Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 9:29 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: September 27, 2023
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hello all,

Edited 7/7/23

I'm in my 60's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards, and zentangle!

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (the cold, snow and sleet) so swapping helps me fill the void of the short winter days and long nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I am an baby eclectic witch. Just learning all about witchcraft. Very interesting and not at all what main stream society thinks it is all about. I finally feel like I fit in somewhere.

When I was a kid, my sister and I would go roller skating on Friday nights while our parents would go grocery shopping, but I wouldn't go unless I could "see" myself skating around the rink. Now I know it was a form of witchcraft. I still do that on occasion with other things in my life.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too.

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Favorite Movie: Hamilton. Excellent movie!

I love to listen to podcasts. Mostly true crime. I listen to a variety of podcasters including Northern Frights, Small Town Murder, Criminal, Unsolved Murders|True Crime Stories, Unresolved, just to name a few. Some are serious and some are done lightheartedly. All are good, and all do not disrespect anyone who has died.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know. Also, I sometimes put things in the mailbox at night and mark the swap sent, so it won't be Post Marked until the next day. So keep that in mind.

BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

POSTCARDS: I have collected quite a few to try to match up what possible future partners are interested in. What I would like sent to me are PC's such as something you have no use for. However, I am not interested in Ad/Free/Dirty (soiled) PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: Aquamarine. A Christmas Carol. Agates.

B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers. Book pages in other
languages. Beltane. Black Sapphire.

C: Coffee. Charms. Chocolate. Colored pencils. Cardinals. Crochet. Clan of the Cave Bear book series. Caramels (Homemade especially!) Candles, especially soy.

D: Diamonds. Dragons. Dragonflies. Dark Chocolate.

E: Elephants. Essential Oils. Emeralds. Envies. Edgar Allen Poe.

F: Finger-less gloves. Frankincense E.O. Flamingos. Fairies.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold. God. Gorillas. Giraffes. Gardening. Gift tags.

H: Homemade PC's & Cards. Hedgehogs. Honey. Alexander Hamilton. Honesty.

I: Ice Cream. Iceman. Ireland. Incense. Imbolc.

J: Jam.

K: Kites. Kangaroos. Kittens.

L: Lavender. Lilacs. Lemurs. Lollipops. Lipstick. Llamas. Lamma. Litha. Abraham Lincoln.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O. Mom. Mermaids. Maxine. Moon. Mabon.

N: Notecards, new or homemade. Napkins. Never-never land. Nordic Gnomes. Narwhals.

O: Owls. Orange. Orangutans. Occamy. Ostara.

P: Postcards: [Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Harry Potter PC's. Magical Beasts PC's. Anything you think I would like.] Purple. Pink. Pens, (.07 fine line). Podcasts. Presents. Phoenix. Pepe` Le Pew. Princesses. Painted Pennies.

Q: Quartz.

R: Red. Rosemary. Ruby.

S: Stationery. Silly things. Sayings. Sloths. Sisters. Squashed Pennies/Nickels. Sapphires. Swapping. Swap-Bot. Samhain. Sabbats. Stickers (no children-type).

T: Tea, (no black or green tea, please). Tiny things. Themed Zines. Themed items. Trading cards. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal. Toffee.
Thunderbird. Tags.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items. Ukulele.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins. Velvet.

W: Washi tape. Woodland creatures. White. Watercolor. Wax seal. Witches. George Washington.

Y: Yellow. Yorkies, (owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure). Yule.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these. Children's puffy stickers. Can't use them on envies and all my kids are grown and the grand-kids are too old for them also. Hello Kitty.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids,and not to mention the afghan or a few. lol I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is the Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also gotten in on the dishcloth swaps here on SB. I have received some very nice dishcloths here. I hope mine are well received.

Flakers and....

And non raters......

Non rater ~ @PlannerCoz for Playing Card Swap ~ Round 2 ~ Swap #15. International. Lives in Australia. She won't answer emails about this swap and messages sent to her have been read but not answered.

Non rater ~ @pascoek for Playing Card Swap ~ Round #3 Swap #8, Reached out twice and she hasn't responded to messages.

Non rater ~ @Craynie for Bad Joke Postcard swap #6. Sent to her twice. Not responding to messages.

@mailandart hasn't responded to messages about Playing Card Swap Round #3 Swap #5 She is to send to me, and haven't received. Angeled by bluecrayons on August 31, 2022. Thank you Rhonda!


Cabootique rated for HS: Halloween Card Swap #1 on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! Have a magickal day and happy swapping.....
MissAlissa rated for TA coffee filter & markers on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks Brenda! I love the quote you added & it totally fits me. Thank you so much. Nice work. Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: You are most welcome! I enjoyed making it! It was a blast! Thanks for the heart rating..... Have a magickal day.....
Maddashin rated for Iโ€™m Not From Here #7 on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks ๐Ÿ™ Hearts โค๏ธ
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating.....
rachelgogan rated for Calling all witches #5 on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap. I can see you clearly put a lot of time and care into it and I am so thankful! Thank you for sharing your journey as well!
Response: So glad you liked what I sent you! I was a bit worried you might not. That is the worry wort in me. lol Thanks for the heart rating.
Rosa1 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - September 2023 on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: My favorite is the kettle corn!
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
penpalterra rated for Iโ€™m Not From Here #7 on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute Puerto Rico card!! I would definitely love to write you! Iโ€™d love to learn more about your Eclectic Path.
Response: You are most welcome! You should have my address. Feel free to write me..... I am excited to hear from you..... Happy swapping..... Blessed Be
Comment: Hi Brenda! Thank you for the popcorn chunk. Mom use to pop it in a heavy aluminum pan and shake it the whole time so it wouldnโ€™t burn. She made delicious popcorn balls, she let us pick out the color we wanted. Great memory of her! Take care and Happy Halloween ~ Judy
Response: Hi Judy, You are most welcome! My mom also used to make popcorn like yours. Oh the memories! Have a Blessed day! Happy swapping.....
Comment: Thanks for the great chunk!
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart rating..... Happy swapping.....
PaperPassion rated for USAPC: Paint Chip Journal Cards on Aug 31, 2023
Comment: So sorry this is late especially since I adore the journal cards you made.each is unique and each is beautiful.Going in my journal today.Thank you for taking the time to make them so beautiful.
Response: I am so glad you like them! Thanks for the heart! Have a magickal day and happy swapping.....
debbiespoms rated for Iโ€™m Not From Here # 6 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Hey there Brenda! Was so great to receive a swap from you today. Thanks very much for the Vermont snowboarding PC. I love it! But I hate to think of snow right now, ugh! I'm so not looking forward to winter, even though it's around the corner. I'm so very sorry to hear, you took a bad tumble. I really hope you're doing much better now. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry to hear of your one sister. I hope she is doing alright now from her scary scary wound. I will leave it at that, as don't want to say things here for the public to read. But I will keep you both in my thoughts & prayers.
Response: Thanks for the prayers. My sisters wound is healing quite well, but she still has to remain in the nursing facility for a while yet. I visit her daily, for a few hours at a time and we either play Yahtzee or Rummy 500 or watch tv. Whatever she is in the mood to do. She gets so bored there. I also have her go down to the dining room for her meals, so she gets out of her room. I am doing good, am finally back to work. Have a magickal day and happy swapping....
Carachea rated for Iโ€™m Not From Here # 6 on Aug 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Vermont card! Iโ€™ve never been either but I bet Fall is so majestic. Take care!
Response: I would think that it is..... Thanks for the heart rating..... Have a magickal day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for the pretty napkins. Aloha
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for rating me.
Comment: Love the napkins! Canโ€™t wait to use them. Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked them! They were pretty, I thought. Thanks for the heart. Have a magickal day and happy swapping.....
MamaKek rated for CPG - Stash Builder Series USA/CAN on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the specimen cards!
Response: You are most welcome! These were tricky to make, but I had fun, which is why I joined the swap. I hope you are able to use them in your journal. Have a magickal day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cat postcard! I'm glad that Chico is protecting your feet for you. That's important work, lol! Happy Swapping. ๐Ÿ’—
Response: It is important work, the guarding of feet.... lol So glad you liked the PC. Happy swapping to you......
Honeybee203 rated for Wreck this Composition Book #4 on Aug 14, 2023
Comment: I love it thank you
Response: So glad you liked it! It was a pleasure to make it for you..... Have a magickal day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thanks for the cut-outs!
Response: You are most welcome..... Thanks for the heart rating..... Have a magickal day and happy swapping.....
mle rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - August 2023 on Aug 12, 2023
Comment: My family loves those Eggo Pop Tarts!
Response: Fantastic! So glad you liked what I sent you! Thanks for the heart rating..... Happy swapping.....
Comment: Never have seen this flavor of poptarts... I would most likely eat the whole box ! ! ! Bet you are Glad to See your Dog ! we will be getting a dog most likely a Rescue before the end of this year.. or sooner. Love the Barn Stamp !
Response: the flavor of poptarts were not the best i've ever had. I thought they would be much better than they were. Thanks for the heart rating..... Have a magickal day and happy swapping....
colleenbUSA rated for CPG Daily Q's #39 - US on Aug 9, 2023
Comment: I'm sorry to hear about your brother and your hospital stay! I love the PC thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the heart.....

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1663 402 405
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1148 1903 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
14 916 218 0
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debbiespoms on Dec 25, 2022:

Have a wonderful Christmas today Brenda!

cmalaina on Oct 1, 2022:

Happy October !!

VitaLynne on Jan 22, 2022:

Thank you, Mss Brenda, for the lovely Christmas Card and for the stickers tucked inside Miss Brenda's Christmas Card Swap #18. You're an angel. All the best to you today and always! Vita Lynnรฉ

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธMerry Christmas!โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

LizFinn on Sep 12, 2021:

Just a hello!

cmalaina on Jul 4, 2021:


Hunbun on Mar 22, 2021:

Received my traveling notecard today--thank you so much for sending it home!

cmalaina on Feb 14, 2021:

Happy Valentine's Day

USAFwife on Feb 9, 2021:

Thank you for hosting so many wonderful holiday card swaps! They've been so much fun to join, and I can't imagine how much work it must be to coordinate!

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