Comment: Love the buuny quote. :-) Congrats on the KETO success. First time I went on it, I lost 35lbs. I try to stay low-carb, but the holidays and covid...well, gained back a lot of weight again. So I'm working on losing more lbs. Thanks for the great pc and message!
Response: Glad you liked it. Good luck on your wt loss journey.... Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Thank you Brenda for the Pun PC. I had a bunch of these as well & sent them all out. I like these kind of PC's. No way, Will I ever talk to a stranger. So won't be trying it anytime soon. I have autoimmune system disorder is why. But thank you for sharing that.
Response: Sorry to hear about the autoimmune disorder, sounds awful... These PC's have been fun... have a great day.. thanks for the heart...
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and quote. The weather is one of the reason's why I love living in Texas. We had one snow storm this year and already I'm fed up with that. LOL! They have been saying we were in for a cold front this weekend but thankfully it didn't make it this far south. That's the Texas characteristic I love! Have a wonderful day!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart... I heard, but have no proof, that the bugs are huge down in Texas. I don't care for bugs, which are bad enough here in MN in the summertime. Take care....
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS!!! I wish I could give you more than one heart because this was truly above and beyond! Thank you so much! I can't wait to use everything in my journal especially those cute charms! They will be perfect as part of my spine dangle!!!
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart! Have fun!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and for hosting these cool swaps. I hope everything is well and good with you. MN has been in the news a whole lot lately!
Response: You are most welcome... MN has been in the public eye for quite some time... Hoping it all dies down soon.... Also hoping no riots after the trial is overwith, but not holding my breath... Have a great day.... Happy swapping...
Comment: Yes, these swaps are fun! I usually have to mail them after the post office closes. Ours is under construction, so we can't post mail there. Our mail carrier comes early in the a.m., so we have to drive it into another town. I can't wait for the construction to be finished!
Yes, I've played both for fun and professionally. Mostly musicals and quartets. It was wonderful to get paid for doing what I loved. Retired now. Sure miss it.
Response: I imagine you would miss it since you love it so. Thanks for the heart rating....
Comment: Thanks for hosting these fun and easy quick turnaround swaps! It has been very insightful to see the answers to the questions I've posed on my profile - thanks for playing along! Happy day to you :-)
Response: So glad you like the swaps! Glad you are able to participate.... Thanks for the heart.... Have a magickal day and happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of the cat with a cattitude. I love it! I love your message and appreciate you sharing a part of your life with me. May you also have a magical day. Best regards, Alma.
Response: I love those cards also! Thanks for the heart rating... Happy swapping....
Comment: Nice to see you in my mailbox again. :) Thanks for the cards - they are new designs for me, so they're even better. :) I hope your daughter had a nice birthday and you had a nice meal. :) Hope to see you again. :)
Response: Yes, it was great to have you as a partner! Dinner was delish and she was very surprised... Have a magickal day and happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful happy mail! The cards are great and they will be perfect for my frankendeck :D Also, thank you for the very lovely extra bits, can't wait to use them in my projects!
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart rating.... Have a magical day and happy swapping....
Comment: Thanks! I have a weighted blanket and never use it! haha Never heard of chaffles, need to look it up!
Response: Chaffles are made in a waffle maker for those of us on the keto diet. Some brilliant person came up with the idea and it has taken off like gangbusters! Basically it is cheese, and say, an egg and cooked bacon and more cheese and then you cook it in the waffle maker (a personal sized one) for like 4 minutes and it comes out all cooked and delicious! Many more recipes, that is a simple one. Thanks for rating me! Have a marvelous day and happy swapping....
Comment: I'm so excited to try the soup recipe! Thank you so much for some fantastic ideas! I've been doing keto for 2 years & have yet to find a good soup recipe! I love making radish "potatoes" in the toaster oven, and have been telling my husband I'll bet they'd be good in the air fryer, so your recipe came at the perfect time!!
I can't recall if it says on my profile (it probably does), but I've been reading Harry Potter through Coronavirus. I just turned 49 & this is my first time reading the series. I love it!! So thank you so much for the Harry Potter postcards!
Response: I really love that soup. Sooo much flavor! Then adjust it to your liking... I am glad you like the PC's. Have a magnificent day and thanks for joining my swap. If you'd like to trade more recipes, just let me know! Happy swapping....
Comment: Hello Brenda! Thank you for hosting so many fun swaps! Thank you for the tea, notecard and little goodies for a journal. We are trying to do our best here with the pandemic, but I am thankful for the weather this week - 75 degrees and blue skies... eek, sorry it's so cold in MN! Sending warm thoughts to you this Valentine's day! <3
Response: Thank you so much! You are most welcome! I am so glad you liked everything.... I thank you for the heart rating... So glad you were a part of these very fun swaps! Have a great day and happy swapping....
Comment: After having done so many of your swaps, I was so happy to receive something from you! ❤️ What a lovely, thoughtful swap. Especially since you included things from my profile like the magnolia flower and bird. The card is gorgeous, I’ll be repurposing it for a future swap after the holiday. LOVE super cool retro striped stickers and the glitter, bird and envelope on the card too. The Gimme Sugar Sticker made me laugh! 😂
Response: I am so glad you liked everything. Thanks so much for being in my swaps! Thanks also for the heart rating.... Have a magnificent day and happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you for the Cassatt Art card. Staying home except working at an essential business like you. I don't mind staying home, I feel sad for those who need to be out and about and cannot at this time. Take care.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart. I also feel for those same people. Be well and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the American Impressionism postcard and nice greeting. We don't get much snow where I live, but I grew up in Montana where there was plenty of snow. I do prefer the snow though, mainly because it can snow and the sun will come out. Here we have days of rain, grey and gloom. Gets pretty depressing. I know the snow is a pain to deal with, but I do miss the 'quiet' that it brings. Hopefully, you will have an early spring! :)
Response: Montana is such a beautiful state! My nephew moved there from MN (he followed a girl there).Loved the state when I was there. I can see how they would get tons of snow though! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping...
Comment: Hi Brenda,
Thank you for the 2 and 3 of Hearts you sent me for this swap. Both cards have GREAT DESIGNS, ELVIS is one design. I am loving this swap as I have never built a Franken Deck. So, I am building my FIRST FRANKEN DECK!
I look forward to swapping with you again, maybe even in one of these Playing Card Swaps. Happy Swapping until we meet again.
Mail in and out of Colorado has been slow. I am letting you know this because your swap didn't arrive in the normal/reasonable time. Most mail has been delayed.
P.S. Thank you for the notecard I can color and then send to someone.
Response: Hi Barbara, you are so welcome! I am so glad you liked everything I sent you! I am also building my first Franken Deck! It is so much fun to be doing so! I hope we get to be partners again! Have a magnificent day and Happy swapping....
Comment: Hi! Apologies for the late rate. I finally found this card tucked away with the rest of my mail. I appreciate all the goodies enclosed inside and the card itself! Thank you as well for messaging me regarding this swap, I knew I had received it, but I couldn't find the card so I could then leave you a proper rating. Anyway, thank you for everything! I've enjoyed and participated in many of your swaps!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating and for being in my swap! Have a marvelous day and happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and all of the lovely extras. Special thank you for hosting all of these fun swaps. I really appreciate it. I hope this holiday season brings you much joy, love and laughter. Merry Christmas!
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you like the swaps! You help to make them so much fun! Master your day and happy swapping....
Comment: Mahalo Miss Brenda for the sweet card and extras! I am a little partial to Maui - my Mom was born here and I raised my boys here. We have family all over and my son will most likely be going to Oahu for college. Oahu is too busy and city like. Maui and Molokai are my favorites. Mele Kalikimaka!
Response: You are most welcome! May you Master the day and Happy swapping.... thanks for the heart rating.....It must be heavenly to live where it is warm.... I am so over winter; every year it gets harder and harder to do...
Comment: Thanks for the card and the cute hissy postcard! I photograph gas station graffiti on a mystery shop, where most execs don't go. A lot of the stations I've been doing these days have closed bathrooms right now anyway because Covid.
Response: Cool! Thanks for sharing.... You are most welcome and thanks for the heart! Have a magical day and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you so much for the cardinal card. It's beautiful. I love the great extras can't wait to use them on future projects. I love love love all your card swaps. I can't stop buying cards so it's great to have people to send them to. Merry Christmas!
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you like my swaps... Be looking for the Valentine's ones just after the Holidays... Have a glorious day and Happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you for the card and little extras! Apparently mail is still a bit slow, but my Thanksgiving was quiet and lovely, thank you for asking. :) Happy Holidays to you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart. I am thinking the USPS has slowed way down. It is all well and good if we all keep that in mind, especially me. lol. Have a divine day and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the envelope. I am waiting until later in December to open it,
12/22 I opened your card today. Thank you for hosting these swaps I have had a great time with them. I like the goodies that you sent to me and I will put them to good use. Merry Christmas
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! I hope you like what is inside it. Have a divine day and happy swapping....12/22 So glad you like what I sent you....
Comment: I enjoy hearing again and again from you. Totally enjoy your card swaps. I look forwards to them each year. God willing we will continue each year. Something to look fowards to. Many thanks for them.
Response: Aw, you are most welcome! I enjoy swapping with you also! Thanks for the heart rating and for joining the swaps.... Have a divine day and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and note! Our plans for Thanksgiving were ended by the Governor yesterday. We can only have Thanksgiving with those we live with and gathering size is limited to those in your household only. Sadly we are on lockdown and it's not likely I will see my mom or son this year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. It sounds lovely :)
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating... I hope the lockdown will be lifted soon. Maybe then you can make arrangements to see your mom and son.... Have a divine day and happy swapping...
Comment: Hi Brenda! Thank you so much for the lovely card with Red cardinal. I love those birds & we see them all year round. Esp. at my bird feeders. Thank you too for your nice note. You mentioned, your weather there had been pretty warm & in the 70's. Is it still? We here in Canton, Pa are having warm weather too, in the upper 70's and 2 days ago was 81 degrees. It's not that unusual for here though. We go through this every year, until it finally gets cooler again. Which will be by Thanksgiving. Thank you too for the fun washi tape & bits & pieces of paper. What are they for? As I don't paper craft.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating... Our temps have indeed tumbled as we are now down to freezing.... yuck! The washi you can use in notes and on envies, but be sure to secure it on envies, either with small bits of tape on either end or by pressing it down with the side of a cc or similar. The bits of paper can be used in journals or you can pass them along as extras to your partners. I didn't do much paper crafting, until I found SB. In fact, I did zero paper crafting... lol. Have a magnificent day and happy swapping to you...
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card. I’m not sure how Christmas will be, normally all my siblings and our families converge on one house for one celebration. If everyone can somewhat distance for a couple weeks before and no one is sick, we will still meet. If not, I am already making plans for just our small family - I am going to go bonkers on decorating and put up like 4 trees 😂 Merry Christmas and thank you for holding these swaps.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Thanks for sharing what you expect your Christmas may look like this year... Always fun to know! Have a marvelous day and happy swapping to you....
Comment: Miss Brenda! It's you! 😂
Thank you! I loved loved your note, and the included ephemera is right up my alley. 😍
Response: You are most welcome! I am so glad you liked what I sent you! Thanks for the heart rating! Thanks for joining my swap and hope to be your partner again! Have a marvelous day and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for this wonderful card and all the cool extras! I feel very spoiled right now. I love these kawaii stickers, and FANNY FLINT!!!! I am so excited about her. I thought this pressed leaf was real, it's awesome! Thanks so much and for always hosting great swaps! :):):)
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart rating.... Have a marvelous day and Happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you! The jokes made me LOL!! I picked up this same Halloween card to send because I love Jack o Lanterns. I'm glad I have one for me now! Thanks for hosting. 😊 P.S. How rude of me...Happy Halloween to you Miss Brenda! 🎃
Response: So glad you liked! You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magical, magnificent day and happy swapping....
Comment: Wow thank you so much for all the beautiful goodies all the papers that you sent I really love them . Thank you so much. Your Domino is beautiful I can't believe that's your first one gorgeous I love it. Thank you so much for an awesome Swap and signing up for my swap I will have yours out to you soon.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Yes, it is my first one.... lol. Thanks for the heart rating... I am eagerly awaiting your domino book! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Your tangles are so beautifully done! Some of them are ones I haven't used which I like as it encourages me to try new ones. Thank you for the extra stickers, I will have fun using them. Stay safe.
Response: You are most welcome! I am so glad you liked it. I have a zine or two that I made to put tangles in that I keep for reference. It helps me out a ton! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping....Can't wait to see what you add to the zine....
Comment: Thank you so much for the flower envelope flip book! I love seeing people's creation. Also, I love the postcards! I do alot of postcard swaps on here, so can't wait to use them. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
Response: You are most welcome! I am so glad you liked it! It was so fun to make.... Thanks for the heart and have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Hi Brenda! Thank you for the postcard. I'd like to visit Minnesota one day. I (probably incorrectly) think that y'all are "almost Canadians" with the cold weather and a little accent. But obviously there's so much more! Hope you have a great day!
Response: You'd be correct on the "almost Canadians". We def have a Minnesotan accent, or so we've been told. lol Our weather is all the seasons, not just cold weather. We get very hot in the summertime. You should visit sometime, you would probably love it here. Just don't come in January. Thanks for the great rating and have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
Comment: Hello, I'm very sorry I haven't had posted that I had received from you, with heatwave, rolling black outs and wildfires I've been trying to get some things done. I'm really looking forward to cooler temps, never thought I would say such a thing!
Response: OMG! I didn't know you were dealing with so much! All that on top of the pandemic! Prayers and Blessings are being sent to you and your family......Thank you for rating me and for the heart!
Comment: AHHHH! Such a fun swap! I LOVE the little orange VW penny - it's so cute!! Thank you so much for making it special for me :) I like the landscape penny too. I have plans to make a display for painted pennies in my art room. Your two little works of art will be proudly displayed!
Response: So glad you liked them! It is a good swap..... and so addicting..... You will have to tell me how you plan on displaying the pennies....Thanks for the heart... be well and healthy....
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards and the lovely note! I really appreciate the time you took to write it. And that's garbage that they cut your pay. I could see hours if they weren't busy but PAY?! Not cool!
Response: I agree! So glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart....Be well and healthy...
Comment: I love the images you chose - Thank you. I work on medical software for clients all over the country from my den - so I'me used to being shut in - but I'm yearning for freshly made, just out of the kitchen food made by someone else!
Response: I get it! Made by someone else, yum! I hope that happens for you soon..... Be well and healthy.....
Comment: HI Brenda! Thanks so much for the PC. I actually sent out this same one not that long ago! Luna is a great character, I've always loved and identified with her as well. I think people have always found me to be a bit odd, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that. All the best, Virginia :-)
Response: Luna is such a silent strength. She is wonderful..... If you identify with her, then you are wonderful too. Be well and healthy.....
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATCs, the cute card and your nice note.
I only know a couple people who work in a small local restaurant. Their hours are cut in half but they are still being paid what they have averaged before this started. Of course, with just take-out, their tips are way down.
Response: This is so hard on so many people. We will get through it, but it will be tough..... Be well and healthy.....
Comment: Did your house clean itself by now? Please will you tell me what I need to do for my house to do the same?
Response: Lol! Oh I wish I could get it to do that! I have someone come and clean for me. I may have to get an elf name for him. Yes it's a man who cleans for me, and he does a great job! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.. Be well....
Comment: I feel you on the house cleaning! I have been cleaning in short spurts today. My mom calls it the "tolerable ten" where you set an alarm and you clean/organize in super concentrated bursts for 10 minutes. It is amazing how much you get done. It's not fun but it works.
Response: Great idea! Love it! Thanks for it! Thanks for the heart also! Stay well, too.
Comment: Who knew just adding a scalloped border would make a plain old piece of cardboard super cute? I've eaten way too much chocolate in the last few days. So maybe that balanced diet is not the best for me. Thank you for the postcard!
Response: I have too! But is sooo gooood! Thanks for the heart and have magnificent day! Happy swapping.....
Comment: Ahhhh!!!! This is soooooo pretty!!! I LOVE vellum paper cards so much! This is going into a frame and I need to go find some Houston antique stores with more PCs and cards! That'd be a fun adventure! :) I'm literally framing this one!
Response: I knew you'd like that card! It was a beaut! I am so glad you like it! Thanks so much for the heart! The vellum makes a wonderful card. Loved it too! Happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you so much for sending the coloring PC. Loved your note card with the fairy. I pretty much like anything fairy related. Good hearing from Minnesota. I was born and raised in Winona, MN and a piece of my heart will always be there. Thanks again.
Response: Winona is a very nice town to be raised in. I was born and raised in Minneapolis. Now I am about 5 miles north of there, after living many miles north of there for most of my life. Thanks for the heart and have a great day! Happy swapping....
Comment: I actually cried when I opened your mail... the beautiful inserts made my heart swell but the 'be anxious for nothing' bookmark prayer means so, so much to me. As someone who suffers from pretty severe anxiety, getting something like that is just so thoughtful to me... thank you so, so much...
Response: I am glad the first one got lost then, because you were supposed to get the second one. So glad you loved it...Thank you so much for the heart.... Take care …..
Comment: Thank you Miss Brenda for a wonderful swap. The tea looks delicious, the card is lovely(I love Renoir) and I can always use a PC.You did great on the tags. The washi is cute and I love the stickers! Thank you so much, and hope you have a great day!! Happy Swapping.
Response: So glad you like everything I sent you! You are most welcome! Hope you have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you so very much for the great card and most of all thank you for doing all of these great holiday card swaps. I know it takes time putting them together and I very much appreciate it very much. It was a very fun Christmas
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! I am so glad you are in my swaps! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC, along with the card and your note. "Wing Nuts" is going to go on my display wall.
It didn't snow on Christmas but we had it on the ground. We just got another 8" over the past 36 hours.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
Response: Yes, wing nuts is cool. We also had snow on the ground on Christmas, but no falling snow. Happy swapping to you....
Comment: I love blue Christmas scenes!! Thank you Brenda, for all the hosting you've done again this year, the beautiful card and the note paper & gift tag extras!! Happy New Year!!
Response: You are most welcome! Glad you liked everything! It is a joy to host the fun Christmas swaps. I am glad we didn't have the drama of last year! Thanks for helping make this year fun and enjoyable! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Awe! This is the kindest swap I've participated in so far. Your envelope makes me feel very special as it was clearly put together with thought, intention and care. Thank you for hosting me, making this swap and giving me my first ATC's! I absolutely love the cards you selected and have a better idea of what a found image might be and details to provide on the card itself. If there were ever a swap-bot ambassador, I would nominate you. You're a very special lady. THANK YOU!!
Response: aw, I blush. You are most welcome! I am so glad you liked what I sent you. If at any time you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I will help you out as best I can. Thanks for the heart. I appreciate it! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Nice cardinal card! I'm making just a few handmade gifts this year - mostly knitted items. Luckily, I started early enough to get them done! Now I want to knit/crochet some ornaments! Happy holidays!
Response: Very good on the handmade items. So personal, I think! Love it! Love the idea of the ornaments too! Happy Christmas and New year to you....
Comment: Thank you for sharing your 3D Diamond painting hobby. I have seen it in my friends craft store, but it looks like my eyesight and tremors would make for a frustrating time with those tiny dots! LOL! I will stick with my mixed media paper-crafting and ocasional ceramic projects 😊
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the rating. Have a blessed day....
Comment: Hello Brenda! So so sorry for rating so late! Hope you can forgive me! I loved your Halloween card :) and I enjoyed reading your points to ponder, they were fun to think about hahaha! Happy Swapping! UPDATE 11-14-18. Aww I received your other card in the mail since you mentioned you resent it. I'm so sorry it took me so long to receive this one as well but I appreciate all the efforts in making sure I received my card. Thank you, so kind of you! Wish I could add an extra heart!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the P2P. Why did you wait so long to rate? Thanks for the heart....
Comment: Hi Miss Brenda! Thank you for the chunk and endorsement on the crackers! I am currently hung up on Wheat Things - LOL! It has been awhile since we swapped - I think you are right, we are just in different swaps, as I normally swap a bunch - just recently cut back due to health issues. Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Ohhh! Have you tried Wheat Thins with cream cheese? Yum! Thanks for the heart! Hope your health gets back where it needs to be for you! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thanknyou so much for everything. I cam wait till you get the atc I sent you 💝 I really hope you love it. I loved the ones that you sent me. Cotton candy is actually a favorite of mine and the little extras where so sweet.you are so awesome for teaching me all about acts 💝
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! I truly appreciate it! Have a magnificent day!
Comment: Thanks for the great Halloween card! I appreciate the tiny stickers, I use them for PC's. Fun swap, Miss Brenda!
Response: I was so tickled when I saw the small stickers, I just had to buy them! They are usually so large, they are hard to use for PC's and such! So glad you like them, thanks for the heart rating and have a great day!
Comment: Thanks for the PC! Wow I had no idea those were banned. I'm down for FB and Twitter, but I need my insta, I follow so many penpal/bullet journal pages, I love them for inspo. Happy swapping ~! xoxo
Response: You got it! I follow youtube. lol Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Brenda!! I love the fun fact you sent me on the PC. And you know what? I totally agree with you. China has certainly got the right idea :-) The VAnity Fair PC is really cool too! Love the "Men Wanted" sign in the background - hehe. THANKS! <3 <3 <3
Response: Love Vanity Fair! You are welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
Comment: Great variety of PC's sent - thank you! The Colorado one is awesome! I've also never seen this "merit badges for strangers" before, so I G-searched the "everything is connected by Keri Smith" and really like the concept and "imperfect" realness of her art! Thanks for the intro :-)
Comment: Thanks for the stone Ridge around here. I'll have to remember it the next time in in the mid-west.yummy looking chunk.
We don't have Stone Ridge around here. I'll have to remember it the next time we are in the mid-west.
Response: It is good ice cream! Thanks for the heart Neal. Have a great day and happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you so much for these great ATCs! I love that you put the effort in to review my profile - I do the same and often feel 'drawn' to certain themes, etc. Your gut did not lead you wrong :).. I love them both and the bird especially, as you suspected! Thank you again. And hope you are staying dry in this rainy weather :)
Response: You are most welcome. I am so glad you liked them. You would not have believed how that bird was, he just was "calling" me, PICK ME, PICK ME! I really had no choice in the matter. So I would venture to guess put him somewhere where you can see him. He wants to be seen by you. JS. Thanks for the heart rating. and Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: I loved the images on your ATC's thank you so much!! AND the Harry Potter PC!!! Your lovely notecard you sent... The artist D. Morgan I had the honor of meeting her in the late 90's she was so nice!! I love her stuff!! Thanks again.
Response: I am so glad you liked everything! What an honor to meet someone famous! I wish I could.... maybe someday..... Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: I think the construction is going on everywhere! Salado is getting a new sewer system down Main street, the highway department is widening main street and putting in sidewalks and a bike lane, to include replacement of a 100+ year old bridge. The recent rains have put our low water crossings closed at least once a week for the last two months. Then on the other side of town they are building the new Middle School and sports complex which has closed streets on that side. There is only one two way street on that side of town! Planning is not their strong suit here. It is gonna be one inconvenient summer. I am seriously considering purchasing an electric bike to get back and forth to work because I can cut across where cars can't fit! lol
Response: I will definitely do that! Thanks for the suggestion! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the card. My daughter gave me a box of these brownies a few months ago and I only got one as my grandson ate the rest. They were good though and I will be getting more at some time. I also liked the note you wrote. Last one is yes but it is called chunky dunking. LOL (Someone told me that at a local naturist lake)
Response: Lol! Yes, I had heard that too! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: hi Brenda,
great burning questions from Minnesota ... lots to think about ;)
a wonder full morning here in Seattle ~ i hope
the same for you as May passes too swiftly along!
thank you for the cool iridescent unicorn =)
Response: You are most welcome! Love the P2P! Have a great day and thanks for rating me.....
Comment: Thank you for the silly goat PC, I don't get how this was considered as art but here we are! And you go with your bad self making those afghans, wish I was that focused! I can only make dishcloths! LOL!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I do those too, along with dishtowels, and anything else I can think of! I have two big tubs of regular yarn and a smaller tub of cotton. And I just bought more after swearing myself off to NOT BUYING ANY MORE! I am so bad! Have a great day and Happy swapping to you....
Comment: This is a very fun swap. I love the little bits you included for fun. The scenic view film I think I am going to use in an art project I was working on. I think it will add a nice dimension! Thank you so very much!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for joining and the heart! Glad you liked everything!
Comment: Thank you for your cute note and the butterfly magnet! They still machine ran it even though you can see that it was taken in and postmarked by a person and you wrote Non Machine-able on it. LOL It survived though and is on my desk! I have a magnetic part in the back! It is so cute! Thank you!
Response: Wow! The idiots! Just proves they don't read. I am glad it made it to you in one piece! Thanks for the heart, and have a magnificent day.
Comment: What a great owl card! It will definitely go on display! We are definitely into spring and the yellow layer of pollen is proof! I feel summer is right around the corner, too! It was quite warm today!
Response: Hi Mary! I am so glad you liked the card! Thanks for the heart and have a magnificent day!
Comment: Thanks for the cute fox postcard! Summers can get pretty intense out here for sure. We reached 126 degrees a few time last year, from what I recall. If you don't mind staying indoors until it's cooler out though, it's not a big deal. Working air conditioning in your car is essential though! Happy swapping!
Response: So glad you liked the fox card! I can imagine on the car A/C! I generally stay indoors quite a bit in the summertime, as the humidity gets to me. Have a great day and happy swapping,....
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, and the things inside. I hope spring arrives where you are soon. Spring has been skipped, and summer has arrived where I am.
Response: You are most welcome! I am sorry that you missed spring! Today (Monday) is 60+F and Wednesday thru Friday snow is in the forecast. Oh joy of joys. The white stuff was almost gone, too. Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and postcard! Yes, Dark Shadows will always be special to me! I got to attend one of the conventions for it and met David Selby who played Quentin Collins! He was my first crush and was so nice!
Response: Oh how fun for you! I would have loved to attend on of them too! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: happy easter miss.brenda. yes i stay out on the boat, with a light long sleeve shirt and thin pants, plus your hate and umbrella you can stay forever. but sometimes i ditch the long sleeve and wear sunblock. :-)
Response: Thanks for the heart! Have you been crocheting much? I have been; almost non stop! Have a great day and enjoy that boat! Happy swapping....
Comment: Loved your card! Was in my car talking to my BFF at the mailbox so I opened your card. We got the best laugh. It was a good day. In answer to your question about finding a good man, if he doesn’t make you laugh, move on. I mean laugh so hard it makes you cry. 😂 Sporting section at your local sporting store. But you have to like sports. Want a stable guy, hang out in the golf section or go have a drink at a golf course. (Make it a nice one)😀
Response: hmmm, well I like sports. but i don't drink much. if at all. Thanks for the heart So glad you like my P2P. They are a hoot! Good ideas about hanging out at the golf course. But then he might want me to play golf. Don't like to play. At all! LOL
Comment: So true! I have a dedicated amazon wishlist JUST for postcard sets! XD! Haha, you should see my bookshelf - one whole shelf is JUST postcards I have amassed to send out :P
Response: OH my bookshelf! That is where I can put them! I have been struggling where to put stuff! I live in a one bedroom apt! Thanks! Thanks for the heart! I can get rid of books! haha! Have a magnificent day!
Comment: Wow!! I was so shocked! 🤗🤗🤗Thank you so much, you went above and beyond! Everything is wonderful, I love then cardboard frame negatives, they are my favorite!!, playing cards, stickers and everything!! All the goodies you sent, thank you so very much, I hope you’ll like mine too!!! If you like mine maybe we could swap again next month or something! Thank you so much!!!!
Response: Oh Cate, I am so glad you liked everything! I was so nervous that you wouldn't! Thanks for the heart! Can't wait to get your package!
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC! I would love to know its journey story - poor thing got to me absolutely mangled! lol. Ever wonder why some make it unscathed and others are not so fortunate? If PCs could talk . . . I did love the beach view nonetheless! :)
Response: Oh my! Yes I am curious myself! Thanks for the rating Happy swapping.....
Comment: I love this hummingbird PC! I admit, I have wanted to say "How much for this lot of stationery?" and the point to the shelf at the thrift store. Hehe
Response: Lol! You know I want to say that every time! I don't though, I just go through their stack and choose what I want and go about my happy self with my stash! Thanks for the heart and I am so glad you liked the PC! Have a magnificent day!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. I had not seen one in this format.
Winter should be winding down here too. Temps have gotten above freezing the past few days. We haven't had a lot of snow but it has been unusually cold since the holidays.
Response: I am glad winter is waning there too. I have traded out my winter coat to a lighter coat, but still warm enough for the evening. Thanks for the heart and have a magnificent day and happy swapping to you....
Comment: Brenda, thank you for the St. Patrick's Day card, cute postcard and shamrock stickers. Our daffodils and flowering trees are blooming, but it is only in the low 50's. Cold! If you are ever in New Bern, NC, look me up and I will show you my s&p's. Shirley
Response: I would love to come for a visit! Thanks for the invite! Thanks for the heart and have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
Comment: I found Waldo! He was center near bottom front of card! I am picky about pens too. I hear ya! I feel the pain when your favorite runs out or doesn't work on the PC I picked out. It's like WHAT? No, this pen! this PC! but which do you change? The pen or the PC? I change the pen because I am mad at the PC and want it out of my life for being so stubborn with my favorite pen! Yea, I am odd but hey that fits with swap bot! 🦋🍀💗
Response: Waldo was difficult (at least for me) on that PC. You are SO cute! We need to live next door to each other! Thanks for the heart! Talk soon!
Comment: Thank you for the great Valentine and extra PCs. P.S. I miss your card swaps.
Response: Hi Kelly, aw, thanks for the vote about my swaps. I missed doing them too, but with so many swaps going on, I felt it would be too much. I will get at it next year for sure! You are most welcome for this swap and Thank you for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: I love this horse! OMG it is so fantastic! I love your critique of it. It looks like some kids got hold of crayons and had a fun time. As a person who used to do horse portraits I'd say there is something off. But hey, art is art and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thanks!!
Response: I am so glad you love it! Thanks for the heart! Happy Valentines day, have a great day and happy swapping....
Comment: Hi from O~hi~O
Yes, I received your recycled Christmas Card, so sorry I hadn't rated it yet. Lots of stuff going on around here, but that's not a good excuse at all. Thanks so much, my niece was here when I received it and she loved the way you wrote the J & D on the address. Thanks so much, love the penguins. Take care ~ Judy
Response: You are so welcome! I am so glad you and your niece liked it! Thanks for the heart and I hope you have a wonderful Valentines day and happy swapping..... hugs!
Comment: Your card is really cute, and retro. I do adore it. I do hope you are not disappointed in the ad card you get from your partner, as it might not be as cool as yours. Thanks for being in the swap.
Response: You are most welcome! I am so glad you liked it. I am usually never disappointed. It would take a lot to disappoint. Have a great day and happy swapping....
Comment: I am thrilled to have this postcard! My childhood friend's mother had a GIANT poster of this photo, I mean it was like 1/2 life sized, and I was always so intrigued by it, be it the bravery or the photo itself, atmospheric look to it. It is amazing!
Response: I am so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart and happy 2019 and happy swapping...
Comment: Brenda, thank you so much for the extra-nice tree card! I loved the cardinals on the back and also the flan stamp!!! LOL! I hope you and your daughter had a wonder Christmas Day visit! Happy New Year and happy swapping!
Response: You are most welcome! Yes, we had a great day together. We ate, opened gifts, and played games. It was a great day! I hope your day was super special also! Thanks for the heart. Have a happy 2019 and happy swapping to you...
Comment: What a sweet bluebird Christmas card! I love it! I think Christmas cards with birds are some of my favorite. Thank you for the stickers as extras! I can always use them! Thanks for being a solid host and swapper on Swap-bot! Hope you have a great holiday!
Response: Aw Thanks for the kind words and you are most welcome! I loved that card when I saw it. I thought it was perfect. Thanks for the heart. and Hope your Christmas is as special as you are. Truly! Happy swapping...
Comment: I'm high fiving you right now as I agree about the boxing things. It seems so dumb and outdated! There is a kangaroo exhibit at the Detroit zoo that you can walk through and I was always afraid one of the kangaroos was going to come and try to box me. They mostly just sat around sleeping though. LOL! :):):) Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! IKR! Thank God for Sleeping Kangaroos! Thanks for the heart! Have a great holiday and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the card and the PCs. I love them. The pinecone ornaments sound so cute. I had a pine tree in my yard before I moved my trailer and my daughter collected some of them for art projects when she was working as an activities director at a nursing home.
Response: You are most welcome! thanks also for the heart! the ornaments did turn out super cute, and we also made gnomes out of round cones. Those were cute too. but after we made the first ones, we decided they needed to be a little heavier, so we hollowed it out a bit in the bottom and put some rock in it. made a world of difference! Happy 2019 to you and Happy swapping......
We did a smaller version of this:
Comment: 🎄Just opened it!!! I LOVEEEEEEE the extras!!!!!!! My mom actually opened it and I freaked out over the Snoopy and Woodstock bookmark and she had the Harry Potter postcard and said, "Wait, there's more!!" Eeee!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!! I also love you sent the same one I did! I hadn't gotten it yet and I think its just so cute!! Merry Christmas!!! 🎄⛄❄
Response: Thanks for the heart! You have more patience than me!
Comment: Merry Christmas Brenda! Thank you for such a beautiful card, all the extra goodies of tags, stickers, & note paper! Love it all ! Plus, loved your little note too. Sorry you have to spend Christmas alone. I can't imagine it. But I will wish you a good Christmas all the same.Merry Christmas Flo! Thank you for such a cute card and for the Christmas post card too. I love them both!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! You accidentally wrote fbresnah's rating on here. ooops! May want to change that. Have a great rest of the day!
Comment: I am waiting till Christmas decorations are put up to open and then use as part of my decorating . I can’t wait!
I love your envie. Merry Christmas and thank you kindly for putting so much work into the swap. 😍❤️😍
Response: Hi Kelly, You are most welcome! I am hoping you like what I sent you! I am glad you are waiting until Christmas! I knew someone would! That is why I put it in the swap description....Thank you.....Have a very Merry Christmas, and happy swapping.....
Comment: especially loved the decorated envelope. we are waiting for our cat to die and things are dark here. your happy envelope reminded me that I should remember to be thankful for the time we had together. Hope to stay in the swaps.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating..... Happy swapping to you....
Comment: I love llamas too and this is a great card (so are the stickers)! Loved reading about Thanksgiving memories, made me feel all warm and cozy, even though you spent time outside in the wet snow! Most of our "family" will be out of town this year too so there will only be 3 or 4 of us left here so we are planning to go out too! No dishes! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating... Enjoy your day! Yay for no dishes!! There is something to be said for that!
Comment: Thank you for the card and the nice goodies you enclosed! We don't really have any holiday traditions - except that I make about 12 different kinds of cookies every year. I make cookie boxes for all my friends and family. It's sort of expected now but I really enjoy baking so I don't mind! :)
Response: Well, I would think that would link of be a tradition. I used to bake a lot of cookies too, but no one eats them and they end up going to waste. Such a pity since they are so good! I can't eat them all myself, I'd look like good ole Saint Nick 🎅 himself if I did that!
Comment: Thank you for the very nice ATCs, the card, and your note.
I just beginning to build up a collection of photo sources. I kick myself when I think of all the Nat'l Geo and other magazines I've sent to recycle the past few years.
I'm with you on the political ads.
Response: I hit the jackpot last summer when I found a bunch of Nat Geo mags at a garage sale for $.10 each! I bought about 10 of them. Some smelled moldy, so I didn't buy those. Nat Geo is a great source for Found Images. Great Pics! Thanks for the heart and Happy Swapping.....
Comment: What a lovely postcard! Thank you so much :D And no, the leaves haven't really changed much here. There are a few trees that have changed, and not many do anyway, but it is less than usual for this time of year. The heat is still pretty intense too. I can't wait for fall to actually get here!
Response: The leaves are just starting to fall. The colors are so pretty. Thanks for the 💓 rating and happy swapping.....
Comment: Your little "points" were too funny and made me laugh out loud! And I never knew that about ketchup. I knew it was good for something! Actually, I love ketchup, I mix it with mayo and mustard for my burgers. Thank you!
Response: Who knew?! IK,R? Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: yay. glad we are partners again. i love your swaps and being your partner. how are you doing?. thanks for the cool band aids. what are you crocheting ?
Response: Thanks for the 💓! I am working on an Afghan with squares I swapped here on SB, plus many I did myself. I'd like to add to my square pile. But I haven't looked to see if there are any swaps for crochet squares yet. Been pretty busy. How are you doing?
Comment: Hello from Oregon and thank you for your fun PC! I laughed. Loved the points to ponder! It was fun reading and thank you for the artwork that you added to the back of the PC! Is it Halloween yet? Almost and that candy corn looked so good i wanted to eat it! Hahahaha!
Response: So glad you liked the P2P! Love doing it! Thanks for the 💓! Have a great day and happy swapping to you....
Comment: Beautiful card!! Thank you so much. How odd to think there is someone else with my name. I haven't been to Minnesota yet. I'm going to visit my son in Texas in June though so like her, I guess I'm off to Texas lol. :0
Response: Have a great time in TX when you go! Glad you liked the PC and thanks for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card, swap bot cards(and extras!) and advice! Anything else that you’d like to share with me would be very kind and most welcomed!
Your envelope stopped my mail lady in her tracks! lol It brightened her day and mine!👍🏻
Again, love the swap cards and will happily use them.❤️
Response: Oh, I am so glad you liked what I sent you! You are most welcome! I am going to be sending you a message with some tips in it. You can use the tips if you choose to.
Thanks a ton! Thanks for the heart rating. Have a great day and Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Hi Brenda.. Well, I finally got your package! Thanks for the cute melon rock.. I have a stamp from Stampin' Up! that has that same saying, I've always liked it.
The package was late because I had to go get it out of Postal Jail. Please send 1.87 to cover the cost I had to pay to get it out of "jail". small packages like that are now costing 3.50 to send :-( ... however, still better than the rest of the world! Lucky for us. Thanks also for the extras... :-)
Response: Ok I will send it tomorrow. I am sorry about that. I wonder why they didn't charge me that at my post office?? Strange. At least we know the mystery has been solved! Happy swapping to you!
You changed your rating. Why? Thank you for the heart rating.....
Comment: I was so excited to do this swap. To my surprise I got two cute, creative rocks! They are the first painted rocks I ever got from someone else and I adore them! Thank you so much and thanks for the awesome extras as well. I definitely have a use for all of it:) Great swap deserving of many hearts ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy Swapping! You “rock!”
Response: Thank you. I really had a good time doing this swap. I hope others join the bandwagon and it goes on and on! I love it! You are very kind in your words of praise. Thank you for the many hearts! Happy swapping to you, too!
Comment: Thank you for the V-Day card. If I'm forgetting to thank you for something that was inside please remind me or forgive me as I have recently moved my stuff around & can't seem to find it at the moment. Thanks again!
Response: No worries! Have a great day! Happy swapping......
Comment: I Love Cow Tales!! They are so addictive! What a cute card you made, love the valentine decor ~ such cute stickers & washi tape. The Points to Ponder are right on! Thanks so much for making a piece of cardboard so special. Take care, Judy
Response: You are most welcome! Take care, Happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card & greeting. It really makes me feel good to hear that you keep my envelopes & enjoy them. Thank you for all the great stickers too...I love the glittery whale!! Have a happy â™¥ day friend!!
Comment: Look what came in the mail, ha! Thank you so much for the pop top! I do really like the Vanity Fair cover postcards as well. I don't follow football, but I was definitely sad when the Jags didn't make it to the Super Bowl. I'm very amused that your quotes came from comic book characters. Thanks for everything!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping and have a great day!
Comment: first off, I may get lazy myself sometimes but there really is no real excuse not to change the TP roll ever when it is empty. also, I thought the Panama national anthem is long but I think Greece has them beat!
Response: lol. Ain't it the truth! Thanks for the heart rating. and Happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thank you for the cute llama Vday card!! I enjoyed all of the random animal facts. What a neat idea of what to write in the card. I wish I'd thought of that. I also love the stickers! Thanks again!!
Comment: Thanks! I love my SB name & yes some don't get it lol I don't make New Years resolutions anymore just set goals and a list on what I need to get done before the years ends lol and my big one is to shampoo the carpets! Thank you for the funny PC and I hope your year has started off good :) ~Rebecca
Comment: Warm Winter Greetings,
Thank you for the darling card, decorated envie, & the goodies:-)
Very sweet happy mail for sure.
This past week we had 2 day of 60 degree temps during the day & on the 2nd day it dropped down to 15 degrees at night! Whoa, talk about Frostyville!! I'm not one who will count the days till Spring or Summer, but this might be the year I start:-) You stay warm up there.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and the extra card that you included. I enjoyed reading your note. So far I have just done some shopping and put up the tree. I still have to decorate the rest of the house and do Christmas cards for my family and friends. Happy Holidays.
Response: You are most welcome! I have finally started shopping, and am making some gifts, so time is of the essence! lol. that is going fast! Good luck to you and of course, Merry Christmas as always!
Comment: Thank you. Yeah weâ€™ve had a few ups and downs too. I havenâ€™t even started Christmas shopping yet, itâ€™s hard for me to get in the spirit of the holiday. And after sending out and receiving over a hundred cards youâ€™d think Iâ€™d be having Christmas everyday. Bring on the wine! Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thanks for the card and the stickers. One of our holiday traditions is watching certain movies--Fantasia, The Hogfather, and Wil Vinton's Claymation Crhistmas (starring the California Raisins). And playing lots of holiday music, including Bob Dylan's holiday album. After listening to that a couple of times, you're ready for the new year.
Response: You are most welcome! Your traditions sound wonderful and fun... Happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and stickers, Brenda! I had a hard time choosing what design I wanted to get to send for this swap! So many cute cards with dogs to choose from this year, it seems! Happy Holidays!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you mz. Brenda for the fun cow tales chunk.... never heard of these treats! Glad to hear your 4th was good! Mine was quiet. I stayed home in the air conditioning! Friendswood is about 30 miles north of Galveston. It is definitely a nice place to bring up a family! Have a good summer, or what's left of it! Keep cool!
Response: After two days of beautiful 70's weather, it's back to 90F. Good grief! You also enjoy your remaining summer! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: We drove down south for good pizza, and a nice river drive on the weekend. Then found some city fireworks on the 4th and watched from a ways out of town. Missed the low stuff, but got in and out without a traffic jam.
Response: No traffic jams are a good thing! Glad you missed that! Happy swapping to you....
Comment: Love Whoppers. You are still young. I will be 70 next month and I still don't feel like it. We had gardens until we moved back to town and into a trailer park. Did grow a few tomatoes and strawberries in town.
Response: Glad I chose those for you! You, too, are young! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Brenda, I love the Thomas Kinkade Found ATCs you made for me! I have a really good friend that scores TK and introduced me to his art about 28 yrs ago. I also love the cherry blossom card you sent them in! Thank you so much â˜º
Response: I am so glad you liked them! I was fortunate to find those PC's so I could use them as ATC's. You can match up where they meet, just a little off, higher and lower. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thanks! I used Natl Geo for my cards too (yours Mastadon/WoolyMammoth). They have some great art! I like the rose quartz too - it's a nice close-up. Welcome to grass cutting season in MN! Now that the rain has stopped mine is going gangbusters!
Response: Thankfully I live in a Condo and don't have to mow or do snow removal. Love that! Thanks for the heart rating! So glad the rain finally stopped! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Weather has actually been crummy here the past few days! Alot of the misty rain, but it should clear up and be warm by the end of the weekend :D
Response: I just dislike that kind of weather! We get that a lot too! This weekend is wonderful weather-wise, and I hope your weather is wonderful too!
Thanks for the heart and Happy Swapping to you too!
Comment: Thank you for the card. I've been doing these kind of swaps for a while. I always have great boxes sent to me and I love sharing them! The weather has been cold and rainy here, but the today is nice. I don't have a garden because I live in an apartment. My mom is the gardener in the family, I can't even keep succulents alive
Response: Thanks for the rating! We might actually hit 80* this weekend! What a wonderful thing that will be! Happy Swapping to you!
Comment: Hello again! I love the speedy found images you chose for the swap. The pizza looks good enough to eat! I have a friend that is a Civil War re-enactor back east where I grew up..she would love the Belle Grove one! I will have to photo copy for her and send her a letter. Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! A friend gave me a bunch of brochures of Civil War stuff that is very interesting and while I can't use most of it, some is very useful! I am glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the heart! Happy Swapping, and Happy Mother's day to you!
Comment: Hi Brenda. Thank you so much for the speedy found images. You have a beautiful post card collection! The boat reminds me of a summer I spent in Rockport, MA... Nothing as old and ornate, but lots of awesome ships! And the pink one reminds me of an agate that's been cut in half... Such a beautiful design!
Thanks too for the Folgers coffee! I will bring it to work for my next rough Monday â˜º. And the beautiful coffee notecard! You are so kind.
Thanks again! Happy swapping ðŸ˜€
Response: The pink one is a Quartz cut in half! It just cried out to be used as an ATC, don't you think? I am so glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you for the dish cloth/ pot holder. I love the colors and the design......
Response: It isn't a pot holder, it is a dishcloth. It just doesn't have any holes in it, well, no large ones anyway. It will hold up very well when you use it. I hope you like it when you use it. Happy swapping.
Comment: What a cool pc miss Brenda. Micah has specifically asked for a red race car a dr who comic book and calendar a leap pad and that's it. He's getting books pjs and everything on his list. Merry Christmas.
Response: Hi Mindy! I hope its Ok that I sent it to Micah... Thanks for letting me know what he is getting for Christmas! That is great! Tell him I am jealous! Merry Christmas to you and the whole Yancey family!
Comment: Hey Brenda, thanks for the generous extras. The deco you sent does not actually meet swap rules since I'd already done a page in it. I'm not rating you down since you're new at deco swaps and the rules can be confusing. But in the future be careful to only send people decos they haven't gotten yet.
Response: You are right, I missed that sentence. I am sorry, but thankful you are so generous in still rating me a 5! Thank you for doing so! I guess I missed it as the other deco you sent me several people had multiple pages on it, and didn't think about it. Thank you for being generous and kind! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
Comment: Thanks for a great swap!! (received the resend)
Response: I am so glad you finally got this swap! Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Happy swapping to you.... The first PC was a Turtle! I am sorry you didn't get that one! I didn't have another to send.
Comment: lovely dishcloths. the one was interesting stitches ive never seen. looked knitted. can you please tell me the stitch you used? love them.
Response: Thanks! Sure, it is a new stitch I learned for this swap. It is called the Tunisian stitch, also called I learned the Afghan stitch, plus a couple of other names. I first made a small one, which I tried out in my kitchen to see how it worked doing dishes, and I liked how it withstood. I don't like a ton of holes and such. I hope you like it, if you use it. It is simple to do, but a little time consuming, as one row goes up and back. You can see several tutorials on youtube.
Enjoy the cloths! Merry Christmas! Brenda
Comment: Received your beautiful card yesterday,a long with the wonderful surprise plaque! Thank you. You shouldn't have sent something so nice. I hate to break it to you. But the plaque came all broken to pieces, It sadden me so too! Because it's worded so nice on it. I think I can it back together with hot glue. I hope. As you know, the postal service has no regard to people things & they will throw it around. I have seen it. Anyway, I hope you & yours has a Wonderful Christmas & New Years!
Response: Oh No! Thanks for giving me a heart, but you surely didn't have to after that! I will resend to you to make up for the broken item! I am leaving for the weekend, but will put it in the mail next week for sure. I will send you a note when I do! I am so sorry!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all of the goodies that you included. I enjoyed reading your letter. I am sorry about your Yorkie but I'm glad that you have a new little companion. I love Chihuahuas. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Response: Hi Sue! You are most welcome! Thank you so much for everything.... Happy swapping to you....Brenda
Comment: Brenda, you sure know how to dress up a post card! The card itself is lovely...the washi tape and the stickers, along with your message about expecting snow takes it over the top. Thank you for making my day extra special with your happy mail.
Response: Hi Silvia! I am so glad it made your day! That is a good thing! Happy Holidays once again and Happy swapping to you! Brenda
Comment: Thank you for the Santa train card. I love the glitter on it. I like that Dickens quote, too. We should all try to follow it. Thank you for the postcards and especially the owl stickers. Merry Christmas!
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you also! Merry Christmas and Happy Swapping to you.....
Comment: I LOVE the Roller Skate postcard! I grew up a couple of blocks from a roller rink and went every chance I got. Also that song "Brand new key" (the roller skate song) by Melanie Safka has been in my head lately! :)
Response: I remember that song! Me and my sister went every chance we got also, and one year for Christmas, my sister got roller skates for Christmas, and I got, (drum roll) luggage. Can you say disappointment?? How about Major Disappointment?? lol. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Comment: I realised that I have done a very bad job after I received your parcel, my artwork just to bad and soooo sorry to my recipient, tks for the extras too BRENDA!
Response: Oh Honey, do not judge yourself harshly! Please! I am sure your work is just fine! No worries! I want you to keep up at Zentangle! It is fun and relaxing! Thank you so much for the heart! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Oh, wow, Brenda! What a gorgeous zentanged deco! I am going to have such fun decorating a page... :) Thank you! Thanks also for the lovely note (great Eleanor Roosevelt quote!) and notecard, sock monkey stickers, recipe and Christmas washi samples! You TRULY went above and beyond in making this swap extra special.
Response: Hi Wanda! I am so glad you liked everything! Have fun with the deco! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you!
Comment: This was my first swap so didn't know what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised to have receive a treat along with the catalog. Thank you so much!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping to you..... If you would like some pointers, I would be glad to give them you, in a private message (PM).... SB lingo. hehe. if you don't, that's ok too!
Comment: This postcard was so cute! I love it! I put it up on my wall so I can see it all the time! To answer your question, my three favorite websites are Facebook, Pintrest, and Netflix! Thank you again for the lovely postcard!
Response: It went through! Thank you for answering my question! I am so glad you liked my PC! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you for the charming Tenniel Alice in Wonderland card, kind greetings, and glittery apple and pencil stickers, Brenda :) That is one of my most favorite boxed sets of cards <3 Hope you are having a good week, too -- thank you also for your latest message!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks so much for the heart and happy swapping to you!
Comment: Brenda, thank you so much for your nice and high quality State ATCs! I love them and hope to receive a few more from you ;-)
Response: Oh Thank you Alex! I worried so about them! I was worried that you wouldn't like them! I hope we are partners again and I hope I get some from you, too! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you....
Comment: This is a sugar skull: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/c2/49/65/c2496595934391dc07b5f04f2fa9b9a1.jpg it's associated with the Mexican Day of the Dead. I don't like them because it's appropriating Mexican culture and they're EVERYWHERE
Response: Yes, thanks for sharing that. I don't like those either. Thanks for sharing and for the heart. Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Wow! You are really good at these! I showed it to hubby and he said uhh we are framing that right? :) I've never tried these before and had fun with it - thankgoodness for google for inspiration! :) Thanks for the extras too :) will have to try for sure! :)
Response: Thanks! I was hooked immediately when I tried it. If you do frame it, please send me a pic. I would love to see it. Thanks so much for the heart.... happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap. It's one of my favorites and of course you can run it as often as you like.
I just love the atcs you made for me! I just love to look at all of the wonderful stamps that there are. Thanks for the cute tags too!
Response: Thank you very much for allowing me to run it! I enjoyed doing it! Thanks for the compliments.... and the heart.... happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thank you! I love black cats.
Our Halloween was low key. We had four trick or treaters (even though our porch light was off!).
Response: I am glad you liked the PC! I had to work and was I ever busy! I work in a grocery store and I was check out in the express lane. I would say that at least 90% of the people who came through the lane had Halloween candy! (this was on Oct 31st) I had to change the receipt roll twice in the 5 hours I worked! That is a lot of transactions! I had no knocks on my door when I got home even though I live in an apartment complex. I have had no t&t since I have lived here. No clue as to why. Which is fine with me. Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you!
Comment: Miss Brenda. You certainly made our day today. I thought at first the owl was a stamp because it was so professionally done. Wow and the lighthouses, took my breath away. Thank you so much. Have a great day!
Response: So glad you like it! Thank you! Happy swapping....
Comment: Hello MissBrenda! Thank you for the card. My favorite websites are swapbot, rural-revolution.com, and fresheggs.com. Have a great day!
Response: Hi Jeepermom! I have never heard of the other two websites. I will have to check them out! Thanks for answering them! Have a great day and thanks for the heart rating. Happy swapping to you...
Comment: Brenda, thank you so much for your letter! So glad you are doing better. I love the extra's so much! It's like you know me. I love hearts and that ATC is amazing and I love LEMON!!! Love the card too! Thank you so much!! XO Kelly
Response: Hi Kelly! So so glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping.....
Comment: Finally! - You got someone other than Fry to send to, this time :-) --- Super thanks for the really cool pictures - Are they laminated? -- They are so perfectly pressed on the backing - No wrinkles or such, and, the pictures are so smooth. Really awesome ATC's. Thanks again for a great swap. Happy day to you.
Response: No they are not laminated. I used rubber cement. I like using that. It works perfectly for making these. A light coating on both sides and it is wonderful.... Thanks for the heart rating.... Happy swapping to you....Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Hello again! Great choices with this one as well! The one of the Empress and her children is cool! Thanks for the history on that one! Make sure though if you know where the image came from that you site that on the back of the ATC. Its kind of like giving credit where its due. Happy Swapping!
Response: Hi Fry! Thanks for the Heart rating! Yes, I did forget to put down where I got the image from. It was from a book I no longer have, sadly. I will do better about siting where I get my images in the future. Happy swapping to you too!
Comment: Very cute postcard. To answer your question I don't really spend much time on the internet, so I can't even name you 3 favorite web sites. The only ones I'm on with any regularity are swap-bot and recently eBay.
Response: Hi! Thanks for answering my question honestly! I know I spend too much of my time on the internet..... thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you for the nice note card, and your wonderful explanation on your wrist. I hope you are doing well. A co-worker had a bad wrist earlier this year at my full-time job. My small daughter fractured her thumb late AUG16, but now better. Sometimes we need to rest for awhile, even if it's an inconvenience and in bad pain. I wish you well on a speedy recovery!
Response: Thank you. I am glad your daughter is better, too. I am getting stronger every day. Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thakks for the resend..No I didn't receive another one..I have not received a lot of post cards ...I went looking for your message and saw it on the profile page...I guess I am not in the habit to look there...I better start doing that....
Response: Hi Kathie, I am glad you received the resend! Thanks for the heart rating....I also sent a regular message, but you must have missed that one. No worries. I am glad you got the resend. Have a great rest of the summer! Happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pastel music-themed card (of course, I tried to sight-read it, heheh!) and good wishes, Brenda! I also hope you are having a good summer :) EDIT (7/13): Belated thank you also for your original card of a gorgeous Delfic Sybil (I am thankful to have visited the Sistine Chapel when I went to Rome with my relatives two years ago :) and would love to spend more time in the Vatican Museum; I appreciate how Michelangelo made each figure so real with every sinew -- beautiful and powerful-looking) and colorful washi, Brenda! Thank you for going above and beyond as a partner. My three favorite sites are probably Swap-Bot, etsy (dangerous, haha!), and Pinterest.
Response: I am glad you received it! I guess the other one never showed up since this one was a resend. Sorry about that....Thanks for the heart rating despite it being terribly late! Have a great rest of summer.....
Comment: Hey Brenda, I finally got time to open your swap. Sorry it took me so long, thank you for being so patient and alert with this swap. I hope to be less busy from now on LOL. I love the ATCs, I love the woodpecker! These will fit so great in my collection!
Response: Hi Maggie, I am glad they will fit in! Thanks for the heart! Enjoy the rest of summer! Happy swapping to you......
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I squealed when I saw the haunted mansion PC! We are gearing up to take my daughter on her first trip to Disney and although at 3 years old she might be too young for the haunted mansion I have been making it a point to talk about it a lot, about how it's not real and it's fun and she can close her eyes if she gets scared... It's my favorite ride, I even have dreams about it (haha) Thanks!!! :)
Response: So, so glad you liked them! Enjoy your trip! When is your trip? Have a great week and Happy swapping....
Comment: Love the vintage postcard and your drawings and washi tape decorations - many thanks for lovely mail and your encouragement re: swap-bot!! My three favorite websites are similar to yours - swap-bot, pinterest and goodreads. Best wishes and happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for the kind words and the heart and for answering my question! Happy swapping to you. have a great week!
Comment: Hi Brenda! I received your Special K postcard, thanks so much! Cute snail and other drawings. The first pc hasn't appeared yet. Lost in the huge world of mail. I kind of forgot, we took a 2 week road trip to Ohio and back to visit family. ðŸ˜Š
The weather here is in mid to high 80's and low 90's. Thanks again for resending and staying on top of this swap. I'm kind of forgetful sometimes. Take care & happy swapping, Judy
Response: I am so glad you received that one. Thanks for the heart! I decided to resend it since I hadn't heard from you on it.... glad it made it safe and sound..... happy swapping to you!
Comment: â¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œâ¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œthis was one of the best swaps for me here! I love everything and your note was so nice and the extras are super! Its a gift, not a swap! Thank you, Brenda!!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart(s)....have a great week and happy swapping to you....
Comment: Hello Brenda! Thanks for the Lady's Slipper card! Your message about the weather reminds me back when I was in MN, and yes, sometimes, the rain gives us a break after all the hot weather. To answer your last question, I was introduced to Swap-bot because my sister also swaps postcards, so I just wanted to get even with her. Have a great one!
Response: Hi Tynesha! Glad you liked the PC. Lol ! Have you gotten even yet? Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Your work is amazing. How long have you been doing zentangling? Also, thanks for the great summer recipe!
Response: Hi! Thank you so much! I have only discovered zentangling late last October. I was instantly hooked. But I don't do tangling everyday. So glad you like what I sent you. Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Brenda, I just got the box and I love everything you sent! That nail polish is such a fun colour! Can't wait to do my nails with it! And such a nice variety of things you included. Thank you so much for organizing and for the gifts you sent!
Response: Hi Beth! I am so glad you liked everything I sent you! I enjoyed the swap very much! Let me know if you would like to do another.... Happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card. And the answer to your question is "NO." I'm sure I would break something, like my neck. I have a friend who's 68 and she and her 71 year old brother and her daughter all went bungee jumping and ziplineing last summer. I thought they were crazy.
Response: So glad you liked it! Yea, funny how that is! Glad you finally got the card! Happy swapping.....have a great week!
Comment: Thank you for the post cards and extras! My 3 favorite websites are CharacterLab, Kickstarter and Swap-Bot :)
Response: So glad you liked the cards! Thanks for answering my question! I have never heard of the first two, I will have to check them out. Thanks for the heart. have a great week and happy swapping to you...
Comment: Hi Brenda- Sorry for the delayed rating, I thought I already had. Thanks for the lovely vintage card. Geocaches can be all different types of containers- some big, some small. Some only hold a small log to sign others are full of "treasure" aka junk. I enjoy it because it gives me a reason to be out in Nature and I have met some really great people through the hobby.
Response: Hi Robert! That sounds like a ton of fun! Thanks for the heart and have a great week! Also thanks for hosting!
Comment: Thanks Brenda for your postcard. Just picked it up at the mailbox at the end of the road......I did enjoy seeing Cheamside and that was a vintage shot of the place. The planet is growing so fast that we forget about 100 years ago just how much space there was for people to live and to prosper. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it! You are so correct! Thanks for the heart rating! Have a great week and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Brenda, many thanks for the swap and the beautiful things you sent! I love it all-- the notecard, the atc (my first!), the pc, zentangle (nice job!), and thanks for the two blank atcs! ðŸ˜Š
Thanks too for the extra PC you mailed. Just got it today!
Response: Hi Beth! Thank you! I am glad you liked everything! Have a wonderful week and thanks for the heart rating! Looking forward to our next swap!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of Oxford. I love B&W photograph, and I love Oxford. I visited there almost 20 years ago when I did a semester abroad in London. Such a great experience.
Your random question: I would try to give CPR to anyone who needed it, but I must admit I'd be terrified of screwing it up. Since I'm a teacher, I go through the training about once a year, but I still forget some of the details about how to do it. At our most recent training, they told us the guidelines changed, so now the focus is on the chest compressions (rather than compressions and providing breaths). That's only for adults though.
Response: I am glad you liked the PC! And thanks so much for the heart rating. In response to your answer: in an emergency situation, you would be surprised what you remember. A person is so focused on the situation, your mind just takes over and you remember. Just pray you never have to use it. Thanks for answering! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a very thoughtful card. Just love the butterfly stamp especially .
How lovely of you to send me your last Thomas Kinkade Card - I adore it and will put it in its own little frame.
As to your question about websites. I'd have to say Pinterest, Flikr and Facebook.
Thank you once again for a great swap (oh nearly forgot to thank you for the cute little hearts). â¤ï¸ðŸ’œðŸ’›
Response: I am so glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart rating and for answering my question! Have a wonderful week and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Hi Miss Brenda!
Thank you for the lovely Recipe postcard! I really love these!!
Ok you asked what my favorite websites are...
3. CullensOnline (its a Twilight Fan Fic Group)
Response: That's why I picked that big boy! Glad you liked him! Thanks for the heart rating! Doing well in MN! Happy swapping to you......
Comment: Cute Dinkeytown postcard, thanks so much. I wasn't lucky enough to go to college but I love the idea of going lol. Is there any Florida postcards you would like when we swap cards again ðŸ˜‰? Take care ~ Judy
Response: Sure! Anything you wish to share is fine with me! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: So both of the ATCs are gorgeous! I love them, thank you! Heart to you for joining in the PEACE poster! You're already a part of it! Also, I loved your note and tucked it into my treasure box! Many thanks! xo
Response: So glad you liked the ATC's! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Hi Brenda! It's 87 here today, your cute "cold" postcard was nice to see. Yes, I've been to Minnesota several times, former semi driver lol. The mall sounds awesome but afraid it would wear me out fast! Thanks for the postcard with chilly air. ðŸ˜„ Take care & Happy Spring, Judy
Response: The mall wears me out! Thanks for the heart rating! Glad you liked the PC! Love that spring is here!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable cub cards, Brenda! My first favorite toy as a kid was a brown bear, and my high school mascot was a Cub :) How wonderful retreating to work at a cabin sounds! I am probably going to catch up on New Year's (!) cards tomorrow for Valentine's Day and possibly order some macarons :) Thank you again!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipe card; I love that it's all handwritten. We got about 20 inches in the big storm; enough to have fun in, but not enough that it became a big problem. I stayed in a good mood because we never lost power :)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! 20 inches! Yikes! We got about 8 inches here at my house, wasn't too much of a bother. Happy Valentine's day to you!
Comment: Brenda, I LOVE the ATCs! I like your creative style. The 3 Color Atc is so nice. I must say I absolutely love the zentangle heart. I've not done zen before and hope to someday to give it a try. The backs of your ATCs are so nice...it is like getting two more extras - they are so nicely done and your printing is so pretty. Thank you for doing this private swap.
Response: Hi Nancy! Thank you! You are being too kind. I enjoyed this swap. Thanks again....
Comment: Beautiful ATC,thank you! I would not have guessed that you are new at zentangle. Don't worry about glitter, I love glitter.
Response: Thanks for the Heart rating! I am so totally new to zentangling. I fell in love with it immediately and pair it with an ATC - SCORE! I thank you for liking what I made for you. That humbles me very much. Makes me want to better myself even more. And learn more! I will check out the website you suggested to me, for sure. Thanks!
Comment: Yay to Ren Faires! They are so much fun! Harry Potter a BIG favorite around here! We were so sad when we heard about Alan Rickman. Love that you are making HP ATCs and mini wands to go with them. My one daughter bought me and her sisters all wands when she was at Harry Potter World. I go Professor McGonagall's :) and it is on my shelf beside all my Lord of the Rings fun stuff :)
Response: Thanks for the heart rating! HP is so much fun! I hope you are in the swap!! I would love to visit HP world. That would be wonderful and just magical! Might have to borrow your Professor McGonagall's outfit to go!
Happy swapping to you!
Comment: I love the card from Thailand. Thank you for the great card and the nice note too. It's snowing hard here today, I hope your weather warms up soon. I will check out zentangle.
Response: I would rather have the snow than the deep freeze that we are going to be getting this weekend! Try zentangling, its easier than it looks! Happy swapping to you..... thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: got your swap today! Love the zentangles and thanks so much for the extras!
Response: I am so glad you like them! I just discovered Zentangles and Love them myself. They are fun to create and quite a challenge! Happy New Year to you and hope to have you as a partner again in the future! Happy Swapping.....
Comment: Hi Brenda! I love, love, love the two darling ATCs. Thank you for reading my profile. These ATCs will almost complete my pocket page of horizontals. I'll pm you later today regarding a private swap. Wishing you a new year filled with many new swap-bot friendships.
Response: Hi Nancy! So glad you like the ATC's! Thank you for the heart rating! Happy Swapping to you and Happy New Year....
Comment: The pear is just fantastic! I love both the colors and the design. I would say you have the hang of this zentangle thing hands down!! The snowman atc that you sent for my Mandy collection is very moving for me and looks wonderful on my wall! thank you so much!
Response: You are too kind. Thank you. I am so glad you like it. I am also glad you like the snowman atc. I am glad that fits in as well. It is my wish that the snowpeople help with your journey to healing....
Happy swapping to you.
Comment: I absolutely adore my candy cane ATC! Thank you it is amazing and you are very talented!
Response: Thank you.... I must be honest, it is a stamped image. I did color it in and I used several colors to try and create depth within the coat of the hedgehog and the belly. Hopefully I was successful.