Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2020 10:42 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: August 4, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hello all,

Taking a break for a bit to work on junk journals to get ready for a boutique.

October 2019: Only one piece of mail has gone missing, so that is an improvement. Still no word from the Postmaster even though I have left him a message to contact me. Still waiting.....

17 Aug 2019: Still no word from the PO about missing mail. It is still happening. Frustrating.... Not sure if they will contact me IF and when they discover the reason why mail is going missing. Sure would be nice though.

8/2/19 : I have been having an issue with my outgoing mail going missing. I have resent several swaps and those have not arrived to their destinations either. Not sure what is happening, as I have verified with the recipients their addresses, and the addresses were correct. I have contacted the PO, and they are going to look into the issue, but who knows what that will bring. Please contact me if you have not received a swap from me, if I haven't already contacted you. I am more than happy to resend a swap due to this happening. Thank you for your understanding....

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards and 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 rap, head-banging music or heavy metal music.

I love to listen to podcasts. Mostly true crime.


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/Dirty (soiled) PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with. Please don't send your PC's from another state that you don't live in. I have a ton of those.

My ABC's for swaps:

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

B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers. Book pages in other languages

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. Diamond Painting.

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

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: Notecards, 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 the Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also gotten in on the dishcloth swaps here on SB. I have received very nice dishcloths here. I hope mine are well received.

Flakers and....

And ......


bauerdesigns rated for painted pennies! on May 25, 2020
Comment: β™₯ Thank you SO much for adding to my painted penny collection again! I love the little bird on the branch and sunset tree β™₯ I hope you have a creative summer! Happy Swapping!!
Response: You are most welcome! I am so glad you like them! Happy swapping to you too!
kittyfun rated for SF ~ Just Saying Hello USA ~ #5 on May 22, 2020
Comment: I finally found your card! Thank you so much for the tea and nice note!
bauerdesigns rated for Painted Pennies II on May 11, 2020
Comment: AHHHH! Such a fun swap! I LOVE the little orange VW penny - it's so cute!! Thank you so much for making it special for me :) I like the landscape penny too. I have plans to make a display for painted pennies in my art room. Your two little works of art will be proudly displayed!
Response: So glad you liked them! It is a good swap..... and so addicting..... You will have to tell me how you plan on displaying the pennies....Thanks for the heart... be well and healthy....
usctrojans79 rated for Postcard Pick Up #4 on May 8, 2020
Comment: Very cute card!
Response: Thanks! Thanks for the heart.... Be well and healthy.....
megan1230 rated for Postcard Pick Up #4 on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards and the lovely note! I really appreciate the time you took to write it. And that's garbage that they cut your pay. I could see hours if they weren't busy but PAY?! Not cool!
Response: I agree! So glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart....Be well and healthy...
porpie5 rated for Postcard Pick Up #4 on May 7, 2020
Comment: Beautiful postcards! Thank you so much! We are going out more and more - can't wait for this to be over. It interrupts my social life! LOL Thanks again!
Response: You are most welcome.... thanks for the heart.... I believe this is going to go on for a while yet.... Be well and healthy.....
Comment: Thank you for the Atc's and extras. I like the pictures on both.
Response: So glad you like. Thanks for the heart. Be well and healthy.....
kssunlover1947 rated for Speedy Found Image #18 on May 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the images of Palm tree and Geisha girls. Very nice.
Response: So glad you like thanks for the heart and be well and healthy....
NRGordon rated for Speedy found Image #20 on May 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATCs and your note. I have been doing more swaps, reading and writing. The things I miss are friends and our grandkids. Oh yes, and running to Hobby Lobby on a whim.
Response: Yes, I get that! But I am actually getting used to staying home now. Kind of nice..... Be well and healthy....
cynaemon rated for PC to ATC #1 on May 6, 2020
Comment: Hi, Miss Brenda. Thanks for the nice ATC. Take Care.
Response: You are most welcome. Be well and healthy.....
vlhafer54 rated for Speedy found Image #20 on May 5, 2020
Comment: I love the images you chose - Thank you. I work on medical software for clients all over the country from my den - so I'me used to being shut in - but I'm yearning for freshly made, just out of the kitchen food made by someone else!
Response: I get it! Made by someone else, yum! I hope that happens for you soon..... Be well and healthy.....
me2az50 rated for Speedy Found Image #19 on May 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you again for being my partner. I love the mouth with the quote inside. stay safe.
Response: That was for women's lib. Have a great day and be well and healthy....
me2az50 rated for Speedy Found Image #18 on May 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for swapping with me. I love them both. Maybe I'll try putting on lipstick underwater to see it it works.
Response: I hope it works for you.... let me know how it goes, I'm curious too! Be well and healthy....
SeleneW rated for Speedy Found Image #19 on May 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool ATCs and all the extra goodies! Butterflies! Hurray! <3 xoxo
Response: You are so cool..... So glad you like them..... Be well and healthy....
megan1230 rated for PC to ATC #2 on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC! It was so pretty! I loved the flowers!
Response: So glad you liked it..... Be well and healthy......
ladymcgingerton rated for Harry Potter Postcard #4 on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: HI Brenda! Thanks so much for the PC. I actually sent out this same one not that long ago! Luna is a great character, I've always loved and identified with her as well. I think people have always found me to be a bit odd, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that. All the best, Virginia :-)
Response: Luna is such a silent strength. She is wonderful..... If you identify with her, then you are wonderful too. Be well and healthy.....
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATCs, the cute card and your nice note. I only know a couple people who work in a small local restaurant. Their hours are cut in half but they are still being paid what they have averaged before this started. Of course, with just take-out, their tips are way down.
Response: This is so hard on so many people. We will get through it, but it will be tough..... Be well and healthy.....
Comment: Did your house clean itself by now? Please will you tell me what I need to do for my house to do the same?
Response: Lol! Oh I wish I could get it to do that! I have someone come and clean for me. I may have to get an elf name for him. Yes it's a man who cleans for me, and he does a great job! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.. Be well....
Comment: Did your house ever clean itself? Mine hasnt Stay safe!
Response: Yes, with the help of my maid! ME! Thanks for the heart and Be Well....
Comment: Thank you so much! I really like the "we Little Ones" you are so kind!
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart and be well.... Happy swapping....

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SeleneW on Jul 1, 2020:

Missing you too!

SeleneW on May 29, 2020:

Hope, Health and Happiness! Stay safe, I'm trying not to worry about you. <3 <3 <3

SeleneW on Apr 21, 2020:

Thinking of you! <3

SeleneW on Jan 13, 2020:

Thank you for the journal and pretty card for my Birthday!

mandigutterrose on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you for angeling your swap (MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #4). You are an awesome host.

SeleneW on Jan 1, 2020:

SeleneW on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas to you as well!

kelliegirl6 on Dec 24, 2019:

Thank you for the angel card. I don’t think my partner actually flaked, but I appreciate your kindness!! πŸ’š

bluecrayons on Nov 28, 2019:

MawBella on Nov 22, 2019:

Thank you so much for the angel for the Halloween card swap. So sweet of you.

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