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bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: December 9, 2019
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

NOTICE

PLEASE do not feel that you have to add extra goodies to a swap - unless it's required. ALTHOUGH I am always happy to receive postage stamps (so remember to cut them off your envelopes you receive in case you get my name again) and postcards. As for crafting stuff, I have a lot of it and I'm trying to downsize a bit.

POSTCARDS: Naked (unless swap calls otherwise), with a little more written on it then the swap name, say something - how's the weather, learning anything new, something about your town - ANYTHING. Its disappointing to get a PC with just the swap title and your name on it.

RATINGS: For me it's confirmation that you have received swap. I do not flake and do my best to fulfill swap requirements. If you feel I did not meet requirements or you did not receive swap, please let me know (through swap-bot message) so i can resend. I gave up following up on people for ratings, it's supposed to be done and I've had some coordinators come back with the response that they don't bother worrying about people who don't rate and don't do anything about it. So if you haven't taken the time to send me a note to tell me you haven't received your item or if you haven't rated me, I'm just going to assuming that you have received it.

I CHECK MY MAIL DAILY AND RATE THE DAY I RECEIVE THE SWAP. If I have not rated you it means that I have not received swap. Do not be afraid to send me a note to check because some areas take longer to get here than others. Do take note sometimes I may not receive your item, but if it's a PC I'm not going to send you a note and asked you to resend. But if it is a continue problem then I'll probably send you a note and say hey I haven't received it.

About Me

Hi there!
I am married and we have four adult children and two beautiful grand daughters. My husband have been married for 33 years and I'm happy to say we celebrate two of our anniversaries in Europe and looking forward to celebrate more there.

I dabble in a little bit of everything, swapping is my way of keeping busy. I do a bit of diamond art, a bit of sewing going to start knitting a bit again, and any kind of crafting that I see interesting. So you can say I'm not committed to anything ๐Ÿ˜.

I am committed to postcards, I love to read whats written on them and the picture. I enjoy sharing them with our grand-daughters. Whenever we travel I always send them postcards, whether its from a big city or a small village, if I can find a postcard it will be sent to our grand-daughters, with a little story about the area and they look forward to getting them. Our oldest grand-daughter has started looking up the postcard subject/city, like the Colliseum in Rome, she found it very interesting and told me about it when we got home. Our youngest grand-daughter will go through my travel book and pick places she wants to go to and recognizes pictures of postcards I've sent. I hope someday we are able to take them on a journey with us.

LIKES/PHOBIA/DISLIKES

LIKES:
Letters
Travel
Postage Stamps - new and used - please do not cover your stamps with tape
Quotes
Humor
Northern Lights
The Universe
Umbrellas
Hot Chocolate
Zodiac sign: Taurus (The Bull)
Ghost Walks
The weird and unusual.
The fun and unexpected

PHOBIA - FROGS - although I don't mind postcards of them because then I can send them to my grand-daughters just to shock them. I really have problems with live frogs - serious problems!

DISLIKE:
Coffee
Tea
Religion stuff

THANKS BUT NO THANKS:
Scrap paper - I have so much scrap paper of my own that I'm trying to deal with.

FAVORITES

ANIMALS: Otters, Sugar Gliders, Sloths, Birds of Paradise, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas, Ferrets
Any animal is fine with me

FLOWERS: Colored Roses,Tulips, Sweet Peas Bleeding Hearts, Pansies,Lilacs,Bird of paradise
So many beautiful flowers to choose - lets just say I love all flowers

COLORS: Emerald Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Blue
Just look in a crayon box or the colors around you and you'll see all the colors I love.

POST STAMPS

Do you just throw out your postage stamps that come on your envelopes? Feel free to start saving them and then send them to me, send me a message and I will send you my address. When you cut them off your envelopes, please leave a little space and do not cut right to the edges of the stamps. Know that I will greatly appreciate them and if I have them I'll share mine with somebody else who also appreciate them. Thank you in advance.
Post Stamps new and used
I like Canada, Finland, Netherlands and Zodiac stamps, but I do collect a wide variety so feel free to send any postage stamps. Please do not cover your stamps with tape

POSTCARDS

POSTCARDS - NAKED - written on and stamped, unless swap requires differently.

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 why I got into Swap-Bot to begin with.

Architecture Country/State Scenic views Flags. Animals Fantasy Steampunk are some ideas, but really I like all postcards.

And I really have to bite my tongue on this one, but I send postcards to my grandchildren that I think they would like. They like frogs (choke). Because they know my fear of frogs I find it amusing sometimes to send them a postcard of a frog just to shock them. Secretly I am hoping by doing this they will quit video calling me with a live frog on thier head {SHIVERS - horror stories, ugh}.

DISLIKE:
Chinese Fashion postcards

Ratings

ashchu rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Dec 9, 2019
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Kathy821 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #22 on Dec 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. It is an interesting postcard. We finally got rain that we needed badly. We donโ€™t get much snow, so Iโ€™m always hoping for at least a couple lol.
CheyanneB rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #10 on Dec 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank You, thank you, thank you! From the lovely postcards (and extra postcards) to the encouraging note! What a pleasure to receive this in my mailbox today!!
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Comment: Thank you for your so cute card and your Christmas-y letter! Very nice! I wish for you and yours a very happy Christmas!
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Comment: Nice vintage holiday card! Thanks for the extra notepad, too! Have a great holiday!
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Comment: Thank you ever so much for your card and goodies, the washi is just fabulous. Thanks for adding the letter, you Christmas sounds just as it should. I hope you and your family have a wonderful season.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. Your holidays sound so fun!
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Comment: Thank you. I will pass this postcard on.
NaitomeaMinx rated for ๐ŸŽ… Christmas Card #2 on Nov 29, 2019
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Comment: Happy holidays! I got your card, but I'm saving the lovely envelope to open for Dec. 1! I can't hardly wait!
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Comment: LOVED the card and washi! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you such a fun package of goodies! I love them all and look forward to using them. My kids are already eyeing up the moustache stickers.
Response: I'Mm glad you - and the kids - like it, hope you have fun with all of it
blubutterfly rated for Canadian City Postcard on Nov 23, 2019
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Comment: Hi there! Thanks for the PC:) We visit PG often, Iโ€™ve never seen and postcards for the city though, glad to have one now:)
Response: Can get them at the Visitors/tourist center when you first come into town along the tracks. Funny, I just got a PC from Calgary, we go there a lot and I've never seen a city of Calgary card until I received this one. Going to look for one next time I'm there to send to my grand-daughters next time we are there, just don't know where to start.
debbiespoms rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice PC and your note. Well, Sounds like you & your husband will have a fun Christmas in Nashville! Lucky you!
Response: We are working on our bucket list. I know we are offending some family because they think we should be going to see them on holidays, but we've been doing that for many years, now all our kids have grown and it's time for us and we are having so much fun!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the cute Santa card and yummy rhubarb cake recipe. I love anything rhubarb, yum! I will be returning your stamps you sent me. I don't collect them at all. Thank you anyway.
Response: It is sooooo good. Thank you for thinking of me with the stamps, I'm sure you'll be getting me in another swap as it seems we are joining the same ones lately.
Caithness rated for ๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Card #1 on Nov 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the card and washi. Enjoy the season as it arrives, best wishes.
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Comment: Thanks for the ugly postcard! Youโ€™re right, itโ€™s definitely an odd one! Perfect for the swap! Extra bonus points for the matching story (so cool!). I really love the beautiful stamp, too. Thanks for the great Swap!
Response: your welcome
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Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
pernie123 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #18 on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: I agree it is a rather blaah rose. Why a postcard of this unexceptipnal rose?
Response: I can't help but agree with you, why make a postcard of such an unexceptional rose, there's nothing flattering about it. That's why it made it made it on my ugly/dislike PC pile
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Comment: I will certainly enjoy all 3 recipes. Possibly trying the Chicken Stroganoff this week! Thank you. Have a great week and stay warm/dry.
Response: Its our kuds favorite, hope you enjoy it
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Comment: Thanks for pc to send on and extra Ohio flag !

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Comments

NaitomeaMinx on Dec 8, 2019:

Thank you for the story about your phobia! It was a great read! My son laughed and laughed (teenagers sigh no compassion. Though I must confess the aquarium story made me chuckle hard.). However, don't be sad my mother is the EXACT same way with "wormy" things--snakes, worms, caterpillars, etc. It's so bad my aunt STILL tells the story about the old tree in front of my childhood house, that was full of caterpillars. One day, one of those caterpillars made the sad unfortunate mistake of falling out the tree and into my car seat just as my mother lifted up from snapping me in it. Well then the neighbors got a LOVELY show of the crazy hollering and screaming woman tossing her baby and a car seat all about in the backseat of the car while she tried to "save" me from said caterpillar. That I'm not brain dead today, my aunt assures me is a miracle. Needless to say, after that and a few more free shrieking dancing numbers for the neighborhood courtesy of my mother, my uncle was enlisted to come and cut down the front tree (illegally I might added since it was TECHNICALLY on somebody else's land division). Still I survived childhood at least --and the neighbors only shot us a "few" dirty looks over their MIA tree until we finally moved a few years later I'm told.

lou on Oct 28, 2019:

NOTE: A rating from a swapper 10 months after a swap closed seems odd โ€” that will definitely not keep you out of WIYM group!

kertasborneo on Sep 26, 2019:

Hey Bonnie, I've sent you a message on Sep 20th, kindly check!

Petre on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for your New Year surprise card! And welcome back to The Hague, New Years Eve there is fireworks in the Hofvijver, it looks great!

Peter

lou on May 22, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

goinjenny on May 17, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful words on my profile!!

Cariboocarol on Dec 23, 2017:

Hi Bonnie!! I absolutely loved all the items you sent in the 'paired envie of fun'--you sent so many extras but you can be sure that I will use it all. In fact I plan to write several letters over Christmas and your paper is my first choice! I hope your Christmas drive to your granddaughter's was uneventful---you did not say where you were going though...was it to Rupert?

ellecamino on Nov 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the post card. It's cute and I love the stamp, beautiful.

meeltje57 on Oct 5, 2017:

yvonne401 on Jun 19, 2017:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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