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chandlerguera

chandlerguera
Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: June 23, 2019
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 27 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.

I love recycling/upcycling. Chunk 'O Cardboard is my favorite monthly swap. I'm always on the lookout for cardboard chunks to send as postcards (food packaging, book covers, board game boxes, etc).

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 *Something with the color purple or the color lavender *Mexican artist Frida Kahlo *Royalty

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

plant-based eating

Don't Need

felt

yarn

fabric

playing cards

lotion

tote bags

jewelry

doilies

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

The Good Doctor

The Crown

Stranger Things

Big Little Lies

Cupcake Wars, DC Cupcakes

Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares

Master Chef, Chopped

Martha Stewart

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 and I will try fruit teas.

Ratings

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Comment: I love them all! The tea cards and especially the elf owl in the cactus. So cute!! Thanks for the tea, too. I haven't tried this kind.
Kathy821 rated for AFAWLS: Winter Postcard in Summer on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: The postcard is beautiful. I love Thomas Kinkade. We don't get a lot of snow here, but when it does, everything stops and there isn't milk or bread to be found anywhere if you don't get it early. How awesome to be heading to your 50th state. We want to do that too.
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Comment: Garci!! Wow!! I am blown away by the happy mail you have sent me this week!! Thank you so much for the awesome postcards and extras and of course, the amazing stamp selection!! I treasure them! Also I’m glad to hear that you meet up with the Arizona snail mail society, what an awesome group! Have a wonderful day, You’re the best! Micaela 😍😊❤️
Xira rated for Mindfulness series: Looking at art on Jun 6, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for joining this swap and sending me all the beautiful cards!! I loved reading about the painting your friend Bill made. I looked it up on your insta ofcourse, it’s very cool! Have a great summer! Groetjes Barbara
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2019 on May 30, 2019
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Comment: Love it Garci!! Can't read a lick of it but hope the soup was good!! 100 pc challenge! Nice! I finished the 100 day project last year!! Thank you for letting me be a part!! Have a great summer! Art on!!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2019 on May 27, 2019
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Comment: Good luck with 100 PCs in 100 days! I tried to do INCOWRIMO this past Feb and petered out the last week and a half. I'm gonna try again next year. But 100 PCs is out of my league!!!
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Comment: Love it! Great stamps, too! I need to figure out either a place to put this up, or a way to use it. Too big for a bookmark...think...think...
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Comment: Garci, thanks so much for the nice selection of fun cards plus the extras! I laughed at the Ken Brown red dinosaur behind the modern museum. I, too, really enjoy these scavenger swaps! Happy spring! Cynthia
SunTradeToo rated for CPG QUICKIE: Foodie PC - US Only on May 22, 2019
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Comment: Super cool photo! Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra stamps :)
banjobraids rated for AFAWLS: Orange postcard swap on May 20, 2019
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Comment: I sent this VERY SAME card out in this swap to someone else!! LOL! I love it, so glad to see it again for my collection. Orange is also my favorite color so I was thrilled about this swap. Thanks also for the cool stamps and the rainbow stickers! :):):)
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Comment: Thank you for the kitty cat/Perrier post card. Happy swapping.
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Comment: I love this Japanese chocolate PC! I have no idea how it reached me, because the only thing left of the address label was "624"!!! It's a good thing my mail man knows that I get all manner of mail! A true snail mail miracle. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank You
swap4fun rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on May 11, 2019
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Comment: The Sweet Treat Oreo with white Fudge Postcard Finally Arrived.. these do look yummy. 80* here today - just had a Rain storm blow through.. Thunder storms later after 7 pm.. Cleveland Indians Ball game Canceled tonight. 58 degrees by Saturday.. Spring Flowers been here and Tulips are out.. Lilacs coming out too.
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Comment: Thanks for the 'chunk' and the controversy. I happen to agree with your opinion. Even if I didn't, I would still respect it. I think, not so long ago, that wouldn't have been controversial at all.
mandigutterrose rated for CPG: Easy Postcard on May 2, 2019
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Comment: Love this Dia de Los Muertos art card :)
Mamamoose rated for WIYM: YELLOW POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 29, 2019
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Comment: Love the postcard you sent! Even the stamps are yellow!!!! Thanks a lot!
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Comment: YOur postcard is very pretty.

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Comments

ivanabu on Feb 14, 2019:

Thanks for your RAK birthday greeting, it pleased me a lot!

ivanabu on Feb 14, 2019:
SeleneW on Jan 15, 2019:

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Thank you for the wonderful card!

mauiflower

CurlyTea on Jan 3, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy January Birthday from WIYM Group!

RooBaRoo on Jul 24, 2018:

Thanks for the chunk Happy mail :) Congrats on your 6 years together - & wow, you "do things" :) I wish we were as interesting! :D Wow, that's some rough weather!!!! Yes ... Monsoon Wedding is actually quite nice :) & thanks for pointing me to the scented stamps :D I'd never have guessed!! See you around!

bbsporty on May 26, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard! I love cactus!

kssunlover1947 on Feb 6, 2018:

Thank you for the RAK. I will enjoy using the stamps you sent. I had just ordered some $.25 and $.10 ones from Ebay. So I am set for awhile.

CurlyTea on Jan 3, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

bbsporty on Nov 18, 2017:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous RAK postcard! I love the heart made of stamps!

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