Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2019 11:50 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: May 23, 2019
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

ATTENTION I have jury duty coming up at the end of May 2019. That is why I have not created any swaps and am not participating in any swaps at this time. As soon as my jury duty is over, I will resume my duties as coordinator and create swaps.

If you have not been rated by me during this time, PLEASE be patient. I will rate you as soon as I can.

Trial by jury is a basic American right, enshrined in both our State and Federal Constitutions. It is an honor to potentially be chosen as a juror on a case.

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), Southern Fried True Crime, The Box of Oddities, 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"] Angelled by Bluecrayons 3/24/2019 Thank you!


lou rated for Pickers’ choice on May 23, 2019
Comment: Yay! Thanks a bunch!!
Response: You are so welcome! It was so nice to meet you in person! Have a great day and happy swapping....
kssunlover1947 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2019 on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card. My daughter gave me a box of these brownies a few months ago and I only got one as my grandson ate the rest. They were good though and I will be getting more at some time. I also liked the note you wrote. Last one is yes but it is called chunky dunking. LOL (Someone told me that at a local naturist lake)
Response: Lol! Yes, I had heard that too! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you.....
lizzmathwhiz rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2019 on May 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard. I love whoppers ❤
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping....
SeleneW rated for 🌺MissBrenda & SeleneW🌺 on May 20, 2019
Comment: Your journal arrived today and it is beautiful! So many pockets and I love the zentangles! Thank you so much for putting so much love and care into it! 💗💗💗
Response: Aw. I am blushing. I do think yours is better than mine, but thank you very much. Thanks for hosting the private swap and giving me the opportunity to do this kind of swap...
dakotadee rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2019 on May 18, 2019
Comment: these cardboard cards are so much fun.
Response: Yes I love doing them! Thanks for the heart and for rating me! Have a great day and happy swapping....
PenPaperPostage rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #30 on May 17, 2019
Response: Thanks for rating me....
neecie rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 USA on May 15, 2019
Comment: hi Brenda, great burning questions from Minnesota ... lots to think about ;) a wonder full morning here in Seattle ~ i hope the same for you as May passes too swiftly along! thank you for the cool iridescent unicorn =)
Response: You are most welcome! Love the P2P! Have a great day and thanks for rating me.....
lilmermaid rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #29 on May 13, 2019
Response: Thanks for the heart! Have a great day!
LadyJo rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 USA on May 13, 2019
Comment: Cute postcard! I loved the Puns, too! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating. Love doing the P2P! Have a magnificent day!
MissPaula rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2019 on May 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Brenda, for the chunk full of questions, lol. Point to ponder...... I think the turtle is naked and homeless!
Response: poor guy! I do too! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thanks for the goodies...🤓
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for rating me..... have a great day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Very Pretty dishcloth- Love the Colors !! Thank you for the Owl Key Embellishment too. Hugs from Ohio !!
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked it! Those colors are nice! I picked them just for you!
marinda rated for OSS: Bird Postcard on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the chicken postcard!
Response: Thanks for rating... Have a great day.....
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! So sorry I'm late rating, I got so much mail that day I just missed rating this one.
Response: It's fun when we get a mailbox full of SB mail! Thanks for rating me!
Jessicat rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #28 on May 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the silly goat PC, I don't get how this was considered as art but here we are! And you go with your bad self making those afghans, wish I was that focused! I can only make dishcloths! LOL!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I do those too, along with dishtowels, and anything else I can think of! I have two big tubs of regular yarn and a smaller tub of cotton. And I just bought more after swearing myself off to NOT BUYING ANY MORE! I am so bad! Have a great day and Happy swapping to you....
suepier rated for Quotes on a postcard #23 on May 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and special quote.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
lilmermaid rated for What the Heck...? PC swap #24 on May 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much for the pc. I kind of wonder were lost mail goes too. Maybe in the same place that socks go when they get eaten by the sock monster that lives in my dryer lol .
Response: You are so funny! It must be true though! Thanks so much for the heart and have a magnificent day! Happy swapping....
likeWHOAAemmy rated for OSS: Funny Postcard on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard 😊 Love the points to ponder!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: This is a very fun swap. I love the little bits you included for fun. The scenic view film I think I am going to use in an art project I was working on. I think it will add a nice dimension! Thank you so very much!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for joining and the heart! Glad you liked everything!
goinjenny rated for Woodland Critters PC Swap #4 on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome!

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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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