Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2017 11:46 pm


Date Joined: February 8, 2016
Last Online: April 24, 2017
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States

Favorite Music

My favorite music would be anything that gets me up and dancing. It can be from any genre as long as it has a great rhythm, great beat, great groove, etc. A few of my favorites to dance to are: George Clinton - Atomic Dog, Enur - Calabria 2007, Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy, LL Cool J - Headsprung, Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines, & Sage the Gemini/IamSu - Gas Pedal.

I was "late bloomer" in my discovery of radio. Most of my friends like mid 80's music, but I got hooked on early 90's Rap; Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Mc Hammer, Ice Cube.

On the other spectrum, the music that relaxes me is 40's Big Band; Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald,

About Me

I live in Illinois, in a far suburb of Chicagoland with my husband and our two dogs. We have over an acre of property with a lot of trees. I've tried my hand at flower and vegetable gardening in small areas where there is a bit of sun. Every year is a learning experience. My job is at a small electrical contractor's office as the office manager. I do almost everything that's not field work. But my favorite is working with Auto CAD laying out the systems we install on drawings/blueprints.

Favorite Movies

Right now I'm hooked on watching Austenland. It's one of the romantic comedies I can watch over and over again. I also like action adventure movies and science fiction. My watch over and over again list also includes: Practical Magic, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Bring it On, Hackers, The Other Woman, Zombieland, Warm Bodies, Iron Man, Avengers.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft is making greeting cards with rubber stamps. I've always liked to draw and color with colored pencils, so some of my recent cards have included that. Lately I've been also making cards with just paper cuts.


I like:

butterflies, crickets, spiders, actually all types of bugs,





retro/vintage cars, trains and planes


Alice in Wonderland,

Wizard of Oz,


Supernatural creatures and traditional movie monsters,

paisley designs,

gothic and steampunk styles,

colors in dusty vintage and gemstone tones, especially purples, blues, greens

Old architecture

I collect money, especially coins. I also like tokens.

I used to collect comic books and stamps. I don't any more but I still enjoy them.


I dislike:

cutesy toy like animals; the ones that have patches and stitching,

baby items,

cutesy Halloween designs; like a teddy bear with a cape, that's not Halloween enough to me, (cute monsters are ok)

very girly things,

main stream religious items.


I like tea, especially green. I used to drink black tea a lot but after becoming lactose intolerant it now upsets my stomach, so I don't drink it too often. Flavors of green tea I know I like are lemon, mixed berry, honey, and mint.

I don't like licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and watermelon flavors. Also I don't like anything with artificial sweeteners.

I love chocolate but not being able to have dairy has limited me to dark chocolate. There are also some chocolates made with chocolate liquor instead of dairy.

Wish List

Postcards; especially birthday and holiday

Coins; old US or any foreign coins even metal tokens

Rubber stamps; store bought or handmade

Playing cards in interesting designs, new or used but in complete sets

Vintage and/or vintage style paper goods

Anything you think I would like will be appreciated.


myancey rated for Born in May on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Brandi wish I could give more than a 5 or double ❤️ Micah loves the kite u chose for him and the frog card. Thank u so much. Have a great day!!!
bjmonroe rated for CQ: Happy Mail X 3 - International on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the goodies Brandi but mostly for the wonderful note card you wrote. I am so glad you took the time to tell me about your flowers this spring. I am from Chicago but living here in south Florida I really miss peonies, lilacs, lily of the valley and etc. You brought a smile to my face,
Comment: Wow! I love it. I love the layout!
Mustluvdoggies rated for MAE - Note Card Envelope on Apr 9, 2017
Comment: What a fun envelope and card! They go together perfectly! I can't wait until I get a Carnival ATC swap to join, I'm going to send it in that envelope! Thank you for the wonderful extra!
Comment: I've seen commercials for the scrub daddy before, but no one I knew has tried it before. I will have to try one out.
patricia8288 rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: thank you so much. happy swapping
Margothecat rated for Stuff My Stocking - March - USA on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much! I will open it on Christmas Eve
stiffneck78 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: I LOVE Boo Berry!!!! Thank you so much for the fun (and nostalgia) postcard. Who would have thought that he changed so much over the years. Thanks again.
Comment: You should see my stocking, it's ginormous. No worries, even if you send a pink Cadillac. Lol. It'll fit right in till Yule. Thank you.
Comment: Oh its such a long time till Christmas but I will wait Thank You so much
chandlerguera rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the trash-can-pick-chunk o cardboard! Nice recipes.
Victorianna60 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Mar 2017 on Mar 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Tagalong chunk !
vixen rated for WIYM: Feb Stocking Stuffer USA on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you..Putting it in my stocking.
crescendo rated for CQ: Stuff My Stocking Feb. USA on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for my prezzie, saving for Dec. I like your envelope!
Comment: Dairy is what holds me back from going vegan. I love cheese. I'm glad you found some dairy free brownies you can enjoy.
Victorianna60 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2017 on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cardboard PC ! Yes Thin Mints are my favorite too !
supersquirrel rated for MAE - Victorian/antique on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Great envelopes and beautiful stickers. Thank you very much!!
gruskal rated for MAE - I Spy Book Pages on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Hi Brandi - the envies are awesome and such a variety - hard to pick a favorite. I'm doing well. Holidays were busy but, the winter has been quite :-) How about you and Mindy? The weather has been so strange for Illinois and many other areas of the country. Mother Nature is unpredictable. Take care, Annette
Jamnj rated for CQ: National Pig Day Handmade Postcard on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: I love the rainbow of pigs on the postcard you sent! Thank you so much!
Kraftylady777 rated for Old School Valentine Swap on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much

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bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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RyeRye on Jul 28, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Jenicat on Jul 16, 2016:

Thank you for being an Angel for A Very Merry Unbirthday swap. It was a surprise in my mailbox today. I love everything.

paperfilia on Jul 3, 2016:

Happy 4th!



Immetje on Mar 15, 2016:

Sorry, I am late sending the newbie card swap!

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