Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2019 8:29 am


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: January 19, 2019
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States
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09/01/18 Back from my break and ready to swap!

06/11/18 I will be taking a break for the summer. I will be dropping in time to time to check messages. I hope everyone's summers will be filled with fun and Laughter!!

Hi, I am Connie, wife and mother. I have been married for 25 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!!!...

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 , Calla lilies,Sunflowers, and Gerber daisy. To hear Children laughing, BIRDS,Rainy Days,Old Shrimp boats, Water Grist Mills, Autumn (favorite season) Hidden object games, Gum (sugar free) and BAKING!!! My favorite colors are: Pink, Teal and Yellow.

  • 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 Blocks

Things I Dislike

  • Tea

  • Coffee

  • Post Cards

  • Cupcake cups

  • 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, 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


  • Carolina Wrens

  • Bluebirds

  • Cardinals

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


Wish List

  • I LOVE decorative night lights!!!

  • items for my 3 tier tray

  • Love the Vintage Red truck you see everywhere

  • 7gypsies Architextures - Trinkets, Findings and Treasures

  • Hallmark Christmas DVD-- would LOVE Match maker Santa, even used is ok!!

  • Anything- Carolina Wrens

  • Needle felting kits or supplies

  • Route 66

  • Old vintage door knob (Love one!!)

  • Bird Figurines (wood, ceramic,etc)

  • 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

  • Tombow mono permanent tape or refills

  • White Gel pens

  • Book marks,

  • Uhu stic Glue stick

  • Hot chocolate

  • Rub-Ons

  • Thick soft wool gloves

  • StazOn ink pads

  • Spices

  • Baker salts

  • Strawberry Huller

  • Silicon spatulas all sizes

  • Lg cookie scoop

  • Cookie stamps

  • Silicone cooking fork

  • Pastry blender

  • Odd amount measuring spoons or cups

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Spoon rest

  • Napkin rings 6-8

  • Cloth napkins 6-8

  • An Apron

Thrift Store Finds

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

Old bird cages

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!!!


mgallardo68 rated for FS: Flat stocking stuffer on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Edit 01/06/2019: I LOVED the vintage postcards so much and I have saved the snowflake for next year!! Thank you so much for this fantastic swap!! *** Dear Connie, what a pretty envelope and card you used and the snowflake was a lovely, lovely gesture for a snow fan :-) ... You sure have brightened my day!!! I can't wait to open the gift on Christmas! Until then, have a fantastic holiday!! ♥♥
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous sparkly card and the stickers!
jannieb rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you and merry Christmas!........ ETA: I finally got home and picked up your package. This is awesome ~ So many goodies that I can use! It was really a pleasure to have these to open on a cold dreary day. Happy new year!
brooklynbunch rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and the bookmark. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Comment: Gorgeous card! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
boandsully rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Pretty card. Love the bookmark!
Comment: Thank you for my card! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
jenlovespsu rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
Comment: Happy Christmas! 🎄
Sheri rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Christmas card and extra to from. Merry Christmas.
Comment: I love the card, thank you! and the sticks and postcard and washi goodies were extra fun too! thanks!
Comment: Hi Connie Thank you IL open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and note! Happy holidays!
Comment: Hi Connie Thank you for the pretty card and goodies Spicemom
Comment: connie, thank you for the beautiful snow scene Christmas card and stickers. Shirley
widelo123 rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Dec 16, 2018
Comment: Connie, thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and bird bookmark. Shirley

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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

millie52 on Dec 28, 2018:

Thank you for angeling the Christmas card again. I appreciate it. I got two Angeled cards from you today. Happy New Years.

millie52 on Dec 24, 2018:

Thank you Connie for angeling two Christmas card swaps. How “lucky” for me to have two flakers in two swaps. Thank you for being so kind. Merry Christmas!

goinjenny on Dec 6, 2018:

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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