Swap-bot Time: July 13, 2024 6:16 am


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: July 10, 2024
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me

The end of 2022 and start of 2023 were insane for us. Out first grand was born on 12-10 and did not get out of NICU until 12 23. I went to help out but got the call that my terminally ill father was heading downhill. He passed 1-6. I made several trips to Michigan and am just getting all the probate/executor stuff going. Thank you for those of you who were patient and to Isabella Snow for stepping in to help me with 2 swaps, you are loved!

My youngest is A 15-16 yr contender in the hammer throw for the National title.Jacksonville, Florida, here we come! HE JUST WON THE JR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! (7-30-21)

I am a happily married woman (21 years) and have 3 teenage kids.

Update 4/2021 I love Swap-Bot, I have met so many wonderful people here. I continue to be amazed at the talent of people, and a good letter never fails to inspire. After 11 month I am back to work, so theoretically I should be slowing down on my swaps. That does not seem to be the case thus far...

Favorite Crafts

I love to watercolor paint, junk journal, smash books, collect vintage items, gelli print and make Happy Mail.

Favorite Colors

I like themed color palettes.

I am not picky about what the color is as long as it is cohesive an aesthetically pleasing.

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


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,photos, postcards are all wonderful 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,

Fibers, not yarn, not wool

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

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!

Gardens, gates, houses in die cuts.

CD of fun digitals?

A memory dex 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 mis-weighed 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

Flat back "gems" the plastic type

Sequins, glitter or shaker supplies

I wish I didn't have to put this down but PLEASE no kiddie or dollar store stickers. No alphabets either.

I am diabetic...no sweets please.

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

About Me

A: Anchors, arrows, ATC's

B: Black, Bards, Birds, Bark, Backgrounds, Beach, Boats, Buttons

C: Carolers, Christmas, Cardinals, CAL - Berkeley, Coffee, Color

D: Daffodil, Daisy, Druids, Demi-Gods, Darkness, Dancers, Dawn, Daydreams, Deer, Direction (N,S,E,W), Dwarf

E: Elves, Eagles, eyes, Earth, Eclipse,

F: Fairies, firflies, field notes, ferns, fortune cookies, flowers, flamingos, frogs, full moon.

G: Guaze (dyed), glass, glue, globe, gardens, groves, gardenia, gnomes, galaxies and gazebos

H: hearts, honey pots, hummingbird, hydrangea, hollyhock,

I: icicles, iced coffee, ink,

J: jelly fish, jacks, juniper, jade, junk journals

K: Kittens, kimono, keys, kryptonite

L: Lace, lillies, lemons, limes, ladybugs, ledgers, libraries, locks,

M: moose, mail, mailboxes, measuring tapes, mushrooms,

N: Numbers, napkins, nerds,

O: Octopus, owls, oil painting, opals, origami, otters

P: pomegranate, puppies, playing card (unusual backs), pine cones,


LauraM540 rated for CPG: Beachy Envie - USA on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the Beachy goodies!
Comment: Thank you for all the fun red, white & blue goodies. I love the brads and buttons!
Ac2052 rated for YTPC: Collage Journal Cards on Jul 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for these brilliant collage items! They are stunning!! ❤️❤️
Comment: Love the collage work! Thanks so much!
Comment: What a lovely envelope filled with vintage goodies! Thank you Brenda. I love it all, especially the bird items, and particularly the bird bridge card with feathers! Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for the items you chose. Have a wonderful weekend!
Comment: Such a fun assortment of vintage goodies! I love all the different pages you included and I appreciate the postcards too for my collection :)
rkassman rated for SMSUSA: Book Page Tags on Jun 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous tags - love them all but the mushroom might be my favorite. <3
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: Scrap Tags! on Jun 27, 2024
Comment: Hi again Brenda . . . don't worry--I figured out the other swap you sent ;+) These scrap tags are so pretty and I LOVE the sweet folio you created. You're going to be empty nesters! That's very exciting but, also, a big change. Thanks so much for another wonderful swap!
Comment: Hi Brenda! These are just amazing. . . you did SO much work on each tuck spot, I just love them. I'm especially fond of the bird-themed card with that gorgeous charm. Many thanks!
Created46 rated for SMSUSA: Simple Scavenger Hunt on Jun 24, 2024
Comment: Life gets a little crazy sometimes. Thank you for sending such a wonderful swap. ❤️
ellie rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #94 on Jun 19, 2024
Comment: I love the ocean themed ATC. Thank you so much. I know I'll put the extras to good use. Congrats on your son's achievements.
lmacdavis93 rated for USAPC: Ink Box Card #13: Swan on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: HI Brenda and thank you for this wonderful hand painted (I assume) ink box card of a swan. I am so impressed with anyone who can paint - I am scared to even try. This is very sweet and love the sentiment you added. Thank you for the extra goodies as well - the Sacagawea dollar coin is amazing - did you make that? Wow! And please don't worry about being late - family always comes first and it sounds like you have had a lot going on - and all good stuff as well!
goosey rated for SMSUSA: Simply Happy Mail: 5 Partners on Jun 16, 2024
Comment: brenda, this mail was being held til just now .. many thanks for the happy mail!
Comment: Brenda… thank you. I love them all! I’m going to use that piece of tissue in another project…😜
dustbunny11 rated for USATC: She Sells Seashells on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you, Brenda, for the lovely seashell ATC. I feel like I'm actually on a beach when I look at it! Thanks, also, for the extras you sent with the ATC. I know I will be able to use these on future projects!
Comment: Thanks for your letter, and the painted papers too:) (Good luck to your son!) (LOVE the Funkie Junkie online store too.....lolol)
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: One-Envelope Wonder #6 on May 25, 2024
Comment: I agree with what you said…lol…as I did the same…😜. I love what you made!
marymary914 rated for YTPC: Altered Index Cards on May 25, 2024
Comment: Oooh I love these! Such grungy goodness!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool envie, quote, and Gorgeous Goodies!!💗
123Poggy123 rated for USATC: Going for the GOLD! on May 21, 2024
Comment: It is amazing how much gold you were able to get on this ATC.

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watercolorgirl on Mar 2, 2024:

Thank you for the return of the Anniversary ABC swap. I love the sparkle you added. There is no such thing as to much sparkle.

pianoheart on Oct 18, 2023:

I have already started crafting with all the nice jewelry supplies you sent for the October 2023 AATW Wish List. Thank you🧡

bostianh on Oct 17, 2023:

Thank you for the AATW Oct wish happy mail filled with beautiful goodies. You have great taste and always send so many fun surprises. I'm excited to use them in my crafting adventures.🏞️

Jangonz on Oct 12, 2023:

HI Brenda, thanks for the wonderful Christmas stickers. I love sayings, I don't have any like these, cant wait to use them.

Janette AATW 10/2023

Oneartcookie5 on Oct 11, 2023:

AATW Oct Brenda, thank you so much for sending the black lace and vintage Christmas stickers for my journals. Im looking forward to making pretty Christmas decorations with the Kirigami book. Thank you also for sending the Canadian coin for my grandson. I appreciate your kindness and generosity.

pianoheart on Oct 8, 2023:

Thank you for your llama note and all the wonderful jewelry-making supplies for the AATW October wishlist. I am inspired, especially by the memory wire, as I have never used those to make a bracelet. A Hui Hou!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

Poohtat on Jul 19, 2023:

Thank you for all the AATW July wonderful napkins! So many goodies in here. I can't wait to craft with them. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

bostianh on Jul 17, 2023:

WOW 😲. I could not believe the beautiful napkins you sent me, SO many, and they are incredible! I'm so excited to make some napkin crafts galore. You are so kind and you have cheered my year! Thank you!💗

Aumonae on Jul 14, 2023:

Wowza! Thank you so much for all the varied napkins. Especially so many patriotic ones! I love anything with the USA colors and designs. I couldn't find which group you posted your offer in to thank you. Shoot me it in a pm if you get a minute. Thanks, again!

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