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Conni59

Conni59
Date Joined: February 24, 2017
Last Online: July 10, 2024
Birthday: January 24, 1959
Country: United States

About Me

April 14 2024 Update: My husband passed to spirit 12/21/23. I am still grief stricken, however need to immerse myself into my creative practice. I’m learning to navigate my days in a different way. I’ve yet to figure out how to shop and cook for one, so mostly I don’t…everything is step by step, moment by moment.

My husband died today and I am broken**** I have dropped out of current swaps. Everything has been sent and will have my daughter monitor so incoming can be rated.*** 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. We have three cats Merry, Melvin and Milo. Merry rules over the two boys. 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.

I enjoy being wrapped in a quilt, hot tea and book in hand. (especially on a rainy day) with a cat or two or three sprawled across me. 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 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

geekgirl1001000 rated for OATC: 2 ATC Coins (2:1) on Jul 12, 2024
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Comment: Great swap! thanks for the coins and lovely extras. Hope you enjoy the UK, I went a few years ago and loved Scotland.
ginny19590 rated for AATC: Bee's ATC on Jul 2, 2024
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Comment: So cute ATCs. Thank you so very much........=)
Response: you are welcome <3
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful "clear summer morning" inkbox card and the extras and decorated envie too! I love Zentangling! It is so relaxing and each design has a story behind it. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are welcome❤️
cst8411 rated for AMA: COLLAGE ENVELOPE - Natura on Jun 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely envie! <3
Response: My pleasure ❤️
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Comment: Thank you for the swap.
Response: ❤️❤️❤️
feverfawn rated for MM&L: Yokai ATC #3 on Jun 24, 2024
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Comment: I really love your Kappa ATC! I like all the elements on it and the Kappa you drew is great! Loved reading the lore and the cut outs you included (+ that awesome UFO postcard!) the envelope having a kappa theme with the turtle and cucumber was so cool too. Thank you for the great swap! I'm happy to hear you like the Yokai ATC swaps also. I definitely plan to keep doing them and should have another one up sometime next month. Thanks for joining my swap! :)
Response: Thank you for the positive comments! I am happy to continue participating. I actually ordered several books about yokai from Amazon.
Created46 rated for AATC: WATERMELON ATC on Jun 24, 2024
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Comment: OK your note made me laugh because after the sign up date I realized that i needed a stamp. Your solution was perfect. I eventually found one stamps so it worked out. Thank you for the swap. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Response: You are welcome!
thebragal rated for AMA: Fish Shaped ATC - May on Jun 21, 2024
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Comment: He makes me laugh! Thank you for the extras!
Response: Yay! You are welcome! ❤️
Myself333 rated for CPG: UFO Postcard (Global) on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: That's so funny, I sent out the same postcard! Great minds think alike 😉 I haven't watched Ancient Aliens in so long, I really should check out the latest episodes lol. Love the Star Wars stickers and stamp too!
Response: 🤣❤️👏🏻 love that show 🤣 you are welcome!
Nehalennia rated for AMA: Inkbox card - boat or ship on Jun 9, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful Inkbox card and extras <3
Response: You are very welcome ❤️
Ac2052 rated for CPG Snails ATC - Global on Jun 3, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable snail ATC, and all of the fun extras!
Response: ❤️❤️❤️
Juniebird rated for CPG: Twinchies! (3:1) USA on May 22, 2024
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Comment: Oh your Twinchies are fabulous! Thank you so much for sending them. And thank you for the extras - I especially appreciate the washi tape samples, they are very much my style. Best wishes!
Response: You are so welcome❤️
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Comment: Hello Connie, my condolence to you and your families. Hope you are much better now. The washi tapes you used is so nice. Hope to meet again in other swap. Take care!
Response: Think now for your kind words. Glad you like the idea washi!
Cindiva rated for OATC: 6 Inchies on 1 ATC 4/24 on May 4, 2024
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Comment: Oh I love the atc, especially the little bee! Thanks for the goodies. I’m starting an altered book/junk journal with a vintage/retro theme and these will be used in it!
Response: You are welcome❤️❤️❤️
MaryCheng rated for AMA: Book Lovers on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you Connie for your beautiful Postcard, so impressed! Love the goodies and your decorated envelop.
Response: You are welcome ❤️
Mlhadder rated for Banshee ATC (Folklore ATC #5) on Feb 9, 2024
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Response: 😃
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Comment: I got these. They sat at my post office for a bit but they made their way to me. Thank you for the great coins
Response: ❤️❤️❤️
NormaSue rated for Chunk-O-Christmas Int’l 2023 on Jan 28, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful chunk! I love the silver foil and glitter embossing.
Response: Welcome❤️
Ac2052 rated for CPG: Vivaldi's Winter ATC - Global on Jan 27, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC!
Response: ❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Somehow this got tucked away. Thanks for the great chunk! The Anne of Green Gables quote is one of my favorites <3
Response: ❤️

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:

MC

explore on Oct 11, 2023:

Thank you for sending me one of my Ernie swag postcards! Appreciate it.

JanHardt on Oct 3, 2023:

Connie, Thank you so much for the packet of goodies you sent me. The Inkbox card is adorable, and perfect for a coffee addict like me. The die cuts and other ephemera you send will be put to good use. I love it all! JanHardt

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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