Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2018 6:14 pm


Date Joined: February 8, 2016
Last Online: September 20, 2018
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. We had 2 dogs but they have both crossed the rainbow bridge.

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/blue prints.

Favorite Movies

I like romantic comedies, action adventure and science fiction. My watch over and over again list includes: Austenland, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, 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.


Comment: Great post card. It does make one want to relax in a lodge. Good job. luckylynnl
kssunlover1947 rated for MAE - Games on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes. I never thought of using lines newsprint. Interesting envelope.
earthnk rated for CPG: Answer My Question (US Only) on Aug 19, 2018
Comment: Isla Mujeres sounds like a colorful place for sites and lunch. Glad you and hubby had a great day trip. I love that part of traveling. While in France last year, I went off the tourist beat and had lunch in a quaint non-touristy cafe. The giant meringues were incredible. Thanks for prompting that memory with your postcard answer. Happy swapping~
dancingtiger rated for Cut and Paste Postcard - August on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: thanks for the fab pic
dalbright rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 15 on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Brandi, wow! Party on the outside with that fun envelope and after party inside! Thanks for the vintage stamps in addition to the swap-you made my day. Thank you!❤️Debbie
janineureka rated for Two Different on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the envies! I loved the envie you sent them in, too. Thanks for the description - I wouldn’t have known what a snow-mobile map was (lol).
Comment: You are so sweet thank you for the 3 extra postcards! I love them! They're so cute and I was just about wanting to buy some more! Thank you so much!
lloydp rated for MAE. - Swapping Out on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Hi Brandi I received the lovely envelopes I really liked the pig one - someone will have to be really special to get that one. Hope we swap again sometime soon. Pat
Comment: Thank you for the extra postcards. made me happy! I loved ... we can exchange postcards ... if you like!
Comment: Thanks Brandi- love the vintage stamps!!
krspellman rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 12 on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much :-)
Paige1900 rated for CPG: Simple Little Doodle PC on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Love the PC and your doodles! Thank you!
kssunlover1947 rated for MAE - Handmade Flower Envies on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great envelopes. I haven't learned how to make that style yet. I have some hand made templates for several of the main sizes I use.
nannycat rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 11 on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: thank you for the lovely pc,s and the peonies are pretty but i cant seem to grow them .the stamps you put on your lovely envelope are very nice . warm regards Wendy
SouthsideTracie rated for Thriftstore Flat Paper Find on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: I LOVE it! I've already got ideas for using it :-) Thank you so much xoxo
Comment: Brandi, thank you so much . i really wish i could give more than one heart and like a double 5! wow this def overachieved any sticker/more than one stamp i have every rcvd. thanks so much! have a good day!
kfaye rated for TF: Stuff My Stocking/Totebag-FEB 2018 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the gift :)
Larina rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 10 on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks so the postcard and the extras!!! Swap-bot has its own postcard?! I had no idea! I love the Pixar one too! Thanks so much!!!
cllfdl rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: thank you
Comment: Love how you arranged the stamps on the postcard..

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CurlyTea on May 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on May 11, 2018:


Margothecat on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you for the note cards and memo pad you sent for the Stuff My Stocking swap! Very much appreciated!

Jjean on Dec 25, 2017:

A big Thank You for the very nice Note set from the CQ Stocking Stuffer in May. Birds are my favorite. Merry Christmas.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



ozziem on Jul 17, 2017:

Aloha Brandi, Mahalo for the extra PC/goodies in the PC coloring swap I just received in the mail today. Just colored it as well tonight and I'll send it on! Much Aloha and enjoy the rest of your summer!

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Happy Birthday right back at you.🎂

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Hi Brandi,

Thank you very much for the B'day Surprise and the well wishes.❤️❤️😍

kittyhahahotbot on May 17, 2017:

CurlyTea on May 12, 2017:

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