Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2022 4:41 am


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: May 1, 2022
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me

My youngest is A 15-16 yr contender in the hammer throw for the National title.Jacksonville, Florida, here we come! HE JUST WON THE JR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! (7-30-21)

I am a happily married woman (21 years) and have 3 teenage kids.

Update 4/2021 I love Swap-Bot, I have met so many wonderful people here. I continue to be amazed at the talent of people, and a good letter never fails to inspire. After 11 month I am back to work, so theoretically I should be slowing down on my swaps. That does not seem to be the case thus far...

Favorite Crafts

I love to watercolor paint, junk journal, smash books and do Happy Mail.

Favorite Colors

I like themed color palettes.

I am not picky about what the color is as long as it is cohesive an aesthetically pleasing.

Favorite Books

I love to read, period. I have library cards with 4 major libraries and usually have 30 books, audio and print on my tablet. American History, American Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, True crime, Suspense, Humor, craft idea or techniques, and cook books are usually on the list.

My life

I have survived breast cancer. I have had 14 different abdominal surgeries. I do not wish to receive any cancer survivor stuff. I feel that I have just dealt with what is in front of me. During my reconstruction recovery I went septic and nearly died. That was more impactful then cancer.

Things I like


Botanicals images of trees and plants

Anything forest related (I have a HUGE, 300 pieces or more, Smokey Bear bookmark collection, let me know if you want vintage Smokey)

Vintage anything, cards, printed ephemera,photos, postcards are all wonderful if you found it, I will love it.

Washi tape, blues, green and yellows, florals, mountains etc.

Any tags or pockets for a junk journal

Canceled stamps from anywhere,

Fibers, not yarn, not wool

Charms to use as dangles

Colored pliable wire

Jewelry findings or unique ideas for dangles

Lace, 2 inches or more vintage or not

I am intrigued with sari silk

Sequins or shaker materials

Favorite recipes


Paper flowers

Sewing machine stitched paper.

Linens, I have a deep love for tatted doilies and embroidered dresser scarves. Scan your favorite and share the print out!

Gardens, gates, houses in die cuts.

CD of fun digitals?

A memory dex base, if you have the punch send me a couple!


I am using Pirate Ship to calculate shipping. If I get it wrong let me know! I mis-weighed a swap the other day and added a bunch of postcard stamps to make up the difference, I hope it works!

Things I do not care for

Herbal teas, I am allergic. Stick with black tea.

Anything cancer survivorish

Cotton basic yarn

Stinky perfumed items, once again allergic

Wool, raw, spun ...all give me hives

Flat back "gems" the plastic type

I wish I didn't have to put this down but PLEASE no kiddie or dollar store stickers. No alphabets either.

I am diabetic...no sweets please.

Cooking Junk Journal

I do not care for green peppers, I will take recipes with them in it in small quantities.

I adore canning and preserving

I love Holiday baking and meal prep

About Me

A: Anchors, arrows, ATC's

B: Black, Bards, Birds, Bark, Backgrounds, Beach, Boats, Buttons

C: Carolers, Christmas, Cardinals, CAL - Berkeley, Coffee, Color

D: Daffodil, Daisy, Druids, Demi-Gods, Darkness, Dancers, Dawn, Daydreams, Deer, Direction (N,S,E,W), Dwarf

E: Elves, Eagles, eyes, Earth, Eclipse,

to be continued


me2az50 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #64 on May 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the ATC . Thank you for all goodies. The playing cards will be a great addition to my weird deck.
Ace330660 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R68 on May 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks for journal ! I will complete another spread in it and pass along.
Artstamper rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #63 on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the sweet atc! and the lovely extras you included. I especially like the gelli pages! I love to make them and really enjoy seeing what others make.
Comment: Love your gelliplate extras & background on the index card. Another great swap, Brenda!
Comment: So many wonderful things to look at in the package you sent! I loved evertything and I loved that when I opened it up, it had that vintage "smell" as if I walked into an antique shop - you know what I mean? The smell of paper which has been around for years. I always wonder, who has seen this or touched this and treasured this!? The photo of the lady sitting the yard - I swear it could have come out of my own granny's photo album. Loved everything! xxMuggleMom
Poeprincess rated for ABC: Sender’s Choice #13 on Mar 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I am so sorry you are having such a rough time & I hope you are settled soon. (Completed swap returned 3/20/22)
KarenLaneWV rated for Santa’s Key on Mar 10, 2022
Comment: I love the key! As for not finding things that you know you have, I bought ANOTHER pack of "googly eyes" at the dollar store the other day...and I know darn well there are some here....someplace!! It's hopeless! I organize stuff, get busy with projects, and everything is everywhere again.... I see pictures of neat crafting areas and wonder where the people keep all the STUFF they use... mine all ends up wherever I'm working as I really don't have one dedicated area...
Comment: I like what you did with the "TWO" theme! Great spread!!
Comment: Beautiful Brenda, you made my day! Thank you for the turtley 80’s birthday card - I loved hearing a bit about Connor’s athletic achievements too. The Mandalorian/Grogu bandages are just too cute to use! I may have to make an OOPS-themed ATC to use one on. LOL! And, of course, you know just what I needed to focus my artistic ambitions on a year-long postcard project. I love it all! Big hugs from me to you, my friend! 🤗
georgiafae rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #12 on Feb 24, 2022
Comment: Wonderful Index card-love all the different elements and how you chose to use them! And I have a thing about daisies as that is the flower of a club I belong to! Thanks' also for the extra tag-it is lovely too-love the vintage style-thanks for sharing! Take care and stay safe!
Response: Are you in P.E.O.? Our flower is the margarete...a fancy word for Daisey's
Comment: I love these, Brenda!!! Sunflowers are my favorites and I love all the fibers and strings! Great metal heart, too!! Thank you so much! These are all going into my Swap-bot journal-of-love!!! And congrads for your son!!
JaneInSD rated for VC: Vintage Sewing Themed Tag on Feb 19, 2022
Comment: Hi Brenda - OMG!!! Thank you so much for the awesome and incredible tag you made me from vintage sewing items. I am blown away at all of the cool things you were able to find at different charity and thrift stores. So COOL!! I absolutely love it, as well as the cute extras you included. Thank you so much for such a creative and thoughtful swap. You made my day!! :-)
Comment: Wow, what a lovely collection of unique items! Thanks u so much Brenda! Can't wait to use them in my journal and papercrafts. 😊
ChrisD rated for YTPC: Art Houses Journal Spots on Feb 12, 2022
Comment: Brenda you did an amazing job on this swap! All I can say is you have mad skllls! thank you so much.
Response: This swap about drove me mad! I made 6 before I got 2 acceptable ones!
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #60 on Feb 10, 2022
Comment: Hi Brenda, Thank you for the Valentine post card & the pretty cherub ATC. Happy Valentine's Day....
Comment: Splendid, I can't wait to get crafting with these!
Comment: WOW! What a lovely swap. Thank you so very much. Everything was very nice. You do awesome work. And this is my first junk journal. I love it Thank you again.
Poeprincess rated for ABC: Sender’s Choice #12 on Feb 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Brenda. I love the elements for this swap! Sorry to hear about your Dad. Blessings & peace be yours. [Completed & Returned 2/7/22]
CookieMomster78 rated for ABC: Hattitude! on Feb 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you my friend! I’m in awe, once again, at your mixed media art abilities. Hopefully I can find something worthwhile to add to these beautiful cards. I’m so sorry 😞 about your dad too. 🤗 and prayers for all your loved ones during this time.
theprairiemailbox rated for YTPC: Brochure Style Folio on Jan 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful folio!

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debbiespoms on Feb 3, 2022:

Thanks so much Brenda, for the AATW January wish, for all the many Vintage stamps. I so love them a lot!

isabellasnow on Feb 3, 2022:

Brenda! I'm over the moon for all the gorgeous laces and trims you sent from my January AATW wishlist . . . I LOVE EVERYTHING! Thank you so very much!

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 30, 2022:

Hey Lady,

Long time no talk! Happy new year and missing you! Drop me a line soon.


Autist on Jan 27, 2022:

Thank you for the AATW- Jan Wishes of valentines goodies!! They will come in handy for sure!! Cheers!

laterdayze on Jan 27, 2022:

Thank you SO much for my January wishes from All About the Wishes group - they are too cute!!

DeboraCreates on Jan 27, 2022:

Thank you for granting my January wish on the AATW group! Very nice selection!

bostianh on Dec 18, 2021:

bethe on Jul 18, 2021:

I also love the cute kitty stationery :)

bethe on Jul 18, 2021:

I love the ATC, happy mail stickers and grid washi! Thank you so much. All about the wishes July.

isabellasnow on Jun 16, 2021:

Thank you, Brenda, for the lovely wishes you sent my way from my June AATW wish list! Three whole wishes!!! I loved everything and can't wait to use it all.

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