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chandlerguera

chandlerguera
Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: January 21, 2018
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: Elvis the Pelvis my Mom used to say:-) Would you believe that my husband's birthday is the same as Elvis'? It is. Great postage stamps too. thanx doubly for the happy happy mail!
Coco26 rated for EJ: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie #6 on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for this fantastic collection of goodies! I love everything!
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jan 2018 on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you 📬 ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
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Comment: You put a huge smile on my face today!! What an awesome swap!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Ed Sheeran Postcard!!! Thanks sooo much!! Have a wonderful day!! Shelley
japn rated for PH: "A" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: Love this card thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the cool Worf postcard :D
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Comment: Thank you so much- love the Christmas card and the postcards/stamps that you picked to send! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time at your Christmas celebrations!
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Comment: So many FUN cards -- thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas letter and teas.
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Comment: I absolutely love the card, so beautiful, thank you so much, and I loved the teas as well, Have a wonderful Christmas! Feliz Navidad!
pintis rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2017 on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Great find and very appropriate for the season! Thank you!
MissPaula rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2017 on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous chunk! Love the Bingo card and vtg stamps! Your Happy Hour sounds fun. Our town is home to one of the winners of the Great Christmas Light Fight so I enjoy a walk to see the lights also. = )
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Comment: Yay! You really made my day. I think that Negan on the envelope looks very Christmasy. After all, his Lucile is 'decorated' ;) Thank you very much for the beutiful card, wishes, gifts and delicious hot cocoa mix. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
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Comment: Thank you. For the pretty card and note.
BrendaB rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2017 on Dec 11, 2017
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Comment: Best. Postcard. EVER! Thank you, I love it.
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Comment: Hi Garcia, THANKS for the lovely Christmas card and yummy hot chocolate drink which I've had already. Very tasty!
marinda rated for Chunk O Christmas Cardboard Intl on Dec 9, 2017
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Comment: Love the card and especially love the stamps! Thank you very much.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice cards and the extra's. I've started decorating for Christmas. Also started my baking and candy making. I made strawberry bread today. It smells so yummy! At my age I have to do it a little bit at a time. My grand daughters have been coming over to help. Hope you have a nice Christmas.
mle rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Nov 2017 on Dec 3, 2017
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Comment: I love all the fun stamps you used! And I still love your swap-bot name!
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Comment: Hi Garci! I really like your ephemera postcard! There are so many interesting bits on it to see. And I very much like the old stamps you used. Thank you! ☺ . . . I hope you had a good weekend here in Vegas for Thanksgiving. If I recall correctly, it was a pretty nice day weather-wise. I added you to my follow list in Instagram. My Instagram name is "2017gls" and my older one is "iamgoingintonow"
Response: Followed you back on insta!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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!

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:

rachelcdoyle on Sep 15, 2012:

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! :)

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