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bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: April 23, 2019
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

NOTICE

***Just an idea for postcards or letters. We want to go someplace for Christmas and can't figure out where. We are looking at staying for a month. A single friend of mine want to come to, but she has some fears that we want to be aware of but also may because we are with her she will fell braver. So warm places come to mind - keep in mind we are from Northern Canada brrrrrrrr..... so a bit warm would be nice. Because we are celebrating Christmas and New Years we would like to see something some fireworks or a different culture. So if you are writing a letter or pc maybe keep that in mind if your area might be the place for us to go let us know. Oh yes and at a reasonable cost please.

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 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.

About Me

Hi there!
I am married and we have four adult children and two beautiful grand daughters. My husband have been married for 33 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 Coliseum 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

CassSullivan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #141 on Apr 23, 2019
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Comment: I loved reading about your weekend, definitely fun! Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with me. Oh! and I love all the goodies you sent with the letter! Have a great day. :)
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Comment: thank you for the lovely postcard. i love wolves so was right up my alley :) i will also check out your friends art. always like finding new artists.
Response: He's pretty amazing.
goinjenny rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #7 on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
Copperluck rated for "A week in my life" letter swap on Apr 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for yoyr extra long letter. Thanka for sharing your day to day glimpse of your life. I hope things aettle down a bit.
Response: Thank goodness it has. It was a long letter I have to learn how to write short ones.
MisplacedfromPA rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #138 on Apr 10, 2019
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Comment: You sure had a busy weekend. Hoping your daughter is better and you can once again have just your home to keep up. Seems like your family dynamics are loving and kind. Blessings to you all, thank-you for the lovely letter---Michelle.
Response: It can be pretty crazy, I've learned to never say (with meaning) 'I'm bored' because every time I did things exploded ... so the words, "awweee it's nice and calm" are a lot better to say LOL. And my daughter is doing much better, finally fully healed, thank goodness! Have a great upcoming weekend.
Coss rated for POSTCARD: I don't live there! on Apr 7, 2019
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Comment: Thanks. I am heading to Greece this summer, wasn't on my bucket list but the opportunity came so I took it.
Response: Wasn't all mine either but I ended up there and fell in love with it. Have fun and I hope you fall in love with it too.
HelenG6 rated for One person - one country - postcard on Apr 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your Mr. PG card. I'm sorry for the delay on rating. I recall Canada Post issued post cards for their stamps, and this was one of them! Have a wonderful Spring/Easter!
Nassenheider rated for Where You Live (PC) - Mar 2019 on Apr 2, 2019
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Comment: Hello Bonnie, Thank you very much for your nice postcard. It made me very happy. It’s always very interesting to receive a card from a place that I didn’t have in my collection before. Greetings from Germany!
Response: Happy to hear it was a new one to your collection
SeoulQueen rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Mar 2019) on Mar 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!!
Kayllra rated for POSTCARD: I don't live there! on Mar 28, 2019
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Comment: Hello Bonnie, thank you for the card I absolutely love England :) And Rotterdam is a nice place to visit my tips for your "dutch trips" is Breda, Eindhoven and the provance Drenthe it's really nice to go there. Best of wishes xx Karin
Response: I'll make sure those places are on my list, thank you ❤
phillaine rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Mar 27, 2019
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Comment: This was absolutely delightful! I love your painting and all the lovely treats you sent me (already inspiring more mail art), and reading your letter was a great way to start my day. Thank you for all the time and care you put into this for me. ♥
Response: I'm glad to see you liked it, I'm not an artist by any means but sometimes I get in the mood to give it a try ha,ha,ha!
Inkeltje rated for Where You Live (PC) - Mar 2019 on Mar 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the 2 pc’s 😁 an extra gift. I like the view of your country, the nature looks awesome! And the mailbox is always a good idea 😉.
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Comment: thanks!
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #166 on Mar 20, 2019
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Comment: Great cards! And super fun handmade envies - always one of my fav things! AND AND AND: the b&w image of the mother/child on the stamp -- totally love that and may try to have a print made of it! Thankyou so much!
Response: Glad you liked it
Gatzcat rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #5 on Mar 19, 2019
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Comment: I agree. The PC is bright and colorful which I like but I’m not a fan of how clustered the flowers are. Thanks for sending it.
suepier rated for One person - one country - postcard on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love it.
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Comment: I love to send the PC to its next destination. Thanks for the teas, we will try them these upcoming days.
Noodles84 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #4 on Mar 2, 2019
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Comment: It made me giggle because I looked at the postcard and thought wow it's so pretty. I really love flowers so maybe I was willing to ignore their dusty appearance lol!
Response: LOL, so funny how people look at things differently 😃😃
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Comment: Thank you for the extra goodies!
notme78 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #165 on Mar 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards.

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Comments

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

lou on May 21, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

anrtist on Jul 8, 2016:

I like your user name! ;-)
THANX for asking to join in the LLL ☺ HOPE you enjoy it ...
I sent you some other group invites too... Blessings, cc

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