Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2020 9:00 am


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: March 25, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

PSA: original thread by @TC

This is the time of year when returning flakers show up - often with new profiles. We always see an increase in their return in September, October, and November.

Many of them have learned to get an early start on establishing a "legitimate" profile before the big holiday package swaps get started. They join a bunch of Type 1 and 2 swaps in the fall, get some good ratings, and then go flakey on the Christmas swaps.

Hosts would be wise to carefully check new profiles, and consider limiting package swaps or high dollar gift swaps to swappers with 20 or more Type 3 ratings.

Swappers should be careful about joining Christmas swaps with no rating requirement and of course always check your host's ratings, too.

October 2019: Only one piece of mail has gone missing, so that is an improvement. Still no word from the Postmaster even though I have left him a message to contact me. Still waiting.....

17 Aug 2019: Still no word from the PO about missing mail. It is still happening. Frustrating.... Not sure if they will contact me IF and when they discover the reason why mail is going missing. Sure would be nice though.

8/2/19 : I have been having an issue with my outgoing mail going missing. I have resent several swaps and those have not arrived to their destinations either. Not sure what is happening, as I have verified with the recipients their addresses, and the addresses were correct. I have contacted the PO, and they are going to look into the issue, but who knows what that will bring. Please contact me if you have not received a swap from me, if I haven't already contacted you. I am more than happy to resend a swap due to this happening. Thank you for your understanding....

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards and zentangle!

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (the cold, snow and sleet) so swapping helps me fill the void of the long winter days and nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like Chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too. Especially on warm days. Who remembers the old commercial "Take the 'Nestle Plunge' " and a guy with a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day would fall backwards into a pool? I didn't like tea in those days, but I sure do now!

Favorite Music

I have an eclectic taste of music, however I do not like rap, head-banging music or heavy metal music.

I love to listen to podcasts. Mostly true crime.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know. Also, I sometimes put things in the mailbox at night and mark the swap sent, so it won't be Post Marked until the next day. So keep that in mind.

BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

I really love doing the Found Image swaps here on SB. Totally fun to search for items of interest.

POSTCARDS: I have collected quite a few to try to match up what possible future partners are interested in. What I would like sent to me are PC's such as something you have no use for. However, I am not interested in Ad/Free/Dirty (soiled) PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with. Please don't send your PC's from another state that you don't live in. I have a ton of those.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: Aquamarine. Albus Dumbledore. Alex and Ani. A Christmas Carol.

B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers. Book pages in other languages

C: Coffee. Charms. Chocolate. Colored pencils & pens. Cardinals. Crocheting. Clan of the Cave Bear book series. Caramels (Homemade especially!)

D: Diamonds. Dobby. Draco Malfoy. Dragons. Dragonflies. Dark Chocolate. Diamond Painting.

E: Elephants. Essential Oils. Emeralds. Envies. Edgar Allen Poe. Erumphant.

F: Finger-less Gloves. Frankincense E.O. Flamingos. Fred Weasley. Fairies.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold. God. Gorilla's. George Weasley. Ginny Weasley. Giraffes. Gardening.

H: Homemade PC's & Cards. Hedgehogs. Honey. Harry Potter. Hermione Granger.

I: Ice Cream. Iceman. Invisibility Cloak. Ireland.

J: Jam. J.K. Rowling.

K: Kites. Kangaroos. Kittens.

L: Lavender. Lilacs. Lemurs. Lollipops. Lipstick. Luna Lovegood. Llamas.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O. Mom. Minerva McGonagal. Mermaids. Maxine.

N: Notecards, new or homemade. Napkins. Never-never land. Nordic Gnomes. Niffler.

O: Owls. Orange. Orangutans.

P: Postcards: Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Harry Potter PC's. Magical Beasts PC's. Purple. Pink. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts. Presents. Phoenix. Peppe` Le Pew. Princesses

Q: Quartz. Quidditch

R: Red. Rosemary. Ron Weasley. Remus Lupin. Rubeus Hagrid.

S: Stationery. Silly things. Sayings. Sloths. Sisters. Squashed Pennies/Nickels. Severas Snape. Sirius Black. Sapphires. Swapping. Swap-Bot.

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Tiny things. Themed Zines. Themed items. Trading cards. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal. Thestrals. Toffee.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items. Ukulele.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins. Velvet.

W: Washi tape. Woodland creatures. White.

X: ??

Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these. Children's puffy stickers. Can't use them on envies and all my kids are grown and the grand-kids are too old for them also.

Dislike: Hello Kitty. Well, I don't dislike Hello Kitty. I just have no use for her. Mean people.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids. I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is the Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also gotten in on the dishcloth swaps here on SB. I have received very nice dishcloths here. I hope mine are well received.

Flakers and....

And ......


ayahsantos rated for Harry Potter Postcard #2 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Brenda!! Take Care!
SeleneW rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #3 on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful card! I am going to cut out this pretty floral bird and add her to my journal. Health, hope and happiness to you my sweet friend.
chimerix rated for Swaps ~ Spring ATC on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the really lovely Spring ATC and for the post cards. The alligator one is so cute. Aloha
Hyshu rated for OSS: Randomness on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great items! Thank you for the Bonus ATC you made. It is wonderful! Thank you! Thank you for joining my Swap!
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I love whoppers
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and Happy swapping.....
Response: Thanks for rating....Have a magnificent day.....Happy swapping....
Barbara rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Very clever chunk, Also thank you Brenda for the nice postage stamp.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day! Happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. I absolutely love the ATC card you included!
Response: You are most welcome! I am glad you like it. It was fun to make (the ATC). Happy swapping to you...
mcorbus rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #1 on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Awesome Thank You
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping to you....
MsBellaDonna rated for Random PC Swap #2 on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: I love the sweet vintage postcard! The best things are often found in thrift stores. Thank you for sending this one my way! :)
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you thank you for the cute card and all the great stickers n mini notebook. I really appreciate u resending the card. Have a great day. Happy swapping Alaina circle b farms 10
Response: So glad you liked it all! Thank you for the heart and Happy swapping to you.....
Response: Thanks for rating.... Happy swapping....
Comment: Loved everything as always!!
Response: Thank you so much!
Comment: Loved the armadillo pic! Thanks for letting me be a part of the swap and for the profile advice!
Response: You are most welcome and thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you....
Comment: This card is so beautiful! Thank you so very much. I am so lucky to have an awesome friend! <3
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
suepier rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #2 on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Valentine card.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and for rating me! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for personalizing this swap with all the cats!!!! I love it!
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you noticed….. Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: To darn cute thank You for the goodies.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart.... have a magnificent day and Happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and ATC card you made for me!! I love how you decorated it!!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart and have a magnificent day and happy swapping...

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SeleneW on Jan 13, 2020:

Thank you for the journal and pretty card for my Birthday!

mandigutterrose on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you for angeling your swap (MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #4). You are an awesome host.

SeleneW on Jan 1, 2020:

SeleneW on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas to you as well!

kelliegirl6 on Dec 24, 2019:

Thank you for the angel card. I don’t think my partner actually flaked, but I appreciate your kindness!! 💚

bluecrayons on Nov 28, 2019:

MawBella on Nov 22, 2019:

Thank you so much for the angel for the Halloween card swap. So sweet of you.

Mimosagirl on Nov 20, 2019:

Thank you very much for angeling for the Halloween card. You are awesome! ❤️

Peaches12 on Oct 17, 2019:

Thank you for angeling the Halloween swap #2. I like your idea of reverse trick or treating. That should be fun. I plan to spend Halloween fay at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Thank you again for the card and stickers. Peaches12

SeleneW on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Christmas Journal! What a nice surprise to get in the mail today!

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