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chandlerguera

chandlerguera
Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: January 3
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a gal who lives with my husband in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, where the climate is desert (dry and hot). We were married in Maui. We enjoy traveling and golfing.

My hobbies/interests: Postcrossing, mailart, antiques, golf, cupcakes, ephemera, fishing, family activities, travel, museums, napping, cooking, the U.K., practicing Spanish, my niece Emmi, pro-choice, flea markets, Hispanic & Japanese culture, vintage, pin-up girls, thrift shops, tag sales, reading, fleur-de-lis, indie and foreign films, lavender, Frida Kahlo, Dia de los Muertos, Texas Hold 'Em poker, crafting, Italy, Renaissance art, turquoise (the color and the jewelry), wrapping presents, morning tea with a splash of milk, sushi, collections, royalty, letter writing, BBC America, theme parties, crafting, Guinness...

I've been writing letters since I was a child and have had a number of foreign penpals. Still in touch with a childhood penpal in Sweden, but via email now. My longest term penpal is in Japan and we've been writing for over 25 years. We only email a few times a year -- the rest is snail mail! I love sending postcards and letters to friends and family, even if they don't reciprocate. I know they enjoy receiving them.

Swapping note: 1) I strive to get a heart each and every time I do a swap by going above and beyond with extras or personalization. 2) I won't be bullied or bribed into changing ratings. I can overlook some lateness if it's communicated, but if you are a month late on your swap and you think I won't notice...then you deserve a "3." 3) I am very liberal with giving HEARTS because it makes people happy and we're all busy and we do our best with these swaps. Not everyone is an artist. When you get older, you realize life's too short to be petty.

Likes

I'm fairly easy with these four themes: Vintage, foreign, postal-related, ephemera!

Postcard wish list: *Wedding theme *Retro *Pin-up *Vintage black & white *Golf *Deer or Stag *Cupcakes *Something with the color purple or the color lavender *Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

vintage wedding ephemera (photos, invites, paper)

anything postal related

postcards

glitter

paper

vintage

maps

rubber stamps

French ribbon

foreign language newspaper

postage stamps (unused or used; foreign and domestic)

recipes

stickers

handmade envelopes

foreign language dictionary pages

vintage children's books

Air Mail stickers

vintage cookbooks/pamphlets

Everything about Italy: Art, museums, wine, language, food, churches

Day of the Dead

old tickets of any kind (i.e., travel, train, movie, concert)

vintage books that are tattered and can be used for crafting

glue sticks

My favorite color is purple

cupcakes

Japan

The ocean

Hawaii

Country music

B&W postcards featuring vintage scenes or people (i.e., photography by Robert Doisneau)

Fleur-de-lis

pin-ups

deer

Don't Need

felt

yarn

fabric

playing cards

romance novels

lotion

lip gloss

tote bags

jewelry

doilies

anime

pencils

bookmarks

licorice

Only allergy is tree nuts (i.e., walnuts)

Favorite Movies

Too many to list them all!

I like to watch all Academy award nominated movies.

Indie films

Foreign films

Oldies

Amelie, Priceless (Audrey Tatou)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (I love British humor)

Braveheart

The Queen

The Dutchess

Shakespeare in Love

The King's Speech

Frost/Nixon

Snatch

Mrs. Brown

Serendipity

Love Actually

Frida

Bridget Jones' Diary

The Italian Job

The DaVinci Code

Julie & Julia

The Devil Wears Prada

Favorite Television

Reruns: Ugly Betty, Seinfeld, Will & Grace

How to Get Away With Murder

Secrets and Lies

Cupcake Wars, DC Cupcakes

Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares

Master Chef, Chopped

Martha Stewart

Roseanne's Nuts

Pawn Stars, American Pickers

Hoarders

BBC America: Graham Norton, The F Word, Come Fly with Me, Keeping up Appearances, The Vicar

Favorite Books

I enjoy:

Biographies

Autobiographies

Art books

Chick Lit

Celebrity-related

My three favorites I've read that I listed on goodreads.com: Pink Slip Party, Good Mail Day, and The Kite Runner

and I read a lot of magazines!

TEA

English/Irish/Scottish breakfast tea. Any other black tea. I also drink chai or vanilla. I will try fruit teas. Not a fan of green teas.

Ratings

Onyx rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #6 on Aug 19, 2017
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Comment: This is the type of awesome swap that makes me feel guilty for giving any other swap a heart - totally in another league, like amazing. Loved every card, the packaging, the stamps, the whole thing. Would give multiple hearts if I could. Thank you!
5
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Comment: Thank yo for the nice postcards:)
ToujoursMoi rated for IS: Envelope of Hearts INT #2 on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for this great variety of hearts. It is always great to add some new stuff to your stash and I will definitely put those items into good use. I hope your PCs to the politicians will help. ☺
5
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Comment: Thanks for the gigantic yellow PC. I really like all the various tickets and fun bits that you used.
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Comment: Garci you are the bomb diggedy girl!!! Thanks so much for the AWESOME cards!! I wish I could give you 100 hearts!! Still smiling...Cheers, Theresa
Response: Glad it was a GOOD MAIL DAY!
Jsereg001 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jul 2017 on Aug 5, 2017
5
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Comment: I love this postcard!! Thanks!!
aliensunset rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jul 2017 on Jul 24, 2017
5
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Comment: awesome! thanks! :D
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Comment: Great cards! Thanks for the extras too, and the stamps.
03Scarlett rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jul 2017 on Jul 20, 2017
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Comment: Hi Garci, Thanks so much for the postcard. I loved the stickers on the back of Queen Elizabeth and also loved it that neither stamp that you put on the envie were postmarked! :) Have a nice day!
GinaVisione rated for MA: Monochrome Postcard (Red) on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Gigantic Awesomeness on the Monochrome Red swap! SO many beauties: embossed Ticket, Finland, Monaco, symbols and labels of unknown fantastic original - WOW! Thank you!!!
Response: Glad you like it! That makes me happy to hear it from a Mail Art Goddess.
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Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards and the many extra items. :)
Moeshell rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jun 2017 on Jun 26, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely chunk o cardboard. Mucha is one of my favorite artist. Thanks for such a great piece.
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jun 2017 on Jun 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Love shopkins! Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jun 2017 on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: Love, love, l♡ve!! Thank you SO much for sharing your vintage stuff with me. I have a hard time letting go of shtuff! ♡♡♡♡
kdeorne1 rated for Match'em PC on May 31, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pecan pie recipe postcard and cake quote.
slat333 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2017 on May 26, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the fun "postcard". Wishing you all the best with your space at the antiques mall!! :)
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2017 on May 26, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi Garci! Thanks so much for the fun Scoopy Doo Chunk! What a great way to recycle an old file folder! Always enjoy when we are partners! I wish you much luck on your booth at the antique mall! I am sure our boys would love us to start getting rid of some of the stuff we have accumulated! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards:)
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Comment: All I can say is WOW! Sending you an email.
Gnoe rated for EJ: Ephemera ROYGBIV Yellow on May 9, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for your diverse selection of sunny ephemera!!! Love it all but think the "clothes tag pocket" is my favourite :D

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 442 4 5
Completed Fives Threes Ones
257 478 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 200 57 0
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Comments

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

cynlen on Mar 15, 2016:

Welcome to Sealed with Love! :-)

BlueberryLady on Sep 19, 2013:

Love the Color Blue and you even put postage stamps on the Chunk O Cardboard Post Card that were Blue.. Thank You...Hope you get to enjoy your backyard soon...! ! !

rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

sugaraddict on Jan 11, 2013:

Hello there! I'm hosting a Valentine Baking Swap which I thought you might enjoy :) Do pop by and check it out if it interests you yea.. Thanks!!

rachelcdoyle on Dec 9, 2012:

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panfried88 on Oct 22, 2011:

Thank you for the flickr pics... Lucky you! Envious And I really like how compatible and relax you and your fiance look in the photo. All the best to you both! :)

kittenred on Aug 12, 2011:

here's a heart for you!

kittenred on Aug 12, 2011:
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