Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2018 10:13 pm


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: October 20, 2018
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States
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About Me

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

  • 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!!!

  • 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

  • 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!!!


Comment: Thanks for the greeting card and postcards. Happy Halloween! Rich
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating with heart! Happy Fall!!!
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm saving the gift to open at Christmas but I love the snowman ornament:)
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday season!
Comment: What a fun and joyous presentation. I love snowmen! The package is tucked away for the holiday season.
Response: I am so happy you like it, Fingers crossed you will like the inside as well! Thank you for the heart and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!!!!
ChinaCat rated for Junque Yard Jezebel on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this pretty junque yard treasure!
Response: You are very welcome! She was fun to make and I am glad you like her!
SusanSpooky rated for Bird Mini Lucky Parcel on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bird LP. I am so sorry I rated late- I ended up moving out of state on a whim and I have not gotten on swap-bot in many weeks.
Response: You are very welcome, Thank you for the heart!
Laural0uise rated for Bird Mini Lucky Parcel on May 14, 2018
Comment: thanks for all the goodies and for hosting this swap!!
Response: You are very welcome, Thank you for the heart!
bjmonroe rated for Bird Mini Lucky Parcel on May 10, 2018
Comment: Loved what you sent. It's amazing what bird goodies you can find if you look. I will certainly use all the little die cuts and the bird embellishments. Thank you for the peacock feather too. Most of all thank you for hosting and allowing me to play.
Response: I am so happy you liked your goodies!! I had fun looking for bird items! Thank you for the rating and hearts♥
Sandara333 rated for Junque Yard Angel on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you, those extras were very cool.
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart♥
YooperHill rated for Junque Yard Dog on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: What a good boy! I really love him. Thank you!
Response: I am so happy that Lucky will have a good home! Thanks for the rating and heart ♥
Comment: Omg the sunshine was definitely in my pkg! I loved the washi tape & things I can use for my planner. The pkg gave me a smile!
Response: I am so happy that a bought a little sunshine your way!!!!....Thank you for the rating and heart♥
Comment: So many fun goodies. Thank you for your Happy Easter Swap goodies! I hope your Easter was full of Spring happiness!
Response: You are welcome! I am glad you liked your Egg!!! MY Easter was wonderful, thanks for asking and thank you for the heart!!!!♥
luleemik rated for AA: Altered Nest on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: WOW---what an amazing swap and you personalized it just for me---I feel special!! I always can expect a great swap from you and this was no exception. Your attention to detail and color combinations really celebrate Spring in a big way. Thank you for hosting a fun swap and always being a super swapper!! {hugs}
Response: Yeah!!!! I am so happy you like it! I always have fun when you are my swap partner!!!! I hope Spring is smiling all around you :)
Comment: Thank you for the mixed media "happiness" ATC
Response: You are welcome
jannieb rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Ohhh...I LOVE your ATC & will add it to my collection with a big smile on my face. You do such great work!! Thanks again & I'm sorry this rating was late. ♥
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and Heart!! I am so happy you like the card I made for you!!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome ATC!
Response: You are very welcome, I am glad you liked it:) Thank you for the heart!
Response: Thanks for the Heart!
hibiscus rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: This is one very nice atc... yourcollafe technique is the best I’ve seen...the flower the excellent quote and the tin holts images go together perfectly ... thank you for a great swap!
Response: awww, Thank you for the kind words and Heart !!....I am so happy you like it:)
jillybird rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC!!! I really love the colors and the variety of elements you chose! Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the kind words and Heart!!!
luv2kraft rated for EASU: MEGA ATC SWAP - 20 Partners on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for everything.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the kind words and Heart!!!
Comment: Love it! Very well put together! Thanks for the great card! Happy spring!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1179 59 63
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718 1290 0 0
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Paige1900 on Oct 21, 2018:

Thanks!! :)

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

NaitomeaMinx on Apr 22, 2018:

bjmonroe on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you for being a great friend!

goinjenny on Apr 3, 2018:

NaitomeaMinx on Apr 1, 2018:


PhoenixLM on Apr 1, 2018:

Hoppy Bunny Day to you too!

Mugsie on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter!!

bjmonroe on Mar 31, 2018:

bjmonroe on Mar 27, 2018:

How nice of you to send the Easter card. Hope it is a beautiful day

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