Swap-bot Time: July 30, 2021 10:58 pm


Date Joined: April 23, 2020
Last Online: July 30, 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!!!! (8-30-21)

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


ellie rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #52 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: I just love this little ATC that you sent to me. Thank you so much.
Comment: Lovely swap!! Thank you so much!!
colodad rated for ABCs: SCSS #6 on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Great first steps on the ATCs! Thanks for all the extras too. I’ve the shelf liner sample and tip!
patricia8288 rated for USAPC: Embellishments on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Wow! What a great partner, I love your creations, thank you for your generosity, the stickers will make my little ones very happy.
wincejl rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #5 on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: I love it! Thank you! I have never seen cards that size! So neat!
Comment: Thank you for the journal cards. The mandala stencil (or stamp) you used on the envelope is perfect as an address wreath. Hearts to you for a lovely trip down memory lane. I had that very Raggedy Ann and Andy stationery years ago! What a find you made. And, I, too, always had a box of Hallmark stationery under the tree every year! :) Thanks much!
fortannam rated for Monthly tag swap-july on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun tag! And extra ribbons!
ChrisD rated for Christmas Journal on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Brenda, the Journal Cover is amazing. You did such a beautiful job on it. It can't wait to fill it with Christmas memories. Thanks again.
wincejl rated for USAPC - Flip page folder on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: I am so sorry I forgot to rate when this arrived. I don't know how I overlooked it! Thank you so much for the beautiful flip booklet! I love how it turned out!!
Comment: What a creative zine! I love it! thank you
Comment: What a fun, bright enve of happiness! I adore the lemon envelope. The place your daughter works at looks like so much fun. All the little brads and dodads are a wonderful addition to my stash. Thank you so much for a grate swap. Happy swapping and be well.
kizzlets rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #6 on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Lol, love that quote on the M&M wrapper you used
CookieMomster78 rated for ABCs: Patina on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: OMG, Brenda - these backgrounds are amazing! I’m looking forward to adding to them asap; will get your homer sent back soon.
Response: I didn't realize I was suppose to add a ephemera piece for them.... I learn quick lol!
kafekafe rated for LDEM - Bits and Bobs for 1 Stamp #5 on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: What a fun swap, thanks so much! I love all the bits and bobs you sent!
Comment: I really enjoyed your haikus! And I love the illustrations :)
walla2kitty rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - M on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the fun pages.
Comment: I adore vintage magazines!!! So this was a great zine. I’m currently collecting vintage Xmas magazines :). Thank you.
Camiliann rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #51 on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: oh so cute, love it, thanks for the extras and have a great week!!!
Comment: Brenda, you hit these out of the park! The colors and all the textures you added are just beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my swap and sending such special goodies.❤️
Comment: Oh Brenda! Your safety pins are gorgeous. I love all the textures and the color palettes. Even the packaging is stunning. Thank you so much for creating for me. ❤️

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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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