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Date Joined: June 16, 2010
Last Online: November 20, 2020
Birthday: December 8
Country: United States
Chatter by Corazon

About Me

July, 2018 Oh what a difference a couple of years can make! In November 2016 I went to work as Court Clerk in our local Justice of the Peace office. In late 2017 the judge didn't want to run for election, so I became the candidate. Still Court Clerk at this time but January 1, 2019 I will be the new Justice of the Peace.

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: Thank you for the lovely package!
Comment: Hi Connie, thank you for the sampler booklet, I especially love the map and the piece of vellum/parchment paper. Isn't it interesting to peek in each other's stash like this? :)
Mekenzie rated for Mekenzie and Connie - Private Swap on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome atc cards, I loved your technique and the stamps were nice, too. Enjoyed this swap. :-)
JavaJunkie rated for Krista and Connie--Private Swap on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the beautiful mail art and ATC. I also thought the card with your mom was sweet, and I'm honored that she came all the way up to Wisconsin! What a perfect day for it to arrive; today would have been my grandma's 82nd birthday. Thank you again!
Response: This makes me happy!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2018 on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Hi Connie! Thanks for the awesome chunk! I love that it was already embossed - very cool! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Mmmm, bacon ranch...
Comment: Thanks!
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you (✿◕‿◕✿)
myancey rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: micah does love pop tarts and i know he will love this chunk.! we have never heard of the brand H-E-B and i love the spanish on it as well. thanks so much. funny thing is when i was pg with micah i could not eat strawberry anything or even think bout em. if i ate a fruit salad and they were in it, they were the only things that came back up. lol. way tmi sorry but i have always loved strawberries, but micah not so much. he loves the choc ones tho.thanks for cool chunk.<3
Response: H-E-B is a locally owned grocery chain with stores all across Texas and some in Mexico. I wish I had had a chocolate chunk for him!
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Ugh! Girl!! We are melting here in Houston!! Can't wait till October to get some relief! Hoping for a cooler & much dryer fall!! Hope that kahlua on ice is keeping you cool!! 😂 TFS
SuZignomeMoM rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: ♥ Thank you for the neat stuff. So sorry you had to pay twice to send it. Loved your outside envelope. Parts of that is headed to my latest Magpie Journal. (Your response made me laugh)
Response: Sometimes I just grab what I have for an envelope...hmmm....this doughnut bag is still clean....
goosey rated for Seashell ATC (USA) on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: wonderful seashell AND joker atc cards! many thanks!
1koolkrafter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies.
248morrison rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 22, 2018
Rocktopus rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 21, 2018
ArtExpress rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: thank u! :-)
Whimsy1 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: TY awesome swap
mamarochat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Kvwanderlost rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you Connie!

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CurlyTea on Dec 10, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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

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