Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 3:29 am


Date Joined: February 8, 2016
Last Online: December 10, 2023
Birthday: May 12
Country: United States

Favorite Music

My favorite music would be anything that gets me up and dancing. It can be from any genre as long as it has a great rhythm, great beat, great groove, etc. A few of my favorites to dance to are: George Clinton - Atomic Dog, Enur - Calabria 2007, Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy, LL Cool J - Headsprung, Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines, & Sage the Gemini/IamSu - Gas Pedal.

I was "late bloomer" in my discovery of radio. Most of my friends like mid 80's music, but I got hooked on early 90's Rap; Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Mc Hammer, Ice Cube.

On the other spectrum, the music that relaxes me is 40's Big Band; Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald,

About Me

I live in Illinois, in a far suburb of Chicagoland with my husband. We adopted two dogs who happen to be sisters. They do a lot of things the same but their looks and personality are almost completely different.

We have over an acre of property with a lot of trees. I've tried my hand at flower and vegetable gardening in small areas where there is a bit of sun. Every year is a learning experience. My job is at a small electrical contractor's office as the office manager. I do almost everything that's not field work. But my favorite is working with Auto CAD laying out the systems we install on drawings/blue prints.

Favorite Movies

I like romantic comedies, action adventure and science fiction. My watch over and over again list includes: Austenland, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, Practical Magic, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Bring it On, Hackers, The Other Woman, Zombieland, Warm Bodies, Iron Man, Avengers.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft is making greeting cards with rubber stamps. I've always liked to draw and color with colored pencils, so some of my recent cards have included that. Lately I've been also making cards with just paper cuts.


I like:

butterflies, crickets, spiders, actually all types of bugs,





retro/vintage cars, trains and planes


Alice in Wonderland,

Wizard of Oz,


Supernatural creatures and traditional movie monsters,

paisley designs,

gothic and steampunk styles,

colors in dusty vintage and gemstone tones, especially purples, blues, greens

Old architecture

I collect money, especially coins. I also like tokens.

I used to collect comic books and stamps. I don't any more but I still enjoy them.


I dislike:

cutesy toy like animals; the ones that have patches and stitching,

baby items,

cutesy Halloween designs; like a teddy bear with a cape, that's not Halloween enough to me, (cute monsters are ok)

very girly things,

main stream religious items.


I like tea, especially green. I used to drink black tea a lot but now I need to limit my caffeine, so I don't drink it too often. Flavors of green tea I know I like are lemon, mixed berry, honey, and mint.

I don't like licorice, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and watermelon flavors. Also I don't like anything with artificial sweeteners.

I love chocolate but believing I could not have dairy limited me to dark chocolate. Recently I discovered I can not have gluten, so I’m working my way back into chocolates that have dairy but are gluten free.

Wish List

Postcards; especially ones with an older car or more in the picture

Coins; old US or any foreign coins even metal tokens

Rubber stamps; store bought or handmade

Playing cards in interesting designs, new or used but in complete sets

Vintage and/or vintage style paper goods

Anything you think I would like will be appreciated.


ch23 rated for CPG QUICKIE: Fall Favorites PC - Global on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you Brandi for your cool card. I roasted some pumpkin seeds this year. They were delicious! Your fall favs sound lovely. Great stamps, also!
ufemism rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - October 2023 on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: I'm going to check out those Crunchmaster crackers, they look great!
Comment: Thank you for all four wonderful cards. I'm delighted that they're not religious - I appreciate it, even if by accident. 🌲🦌
Comment: Thank you for the chunk. I haven't ever tasted the md mystery flavors. I usually only drink water or seltzer, but did have a root beer float last week. 😋
Comment: Mmmmmm, nut bars…
denisedecker58 rated for Reuse Halloween Cards - PC #4 on Oct 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you! My daughter was born on Halloween also. Hope your Halloween and your husband's birthday are great!
fishsteak rated for PC-Sticker Bomb 3 on Oct 11, 2023
Comment: Cute stickers and postcard, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the chunk! I've seen these Italian ones in the stores and they look good. I haven't tried them yet, but now that I know they are good, I'll have to buy some the next time I see them!
Comment: Hi Brandi! What a cute Chunk I found in my mailbox. Love the little red high tops on the cereal guy. Cute stickers too. I really like the cooler temps also and the beautiful leaves coming on. take care ~ Judy
Comment: Black Cherry is one of my favorite flavors. I bet this was delicious! Glad it brought back memories of your Grandma. Have a magickal day and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the vintage looking Halloween PC! I would love to time travel back to the Victorian Era to experience Halloween and Christmas!! ! We started decorating for Halloween in September and hope to finish up this weekend!! Have a great Halloween! xx Gabi
pitchmom rated for I’m Not From Here #7 on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful, fun postcard! Hugs, Nikki
octobereve930 rated for I’m Not From Here #7 on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: houseplant group sounds awesome esp if you are getting cutting from them..thank you for your Vancouver card 9/13
Comment: Thanks so much for all the cards! It's going to be fun to have a bigger selection this year without buying a new box of cards:) Hope you have a good weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the cards. Now my dilemma is do I send out the cat ones or save for my Christmas glue book??
jannieb rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Hahaha! Thanks for the funny card....I love it :) The stickers you sent are wonderful as well. Have a holly, jolly Christmas!
Comment: These postcards are lovely—I like them all! I’ve also never seen a magnetic postcard before, thanks so much for sharing! :)
GramMonster rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: I love your story that went along with your card! I actually have those same cards! I have never gone skiing just snow tubing! Going down a mountain super speed backwards was not my ideal experience. Had the tube went straight, maybe it would have been better! Thanks!!
explore rated for CPG-No Glitter Christmas Card - US on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the super-cute see-through snowman card. Loved it! Happy holidays!
Comment: What a really cool card! I have never seen a window card like this, so neat! Thank you for the tuck ins! Have a Merry Christmas!

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CurlyTea on May 14, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on May 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on May 11, 2018:


Margothecat on Dec 28, 2017:

Thank you for the note cards and memo pad you sent for the Stuff My Stocking swap! Very much appreciated!

Jjean on Dec 25, 2017:

A big Thank You for the very nice Note set from the CQ Stocking Stuffer in May. Birds are my favorite. Merry Christmas.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



ozziem on Jul 17, 2017:

Aloha Brandi, Mahalo for the extra PC/goodies in the PC coloring swap I just received in the mail today. Just colored it as well tonight and I'll send it on! Much Aloha and enjoy the rest of your summer!

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Happy Birthday right back at you.🎂

fairypretty7 on May 24, 2017:

Hi Brandi,

Thank you very much for the B'day Surprise and the well wishes.❤️❤️😍

kittyhahahotbot on May 17, 2017:

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