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bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

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NOTICE I am going in for surgery on February 23. I have 1 swap to be sent out on the 28th and have made arrangements for that to be taken care of. If I receive any swaps I will do my best to rate you so that you know I received it as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

For me it's confirmation that you have received swap. For some reason I'm having to chase people down for ratings and it's getting a little frustrating. I will 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 issue can be resolved. I CHECK MY MAIL DAILY AND RATE THE DAY I RECEIVE THE SWAP. If I haven’t rated you it means that your swap hasn’t arrived because the way I look at it you taking time to send me something it’s important for me to take time to rate you. Do not be afraid to send me a note to check because some areas take longer to get here than others.

About Me

Hi there!
I am married and we have four adult children and two beautiful grand daughters. My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary last year (2016) and had a wonderful adventure around Europe, starting in Glasgow. His family history is from Scotland and mine is from Netherlands, so we made it a point to visit those two areas. What an adventure we had and we are planning on going back to see some more of Europe in the future.

I am doing family research on my side of family my husband knows his way back, but mine is all mixed up. My grandma is from Holland and most of her family is still there. I have been in contact with one of my cousins, and it’s come to the realization that nobody has any thing for their family history. So he is also starting to check into it and he’s gotten our great great great great grandparents. I am so excited to have names, now we just have to find out children and everything else. It’s going to be a long process and kind of frustrating because I don’t know how to do this, but we’ll get it.

I am looking forward to this journey through Swap-Bot and all the people that I will be sharing stories and items with. I am trying a bunch of new things that I have never done before - painting and ATC's are just a couple of things. To some who receive something I've made it may look childish because I am just learning, but to me - well I put my big girl panties on and stepped out of my safety zone and gave it a shot and that is what it's all about! Feel free to send me anything that you are doing, especially if you are stepping out of your comfort zone.

LIKES/PHOBIA/DISLIKES

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

I'm very open minded and easy to please, so send me what ever you would like and I will use it or may pass it forward to someone who will.

PHOBIA - FROGS

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 and Zodiac stamps, but I will take any stamp
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 PC’s.

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’m hoping by doing this they will quit video calling me with a live frog on thier head {SHIVERS - horror stories, ugh}.

DISLIKE:
Chinese Fashion PC’s

Ratings

xninolax rated for Eyes closed swap 11 on Feb 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Hi Bonnie, thanl you for your Canadian rockies postcard! Wow, the weather at your place sounds insane to me. We're having sunshine and mild temperatures at the moment. I am loving this mild winter weather <3
Response: I can’t wait for summer, hopefully it’s a little more stable for warmth 😀😎😎
marhod5 rated for Happy Notecard Feb#1 on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: Hey Bonnie! Thank you so much for the beautiful card and nice letter. The funny story was a delightful surprise! I hope your kids aren’t too mean to you. :-)
Response: So do I, but sadly they get to much pleasure out of my panic. I found out last night that my granddaughter has been telling her friend about my phobia because they recorded a video of a zoo that they made with LEGO and in one of the cages was a frog and the friend pipes up and says ‘but your afraid of frogs so you won’t like this cage’ - alrighty, let’s hope they won’t think it’ll be fun to surprise me when they see our truck pull up.😱😱😱😱. Ugh summer is coming, the one downfall.
mayuze rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap INT Jan 2018 on Feb 15, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for your PC. Oh gosh, I can't imagine how cold it must be overthere! It has been -3 overhere and I'm already freezing ;)
Response: Our weather has been something to write about this year that is for sure. -3 is t-shirt weather 😀😀😀
Natasa rated for Eyes closed swap 10 on Feb 15, 2018
5
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wm rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #29 on Feb 15, 2018
5
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ADI rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #84 on Feb 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your interesting and long letter :) Say hello to your granddaughter from the person you wrote to :)
Response: 😀 I know, I start of with a note card in mind and the next thing I know I’ve written a book.
goinjenny rated for Eyes closed swap 10 on Feb 13, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you
5
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Comment: Sorry for rating late. Love everything you sent!
Response: Thank you, been thinking you should have gotten it by now 😀
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of stamps. I was lucky that neither of my partners wass from the US, so I got some awesome stamps. Sorry for the late rating.
Response: It’s better to get rated and not rated at all. Thank you for letting me know you received it.
Ivy1971 rated for Random PC International #2 on Feb 10, 2018
5
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Comment: OMG...... OMG...... I LOVE LOVE LOVE the postcard!!! Dear Bonnie.. Thank you so much!!!!
Response: 😀
Poohtat rated for Eyes closed swap 10 on Feb 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Malaysia postcard. My husband has been there and says it is awesome!
Response: The more postcards I receive from there the more interested I become in going there. Thanks for the rating and let me know you received it
MarHelene rated for Random PC International #1 on Feb 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Your 2nd card made it today! Thanks!
Response: Happy to hear, thanks for letting me know.
EmiEmi rated for Random PC International #2 on Feb 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and the cool stamp! We are in winter season too with a lot of snow. I've been to the Canadian Rockies a long time ago. It's a beautiful place:)
Response: It always amazes me how fast mail gets to over sea countries and yet to get to our neighbours USA it seems to take forever. Thanks for the rating and glad you enjoyed card.
ptidzump rated for Eyes closed swap 7 on Feb 9, 2018
5
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Response: Thanks for letting me know you received the card
gabism rated for Postcard swap on Feb 8, 2018
5
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Comment: I adore this postcard! Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your trip out to Manitoba ^_^
Response: We did and hope to again. Thank you for letting me know that you received the card.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the extras!
Response: Thank you for the rating and letting me know that you received the PC
5
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Comment: It has arrived safely! Good luck on the ATCs!
Response: 😀 Thank you. And also thank you very much for the rating and letting me know that you received the PC.
grstamping rated for My Favourite Things on Feb 5, 2018
5
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Comment: Bonnie, thank you so much for the items you sent me. Your favourite things are also my favourite things! lol I use the sharpie fine pen for everything. I did not have the souvenir sheet with the daisies and it is going to my collector's album. The travel journal is cute. I have to show the scrubbie to my sister. She knits and crochet and she needs to see what you have created. Thank you!
Response: I’m happy to see you liked everything. It’s CRAFT NETTING SPOOLS - 100% nylon. It comes in a roll 3”x40 yards. I tried the netting you would use to make a veil, but it is too light and does nothing but rip. So tell her to save her time and money and just go for the craft netting spool, I get it at Fabricland and it’s expensive but watch for it to go on sale. I love these scrubbies.
Katielynn rated for EASY Postcard Wish/Goal on Feb 3, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
LucyToons rated for Where You Live (PC) - Jan 2018 on Jan 31, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the Mr PG postcard :), keep warm and hope you get some nicer weather soon :)

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Comments

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

lou on May 21, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

anrtist on Jul 8, 2016:

I like your user name! ;-)
THANX for asking to join in the LLL ☺ HOPE you enjoy it ...
I sent you some other group invites too... Blessings, cc

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