Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2022 5:15 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: August 14, 2022
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States
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Updated profile on July, 30th, 2022

**Selling a bunch of my craft stuff that I don't use or just isn't my style anymore on my MERCARI shop !

I will be listing LOTS of things, including stickers, planner stuff, clear stamps, stationery, embellishments, scrapbooking and journaling stuff -- take a look - might see something you need, want or have to have!

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっThe USPS will be increasing the price of postage on July 10, 2022, as follows:

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Domestic Forever Stamps Increasing from $0.58 to $0.60

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ Domestic Postcard Stamps Increasing from $0.40 to $0.44

ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ International Global Forever Stamps Increasing from $1.30 to $1.40

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 caused 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...


-- 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!

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: "Obi-Wan Kenobi"

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!!


Comment: Thank you for the lovely envie of goodness! I really love the dental record - never seen one of these before! The check is really cool, too. Thanks for selecting these pieces just for me! ❤️❤️
soyprincesa2 rated for Junk Journal #20 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: I found it. After some digging. Tha KS so much! I love how each person has a unique style and I do really like yours!! This theme was a lot of fun and we all had different memories.
ubx rated for Junk Journal #20 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Hi sorry for late rating i have to look through my junk folder to find your email. I love your page!
MorganeZwelt rated for Any theme PC swap on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card!
Comment: Thank you! Interesting collection!
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely bits!
kristenlyns rated for Any theme PC swap on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the card & junk journal tip!
bostianh rated for Junk Journal Favorites on Aug 11, 2022
Comment: ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️Thank you! You sent sooo many gorgeous goodies in this swap! I love all the pieces you made, especially the double pocket playing card, and all the cute things tucked in. You are a great swap partner, thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for everything you sent.
Comment: These papers make me want a pumpkin spice latte! Thank you 😊
LiliLuv rated for WIYM: PC from a Museum on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! The picture is kind of trippy with the man standing in a miniature scene - took me a sec to figure out what was going on! 😄❤️
Comment: LOL You sure picked some cool holidayS! But of course! LOL
AZmom875 rated for AMMM: AUGUST profile decoration on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: You sure did have fun with the Weird Holidays. i will have to go see why Frankenstein has an AUG holiday. I bet it is related to the publication date. Thanks so much for playing.
Comment: Thank you. I love the mini journal. These are so cute.
tatntole rated for JJJ: Let's Make A Junk Journal! #2 on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: I love it, thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the photos and explanation! It's always funny to see pictures of a place that is so far away but the landscape is similar to where I live.
Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap, dear Gabi. I LOVE every single piece you sent me <3
Comment: I apologize for the delay, thank you for the cards.
Arabella rated for VES: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt #10 on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Thanks for all the great ephemera, Gabi!! Love the 1920's Valentine's card!! And love the linen pc - don't have very many of them in my collection! I'm going to have to try some of those recipes - maybe the Cherries Jubilee! With vanilla ice cream of course!! Thank you!!
DParker85 rated for Music themed memorydex swap on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Beautiful!

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kittyhahahotbot on Aug 9, 2022:

LOL dang I hit the wrong key....
August DECO day.....

National NON- hot dog day.....LOL.....

National Bubba day.....LOL....

And Im making this one up if it isnt..... National NO animal testing day

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 9, 2022:

August DECO day..............

You should of guessed this one.....LOL.....

AZmom875 on Aug 6, 2022:

AZmom875 on Aug 6, 2022:

Happy International Cat Day

AZmom875 on Aug 4, 2022:

kittyhahahotbot on Jul 31, 2022:

Wonderful Watermelon AMMM

AZmom875 on Jul 30, 2022:

Have a SWEET DAY!!

nancylee on Jul 30, 2022:

Thank you for joining my swap Wonderful Watermelon profile decorations AMMM

kittyhahahotbot on Jul 4, 2022:

OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:


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