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bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: March 26, 2020
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

NOTICE

NOTICE: I may have missed some swaps after Jan. I am not sure. My father was ill and then passed away, so things were put aside. Please let me know if you did not receive a swap.

PLEASE do not feel that you have to add extra goodies to a swap - unless it's required. ALTHOUGH I am always happy to receive postage stamps (so remember to cut them off your envelopes you receive in case you get my name again) and postcards. As for crafting stuff, I have a lot of it and I'm trying to downsize a bit.

POSTCARDS: Naked (unless swap calls otherwise), with a little more written on it then the swap name, say something - how's the weather, learning anything new, something about your town - ANYTHING. Its disappointing to get a PC with just the swap title and your name on it.

RATINGS: For me it's confirmation that you have received swap. I do not flake and do my best to fulfill swap requirements. If you feel I did not meet requirements or you did not receive swap, please let me know (through swap-bot message) so i can resend. I gave up following up on people for ratings, it's supposed to be done and I've had some coordinators come back with the response that they don't bother worrying about people who don't rate and don't do anything about it. So if you haven't taken the time to send me a note to tell me you haven't received your item or if you haven't rated me, I'm just going to assuming that you have received it.

I CHECK MY MAIL DAILY AND RATE THE DAY I RECEIVE THE SWAP. If I have not rated you it means that I have not received swap. Do not be afraid to send me a note to check because some areas take longer to get here than others. Do take note sometimes I may not receive your item, but if it's a PC I'm not going to send you a note and asked you to resend. But if it is a continue problem then I'll probably send you a note and say hey I haven't received it.

About Me

Hi there!
I am married and we have four adult children and two beautiful grand daughters. My husband have been married for 35 years and I'm happy to say we celebrate two of our anniversaries in Europe and looking forward to celebrate more there.

I dabble in a little bit of everything, swapping is my way of keeping busy. I do a bit of diamond art, a bit of sewing going to start knitting a bit again, and any kind of crafting that I see interesting. So you can say I'm not committed to anything 😁.

I am committed to postcards, I love to read whats written on them and the picture. I enjoy sharing them with our grand-daughters. Whenever we travel I always send them postcards, whether its from a big city or a small village, if I can find a postcard it will be sent to our grand-daughters, with a little story about the area and they look forward to getting them. Our oldest grand-daughter has started looking up the postcard subject/city, like the Colliseum in Rome, she found it very interesting and told me about it when we got home. Our youngest grand-daughter will go through my travel book and pick places she wants to go to and recognizes pictures of postcards I've sent. I hope someday we are able to take them on a journey with us.

LIKES/PHOBIA/DISLIKES

LIKES:
Letters
Travel
Postage Stamps - new and used - please do not cover your stamps with tape
Quotes
Humor
Northern Lights
The Universe
Umbrellas
Hot Chocolate
Zodiac sign: Taurus (The Bull)
Ghost Walks
The weird and unusual.
The fun and unexpected

PHOBIA - FROGS - although I don't mind postcards of them because then I can send them to my grand-daughters just to shock them. I really have problems with live frogs - serious problems!

DISLIKE:
Coffee
Tea
Religion stuff

THANKS BUT NO THANKS:
Scrap paper - I have so much scrap paper of my own that I'm trying to deal with.

FAVORITES

ANIMALS: Otters, Sugar Gliders, Sloths, Birds of Paradise, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas, Ferrets
Any animal is fine with me

FLOWERS: Colored Roses,Tulips, Sweet Peas Bleeding Hearts, Pansies,Lilacs,Bird of paradise
So many beautiful flowers to choose - lets just say I love all flowers

COLORS: Emerald Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Blue
Just look in a crayon box or the colors around you and you'll see all the colors I love.

POST STAMPS

Do you just throw out your postage stamps that come on your envelopes? Feel free to start saving them and then send them to me, send me a message and I will send you my address. When you cut them off your envelopes, please leave a little space and do not cut right to the edges of the stamps. Know that I will greatly appreciate them and if I have them I'll share mine with somebody else who also appreciate them. Thank you in advance.
Post Stamps new and used
I like Canada, Finland, Netherlands and Zodiac stamps, but I do collect a wide variety so feel free to send any postage stamps. Please do not cover your stamps with tape

POSTCARDS

POSTCARDS - NAKED - written on and stamped, unless swap requires differently.

I'm excited to receive post cards that highlight areas, culture, animals, structures etc, and reading what people have to share on the back, this is why I got into Swap-Bot to begin with.

Architecture Country/State Scenic views Flags. Animals Fantasy Steampunk are some ideas, but really I like all postcards.

And I really have to bite my tongue on this one, but I send postcards to my grandchildren that I think they would like. They like frogs (choke). Because they know my fear of frogs I find it amusing sometimes to send them a postcard of a frog just to shock them. Secretly I am hoping by doing this they will quit video calling me with a live frog on thier head {SHIVERS - horror stories, ugh}.

DISLIKE:
Chinese Fashion postcards

Ratings

5
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Comment: Received it; thanks for all the fun tourist goodies.
5
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Comment: Thank you!
suepier rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #8 on Feb 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note cards are prayers. Luckily my family were not near the fires in South Australia but of course we were all affected by the smoke.
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Comment: Thanks for pc’s to send on ! A nice note !
Sandy1969 rated for Christmas greeting card on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Long & Lovely Letter and Christmas Card. I enjoyed your letter.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card. Happy New Year!
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Comment: What fond memories of the Xmas trees. Thank you for sharing! Emily :)
2Hearts rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #23 on Dec 22, 2019
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Comment: I actually like this card! Thank you! :-)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card, the stamp, the wonderful decorated envelope and for sharing your happy family news - your Christmases sound wonderful - Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Pc arrived safely... Thank you for the pc with such a breath taking view.
Loosefolia rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card! I've never experienced Christmas the way you've experienced it and I really enjoyed reading about your Christmas memories. You wrote a really long letter, too! So again, thank you! And warm wishes to you and your family <3
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed it, think we all need to share our memories, I love reading other peoples memories. Warm wishes to you and your family as well.
goinjenny rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you
RNRISLOVE rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: Loved the pretty card.
ayates rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: the envelope made my heart sing, the card is drop down gorgeous & your heartfelt note is beautiful ~ merriest to you!!!
Response: Awe thank you 🤗💙💜☃️
Clearbrite rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: A most fantastic card and letter! Thank you so very much! Xmas wishes from Australia to you
Response: Thank you ☃️☃️☃️
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Comment: Hi Bonnie! Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and all the goodies! You were so sweet to include so much fun stuff! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm happy you liked everything. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well
vick302000 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for such a pretty card. I loved reading your letter. Thank you so much.
Kianna rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your card and beautiful long letter with your fond memories about Christmas trees. Happy holidays!
ashchu rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 9, 2019
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Comments

NaitomeaMinx on Dec 8, 2019:

Thank you for the story about your phobia! It was a great read! My son laughed and laughed (teenagers sigh no compassion. Though I must confess the aquarium story made me chuckle hard.). However, don't be sad my mother is the EXACT same way with "wormy" things--snakes, worms, caterpillars, etc. It's so bad my aunt STILL tells the story about the old tree in front of my childhood house, that was full of caterpillars. One day, one of those caterpillars made the sad unfortunate mistake of falling out the tree and into my car seat just as my mother lifted up from snapping me in it. Well then the neighbors got a LOVELY show of the crazy hollering and screaming woman tossing her baby and a car seat all about in the backseat of the car while she tried to "save" me from said caterpillar. That I'm not brain dead today, my aunt assures me is a miracle. Needless to say, after that and a few more free shrieking dancing numbers for the neighborhood courtesy of my mother, my uncle was enlisted to come and cut down the front tree (illegally I might added since it was TECHNICALLY on somebody else's land division). Still I survived childhood at least --and the neighbors only shot us a "few" dirty looks over their MIA tree until we finally moved a few years later I'm told.

lou on Oct 28, 2019:

NOTE: A rating from a swapper 10 months after a swap closed seems odd — that will definitely not keep you out of WIYM group!

kertasborneo on Sep 26, 2019:

Hey Bonnie, I've sent you a message on Sep 20th, kindly check!

Petre on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for your New Year surprise card! And welcome back to The Hague, New Years Eve there is fireworks in the Hofvijver, it looks great!

Peter

lou on May 22, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

goinjenny on May 17, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful words on my profile!!

Cariboocarol on Dec 23, 2017:

Hi Bonnie!! I absolutely loved all the items you sent in the 'paired envie of fun'--you sent so many extras but you can be sure that I will use it all. In fact I plan to write several letters over Christmas and your paper is my first choice! I hope your Christmas drive to your granddaughter's was uneventful---you did not say where you were going though...was it to Rupert?

ellecamino on Nov 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the post card. It's cute and I love the stamp, beautiful.

meeltje57 on Oct 5, 2017:

yvonne401 on Jun 19, 2017:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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