Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 6:33 am


Date Joined: December 24, 2021
Last Online: June 24, 2022
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Bren- Iโ€™m a part-time political consultant and part-time personal trainer/yoga teacher/wellness coach focused on fitness for all, mental health, work/life balance, and self-improvement. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my partner, two cat children, too many aquariums, and a jungle of house plants.

I love handmaking things and I love using swaps to push me to create new projects. I want your "heart" so let me know if you do not like what I sent and I will resend the swap!

I'm always interested in private swaps with people who love crafting too!

Usually, I put swaps in the mail the first or second day after receiving assignments, so if you have not received my envelope, let me know! I also weigh my envelopes before I send them, but in case there's ever postage due on delivery, let me know so I can make it right!

I'm really big on reusing, regifting, and upcycling! I'm never offended if you pass on items I send if they aren't your style, if you reuse packaging, or anything like that. I hope you don't mind if I do the same!

Likes & Dislikes

Random Likes

  • I'm currently working on two junk journals- one is bohemian, one is cottagecore!
  • Magic, Astrology, Herbalism, Botany
  • Dogs, Cats, Aquariums, Houseplants, Gardening
  • Junk Journaling, Cardmaking, Sewing
  • Sushi, Coffee, Baked Goods
  • Teal, Purple, Neutrals
  • Penguins, Hummingbirds, Large Cats, Sloths
  • All animals, really
  • Musical Theatre, Travel, New Foods/Drinks
  • Unicorns, Mermaids
  • Bees, butterflies, and ladybugs
  • Anything handmade, anything funny, anything kind

What I Love to Recieve

  • A letter, note, quote, song lyrics
  • Something you created
  • Paper with fun colors and/or textures
  • Stationery
  • Washi
  • Stickers
  • Postcards
  • Junk Journal Materials
  • Book Pages
  • Sheet Music
  • Old paper, found notes
  • Prompts to write you back with
  • Decorative napkins
  • Cutouts of flowers, people, animals, etc.


  • Anything political (I work in politics, I know where I stand/who I support)
  • Anything overtly religious (I don't mind holiday based things)
  • People being mean (assume best intentions, we're here as a hobby)
  • Baby/child-based items (I cannot have kids, none of my friends have kids...)


A: autumn, ATC, Aquarius, amethyst, apothecary, astrology, astronomy, art journaling, alpacas, address labels

B: butterflies, bees, baking, birds, blue, bohemian, botany, botanical, books, Bo Burnam, beach, blueberry, bookbinding

C: cats, cooking, coffee, cupcakes, cookies, crystals, constellations, cool colors (green, teal, blue, and purple), cozy, cottagecore, cardmaking, chai, cacti, cooking

D: dogs, dragonflies, donuts, doodles, die cuts, decoupage, dark academia, dungeons & dragons

E: enchanted, elephants, envelopes

F: foxes, fall, flowers, feathers, fantasy, fabric, feminism, Fleetwood Mac

G: gothic, gardening, glitter, green, gel pens, galaxy

H: Halloween, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, humming birds, handmade items, hand lettering, hot chocolate, history

I: ice cream, inspirational sayings, invertebrates

J: journaling, jellyfish, Jewish, junk journaling, Jadzia Dax, Cpt. Janeway

K: kawaii, Keanu Reeves

L: lace, lavender (color, scent, and flower!), ladybugs, lgbtq pride, light academia, Leslie Knope, Lion King, Lady Gaga, llamas

M: metallic, magic, mint green, moon, mystical, mandalas, mermaids, maps, mail art, motivational quotes, mochas, matcha, Moana

N: nature, nasturtiums, 90's nostalgia, narwals

O: owls, orchids, octopus, ombre, ocean

P: pastels, purple, pumpkin, plants, penguins, penpals, peacock feathers, pineapples

Q: quail, quotes

R: rainbows, Ron Swanson, rain, Reeses

S: sugar skulls, sushi, steampunk, stickers, self care, Star Trek, sloths, snails, stamps, scrapbook paper, Slytherin

T: tarot, tattoos, tea, teal, thrifting, typewriters, typewriter font, travel, textured paper

U: unicorns, unused postage stamps

V: violas (both the flowers and the instrument), vanilla, vintage

W: wine, washi tape, watercolors, whimsical, witchy stuff, winter


Y: yoga, Youtube

Z: zines, zero waste

Favorite Crafts

  • Junk Journaling
  • Card Making
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Candle Making
  • Upcycling thrift store finds

Favorite Movies

  • Mean Girls
  • Die Hard
  • James Bond
  • Legally Blonde
  • Deadpool
  • Moana
  • Speed
  • John Wick
  • Office Space
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Speed
  • Labyrinth
  • Nightmare Before Christmas

Favorite Books


  • Harry Potter (I'm a Slytherin!)


  • Behavioral Economics
  • History
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • True Crime

Favorite Television

  • Bob's Burgers
  • American Horror Story
  • Seinfeld
  • 90 Day Fiance
  • South Park
  • Star Trek
  • Last Week Tonight
  • Letterkenny
  • The Great
  • Criminal Minds
  • Schitt's Creek
  • 30 Rock
  • The Orville

Favorite Podcasts

  • Behind the Bastards
  • The Bechdel Cast
  • 420 Day Fiance
  • The Delta Flyers
  • Sounds Like a Cult
  • Cool People Who Did Stuff

Favorite Youtube Channels

  • Name Explain
  • Fish for Thought
  • Overly Sarcastic Productions
  • Kurzgesagt
  • Casual Criminalist
  • Brain Blaze
  • Planterina
  • Legal Eagle
  • Defunctland
  • Expedition Theme Park
  • The Paper Outpost
  • SerpaDesign
  • hbomberguy
  • Contrapoints
  • The Paper Outpost
  • The Paper Letter Blog


kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: thank you! have a great swapping!
Comment: Hi Bren! Wow! Your swap is really over-the-top wonderful. Thank you so much for putting so much effort into your choices to fulfill this swap. I just love that you created an accordion pocket for everything, too--so special. Even your collaged envelope was just amazing. Many, many thanks for a wonderful swap.
AZLaura86404 rated for Rainbow Mail Art #8 on Jun 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful purple stuff.
Writercat rated for Stickers and a Sketch - June on Jun 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet kitty sketch and quote as well as the stickers, cards and bookmark. I love it! Much appreciated! Cathy
Kraftylady777 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much
crochetjunkie rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 20, 2022
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envie with so many goodies to use. Your diy envie is very pretty ๐Ÿคฉ
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely botanical paper clusters! I especially loved how you sewed them together ๐Ÿฅฐ
Comment: Thank You so much for the wonderful assortment of napkins.
Comment: These are delightful! Thank you for a lovely swap!! They will go right into my junk journal this weekend:)
Pantlessrobot rated for Non-binary swap on Jun 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for l the paper goodies! I love them so much. Where did you get the green tickets with the flowers on them?
Response: I bought the green tickets off of Amazon and added the stamps myself!
Begokschaf rated for Theme Mail Art #1 on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: I just loved the big orca on the envelope! Thank you so much
Opalsoul13 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: I loved the flipbook and thank you so much for the address labels!
DollyDotBoo rated for Homemade Postcard Challenge #1 on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thank so much
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful swap. The napkins are beautiful! I sure can always use those blank ATC's. Love all the goodies! I will go look on Etsy for you! Thank you
HexG rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: (แต’ฬคฬ‘ โ— แต’ฬคฬ‘)wow! So cute! I love the way you decorated everything and I love everything that came in it
Comment: Bren, thanks for the napkins and extra goodies. I even showed my husband how you addressed the envie. He said, "now that is someone thinking outside the box."
beenebag rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: WOW WOW WOW Loved how you packaged everything and thank you for the personalized mailing lables and stamps! Do you print you envelope from a home printer. Looks great!
Response: Thank you! Yes, I just use my home printer. Sometimes it works better than other times, but on a whole it serves me well!
riviwriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! I love swapping with you <3 Happy summer and happy swapping :) Stay cool <3
Istalksnape rated for Stuff the Mailbox #37 on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you!

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yvonne401 on Apr 7, 2022:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



thriftymermaid on Mar 28, 2022:

Welcome to the Mermaid Lovers Unite Group!! Please check out our newest swaps and the group forum to post your Bday info, etc. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

HausOfImps on Mar 4, 2022:

I just noticed that I forgot to thank you for your really cool response to my pen pal swap! I honestly didn't expect anyone to write back, so I was really excited to receive it. :) I appreciate how much time you took with it and it definitely put a smile on my face. I'm working on this long journal project that's a lot of writing that I've owed someone forever, so I'm on here doing art swaps and short notecard swaps only until I finish, BUT I will definitely be writing you back once I have that out! Sorry for the slight delay!

DeboraCreates on Feb 14, 2022:

Happy Valentine's Day! โค๐Ÿ’•

Wingy on Jan 11, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful tag Card ;) ... happy swapping

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