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cbzcando

cbzcando
Date Joined: August 22, 2007
Last Online: July 18, 2018
Birthday: May 27
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello everyone!

If you ever liked Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, go see the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” I think it lives up to the hype.

If there's a problem or concern with a swap (postage due or something else), please send me a message. I'm sure we can work something out. 2018 Note: For curious minds, I get mail at two different homes these days. If we swap often and you notice an address change, don’t worry. I’ll get your mail whichever address you used.

I like both vintage and modern looks. Favorite color: changes daily. I have lots of blue, silver, deep red, black and white, soft greens. I try to welcome all colors - no discrimination. Currently into: ATCs, collage, knitting, and making charms. Have a soft spot for all things vintage. Basically, I like to make things - it's soothing.

Favorite Crafts: ATCs, knitting scarves and dish cloths, making matchboxes, magnets, and altered charms, collage, getting messy with inks and paint. I like paper crafts of all sorts. Very fond of rubber stamps, especially vintage inspired, artsy, quirky and mail themed ones.

Currently looking for: Cloth napkins (cotton print, all colors and styles, surprise me) old photographs, Milagros, healthy recipes that also taste great, embossed or textured paper, Japanese five yen coins, one of your favorite quotes, calligraphy tips and worksheets, tea towels/dish towels, blank flash cards and other tools for teaching English to adults, books/videos/recommendations for how to learn Swahili, ten million dollars :)

Likes: Mixed media supplies, stencils, beauty samples, fun beginner knitting patterns, collage sheets, vintage bird illustrations, air mail themed items, crowns, fortunes from fortune cookies, dresden scrap, Milagros, old photographs, stars, anthropomorphic animals, map themed things, typewriters, unusual or artistic rubber stamps, mini ink pads like Color Box Cat's Eye inks, keys, writing pens, little pins like those one inch button pins, hanging out with my dog (I have a rescue mutt named Lucky), exploring. Craft tools and supplies are my weakness - gently used is a-ok!

Some of my favorite crafty things are Somerset Studio magazine, 7 Gypsies paper, Staz-On ink pads, Paper Source, subway tokens, old tape measures, old pins and jewelry from thrift stores. I love tote bags of all kinds (helps me pretend that I'm organized). Always looking for reusable grocery bags with a nice design or quirky look (if you have a bag from Piggly Wiggly, l have a Trader Joe's bag with the SF design to swap with you).

I like trying candies and foods from different places. (Do they still sell Bassett's Milky Babies in the UK or is it just Jelly Babies now?) I like dark chocolate the most, then all the other chocolates, macadamia nuts, and berry favors. Love going to farmers markets. On the lookout for healthy, yummy, real food recipes. Finally broke down and splurged on a Vitamix (it's loud!) so your favorite recipes for that would be great.

Also, surprises are wonderful!

Dislikes: Glitter that gets all over the place, Disney, flashing graphics, foam stickers, people who swap but don't rate, coconuts (coconut oil is ok). Not really into Kawaii or cutesy things, although some of it is fun. No friendship books, sticker books, etc. please since I don't do those things.

Collects: Old keys and photographs, unusual writing pens, foreign coins, old metal bus/subway tokens.

Personal: Married to a great guy who likes to see me tinker with ideas. No kids. One dog named Lucky. Love the idea of swapping - both the giving and receiving. Who knows what inspirations will come through the mail!

For ATC Swaps

For themes, I'm drawn to vintage, nature, birds, houses, bingo, butterflies, the moon, postage stamps, postage stamp people, hearts, and minimalist designs. When sending to me, don't worry if we like different things. Send me what you like.

I usually make collage ATCs. Most of them have a star somewhere. That's just my thing :) When I make a card without one, my husband says things like, "Where's the star?" "Are you sure?" "How 'bout an asterisk?"

I also seem to reach for my favorite stamps and images over and over. So if we're in a lot of the same swaps, you might get twins. Or triplets. Trade them out! If you're bothered by that, just message me and we'll switch out a new card. No big deal.

Other Favorites

Crafts, jazz, and dogs come to mind. I love to go hunt for things (as in stuff, not bears). Favorite movie: Cinema Paradiso. Favorite books: varied. Past favorites include I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou), The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen), A Personal Matter (Kenzaburo Oe). For non-fiction, how to craft books seem to pile up around me.

I like to swap because I enjoy seeing other people's creativity. It's fun to see what others like to make. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your day.

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Ratings

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Comment: Lovely ATCoin! This is the very first one I've gotten! Thanks for the cute little seals too :) I hope your KonMari efforts are successful....I feel like a hot mess right now with everything pulled out of everywhere...but I've been saying my respectful goodbyes to lots of things and soon it'll be nothing but Zen around here ;)
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Comment: One of my favorite all time cards! Thank you so much and for the 3 of hearts too.
rjdolphin rated for July 5/5 senders choice ATC (USA) on Jul 14, 2018
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Comment: beautiful card. Thanks
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Comment: I love the Tim Holtz ATC - the paper dolls are so cute. I am (today t least :) wild and free ... lol Thank you for the ATC and extras.
Anettethhjertnes rated for ATCO: A Touch of Gold INTL on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: So beautiful, I love it
AmookIslandCreations rated for Used Stamp ATC on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful ATC and the extras! I love the vintage children too! I love to explore new places! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Love this coin! Thank you - hope you enjoyed the swap! And I'm with you - less weeding = more wildlife:)
PaperPassion rated for Using a stencil on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Bonnie,Love the ATC you made for me.Thanks so much
Anettethhjertnes rated for WIYM: House Shaped ATC on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: Wonderfull atc. Thank you for the Holtz pictures
Response: You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Comment: bonnie! this is so cool... love the girls and your style...and you are right about the tim holtz figures...I love using them and I love getting them...they add a lot to a card...thank you for sending a couple along with the atc. and yes it is pretty hot here as well. stay cool...I am doing my best as well!~
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the lovely comments. This summer heat is making me really appreciate a nice cool breeze :)
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Comment: Great first coin- it’s super hot here too!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you the cards are super.
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Comment: You are a super swapper, I love my houses.
Response: You’re a super swapper, too! I’m glad you enjoyed them 🏠🏠🏠🏠
jjhere rated for WIYM: Triangle Shaped ATC on Jun 9, 2018
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Comment: I love it all, Bonnie. The Christmas card made me chuckle and I loved your note inside. How rewarding your volunteering must be! I've often thought of how difficult it would be for me to move to a country with dramatically different customs and a language I didn't understand. I am in awe of people who do it. Your ATC was brilliant as well. Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! The volunteering has been an eye opener, for sure. Very humbling seeing a person’s ability to adapt. Have a great week end!
Pandd rated for VTHS: Make a vintage & TH style ATC on Mar 21, 2018
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Comment: Love your ATC! Especially the background. Wonderful design. Thank you for a great swap. Pat💕💕
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Always nice to swap with you. Have a great week :)
mrsD rated for Happy Mail - Januaryish on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: Mail from you is the highlight of my everything!
Response: Well then, I’d better send you more more often! 💕
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Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rate!
Response: No worries. Have a good week 🙋🏻
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome happy mail.

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Comments

CurlyTea on May 29, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

spotteddogs on Mar 14, 2018:

spotteddogs on Mar 12, 2018:

Such a belated "thank you" for the wonderful RAK-A-THON you sent in December. I loved the Christmas cards and hearing about your time in Oregon. Hope you enjoyed your visit with your mom. Were you there over Christmas? 2018 got off to a bumpy start, but things are normalizing now. Hope all is well. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness!

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

bigmamabird on Dec 26, 2017:

Awww! Thanks so much for the coolio art supply bag I love it... love 'the silver lining' too! About sharing Salem as a hometown, thanks so much for the offer... I will always have a special place in my heart for Frankfurt, Germany as my birth place but ya let's share! I haven't ever been over to those northwestern states but I think i would feel right at home. Happy New Year to you!This has indeed been a fun swap...

mrsD on Dec 13, 2017:

TWO! TWO MORE BEAUTIFUL CARDS FROM YOU TODAY! thank you my most beautiful friend!! xxoo

CurlyTea on Nov 28, 2017:


Snowball Fight!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

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