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cbzcando

cbzcando
Date Joined: August 22, 2007
Last Online: August 19, 2018
Birthday: May 27
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello everyone!

If you ever liked Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, go see the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” I think it lives up to the hype.

If there's a problem or concern with a swap (postage due or something else), please send me a message. I'm sure we can work something out. 2018 Note: For curious minds, I get mail at two different homes these days. If we swap often and you notice an address change, don’t worry. I’ll get your mail whichever address you used.

I like both vintage and modern looks. Favorite color: changes daily. I have lots of blue, silver, deep red, black and white, soft greens. I try to welcome all colors - no discrimination. Currently into: ATCs, collage, knitting, and making charms. Have a soft spot for all things vintage. Basically, I like to make things - it's soothing.

Favorite Crafts: ATCs, knitting scarves and dish cloths, making matchboxes, magnets, and altered charms, collage, getting messy with inks and paint. I like paper crafts of all sorts. Very fond of rubber stamps, especially vintage inspired, artsy, quirky and mail themed ones.

Currently looking for: Cloth napkins (cotton print, all colors and styles, surprise me) old photographs, Milagros, healthy recipes that also taste great, embossed or textured paper, Japanese five yen coins, one of your favorite quotes, calligraphy tips and worksheets, tea towels/dish towels, blank flash cards and other tools for teaching English to adults, books/videos/recommendations for how to learn Swahili, ten million dollars :)

Likes: Mixed media supplies, stencils, beauty samples, fun beginner knitting patterns, collage sheets, vintage bird illustrations, air mail themed items, crowns, fortunes from fortune cookies, dresden scrap, Milagros, old photographs, stars, anthropomorphic animals, map themed things, typewriters, unusual or artistic rubber stamps, mini ink pads like Color Box Cat's Eye inks, keys, writing pens, little pins like those one inch button pins, hanging out with my dog (I have a rescue mutt named Lucky), exploring. Craft tools and supplies are my weakness - gently used is a-ok!

Some of my favorite crafty things are Somerset Studio magazine, 7 Gypsies paper, Staz-On ink pads, Paper Source, subway tokens, old tape measures, old pins and jewelry from thrift stores. I love tote bags of all kinds (helps me pretend that I'm organized). Always looking for reusable grocery bags with a nice design or quirky look (if you have a bag from Piggly Wiggly, l have a Trader Joe's bag with the SF design to swap with you).

I like trying candies and foods from different places. (Do they still sell Bassett's Milky Babies in the UK or is it just Jelly Babies now?) I like dark chocolate the most, then all the other chocolates, macadamia nuts, and berry favors. Love going to farmers markets. On the lookout for healthy, yummy, real food recipes. Finally broke down and splurged on a Vitamix (it's loud!) so your favorite recipes for that would be great.

Also, surprises are wonderful!

Dislikes: Glitter that gets all over the place, Disney, flashing graphics, foam stickers, people who swap but don't rate, coconuts (coconut oil is ok). Not really into Kawaii or cutesy things, although some of it is fun. No friendship books, sticker books, etc. please since I don't do those things.

Collects: Old keys and photographs, unusual writing pens, foreign coins, old metal bus/subway tokens.

Personal: Married to a great guy who likes to see me tinker with ideas. No kids. One dog named Lucky. Love the idea of swapping - both the giving and receiving. Who knows what inspirations will come through the mail!

For ATC Swaps

For themes, I'm drawn to vintage, nature, birds, houses, bingo, butterflies, the moon, postage stamps, postage stamp people, hearts, and minimalist designs. When sending to me, don't worry if we like different things. Send me what you like.

I usually make collage ATCs. Most of them have a star somewhere. That's just my thing :) When I make a card without one, my husband says things like, "Where's the star?" "Are you sure?" "How 'bout an asterisk?"

I also seem to reach for my favorite stamps and images over and over. So if we're in a lot of the same swaps, you might get twins. Or triplets. Trade them out! If you're bothered by that, just message me and we'll switch out a new card. No big deal.

Other Favorites

Crafts, jazz, and dogs come to mind. I love to go hunt for things (as in stuff, not bears). Favorite movie: Cinema Paradiso. Favorite books: varied. Past favorites include I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou), The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen), A Personal Matter (Kenzaburo Oe). For non-fiction, how to craft books seem to pile up around me.

I like to swap because I enjoy seeing other people's creativity. It's fun to see what others like to make. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your day.

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Ratings

wolfeagle rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: I totally get what you mean. I retreat in to books, and art. Thank you for the ATC, and for always playing in the Mega swaps. I love the steady stream of ATC's also and each is so different, and wonderful.
Kskollections rated for CPG: ATC with Wings (Global) on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Awesome!
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Comment: Just got them and love them! Sorry you had to resend! Thanks
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Comment: Thanks so much for wonderful items! That great typewriter stamp reminds me of my high school typing class with a room full of humming and rat-tat-tats! Love the robot stickers and sweet envelope seals - all in that lovely moon stamped bag!
LunaMoody rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 12, 2018
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ Great ATC. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️
rogo09 rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Hi Bonnie, ooooo blueberries sound so good. Thank you for the beautiful ATC and the extra. Have an awesome weekend.
makestuff rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC coins! They are adorable. And thank you for the eclipse stamp - I've mailed several out but finally have one that is postmarked for myself.
Response: Those are my favorite stamps. I got to see the eclipse and it was fantastic! Glad you enjoyed it :)
tishttr1 rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Love, Love, Love this coin! I’m going to HOLD ON to this one forever WOW! Thank You! -- You get: -- 100 Hearts, 100 Stars, a Resounding round of Applause with a Standing Ovation, A Marching Band, Fireworks, and a 21 Gun Salute, The Hallelujah Chorus – WOW – the Nomination for the entire spectrum of Art Awards, A Coke, A Smile and a Bag of CHIPS!!! – YES, Your ATCoin is All of THAT to me 😊 Thank You for one of the Greatest Swaps Ever!!! God Bless!!!🙏
Response: I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for the Coke, smile and bag of chips! 😄
dyp rated for July 5/5 senders choice ATC (USA) on Jul 21, 2018
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Comment: I adore your card and that moon stamp is freaking awesome! I gotta find some of those lol. Happy happy swapping :)
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Comment: Too cute!
bbsporty rated for MOMMA: Sender's Choice ATC on Jul 20, 2018
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Comment: Bonnie, thank you for the beautiful butterfly atc! I love the texture triangles! I just got some texture paste that I'm going to be playing with. It adds such a great element to art!
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Comment: Lovely ATCoin! This is the very first one I've gotten! Thanks for the cute little seals too :) I hope your KonMari efforts are successful....I feel like a hot mess right now with everything pulled out of everywhere...but I've been saying my respectful goodbyes to lots of things and soon it'll be nothing but Zen around here ;)
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Comment: One of my favorite all time cards! Thank you so much and for the 3 of hearts too.
rjdolphin rated for July 5/5 senders choice ATC (USA) on Jul 14, 2018
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Comment: beautiful card. Thanks
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Comment: I love the Tim Holtz ATC - the paper dolls are so cute. I am (today t least :) wild and free ... lol Thank you for the ATC and extras.
Anettethhjertnes rated for ATCO: A Touch of Gold INTL on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: So beautiful, I love it
AmookIslandCreations rated for Used Stamp ATC on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful ATC and the extras! I love the vintage children too! I love to explore new places! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Love this coin! Thank you - hope you enjoyed the swap! And I'm with you - less weeding = more wildlife:)
PaperPassion rated for Using a stencil on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Bonnie,Love the ATC you made for me.Thanks so much
Anettethhjertnes rated for WIYM: House Shaped ATC on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: Wonderfull atc. Thank you for the Holtz pictures
Response: You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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Comments

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:


Never hide your wings!

CurlyTea on May 29, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

spotteddogs on Mar 14, 2018:

spotteddogs on Mar 12, 2018:

Such a belated "thank you" for the wonderful RAK-A-THON you sent in December. I loved the Christmas cards and hearing about your time in Oregon. Hope you enjoyed your visit with your mom. Were you there over Christmas? 2018 got off to a bumpy start, but things are normalizing now. Hope all is well. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness!

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

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bigmamabird on Dec 26, 2017:

Awww! Thanks so much for the coolio art supply bag I love it... love 'the silver lining' too! About sharing Salem as a hometown, thanks so much for the offer... I will always have a special place in my heart for Frankfurt, Germany as my birth place but ya let's share! I haven't ever been over to those northwestern states but I think i would feel right at home. Happy New Year to you!This has indeed been a fun swap...

mrsD on Dec 13, 2017:

TWO! TWO MORE BEAUTIFUL CARDS FROM YOU TODAY! thank you my most beautiful friend!! xxoo

CurlyTea on Nov 28, 2017:


Snowball Fight!

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