Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2019 3:55 am


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: March 19, 2019
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

1/19/2019~ I am back from my short break. Thanks for being patient with me while I was gone. Hope your New Years Celebrations were great!

12/30/2018 ~ Taking a break. I will rate swaps as they come in.

9/15/2018 I am back from my break and hosting some swaps and participating in a couple of others. It feels good to be back in the swing of things, but sad summer is over. I did buy a different vehicle at the end of July, so now I have a car payment again, grrrr. The seats in it are very comfortable, and that was the deciding factor. Not crazy about the color, but I can live with it. (It's black, and shows everything!) I hope you will join in my swaps, as I plan on doing many. Happy swapping!!

5/22/2018: Taking a short break, but will be checking to make sure all swaps are taken care of. This will be done on a daily basis.

Enjoy the weather and Happy swapping!!!

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail that isn't a bill. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards and anything zentangle!

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (the cold, snow and sleet) so swapping helps me fill the void of the long winter days and nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like Chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too. Especially on warm days. Who remembers the old commercial "Take the 'Nestle Plunge' " and a guy with a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day would fall backwards into a pool? I didn't like tea in those days, but I sure do now!

Favorite Music

I have an eclectic taste of music, however I do not like most rap or any head-banging music.

My favorite artists: Def Leopard, Garth Brooks, Billy Idol, Martina McBride and nature sounds and most everything in between. When I am in my "creative zone", I like the background noise to be soothing and non-intrusive.

I love to listen to podcasts. My favorite are Unsolved Murders: True Stories, Serial Killers, Once Upon a Crime|True Stories, Conspiracy Theories and many more. What I like about them is they are based on true stories of unsolved murders (for the most part) and then dive in and give a compelling retelling of the facts based on the story. It's intriguing and I enjoy listening to them.

I recently discovered a couple new podcasts not related to murder. One is from the Michigan NPR called Believed. It is about the Olympics Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar who was sexually abusing the gymnasts for nearly 2 decades. So interesting! Check it out! Start at episode one.

Another one I found is The Dream. Another podcast to start at Episode one. It is about MLM's and Direct Sales. Opened my eyes. Believe me. Can't wait for these to episodes to be uploaded so I can download them to listen. So interesting.

Podcasts. I listen daily. Recommend your favorite; I tend to listen to Parcast podcasts Useless Information, Once Upon a Crime/True Crime (One of my favorites), My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, The Box of Oddities and Unsolved Mysteries, just to name a very few I listen to.

Favorite books and Television

My bookshelf is full of goodies! I have the Harry Potter series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Water for Elephants, The Clan of the Cave Bear series, Reiki books and many Bibles. Plus so much more!

I don't watch a lot of tv. I can go a couple of weeks without even turning it on! But I do own two, one in my living room, and one in my bedroom.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know. Also, I sometimes put things in the mailbox at night and mark the swap sent, so it won't be Post Marked until the next day. So keep that in mind.

BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

I really love doing the Found Image swaps here on SB. Totally fun to search for items of interest.

POSTCARDS: I have collected quite a few to try to match up what possible future partners are interested in. What I would like sent to me are PC's such as something you have no use for. However, I am not interested in Ad/Free PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: Aquamarine. Albus Dumbledore. Alex and Ani. A Christmas Carol.

B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers.

C: Coffee. Charms. Chocolate. Colored pencils & pens. Cardinals. Crocheting. Clan of the Cave Bear book series. Caramels (Homemade especially!)

D: Diamonds. Dobby. Draco Malfoy. Dragons. Dragonflies. Dark Chocolate.

E: Elephants. Essential Oils. Emeralds. Envies. Edgar Allen Poe

F: Finger-less Gloves. Frankincense E.O. Flamingos. Fred Weasley. Fairies.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold. God. Gorilla's. George Weasley. Ginny Weasley. Giraffes. Gardening.

H: Homemade PC's & Cards. Hedgehogs. Honey. Harry Potter. Hermione Granger.

I: Ice Cream. Iceman. Invisibility Cloak. Ireland.

J: Jam. J.K. Rowling.

K: Kites. Kangaroos. Kittens.

L: Lavender. Lilacs. Lemurs. Lollipops. Lipstick. Luna Lovegood. Llamas.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O. Mom. Minerva McGonagal. Mermaids. Maxine.

N: Note cards, new or homemade. Napkins. Never-never land. Nordic Gnomes. Niffler.

O: Owls. Orange. Orangutans.

P: Postcards: Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Harry Potter PC's. Magical Beasts PC's. Purple. Pink. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts. Presents. Phoenix. Peppe` Le Pew. Princesses.

Q: Quartz. Quidditch

R: Red. Rosemary. Ron Weasley. Remus Lupin. Rubeus Hagrid.

S: Stationery. Silly things. Sayings. Sloths. Sisters. Squashed Pennies/Nickels. Severas Snape. Sirius Black. Sapphires. Swapping. Swap-Bot.

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Tiny things. Themed Zines. Themed items. Trading cards. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal. Thestrals. Toffee.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items. Ukulele.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins. Velvet.

W: Washi tape. Woodland creatures. White.

X: ??

Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these. Children's puffy stickers. Can't use them on envies and all my kids are grown and the grand-kids are too old for them also.

Dislike: Hello Kitty. Well, I don't dislike Hello Kitty. I just have no use for her. Mean people.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids. I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also been sewing dog boots for our furry friends. They are made primarily of fleece, but have suede on them, so our friends have sure footing when walking in cold weather. They also help keep the salt off our friends paws, which damage their paws. In the summer, on those sultry, super hot days, they keep our furry friends from burning their paws on the tar and cement! If it is too hot for us, it is too hot for them. Dogs sweat through their paws, so we need to protect those precious paws!

ATC's; I am finding I am enjoying making these very much. They are a fav of mine! The Found Image-type is a big hit with me. It is interesting to see what others find.

Zentangle; I discovered it here on SB almost 3 years ago and I checked out YouTube for a swap to see if I could actually do it, and was instantly hooked! I have made myself a book filled with samples of the different types of tangles, and had to move to a 5 x 7 drawing book I've had for years (I can't draw) to add more zentangle samples along with the zentangle names. I really love zentangle, but since I am not an artist, it is really like chicken scratch.

Flakers and....

Flaked on by CaptHowdy132 in swap 'Little "Classroom" Valentines swap' (2019) [Coordinator JennaZ refused to angel swap "because there were 10 partners"]


Comment: I love this hummingbird PC! I admit, I have wanted to say "How much for this lot of stationery?" and the point to the shelf at the thrift store. Hehe
vontakk rated for Disney Princess Postcard Swap - USA on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: I loved this!!!! Merida is my favorite!! Thank you!!!
NRGordon rated for Quotes on a postcard #24 on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. I had not seen one in this format. Winter should be winding down here too. Temps have gotten above freezing the past few days. We haven't had a lot of snow but it has been unusually cold since the holidays.
Comment: Hi Brenda, I know what you mean. I keep buying postcards from Amazon, stationary stores and thrift stores. It's beginning to be compulsive. lol. Happy Swapping. I love the lady bug. :-)
MLouiseO rated for St. Patricks Day Card Swap #7 on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card, and all you sent. I loved reading what you wrote. I hope you're enjoying your weekend. Happy Saint Patrick's Day.
Response: So glad you liked it! Weekends go way to fast! Hope yours is enjoyable! Happy swapping to you.....
marclively rated for Vintage Postcard Swap - US on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks Brenda! Marc
Response: You are welcome Marc!
Comment: Thanks for the cute card including the things to think about! Thanks also for the cute note card and washi samples!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and have a great day!
bluecrayons rated for St. Patricks Day Card Swap #3 on Mar 10, 2019
Response: Thanks Rhonda! Have a great day!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the 'chunk' and the points to ponder. I would add; Why are the most outspoken experts on children those who have never raised any?
Response: Lol So True That! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day!
Poohtat rated for St. Patricks Day Card Swap #5 on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love the ponderings!
Response: You are most welcome! Love doing the P2P. Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: So many questions! Thanks!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping!
widelo123 rated for St. Patricks Day Card Swap # 4 on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: Brenda, thank you for the St. Patrick's Day card, cute postcard and shamrock stickers. Our daffodils and flowering trees are blooming, but it is only in the low 50's. Cold! If you are ever in New Bern, NC, look me up and I will show you my s&p's. Shirley
Response: I would love to come for a visit! Thanks for the invite! Thanks for the heart and have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
RiverTopanga rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: Love the PC... Thank you so much!! The "riddles" were fun!! Have a great day!
Response: You are most welcome! Love doing the P2P! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
Comment: I laughed an couldnโ€™t stop. Thank you so much youโ€™re letter made my day. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅณ
Response: I am so glad! Thanks for the heart and hope the rest are as great! Happy swapping.....
Comment: Great card. I'm pretty sure that I didn't have that one. The points to ponder are great! Thank you very much.
Response: I am so glad you liked it. You are most welcome and Thanks for the heart! P2P are so fun to do. Have a great day!
mcwg rated for Private: PC Exchange on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: thanks for these awesome cards. maybe we can do this again some time. take care <3
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart.... Anytime you want to do another swap, just give me a holler, we can do it! Happy swapping to you...
Comment: My first Nevavd postcard! Love it!
Response: So glad you love it! Thanks for the heart!
me2az50 rated for St. Patricks Day Card Swap #2 on Mar 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the St. Patty's Day Card and the goodies. I enjoy recieving notes for you. Enjoy the corn beef and cabbage.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day!
Tricia22 rated for 5 Blank Postcards in an Envelope on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards!!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day, good afternoon, good evening, and good night.....

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SeleneW on Mar 19, 2019:

Thank you for being such a sweet friend!


jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

SeleneW on Mar 12, 2019:

Looking forward to you Easter Card Swaps! Coming up next!


SeleneW on Mar 4, 2019:

Exactly! If you are okay with the initial cost difference just buy the printer and use your smart phone! As for who that is, a fellow swapper who's name I should have wrote on the photo but forgot to. Doh! She does have a lovely smile!

Your Friend


fbresnah on Feb 19, 2019:

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Still around just not swapping as much.

SeleneW on Feb 14, 2019:

Happy Valentines Day!


me2az50 on Jan 2, 2019:

Brenda, I wanted to thank you for the holidays card swaps that you hosted. I enjoyed them very much. It feels good to get mail that isn't bills. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

MissAlissa on Dec 26, 2018:

Thank you for angelling for BabyBee78 in the Brenda's Santa's card swap! I loved the gift tags, stickers and the cute Santa card!


SeleneW on Nov 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for being my mentor :)

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 4, 2018:

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