Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2017 4:06 am
www.swap-bot.com

chandlerguera

chandlerguera
Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: March 24, 2017
Birthday: January 3
Country: United States
My etsy store
Instagram
Postcrossing

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

Lady rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art on Mar 22, 2017
5
rating
 
5
rating
Comment: Hi Garci! Thank you for the extra postcards and goodies! My favorite two are the "Keep Calm & Keep Reading" in BLUE and the Wonder Woman postcard. A little person in my life adores Wonder Woman--can't wait to send that to her!
phenley rated for Fat Stax...of Postcards (US only) on Mar 18, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety postcards. The elk and the native american ones are my favorite ones.
5
rating
Comment: I dont have this one yet! 😊 thank you
myancey rated for More Than one stamp March 2017 on Mar 16, 2017
5
rating
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH GARCI FOR MINE AND MICAHS POSTCARDS. I LOVE THE CARS PC AND KNOW HE WILL TOO AND I LOVE THE STAR WARS ONE I SAY ALL THE TIME ARENT YOU A LITTLE SHORT FOR A STORMTROOPER? HAVE A GOOD DAY!
Response: Yay! So glad I picked the right postcards for you both. xo
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the card & the cigar band was such a nice touch! I would love to do a private swap with you :)
5
rating
Comment: Many thanks for the stamps, the cards and the stickers. It was a sunny day for my mailbox and me I love your handmade envelope with the Navajo Indian. Have a nice week Catherine
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Garci! Love your chunk o cardboard and will be trying out recipe sounds yummy! How is the decluttering going? I started back in Jan and did ok for a few days and now we are in March - yikes! I have not seen "Hidden Figures" but have heard good things about it and the previews looked awesome! Thanks for the fun share and awesome chunk! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I've got so much stuff, our yard sale will be HUGE$$$$, LOL
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
bigmamabird rated for MA: Sticker Shock on Mar 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great art inspired sticker card! I like how you added in some stamps, and I love the quotes!
marclively rated for Lots of Mail: Stamps #2 on Mar 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Garci, thanks for the snail mail!
Fenix825 rated for EJ: Ephemera ROYGBIV Orange on Mar 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful array of orange goodies! I can't wait to use many of them in some crafting projects. I hope you enjoyed the swap!
5
rating
Comment: What a gorgeous postcard! I love the neutral colors and the punch outs that you put on it added just enough! Thanks!
Jsereg001 rated for Lots of Mail: Stamps #2 on Feb 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! I LOVE the Walking Dead theme envelope and the postcard!!!
stiffneck78 rated for Lots of Mail: Stamps #2 on Feb 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Yess!! This was the first piece of mail I opened from my stack (thanks to the zombie, Wolly Mammoth, and Dracula stamps headlining). Very cool. Thank you for the nice stamps, postcard, and extra tidbits. So kind of you. Good luck with your yard sale. We have a couple every year and sell stuff cheap! People end up buying more when they get a good deal. 💟🐶
MLouiseOliver rated for Lots of Mail: Stamps #2 on Feb 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I loved the stamps, and everything. Thank you so much. I hope you're having a wonderful week, and I hope you'll be able to visit Japan soon.
Sagebrushs rated for Lots of Mail: Stamps #2 on Feb 27, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you.
5
rating
Comment: I love everything you sent in the swap! Especially the mail art in the western theme, George Strait happens to be one of my favourites. :) Both times I opened the mailbox to find your swaps, made me smile! Thank you!!
mymymymy rated for Match'em PC - 2 on Feb 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I like the pc of vintage car, thanks Garci! Memories are valuable as many has gone but always in our mind!
Loonstruck rated for SWL ~ USA Beachy PC on Feb 19, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Fantastic beachy card! I love a good poem and your memories of the beach, so lovely! Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 408 4 5
Completed Fives Threes Ones
230 445 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 180 50 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

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:

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! :)

kittenred on Aug 12, 2011:

here's a heart for you!

kittenred on Aug 12, 2011:
 Myspace Graphics ,  Teddy Bears Graphics  at WishAFriend.com
Login to leave a comment now!