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bjmonroe

bjmonroe
Date Joined: February 17, 2012
Last Online: April 20, 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

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!
Fieke rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-April on Apr 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I love your art !
Response: Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for the heart
Fieke rated for April Inspirations on Apr 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard you made.
Response: So glad it arrived safely. Thank you for the heart
jukejan rated for CC: Fish postcard - USA on Apr 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Your PC was a fish fun fest! That kitty looking at the bird cracked me up!
Response: Glad you liked it Jan. Thank you for the heart
MAGALA rated for PARIS TAG on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Wow wish you could have seen my face when your postcard arrived it the mail. Love it Love it Love it. I loved the techniques you used in making this tag. You out did yourself!
Response: You are making me blush with all that praise. Thank you. Ready to do it again, anytime you want. Thanks for the heart. Thanks for hosting too.
e2java rated for SEKS: April Happy Mail on Apr 15, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun envelope - I really like all the cool envelopes with matching stationary.
Response: So glad you liked it. It was fun to put together. Thank you for rating and the heart
Dasha rated for AMA: Sender's Choice April on Apr 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for a nice PC with crazy birds.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart
pkpeace rated for SEKS: April Happy Mail on Apr 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful envelope and all of the fun "happy" inside! Hugs!
Response: You are welcome,
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Comment: These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I can't wait to use them in my art journal and possibly share a few with others! Thank you so much Bonnie!!!
Response: So much fun, I had never just sat down to do embellishmnents. I will need to do it for myself
shinyserra rated for Handmade PC with Stamping on Apr 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Beautiful! I just LOVE the bird stamps :)
Response: I love the bird stamps too. Thank you for rating and for the heart
auralily rated for WIYM March stocking stuffer USA on Apr 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely stocking stuffer! I've got it tucked away to open at Christmas :)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart
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Comment: Great portrait PC! Tupperware face and eyes are creepy, haha! Great to hear your postal person enjoys your mail art :D! Our previous one enjoyed mine too, but not the new guy - all business, no fun - oh well! Happy Swapping :D
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart. Yes, I have a wonderful mailman. I like to leave little things in the mailbox just for him.
jukejan rated for CC: Sender's Choice March 2018 - USA on Mar 26, 2018
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Comment: Yes hon, you are right we do like to create unusual pieces, this was right on! thanks for the fun PC!
Response: Thank you Jan. You are always a positive person. You are very encouraging. Thank you for rating and the heart.
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE my "things with wings" tag! It started my third journal! Thanks Bonnie, for all of the love that goes into your work! xo
Response: so glad you are happy with it. I am kinda proud of it. Thank you friend for the heart
BeckyG56 rated for USA:Here Comes the Sun-March on Mar 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Bonnie for your bright sun. I know what you mean about things not turning out like you had envisioned in your head. I sent out a collaberation pc, and just tried too hard to make it super, and it wasn't! lol. I like the technique you used, and it is great!
LizzyJo rated for Share an Angel on Mar 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful angel ornament. I have to find the perfect place to hang her. I'm so glad you joined my swap and shared your angel stories with me.
Fieke rated for March Inspirations on Mar 20, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard you made. I love it !
Response: Glad you like it, it was fun making it . Thanks for rating and the heart
jukejan rated for Postage Stamp Creations on Mar 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Harry looks like lipstick on a pig, HAHAH Bonnie! Love the fun outfit he is sporting.
Response: Yes, Harry did turn out pretty well. Glad you like it. Thanks for rating and the hear.t
wolfeagle rated for 1 + 1 March on Mar 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Kismet. Thank you so much. The stamps are perfect for this.
Response: You are welcome. I was coming up with nothing until I found those stamps. Kismet is right. Thank you for rating and for the heart

Rating Overview

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Comments

MsRose on Apr 17, 2018:

I Bonnie 🐥 thank you so much for the note cards for my AWG wish ! I’m sending the handmade bird card to my MIL in France for Mother’s Day 💜

heatherknits on Apr 17, 2018:

Thank you so much for my AWG letter sets! Cute and sophisticated - I love them!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Apr 17, 2018:

Thank you for the letter sets!

AWG

luckycharms on Apr 13, 2018:

freinds

shinyserra on Apr 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful card and words of encouragement! That was so thoughtful and kind. I really needed that!

Lonestarchild on Apr 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for sweet birthday wishes and such an AMAZING handmade card! Love it!

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

yvonne401 on Mar 15, 2018:

Thank you for the March AWG wish of a nice homemade birthday card!

Blessings,

Yvonne

mariamichelle on Mar 15, 2018:

Thanks again for the Bible verse stickers. I really appreciate the thought.

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