Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2019 10:34 pm


Date Joined: August 22, 2007
Last Online: October 31, 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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Germanbaby77 rated for Using a dictionary page on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. I love how it turned out.
Ac2052 rated for USA Mega ATCs on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: I’m so sorry! I don’t know how I neglected to rate an amazingly awesome ATC such as this!! I love it; thank you so much!
Response: No worries! I’m glad it got to you :)
Comment: I LOVE the ATcoin - so pretty! And the card you sent it in - thank you!
me2az50 rated for USA Mega ATCs on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. Is that where you vacation? Thanks for everything.
Response: Sadly, no on the vacation question. I haven’t had a proper vacation in a long time. Fortunately, I try to act like I’m on vacation daily (my excuse for being lazy - hee hee!)
MyRetroSoul rated for USA Mega ATCs on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this fantastic ATC and the great washi tape!
Foreverfall rated for USA Mega ATCs on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Loved the ATC and Washi. Thank you.
goosey rated for USA Mega ATCs on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: love your "awesome" atc! many thanks!
RiverTopanga rated for USA Mega ATCs on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. I may frame it and keep it my desk at work. ;-) Thank you also for the washi, and the super cool "clear" playing card they are on.
Comment: Thanks for the Artist Trading Coin Bonnie, I love it! Great details and color :)
ArtsyEm rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Bonnie, your style is so gorgeous! Your ATC is a new fave of mine ENG dictionary? LOVE IT!
BhaktiCreations rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Your ATC was right on the money, I have a tortie who hates it when I talk to her, the other 2 love it. I think of her saying this very thing to me! And the look on your might've cute purrfectly!
Response: That look says it all, doesn’t it? I wish I could say that to some people, too 😀
supersquirrel rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: LOL - When Cats Tell The Truth ... Love it !! Thank you for the adorable and funny ATC and for the fun Washi.
Comment: Hi, thanks for silly amusing Bob and the awesome hipster cats! I enjoyed your note as well! That is cool that you tutor English. I used to do literacy tutoring as well. Enjoy the late summer!
Response: Tell Bob I said hi! I saw Rob, his twin brother, last night ;)
Michelle0329 rated for CPG: ATC with Wings (US Only) on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! And the penny! I don't have that one thank you!
wolfeagle rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 17, 2018
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
Comment: Awesome!
Comment: Just got them and love them! Sorry you had to resend! Thanks
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
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ Great ATC. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️
rogo09 rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Hi Bonnie, ooooo blueberries sound so good. Thank you for the beautiful ATC and the extra. Have an awesome weekend.

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CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

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!

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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

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