Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 11:15 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: May 15, 2021
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States

About Me

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 abot what the color is as long as it is aesthetically pleasing.

I have made Happy Mail kits in Americana, Green/blue, vintage off whites, and outdoorsy.

I would love to theme something for a pen pal.

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

I am currently looking for some photo slide, if you have a bunch gathering dust, I would love to have them. You can take the photo out or I will. This is an ephemera project.


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 is fine, 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, or made by you

Fibers, not yarn

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!

Garden, gates, houses in die cuts.

Die cuts that you cut, I don't have a machine

CD of fun digitals?

A memory dec 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 misweighed 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

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


isabellasnow rated for SMSUSA: Rainbow Scavenger Hunt on May 13, 2021
Comment: Hi Brenda! SQUEEEEEEE!!!! That's my excited reaction to opening the gorgeous envelope of goodies you sent for this swap. You did RAINBOW and I'm so glad you did. I LOVE everything. I'm crazy for that bullet journal with the rainbow circles at the edges, that lovely white lace is amazing, as is the nature journal. I always love receiving playing cards and these are just beautiful. Thank you for creating such an amazing swap experience for me ;+)
Response: I had fun with it but felt a bit silly making the rainbow mistake lol!
Kirkdebb rated for USATC: April Free Theme ATC on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a great ATC to add to my collection!
Comment: Hi Brenda, thank you very much for the effort you put in this resend. I appreciate it very much. I like the cut outs you sent and the pocket you added!
Response: So happy you liked it!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for VES: Spell V I N T A G E on May 6, 2021
Comment: oh goodness thank you SO MUCH for this awesome swap!!! I love every single thing you chose and I love how clever you were with your choices!!! SO MUCH FUN!! THank you again! 10,000 hearts!! xx Gabi
Response: We need to do more of these word swaps, they are a blast!
Comment: Thank you so much! You were too generous! I especially loved the doily and handkerchief - they remind me so much of my grandma. Thanks again and take care! xoxo
tristitia rated for USAPC: Altered Key Tags on May 2, 2021
Comment: What luck to find exactly what you need at a thrift store - and the day you need it! Thank you for the key tags, they're very pretty. I think you managed to work with the tiny format A LOT better than I did, lol :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing this beautiful assortment of stationery items!
kclicquot rated for VES: A Little of this and that #1 on May 1, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful treat I found in my mailbox! I love the envelope, and the packaging (vintage pattern is great wrapping). Thanks so much for a great swap!
Comment: Oh wow! I LOVE everything about this pocket letter! The rock art and the Japanese wood block art are so cool! I love the washi tape and the tea you picked! Wow wow! Your letter was so sweet too. Thank you so much. Many hearts to you! πŸ’œ
Response: So Glad! I was worried about the simplicity of the wood block front. I didn't want to detract from the beauty of it. I am glad you agree!
riviwriter rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - H on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you sooo much!! This swap made me so HAPPY! You send such wonderful items and such a generous box of goodies <3 Thank you!
Response: That Hippo is to perfect isn't it! Glad you like it, I figure if I am going to ship that way the box should be full!
AnnaM rated for Silhouette ATC on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Brenda, Thank you for such a lovely swap. Your silhouette us so pretty and the way it was so daintily wrapped thrilled me. I appreciate that you put so much thought into this swap. Many hearts, Anna
Response: You are more than welcome!
Comment: Thank you for lovely Violet paint and Poem, so lovely. sending you a bouquet of hearts.
evanselli rated for YTPC: Mini Notebook on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the mini notebooks. The colours are perfect. I also love the seahorse and starfish.😊❀️
Gionanna rated for LDEM - Bits and Bobs for 1 stamp #4 on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such a lovelt swap, all was cute but the hexagon envelope in particular was so nice! :-)
Response: Glad you enjoyed!
Cgscdy rated for CPG One Sheet MiniZines #5 - US only on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Loved them. Ty
Response: Thanks! Only the 2nd time I ahave made them.
Poeprincess rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #2 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Nice job! Thank you for the extras & I agree with youβ€”love the challenge of prompts.
Comment: Thank you for the assorted papers.
AliCrafter rated for Fill in my Ephemera color gap on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely teal workers. It's not an easy color to gather! I will have lots of fun using the fabric and ribbons!
ChrisD rated for Monthly Christmas tag swap!!-May on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: This tag is absolutely gorgeous! You did an amazing job. I love it!
Mimi7 rated for A.I.- Alphabet ATC - F and G on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Hi Brenda, Thanks for a wonderful swap!! I love them both, nice work!! Thanks so much for the awesome playing cards and the great lighthouse postcard. I have been lucky to have climbed to the top of Old Cape Henry at Virginia Beach!! Take care

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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 πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Happy Halloween!

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

ChelseaStarleen on Jun 25, 2020:

Thanks for joining Junk Journal swap #3! :) I have always wanted to do a cookbook inspired junk journal, I hope you have lots of fun! :) -Chelsea

nancylee on Apr 30, 2020:

Typewriters and Bouquets Profile Deco

HI hope you enjoy the images I selected

CherryBlossomLady on Apr 24, 2020:

So nice to meet you! I hope to hear from you soon! Please send a letter soonest. I am working on yours as we speak!!

Stay healthy and welcome to Swap-bot!


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