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Conni59

Conni59
Date Joined: February 24, 2017
Last Online: May 6, 2021
Birthday: January 24, 1959
Country: United States

About Me

I pledge to always rate. I understand that life happens. If I forget something, a gentle reminder is greatly appreciated! I do get frustrated by those that do not rate or do not respond to messages. I give great care to my swaps and like to know items have reached their destination. It's never too late to make things right. I enjoy notes tucked in with swaps...interesting snippets from life.

I am married with children and grandchildren. My husband and I love to travel whenever possible. Art and photography are a couple of my passions. I love exploring different avenues of creativity. I am a big believer in complimentary or alternative healing modalities, including but not limited to meditation, crystals, accupuncture, reiki; the list is endless.

I have been collecting postcards since childhood. I am a member of Postcrossing and Love notes. I can hardly resist beautiful stationery!

I enjoy being wrapped in a quilt, hot tea and book in hand. (especially on a rainy day) I'm a very eclectic reader. Book suggestions are always welcome. I love most teas and am open to new flavors. I am not a fan of anything licorice or peppermint flavored.

I love the colors of the ocean, sky, and deep, rich colors. I see the shape of hearts everywhere in nature and photograph them. I have quite a collection of found heart shaped rocks, shells, and bits of wood.

I keep an ongoing mixed media art journal. I collect quotes and poetry. I sketch, paint and doodle. I enjoy making artist trading cards, postcards and artist trading coins. I have recently become obsessed with making tags. I make and repair jewelry. I knit and sew a bit. I enjoy trying ethnic recipes.

I am a work in progress...learning new things everyday.

Likes: Unusual, vintage, steampunk, adult themed, sassy, science fiction, horror, Christmas, Halloween, All Saints Day or Dia de los Muertos. I visited Oaxaca, Mexico during the Day of the Dead festivities and love how the ancestors are honored. I am fascinated by Gods and Godesses, saints and sinners, history of ritual, symbology.

I have plenty of stuff, yet I find delight in surprises. I don't need small stickers or reward stickers, will pass those on. I enjoy using painted papers, unusual papers, trims, buttons, bits and bobs, keys, Tim Holtz , bees or anything with wings except flies and roaches :)

Random things: I have somewhat of an aversion to bananas, jello and pudding. I use a lot of herbs and spices in cooking. I am sensitive to smells, certain sounds, textures and overall energy of a place or person. I rely on my intuition. Kindness matters. Doing better one day at a time.

Another thought shared by a friend: " Do not compare your beginning to someone else's middle or advanced level." I think this applies to art, writing, and all sorts of things.

Ratings

ladydy5 rated for ATC Coins - Used stamps on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Good job and sweet of you to send those extras. Very thoughtful!
LadyTbird rated for TAGS 2 for 2: FANTASY on May 6, 2021
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Comment: I absolutely adore your tags!!! Thank you so very much!
Response: I am so pleased! It was a bit of a stretch for me but fun!
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Comment: I love the ATC and the things you used. I’m excited to use the papers, die-cuts, and stickers as well. The hole paper as a stencil is such a creative idea! I did something similar and used to go to Lowe’s for their paint sample cards to use in art.
Response: I enjoyed this swap. I use paint sample cards as well! Happy Creating :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for your thoughtful letter. I love the way you decorated the envelope It was very cute. I especially liked the chat noir stamp. happinez seemed liked the type of magazine I would buy. I really like magazines that focus on spirituality and well-being. :)
Response: You are very welcome! This was a fun swap. It is one of the magazines that can be used over and over.
bpl76 rated for CPG-Candy Tin Full of ATC Goodies-US on Apr 29, 2021
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Comment: WOW 1000 hearts to you love your creativity
Response: That pleases me ever so much! It was such a fun swap!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2021 on Apr 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the yummy chunk. It sounds like you have seen more of Maine than we have. Since the recent restrictions, and with our travel plans cancelled, we have been taking a lot of day-trips by car. We have seen a lot of things we never 'bothered with' while living within a couple hour's drive all our lives.
Response: I do miss travel, perhaps that will open up a bit more. Enjoy the Spring.
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Comment: Hi Connie:) Thank-you for the chunk! It is still quite chilly here, spring is trying to arrive but so far it's not having much luck as it snowed yesterday! Thanks for brightening my day, hope all is well with you:)
Response: You are welcome. It is warming up quickly here. Gathering all my outdoor supplies :)
howdyholly rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2021 on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: I really like the cardboard and the quote is perfect!
Response: Oh good! Hope you are enjoying Spring!
TheSilverLining rated for CALG: Easter Postcard on Apr 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! :)
Response: You are welcome!
LiisaS rated for 🍄MUSHROOMS🍄 #3 on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Connie! It was very interesting to read, that you were born in Germany :) and I loved those mushroom stickers! Alles Gute und liebe Grüße! Liisa
Response: My pleasure. Mushrooms are a favorite theme of mine. Love to eat them too!
CookieMomster78 rated for OATCs: Decade 1930’s on Apr 2, 2021
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Comment: Aww! Thank you for sharing this adorable bear hug notecard! It makes me 😊 smile inside and out! I like your SPAM ATC too! Very clever - I never knew it stood for “spices ham” 😆
Response: You are welcome. I love those bear hug cards!
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Comment: Thank you for the neat ATC and matching goodies!
Response: You are welcome 🥰
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Comment: 1947–great find! Thank you for a super page, pink sand & for being my partner. Love the retro book page you included, too!
Response: You are very welcome!
Kellpepper rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2021 on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: The best brownies ever! Thank you.
Response: Indeed, you are welcome :)
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on Mar 14, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the chunk and your nice note. I have seen at lest some of every state but the Pacific coast three... CA, WA and OR. We had planned on that trip last summer but you can guess what happened to that.
Response: I know! I am so ready to travel. Wanderlust! With Covid and my Mom being on hospice we didn’t go anywhere for a year.
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: I liked your chunk! Big, but a nice clean design w/message. Question: what did you use for the center divider stamp? It looks like you could have made it? Or did you buy that. It looks kinda like bubbles (or moons made out of green cheese) along a line with random zigzags.
Response: Too big? The stamp came with some cartoonish monster stamps. It has several bubble like stamps.
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Comment: Connie, I was thrilled to receive your postcard/chunk o' cardboard. My husband actually grabbed the mail (not usual) and I got a good laugh out if his not so sure what was going on expression. I so appreciate you and this group!
Response: With this swap you have to look carefully LOL. I put all of my chunks into a handmade book. Love it. Showed my husband so he wouldn’t think I was crazy.
Meisje rated for CALG: Easter Postcard on Mar 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely Easter card 🐥 I love the bunny quote also my favorite. The other one is great too.
Response: You are welcome. Happy Spring!
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC. I HAD rated. Just didn't push the save button. Duh, me.lol
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for checking!
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Comment: I love both of these atcs, Connie!! How lucky for me!! And both teas look just yummy and just right for our rainy March! Thank you so much for everything!!
Response: Yay, you are welcome.

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Comments

EleanB on Oct 5, 2020:

I just got your lovely surprise. Thanks so much, it made my F-ing day! (the witches, OMG)

hibiscus on Aug 8, 2020:

Your collage sunflower was amazing!!

Nnyla on Feb 24, 2018:

Hey Connie! Found you! But we're "friends," which means I knew you were here and forgot. Too much going on in my noggin! Happy Swap Anniversary!

RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Profile checks completed for Artisan ATCs - Purple ATC. Have fun creating your purple ATC!

RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

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