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bjmonroe

bjmonroe
Date Joined: February 17, 2012
Last Online: September 25, 2017
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States
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About Me

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. 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, Bones, Vikings, Criminal Minds, Body of Proof, The Voice, Designated Survivor, NCIS. 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..

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. Venting can be good but there is never a reason to be petty.

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: Gorgeous postcard! Thanks! Hope you are recovering well from Irma!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Great Fun, Scary PC! I hope you weathered Crazy Irma safely. My best to you
LisaE rated for HMPC: Dog Day postcard on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Lovely card!
YooperHill rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Sept on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Love your creative pc! Hope you did ok with Irma!
Sugardragon rated for BL - Hand Made Butterfly PC Swap on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful hand made Butter fly Postcard :0) Yay!! another Star Trek fan! The only ones I haven't seen are the two newest versions sadly.... I don't have enough time hahaha! Happy Swappin!
MamaMangrove rated for CC: TDEMASBISIC on Sep 2, 2017
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Comment: Lucky you to have a studio to work in. Mine's a board over my kitchen sink!
RockyBeach rated for CC: Sender's Choice August 2017 on Aug 23, 2017
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Comment: Another fast card! Love shack bay-beee! I will have now the tune of the B52s in my ear all evening long.:) Lovely little house. Thank you!
Response: I can't believe how fast our mail goes back and forth! Glad you like the postcard. Thanks for fast rating and the heart. Til next time
Artstamper rated for HMPC: Put a "Napkin" on it on Aug 22, 2017
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Comment: This PC turned out so pretty! Thank you so much. I watch for napkins I can use in art all the time too.
Response: Thank you for your kind words, rating and heart . I am so glad you liked it
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Comment: Thank you for the great card made especially for me. From the map, to the math, to the circuits on the envelope, I can tell you really put time and effort into making this special for me and I really appreciate it! I enjoyed reading about your guesses, very strange how things like that happen eh? Happens to me quite often too!
Response: Awe, Awe, you really have me blushing with all your praise. I got a kick out of making that for you. Thank you for the rating and the hear.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cool eyeballs!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating
piratejimbob87 rated for HMPC: Put a "Cat" on it on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, I love it!
Response: So glad you like it. Thanks for the rating and the heart
crescendo rated for WIYM: September Stocking Stuffer on Aug 17, 2017
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Comment: ooooh two prizes for meeee! Thank you! Saving for December.
Response: You are welcome, enjoy. Thanks for rating and for the heart
RockyBeach rated for Stenciled on Aug 15, 2017
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Comment: The kitty was kind, the white bird is still outside the cats mouth. :) Thanks for your colourful card!
Response: You are very welcome, glad you liked it. Thanks for rating and for the heart
Noel rated for TPS: Mail Art - August 2017 on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card...sending you an email as well!:)
Response: So happy you like it. Thanks for rating and for the heart
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Comment: Thank you for this awesome postcard. It is extra special that it is about the celts. I am leaving soon for Scotland again soon and enjoy it again first hand. Hugs, Mona
Response: I am glad you liked it. It did not come out the way I imagined but I did have fun making it for you. Thanks for rating and for the heart. Enjoy your trip back to Scotland.
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Postcard with map paper on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks - I've been to Roseville. Hope your Florida weather improves.
Response: Thanks for rating!
Meryly13 rated for AMA Sender's Choice -July on Aug 8, 2017
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Comment: Bonnie, thank you sooo much for the beautiful (second) postcard!! I just LOVE it!! And thank you for sending the second one!! I bet the first one was probably just as beautiful!!! ;-). (If it had arrived intact!!). :-) Bless you, Meryl
Response: Thank you for rating
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Comment: Very funny, Bonnie. I like the neckpiece of straws & the sailor cap! I got back into town just in time for that tropical storm deluge. My yard was a lake, but luckily no flooding inside.
Response: I think we were very lucky with that storm. Could have been so much worse Glad you like the pc, thanks for the quick rating and for the heart
sakameg rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD on Aug 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, Bonnie for the wonderful owl card. I love it!
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Comment: I just LOVE the butterfly postcard you made. I have a butterfly punch, and several stamps but no stencil. This could be an excuse to go shopping! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thanks!
Response: So happy you liked it. Yes, go shopping. You can never go wrong with shopping and a girl can't have enough butterflies. Thanks for the kind rating and the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 625 147 153
Completed Fives Threes Ones
595 670 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

pkpeace on Sep 9, 2017:

STORM UPDATE

Just an FYI and I hope this is okay to post.... Bonnie and her husband HAVE evacuated and hopefully will be safe! Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!

VivaLaDiane on Sep 8, 2017:

Many thoughts and much love directed your way. ♥♥

Paige1900 on Sep 2, 2017:

I received your super cute Thank You Note today. You are too kind. The card is fantastic. :)

djcamp04 on Aug 19, 2017:

What a precious postcard! It certainly touched my heart ❤️ and put a smile on my face! I love it, thanks ever so much!

tcornell on Aug 18, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard that you made for me! It was so very sweet of you :) I am out of the hospital now and doing well. I'll work on not going back, for sure! Hugs!

Whippet on Aug 17, 2017:

Hi Bonnie! Thank you, my FL neighbor, for the awesome handmade art postcard you made for me. I'm doing well, feeling "myself" again after rest, recovery. - Kathy

pkpeace on Aug 14, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful postcard... your timing couldn't have been more perfect!!! Hugs, Patty xo

mummsie on Aug 3, 2017:

Hey Bonnie. Mom received your Mail Art PC today. She loved your choice of lavender and black. It came on a day to celebrate as she finished her chemo today! Thank you for making it super special...

anrtist on Aug 1, 2017:

HAPPY National Girlfiends Day! Aug 1st!!!


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Enjoy your month & Blessings, cc

pkpeace on Jul 11, 2017:

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