Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2017 12:33 am


Date Joined: February 8, 2016
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States

Favorite Music

My favorite music would be anything that gets me up and dancing. It can be from any genre as long as it has a great rhythm, great beat, great groove, etc. A few of my favorites to dance to are: George Clinton - Atomic Dog, Enur - Calabria 2007, Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy, LL Cool J - Headsprung, Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines, & Sage the Gemini/IamSu - Gas Pedal.

I was "late bloomer" in my discovery of radio. Most of my friends like mid 80's music, but I got hooked on early 90's Rap; Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Mc Hammer, Ice Cube.

On the other spectrum, the music that relaxes me is 40's Big Band; Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald,

About Me

I live in Illinois, in a far suburb of Chicagoland with my husband and our two dogs. We have over an acre of property with a lot of trees. I've tried my hand at flower and vegetable gardening in small areas where there is a bit of sun. Every year is a learning experience. My job is at a small electrical contractor's office as the office manager. I do almost everything that's not field work. But my favorite is working with Auto CAD laying out the systems we install on drawings/blueprints.

Favorite Movies

Right now I'm hooked on watching Austenland. It's one of the romantic comedies I can watch over and over again. I also like action adventure movies and science fiction. My watch over and over again list also includes: Practical Magic, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Bring it On, Hackers, The Other Woman, Zombieland, Warm Bodies, Iron Man, Avengers.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft is making greeting cards with rubber stamps. I've always liked to draw and color with colored pencils, so some of my recent cards have included that. Lately I've been also making cards with just paper cuts.


I like:

butterflies, crickets, spiders, actually all types of bugs,





retro/vintage cars, trains and planes


Alice in Wonderland,

Wizard of Oz,


Supernatural creatures and traditional movie monsters,

paisley designs,

gothic and steampunk styles,

colors in dusty vintage and gemstone tones, especially purples, blues, greens

Old architecture

I collect money, especially coins. I also like tokens.

I used to collect comic books and stamps. I don't any more but I still enjoy them.


I dislike:

cutesy toy like animals; the ones that have patches and stitching,

baby items,

cutesy Halloween designs; like a teddy bear with a cape, that's not Halloween enough to me, (cute monsters are ok)

very girly things,

main stream religious items.


I like tea, especially green. I used to drink black tea a lot but after becoming lactose intolerant it now upsets my stomach, so I don't drink it too often. Flavors of green tea I know I like are lemon, mixed berry, honey, and mint.

I don't like licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and watermelon flavors. Also I don't like anything with artificial sweeteners.

I love chocolate but not being able to have dairy has limited me to dark chocolate. There are also some chocolates made with chocolate liquor instead of dairy.

Wish List

Postcards; especially birthday and holiday

Coins; old US or any foreign coins even metal tokens

Rubber stamps; store bought or handmade

Playing cards in interesting designs, new or used but in complete sets

Vintage and/or vintage style paper goods

Anything you think I would like will be appreciated.


BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Oct 2017 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: You know, Nerds does not seem like an adult candy. But I love rock candy, and I like the just-right sour. I dunno if they're my fav, but I do like them. They're good for Halloween cuz I will eat the leftovers, but I won't hoover them down like candy bars.
Comment: Sorry for rating so late!! Great PC with fabulous stamps!! (Clock, teapot, Wonder Woman). Thank-you:)
aliensunset rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Oct 2017 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: awesome scene! thanks!
Victorianna60 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Oct 2017 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great CoC !
Comment: Such a pretty wrapping...had to open them. Love the key thingie and the paper-thx!
Comment: Thanks, fun swap, loved your envie
Comment: Thank you for the great extra cards! It must be fun living by that Trolley museum, it looks like a place Iā€™d visit!
NHarris485 rated for Fill My Stocking - October on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo very much for your gift I loved this swap!!!!!
Comment: Love those vintage reprint Halloween PCs! Thanks so much!! Happy Halloween
Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard!
Comment: I used to live near a busy town and the local mall would have a Halloween day where the kids could dress up and trick-or-treat from store to store! So fun to watch! Happy Halloween and thanks for the great postcard!
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Christmas Card Exchange Swap on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great Christmas cards!
MadeByRori rated for HS: Halloween Cards on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun Halloween goodness. And I love the way you decorated the envie! šŸŽƒšŸ’Œ
Comment: Thank u so much for a great selection of cards..
Comment: Its so nicely wrapped :-). It looks great on my cedar chest waiting till Christmas. I am looking forward to my discovery. Thank you so much!
Comment: Hello Brandi, Thank you for the postcard you sent me for this swap. I enjoyed coloring on the postcard you sent me for this swap. It will be a lovely postcard when it is done. Barb sleepingrover2010
skinny52 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 6 on Sep 28, 2017
Comment: I'll do my best for you!
wishfulkelly rated for WIYM : 5+ Stamps on Envelope #1 on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade envelope. And also the airmail label, dont worry about it not being sticky anymore, I am gluing it into my journal, right now! :)
lynnerfb rated for Collab Coloring PC #10 1/2 on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Oh what a wonderful piece of mail! Thank you for the stunning stamp collection on the newspaper envelope! :) Inside I found a pretty postcards...cool! And now have a great weekend.

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ozziem on Jul 17, 2017:

Aloha Brandi, Mahalo for the extra PC/goodies in the PC coloring swap I just received in the mail today. Just colored it as well tonight and I'll send it on! Much Aloha and enjoy the rest of your summer!

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Happy Birthday right back at you.šŸŽ‚

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Hi Brandi,

Thank you very much for the B'day Surprise and the well wishes.ā¤ļøā¤ļøšŸ˜

kittyhahahotbot on May 17, 2017:

CurlyTea on May 12, 2017:

lou on May 1, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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RyeRye on Jul 28, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Jenicat on Jul 16, 2016:

Thank you for being an Angel for A Very Merry Unbirthday swap. It was a surprise in my mailbox today. I love everything.

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