Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2020 11:56 pm


Date Joined: January 24, 2009
Last Online: August 6, 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

  • Washi Tape or samples

  • 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

  • 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 )

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

  • I would Love Hallmark Christmas DVD or Movie watching t-shirt!

  • 7gypsies Architextures - Trinkets, Findings and Treasures

  • Lottery scratch-offs

  • Mala bead Bracelets

  • Scandinavian Gnomes

  • Anything- Carolina Wrens

  • Needle felting kits or supplies

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

  • Anything Route 66

  • Medium cookie scoop

  • 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

  • Spices or seasonings

  • Baker salts

  • Cookie stamps

  • Napkin rings 6-8

  • Cloth napkins 6-8

  • An Apron

  • Old Dough Bowls

  • Movies I would love to have: Fantastic Beast and where to find them , Fantastic Beast the Crimes of Grindelwald, Enders Game DVDs

Thrift Store Finds

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

Dough bowls

Old bird cages

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!!!


onthesnap22 rated for Collaboration Puzzle #2-USA on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful puzzle piece. I love it !!
Comment: Thank you for the really lovely puzzle piece. Aloha
Comment: These are gorgeous!! And presented so elegantly โค๏ธ. Thank you for the extra two and the beautiful papers as well! โค๏ธ
Response: Yeah!!! I am so happy you like them! I had lots of fun making them!!! Thank you for the rating and heart!!!
Comment: Thank you so much - I love it - And all the inserts - especially the die cuts and the old photo portraits!
Response: You are very welcome!!! I am so happy you liked everything!!!. I had a lot of fun with this swap!!!...Thank you for the heart!!!
Comment: Hi Connie! You chose some really nice "D" items for me and I love everything! Thanks so much!๐Ÿ’•
Response: You are very welcome!!! I am so happy you liked everything!!....Thank you for the heart!!!
Eulegirl rated for MLU: Valentine Card Exchange on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: LOVE the seahorse card!!! Thank you for the fun stamp and die kit, too!
Response: You are very welcome!!! Thank you for the heart!!!
warheart rated for UHM: Altered Hearts on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Lovely heart! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome!!! Thank you for the heart!!!
ginny19590 rated for USAPC: Valentine's Day ATC on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything!!!
Response: You are very welcome!!! Thank you for the heart!!!
GigiCrafts rated for MLU: Handmade Mermaid Bookmark on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: loved the bookmark and stickers are so adoralbe !
Response: You are very welcome!!! I am so happy you liked it!!!....Thank you for the heart!!!
DecoPalace rated for MLU: Valentine Card Exchange on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the stampers. I didn't expect a gift. I really appreciate it.
Response: You are very welcome!!! Thank you for the heart!!!
Artstamper rated for VC: Paper Scrap Heart on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Lovely heart and so beautifully made, thank so much.
Response: Thank you for the kind words,the heart and rating!!
thriftymermaid rated for MLU: Valentine Card Exchange on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Connie!! I absolutely loved the envelope--saving it for a junk journal!! And the Valentine and goodies were super sweet--thanks so much!! I hope you and your honey had a wonderful Valentine's Day!! <3
Response: Awwww, I am so happy you liked the envelope and goodies! I am trying to be creative like YOU!!!!... Valentine day was awesome, we went to a Valentine Murder Mystery dinner with 3 other couples. Lots of fun!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart!!
turtles27 rated for UHM: Feed the Birds Day ๐Ÿฆ on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the notecard, letter and goodies!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Beautiful Christmas card, thank you! Happy 2020!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year!!!
Comment: thank you so very much
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year!!!
thriftymermaid rated for No Coal for Christmas! 2019 on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Connie for so many wonderful gifts! I have so many wonderful new stamps to experiment with!! Yay!! I love the wallet!! ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Thank you for all the care and love you put in this Christmas package!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ
Response: I am so glad you liked your gifts!!!! I so look forward to our Christmas swap every year!!! I have so much fun shopping for you ! You are on my shopping list all year, so if I see something I think you may like, I grab it up! Hope you and the family had a wonderful Christmas and I hope its an amazing New Year for you all!!!
Comment: Awwww Connie, thank you so much for all of the wonderful stocking stuffers. The stamps are gorgeous!! Some vintage!! All so appreciated!! Thank you for always brightening up my holidays!! Happy New Year my friend! I look forward to swapping with you in 2020!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
Response: You are very welcome! I am so happy I could bring you some joy this Christmas!!!! {{{Hugs}}} and Happy New Year!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and the mulberry papers!! Happy New Year!!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year!!!

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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:

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.

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