Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2021 1:54 am


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: December 7, 2021
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me


I will be traveling and not have access to my mail to rate! Please understand I will rate all swaps I receive mid August! 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


Lisapotterylady rated for ITW: Ornament on Dec 7, 2021
Comment: Wow ~ this is an amazing package full of all kinds of goodies that I am really enjoying! And everything came through the mail in good condition. I liked your letter also!
Response: That got there fast, glad you like it!
Autist rated for I&B: 12 days of Christmas on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for putting so much thought and effort into this swap. I loved everything in this package. It is all come in very useful! And OMG that bracelet it amazing!! I absolutely love love love it!! Happy holidays!
Response: So glad, I loved the bracelet too! I knew it was yours when I found it!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Tag & Notebook Folder on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Brenda . . . well, I was surprised to hear you had trouble with this--it's gorgeous! Your collage work is just so nice, the lace pieces are beautiful, and I love all the neat enclosures. I have trouble with my bobbin tension sometimes, too. I adjust it 'til it looks better, but I really have no idea what I'm doing! haha...I hope your daughter's wedding was beautiful, a joyful occasion for all.
Comment: Wow, Brenda, thank you so much for all the wonderfully eclectic stamped images. I LOVE that you used so many different papers for stamping. I'm going to make tags with them! You always send the nicest swaps; it's always a pleasure to be partnered.
samsstuff rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R64 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for passing along this journal to me! I hope that all goes well for your father!
Comment: Thank you!
Inesrv rated for Bees #4 on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you Brenda for all these bees goodies! :) I love them! I specially love the little cluster you made. Thank you so much! And congratulations to your daughter and son! All the best, Inês
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Booklet from Large Envelope on Nov 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much - I love it!
Comment: What an awesome kit of goodies. Thank you so much!
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas Keepsake Box on Nov 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful treasure box!! I love the Bing Crosby Christmas music book!! Thanks for joining in!!
Sunnydays rated for USAPC: Holiday Tag Series: Snowman on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: What a pretty tag. I love it. The snowman is so cute. Love the pearls and lace!you made the snow and ice look real. I plan to try that. The saying on it is so clever. Thanks too for all the goodies and those sweet angelic children. I appreciate you decorating my envelope. It made me smile and I bet the postal employees did too. l
Comment: Hi Brenda! This is just beautiful. Love the rich color palette, the sweet sequined butterfly, and the adorable verdigris leaf charm. Such a lovely reminder of the autumn season. Many thanks for this and I hope your dental issues get resolved ... I detest dental work!
georgiafae rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #9 on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Great index card collage! I really like the extras you sent me too. The Alchemy wax on the tag makes it look like leather-neat technique! Thanks for the rest too. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas and swapping with me-Take care and stay safe!
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #56 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Brenda - thank you so much for your Rhapsody in Pink creation. What a gorgeous vintage doily flower! Thank you for the German Hymnal pages too 🐿️❤️🌲
Comment: Thank You for the fold out bookmark, take care
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap. The envie is just beautiful, you did an awesome job!😊❤️
tristitia rated for CH - ATC kit for Halloween on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much - this is an amazing envelope of Halloween goodies - I think I can make 10 ATCs with it :) So many fun and interesting goodies - I love this skull safety pin, I've never seen one like it! I also absolutely love that you made ribbon out of... drawer liner?!? It's so perfect for Halloween, and such a creative idea! Thank you so much, I love it!
Response: I love making kits like that! It always gets away from me, but that is part of the joy. Yes, drawer liner, I just picked up some black that will be fun!
Kitty2cats rated for Scrappy Embellishments on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Brenda, Sorry for the delayed rating, I’ve been suffering here with carpal tunnel syndrome. Anyways, I’m trying to get back to my computer to finish some tasks for short amounts of time. Your scrappy embellies are just my style. I love all the layering elements, so fun! Thank you! I’ll be using these on projects and journals.
djcamp04 rated for YTPC: Folio with Clear Pockets on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: What an awesome folio!! I love it! And all the great things you tucked in the pockets. Thanks so much for such a great swap! I’m glad you are feeling much better, too! ❤️
MuggleMom rated for USAPC: Double Pocket with Flap on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Your beautiful double pocket arrived today and it's exquisite! I love the tea stained doily paper and all the little ephemera in the pockets. Stay safe and I hope this flu season + COVID don't wreck more chaos on kids and school! xxMuggleMom

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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.

Autist on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for the AAW June wish. I love the postcard. My husband and I just decided we are going get a boat next year, so I am going to save this to hang in the pilot room! The quotes are fantastic, my grandmother used to say the Dolly Parton one all the time. I really love it, and it brought a smile to my face. Cheers, Evan

heliogal on Jun 9, 2021:

Hi Brenda I just wanted to thank you for the really awesome fairy stamps you sent for my June wish for the AATW group. I seriously can't wait to start using them, I really love them!!! I love thrift stores too! You just never know what you'll find!! Thank you!

Autist on May 7, 2021:

Thank you for the Peter and Wendy for my All About the Wishes - Wish. I can't wait to figure out what to do with them. I will post a pic on instagram soon as I do, and let you know!! They are really really cool. Such a great thrifting find! Thank you for thinking of me. Evan

Star7Lily on Mar 7, 2021:

Love from all at At Home with the Georgettes group

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

supersquirrel on Nov 4, 2020:

Went to use some lace you sent me and I noticed the 3 of hearts!! Thank you 💛💛💛

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Happy Halloween!

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