Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2018 5:34 pm


Date Joined: June 16, 2010
Last Online: December 14, 2017
Birthday: December 8
Country: United States
Chatter by Corazon

About Me

December 19, 2016 Call me crazy, it doesn't bother me. The neighbors had a newborn lamb that was rejected by her mother so I brought her home to bottle feed.

November 7, 2016 I am coming our of retirement and going back to work. But I want to keep my tutoring students too! So I am dropping all swaps that haven't had partners assigned until it is clear to me that I will have time to do them properly.

September 21, 2016 Having shoulder surgery tomorrow. Am current on all my swaps and ratings. I may need some patience as I recover.

August 5, 2016
Do you want postage stamps? Not soaked off the paper, not trimmed, duplicates are a certainty, but they can be yours, just ask!

May 12, 2016 My mantra: "Less is more"

What does this mean in terms of Swap-Bot? Don't ever think you need to send me extras to get a heart, I have enough "stuff" already. A kind word or a compliment rates high with me!

March 7, 2016 I am studying German. If write to me in German, I would love that!

I have been doing mail swaps since the late 70's. (Yes, I'm old, but please don't hold that against me!)

"It's All Good" I view a swap as more about who the other person is and what they are inspired to create rather than who I am and what I would like to receive. That being said, please know that I am not picky and take great delight the wierd, the unusual and the outlandish, if that's what's in your heart to create and send! But if you are a more conservative swapper, that's good too.

If a swap is profile-specific, I probably won't join it, but if I do, rest assured that I will keep your profile in mind.

I'm a native Texan and proud of it! I'm an elementary teacher (retired June 2014!) by profession, but free a spirit by birth.

I'm very happily married tot he love of my life. I have 3 children, 5 step-children and grandmother/step-grandmother to 15. My "Grandma name" is Miss Connie and I like that just fine.


November 2015--I relearned (very basic) knitting. A nice craft for long road trips......

Spring 2015-After several failed attempts, I am finally "getting it" about keeping an art journal!

Hand carved rubber stamps

Trading cards

Mail art


If the bus/train/boat/plane is going somewhere, I want to go to. It doesn't even matter where!

To get out of the house I enjoy letterboxing:

www.letterboxing.org www.atlasquest.com

I enjoy tent camping and think I would like to spend an entire week in solitude with nature.

Favorite Television

Dr. Phil

Fox News


Lots of fur babies! Thursday--calico, very old, Big Boy-yellow, likes to give love bites, Little Girl-yellow, very lovey, Cruiser--black and white, not very social, Collar Kitty--adopted us while wearing a collar from another owner,

Buck-a canine whirlwind, Lady-ferocious German Shepherd (until you realize she has very few teeth)

Favorite Books

I am Corazon on www.goodreads.com.

John Grisham is one of my favorites, but I am always open to new suggestions. I don't do science fiction or lightweight romances.

Greg Iles

Am I the last person on earth who hasn't read the Twilight books?


© Things that are funky, odd, unusual or unexpected.

© Tongue in cheek humor.

© Satire.

© Political cartoons.

© Hand made items.

© Travel.

© Restaurants.

© Farm animals.

© Free beer.

© Breakfast in a restaurant/cafe.

© Bargains.

© Sandals.


As a Christian, I celebrate Christmas and Easter. As an American I celebrate Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, and the list goes on....As a Texan with close ties to Hispanic culture, I celebrate Fiesta, Cinco de Mayo, Diez y Seis, and Dia de los Muertos. Sometimes those celebrations are just observed by drinking a beer and saying "Yep, it's (that day)!"

But this does not keep me from wanting to learn about your religious or cultural holidays, so feel free to share them with me!


Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Comment: Thank you for the extras. Sending love and peace xx
Mamamoose rated for Pressed Coins of the World #4 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for resending and even including a second coin! Love them!
Comment: Thanks for forwarding!
Nimue rated for Pressed Coins of the World #4 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for arranging for this coin to be sent. It's definitely a new one for me. Thank you for joining my swap! :)
Response: I still haven't found my stash of pennies. But I am on an out of state trip and have quarters and shiny pennies in my pocket in case I see a coin pressing machine
gothbarbie rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R31 on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: You created a really pleasing spread with the Geometric theme - I like it a lot!
Comment: Thanks for the book.. happy swapping!
Comment: OMG thank you Connie for the Wonderful ATCs from your stash - love them all (Halloween ones are going in my October Daily!!! :) and the rat one I just LOVE so much. thank you and I will send that cool post card on in the next swap. take care, darla
Artstamper rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R30 on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Really liked the music spread you did. I'm looking forward to working on this one.
Response: Thank you!
Lablauri57 rated for Handmade Envie Swap on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Wow Connie, awesome envies. The one scanned was a great idea. I have a bunch of my grandmothers stuff. I should go through them and see if I can find any thing that cool. Thanks, Lauri
Comment: It arrived!!! Thank you for the extra PC!!! :-)
Comment: Thanks.
Comment: I love both the ATCs! And your spread was lovely as well!
Comment: Hey! Thanks for the postcards and the tip to find the inside of the church! You are right! It is beautiful! Wow! Thanks for the swap!
Comment: Yes, I got it! Thanks a lot for the nice extra's!!! Lovely tea, postal stamps ànd the fortune cookie fortunes (you collected them because you knew you were going to 'meet' me ;-) ) All very appreciated! <3 - Ellen ... BTW nice card too :-D
Comment: Thank you for the extra card! I had to look it up to see where it was in TX. I have only been to South Padre Island, besides a layover at the airport in Houston! I would like to see more of TX. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks very much!!
heatherkm rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R27 on Feb 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much! These swaps are fun:)
Comment: Thanks for the cards, they'll be sent on their way in the next round!

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CurlyTea on Dec 11, 2017:

Buecherwurm on Dec 17, 2016:

Hi Connie! I answered your letter in German now, I hope you'll receive it soon :) if there's a word you don't understand, just ask! Best wishes, Ina

bbbhill6 on Aug 2, 2016:

I wanted to pop over and say a GIANT BIG THANK YOU. I was your partner for mail something naked and you gave me the perfect swap. I have two special needs children and some days it's a fight just to get my son in the tube and wash his hair. Now he does not mind taking a bath a getting his hair wash because we use the goggles that you sent me The best swap I've have ever gotten. Thank you again for a perfect swap.

RyeRye on Jul 7, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

MichelleWillow on Feb 15, 2012:

Hi! I have set up a sequel for green booklet swap if you're still interested to join: Inspired by postage stamps green booklet #3. :)

MichelleWillow on Jan 27, 2012:

Hi! I have set up a sequel for green booklet swap if you're still interested to join: RED: Love Quotes - Green Booklet #2. :)

racheljohnson on Jan 10, 2011:

I just featured your Very Visible Valentines swap on the Swap-bot blog here. Thanks for hosting such a unique Valentine's Day swap!

bb2 on Jan 3, 2011:

Your prize went in the mail today. Enjoy!

bb2 on Dec 18, 2010:

I enjoyed reading your profile and see you also like tongue-in-cheek humor, so hope you enjoy this BFL swap. I also see you like postcards. Tell me about the ones you keep. We are interested in learning how to carve our own stamps. I'm curious where you find reasonable supplies. Thanks so much for signing up and posting in my latest swap. Joan

mooki on Dec 5, 2010:

HEY HAPPY B_DAY !!!! early hee hee!! ;D

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