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chandlerguera

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

MamaMangrove rated for MA: Pink and Grey Postcard on Apr 13, 2018
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Comment: What a great bunch of vintage images you combined to make your card! I can tell you had fun creating it. Love that you found stamps to match the color theme too.Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Garci! Lovely to swap together again! Any mail from you is always wonderful to receive. Your sent fold-a-notes I've never seen before (love them), sent an amazing bunch of ephemera, and decorated your envelope beautifully . . . what more could a partner ask for? Wonderful swap--thank you so so much.
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Comment: Thank you for the swap and the lovely extras, especially the Parisian themed stationery.
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Comment: WOW--thank you for the huge, very impressive "chunk!" Both you and your penpal have access to wonderful stamps I have never seen before! Thanks--hope you enjoy your weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Hope the luck of the Irish was with you for your job interview!
tigerlilly327 rated for TSJ: Funny or Odd Cookbook US on Mar 22, 2018
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Comment: I am so thrilled with the ketchup cookbook you sent! My husband is a ketchup fanatic. I swear the man puts it on just about everything! Now I can put it IN recipes and maybe feed his craving that way! The dessert cookbook is definitely my speed too. And I love the shaped salad recipe too! Thank you so much!
RooBaRoo rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - Feb 2018 on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for that gorgeous chunk with the book collage from the puzzle game box! I LOVE it! Thanks for the squirrel !
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Comment: Hi Garci, Wow! What a fantastic array of postcards you sent me. They are brilliant and I appreciate that you chose from the themes I love. Also love the envelope. Best wishes, Jenny. :)
Babytreese rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #8 on Mar 6, 2018
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Comment: Hey Garci! Thanks SO MUCH for the AWESOME package!! I love it when people check my profile :-) I know you will enjoy the Harry Potter series!! Thanks for the smiles!! Theresa
ainaignies rated for Fill My Mailbox! February 2018 on Feb 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
Fullsteampowell rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2018 on Feb 25, 2018
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Comment: Thankee for the valentine!
SparkJoy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2018 on Feb 25, 2018
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Comment: I love the Mexican post card you made. It's going on the wall!
MissBrenda rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2018 on Feb 24, 2018
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Comment: Great card! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard :D
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #150 on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Such a cute envie and so many wonderful kid cards! Thank you so much!
Onyx rated for PH: Spell L-O-V-E With Postcards on Feb 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection of postcards! I really enjoyed each one you chose, especially the letter and book-themed cards. Enjoy winter in Phoenix, too ... Arizona is one of my favorite places but Phoenix in July is a furnace on earth!
goinjenny rated for Fill My Mailbox! February 2018 on Feb 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
susieq11 rated for Fill My Mailbox! February 2018 on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous seahorse postcard! I love Alexa Pulitzer stationery!! "The Post" was great - hope you liked it. I used to live in Scottsdale and I know I'm crazy but I loved the summer heat ha ha!! I miss it! I'm so glad you joined the swap! Have a great week ahead! xxx
bearnbabs rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #7 on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: Love the envie. And Happy B'day. Love everything you sent. The stamps and antique handkerchief were a nice surprise.. The one PC was intriguing.....the waves in Hawaii. You really had to look at it to see them. Hope you have a great day. bearnbabs
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #149 on Feb 7, 2018
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Comment: Great selection of postcards + all the extras! Thank you!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 538 4 5
Completed Fives Threes Ones
317 576 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

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!

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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