Swap-bot Time: August 25, 2019 1:07 pm


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: August 21, 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 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

  • Cats

  • Coffee

  • Washi Tape or samples

  • Stationary sheets or letter sets

  • Socks

  • Post Cards

  • Cupcake cups or wrappers

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Fruit filled chocolate

  • Sport themes

  • 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

  • Any thing Tim Holtz

  • Any thing Ranger products

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

  • 7gypsies Architextures - Trinkets, Findings and Treasures

  • Soft material and Felt Gnomes

  • Anything- Carolina Wrens

  • Needle felting kits or supplies

  • Vintage looking refrigerator magnets

  • Route 66

  • 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

  • Uhu stic Glue stick

  • Rub-Ons

  • StazOn ink pads

  • Spices

  • Baker salts

  • Cookie stamps

  • Silicone cooking fork

  • 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: Thank you
Comment: Thanks for the swap, Connie. Love the cat washi!
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!!!
choke rated for ETHP: 10 step ATC challenge #4 on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the amazing ATC! The placement of all of the ephemera is perfect, I struggle with that constantly! I love the outlining and shadowing you added to really accent each piece. Fabulous!
Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words!!!!! I had a great time with this Challenge, I never used embossing power this way!!! Thank you for the heart!
luleemik rated for Junque Yard Bot on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: What a cutie---she looks just like Rosie on the Jetsons!! Thanks for always sending me a swap that makes me smile and for the cool extras too:)
Response: You are too kind! I don't think robots are my artistic genre! Lol.. I thought of you when I saw the little trays, and all the possibilities that they could become! Thank you for the heart!
thebragal rated for SC Altered Fairy on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Sheโ€™s very pretty. Thank you
Response: You are welcome! I am happy you liked her! Thank you for the heart!
luleemik rated for Mixed Media #2 on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Connie, I LOVE everything about the art piece you made! It is so "me" and I appreciate you sharing your talent with me:) It is just lovely!!
Response: I am so very happy you liked it!!!! I love working with birds!!! The bird on the canvas was from a note card you sent me!!!
Comment: Oh my gosh! You had me at kitty cat washi!!!! And then the wrapping job on the postcards!!! Which are fantastic!!! Thanks so very much and best wishes to you, Mar
Response: Yeah!!! I am so very happy, you liked the goodies I sent!!!....Thank you for the heart โค
Christopherpines rated for SC-Our Nest is Best on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely nest! My daughter is simply fascinated with it! We love the little cage, a great idea!!! xoxox
Response: I am so very pleased that you liked it! I have birds and bird nests all over the house,I just love them and the husband just groans when I add more! lol
Lishmo rated for VTHS: Send 2 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap package! I will use it all, the book pages are especially yummy.
Response: I am so happy you liked the goodies I sent you! The book pages were a very happy find in a junk store :)
Comment: Thank you so much! You made my day with the llama tape!!!
Response: I am so very happy you liked the tape! I thought it was so cute! Thank you for the heart!
ccmmsu rated for ETHP: 10 step ATC challenge #2 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: I love this ATC! It's beautiful! Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. This was my first time with this technique, and I had lots of fun making the atc., Thank you for the heart!
Coss rated for WIYM: Valentine Day Swap on Feb 9, 2019
Comment: WOW!!! You really went above and beyond on this swap. Thank you for all of the awesome goodies-You were very generous. Thank you so much.
Response: Yeah, I am so glad that you enjoyed your package! I hope you had a great Valentine Day!!!
Comment: Connie, you never cease to amaze me with your generosity! Not so cheap postage...lol. Thank you ever so much for the VDay card and fun stuff. You always find the coolest stuff and send me just what I need for a project. How do you do that???
Response: I Love shoppping for you!!! I am so happy that you liked everything! Some items just call to me with you name!! lol
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful book pages! Each one is lovelier than the last. I'm thrilled to bits with the napkins too - I've never seen such beautiful ones. The pens are a sweet bonus as well. Cheers!
Response: You are very welcome!! I am so happy liked what I sent. It was my first time trying this and I had lots of fun! Thank you for the heart!
suepier rated for Mega Snow Scene Christmas Card swap on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas cards and stickers.
Response: You are very welcome!!! Thank you for the heart!
suepier rated for Mega Bird Christmas Card swap on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas cards and bookmark.
Response: You are very welcome!!! Thank you for the heart!
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!! โ™ฅโ™ฅ
Response: I am so very happy you liked the gift I sent to you!!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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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

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.

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