Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2021 1:57 am


Date Joined: December 6, 2016
Last Online: September 21, 2021
Birthday: November 18
Country: Canada

About Me

I've been swapping since 2012, and have enjoyed every minute of it. It started when I was under enormous stress, looking for a creative outlet and discovered Zentangling.

Life has taken so many turns since then and am proud to say I made it past the age of 50. It is now that I can say I have finally found my prince charming and have become a grandmother for the first time. Between the two of us, we now have an even dozen grandchildren and I am sure we'll be celebrating a baker's dozen in the near future.

My current hobbies are houseplants and fish aquariums. Both are pretty small at the moment but will grow in time. If you are from Canada and the weather allows, I would love a cutting from a house plant you are willing to share.

I enjoy reading and audio books have been one of the best things I have discovered. I can now "read" and work on a project at the same time. I have reading bucket list and currently working on the classics. Any recommendations?


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

I enjoy all kinds, store bought, home made, zazzle, cute, unusual, quirky, etc.

A few ideas to write on the cards...quotes, funny moments you've had, a highlight of your day, fun facts, books you've read, favourite go to recipe/meal...Anything really. I enjoy learning about you, your family, pets.

Of course, with all the writing comes pens. I seem to never have enough good pens. :)

I find most of my postcards, note cards and letter paper when out thrift store shopping.



Lately, I have been working on filling up all the journals and notebooks I have been collecting. I started buying the journal with hopes of filling them up with my life stories, current and past. I only do one page and then tire of it. I started to realize I don't need to use the journals as diaries.

So now, I have been using them as basic art journals. I have started using one to record all the birds I have seen this summer, and another using up paper scraps with stories of animals I have seen over the past year.

In the near future I would like to start another mixed paper journal with various stories and antidotes about my life. I think this will be a lot easier for me than writing a memoir or diary. I would like to be able to hand this down to my granddaughter one day.

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

I have a lot of pretty papers I need to use up. I think I am going to make some pretty little notebooks to give away. Any other ideas to use them will be appreciated.


Gardening, learning to draw, ATC's, postcard making and journal pages are some of my current hobbies.

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 and currently working on a hexagon quilt. It is a winter project I started winter of 2021. I project it will be done before the end of winter 2023. I have a large stack of 3x3 and 5x5 inch squares I will start piecing, one day.


*Bits of trivia, articles of interest, inspirational quotes, stories, etc. Funny everyday life quotes or stories. Short stories printed or cut from magazines, romance, mystery, funny, Chicken Soup, etc.

I've been finding it easier to pick out ideas for profile swaps when other's have it listed in alphabetical form. So here goes:

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, copic pens and the letter C. Christianity, cultures, cross stitch and crochet. Colouring, crosswords and cryptograms. (Can be cut from magazines and newspapers)

D: Dogs, drawing, day dreams and daisies.

E: Embarrassing moment stories, Easter, Easter colours.

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 jewelry.

K: Kittens.

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

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 andvquilt squares

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

S: Scarve, sandalwood, shabby chic and snowflakes. Suncatchers, stones, stickers and scrabble.

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

U: Unicorns, uncolored postcards.

V: Victorian.

W: Western theme, world interest, water colours, wind chimes, word puzzles,

XYZ: Zentangles.


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.


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.


Comment: Hi Connie, I am sorry to be so late in rating your swap. I'm not being lazy, but have been really sick for the last month. This long illness ended with me in the ER twice and 1 Urgent Care in 5 days. My visit to Urgent Care got me in an ambulance and in the hospital after more evaluation in the ER. They are still unclear about what caused my whole body to tailspin and I could have had seizures or even passed away. This has been scary! So, I want to say Thank You for your generosity and kindness over this last month. Thank You for your caring swap and for a GREAT swap. Happy Swapping until we meet again. Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Response: Thank you for taking the time to rate. Take care of your self. Get well soon.
Carollee922 rated for WIYM: FOOD POSTCARD SWAP on Aug 9, 2021
Comment: I had to go for a long drive, so i was listening to the Eagles greatest hits. I still don't think I could do very well at trivia about them.
Response: 😀 . Thank you for rating.
Comment: Thank you, loved the pc's and your list of books to read!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you have a chance to look over some of them. Thank you for rating and the heart.
Comment: So cute. I also love the cool unicorn sticker.
Response: I'm glad you did. Thank you for rating and the heart.
Cellolady rated for WIYM: Summer themed postcard INTL on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Loved the PC! Yes, we have had record high temps forever. That is, until last night. It RAINED!! Miracle! Temps today are much cooler. Yay!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart.
JaneInSD rated for HMPC: Bird love - July on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute robin bird postcard. I can't believe you drew that - so good!! I can't draw a straight line. ha ha Thanks for a great swap. (I can't believe your friend saw 132 robins in her yard. That is so awesome! Sadly, living in the heart of the City, I don't get to see many pretty birds)
Response: Yes, that was a once in a life time experience for her. Thank you for rating and the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for thedarling kitty card and stickers and washi tape samples! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart.
VenusEnvyGrrl rated for HdHp Atc: Wizard of Oz on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ruby slipper ATC and the wonderful collage material. The tulip napkin is my favorite!
Response: You're welcome. That was one of my favourites as well. Thank you for rating and the heart.
chendaleh rated for 3 people postcards #8 on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart.
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Thank you for the lovely postcards❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome! 😊Thank you for rating and all those hearts.
minniepic rated for 3 people postcards #8 on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Thank you so much for the lovely postcards❤️❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating and all the hearts 😊
lou rated for KKL: Send a Note on a Kitty Notecard on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed your newsy note with the pretty white kitty on it and many thanks for the fun things you sent, too!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
mb58ca rated for Fives, Fabulous Fives on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: I love these items! Thanks for choosing them.
Response: Your welcome. Thank you for rating and the heart.
9O96O rated for CPG Made With Markers ATC #2 - Global on Jul 1, 2021
Comment: 2 delightful marker ATCs. They really go well together. The sunflower and VW bus are charming. The colours pop. Thank you so much for making and sharing these with me Connie! --- And, thank you for the great note. I like that my profile interested you. So cool that you took the personality test. Thanks for sharing the result. --I've put Longmire on my list of shows to watch. Just finished Sweet Tooth and looking forward to season two.
Response: You're very welcome! I hope you enjoy the show, I'm always looking for a new series to watch. Thank you for rating and the heart.
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art - Red on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: Congratulations on becoming a grandmother...again. Wow, a dozen! And thank you for the postcard.
Response: Thank you and you're welcome!😊 Thank you for rating and the heart.
Writercat rated for Scavenger Hunt on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely goodies in the scavenger hunt swap. Much appreciated. Lots of fun stuff there that I will enjoy using! Very kind of you! Cathy
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you can use them. Thank you for rating and the heart.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart
tigerlily2110 rated for Pinterest - Cats & Kittens on Nov 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Jjean rated for Pinterest - Cats & Kittens on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Loved your board - You had some of the cutest kittens that I have seen... thank you for sharing.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
smartymartyky rated for Pinterest - Cats & Kittens on Oct 30, 2020
Response: I'm sure this rating is meant for another swap partner. Lol. I sent mine to you Nov 7th.

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


Rainydancer on Oct 13, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

CurlyTea on Nov 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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USAFwife on Oct 31, 2017:

Hi - doing a profile check for the Collected Journal swap. :) I see your note about contacting through swap-bot PM, but please be aware I communicate through email, and that is a requirement for my swaps. So please check your email and be sure to reply if requested. :) Thanks!

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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kittyhahahotbot on Feb 1, 2017:

Welcome to AMMM!

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