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MissBrenda

MissBrenda
Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: November 14, 2019
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

PSA: original thread by @TC

This is the time of year when returning flakers show up - often with new profiles. We always see an increase in their return in September, October, and November.

Many of them have learned to get an early start on establishing a "legitimate" profile before the big holiday package swaps get started. They join a bunch of Type 1 and 2 swaps in the fall, get some good ratings, and then go flakey on the Christmas swaps.

Hosts would be wise to carefully check new profiles, and consider limiting package swaps or high dollar gift swaps to swappers with 20 or more Type 3 ratings.

Swappers should be careful about joining Christmas swaps with no rating requirement and of course always check your host's ratings, too.


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.

Swaps

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.

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.

PLEASE DON'T SEND:

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 ......

Ratings

camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2019 on Nov 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the sugar babies postcard! You have such neat handwriting. And I am pondering what it means that I have a cluttered desk and drawer... :^)
Response: lol. I do too! Have a fabulous day and thanks for the heart.....
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #55 on Nov 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Those headlines were awesome! Thanks for a great postcard, too!
Response: Thanks and you are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping....
GinaCV rated for 3 element Speedy found image ATC #1 on Nov 12, 2019
5
rating
 
Response: Thanks for the heart! Have a great day!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for Christmas stickers
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping...
Dinkyde rated for Speedy Found Image #11 on Nov 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Nice images. Thanks for the washi.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day.....
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping...
VenusEnvyGrrl rated for Speedy Found Image #11 on Nov 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtfully made found image cards! I also look to nat geo for some great opportunities to crop images. I love the idea of found image, thanks for hosting!
Response: Nat Geo's are awesome! You are so welcome! Have a great week and thanks for the heart!
young46356 rated for NYUP USA Only #55 on Nov 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the card and newspaper headlines, have a great weekend.
Response: You are welcome! thanks for rating.....
auntiejo rated for NYUP USA Only #55 on Nov 6, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love the PC! I got married in Stillwater right where they put the Christmas tree - it was up (married in December 2015 - remarried lol). Thanks so much!
Response: Very Cool! You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Will be sending you a PM..... Happy swapping.....
mags142 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card swap #4 on Nov 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hello Brenda! So so sorry for rating so late! Hope you can forgive me! I loved your Halloween card :) and I enjoyed reading your points to ponder, they were fun to think about hahaha! Happy Swapping! UPDATE 11-14-18. Aww I received your other card in the mail since you mentioned you resent it. I'm so sorry it took me so long to receive this one as well but I appreciate all the efforts in making sure I received my card. Thank you, so kind of you! Wish I could add an extra heart!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the P2P. Why did you wait so long to rate? Thanks for the heart....
SillyTilly42 rated for Speedy Found Image #10 on Nov 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Oh so welcome! Thanks for the heart.... Have a magnificent day....
loverofpostcards rated for What the Heck...? PC #40 on Nov 1, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome! Have a great day!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating me. Happy swapping....
mamajoy rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap USA #3 on Nov 1, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Very nice postcards. But, I'm more excited about your little extras. I have to make atcs with a leaves theme. They will be perfect! Thank you so much. Joy
Response: I am glad you like the PC's and especially the extra's! That is a good thing! Thanks for the heart and have a wonderful day! Hope your ATC is perfect!
5
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Comment: A fun swap from one of my favorite swap partners! Thanks!
Response: Aw Shucks! Thanks! You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and I always enjoy having you as a partner also! Have a wonderful day and happy swapping.....
me2az50 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card swap #5 on Oct 28, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween card and the lovely note. I love the Christmas postcard. Thank you again doing this swap.
Response: You are most welcome! It sure was fun to do! So glad you enjoyed it.....
Mon1496 rated for Speedy Found Image #10 on Oct 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I loved the atcs! The one was adorable, and the graffiti was awesome, all the goodies, and note card was nice as well
Response: So glad you liked them! Loved them both too! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping....
Michelle0329 rated for Speedy Found Image #9 on Oct 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!! Love the Halloween theme!!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
susanaudrey rated for Weekend Single Stamp Trash Swap on Oct 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hello Brenda! Guess what showed up in my mailbox yesterday? :) Thank you so much for the resend. I love all the stuff you sent! Happy swapping!
Response: So glad it made it! You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
robinjeree rated for 12345 Postcard #5 USA on Oct 23, 2019
5
rating
Comment: The acutal newspaper headlines made me laugh!
Response: I'd like to know where the editor was or the proofreader! Maybe they were out sick that day! lol. Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping....

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 944 179 181
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687 1087 0 0
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Comments

Peaches12 on Oct 17, 2019:

Thank you for angeling the Halloween swap #2. I like your idea of reverse trick or treating. That should be fun. I plan to spend Halloween fay at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Thank you again for the card and stickers. Peaches12

SeleneW on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Christmas Journal! What a nice surprise to get in the mail today!

JBlackwood on Jul 1, 2019:

Thank you for allowing this Newbie, My first swap. Fun and simple.

SeleneW on Mar 19, 2019:

Thank you for being such a sweet friend!

giraffewithbowtie

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

SeleneW on Mar 12, 2019:

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

bunny

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

stpaddyorkie

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!

butterflyheart

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.

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