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chandlerguera

chandlerguera
Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: April 17, 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

PrettyAlice rated for Profile One Stamp Surprise #1 on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! I like everything you sent!
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on Apr 8, 2019
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Comment: Yaaay!! Got the yummy fortune cookie chunk! Thank you mz. Garci! Many happy wishes!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Apr 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and fun card.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun postcards and the tea! I love these swaps, too.
Rosa1 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on Apr 1, 2019
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Comment: thanks - nice idea!
5
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Comment: Fun envie and extras!! Thank you :)
shinyserra rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 25, 2019
5
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Comment: What a great pinup!
soccer8s rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 24, 2019
5
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christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 24, 2019
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Comment: love this "keep calm and hug a unicorn" pc! totally displaying this in my bookcase :P thanks!
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 22, 2019
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Comment: LOVE the Buddha card!
SeleneW rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 20, 2019
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Comment: Adorable vintage fawn PC! I am keeping it for my journal! The joke was really cute too. I told my husband and he liked it as well. <3
5
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Comment: Your too funny. Loved the Postcard UNICORNS FOREVER 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄
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Comment: Garci, this postcard slipped in and Although I read and admired it, I guess it got put in with my other mail art before I rated it. So sorry! These yummy treats were some of my favorites this year for Valentine’s Day! Happy swapping!
MLouiseO rated for St Patricks Day Card Swap #8 on Mar 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, and the things you sent. I hope you enjoyed your Saint Patrick's Day.
Journeyoften rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cool vintage Waikiki beach hotel postcard! I didn't have this one, so it was an extra treat! Thanks! Laughed at your joke too! ;)
boandsully rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 18, 2019
5
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Comment: LOVE the Coca Cola postcard! We are going to visit the Coca Cola museum next weekend. I am hoping for lots of postcards in the gift shop!!!
EmilyT rated for WIYM: spell HEART with pcs on Mar 15, 2019
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Comment: Really cool set! Favorites arethe extra Mod fashion and Halloween! Thanks also for the other goodies, super sweet of you! And Cary Grant postage!
jennylee60 rated for QUICK 4 Postcards Swap #2 on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome blue package. I love the sparkley gem collection. What a find. Stay warm over there!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Red, White & Blue #2 on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Awesome cards - thanks
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Comment: Thank you for the cardboard chunk. I love that you made it a heart. My daughter gave me a yellow rose for Valentine. She has given me a rose every year since her Dad passed in Nov 2011. I still have the first one she gave me in 2012. It dried perfectly and still shows the colors.
Response: Your daughter is a jewel. I'll remember to use hearts on my swaps for you.

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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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