Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2024 6:08 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: May 20, 2024
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me

The end of 2022 and start of 2023 were insane for us. Out first grand was born on 12-10 and did not get out of NICU until 12 23. I went to help out but got the call that my terminally ill father was heading downhill. He passed 1-6. I made several trips to Michigan and am just getting all the probate/executor stuff going. Thank you for those of you who were patient and to Isabella Snow for stepping in to help me with 2 swaps, you are loved!

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, collect vintage items, gelli print and make 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

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

Sequins, glitter or shaker supplies

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,

F: Fairies, firflies, field notes, ferns, fortune cookies, flowers, flamingos, frogs, full moon.

G: Guaze (dyed), glass, glue, globe, gardens, groves, gardenia, gnomes, galaxies and gazebos

H: hearts, honey pots, hummingbird, hydrangea, hollyhock,

I: icicles, iced coffee, ink,

J: jelly fish, jacks, juniper, jade, junk journals

K: Kittens, kimono, keys, kryptonite

L: Lace, lillies, lemons, limes, ladybugs, ledgers, libraries, locks,

M: moose, mail, mailboxes, measuring tapes, mushrooms,

N: Numbers, napkins, nerds,

O: Octopus, owls, oil painting, opals, origami, otters

P: pomegranate, puppies, playing card (unusual backs), pine cones,


Comment: Thanks so much for your wonderful homemade envie full of all the beautiful tags and pockets! I can't wait to use these on a project! :)
Comment: I love all of the goodies you sent! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty bits to play with. Love the decorated envelope too.
stamparose rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #92 on May 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you
mjhaertling rated for USAPC: Collage Paint Swatch Tag on May 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful tag. I love all the shades of green that you used and the bonus tag in the pocket on the back. Is that a real leaf on the tag? The birdies on the wire are adorable.
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket Flipbook on May 8, 2024
Comment: It's lovely, love the paper you chose, Thank you! and I love all the enclosures - Happy Swapping!
Comment: This is gorgeous! I totally understand that it was hard to let go of! In addition to the amazing inbox card, I adore the card you mailed it in and the antique lace piece! Beautiful all around!!
marymary914 rated for USAPC: Collage & Napkin Tags on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much!!
FLWAVE rated for YTPC: 4-Pocket Tag Book on Apr 28, 2024
Comment: What a lovely pocket tag booklet. Your asian-themed paper and coordinating tags elevated the overall aesthetic. The small red envelopes are also appreciated. Thanks for swapping with me.
Jjean rated for USAPC: Index Card Art: Tea on Apr 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the nice index card and wow!!! love your new "die cut".... Thank you for sharing.....
donetta rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #91 on Apr 23, 2024
Comment: Brenda, I located the swap in question. Thank you for always sending such lovely little works of art...you are a swappy treasure! I look forward to partnering with you in many swaps to come!
January rated for USAPC: Tag Flip on Apr 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the tags - such a pretty color scheme:)
marymary914 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #90 on Apr 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the card and extras!
Comment: Hey Brenda…you are funny! I struggled with this swap as well! Having said this… I love every single thing that you found and sent me! Thank you !!!
Comment: Hi Brenda! What a cute idea to write them on the back of cards! I loved reading your answers. Fuschias are GORGEOUS--I love them, too. I told my husband the karate pig joke and he guessed the answer! haha! Thanks bunches, my friend.
Comment: WOW! You really outdid yourself with my swap. Thank you so much. Every page was perfect and filled with so many goodies. Thank you so much for a lovely swap.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap!
CMBOND rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #89 on Mar 21, 2024
Comment: I ABSOLUTELY love this atc and the extras. Thank you!
LauraM540 rated for SMSUSA: Pick 3 on Mar 20, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Those quotes are too funny- some things do not translate well! Loved the Faily cards...and the Vintage PCs

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watercolorgirl on Mar 2, 2024:

Thank you for the return of the Anniversary ABC swap. I love the sparkle you added. There is no such thing as to much sparkle.

pianoheart on Oct 18, 2023:

I have already started crafting with all the nice jewelry supplies you sent for the October 2023 AATW Wish List. Thank you🧡

bostianh on Oct 17, 2023:

Thank you for the AATW Oct wish happy mail filled with beautiful goodies. You have great taste and always send so many fun surprises. I'm excited to use them in my crafting adventures.🏞️

Jangonz on Oct 12, 2023:

HI Brenda, thanks for the wonderful Christmas stickers. I love sayings, I don't have any like these, cant wait to use them.

Janette AATW 10/2023

Oneartcookie5 on Oct 11, 2023:

AATW Oct Brenda, thank you so much for sending the black lace and vintage Christmas stickers for my journals. Im looking forward to making pretty Christmas decorations with the Kirigami book. Thank you also for sending the Canadian coin for my grandson. I appreciate your kindness and generosity.

pianoheart on Oct 8, 2023:

Thank you for your llama note and all the wonderful jewelry-making supplies for the AATW October wishlist. I am inspired, especially by the memory wire, as I have never used those to make a bracelet. A Hui Hou!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

Poohtat on Jul 19, 2023:

Thank you for all the AATW July wonderful napkins! So many goodies in here. I can't wait to craft with them. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

bostianh on Jul 17, 2023:

WOW 😲. I could not believe the beautiful napkins you sent me, SO many, and they are incredible! I'm so excited to make some napkin crafts galore. You are so kind and you have cheered my year! Thank you!💗

Aumonae on Jul 14, 2023:

Wowza! Thank you so much for all the varied napkins. Especially so many patriotic ones! I love anything with the USA colors and designs. I couldn't find which group you posted your offer in to thank you. Shoot me it in a pm if you get a minute. Thanks, again!

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