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chandlerguera

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

SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jun 2017 on Jun 20, 2017
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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
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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! ;)
5
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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
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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
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely cards you sent to fulfill this swap! I also really enjoyed reading your note and hearing about your garden and your neighbor's cat ;+) Naughty little fellow!
ktk8 rated for HMPC: Put a "Bird" on it on May 8, 2017
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Comment: Getting HOT here in Texas also..... LOVE all the Japanese stamps....... very clever card....just how many birds can live on one card....THANKS!!!!
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2017 on May 8, 2017
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Comment: ALOHA!! Lol! Mz. Garci sounds like your super busy & I hope that your all caught up on birthdays & cooking! Thank you for the great chunk!! Stay cool!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2017 on May 6, 2017
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Comment: You send the best cards! We've been watching old Family Feud re-runs (how sad is that?). It's fun seeing Richard Dawson. There's another mystery host who is some short guy I don't recognize. We live in a weird world where they re-run game shows!!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome envie of ephemera!!! I love all of the vintage ephemera and the envelope was wonderful!
user6937 rated for PH: Famous Person (Blank or Naked) on May 3, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for much for resending!
marlak2008 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2017 on May 1, 2017
5
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Comment: Love the "chunk" you sent me! Adding the sparkly gold M was so thoughtful! Thank you!
MelissaAnne rated for Butterfly PC on Apr 26, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. I really enjoy it, the butterflies are beautiful!!
TriniH rated for Earth Day Upcycle Postcard Swap on Apr 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Wow! So creative. I love getting cards that encourage me to up my own postcard game. Ps. The stamps are awesome too!
goinjenny rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #1 on Apr 13, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great extras
Drachenfrau rated for Postcard fun on Apr 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for all the great postcards, the Downton Abbey-notecard, stickers and your lovely letter!!! You made my day, Garci! :-)
Response: Glad you liked everything! xo
squince rated for My Choice on Apr 3, 2017
5
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Comment: Awesome swap, thanks!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 430 4 5
Completed Fives Threes Ones
246 466 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 191 55 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!!

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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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