Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2018 10:08 pm


Date Joined: February 6, 2018
Last Online: March 20, 2018
Birthday: October 22, 1971
Country: United States

About Me


I am a 46 year old gal who lives in the middle of the USA with my 2 amazing dogs (Maddie -big old black labrador and Candy - 6yr old German Shepherd / Whippet mix.. ornery little thing.) I’ve owned a little print shop since 1999 and love going to the movies, reading, traveling and spending time with my loved ones.

BreAndCandy CANDY & I

I love paper crafting. I really have always enjoyed paper and stationery. Growing up my Grandma would always mail me letters, even though her farm was just 20 miles down the road from our town. But it was always fun to get letters and little cutouts she would include from her local paper. She did that until she passed away. I still have almost every single letter and card she ever sent me. Ultimately, I would like to find a few people to become long-term penpals with. People who have a lot in common with me (USA or Int’l)

My real passion in life is music. I can play the violin and the drums. I have a guitar but just never seem to take the time to really get into it like I thought I would. I love almost any genre and love learning about new music. I am so glad we now have digital music as my collection is so much easier to navigate. I listen to music almost from the time I wake til the time I go to sleep. I find most of my favorite life moments can be easily remembered when a song is played.

I also am an avid animal activist. I have been a volunteer at our local shelter for many many years and love working with families to find their perfect new 'furbaby' match.

I hope to meet new friends from all over this crazy big world and learn about other cultures. I used to live in NYC and as much as I enjoy living in a smaller town (not to mention, much cheaper) I think if I wasn't tied down here with family I would be living back in the NE of the USA and enjoying the culture and arts and entertainment that was so readily available there.

Few misc things about me:

  • Birthplace: Wichita, KS
  • Hair: Long Auburn
  • Height: 5'9"
  • I have an amazing brother who is 51 weeks younger than me who is disabled and he is my world
  • If I had to pick a favorite meal it would be sushi, Coke and cheesecake
  • I love the New York Yankees
  • I really enjoy reading books about sexy vampires. I never thought that would be a thing, but there ya go
  • I have had 2 failed back surgeries which makes it hard to wear high heels but I love heels and have too many pairs to mention
  • I drove an old Ford Pickup for 17 years but finally got a car that has electric windows and don't know how to contain myself
  • I love watching animals in nature. My grandparents had a farm with all sorts of amazing creatures (plus about 50 peacocks) and I learned at a young age that I am living in their world and to respect nature.
  • My favorite artist is Spanish painter, Jose Royo.
  • My favorite times of the year are Autumn and Christmas (I'm not religious but love the season and love the decorations)


  • I have a wicked sense of humour. I am the person who can make just about anyone laugh. When I meet someone who is grouchy I feel like it is my personal mission to make them smile. It is my own self-dare. And I seldom lose. I also hand out compliments to people I meet on a daily basis. To me, there is nothing better than watching a person going on about their day and get a small compliment about something trivial like their pretty dress and watch their face light up. I had a young man who works at my local grocer's market tell me he liked my new scarf a few weeks ago and it made my entire day. We need to do more of that. I love talking to strangers.
  • I am here to make friends and share my love of arts & crafts. I try and put thought into what my swap partner would want but please know that I'm easy to please. If you are artistic and don't like my 'likes below' and want to make me a black and white card with skulls because that is how you are feeling today, by all means, do it! Be you and I will adore you for it.
  • I keep a binder of my swaps sorted by Unsent according to Due Dates, Sent, & Archived. I track when I send the item and take images of me mailing them and keep track of when I've rated, been rated, etc. So, if there is a swap with me that you haven't gotten, or been rated, please let me know ASAP so I can resend or do what I need to rectify the situation. I will not flake.
  • I am also a very understanding person and realize that Swap-bot isn't the top of everyone's daily list so if someone is late sending me a swap, just let me know. A kind email goes so far with me. I'd rather someone just tell me than lie and hope I won't remember.
  • I have a business, a disabled brother and 2 elderly parents so my life is busy not to mention I live with chronic pain so if I ever am late, I will let you know as well. Life is hard sometimes and I love swapping, it relieves stress for me but sometimes daily life takes precedence but I will always communicate with you if that happens.
  • If we are in a postcard swap, I'd prefer to know what song you are listening to today or what book, show, etc makes you smile rather than just a random quote.
  • I am willing to do one-on-one swaps with others if anything on my lists tickles your fancy & you'd like to do a trade. Just PM me.

My Hobbies:

  • Card Making, postcards, other papercrafting
  • Art Journaling
  • Nuno Felting
  • I read.. A LOT and love to learn about new authors

Things I Love:

  • I love these colors: Pink, Rose Gold, Coral, Red, Peacock colors, anything bright. Greens and Oranges are my least favorite
  • The original Wizard of Oz artwork makes me happy.
  • Old concert, sports or movie tickets
  • Any paper money from around the world (using to make an amazing art display)
  • I like shabby-chic, farmhouse chic and vintage items
  • Watercolor paints (especially handmade)
  • Stamped images (you don't need to cut them out I have a brother scan and cut, but please let me know which ink you used to I know what I can color it with)
  • Unique washi tapes
  • Lace
  • Neat fibers. I don't knit or crochet YET! but I do love using unique fibers when I make cards, art journal and nuno felt
  • Unique patterned paper (fabric paper)
  • Nibs or fountain pens (hand lettering)
  • Pressed flowers
  • Statue of Liberty stamps*/ postcards (new or used (vintage is awesome)
  • Any New York City Postcards (new/used)
  • Artsy postcards or unique postcards. it is hard to find fun postcards in Wichita (trust me, I've tried) so I've bought loads of boxes of postcards on amazon but really want to build up a fun eclectic collection so I have just the right one for each time I send a card to someone on here or on postcrossing.
  • Vintage Santa Ephemera
  • Old/new Broadway or West End playbills (or any playbill from around the world) if you saw the show and want to include a little note about your memories of that night, that would make it even more enjoyable for me)
  • I love handmade items (even if a swap calls for storebought and you want to send me a handmade item I would LOVE that.)
  • Recipes! Handwritten from you or even old recipes that you have. I love trying new and fun meals from anywhere in the world. I can eat just about anything as long as I can temper the amount of spiciness so it doesn't make my nose run too much
  • Clear or rubber stamps (I have loads and loads but creating fun images from stamps makes me happy)
  • Stencils
  • Holographic items
  • Eyelets &/or Brads
  • Funko Pops (I wish I could stop collecting them. It seems so silly)


Shows I Love:

  • Outlander & Poldark (don't make me choose between Jamie & Ross, I just can't)
  • Game of Thrones
  • Lucifer (I would watch Tom Ellis & Tom Welling doing a crossword puzzle)
  • Supernatural (what middle aged woman doesn't LOL)
  • Doctor Who
  • Call the Midwife
  • Stella
  • Rita
  • Dexter - I so miss that show
  • Black Mirror
  • Man in the High Castle
  • Sense8
  • Luther

Movies I Love:

  • Comedies (from just stupid silly to extreme dry humour)
  • Thrillers but not horror
  • Not a huge fan of most superhero movies but will watch anything with Jason Mamoa (Aquaman), Wonder Woman, & Deadpool

Music I Love:

I love so many artists. I love people/bands I can sing along to. It needs a good beat!!!

  • Michael Buble
  • POP (Mika, Adele, P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Robyn, Alicia Keys)
  • Jack White
  • The Beatles & John Lennon
  • Neil Diamond
  • 80's Music - pretty much all of it. When I was a teen I had 'POISON' as my license plate... yup, I was that girl. LOL First concert with friends was Motley Crue
  • Any of the Rat Pack
  • Broadway or other Musicals. I love singing along
  • Classic Rock (Warren Zevon brings tears to my eyes)
  • Easy Listening (Carole King, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin)
  • Old Country (Johnny Cash, Tanya Tucker, George Strait, Brad Paisley)
  • India Aria, V.V. Brown

Misc thoughts:

  • I've had migraines since high school which is why I started my own business and as I get older they are getting worse
  • I don't mind some risque artwork, cards, postcards. I think the human body is a work of art and I have a pretty raunchy sense of humour.
  • My handwriting is horrible. I used to have good handwriting but it has become an abomination so I'm slowly practicing handlettering. My issue is I do everything quickly, so I'm trying to work on spending more time on my writing. Goodness knows I bought all the handlettering books, now I just have to apply myself.

Thank you But NO THANK YOU (prefer to not acquire the following)

  • No religious items, please. Thank you for understanding
  • Nothing heavily scented, no candles, fragrance samples, etc. (migraines)
  • Nothing smelling of smoke. I'm sorry if that offends anyone but I will get a migraine almost instantly from smoke
  • Please no circus animal, zoo animals, horse racing or dog race images. No animal images where the animal looks to be hurt or in danger.
  • No peach, cherry or grape flavored items

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm pretty much an open book.

Have an amazing day and HAPPY SWAPPING!




dakotadee rated for 2nd Chance Swap for on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Love the card you sent and the extras. thanks for setting this up
Coffeeegal rated for 2nd Chance Swap for on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you ☘️☘️☘️☘️
jlink rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Beautiful card - love the fairy and lilacs. We had super wind the other day along with 10" of snow - but hey - that makes it fun - lol.
Response: We used to get so much snow here in Kansas and I bought my dad a snowblower a couple years ago so that way I wouldn't have to take mine over to his house whenever it snowed and we've never had to use it at all. So to be honest I kind of miss having some snow. But I don't miss having to get out in it, so good luck. Hugs
tcornell rated for Doodle me a Flower! PC US on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: LOVE your doodle and the Alice PC, thanks a bunch!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. I had fun making it.
Fabriqueen rated for Profile Quote #17 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
manme rated for Quick Swap - Butterflies! on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for everything butterfly things you sent me! Stickers, washi tapes, notecards with envelopes, different kinds of pictures and papers, I just love all of them.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it. It was fun going through my stash finding butterfly items for you. I hope you get some use from them. Happy Swapping! ~Bre
Comment: What a fun envie! And thank you so much for the elephants! So cute!
Comment: Hello again! Thanks so much for the awesome Doctor Who postcard and sweet little bunny sticker!
zerosummons rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great Alice postcard! I love the dinosaur stamps. So cool! Also, I kinda wanna watch 'That Girl' now...
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Oh, 'That Gir' it is such a fun show. It aired when watching a girl live in NYC on her own was so glamorous and rather outlandish. Plus, Marlo Thomas was so adorable. I love the clothing from that time, but not always the colors. LOL
JenniferJo rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Love the card and ty for sending in an envelope:)
TreeAnn629 rated for Set of 5 Supplies Swap #3 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Heart,heart.heart wow you out did yourself I am in love with it all.I have got to say this is the BEST swap I have had.Thank you so very much I will put it all to go uses now I'm going to play take care Theresa
Response: Well that was the first type three that I sent out and I realized as I handed it to the mailman that I spelled your last name wrong so I felt horrible but I'm really glad that you like it and enjoy the goodies!
momma197464 rated for Profile Quote #17 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: thanks for the quote
handcraftedlove rated for Profile Quote #17 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thankyou for the beautiful and meaningful quote.
CWarner rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Cute fairy card, Bre - thanks much! I do like those stamps and just recently learned you can buy old but still valid stamps on eBay so will have to do that myself soon (though you wonder how the sellers got them, or at least I do).
Response: So glad you enjoyed the card & stamps. I had a friend who owned a Coin and Stamp shop and often it's where someone passes and they had collected stamps and a family member sells them for pennies on the dollar. So yeah, that's where I buy my stamps and I've gotten some really neat ones recently. Of course I've spent way more money than I should. Often times I'm getting them for less than face value, which is pretty incredible.
Scrapinitblue rated for Profile Quote #17 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
AlyssaYFTM rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you! The dinosaur stamps are awesome! I do Watch the Rita in Netflix. I have to do it when I am not crocheting, though, or I miss half the conversation. I didn't realize Hjordis had a spin off. I'll have to check out.
Response: Glad you liked the stamps. I've been on a tear buying old stamps on eBay lately. I still am so happy I found at least one other person that watches Rita and the spin-off was only one season but it was really adorable and I think it's still available on Netflix.
inkyplum rated for Profile Quote #17 on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the quote♥
Jannified rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #3 on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers! Having an aunt as a best friend, that is cool (:
Jjean rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #3 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Hello & thank you for the interesting email..... Enjoyed reading.
likeWHOAAemmy rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #3 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Yay for reading Rachel Morgan's books!! None of my friends had heard of her before me. And maybe renting is better! My parents own the house we live in and it gets expensive to fix things when they break! Do you listen to The Script?
Response: Oh, yes. I love The Script. He has a great voice. Have you read any of Elizabeth Hunter's books? I just finished my 26th book of hers. She has some good series with some amazing characters.

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WritersSoul on Mar 9, 2018:

If you wanted fair, you chose the wrong job, the wrong profession, the wrong species. - Dr House, House, M.D.

Profile Quote #17

itsnobody on Mar 9, 2018:

Here's my favourite quote for today!~

"There's no substitute for a great love who says, 'No matter what's wrong with you, you're welcome at this table.'" — Tom Hanks

Profile Quote #17

Swappingqueeninsurfside on Mar 8, 2018:

PROFILE QUOTE #17 "Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about"

          The great Marilyn Monroe

"An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises"

       Mae West
jaimierandolph on Mar 7, 2018:

Profile Quote #17

Families are like fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author unknown

HannahsMommy07 on Mar 7, 2018:

Profile Quote #17 There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and live just a little better.

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