Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2017 10:27 pm


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I am Connie,I am a 50 ish wife and mother. I have been married for 24 years and have a wonderful daughter! I have an identical twin( and yes her name is Bonnie!!) Mom had to come up with names quickly, they were expecting a baby boy!! Surprise!!!!. I think that is where I have received my love of surprises. The whole swapping thing was new to me, but I have quickly become addicted too it. I am also a licensed Optician for 31 years, A Girl Scout leader for 11 years. But now that I have found this site, I do believe the craft side of me is coming back out. 04/21/10 We have a new addition to the family!! A 6 week old schnoodle puppy. Her name is Evie. I lost my beloved Sandy on 02/27/10. But the house was empty without a fur baby running around, so in comes Evie. She is full speed, I was use to a 12 year old, and now this. I have my hands full, but I'm loving every minute.

I LOVE Christmas! The decorations, the lights, the music ( I hum X-mas songs all year) the yummy smells, the Christmas cards, shows, and all the wonderful, and happy spirit of the season. I see more smiles and cheerful looks during this time of year than any other time. Christmas

Oct. 2010: I have started a new hobby. Yea!! I bought a new camera and several different lenses, and driving everyone around me crazy taking photos.. It has been great fun going on long drives and seeing new places, so I can get different shots...Sept 2015- Still loving my Photography!.. I got my Christmas present early this year from the DH, a new full frame camera!! I am one happy girl!!!...

Swapping Pledge

I pledge not to be a flaker and to always Rate my partners. If I am your swap partner and you have not received my swap on time, Please contact me,I would be very upset to disappoint my partner. Hope to meet all of you soon!


Things I Like

Fish with big lips,Pink dogwood flowers Calla lilies,Sunflowers, and Gerber daisy. To hear Children laughing, BIRDS, Butterflies,Rainy Days,Old Shrimp boats, Water Grist Mills, Autumn (favorite season) Hidden object games, Gum (sugar free) and BAKING!!! My favorite colors are: Yellow, Teal and Pinks, any color really.

  • A- Apples, Art , Aprons
  • B- Bubbles, Baking, Bonnie, Bluebirds
  • C- Clouds, Cool days, Christmas, Caramels, Camera, Chocolate
  • D- Daughter, Dogs, Dandelions, Dover Clip Art
  • E- Easter eggs, Energy
  • F- Friendship, Funny thing, Fishes with big lips , Fall
  • G- Green grass, Grist mills, Grits, Gerber daisy
  • H- Hugs, Hubby, Hot air balloons
  • I- Icicles,Indian corn,Iceland,Ice cream
  • J- Jelly beans, Jeans, Jewel quest
  • K- Kites, Kindness
  • L- Lighthouses, Lighting, Leather bracelets
  • M- Mother, Magazine, Magic, Moon, Masks
  • N- Naps, Nutcrackers, Nostalgia, Nite lights
  • O- Oceans, Old Shrimp Boats, Oak trees, Oven mitts
  • P- Photography,Puppies, PJ's, Place mats, Pink dogwoods
  • Q- Quite time, Quotes
  • R- Rainy day,Ravens, Road trips!!
  • S- Sunflower, Santa, Sundrop, Surprises
  • T- Twins, Trees, Tennis,Teacups
  • U- Umbrella, Utah,
  • V- Vintage Red trucks, Valentine, Veterans
  • W- Walks, Waterfall, Water wheels,
  • X- X-Men,
  • Y- You got mail, Yellow, YouTube
  • Z- Zoom lenses


I photographed this little guy Saturday 01/27/13 in Conway SC



  • Cheddar Cheese straws
  • Chocolate covered carmels(Favorite!!!),
  • Milk Chocolate Kisses,
  • Ritter Sport Corn flakes or Choco biscuit,
  • Spree

Favorite Crafts

  • Baking

  • Photography

  • ATC

  • Collage Canvas

  • Altered Dolls on Canvas

  • Altered Blocks

Things I Dislike

  • Tea

  • Coffee

  • Post Cards

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Fruit filled chocolate

  • Sport themes

  • Scented Candles and Lotions ( My head just doesn't appreciate certain aromas)

  • Character themes

  • I HATE packing tape! we fight and it always wins!! Okay, we can now add CLING WRAP! It hates me too. lol..

Favorite Books

Anything written by, Iris Johansen,JD Robb,Nora Roberts, Christine Feehan,and the Harry Potter series. I have read all of these authors books that is out, I like to read about paranormal stuff,magic powers,ancient gifts. If you know of a good book in this genre, I would love to know about it. I enjoy Craft ,Baking and Photography magazines.

Favorite Movies

Harry Potter, You got mail, Love actually, The Wedding date,, Over board, The Avengers and StarTrek!! I love to laugh and smile during a movie. I don't like sad endings, or really silly movies.

Favorite Television

Big Bang Theory,Face Off, Chopped, Castle, Bones, NCIS, Scorpion, Blind Spot, Cup Cake Wars, Holiday Baking Champions and The Magician

Favorite Music

Aerosmith, AC/DC, Daughtry,Hinder and ,all of the true classic rock bands,and Christmas music always makes me happy


  • Bluebirds

  • Cardinals

  • Song birds (do you see a pattern here? Yes I love birds)


Wish List

  • I LOVE decorative night lights!!!

  • Love the Vintage Red truck you see everywhere now!!!

  • Metal die cuts, Thinlits or Framelits for the Sizzix Big Kick

  • Dylusions-Put A Bird On It Stamp Set

  • Jane Davenport face stamps and rub-on

  • Jane Davenport art and craft supplies

  • Love any thing from The Pioneer Woman Collection

  • Needle felting kits

  • Old vintage door knob (Love one!!)

  • Letter Opener

  • Bird Figurines (wood, ceramic,etc)

  • Vintage Bird Cage

  • I Love Vintage items I can photograph. ex:Vintage items

  • Skeleton leaves

  • Dover Clip Art book (Victorian, Holidays, or Birds

  • Cheddar Cheese Straws (I love them!!) or a good recipe for them

  • Sponge Daubers

  • Small Garden Flags

  • Tombow mono permanent tape or refills

  • White Gel pens

  • Book marks,

  • Uhu stic Glue stick

  • Distress ink pad

  • Hot chocolate

  • Rub-Ons

  • Thick soft wool gloves

  • StazOn ink pads

  • Spoon rest

  • Place mats (set of 6 or 8)

  • Cloth napkins

  • An Apron

Thrift Store Finds

Here are a few things I look for when I go to thrift shops:

Old bird cages

Small Vintage tea cups ( when you hold them up to light, you can see through them)

Vintage floral platters (I don't know why, but I love them and always bring one home. lol)


Victorian Lady images

Faces that I can make clay molds of (would LOVE an Indian, African, Egyptian, any face with character... No bigger than 2 inches)

Old Vintage items I can use in a Still Life photo, like my last one I shot I used long gloves, vintage lipstick case, long necklace,earring and vintage mirror .It made a great photo to hang!! So anything with interest.Ex: Vintage Item

I usually go with nothing really on my mind and just enjoy the surprise I hope to find!!!


Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully wrapped stocking stuffer gifts! Theyโ€™re in my stocking now! And that card is so beautiful, I love it!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!
luleemik rated for Crappy Holidays on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Connie, I don't know how you do it, but you always know exactly what to send to me! Love all of the ephemera, book and prima flowers---I know I will enjoy using them for future projects! Happy Holidays!!
Response: Yeah!!! I am so happy you liked your goodies, I have so much fun shopping for you!!!. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas my friend.
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely card. I should probably start typing my notes my arthritis is so bad. It sure does make it neater. Happy Holiday's
Response: You are welcome. My handwriting is so bad, no matter how hard I try, most can't read it. So I figure it would work best to type! Thank you for the rating and heart! Happy Thanksgiving
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and letter Connie. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Response: You are welcome, Thank you for the rating and heart! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Comment: Thanks for the joy filled card๐Ÿ’– The word search was fun. I did copy it first to send to me grandchildren.๐Ÿ˜
Response: You are welcome, Thank you for the rating and heart! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Comment: Your package was delivered yesterday but I waited till this morning, over coffee to open it. And WOW. You did an awesome job. I know its my baking LP but gosh, you hit upon some of the others too (thanksgiving and Autumn). I look forward to using everything for tonights ' supper. Pork, Sauerkraut and Mashed potatoes. I never had an apron before and I will wear it stylin :-) A huge hug and appreciative words of thanks. Happy Thanksgiving my friend.
Response: Yeah! I am glad you like it all, you are so fun to shop for!! I hope you will enjoy the apron, I love mine and the ones with a pocket are great, when gathering supplies. Thanks for joining my swap and for the rating and heart!!!!
crescendo rated for WIYM: Christmas Stocking Gift #1 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Wowee thanks for filling my stocking with such an intriguingly generous big prezzie!! Excited for my stocking stuffer and saving for Christmas. I think I need to upgrade to a wash basket, heehee. The solar snowman is so adorable , I love it!
Response: I hope you like your gift! ..sorry for the size, but I was hoping your stocking was big!!!, Thank you for the rating and Heart! Merry Christmas!!!
Comment: Thanks! I can't wait to give Dave his gifts!
Response: I hope he has a Very Merry Christmas!. Thank you for the rating and heart!
whytewillow rated for WIYM-November Stocking Stuffer on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much. Into the sock it goes. Cheers.
Response: You are welcome, Thank you for the rating and heart. Merry Christmas!!!
Comment: Love the word search. Thanks.
Response: You are welcome, Happy Halloween!!!
NiniJae rated for Halloween Card US #4 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your card and lovely letter! I haven't had the time to dress up for Halloween for years. I'm sure you will come up with some awesome costumes again this year! Have a great time at the Halloween party! Happy Halloween!
Response: You are welcome, Thank you for the heart and rating!!! Happy Halloween
veronicasvisions rated for Halloween Card US #2 on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the card and cute owl! I love word finds. I will give you a heart for sending it.
Response: Yeah!!! I am so happy you like it, I love doing seek n finds too :) Thank you for the rating and heart . Happy Halloween!!!
animal87x rated for Halloween Card US #3 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Response: You are welcome, Thank you for the rating and heart. Happy Halloween!!!
Comment: I was so excited to have the mail delivered today. Your nicely wrapped presents are placed on my cedar chest awaiting Christmas to open. The extra notebook, I will use to write in sent/received Christmas cards this year. I really appreciate this swap. Thank-you.
Response: I know you must be getting tired having me for a partner, lol, I hope you will like what I sent. Thank you for the rating and heart! Merry Christmas
Toby2017 rated for HS: Halloween Cards on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Love the card !! Definitely love the extras! Thanks!!
Response: Yeah! I am happy you liked it!!! Thanks for the rating and heart, Happy Halloween
sunshinesuperman rated for HS: Halloween Cards on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great card and goodies. I really appreciate the Poe! Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Response: You are very welcome!! Thank you for the rating and heart!!!
CurlyTea rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #1-USA on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: This is the freaking coolest tombstone ATC! I can see why you wanted the blanks. This is pure awesomeness. Please join the rest of these swaps so that I have a chance of getting more of your amazing work. Thank so much! โค
Response: Thank you for the kind words, it makes me very happy that you liked the atc I made for you!!!! This was a super fun swap, If I get time to make more I will sign up for the other swaps. Happy Halloween
luv2kraft rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #1-USA on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Wooohooo!!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful tombstone. I have it set up in my work area so I can see it everyday.
Response: Yeah!!! I am so happy you like it!!! Thank you for the rating and heart
naturenerd3 rated for IS: ATC Graveyard #1-USA on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Super cool. Thank you
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you liked it!!! Thank you for the rating and heart
SuZignomeMoM rated for TPD: Mystery Supply Swap #10 on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: โ™ฅ Thank you so so much for the great ATC.I really am impressed with how you made the mystery supply work. Thanks for all the sweet extras as well.
Response: I am so happy you liked it. Theses are fun swaps to join.. Thank you for the rating and heart!!!.......I saw your news and please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers

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blueseabliss on Nov 6, 2017:

I LOVE my Lucky Parcel, thank you so very, very much! I hope you enjoy yours. Thank you for everything, Connie!!!!

bstitched on Jul 4, 2017:

Happy Independence Day!

Mugsie on Jun 1, 2017:

anrtist on May 27, 2017:

Blessings, cc

Mugsie on Apr 19, 2017:

HappyMom on Apr 9, 2017:

Hope yours is happy and holy! bunny

Mugsie on Mar 22, 2017:

Paige1900 on Mar 17, 2017:

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well!!! :)

bjmonroe on Feb 12, 2017:

Mugsie on Jan 8, 2017:

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