Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2019 1:10 am


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: November 19, 2019
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I am Connie, wife and mother. I have been married for 26 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,I was 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!!!...

2019: MY New Year resolution, was to enjoy the simple and pure things in life.and what a wonderful year it has been!!! More family time, cookouts, games,and crafts, Spending as much time at the beach, fishing, kayaking, taking night strolls. Picnics at the lake, and wonderful long drives in the country! Life is good :) , No keeping up with the Jones, No drama, just pure happiness! This is the only resolution I think I have every keep. Fingers crossed we keep going strong for years to come!

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 and Sunflowers, . To hear Children laughing, BIRDS,Rainy Days,Old Shrimp boats, Water Grist Mills, Autumn (favorite season) Antique stores, Flea markets, vintages items, Hidden object games,and BAKING!!! My favorite colors are: Pink,Gray,Teal and Yellow.

  • A- Apples, Art , Aprons
  • B- Bubbles, Baking, Bluebirds
  • C- Clouds, Cool days, Christmas, Caramels, Camera, Chocolate
  • D- Dough bowls, Dogs, Dandelions, Dover Clip Art
  • E- Easter eggs, Energy
  • F- Friendship, Funny thing, Fishes with big lips , Fall
  • G- Green grass, Gnomes, Grist mills, Grits, Gerber daisy
  • H- Hugs, Hubby, Holidays, Hallmark Christmas movies
  • I- Icicles,Indian corn,Iceland,Ice cream
  • J- Jelly beans, Jeans, Jewel quest
  • K- Kayaks, Kites, Kindness
  • L- Leaves, Lucky charms, Lighting, Leather bracelets
  • M- Magazine, Magic, Masks Mala Bracelets
  • N- Naps, Nutcrackers, Nostalgia, Nite lights
  • O- Oceans, Old Shrimp Boats, Oak trees,
  • P- Photography,Puppies, PJ's, Place mats, Pink dogwoods
  • Q- Quite time, Quotes
  • R- Rainy day,Ravens, Road trips!!
  • S- Sunflower, Santa, Sundrop, Surprises,Scandinavian Gnomes
  • T- Twins, Trees, Tim Holtz
  • U- Umbrella, Utah,
  • V- Vintage Sea Captains, boat wheels, old ships and clocks... 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
  • Milk Chocolate Kisses,
  • Ritter Sport Corn flakes or Choco biscuit,
  • Spree

Favorite Crafts

  • Baking

  • Photography

  • ATC

  • Collage Canvas

  • Altered Blocks

Things I Dislike

  • Tea

  • Cats

  • Coffee

  • Washi Tape or samples

  • Stationary sheets or letter sets

  • Socks

  • Post Cards

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Fruit filled chocolate

  • Sport themes

  • Window cling decorations

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

  • Please No dollar tree cooking and baking utensils, and measuring items.

  • 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, Cup Cake Wars, Holiday Baking Champions and The Magician

Favorite Music

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


  • Carolina Wrens

  • Bluebirds

  • Cardinals

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


Wish List

  • This is my Amazon wishlist

  • This is my Etsy wishlist

  • Any thing Tim Holtz

  • Things for my Sizzix Bigshot

  • Any thing Ranger products

  • Vintage or old looking clocks (don't have to work, for display only )

  • Items for my 3 tier tray Holidays or seasonal (ex: 3 tier tray

  • I would Love Hallmark Christmas DVD or Movie watching t-shirt!

  • 7gypsies Architextures - Trinkets, Findings and Treasures

  • Lottery scratch-offs

  • Mala bead Bracelets

  • Scandinavian Gnomes

  • Anything- Carolina Wrens

  • Needle felting kits or supplies

  • Refrigerator magnets, Vintage looking, Gnome, Birds, Route 66

  • Anything Route 66

  • Medium cookie scoop

  • Covergirl Outlast moisturizing top coat

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

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

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

  • Sponge Daubers

  • Tombow mono permanent tape or refills

  • White Gel pens

  • Uhu stic Glue stick

  • Rub-Ons

  • StazOn ink pads

  • Spices or seasonings

  • Baker salts

  • Cookie stamps

  • Napkin rings 6-8

  • Cloth napkins 6-8

  • An Apron

  • Old Dough Bowls

  • Movies I would love to have: Fantastic Beast and where to find them , Fantastic Beast the Crimes of Grindelwald, Enders Game DVDs

Thrift Store Finds

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

Dough bowls

Old bird cages

Vintage Clocks or alarm clocks


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: Hi! Thank you so much for my awesome thick winter sock slippers and washi tape!🙂 I unwrapped one gift and the other will be placed in the box with other gifts to be opened on Christmas Eve. The cutest gift tags and decorated envelope also.
Response: I am so Happy you liked the socks(I had to buy myself one too!) and I hope you will like your other gift as well!!! Merry Christmas!!!
FLWAVE rated for MLU: Fill My Stocking with Mermaids on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Connie, thank you for my stocking stuffer…gonna try and be good and wait to open. But I'm thrilled with the extras, so I know I'm gonna love it. Enjoy the holidays!
Response: You are very welcome!, I am happy you like the extras, and I do hope you will like the stocking stuffer too!!! Merry Christmas!
Comment: You really went above and beyond for this swap!! Can’t wait until Christmas. Thank you SO MUCH!
Response: You are very welcome! I hope you will like your gifts and Have a very Merry Christmas!!!
Kskollections rated for USA Mega on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Awesome! I love black cats!
Response: I am so happy you liked the atc I made for you!!! Thank you for the heart!
christy102194 rated for USA Mega on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: thank you for the cool art! :)
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
LizFinn rated for USA Mega on Oct 29, 2019
Response: Thank you for the heart!
supersquirrel rated for USA Mega on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: WOW - What an amazing ATC. I have so much to learn from you!! Thank you for the Holtz ephemera too!!!
Response: You are very welcome!!! Thank you for the very kind words and the heart!!!
luv2kraft rated for USA Mega on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Love it!
Response: I am so happy you like the card I made and thank you for the heart!
Tverne05 rated for USA Mega on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. Neatly done.
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Mindy82671 rated for USA Mega on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
arimails rated for USA Mega on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: I absolutely LOVE this ATC. I love the style and Halloween theme, perfect! Thank you :)
Response: You are very welcome! I am so happy you like the ATC I made! Thank you for the heart!
MamaD rated for USA Mega on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Fantastic ATC! Thank you so much I love it! Love the cut outs as well!!
Response: You are welcome! I am so happy you like the ATC!!! Thank you for the rating and heart!
wolfeagle rated for USA Mega on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Love it.
Response: You are welcome! I am so happy you like the ATC!!! Thank you for the rating and heart!
Kokoxo rated for Stuff My Stocking on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: ~WOW~ Connie!! You spoiled me! I feel so lucky ~ Thank you sosososo much! My mom was with me when I opened it and you should've heard us ~ " Wow..oh.. WOW... WOW... so CUTE!!". My mom doesn't really know how swapbot works but she knows about rating and said "This is definitely a 10 star rating!!" Haha so fun, thank you for sending such a wonderful swap, it really made our night and I cannot wait to use my new goodies! Especially the stamps! Happy swapping! xoxo 🌸
Response: Awww, I am so very happy you liked everything!!!! You made my day with your response!!! .... You are so very welcome and I hope you have an amazing Christmas!!!
Comment: This stocking stuffer is wrapped so nicely. Thanks for including a card. Love the pkg decoration too.
Response: You are welcome, I hope it will brighten your Christmas morning(if you decide to wait that long!) a little more! Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks for the swap, Connie. Love the cat washi!
Response: You are welcome. i am glad you liked it!
ChinaCat rated for Send a RAK stocking gift. on May 2, 2019
Comment: I LOVE what you sent me! The Day of the Dead tin, the flowers and the kitchen towels are all very cool ~ thank you so much. I even loved the wrapping paper. =)
Response: Yeah!!! I am so happy I sent something you liked! I had lots of fun shopping for you!!! Thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies! I even love the card you used!
Response: You are welcome! I am so happy you liked it all!! Thank you for the heart!!!
mrscharlesallen rated for Christmas Die Cuts- US on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much I love the cut outs, also thank you for the extras. Have a great summer.
Response: You are very welcome! I thought this was fun swap! Thank you for the heart!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1290 64 69
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770 1412 0 0
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phillaine on Oct 10, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

gooseberry on Jul 22, 2019:

thriftymermaid on Apr 20, 2019:

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter weekend Connie! I hope you're well! <3

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

choke on Jan 18, 2019:

I received a lovely note from your sister Bonnie, please tell her thank you for me. It was a nice surprise to find in my mailbox :-D

bstitched on Jan 9, 2019:

Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you. Hope your day was magical!

groundhogstamper on Jan 4, 2019:

Belated Happy Birthday wishes! Hope you had a great day.

CurlyTea on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Jan 1, 2019:

NaitomeaMinx on Jan 1, 2019:

pusheen new year

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