Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 7:48 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me


I will be traveling and not have access to my mail to rate! Please understand I will rate all swaps I receive mid August! My youngest is A 15-16 yr contender in the hammer throw for the National title.Jacksonville, Florida, here we come! HE JUST WON THE JR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! (7-30-21)

I am a happily married woman (21 years) and have 3 teenage kids.

Update 4/2021 I love Swap-Bot, I have met so many wonderful people here. I continue to be amazed at the talent of people, and a good letter never fails to inspire. After 11 month I am back to work, so theoretically I should be slowing down on my swaps. That does not seem to be the case thus far...

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 about what the color is as long as it is cohesive an aesthetically pleasing.

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


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,photos, postcards are all wonderful 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,

Fibers, not yarn, not wool

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!

Gardens, gates, houses in die cuts.

CD of fun digitals?

A memory dex 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 mis-weighed 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

Flat back "gems" the plastic type

I wish I didn't have to put this down but PLEASE no kiddie or dollar store stickers. No alphabets either.

I am diabetic...no sweets please.

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

About Me

A: Anchors, arrows, ATC's

B: Black, Bards, Birds, Bark, Backgrounds, Beach, Boats, Buttons

C: Carolers, Christmas, Cardinals, CAL - Berkeley, Coffee, Color

D: Daffodil, Daisy, Druids, Demi-Gods, Darkness, Dancers, Dawn, Daydreams, Deer, Direction (N,S,E,W), Dwarf

E: Elves, Eagles, eyes, Earth, Eclipse,

to be continued


Comment: Thank You for the fold out bookmark, take care
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap. The envie is just beautiful, you did an awesome job!😊❤️
tristitia rated for CH - ATC kit for Halloween on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much - this is an amazing envelope of Halloween goodies - I think I can make 10 ATCs with it :) So many fun and interesting goodies - I love this skull safety pin, I've never seen one like it! I also absolutely love that you made ribbon out of... drawer liner?!? It's so perfect for Halloween, and such a creative idea! Thank you so much, I love it!
Response: I love making kits like that! It always gets away from me, but that is part of the joy. Yes, drawer liner, I just picked up some black that will be fun!
Kitty2cats rated for Scrappy Embellishments on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Brenda, Sorry for the delayed rating, I’ve been suffering here with carpal tunnel syndrome. Anyways, I’m trying to get back to my computer to finish some tasks for short amounts of time. Your scrappy embellies are just my style. I love all the layering elements, so fun! Thank you! I’ll be using these on projects and journals.
djcamp04 rated for YTPC: Folio with Clear Pockets on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: What an awesome folio!! I love it! And all the great things you tucked in the pockets. Thanks so much for such a great swap! I’m glad you are feeling much better, too! ❤️
MuggleMom rated for USAPC: Double Pocket with Flap on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Your beautiful double pocket arrived today and it's exquisite! I love the tea stained doily paper and all the little ephemera in the pockets. Stay safe and I hope this flu season + COVID don't wreck more chaos on kids and school! xxMuggleMom
Comment: Thank you so much for your cool swap. I love every single piece you sent me <3
JenZen5 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #55 on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: I love your wolf ATC! Thank you. You did a really nice job. I love the badger card and the recipe pages. I have seen those types of pages from time to time and love the graphics. Thank you for sharing with me. Be well.
skinny52 rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - R on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: OMG!!!! You don't have a thing to worry about with this swap!!! The ribbons are my favorite type of embroidered style, I love them. And that reader's digest is awesome, I may make a purse out of it 😁. On my craft table right now I'm doing an altered playing card franken deck and I will be using a crooked card. I'm always looking for nautical fabric and I will find a use for what you sent. I hope that your dental issues are resolving. You rocked this swap, thanks for everything!
katjalves rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R63 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful journal. I’m excited to add to it. Wishing you well.
Comment: Hello Brenda! Thankyou for the great treasures you sent! I love everything in it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Hello neighbor, Thank you so much for the beautifull fall card. Nice composition of the elements! Loving your tea dyed cards and gold goodies too - Thank you ❤️🐿️❤️
Comment: Oh, my! This was a super special package to come home to! I absolutely love it 🤩 The stationery is beautiful and the vintage Garfield wrapping paper is awesome. Gosh, I'm excited to use it! Thank you! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely swap
coffeef1rst rated for Small Halloween Swap on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Looking forward to using the ribbons in my handmade cards and journal for fall.
michellelobo rated for USAPC: Halloween Tag Flip! on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: OMG!!!!! What an amazing little box you sent me!!!! I loved everything. Thank you so much for all the things. I think they are perfect and you nailed the challenge.
Comment: I absolutely think that math is a foreign language! LOL I'm very happy with what you sent although I'm quite intrigued by the thought of a sewing book in German 😉 Thanks very much for everything ❣
Response: If I find it I will send some on!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Altered Index Card on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful altered index cards and for joining my swap! 😀
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: 2 Coordinating Journal Cards on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you - I like the horses very much and the paper is very pretty - I'd never heard of cabbage dying paper.
Response: I use purple cabbage, it is so pretty and if it isn't just a little vinegar or baking soda to change the ph is amazing
ThrivingWell rated for CH: Buttons, Beads, and Charms on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO Much, for the extra fun, delightful package! Your thoughtful kindness & letter are greatly appreciated! I love the buttons, beads & charms you sent me! It was a lot of fun exploring everything. I also love that your heart resonates with mine, in upcycling & rescuing precious items! I DO love the vintage embroidery dresser scarf! It’s just the thing I didn’t know I needed, for my little chest of drawers that I planned to renew & place in my pretend Lighthouse Zen / Crafty room!!!! So sweet! Now, in order to properly address your question about my name’s history, I’d fill up a letter! It’s turning out to be quite the story! I will write to you about it, after getting some other priorities done, first. 💕 ~ Z … PS: I wish I’d sent my swap to my partner in a box, too! — it came back to me! I used a small bubble envelope with more than enough stamps, yet the PO’s sticker says it’s returned for “heightened security concerns!” ~ OMGoodness! (Sigh)
Response: I look forward to your letter!

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bethe on Jul 18, 2021:

I also love the cute kitty stationery :)

bethe on Jul 18, 2021:

I love the ATC, happy mail stickers and grid washi! Thank you so much. All about the wishes July.

isabellasnow on Jun 16, 2021:

Thank you, Brenda, for the lovely wishes you sent my way from my June AATW wish list! Three whole wishes!!! I loved everything and can't wait to use it all.

Autist on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for the AAW June wish. I love the postcard. My husband and I just decided we are going get a boat next year, so I am going to save this to hang in the pilot room! The quotes are fantastic, my grandmother used to say the Dolly Parton one all the time. I really love it, and it brought a smile to my face. Cheers, Evan

heliogal on Jun 9, 2021:

Hi Brenda I just wanted to thank you for the really awesome fairy stamps you sent for my June wish for the AATW group. I seriously can't wait to start using them, I really love them!!! I love thrift stores too! You just never know what you'll find!! Thank you!

Autist on May 7, 2021:

Thank you for the Peter and Wendy for my All About the Wishes - Wish. I can't wait to figure out what to do with them. I will post a pic on instagram soon as I do, and let you know!! They are really really cool. Such a great thrifting find! Thank you for thinking of me. Evan

Star7Lily on Mar 7, 2021:

Love from all at At Home with the Georgettes group

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

supersquirrel on Nov 4, 2020:

Went to use some lace you sent me and I noticed the 3 of hearts!! Thank you 💛💛💛

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Happy Halloween!

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