Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2019 10:07 am


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

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 most rap or any head-banging music.

I love to listen to podcasts.

Please, at this time, it is better to not send extras along with the swap. I don't need all the items. I will give a five for completing the requirements and a heart if you write a few sentences of hello.


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.


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 ......


Comment: Thanknyou so much for everything. I cam wait till you get the atc I sent you 💝 I really hope you love it. I loved the ones that you sent me. Cotton candy is actually a favorite of mine and the little extras where so sweet.you are so awesome for teaching me all about acts 💝
young46356 rated for SF~ Keep One Send One Back- USA on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks, those headlines were cute
mummsie rated for Speedy Found Image #7 on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: 2 very wonderful selections. The fairy, of course, is my fav..... thank you for getting me ready for Oct. swaps/ with stickers!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! So glad you like the selections I chose for you....
PineappleTarts rated for SITU Non-Touristy PC Swap #1 on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and interesting points to ponder.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day! Happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you so very much awesome pc
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day!
Comment: Thanks for the great Halloween card! I appreciate the tiny stickers, I use them for PC's. Fun swap, Miss Brenda!
Response: I was so tickled when I saw the small stickers, I just had to buy them! They are usually so large, they are hard to use for PC's and such! So glad you like them, thanks for the heart rating and have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for the glittery kitty card and the stickers inside. Esp like the gold trim ones. New to me.
Response: You are most welcome! Those you speak of I think I got those at Michaels last year. Haven't seen any this year. :( Have a great day! Thanks for the heart!
fortannam rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! And points to ponder! Great ones!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked everything.….
Burger1girl rated for Speedy Found Image #7 on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC cards, I love the images...you picked good appealing ones. ANd the stickers were an extra treat! Thank you!!
Response: So glad you liked them! So fun to do! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Loved reading your card and thank you for the stickers!
Response: You are most welcome. Thanks for the rating....
Comment: thanks so much!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you....
SeleneW rated for What the Heck...? PC #36 on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Omgosh these headlines are too funny! I love this weird PC. 😍😍😍
Response: So glad you like! Thanks for the heart!
Kokoxo rated for SF- Blind PC swap #2 USA on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the PC! Wow I had no idea those were banned. I'm down for FB and Twitter, but I need my insta, I follow so many penpal/bullet journal pages, I love them for inspo. Happy swapping ~! xoxo
Response: You got it! I follow youtube. lol Thanks for the heart!
RiverTopanga rated for SF- Blind PC swap #2 USA on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Hello Brenda!! I love the fun fact you sent me on the PC. And you know what? I totally agree with you. China has certainly got the right idea :-) The VAnity Fair PC is really cool too! Love the "Men Wanted" sign in the background - hehe. THANKS! <3 <3 <3
Response: Love Vanity Fair! You are welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
Littleroo rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and I love the goodies.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: I LOVE my Halloween card! Thank you so much and thank you for the goodies inside as well! This really made my day!
Response: I am so glad you loved everything! Thanks for the heart rating and happy swapping....Thanks for joining my swap.....
MCGalaxy rated for 2 Blank Note Cards! on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I just wanted to let you know that I did receive your swap. So sorry for the delay in rating but it was in a bag of mail on the coat rack that I had missed.
Response: Thank you. I appreciate the heart.
BeHappyToday rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the hummingbirds painted PC.. I love it. Also enjoyed reading your points to ponder. Thank you for sharing Brenda! 🙂
Response: You are most welcome! I love doing the P2P! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping.....
squince rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for rating me.

Rating Overview

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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!


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 :)

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