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Conniegirl

Conniegirl
Date Joined: December 6, 2016
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Birthday: November 18
Country: Canada
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WHO I AM

Profile updated October 2017

*Please use SwapBot message rather than email to contact me. I don't check emails often.

I love my work, it can be stressful at times and, every so often, retreat into nature. Could be just going for a walk and listening to the birds or backwoods camping. Working on crafts or some type of art is also a way to relax without leaving the house.

I would love to travel and see the world, experience other cultures and their ways of living/life. I especially enjoy the historical aspect of it as well as all the architecture and all the wonders of the world.

Cooking for one and little time, I am always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes that are crock pot and freezer friendly.

I believe a girl can never have too many purses, boots and soft scarves.

I am a Pinterest junkie and have been known to spend way too much time there pinning. So many ideas....too little time...

I keep busy, busy, busy. So many fun things to do, so many places to go and lots of people to see...no time or desire for negativity and drama in my life.

For some reason I am drawn to anything pink with glitter.

PHOTOGRAPHY

I have recently discovered photography and try to keep my camera with me as much as I can. I currently photograph landscapes and the world around me. Looking through a camera lens helps me to remember to live in the moment and enjoy the little things around me.

I also like to photograph and explore abandoned homesteads, churches, cemeteries,museums, etc.

I love taking pictures, they are the best souvenirs and they don't collect dust.

Lately, I have noticed my pictures have been turning out quite blurry due to the shake in my hands. Any tips and suggestions are welcome.

BOOKS, TV, MOVIES

Music plays a big part in my life. All kinds of music. (Except rap. I don't even know what they are saying most of the time.) When I was little I thought I was going to grow up to be a 'famous country singer'. The dream crashed, when I got kicked out of voice lessons. I just couldn't reach a note, never mind holding it. So now, I sing in the car. I think I sound pretty good in there, acoustics are great!

I used to read a lot. Read the phone book once when I was extremely bored. Probably won't do that again. As I grow older, I find it hard to focus on just one thing very long. So now, I listen to a lot of audio books while working on some art or other activity. Any genre, but not usually fantasy.

As with reading, I sometimes find it hard to sit through movies. I'm probably working on some type of craft or on the laptop while a movie is playing. I'll watch anything as long as the violence is kept to a minimum.

CURRENT CRAFTS

Currently my favourite ways to relax are collage art, mail art, ATC and hand made postcards. I prefer to draw, paint and colour my ATC's and postcards but branching out a little with collage. Starting to get back into zentangles.

I don't scrapbook or make note cards. Pocket letters look interesting, as well as Dottee dolls. I make try one or two once I get past the overwhelming stage.

I welcome any hints, ideas, constructive criticism, as well as new techniques to try.

When sending me your art, I am happy when you tell me about the process.

I do my best but there maybe a little cat hair or two in the glued project. All I can say is he helped with the project, adding a bit of interest and texture.

I've been bringing out the cross stitch supplies lately. I got as far as sorting out the floss, have yet to thread the needle.

POSTCARD & NOTE CARD SWAPS

Post cards... I love them all, store bought, zazzle, homemade.

I keep all postcards and sometimes go through them, remember who they came from, how far they have traveled and admire the pictures, artwork, etc.

I do not have a theme collection, I just like them all so no worries there.

Ideas to write on the back of the written/sent naked cards...poems, quotes, about your day, why you chose this card for me,etc.

I welcome cards sent unwritten in envelopes anytime. I can use these for future swaps.

On the handmade postcards you can tell me how you made the card and/or why you chose a particular theme.

I love Colouring In postcards, coloured or uncoloured.

Note cards....

I use a lot of note cards in my swaps. Again, I don't mind if you sent them written on or blank. Store bought or homemade.

FLAT PROFILE SWAPS

SOME THEMES AND ITEMS THAT I GRAVITATE TO: *pink and glitter *Nature theme *Shabby Chic *Western *Bohemian *Mystical *Globes of the world *Pastel colours (think Easter colours) *Flowers, hearts, butterflies *Angels and Fairies *Thomas Kinkade and Robert Frost *Aunty Acid, Maxime, Betty White

FLAT PROFILE IDEAS

*Your interpretation of the above things. I really do love everyday life humour and embarrassing moment stories. Would love to hear some of yours.

*I collect oracle cards, prayer cards, angel cards. Good luck charms, totems, symbols.

*Astrology and horoscope things. I am scorpio.

*Pencil puzzles to keep me occupied when waiting in line or doctor's office. I don't do Sudoku though. It's a numbers thing.

*Bits of trivia, articles of interest, inspirational quotes, stories, etc. Funny everyday life quotes or stories.

*White card stock or water colour oages, full sheets or cut into ATC or postcard sizes.

*Adult colouring pages, books and postcards.

*3 dimensional stickers

*Stationery supplies such as airmail stickers, writing paper (don't need list pad sheets, used postage or unused Canadian postage I could use.

My favourite animal(s): Snow leopards, lions, tigers and black panthers.

Extras aren't expected so don't stress. Hearts aren't given because of extras

ZEKE

Zeke is my furry black and white sidekick. He is an older cat with high anxiety.

When I am home, he follows me around and just has to be there when I am working on a craft and packaging swaps and gifts.

I do my best to keep his hair out of everything. Please let me know if you are allergic and I will work on your swap outside.

I've been asked for swap/gift ideas for Zeke. He is a quiet cat and doesn't really play much. Somethings he does use are: -Feather cat toys -Plain catnip -Cat treats (chicken)

Ratings

bstrong rated for Downton 1-2-3-4 - Canada/US on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: We finally got snow this week, not a lot but it's here YUCK!!!! I loved your parcel, oh my God and the Otter, isn't that cute! I bought some special honey so I can try some tea, and usually when I get sick resting of happens if I lose my voice so I'll be saving us lemon and ginger tea just for that. The Card are so pretty, some would say the shopping one suits me - I don't agree - well unless theirs a craft store around! But the biggie is waiting for Christmas, we don't exchange gifts any more, only the little kids get gifts, so I'm pretty excited. As I opened each piece of the whole envelope my smile got bigger and bigger, you made my night! Thank you. Drive safely when going to and from work.❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Wow thank you for all of the goodies! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much :) Look forward to open them :)
SilverD rated for BL - Butterfly ATC on Nov 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, very pretty and thank you for the postcards.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the awesome extras. I can't wait to send the card back home when it's finished! I also loved all the stamps! Thank you and happy swapping :) x
Response: You're welcome! :) thank you for rating and the heart.
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Comment: thankyou very very much for the amazing lighthouse card :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart and rating. :)
ihni rated for 6 gifts 1 theme - #173 - ATC on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: I got them today, thank you. They are beautifully wrapped and I will have a hard time NOT opening them until December... But I'll do my very best. :) Also thanks for the extras, I'm sure they'll come in handy. Thanks again!
Response: You're welcome! I hope you enjoy the cards when you open them. :) Have a great Christmas.
blueseabliss rated for HD/HP Fish ATC on Oct 30, 2017
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Comment: Connie, thank you so much! I love it! I love that you wrote me a note too. (I love James Patterson too!) Happy swapping and I hope to cross paths again!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for hosting the swap. :) Thank you for the heart and rating as well.
Jole555 rated for Handmade Coloring Book Postcard #6 on Oct 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! The postcard is beautiful.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating! :)
MelbourneGirl rated for PUMPKIN Post Card Swap on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: Happy Halloween! Thank you for such a glorious pumpkin postcard and your lovely note <3 <3 <3
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart and rating! :)
Dasha rated for HMPC: Put a "Map" on it on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: I really like how your PC turned out. I like how all the cutouts go with the napkin in background.
Response: Thank you! It was a fun one to put together. Thank you for rating and the heart!
Steinway5 rated for ISS Oct Note Card: Crockpot Recipe on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the 3 fun recipes, these are just the kind that we love to make. It will be a little adventure for me to try the whole chicken one, I usually only buy breasts! I am looking forward to it!! Especially with a recipe that is sure to work and looks tasty! :) And the quinoa looks yummy too, I will have to try that tonight for the morning!
Response: You're welcome! I know you'll enjoy the whole chicken recipe! Thank you for the heart and rating.
MarHelene rated for Unfunny Postcard # 3 on Oct 21, 2017
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Comment: I don't know if you have Trader Joes in Canada but in their ads they use these kinds of pictures. You're right..a bit disconnected and un-funny!
Response: No Trader Joes where I live. :) Thank you for rating.
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Comment: I absolutely adore this hand drawn postcard, and the colors are so rich! Thank you
Response: Thank you! After doing quite a few collage PC's, it was time to do some drawings. :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Margothecat rated for PH: Bird Scavenger Hunt on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart!
bstrong rated for WIYM: Christmas Card Exchange Swap on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Wonderful. Thank you so much, I now have a card to put my Christmas basket. I'm so excited for when the day I open them all to see where they're all from. We don't exchange gifts in the house anymore for us adults, but I do miss it sometimes the element of surprise. So I'm hoping everybody with my profile and read that. Thank you very very much. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart and rating!
tovanns rated for Dream~catcher on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: It's beautiful! Thank you so much 🌜🌟
Response: You're welcome! :) Thank you for the heart and for rating.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely Christmas cards and extra gift labels! :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart and rating. :)
pintis rated for Post a Poem # 1 on Oct 8, 2017
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Comment: This poem was a perfect choice for the season (although it doesn't really feel like fall yet). Thank you and thank you too for the extra postcards. I really love the salmon one and can't wait to send it out!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart and rating. :)
kacka rated for Adult Coloring PC INTL #54 on Oct 8, 2017
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Comment: thank you for lovely card:)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart and rating.

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Comments

isabellasnow on Nov 5, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM GROUP!!

USAFwife on Oct 31, 2017:

Hi - doing a profile check for the Collected Journal swap. :) I see your note about contacting through swap-bot PM, but please be aware I communicate through email, and that is a requirement for my swaps. So please check your email and be sure to reply if requested. :) Thanks!

Babsmomof5 on May 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful pns wta postcard you sent and the stickers!

sakura15 on Apr 20, 2017:

I read your profile and I love how Zeke 'helps you' too. With my cat Ava, she will nudge my hand to remind me that she is there and deserves attention :P I imagine I have sent things with a few stray strands of fur too! Yay for fur-babies.

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kittyhahahotbot on Feb 1, 2017:

Welcome to AMMM!

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