Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2020 9:18 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: July 4, 2020
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me

I am a happily married woman (20 years) and have 3 teenage kids. I am looking for pen pals.

Favorite Crafts

I love to watercolor paint, junk journal, smash books and do Happy Mail.

Favorite Colors

I like themed color palettes.

I am not picky abot what the color is as long as it is aesthetically pleasing.

I have made Happy Mail kits in Americana, Green/blue, vintage off whites, and outdoorsy.

I would love to theme something for a pen pen pal.

Favorite Books

I love to read, period. I have library cards with 4 major libraries and usually have 30 books, audio and print on my tablet. American History, American Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, True crime, Suspense, Humor, craft idea or techniques, and cook books are usually on the list.

My life

I have survived breast cancer. I have had 14 different abdominal surgeries. I do not wish to receive any cancer survivor stuff. I feel that I have just dealt with what is in front of me. During my reconstruction recovery I went septic and nearly died. That was more impactful then cancer.

Things I like

I am currently looking for some photo slide, if you have a bunch gathering dust, I would love to have them. You can take the photo out or I will. This is an ephemera project.


Botanicals images of trees and plants

Anything forest related (I have a HUGE, 300 pieces or more, Smokey Bear bookmark collection, let me know if you want vintage Smokey)

Vintage anything, cards, printed ephemera is fine, if you found it, I will love it.

Washi tape, blues, green and yellows, florals, mountains etc.

Any tags or pockets for a junk journal

Canceled stamps from anywhere, or made by you

Fibers, not yarn

Charms to use as dangles

Colored pliable wire

Jewelry findings or unique ideas for dangles

Lace, 2 inches or more vintage or not

I am intrigued with sari silk

Sequins or shaker materials

Favorite recipes


Paper flowers

Sewing machine stitched paper.

Linens, I have a deep love for tatted doilies and embroidered dresser scarves. Scan your favorite and share the print out!

Garden, gates, houses in die cuts.

Die cuts that you cut, I don't have a machine

CD of fun digitals?

A memory dec base, if you have the punch send me a couple!


I am using Pirate Ship to calculate shipping. If I get it wrong let me know! I misweighed a swap the other day and added a bunch of postcard stamps to make up the difference, I hope it works!

Things I do not care for

Herbal teas, I am allergic. Stick with black tea.

Anything cancer survivorish

Cotton basic yarn

Stinky perfumed items, once again allergic

Wool, raw, spun ...all give me hives

Cooking Junk Journal

I do not care for green peppers, I will take recipes with them in it in small quantities.

I adore canning and preserving

I love Holiday baking and meal prep


beachchicken rated for 💓Stuffed Envie💓 on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for a super stuffed envie! You made my day! I love everything! The carrot watercolor is so beautiful, I am going to frame it and put it in my kitchen. The map and vintage papers are great, I love anything vintage. I will add the ATC to my collection and try to make something cool with jewelry pieces. 🧡💛💚💙💜
EverydayAngels rated for Things with Wings - ATC on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Brenda, the embossed fairy wings are truly ethereal! LOVE the ATC and all the pocket supplies and Washi! Thank you and blessings. It is a joy to receive your happy mail.
Comment: LOVE YOUR ART!!!!!!! Lets swap again SOOoOOOON!
CrowDancer rated for ATC - Free Themed #17 (USA) on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: I love the ATC you sent! The little paper butterfly is so precious! I love the extras you sent, too! I'm really excited to try the Hibiscus Cucumber Tea! The avocado dyed gauze is such a beautiful color, and I love how soft it is! The artsy stickers are too cute! I especially love the colored pencils and the paint brush! Thank you so much! 💖
Conni59 rated for Upcycled ATC #2 on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: Awesome upcycling! Thank you so much!
MexiMidge rated for Star Themed ATC on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: AMAZING!!! The ATC is DEFINITELY gonna get a mini frame!! And thank you for the xstitch piece! I am already thinking of how I might finish up this piece to turn it into a Fried Green Tomatoes quote for a good friend and colleague. So thank you very much! Good luck to Russell! My fiancé started training for WWE but had a horrible accident that required back surgery that sidelined him. Now my fiancé is a librarian but not without having many colorful feathers in his career cap. Hopefully your son will have fun on the journey!
Comment: Thank You - I love everything
Comment: Thank You - I love everything
Comment: Omg, every thing you sent was so cute! One of the cutest swaps I've ever recieved! You are an adorable person and I'm so happy that I was your partner for this swap! Thank you, thank you!
Comment: Can I give you a 10 and❤❤❤❤❤? I LOVE it! Its gorgeous! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for a nice pink envie if goodies❤️❤️❤️
Pinkernity rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you I love these stickers!!
Rita rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the ephemera and unique playing cards! Made me smile😊
Justme72 rated for Swap the Rainbow--Green on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the box full of GREEN!
Autist rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - I on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: This was an Incredibly Ingenious way to Introduce me to some Inspiring, Interesting, and Insightful words!! This was a great swap, it made me smile the way you presented your words. It was so creative. A bit above and beyond. I love it!! Thank you for participating!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed, I have been really enjoying these swaps, thanks for hosting them.
shellybuckmeier rated for Summer Themed Embellishments on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: My goodness you were generous! I do a lot of summer layouts so these are appreciated! Thanks!
Comment: I love your clusters especially the tags! Thank you!
Kraftylady777 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it all!
EverydayAngels rated for US- Washi Swap on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: WOW! What a blessing you are! I LOVED your letter and I just purchased the jam book on amazon. I cannot wait to read it and try the recipes. Thank you so much for the bookmark and beautiful Washi and prayer cards and the LOVELY letter. It truly made me smile! Blessings to you
pinklilly rated for Just Randomness on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Brenda for the swap! Love what you sent me! Have a great day!

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ChelseaStarleen on Jun 25, 2020:

Thanks for joining Junk Journal swap #3! :) I have always wanted to do a cookbook inspired junk journal, I hope you have lots of fun! :) -Chelsea

nancylee on Apr 30, 2020:

Typewriters and Bouquets Profile Deco

HI hope you enjoy the images I selected

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 24, 2020:

So nice to meet you! I hope to hear from you soon! Please send a letter soonest. I am working on yours as we speak!!

Stay healthy and welcome to Swap-bot!


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