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bjmonroe

bjmonroe
Date Joined: February 17, 2012
Last Online: June 19, 2018
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a serious night owl and have been known to be up at 4am working in my studio or glued to YouTube.

Profile updated 10/6/2017.

Many thanks to all the talented artists I have had the privilege to swap with these past five years. I have loved meeting people from around the world and treasure the wonderful friendships that have resulted.

I first found Swap-bot as a place to trade ATCs. I had been making notecards for years and was so excited to try making my art smaller. From there my art exploded into collage, mixed media, doll making and more.

I am currently hooked on Mail Art but love finding anything art related in my mailbox. If you send it, I will probably like it.

I am retired, originally from the Chicago area. I now live in SW Florida with my DH, our dog Pearl and The cat Lucy. If you have a cat you already know you don't "own" them.

We live on a salt water canal and love to boat ride and fish. We have ducks and iguanas on a daily basis. We sometimes have manatees, turtles and sea otters. It's a beautiful place to live. I love plants and am trying to learn what I can keep alive here in Florida.

I love thrift stores, garage sales and of course craft stores. My family shops for me from my Amazon wish list. They keep the art supplies coming.

I do not flake and I strive to keep my high rating. I rate fairly each swap I receive. Extras are not required to earn a heart. in fact I do not need any. Don't think you have to send me an extra to get a heart. If you are going to be late with a swap please communicate with me. Likewise, if something I send is lost in the mail or running late, please contact me before rating down.

Favorite Crafts

I am very good at some things but dabble in many. I am always curious and searching for new projects.

I am a potter and own my own wheel and kiln although it is currently in storage :)

Mail Art, especially hand made postcards

Painting, all mediums

Mixed media and collage

I love my Gelli plate

Sewing small projects

Making art dolls

Crochet

Jewelry making

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite is Avatar (in 3D of course). Also Benny and Joon, My Cousin Vinny, Mama Mia, Saving Private Ryan, Steel Magnolias. I am a big Johnny Depp fan, so any of the "Pirates" and now Dark Shadows. I like Kevin Klein, Tom Hanks, Colin Firth (he is the Mr. Darby to me) and Jodie Foster.

Favorite Television

Most programs on HGTV, Vikings, Criminal Minds, The Voice, Designated Survivor, NCIS, Bull, and my guilty pleasure Live PD. I am also a sports fan, Nascar (go #11, Denny Hamlin), football and boxing (not mma or cage)

Favorite Books

When I read my nose is mostly stuck in a magazine such as Cloth, Papers, Scissors; Card Maker, Soft Doll or any jewelry making magazine. I can also be found at the library sitting on the floor looking at books in the Arts/Crafts section.

LIKES

I love bright colors, tropical colors. I used to not like orange but over the last year I like it more and more and even find myself wearing it. I prefer jewel tones over pastels. I like floral and spice scents, also vanilla and of course lavender. . Things I like in general are

Our Creator, nature, Mother Earth, wind, sun, water, all things great and small. Being at the beach is a favorite. So is camping in the mountains..

OK, I also love to spend hours on Pinterest or YouTube. I love new ideas and seeing what others are doing and how they are doing it.

Animals of all kinds, especially dogs and cats.

Hearts and being in love. Warm fuzzies and hugs. I am blessed with a wonderful husband.

Surprises

Snail mail

Bling and more bling

gel pens, glitter pens

Hummingbirds, butterflies and dragonflies

Sea shells

Flowers

Wind chimes

My Cricut

Lace, yarn, ribbon, fibers

embossing powder

Buttons and beads

embellishments, bits of paper and fabric

craft magazines

Romantic and Victorian goodies

Hand made cards, tags, ATCs, Mail Art and etc.

Stamps, rubber,clear and postage

Paints and inks, spray inks and dyes

turquoise blue glass figurines-especially birds or other animals

Owls and birds in general

Big, chunky jewelry. Rings, necklaces, pierced ear rings, bracelets, to rings and anklets. Silver, gold, copper and pewter tones. I do prefer silver and love moonstones. Doesn't have to be real. I can have more if it's not "fine" jewelry.

Thrift stores and treasure hunting (bargain hunting) Garage sales if I can get up early enough.

Dreams and new ideas

Anything handmade by you

I like exploring old graveyards but more for the history of them than scarry stuff. Not going there at night.

I like Civil War history and have walked the battlefield at Vicksburg, following the progress of the battle from both sides.

People who create and people who share. Kind people, people who have an open mind and do not judge. I have met so many great people here. Yippee.

Chocolate, coffee not tea. Must have Hazelnut creamer.

DISLIKES

I don't really care for this category but I do understand the reasons for it. So here goes: I don't like cold weather or cold people, narrow minded people and people who judge. Please don't talk about religion or politics to me. So much ugly in the world and I am a believer in The Golden Rule.

Now that I have been swapping I do see the reason for this category although I know that some don't read our profiles.

Please no baby, kid's childish, wedding, Disney, cute-sie, religious and advertising items. No Kawaii. No Hello Kitty please.

Flakers

@nosboh99 for Non Winning Lotter Ticket ATC. She was also the host.

Private swaps

I am happy to do private swaps and would welcome any suggestions as to what you would like to swap with me. I am especially happy to swap Mail Art and spirit/goddess dolls. I also make button fairies. Anyone who would like Florida postcards, I can get those for you.

Ratings

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Comment: I just got back from a week & a half in the Keys and in my huge stack of awaiting mail was not 1, but 2 PCs from you! Thanks for the Olde Fish card. I had to laugh because obviously we use some of the same sources for our images. I've used that same grouper-like fish myself! Thanks for the RAK too. More on that on your profile page.
Response: Week and a half in the Keys! I am very jealous. Thanks for the heart rating and you kind words. These postcard swaps are so much fun
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2018 on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: Wow, Bonnie! What a beautiful postcard and quote :) Thank you so much. I absolutely love it! Her pieced hair is gorgeous -- I definitely have to try that technique sometime :) I am ready for summer and long warm days to art, garden, and kayak.
Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments. Wow, you make me feel like you really, really like it. Makes my heart happy
karategirl46 rated for Handmade Postcard on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: The postcard you sent is beautiful! I love it so much. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for your kind words.
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Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffer. I'm waiting until Christmas to open it.
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart.
shinyserra rated for Mixed Media Canvas - Small Art on Jun 1, 2018
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Comment: I absolutely love this! Thank you so much. And only 2 little beads escaped :)
Response: Thanks much for the rating and heart and your very kind words. I am happy to hear that it got there ok. Makes me happy
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Comment: Love the card and the expression on her face. 💓
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I do love these swaps.
Aladyjackson rated for AMA Sender's Choice-May on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thank you so much for everything especially the adorable postcard and thank you for reading my profile before sending!
Response: Thank you for the great rating, so hapy you liked it
georgiafae rated for CC: Collage Scavenger Hunt - USA on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Fun postcard-this is the style I love to do too! Now that it is spring-I love my craft porch even more-more light-more fresh air! Happy swapping-Thanks for the Happy Mail!
Response: So glad you like it. Nice to know others share my twisted mind. Thanks for your rating and for the heart
Angie rated for Try A New Medium on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the complex and textured card! It's amazing!
Laural0uise rated for Bird Mini Lucky Parcel on May 14, 2018
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Comment: thanks so much for all the nice goodies !! this was my first time joining a lucky parcel swap too! it was fun
Response: Yes, it was fun. Glad you enjoyed your parcel. And thanks for rating and the heart
orneryswife rated for Mixed Media Art Tag 3 on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for tag and napkins!!
Response: Welcome. Thank you for rating and for the heart
luckycharms rated for Bird Mini Lucky Parcel on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Bonnie, I LOVE it all! Thank you so very much for it all! The peacock chimes are going to look great on the front porch, The drink stirrs will definitely come in handy!! lol..the wood and paper cut outs will go in some fun projects, note card and scented sachet will also be put to great use!!! Thank you again♥♥♥
Response: Awe, Connie, it was entirely my pleasure. Looking forward to the next one.
watercolorgirl rated for WIYM May stocking stuffer USA on May 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you.
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Sender's Choice May - USA on May 10, 2018
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Comment: thx bonnie. see prev rating for explanation.
MamaMangrove rated for HMPC: Put a cat on it PC on May 10, 2018
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Comment: sorry to be late in rating. a pinched nerve causing temp loss of right (dominant) hand/arm making keyboard use difficult & slow. thx for nice card w cool background & great images.
Response: Sorry to hear you are down. Hope you get back to normal soon.
crescendo rated for OFAP:Altered Postcard Swap on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: MMMM now I'm hungry for chocolate! This is a very clever composition, I love the sporty red convertible, and how the MnM is standing there biding its time until the car comes around the corner, then BOOM!
Response: I am so glad you liked it and even understood what I meant when I made it. Thank you for rating and for the heart
Angie rated for CC: Exquisite Corpse Spring 2018 on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: Hi Bonnie! Thank you so much for the great postcard! Ha! I love it! Thank you so much for sending it an joining the swap! XO
Jjean rated for WIYM Stocking Stuffer USA April on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: You are welcome, thanks for rating.
luluvision rated for 1 + 1 April on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard! I'm not familiar with that couple. Are they in High Noon? And I'm glad you enjoyed reading my profile! :-)
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Comment: Wow Bonnie you made a beautiful PC with butterflies on it. I love the colors especially the purple one. Thanks so much!

Rating Overview

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Comments

MamaMangrove on Jun 12, 2018:

Here's looking at you, Kid! Your RAK eyes card just keeps watching me wherever I move in the room. I love eyes as a motif, as you obviously read in my profile, Thanks for thinking of me.

tcornell on Jun 2, 2018:

hug

Babsmomof5 on May 31, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the awesome ATC backgrounds! These are just beautiful. I know I will enjoy using them, thank you again for sharing your talent with me!

jannieb on May 25, 2018:

Thank you for the May wishes in the AWG group.

orneryswife on May 21, 2018:

Thank you for all the napkins for my May wish list in A Wish Granted! 😘

yvonne401 on May 18, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG May wishes of purple butterflies and a pretty homemade ATC!

Blessings,

Yvonne

shinyserra on May 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the crazy bird postcard and your kind sentiment! You are just too sweet :) It is my pleasure to host some MOMMAA swaps!

tcornell on May 10, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful card and your thoughtful words, it means a lot to me.

bluesky on May 9, 2018:

thank you!

tcornell on May 4, 2018:

Thank you for the profile comment and for thinking of me <3

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