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Last Online: September 14, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

Married, two furry children of the feline persuasion:), my husband and I are pescatarians (eat only fish and veggies), I love to travel US and Europe (finally made it to Australia and now am in love with aborignal dot paintings!), love time at the ocean or in a forest.

Making Art

Mixed Media, handdrawn art, Art journaling, ATCs and anything I can make by hand.

I love doing hand-drawn art with Sakura Pigma Micron pens (#02,#03,#05) and then using watercolor to add color to the drawings.

Gelli prints are also a fun addiction:)

I have a 1" button machine...too much fun

MOO cards...love to trade MOO cards. Do you MOO?



--STEVEN TYLER Love is Your Name music video (C) 2015 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (Dot Records)

UPDATE 9/30/16 Finally got to meet this beautiful soul, so open, so kind:) Take a peek at my blog to see the story about my SASSAFRASSEEEs and Steven:) Still over the moon:)


-- BOHO All things bohemian gypsy, obsessed with leather fringe and feathers, mehndi designs, paisley, mandalas


--Anything hand-drawn or painted

--Poppies, Dahlias, Lily of the Valley

--Color: Olive Green

--VINTAGE snapshot photos (not the fancy studio-posed ones) just snapshots of people in the past, ESPECIALLY those posing with their pets

--Religious Items: Catholic prayer cards, rosaries (can be broken or in pieces), saint medallions, prayer books (or pages from), madonna pictures (NOT the singer please:), photocopies of Bible page that has the verse from John 3:16 (New Testament) on it (please don't rip the page out of a perfectly good Bible)

--Cupie dolls

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--VINTAGE ephemera scraps Love old receipts, legal documentation on specialty papers like onion skin or parchment (don't need the whole thing, sample pieces are great for collage), old stubs or tickets, old envelopes (discolored ok), old book end pages, labels, stickers, instructions or assembly diagrams, foreign language book pages, engraved book illustrations, used postage.

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS I love getting foreign mailing/stationery envelopes, not the fancy kind, just your everyday ordinary envelope and if you throw in an extra postage stamp (can be used or new) from your country that would make a great goody for me:) THANKS:)***

Favorite Shapes



--The number "3"

--Ampersands "&"

Favorite Animals


-- "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil" Monkey Trio




Not So Much

PLEASE DON'T SEND But no worries if you do...will pass along:)

--Reproduction or "fake" vintage ephemera, really prefer the real thing

--Note Cards (just don't use them)

--Postcards (don't collect)

-- Cutesy images (cartoony animal/people), EXCEPT for Pusheen or Gudetama (the Lazy Egg)!

--Glittery things

--Animal print papers

--Scrapbook paper with word/phrase patterns

--Clothing buttons ( flat, one color, mass-made )

--Holiday Themed Items

Favorite Links

Let's TACO Bout It -- Two Chips

how long can you watch? -- Baker Cat

free fonts (but always check licensing) -- Font Squirrel

interesting 15-min talks -- TED

online typing game -- Z-Type

binary code to text translator -- Binary to Text


mahlermail rated for Paper Ephemera Swap on Aug 13, 2021
Comment: super fun items -- thanks so much
Response: WOW that was so quick. You're welcome, just glad to know bits of my stash found a new home. Enjoy!
Comment: thank you!
Response: Thank you so much. Fingers crossed 😉
CraftyShana76 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: TYVM for everything!
Response: YAVW ;-) Have fun creating!
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Dear Brenda, thank you so much for the awesome envie you sent to me. As i just started with paper crafting, i really appreciate all the goodies you sent. I already have some ideas on how to use some papers and embellishments. :-) You were so generous and i also love the envie you made. <3 Take care and have a wonderful day!
Response: Yay! So glad you can use my stash. Hope you have fun creating!
Comment: I loved the envelope you made and the design! Thank you for all the fun goodies - especially the ATC!
Response: So glad you like everything. The envelope was from old covers of Rubberstampmadness magazine. I did the artwork:) I was house purging and found a stack of them and didnt want to just throw them out. Glad you liked the ACT as well, happy it found a new home. Take care!
Kraftylady777 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap!
Response: So glad it finally made it. Wow. Over a month to make it to the West coast. Did we go back to pony express;) Take care.
Seely7 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on Jun 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! It came in a USPS envelope so I guess it got lost or damaged, but it finally made it. Thanks again!
Response: SHeesh. This is turning out to be a long swap. Thank goodness yours made it. I sent all 15 on 5/6! There's 3 more still out there and I still have3 of my partners missing as well. Hope you have fun....
YooperHill rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love all of it!
Response: You are very welcome. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for the heart:)
Blmowery rated for Junk Journal Stash Stuff Swap on Jun 4, 2021
Response: Thanks for rating! Hope you enjoy!
simplyjeannette rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thank You - much appreciated
Response: You are very welcome.
Helenahandbag rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 28, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the cool items! I can’t wait to use them!
Response: So glad your excited. I was hoping they'd find a new home:)
Cynfully rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 28, 2021
Response: YOU'RE WELCOME:)
cmmaldonado rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 28, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh, Brenda! I love everything! What an awesome variety of papers, I can’t wait to use them! 🥰 Also, it never occurred to me to fussy cut images from fabric and now my mind is reeling with possibilities! Thank you so much for everything! Oh, P.S. - what brand is the dapper owl rubber stamp? I want to go find him!
Response: So glad you're happy with everything:) Had fun putting it together but with 15 people I lose track of what I sent where. Some of my stuff is leftovers from other swaps and I believe that's where the dapper owl may have come from. I looked thru my rubberstamps and didn't see any owls.Sorry.
lindsaysplans2plan rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 27, 2021
Response: YAY! Thanks for rating. Good to know you recieved. Hope you enjoy.
Cauti92 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 25, 2021
Comment: I absolutely love all the goodies!!! I’m attempting to make a “junk” journal using the ephemera and awesome things you sent 💖💖💖
Response: Thanks so much for the heart. I hope you have lots of fun with my stash. WOW. the mail is SUPER slow for this swap. so far I've only had 5 ratings. I hope none of them have gotten lost. But I'm glad you got yours:) Take Care. B
mjanssen1015 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome goodies! I especially love all the pretty paper. I can't wait to use it!
Response: YAY! So glad you are enjoying my stash! Have fun!
jessdraper rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 13, 2021
Comment: enjoyed all of it, thank you. :)
Response: Have fun! Thanks for the heart:)
Comment: Hi Brenda, Thanks for an awesome envie! I love everything - the bees are great and that gold paper honeycomb has a great texture - did you make it?? The orange ATCs are great too. it was very exciting to go thru it all. Orange rocks!
Response: YAY! so glad you liked everything. Yes, I made the honeycomb. I have a Big Shot and some embossing folders and die cuts. I've been trying to start an artist book with the theme of bees but of course I get lost in gathering the resource materials and haven't moved forward yet. But 2021 is the year of the bee so it will be done by December! So glad you liked the ATCs. Glad they found a new home.
Comment: Arrived safely! Thank you so much, everything is so awesome! I'll post my page up on Instagram! Thank you again!
Response: Thanks so much! So glad it made it...finally:) Glad you liked everything...enjoy!

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Rainydancer on Jun 16, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

ViridianMuse on Nov 30, 2013:

Thank you so much for the package! You've got an amazing brain to remember that you wanted to send me something from 2009!!!! :) It was a really nice surprise and thanks again!

SanVHM on Nov 19, 2013:

Yeahhhhhhh I've got your two envelopes today and thank you so much for the great washi, awesome extra's and my girls just loved the Hello Kitty pins I Immediately gave you a so well deseved heart and thx again. Grtz San

armadillogal on Jul 30, 2012:

You are one awesome angel...I had a hard day at work and came home to find your package...from the putside to the in side you made me smile over and over again. I have some dillo stamps but not sure of I have that one and of course I love all cats....I love the tiny cats and cat button...I have the 2 inch size buttonmaker....I love the little squares....are those inchies???? and the stuff for ATCs and the beads......you rock!!!!

wolfeagle on Jul 24, 2012:


Thank you so much for being an angel for the Big Fat Stuffed Envelope swap #13. It is really appreciated!!

kiwivandal on Feb 13, 2012:

OH MY WOW! I can't thank you enough for the donation to my workshop. I looked all through the swap participants and you are not listed, so I wanted to give you a huge thank you here. 1000 hearts as far as I am concerned. Thank you again!

GoSox1120 on Jul 9, 2010:

hey thanks for the comment. i have also heard it called polish horseshoes :) I have played on a few peoples in ground pits, but i mostly play on boards or boxes the ones in the zine were ones i made for this race season.

Briggy13 on Jun 9, 2010:

Hi! I tried to leave a comment on your flickr page but did not succeed! I liked a lot the ATC card with the bird. That's very nice.

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sim8827 on Oct 9, 2009:


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