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MissBrenda

MissBrenda
Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: October 18, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

9/15/2018 I am back from my break and hosting some swaps and participating in a couple of others. It feels good to be back in the swing of things, but sad summer is over. I did buy a different vehicle at the end of July, so now I have a car payment again, grrrr. The seats in it are very comfortable, and that was the deciding factor. Not crazy about the color, but I can live with it. (It's black, and shows everything!) I hope you will join in my swaps, as I plan on doing many. Happy swapping!!

5/22/2018: Taking a short break, but will be checking to make sure all swaps are taken care of. This will be done on a daily basis.

Enjoy the weather and Happy swapping!!!

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 1/2-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.

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.

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.

I love to listen to podcasts. My favorite are Unsolved Murders: True Stories, Serial Killers, Once Upon a Crime|True Stories, Conspiracy Theories and many more. What I like about them is they are based on true stories of unsolved murders (for the most part) and then dive in and give a compelling retelling of the facts based on the story. It's intriguing and I enjoy listening to it.

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.

Podcasts. I listen daily. Recommend your favorite; I tend to listen to parcast podcasts, Two Girls One Ghost, Useless Information, Once Upon a Crime/True Crime (One of my favorites), and Unsolved Mysteries, just to name a few that I listen to.

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. Crocheting, I spend many hours doing this, for swaps and pleasure.

D: Die Cuts/Cut outs. Diamonds.

E: Elephants. Embellishments of all kinds. Essential Oils.

F: Finger-less Gloves. Frankincense E.O.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold.

H: Homemade PC's and Cards. Hedgehogs.

I: Ice Cream, Yummy!

J: Jam.

K: Kites. So pretty in the sky.

L: Lavender. Lilac. Lavender E.O.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O.

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. Homemade. Unique. Purple. Pink. Peppermint E.O. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts.

Q: Quartz.

R: Red. Rosemary.

S: Stationery. Silly things and sayings. Stickers to use on envelopes to mail out. Sloths, too cute!

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: Unicorns. Unusual items.

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

W: Washi Samples. Woodland creatures. White.

X:

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

Z: Zentangle. Zines. Themed Zines.

PLEASE DON'T SEND:

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

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

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 Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also been sewing dog boots for our furry friends. They are made primarily of fleece, but have suede on them, so our friends have sure footing when walking in cold weather. They also help keep the salt off our friends paws, which damage their paws. In the summer, on those sultry, super hot days, they keep our furry friends from burning their paws on the tar and cement! If it is too hot for us, it is too hot for them. Dogs sweat through their paws, so we need to protect those precious paws!

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!

Ratings

ginnijay rated for PC swap #12 on Oct 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Enjoyed the points to ponder! Thanks.
Response: Thanks! Have a great day!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great PC! I am definitely checking out the podcast. I hope you are well.
Response: All is well here. Thanks for the heart, hope you enjoy the podcasts. Happy swapping.
MichelleKemper rated for PC Swap #10 on Oct 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the Minnesota postcard. I have a sister that lives these :) Thank you for the additional PC.
Response: Send me a pm and let me know which town she lives in. It's always interesting to know. Thanks for the heart rating!
lawchick rated for Halloween Card Swap #5 on Oct 12, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for this cute card! I also donโ€™t get trick or treaters in my neighborhood. Stopped buying candy years ago. Kinda sad.
Response: Truly it is. Thanks for the heart. Have a great day and happy swapping.....
astrodogg rated for PC Swap #9 on Oct 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! Love Michael! โค
Response: So glad! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping.....
SeleneW rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #18 on Oct 10, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I love the PC of the purple bridge! Really cool info and awesome PC. Thank you <3
Response: Thanks. Also thanks for the heart rating and have a great day and happy swapping....
Klbbird2 rated for "What the Heck..." PC Swap #1 on Oct 10, 2018
5
rating
 
tentmari rated for PC Swap #9 on Oct 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, Brenda, for the Conch postcard; I love seashells. Also, thanks for the "Points to Ponder". I really enjoyed them.
AlishaK rated for "What the Heck..." PC Swap usa #2 on Oct 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love your Points to Ponder.
Response: Thanks! Love doing it! Thanks for the heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks--I kind of liked this card, but now I want cake. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: Lol. Cake is good. Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
5
rating
Comment: Yes, I agree, fun swap! I'm putting all these postcards in a separate album :)
Response: Yes. Do they make a special album for pc's? I have so many! Have a great day and happy swapping...:.
Rimbar rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #18 on Oct 6, 2018
5
rating
Comment: 10/6/2018-Ty ever so much for the PC. Happy swapping.
Response: Th for the heart rating! Have a great day and happy swapping....
MyRetroSoul rated for PC Swap #8 on Oct 5, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your great PC. Your points to ponder made me chuckle. :)
Response: Aw... good. Love doing the P2P. Have a great day and happy swapping, thanks for the heart rating....,
KatrinaKatrina rated for PC Swap #6 on Oct 5, 2018
5
rating
Comment: YES!! thank you for the camera related card :D
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping....
aurelas rated for Slap A Stamp On It US Sept 2018 on Oct 4, 2018
5
rating
Comment: So sorry! I thought I'd already rated you! I love your postcard and your questions. The Cinderella one has actually bugged me for a while! hehehe
Response: Oh no! I am sorry for that! Glad you liked the PC. Thanks for the ๐Ÿ’“ and have a great day and happy swapping to you....
aurelas rated for Join 9/25, Send PC 9/26~US ONLY on Oct 4, 2018
5
rating
Comment: What a lovely postcard! Thank you so much :D And no, the leaves haven't really changed much here. There are a few trees that have changed, and not many do anyway, but it is less than usual for this time of year. The heat is still pretty intense too. I can't wait for fall to actually get here!
Response: The leaves are just starting to fall. The colors are so pretty. Thanks for the ๐Ÿ’“ rating and happy swapping.....
armadillogal rated for PC Swap #7 on Oct 2, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the neat cards!
Response: So glad you like! Thanks for the ๐Ÿ’“! Have a great day! Happy swapping to you.....
Minivandreams rated for PC Swap #5 on Oct 2, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I love the post cards and all the points. I can't wait to ask my kids those! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the ๐Ÿ’“! Have a great day and happy swapping to you.....
MyRetroSoul rated for PC Swap #7 on Oct 1, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for this great postcard. I love Venus fly traps. Very interesting about the ketchup. I hadnโ€™t heard that.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for the ๐Ÿ’“ and have a great day and happy swapping to you.....
Karen07 rated for Woodland Animals PC #2 on Sep 30, 2018
5
rating
Comment: The card is adorable! Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it! I thought it was cute too! Thanks for the ๐Ÿ’“ rating and happy swapping to you.....

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 612 63 65
Completed Fives Threes Ones
458 687 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 289 169 0
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Comments

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 4, 2018:

cllfdl on Jan 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely letter!!

Kellpepper on Jan 22, 2018:

Thank you for hosting the fun Valentines Day swap!

esmy77 on Jan 10, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful comment you

left on my profile about my calligraphy,

yes I do all the calligraphy and handlettering,

you are so sweet!

snail mail by esmeralda3

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!

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