank you!
Comment: Thanks for sharing you Hippo experience and the postcard.
di53 rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas card and all the goodies! I can't wait to try the sugarplum cake recipe!
boandsully rated for Christmas Postcard 2 on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: Love the postcard, and extra 😍 for the vintage stamps.
Sagebrushs rated for Christmas Postcard 4 on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hi ya Gabi and TYSVM for joining my swap and for the cutest Christmas Mug card and the 2 Christmas stickers and yummy recipe for Eggnog! I love what you sent me! Happy Christmas to you!
debbiespoms rated for Just Art Postcard on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much Gabi, fort he Andrew Wyeth Art PC! I love it so much, it being a country setting and that it's a Vintage one too. I went to the very same place, the Philadelphia museum of Art! Also their Zoo as well. We are about 2 1/2 hours from Philly. But I don't recall seeing that painting though. But then, that was back in 2004 I went there.
lob rated for Junk Journal Round 39 FINAL ROUND on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: Nice way to plan for the new year. Thanks for sharing!
kromo rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #8 on Dec 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and sparkly Christmas card and the extras. Hope your Christmas season is going well. Merry Christmas 🎄
Comment: Thank you for the card. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Comment: Thank you. Love what you sent and the envelope you sent.
Comment: Thank you so much i loved the happy mail! happy holidays to you!
Cindymt rated for Christmas or Holiday Cards - INT'L on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card and for joining my swap! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful nostalgic Christmas card!! Merry Christmas!
NRGordon rated for Winter Questions on Dec 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap and your fun list. I would love to learn to curl. They do it at an arena near me. As soon as my knee is good...
Comment: Thank you so much !!! Happy Holiday to you as well !!!

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nancylee on Nov 22, 2023:

Leave a THANKSGIVING comment

Have a beautiful day! - I'm sorry, this is a day late,I'm having trouble telling some numbers apart and thought the 22 was a 23 - I need new glasses.

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Happy Thanksgiving! "Leave a THANKSGIVING comment"

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Leave a Thanksgiving comment, May you and your family have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving!

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