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bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: December 15, 2018
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

NOTICE

NOTICE: CANADA POST SERVICE IS ON STRIKE. Some mail is being delivered, but it's slow going and backed up. PLEASE do not rate Canadians low rating if you do not receive swap - and even if you did contact them for a re-post chances it may get backlogged again are high. Wait it out and I'm sure once things get resolved your swap will get to you.

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 it a bit.

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 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.

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 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
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, 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

debrbrts rated for 🎄 Christmas Card x2 🎄 on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
ericabella rated for 🎄 Christmas Card x2 🎄 on Dec 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, Bonnie!
mrsD rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: super cute card! thanks so much for the many awesome xmas washi samples and for your really nice xmas letter. cheers and happy holidays to you and yours xo
mb58ca rated for Holiday Cheer on Dec 11, 2018
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Comment: Love there Washi tape! And the story in your letter. Wonderful gifts!
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Comment: Holiday Greetings Bonnie, Thank you for your card & wonderful Christmas tree letter. I so enjoyed reading about Christmas tree memories. Christmas blessings, ellie
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Comment: very cute penguins card and loved the letter of you Christmas trees over the years. thanks for sharing. happ holidays
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Comment: Hi Bonnie! Thank you so much for your card. I loved reading about your Christmas experience, it was a wonderful addition.
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Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful postcard :-) Greetings from Belgium Sylvie
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful gift!!! and actual letter! that was awesome to read about your trees and I have memories of all of those as well! my grandmother had a rotating light that would turn the silver tree colors from across the room...Aww! the 70s! lol Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your funny Christmas card. Penguins have a special place in my heart for personal reasons. So it's a perfect card for me! 😊 I also loved your letter. It made me really remember my Christmas trees past. When I was little we always had a real tree with real candles. Then later we got cats and downgraded to a small fake tree with colourful lights already worked into the branches. Now that I live with my boyfriend we have an even smaller fake tree which has real-looking lights. We work all the time anyway and don't really need a bigger or real tree at this point. Maybe in the future some time with children. But for now I really love our mini-tree. ❤
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Comment: Ohhh...<3 thank you, the card is so cute, but the letter is awesome, I love that you shared this. I am sure I will read it many times and keep it as it's so lovely. We sometimes had three trees, the biggest for sitting room and smaller ones in others :D.
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Christmas card. I love the stickers you put on the envelope and the wonderful letter you included. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice penguin card. I love the letter on trees for your family. It was a wonderful read. Have a Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the nice card and the Christmas washi!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute penguin Christmas card and all the Christmas washi:D
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Comment: Bonnie- thank you so so much for your beautiful letter. I really enjoyed reading about all the wonderful Christmas trees you’ve had in your life. It’s such a coincidence that I was talking to my mom today about those silver trees- I would really love to find one at a thrift store or garage sale- I think they’re so neat! Again- thank you so much for sharing your memories with me, I really enjoyed reading your letter. Xoxo
Response: I seen one today and if thrift store, burst out laughing.
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Comment: Great idea for a traveling card. I will get it on it's way. Thanks so much for the washi tape and stickers. They are beautiful! Enjoy your trip. I love traveling.
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Comment: Thank you :)
evanselli rated for Mailbag on Sep 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap. I loved everything but of course I love mail!! Hope your smoke clears out soon.We had it for awhile and it was awful. I can't imagine how you are coping with it!! Wishing clear blue skies for you :)
Response: We finally got rid of the smoke, but today it was snowing - just a bit - but I hate snow

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Comments

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

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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