Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2020 6:14 am


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: November 29, 2020
Birthday: January 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I am Connie, wife and mother. I have been married for 26 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!!!...

2019: MY New Year resolution, was to enjoy the simple and pure things in life.and what a wonderful year it has been!!! More family time, cookouts, games,and crafts, Spending as much time at the beach, fishing, kayaking, taking night strolls. Picnics at the lake, and wonderful long drives in the country! Life is good :) , No keeping up with the Jones, No drama, just pure happiness! This is the only resolution I think I have every keep. Fingers crossed we keep going strong for years to come!

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 and Sunflowers, . To hear Children laughing, BIRDS,Rainy Days,Old Shrimp boats, Water Grist Mills, Autumn (favorite season) Antique stores, Flea markets, vintages items, Hidden object games,and BAKING!!! My favorite colors are: Pink,Gray,Teal and Yellow.

  • A- Apples, Art , Aprons
  • B- Bubbles, Baking, Bluebirds
  • C- Clouds, Cool days, Christmas, Caramels, Camera, Chocolate
  • D- Dough bowls, Dogs, Dandelions, Dover Clip Art
  • E- Easter eggs, Energy
  • F- Friendship, Funny thing, Fishes with big lips , Fall
  • G- Green grass, Gnomes, Grist mills, Grits, Gerber daisy
  • H- Hugs, Hubby, Holidays, Hallmark Christmas movies
  • I- Icicles,Indian corn,Iceland,Ice cream
  • J- Jelly beans, Jeans, Jewel quest
  • K- Kayaks, Kites, Kindness
  • L- Leaves, Lucky charms, Lighting, Leather bracelets
  • M- Magazine, Magic, Masks Mala Bracelets
  • N- Naps, Nutcrackers, Nostalgia, Nite lights
  • O- Oceans, Old Shrimp Boats, Oak trees,
  • P- Photography,Puppies, PJ's, Place mats, Pink dogwoods
  • Q- Quite time, Quotes
  • R- Rainy day,Ravens, Road trips!!
  • S- Sunflower, Santa, Sundrop, Surprises,Scandinavian Gnomes
  • T- Twins, Trees, Tim Holtz
  • U- Umbrella, Utah,
  • V- Vintage Sea Captains, boat wheels, old ships and clocks... 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
  • 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

  • Stationary sheets or letter sets

  • Socks

  • Post Cards

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Fruit filled chocolate

  • Sport themes

  • Window cling decorations

  • 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

  • This is my Amazon wishlist

  • This is my Etsy wishlist

  • Amiibo cards for ACNH

  • Candy dish with a lid

  • Any thing Tim Holtz

  • Things for my Sizzix Bigshot

  • Any thing Ranger products

  • Vintage or old looking clocks (don't have to work, for display only ) Battery operated

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

  • Lottery scratch-offs

  • Mala bead Bracelets

  • Scandinavian Gnomes

  • Anything- Carolina Wrens

  • Needle felting kits or supplies

  • Refrigerator magnets, Vintage looking, Gnome, Birds, Route 66

  • Covergirl Outlast moisturizing top coat

  • I Love Vintage items I can photograph. ex:Vintage items

  • 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

  • Silicone Reusable Cupcake cups

  • Silicone 9 inch round cake pan mat

  • Spices or seasonings

  • Baker salts

  • Cookie stamps

Thrift Store Finds

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

Vintage Clocks or alarm clocks

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 for this gift, which I am saving till December sometime. I love the card and those stickers are very neat. I hope you have a wonderful December. It maybe different, but these swaps make the days a bit brighter. I will open up when I need a treat, your gift!
Comment: Thank you so much Connie! I received the Amazon box today. I had to of course the box, as thought it was something I ordered. Because I order quite a bit from Amazon & was expecting a package today or tomorrow. I'm getting my Christmas done via online, since we are on mandatory lockdown. Anyway, Amazon put the gift in a non see through gift bag & I will save it for Christmas. Now I can't wait till Christmas gets here, lol ! I have a closet full of gifts, from other stocking swaps. Happy Holidays Connie!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeously wrapped presents! Setting them aside for Christmas (definitely going to need a little extra joy this year!) and enjoying the tea in the meantime and the stickers!
Comment: Woo-hoo!! I've got a great stocking for Christmas! And thank you for the now surprises, too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely wrapped gift and gift tag! I look forward to opening it!
Comment: Thank you much!!! xo
onthesnap22 rated for Collaboration Puzzle #5 on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely puzzle piece. The mermaids are great too!
Comment: It is going to be so hard to wait to open your beautiful package.
Comment: Thanks for the appropriate gift for a cooking/baking fanatic like myself! I loved the recipe/photo album! Everything was nice you sent my way!
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
Artistic rated for Stocking Stuffer Trio on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Got it! Tucked away until the holiday season. Thank you.
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: I love the ATC blanks and washi tape; can never have enough. Thanks!!
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: Hi Connie ! Received your gift to me today and thank you so much! I can't wait for Christmas so I can open it! I love gifts! Esp. giving them! I'm getting giddy, lol ! Oh, I love the tag you put on, a long with the wooden piece with Happy Holidays on it. That's a keeper!
Response: You are very welcome!!! I too can't wait for Christmas!!! As fast as this year is going it will be here before we know it!....Thank you for the heart!!!
dartha rated for SMSUSA: Halloween Mail Art Party! on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: What a fun card - thank you so much and for all the goodies. Happy Halloween, darla
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
fairyduster53 rated for Santa’sChristmas KEY on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Such a pretty key. Thank you so much!!
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
bpl76 rated for LSRUS: USA Whimsical Box on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: WOW thank you for all the goodies!!!! cant wait to use the ink and mermaids
Response: You are very welcome!!!
Comment: Thank you. Excited to open this but going to try to wait.
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heat!!!
Comment: Scrreeeee! Im so excited!! Thank you Connie for the gift and making the whole package so delightful! Christmas mermaid Stickers! Ha! I will wait. We open our stockings on Christmas eve so ...super Stoked! The waiting is part of the Fun! Thank you again. I'm sure im going to love whatever is wrapped inside!. I even put the bubble wrapped one In! Lpl
Response: You are very welcome!!! and I agree, Waiting is part of the fun!!!...Thank you for the heart!!!
Lantana149 rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Connie I didn’t realize this was a swap based on the plain envelope, but when I opened it OH MY!😍😍😍 the goodies were packaged beautifully! Thank you I LOVE all the items you sent and they will all be put to good use!❤️❤️❤️
Response: You are very welcome!!! I am so happy you like the goodies I sent!!!! Thank you for the heart!!
chimerix rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer August 2020 on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffers! I'm saving them for Christmas and am looking forward to it. Aloha
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!
orneryswife rated for Collaboration Puzzle #4-USA on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Loved the little wooden bead flower centers.
Response: You are very welcome!!!Thank you for the heart!!!

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thriftymermaid on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving Connie!! <3

ncsue on Oct 26, 2020:
Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Amigirl on May 20, 2020:
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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

thriftymermaid on Nov 28, 2019:

Happy Thanksgiving! <3

phillaine on Oct 10, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

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:

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