Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2017 2:14 am
www.swap-bot.com

bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: April 24, 2017
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

About Me

Hi there!

I am married and our four children are adults now and we have two beautiful and fun grand-daughters. My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary last year (2016) and had a wonderful adventure around Europe, starting in Glasgow. His family history is from Scotland and mine is from Netherlands, so we made it a point to visit those two areas. What an adventure we had and we are planning on going back to see some more of Europe in the future.

It's funny, over the years I have tried many crafty things and now I sit down to put in words what I like doing and I am stumped. I am open to all ideas and am looking forward to this journey through Swap-Bot and all the people that I will be sharing stories and items with. 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 what got me interested in Swap Bot.

So July 8, 2016 is day 1 of becoming a swap-bot member. Hoping to make new friends and find new interest.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

PHOBIA - Frogs! I don't keep anything material of frogs around our house, not that it scares me as much as the breathing ones do, and I may even send a thing or two of frogs out. But I would be grateful not to receive anything frog related so I don't end up having nightmares of frogs coming out of my closet. I am just learning to accept the few stickers that I have right now, but I have control over how many I have.
Update: My relationship with material frogs is improving! 😀. My relationship with live frogs is not happening, and I'm finally have accepted that I'll never be one of those princesses who kisses a frog and it turns out to be her knight in shinning armour - not going to happen! Fortunately I already have my knight in shinning armour and don't have to go around looking for frogs - {{shiver}}

SWAPS: I have no intentions of flaking or not sending a swap. I do my best to send things right after I get partnered. If it's something that needs more time to do, I will assure you that it will be sent before deadline date. If you do not receive a swap from me or if you feel I did not do it properly please send me a note before you rate me and hopefully we can work it out. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO RATE ME when you receive my swaps so I know you got it. Thank you in advance.

Interests

 Mail Stamps
 Making Envelops
 Stickers - please no children ones
 Architecture - especially old buildings
 ATC - (learning)
 Jewelry - (also want to learn)
 Post Cards
 Letters
 Travel
 Quotes - any kind
 Humour.
 Bookmakers that have countries name on it and if possible which city/town/community its from
 Northern Lights, Comets, Stars, Planets, Universe
 Rain and Umbrellas - especially colorful ones
 Lapel Pins
 Hot Chocolate
 The weird and unusual

I read other peoples profiles and there is so much on their list that I would love to have. So lets put it this way, send me what ever you would like and like many on here I will use it or may pass it forward to someone else who will.
Thank you in advance.

Other interest

Zodiac sign: Taurus (The Bull)

Ghost Walks - I like these when we are traveling, gives a history lesson in a fun way

Love to hear about traveling adventures - so if you feel like writing a letter I'd be excited to read it

DON'T LIKE: Coffee or Tea Don't read books anymore
Not religious

Favorites

GAMES I enjoy (try to win at LOL):
Chess
Crib If you make pieces to these games, think of me

ANIMALS:
Otters
Sugar Gliders
Sloths
Birds of Paradise

FLOWERS:
Colored Roses
Tulips
Sweet Peas
Bleeding Hearts
Pansies
So many beautiful flowers to choose

COLORS:
Emerald Green
Orange
Pink
Purple
Yellow
Blue
Just look in a crayon box and you have all the colors I love.

Ratings

Danitium rated for 3 Things in an Envie INTL #1 on Apr 17, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Yesssss!!!! I finally got it! Whooohooo! Go Israel super fast speedy mail system.... I loved all the stuff you sent. You're so sweet, thank you so much :)
PostcardAl rated for Sea Creatures PC Swap on Apr 17, 2017
5
rating
Comment: hello, and thanks for the photo of the cute baby seal. I was in BC a few years ago, visiting the Rockies. Beautiful! Best, al
5
rating
Comment: Love the grizzly card :) We see quite a few grizzly when traveling through Canada :) such characters to watch :) I've wanted to try my hand at ATC as well...maybe one day :) Thank you for the great card :)
Response: I'm definitely not the best at ATC but I try LOL
5
rating
 
5
rating
Comment: Love the envelope.
Babsmomof5 rated for Asian themed ATC on Apr 4, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Oh, Bonnie...I am absolutely blown away by your amazing ATC! The thought that you put into this, and the incredible detail...it is just amazing! I have hundreds of ATC's collected through the years, and this one is most definitely one of my absolute favorites I've ever received. And then the way you presented it, and the card made from the fantastic picture your daughter took...just breathtaking. All of my kids and even my hubby remarked on everything. I wanted to say one other thing...you are most definitely an artist. To think and construct something of such beauty takes talent, and heart, and that is quite the definition of an artist in my mind! Thank you again, and I hope you'll consider joining some of the "An ATC a week" swaps I host!
Response: Awe thank you so much. When I finished it I thought it looked so simple - why did it take me so long! But I understand now. Working on another one and I hope it goes over well also. Glad you liked the card/photo, she's very talented. Once again thanks 😀
5
rating
Comment: Lovely postcard! Can't wait to get it on its way!
foxyroxy912 rated for NH Notecard Swap on Apr 3, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love your handmade envelope.
5
rating
Comment: thank you so much. love that handmade bookmark
Response: Glad you like it. My sons girlfriend did it for me as I'm not an artist - yet! I am starting to dabble in art, and making my first attempt today.
frogginghappy rated for Fives--Fabulous Fives! on Mar 27, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I always say the note is the best part of swapping and, even with the amazing collection of goodies you sent me, that is especially true today. Thank you for sharing your stories with me and giving me not just a huge smile, but a huge laugh as well. Have a great day and stay strong - spring is coming...😂
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. As I watch it rain I can't help but think the breeding is happening 😟, hoping for no close encounters this year 🤞🏻
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package.
Kalalinga rated for Random Quicky INTL #2 on Mar 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Bonnie. Thank you so much for the most gorgeous handmade envelope filled with many lovely goodies. I like everything, and I love the way you presented it! Happy Swapping! -Carolyn
Response: Thank you 😀
stitchinwitch rated for NH: Easy Postcard #14 on Mar 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: You see wolves! So jealous. Thank you for the lovely card x
Response: Black ones are rare to see, and intimidating when you do see them. Timber wolves you'll see crossing highways and one town we lived in there was always one hanging around people watching and probably looking for the out door cats. We have a lot of foxes in town here and they always have a cat hanging out of their mouths, a cat or chicken that some people try to raise in town. We also have bears, cougars, lynx (always my favourite to see). Lots of stories to tell about wild life. Glad you enjoyed card.
jezb750 rated for Where You Live (PC) - August on Oct 12, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Hello Bonnie! Sorry it took a while to rate you, but big thanks for sending me a nice card of Mr. PG. Best regards!
eel rated for Map Postcard Swap on Jul 14, 2016
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, Bonnie! I sent the same one to my trade partner!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 13 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
16 15 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 11 5 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

PrairieKittin on Jul 22, 2016:

Welcome to the Colouring In group! We are a very fun and active group. Jump in and get your feet wet. You're going to love it here!

bstrong on Jul 9, 2016:

I'm not sure if this is where I send a response to your comment, but I'm going to give it a whirl. Thank you very much about my user name, its a constent reminder when things go wrong.

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

Login to leave a comment now!