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Conniegirl

Conniegirl
Date Joined: December 6, 2016
Last Online: August 15, 2022
Birthday: November 18
Country: Canada
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About Me

  • Looks like things are still running slow through the postal system. Swaps can take 5 days to almost five weeks or more. I'm still waiting for a couple swaps as well as some ratings to indicate my partner has recieved the swap. If you are waiting for a swap from me, please contact me and I'll resend. *

I've been swapping since 2012, and have enjoyed every minute of it. It all started when I was needing a creative outlet to destress and discovered zentangles. I started out with Yahoo groups and progressed to swap bot.

It's been a long, hard road, but I am proud to be able to say I have made it past the age of 50. I'm a mom, grandma and wife to a wonderful man.

I often spend way too much time on Pinterest. Have watched all the seasons of The Crown and Nailed it on Netflix. Chicago Med is my current Netflix addiction.

POSTCARDS/NOTECARDS

Trading postcards, notecards, letter paper and other stationery are a few of my favourite swaps.

When joining a swap that calls for postcards to be written on and sent naked, I would not rate down for having them sent blank in an envelope. I prefer it this way to build my collection for swapping.

I have a few postcards of caves, caverns and bats that I don't really like and would consider a private swap to trade these for some that are more "pretty".

Handmade postcards are fun. A lot of the swaps I join are the handmade postcards. Many of the ones I send are hand drawn and coloured. Sometimes I will do a few collage or other mediums.

I like to send little notes with my swaps. Sometimes I will use a store bought card and other times, I will make a simple card using a drawing, colouring or a pretty picture I found.

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JOURNALS AND NOTEBOOKS

I have many note books and journals that are empty, and constantly adding to the collection.

It's time to start filling them up. Some I have been using to try out new art techniques and collaging. I have started using one to draw and write about birds that come around. In another, I have started to write out little stories and antidotes about my life today and things I remember from the past.

Junk journals are so pretty, I keep admiring the ones on Pinterest and think I will try one some time soon.

CRAFTS AND HOBBIES

A few of my current hobbies are houseplants and fish aquariums. I used to have quite the collection of house plants and now starting out from scratch again.

I read a lot, mostly audio books at the moment. It's the best of both worlds, reading while crafting, driving, etc. I have started a few reading bucket lists. Right now I am working through the classics. I am determined to finish "A Tale of Two Cities" It's been taking me a long time to read.

ATC's, making postcards, and art journals are some of the crafts I am working on at the moment. I have so many papers, stickers, cut out pictures and washi tapes to clean up and use in my art works.

When just sitting quietly or watching tv, I work on adult colouring, drawing or working in a word puzzle book.

Every so often, I will grab a crochet hook and attempt a few rows. Maybe one day I will have a blanket with straight edges.

I have made a couple small quilts through the years. I keep thinking I should make quilts for each of the grandchildren. It often crosses my mind that if I make one a month starting January, I will have made a dozen by the end of the year. That would be a Christmas present for each one.

ABC's & PROFILE SWAP IDEAS

I often find it hard with profile swaps so thought I'd make it a little easier for my swap partners with an alphabet list. Honestly, it was fun to figure something out for each letter. :)

If you chose something from this list for a profile swap, it would be fun to hear how you interpreted the swap from this list.

A: Angels, astronomy, astrology, ATC's, Aunty Acid. Articles cut from magazines, etc. Animals and aquariums. The letter A.

B: Butterflies, birds, bookmarks, biographies and Betty White.

C: Cats, country music, and the letter C. Christianity, cultures, cross stitch and crochet. Colouring, crosswords and cryptograms. (Can be cut from magazines and newspapers). Challenges (swaps and photo of the days)

D: Dogs, drawing, day dreams and daisies. Dicuts.

E: Embarrassing moment stories ( I have a lot of my own!) Easter and Easter colours. Envelopes, (decorative, little, homemade...)

F: Faeries, flowers, and fish. Funny everyday life moments you can share, facts (useless, weird, etc.)

G: Grandchildren, ghost stories (esp real ones you experienced), and good luck charms. Geography, globes, gems and granny squares.

H: Hearts, horoscopes (Scorpio), and history. Hints and tips.

I: Ink pens and ink pads.

J: Journals ,junk journals and journal prompts.

K: Kittens.

L: Letter sets, lions, leopards, love, life stories and long letters.

M: Myth's and mythology, mail, memoirs and micron pens. Mittens, music and Maxime's humour

N: Notes, note pads, note cards and note books. Nature, napkins and New Orleans

O: Letter O, old things, oracles and oddities.

P: Pink, purple, Pinterest and pens. Plants, postcards, photography and postage stamps. Patchouli, poems. prayer cards.

Q: Quotes, quips and quilt squares

R: Rainbows, Robert Frost, real life stories and recipes

S: Scarves, sandalwood, shabby chic and snowflakes. Suncatchers, stones, stickers and scrabble. Stamped pictures.

T: Trees, tigers, totems and Thomas Kinkade, .

U: Unicorns, uncolored postcards.

V: Victorian.

W: World interest, water colours, wind chimes, word puzzles,

XYZ: Zentangles.

TEAS & OTHER EDIBLES

Any tea is fine as long as it is in it's original wrapper and not expired.

I have had a bad experience with food items. Please do not send food, candy or any other treats.

PLEASE KEEP THIS FUN

I am grateful to be able to swap and enjoy learning and sharing creative ideas and techniques.

Please continue to help and keep our swaps safe, creative and fun and refrain from sending anything with profanity, nudity, hateism, derogatory, controversial, etc.

Ratings

Onyx rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #189 on Aug 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcards! I really liked the map and the zebra a lot.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart
minniepic rated for SSM: July Pick 5 postcards on Aug 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so very much for sending such lovely postcards❤️❤️❤️ Also thank you for or sending extra goodies, I loved the playing cards as well❤️❤️❤️
Response: I enjoyed choosing the cards for you. Thank you for rating and the heart.
Smsands2 rated for CPG Daily Q's PC #15 - Global on May 16, 2022
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Comment: Piled up dishes....I feel ya!
Response: 😀 Yes, I didn't have to hesitate before answering the question. Thank you for rating.
user6937 rated for Private swap - 12 postcards on Apr 11, 2022
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Comment: I've always loved to go into caves! Thanks for a nice selection (love the bats)!
Response: You're welcome. I can see the cards have a good home now. :)
suepier rated for WIYM PC New Year Wish on Apr 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from New Brunswick. I love bridges.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you finally received it, can't believe it took three months to get to you. Thanks for being patient.
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Comment: It arrived! Must have taken the scenic route lol. Covid postage, I suppose. Love the ATC and thank you for the washi samples. :) Also, your Cheshire cat stationery is cool.
Response: I am so happy it finally got to you. I noticed the mail has been extremely slow. Enjoy.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bird ephemera! Also thank you for your birding note - I loved hearing about your encounters with crows and hummingbirds! How lucky you are to have had so many hummingbirds in your bean plants!
Response: You're welcome. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you for rating and the heart.
stamparose rated for HMPC: Scraptastic Postcard on Feb 6, 2022
5
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Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
MissRich rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC- A on Feb 2, 2022
5
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Comment: What a beautiful addition to my collection! You art is a treasure- Thank you ~
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart.
5
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Comment: Thank you for a fun card!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating.
captkristi rated for SSM: Love for Argyle ATC on Jan 30, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much! Your little creations are so cute! And thank you for the extras! Hope to swap again soon.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart.
kizzlets rated for IS: Send 3 postcards on Jan 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! I like the bird postcards you sent
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Art Therapy notecard. I will enjoy coloring it.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the note and lighthouse things. I also have a November birthday. 🙂 Have a great Thanksgiving!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart.
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Comment: Thanks for the fun swap, enjoyed your note, your tuxedo kitty has such pretty eyes and the blank kitty notecard is great, too!!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart.
coffeef1rst rated for WTL: Please take this washi! #3 on Nov 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the variety of washi. I will definitely be using them:)
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you can use them. Thank you for rating.
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Comment: Connie, thanks for the compliment and lovely items! That cardinal card is stunning! Much appreciation for what you sent.
Response: The cardinal was o e of my favourites as well. Thank you for rating and the heart
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Comment: Hi! You have a wonderful collection of cat themed goodies. The card is very sweet and the note paper & washi tape are very pretty.😍 I feel like increasing my collection now! Lol Happy birthday to you, your daughter & granddaughter.🎁 Thank you for sharing your story with me - we are kindred spirits! Lol 😆
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the birthday wishes. Hopefully we'll swap again.
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Comment: Thanks very much for the cute cat card and stickers. Great hearing from you. Wow, you must be a busy lady working and going to school, too. All the best to you, Connie! Cathy
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart.
saturnsrings rated for HMPC: Put a Leaf on it on Nov 8, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the leafy pc!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart.

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Nov 19, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Nov 5, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM GROUP!!

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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