Swap-bot Time: March 8, 2021 10:44 am


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: March 8, 2021
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


Comment: Thanks for all the stickers but a huge Woo Hoo for the #14’s on the envelope!!!
Response: I forgot to put some inside!
carltonholli rated for Quirky Flat Mail #1 on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: I really enjoyed flipping through your Magpie chocked full of all sorts of interesting vintagey goodies. I really like how you did the cover and used the pin to close it. You did a perfect job for a first time magpie! I also thank you for the letter included. If it's all right I would like to write back.
Response: I would love to hear from you!
Comment: Hey Brenda! I received your spectacular swap today! I love all of the amazing items you sent and was blown away that many of them were actually family heirlooms! Wow! Please know how much I love and appreciate each one and will honor them when I use them in my art! I also love your newsy letter, and feel like we are kindred spirits! I am a thrift store / antique junkie as well and I was drooling hearing about your incredible finds! Thank you again for your lovely swap and all the time and detail you put into it! Can’t wait to swap with you again. Hugs, Jill ♥️
Response: Ah...another thrift store junkie! Glad you like it! I love to share what I have, no need to hoard it as I know the joy it brings.
Comment: Brenda thank you for all the lovely fabric you sent for the journal cover.It will be a pleasure to use them.Love the photo you chose.It is perfect, tomorrow is my Anniversary.
Response: BRINGS. Was so nervous about not making it all secure, I wanted you to have options!
MuggleMom rated for 🏰 History ATC #8: 1980s 🏰 on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Aloha and I love your interpretation of the challenge. I totally get your vibe and I love the details in the card - the map of San Fernando Valley. Thank you for the ephemera also - I love that you save them - I just found a cool history of candy book that I've scrapped the pics for projects. I hope we are partners soon so I can share - there are so many. I wish I had the book when I sent my last swap to you so I know we will be partners again. 3rd time charm. xxMuggleMom
Response: Fun! I love finding odd books, I found one on Flappers from the 20's so fascinating
Comment: Thank you for the sweet tags and the cute pocket as well!! Ü
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Scrap Patches on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Very nicely done! I like the choice of your color combinations and materials used. Thanks for the extra belly band and the snippets of fabric-appreciate those. Take care and stay safe!
Response: I am so glad you like them!
Comment: Thank you for the really great assortment of pics, especially the vintage ones. I really love the sewing book illustration; I sew for a living and I'm going to hang that up in my shop! I'd love to do a private swap, hit me up!
kfaye rated for Something About Love for February on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Such beautiful artwork on these cards. I love Fortnum & Mason teas :) Thank you for a nice and thoughtful swap!
marymary914 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #44 on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: Beautiful ATC! 😍 and thanks for the extras!
CatAroo rated for SUSA - Mixed Media Valentine ATC on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: WOW! You sure did layer it up! I'm not always the best at that. The book page was glorious too! Thank You!
samsstuff rated for A.I. Part 3 ATC on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the extras! This was a bit confusing!
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Collaged Flower Tags on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: I love these tags! Well done! Thanks for the time cards,too!
chimerix rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet -- W USA on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute window ATC. I love that it opens up to see kids playing. And thank you for the paper extras. Aloha
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Sorry it took so long for me to rate. I just got your card today. Our mail has been messed up for months!
warheart rated for SMSUSA: Filled Folder on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Love the filled folder and all the fun goodies inside! I love finding things for my journals and for mixed media artworks! Thank you!
myancey rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - D on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the d stuff. Micah and I appreciate it. Have a good day
Response: I got you for E too!
Comment: I don't know about you, but this swap was so confusing. We both did these super different (I rec'd 3 cards in part 1 and added to all three and sent them on). I can't wait to add to the card you sent. It's right up my alley. :) I loved the extras you sent too. In fact, it isn't my first time opening up a swap from you and saying "ooohhh" with a big smile on my face. Thank you so much!
Comment: This freakin 'Voltage' ATC rocks!! I love how you adorned her with pearls and put her in a skirt. I love it! Thank you so much for it and th vintage book pages.
Response: Thank you, it is amazing what pops in my head, that was one of my favorite ideas!

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Star7Lily on Mar 7, 2021:

Love from all at At Home with the Georgettes group

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

supersquirrel on Nov 4, 2020:

Went to use some lace you sent me and I noticed the 3 of hearts!! Thank you 💛💛💛

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Happy Halloween!

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

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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