Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2022 10:45 pm


Date Joined: January 30, 2010
Last Online: November 12, 2014
Birthday: January 25, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

I'm 37 and currently live outside of Asheville, NC with my fiancee, his 16 year old son and my 8 year old little boy. We live in Transylvania county (muah-ha-ha ~evil laughter~ home of the white squirrel and over 200 waterfalls. LOVE it here! I currently stay at home and take care of the house and all my boys! When I'm not cooking, cleaning and running errands, I'm crafting up some sort of thing or other. I have a warm fuzzy side to my personality, but I do have a wild streak in me as well I love to attend motorcycle rallys and am happiest when the wind is blowing through my hair! I grew up around motorcycles, so it will always run through my blood. I'm also an avid knitter and reader....when it comes to knitting, I prefer to work with natural blends, wool, alpaca, silk, bamboo, cotton...I LOVE sock knitting and also enjoy knitting cotton dishclothes. Instant gratification! For the benefit of the swaps, I love the warm color's pink and red, etc. But then again...I love blue, green and purple! Guess I'm not too picky, as long as there is color involved! I like to view the world through rose colored glasses :) When it comes to scents, I'm a fan of spicy, citrus, fruity and floral: jasmine, honeysuckle, orange blossom and lillac are yummy! Soap...I prefer natural/handmade soaps, as the mountain air is very drying and the chemicals in commercial soap is brutal on my skin... Regarding chocolate...not a big fan~ I've always preferred hard candies. I love coffee and tea, the stronger the better! I love to try new blends and roasts. I tend to be a dreamer, so the fairie realm has always appealled to me. I guess if I had to choose a path, I would align myself with the Goddess. I consider myself Pagan but sadly have not had the time or energy lately to devote myself to it. I love anything with wings! Dragons, dragonflies, butterflies, owls, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, sparrows, falcons, fairies...anything that flies! ( I have 11 tattoos that all include wings...go figure!) I love old picture books that are falling apart and don't mind being altered :) I love Viking lore and mythology, anything Celtic...ummmm... I'm all over the place! (Typical Aquarian female:) I'm also a fan of old-school pin-up girls and poster art, sparkly things (yes, I'm a magpie), lip gloss and mermaids.
I do have a darker side and love old Victorian Era gothic pics, books, etc., zombies, turn of the century carnies and circus freaks, werewolves, bats, spiders, ghosts, spooky creepy crawly things, classic villains... sooooooo... I have a very broad taste of things when it comes down to it! When I'm out Thrift Store shopping, I always gravitate towards the book section and the handmade linens sections. I love old embroidered napkins, handknit or crocheted doilies and potholders, old frames, old postcards and greeting cards, old books with pictures that I can use for my ATC's (I don't believe there is anything too strange for my tastes!), nature photography, odd embroideries. Hope this helps! xoxo

Favorite Music

I love everything from rock to folk to bluegrass...even club music...whatever makes my feet tap and my hips shake :)

Favorite Books

Alice in Wonderland, World War Z, Orphan Tales: In the night Garden, Wicked, Phantom, The Red Tree, Historical fiction- dark ages, Celtic, Victorian, Viking lore and Mythology, Astrology, Ollllld Books, Nature photography books, Papercrafting books, Traditional fairy tales, folk medicine.

Favorite Movies

Anything Tim Burton. Neverending Story, The Princess Bride, Spun, 9, Brotherhood of the Wolf, From Hell, The Red Violin, Rob Roy, Pathfinder, Coraline, Frankie and Johnny, Sid and Nancy, Pink Floyd The Wall

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Beading, Drawing, Painting, ATC's, Mail Art, Journaling, Writing, Collage, Embroidery, paper arts, photography


  • Ephemera
  • Sparkly Gel Pens
  • Rubber Stamps- Victorian-old world style
  • Anything sparkly or glittery
  • Anything Dark/gothic/Victorian
  • Steampunk
  • Old books for altering
  • Small bits and pieces, odds and ends for my altered books- watch pieces, bottle caps, scrappy things
  • Old photos
  • pages from olllllllld books, different languages is great!
  • feathers from wild birds *anything Viking related or Celtic *journals *mail art *anything interesting from your country/area- I love to travel and if I can't, then at least I can arm chair travel! *a surprise you think I would like
  • surprise for my little boy (he's 8) *post cards *tea or coffee packs *stationary *hand made cards *bookmarks *anything that has wings :) *nail polish *lip gloss (light shades or clear) *a book you think I may like :) *any book really! :) *tote bags- LOVE them! *a letter from you with cool drawings on it for my mail art album


  • I really don't need any fabric right now~ I'd have to add on another room to my house!
  • Chocolate


Comment: Betty Page has arrived and looks very fine indeed! Thanks for the java fix as well. Just what I need today!
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely goodies (especially the dish cloth)!! I'll definitely be trying the recipes in the magazine (the Chocolate Praline Squares sound yum-my!), and I've always wanted to try bookmaking :)
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the wonderful package that I received yesterday!! i definitely love everything that you sent me! Especially the notebook cozy, totebag and Iceland book are simply FANTASTIC!!! Thanks!! many hearts <3 <3 <3
suepier rated for I've Never Been There - PC Swap #5 on Jun 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great card from the Outer Banks.
JainaBee rated for Local tote bag swap! on May 11, 2013
Comment: Wow, I'm so surprised to receive so many goodies in the tote bag. I learnt more about North Carolina, such a nice place to mountain hiking and sight-seeing. I wished that I could give you 100 hearts! You are welcomed to visit Kuala Lumpur one day. KL is a very busy city which is totally opposite environment from your town. :)
fabricfriend rated for Marie Antoinette ATC on May 9, 2013
Comment: beautiful card! how did you make the background? crackle paint? i love vintage lloking stuff so the extras are right up my alley. thanks for swapping.
krzero9 rated for I've Never Been There - PC Swap #5 on May 2, 2013
Comment: Whoa pretty cool legend about the the spanish ship sinking off the coast and the horses swimming their way to the shore. Thank you for the postcard! =]
MrsSparkle rated for Mail Art: Birds! on Apr 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful bird. I do like colour! And it made it safely by the mail monsters ;)
Response: Hooray!!! We beat the mail monsters! woo-hoo!! Ty for the heart :)
ericabella rated for PC SWAP FOR EVERYONE on Apr 27, 2013
Comment: Thank you, Brooke! I love the card you chose for me!
Response: *smiles* I'm glad you liked it :) Hope to see you in other swaps! Ty for the heart <3
ARTG33K74 rated for ATC Altered Image: Advanced on Apr 24, 2013
Comment: This ATC is the bomb! ☺ Thank you so much, I love it. Thank you for joining my swap.
Response: Heck yeah! Got a kudos from the fearless leader! Woot! Thanks for the inspiration..really. Please please let me know when you roll out another [email protected]@ swap! Muah!
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely extras, especially the vintage postcards from Germany and the great tea!!
Response: You are very welcome :) Thought you might like the PC's...they're coooool ;) TY for the heart!
Fiddlefaddle rated for Pretty Postcard Swap on Apr 22, 2013
Comment: Hi Brooke: Thank you SO much for the beautiful squirrel & tree postcard. It is really pretty. I like it very much, and will be adding it to my collection here in the living room. Take care, thanks again and Happy Swapping! :)
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the heart ;)
London13 rated for let's play a game :) on Apr 20, 2013
Comment: Wow you got everything right except the glasses. Good job! That is odd about you having the same name and originating from Endicott. I want to write a postcard back to you, but realized I did not have your address, if you want message it to me and I will send one back to you.
Response: Thank you for the heart chicklet! I messaged you my address :) Hope to hear from you! All my bestest :) Brooke
colodad rated for Vintage ATC w/ a Postage Stamp on Apr 20, 2013
Comment: WOW!! thank you for a great ATC. you got the hot air balloon and the iris, plus an increadable amount of detail and craftmanship. The woven basket and the brass details did not go un-noticed either. The background postcard was very impressive as well. Hope you have as much fun making it as I did receviing it.
Response: Yay! You got it! I did have a great time making this one :) Thank you again for the hot air balloon inspiration! Without that, I don't think I would have thought of the weaving element. Hope to see you around in other swaps! All my best- Brooke
fangmoonlight rated for Post Card Pick Me Up on May 17, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard sorry for the late ratting but finals has be eatting me alive and I am finally free woot!
Lynnie rated for Buddy can you spare a dime? on May 16, 2011
Comment: Brooke, Would like to see one of the white Squirrels sometime. Thanks for the great pc! Lynnie
Ladywolfam rated for Waterfall PC Swap on May 11, 2011
Comment: This is a very beautiful waterfall.
Sunflower107 rated for Aerial View PC Swap #1 on May 9, 2011
Comment: Hi Brooke - Love the postcard! Thanks! Also Last of the Mohicans is one of my favorites. Daniel was gorgeous in it but I also like the one who played his half brother! Lucky you to look out at such pretty scenery!
Response: Ooh...what was his name...Uncas! Yes maam, he is easy on the eyes! lol! Ty for the heart :)
PrincessMoon rated for I live in... on May 9, 2011
Comment: I have a friend that is from your area. The first time I ever heard the name I thought I was hearing things.
Response: TY for the heart! :) I remember when I first moved here years ago, I did the same thing! lol!
kranot1989 rated for I live in... on May 9, 2011
Comment: omg!! thank you so much!!
Response: Awww... Yw! Ty for the heart! xo

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ARTG33K74 on Apr 24, 2013:

I ♥ Asheville, have not been down in a while. I ♥ Black Mountain, too. Still have a friend in Hendersonvillle! It is so beautiful there. Grandparent's farm was just a squeak across the border in Knox County, TN. Got your ATC today, it is da bomb!

RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2011:

biasbabe on Apr 24, 2011:


To the Nuts for Sewing Group

mizvicky on Jul 30, 2010:

I know..We are so excited about our lil grandson!!! You are sooooo sweet!! THANK you!!!

mizvicky on Jul 21, 2010:

Hey Brooke-- I invited you to my private group (mine and DarbyFlats). This is for kids!! It is by invitation only because we are prtecting our babies!! You know how this is!!


mizvicky on Jul 16, 2010:

Howdy Lady!! How ya doin???

mizvicky on Jul 5, 2010:

Hi Brooke!!!! I miss ya as well... THANK you for joining my swap for pets..

My Hubbs wants a Jack Russel.So bad.. Congrats on your new addition!!

You need to do the Hello Aunt Flo #2!!!! THAT was soooo fun!! HUGS

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mizvicky on May 27, 2010:

Thank you for hosting the Helllo Aunt Flow Swap!! You Rock!!!

Huge Hugs

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