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MissBrenda

MissBrenda
Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

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 drive for lyft and have met a lot of really nice people.

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. In the evenings, I do catch a couple of old game shows on Buzzr, such as Password+ and Sale of the Century. But if I do miss them, it isn't a big deal. They are from the 80's after all.

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 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: ATC items. 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: Die Cuts/Cut outs. Diamonds.

E: Elephants. Embellishments of all kinds. Essential Oils.

F: Fingerless 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. Lilac. Lavender E.O.

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. Peppermint E.O. Pens, .07 fine line.

Q:

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.

X:

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

Z: Zentangle. Zines. Themed Zines.

PLEASE DON'T SEND:

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! I am going to try many different mediums. I am not much of an artist, at least I haven't considered myself one in the past, but people who visit me have enjoyed seeing what I've created so far. hehe.

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 love doing them. Can't get enough!

Ratings

Kathy821 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #7 US on Apr 24, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful card!! Thank you so much. How odd to think there is someone else with my name. I haven't been to Minnesota yet. I'm going to visit my son in Texas in June though so like her, I guess I'm off to Texas lol. :0
Response: Have a great time in TX when you go! Glad you liked the PC and thanks for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping to you.....
Yakima1955 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #6 US on Apr 24, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love the picture
Response: Thanks! and thanks for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping to you.....
HannahsMommy07 rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #2 - USA on Apr 24, 2018
5
rating
Comment: WONDERFUL SWAP!
Response: Thank you! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you.....
YooperHill rated for Easy Peasy Swap on Apr 23, 2018
5
rating
Comment: GREAT PC. Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked it. Hope all is well with you... Thanks for the heart. Happy swapping.....
KarenFife rated for Quick Turnaround PC #6 US on Apr 23, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Tut had some interesting wheels there! I've been pondering your Points to Ponder. You are a fun person also.
Response: Thanks! Love doing the P2P. I think we would be friends if we lived closer to one another. Thanks for the heart. Happy swapping to you.....
marclively rated for Quick Turnaround PC #4 US on Apr 23, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Brenda, thanks for the pc! Marc
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you....
marclively rated for Quick Turnaround PC #2 US on Apr 23, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Brenda, thanks for the pc! Marc
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you....
Stampchick rated for Quick Turnaround PC #5 US on Apr 22, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Wow, lots of nice inspirational quotes, thanks!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping.....
Bluelily rated for Hello...Yellow! (send 2) on Apr 22, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for a great package. Absolutely love the tea towel. And the yellow clothespin embellishments are so cute! Love the postcards as well.
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you like everything! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you....
5
rating
Comment: I was on a mini vacation but checked it and i was very happy with my card thank you so much
Response: So glad you liked it! Welcome back from your vaca! Happy swapping.....
kgomez101 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #4 US on Apr 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Such a pretty postcard, thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating and Happy swapping to you.....
Thatlushdudejoe rated for Quick Turnaround PC #5 US on Apr 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome PC! I loved all of the points to ponder! They had me scratching my head haha
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked the P2P! Love doing it! Have a good one and Happy swapping.....
MawBella rated for Quick Turnaround PC #5 US on Apr 20, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you ❣️
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating. Happy swapping to you.....
Leftie rated for Granny Squares a month - April on Apr 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: 💕I loved the pretty pink and burgundy flowers granny squares!💕
Response: Thank you very much! Thanks for the heart rating and happy swapping.....
alphabet rated for Easy Peasy Swap on Apr 18, 2018
5
rating
 
Response: Have a great day! Happy swapping to you.....
ArtsyEm rated for Quick Turnaround PC #3 US on Apr 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the pretty PC Brenda and I feel the same way about the weather- UGH! Love the card though- maybe soon we can see real flowers and butterflies??
Response: You are most welcome! I certainly hope so! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you.....
Zefaniya rated for Quick Turnaround PC #4 US on Apr 16, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for joining my swap.... Happy swapping to you.....
KathyB rated for Monthly Dishcloth Swap - April on Apr 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank You for the pattern!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping.....
BeHappyToday rated for Quick Turnaround PC #3 US on Apr 13, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I enjoy playing cards and board games too. Thank you for sharing! 💕
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping to you.....
BeHappyToday rated for Quick Turnaround PC #2 US on Apr 13, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC. I always enjoy reading what you write. 🌹
Response: You are welcome! Thanks! And thanks for the heart! Happy swapping to you.....

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 549 28 30
Completed Fives Threes Ones
409 620 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 242 167 0
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Comments

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 :)

tcornell on Oct 29, 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely package that you sent to me for the Halloween WTA in the $1 SA group! I love the witchy kitchen towel, the candles, postcards, labels and ATC backs you enclosed. Very thoughtful and appreciated!

RyeRye on Oct 21, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

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