Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2018 2:47 am


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

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,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: 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 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!!!

  • Love the Vintage Red truck you see everywhere now!!!

  • Metal die cuts, Thinlits or Framelits for the Sizzix Big Kick

  • Dylusions-Put A Bird On It Stamp Set

  • Jane Davenport face stamps and rub-on

  • Jane Davenport art and craft supplies

  • Love any thing from The Pioneer Woman Collection

  • Needle felting kits

  • 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

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

  • Sponge Daubers

  • Small Garden Flags

  • 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

  • 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!!!


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!
vlhafer54 rated for CPG Easter Card Swap - US only on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. And I love the puffy little butterflies. Happy Easter!
Response: You are welcome and I am happy you liked the butterflies!!! Happy Easter!!
Jsereg001 rated for Easter Basket Goodies on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: I went ahead and opened the gifts you sent and I love everything so much!! The postcards and envelopes are awesome and I love the washi tape!! I also love the chicken stuff!! Thank you so much for everything!! Your package brightened my day!!
Response: I am so glad you likes your Easter goodies!! I am still holding out to open mine, will I make it is a different story ! lol Happy Easter!!!
HappyMom rated for FOPS: Easter Goodies on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: The package arrived today! I opened the card, but I'm saving the rest for Easter. Thank you, in advance - I know everything will be amazing!
Response: You are welcome!!!1 I hope you will have a Wonderful and Blessed Easter!!!

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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:

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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

bstitched on Mar 26, 2018:

Happy belated St Patrick's Day. Hope it was so much fun that you've just now recovered!

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