Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2022 11:50 pm


Date Joined: December 24, 2021
Last Online: August 13, 2022
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Bren- Iā€™m a part-time political consultant and part-time personal trainer/yoga teacher/wellness coach focused on fitness for all, mental health, work/life balance, and self-improvement. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my partner, two cat children, too many aquariums, and a jungle of house plants.

I love handmaking things and I love using swaps to push me to create new projects. I want your "heart" so let me know if you do not like what I sent and I will resend the swap!

I'm always interested in private swaps with people who love crafting too!

Usually, I put swaps in the mail the first or second day after receiving assignments, so if you have not received my envelope, let me know! I also weigh my envelopes before I send them, but in case there's ever postage due on delivery, let me know so I can make it right!

I'm really big on reusing, regifting, and upcycling! I'm never offended if you pass on items I send if they aren't your style, if you reuse packaging, or anything like that. I hope you don't mind if I do the same!

I also keep buying the small denomination stamps that you can only get in large rolls. If you ever want some, just shoot me a message, I'm happy to send a bunch! Right now I have the 2-cent lemon stamps and the 1-cent bobcat stamps!

Likes & Dislikes

Random Likes

  • For JJJ Let's Make a Junk Journal: I'm currently working on three junk journals- one is bohemian, one is cottagecore, and one is blue/botanical.
  • Magic, Astrology, Herbalism, Botany
  • Dogs, Cats, Aquariums, Houseplants, Gardening
  • Junk Journaling, Cardmaking, Sewing
  • Sushi, Coffee, Baked Goods
  • Teal, Purple, Neutrals
  • Penguins, Hummingbirds, Large Cats, Sloths
  • All animals, really
  • Musical Theatre, Travel, New Foods/Drinks
  • Unicorns, Mermaids
  • Bees, butterflies, and ladybugs
  • Anything handmade, anything funny, anything kind

What I Love to Recieve

  • A letter, note, quote, song lyrics
  • Something you created
  • Paper with fun colors and/or textures
  • Stationery
  • Washi
  • Stickers
  • Postcards
  • Junk Journal Materials
  • Book Pages
  • Sheet Music
  • Old paper, found notes
  • Prompts to write you back with
  • Decorative napkins
  • Cutouts of flowers, people, animals, etc.


  • Anything political (I work in politics, I know where I stand/who I support)
  • Anything overtly religious (I don't mind holiday based things)
  • People being mean (assume best intentions, we're here as a hobby)
  • Baby/child-based items (I cannot have kids, none of my friends have kids...)


A: autumn, ATC, Aquarius, amethyst, apothecary, astrology, astronomy, art journaling, alpacas, address labels

B: butterflies, bees, baking, birds, blue, bohemian, botany, botanical, books, Bo Burnam, beach, blueberry, bookbinding

C: cats, cooking, coffee, cupcakes, cookies, crystals, constellations, cool colors (green, teal, blue, and purple), cozy, cottagecore, cardmaking, chai, cacti, cooking

D: dogs, dragonflies, donuts, doodles, die cuts, decoupage, dark academia, dungeons & dragons

E: enchanted, elephants, envelopes

F: foxes, fall, flowers, feathers, fantasy, fabric, feminism, Fleetwood Mac

G: gothic, gardening, glitter, green, gel pens, galaxy

H: Halloween, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, humming birds, handmade items, hand lettering, hot chocolate, history

I: ice cream, inspirational sayings, invertebrates

J: journaling, jellyfish, Jewish, junk journaling, Jadzia Dax, Cpt. Janeway

K: kawaii, Keanu Reeves

L: lace, lavender (color, scent, and flower!), ladybugs, lgbtq pride, light academia, Leslie Knope, Lion King, Lady Gaga, llamas

M: metallic, magic, mint green, moon, mystical, mandalas, mermaids, maps, mail art, motivational quotes, mochas, matcha, Moana

N: nature, nasturtiums, 90's nostalgia, narwals

O: owls, orchids, octopus, ombre, ocean

P: pastels, purple, pumpkin, plants, penguins, penpals, peacock feathers, pineapples

Q: quail, quotes

R: rainbows, Ron Swanson, rain, Reeses

S: sugar skulls, sushi, steampunk, stickers, self care, Star Trek, sloths, snails, stamps, scrapbook paper, Slytherin

T: tarot, tattoos, tea, teal, thrifting, typewriters, typewriter font, travel, textured paper

U: unicorns, unused postage stamps

V: violas (both the flowers and the instrument), vanilla, vintage

W: wine, washi tape, watercolors, whimsical, witchy stuff, winter


Y: yoga, Youtube

Z: zines, zero waste

Favorite Movies

  • Mean Girls
  • Die Hard
  • James Bond
  • Legally Blonde
  • Deadpool
  • Moana
  • Speed
  • John Wick
  • Office Space
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Speed
  • Labyrinth
  • Nightmare Before Christmas

Favorite Books


  • Harry Potter (I'm a Slytherin!)


  • Behavioral Economics
  • History
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • True Crime

Favorite Television

  • Bob's Burgers
  • American Horror Story
  • Seinfeld
  • 90 Day Fiance
  • South Park
  • Star Trek
  • Last Week Tonight
  • Letterkenny
  • The Great
  • Criminal Minds
  • Schitt's Creek
  • 30 Rock
  • The Orville


Comment: Thank you for the cute collage strips. They will go perfectly in my crafts. :-)
LaLaLaLaurie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Aug 6, 2022
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Aug 5, 2022
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Hi Bren! Thank you for the items! And yes I will use them again :) thank you !
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun journal pocket.
Conni59 rated for CPG: Butterfly Happy Mail - GLOBAL on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for all the butterfly goodness! All wonderful and nicely done. Great to see such a happy envelope in the mailbox ā¤ļø
Comment: Awesome envie! Thanks for all the goodies!
craftyAnnaLu rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you! You're always so thoughtful!
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. I will check out your account for stationary
InstaTangle rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun items!
theirmimi rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for another nice swap.
aphinney rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Loved everything!! Thank you!
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Bren Thank you for the goodies Spicemom
DParker85 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: So excited to see your name in my mailbox again! I love these leaf labels!
debbee2014 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: Awesome i love the address labels, I always need them. Love the envelope and everything that matches it. I need the notecard too. I will check out your store. thanks!
Comment: What a cool embossed envie and an awesome pocket folder with all the butterfly goodness!! I really appreciate you crafting that for me I love it and all the gorgeous butterfly things inside are right up my alley!!! Those wax seals are amazing thank you for making a wonderful mail day for me!!!
Karen07 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: Love the swap! Thank you!
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. It is always a treat to receive a swap from you.
Moxieroe rated for Stuff the Mailbox #38 on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I really like the address labels.
matt319 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #35 on Jul 15, 2022

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yvonne401 on Apr 7, 2022:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



thriftymermaid on Mar 28, 2022:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lovers Unite Group!! Please check out our newest swaps and the group forum to post your Bday info, etc. šŸ’™šŸ§œā€ā™€ļøšŸ§œā€ā™€ļøšŸ§œā€ā™€ļøšŸ’™

HausOfImps on Mar 4, 2022:

I just noticed that I forgot to thank you for your really cool response to my pen pal swap! I honestly didn't expect anyone to write back, so I was really excited to receive it. :) I appreciate how much time you took with it and it definitely put a smile on my face. I'm working on this long journal project that's a lot of writing that I've owed someone forever, so I'm on here doing art swaps and short notecard swaps only until I finish, BUT I will definitely be writing you back once I have that out! Sorry for the slight delay!

DeboraCreates on Feb 14, 2022:

Happy Valentine's Day! ā¤šŸ’•

Wingy on Jan 11, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful tag Card ;) ... happy swapping

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