Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2020 3:59 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2016
Last Online: December 30, 2017
Birthday: August 6, 1956
Country: United States
My Website

About Me

HI!... My name is Colleen, I'm 59 yrs.old, I've been married to my best friend and soulmate for 42 wonderful years. We have 3 great children, and 5 beautiful Grandkids and can't forget our granddogs. We have 4 grandsons and 1 little princess who is right in the middle of the boys. I am happily retired, my husband will retire this year. My husband has traveled for his job for most of our married life, so I'm looking forward to him being home after he retires. We live on a 60 acre Farm, though we don't actually farm the land we have had a great number of animals over the years. We had the usual dog,cat, sheep, rabbits, gerbils, mice, a horse we rescued and even a pet rat named Buster( who was very smart, I just didn't like his tail.) We raised canaries from eggs and had some beautiful singers for about 2 years, then my husband started raising chickens, guinea hens and we also have 3 peacocks, (Mr.Peabody, Sherman and Buster). Once our children were married and on their own I was faced with empty nest syndrome all by myself, being retired I found myself with a whole lot of time for me, I thought of going back to school to become an interior decorator. I always liked crafts as a child , and enjoyed doing projects with the kids for school, Now I do it with my grandkids, I enjoy doing scrapbooks I have what I call a small business called Colleen's One of A Kind Creations, making one of a kind bird baths out of glass vases, plates and bowls. I have gone to about 6-7 craft shows and would like to so more this year.I enjoy making my own cards sell them also. My new favorite are ATC's and Pocket Letters.

BBooks and Movies

I love a good Love story. My all time favorite is The Note Book by Nikolas Sparks. Actually there hasn't been a movie or a book he has written that I haven't liked. Titanic is another favorite I have 5 different movies about the Titanic and been to 2 of the museums the one in FL. has a dinner theater, where they recreate the night of the sinking. I love the history there and have read many books about it. Julie Garwood is another author I love. I don't watch much tv except Dancing with the Stars and the trio Chicago Med, Fire and PD.


My Grandkids are my life now, I enjoy being involved with school activities, their sports, soccer, baseball, football, karate and my Granddaughter who is soooo into horses that they have become a part of life. She is 5 and has been riding for more than 2 years. I think she has her life already planned to have a horse no matter what it takes

Things I Love

Everything and anything about babies including baby animals.

Favorite color is pink (my husband loves me in pink)

I love jewelry (all types) birds flowers hearts trees THE BEACH (we have a beach house in OCMD) Die-cuts for cards

Favorite Music

I Love ELVIS and have every song he's ever recorded. OLDIES are another favorite along with COUNTRY, my new favorite country singer is Chris Stapleton and his cd TRAVELER. ALL OF YOU is my favorite song. LOVE SONGS are also on my list. Our wedding song is TIME IN A BOTTLE by JIM CROCI


Although I'm retired I work part-time ( one night a week) at an auction as a runner. I find a lot of great buys some really interesting things old and new. I love being around all the customers and my co-workers, it's like my social club.

Things i collect

I have so many collections I can't keep up with them, some i've stopped and started some new ones. My house is mostly vintage. I collect Baby dolls, , precious moments( stopped) Angels(stopped )Fenton glass, swans, glass paper weights, anything beach to put at the house in oc, though it is getting full fast! and Girly girl pretty stuff( bows, flowers, beads etc.) I have a Baby collection of baby items mostly vintage. I especially like cards , books, pictures of babies.

There is not much I don't like to receive. I will say I DON"T drink tea/coffee or alcoholic drinks.


Renewing my wedding vows for our 50th Anniversary on the beach. (only 8 more years to go) Sailing on Titanic II on April 14th 2018 Seeing my greatgrandchildren so that we could have 5 generations again, My grandmother (Nannie) was alive to see 4 of my grandkids born. She died in 2014 at the age of 96. Buy a smaller new house. As time goes on I just might add a few more!


I LOVE being a part of the swap-bot community. I put 110% into my swaps, I always read my partners profile and always send something little they might like beyond what the swap is all about. Lately some of my partners have been very sloppy and lazy and this has surely put some negative feelings out there. to all my partners, please know that I will always send out on time and I will always follow the directions given by the host, so please do the same for me. I would never send anything that I myself would not like to receive. I'm looking forward to some great swaps with the summer closing and vacations over i'll have more time to do the things I LOVE! Happy swapping to everyone!

Been away, I'm back!

HAPPY FALL everyone! I took a month off because my husband retired, and actually he was in the hospital on his last day of work. We have spent the last month going crazy trying to get into a routine of getting things together and doing the everyday things. It's been a whirlwind of hsopitals, doctors visits, procedures scoccer games and we even got to go to the beach twice for 4 days. So i'll be starting slow and hope to get into at least 4 a month , can't wait for xmas swaps. Happy swapping everyone!


JenniferAZ rated for 5 for 5 ATC (USA only) june on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Amazing assortment of ATCs and goodies, can only give 1 heart, but you deserve many!
Response: Your welcome so happy you enjoyed everything, I actually read the swap wrong and didn't realize it till I received my 1st one but I like to make my partners happy, so glad you were!
KristinKing rated for 5 for 5 ATC (USA only) june on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: I was so surprised to open your card and find so many amazing atcs in there. I wish I could do more than one heart. Thank you.
Response: Your so welcome, I must tell you I read the swap wrong but didn't realize it till I received my first atc, but I really enjoy it when my swap buddies enjoy their packages. thanks for the great rating and the heart
LadyJo rated for The Happy Mailbox #7 on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Love everything! I will certainly use it! Happy Swapping to you too!
Response: so glad you liked it thanks for the great rating and the heart!
karunamichell rated for The Happy Mailbox #7 on Jul 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the envie full of cuteness!!
Response: You're very welcome that's for the great rating and the heart
BigBangMomma rated for 5 for 5 ATC (USA only) june on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! If I could give you 100 hearts I would! You sent not 1, not 2, not 3, but FIVE ATCS plus extras! They are all so lovely! Thank you so much! It really brightened my day!
Response: You made my day by your message, I must tell you that I read the swap wrong, but kept everything the same I enjoy it when my partners are overly happy with their packages! thanks for the great rating and the heart!
Kyari rated for The Happy Mailbox #7 on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Enjoy ocean city! I haven't been there in about a decade, but I love it there! :)
Response: your welcome we had a great time at the beach thanks for my great rating and heart!
peipeicl rated for 5 for 5 ATC (USA only) june on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Wow! amazing envelope full of goods! Thank you for the many ATC s and extra goodies :) I especially love the Snoopy goodies! 
Response: glad you liked every thing make a mistake and mis read the swap I enjoy making my partners happy thanks for the great rating and the heart!
aswope rated for 5 for 5 ATC (USA only) june on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! What a great swapper you are! Thank you for the extras and the additional ATC's!
Comment: Thank you.. awesome swap! Thank you for joining my swap!.
Comment: Im so sorry I rated this but it must not have saved! Thank you for the wonderful package of Christmas items. Unfortunately the ornaments were broke in a few pieces but everything else was in great shape.
dearchelsie rated for Quick Swap- Flat Items #1 on Nov 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you for sending all those wonderful goodies. I loved the birthday card and the bone paper clip. Those were my favorite. But everything was beautiful. I can't wait to use them.
Response: So happy you enjoyed everything! Thanks for the rating. Happy swapping!
Charmin rated for Quick Swap- Flat Items #1 on Nov 14, 2016
Response: Thank-you for the rating!
Mimi7 rated for *Send 3 ATCs - Halloween* on Nov 3, 2016
Comment: Hi Colleen, WOW, thanks for the great ATC's and all the extras. Thanks for a wonderful swap! :)
Response: Your welcome, now's time for xmas. My very favorite time of year. Happy fall!!! Thanks for the rating and heart!
luv2kraft rated for *Send 3 ATCs - Vintage Inspired* on Nov 2, 2016
Comment: WOW! thanks for great ATCs and all the extra goodies.
deelynn rated for Christmas Sticker Swap!! on Oct 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you much! I appreciate the extras, but there was only two sheets of stickers, and the fireplace was one sticker, not a sheet.
Response: would you like another sheet to get a heart? I try very hard to make my swaps worthy of the heart. I send out only what I would like to receive!
Peaches12 rated for 50 Stickers (USA) #13 on Oct 30, 2016
Comment: What a great assortment!
Response: So glad you liked them, I'm excited about getting mine. Thanks for the great rating and the heart . Happy swapping
vanneparis rated for *Send 3 ATCs - Birds* on Oct 29, 2016
Comment: Hi Colleen - Thanks so much for the wonderful Birdie ATCs. They are so pretty and you are a sweetheart for sending the special Flamingo one. I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: your welcome so glad you enjoyed them. ATCs and pocket letters are my favorite swaps to do. Happy swapping!!!
dragonangel517 rated for Mini pocket letter RED on Oct 27, 2016
Comment: Loved it, thanks!
Response: Your welcome!
Slippy8 rated for Week of Fall/Halloween Envelopes on Oct 17, 2016
Comment: Fun swap! Love your envelopes, you had some great ideas for decorating them!
Response: Glad you enjoyed them. I had fun with this swap, hope there is another one . thanks for the rating and the heart.
GrammarPolice rated for Seek and Find, Scavenger Hunt on Oct 17, 2016
Response: Thank-you for the great rating and the heart, Hope you enjoy all the items you received.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 112 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
96 124 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 18 78 0
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Aug 7, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 12, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Login to leave a comment now!