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MissBrenda

MissBrenda
Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

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

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (being cold, snow and sleet) so swapping will help me fill the void of the long winter 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 like to hang around my house and spend time with my 6-year old female chihuahua named Charlie. She is so cute! She is a rescue and I got her when she was 6 months old. She was so timid and very shy and scared of everything. Now she is more sure of herself, but still gets scared easily. She gets nervous around children.

My sister and B-I-L have moved to Wisconsin and they have a house on the lake, and I like to visit them and relax there, whenever I can.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I love Chocolate, the more the merrier! Lol. 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 most rap or any head-banging music.

My favorite artists: Def Leopard, Garth Brooks, Billy Idol, Martina McBride and nature sounds and most everything in between. When I am in my "creative zone", I like the background noise to be soothing and non-intrusive.

Favorite books and Television

My bookshelf is full of goodies! I have the Harry Potter series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Water for Elephants, The Clan of the Cave Bear series, Reiki books and many Bibles. Plus so much more!

I don't watch a lot of tv. I can go a couple of weeks without even turning it on! But I do own two, one in my living room, and one in my bedroom. I mostly watch in the mornings for the weather. In the evenings, I do catch a couple of old game shows on Buzzr, such as Password+ and Sale of the Century. But if I do miss them, it isn't a big deal. They are from the 80's after all.

Swaps

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 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.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: ATC items. Aquamarine.

B: Blue. Brown.

C: Coffee. Love it and drink it daily. Charms. Colored pencils and pens. Cardinals.

D: Die Cuts/Cut outs.

E: Elephants. Embellishments of all kinds.

F:

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold.

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J:

K: Kites. So pretty in the sky.

L: Lavender. Lilac.

M: Magenta.

N: Note cards, new or homemade. Napkins. I like the interesting variety.

O: Owls. Cool animals. Orange.

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. Not big on scenic, unless its required of the swap.
Postage, New or Unused, unique. Purple. Pink.

Q:

R: Red.

S: Stationery. Silly things and sayings. Stickers to use on envelopes to mail out.

T: Tea. No black or green tea, please. Although I do like them, I am unable to drink it. :( . Tiny things. Themed items. Trading cards, made by you or someone else. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal.

U:

V: Violets. Violet. Violins.

W: Washi Samples. Woodland creatures (Pictures of). White.

X:

Y: Yellow.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.

PLEASE DON'T SEND:

Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these.

Dislike: 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. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

ATC's; I am finding I am enjoying making these very much. They are a fav of mine! I am going to try many different mediums. I am not much of an artist, at least I haven't considered myself one in the past, but people who visit me have enjoyed seeing what I've created so far. hehe.

Zentangle; I discovered it here on SB almost 2 years ago and I checked out YouTube for a swap to see if I could actually do it, and was instantly hooked! I have made myself a book filled with samples of the different types of tangles, and had to move to a 5 x 7 drawing book I've had for years (I can't draw) to add more zentangle samples along with the zentangle names. I love doing them. Can't get enough!

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Notes to self: these are for me only to keep track of my swaps.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome "T"! I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into your work, and it's beautiful! I'm so happy to have this in my collection. :)
Response: You are most welcome! I am glad it pleases you. Thank you for the heart rating and Happy swapping to you...
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Comment: Thank you for the very beautiful zentangle atc! I love the details in the zentangles <3 Also thanks for the extra washi tapes :)
Response: I am so glad you like it! You are most welcome! And thank you for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you.....
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Comment: Thanks so much for the resend! This ZIA is amazing! :)
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
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Comment: What a pretty zentangle! thank you :)
Response: Aww Thank you! Yvw! Thanks for the heart rating and Happy swapping to you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC! It's beautiful :)
Response: You are welcome. So glad you like it. Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jul 2017 on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you mz. Brenda for the fun cow tales chunk.... never heard of these treats! Glad to hear your 4th was good! Mine was quiet. I stayed home in the air conditioning! Friendswood is about 30 miles north of Galveston. It is definitely a nice place to bring up a family! Have a good summer, or what's left of it! Keep cool!
Response: After two days of beautiful 70's weather, it's back to 90F. Good grief! You also enjoy your remaining summer! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you.....
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jul 2017 on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: We drove down south for good pizza, and a nice river drive on the weekend. Then found some city fireworks on the 4th and watched from a ways out of town. Missed the low stuff, but got in and out without a traffic jam.
Response: No traffic jams are a good thing! Glad you missed that! Happy swapping to you....
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KathleenHope rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Jul 2017 on Jul 8, 2017
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Comment: Love the Whoppers post card! 💖💖💖
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you....
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Comment: Sorry I thought this had gone through. Thank you for the lovely big cloth. The color combination is very pretty.
Response: Hello. Sorry to be a pest. I really liked how that cloth turned out also! Happy swapping to you....
LizFinn rated for Speedy Found Image ATC - 2017 #39 on Jul 7, 2017
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Comment: Interesting pics. Particularly like the crowded boats.
Response: Yes, very interesting. I thought so too! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC.
Response: So glad you liked it! Have a wonderful day, Happy swapping....
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Comment: This tangle is absolutely gorgeous! thank you :D
Response: So glad you like what I made for you! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you....
Stahlrala rated for Speedy Found Image ATC - 2017 #36 on Jun 28, 2017
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Response: Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping! Have a great 4th!
Terri07 rated for Speedy Found Image ATC - 2017 #40 on Jun 27, 2017
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Comment: Great ATC's. I love the seahorse.
Response: So glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you.....
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Comment: Thank you for the cards.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping....
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Comment: Thank you for the cards.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping....
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Comment: I love the Atc you made! I tend to Over do mine. I just not want to stop. It's really fun. Hope your eyes turn out great! Thanks.
Response: Thank you! So glad you liked it! I love zentangle.... I get what you mean about not wanting to stop. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy swapping...

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Comments

CurlyTea on Aug 14, 2017:

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2017:

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

Thanks for tangling on my pass and paste PC. I always like to see how other people tangle :-) Happy New Year!

emilynhr on Dec 7, 2016:

Thanks for the fun fall goodies! I love the dish towel. Thanks for going above and beyond!

(1$ store addicts WTA - Autumn Theme)

jannieb on Nov 13, 2016:

I just wanted to reply to the letter you sent with the Thanksgiving card swap...I'm so sad to hear about your dog Kayte. Her tag will be a cherished part of my collection. I have an old glass canning jar that I keep them in. I don't know why, but they just mean a lot to me. We just lost our dog Larry-Boy on Oct. 5th. He was almost 18 yrs old. We got him at 8 weeks too. He grew up with my kids & had a great life. It's so weird not to have him around. Take care :)

tcornell on Oct 29, 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely package that you sent to me for the Halloween WTA in the $1 SA group! I love the witchy kitchen towel, the candles, postcards, labels and ATC backs you enclosed. Very thoughtful and appreciated!

RyeRye on Oct 21, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

lou on Aug 20, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month from your friends in WIYM group!

RyeRye on Aug 10, 2016:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

LLL

RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!

LLL

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