Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2017 11:25 pm


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: October 22, 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- 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!!!

  • Dylusions-Put A Bird On It Stamp Set

  • Jane Davenport face stamps and rub-on

  • Jane Davenport art and craft supplies

  • 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

  • Tree of Life

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

  • Water brushes

  • Glue dots

  • 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!!!


whytewillow rated for WIYM-November Stocking Stuffer on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much. Into the sock it goes. Cheers.
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! ❤
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: ♥ 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
Comment: All I can say it....Wow. Where did you find Christmas socks already? I placed my wrapped present on my overflow table (stocking is so stuffed) till December. Always a pleasure to find you in my mailbox. Have a great Fall Season!
Response: I know I couldn't believe it either, but everywhere I look now the shelves are filling up with Christmas Items!!!..Thank you fro the rating and heart!!!
Moominbrooke rated for Trash to Treasure #1 on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Intriguing transmutation! The magnetic closures lent itself well to the treasure box format :0)
Response: I hope you will enjoy it!!!! Thank you for the rating and heart!!!
lauriew rated for ATC Pointy Hats & Crowns on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Beautiful ATC. Thanks for the TH doodads. My son is a sophomore at NC State this year. Hope Hurricane Irma misses you.
Response: I am so happy you liked the ATC I made fro you...NC State is a wonderful school, I hope your son enjoys it as much as my daughter did. She is starting her 1st year at Emory Law in Atlanta and wishes she was back in Raleigh! lol
Comment: Thank you for the gift! I look forward to unwrapping the pretty paper! :D
Response: I hope you enjoy your gift and will have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you! I've got it set back to open at Christmas :)
Response: You are very welcome, I hope you will like it and I hope you will have a very Merry Christmas!!... Thank you for the rating and heart :)
penelopesamuel rated for MMA: ATCs X 3 (International) on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC!! The colors are so vibrant, and I adore that bird :) Your work is beautiful, and I am honored to have it in my collection. Thank you for the vintage photos -- they are awesome and will get put to good use. Happy Swapping!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for your kind comments ,rating and heart!!
bigmamabird rated for MMA: ATCs X 3 (International) on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the sweet and positive mixed media card Connie!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart!!
Angie rated for MMA: ATCs X 3 (International) on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Hello! Thank you very much for the great envie of goodness! The ATC is gorgeous. I love the bright colors! Thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for your kind comments ,rating and heart!!

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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:

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!

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