Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2020 4:30 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: August 7, 2020
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me

I am a happily married woman (20 years) and have 3 teenage kids. I am looking for pen pals.

Favorite Crafts

I love to watercolor paint, junk journal, smash books and do Happy Mail.

Favorite Colors

I like themed color palettes.

I am not picky abot what the color is as long as it is aesthetically pleasing.

I have made Happy Mail kits in Americana, Green/blue, vintage off whites, and outdoorsy.

I would love to theme something for a pen pen pal.

Favorite Books

I love to read, period. I have library cards with 4 major libraries and usually have 30 books, audio and print on my tablet. American History, American Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, True crime, Suspense, Humor, craft idea or techniques, and cook books are usually on the list.

My life

I have survived breast cancer. I have had 14 different abdominal surgeries. I do not wish to receive any cancer survivor stuff. I feel that I have just dealt with what is in front of me. During my reconstruction recovery I went septic and nearly died. That was more impactful then cancer.

Things I like

I am currently looking for some photo slide, if you have a bunch gathering dust, I would love to have them. You can take the photo out or I will. This is an ephemera project.


Botanicals images of trees and plants

Anything forest related (I have a HUGE, 300 pieces or more, Smokey Bear bookmark collection, let me know if you want vintage Smokey)

Vintage anything, cards, printed ephemera is fine, if you found it, I will love it.

Washi tape, blues, green and yellows, florals, mountains etc.

Any tags or pockets for a junk journal

Canceled stamps from anywhere, or made by you

Fibers, not yarn

Charms to use as dangles

Colored pliable wire

Jewelry findings or unique ideas for dangles

Lace, 2 inches or more vintage or not

I am intrigued with sari silk

Sequins or shaker materials

Favorite recipes


Paper flowers

Sewing machine stitched paper.

Linens, I have a deep love for tatted doilies and embroidered dresser scarves. Scan your favorite and share the print out!

Garden, gates, houses in die cuts.

Die cuts that you cut, I don't have a machine

CD of fun digitals?

A memory dec base, if you have the punch send me a couple!


I am using Pirate Ship to calculate shipping. If I get it wrong let me know! I misweighed a swap the other day and added a bunch of postcard stamps to make up the difference, I hope it works!

Things I do not care for

Herbal teas, I am allergic. Stick with black tea.

Anything cancer survivorish

Cotton basic yarn

Stinky perfumed items, once again allergic

Wool, raw, spun ...all give me hives

Cooking Junk Journal

I do not care for green peppers, I will take recipes with them in it in small quantities.

I adore canning and preserving

I love Holiday baking and meal prep


swolverton rated for LSRUS Jam/Jelly Recipes on Aug 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you!!!
Comment: thanks for the great looking ATC's.., lots of effort went into these...and I love the cross-stitched little cloth....
LavenderSprinkles rated for LSRUS Jam/Jelly Recipes on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the extras! Ironically, I opened up your (horse) card on the way to the horse stables. I appreciate the sympathy card.
mcorbus rated for ATC - Free Themed 1 (HD/HP) (USA) on Aug 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you, very pretty :)
Comment: Love your butterfly card! Such fun to look at all the wonderful butterflies...I keep finding more and all so different! The extras were amazing I bet your journal was really something! Thanks for a wonderful swap
Scarlett3639 rated for LSRUS Jam/Jelly Recipes on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for a great swap!! The recipe looks delicious and the extras were perfect! I love the Lunar Chronicles -- the books are soooo good!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: Pocket Full of Tags on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Wow, Brenda, these are beautiful! I can't believe you sent me TWO of them! I love the colors and the tags you created to put into the pockets. Really my style. Thank you so much and, even though you said you weren't sending extras, you did! Many thanks for those as well. Wonderful swap!
Dinkyde rated for SUSA: Postage Stamp ATC on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: I think you did a good with your first attempt at this. It turned out nice. Thanks!!
babyblues65 rated for Middle of Summer Junk Journal on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Hi Brenda! Oh girl, I got my journal today and I was so blown away by it's beauty, it's size, all the cool things in it! Thank you SO much for putting so much effort into this gift, it is SUCH a gift! I learned so many cool techniques from your journal that I can add to mine, ideas I never thought of! Have a wonderful rest of your summer! My favoritest page was Halloween, I CAN'T WAIT!!! Deanna.
Response: I am so glad, it was a risk to use that book, glad you enjoy it
Comment: Brenda, these are awesome! Some of my ATCs really fight me, too, though I love this one and the fabric accent on it. I like how he's looking out a window :):) The art glass one is so special to me as my grandparents were art glass collectors, historians, and lecturers! It's a lovely work and I like how the words high pressure are at the top, as if talking about the making of glass or maybe breaking it. Very cool. Thank you! :):):) Absolutely LOVE the dino pages!!! My craft room is exactly the same. I'm always in danger of an avalanche. :D
Comment: I loved, loved, loved everything you sent. I always like to receive handmade items. Loved the picnic basket and tag book that you made..You are so creative! I'm happy that you had fun and are interested in continuing more of these swaps. I will be posting the next one for September in the next couple days. Thank you!
Ellevee rated for USA Camp Happy Mail #3-Camp Crafts on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: WOW!!!! I am overwhelmed with the time and effort you put into this swap. I love how you came up with the camp names, directors, and crafts. You’re so funny! Everything you sent was so stunning. My favorites were definitely the handmade card and the beautiful pieces of fabric you sent. Just wow, thank you so much for putting so much thought into this and making it so elaborate πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ I cant wait to try the tea and I absolutely have to get started on something to send back!
Response: Ahhh, thanks I hope your move goes well, where are you headed?
shellybuckmeier rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - H on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: You really used your imagination on your items! The hopscotch bookmark is really cute!
Response: I felt inspired with the hopscotch, funny how things hit your creativity button
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC's! I love the bright colors. Thanks for the cool painted ATC backgrounds too, I can't wait to use them!
beachchicken rated for ATC Made from Extras on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the ATC! I love the use of the tea bags. Thanks for all the extras too.
Comment: SQUEE! Thank you so m uch! This is a gorgeous swap! I LOVE the two pages you created and decopaged omg they are BEAUTIFUL! Love the vintage pages and the handwritten quotes! Thank you So much for everything ! I will happily be using all of this in my journals!! xx Gabi
Comment: Wow! You totally hooked me up. What a fun package to go through. I really appreciate it.
Artistic rated for Steampunk ATC on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much, Brenda.
Stastny1965 rated for Dragon Fly Themed ATC on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome dragonfly ATC- I love your technique!
jillybeanie rated for Vintage Circus ATC - USA on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: great job! i loved it!

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CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

ChelseaStarleen on Jun 25, 2020:

Thanks for joining Junk Journal swap #3! :) I have always wanted to do a cookbook inspired junk journal, I hope you have lots of fun! :) -Chelsea

nancylee on Apr 30, 2020:

Typewriters and Bouquets Profile Deco

HI hope you enjoy the images I selected

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 24, 2020:

So nice to meet you! I hope to hear from you soon! Please send a letter soonest. I am working on yours as we speak!!

Stay healthy and welcome to Swap-bot!


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