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Date Joined: February 8, 2016
Last Online: September 20, 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.


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.
Fenix825 rated for WIYM: You Mailed Me What?!? #2 on Sep 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun safari hat! My daughter promptly took it and put it on. I would love to have seen my mailman's face when he put that in the box!
Larina rated for Collab Coloring PC 9 1/2 on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: I love this postcard! Can't wait to color it! Thanks!
Comment: Beautiful postcard and nice assortment of stamps too, thanks!
Comment: Nice wrapping. Thanks. Saving it.
Comment: Thank you for the funny cat card. Happy swapping!
Larina rated for Collab Coloring PC # 8 1/2 on Aug 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card, can't wait to color!
Comment: Nice pick, Love the quote.
Comment: Very deep thought....thanks!
isabellasnow rated for MAE: Washi Wonderful Envelopes on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Hi Brandi! I am the lucky girl who got you as my sending partner ;+) Your washi envelopes are fantastic. I'm crazy for the one with the diagonal washi and I'm in love with the kitty washi envelope--anything with kitties is my favorite ;+) Thank you very much for creating something so special for me.
Ladyebug rated for Solar Eclipse Stamp PC! on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the PC and enjoy the eclipse.
Comment: Oh my goodness! How perfectly awesome are these glasses?!?!?! Thanks so much for the fun mail!!!
ladydy5 rated for TF - Christmas in July on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Now I can start my Christmas list. Thanks
crescendo rated for WIYM August Stocking Stuffer on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty package. Tucking it away in my stocking!
LisaLisa3 rated for Collab Color PC #7 on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank for the coloring postcard and the extra cards you sent, love them. : ) I will color my part and send it on next round.
Comment: Thanks for the gift! Love the envie with those stamps! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Brandi, thank you for the card! That does sound like it would be quite an experience, traveling the Mississippi in a paddle wheel boat...
susieq40 rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking/Totebag-July on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for package...happy Holidays soon.

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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.🎂

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Hi Brandi,

Thank you very much for the B'day Surprise and the well wishes.❤️❤️😍

kittyhahahotbot on May 17, 2017:

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lou on May 1, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

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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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