Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2019 6:25 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: August 18, 2019
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

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 most rap or any head-banging music.

I love to listen to podcasts.

Please, at this time, it is better to not send extras along with the swap. I don't need all the items. I will give a five for completing the requirements and a heart if you write a few sentences of hello.


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.

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.

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

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: Note cards, 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 ......


Comment: What a great thrift store find. And the kitty is supper cute.
treehugger rated for Monthly Dishcloth Swap - August on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the bright, cheerful dishcloth. I love it! I really enjoyed the extra goodies as well! 💕
Response: I am glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day!
Fabriqueen rated for Speedy Found Image #6 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATCs! I'm sorry about the late rating. I had it marked already that I had rated it. I'm glad you let me know to re-check it. Thank you! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are most welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart. Have a great day....
LisaLisa3 rated for Just Randomness on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you : )
Response: You are most welcome! and Thanks for the heart rating! Have a magical day and happy swapping.....
bvdev234 rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #6 on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards :) Special thanks write in detail about Split Rock!
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the heart rating.....Have a very good day!
marclively rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #35 on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: a strange card, but beautiful!
Response: So glad you like it Marc! Thanks for rating..... Have a wonderful day and Thanks for the heart!
kssunlover1947 rated for Speedy Found Image #6 on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I liked them all and the one with the bud can made me laugh
Response: So glad you liked them! That was a good one to find. Thanks for the heart. Have a great rest of the day and happy swapping....
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Jul 19, 2019
Comment: Our local Kwik Trip stations have had their store-brand ice cream on sale all month. It is surprisingly good, and only $2 on sale. Thx for the Kemps!!
Response: I will have to give it a try! I love ice cream and only buy it when on sale! Thanks for rating me!
lizzmathwhiz rated for Speedy Found Image #5 on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and hosting a great swap!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Hunbun rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #35 on Jul 16, 2019
Response: Thanks for the heart rating! Have a magnificent day!
Poohtat rated for SF~ 2 Postcards in an Envie ~ USA on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. The tea looks delish. Sounds like you had a good time in the thrifts. I really need to go peruse the book section. Everyone keeps telling me about their finds.
Response: I am so glad you liked it all. I do like thrift stores. Thanks for the heart rating…. Have a great day and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #48 on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Great variety of PC's sent - thank you! The Colorado one is awesome! I've also never seen this "merit badges for strangers" before, so I G-searched the "everything is connected by Keri Smith" and really like the concept and "imperfect" realness of her art! Thanks for the intro :-)
Response: Have a great day
mcovey rated for SF~Senders Choice Postcard USA~July on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks Minnesota, quote and nice note
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating.....
MissPaula rated for NYUP USA Only #48 on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: LOVE this PC! Colorado DD...Lol = )
Response: I am so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart rating....
jinxspinx rated for NYUP USA Only #48 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Such a pretty mermaid post card! TY! Love your maxine-isms!!! esp the leash on the husband one! hehe
Response: The Maxine-isms are direct from her mouth, not mine! lol. So glad you enjoyed them. She is a hoot! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the stone Ridge around here. I'll have to remember it the next time in in the mid-west.yummy looking chunk. We don't have Stone Ridge around here. I'll have to remember it the next time we are in the mid-west.
Response: It is good ice cream! Thanks for the heart Neal. Have a great day and happy swapping...
jinxspinx rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #35 on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: hahaha your comment on her nails! priceless. I do agree with you!
Response: So glad you agree! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
marinda rated for NYUP USA Only #49 on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for resending. Thanks for the card!
Response: So glad it arrived safe and sound! Thanks for the heart rating!

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JBlackwood on Jul 1, 2019:

Thank you for allowing this Newbie, My first swap. Fun and simple.

SeleneW on Mar 19, 2019:

Thank you for being such a sweet friend!


jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

SeleneW on Mar 12, 2019:

Looking forward to you Easter Card Swaps! Coming up next!


SeleneW on Mar 4, 2019:

Exactly! If you are okay with the initial cost difference just buy the printer and use your smart phone! As for who that is, a fellow swapper who's name I should have wrote on the photo but forgot to. Doh! She does have a lovely smile!

Your Friend


fbresnah on Feb 19, 2019:

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Still around just not swapping as much.

SeleneW on Feb 14, 2019:

Happy Valentines Day!


me2az50 on Jan 2, 2019:

Brenda, I wanted to thank you for the holidays card swaps that you hosted. I enjoyed them very much. It feels good to get mail that isn't bills. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

MissAlissa on Dec 26, 2018:

Thank you for angelling for BabyBee78 in the Brenda's Santa's card swap! I loved the gift tags, stickers and the cute Santa card!


SeleneW on Nov 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for being my mentor :)

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