Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2017 7:06 pm


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: March 23, 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 23 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, 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
  • Q- Quite time, Quotes
  • R- Rainy day,Ravens, Road trips!!
  • S- Sunflower, Santa, Sundrop, Surprises
  • T- Twins, Trees, Tennis,Teacups
  • U- Umbrella, Utah,
  • V- 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, Circus Peanuts, Milkways, Twix, Carmel popcorn

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!!!

  • I would LOVE old baby shoes (older the better!!)

  • Old vintage door knob (Love one!!)

  • 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

  • Tree of Life

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

  • Water brushes

  • Glue dots

  • Stickers to decorate the out side of packages

  • Sponge Daubers

  • Small Garden Flags

  • quotes or just fun and interesting words

  • anything that has carnival or masquerade masks

  • 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

  • Prima flowers

  • Wood, ceramic,or clay faces that I can make molds from. (the body can be broke, I just need face intact)

  • 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!!!


armadillogal rated for TF- First Letter Profile Name on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome license plate and atc card holders. Very neat!
Response: You are welcome. I am very Happy You liked them!!!!... My Mom, Sister and I used this swap as an excuse to check out new thrift stores! lol Thanks for the rating and heart
SDCarter rated for Merry CHRISTmas! Religious Cards on Mar 2, 2017
gmasusie rated for Christmas Cards with Birds #1 - USA on Jan 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bird card. Took it a month to get here. The postmark is Dec 12 , 2016. Wonder where it went missing ?
Response: OMG!!!! Our mail system is so crazy sometimes! I am sorry you didn't get to enjoy it for Christmas... My New Year wish for you: I hope all your mail for 2017 gets delivered fast and safely!!. Thank you for the rating and heart
LizFinn rated for Merry CHRISTmas! Religious Cards on Jan 3, 2017
skier11 rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Jan 3, 2017
Comment: Please pardon my late rating. Thank you so much! A wonderful 2017 to you and your family!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year!!
TwoTurtles rated for Santa Christmas Cards on Jan 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice card!!
Response: You are welcome! Happy New Year!!
gmasusie rated for Santa Christmas Cards on Jan 1, 2017
Comment: What a lovely card. Love the old fashioned Santa. Thank you and Happy New Year
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year!!
FelinaSP rated for Christmas cards 2016 on Dec 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and Santa stickers! Happy New Year!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year too!
emilynhr rated for Merry CHRISTmas! Religious Cards on Dec 27, 2016
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year!!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Christmas Cheer on Dec 23, 2016
Comment: I know I am going to love what you sent. It arrived yesterday and I have placed it under the tree for me to open tomorrow night after Church Service. Will post more then. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend. I arrived back in Michigan -- and have internet. I NEED to tell you how much I loved all you sent--and so does my family. I had to place the chicken in its spot right away. You did great!
Response: I am happy you liked your package! I had so much fun putting it together for you and when I saw the Chicken I had to get her for you. I am really happy it arrived in 1 piece!!! ... Thank you for the heart,and I hope your 2017 will be wonderful for you!!!
jenlovespsu rated for Santa Christmas Cards on Dec 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year!!
thriftymermaid rated for No Coal for Christmas! on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much Connie for the beautiful box! I put it right under the tree!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!
Response: Erin you have out done yourself again! I think you must be able to read minds. Your wonderful box was so prefect and bought so much Joy to my Christmas. I love everything and the coaster were so very kind of you.They will remind me of you every time I use them!!!... Thank you my friend for bring a smile to my face and heart. {{{HUGS}}}....I hope your 2017 will be wonderful for you!!!
smnichols rated for VTHS: Reverse Canvas Christmas on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much !!! What's a cute and lovely canvas. Happy Holidays!!!
Response: Yea!!! I had lots of fun making it. This was my 1st and I hope to be making another again soon!..Thank you for the rating and heart....I hope your 2017 will be wonderful for you!!!
suepier rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and the stickers.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year!!
suepier rated for Santa Christmas Cards on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great Santa Christmas card and stickers.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year!!
luleemik rated for Let It Snow on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: I always look forward to this swap each year and want to thank yo for putting it together again! It is taking every bit of self-control that I have to not open the packages until Christmas morning...lol. The snowflake is adorable and I love it! Happy Holidays:
bstitched rated for Christmas Elves 2016 on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: It is going to be very difficult to wait until Christmas to open these beautifully wrapped presents!!! At least I have the cutest little hot chocolate k-cups to hold me over. Thank you Connie for hosting this swap. I will add more comments once the packages are opened.12/26/2016 Doing the happy dance here! I love, love, love the gifts you sent, they are so spot on with my profile. The fingerless gloves are amazing, seriously have wanted for so long. Wow...45 rolls of washi, beautifully coordinated AND a banner punch board...so going to have fun with that. Thank you hardly seems enough (and you did some serious shopping to stay within our budget). ♥ exploding all over the place. Thank you, my friend for such great Christmas gifts!
Response: Yeah!!!! I am so very happy that you liked it all, I had so much fun shopping for you!!.. Between black Friday sales and 50-60 % off coupon I I had as much fun shopping and trying to stay in the budget as I did with opening up my presents!!! (and that is saying a lot!!!)... I hope you have a wonderful 2017 my friend :)
artgirl29 rated for Santa Christmas Cards on Dec 21, 2016
Comment: Beautiful Santa card! Thanks for the cute stickers.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year!!

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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:

thriftymermaid on Jan 4, 2017:

Connie! Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas package!! Everything was wonderful and I'm still having fun taking things out and looking at them. :o) Thank you for swapping with me. Wishing you a wonderful 2017!

LahDeeDah on Dec 31, 2016:

wolfeagle on Dec 29, 2016:


wolviechick121 on Dec 26, 2016:

Thanks so much for the Christmas comment! I hope yours was wonderful! =)

millie52 on Dec 23, 2016:

Thank you for the card on my profile page. I don't know how to do that else I'd send you one. Merry Christmas!

Paige1900 on Dec 23, 2016:

♥ ♥ ♥

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