Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2018 12:36 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: November 15, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

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. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's and anything zentangle!

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (being cold, snow and sleet) so swapping will help me fill the void of the long winter 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 like to hang around my house and spend time with my 6 1/2-year old female chihuahua named Charlie. She is so cute! She is a rescue and I got her when she was 6 months old. She was so timid and very shy and scared of everything. Now she is more sure of herself, but still gets scared easily. She gets nervous around children.

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 it.

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. I mostly watch in the mornings for the weather.

Podcasts. I listen daily. Recommend your favorite; I tend to listen to Parcast podcasts, Two Girls One Ghost, Useless Information, Once Upon a Crime/True Crime (One of my favorites), and Unsolved Mysteries, just to name a few that I listen to.


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 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.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: Aquamarine.

B: Blue. Brown.

C: Coffee, love it and drink it daily. Charms. Colored pencils and pens. Cardinals. Crocheting, I spend many hours doing this, for swaps and pleasure.

D: Diamonds.

E: Elephants. Essential Oils.

F: Finger-less Gloves. Frankincense E.O.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold.

H: Homemade PC's and Cards. Hedgehogs.

I: Ice Cream, Yummy!

J: Jam.

K: Kites, so pretty in the sky.

L: Lavender. Lilacs.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O.

N: Note cards, new or homemade. Napkins, I like the interesting variety.

O: Owls, cool animals. Orange.

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. Not big on scenic, unless its required of the swap. Homemade. Unique. Purple. Pink. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts.

Q: Quartz.

R: Red. Rosemary.

S: Stationery. Silly things and sayings. Stickers to use on envelopes to mail out. Sloths, too cute!

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Although I do like them, I am unable to drink it. :( . Tiny things. Themed items. Trading cards, made by you or someone else. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items.

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

W: Washi Samples. Woodland creatures. White.


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

Z: Zentangle. Zines. Themed Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these.

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

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 2 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.


shiloh102 rated for Halloween Card Swap #8 on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Wonderful Card.
Response: Thank you! Thanks also for the heart rating! Hope your Halloween was scary!
kmwhatley rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #6 on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: thank you so much for the wonderful card and surprises!!!!!!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the cute stickers! :)
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card, the goodies and the note you wrote. It's nice to learn bits about each other. Merry Christmas.
Response: You are most welcome! I agree! Thanks for the heart!
katmandu rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #5 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: I love llamas too and this is a great card (so are the stickers)! Loved reading about Thanksgiving memories, made me feel all warm and cozy, even though you spent time outside in the wet snow! Most of our "family" will be out of town this year too so there will only be 3 or 4 of us left here so we are planning to go out too! No dishes! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating... Enjoy your day! Yay for no dishes!! There is something to be said for that!
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas! :)
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Really enjoying this swap series, thank you for hosting and thank you for the great card and goodies. Merry Christmas!
Response: So glad you are enjoying the series. It will be going until Christmas, so keep an eye out for it. Thank you for the heart!
armadillogal rated for PC Swap #11 on Nov 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card. I was actually in Wis. for 3 weeks and had lunch in Stillwater.
Response: And you didn't call me?? Stillwater is so beautiful! Hoping all is well. Thanks for the heart rating....
catlingmex rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #3 on Nov 12, 2018
Comment: Beautiful card and fun stickers. Thank you!
Response: Thank you! Thanks for the heart rating.....
Comment: Thank you for the card and the nice goodies you enclosed! We don't really have any holiday traditions - except that I make about 12 different kinds of cookies every year. I make cookie boxes for all my friends and family. It's sort of expected now but I really enjoy baking so I don't mind! :)
Response: Well, I would think that would link of be a tradition. I used to bake a lot of cookies too, but no one eats them and they end up going to waste. Such a pity since they are so good! I can't eat them all myself, I'd look like good ole Saint Nick πŸŽ… himself if I did that!
me2az50 rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #4 on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Thanksgiving card and the goodies. My husband is doing better, thank you for asking. Enjoy the holiday season.
Response: You are most welcome. Thanks for the heart. Have a great day. Happy swapping....
NRGordon rated for Speedy Found Image 2018 #2 on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very nice ATCs, the card, and your note. I just beginning to build up a collection of photo sources. I kick myself when I think of all the Nat'l Geo and other magazines I've sent to recycle the past few years. I'm with you on the political ads.
Response: I hit the jackpot last summer when I found a bunch of Nat Geo mags at a garage sale for $.10 each! I bought about 10 of them. Some smelled moldy, so I didn't buy those. Nat Geo is a great source for Found Images. Great Pics! Thanks for the heart and Happy Swapping.....
Response: Thank you
ezredax rated for Alcohol/Cocktail PC USA #2 on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Hi Brenda, Thank you for the fun postcard and your points to ponder. Enjoy the day! Demaris
Response: Thanks!
vontakk rated for Halloween Card Swap #6 on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Love it! Happy Halloween! Thank you!! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Response: Thanks!
mariewilliams810 rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #2 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Response: You also! Thanks for the heart!
denisedecker58 rated for Halloween Card Swap #7 on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you Brenda! Loved reading your Points to Ponder!
Response: You are most welcome!
fbresnah rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap #1 on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and stickers!
Response: You are most welcome! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Comment: Brenda- Thank you for the great postcard! love it!
Response: You are welcome!
lawchick rated for Mailbox Happiness #3 on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this great parcel! I love true crime podcasts and will be listening to some of your suggestions. I’ve had reiki done beforeβ€”it was a cool experience!
Response: You are most welcome! I am glad you liked it. Happy swapping to you.....

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SeleneW on Nov 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for being my mentor :)

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 4, 2018:

cllfdl on Jan 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely letter!!

Kellpepper on Jan 22, 2018:

Thank you for hosting the fun Valentines Day swap!

esmy77 on Jan 10, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful comment you

left on my profile about my calligraphy,

yes I do all the calligraphy and handlettering,

you are so sweet!

snail mail by esmeralda3

CurlyTea on Aug 14, 2017:

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2017:

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

Thanks for tangling on my pass and paste PC. I always like to see how other people tangle :-) Happy New Year!

emilynhr on Dec 7, 2016:

Thanks for the fun fall goodies! I love the dish towel. Thanks for going above and beyond!

(1$ store addicts WTA - Autumn Theme)

jannieb on Nov 13, 2016:

I just wanted to reply to the letter you sent with the Thanksgiving card swap...I'm so sad to hear about your dog Kayte. Her tag will be a cherished part of my collection. I have an old glass canning jar that I keep them in. I don't know why, but they just mean a lot to me. We just lost our dog Larry-Boy on Oct. 5th. He was almost 18 yrs old. We got him at 8 weeks too. He grew up with my kids & had a great life. It's so weird not to have him around. Take care :)

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