Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2020 6:19 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: October 23, 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


captkristi rated for Old school Quotecard Postcard on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: I laugh every time I read this! The frog is super cute...and the saying is hilarious. Thanks so much!!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #36 on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Brenda, your ATC is just lovely! I'm in love with the way you have layered all the bits of lace, and the one with the special leaf stitching. Your little heart charm sets it off beautiful and I love the little beads you added to the pin. And I just can't believe the gorgeous lace and snippet piece you sent! What amazing craftsmanship! The way you've layered the fabric, the flowers, the yarns, the lace, and all the little elements work together for a gorgeous piece! I'm going to use it on the next journal I create for myself. Many thanks for a wonderful swap!
Zander rated for YTPC: Ephemera for Junk Journal on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Thank You so much for a wonderful swap, love the cat theme and all the extras stuffed in to the pockets, will make a great addition to my journal!
Comment: thank you!!! xoxo so cute
Comment: Thank you! I love everything in the happy mail. Especially the mini envelopes!
tcornell rated for Pumpkin recipe on a postcard on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you! The recipe sounds delightful β™₯
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #37 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: I love it! Thank you so much for your Explore ATC. I like the look of the larger tree - I haven't used it yet and what wonderful watercolor pieces - such a treat!! And all in a nice yellow envelope 🐿️🌲🐿️
123Poggy123 rated for Woodland Series #9 - TREES ATC on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: I simply love your ATC. Such beautiful watercolor work. I have it sitting up in my craft room. Thank you for the old watercolor book pages. All this makes me want to get my watercolors out & start playing. Thank you for a great swap.
Response: I am glad you enjoyed!
Comment: Thank you for the great booklet! I love all of the work you put into it! The cover is adorable and I love all of the great ephemera πŸ€—
Comment: Thank you so much fo the embellishment box it was beautiful. I think I had corona virus or a bad strain of the flu. Your embellishment box will go out next monday, thank you for being both patient and understanding.
kromo rated for YTPC: Frankenpages! on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute pages. I love them and can definitely add them to my journal.
KaliOya rated for WIYM: ATCs of The Alphabet -- Q USA on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your ATC. Quadrilateral is a great Q word. I am enjoying the ATC:) Wow! Thank you for all the playing cards. All of them are new to my collection and all very cool! Thanks so very much and happy swapping.
Comment: Hey Brenda, first of all, I like your autumn tag a lot, all the layers, autumn colors, very nice😍 And all the goodies, what a great idea to send it in two parts to keep the costs down. I had my two days of happy mail funπŸ˜€. Thank you for the beer coasters from your area and the fabric with the golden feathers will be great to use in future swaps. You are right, we need to make people smile in these hard times. And I must say you succeeded. Stay safe too and it was great to meet you as my swappartner. πŸπŸ„πŸ
RAINDARGON rated for CPG Halloween Skinny - US Only on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your halloween skinnyπŸŽƒ
Comment: Love them. And the lace? Wow!! Thank you
Burger1girl rated for LSRUS: 1000 Hearts Giveaway on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love the lace, puppy cards are too cute. The heart is beautiful, and I needed the inspiring cards today(bad day at work) so very good timing! Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you so much! They are fantastic! I even have a few of the vintage buttons you used . They were in my mom's stash. Thank you also for the penguin pages .
Dinkyde rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet P USA on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Love the Petunia and Porky Pig ATC; so cute!! Thanks for the blanks and extras; they'll come in handy in my next round of ATCs. Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing swap. Every bit of it is fabulous ❀️❀️❀️
shirleyinCA rated for YTPC: Pockets & Tags w/Roxy on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: You created and sent so many lovely tags and pockets! Such a delight to receive - thank you very much.
Response: Yeah! I am glad you like them!

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CherryBlossomLady on Sep 8, 2020:

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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